Resort at a Glance: High Peaks Resort
Lake Placid’s first bed and breakfast first welcomed visitors more than 100 years ago, when they marveled at the surrounding Adirondack High Peaks and the shores of Mirror Lake at their doorstep. Today, where that inn once stood, High Peaks Resort offers guest rooms reminiscent of lodges and access to outdoor activities for every season. The resort is still most popular in winter, with Whiteface Mountain ski resort just a short drive away.
- Mega-Freeze Drafts pour from ice-enclosed taps at Dancing Bears Restaurant, where guests can dine on burgers and pizza. This Getaway includes breakfast for two when you stay for at least 2 nights.
- Aveda Concept day spa: Unwind with massages, facials, and haircare at Element Day Spa at High Peaks Resort.
- Take a dip in the indoor pool and hot tubs.
- Adirondack-inspired rooms may feature private patios or balconies, some with sweeping views of the lake.
- Waterfront Collection: These secluded guest rooms provide direct waterfront access and views of the High Peaks region.
- Lakeview rooms: These secluded guest rooms provide breathtaking views of Mirror Lake and the surrounding High Peaks region.<p>
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.
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, and ice-fishers can be seen trying their luck on the surface of the lake. 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 samplings of local flavors.<p>