Destination guide

Delight in the lakeside landscape of Lake Placid

The lake, mountains and riverfront are the perfect backdrop to your holiday home in Lake Placid. This city's skiing, hiking and shopping draw many visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, 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? Travellers enjoy fun activities like skiing, hiking and sledging. Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Lake Placid a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 87.48 inches and temperatures average -16°F.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Lake Placid

Whether you're an adventurous traveller 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 centre:

  • 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

Transport to and around Lake Placid

Fly into Lake Placid, NY (LKP), the closest airport, located 2.5 mi (4 km) from the city centre. 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 holiday rentals are available around Lake Placid?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 534 holiday lettings around Lake Placid. From 93 cabins to 93 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Lake Placid? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Lake Placid. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Craig Wood Golf Course: 568 holiday lettings
  • John Brown Farm State Historic Site: 589 holiday lettings
  • Lake Placid Adirondack Scenic Railroad Station: 590 holiday lettings
  • Adirondack Equine Center: 591 holiday lettings
  • Boots and Birdies: 592 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent Cabins in Lake Placid?

Yes, of course. offers 93 Cabins in Lake Placid. Our other popular types of Lake Placid holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 93 self catering accommodations
  • Lodges: 10 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 104 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Houses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Lake Placid?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 33 holiday homes with pool available in Lake Placid. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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