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Lake Placid waterfront vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Lake Placid

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Apartment in Lake Placid
Below the Books, Beside the Lake
Located in the center of Main Street, on Mirror Lake, Below the Books and Beside the Lake is a lakefront, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apt. We have a fully equipped kitchen, but if you don't feel like cooking, one of Lake Placid's busiest restaurants is located right next door. There is in-floor heat in the bathroom, a full-size washer and dryer and the bedrooms have wall-mounted AC. You will have your own private deck with gas grill, and access to Mirror Lake. CLEAN and GREAT location! STR-200153
$205 per night
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Chalet in Jay
Enchanting Cabin w/ Hot Tub near Whiteface & ADK
Enjoy a peaceful retreat after fun-filled summer activities in the Adirondacks and Whiteface Mountain. Sit by the wrap-around deck surrounded by forest, soak in a jetted hot tub, and relax to the sound of crackling flames from a wood fireplace. This cabin radiates an intensely calm and rejuvenating energy, and this will provide a perfect place for your refreshed mind. Its convenient location to Whiteface (12 mins) and Lake Placid (24 mins) makes this stay convenient for you and your family.
$199 per night
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Cottage in Lake Placid
Ultimate Retreat: Cozy Studio, Couples Hideaway
Guests adore our cozy, romantic, countryside Studio Cottage with comfy heated Cal. King bed, WIFI and fenced yard. Prices are the best ever! Easy self-check-in, kitchen/oven/microwave and sparkling clean! FREE WIFI, AC, and parking. Deck with ADK chairs, charcoal grill and teak recliners. A short 10-minute walk to Main st. Perfect for honeymooners or romantic getaway. Pets - $25 per pet, per night (please inform) Featured in Country Living, Domino and HGTV's Small Space, Big Style.
$145 per night

Stay near Lake Placid's top sights

Mirror Lake35 locals recommend
Lake Placid Olympic Museum44 locals recommend
Lisa G's98 locals recommend
Smoke Signals74 locals recommend
The Great Adirondack Brewing Co. and Great Adirondack Steak and Seafood Co.24 locals recommend
Black Bear Restaurant9 locals recommend

Waterfront house rentals in Lake Placid

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Home in Tupper Lake
Lakefront Adirondack Escape
$121 per night
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Home in Tupper Lake
★Serene Lakefront Family Oasis★ | Fire Pit | Views
$122 per night
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Home in Addison
Breathtaking New Premier Lake Champlain Escape!
$179 per night
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Home in New Russia
Adirondack Emerald, Bouquet River House Camp
$225 per night
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Home in Vermontville
4 Seasons New Home on Beautiful Loon Lake
$375 per night
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Home in Saranac Lake
Waterfront Home Oseetah Lake
$657 per night
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Home in Saranac Lake
B's Hive on Lower Lake
$950 per night
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Home in Peru
Adirondack Coast Home on Lake Champlain....Relax
$250 per night
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Home in Jay
Adirondack Home w/ River Access near Whiteface
$160 per night
Home in Lake Placid
Gorgeous Renovated Home With Mirror Lake Access!
$728 per night
Home in Lake Placid
Lake Front! Location, Location, Location
$800 per night
Home in Ellenburg Depot
Luxe lakeside lodge w/private sauna and hot tub
$794 per night

