Set in 6-million acres of wilderness in Adirondack Park, Lake Placid Lodge wraps travellers in a cocoon of timber, stone walls and woollen blankets. A winding approach through pine forests ends on a bluff, where the lodge sits overlooking the 2000-acre lake and Adirondack Mountains. It feels remote, but a 10-minute drive brings you to the shops and cafés in Lake Placid town.
Admire the lake views over farm-fresh dishes from the 7-course tasting menu at Artisans (children aged over 12 are permitted, reservations are recommended), or opt for classic burgers and pork chops at Maggie's Pub. Breakfast is not to be missed -- Travel + Leisure raves about the "as light as the crisp mountain air" buttermilk pancakes.
Rooms are rich with reminders of the surrounding mountains, with timber-clad walls and stone fireplaces in each. There's a soaking tub in every bathroom and beds are custom made from twisted branches and tree trunks, and topped with fur throws. In keeping with the rustic atmosphere, there are no TVs in room, though there is one in the pub. Tucked closer to the shoreline, individual cabins offer enhanced privacy. Here, wide picture windows overlook the lake, and there are a pair of chairs outside for romantic stargazing.
The region is known for its outdoor adventures, particularly in the winter when the lake is used for ice-skating (Ice skates, snowshoes and cross-country skis are free to borrow). Whiteface Mountain is less than an hour's drive away and has the longest vertical ski drop on the east coast. When the snow melts, it reveals hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as opportunities for granite-faced rock climbing, white-water rafting and horseback riding.
There's a 12% per room, per night resort fee, which covers the use of snowshoes, cross-country skis and sleds in the winter, and canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards in the summer. It also covers property-wide Wi-Fi and tours of Lake Placid aboard the resort’s Hacker-Craft mahogany motorboat.
From the press:
"The service is impeccable and out of sight" -- Travel + Leisure
"It's a true American treasure -- oozing with so much personality and
Condé Nast Traveler
"While there's a lot to look at here, the lodge is by no means
museum-stiff; it's remarkably welcoming and comfortable" --
Newspaper / magazines
24-hour front desk
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Outdoor space for some rooms
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.
Standard checkout time: 11:30am.
Children and additional guests
No children under the age of 12 are allowed except during Family Friendly Dates: Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King Weekend, President’s Week, during the month of March and when the Lodge is reserved in its entirety by one party.
There is no extra bed; infant's cot/crib available
Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $75 per day on checkout. Pets allowed in the Lake View and Lakefront Cabins only.
12% nightly resort fee, which covers the use of snowshoes, cross-country skis and sleds in the winter, and canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards in the summer. It also covers property-wide Wi-Fi and tours of Lake Placid aboard the resort’s Hacker-Craft mahogany motorboat.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
hotel is a 10-minute drive from the centre of Lake Placid and Burlington
International Airport is about two hours east by car.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.