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
The location of this hotel is great. There is plenty of easily accessible parking. The hotel is large and it was quite a walk from reception to our room. We ate dinner and breakfast in the hotel and both were good, especially breakfast. We had a drink in the evening in a bar and were served by the grumpiest bartender I have ever known... he must have been having a really really bad day! Our room had a balcony and was clean and tidy. It wasn’t very big and the bed seemed to be in a weird place facing away from the door. The bathroom was lovely though and was huge, and the shower was amazing. The toiletries were also really nice. Would recommend for a stay in the area.
We loved staying at this resort. It’s location was in close proximity to all the downtown attractions and restaurants. In addition you can choose to have a room that is literally only feet from the lake or if you are lucky, you can book a suite and have a room with a balcony cantilevered over the lake with a phenomenal view that is very private.
We booked a waterfront room for four nights and were initially assigned room 709. This room would be great if you had children because the room opens with sliding glass doors directly onto the lake, lawn area and pool. The children can literally run back and forth from the pool while their parents watch them from their room. It was much too busy an area for our liking so we requested a room change. We were lucky to have, Connor, the General Manager handle our problem. He was extremely understanding and accommodating. It was Labor Day weekend and the hotel was booked, but Connor was able to accommodate our request even though the hotel was almost to capacity. We were fortunate enough to be assigned a terrific suite cantilevered over the lake - it was fantastic.
Our stay was perfect and the only negative comment I have was that both rooms we were assigned did not have a mattress cover. I consider this unhygienic and deserves immediate attention - otherwise we enjoyed our stay.
I give this hotel an A rating- it would have been A plus if the beds had a mattress cover. I highly recommend this resort.
My Family and I really enjoyed our stay at this resort. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Our room had a balcony with a view of the beautiful pool area. My son enjoyed swimming in the pool. The pool had a small heated pool attached. I won’t say a hot tub because it did not have jets.
We were only there for one night and did not have an opportunity to visit the on site restaurant. We did visit the small “ store” located next to check in. It was a little pricey but we were able to get a late night snack there.
Our favorite part of this resort was the free use of kayaks, paddle boats, and paddle boards down by the lake across the street. Oh, and I almost forgot , I was given a complimentary glass of champagne at check in.
I would highly recommend this place for a family vacation in Lake Placid.