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Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center

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Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center offers a touch of Finland in New York's southern Adirondack Mountains! We offer lodging in cozy tupas (housekeeping cottages), a pristine non-motor lake with sandy beach for swimming, fishing, kayaking and canoeing along with scenic hiking and mountain biking. Visit in winter for the day or overnight to experience our award-winning cross country ski center. Our four-season woodland retreat was proudly operated by former U.S. Olympian Olavi Hirvonen and his family for more than 35 years. New owners Kathy and Paul Zahray offer you their warmest welcome. We offer year round lodging in ten immaculate tupas (housekeeping cottages) featuring up to four bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens (refrigerator-freezer, range, microwave, toaster, electric coffee maker), baths with showers, screened porches, electric heat, wood stoves including all wood stove supplies, outdoor fire pit and BBQ. Our authentic Finnish wood-burning sauna is complimentary year round for overnight guests. Professional massage therapy is available. During the spring, summer and fall seasons overnight guests have access to our stunning 70-acre, motor-free lake with sandy beach. Woods Lake offers exceptional swimming, fishing, kayaking & canoeing with complimentary use of kayaks, canoes, rowboats and paddle boats. Our 30-mile of private hiking and mountain biking trails are available for our lodging guests' use. Our 3-mile self-guided nature trail is a delight for children and adults alike. In the winter months you are welcome to visit for the day or to lodge with us to experience our award-winning cross country ski center. 50Km of scenic ski & snowshoe trails are surrounded by the pristine southern Adirondack Forest Preserve. Trails are available for all abilities, from beginner to expert. Lapland Lake offers meticulous snowcat grooming; well-trained, courteous staff; two-story warming lodge; full rental-retail shops; daily PSIA ski instruction; children's tubing; ice-skating and two food service locations. Tavataan ladulla! See you on the trails! Come join us to experience Adirondack Splendor and Finnish Hospitality!
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Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Ski-In / Ski-Out
Free Internet
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Albany Intl Airport44 mi
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

Group of cabins dotted in the trees. Well equipped. No cellphone or TV - great. Cabins are rustic but charming. My wife and I enjoyed it immensely and like the lake with the canoes available to use. Recommended for a quiet getaway (this was early...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank KeepOnTravelling
Reviewed July 24, 2018

This was our fourth visit. We have stayed at Lapland in summer and early fall. It's not for everyone: no cell service, no TV. Cabins are comfortable but not luxurious, and you have to walk about 10 minutes to get to the water. But I...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Bridget W
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

My family and I had a wonderful, relaxing time at Lapland Lake this summer. The cottages had everything you would need. Kathy and Paul even made sure that every bedroom had a fan (heat wave). The cottages were clean with plenty of towels. The lake...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank kavitab679
Reviewed June 5, 2018

Me and my wife had been here before. Still a great place to get away from everything including tv and electronics. We brought the kids this time and they had a great time as well even with out the electronics, lol. We got to swim...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank RollTide50
Response from laplandlake, Owner at Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation CenterResponded July 9, 2018

We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and that the kids had a great time. Isn’t it nice to be able to do some swimming and kayaking and generally slow things down a bit and unwind! The Adirondack insects do tend to be more prevalent...More

Reviewed April 26, 2018

We stayed here for a few days in mid-March at poro tupa (one of the cabins), and loved it. The ski trails were in fantastic condition, and the cabin was cozy and comfortable -- the potbelly stove (wood supplied every day) was great for keeping...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Tim C
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"Wood burning stove was great in the cooler evenings"
Oct 30, 2018
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"Pick a decent size cabin for the size of the group you are going with. Lots of space!"
Jun 5, 2018
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"Rent a tupa."
Feb 20, 2018
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"be aware that internet is only available in the lodge which was fine by us"
Jan 4, 2018
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$145 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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