Lake Placid Club Lodges

Lake Placid, New York

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Lake Placid, New York


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  • Avatar for bobc37
    By bobc37 Updated Dec 19, 2011

    Sorry, place does not have a pool nor much more to do on site. Great town makes up for the lack in accommodations. Got me for a $20 energy charge. Tried to get me for a $30+ midweek cleaning fee. Cannot see the hi rate for simple rooms in a not so great complex ??? I think the people that gave it rave reviews were influenced by the town & not the lodge....notice I did not call it a "resort"

  • Avatar for jamest1
    By jamest1 Oct 29, 2011

    I can't think of anything bad about LPCL. The units are fabulous (actually the same design as we'd seen several years ago at Massanutten in VA) -- spacious, well-designed and clean. Two bedrooms upstairs and the huge bath on the ground floor is puzzling but okay. Our unit was halfway up (or down) a hill with thirteen steps on the uphill run.

    The location was perfect. We looked out over the golf course with the mountains in the background. We could walk down to the corner and pick up the free shuttle into the heart of Lake Placid village.

    Front desk staff was friendly and very helpful. We arrived the day before Hurricane Irene did and the staff kept us up to date on what attractions were open and what roads were still closed.

    Plenty of things to do in the area with Olympic venues and Whiteface Mountain dominating. Get a Passport and do them all. We daytripped to Potsdam, where I went to college, then up to the Eisenhower Locks at the St. Lawrence Seaway development near Massena. Another day trip to Ausable Chasm but weren't able to do the raft ride because of the volume of water. We skipped the ferry across Lake Champlain to Vermont because Vermont had been clobbered by Irene.

    There are lots of restaurants for such a small place but some short drives out of town can be worth it (the Hungry Trout in Wilmington comes to mind). We didn't have a bad meal but didn't have a really memorable one either. I would expect the choices to dwindle in the winter, maybe not with the skiers in town.

    All in all, LPCL is a wonderful place to just kick back and relax, enjoying the quiet or to use a base for sightseeing. We'll go back.

  • Avatar for dianne182
    By dianne182 Dec 9, 2007

    I have been to the Lake Placid Club Lodges many times and I believe it was one of the best units I've stayed. It's huge! We enjoy all the activities in the area both in winter and summer. You can physically enjoy by skiing, tobaganing, riding the bobsled, watching olympic activities, or going on a canoe, kayak, hiking. mt. climbing, OR you can walk the beautiful town with great shops and dining and relax.

  • Avatar for placid
    By placid Updated Nov 1, 2007

    the lpcl is one of the largest units i have stayed in. the 2bed rooms are fine but the loft is like a bunk house with all the room. my unit was on the golf course witch is a cross country ski course in the winter. I belive there were 4 tvs. tennis courts across the parking lot. clean and newly renovated. what more could you ask for. and i belive they were asked by rci to become a gold crown. As for the nov. 13 comment this resort has no bar or restaurant your talking about northwoods club and probaly so is may 19.

  • Avatar for redweek31
    By redweek31 May 30, 2006

    We own several weeks at the Lake Placid Club Lodges. I think that several of the people who have written reviews have confused these timeshares with the other (inferior) timeshare units in Lake Placid called Northwoods. The details in the reviews reflect that they were actually staying at Northwoods, which is probably why the reviews are not good. The Lake Placid Club Lodges have all been completely refurbished inside and out. Most of the photos you find of the Lodges on the internet were taken prior to the overhaul and do not do the place justice. The views from some of the units are breathtaking. (Two buildings do not have these views, but most do.) The units are HUGE and well appointed and maintained. Each unit has a floor to ceiling fireplace, two full bathrooms, one of which has an oversize spa bath and a sauna. The staff is responsve and friendly. All units are within easy walking distance of the Village main street which is lined with shops, restaurants, and the Olympic attractions. You can walk almost out the door to a wonderful beach on Mirror Lake in the summer or the tobaggan run across frozen Mirror Lake in the winter. You can walk to ice skating. You can walk to boat rentals. You can do the wonderful 3 mile (flat and easy) loop around Mirror Lake. Guests also have access to a private beach, tennis courts and a health club with indoor pool (although you have to drive to the health club). I don't think it is possible to be disspointed by these units at the Lake Placid Club Lodges. They are awesome!

  • Avatar for trianne
    By trianne Updated Sep 8, 2005

    Stayed in a re-modeled Unit in July. We have always used Condos as our vacation choice throughout the USA. This is ONE OF THE LARGEST UNITS EVER. It has TWO floors, TWO decks, and TWO tremendous picture windows. Ours over- looked Mirror Lake. I would live full-tiome in a Unit this spacious. No cramped quarters here. If you want comfort in the mountains, this is a great place to experience natural beauty in a stress-free Condo.

  • Avatar for michelep4
    By michelep4 May 19, 2005

    Ours happens to be one of the older units, in the three years we've owned, every time we stay there is a problem with the unit: yr. 1 no heat, yr. 2 stove broken had to eat out (staff could have cared less), yr. 3 water leak in roof in master bedroom.

    NO more chances, thank god we got it dirt cheap and now we only plan on using it for points value exchange.

    Bad experience all 3 years, gave it a good try though.

  • Avatar for sandra616
    By sandra616 Nov 13, 2004

    This is a hotel that is only great for someone going to Lake Placid to ski and do lots of out door activity, shopping, and eat good food.

    I love their bar on the 2nd floor. There is lots to entertain yourself and friends. They have good food.

  • Avatar for ivars5
    By ivars5 May 9, 2004

    Great resort. Recently renovated. Many things to do both winter and summer. Beautiful village with many interestiing shops. Although resort does not have many activities, there are many things to do in the area and close to the resort.

  • Avatar for past44
    By past44 Mar 16, 2003

    Very nice spacious units. But heating system or insulation not very good. Extremely cold all week. And make sure to leave a credit card for deposit, its $250 and we gave cash and had to beg for it , to get it returned to us within 5 days after our stay! In most cases it is at least two weeks????? Don't understand why!

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