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 hotel is lovely, we stayed on the ground floor of the waterfront building so were able to have direct lake access right outside our patio door! They had several kayaks, sup boards and pedal boats for visitors to use, which we thoroughly enjoyed. I was a bit worried about the noise since our room was so close to where people sun bathe and enjoy the lake but it was actually very quiet! The hotel is located at the very bottom of the main street so it's easy to get everywhere on foot.
Our room was comfortable and clean, huge bathroom too with a nice rain shower and a jet tub. My only complaint is that they never left us any coffee or cups when they cleaned our room, we had to actually look for housekeeping staff in the hallways so we can have coffee the following morning.
I am not sure I would stay there on my next trip, it is a decent place a little better than average, if you like being downtown it's on the same street. The picture they use is deceptive because on the other side of the pool is the main street, so don't think it's right on the lake. The location is convenient but that's about it The food is just about average, The rooms could use a facelift - I was also disappointed in the maid service, they came late in the day and just did a rush job, it had never said anything they most likely would have never come at all. I just had high hopes of this hotel when I booked it and was very disappointed -
There are too many good things to say about this resort. We arrived, parked our car and did not drive again for 2 1/2 days, until we left. Main street was right there, a short walk from the hotel. It is a terrific walking town with restaurants shops ice cream etc. our room has a balcony overlooking Mirror lake. We were going to rent kayaks for the lake, and then discovered that the resort provides them at no charge. Both singles and doubles and other manual watercraft vehicles. The lake is gorgeous, small but extremely calm and clean. We did not use the spa, but did spend some time at the outdoor bar which also overlooks the lake. Did not eat at the resort, there was too much to choose from in so far as the local eateries. Bottom line, this was a terrific state for me and my wife.
I will mention, that there were families there with young children, but the place is pretty big. We did not find that it was overrun in anyway but we were a little early in the season.
Beautiful resort on the shores of Mirror Lake, clean, quiet, comfortable rooms, renovated bathrooms and balconies. We stayed in the main building. The rooms on higher floors have better views of the Mirror Lake. We had a resort view room, but were still able to see the lake from the side. Paddle boats, kayacs, canoes are free (actually included in the resort fee), and available from the Waterfront Collection part of the resort. Smores for kids available in the evenings at the Lake House. Great location, right at the end of Main Street. We had breakfast twice at the Dancing Bears restaurant, good food (yummy pancakes) and not too crowded. Lots of parking on two levels. Good wifi (you can pay extra for more speed, we didn't). Looking forward to next year, hopefully will be able to visit beautiful Lake Placid again!
High Peaks is my go-to spot whenever I'm up in the Adirondacks! Centrally located, easy parking, friendly and welcoming staff AND they're dog-friendly! They've got 3 buildings' worth of accommodations to choose from - so they're something for every wallet.
The rooms are nicely updated, well-lit with loads of outlets (so convenient).