Tucked away on the banks of Lake Placid is the award-winning resort called Mirror Lake Inn. Rich in history, and attractive to many that have visited or that want to visit, the resort offers astounding views of Lake Placid and the surrounding mountains. The summer months present manicured lawns and flowers everywhere that have been masterfully grown and placed around the fairytale grounds. The winter months offer heaps of pure-white snow, and the Inn is tastefully decorated with lights and garland, opening its doors to warm you inside and out. Mirror Lake Inn is a fantastic romantic getaway option, and comments and reviews found in this place agree whole-heartedly.
History of Mirror Lake Inn
Mirror Lake Inn originally started out as Mir-a-Lac Inn in 1926. William Wikoff and his wife Climena moved to Lake Placid, after success in their financial endeavors. They purchased an estate, and created the Mir-a-Lac Inn, drawing wealthy customers to its doors. In 1932, the entire Inn was rented by the Norwegian Team for the winter Olympics. Climena eventually took the title to the inn and hanged the name to Mirror Lake Inn. Mirror Lake was a leader in winter activities, having the first electric tow rope installed on Dream Hill behind the inn, and was also the first to set up an ice-skating camp, where many figure skating champions practiced and skated. Mirror Lake is infamous for its delicious food and pleasant hospitality since 1926.
Accommodations at Mirror Lake
Mirror Lake has up to six different styled rooms to choose. Some are larger with more beds, and some are just perfect for a couple’s getaway. The Mirror Lake Suite is the perfect escape for you and your partner. Beautifully decorated it features a comfy master bed and a fireplace. Check out the mountain and lake views from your private balcony and watch the sunset. Another romantic option is the High Peaks Suite. This suite has heated tile in the bathroom, a fireplace, flat screen TV, your private balcony, and views galore of the Adirondack Mountains. Classic and Signature rooms are available, as well as suites if you are traveling with more company. All the rooms are updated, finely decorated, and cozy and highly praised.
The Mirror Lake Spa is a truly relaxing and self-pampering treat. A wide variety of services are offered, and you can stroll the lounges and sit by a fireplace while relaxing, or use a steam room or even soak in a whirlpool. Manicures and pedicures are available as well as specialty items like the Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, where your masseuse massages you by walking on your back which relieves pressure and alleviates pain. Schedule a couple’s massage to enhance your romantic weekend, or indulge on a gentleman’s facial or a ladies body sugar scrub. The Mirror Lake Spa has a spa menu, complete with pricing and length of the items you decide to choose. Relaxation awaits you at one of the top spas in the U.S.
The Mirror Lake Inn has been famous for its excellent food since its very beginnings. Mr. and Mrs. Wikoff used vegetables from their garden and purchased their goods from local farmers, ensuring freshness and a real New York taste. The tradition continues today as fresh herbs are still used from Mirror Lake’s herb garden, and their Adirondack Flapjacks are still a customer favorite. The View Restaurant is located on site and has won the Wine Spectator’s Dining Award fifteen times! Dinner has various fish and crab cakes, a prime beef filet, and many more delicious options. They are open seven days a week and on holidays as well. The Taste Bistro and Bar is the perfect place for a casual meal. Gaze out on Mirror Lake as you dine, and stop by Friday evenings for live music and a cocktail with your partner. The Cottage is another Mirror Lake dining option, and a favorite among skiers. Come snuggle up with your sweetie by one of the many wood burning fireplaces both inside and outside. Bloody Marys are the favorite here, so grab one and enjoy the day.
Mirror Lake Fun and Activities
Paddle around Lake Placid in your paddle boat during the summer, or skate around one of the two ice-skating rinks created in front of The Cottage restaurant in the winter months. Winter also offers snowshoeing and skiing around the inn. Afternoon tea is a Mirror Inn tradition, which is observed between 3:30 and 4:30 pm, and comes with homemade chocolate chip cookies. Canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and more are offered to you on a first-come, first-served basis. There are also two heated pools, one indoors and one out to enjoy swimming at any time of the year. The indoor pool is also a lap pool, so you can skip the fitness center and get your exercise swimming.
Vacation for two
Mirror Lake in is a high-class getaway for two. Fireplaces and elegant, gorgeous decor and dining create a cozy and relaxing ambiance through the entire property. Treat yourselves at the spa, have a superb glass of wine by the fire, and enjoy each other’s company. The glassy lake waters and sweeping mountain views will greet you from your private balcony in the morning. Mirror Lake asks that you not use your cell phones in public areas, setting the quiet and relaxed atmosphere for all to enjoy. Your romantic stay awaits on the edge of Lake Placid.