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10 Gorgeous Cabin Rentals Near Lake Placid, New York

by Holly Riddle
Updated June 02, 2022

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Lake Placid is the place to be in the Adirondacks no matter what the season.

Just minutes away from Whiteface Mountain Ski Area and right on the frozen Mirror Lake, with its dog-sled rides and ample ice skating opportunities, Lake Placid is a winter wonderland, whether you prefer to get in on all the action or cozy up inside and watch the snow fall by the fireside. And where’s cozier than in your very own, private cabin?

Of course, Lake Placid equally delivers in the summer months, when the lakes and streams thaw and water sports, like kayaking and paddle boarding, are plentiful. Hiking is well within reach, too, whether you want to enjoy a more leisurely hike that’s only a few miles long, or something a bit more strenuous.

Whatever your preference, whatever your season, find the ideal basecamp for your excursions, with one of these 10 cabin rentals near Lake Placid.

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1. Harvest Trail Lodge

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Why you should stay here: Cozy comfort with lots of style

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Rates from: $599/night

Harvest Trail Lodge is a quintessential cabin, with its rough-hewn wood exterior, cozy wood-burning stove and spot nestled among the pine trees. Rustic, yet still stylish, it incorporates classic Adirondack decor, such as twig art, alongside more modern pieces, for an Instagram-worthy aesthetic that you’ll just have to share on your favorite social feed.

For all its rustic charm, the cabin also doesn’t forget the modern amenities travelers need, such as updated appliances in the kitchen and a large entertainment center in the living area.

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2. Hilltop Custom Log Lodge

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Why you should stay here: All the amenities a big family could need

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum Stay: 4 nights
  • Rates from: $420/night

This hilltop custom log lodge near Lake Placid checks all the boxes when it comes to wide open spaces, plenty of amenities and everything you could want for a perfect retreat for the entire family. This cabin is huge — and it really knows how to show it off, with soaring ceilings, walls full of windows and mountain views that are just as grand as the interior.

Outside, summer fun is on the menu, with a grill, canoe and kayaks. In the winter, you can still enjoy the outdoor living space, thanks to the seven-person hot tub and large fire ring (with complimentary firewood). When you’re ready to explore the area, you’re just a short drive from ski slopes, historic Olympic venues and world-class hiking trails.

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3. Driftwood Cabin

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Why you should stay here: Plenty of privacy right on the water

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $325/night

Driftwood Cabin is in Lake Placid, but you’ll feel worlds away from the village’s shopping, dining and entertainment venues during your stay. The cabin sits on a private, spacious, wood-surrounded lot, right on a rushing creek.

You can even hear the burbling, gurgling water from indoors, whether you’re cozied up in the large loft bed, cooking up a meal in the open floor-plan kitchen or kicking back on the enclosed back porch, which overlooks the woodland stream. In the summer, slip off your shoes and go for a wade. In the winter, enjoy the ultra-quiet that comes with the frozen, snow-covered Adirondack landscape.

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4. The Garden Cottage

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Why you should stay here: The cabin feel in a resort-style setting

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $388/night

The Garden Cottage is situated on the grounds of the Whiteface Club Resort, giving you extra amenities without sacrificing the Adirondack cabin experience. The cottage offers a cozy living space, full kitchen, spacious deck and room for four, but the resort amenities are what makes this cabin really shine.

You have access to a private beach, restaurant, marina, golf course, tennis courts, hiking trails and ski trails. Plus, this cottage comes with some cool history. It was originally built by the resort as a “smoking cottage,” where gentlemen guests could enjoy a cigar and a drink away from their families. You probably (definitely) don’t want to light up a smoke in here now, but this fun historical tidbit only adds to the cabin’s character.

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5. Mirror Lake Log Cabin

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Why you should stay here: Water access — need I say more?

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $625/night

This Mirror Lake log cabin offers something that you won’t find at a lot of other cabins around and near Lake Placid: direct water access. While some visitors are stuck merely looking at the lake, you can get right out onto the water, with barely a hundred-foot walk from your back door to the shore.

Swimming, kayak and paddle boarding are all an option, as your host has provided you with all the gear needed for up to five guests. However, if you’d rather stay on dry land, you’ll still find plenty to enjoy about this cabin, thanks to the spacious and scenic back porch, hot tub and location right near some of Lake Placid’s top attractions.

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6. Beech Hill Cabin

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Why you should stay here: A classic cabin with a great location

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $695/night

You’ll be hard pressed to find a cabin rental in Lake Placid with a good a location as the Beech Hill cabin. Located on the opposite side of Mirror Lake as Lake Placid’s main street, you’ll enjoy excellent views of the water, without all of the hubbub and noise of downtown.

But, whenever you’re ready to enjoy the dining, breweries and shopping, you’re just a short walk away, around either end of the lake. Outfitted for families, this cabin features plenty of wide open spaces, both inside and out. Amenities include a hot tub, outdoor dining area and a game room.

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7. Snowshoe Cottage & Boathouse

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Why you should stay here: A downtown cabin with views

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $700/night

Snowshoe Cottage & Boathouse offers the best of all worlds, with a great location just two blocks away from downtown Lake Placid, but also a spot that’s far enough removed from the road and near enough to the lake, to still feel like a private mountain getaway.

The cabin offers views of the water and mountains, and even comes with its own boathouse, which is outfitted with a separate sitting area (perfect for getting a little privacy from your fellow travelers, if you’re traveling in a group!). And, with its brown and bright red exterior, original bead board and wood-burning fireplace, this cottage oozes Adirondack style.

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8. Adirondack Azure Lodge

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Why you should stay here: Your very own private beach

  • Sleeps: 16
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $875/night

Public beaches around the Adirondacks can get crowded with tourists during the summer months, so skip this annoyance by booking a cabin that comes with its own private beach, like Adirondack Azure Lodge. But not only do you enjoy a private beach on Mirror Lake when you stay here, you also benefit from a wealth of other amenities and special features, in this huge cabin that fits more than a dozen of your favorite people.

You’ve got AC to keep you cool during the summer (definitely not a given when booking a stay in the ADKs). There’s an eight-person hot tub, a game area, a fire pit, a wine bar, multiple televisions — everything’s been thought of, to keep your family happy and entertained, no matter how long you decide to stay.

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9. The Little Loj Retreat

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Why you should stay here: Everything you need, right on the water

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $1,000/night

The Little Loj Retreat actually sits on Lake Placid, not Mirror Lake. So you’re a little more removed from the actual town of Lake Placid, which is on Mirror Lake — yes, we know it doesn’t really make sense.

But this privacy could be exactly what you’re looking for. You certainly won’t be left wanting for amenities — in fact, you might not even want to leave the loj at all. With its direct water access, floor-to-ceiling fireplace, a four-season porch, a pizza oven, boat house, kayaks, canoes and paddle boards, there’s really nothing left to ask for.

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