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“Ultimate Getaway ... worth the price!”
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Lake Placid Lodge
Ranked #9 of 31 Hotels in Lake Placid
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Ultimate Getaway ... worth the price!”
Reviewed June 12, 2010

The Lodge is incredible from the moment you arrive to the time you leave; the staff (including a dog named Maggie) is focused on you and your enjoyment of the property. We stayed in a mountainside cabin which has a view of Lake Placid and is literally 100 feet or less from the water. The cabin has a nice seating area with a fireplace always set-up (and easy to light), a refrigerator with complimentary snacks and drinks replinshed everyday. The bed was very comfortable. The grounds and main lodge are beautiful. Dining at the main lodge was excellent. The complimentary boat ride is a must...excellent tour of the lake in a classic wooden boat. At night enjoy a bonfire with complimentary smores by the lake. There are a lot of other complimentary things included in the cabin/room rate (afternoon tea, bikes, electric boats, canoes, etc...). Overall a great luxury getaway that is worth the price. Very relaxing...

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Great Falls, Virginia
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Reviewed May 25, 2010

Every once in a blue moon you experience a special moment you just have to share and rave about. Our recent visit to the Lake Placid Lodge is just such an event. Our stay was an extraordinary experience. The fabulous restaurant--Artisans--was recommended to us by the Lake Placid Visitor Center and we were so glad they did!

The lodge is the epitome of the Arts and Crafts style in the manner of the Great Camps of the Adirondack. Through collaboration with local artisans and craftsman they have created a little heaven on earth. The grounds are meticulously groomed and the location on Lake Placid is breathtaking. The staff is remarkable. Everyone is exceedingly warm, gifted, and dedicated to hospitality where no detail is over looked.

Our first dinner at Artisans Restaurant was outstanding. The view from the stone balcony was postcard-perfect, with warm knitted throws on the backs of chairs in case the evening got chilly (it didn't). The sommelier and waitress made terrific recommendations and the scallops, foie gras, and loin of lamb were perfect. It was obvious from our first meeting of Maggie, the resident Golden Retriever, that the place was dog-friendly. Kim Fadden, the assistant dining room manager was instrumental in suggesting we meet Keith Mandernach, the Front Office Manager, before leaving the grounds that night. He convinced us to extend our vacation in the area to spend one night at the Lodge.

From the moment we arrived the next morning, the pampering began. We had a complete tour of the Lodge building, including its history, and the stories behind the artisans and craftsmen who helped create and decorate the Lodge, then we were taken down to our cabin on the edge of the water, Saddleback. It is a charming and sumptuous abode created in the Adirondack style with every conceivable amenity from a ready-to-light fire in the stone fireplace and a wonderfully comfortable doggy bed, food tray and “Dog in Cabin” sign to make our dog feel at home.

The staff really knows hospitality and adheres to Relais & Chateaux high standards of excellence. They exhibited a wonderful “esprit de corps.” Each staff member went out of his or her way to anticipate our every wish and offered activities to make our stay even more memorable. We had the opportunity to take a ride over the waters of Lake Placid on the Lodge's magnificent Hacker-craft boat, including color commentary about some of the noteworthy and colorful residents of Lake Placid.

A day on the lake, a wonderful night in Saddleback, another fabulous Artisans dinner followed by s'mores by the campfire, then breakfast out on the stone patio in the morning with our dog at our feet. Unfortunately, our visit was too short and we had to leave. We really wished we could have stayed longer and we can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Lake Placid, NY
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Reviewed March 13, 2010

We wanted to elope to have our wedding just for the two of us- intimate and romantic and without stress. Ann Graham did an exceptional job coordinating our wedding down to the last detail and was so warm and easy to work with. The staff was wonderful and very professional, at the same time making us feel so welcomed and right at home. We could not have had a more romantic and wonderful wedding experience any where else. We look forward to returning to the Lodge for more memories in the years to come!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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NY, NY
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Reviewed February 25, 2010

My husband and I were married at the Lake Placid Lodge on February 14, 2001. It was the most wonderful experience imaginable. I emailed the lodge a few days ago inquiring about a tenth anniversary vow renewal and luncheon for about seven people including my 6 year old grandson. Even though I have seen occasional children staying at the lodge , I was told very nicely that children under 12 were not permitted there. Needless to say I was confused. The general Manager of the property, Mr. John Graham emailed me and very eloquently said that even though I may still see children at the lodge in the future (requests that they had already confirmed) they were no longer making exceptions. I explained to Mr. Graham that my grandson would NOT even be a guest there, but only dining with us in a private dining area and then leaving the lodge. Mr. Graham was unwaivering and offered no compensation for our dilemma. We were crushed . We had our hearts set on renewing our vows in the same romantic setting where we first took them. I also reminded Mr. Graham that the golden retriever wandering through the pub dining area as well as the entire lodge was more welcomed than my little grandchild. As I said, it is a magnificent place, but to deny a child to just sit and dine with us in a PRIVATE party room is in my opinion, is inexcusable and narrow minded. Mr. Grahams priorities are a bit muddled.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Buffalo, NY
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Reviewed February 10, 2010

