The Couples Retreat that Pappy Van Winkle Built

Because nothing says romance like bourbon breath

By The Editors

The Couples Retreat that Pappy Van Winkle Built
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24 February 2016

Relationships are built on compromise.

The hero who decided to establish a Pappy Van Winkle-themed couples retreat was well aware of this fact.

Upstate New York’s The Point, an exclusive, adults-only resort on Saranac Lake, is hosting Old Rip Van Winkle Weekend this Memorial Day, a three-day event that will give 11 couples the chance to drink their way through a trove of bottles from the mythical bourbon maker.

Guest will stay in timber and stone “log mansions” built by William Avery Rockefeller and enjoy lavish dinners paired with a menu of Pappy’s rarest offerings, as curated by fourth-generation distiller Preston Van Winkle himself.

By day, occupants will partake of unlimited trout and bass fishing, golf, horseback riding and hunting. Dual-occupancy accommodations at the resort — like the Boathouse, Sentinel and Evensong mansions — cost $1,600 per night during the event and they are going like diamond-encrusted hotcakes.

Like all things Pappy, these thrills ain’t cheap. But looking is free:

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