Whiteface Lodge: A Rustic Playground Built for the Ultimate Guys Getaway

Whiteface Lodge lake view

The Adirondack Park has more than 400 years of guys’ trips under its belt, and nowhere has more to offer today’s man than the Whiteface Lodge, situated in the High Peaks of Lake Placid, New York. The all-suite resort speaks to weekend warriors, rugged outdoorsmen, extreme athletes, family men, and even city slickers looking for an escape. With lean-tos for enjoying fine cigars and cognacs, a spa menu tailored for men, bespoke mixology, and nearby outdoor experiences and Olympic-themed sports, Whiteface Lodge is a sort of ultimate men’s club.

  • Today’s man knows that while rugged is hot, ragged is not. The Spa at Whiteface Lodge’s “Modern Man” collection is built into Lake Placid’s first-ever resort spa experience, with treatments like the Outdoorsman Facial and Man Hands Soother. A full-day package called “The Outdoorsman” combines these treatments with a sports massage and nutrient-packed spa lunch. All resort guests have complimentary access to spa facilities, including locker room and lounge with large TV, rejuvenating eucalyptus-infused-steam room, and cedarwood sauna. Alone or with buddies, the spa is a man cave of wellbeing.
  • The resort features award-winning casual dining in the Kanu Great Room, while in the Kanu Lounge, Chief Mixologist Zachary Blair crafts custom cocktails based on how guests answer a series of questions (“L.A. or Tokyo? Beach or mountains?”). Afterward, gentlemen can put their feet up with a cigar and flight of cognac in one of the Lodge’s hand-crafted lean-tos with a fire pit.
  • With Lake Placid’s indelible legacy of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, Whiteface Lodge is a playground of activities for guys. On-property amenities include a 56-seat movie theater; game room with billiards, shuffleboard, foosball and a two-lane bowling alley; and fishing in a catch-and-release pond. Nearby Olympic facilities are open year-round, including the Olympic museums, bobsledding, and wheeled luge and extreme tubing at the Olympic Jumping Complex. The resort’s concierge can also arrange hiking, cycling, rock climbing, golf and horseback riding. (In the wintertime, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, tobogganing and dogsledding as well.) Guests can also rent various vessels at the Canoe Club for going out on Lake Placid.
  • The resort’s new Stay More, Play More package gives guests the freedom to do the Adirondacks their way, thanks to credits redeemable for on- and off-property activities, from a $100-per-night credit for one-bedroom suites to $200-per-night credit for three-bedroom suites. More information about Whiteface Lodge and reservations can be found at or by calling 888-582-0505.

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