by Amanda Geronikos
NOTE: Lake Placid Lodge will be closed from March 24 to May 7, 2014 for spring cleaning, but the resort will continue taking reservations for the rest of 2014.
Nestled in the Adirondacks, Lake Placid Lodge is the only hotel on Lake Placid. Children over the age of twelve are welcome, and all ages can stay during Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King Weekend, President’s Week, during the month of March and when the Lodge is reserved in its entirety by one party.
Lake Placid Lodge houses thirty guestrooms, each unique in design and decor. Rooms are spacious and luxurious with stone fireplaces, hand-built beds and extraordinary views of the wilderness. Guests stay in the Main Lodge, cabins, Lakeside Building (suites) or cottages that overlook the lake.
Families enjoy an abundance of activities throughout the year, including whitewater rafting, horseback riding, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, ice skating and ice fishing. They also like the hotel’s Teaching Kitchen, where they can discover professional cooking techniques with Executive Chef Nathan Rich and Executive Sous Chef Sarah Steffan. In-room spa services are available.
Our Editor Loves
- Luxury hotel on Lake Placid
- Children over 12 welcomed
- Abundance of activities
We spent 2 days at Lake Placid Lodge at the beginning of December and it immediately became one of our favorite places. We travel all over the world so that's saying a lot. It didn't hurt that we were upgraded to the Whiteface room - what a magical and fabulous space! Everyone who worked there - from reception to dining to management - was kind, warm and gracious. They went all out to make sure our stay was exceptional. As globe-traveling vegans, we packed our usual plant-based provisions but would have been fine without them. The chef/kitchen was happy to accommodate our dietary needs and we enjoyed the offerings. The design of the lodge was clearly a labor of love and passion for Nature's beauty. We don't usually go for "rustic" but this is no typical Adirondack cabin-y lodge. This place is a work of art. We can't wait to return.
We had the BEST time at Lake Placid Lodge!
Absolutely stunning, and I cannot say enough about the beauty of this cabin. It was the most beautiful place I'd ever stayed in my life. Just wood everywhere, a gorgeous log fire, a bed made of actual trees that looked like Gandalf would sleep in it. The cosiest sofa looking out to the lake, which was covered in snow over the ice and looked like a painting. HUGE windows looking out to the lake but lots of privacy by some nifty tree placement.
The snow outside was 4 ft deep but all walkways were always well cleared. Huge icicles hanging from the ceiling like a fairytale. Red wine and chocolates greeted us. The setting and cabin were just perfection.
Staff were superb! Wow they really did go out of their way for us, including lots of phonecalls to check plans, keep our activities running smoothly. I mean I knew it was going to be that special kind of stay when I was handed a champagne as we walked through the door. To say they went above and beyond is an understatement.
Oh the ranger (so sorry I can't remember your name - it was a very unique name as well) drove us to the store in a truck to get beers because the bar had closed, which was pretty fun and great service.
Everything else was fanastic but dayumm.. that cabin.