The staff at this resort are incredible. From the moment we first entered the cozy and artistic reception area to the morning we departed, the entire staff, without exception, were friendly, kind, welcoming, accommodating, and helpful, but never officious - we were given plenty of privacy to explore the grounds and relax at our leisure.
The grounds themselves were an aesthetic masterpiece: a functional, peaceful, living-art mansion that felt more like our home for the night than just a place to stay. We have been traveling to the Adirondack Mountains for almost a decade in search of romantic settings and we feel that the LP Lodge is by far the most romantic we've ever enjoyed - so much so that we plan to stay there again and again.
The complimentary food and beverages provided in the rooms were generous and in good taste, the complimentary breakfast menu looked to good to be true (although, based on the dynamite dinner we enjoyed we are inclined to believe the breakfast does not disappoint.) The dinner we enjoyed was the best in Lake Placid in our opinion with a level of quality and service reminiscent of those experienced in the Hamptons.
The location of the lodge is conveniently close to main street for those wishing to dine or shop, but the short drive from the hustle and bustle seemed to transport us to our own private, peaceful, retreat full of serenity on a frozen mountain lake under the impressive stature of Whiteface Mountain. Watching the sunset on Whiteface over the lake from our huge picture windows in our cozy room was a real romantic treat, as was the fire in the fireplace which was built and ready to blaze at our whim. We would recommend this Lodge to anyone and everyone, especially couples seeking a romantic get away.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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NY
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Reviewed February 7, 2010

My friends and I stayed at the Lake Placid Lodge for a wonderful winter weekend in the Buck two-bedroom cabin with a lovely porch looking out to the lake. The cabin was perfect, as a matter of fact everything about this weekend was perfect---the cabin with wonderful fireplace, pillows, furniture, linens--so cozy---the staff--Kevin, John, Lori, Linda, Jeff--there is not a thing they have not thought of. Anything you need or could want is easy--snow shoeing, xctry skiing, skates, hiking, breakfast brought to your cabin and the most perfect bon fire by the lake's edge with blankets, pillows and champagne.

The main lodge is beautiful--the view of the lake, the fireplaces, paintings, lighting--perfect. The dining room is warm and inviting. Breakfasts were wonderful and included. Dinner relaxing. The pub inviting.

I can not wait to go back again and again.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
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New Jersey
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Reviewed January 30, 2010

This was our first visit to Lake Placid Lodge and we can't wait to return! The pictures on the website, only tell part of the story for this property. It is located right on Lake Placid.

We stayed in one of their Lakefront Cabins. The cabins were built in the early 20's and have been well maintained. Each cabin is a mini-museum of Adirondack style furnishings. We stayed in the Whitney Cabin. The cabin had a beatuiful four poster bed, comfortable couch, wonderful chairs, desk and a table. Upon arrival, we found wine and cheese waiting for us on the table wood stacked in the fireplace ready to light.

The staff at the Lodge take care of every need. Be sure to stop and speak with them.. They have wonderful knowledge about the area and will provide you with many suggestions of things to do and places to see.

We had breakfast and dinner at the lodge and thoroughly enjoyed the meals. The on-site pub, Maggie's, serves up great libations and has a wonderful staff. The lodge, which was recently rebuilt after a fire in 2005, contains wonderful Adirondack furniture and a number of fireplaces, inside and out, for you to sit in front of and relax.

Each night, a fire is built in an outside fire pit, and you can make your own S'mores under the stars.

The lodge is extremely dog-friendly and welcomes dogs just about anywhere. They provide dog beds and bowls for your furry friend.

In summary, I found the Lake Placid Lodge to be the 'real deal'. Just a wonderful, understated, peaceful, experience. We did not want to leave on Monday morning and can't wait to return.

Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lake Placid Lodge
Address: 144 Lodge Way, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1273
Location: United States > New York > Lake Placid
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Lake Placid
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Lake Placid
#8 Romantic Hotel in Lake Placid
#10 Family Hotel in Lake Placid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Lake Placid Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 30
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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