Private sandy beach on Mirror Lake with free non-motorized boats (seasonal)
What To Know
All rooms offer a view of the lake and mountains; panoramic views are offered in the Great Range Rooms
All Classic Rooms have been renovated to include an open-air sun room with a tiled floor and sliding French doors
No cell phones in common areas
WiFi is available for an additional $9 per day
Breakfast buffet is available for $19.95 per person
Parking on site
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Old World escape to nature with three restaurants, a private beach and lake and Adirondack peak views
Directly on Mirror Lake and one block to downtown Lake Placid, this sprawling white clapboard complex is an old-fashioned escape where afternoon tea is served daily and hiking boots are more common than high heels. Two lakes, 46 Adirondack peaks and the Olympic training grounds supply yearround playgrounds for outdoor lovers, so expect to spend active days hiking the nearby hills or the summit of Mount Marcy, or perfecting your Downward-Facing Dog on the pier.
Bed & Bath
Some of the inn’s 100 rooms and 31 suites have four-poster beds, while others have Mission-style furniture, but all pamper guests with down comforters that beg you to order breakfast in bed. Accommodations make the most of the lakeside setting with oversized windows, and though the antique furnishings echo the property's resolutely traditional air, you'll now find flat-screen TVs and WiFi (for a fee). Lookout Rooms are best for groups and families, while Classic Suites are all individually designed with an antique style, split-level layout (in some) and Jacuzzi tubs.
Dining is a big deal at Mirror Lake Inn, with three different restaurants to meet everyone's needs. The most prestigious is The View, a big-night-out spot overlooking the lake, but more casual Taste Bistro is a great option for affordable wines and an excellent burger. During the summer months, lunch at the lakefront Cottage is a must. Elsewhere, there's an indoor lap pool as well as the area’s top spa, a 5,000-square-foot facility with locally inspired treatments, like the Maple Sugar Body Scrub, a 50-minute full-body exfoliation, followed by a Vichy shower rinse. Whatever your idea of pampering, make time to watch the sunset (preferably over a glass of bubbly) from dockside Adirondack chairs.
In the Area
Trek 46 high peaks of the 4,000-foot Adirondacks during single- or multi-day excursions, aboard the 18-foot, open-bow “Jo” for a sunset cruise along Lake Placid, or get outfitted for a paddling adventure on a quiet canoe route. During the winter, feel the burn on a power snowshoe trek through rolling hills and flats, embark on a twilight snowshoe tour through the Peninsula Trails or, for the more ambitious, experience the Adirondacks by belaying, rappelling and climbing on an ice climbing adventure. After all that exertion, get a free pick-me-up with daily tea and chocolate chip cookies, served in the Mirror Lake Inn’s Living Room. If you're looking for a cocktail, head to Cottage Café for a stiff drink and the best view in town.