Lake Placid

Hotels in Lake Placid

Families return year after year to this 131-room lakefront complex in the Adirondack Mountains, drawn by the casual vibe and the pub-style food from the alfresco Cottage restaurant (open-faced roast beef sandwich, anyone?).

After a devastating fire in 2005 damaged the original 1882 main house, the hotel reopened a new five-suite 30,000-square-foot main building in August of 2008. The new lodge's style is updated Arts and Crafts with antique local furniture.

Rustic, all-suite lodge featuring white-pine beams, cast-iron fireplaces, and well-equipped rooms (full kitchens; private patios) abutting the 6 million acre Adirondack Park.

The cozy Victorian hotel on Signal Hill was built in 1912 and overlooks Mirror Lake. There are 10 tidy, affordable rooms and a stellar restaurant that draws on the region's bounty.