Pick a special bed and breakfast

Are there bed and breakfasts here? Absolutely.

The resort hotels in Lake Placid are so well-known and celebrated that our adorable B&Bs can be overlooked. But they shouldn't be. We have the historic old structures that make the best bed and breakfasts, along with the artisan crafters and artistic decorators which bring them to a peak of comfort and style. And don't forget about our dedicated hospitality tradition, which has always been an important part of the Adirondacks.

Here are four delightful choices, all with their own special charms.

Old-fashioned pampering

Snow Goose Bed & Breakfast is over a century old. It wasn't always in the spot it's in now. It was once an inn somewhere else in Keene Valley, but it was taken apart and moved to its present location. But it hasn't lost a step in offering rejuvenating hospitality.

The hosts are currently expanding facilities to offer on-site classes with yoga, meditation, and other wellness ventures. Their full breakfasts (breakfast room pictured above) are centered around the freshest organic supplies they can gather, especially from local sources.

Snow Goose B&B is a welcoming place with a great front porch!

They already offer in-room massages or aromatherapy, and guests can try one of Amy’s own signature body scrubs, made with coconut and other essential oils. Indulge yourself even more by arranging one of their extra amenities. They can provide a flower arrangement, box of chocolates, or a platter of local cheese and gourmet crackers in your room.

This elaborately carved bed is part of their distinctive atmosphere; old world elaboration with modern comforts.

The rooms have wonderfully sumptuous touches in their bed linens, comforters, and bathroom fixtures. Most of the rooms also have their own little stove, where you can watch the flickering flames from bed.

There are little nooks throughout the building where places have been set aside for guests to enjoy a book or tablet session, with beautiful views of the trees surrounding the property.

Most rooms have a fireplace with a mantel for a cozy look (left). Many nooks for relaxing and for reading a good book in (right).

Snow Goose B&B is located in the lovely Keene Valley area, known for its fine hiking, fun little shops and dining places, and dramatic scenery, with rocky cliffs and stony brooks.

Where the moon comes over the mountain

The Bark Eater Inn rests in a bowl of beautiful scenery in the middle of the mountains. This makes the stars twinkle brighter. You can watch the moon edging over the mountains until it shines over the entire place. There is no light pollution in this meadow.

This was once a stagecoach stop. The building is over 150 years old, with original wide-board floors milled from trees on the property.

A marvelous porch adorns the Bark Eater Inn, making a wonderful place to simply be.

This is also a place for porch lovers. There's a broad and lovely screened porch near the beautiful gardens, with plenty of room for both convivial groups and someone who would like a bit of privacy. The gardens are both flower, and vegetable, because some of the breakfast served here has been grown on the property, along with eggs from their own hens.

This room has its own porch. Now that's a suite.

One ground floor room (above) has its own porch. But all can enjoy the surrounding 200 acres, with its own trail system designed by an Olympic ski touring champion. There are almost five miles of trails to take guests through open fields, deep forest, a variety of streams, the Ausable River, and even their own pond.

Decorating is simple and modern, all the better to show off the abundant art on the walls, tables, and shelves. Much of it is also for sale, so feel free to fall in love.

Almost all the art seen throughout the Bark Eater Inn is for sale, too.

It is both remote from the center of the town of Keene, and also, walkable to and from it. For when you really want to get away, but not too far.

Naturally sweet

South Meadow Farm Lodge is a real farmhouse, though it has a modern look. What they grow there is maple trees for maple syrup.

Find treats at their own maple store on the property, made on the premises. Once you have tasted real maple syrup, there is no going back. You have been warned. If you are a pancake or waffle fan, you must get your own jug to take home.

They have a maple surgaring store on the premises, and in spring, the scent of maple cooking is magical (left). The farm kitchen is where the hosts make homemade maple treats (right).

The lodge has a soaring Great Room with a view of the High Peaks. In the fall, there is a cozy fire here, in the stone fireplace.

One of the Great Rooms, with an extraordinary view.

Lots of windows bring in gorgeous mountain views.

Adirondack chairs, Adirondack view, Adirondack style.

The old single lane road which leads to the property is lined with boulders and has wonderful vistas for a scenic walk. There's some great, and easy, hiking nearby, too.

The look of South Meadow Farm Lodge combines classic Adirondack Lodge with a modern update.

This B&B is set in a mountain meadow on the outskirts of Lake Placid, yet has easy access to attractions and dining nearby.

In town, not of it

Paradox Lodge is only half a mile (about a 10-minute walk) from Lake Placid's downtown. Yet it feels like a little world of its own.

This lodge of many rooms and buildings has a timeless feel, so it can be surprising to discover that it has been rehabbed from the ground up, from the outside porch to the interior decorating.

It is a sweet surprise to discover this hidden B&B so close to Lake Placid's dining and shopping.

Each room has its own shape, furnishings, and items of interest, making for a wonderfully eclectic mix.

Each room has a very different personality.

Rustic meets the finest in modern luxury in their bathrooms, too.

Each bathroom has fine fixtures and complementary robes for use by guests.

This lodge has a big backyard that leads to Lake Placid itself. This famous scenery can get even closer with the lodge's canoes, which are available for guests.

And in back, Lake Placid, the lake. There are canoes and Adirondack chairs and the McKenzie Mountain wilderness in the background.

The plantings around the whole property keep the outside world at bay, while welcoming in the lovely nature. For the feel of a remote lake camp, yet so close to the town center, Paradox Lodge has the mix just right.

These are just four of your options. There are plenty more.

Explore all of our enchanting B&Bs. Follow with a lovely lunch or dinner at one of our bistros. Explore our great outdoors.


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