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Experience the Perfect “Skip Generation” Vacation When You Stay at High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid

You've finally convinced your kids that the grandkids are old enough for you to take them on a trip yourselves. Now, what to do?

Published: 07/11/2019

The Perfect Destination

You'll need somewhere close – you love them, but hours of "Are we there yet," on a loop is more than you want to sign up for. You'll need a destination that offers plenty of exciting, energy-burning activities for the kids, and lots of things to do if you choose to stay close to the hotel.

At High Peaks Resort, our location in downtown Lake Placid puts you within a few steps of great dining, two lakes that offer boating, paddling, and swimming, as well as walking paths, a movie theater – not to mention the variety of indoor and outdoor amenities that come with a stay at each of our three unique experiences.

Things to Do For the Kids

Four Pools

Oh, the joy of staying at a hotel with a pool when you're a kid! It's a must, really. High Peaks Resort offers two outdoor pools and two indoor pools – and all are heated. Relax while the kids swim in the indoor pool at the Resort, or bask in the fresh mountain air at our two outdoor pools.

Two Lakes

Mirror Lake and Lake Placid are two of the Adirondack Region's most iconic lakes. Lake Placid, the bigger lake that gives the town its name, is a short walk from High Peaks Resort, and offers boat tours and boat rentals. Mirror Lake is just across the street from the resort, and that's where our fleet of stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, and paddleboats are available for our guests to use. Speaking of which...

Boat Rentals

We offer a variety of complimentary recreation equipment year-round for our guests' enjoyment of the Adirondacks. Borrow a kayak, rowboat, stand-up paddleboard or paddleboat for use on Mirror Lake during the summer, or race around the frozen lake on Norwegian Kicksleds in winter. Simply check with the front desk on availability and enjoy the lake!


The Resort is part of a three-property experience, which includes Lake House at High Peaks Resort. Located across the street from the resort, Lake House offers a rainy-day haven in its great room. Play board games, relax by the fire, and grab a cocktail at the bar while the kids entertain themselves. It's also a great place to be in the evenings as the outdoor bonfire offers a gathering place for our guests to enjoy s'mores and the start of the evening.

Kid-Friendly Dining

Dancing Bears, our on-site restaurant, provides a well-rounded, kid-friendly place to eat right on Main Street. Dine in-house, and then stroll down the way for an after-dinner ice cream from one of many shops on Main Street.

Off-Site Adventure

The Adirondacks is synonymous with adventure, and when you stay with us, you are within a short drive of many adventure attractions. From walking above waterfalls at High Falls Gorge to scaling mountain tops at Whiteface Mountain, you'll find plenty to keep the grandkids busy.

Things to Do For the Grandparents

Full-Service Spa

Our newly opened Lake Placid spa offers a full menu of spa treatments. Find specialty massages using locally sourced ingredients for a truly unique, only-here spa experience or enjoy a relaxing manicure/pedicure combo treatment.

Walking Path

Right outside our doors, Mirror Lake offers a plethora of on-the-water fun, as well as a 2.5-mile walking path around the lake. If you're an early riser, it can be a wonderful way to get some exercise while enjoying the mountain scenery.


Main Street in Lake Placid offers boutique shopping and dining. Find unique home goods, gifts, and clothes with an Adirondack twist.

Book your next getaway at High Peaks Resort and treat your grandkids to a special and memorable "Skip-Generation" vacation in the Adirondack Mountains.

What is a "Skip-Generation" Family Vacation?

Simply put, a skip-generation family vacation is when grandparents travel with their grandkids and leave the kids' parents at home. It is most common with families in which the grandparents are retired and the parents are still in the workforce. It is a great time for grandchildren to bond with their grandparents if they don't live close to one another year-round or simply because they enjoy spending time together without needing Mom or Dad around too.