NEW KDHamptons Travel Diary: The Lake Placid Lodge, A Winter Wonderland in the Adirondacks

Photo credit: ÒGary Hall PhotographyÓ or ÒGary R. Hall.Ó
Photo credit: ÒGary Hall PhotographyÓ or ÒGary R. Hall.Ó

The Lake Placid Lodge is balanced on the edge of village and forest in the Adirondacks.  As rustic and splendid as the Great Camps from the Gilded Age, it’s beams are hewn by hand, the rooms are filled with art and antiques, with beds carved by local artisans and 50 stone fireplaces laid piece-by-piece by Adirondack masons.  The Lodge is the ultimate romantic retreat for couples who love to cozy up by the fire, as well as get outside for some wintertime adventures, including: hiking snowy trails, cross-country skiing, outdoor ice skating and nightly bonfires by the lake.  Experience the thrill of a professional bobsled ride, or take the Cloudsplitter Gondola up to the top of Whiteface Mountain.


Lake Placid

There is nothing quite like waking up to the frozen beauty of Lake Placid in your luxurious cabin with a fire burning by the bedside.  Lake Placid Lodge accommodations include 13 beautifully-appointed guest rooms and 17 cabins [which allow dogs] that sit at the water’s edge and boast wide stone porches, wood-burning fireplaces [logs are set up for guests by staff, just light the match!], and breathtaking views of the wilderness through diamond-paned windows.  If you need a little pampering between adventures, the spa practitioners at the Lodge will soothe your muscles with a rejuvenating massage, performed in the privacy of your guest room or cabin.

Lake Placid Lodge

Kelli DelaneyWalking the snowy trail around Lake Placid is one of my favorite escapes.Lake Placid Lodge

Lake Placid Cabin

Of course, the Lodge is also well stocked with indoor pursuits for those who prefer a good book or peaceful puzzle by the fire to a day on the slopes.  Pop into town to explore the historic museums and shopping in the Village of Lake Placid.  Fresh local ingredients are transformed into unforgettable culinary experiences at the Lodge’s Artisans Restaurant and Maggie’s Pub, and paired with hand-picked vintages from the Wine Cellar.

Lake Placid Lodge

Lake Placid Lodge

Discover the latest Winter Offers at Lake Placid Lodge and begin planning your winter escape today:  Receive 15% off select room types for stays through December 29, for more info, CLICK HERE 

Dr. Mark KotDr. Kot takes a seat in the life-size ice castle in town.

*Images in this feature are a mix from Kelli Delaney and also via