Spruce Lodge was built in the early 1900's. We are guessing around 1910. It was purchased by my grandparents in 1949. My grandfather traveled a lot for his job and my grandmother stayed in Lake Placid and ran Spruce Lodge as a tourist home where breakfast was not an option. We have over an acre and a half of property which borders a large pond at the back of the property. We think the main house resembles a large farmhouse which has a porch that stretches across the front of the building. Since I purchased the property in 1986, I have tried not to change too much from when my grandparents owned it. I have found that changes were necessary to keep up with the times. Most people describe my place as being cozy and homelike. I have updated the rooms so they all have private baths and a couple have queen sized beds. The rest have double beds. The Cottage, I rent out as one unit. It can sleep 6 people The Cottage was probably built at the same time as the main house. I understand that at one time, it was the workshop for the main house. I have done quite a bit of decorating in the Cottage. There are two bedrooms (one with a queen bed and the other with a queen bed plus a set of bunk beds) and a bath upstairs. Downstairs there is a livingroom with a fireplace, fully equipped kitchen and dining room. We are located inside Lake Placid, close to all area activities.
4.8 on November 15, 2013
My boyfriend and I have been to Lake Placid several times and like to try a new place to stay every time. A couple weekends ago we were headed up for a hike and knew we would be too tired to drive back home after a long day. Spruce Lodge was EXACTLY what we were looking for. We stayed in the smallest room, A Place to Lay Your Head and it exceeded all our expectations. The room was spacious, comfortable, warm, VERY affordable and most important, CLEAN! The innkeeper was very nice and welcoming upon arrival. The next morning we came downstairs to homemade breads, muffins, cereal, coffee and tea. The location is also good... right down the street from Liquids and Solids (a favorite of ours for pre-dinner drinks), and in walking distance to the Pub and Brewery (a must for all our trips.) We will definitely be back to this little gem!
4.2 on October 07, 2013
I had read some reviews of this Lodge and they were OK but not great. We were there for a wedding and that weekend all the hotels in the area were booked. So we were very surpised when we arrived and found it inviting, clean and very nicely furnished. We were only there for 2 nights but would not have a problem staying there for a longer stay!! We were with 4 adults and 2 children and they all loved it.
3.6 on September 09, 2013
We spent 2 nights in "A place to rest your head". The room was very comfortable and cozy and we enjoyed our stay there.
3.0 on July 21, 2013
We loved the room, but Spruce Lodge is not your typical B&B. We didn't meet the owners. A breakfast of cold cereal and bread is not adequate for a long day of hiking. They could, at the very least, have yogurt. Love Spruce Lodge for its location to fun things to do in Lake Placid.
Very sorry that I did not get to meet you. My children have decided that I need time off so we hired some weekend people. I either do not come in or I come in later to do projects I do not get done during the week. I also apologize for Brock forgetting to put out the Oatmeal. I hope you had a great hike. Hiking the Adirondacks is so beautiful. Thank you so much for staying with us.
4.8 on July 12, 2013
Our stay was delightful! The room was comfortable and inviting. We had a small area outside equipped with lawn chairs. We were able to sit outside and enjoy the cool breeze until after dark. Breakfast offered homemade breads, great coffee and wonderful company. Over all a most enjoyable visit. I'd say outstanding. Don't miss it when traveling through the Adirondacks!
3.2 on June 13, 2013
It was the perfect spot for my one night in Lake Placid. I stayed by myself before moving on with a group of friends to a rented house for a more extended stay. I felt safe staying alone and met some wonderful fellow travelers at breakfast.
4.4 on March 23, 2012
This was the second stay at Spruce for my husband and I. We really enjoyed our stay. The rooms are perfect-just what you need-very clean-nice bathroom-very cozy. We were so glad we could visit with our little friends we had made (the cats) we left our door open so they could roam in and out, they are so cute. I really think Spruce is the best kept secret, the value for that area is outstanding. Thanks again and we will be back next year!!
4.0 on December 15, 2011
Nice place to stay. We were hiking Mt Marcy the next day and we had a good night sleep with a delightfull breakfast before we hit the road.
