Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa
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
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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.
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
While our family has been visiting Lake Placid for more than 60 years, we have never stayed at the Mirror Lake Inn until a week ago. We stayed for three nights, mid week, and had fantastic time. Because a large winter storm was predicted, we drove through the night and arrived at the Inn at 3:30am. Even though check in time was not until 3:00pm, the staff did all they could to get us into our room early. We had an excellent breakfast and then went to our room to rest. This was just one example of the wonderful service, perfect ambiance and excellent food we enjoyed during our stay. While this may have been our first visit to the Mirror Lake Inn, we hope it won't be our last.
Myself and two friends stayed at mirror lake inn this February during winter carnival week. The room was super clean and the staff was beyond friendly! I felt welcome and comfortable the entire time. The hotel's staff went above and beyond for the three of us. The menu matched the decorum of the building perfectly. It was the a great distance for walking downtown, and the heated walkways are perfect, parking was plentiful and I felt safe the entire time!! The views were gorgeous. I without a doubt will ALWAYS choose mirror lake inn for trips to placid in the future!
My wife and I had lunch at the cottage during the week of MLK day. Once again the view of a frozen mirror lake is breath taking. We had the chili and shared the cobble hill sandwich. The food was fresh and delicious. Service was friendly and attentive. Every time we are in LP, we make the cottage a definite stop.
Went to The Spa at Mirror Lake .Had a massage from Katie Lauzon Massage Therapist,I added the cupping to it it was wonderful experience.Can't say enough about it.Can't wait to return.Had a great facial from Heather I love her too.Finished off with toes from Tiffany wonderful day.
We stayed here over MLK weekend (myself, my 9 year old son and my mother). All I can say is WOW!
This place is amazing, from the minute we arrived it was just probably the best experience I’ve ever had in a hotel or resort.
The place is absolutely beautiful, cozy and very well taken care of. The lobby/fireplace area was one of our favorite places to hang out while we we here. My 9 year old was occupied the whole time with all the board games available at the front desk and the indoor pool.
As beautiful as the Inn is, it’s the staff that really makes it. Every single person was charming, delightful and accommodating. I work in tourism and know it’s not easy to be “on” all the time. The owners should be really proud and appreciative of all their employees.
The room was beautiful and clean. We were on the first floor of the Mountain View Building. They mentioned that the view might be partially obstructed...it was not.
During our stay both my mother and I got massages at the Spa. Easily the either of us ever received.
I have nothing negative to say, but if I had to maybe just leave a suggestion it would be add more vegan options to the menus.
Oh and if want a good laugh read through the very few “bad” reviews....they are ridiculous and kudos to management for defending your employees and establishment.
We can’t wait to return!