Conde Nast Traveler Lists Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, NY as one of the 10 Most Beautiful Lakeside Hotels in the World

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Beautiful setting overlooking Mirror Lake enhanced by resort's emphasis on guest service and experiences

Mirror Lake Inn

Mirror Lake Inn, one of the 10 best lakeside hotels in the world, according to Conde Nast Traveler

"We don’t take this natural beauty for granted, but it’s our staff that makes our lakeside house a home.” - Mirror Lake Inn owner Ed Weibrecht

The number one resort in Lake Placid on TripAdvisor, has been named one of the 10 Most Beautiful Lakeside Hotels in the World by Conde Nast Traveler.

For more than three decades, the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa has been honored with AAA’s coveted Four Diamond Award of “Excellence”. Now it can include the 10 Most Beautiful Lakeside distinction bestowed by Conde Nast Traveler to its list of accolades as well.

“We are very grateful for this beautiful setting that we offer our guests,” said Mirror Lake Inn owner Ed Weibrecht. “Every guest room and all three of our restaurants overlook pristine Mirror Lake and the Adirondack High Peaks. However, it’s the quality of our staff that enhances this physical setting. Each employee goes the extra mile to make sure our guests feel special. We don’t take this natural beauty for granted, but it’s our staff that makes our lakeside house a home.”

The publication’s readers form the front-runner of opinion in the luxury travel market. In addition to its place among the world’s most beautiful lakeside hotels, the magazine’s readers voted the Inn number one in New York State. One of the reasons for this lofty consideration is ownership’s philosophy of continually improving the upscale Adirondack property: most recently, the Mirror Lake Inn invested a total of $5 million in room and spa renovations.

The lakeside theme is embellished by the Inn’s private, sandy beach on Mirror Lake, featuring complimentary boats in a body of water where motorized vessels are prohibited.

“It’s the perfect mix of modern and rustic-chic,” remarked Conde Nast Traveler, “with expansive Mirror Lake views from every window, and hospitality to boot (guests get homemade chocolate-chip cookies upon check-in). Dining is impressive, too: its award-winning View restaurant serves excellent seasonal cuisine that’s sourced exclusively from local farmers and the resort’s own gardens.”

These accolades reflect the guest experience, and there, the Mirror Lake Inn never disappoints.

“From the moment you arrive, until your departure, you are treated like family”- JK, Facebook

“It's so homey and relaxing, elegant and refined, but never snooty”- LM, Facebook

“Went in October with some girlfriends. It was magnificent!!”- MR, Facebook

“The main lobby is beautifully adorned with multiple seating areas. The staff is extremely hospitable and helpful.”- KQ, TripAdvisor

“The coziness of the lobby with multiple fireplaces, relaxing atmosphere, great restaurants and friendly attentive service make this a true respite from everyday life.”- JBTraveler, TripAdvisor

“The staff were uniformly excellent; they seemed to master than fine line of being utterly professional while still being warm and friendly….you could tell that they were proud to work there.”- mattypw, TripAdvisor

As for the Mirror Lake Inn’s natural setting, another travel site,, referred to the Adirondacks as providing no better place for a New York staycation, with the ability “to cure almost any problem in life.”

If such healing is needed, the Inn’s trio of culinary options has long been considered the finest in the mountains. The collection is led by the “The View” Restaurant, the area’s number one restaurant on TripAdvisor and Lake Placid’s lone AAA Four Diamond, “Exceptional” dining establishment. The View is accompanied by the adjacent and trendy Taste Bistro and Bar, and the hip Cottage Café which, literally, overhangs Mirror Lake.

Other recent accolades include:

  • 7 of the world’s most beautiful lakeside lodges /
  • Number one hotel and restaurant in Lake Placid / TripAdvisor
  • Best hotel in the Adirondacks / Adirondack Life Magazine
  • Number one ski hotel east of the Rocky Mountains / USA Today readers’ choice
  • Romantic getaway / Rand McNally
  • The Cottage Café is worthy of bucket list consideration /


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 33 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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