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.
New York Adirondacks
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
(Above) © The League Collective, @leaguetravels Dining in an outdoor setting
Ranked among “Top 200 Resort Golf Courses” by Golfweek’s Best of 2020, the 18-hole Sagamore Golf Course was designed and built under legendary course designer Donald Ross’s personal supervision in 1928 – and very much stays true to his distinct style, in more ways than one.
These seven Opal resorts offer fire pit experiences that are nothing like your average campfire – but you can still feel free to toast marshmallows.
The idea of isolation takes on a different meaning when on vacation. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of Opal’s best on-property cabins, cottages, and other tucked-away spaces that marry supreme privacy with the ultimate escape.