Outdoor Adventure and Locally Sourced Cuisine on Mirror Lake
Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort is set along the banks of Mirror Lake in the northern Adirondack Mountains village of Lake Placid. This location puts guests in the perfect spot for enjoying the area’s popular outdoor activities: nearby Whiteface Mountain attracts hikers and Mirror Lake is ideal for kayaking. As temperatures drop, visitors can take part in dogsledding and cross-country skiing on nearby Mirror Lake or at Mount Van Hoevenberg. After a day spent taking in the natural surroundings, you'll find plenty to keep you entertained at the tranquil lakeside resort, which boasts an indoor pool, hot tubs, and a restaurant.
Lakeside guest rooms offer picturesque views of Mirror Lake and the Adirondack Mountains from private balconies and patios. As with village-side rooms, they feature natural-wood furnishings and are designed to feel like a home away from home, with Keurig coffeemakers, free WiFi, and mini refrigerators.
In keeping with the resort’s eco-friendly practices, the onsite restaurant, Generations, serves locally grown produce and farm-raised meats. For dinner, guests can savor grass-fed bison raised at a local farm and housemade crab cakes. In the summer, chefs grow their own produce on the rooftop garden. You can grab a cocktail at Straight Shot Lounge or groove to live DJ music at the resort's late-night club, Roomers.
Lake Placid, New York: World-Class Skiing and Small-Town Charm in the Adirondack Mountains
Nestled in northeastern New York's Adirondack Mountains, the village of Lake Placid is actually set on the shores of Mirror Lake, just south of Lake Placid proper. Year-round, folks flock to the area to take advantage of its abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation and to see the site of the "Miracle on Ice" from the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. Less than 10 miles away, Whiteface Mountain ski resort boasts one of the largest vertical drops east of the Rockies for downhill skiing and snowboarding. Come springtime, winter sports give way to kayaking trips and scenic hikes along leafy backcountry trails.
Along Lake Placid's quaint Main Street, you'll find a string of boutiques and curio shops, along with galleries and workshops where you can watch artisans blowing glass. Wine-tasting rooms and bakeries offer a taste of local flavors.