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Discover unique luxury on the lake! From crisp blue waters to seasonal family-friendly fun to beautifully appointed accommodations and lodging, our Top 10 truly redefines luxury on the lake. Come see why!
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Discover the finest accommodations, thrilling activities and lasting memories at Lake Texoma. Our No. 1 pick has it all, and invites you to experience it all!

Located north of Dallas/Ft. Worth, the Tanglewood Resort and Spa overlooking Lake Texoma offers a tranquil destination. The luxurious guest rooms offer beautiful lake views and feature all the amenities of home for a truly unique experience. Or, stay in the beautiful vacation villas which feature cozy fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs. In a quiet cove on Lake Texoma, spend your day cruising the lake on a Wave Runner. Relax at three outdoor pools. Golf at the 18-hole championship course. Love to fish? Lake Texoma is an angler’s dream, with over 89,000 acres of striped bass-thriving waters. And seasonal fishing packages are available! Unique to the lake is Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge where 12,000 acres of wetlands, water, prairie and woods provide a natural habitat for the region’s wildlife. After a long day on the lake, indulge at Tranquility Spa or drift asleep in your cozy guest room. There’s no place quite like Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center. This luxury lake resort offers it all – recreation and relaxation - plus so much more.


290 Tanglewood Circle, Pottsboro, TX 75076


Pottsboro, TX has a population of 1,579.


Play a round at Tanglewood’s own 18-hole championship golf course designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer.


Elk Lake Lodge

North Hudson, New York

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The No. 2 spot on ResortsandLodges list of the Top Luxury Lake resorts is reserved for the majestic Elk Lake Lodge. Hidden away on a 12,000 acre untouched private reserve, Elk Lake Lodge provides a wilderness perspective unlike anywhere else.

Looking out from the spruce and pine trees that outline the landscape, Elk Lake Lodge sits directly on the private waters of Elk Lake. The water provides the only break in the lush forest before it is crowned by the breathtaking individual peaks of the Adirondacks. The rustic main lodge has been a haven for adventurers since 1904. The individual cottages are uniquely outfitted and give you postcard like views of the pristine wilderness. They come with a range of amenities (depending on which cottage you choose) such as bathroom, stone fireplace, living room, kitchen and three meals are offered in the main lodge every day. The highlight of this rustic getaway is the outdoor experience. Some of the wilderness activities include hiking the 40 miles of forest trails, boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, photography and more. The untouched wilderness of the area mixed with the rustic charm of the resort, creates an extraordinary sanctuary for lovers of the outdoor.


ELK LAKE LODGE, INC. 1106 Elk Lake Road, North Hudson, NY 12855


North Hudson has a population of roughly 240 people.

Fun facts

The fish in Elk Lake include brook trout, lake trout and landlocked salmon.


Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort

Lake Placid, New York

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Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort is an idyllic retreat in the heart of Lake Placid’s Olympic Village. This intimate retreat is the only Lake Placid resort on the shores of Mirror Lake.

Surrender yourself to the natural beauty and splendor of the Adirondack Mountains. Spacious and welcoming guest rooms, suites and specialty rooms make you feel at home, and offer private balconies or patios with breathtaking views of Mirror Lake. Take advantage of Golden Arrow’s private, sandy beach offering complimentary kayaks, rowboats and canoes to explore the lake. Inside, splash around in Golden Arrow’s new heated pool, steam bath, whirlpools and complimentary health club! The resort’s amazing location puts you right in the middle of Lake Placid’s shops, boutiques and specialty stores. The Alpine Village Shoppes connect right to Golden Arrow making your shopping experience one step closer! Sample regional cuisine at Generations Restaurant and dance your nights away at Roomers Nightclub – both on-site. For a truly unique experience, enjoy a romantic late-night gondola ride where gondoliers reveal the secrets of Mirror Lake. Retreat to lakeside splendor at the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort in the unspoiled Adirondack Mountains! Once inside, you may never want to leave. Enjoy the mystique of Smith Mountain Lake and the Blue Ridge Mountains in your back yard at Mariners Landing.


2559 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946




The Herb Brooks Arena is the site of the 1980 ‘Miracle on Ice’ hockey game where the US beat the mighty Soviet Union.


The Point

Saranac Lake, New York

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Come experience Forbes only 5-Star resort in Upstate New York when you plan your next getaway at The Point. Built over a century ago as a retreat for William Avery Rockefeller, this property truly offers unforgettable luxury at every turn.

Unique guestrooms are spread across four original log cabins at The Point and feature broad lake views, handcrafted beds, and gorgeous private bathrooms. You'll enjoy world-class cuisine prepared by the resort's talented executive chef and his highly skilled team, and you'll need the energy from these meals to enjoy great onsite activities like skating, curling, and ice fishing during the winter months. Summer brings opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, tennis, and hiking right onsite. You can also enjoy golf, hunting, and horseback riding just a short drive from the resort. Don't settle for anything less than a luxury experience on the lake. Head to The Point now!


