Adirondack Style

December 6, 2012 / Design / Travel / Wine + Dine
the skinny

Lake Placid Lodge
144 Lodge Way
Lake Placid, NY 12946

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December has arrived and there’s a definite chill in the air here in New York as the winter season quickly approaches. Each year it’s the same, my brain begins instinctually to focus on all things warm, comfy and cozy — big sweaters, soft blankets and crackling fireplaces. It reminded me of my trip to the Lake Placid Lodge a few months ago, which is lovely any time of year, but has that perfect, rustic ambiance you’d want to hibernate in all winter. Constructed in the Arts & Crafts style with heavy stone and wooden beams, the lodge and private cabins are situated with perfect views of the lake. Bed frames are made of twirling tree branches and outfitted with colorful printed linens. Majestic moose heads hang over hearths where one can sit and drink hot chocolate in a perfectly worn leather chair. Much of the furniture is handmade by local artisans and Adirondack stone masons laid all fifty of the fireplaces stone by stone. There’s no need to leave the property as the cuisine at the Artisans Restaurant was divine. We even had an afternoon of fun in the Teaching Kitchen with their fabulous sous-chef Sarah Steffan.