18 Jun Lake Placid lodging owners invest in their properties
Lake Placid’s lodging options are getting even better as local lodging owners are investing in their properties. Several local properties are undergoing major renovations so they can provide up-to-date rooms and services for their customers.
Hotel North Woods
The Northwoods Inn has been renamed the Hotel North Woods in an overarching rebranding initiative, and the entire property is finishing up a multi-million-dollar renovation that gutted and rebuilt all of their 92 guest rooms. They celebrated with a Grand Reopening Reception last week.
They also added rental bicycles and a new “Outward Hound” program that will make visitors’ dogs feel welcome, among other branding initiatives.
Mirror Lake Inn
The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa recently completed a $4 million renovation. A major series of room renovations at the AAA Four Diamond resort totally refurbished 92 of the inn’s 131 units.Known as the Classic collection of rooms, the project, executed seasonally, began in the fall of 2013. Each has added more than 65 square feet, representing 20 percent more space per room. This is significantly larger than most standard hotel rooms in Lake Placid.
As the guest enters these brand new luxe Classic Rooms, the nature of the re-design becomes immediately apparent. The exterior wall features wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling glass with French style, sliding doors. Retaining a balcony feel, new sound-proof and energy-efficient doors open our guests to what appears to be a mural of the nearby High Peaks Wilderness Area. Except it’s all very real.
The renovations also allow more of our clear, refreshing Adirondack mountain air and ample sunlight to permeate the room, along with a view that overlooks pristine Mirror Lake and the Adirondack High Peaks.
The initiative made these rooms very versatile, offering a sleeping area with either two queen-sized beds or a king bed. There is also a year-round, sitting area/porch which offers additional space and comfortable seating. This makes it the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine or your favorite book.
Families in a Classic Room can use the blackout drapes allowing mom and dad to put the kids to bed early, but still enjoy the sitting area for conversation or reading. This optional separation also satisfies the early riser in the family, who can enjoy coffee with a view, or work on the laptop without disturbing others who wish to sleep.
In addition, the modernization added more power outlets that are easier to access, placed USB connections in the walls and recessed reading lights over both beds.
Lake Placid’s Comfort Inn also recently transitioned to a Quality Inn, and the hotel is undergoing a $1 million renovation. Read more about it in the Lake Placid News.