The Lake Placid Lodge has the distinction of being the only hotel that actually sits on the shores of Lake Placid, and almost every room has gorgeous views of the lake and surrounding woods. The building is actually one of the newest in the area, as the original burned to the ground in a huge fire back in 2005—the new construction is perfectly in the style of the Adirondacks, with stone fireplaces, sweeping porches, and exposed wood elements both in and outdoors. Inside, the decor can skew a bit campy, but the elements are all famously luxurious, including feather beds, private outdoor lounge spaces, roomy bathrooms. The Lodge’s restaurants are some of the town’s best, including a main dining room that serves a formal farm-to-table menu, plus a lively pub that’s popular among locals in the evenings. In the winter, there are nightly bonfires by the lake’s edge—s’mores obligatory.

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