High Peaks Resort
What We Love
- The thrill of being in an international sporting capital and two-time Olympic city
- The restaurant, which served the 1980 Olympics and pours the coldest beer in Lake Placid
- The complimentary seasonal recreation equipment, like kayaks, paddleboats and cross-country skis
- The perfect location, on the shores of Mirror Lake and in the middle of town
What To Know
- Free parking and WiFi
- Some balconies are small and lack privacy
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
At High Peaks Resort, the hospitality runs as deep as the Adirondack Mountains run high. Around for a century, it shot to local-legend status back in the 1980s, during a certain winter Olympics – “Miracle on Ice” may ring a bell – here in Lake Placid. The winners of the Games gathered at the property’s signature eatery to toast to their victories, and today, Dancing Bears Restaurant proudly describes itself as a celebration destination. Inspired by the surrounding landscape, the cozy rooms feature neutral palettes, natural stone, and organic details—a treat for both the eyes and the environment, as options are available for single-source recycling and energy conservation. Expect some generous extra touches, like a natural stone walk-in shower. The larger property also continues to open its arms to nature- and fun-loving visitors. Today, you can soak in a hot tub, lounge in a chaise by Mirror Lake and opt for a treatment at an Aveda day spa. Certain types of outdoor equipment, like kayaks, cross-country skis and kicksleds, are available seasonally. A TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, High Peaks also sits right in the middle of town, which means easy runs to sporting-goods stores and souvenir shops. Perhaps you’ll go even go biking or catch a glimpse of winter’s ski-jumping practice or hockey games, so you can honor tradition and justify another round of Dancing Bears’ mega-freeze drafts.
In the Area
A destination for every season, Lake Placid is a two-time Olympic city considered the winter-sports capital of the world. It’s also a gorgeous year-round resort town with a quaint village, offering access to some of the country’s most beautiful and iconic outdoor adventure. If you do come in winter, ski, sled, dog sled, bobsled, speed skate or ice skate. Don’t forget to go and watch the famous ski jumpers fly, either. In summer, go for a hike in the mountains, sit by the hotel’s pool, or lounge in a chaise by the water.
How to Get There
Mountains. Lakes. Good food and drink. Beautiful people. The "O" word. You know, that thing that happens every 4 years. (Sorry, I.O.C.) Comfort, quiet, and high quality visuals were all enjoyed at a quite wonderful off season rate. What was spot-on was Front desk/concierge star Erics welcoming attitude, helpfulness, and knowledge, as well as Lizs top of the line customer service. The 3rd floor covered parking availability was a blessing due to a sudden short but noticeable snowfall. Room decor was peaceful and very attractive, the view of a frozen-over Mirror Lake glinting at both sunset and sunrise more so. Yes, Lake Placid, the town, is on Mirror, the lake. Curious. Service at the Dancing Bears Pub downstairs eclipsed the food but thats probably because of JamieLynn. FULL ratings disclosure: a star subtracted for smidge-above-average house wine and steep stairs to the pub (this couple is old, NOT feeble, but still)more than recovered by the quality/value experience.
This resort is situated at the end of the busy Main Street in Lake Placid. Their rooms have direct access into the lake where you can relax on a lounge chair, swim, canoe or paddleboat for free as a part of the hotel amenities. Their outdoor pool is clean with an excellent view of the lake as well.
Beautiful view and rooms. We went on a very quiet weekend in Lake Placid (spring break for local schools) but enjoyed nonetheless. Would stay here again, but suspect it would be a bit pricey during the regular season.
I splurged and booked a night in a luxury room for an anniversary. Days before there was a severe snow storm announced on all media, with roads being blocked and very dangerous conditions. Everyone was warned to stay in doors. I tried to cancel, and was denied, despite this force majour occurrence. They suggested that we drive anyway! I tried to speak to a manger, emailed, and called many times, but my calls were not answered and I was still charged $400! They didn't even consider a partial discount, and ignored all my emails and messages.
To begin, the staff at the front was very helpful during checkin and parking was convenient since a snow storm came in and we parked under the garage. However, we went to our room which was supposed to be a king with lake view and it was a double queen with a partial lake view. I immediately called the front desk before unloading and they informed me that they were fully booked (hockey weekend) so they gave us $50 to use at their restaurant or other amenities. The bathroom was clean and well appointed, it even smelled of bleach. The beds were comfortable with four pillows each that were fluffy so that was nice. The balcony was narrow but a nice touch if it wasn’t snowing. The tv was a good size and quality especially for the snowy weekend. The main complaint with the room would be the noise level. The heater in the room is extremely loud when it kicks on. We are on the second floor so when someone shoveled the walkway below, we could hear it as if it was in the room. Seeing as there were lots of kids there that weekend, door slams, footsteps, etc. we’re all very loud and could be heard within the room.