Mornings at the High Peaks Resort in upstate New York start not with the sound of buzzing alarms, but rather the soft song of the American tree sparrow greeting the rising sun over the still waters of Mirror Lake. In just a few hours, the lake will begin buzzing with life as paddlers and fishermen take to the water to immerse themselves in the region’s favorite pastimes. But once the sun begins to set, the waters will still, and all that will remain is a reflection of the High Peaks Resort, standing as a reminder of a day well spent.
The High Peaks Resort was built on the site of the region’s first public lodging, an 1850s cherry-red farmhouse owned by Joseph Nash. The resort operated as a base camp of sorts for outdoor adventurers until the late 1970s. When the U.S. Olympic Committee named Lake Placid the host of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games, the site underwent its greatest transformation. The resort was chosen to serve as the home of the American Broadcasting Company for the games, so the property was built out with business, conventions and meetings in mind. The renovations and additions included large banquet spaces and meeting spaces. Even the parking lot was designed for the business traveler and doubled as the helipad for ABC executives.
Today, the High Peaks Resort features 177 guest rooms, many that boast spectacular views, in a laid-back setting that blends modern conveniences with the spirit of Adirondack hospitality. The central location in the heart of Lake Placid makes the resort a fantastic home base for a number of daytime adventures for meeting guests, including many shopping, dining and entertainment options both on-site and in the surrounding area. The High Peaks Resort’s Olympic legacy and natural surrounding have created an ambiance of team building and camaraderie, making the resort a great environment for memorable meetings.
With more than 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, the High Peaks Resort can accommodate groups of up to 300 guests. The resort boasts 10 different conference spaces, with options to suit almost any conference need. The nine large banquet spaces vary in size from 748 square feet with theater seating for up to 86 guests to 1,980 square feet with theater seating for up to 100 guests. Many of the spaces can be combined to accommodate up to 300 guests at one time. The Boardroom is suitable for smaller groups and meetings, accommodating up to 12 guests.