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
- 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
I would highly recommend High Peaks resort. My family and I are here for a ski vacation and we were impressed from the minute we walked in the door. We were greeted at the front desk by Eric who was just great! Very welcoming, found the best room available, grabbed a luggage cart for us and showed my kids over to the hot chocolat station in the lobby area. They felt the five star service the minute they walked in- thanks Eric!! Beautiful Adirondack motif, room with a view of Mirror Lake, indoor pool, covered parking and just steps to Main Street and all the shops and restaurants. They even had a kids movie playing last night (I think my kids ate ALL the popcorn)😬. Pet friendly too although we left our pup home. Thanks for a great stay so far!!
The resort is very comfortable, lovely decor, nice gym, very pleasant staff, and the VIEWS are amazing (ask for a lake view room!!). The location is perfect...right in town. If you haven't been before, there's a sidewalk that goes around Mirror Lake that is easy and delightful.
We have been going to Hgh Peaks for many years and it does not disappoint. We love the main building with the room with the views, The main building is so comfy, There is a beautiful fireplace to sit around and cookies and a warm drink all day and night, The restaurant is downstairs and has a nice happy hour , the food is decent if you don’t want to go out at night for dinner,
The staff is friendly and a wealth of helpful information.
They are beginning to do up dates on the property,
Very cozy.....reasonably priced. Location is the best! Walk to everything. Lobby was warm and inviting.....nice staff.
Enjoyed the restaurant/bar area....live entertainment on a Thursday night!....The shower area was super pretty! All in all....would definitely return!
Perfect location to walk on main street. Clean accomodations and friendly staff. If it is to cold to go out sice stay in with a bar with beautiful views. Rooms with mountain views are amazing with nice balconys.