222 Beaverwood Rd, Saranac Lake, NY 12983


Buy out the entire resort to host a private corporate event, company retreat or other large group gatherings. Extraordinary selections of cuisine, of your choosing, prepared exclusively for your group, personalized service in a magnificent lakeside setting create an experience that is truly of unmatched quality.

Fun facts

The Point Resort is proud to be a member of Relais & Chateaux, a collection of the finest hotels from 55 countries around the globe.

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Experience old-world charm echoing leisurely Mediterranean towns at Montelago Village on Lake Las Vegas just minutes from the Strip!

Wander down old-fashioned cobblestone streets, stopping to watch the waves dance off the lake. This luxurious Mediterranean-style resort is ideal for family getaways, weekend vacations, romantic retreats and more! Beautifully appointed condominiums feature full kitchens, separate living and dining areas and spectacular views of Lake Las Vegas. This 320-acre private lake is adjacent to Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Kayaking, sailing, Jet Skis and more are available for rent. Take a helicopter tour of Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. Hike or bike through Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon or the Valley of Fire, all of which feature historical and geological phenomena found no where else in the world! Mt. Charleston stands 11,918 ft. above the desert - great skiing, snowboarding and sightseeing. Play a round of golf at the SouthShore Golf Club. Or, stroll through Montelago Village. You’ll find satisfying dining venues, one-of-a-kind shops and galleries and exciting entertainment events to complete your vacation. Visit one of the most unique resort towns – Montelago Village on Lake Las Vegas. So close to the Strip, but far enough away for complete relaxation.


30 Strada di Villaggio, Henderson, NV 89011


Visit the Valley of Fire, Nevada’s oldest and largest state park.

Fun facts

Henderson was named 20th in Money magazine's top 100 places to live in the US.


Geneva On The Lake

Geneva, New York

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Our No. 6 pick exudes European elegance in the heart of Finger Lakes. The AAA Four Diamond Geneva On The Lake is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This historic Finger Lakes landmark sits on 10 beautiful acres surrounding Seneca Lake. The beauty of this lakeside setting combined with Finger Lakes Wine Country provide for an unforgettable vacation. Old-world charm is successfully enhanced by the resort’s gorgeous terrace, formal gardens, classical sculptures and boathouse. Each of the 29 unique studio to two-bedroom suites features period pieces. Stay in the villa overlooking the shores of Seneca Lake. Featuring Italian marble fireplaces, Ionic columns and wall tapestries, this villa is ideal for a romantic getaway. Geneva places you in the northern region of Finger Lakes. Over 100 wineries populate the area, the greatest concentration in the eastern US. Try wine tastings, a grape stomping and more! Take a pontoon boat cruise circling Seneca Lake. Sailing, kayaking, paddle boating and ice skating are popular activities. Eight golf courses lie nearby. Or, head into town to find great designer outlets and antiques! Create lasting memories at Geneva On The Lake and discover serene beauty in the Finger Lakes region.


1001 Lochland Rd., Route 14, Geneva, New York 14456


Geneva, NY has a population of 13,617.


The Seneca Lake Wine Trail provides easy access to many Finger Lakes wineries.


High Hampton Inn

Cashiers, North Carolina

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Surrounded by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, High Hampton Inn lands on our list at No. 7. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this sanctuary-like atmosphere is completely unrivaled.

Reminiscent of the great camps of the Adirondacks with its classic shingle-style and expansive estate, the historic High Hampton Inn features no electronic devices in guest rooms and many of the inn’s activities are nature-driven. The inn features 116 charming guest rooms and suites in the main lodge and a selection of charming cottages. Reflecting the Carolina mountain setting, the rustic inn rooms are woodsy yet elegant. You won’t find any televisions or phones! Many cottages feature fireplaces and porches with gorgeous views of the mountains and Hampton Lake. Golf 18-holes of championship golf at the inn’s course. Relax with soothing spa treatments at the Spa & Health Club. Swim, boat and fish on Hampton Lake, a private 35-acre lake. As one of 100 Best Family Resorts, High Hampton Inn blends outdoor recreation with civilized hospitality. For generations, the High Hampton Inn has been bringing people together at a 1,400-acre playground in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains.


1525 Highway 107 South Cashiers, N.C. 28717


Your NC vacation takes place near the idyllic town of Cashiers, with a population of 196.


A time honored tradition, Afternoon Tea, celebrates the lost art of quality leisure time and conversation. Held every afternoon at the High Hampton Inn.


Summit Resort Group

Dillon, Colorado

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Our No. 8 pick, the Summit Resort Group, offers 80 affordable and luxurious vacation condominiums and private homes for rent in Keystone Desert, Dillon and Frisco, Colorado. Stay in style in the Summit County Mountains.