4.4 on September 19, 2011
I was a little hesitant when I learned that there were cats in the main house, but aside from a few brief appearances I would have never known they were there. Great value, cozy and nothing fancy but perfect for a long weekend away. Room was immaculate and warm, and the main town is minutes away. Breakfast was simple but satisfying, would definitely stay there again.
3.8 on September 13, 2011
The room was extremely clean and neat. This was an excellent value. Cont. Breakfast was to be served by 8:30am and the attendent had not even started to bring things out which was unexpected being that we were due to leave very early for a long travel home, so we had to go elsewhere to eat. The shower was very HOT then very COLD had to keep getting out to adjust the temp, took a long time to shower. Don't know that we will stay there again.
Unless this was day I had an appointment and did not set up breakfast, I am confused. Our Breakfast is always set up by 8am. We have it timed so the coffee is ready when all the elements of the breakfast have been put out. As far as the water temperature, all the rooms run off the hot water from the furnace, if you are in the shower and someone else starts to draw water, you shower will get cold. It is an old house and this is just one of the quirks. Very sorry for your disappointed stay, we are always striving to do our best and I guess we have to try harder.
A small cozy Bed and Breakfast room with one double bed and private bath. This room is located upstairs in the house. The maximum number of guests (including children) allowed are 2. Spruce Lodge has two mascots, Simon & Simone, our resident cats.
Nightly Rate: $0 - $65
Adirondack style twig queen bed, set of bunk beds and private bath. Has own entrance or can be accessed through the house. This room is located upstairs in the house. The maxmum number of guests (including children) allowed are 4. Spruce Lodge has two mascots, Simon & Simone, our resident cats.
Nightly Rate: $0 - $75
Two room unit with a queen bed in the bedroom and double futon in the livingroom. The apartment is located upstairs. Apartment size kitchen, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, refrigerator, cooking pans, dishes,eating utensils, tv, vcr, dvd, air conditioner and private bath. Maximum number of guests (including children)allowed are 4
Nightly Rate: $0 - $85
Two bedroom cottage. Two queen beds, bunkbeds and bathroom are upstairs. Downstairs has livingroom with a fireplace, tv, vcr, dvd, telephone, full kitchen with stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, dishes, eating utensils and cooking pans. Breakfast is not included with cottage. Maximum number of guests (including children)allowed are 6
Nightly Rate: $0 - $125
Three bedroom townhouses (King, Queen and Two singles). Two full baths. Upstairs bath equiped with a jacuzzi. Full kitchen. Washer and Dryer. Two gas fireplaces. Two televisions. One DVD player. WI-FI. Large deck with wrap around porch. River and mountain views. Breakfast is not included with the townhouses. Maximum number of guests (including children) allowed are 6
Nightly Rate: $0 - $325
This room is the only room on the first floor of the Bed and Breakfast. It has a queen bed, two single beds and a private bath. &amp;amp;#13;&amp;amp;#10;This room also has it own private porch. The maximum number of guests (including children) allowed is 4.&amp;amp;#13;&amp;amp;#10;Spruce Lodge has two mascots, Simon &amp;amp;amp; Simone, our resident cats.
Nightly Rate: $0 - $75
Downtown, Mountains, Small town, Village
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 130 miles
From South: Exit 30 off Adirondack Northway (I-87). Left at bottom of ramp. Follow signs to Lake Placid. The first thing you see coming into Lake Placid is the ski jumps. We are 7/10ths of a mile from the jumps, right hand side of road, large white building with blue trim, colonial sign out front. If you come to a traffic light, you have gone too far by a half of a mile. From West: Route 86 to the third traffic light. Left down the hill. We are a half a mile from that light on the left hand side of road. If you start to leave the village, you have gone too far. From North: Exit 34 off the Adirondack Northway (I-87). Left at the end of ramp. Follow the signs for Lake Placid. At the first traffic light take a left down the hill. We are one helf mile from the light on the left hand side. If you start to leave the village you have gone too far.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Lake Placid, Mt VanHoevenberg, Sanarac Lake, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Zoo
Alarm clock, BBQ grill, Board games, Fireplace, Private entrance, TV, Telephone, VCR
Bath robes, Ceiling fans
Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, 80Winter Olympic Venus tour, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental