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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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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Lake Placid retreat with sprawling suites, a 5,800-square-foot spa and 30 acres of grounds dotted with pools

The Look

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.

Beyond

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
7 Whiteface Inn Ln
Lake Placid, NY 12946 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1242 Reviews
Whiteface Lodge is paradise!
Reviewed 1 day ago

Great week at the Whiteface Lodge. Suites well appointed and very clean. Facilities and grounds are top notch and what you expect from a high end resort. Can't wait until we return for our next stay...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Delightful hotel!
Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful hotel that really captures the feel of the Adirondacks elegantly. We were totally impressed with the attention to detail of the decor and overall atmosphere - - and we're not easy to impress! We loved our stay! Dining on the terrace in their main dining restaurant was a total delight!!

Fabulous spot in the mountains
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent stay at the Whiteface Lodge. All the business people we brought in from around the country also enjoyed the beautiful rooms and decor of the lodge along with the friendliness and comfort the lodge offers. We had some activities set up at the lodge and the staff were exceptional to deal with and very professional. I really have no complaints and would absolutely recommend the lodge to anyone. I'll be back.

Lots of great things to do
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in mid May during beautiful week. We had the Deluxe One Bedroom which had a complete kitchen, nice living room and separate bedroom. There was a patio as we were on the ground floor. We were facing the pond (North), but I think all orientations would be good.
The pool / spa was great, the outdoor pool was heated to a very comfortable temperature and the two outside hot tubs are great with strong jets and lots of bubbles.
The included breakfast buffet was great, with our favorite steel cut oatmeal, but also with eggs, sausage, pancakes toast etc and free orange juice!
Only slight downer was when we went for a message at the spa. An 18% gratuity was added to the bill, but we were not told in advance.

Wonderful experience
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this lodge to experience luxury in a setting that allowed us to enjoy the beauty of Lake Placid. The architecture of the common areas, the outside, and the room itself were perfect. Amazing room, delicious chocolate chip cookies to begin. Comfortable bed and heated tiles in the bathroom were beyond expectations.