Lake Placid fishing vacation rentals

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Home in Saranac Lake
On the Lake, Holiday Decor, Sunsets & Retro Vibe!
$85 per night
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Apartment in Lake Placid
Best location...Spectacular view!
$129 per night
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Guest suite in Lake Placid
Black Forest Studio: Zuhause ~ Lake Placid Village
$195 per night
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Cabin in Loon Lake
The Library at Camp Arden
$99 per night
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Cabin in Ray Brook
Lake Placid Area, Dukes Cabin-Dog Friendly!
$99 per night
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Cabin in Saranac Lake
Baker Cabin at Colden Lodge on Lake Flower
$165 per night
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Cottage in Saranac Lake
Lakefront Cottage, Lake Flower, Saranac Lake, NY
$124 per night
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Tiny home in Wilmington
Adirondack Cordwood Cabin Whiteface 2 miles
$125 per night
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Cabin in Saranac Lake
Couples' ADK Retreat - In Town and On the Lake!
$166 per night
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Guesthouse in Jay
Adirondack Riverfront Retreat
$130 per night
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Apartment in Saranac Lake
Shelly's Lovely Adirondack Home near Lake & Town
$120 per night
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Cabin in Jay
Old Crow Cabin
$125 per night

Lake side house rentals in Lake Placid

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Home in Lake Placid
Historic Russian Olympic House/Permit STR200216
$400 per night
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Home in Wilmington
Waterfront, Hot tub, Pet friendly, 5min-White face
$207 per night
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Home in Lake Placid
Placid Moose Loj S near Main St.
$255 per night
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Home in Saranac Lake
Moody Pond Home~Walk to Mount Baker or Downtown SL
$99 per night
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Home in Lake Placid
ADK Village Cottage in Winter
$400 per night
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Home in Port Kent
18 Lake, overlooking beautiful Lake Champlain
$100 per night
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Home in Lake Placid
Big Spruce Lodge on Mirror Lake Drive
$408 per night
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Home in Lake Placid
Skate n Ski on Lake Placid
$629 per night
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Home in Jay
Ski Chalet close to Whiteface Mountain
$266 per night
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Home in Jay
Pet friendly | near Whiteface
$197 per night
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Home in Lake Placid
Tree House Feel in a Perfect Location
$358 per night
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Home in Saranac Lake
Lonesome Pond Lodge - Ideal Lakeside Retreat
$450 per night

Your guide to Lake Placid

All about Lake Placid

The upstate New York mountain town of Lake Placid has become synonymous with the Winter Olympics for good reason: it hosted the games in 1932 and again in 1980. After all, the mix of stunning peaks, rolling hills, and expansive lakes provides all the essentials for the global competition. Despite its brushes with fame, most of the time, the area lives up to its name as a serene getaway. The village, which actually sits at the bottom edge of its namesake lake, is filled with locally owned shops and restaurants — and showcases a laidback lifestyle. But those with Olympic dreams can still find high-adrenaline adventure year round, whether it’s hiking, biking, paddling, skiing, or snowmobiling.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Placid

Lake Placid’s knack for snowy scenery shows in its Olympic record. The first flakes tend to fall in November and can last through March, with the highest snowfall chances in late December and January. If you’re booking one of the vacation rentals here during winter, pack your toastiest winter clothes, as temperatures range from single digits to the mid-30s Fahrenheit. April, May, October, and November tend to hover in the sweater weather zone, usually in the 40s and 50s. The summer season, from the end of May to the end of September, hits comfortable highs in the mid-60s to mid-70s, but drops to the 50s after dark, so remember that extra layer — after all, it is mountain weather.


Top things to do in Lake Placid

Mirror Lake

Right in the village’s center is the 128-acre, mile-long lake, where the activities reflect the seasons. In winter, the frozen surface is shared by ice skaters and even tobogganers sliding down a 30-foot jump. During the warmer months, runners frequent the 2.7-mile waterfront loop, while kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders take to the waters. On the south end, swimming is allowed at Lake Placid Public Beach.

Lake Placid Olympic Center

The 1980 U.S. men’s hockey victory over the Soviet Union — dubbed the Miracle on Ice — can still be felt inside the arena, which continues to host events and is also home to the Lake Placid Olympic Museum. Also nearby: the Olympic Jumping Complex (take an elevator to the top of the ski jump) and Mount Van Hoevenberg (go for a bobsled ride on the track).

Whiteface Mountain

The Adirondack Mountains’ fifth-highest peak has a winter ski resort, as well as a gondola ride to take in the aerial views in any season.

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