The Whiteface Lodge
What We Love
- Jetsetter rate includes daily continental breakfast
- More than 6 million acres of wilderness in the surrounding Adirondack Park (it's larger than Vermont, not to mention the Grand Canyon, Great Smoky, Glacier, Yellowstone or Yosemite national parks)
- The tunnel connecting the main building to the pools and hot tubs
- Even the smallest suites have full kitchens and private patios
- There’s an ice cream parlor, movie theater and bowling alley on-site
- Lake Placid’s sporty pursuits are balanced by spa treatments such as the Lumberjack Man-Hands Soother
What To Know
- From Whiteface Lodge it’s a five-minute drive to the village of Lake Placid and about 30 minutes to Whiteface Mountain
- It was built in 2005, so despite many rustic touches it’s not as steeped in history as some nearby properties
- Kamp Kanu makes Whiteface Lodge a good choice for families, but there’s enough space for couples to find peace and privacy too
- Despite the abundance of nearby lakes, it’s not right on the water, and it’s near a busy road
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Although originally built as an upscale campground, Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, New York, has all the swagger of a bachelor pad retreat. Think outdoor lean-tos with leather chairs, blankets, cigars, cognac and more than 25 single malt Scotches, and 30 acres of grounds dotted with pools and hot tubs. Staying here, a stone’s throw from the venues of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games, is the ultimate winter getaway.
Bed and Bath
The lodge fulfills every city dweller’s fantasy about what a wilderness getaway should be. It’s the only all-suite property in the region; slate floors, cast iron fireplaces and alderwood cabinetry grace the sprawling suites, which range from 550 to 3,100 square feet. Even the smallest have full kitchens and patios, and the spacious bathrooms are done up with double vanities, jetted tubs or showers, and under-floor heating. There are antlers, Native American pillows and, of course, Adirondack chairs everywhere, all of it charming and tasteful enough to avoid being kitschy.
Even the most active athlete could spend weeks here without straying too far from the lodge itself, thanks to the snowshoe and cross-country ski trails right out the back door, the courts for basketball and tennis, and the ping-pong tables. For indoor pursuits, families can hit the game room for air hockey, pool and shuffleboard — not to mention the two-lane bowling alley. And then there’s the pure indulgence of the spa and the cozy restaurant Kanu, which has 28-foot ceilings and dishes like Boursin-stuffed figs or scallops with carrot-cumin butter.
In the Area
Drag yourself off the resort grounds and you’ll be rewarded with a spectrum of outdoor pursuits, from paddling on Lake Placid itself to flying down the Lake Placid Toboggan Chute at the Olympic venues. About 30 minutes away, Whiteface Mountain has 283 acres of terrain blanketed by either Mother Nature or snow machines, plus heart-stopping slides. Nordic skiers will find seemingly endless routes, including the legendary 37-mile Jack Rabbit Trail. Five minutes away in the village, the Lake Placid Pub & Brewery crafts some of the tastiest refreshments in the state, including Ubu Ale, a favorite of Bill Clinton’s.
How to Get There
The Whiteface Lodge is worth every penny you spend there. The rooms are big and spacious, offering a kitchenette and more! The pool and hot tubs are divine and I loved being out there soaking in the warmth even in the cold. The pool is heated and accessible year round. Indoor and outdoor. Elissa is your girl to get you anything you need. All guest and staff were extremely courteous, getting us whatever we needed with a smile. We come here yearly for a girls trip and well keep coming back for more!
The Whiteface Resort Lodge is a top of the line resort set in the beautiful Adirondacks of upper New York. The staff are extraordinarily helpful, pleasant and.friendly. The service was personable and attentive to guests needs. The food at the restaurants was excellent with great presentation and great service. The suites are beautiful with wonderful wood décor and large windows to see the outdoors. The master bathroom has heated floors. All the appliances worked perfectly along with the fireplace that is on a timer. The Housekeeping service is extraordinary and attentive to guest needs. The facilites are extremely clean and well kept. The Spa options are large with massages, sauna, steam room and many other beauty services for men and woman. There are many activites available in the resort. There are movies in the theater available every night. The cool item is the floor heat on the first and second floors of the Lodge as well as the outdoor walkway from the main Lodge to the Clubhouse as well as the outdoor pool deck. There is also an underground walkway from the Lodge to the clubhouse so a guest does not have to go outside to get to the indoor pool and hot tubs. The hot tubs and pool are heated all year round. There are 15 minute timers for the jets for all the three hot tubs. I would highly recommend the Whiteface resort Lodge for an all round pleasureable experience!
Beautiful rooms, service and staff. So-so spa treatment, semi-functional game room and WAY overpriced ice cream parlor with poor service. Don't waste your money or time on it. Get ice cream in town instead.
We love this hotel- we've been twice and have had a fantastic experience each time (both summer and winter). The staff is super friendly, the hotel and suites are incredibly clean, and the activities for the kids are great. We'll definitely be back!
I enjoyed my brief stay at WHITEFACE Lodge. The General manager, Shawn and his entire staff were excellent and most accommodating to our large group. Lunch at the restaurant was very good and the waitstaff easily handled our orders afterwards we toured the facilities with the manager. After work several people enjoyed drinks at the bar, the heated indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub,and others ate dinner in the restaurant. I was tired and retreated to my room to get some emails off and then take a relaxing bath in the jacuzzi and ordered room service in. The bed was super comfy and I got a very relaxing sleep in my suite. In the morning I had the buffet breakfast and was served by a very courteous waitstaff. Great place to getaway.