Located on a private island situated on Lake George in the Adirondacks, this enormous resort features a 137-room Victorian-era hotel that’s listed in the National Register of Historic Places, plus condominiums and, last but not least, a 2,000sqft castle (which yes, you can also stay in). In addition to lodging, The Sagamore also has its own 18-hole golf course, a luxury spa, and several dining options, including a steakhouse and a pool bar, where guests can dine poolside while taking in panoramic views of the lake and the mountains.
What's nearby: While it’s tempting to simply stay put on The Sagamore’s private island, hop on board The Morgan, the resort’s 19th century-era touring boat to explore Lake George. After touring the waters, head to Adirondack Park for prime hiking trails and mountain views.
This 28-room luxury hotel was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986, thanks largely to it playing a major role in the Arts and Crafts Movement, a style of decorative art and furniture design, in North America. Elbert Hubbard, an American writer, artist, and philosopher, founded the Roycroft and used its campus to establish a community of artists who worked and created Arts and Crafts furniture and art. At present, guests can enjoy luxury rooms furnished and decorated with Arts and Crafts stylings, fine dining at the Roycroft’s restaurant, walking tours of the campus, and workshops and demonstrations.
What’s nearby: Take a walk through East Aurora’s village to get a sample of old-time America. Spend some time along Main St, which is filled with cafes, restaurants, and locally owned shops, including Vidler’s 5 & 10, a beloved store that sells classic games, toys, gifts, and old-fashioned candy. Then head over to the Aurora Theatre to catch a movie in a theater that was built in the 1920s. If you’re more keen to enjoy the outdoors, take a quick drive to Knox Farm State Park and wander around the nature trails.