I've got to tell you about this! Check this place out!
Living area of a cottage
If you are thinking about going skiing to Whiteface Mountain up in Wilmington, NY...then I highly recommend you stay at the Dartbrook Lodge http://www.dartbrooklodge.com/ . It is an easy 11 mile drive to the slopes and the accommodations are terrific!!! What better way to experience what the Adirondack's have to offer than by staying in a newly renovated rustic pine cottage built by local artisan's....bark siding, pine interiors, birch furniture, porches, kitchenette and a babbling brook. Each cottage is uniquely decorated in the Great Camp Style and you can experience these accommodations for a reasonable rate. We have stayed at pricer places in the Lake Placid High Peaks Region... in my opinion that weren't as nice. The lodge has it's own bakery and restaurant open for breakfast and lunch. If after a full day of skiing.... you find you want a bite to eat locally.... there are a few other eatery's in Keene that are good with rustic interiors. Lake Placid is a short 15 minutes away. Plenty of shopping, restaurants and attractions to keep one busy there but I have to say...the Dart Brook Lodge in Keene, NY is picture perfect. It is quite, rustic, and charming...nestled amongst the pine and birch trees. Between the Adirondack's natural beauty, the accomodations, the scent of pine burning in the fireplace, and the pure crisp mountain air... it is all too perfect. I'll chalk up this destination as magical! ~amy