5093 Route 86 Wilmington NY 12997

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The Inn at Whiteface

Bed, Breakfast, and beyond

Some things to do and see within a short distance from The

Whiteface Mountain


Without a doubt,  The Inn's location  at the  foot of this majestic mountain is reason enough to want to stay here.   Whiteface is a MAJOR attraction of the area in winter, but it also  offers many activities during the other seasons.

       In  winter it offers superb skiing and snowboarding. There are  convenient rentals and instructions for persons of all levels. We  specialize in offering ski and snowboard packages. Please contact us for  further information. 

In the summer the gondola continues to  run, and offers beautiful views of the Adirondacks from the summit of  Little Whiteface. The mountain also offers  mountain biking (and rental  of mountain bikes). If you desire an even more spectacular view,  the  Whiteface Memorial Highway (which starts in nearby Wilmington) lets you  drive nearly to the summit of the big mountain. From there you can hike a  short distance, or take an elevator to the actual summit of Whiteface  itself. The views are stunning, to say the least (the image at the top  of this page was taken from the summit of Whiteface - looking toward  Lake Placid). If you'd like to hike the entire mountain on foot, there  are several hiking trails  that lead to the summit. In the summer and  fall, Whiteface also holds several festivals - a Native American  festival, Scottish Highland festival and yearly Octoberfest. Click here  to visit Whiteface Mountain's web site


Other Area Attractions


To say that nearby Lake Placid is  often bustling  with activities would be understating things. The Olympic Regional  Development Authority (ORDA), which manages the facilities that were  used for the 1980 Winter Olympics, keeps the area alive with a full  calendar of events. During a week, depending on the season, you can see a  skating show at the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Arenas, watch a speed skating  or ski jumping competition, and/or catch a bobsled, luge, cross-country  or biathlon event at the Verizon Sports Complex at Mt Van Hoevenberg.  There's also the 1980 Winter Olympic Museum if you want to casually take  in a bit of history. For information on ORDA's current and future  events,   click here to visit ORDA's web site

Aside from the events directly  sponsored by ORDA, Lake Placid regularly features the yearly Lake Placid  Horse Show—one of the largest shows of its kind in the nation—and for  several years has hosted The Ironman (swim, bike, run) competition.  There's also a  summertime film festival. 

There  are several golf courses within a short drive from The Inn. The Lake  Placid Resort Golf Courses are only 8 scenic miles away. They offer two  18 hole championship courses and a 9 hole. The Craig Wood Golf Course  and the Whiteface Club Course are also not  far away and in a beautiful  mountain setting. The Saranac  Lake  Golf Club is one that you won't  want to miss. 

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts  offers a great variety of concerts, exhibits, plays and adirondack  crafts. Other Lake Placid attractions include scenic boat rides on Lake  Placid and free concerts at the Lake Placid Bandshell. 

If your desire is to get a bit closer  to nature, fishing and hiking can be found almost everywhere. The  AuSable River, which runs just behind The Inn is a renown trout stream.  If you are a fly fisherman, this is your paradise. Places to fish just a  short distance from The Inn are plentiful. As for hiking... trails can  be found all around the area. Some of the best hiking anywhere in the  northeastern US can be found in the nearby "High Peaks" region of the  Adirondacks, just a short drive to the south. 

Two area attractions are just a brief  distance from The Inn—High Falls Gorge and Santa's Workshop. High Falls  Gorge displays the beauty and power of the AuSable River as it plunges  down a series of high waterfalls. Santa's Workshop (www.northpoleny.com)  is a great place to take the kids—with rides, animals, elves making  toys, and of course, Santa. Don't forget to visit The Candy Man on your  way back to The Inn. 

What we've mentioned only begins to  hint at the things to do in the area (and we apologize to those places  and events we didn't mention!). We would be more than happy to sit down  with you after dinner or over a morning cup of coffee and help you plan  your