Luxury Pet-Friendly Accommodations in Lake Placid, New York
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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