Lake Placid is a startling beauty situated in New York’s Essex County. You can find it in the Tri-Lakes Region, which houses two other lakes. But none is as grand as Lake Placid itself. Many people have no clue that Lake Placid is not just a lake, but rather a beautiful village that welcomes tourists from all over the world.
Known to most as the Olympic Village, it gained this title after hosting the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics and is set to host World Championships in the coming years as well. Lake Placid has found its place in the tourism industry due to its enchanting sights and exciting array of outdoor activities. No matter what time of the year you visit, Lake Placid welcomes you with open arms and a view that will capture your soul.
Trips are always fun to prepare for, but a crucial element is finding the right accommodation for you and your travel group. The great thing is that online booking platforms have made searching for the perfect lake placid vacation rental much more manageable.
But you might be overwhelmed with so many options available. To help, here are some tips to secure the coziest lake placid vacation rental for your upcoming trip.
Use an Itinerary as a Guide
Although there are many beautiful cabins available for rent, not all may be able to accommodate you at any given time. Some homes are only open in seasonal cycles, so it would be essential to first determine an itinerary before beginning your search. After all, it is your accommodation that should adjust to your preferred schedule, and not the other way around.
An itinerary will help narrow your search for the perfect Lake Placid vacation rental. Figure out the dates you will be renting a cabin. Also consider whether you will be sticking to one for the entirety of your trip, or if you will be switching mid-way.
Your itinerary should include the number of adults and children you will be travelling with, as well as a designated budget for a place to stay. This will help filter out your options and leave you with a narrowed-down selection.
It is also useful to determine the activities you will be doing. Although most accommodations have nearby facilities and activity centers, extreme proximity might be your priority, especially if you are travelling with impatient children. For instance, if you will be skiing a lot during your trip, consider renting a place near Whiteface Mountain.
Travel With Friends and Avoid Peak Seasons If You Are On a Budget
Travelling to Lake Placid can cause a small dent on your wallet, especially if you go during peak seasons. But do not worry -- even if you are on a tight budget, you will be able to enjoy the dreamy village’s storybook sights.
For one, most Lake Placid vacation rental homes are family-sized and can fit a large number of guests. Most cabins can comfortably accommodate about 8-15 people and still have room for indoor activities such as movie nights and board games. It will not be a tight squeeze, either. Some cabins come with as much as 4 TVs and an excellent bed to bath ratio.
With travelling with friends or other families, you can split the costs with the members of your group. That will help you save some money when renting out a beautiful cabin. Prices do hike up during the peak winter and summer seasons, so consider travelling during less busy months.
The spring and fall can offer you an image of Lake Placid that you have never seen before. But if you insist on going during peak seasons, book your rental as early as possible to avoid competition.
Regardless, Lake Placid is a heaven-sent escape from New York’s bustling cities and the monotony of everyday life. You will love every moment of your enchanting journey in a village marked with the legacy of Olympic champions.
by Natalie Marie.
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