A former 1950s motor inn, the new Eastwind Lake Placid has been remade with Scandinavian-inspired midcentury flair to provide all the elements for an unfussy yet refined corporate retreat. Located in the heart of Lake Placid, a four-season destination with a celebrated Olympic history, the boutique property sits on just under three acres of land along the Chubb River. With 17 guest rooms and 8 cabins, each of the accommodations is slightly different in layout and décor, but all feature amenities like Frette linens, bluetooth speakers, and tea and coffee kits. The property also includes a pool, spa, saunas vintage library, bike and skate rentals and programming such as weekend live music and yoga and pilates classes.
Eastwood Lake Placid is the second property from the Eastwood brand, and much like its sister property in the Catskills, Eastwind Windham, the new hotel offers a simple, yet gracious food and beverage programs, including breakfast baskets in the morning, bar bites and sandwiches from the reception bar, and communal outdoor meals made on the open-flame Argentinian grill in the summer. There’s a bar and lounge on the property, as well as a former blacksmith shop turned private dining space for groups of up to 10 people.
The hotel is a 10-minute walk to the center of town, and it offers easy access to one of the largest protected parklands in the United States. Bigger than Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Canyon, and the Great Smokies National Parks combined, Adirondack Park features over 2,000 miles of marked hiking trails, 15 miles of mountain bike trails, and 3,000 freshwater lakes, rivers, streams and for year-round fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking excursions, and much more. (You can read more about the Adirondacks in the Fall-Winter 2022 issue of Northeast Meetings + Events.)
“Mirroring Lake Placid's historic ability to gather the world through the Olympics, we were inspired to create a village of our own with Eastwind Lake Placid,” says Eastwind’s co-founder Julija Stoliarova. “Our intention to expand the Eastwind brand, after starting in the Catskills, drove us further north giving design enthusiasts a new destination within a destination to explore, and outdoor lovers like ourselves a refined space in the Adirondacks to disconnect from the everyday and reconnect with themselves, their friends, and their family.”