photo cred: Whiteface Lodge (all other photos are my own)
When I think back on all the places that we’ve stayed on vacation through the years, there are only one or two hotels that I can still picture. Countless others left no memory. I remember the cities and sightseeing with my family, but not the hotel. Lake Placid’s Whiteface Lodge, on the other hand, is completely unforgettable. If I spent all day writing this post I could barely scratch the surface of the magnificence of this resort.
First things first, soaking in one of the 3 hot tubs. I didn’t swim in the pools, but I did stick my toe in so I could tell you: They’re heated, not ice water.
The Whiteface Lodge was built in the rugged Adirondack style. The attention to detail everywhere you look is astounding. Even the doorstops are custom wooden knobs! The ceilings soar with wooden beams, and all the windows are the nicest I’ve even seen. Not pictured in these room photos are all the doors. They are a thing of beauty. Big heavy lightly stained wood doors with strong rustic handles.
The bathroom was paneled in lovely stained wainscoting, with dark granite countertops, a pretty woven shower curtain in a charming woodsy red with gold pinecones, and a jet tub big enough to live in. There was even a closet in the bathroom with a washer/dryer.
The living area, as with all of the rooms at Whiteface Lodge really framed the beauty outside, drawing it in. You really feel a part of the Adirondacks here. Curled up by the fire or out on the comfy oversized porch were my favorite places to be.
On the other side of this spacious table is the room’s FULL kitchen. There is a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, OVEN, and stovetop. You can really cook here. I used the oven to bake some gluten-free egg rolls that we picked up in the gluten-free freezer section at the Hannaford just down the street. You could bake muffins, birthday cake, pizza, anything! The kitchen sink is beautiful stone, as is...