Tucked into the woodlands above Lake Placid, New York sits Whiteface Lodge, a AAA Four Diamond-rated all-suite luxury resort, ideal for travelers looking for an epic mountainside vacation. With temperatures averaging at 77 degrees, Whiteface Lodge is a perfect place for classic summer fun without the sweltering summer heat.
Below are the top five reasons to visit Whiteface Lodge this summer:
1. Ideal for families and groups:
Whiteface Lodge doesn’t offer typical hotel rooms, the resort boasts expansive suites ranging from 700 to 2,300 square feet, giving guests their choice of spacious accommodations, including one-, two- or three-bedrooms. Each suite comes with a fully equipped kitchen and washer/dryer that will make guests feel at home and provide plenty of space for spreading out and relaxing.
2. No resort fees, yet brimming with complimentary perks:
Rare for resorts of this magnitude, Whiteface Lodge offers guests an abundance of complementary perks with no surprise resort fee tacked on at the end. A few summertime lodge favorites include:
• A private catch-and-release pond stocked with rainbow trout, with complimentary equipment available
• Tennis, pickleball, basketball, ladderball and cornhole
• Year-round indoor and outdoor pool and hot tubs
• Three films a day at the 56-seat surround-sound movie theater with fresh popcorn offered
• A family game room featuring air hockey, billiards, foosball, shuffleboard, ping pong and more
• An old-fashioned two-lane bowling alley
• A nightly bonfire tradition with s’mores kits
• Fitness classes ranging from pilates and yoga to aqua aerobics and more
3. Summer camp but for all ages:
In addition to all the complimentary perks mentioned above, Whiteface Lodge’s Canoe Club allows guests to enjoy complimentary canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, paddle boards, swimming, volleyball, badminton, tetherball, bocce ball, horseshoes and life-sized Jenga at the exclusive Lake Placid beachfront facility. For a memorable boating experience, travelers can also utilize one of the lodge’s signature collections of watercraft via concierge service and complete with all necessary equipment and instruction for tubing, water-skiing or wake-boarding on Lake Placid. Additionally, Whiteface Lodge’s annual Kamp Kanu recently kicked off throughout the summer on Saturdays and Sundays and is perfect for guests to enjoy during their stay, ensuring children will have a fun educational and engaging experience while their parents can get away and have some fun on their own.
4. Premier dining options:
After working up an appetite during the day, guests can enjoy fine dining in the resort’s premier restaurant, Kanu or craft cocktails and lounge dining at Peak 47. For a little outdoor entertainment, every Wednesday through September, beloved regional band Fulton’s Folly will take the stage for live music in the courtyard where guests can enjoy the sounds of summer while dining at Peak 47.
5. Regionally inspired spa treatments:
For much deserved pampering, Whiteface Lodge offers luxurious spa treatments inspired by the calming mosaic of the region. Guests should try the Great Salt Lake Bath and Massage Ritual, which includes a 50-minute traditional therapeutic massage followed by a warm 25-minute hydrotherapy bath of sea salts, magnesium, and arnica. Additionally, the Great Outdoors Facial nourishes and rejuvenates environmentally damaged skin and slows the signs of aging. Antioxidants and botanical extracts help correct and revitalize the skin during this 50-minute treatment.
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