Nestled in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, is the picturesque village of Lake Placid. This quaint town is a fairytale oasis and clearly is something for America to be proud of as it hosted the 1932 and 1980 Olympics. Any upstate itinerary should include a stop in Lake Placid, and the Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa is the ideal respite from city life.
Overlooking Mirror Lake, this stunning boutique resort has been celebrated for its world-class hospitality and culinary since it was established in 1924. The rustic mountain decor feels warm and cozy with stunning rooms with top of the line luxury offerings, indoor pool and spa, outdoor pool and sundeck, private lakeside beach with complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, canoes and paddleboats.
Mirror Lake Inn is undeniably one of the most romantic getaways, so grab your “boo” because this one is perfect for the lovers. With all of their world-class amenities, it is the beverage and culinary program that got us seriously excited.
Mirror Lake Inn has three separate dining options on the property, elegant fine dining at The View, cocktails and bites at Taste Bistro and casual lakeside at The Cottage. Guests are also treated to complimentary coffee and homemade cookies 24/7 in the lobby and a daily Afternoon Tea.
Earning a Wine Spectator Restaurant Wine List Award for its impressive selection of over 400 offerings curated by Justin Peregoy. It is also the only AAA Four Star Diamond Award winning restaurant in Lake Placid. The View serves breakfast and dinner daily, we recommend hitting their incredible breakfast buffet to start the day.
If you are in a celebratory mood, take advantage of Justin’s expertise in all things wine and bubbles as he is a CMS Certified Sommelier. Fun impressive fact: Mirror Lake Inn’s wine program is a recipient of Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine Awards.
The Cottage Restaurant
A favorite of the locals, The Cottage Restaurant is situated directly on the lake, this friendly spot is ideal spot for casual comfort food and drinks. There is plenty of outdoor seating for warm weather and cozy indoor tables for aprés ski action. We recommend heading here for lunch or brunch and enjoying their signature Build Your Own Bloody Mary; we like ours with spicy pickles and olives.
Taste Bistro & Bar
We love dining at the bar, so we recommend dinner at Taste Bistro & Bar after an action packed day in the Adirondacks. Here you can enjoy much of the same award-winning cuisine and wine program as The View and wine program but with a much more relaxed atmosphere.
Cocktails are expertly crafted with twists on many familiar classics and Taste hosts live music on Friday & Saturday evenings making this the perfect casual date spot.
Mirror Lake Inn details
77 Mirror Lake Dr, Lake Placid, NY 12946, 518-523-2544, mirrorlakeinn.com, @mirrorlakeinn
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