When the Vanderbilts and the Rockefellers wanted to get away, they headed to their rambling, log-built compounds in the Adirondacks. Lake Kora is one of the few that remain. This ultraprivate retreat with three lakes, a lodge, and several outbuildings sleeps up to 22 guests, while the bride and groom generally opt for a cozy cottage set on a private island accessible only by boat. Much of the Adirondack styled furniture is original, crafted from peeled tree limbs and branches. Expect the best of local fare like grilled trout and fresh blueberry pancakes prepared for you by gourmet chefs.
Guest Activities: Activities at this group-fun-focused resort include bowling, tennis, and softball, plus sailing and mountain biking. The guest concierge can assist with additional amusements.
Wedding 411: The camp's stone chapel holds 60 guests, and receptions take place in the stone barn or beneath a tent on one of the lawns. Wedding specifics and costs are up to you, but the camp staff is happy to offer vendor suggestions and assist with planning.
Fees: $18,000 per night; includes all food, activities, and non-alcoholic drinks.Courtesy of Lake Kora