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Inside, linger in front of a crackling fire, perhaps with a glass of port recommended by the sommelier. At the Lake Placid Lodge, guests commune with nature in grand style, just like the Gilded Age millionaires did.
The age of the new millionaires Placid is tucked into the Adirondack Park in upstate New York, created inencompassing more than six million acres of private and public land, a patchwork of freshwater lakes and rugged mountains.
In the late 19th century, families with surnames such as Rockefeller and Vanderbilt escaped city life by retreating here. And since money was no object, they built extravagant estates. Designed to blend in with the natural surroundings, the mansions are embellished with timber, granite, stone and other native materials.
Not wanting to draw undo attention, the residents modestly called their hideaways "camps.
The label "Great Camp" became popular for these sites in the midth century, when a movement to preserve several camps that had fallen into disrepair gained momentum. Twenty-first century vacationers may experience these same princely pleasures when they stay at one of the Adirondack hotels that recall the original Great Camps.
Dabble in timeless splendor at the following eight properties, for an aristocratic wilderness immersion of your own. The Point The Point was home to vacationing Rockefellers.
The Point Built by William Avery Rockefeller nearly a century ago, today The Point is an all-inclusive retreat full of prestigious art and fine antiques. Guests hobnob here as the high society and industrial magnates once did.
Eleven guest rooms are spread among the four original log buildings. Each has a lake view and a swanky private bath, often with original brass or chrome fixtures. Rich fabrics, one-of-a-kind furnishings and a sitting area facing a huge stone fireplace may give visitors the sense that they, too, were born with silver spoons in their mouths.
Spend the day boating on Upper Saranac Lake, playing croquet on the lawn, cross-country skiing or simply sipping a martini on the patio off the Great Hall.
The ultra-attentive staff is there to cater to their guests' every whim. The evening meal is a distinguished affair.
Gentlemen wear jackets and ties, and black tie is suggested on Wednesday and Saturday nights, preserving tradition. In tune with the house party vibe, guests at The Point usually dine together, most often in the Great Hall, although winter snow barbecues at the lean-to and island picnics are mainstays as well.
The PointBeaverwood Rd. Lake Placid Lodge Open the door to Owl's Nest cabin and it's impossible to miss its intriguing centerpiece, a king-size tree bed. Made entirely from roots and limbs of the region's century-old trees, it embodies the artistry of Adirondack style.
Lake Placid Lodge complements the beauty of the High Peaks. The first Great Camp on this site was built in and destroyed by a fire in The new Lake Placid Lodge opened in with meticulous attention to detail to recreate the atmosphere of the original lodge.
And the hotel is home to one of the most sophisticated collections of Hudson River School artwork in the world. Thirty guest accommodations are all individually designed, tucked beneath swaying trees.
It's the only resort directly on Lake Placid, and all accommodations exploit this geographic blessing with spectacular water views. Each is appointed with soft fabrics, polished wood, stone fireplaces and a hand-built, cloud-soft bed.
Warm weather activities include cruising Lake Placid aboard the lodge's foot mahogany Hacker-Craft, built right in the Adirondacks. Director of Engineering Ernie Rice often serves as captain.A majority of millionaires polled describe themselves as middle class or upper middle class despite being among the wealthiest 10 percent of Americans, according to the results of the third CNBC Millionaire Survey.
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