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Double bed with a Sofa in King View Room at The Lake House

Inspired by the centuries-old tradition of Adirondack style that blends the rustic landscape with the modern comforts, the newly renovated guest rooms in High Peaks Resort's main building bring the spirit of the Adirondacks to a fresh, contemporary Adirondack experience.


History of Great Camp Style

Nothing beats city life, right? The hustle and bustle, the electric excitement of progress and innovation; the vitality of putting down roots in a city that never sleeps. And yet, for as long as we've lived in cities, we've recognized the urge to exchange that vitality for verdancy. To wander, to explore, to vacate the concrete forests for living ones - at least for a moment. The concept of formally "taking a vacation" however is a fairly recent one, and it started right here, in the Adirondacks when wealthy New York City families of the 19th century would "vacate" the sweltering heat (and accompanying unpleasantries) for greener pastures, mountain peaks, and the large, lavish compounds called Great Camps, outfitted with bespoke rustic furnishings hewn from the Adirondack forests and adornments from their global adventures. What would become known as "Great Camp" style was an eclectic mix firmly rooted in both the Adirondacks and everywhere else.

Great ideas become cultural movements when they are shouted from the rooftops. At the same time as these Gilded Age magnates were retreating into the woods, the Romantic authors of the 19th-century were exploring the woods as a means to explore their own souls and the soul of a new nation; Henry David Thoreau spent his years on Walden Pond (in Massachusetts), Ralph Waldo Emerson and nine other men bushwacked their way to what they would call the Philosophers Camp on Follensby Pond just a few miles from High Peaks Resort. James Fenimore Cooper's novel The Last of the Mohicans was conceived of by his daughter while she was vacationing in the Adirondack Mountains. Their writing would magnify the appeal of escaping - if only for a moment - to live amongst the trees.


Forward Thinking for Over 150 Years

When Joseph Nash first bought land on the shores of Mirror Lake it was nothing more than a cow pasture, but the land and the red house he built on the shores of Mirror Lake would change the landscape of Lake Placid forever. Although the first adventures came to Lake Placid with the desire to live rough on the land, most had not anticipated what that actually meant. The Adirondack Mountains were untamed, as dangerous as they were majestic and though Joseph Nash built his red house as a homestead, it became the first boarding house for travelers to Lake Placid.

Whether it's the first new building projects in Lake Placid or the first to install winter heating elements and open for year-round accommodations or building an entirely new structure to accommodate attendees to the 1980 winter Olympic games, we seek to blend the tradition of Adirondack style and hospitality with modern-day sensibilities and creature comforts. The newly renovated guest rooms at High Peaks Resort brings together natural elements and textures from the Adirondacks with contemporary design in a way that pays homage to our tradition of pioneering hospitality.


Guest Room Features and Amenities Include

Modern, Adirondack-Inspired Furnishings

  • Work desk with executive office chair

  • Forest-inspired color palette

European Style Bathroom

  • Natural, river rock walk-in shower
  • Waterfall and handheld showerhead

Amenities & Creature Comforts

  • 49" High definition flat-screen TV
  • Keurig coffee maker
  • In-counter refrigerator
  • Balcony or patio with outdoor seating
  • USB charging ports

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