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You can enjoy numerous amenities at The Point during the entire year. Here are our favorites:
1. The Boathouse. Not the accommodation that sits atop the building, but the amenities in the boathouse itself. Here you will find, set-up and ready to go, a variety of fishing equipment, canoes, wakeboards and water skis, as well as staff members to assist you with all activities. A fully stocked wet bar there is one of several on the grounds, so you can create that perfect bloody mary or just help yourself to a soda.
2. Boats. The Point owns a variety of watercraft including a selection of small Budsin boats, affectionately referred to as "golf carts on water." You can putter over to Buck Island for an intimate picnic or grab some friends and a Hackercraft — they seat up to eight at a time — to scoot around Upper Saranac Lake If you're in the mood for a party on the water, take the ELCO, a glass enclosed "party boat" for elegant pre-dinner cocktails on calm evenings.
3. Open bars. Room rates at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel include unlimited access to all beverages during your stay. You can, of course, request drinks to be prepared for you, but what we love about this hotel is the open-bar setup. Several fully stocked bars are scattered around the grounds in convenient locations, including one in the main house, another in the boathouse and one adjacent to the lean-to. Ingredients and garnishes are ready to use; the ice will always be fresh, even on the hottest summer day.
4. The warming hut. A small, inconspicuous hut sits next to the croquet lawn. Venture inside and you will find an outdoor sports enthusiast's dream. Neatly stacked and ready to use is a supply of equipment for skiing, hiking, snowshoeing and more. A comfortable sofa sports a spot to rest safely and comfortably before venturing off into the great outdoors.
5. The Point of The Point. An aptly named spot affords great views over the lake; it's just beyond the campfire and lean-to. Two comfortable Adirondack chairs invite you to take a seat and drink in the scenery — and perhaps a glass of champagne. During the winter, grounds staff chisel away at the snow and ice so guests can go tubing from this picturesque point.