Thank you for the link. We also second some of Harpers' pick.
The Lake Placid Lodge (Lake Placid, New York) is in our neck of the woods in upstate New York and we have enjoyed a few nights there in its most beautiful Adirondack setting. Their rooms are beautiful and wonderfully comfortable in a rustic setting. Their food is heavenly and beautifully presented. No wonder they also garnered the Most Beautiful Setting Award.
We also fondly remember Amberley Castle in West Sussex, England. What an impressive way to spend a few nights in an authentic old English castle (I am talking about Middle Ages). The grounds are beautiful and complete with white peacocks, but the inside is truly stunning and offers all the creature comforts along with first rate, wonderful food.
t-2-f.....Andrew Harper's commentaries elitist? I don't think there is or every was an Andrew Harper....I think the name was and is a pseudonym. We subscribed to the Hideaway Report for five or six years during the 80's and found the information very useful. I never felt any sense of elitism in their reviews. By the late 80's and early 90's we started using the Internet for travel research (which was limited during that period, compared to the past 10 years), so, we simply dropped our subscription.
I think there is still a great deal of respect given to an Andrew Harper review.
I tend to agree with Omegaet. Andrew Harper still has its place, despite the internet. I love to pick up his travel magazine, and in some cases, his books, and I just start trying to find ways, how I can get to some of the places he describes.
i love andrew harper. do you get their annual book? i highly recommend their recommendations!
don't forget il salviatino in florence!
michael_choe_ll...our idle rich and uber wine snoot neighbor is a long time Andrew Harper member and does share his leather bound copy of The Harper Collection with us from time to time.
Along the lines I mentioned in a prior post.....we think the organization offers superior insight regarding the properties they review.
We are still appreciative of the information they provided in their review (although somewhat dated) of Casa Palopo in Guatemala.
Additionally, it was AH information which ultimately became the 'tipping point' in making the decision to buy two (3) night auction packages at Hotel Titilaka http://andean-experience.com/ The AH insight provided a better appreciation of the property and the surrounding area than is generally available in most resources.
We look forward to the LL sales team continuing to pick off Harper reviewed properties and adding some or most of their selections in the future.
Last edited by omegaet; 01-04-2011 at 06:05 AM.
Don't you find Harper a bit of an elitist in his commentaries on properties?
t-2-f, I don't think that Andrew Harper reviews reflect an sense of elitism.
As a matter of fact, I totally enjoy the in dept reviews they do on properties. In my opinion a Harper mention is a golden touch for a property and I'm positive most of the nicer properties strive to be reviewed by the Harper organization. In my opinion, anytime we come across a Luxury Link offering, which has been reviewed by Andrew Harper, it certainly merits serious consideration for a possible trip!