Scandinavian-inspired design has a new home in the heart of the Adirondacks with the debut of East Wind Lake Placid. Opening August 1, the second Eastwind Hotel, formerly a 1950’s Motor Inn, offers easy access to one of the largest protected parklands in the United States.
Open year-round, this elegant, intimate boutique hotel, spread over five buildings on nearly three acres along the Chubb River, has 17 rooms and eight luxury cabins. Amenities for the discerning outdoor enthusiast include a pool, library, spa, central fire pit, saunas, bike and ice skate rentals, and programs like weekend live music, yoga, and Pilates classes. Local attractions such as Mirror Lake, Whiteface Mountain and the Olympic Center are also nearby.
Guests can choose from a range of room types — all individually curated by Eastwind co-founder and creative director Julija Stoliarova — with varying amenities such as fireplaces, sofa beds, lofts, rainfall showers, sitting areas, and private patios overlooking the pool. The hotel also offers weatherproof timber frame Lushna cabins, a hallmark of the first Eastwind property in Windham, NY. Room amenities include Frette linens, Zenology toiletries and Bluetooth speakers.
The hotel’s simple yet sophisticated food and beverage program, modeled after its sister property in the Catskills, comes in a variety of formats: breakfast baskets, snacks and sandwiches from the front desk bar, and al fresco communal meals cooked over an open flame Argentine grill in summer. There is also a former smithy that has been converted into a private dining room for groups of up to 10 people.
Eastwind Lake Placid is a 10-minute walk from Main Street, the heart of Lake Placid, lined with shops and restaurants. Known for its Olympic roots, the scenic town is also the gateway to Adirondack Park, created by New York State in 1892. It’s a National Historic Landmark covering 6 million acres and the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States – larger than Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Canyon and the Great Smoky Mountains National Parks combined – and has more than 2,000 miles marked hiking trails. 24 km of mountain bike trails and 3,000 freshwater lakes, rivers, streams and ponds.