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Now is the perfect time for a road trip and the ritzy Lake Placid Lodge in NY, is adding mini road trips to its amenities by allowing guests to take their in-house Lexus RX 450h vehicles out on loan for up to three hours on scenic drives and off-road adventures in their Adirondack Mountain location. Don’t worry about getting lost amidst the forestry and winding roads--the car is equipped with GPS.
Armed with a gourmet picnic prepared by Executive Chef, guests can explore, the Lake Placid playground, stopping at Blue Mountain Lake, The Adirondack Museum and Olympic Village, host to the 1980 Olympic Games.
When you get back to the Lodge, free yoga classes await, or if you’re tuckered out, retiring to your fireplace-equipped room may be in order (although, you may not turn it on with this heat wave).
The cars are available to borrow year round, but we think getting in on it now and even in the fall during foliage season is a smart move.
Official rates for Lake Placid Lodge come in at a pricey $599 per night.
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High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, New York, is nothing if not, uh, placid when it comes to navigating Web 2.0. Like all the cool kids, the new hotel Twitters! And Facebooks! And Flickrs! And if you text message the code MYVIPTEXT HPR to 368638, you’ll get exclusive offers and specials on your phone.
We like seeing new hotels that snap to action when it comes to social networking, so we salute the newly launched pages. So much so that we’ll extend a little holiday cheer their way while critiquing their efforts.
We found this little deal courtesy of National Geographic Traveler that honors the Winter Olympic games.
The two-night "Winter Olympics Package" for $1,500 at Whiteface Lodge includes:
A private one-bedroom residence with fireplace and Adirondack-style furnishings, three-day lift ticket at Whiteface Mountain, ski lesson (for adults only), afternoon cross-country skiing trail pass, ice skating at the Legendary Olympic Oval, admission to the Ski Jumping Complex, admission to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Museum, and $10 off a bobsled ride.
The hotel which relies heavily on Adirondack decor also has its very own movie theater, a game room with two antique bowling lanes, a spa suite, fitness room and an indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool with hot tubs and an ice rink. Which means if you get stuck in Lake Placid, the Whiteface Lodge ain't a bad place to be.
Alas, there's no availability over President's Week but the package is good through the first week of April.