New York Adirondacks

A Walk Down Memory Lane: Joseph Carr’s Stint as The Sagamore Resort’s Sommelier

Arts & Culture, Experiences, Food & Drink, Lake George, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments|

We take a walk down memory lane with Joseph Carr of Joseph Carr Winery and Josh Wines, who served as the resort's sommelier in the 1980s.

6 of The Best Botanical Gardens in the US & Opal Destinations

Across Opal, Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Health & Wellness, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Key West, Lake George, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

Pop art woven among blooms, a royal garden cultivated for a king, and a Japanese-style sanctuary reimagined for the craggy coast of Maine. Consider seeking out these best botanical gardens rooted to Opal destinations for a much-needed breath of fresh air.

A Stroll Through Lake Placid Lodge’s Impressive Wine Cellar & Wine List

Food & Drink, Lake Placid, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments|

A look at what rests in the bottles and beyond of Lake Placid Lodge’s otherworldly Wine Cellar.

Pandemic-Friendly Winter Pastimes in the Adirondacks

Active, Lake George, Lake Placid, New York Adirondacks|

No, we’re not talking ski resorts, but rather snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, even snowmobiling – all outdoor winter pastimes that usually play second fiddle to downhill skiing that are currently surging in popularity in 2021.

Easily Accessible, Exclusively Remote: Inside The Sagamore Resort’s First House

Active, Experiences, Family, Lake George, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Style & Design|

Formerly the private home for the resort’s innkeepers from the 1800s and on, this new lake house-like accommodation is now a completely modern, two-level home away from home that makes for the ultimate Aidrondack retreat.

Icy Hot: Inside The Sagamore Resort’s Annual Glacier Ice Bar

Food & Drink, Lake George, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments|

Simply a swan sculpture it is not. The Glacier Ice Bar that descends upon The Sagamore Resort every January is an Instagram eye-candy extravaganza entirely made out of ice.

Why Lake Placid Lodge is Your Social-Distancing Dream Resort

Active, Experiences, Family, Lake Placid, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments|

It’s not just the resort's remote location – nestled in the heart of the six-million-acre forested wilderness of the Adirondacks – that makes Lake Placid Lodge the stuff of your social-distancing dreams.

A Guest-Geared Guide to Opal’s Sweetest Hotel Suites

Active, Arts & Culture, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Lake George, Lake Placid, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

We aren’t speaking in hyperbole when we say these rooms are our biggest and boldest. And we’re presenting them to you based on what type of grand retreat you’re looking book.

Condé Nast–Confirmed: 12 Opal Properties Recognized in 2020’s Readers’ Choice Awards

Across Opal, Active, Bar Harbor, Beach, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Key West, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

The people have spoken. Twelve Opal Collection properties were awarded Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards. So what’s all the fuss about?

Alfresco Eating: Our Favorite Opal Outdoor Dining Experiences

Across Opal, Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Lake George, Lake Placid, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks|

(Above) © The League Collective, @leaguetravels Dining in an outdoor setting