Pet-Friendly Luxury Resorts in Lake Placid, New York | Dog-Friendly Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort Weekend Getaway

Luxury Pet-Friendly Accommodations in Lake Placid, New York

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Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, I will always offer my readers an unbiased and honest account of my experiences. Your trust is very appreciated, and never taken for granted. ~Tonya, Dexter and Angel Nutter

When I’m planning a dog-friendly getaway with Dexter, I want to ensure he will have a great adventure. Finding dog-friendly places to visit can be a challenge for some, but I find it quite fun. When I’m looking for a pet-friendly accommodation, I look for a few key points: safety, location, refrigerator, cleanliness, and friendliness of the hotel staff. Everything else is icing on the cake. Our dog-friendly accommodation at the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort had a lot of icing!

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While I was checking in, I couldn’t help but see the giant picture window in the lobby. It was like looking at a beautiful painting, but it was real. The view of Mirror Lake and the Adirondack Mountains was just stunning. A fun fact: the Adirondack Park is the largest protected area in the contiguous United States, greater in size than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier, and Grand Canyon national parks combined.

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Mirror Lake & Mountain Views

It’s no wonder the Golden Arrow is so passionate about being an eco-friendly resort hotel. The resort’s green initiatives include, sustainable dining at Generations, energy-saving guest rooms, eco-friendly water, heating and cooling, crushed limestone beach, eco-friendly housekeeping, smart lightbulbs, green purchasing, incentive program for employees, eco-friendly pool and fitness center, and many more earth-friendly programs.

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Solar panels

I personally think one of the neatest things they have is their green roof installation. The Green Roof is a 3,000-square-foot roof that has many benefits, including creating energy savings by acting as a super insulator—keeping the building well insulated throughout the seasons. In addition, the oxygen released by the plants helps the hotel reduce its carbon footprint, and they even grow herbs used in their on-site restaurant, Generations.

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Roof installation

Let’s talk about all the pet perks included in a stay at this luxury hotel resort. When I checked in, I was given a bag of treats and poop bags for both Dexter and Levi. The friendly man at the front desk was extremely helpful, providing me information on the best potty spots for the dogs. He also had a wonderful story to share about his neighbor’s dog and how smart he was. It was truly a dog-welcoming experience from the moment I arrived.

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Friendly staff

The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort does charge a $100 pet fee but then donates 10% of the fee to their local Humane Society or a pet charity chosen by one of their favorite guests. Over the course of a year, they donated thousands of dollars to local charities, which directly benefits hundreds of homeless animals.

The dogs were welcome to accompany us throughout the grounds, which provided plenty of green space and even doggie pickup stations. Dogs are not allowed on the white sandy beach but are welcome in the grassy area surrounding the beach and resort.

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Lots of green space

If you’re lucky, you may run into a sweet 10-year old lab named Copper. Cooper is the Director of Pet Services and has been showing people around since she was 10 months old.  She loves meeting new people and getting plenty of belly rubs. If she hears people in the lobby, she will come out of her office and sit at the bottom of the stairs waiting to say hello.

Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort Pets
Cooper-Photo Credit Golden Arrow

If you and your dog like the water, you are going to love that this dog-friendly lakeside resort is nestled on Mirror Lake. Grab an Adirondack chair and take in the breathtaking views of the Adirondack Mountains. If you are feeling a little adventurous, you and your dog can enjoy a complimentary rowboat, canoe, kayak, paddle board, or paddle boat ride! Don’t forget to bring your dog’s life jacket if this sounds like fun. If a dip is more your style, you and your dog can launch yourselves from the grassy shoreline next to the dock. In the winter months, you can enjoy a weekend with the Lake Placid Dog Sledding team!

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Outside deck areas

This luxury lakeside resort offers a lot of resort amenities for humans only. The resort offers a heated indoor pool and features a sauna, steam bath, and two whirlpool tubs with plenty of lounging chairs. Their fitness center features various cardio and weight machines, exercise balls, yoga mats, and free weights. Racquetball, anyone? They have the only racquetball court in town.

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Indoor pool

If you are looking for great dining, you don’t have to leave the comfort of your resort. Just head over to Generations Restaurant. Generations is open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. and serves up a casual dining experience with fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers. You won’t want to miss out on their daily Happy Hour specialty drinks. Order to go if you prefer to eat with your dog.

