Lake Placid Lodge
What We Love
- Free use of canoes, kayaks, electric boats and bikes in summer, cross-country skis, snowshoes and toboggans in winter
- Fresh farm-to-table fare at Artisans restaurant
What To Know
- Nightly bonfires with s'mores included
- Rooms are beautifully decorated with rich fabrics, antique rugs and stone fireplaces
- Children 11 and under are not permitted
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
Lake Placid Lodge looms like a mansion on the edge of Lake Placid. Wrapped in dense forest and flanked by majestic mountains and rivers, this is a great destination for removing yourself from the daily hustle and bustle. And yet, in this quiet corner of the world, there is also the option of running yourself ragged with outdoor activities—and that’s exactly what most guests come here to do. But the outdoor scenes and available activities deserve only half the accolades. The lodge itself deserves the rest. Rustic-chic interiors and a grand scale create the impression of being a guest at a friend’s fabulous hunting lodge. The 30 guest rooms are spread out between the main lodge and the cabins, cottages, and adjacent lakeside buildings, all beautifully decorated with rich fabrics, antique rugs, and stone fireplaces; some feature large covered terraces where you can idle in an Adirondack chair for hours. Spacious bathrooms have walk-in showers or romantic deep soaking tubs, and some have both. The winter freeze can be enjoyable on Lake Placid, as the lake is just as easy to navigate on a pair of ice skates as it is in a motorboat. From December through February, explore the snowy landscape on foot, skis or snowshoes, or simply watch snow fall from a chair by the fire. Spring and summer offer the chance to fish in nearby rivers and lakes, while autumn sets the trees around Lake Placid bursting with flaming reds and oranges and soft yellows, setting a beautiful scene for a brisk (or leisurely) hike. The farm-to-table Artisan restaurant serves organic dishes made from locally produced ingredients, like caramelized scallops and duck confit ravioli. Of course, nothing is better than dining outside on a grand porch with Lake Placid and the Adirondack wilderness for your view.
In the Area
Hiking boots are almost a requirement of a stay here, and they will be put to good use on treks through the wilderness of the Adirondacks. We suggest exploring some of the famed 125-mile Jackrabbit Trail, which is right outside the lodge’s front door. For a winter treat, grab on to a professional bobsledder and zigzag down the country’s only Olympic bobsled track. Or spend a day on the slopes at Whiteface Mountain, which has an impressive vertical drop of 3,430 feet. But don’t let the activities wear you down: Indulge in a sports massage using targeted techniques to soothe overworked muscles, then sip beer, play games and mingle with other travelers at Maggie’s, a classic Lake Placid pub.
How to Get There
Wonderful place ,excellent service, The rooms are gorgeous ,Rustic elegance !! The staff were outstanding always there for any questions and prompt service. Dining room was very accommodating,, food was excellent!! Will definitely return .
Luxury is found in every detail at Lake Placid Lodge. Lunch at the pub and breakfast at the restaurant were both outstanding. Our cabin was stocked with delicious snacks, plenty of wood for the fireplace, lovely toiletries and picturesque views of the lake. Staff was friendly and efficient. Thoroughly enjoyed everything about this property.
Once here you’ll understand why the wealthy of the golden age built “camps”. This is an experience. Built on a vantage point overlooking Lake Placid with views of Whiteface in the distance this feels like a world apart. We elected to stay in a cabin by the lake. “Cabin” is misleading - these large, luxuriously appointed private spaces are extremely comfortable. The bed is piled high on a frame with a crackling wood fire to light the room. A more secluded, romantic setting would be hard to conjure. Rooms come with numerous amenities, and are well equipped. A soaking tub as well as steamy hot shower stall help complete the bath - thick robes and long plush towels felt spa-like. A variety of water fowl that swim by on the lake, and in peak fall the colors were amazing. Cabins are separate from main lodge and a short climb up covered steps if you want to dine in the pub or the more formal dining room. Breakfast (incredible) is also served there. Service, food, comfort, views top notch. A great get-away!
Dinner first evening - asked 3 times by different staff if we wanted wine. Appetiser delivered to table and amuse bouche plates still on the table so a lot of shuffling of plates to accommodate.
Ordered breakfast in our cabin - it arrived without ANY trays or niceties we would expect of a top end hotel. Coffee was forgotten and when it did arrive there were no mugs. Toast was cold. No jam or marmalade or salt and pepper. Was roadside motel standard.
Laundry had to be chased twice and when returned it had mostly not been ironed.
A really really disappointing experience. We won’t return unless things improve vastly.
Staff mostly gormless.
I am surprised Relais and Chateau allow this to be in their collection.
Will look at Relais and Chateau with different eyes now.
All this for $800 a night.
This is an absolutely beautiful Lodge. Luckily my friend knew how to find this beautiful place. The views of the lake placid were gorgeous. The building is amazing. The outside fireplaces were lovely. We went to Maggie‘s pub and had cocktails with a gorgeous view of Lake Placid!