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Delight in the lakeside landscape of Lake Placid

The lake, mountains and riverfront are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Lake Placid. This city's skiing, hiking and shopping draw many visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Lake Placid

Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Travelers enjoy fun activities like skiing, hiking and sledding. Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Lake Placid a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Craig Wood Golf Course (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Cascade Cross Country Ski Center (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Mount Jo (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Lake Placid Club Golf Courses (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Mount Van Hoevenberg Cross Country Ski Area (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Whiteface Mountain (10.6 mi / 17 km)

Seasonal weather in Lake Placid

Lake Placid is well known for its skiing. If you've planned your trip around snowy activities, consider visiting in March, December, February or January, when snowfall averages 34.44 inches and temperatures average 2°F.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Lake Placid

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Lake Placid is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mount Jo (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Adirondack Equine Center (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Mid's Park (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Mirror Lake (4.1 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Lake Flower (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Lake Placid

Fly into Lake Placid, NY (LKP), the closest airport, located 2.5 mi (4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Saranac Lake, NY (SLK-Adirondack Regional), which is 14.8 mi (23.8 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lake Placid?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 571 house rentals around Lake Placid. From 101 Cabins to 248 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Lake Placid is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Lake Placid?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Lake Placid. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mount Jo: 550 home rentals
  • Adirondack Equine Center: 617 home rentals
  • Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails: 623 home rentals
  • Whiteface Golf Club: 625 home rentals
  • Lake Placid Adirondack Scenic Railroad Station: 616 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Placid listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Lake Placid?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 101 Cabins in Lake Placid. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lake Placid include:

  • Houses: 248 lodging choices
  • Chalets: 26 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 101 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lake Placid?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 36 vacation homes with pool available in Lake Placid.

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