ARRIVAL/CHECK-IN: Everything about our stay at High Peaks Resort was convenient and easy, a perk during any hotel stay but especially so after a nearly six-hour road trip. My husband and I pulled into the entrance’s roundabout, and he stayed with the car while I went inside to check in, quickly and seamlessly. We unloaded the car onto a luggage cart, also taking two welcome glasses of Champagne up to our guestroom, before moving the car to the on- site — and also complimentary — parking garage. Parking and coming and going proved simple, but the resort’s location also makes walking to any spot on or near Main Street a breeze.
GUEST QUARTERS: Our superior king room with a view definitely delivered on its “with a view” promise; we found it hard to tear ourselves away from the room’s balcony, outfitted with two chairs, a small table and an unobstructed view of Main Street and Mirror Lake. The main drag of the town of Lake Placid actually edges Mirror Lake, which sits adjacent to Lake Placid.
High Peaks Resort actually comprises three properties: The Resort hotel, where we stayed; Waterfront Collection, a strip of rooms across the street right on Mirror Lake; and The Lake House, a mid-century modern inn with 44 rooms.
Our guestroom boasted mountain, outdoors, Western-esque décor, with browns and creams and touches of pattern. Upon entering the room, we found a spacious bathroom on the right featuring a large shower with a stone wall. We did have to let the water run for quite a while before it heated up. Further into the room a long, built-in dresser with a marble top lined one wall, a flat-screen TV above it. A desk sat next to this and across from a couch and round leather ottoman/table. Just beyond was the door to the patio. The king-sized bed, flanked by two nightstands that matched the dresser, sat opposite the mounted TV. The couch could be converted into a queen-sized bed.
SERVICES/AMENITIES: We enjoyed dinner at on-site Dancing Bears Restaurant, serving brunch and dinner. The Deck serves the community seasonally. The Spa & Salon is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Five on-site meeting and event spaces await to host any type of function.
Other guest amenities at High Peaks Resort include two outdoor pools, two indoor pools, complimentary watercraft in summer, complimentary snowshoes and winter trail access in winter, a fitness center, complimentary yoga, free WiFi and pet amenities.
- High Peaks Resort enjoys an enviable position at the end of Lake Placid’s Main Street, conveniently located near shopping, restaurants and entertainment.
- Our visit coincided with the second annual Open Sky Arts Festival, held at Lake Placid Center for the Arts. As a sponsor of the event, High Peaks Resort alerted us to the event, and we snagged tickets to see 1990s favorites Sophie B. Hawkins and Paula Cole on the first night of our stay.
- With the resort situated just across from picturesque Mirror Lake, time on your guestroom’s balcony enjoying the view and sunrise or sunset is an absolute must. As a year-round destination, Lake Placid and High Peaks Resort deliver in any season.
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