137 Hillcrest Ave, Lake Placid NY
Whiteface Peek on Hillcrest is a six bedroom Village home, with a professional office attached. It was built in the early 1900’s. This Adirondack Lodge located in the heart of the Olympic Village is a two block walk to the lake, beachfront, skating arena, Main Street shops and Restaurants.
Perfect for a large family reunion or group, stone wood-burning fireplace in the living room. This lodge can accommodate up to 14 people. Wi-fi and a park across the street.
Non Smoking Only – No Pets Allowed
Dishes & Utensils
Seating for 12
4000 sq ft – 3 Stories
Satellite / Cable
Deck / Patio
Lawn / Garden
|6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
Lake Placid is best known as the two-time site of the Winter Olympics. Lake Placid first hosted in 1932 and they hosted the event again 48 years later in 1980. In the United States, the village is especially remembered as the site of the 1980 USA–USSR hockey game, the so-called “Miracle on Ice”.
The most popular activity among winter-sports enthusiasts is skiing, both Alpine and Nordic. Whiteface Mountain (4,867 ft), in nearby Wilmington about 13 miles from Lake Placid, offers skiing, hiking, gondola rides, and mountain biking, and is the only one of the High Peaks that can be reached via an auto road. The area has one of only sixteen bobsled runs in the western hemisphere, and is one of the few places in the contiguous United States which offers dogsled and sleigh rides.
In 2010, U.S. News & World Report rated Lake Placid as one of the “6 Forgotten Vacation Spots” in North America.
Many people use Lake Placid as a base from which to climb the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondack Mountains; those who complete these climbs may join the Adirondack 46ers.
Another Adirondack favorite activity in Lake Placid and the High Peaks is paddling. Whether canoeing, kayaking, whitewater or paddle boarding (SUP). The 6-million acres of the Adirondack Park has over 2,300 ponds and lakes, 1,500 miles of rivers and well over 30,000 miles of streams and brooks.
Lake Placid is near the West Branch of the Ausable River, a well-known stretch of water for fly fishing. More than six miles of the West Branch is year-round catch-and-release, artificial-lures-only water.
Lake Placid built its first golf course in 1898, one of the first in the United States, and has more golf courses than any other region in the Adirondacks. The geographic features of the Adirondacks are considered reminiscent of the Scottish landscape in which the game was invented, and thus a fitting canvas for original play, or “mountain golf.”
For more information on the Lake Placid area visit this Lake Placid web site.