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
This place has it all! Fire places with roaring fires surrounded by comfy chairs in the lobby. A large room with a couch and a king size bed well placed to face the window which offered a spectacular view of the lake and mountains. A clean bathroom with a fabulous shower. I gave it a four because it is the loudest hotel I have ever stayed in. You can hear everything in the room next to you. EVERYTHING. While it’s not the hotel’s fault our neighbors were rudely inconsiderate at 1am, it did make the stay less than perfect.
We visited Lake Placid and stayed at High Peaks during MDW and had a good time. Check in was quick and very friendly. We stayed on the rooms right on the water, the first room had great views but definitely smelled like smoke and had a strong chemical order, we asked to be changed, and we were. The second room was just as big, a little outdated but the views off he balcony made up for it.
The hotel to use was located in a great area, walking distance to a lot of the restaurants and shops.
Check out was quick as well. They guy at the front desk was great, Hunter made everything go smooth!
Very well appointed hotel. When we were greeted with champagne, during our check-in, I realized just how high the bar had been set towards hosting guests and making their experience a pleasant one.
I will make this place my very first stop - when I return to the area.