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    Lake Placid Lodge
    Lake Placid, NY
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 475 reviewsTripAdvisor (475)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    This rustic lodge set on the shore of Lake Placid in the Adirondacks is stunning inside and out, according to recent guests. Typical of most Relais & Châteaux properties, accommodations are exquisitely designed with rustic objets d'art, custom-made beds crafted from tree limbs and the occasional private balcony overlooking the waterfront. And then there are the hotel's romantic cabins, which offer couples a more secluded (but still lavish) retreat. Travelers love dining at Artisans Restaurant and Maggie's Pub but are split on service. Some said the hotel staff members go above and beyond to provide first-rate service, while others encountered slow dinner service and less-than-impressive wait staff during recent stays. Keep in mind that if you frequent Relais & Châteaux and are part of the hotel's exclusive Club 5C, you are eligible to receive extra perks, such as complimentary room upgrades, for choosing to stay here.

    Lake Placid, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 475 reviewsTripAdvisor (475)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa
    Lake Placid, NY
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1323 reviewsTripAdvisor (1323)
    Free Parking

    Overlooking Lake Placid's main street from a hilltop perch, the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa has been an Adirondack mainstay since 1883. The resort is filled with exposed wooden beams and cozy fireplaces reminiscent of the lodges of yesteryear, but Mirror Lake is still catching up to the times. Accommodations are outfitted with wooden furniture, vaulted ceilings and expansive windows that offer views of Mirror Lake and the surrounding mountains – and recent visitors say the panoramas are stunning. However, those looking to stay connected to the world bemoaned having to pay extra for Wi-Fi access. When it's time for some R&R outside your digs, head to the spa for a massage or body scrub, or take a dip in the hot tub. Aside from its location and ample on-site amenities, travelers also praise the delectable culinary offerings available at The View, Taste Bistro & Bar and The Cottage.

    Lake Placid, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1323 reviewsTripAdvisor (1323)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
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    The Sagamore
    Bolton Landing, NY
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1858 reviewsTripAdvisor (1858)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Perched on Green Island in Bolton Landing, New York, The Sagamore caters to families with its plentiful lodging options. The resort features 137 classic guest rooms and suites that can be found in the Historic Hotel, while more affordable rooms and suites are tucked in The Lodges. Then there are The Hermitage and Wapanak Castle, two distinct buildings usually rented out to families as well as large groups. Recent guests recommend kid-friendly amenities like the seasonal Sagamore Kids Club and The Rec, an all-ages activity center with Nintendo Wii and Xbox stations, arcade games and even an indoor mini-golf course. And the Lake George waterfront activities – like kayaking, canoeing and fishing – are popular pastimes, as well. After participating in outdoor pursuits, you can retreat to one of the resort's eight on-site eateries. Although recent guests concede the meals here are pricey, they say they're well worth the cost, citing top-notch service and delicious bites. And while past visitors loved the ample on-site activities, many noted that the rooms are in need of a facelift.

    Bolton Landing, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1858 reviewsTripAdvisor (1858)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Mirbeau Inn & Spa
    Skaneateles, NY
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 550 reviewsTripAdvisor (550)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    The Mirbeau has a French aesthetic, taking its design cues from the Old World wine country. Stone turrets adorn the main inn, while four cheery yellow cottages cluster around the pond. The gardens are also reminiscent of France, modeled after Claude Monet's infamous gardens at Giverny. Naturally, the Mirbeau is a favorite with couples thanks to top-notch amenities like the 14,000-square-foot spa and its various treatments. (Some do note, though, that services can be rather pricey.) Recent guests also say that the accommodations are charming, with cozy fireplaces and oversized soaking tubs. Previous visitors compliment the cuisine served in the Dining Room and the Aqua Terrace, as well the extensive selection at the Wine Bar. You'll find the Mirbeau Inn & Spa on West Genesee Street Road, just west of downtown Skaneateles, New York, in the Finger Lakes region.

    Skaneateles, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 550 reviewsTripAdvisor (550)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    High Peaks Resort
    Lake Placid, NY
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1480 reviewsTripAdvisor (1480)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Located in Lake Placid, New York, near Mirror Lake, High Peaks Resort exhibits a modern interpretation of the classic Adirondack lodge. The ceilings feature in-laid wood paneling rather than exposed beams, and the cream and tan color scheme creates a bright, airy atmosphere. High Peaks Resort houses four pools (two indoor, two outdoor), as well as a spa – all of which earn high marks from recent guests. Guests report a pleasant stay overall thanks to friendly staff and the vibrant and convenient locale near Lake Placid's shops and eateries. Most recent travelers also applaud the cozy accommodations, though some said they could use a facelift. Each room features simplistic decor, adorned wooden accents and a few deluxe amenities, like soft terry cloth robes, flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Plus, The Den lounge and the main on-site eatery, Dancing Bears Restaurant, both receive rave reviews from recent patrons.

    Lake Placid, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1480 reviewsTripAdvisor (1480)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Geneva On The Lake
    Geneva, NY
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 314 reviewsTripAdvisor (314)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    For a romantic getaway in Finger Lakes wine country, Geneva on the Lake offers an intimate experience along Seneca Lake in south Geneva, New York. The small inn sits on 10 acres, home to original formal gardens dating back to the early 20th century. Inside, Lancellotti’s restaurant serves upscale Finger Lakes fare, with a nod to the 1592 Villa Lancellotti in Frascati, Italy – the inspiration for the 1910 estate that now houses Geneva on the Lake, which opened in 1981. This resort also features nightly live music in the restaurant, a parlor bar, a terrace, a 70-foot pool, a boathouse and in-room massages (for a fee). Recent guests particularly praised the gorgeous grounds and views. Some past visitors noted busy breakfasts, which was run by a seemingly overwhelmed staff. With Stickley’s furniture and free Wi-Fi access, suites range in layout, style and features – from a historic room with a library to a townhouse-style suite.

    Geneva, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 314 reviewsTripAdvisor (314)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

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