Top 10 Resorts In Upstate New York For Couples

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Upstate is the best destination to check in with your loved ones. All you have to do is find the best lodge that fits you and book it. Make sure to go through the amenities they provide to ensure a relaxed and luxurious stay while you are in the region.

From fishing and golf to wineries and apple-picking farms, you will get many things to do while staying in Upstate New York. Following are some of the top inns with beautiful activities, where we might see you soon. 

1. The Point

The Point resort welcomes the guest following their reopening on May 17th
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The Point in Upstate New York gives the vibes of a fairytale world. Built over a century ago by William Avery Rockefeller as his family's private home.

It Point has been described as an "utterly magical" place for a romantic weekend. They offer superb cuisine with their 7-course tasting menu and world-class service from the dedicated staff.

Activity Highlights:

  • In-door Fireside massage
  • Personal Yoga session
  • Sailing
  • Bass Fishing
  • Fiddlehead Fern

2. Mirror Lake Inn

Well-furnished Skyward Room, perfect for couples
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The Mirror Lake Inn has not disappointed guests since 1924. The luxurious resort conveniently stands in the center of Mirror Lake, which boasts panoramic views of the Adirondack Mountains. It is less than 1.2 km far from the Kaje Placid Olympic Museum.

They have a full-service spa or a sauna. Moreover, all 131 rooms have a private balcony with a lake and the Adirondack Mountains.

Activity Highlights:

  • Little Whiteface (for ski lifts)
  • Vest Pocket Park
  • Kiwanis Teddy Bear Park
  • Henry Woods
  • Cottage Cafe

3. The Sagamore

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With over 140 years of history, The Sagamore Resort is the finest vacation resort in Upstate NY. It sits at the southern end of Lake George's Green Island.

Sagamore covers 72 acres of land and offers a 10,000-square-foot pool deck equipped with chaise lounges. There's also award-winning waterfront dining and an 18-hole golf course designed by Donald Ross.

Featured Highlights:

  • Private Cruises
  • Fine Dining Alfresco
  • Bars and Lounges
  • Spa and Wellness
  • Fishing and Boating

4. Geneva On The Lake

You can enjoy fresh food and glass of wine either by the side of fireplace or the terrace
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In this boutique resort, you will feel like heaven witnessing the gorgeous Italianate villa with handcrafted Stickley furniture and cathedral ceilings.

All 29 well-furnished rooms boast perks like ovens, a kitchen with refrigerators, air conditioning, and flat-screen TVs. The on-site eatery, Diciannove Dieci, offers fresh local foods and curated wines. 

Activity Highlights:

  • Continental breakfast
  • Seasonal Outdoor pool
  • Golf course (within 3 km) and Canoeing
  • Concierge services and a sailboat on-site

5. The Gideon Putnam Resort

You can book a venue at the Gideon Putnam for weddings as well
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The best spa resorts on the Upstate New York list are incomplete without hinting at The Gideon Putnam Resort. It is set in the heart of Saratoga Spa State Park.

While you are in the area, one Saratoga Springs activity you better not miss is relaxation for your body and mind. Gideon Putnam houses Roosevelt Baths and Spa, especially for the exhausted guest after a long day.

Activity Highlights:

  • Full-service Spa
  • On-site restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Steam Room

6. Great Pines Resort

Fireplace at Great Pines, all set to welcome the guest coming winter
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If you are searching for a resort in Upstate New York near Enchanted Forest Water Safari, consider the Great Pines Resort. It is just 11 km from the park.

Beautifully set in the heart of the Adirondack mountains, Great Pines is a premier destination offering luxury rooms, bars, and a shared lounge with fine and casual dining. Moreover, you can also book a reservation in the property for weddings.

Activity Highlights:

  • Outdoor Fireplace
  • Offsite Canoeing
  • Banquet Room
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station
  • Water Park

7. Emerson Resort & Spa

Log cabin styled spacious room with relaxing ambiance
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This property is the best option for someone who admires nature and wants to stay close to it as much as possible. It is nestled in the center of Mother Nature, surrounded by majestic mountains, rushing waters, and tranquil woods.

Of the 53 spacious rooms, 26 enhance the contemporary style while the rest are styled as log cabin lodges. By the side, Woodnote Grille serves fresh food using local ingredients and innovative twists.

Activity Highlights:

  • Hiking trails through the scenic Catskill Mountains
  • Skiing and snowboarding at nearby Hunter Mountain in winter
  • Zip-lining and mountain biking during warmer months
  • Luxurious spa treatments including massages and facials

8. Peek'n Peak

Relaxing ambiance at the massage spa of Peek'n Peak Resort
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Peek'n Peak Resort and Spa in the town of French Creek is cheap but full of activities. The ski resort opened in 1964.

Moreover, they have a variety of dining options at the on-site restaurant. Within the resort premises is a tennis court, banquet room, hot tub, fitness center with gym, massage and spa, gift shops, and convenience store.

Activity Highlights:

  • Archery for those interested in honing their aim and concentration skills
  • Mountain biking trails for adventurous riders seeking adrenaline-fueled experiences
  • Mini-golf and other family-friendly activities for all ages.

9. Wylder Windham in Windham

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This property offers comfortable accommodation, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and a shared lounge. You can quietly escape to the resort with your family and friends to pursue natural beauties and outdoor adventures.

For instance, you can go skiing at the nearby Windham Mountain or tubing on the river. Loosening up with your friends around the firepit is the cherry on the ice if you visit during winter.

Activity Highlights:

  • Kayaking and canoeing in the tranquil waters of the Willimantic River
  • Fishing for bass, trout, and other freshwater species in the river
  • Hiking along scenic trails in nearby state parks and nature preserves

10. The Otesaga Resort Hotel

An aerial view of The Otesaga Resort which is celebrating its 114th birthday this month
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Otesaga was established at 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, in the early 1900s using Federal-style architecture.  Since then, it has been serving guests with well-equipped rooms and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. 

Every year, the resort opens from mid-April until Thanksgiving. There are many things to do on Cooperstown property, such as play tennis, relax at the spa and wellness center, or ride, as they provide bike and car hire.

Some FAQs

Where to go in Upstate New York?

Upstate New York offers multiple attractions to explore Some of them are Conesus Lake, Letchworth State Park, Cooperstown, and Seneca Falls.

Where To Stay in Upstate NY?

Upstate NY includes some of the best places to stay in the United States. From The Point to Great Pines Resort, choose according to your budget and style.