Plan your trip to New York
Select a region using the map to your left or pick one from the drop down below.
Historical - Resorts and Lodges in New York
As one of the original 13 colonies, New York has seen its fair share of United States history over the past two centuries. Some of the historical events have been memorialized with statues, monuments, or are just recounted by word of mouth from generation to generation. The Empire State features a multitude of properties with plenty of history associated with them. Winter Clove Inn has a history that dates all the way back to the Revolutionary War, and features more than 150 years and five generations of lodging tradition. Geneva on the Lake is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was originally built as a private home in 1914. That seems young when compared to The Rhinecliff Hotel, originally built in 1854 as a boarding house for wanderers and travelers. Create your own historical adventure through the state of New York, and make sure to visit a few of the properties listed below.
From its beginnings as a private estate in 1883, Mirror Lake Inn has had an enriching journey that rubs off on every one of its guests. It was born as a resort in 1924, of the original Fuller Brush fortune & it quickly became a place where the wealthy would gather. Today, it retains its upscale charm, but it's just for you!
Here in Lake Placid, history is all around. Lake Placid was made famous by painter Georgia O'Keefe, and the Adirondack Mountains tell a story all on their own! Enjoy your visit at Hotel North Woods and learn a little about the history of the area.
In the heart of Olympic Village in Lake Placid, The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort is full of history. Take time out of your vacation and visit the sites that former Olympians competed in. Hit famous Whiteface Mountain and have a gold medal experience or visit famous Lake Placid.
Cresthaven Resort was originally part of an estate owned by the legendary New York Times publisher Alfred Ochs, who purchased the Adirondack estate in the late 1920’s. The property's boathouse is now the Boathouse Restaurant. There are still traces of the style and elegance of years past that you simply will not find anywhere else!
For the history lover, you can experience all upstate New York has to offer. Form the convenience of Pinegrove Ranch & Family Resort, you are a short day trip from the area's most interesting historical sites. Spend the day exploring Vanderbilt Mansion, Senate House State Historic Site, or the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The Rocking Horse Ranch Resort was built in 1958. In the beginning, this ranch was rustic and focused primarily on horses. While still remaining one of the largest guest ranches in the country, now it's focused on family entertainment, becoming the first in the country to have an indoor water park and dozens of other facilities and activities—and...
Originally started as an active dairy farm that later progressed to horses, Fieldstone Farm Resort offers a rich history on a beautiful 170-acre countryside in New York. The resort has been in operation since 1968 and has now transformed from its unique beginnings to a charming destination for families. Come experience this one-of-a-kind getaway...
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Geneva On The Lake was originally built as a private home in 1914. Modeled after Villa Lancellotti in Frascati, Italy, the resort features Italian marble fireplaces, Ionic columns, wall tapestries, wood-coffered ceilings and classical sculptures adorning lush lawns. You'll truly feel like you've...
Mohonk Mountain House is one of the great 19th-century mountain resorts, and one of the oldest family-owned properties in the U.S. Once a 40-room inn opened by Albert Smiley in 1869, it's now an inclusive Hudson Valley family resort experience operated by generations of Smiley family members.
Built in 1940s, the The Mountain Brook represents the historic and architectural past of one of America's most distinctive regions. Today, it's the Catskills' only upscale Adirondack-style lodge, fresh from a sensitive - and spectacular - renovation that highlights its history even as it welcomes you in modern comfort.
Winter Clove Inn is more than a getaway; it's history is stemmed from the Revolutionary War. Once H.B. Whitcomb opened his farmhouse to summer guests, and this began five generations of innkeepers that have continued to maintain the inn's tradition of lodging and hospitality for over 150 years.
When Rocking Horse Ranch Resort was first built in 1958, it offered a strong rustic environment and was truly centered around horses. While that all still remains today, the ranch has transformed into a place where families and friends can enjoy a fun-filled Catskills vacation. It's one of the first ranches in the country to have an indoor water...
Built in 1909, The Otesaga provides the charm and gracious hospitality of a bygone era. When the hotel was designed, it was universally praised for its many marvels including 400 windows, a refrigerator that was cooled with 30 tons of ice and telephones in each room. Take a journey back to the golden age of the early 1900's when you book your stay...
New York Top List Picks
Art, history, culture, and plenty of attractions abound at these college town bed and breakfasts. Whether you're visiting the Ivy League Cornell University, stopping by the prestigious liberal arts... more
As the largest island in the contiguous United States, Long Island offers entertainment on a grand scale! The Atlantic Ocean is never far away, showcasing a host of aquatic adventures. Sports fans can... more