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The Best Places to Travel in Winter - Lake Placid's Lake House

Lake Placid's Lake House invites you to enjoy one of the best places to travel for a winter getaway in Upstate New York. Check in to our Lake House, one of High Peaks Resort's three unique experiences offering hip-yet-cozy lodging right in downtown Lake Placid.

Winter Dog Sledding with family on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid

Five Reasons Why Lake House in Lake Placid is the Winter Getaway You've Been Dreaming Of:

1. Winter at the Lake House

Lake House in Lake Placid is named for its location on Main Street overlooking Mirror Lake. In winter, the scene turns white, but the activity on the lake remains. We just switch kayaks and paddleboards to ice skates and dog sleds, cocktails on the deck for hot toddies in the lounge, and bonfires for a cozy fireplace.

2. Après Ski or No-Ski Friendly Hangout

Our guests often remark that our common areas are a major reason for choosing Lake House. Cathedral ceilings, comfy couches draped with Pendleton wool blankets, a fully stocked bar a few feet away, and a roaring fire in the fireplace makes for a perfect après ski hangout, or the perfect excuse to tag along on your friends' ski trip even though you don't ski. If a book nook with views of snowcapped peaks sounds like heaven, then Lake House is perfect for you.

3. Ice-Skating, Dog Sledding, Cross-Country Skiing

A few steps from the Lake House is Mirror Lake, which in summer is a popular place for swimming and paddling, and in winter becomes the town's playground. Skate around the Mirror Lake Ice Track, go for a scenic dog sled ride, or try cross-country skiing across the lake. The newly constructed Mirror Lake Toboggan Chute is slated to open this winter as well – adding another fun activity to the lake's on-going festivities.

4. Basecamp for Adventures

Winter in the Adirondacks offers all manner of outdoor recreation opportunities, and Lake Placid is a hub of activity. Within walking distance of Lake House, find wine tasting, micro-breweries, boutique shopping, and restaurants. Hit the slopes at nearby Whiteface Mountain, go snowshoeing or Nordic skiing with rentals from outdoor shops on Main Street, or take one of High Peaks Resort's Norwegian Kick Sleds for a tour around the lake. Not feeling like going outside to play in the snow? See reason #2 for staying at Lake House!

5. Winter Festivals & Cultural Opportunities

Did you know that six miles from Lake House, the oldest winter carnival in the northeastern United States happens every February, offering 10 days of sports competitions, arts entertainment, and community activities? And that's just one of the winter events going on in Lake Placid. Experience world cup competitions at the Olympic Jumping Complex and bobsled track, spend the evening at the theater at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and then swing into High Peaks Resort's Dancing Bears restaurant for dinner after the show.

Don't miss a moment of winter at Lake House. Book your room today!