The Entrance of the Mirror Lake Inn
This Memorial Weekend, my family drove the almost six hours from Boston up to Lake Placid, for some rest, relaxation, and quality time together. We stayed at the Mirror Lake Inn right in the town center of Lake Placid on Mirror Lake, and had the most perfect relaxing time.
The Mirror Lake Inn is a throwback to days of old, when families had fun on paddleboats and hanging out on the lake. We arrived on Friday of Memorial Day Weekend, and even though it was before check-in time, our room was ready. The room (or more appropriately, suite) was absolutely perfect – with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a large table with chairs. With two televisions, two showers, a porch, and a refrigerator, it’s really a wonderful home base for a Lake Placid family vacation. The decor of the room and the Inn is reminiscent of an Adirondack lodge, and is very comfortable.
The Main Room in Our Hotel Suite
Service at the Mirror Lake Inn is topnotch. Everyone is so helpful and friendly – from the waitstaff at the restaurants to the cleaning staff. We were also so impressed with all of the hotel amenities. There’s a world-renowned spa, an indoor and outdoor pool, a workout room, three restaurants, a private beach on the lake, a whirlpool, and a sauna. We were able to take advantage of the complimentary lake boat rentals, taking a paddle boat out the first day and a row boat out the second day.
My kids loved the indoor pool the most. The pool, which is Adirondack themed, is incredibly kid-friendly, with a 1 1/2 foot area, as well as a bridge and small waterfall.
We dined at the Mirror Lake Inn several times. The first day, we had a quick lunch at the Cottage, across the street and right on the lake. The food and atmosphere is casual and the view is breathtaking. For those booking a bed and breakfast package, a full Adirondack breakfast buffet is served at the View restaurant. I highly recommend adding that option to your room, because the breakfast is hearty, and the perfect start to your day.
The View of Mirror Lake from Our Room
Our real treat was dinner at the AAA four-diamond restaurant, The View. We ate at the 5:30pm seating, which is the “family” seating. I just love this concept, because it can always be difficult dining with the children at nice restaurants. The food at the View is excellent, and we really enjoyed dinner.
We were all sad to leave, because we had such a relaxing, enjoyable long weekend together as a family.
The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa
77 Mirror Lake Drive
Lake Placid, New York 12946
Photo credit: Jodi Grundig
Disclosure: We received a complimentary two-night stay at the Mirror Lake Inn with breakfast and dinner at the View, (with a media rate for the third night).