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Lake George NY: From Kitschy to Fine, Its All Good

Boat with Sagamore on Lake George

WHY GO: The lake. The Adirondacks. Camping on exquisite islands. From the more touristy, kitschy, Southern end of Lake George – Lake George Village itself – to the island-rich mid-lake Bolton Landing, the 32 mile long clear, clean, gorgeous Lake George has been drawing visitors and heat-weary city folk for over a hundred years. You [...]

The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, Lake George NY

Sagamore Resort from Lake George

On a private disc of land – Green Island – you’ll feel far removed from the rest of the Lake George action at the renewed Sagamore Resort.  With over three hundred rooms, in both the main hotel and adjacent condo-like lodges, a marina, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, five restaurants (two right on the lake), an [...]

Saratoga Springs NY: And Your Horse Naturally Won

Saratoga Bottles

WHY GO: Saratoga Springs NY is the country’s very first spa town. Health seekers have been coming here to “take the waters” since the mid 1800’s, and thoroughbred horseracing soon followed. The Saratoga racetrack, mentioned in Carly Simon’s song, You’re So Vain, is so distinctive, it served as a film set for The Horse Whisperer [...]

Pavilion Grand Hotel, Saratoga Springs NY

Pavilion Grand Hotel Lobby, Saratoga NY

Initially built as a luxury condo complex, rooms at this boutique hotel are immaculate, contemporary and larger than most. Some, like the 2,300 sq ft. two-bedroom, two-level Penthouse Suites – are many times the size of a typical New York City apartment, with appointments that any city (or country) dweller would crave. One block off [...]

the most curious spots

the most unique experiences

Travel experts Malerie Yolen-Cohen and Sandra Foyt live for serendipitous adventures in the Northeast, and beyond. On Getaway Mavens, they share entertaining and eclectic ideas for “turnkey” getaways in the Northeast; recommendations (from locals and other satisfied guests) about the most curious spots to explore, the most unique experiences, one-of-a-kind shopping, foodie-approved dining, and singular luxury lodging.


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