When you go to the Rockies, you stay in a Ranch; when you go to the Adirondacks, you stay in a camp. If you can’t camp in the forest, you stay at a place that gives you a unique experience. The best place to stay in the Adirondacks is the Forbes Four Diamond-rated Whiteface Lodge, which mirrors the splendour of the historic Great Camps. The Whiteface Lodge Resort is considered to be the best Adirondacks hotel as it provides luxurious accommodation in a breathtaking woodland setting.
One of the key reasons for me to visit Lake Placid was to see the home of the two Winter Olympics games (1932 and 1980). What I didn’t know was that my resort was actually a dream of a former Olympian himself. It was his vision and decades of building experience that created one of the grandest properties in the Adirondack Mountains. Here is my first-hand experience of staying at this luxurious Adirondacks hotel:
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WHY choose Whiteface Lodge?
Whiteface Lodge is in the heart of the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains. The resort is just a few blocks from Lake Placid and a short drive from the celebrated ski slopes of Whiteface Mountain.
Authentic Adirondacks Ambiance
The extraordinary, one-of-a-kind rustic timber design incorporates the use of traditional Adirondack wood and stone – including local timber milled on-site, coupled with hand-crafted furnishings and details. But having a rustic design and being located in an idyllic setting doesn’t mean the resort cut corners on the facilities. You’ll find abundant avant-garde amenities at “the Northeast’s Best Mountain Resort”.
Awards, Ratings, and Reviews
Created to be one of the region’s grandest properties, the Lodge has garnered numerous awards, including “The 2012 World’s Best Places to Stay” on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List. It is rated as #1 in Best Adirondacks Resorts, #1 in Best Adirondacks Hotels and #33 in Best New York Hotels. While searching for accommodation online, I hardly came across any negative reviews.
WHAT do you get?
The only all-suite lodge in the Adirondacks region features 96 guest suites with full kitchens, living space with fireplaces, balconies or patios, and full breakfast daily. Depending on your budget and number of guests, you can choose from any of the following:
Whether you are a family or a couple or just friends, the resort offers every imaginable activity – from a 56-seat surround-sound movie theatre, a 10-pin bowling alley, a game room chock-full of foosball and air hockey tables to canoeing and ice skating in the winter. The open kitchen showcases the talents of Executive Chef Adam Bechard’s culinary team at the Kanu restaurant and lounge. Don’t miss their signature traditional dishes and cocktails. The resort spa is an ideal pampering zone with hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, wellness classes, fitness center and a full-service spa and salon menu. There’s so much to keep you busy within the resort for days but if you want to explore outside then Whiteface Lodge offers outdoor activities and a free shuttle service to local recreational facilities.
The staff was very courteous and answered all my queries patiently at any given time. I would particularly like to mention the valet service. They tried to know my name and always welcomed me with a big smile, no matter when I arrived.
HOW to book?
You can book either book directly by visiting their website http://www.thewhitefacelodge.com/ or through any third-party website like tripadvisor.com or booking.com
My experience of Staying at Whiteface Lodge was wonderful, and I can definitely say it is the best Adirondacks hotel. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for one-of-its-kind luxurious experience.
Have you ever stayed at such a place? If yes, I would love to hear from you.
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I was hosted by Adirondacks USA and Whiteface Lodge in May 2017. However, as always, the views are mine and based on my personal experience. The pictures used are either mine or provided by the Resort.