Scandinavian-inspired design has a new home in the heart of the Adirondacks with the debut of Eastwind Lake Placid. Previously a 1950s motor inn, the second Eastwind property, opening August 1, offers easy access to one of the largest protected parklands in the United States.
The sleekly cozy boutique hotel, which occupies five buildings on nearly three acres along the Chubb River and is open year-round, features 17 rooms and eight luxury cabins. Amenities geared towards discerning outdoor enthusiasts include a pool, library, spa, central fire pit, saunas, bike and skate rentals, and programming such as weekend live music, yoga, and pilates classes. Local landmarks like Mirror Lake, Whiteface Mountain, and the Olympic Center are also nearby.
Guests can choose from an array of room types—all individually curated by Eastwind Cofounder and Creative Director Julija Stoliarova—with varying amenities such as fireplaces, sleeper sofas, lofts, rain showers, seating nooks, and private patios overlooking the pool. The hotel also features all-weather, wood-framed Lushna cabins, a signature of the first Eastwind property in Windham, NY. Room amenities include Frette linens, Zenology bath products, and bluetooth speakers.
Taking cues from its sister property in the Catskills, the hotel’s simple yet refined food and beverage program is available in a variety of different formats: breakfast baskets, bar bites and sandwiches from the reception bar, and communal outdoor meals cooked on the open-flame Argentinian grill in summer. There’s also a former blacksmith shop turned private dining space for groups up to 10 people.
Eastwind Lake Placid lies a 10-minute walk from Main Street, the heart of Lake Placid, lined with local shops and restaurants. The quaint town known for its Olympic roots is also the gateway to Adirondack Park, created in 1892 by the State of New York. A National Historic Landmark measuring six million acres, it’s the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous US—bigger than Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Canyon, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Parks combined—and features over 2,000 miles of marked hiking trails, 15 miles of mountain bike trails, and 3,000 freshwater lakes, rivers, streams and ponds.