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After a full day of doggie fun, you’ll want to retire to your dog-friendly deluxe guest room. Pets’ rooms are on the third floor with either a lakefront view overlooking Mirror Lake and the Adirondack Mountains or the village-side overlooking Olympic Village. Your deluxe room features two queen beds or one king-sized bed. King rooms also have a pull-out loveseat for additional sleeping space. Amenities include: hair dryer, mini refrigerator, microwave, Keurig K-Cup single-cup coffee brewer, and complimentary wireless Internet service.

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Balcony views

Throughout the weekend, the dogs were always greeted by both hotel staff and vacationers alike. They were the hit of the resort, receiving lots of pets and even a snack or two as they passed the front desk. Everything about our stay was perfect and then some.

If you are looking for a dog-friendly luxury resort, I highly recommend staying at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort. You won’t be disappointed. Read more about our dog-friendly weekend in Lake Placid, NY here.

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62 thoughts on “Pet-Friendly Luxury Resorts in Lake Placid, New York | Dog-Friendly Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort Weekend Getaway

  1. You have just answered my prayers! I love taking our dogs on family trips, but that usually means we have to stay in really horrible places. Now we can ALL be super comfy.

  2. I would love to take my dog here! It looks like so much fun. I love traveling with my dog but sometimes find it hard to get a hotel that is accommodating.

    1. Hi, Sabrina. I’m so glad you travel with your dog. It can be tricking to find dog-friendly accommodations and even trickier to find ones that truly welcome our canine friends. Golden Arrow is a great resort if you are heading to Lake Placid, NY. Feel free to browse my travel destination page for more ideas.

  3. What a lovely resort to stay at in Lake Placid, so glad that they give back 10% of the fee to their local Humane Society or pet charity, such a wonderful gesture

  4. Omg! I have to go here with my fur baby! I love that there are so many activities and that there are solar pannels! Environmental and perfect for our four legged friends!

    1. I love this! I would love to know how you got your animation with Dexter and yourself…loved it so much…i subscribed!

  5. Even dogs need some vacations and pampering too. Lol. Your dogs are lucky to have you. And the golden arrow lakeside resort is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  6. It’s rare these days to find accommodations that accept pets but its always nice when you find those that do.

  7. I think you had made a great video, glad there is also a boat house where guests can make a booking for private events. The place is really good for a summer getaway.

  8. Thank you for the great recommendation! A dog-friendly hotel by a lake would be perfect for our Whiskey Dog. And it looks like it would be a lovely place for us too. Love the green roof and the fact that the staff is so friendly to dogs. If we ever make it up to Lake Placid, I would definitely stay at the Golden Arrow!

  9. your dogs are adorable! thank you for your recommendation on dog friendly places, we also have a dog and we love taking it with us in vacation

  10. What a beautiful resort and it’s so great you can bring pets! That’s what makes it even more fun! Looks like you had a wonderful stay.

  11. Wow, this place looks incredible. There’s so much to do and see there! Looks like a brilliant place to take the my dogs out.

  12. Omg , so happy to learn about this dog friendly place. I find it very challenging to find such places. This hotel seems so good and worthy. Definitely adding to my list. And Cooper is so cute.

  13. This sounds like a perfect vacation spot for traveling with (or without) a dog. Wish it weren’t on the other side of the country! Glad you and Dexter had such a fab time.

      1. This place looks incresible, there so much things to do there. Such a brilliant place to bring my dogs.

  14. What a great place to go with your dog. Looks lovely, very clean, very modern and they have great food too ?

  15. Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort seems like a place that I would like to have a staycation. The ambiance looks relaxing and the view outside is absolutely beautiful. I’d love to try their kayak or prolly just soak in the sun by the lake. I also like the fact that they have a fitness center! I haven’t tried traveling with my furbaby but hopefully someday I get to take him in one of my adventures.

  16. What a beautiful place to take your dog and have a luxury vacation at the same time. I don’t have a dog, sadly, but I’d happily take Cooper πŸ˜€

  17. looks like a great place to visit when you cannot leave your furry friend behind, My kids would love it holiday with our dog

  18. Although the thought of traveling with my dogs stresses me the heck out — they’re too big for an airplane, and one of them H-A-T-E-S the car — when I travel I miss them so much! So I’d love staying at a dog-friendly resort like the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort where there are plenty of fluffy new friends to pet. In fact, I may have picked our hotel in Milwaukee because there was a canine concierge (not even joking…)

  19. Oh this sounds and looks perfect for families with dogs!! Although not for mine as my girls are petrified of dogs!

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