Discover Summit County, Colorado. Luxurious Dillon condominiums feature fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces and stunning views of the mountains or Lake Dillon. Five miles past Dillon, the one-to three-bedroom Keystone condominiums and townhomes offer gorgeous mountain and Lake Dillon views. You’ll find world-class sailing at the highest marina in the US. And don’t forget about the thrilling rush of white water rafting and fly fishing! Further down the road lies Frisco, with its quaint historic buildings and renowned restaurants. Located at the beginning of Ten Mile Range, Frisco’s spacious condominiums and townhomes are ideal for relaxing and entertaining. And Frisco is the ideal hub for summer activities. The Frisco Marina offers great kayaking and boating through the Dillon Reservoir. Whichever town you decide to stay in, you can always enjoy the 4th of July festivities complete with fireworks over Lake Dillon. Cool, mountain towns and the numerous activities of Lake Dillon provide carefree Summit County lake vacations!


350 Lake Dillon Drive, Dillon, Colorado 80435


Dillon, CO has a population of 802.

Fun facts

Lake Dillon is also known as the Dillon Reservoir, a fresh water reservoir in Summit County.


Aston Lakeland Village

South Lake Tahoe, California

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Experience the energy and thrilling excitement of Lake Tahoe! The luxurious condominiums at our No. 9 pick, the Aston Lakeland Village, sit along the southern shore of Lake Tahoe for a fabulous year-round destination.

Amidst 19 wooded acres, Lakeland Village features boutique hotel amenities in a tranquil environment. Stay in gorgeous Lakeview, Lakefront or Pinegrove townhomes or Lodge rooms surrounded by mountainside woodlands and beaches. Enjoy full kitchens, wood-burning fireplaces and partially enclosed lofts. Comb the beaches and boat pier. Relax at the two outdoor heated pools, children’s pool, two hot tubs and sauna. Kids will love the daily Kids Camp with great activities. Gas grills are ready for late night beach BBQs! At Lakeland Village, you’re surrounded by heavenly ski slopes and the Lakeland Village Ski and Board Shop is on-site! Rent equipment, clothes and take a lesson. Or, try one of the many other year-round Tahoe activities – championship golf, mountain biking, hiking, beach volleyball, gondola rides, watersports and so much more! Enjoy the exciting mountain retreat of Aston Lakeland Village on South Lake Tahoe. With its blue waters, sandy beaches and woodlands, Lake Tahoe is ideal for thrill seekers and lovers of the outdoors.


3535 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Related activities

Four casinos are within walking distance to Aston Lakeland Village, each rivaling Las Vegas in selection and variety.

Fun facts

Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America.


Tamarack Lodge

Traverse City, Michigan

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Along a stretch of sugar sand beach lies the Tamarack Lodge, an immaculate and elegantly appointed lodge capturing true ‘Up North’ spirit. Visit an ideal, year-round destination to escape the daily grind in Traverse City!

Experience the welcoming personality of Tamarack Lodge. With its ageless Arts and Crafts era architecture, the lodge captures the look and feel of turn-of-the-century lodges that once decorated the shores of Northern Michigan. Elegantly furnished and reminiscent of early 1900s style, every residence is ideal for a romantic getaway or family vacation. Delight in the fully equipped kitchen, vintage bathrooms and private balconies with views of Lake Michigan. Spend your days on the lake! The lodge offers boat and Jet Ski rentals as well as beach chaises. Enjoy an outdoor BBQ or beach bonfire making s’mores. Traverse City is the Midwest’s premier vacation four-season destination. You’ll find plenty of championship golf courses, downhill and cross-country skiing, fine dining and an array of shopping. Or, enjoy the peaceful beauty of the Tamarack Lodge. Discover ‘Up North’ living at its best at the Tamarack Lodge. The luxurious condominiums along Lake Michigan’s sugar sand beach are an ideal escape to life’s simpler treasures.


2035 U.S. 31 N. at Four Mile Road, Traverse City, MI 49686


Traverse City, MI has a population of 14,532.


Visit the annual National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, celebrating cherries, tourism and community involvement.


The Cove Lakeside Resort

West Kelowna, British Columbia

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Venture to British Columbia’s majestic Okanagan Valley to create memories that will last a lifetime at our No. 11 pick, Cove Lakeside Resort.

This full-service, luxury resort hotel is a family-friendly playground tucked away in its own private cove. Each of the plush guest rooms features gourmet kitchens, large living rooms for entertaining and expansive balconies with views of the Okanagan Valley. Relax at the outdoor pools and hot tubs. Enjoy Okanagan Lake where you can choose from waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing and so much more! Visit the marina and take a tour of the lake! Or, just lounge on the beach with your favorite book. Hone your golf skills at one of Kelowna’s championship courses. Spend quality time with your family at the resort’s large screen theatre and seasonal children’s Activity Centre. Spoil yourself at the Spa at the Cove. Hit the slopes at Crystal Mountain or cross-country ski the beautiful Okanagan backcountry. Or, visit Okanagan wineries where 70% of British Columbia’s wineries are located. Spend your evenings relaxing around a delightful bonfire or in the comfort of your own room. British Columbia never seemed so beautiful at Cove Lakeside Resort. Bask in the splendor and relaxation of Okanagan Valley.


4205 Gellatly Road, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2K2, Canada


The well-known resort town of Kelowna has a population of 28,793.


With 70% of British Columbia’s wineries resting in the Okanagan Valley, Spring and Fall Wine Festivals are terrific for sampling a great selection of wines.