These Lake Placid Retreats Will Cure Your Wanderlust

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Staying close to home this Thanksgiving but filled with a sense of wanderlust? Do not fret! We have the cure for you.

Enter Lake Placid, New York. As one of “The 20 Best Places To Go For Thanksgiving in America,” it’s an absolute treasure. And ideal for those looking for a second home with holiday charm. says, “Lake Placid isn’t just picturesque, idyllic, and peaceful (hence the name!); it’s also a lot of fun around the holidays. Fish, hike, bike, or camp in the area, or visit the Lake Placid Olympic Museum (the Winter Olympics were held here in 1932 and 1980). While snow isn’t a given, it is a possibility here this time of year, so pack your winter coat and gloves!.”

Here we highlight two of its gems in our latest Splurge vs. Steal.

Splurge: Lake Placid Prize On The Shores Of Mirror Lake For $3.95M

First things first – our splurge! Leave your troubles behind and tuck into a feast for the senses at this dramatic and Lake Placid retreat! Ideally situated right on the shores of Mirror Lake and surrounded by picturesque fall foliage rests this five-bedroom, five-full-and-one-half-bathroom stunner that’s perfect for families. 

It’s a beauty, complete with a chef’s kitchen, elegant dining areas, great room with fireplace, and comfortable bedroom suites with spa-baths. Per the listing, “French doors lead to the stone patio with built-in barbecue and lawn to the lake. A dock and canoe/kayak rack are conveniently located at the water’s edge.”

There is also a game room, bunk room, and a fantastic covered porch with lake and mountain views. Even better? The entire property is ready to go and fully furnished! So you can move right in and start enjoying the enviable Lake Placid lifestyle.

Margie Philo with Adirondack Premier Properties Berkshire Hathaway Homeservice has listed 254 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, New York for $3.95 million. 

Steal: Newly Built Log Home With Unbelievable Views For $1.6M

Next up, we have our newly built steal! For millions less than our splurge, you can enjoy that same luxury life on Lake Placid for a fraction of the price, with a little more land too!

This mountaintop log home sits on a sprawling 2.3-acres and boasts spectacular views of Whiteface Mountain and the McKenzie Mountain Wilderness.

The five-bedroom, four-full-and-one-half-bathroom gem affords a towering wood-burning fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows bringing the outdoors in, plus incredible spaces to entertain. And the craftsmanship is beyond compare! 

According to the listing, “This home was constructed utilizing locally sourced Adirondack materials with the main support beams coming from the property itself. Being less than five (5) miles from the center of Lake Placid, 13 minutes from Whiteface Mountain, and steps from world class fishing on the Ausable River this mountaintop home is perfect for those looking for privacy but close to town and all activities.”

Lastly, it too comes fully furnished for the list price. All it needs is a buyer like you!

Michael Martineau with Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. has listed 372 River Road, Lake Placid, New York for $1.6 million.