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Are there lodges in the northeast that can rival western lodges?

Old Aug 1st, 2011, 03:51 PM
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Are there lodges in the northeast that can rival western lodges?

I am looking to stay in a lodge in either MA, ME, NH or VT, NY, RI, in August. Where exactly it is in the NE is less important than the lodge itself. I am not talking rustic like an Appalachian lodge in the back country, I am meaning a beautiful, relaxing lodge with more modern amenities.Ideally I would love it to be on or close to a river, lake, ocean. Am I dreaming?

A couple of summers ago when I was out west I had a wonderful stay at a lodge in Sand Point Idaho and also saw many great lodges in the Banff and Jasper areas of Canada. If you know of any place that might come even close to those authentic western lodges (or perhaps it is an inn in the NE) I would be very grateful to hear of one. Thanks so much.
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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 03:58 PM
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The Point in Lake Placid. $$$$$$ but amazing.

http://thepointresort.com

A bit more affordable - [we have stayed here twice and loved it]
Mirror Lake Inn - http://www.mirrorlakeinn.com/

Also in the area-

http://www.thewhitefacelodge.com/
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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 04:18 PM
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resortsandlodges.com has a tonne of stuff

My fav up in Quebec is the Chateau Frontenac amazing views

Similar almost exactly 2 the Fairmont Banff Springs.

Have stayed there from $150/nt beautiful views in an

awesome hotel probably my fav in the east...

booking.com otel.com good deals
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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 04:25 PM
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Fairmont.com/Frontenac

simply amazing...
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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 04:38 PM
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The Chateau Frontenac is awesome. But it is NOT a "lodge".
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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 04:40 PM
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DebitNM; the links to these lodges are just beautiful, just what I am looking for but I can't spend those rates. The lodge I went to in Idaho I believe I spent under $200 per night. I am going to keep searching; maybe I will come up with something not so first class. Thank you so much. How did you know my taste?
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The Point Resort in Lake Placid is indeed incredible. The level of service is amazing.

The Frontenac is also amazing but lacks that 'lodge' charm although it has plenty of inherent charm. We stayed in a turret room that had windows overlooking the old city on one side and the St. Lawrence on the other. Make sure you take the 'haunted hotel' tour. It's quite a place.

For something between these two choices, take a look at Mohonk Mountain House in New York. It's a short trip from the city and combines the rustic feel of The Point with the 'Grand Hotel' feel of the Frontenac.
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What was the name of the lodge in Sandpoint? I love that area and it sounds like your lodge might work for my group.
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Here's the link for the Mohonk Mountain House:

http://www.mohonk.com/

It's not a budget choice.
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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 04:54 PM
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cmcfong; The lodge at Sandpoint is the name. Here is the link:

http://www.lodgeatsandpoint.com
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Thanks!
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Not sure if this is the type of place you are looking for:

http://greatcampsagamore.org/
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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 05:28 PM
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I don;t think you're going to find Idaho-like prices in the NY - esp if you are loking for luxuty rather than rustic.

I know a lot ofpeople like Mohonk - but tome it's way too rustic - and the food leaves a lot to be desired based on a recent report from friends.

I think what you want will be much bigger $ in proximity to more poulated areas. (And I wsn;t aware that the major western lodges were that inexpensive either.)
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I am somewhat confused by the term "lodge." This is not in the US but north eastern canada. Maybe close to what you are looking for?
http://www.fairmont.com/montebello
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How about The Balsams in Dixville Notch, NH? Beautiful property and location. I haven't actually stayed there, but the dining is superb.

http://thebalsams.com/home
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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 07:31 PM
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I think I mentioned that I am looking for a place in MA, ME, NH, VT as well, not NY specifically. It does not need to be luxury (although if I could afford it I would love it); I just don't want completely rustic. Small is fine, quiet, clean, close to water, relaxing, sounds of a river, of loons on a lake, gentle breezes.
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VTtraveler; I just looked at the Fairmont Montebello and it looks very nice. The surrounding area (Fairmont Kenauk) looks fabulous as a natural preserve. It looks like it is over a 7 hrs. drive so will have to consider. Thanks for the suggestion.

If your name VTtraveler means you are from VT, do you know any wonderful VT locations that might fit what I am looking for?

Clousie, I have been through Dixville Notch but never stayed at The Balsams; I will check it out.
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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 08:13 PM
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Okay, I'll admit I don't really quite know what you're looking for, but these 2 places look lovely to me and I'd love to stay there if I had the $.

The Inn at Castle Hill
http://www.thetrustees.org/the-inn-at-castle-hill/

Cranwell Resort in Lenox MA
http://www.cranwell.com/
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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 08:23 PM
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yk, thanks. I am very familiar with both of your suggestions although I have not stayed there. I am not looking to spend big bucks as I explain above.
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I'm wondering if one of the ski lodges in southern Vermont would fit the bill for an off season stay? Stowe? Okemo?
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