Considered by many one of the best hotels of its kind in the country, Whiteface Lodge is nestled in Adirondack Park. This six-million-acre recreation area in upstate New York has drawn nature lovers for decades (visitors have included Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Vanderbilt's and Marjorie Meriwether Post). In the heart of the park on Lake Placid, the lodge evokes the region's 19th-century heyday with a wood-beamed exterior, cozy carpet-strewn sitting rooms and cast-iron fireplaces. Amenities and services are decidedly 21st-century, as is the focus on family travel and mountain escapes. The resort offers every imaginable activity for families and adult travelers; including a movie theater, bowling, canoeing and ice skating in the winter. Kanu restaurant and lounge features classic culinary creations and a resort spa has hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, wellness classes, fitness center and a full service spa and salon menu. Ranked among the Top 100 Spas in North America by Condé Nast Traveler, the intimate 5,800-square-foot spa blends the rustic beauty of its setting with a relaxing and serene ambiance. The Spa at Whiteface Lodge takes its inspiration from the complex mosaic of Adirondack Mountain life and delivers luxurious treatments. The Whiteface Lodge offers you an impressive number of ways to escape the everyday world and immerse yourself in vacation splendor. From extraordinary onsite amenities to easy access to local recreational facilities, your friends and your family can forge lasting memories at our Lake Placid sanctuary.
Lodge Activities include the Health and Fitness Center that is available 24 hours a day. Enjoy tennis on the full size court, or a game of platform tennis. If basketball is your game, a basketball court is available for shooting a few hoops! The Game Room offers opportunities to enjoy air hockey, a game of pool, shuffleboard and more. Take a comfortable seat in the state of the art, surround sound movie theater and enjoy a private screening of three featured films daily! Complimentary popcorn is provided at the Ice Cream Parlor next door! Family fun awaits at our catch and release fishing pond.
Each Adirondack evening at The Whiteface Lodge offers the opportunity to gather around our bonfire for family fun and Smores!
Kanu Lounge features live Music every Friday and Saturday year round with additional nights during Holiday Periods. Lunch, Dinner and Full Bar available daily also.
Our Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor is reminiscent of days gone by, complete with a decadent menu to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Swimming Year-Round Indoors and Outdoors. Whether you choose to soak up the sun along our lakefront beach or relax at the Lodge, a refreshing swim awaits you! Our state of the art swimming pool is heated to 84 degrees year round, and offers the opportunity to swim indoors, outdoors, or both! Choose from one of three hot tubs to unwind and bid farewell to your worries!
Spring, Summer & Fall, enjoy the Lakefront Beach Canoe Club
The Canoe Club invites you to enjoy the natural surroundings and beauty of Lake Placid. Help yourself to one of our canoes or kayaks and embark on a tranquil excursion on your own or bring a companion! Canoe Bar and Grille provides food and full bar service for your enjoyment! Seasonal hours of operation apply.
Delight in the Lake Placid Region's diverse events and attractions, from annual sports events like Ironman Lake Placid, to community festivals such as the Holiday Village Stroll Weekend. Enjoy unparalleled outdoor recreation in the High Peaks, ski the greatest vertical drop in the east at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, discover New York's military history at historic sites such as Crown Point and Fort Ticonderoga, or simply relax by the lake and enjoy a free summer concert as the sun sets.
The region is home to incredible hiking opportunities and many of the famed Adirondack High Peaks. Go boating or fishing on Adirondack lakes - and enjoy a classic Adirondack getaway.
Lake Placid gained international fame as host of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games. Even decades after these two epic events, the region honors its Olympic heritage, operating as a training ground for each new generation of athletes. Several Olympic venues are open to visitors, including the ski jumping complex, the bobsled run at Mt. Van Hoevenberg and the ice skating rinks on Main Street.
Summer in the Adirondacks offers new outdoor activities, from golfing to road biking. Lake Placid's golf courses boast incredible views, challenging terrain and sweeping, lush greens. Westport Country Club is a "must play" course for any golfer, and the Saranac Lake Golf Club offers sprawling fairways just outside of the village. Test your golfing skills at the Ticonderoga Country Club located in the scenic Lord Howe Valley.
Nearby, the Whiteface Mountain area in Wilmington boasts mountain biking trails on the High Peaks that thread through forests and along stream beds, and the Lake Champlain bikeways wind through historic communities.
The Lake Placid Region offers a vibrant arts scene. Enjoy an evening at the Depot Theatre in Westport, a restored train station overlooking Lake Champlain, or catch a concert or gallery opening at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
Find diverse arts events throughout the year, including Songs at Mirror Lake, a free concert series running from July through August. The Lake Placid Film Festival showcases Main Street's Palace Theatre at its finest, featuring a series of films from different genres, including silent movies and documentaries. Nearby, the Upper Jay Art Center, aka Recovery Lounge, offers unique performances, live music and events in an eclectic theater that serves as an upholstery factory by day - and a performing arts space by night.+ More