Lake Placid is a charming village located in the midst of the Adirondack Park in Essex County, NY. It's a vibrant four-season resort destination, offering a warm and welcoming storybook like ambiance with world-class events and recreational activities that celebrate the seasons and unspoiled landscape.
The term "vacation" actually originated back in the late 1800’s at a time when the nation’s wealthiest and most influential titans of industry retreated to the Adirondack region to enjoy the cool mountain air. In the 1920’s Lake Placid became a popular winter sports destination and is well known today for hosting the 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympics.
Today, the Adirondack Park encompasses nearly 6.1 million acres. It is the largest state-level protected area in the contiguous United States and the largest National Historic Landmark.
The regions rich history, coupled with its awe inspiring beauty, unique lifestyle and all that Lake Placid has to offer, are what continues to draw over 2.1 million overnight visitors to our area annually from across the country and around the globe.
Lake Placid in the news…
Away.Com “Top-10 Mountain Resorts for Summer Fun”
National Geographic “Best 10 Winter Trips 2012” and “Top-10 Winter Adventures.”
Budget Travel “11 Coolest Winter Places in America”
Ottawa Citizen “Five Worth the Drive for Great Downhill Skiing”
Sherman Travel’s “Six Romantic Ski Destinations.”
SnowEast “Best Ski Resort in the East and Most Scenic”
Lake Placid is a charming community anchored by a quaint village center that runs along Main Street and Mirror Lake. It's is a fun place to visit and call home, with so much to see and do.
Its main economic thrust centers around leisure travel & tourism, area events and outdoor activities. Its home to the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), Olympic Training Center, Conference Center at Lake Placid and private boarding schools Northwood School and National Sports Academy. Attractions and events are abundant in Lake Placid: be it the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Olympic Center Museum and 1932-1980 hockey arena, Ski Jumping Complex, Mount Van Hoevenberg Cross Country Ski Center and venue for Olympic Bobsled, Luge and Skeleton, Olympic Speed Skating Oval, John Brown Farm, IronMan, The Lake Placid Horseshow & I Love NY Horseshow and Lake Placid Marathon to name a few.
Our neighborhoods are the adjoining towns of Saranac Lake, Wilmington, Jay, and Keene. Each town offers its own charisma and charm, which only enhances the regions energy, strength and pride.
Visitors will never fall short of finding something to entertain their interests, and residents will always be proud to call Lake Placid their home.
At Engel & Völkers Lake Placid, our goal is to offer unrivaled service as we bring qualified buyers and visitors to unique properties throughout the Adirondack region.
For over 34 years Engel & Völkers Lake Placid Real Estate has successfully helped real estate buyers and visitors find their special place in the Adirondacks. We have had the distinct pleasure of helping many local families find their first home, transition into a new home or move on to a new adventure. We are fortunate to work with many second home market clients and visitors who predominantly come from the major metropolitan areas of NY, NJ, CT, PA, MA and neighboring regions of Canada. Our typical client is looking for value and a lifestyle that affords easy access from their primary residences, safety, family entertainment and year-round activities. The common theme that resonates among our client base is the search to find a place to connect that provides a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
You will find our property inventory of real estate offerings and vacation rentals ranges from affordable cozy cottages and condos to luxurious Grand Adirondack Great Camps and estates. We have a number of useful tools to aid in your assessment of buying, selling or renting vacation homes and we always welcome a phone call or email and best of all we enjoy meeting you in person, so stop by our shop for a cup of coffee!
We look forward to the opportunity to share our professional knowledge and experiences to help you find your perfect place in the Adirondacks.
Engel & Völkers began in 1977 as a specialty boutique real estate agency providing high-end services to an exclusive clientele. Consistent exceptional service has been the driver behind our worldwide expansion and international recognition as a top-tier real estate service provider. Today, we are a global leader in the sale and lease of premium residential and commercial property and yachts.
Plan your vacation with us!
At Engel & Völkers Lake Placid, we strive to find you the perfect property for your next trip to the Adirondacks. Our vacation rental properties provide an outstanding value and great alternative to traditional hotel stays. Take advantage of the opportunity to rent a private home with the luxuries and amenities of your choice in the most desirable locations and enjoy the benefits of larger spaces, full kitchens & baths, laundry rooms and privacy.
We offer the area’s finest selection of comfortable vacation properties suited to accommodate groups of all sizes. For those who enjoy the resort experience, we feature many privately-owned units at Whiteface Lodge and The Whiteface Club. For pet lovers, there is no reason to leave the family friend behind, choose from our nice selection of pet-friendly rentals.
Our vacation rental team services locations in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Spitfire Lake, Fern Lake and properties near Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington.
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