We just returned from a wonderful weekend in Lake Placid. This was our first time there and we were very happy we went.
Our accommodations were booked at the Placid Bay Inn after reading the good reviews on this site, and we were not disappointed. Thanks to those who posted them!
We arrived late on Friday evening and Denise, (innkeeper), recommended The Cottage for a lite bite. WOW-we LOVED The Cottage! Great atmosphere with views of the water, and great food. We were really wanting to hit this place again before the weekend was over, but ran out of time. Next trip!
Saturday my husband had gone walking and found the Saranac Sourdough, which he recommended we give a try for breakfast. It's a few doors down and across the street from the inn. What a wonderful little place with lots of old fashioned charm. Breakfast was made to order with your choice of the many homemade breads. A few of us ordered pancakes, while the others ordered a couple of their specials. All of us raved about the food, and the place itself. Coffee is help yourself, and delicious. What a great way to start off the day! (Thanks my love!)
We then decided to take the drive up Whiteface Mountain. This is $9.00 per car and driver, and $5 for each additional passenger. We really enjoyed the views, and once at the top, you have your choice of taking the elevator to the peak, or the stone walkway. Dress warmly, because the temps can be dramatically different up there. Really nice!
From there we headed to the High Gorge Falls and bought tickets to walk through. Our group agreed it was well worth it. We were able to take some great pictures and it is absolutely beautiful through there. Don't miss it!
Now we were getting a bit hungry and luckily stumbled across the Players Sports Bar. Our table had great views right on the water. The guys ordered burgers and we tried their quesadilla's along with several refreshing cold beverages. Very nice spot with good food and we would go back there again.
We enjoyed some relaxing time in the backyard of the inn looking out at the water and watching the ducks, then rested up for dinner at the Caribbean Cowboy. This is also a short walk from the inn, so the location was really convenient for walking everywhere.
The Caribbean Cowboy has a very interesting menu, so it makes choosing hard. The sweet potato fries were recommended by another guest at the inn, and we're so glad-(thank you Mary Lee) Then for our entrees we tried a couple of their salads. The Spicy Roast Chicken Salad and a Shrimp Salad. All of us commented that we had not had a better salad anywhere. VERY good, and we'll make sure this is visited on our return trip too. (Denise-thank you for the recommendation)
Afterwards we walked to town and stopped at Charlie's to have a drink on their deck. The deck was in the process of closing, but the owner/mgr was kind enough to help with lighting a heater so we could grab a drink at the bar and sit outside. This was just a taste of how nice the people are there, and the service was great for our entire stay.
Sunday we wanted to have a good breakfast before getting on the road, so back at the Saranac Sourdough. My husband and I tried an egg sandwich this time on your choice of homemade bread, and it was delicious. What a great find!
Afterwards we headed for the scenic boat tour of Lake Placid on the Doris II. This tour takes only an hour but we really enjoyed it.
All in all, Lake Placid is a really nice place to visit with beautiful surroundings, friendly people, wonderful restaurants, and great service. We'll be back someday!