Lake Placid Lodge

Top choice lodge in The Adirondacks

Overlooking Lake Placid and channeling the rustic glamor of classic Gilded Age Adirondack lodges, this luxury hotel offers 13 gorgeously decorated rooms and cabins. The cabins are 19th-century originals, but the main hotel is a remarkable reconstruction following a devastating 2008 fire.

A full range of outdoor activities is on offer to suit the season. Its restaurant, Artisans (6pm to 9:30pm; tasting menu with wine pairings $95), and pub, Maggie's (noon to 9:30pm), are open to nonguests.