The non-stop lifestyle we live as residents of Manhattan makes weekend getaways necessary. The vintage Adirondack style of The Lake Placid Lodge is quaint, remote, and the only hotel in this prime location, which allows for ultimate relaxation. The Lodge is situated on the western shore of Lake Placid. It is made up of a central lodge, beautiful guest rooms, and cabins that sit at the water’s edge. The cabins create an at-home-feel with rustic pine beams, luxurious feather beds and spa-like bathtubs. With the stone porches, wood-burning fireplaces and breathtaking views of the Adirondack landscape visible through diamond-paned windows, you don’t even have to leave your cabin to enjoy the outdoors.
The Lodge’s high-end cuisine is crafted by chefs that are trained in England prior to sharing their culinary talents in America. Guests are amazed with statement dishes such as wild king salmon and roast magret of duck. Artisans Restaurant and Maggie’s Pub feature fresh local ingredients paired with hand-picked spirits from the lodge’s Wine Cellar. The combination of their culinary skills and presentation are worth the travel from Manhattan.
The beauty of the lodge is that there are no televisions, which may be alarming. The point of this concept is to help guests step away from the chaos of every day technology and to get in tune with nature. Most guests do not mind the lack of television, since the location of the lodge allows for outdoor activities including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, outdoor ice skating and nightly bonfires by the lake.
Spending a weekend away at The Lake Placid Lodge makes for the ultimate seclusion. Children under 12 are usually not permitted at this lodge, but exceptions are made throughout the year for special occasions and retreats. During the regular schedule with the age restriction, The Lake Placid Lodge creates a place for a romantic couple getaway or a sophisticates stay for singles and groups of friends. Conveniently located twenty minutes from the Adirondack Regional Airport, makes for an easy transition from flight to lodge.
The contemporary classical style and secluded atmosphere makes for a relaxing weekend without any interruptions, allowing you to leave your Manhattan lifestyle at home. The Lake Placid Lodge is perfect for meetings, retreats, and celebrating milestone occasions. It offers a unique location and a timeless backdrop. The Lake Placid Lodge offers an experience that combines elegance with rustic luxury.
-by Deirdre McAndrew