Named after an adjacent lake and surrounded by 46 majestic Adirondacks peaks, Lake Placid is a town best enjoyed while outdoors and with a cardio-level heart rate. Most famous for hosting the 1980 American underdog hockey Olympic victory over the Soviet Union, top winter sport athletes still train and compete here year-round. You don’t have to wait four years to catch snowboarding, luge, and freestyle skiing in the next World Cup events, either. If you’ve ever wanted to try your own limbs at figure skating, speed skating, bobsledding, or ski jumping, there’s no better place.
Of course, not everyone in Lake Placid is an Olympic athlete. Many locals are satisfied with sampling freshly harvested, smoky-sweet maple syrup or crowning this year’s Saranac Lake Winter Cardinal king and queen. Experience both sides of Lake Placid for yourself with our Lake Placid vacation rentals.
Ready to let local four-legged athletes do the work while you sail over snow and ice? Then skip the hardcore ice climbing and opt for a sleigh ride instead. Locals know it’s not really the holiday season until those bells start jingling. Stay in the town center at Jimmy's 21 apartments and give your appetite some exercise at the drool-inspiring restaurants. Lake Placid was featured in Rachel Ray’s “Tasty Travel,” after all. On the other hand, if you think the Lake Placid (the lake, not the town) gets too much credit, then enjoy the smooth, glass-like waters out the window of your accommodations at The Haus instead.
The truth is, you can’t go wrong with our vacation rentals in Lake Placid. You’ll get all the comforts of home, like your own kitchen to bake that maple syrup into your favorite baked treats, plus the chance to live like a local during your trip. Enjoy your stay today. You can thank Travelocity later.