This is an excellent place to stay and without doubt the best place to stay in the Lake Placid area (more on this later). For our 20th anniversary, my wife and I stayed here for 3 days. We were in a cabin just feet from the edge of Lake Placid, with nothing to obstruct our view and just wilderness to look out on. Waking up to the rising sun over the over the mountains (but in a nice comfey room) is our style of being in the great outdoors.
The cabin was in classical Adirondack style with a fireplace and the expected comfortable bed. Rustic but very refined.
The food at Maggie's pub and at Artesians was very well done, full of taste, with excellent service and came with a great view of the lake.
I loved the main lodge as it was full of old paintings from the Hudson River style of painting and other artwork. It was like staying in a museum while not being in a museum.
Service was excellent- everyone was very friendly and went out of their way to help us or just simply to chat. Obviously a lot of effort has been put in by management in this area.
The best for last: To my surprise I have discovered that when people go or stay in a hotel in Lake Placid, it really means they are in the TOWN of Lake Placid but which overlooks commercialized Mirror Lake. It's a nice lake with a 2.7 mile well marked walk around it and with lots of people walking, shopping, eating. The shore around Lake Placid itself is mostly owned by very wealthy people or is State owned land. This means that this incredible, minimally developed lake, so rustic for the most part, can only be accessed if you own property there. The only exception for tourists that was obvious is the marina area where you can take a ride around the lake and see the islands in it. By stayng at the Lake Placid Lodge we could really enjoy the lake to it's fullest, evey day. Yes, it is very expensive (we went in the off season) but what a different experience then if we had stayed at one of the other hotels that are "in Lake Placid".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lake Placid Lodge is a beautifully handcrafted Lodge nestled in the Adirondack mountains, situated on the shores of Lake Placid. The Lodge offers among the finest accommodations and dining in a truly comfortable, rustic, yet refined setting. Pamper yourself in the new Main Lodge, the private cabins or in the newly remodelled Lakeside suites, all offering gorgeous views of Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain. Artisans restaurant offers wonderful dining on the deck overlooking Lake Placid. Maggie's pub offers a relaxed setting serving both lunch and dinner. ... more less
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