Bronze Medal for Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in USA Today 10Best Reader’s Poll

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Four Diamond Lake Placid lodging property finishes in the top 3 in the nation among waterfront resorts

Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa

The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa offers a summer floral presentation that's in full bloom

"...we have a terrific location overlooking Mirror Lake. But what our staff does to enhance that location with a stunning floral presentation and meticulous care of the grounds is really impressive.” - owner Ed Weibrecht

In early July, Lake Placid’s Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa was notified by travel editors from USA Today that it is one of the 20 best waterfront properties in the country. From the initial editor’s list, a reader’s poll would determine the USA Today 10Best in that category.

Thanks to strong support from its guests and followers, the only AAA Four Diamond lodging and dining property in the Adirondacks collected a bronze medal, finishing third among the national paper’s 10Best waterfront resorts in the USA.

“This is the kind of accolade that speaks volumes about our setting, our presentation and the level of service we offer,” said Mirror Lake Inn owner Ed Weibrecht. “To come out of the voting so highly ranked, among all those outstanding properties, is quite an achievement for us.

“What stands out to me is the fact that, yes, we have a terrific location overlooking Mirror Lake. But what our staff does to enhance that location with a stunning floral presentation and meticulous care of the grounds is really impressive.”

The top vote-getter was the Watkins Glen (N.Y.) Harbor Hotel, followed by the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Fla.

This honor for the Mirror Lake Inn is added to the list of recent notable achievements the Inn has accumulated over the years, starting with the AAA Four Diamond Award for 32 consecutive years in the lodging category and nine years in a row for The View Restaurant.

  •’s placement of the Inn as one of seven of the world’s most beautiful lakeside lodges
  • Named Hotel Suite of the Week by
  • Induction into the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame
  • Travel + Leisure’s Best Hotels in the United States (by region)
  • The I Love New York Travel Bucket List, including a visit to Lake Placid and a stay at the Mirror Lake Inn
  • Conde Nast Traveler’s Most Beautiful Towns in America, including the Mirror Lake Inn as a top resort in the Adirondacks
  • Conde Nast Gold List #5 ranked ski hotel in North America two years in a row
  • Wine Spectator Award of excellence for 17 straight years

The Mirror Lake Inn management was excited to know the 10Best contest is promoted across USA TODAY Travel Media Group’s digital and mobile products, as well as via social media.

Nominees are also announced and/or promoted across relevant USA TODAY departments, and through Gannett media outlets, including the websites of its 81 local newspapers and 43 television stations.

Also, 10Best has four million monthly readers and is syndicated to readers across the USA TODAY Network.

“This is not only good for the Mirror Lake Inn, but it’s also a win for Lake Placid. This kind of exposure for all of us would just not be possible to buy,” concluded Weibrecht.


About the Mirror Lake Inn
The AAA Four Diamond Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa is a luxury lakefront resort in the Adirondack Mountains. The Inn, rated Four Diamond for 32 consecutive years, offers both Four Diamond world-class cuisine and casual dining options, with impeccable service amid awe-inspiring views. Only one other property in New York (located in Manhattan), has maintained the Four Diamond designation longer than Mirror Lake Inn. It is the only property in Lake Placid that combines Four Diamond lodging and dining. The Inn's renowned Lake Placid spa pampers the body and refreshes the mind with a comprehensive menu of services. The Inn is conveniently located one block from the restaurants and shops on Main Street in Lake Placid.

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