Adirondack Great Camp becomes legendary forest resort
The Point, an Adirondack Great Camp built for William A. Rockefeller at the height of the Great Depression, was created, owned and operated by The Garrett Hotel Group for 25 years until 2007, when it was sold for the highest per-room price of any hotel in history. It remains one of the world’s most famous hotels with one of the highest average daily rates.
Set on a wooded lakeshore in upstate New York, the property is a marvelous marriage of rustic simplicity and extraordinary luxury, with eleven magnificent guest rooms spread among four log buildings.
It is a study in delicious contrasts: glorious meals, the blaze of a campfire on the edge of the dark lake; fine art and original Rockefeller antiques, the little cabin stocked with snowshoes and skis, trails leading off into the woods. The staff organizes each day anticipating the pleasure of the guests: there are gourmet picnic excursions, journeys through the rippling lake in gleaming mahogany boats, tasting menus of old cognacs, in-room massages.
The Garrett Hotel Group was intimately involved with every aspect of this very special hotel, from idea to implementation, construction, design, management, hosting, office, accounting, marketing, and staffing.
The Point was rated the #1 Hotel in the United States all throughout the 1990's, has been one of America’s Top Ten Hotels for the last 25 years, and is the longest continually operated Relais & Chateaux in North America.