Upstate NY Hotel Ranks in Top 3 Resort Destinations in the United States


There are so many great places to travel in upstate New York, but now one hotel has a national rating to back them up.

USA Today released its annual picks and “10Best” rankings for a number of different categories. They have one for just about anything you can think of, from the Top 10 Best Casinos to the Best Pumpkin Patches in the Country.

Credit – Jamie Mercurio Photography

Credit – Jamie Mercurio Photography

Their most recent list came out for the Top 10 Best Resort Destinations in the United States. All nominations were carefully selected and reviewed by USA Today editors, leaving readers to vote for their favorites.

Not only was an upstate New York hotel nominated, it was ranked in the Top 3 of the list. The seaside resort of Sagamore in Bolton Landing came in at number 3 on the list, being beaten by a resort in Florida and Maine.

Credit – Julia Backus

Credit – Julia Backus

Located on a 7-acre private island on Lake George, the Sagamore Resort has everything you could ask for in a vacation destination.

Their 18-hole golf course, award-winning spa, and variety of water activities set them apart from the rest of the pack. The resort is open year round and is a top destination for many families.

Credit – The Sagamore Resort via Facebook

Credit – The Sagamore Resort via Facebook

Being ranked 3rd on the top 10 list, only two other resorts were rated better than Sagamore. Look who they were…

2. Hidden Pond – Kennebunkport, Maine

Credit – Hidden Pond via Facebook

Credit – Hidden Pond via Facebook

1. Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach – Florida

Credit – Acqualina Resort & Residences via Facebook

Credit – Acqualina Resort & Residences via Facebook

Here’s a comprehensive list of USA Today’s Top 10 Resort Destinations…

  1. Acqualina Resort & Residences – Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
  2. hidden pond -Kennebunkport, Maine
  3. The seaside resort of Sagamore – Bolton Landing, New York
  4. Large resort with mountain views -Whitefield, New Hampshire
  5. The Broadmoor – Colorado Springs, Colorado
  6. Alisal Ranch – Solvang, California
  7. Brush Creek Ranch -Saratoga, Wyoming
  8. The Omni Homestead Resort – Hot Springs, Virginia
  9. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel – Kohala Coast, Hawaii
  10. Barnsley Resort – Adairsville, Georgia

So if you ever plan a trip to Lake George, be sure to book a room at the Sagamore, rated for excellence.

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