Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa was founded in 1926 by the couple Climena Alford, a native of Lake Placid, and her husband, William Rufus Wikoff from Massachusetts.
In no time they transformed an old estate into one of the most high quality resorts in the US.
Therefore, in no time their reputation spread everywhere and attracted wealthy guest from all over the state, and specially from New York City.
The Inn was always involved with sports events where they hosted entire teams. Also, they enjoyed sport-related innovation like the first electric rope-tow, the first snow making machine and the first bobsled run!
With locally sourced, fresh ingredients, they are also famous for their delicious food and treats!
They offer 3 dining options at the resort: The View – Lake Placid’s only AAA Four-Diamond “Exceptional” rated restaurant; Taste Bistro & Bar – serving a casual dinner and cocktails; and The Cottage – a great hangout spot year-round and named one of the top Après Ski spots in North America, by the readers of Ski Magazine!
In addition, they have a fantastic SPA that offers countless incredible treatments like the Vichy Shower and different massages with different purposes. You will be pampered with the marine-based skincare product line, Phytomer. For the gals, manicure and pedicures are available and for the gentlemen, a variety of services too.
And, of course, pool, sauna, jacuzzi…they have it all! Are you into fitness? You can book your personal trainer and hit the gym at any time!
With extremely comfortable and classically decorated rooms, you’ll certainly feel the nostalgic vibe! Take a look here to see their options.
It’s a 4-5h trip from New York City and definitely worth it!
They’ve been featured by renowned publications like Condé Nast Traveler, so do check them out if you’re planning an escape up state.
We have no doubt that you’ll have the most fantastic and relaxing time at the Mirror Lake Inn.
Location: 77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY
Photo Credits: Courtesy of Mirror Lake Inn