Free use of canoes, kayaks, electric boats and bikes in summer, cross-country skis, snowshoes and toboggans in winter
Fresh farm-to-table fare at Artisans restaurant
What To Know
Nightly bonfires with s'mores included
Rooms are beautifully decorated with rich fabrics, antique rugs and stone fireplaces
Children 11 and under are not permitted
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Lakeside escape for outdoors lovers, with on-tap winter sports, farm-to-table cuisine, and in-room spa treatments
Lake Placid Lodge looms like a mansion on the edge of Lake Placid. Wrapped in dense forest and flanked by majestic mountains and rivers, this is a great destination for removing yourself from the daily hustle and bustle. And yet, in this quiet corner of the world, there is also the option of running yourself ragged with outdoor activities—and that’s exactly what most guests come here to do. But the outdoor scenes and available activities deserve only half the accolades. The lodge itself deserves the rest. Rustic-chic interiors and a grand scale create the impression of being a guest at a friend's fabulous hunting lodge. The 30 guest rooms are spread out between the main lodge and the cabins, cottages, and adjacent lakeside buildings, all beautifully decorated with rich fabrics, antique rugs, and stone fireplaces; some feature large covered terraces where you can idle in an Adirondack chair for hours. Spacious bathrooms have walk-in showers or romantic deep soaking tubs, and some have both. The winter freeze can be enjoyable on Lake Placid, as the lake is just as easy to navigate on a pair of ice skates as it is in a motorboat. From December through February, explore the snowy landscape on foot, skis or snowshoes, or simply watch snow fall from a chair by the fire. Spring and summer offer the chance to fish in nearby rivers and lakes, while autumn sets the trees around Lake Placid bursting with flaming reds and oranges and soft yellows, setting a beautiful scene for a brisk (or leisurely) hike. The farm-to-table Artisan restaurant serves organic dishes made from locally produced ingredients, like caramelized scallops and duck confit ravioli. Of course, nothing is better than dining outside on a grand porch with Lake Placid and the Adirondack wilderness for your view.
In the Area
Hiking boots are almost a requirement of a stay here, and they will be put to good use on treks through the wilderness of the Adirondacks. We suggest exploring some of the famed 125-mile Jackrabbit Trail, which is right outside the lodge’s front door. For a winter treat, grab on to a professional bobsledder and zigzag down the country's only Olympic bobsled track. Or spend a day on the slopes at Whiteface Mountain, which has an impressive vertical drop of 3,430 feet. But don’t let the activities wear you down: Indulge in a sports massage using targeted techniques to soothe overworked muscles, then sip beer, play games and mingle with other travelers at Maggie’s, a classic Lake Placid pub.
Lake Placid Lodge
144 Lodge Way
Lake Placid, New York 12946
How to Get There
Lake Placid is approximately two hours from Burlington International Airport (BTV), two hours from Albany International Airport (ALB), two and a half hours from Montreal, four to five hours from Boston and five hours from New York City. Flights are available to the Adirondack Regional Airport (SLK) and Lake Placid Airport (LKP) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Transfers to/from SLK, about 24 miles away, are available for approximately $65, each way, and free transfers are available to/from LKP, about 5 miles away; both can be arranged through the property. Taxis to/from SLK are available for approximately $50, each way.