New York State has more than its fair share of outstanding hotels, many of which were built during the early 20th-century on Long Island’s Gold Coast – or as rustic retreats amid the green hills and crystal lakes of the Adirondacks. At the best five-star hotels in New York State, you’ll find that elegance, comfort and outstanding service are still as important as they ever were – now bookable on Culture Trip.
An outpost of the Great Camps of the Gilded Age, antiques and antlers meet in four historic cabins on Upper Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks. Just 11 adult-only guest rooms are manned around the clock by attentive staff – meet or retreat, it’s your choice. Experience fine dining in the Great Hall – or arrange for a private picnic by the lake in summer or a barbecue in the snow in winter. Enjoy a stay in the former private master bedroom of the Rockefellers with a canopy bed overhead, a river-rock wood-burning fireplace and a clawfoot tub. Take your private path to the lake and stop for a swing in a hammock that’s waiting just for you.
An homage to makers, craftspeople and cultural creatives, the Maker has produced 11 art and antique-filled rooms in three historic buildings that are as unique as the personalities they honor. The Architect brings Streamline Moderne to the fore with a mesmerizing dark palette – while the Writer has shelves of books curated by the Strand bookstore and the Artist is an art-nouveau dreamscape of stained glass, carved wood and antique rugs.