If you want to go someplace and feel like you're staying with friends rather than a motel, go here. To start off, the owners of this motel treat you like you're a member of the family - they're friendly, nice, helpful, and chatty. In the summer, when the weather is right, they build a little campfire in the front and chat with the guests. The motel itself is very clean and inviting. The rooms are simple but comfortable and come with a microwave and minifridge, and they put some coffee, hot cocoa, microwave popcorn in there too. There's a small pool, too, which we didn't use but was well maintained and fun. Every morning they have a nice continental style breakfast - cereal, toast, bagels, coffee, english muffins, hardboiled eggs, etc. In the lobby they also have a little gift shop with interesting souveniers (we bought one).
This is not a big or fancy place, but it is very comfotable, clean, quiet, and friendly. It is located in Wilmington at the base of Whiteface Mountain. It is also convenient to Lake Placid (maybe 15 minutes). The road is a simple highway (but the place is very quiet) with other motels and a few restaurants. The post office is next door. We used this motel as a jumping off point to other attractions in the area, like Ausable Chasm (30 -45 minutes away), Lake Placid (15 minutes), Whiteface Mountain road to summit (practically at the front door). We didn't go but Santa's Workshop is pretty close too. It was perfectly located for what we wanted to do. We even went a bit further, to Blue Mountain Lake, which was only about 1.5 to 2 hours away.
They don't have dinner but when we arrived the owner gave us a 10% discount coupon to a nearby restaurant (at a different Inn) called the Wilderness Inn, which we really liked.
We would definitely recommend this place and would go back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located 3 miles from beautiful Whiteface Mountain, where the 1980 Winter Olympics were held, in the heart of the Adirondacks! 12 miles from Lake Placid!! Free late check out for skiers. Go home comfortable!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mountain Brook Hotel Wilmington
- Hotel Mountain Brook