Enjoy the Adirondack lifestyle in one of the original Lake Placid Club Cottages. Elms Cottage was built in 1926. The pine hardwood floors, screened porches, stone terrace, and stone fireplace retain ELMS' original charm. Rustic elegance with top of the line furnishings. The High Peaks and the Olympic bobsled run are visible all year from every room except one.
There are four bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bath. The master, with a Beautyrest Black king bed and screened porch, is on the second floor. The second bedroom upstairs has two twins with original Lake Placid Club iron frames. One of the first-floor bedrooms has a queen bed. The other first-floor bedroom is set up as a second gathering area with a queen sleeper sofa, two chairs, and a TV with DVD player. This bedroom has a screened porch. The sleeper sofa is a sling style; i.e., there are not any iron bars across the frame, so nothing to dig into your back. It has a Stearns and Foster mattress. It's actually comfortable!
Huge windows provide stunning views of the High Peaks and the fabulous ADK skies from the living room, dining room and kitchen. There is a great flow among the living areas which are comfortably furnished in the Adirondack style.
Plenty of wood is provided for roaring fires in the stone fireplace in the living room. The bookcase in the living room is stocked with plenty of books, puzzles, and board games, as well as a BOSE Wave music system that will connect to your phone or iPad.
The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen has a dual fuel range, a full complement of small appliances (from waffle irons to a NutriBullet), plenty of wine glasses, and place settings for twelve. The laundry room with a new, large capacity washer and dryer is just off the kitchen.
The landing area on the second floor has a desk and a printer/copier/scanner.
The stone terrace off the living room provides stunning views of the mountains and the Olympic bobsled run. It has rocking chairs and a small dining table. There is a large yard with ADK chairs, a gas grill, and plenty of room for kids to play (adults, too!)
There is so much to do! It's an easy walk from Elms Cottage to the Village of Lake Placid, Mirror Lake, and Lake Placid itself. In the Village and around the lakes you'll find shopping, the Olympic hockey stadium and ice rink, public tennis courts, a public beach, boat rentals, equestrian stables, restaurants, and pubs.
You can also walk to the Lake Placid Club golf courses. Challenge yourself on the two championship courses or enjoy a quick nine holes on the Club's executive course.
In the winter, you can ski from ELMS Cottage to trails that crisscross the golf courses. Downhill skiing at Whiteface Mountain and cross-country skiing at the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg are a short drive away.
Lake Placid, the home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, is 2 hours from Albany, 2 hours from Burlington, VT, 4.5 hours from NYC, and 2.5 hours from Montreal.
NB: Please inquire if you are interested in fewer nights than the minimum requirement. We may accept fewer nights to fill in holes in the calendar or in special circumstances.