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What We Love

  • Directly on Mirror Lake one block from downtown Lake Placid
  • Seasonal heated outdoor pool and indoor pool with whirlpool and sauna
  • 5,000-square-foot spa offers locally inspired treatments, like the Maple Sugar Body Scrub
  • Preferred tee-times at nearby sister property, Whiteface Club & Resort
  • Private sandy beach on Mirror Lake with free non-motorized boats (seasonal)

What To Know

  • All rooms offer a view of the lake and mountains; panoramic views are offered in the Great Range Rooms
  • All Classic Rooms have been renovated to include an open-air sun room with a tiled floor and sliding French doors
  • No cell phones in common areas
  • WiFi is available for an additional $9 per day
  • Breakfast buffet is available for $19.95 per person

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Old World escape to nature with three restaurants, a private beach and lake and Adirondack peak views

The Look

Directly on Mirror Lake and one block to downtown Lake Placid, this sprawling white clapboard complex is an old-fashioned escape where afternoon tea is served daily and hiking boots are more common than high heels. Two lakes, 46 Adirondack peaks and the Olympic training grounds supply yearround playgrounds for outdoor lovers, so expect to spend active days hiking the nearby hills or the summit of Mount Marcy, or perfecting your Downward-Facing Dog on the pier.

Bed & Bath

Some of the inn’s 100 rooms and 31 suites have four-poster beds, while others have Mission-style furniture, but all pamper guests with down comforters that beg you to order breakfast in bed. Accommodations make the most of the lakeside setting with oversized windows, and though the antique furnishings echo the property’s resolutely traditional air, you’ll now find flat-screen TVs and WiFi (for a fee). Lookout Rooms are best for groups and families, while Classic Suites are all individually designed with an antique style, split-level layout (in some) and Jacuzzi tubs.

Beyond

Dining is a big deal at Mirror Lake Inn, with three different restaurants to meet everyone’s needs. The most prestigious is The View, a big-night-out spot overlooking the lake, but more casual Taste Bistro is a great option for affordable wines and an excellent burger. During the summer months, lunch at the lakefront Cottage is a must. Elsewhere, there’s an indoor lap pool as well as the area’s top spa, a 5,000-square-foot facility with locally inspired treatments, like the Maple Sugar Body Scrub, a 50-minute full-body exfoliation, followed by a Vichy shower rinse. Whatever your idea of pampering, make time to watch the sunset (preferably over a glass of bubbly) from dockside Adirondack chairs.

In the Area

Trek 46 high peaks of the 4,000-foot Adirondacks during single- or multi-day excursions, aboard the 18-foot, open-bow “Jo” for a sunset cruise along Lake Placid, or get outfitted for a paddling adventure on a quiet canoe route. During the winter, feel the burn on a power snowshoe trek through rolling hills and flats, embark on a twilight snowshoe tour through the Peninsula Trails or, for the more ambitious, experience the Adirondacks by belaying, rappelling and climbing on an ice climbing adventure. After all that exertion, get a free pick-me-up with daily tea and chocolate chip cookies, served in the Mirror Lake Inn’s Living Room. If you’re looking for a cocktail, head to Cottage Café for a stiff drink and the best view in town.

How to Get There

Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa
77 Mirror Lake Drive
Lake Placid, NY 12946 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1314 Reviews
Great Stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from a two night stay at Mirror Lake Inn. The place is beautiful and with the Christmas decorations, even better. It’s just stunning at night. Every staff member that we met said hello. Our room was great with a nice view of the lake and mountains. I have no complaints. It was a pleasant, relaxing visit.

Beautiful and Rustic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed one night at the Mirror Lake Inn last week. We were greeted warmly by the front desk staff, and offered chocolate chip cookies.

Our room (138) was in the Terrace Building, and though it was a bit out of the way, had a glorious view of the snowy lake and pool. The room was nicely appointed with lodge-like furniture, and we enjoyed the sitting area in our ground floor room.

The bathroom was a bit snug, but had terrific water pressure in the shower, and the bath products were divine.

We ate twice at the Cottage, and the food and service was perfect. We also enjoyed a few after-dinner drinks at the bar at the hotel, and though they were busy, received excellent personal service by our bartender.

Next time we are in town, we will absolutely stay at Mirror Lake again!

Short Winter Retreat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We can’t say enough good things about our stay at Mirror Lake Inn! We were heading up for vacation after months of long work hours and after I had just completed a 50 Mile Race and it was the perfect place to unwind. Our room (132) was stunning and they even delivered a bottle of Malbec to our room which we loved drinking from the enclosed balcony overlooking the snowy lake. The hotel has a multitude of activities and we signed up for snow shoeing and our guide Gary was fantastic! He was knowledgeable and the hot chocolate and story time in the woods during as the snow was falling was magical. My only feedback is the spa and food are pricey and I recommend eating in town which is only a short walk and getting a spa treatment in town. I did love getting a late night drink at the bar and sitting by the fireplace in their library. Overall, a fantastic trip and we plan on returning next year.

Our good fortune to have won a 2 night stay at this beautiful Inn
Reviewed 1 month ago

Our welcome was wonderful at this beautiful spot in Lake Placid. Tea in the Living Room for all guests 3:30-4:30. Sitting in front of the fireplace or gazing out at the Lake, it makes you feel like royality.
Our room was in the Mountain View section and we had a lovely view of the lake and mountains in a "sunroom" with 2 leather chairs and a table. It was so relaxing. The beds were very comfortable and all our needs were met in the room.
Don't forget you bathing suit like we did. There is a nice pool.
This is a 5 star, expensive hotel - we probably would not have had the chance to stay there if we hadn't won the 2 overnights in a raffle..

Mirror Lake Inn
Reviewed 1 month ago

This is a pricey hotel however it was very clean. Cleanest hotel I’ve ever stayed in. Makes you feel at home.
Very beautiful. My only complaint is this place does NOT let you cancel within even a week. You must cancel 21 days prior to your actual stay. The food and drinks were very good. We received a complimentary bottle of wine the next morning as we were celebrating a special occasion.