Welcome to Circle Z Ranch, a vacation experience that will…
Starting at $300 per person per night
222, Beaverwood Road, Santa Clara, Franklin County, New York, 12983, United States
Starting at $2,000 per night
The Point is an example of storied Adirondack excellence originally built by the Rockefellers. At this stunning 75-acre forested estate, the days gently unfold at your leisure, while a dedicated staff anticipate your every desire and discreetly make their magic behind the scene. Each meal is an event, each day an adventure, each night a celebration.
Unique Features: The Point was originally Camp Wonundra, the home of William Avery Rockefeller. There is a special silence to be found at the Point, skimming on skis through the snowy woods; waiting for trout to rise to a fly; or watching the campfire flicker in the mirrored edge of a lake. To stay at The Point is literally to be a part of history.
Accommodations: Guest accommodations are encompassed in four specific original log buildings. Eleven distinctive guest rooms, each with its own personality, boast a broad lake view, a luxurious hand-crafted bed, a stone wood-burning fireplace, a sumptuous private bath and outdoor sitting areas. The property is thoughtfully replete with furniture and original art from the early 19th Century Great Camp Era.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Boathouse, which is by far the most requested accommodation. For those who desire the ultimate quintessential lakeside guest experience, its open, airy, loft-like beamed ceiling beautifully frames the storybook canopied king bed in the center of the room. An immense wood-burning fireplace of native stone anchors the open space.
Dining: Menus are carefully planned well in advance, taking into account seasonal offerings, dietary restrictions and preferences of each guest, specialty food items from local farms or rarities flown in from places afar. Many life-long friendships are forged around the dining tables in the Great Hall. Especially in the evening, the room, lit with candlelight, rings with laughter and lively conversations as each course arrives with an enticing description by the chef.
Activities: Enjoy gourmet picnic excursions, journeys through the rippling waters in gleaming mahogany boats to discover the other Great Camps, and a staff that organizes each day according to your pleasures. For the adventurous, days unfold with boating, fishing, tennis, waterskiing, kayaking, paddle boarding and hiking. Winter brings unrivaled cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in a wonderful world of white, while on the frozen lake, ice skating, curling and ice fishing are iconic pleasures.
Spa & Fitness: Unfortunately, there is no on-site spa or fitness center, but the resort can easily arrange an in-room fireside massage from a certified therapist with advance notice for either 60 or 90 minutes. A personal yoga session can also place you safely in a Zen mood to better enjoy your surroundings.
Location: Saranac Lake is a village in the state of New York. The village lies within the boundaries of the Adirondack Park, 9 miles (14 km) west of Lake Placid. The local villages, along with nearby Tupper Lake, comprise what is known as the Tri-Lakes region. Saranac Lake was named in 1995 the best small town in New York State and ranked 11th in the United States in The 100 Best Small Towns in America.
Closest Airport: The Adirondack Regional Airport (SLK) just 10-15 minutes away. The Point is approximately 5 and a half hours from New York City, Boston, White Plains, Greenwich or Stamford, CT. A popular means of arrival is to fly with a major carrier into Burlington, VT, Albany, NY or Montreal, Canada. Then, you can rent a car at these airports for a lovely 3 hour drive to The Point.
Children’s Programs: No, The Point is an adults-only resort. Although, children are welcome at The Point whenever the entire property is booked by a single group.
Pet Friendly: Yes, dogs of all sizes can expect the same nurturing treatment as their owners while in residence. Your pet will receive a warm welcome with treats, “Bowser Beer” and toys. They supply dog beds and bowls and even offer pet life jackets for boating trips. It is their pleasure to host your pets at no additional charge. Please let them know ahead of time if you are bringing a pet.
Weddings: Weddings celebrated at The Point among close friends and family are what dreams are made of. Couples may choose a candlelit celebration in the Great Hall or a ceremony on a wooded island, sanctified by dappled mountain sunlight and balsam air. The tree-lined drive carpeted in golden pine needles serves as a grand aisle, leading to lakeside chairs garlanded with wildflowers.
Meetings: Perfect for board meetings, family office gatherings, partner retreats or think tank sessions, attendees benefit from the private, secluded surroundings which are devoted to your guests. The Point is not open to the general public at any time of year. Only guests with advance reservations are allowed on property so you can be assured of a seamless, dynamic gathering for all.
Extra Info: The Adirondack Great Camps are grand and fanciful log mansions, built by Gilded Age magnates along the rugged lakeshores of upstate New York. It was a time when cities were expanding and the natural world seemed too far away. The foremost families of the era, Vanderbilts and Astors, Guggenheims and Rockefellers, needed an escape and suddenly found they had a yearning for wooded retreats of great but rustic comfort.