Getaways: Placid Bay Inn

It’s time once again to escape from the sometimes chaotic atmosphere of everyday life and immerse ourselves in what we love: fishing. This, of course, means that it’s time for another Getaway! This month we find ourselves in New York, in the town of Lake Placid, where destination anglers can discover the Placid Bay Inn, a great resort nestled against the picturesque majesty of Lake Placid.

The Placid Bay Inn is a year-round resort that rests high in the Adirondacks, where it overlooks Lack Placid, the legendary to which the town owes its namesake. The Inn features several different styles of rooms to accommodate guests, including a King room equipped with a kitchenette, and two different types of suites. Each room possesses a full bath and shower, cable television, air conditioning, and telephone. Furthermore, guests seeking a more private experience can reserve The Mallard or the Country Comfort cottages, private cottages that offer amazing views of the lake and surrounding landscape, cathedral ceilings, French doors that open into a porch, and a pool.

Guests of Placid Bay Inn can enjoy canoeing, an outdoor pool, picnic tables, and Adirondack chairs, all of which are near the lake. Also, the Inn offers packages ranging from fly fishing to skiing, depending on the time of year, and even has a Romance package for couples. Apart from the Inn, the area has several activities that will appeal to guests, including museums and World Cup competitions. The guides even offer fly fishing classes for guests who wish to learn about the sport during their stay. Guests of the Inn receive a discount on the classes.

Anglers can employ the guide services of Placid Bay Adventures, a professional guide service in the village. The catch-and-release based outfitters take pride in their knowledge and are dedicated to providing fishermen with a serious experience on the water. Fly fishermen will enjoy the services of Placid Bay Adventures’ professional fly fishing guide, who can lead guests along river trails, or even utilize float tubes for the full river fly experience.

The Placid Bay Inn, nestled against beautiful Lake Placid, is one of New York State’s hidden gems that any angler looking for a great experience on the water will want to check out. The Inn possesses great accommodations, an abundance of activities, and the area is home to several attractions to keep guests entertained during their stay. If you’re in the mood for majestic scenery and a world-class fishing experience, then the Placid Bay Inn is just what you’ve been waiting for.

For more information on the Placid Bay Inn, including reservations and rates, visit, or contact the Inn directly at 518-523-2001.