Lake Placid Journals

Vacation in this Winter Wonderland

A December 2008 trip to Lake Placid by jiggs1219

Quote: Wonderful four days vacationing in Lake Placid.

Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Lake Placid

Hotel | "Four Day Stay @ the Crowne Plaza Resort"

After researching quite a bit on hotels in Lake Placid and considering factors such as price, location, and amenities, this hotel seemed like an excellent choice on paper and it did not disappoint. Its located in the heart of the town, on a small hill which is just off of the main street connecting the town. This location is perfect, its away from the busy streets and its elevation gives it isolation. If you walk down the hill then you are walking distance of the many shops, restaurants and the Olympic training center facility.The price paid was around $270 per night (includes breakfast for 2) which was a last minute deal and during the holiday season so while it seems high, its actuall...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 14, 2009

Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Lake Placid
101 Olympic Dr.
Lake Placid, New York 12946
(518) 523-2556

Veranda Restaurant

Restaurant | "Dinner at the Veranda Restaurant."

This restaurant is conveniently located right next to the Crowne hotel we stayed at so we decided to try it out one of the nights for dinner. The restaurant is quite small and the inside decor is pretty nice, it also has an outside deck for seating which during the summer I can imagine being a hit with tourists who want to wine and dine while enjoying the views. This restaurant's decor seemed to aim at giving an upscale appearance but I didnt consider it to be upscale, I would just say it looked cozy and appealing especially with a fireplace and glass windows over looking the frozen lake.The dishes here are expensive, an appetizer such as calamari or even a salad ranges from $10 to $15 w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 14, 2009

Veranda Restaurant
1 Olympic Dr.
Lake Placid 12946
(518) 523-3339