I can’t say enough about the perfection that is the Lake Placid Lodge. A part of me always dreamed of staying in a snow-covered cabin, high up in the mountains, but I have to admit my imagination was not this good!
As I mentioned before, the Lodge is a cross between a bed and breakfast and a luxury hotel. The rooms are all unique, in layout and furnishings. The building itself is an architectural gem, with incredible details throughout. There isn’t one corner that’s left unadorned, which is quite a feat considering the size. People had been camping at the site since 1886 (the original structure burnt down in 2005)–and with good reason. It’s built so close to Lake Placid that every room has water and mountain views so stunning, they looked like paintings.
The food on site was outstanding, in quality, ingredients and presentation. The staff was helpful, super friendly, and unobtrusive. Some of the more special touches included midday and nighttime snacks left in the room, l’Occitaine bath products, all the winter sport gear you could want, and hot cocoa and champagne in the lobby at all times. There’s a fireplace in every room, with wood that’s continually restocked (and often accompanied by ‘smores kits). On the weekends, they even have visiting birds of prey that hang out in the lobby!
The Lodge defines “getaway”–I could have stayed forever!