Spruce Lodge Bed & Breakfast & Guest Cottage

6034 Sentinel Road Route 73 , Lake Placid, NY 12946-1711 USA (Show map)


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 MAIN HOUSE IS HOME TO OUR CATS!!! They are not allowed in the rooms. Allergic? Not the place for you. 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.



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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.0
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining3.5

Perfect for what we needed in Lake Placid!!!

3.6 on July 26, 2016

While we didn't experience a very warm welcome from the owner, the apartment option was perfect for our needs. As we were hiking in Saranac Lake, we were just looking for a clean room with a small kitchen and somewhere where we could walk to a restaurant. That's exactly what we got. We didn't need fancy, we just needed clean and roomy. It was perfect. So perfect, that we've already booked again for our next hike. Thanks!

Great stay - great value!

4.0 on March 28, 2016

Clean and cozy lodge. Very easy and laid back. Breakfast was very nice - just enough to get you started for the day. Definitely would recommend and stay there again. Mary - March 2016

Great place to stay

4.6 on September 15, 2015

We had a wonderful stay for 2 nights. Everything was very clean, comfortable and appealing. It is great location from which to tour the area. The owner is very pleasant and unobtrusive.

A Wonderful Place to Stay

5 on July 02, 2015

I stayed at Spruce Lodge as a single guest for close to a month on a work/vacation retreat. I had a wonderful time and the owner of Spruce Lodge, Carol Hoffman, proved to be a wonderful, warm host who knows a huge amount about the Adirondacks since her family has lived here since the 1860s. She is low-key and relaxed, but provides her guests with any help that they need. The rooms are clean, comfortable and cozy.

Great Stay, Wonderful Location

3.4 on December 02, 2014

My boyfriend and I are 46er aspirants. I booked a room at the Spruce Lodge B and B as an early birthday present for him. We wanted to get in a couple of more peaks before the weather really turned! The room was very clean and plenty of room for us. We slept well and even took a nice long nap after our hike! The continental breakfast was simple but perfect for a light bite before heading out. The B and B is close to the downtown area, so not only were we close to trailheads, we were also close to the fun downtown scene! I would definitely stay here again.

Great place to stay!!

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!

Family stay attending wedding

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.

Spruce Lodge - lovely B & B

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.

The breakfasts were not adequate

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

Spruce Lodge in the summer.

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!

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Rooms & Rates

A Place To Lay My Head

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $0 - $65

Adirondack Bed room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $75

Apartment Suite

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $0 - $85

The Cottage

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 2 Twin

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $325

Sleigh Bed Room

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. 
This room also has it own private porch. The maximum number of guests (including children) allowed is 4.
Spruce Lodge has two mascots, Simon & Simone, our resident cats.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $75

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Location Type

Downtown, Mountains, Small town, Village


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 130 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Lake Placid, Mt VanHoevenberg, Sanarac Lake, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Homestay

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, BBQ grill, Board games, Fireplace, Private entrance, TV, Telephone, VCR

Room amenities

Bath robes, Ceiling fans

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: after 2pm
  • Check Out:: before 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking in our rooms is considered damage.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes each child is counted as one person.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No having a pet in our rooms is considered damage
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-4 nights in the Cottage & Townhouses - Depending on Season
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card number is required upon arrival for a damage deposit.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be made at least seven days prior to your arrival. Beyond that point, we will try to rent the room and if we can't you will be charged a one night stay or half the stay for a multiple night reservation.
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Carol Hoffman

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About the innkeepers

Hobbies include skiing, photography,and hiking.

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  • Time Served: 8-9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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