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Outdoorsy couples will be in for a treat in the Adirondacks. If the pine-scented air and rustic surroundings are any indication, Upstate New York has a lot to offer in the way of secluded romance, particularly involving nature. Lake George is the perfect getaway for those who are looking to stay active. You can go camping, hiking, fishing, boating, biking and the list goes on. Provided you — and your love interest — are the adventurous type, try white water rafting up the Hudson River.
Exceptionally well-heeled traveling couples seeking a glamorous stay in the wilderness head straight for Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel The Point. This former great camp of William Avery Rockefeller revives the spirit of the early 19th-century Adirondacks, when the wealthy came to relax in this wooded paradise. No signs direct visitors to this intimate camp, and a decidedly residential ambience is maintained. The resort has a splendid location on a 10-acre peninsula on Upper Saranac Lake. Rooms feature Adirondack twig furnishings, stone fireplaces, elegant bathrooms and luxe antiques. Gourmet dining figures largely into the experience at The Point, and with a nod to the patrician past, guests don black-tie attire twice weekly at the communal dining table in the resort’s great room.
While you stay at The Point, it’s only natural that you dine in Bolton Landing for impressive views of the mountains, water and lush greenery. Trillium, in particular, boasts some of the most majestic views of Lake George in the area and is pleasantly paired with a casual, stylish atmosphere and a professional staff that provides unsurpassed service. Organic and local ingredients fill the imaginative menu, including Kobe steak sandwiches and honey-and-paprika-glazed duck. The wine list is also impressive — handy for romantic evenings.
Then there’s Artisans. At this much-lauded restaurant located in the cozy Lake Placid Lodge, you’ll find anything from duck consommé to lobster and sweetbread ravioli paired with stunning lake vistas. For an up-close view of the water, opt to dine in the covered balcony during warmer weather.