Getting away from it all — email, phone calls, social media and the like— i s easy at this elegantly rustic resort, the only hotel smack-dab on the tree-lined shores of Lake Placid. Built in 1882 as a private camp and rebuilt in 2005 after a devastating fire, the lakeside lodge recalls the Adirondack Great Camps of the Gilded Age, replete with 30 well-appointed accommodations — no two of which are alike. Whether you stay in any of 13 guestrooms and suites in the Main Lodge or Lakeside Building or in one of the 17 cabins, you’ll enjoy the warmth of wood-burning stone fireplaces hand laid by local masons, the beauty of ornate beds hand-built by local artisans and the absence of TV.
Double-down on disconnecting from your digital devices with the Check In to Check Out program. Upon check-in, simply give your devices to the front desk staff for safe keeping and reclaim them upon checkout. No screen time means more together time for hiking, boating, mountain biking, skiing, ice skating, fishing, stargazing, wilderness adventures, cooking classes and bonfires. You can also enjoy farm-to-fork dining, including four-course dinners, at Artisans Restaurant or casual fare at Maggie’s Pub, which houses the resort’s only TV. Of course, there’s nothing like slipping into an Adirondack chair and absorbing the majestic scenery of this unplugged paradise.