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Mirror Lake Inn

Nestled in the charming Olympic village of Lake Placid, Mirror Lake Inn has been playing host to summer and winter athletes since the 1920s—during the 1932 Olympic Games it was even home to the entire Norwegian team. Modern day golfers will discover an equally warm welcome, with a number of excellent vintage courses just a chip shot away from its lakeside tranquillity.
Formerly a private estate, the inn is known for its understated elegance. Mahogany walls, polished walnut floors, stone fireplaces and antiques create a cozy ambiance, one that is highlighted by the freshly baked chocolate chip cookies that appear on every guest’s pillow each night. The rest of the cusine is equally tempting. The chef makes use of the bountiful harvest of local produce and game to whip up a number of delectable dishes—including Adirondack flapjacks served with hot maple syrup.

Thus fortified for the great outdoors, guests may hike, canoe on the myriad lakes or hit the links. The Lake Placid Resort offers two classic 18-hole layouts. The Mountain Course, built in 1910, was redesigned by Alister Mackenzie in 1931 and features narrow fairways and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. The Whiteface Club, considered one of the best courses in the North Country, is another traditional challenge. Dating from 1898, it boasts rolling hills and undulating greens.

At night, guests can relax with a rejuvenating massage in the luxurious spa... or order up another batch of cookies!
mirrorlakeinn.com —Andrea DaRif


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