Golden Arrow Resort Amenities // Lake Placid, New York

March 6, 2019

Today I am so excited to share with y'all more about the trip that I took to the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort last week. Today I am specifically excited to share about all of the different resort amenities that Golden Arrow has to offer for plus some specific winter ones (which is when I was visiting) and certain things that are unique for the spring and summer months! 
One of the first things I want to share generally though is the biggest amenity that I believe that Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort has- and that is it's location. It is located in the heart of the Lake Placid Village (a simple and short walk to numerous shops and dining establishments) and is located less than a mile from the Olympic Oval Skating rink (if you want to skate some place other than Mirror Lake) and the Olympic Rinks where many shows and games still take place. This prime location is a wonderful amenity because you have access to everything and you won't even need to drive anywhere! 

In addition to this if you do find that you need some basic supplies like a pharmacy or a grocery store there are both located within a couple of miles. I ran to the grocery store the one day and it literally took me all of 10 minutes for the entire trip to get there, go grab what I needed and return back to the resort. SO easy and convenient! 

Finally, as I mentioned in my last post, Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort is nestled right into the heart of the Adirondacks. There are literally hundreds of outdoor adventures that are in Lake Placid and surround it and staying at the Golden Arrow allows you to have the perfect location for a home base.
Mirror Lake Accessibility
This one kind of falls under location, but I feel that it is important enough to point out that the resort is literally located right on the lake. Some rooms even can walk right out onto Mirror Lake and are less than 50 feet from their room! 

Also- see the building in this picture above? That is the boathouse which is used mainly in the summer for the boating activities, but is also where there are lots of weddings that take place! It would be a sweet location with a beautiful view of the entire lake!
Eco Friendly Property
As I mentioned yesterday, Golden Arrow was the first eco friendly property in the state of New York and all throughout the resort you will see nods to the continued effort to keep improving this area throughout your stay in a variety of ways. One of those ways is through the multiple facts that are shared around the resort like you see in the pictures of yesterday's post, but that is honestly just the beginning. 

Golden Arrow has spent time integrating eco friendly practises in a number of different initiatives. From the Green Roof deck of Generations Restaurant to the recycling carpet program, Golden Arrow takes steps to practically and purposefully make the entire resort eco-friendly. Here are just a couple of specific and detailed ways that guests will experience this: 
*Eco-friendly Fitness Center
*Eco-friendly Pool
*Green Christmas Cards in 2006
*Light Bulbs
*Eco-friendly Housekeeping
*Eco-friendly Energy Saving Guest Rooms

You can read more about the way that Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort is eco-friendly HERE.
Year Round Amenities
Indoor Heated Pool
The pool area of Golden Arrow features not only a beautiful pool, but a sauna and a steam bath plus two different whirlpool tubs. Let me tell you- this space is absolutely gorgeous. The mural on the wall and the ceiling were all hand-painted and the entire space sets itself up as a mini-spa area in my opinion. It was the perfect winter escape and would make a beautiful retreat for anytime of the year.

Fitness Center
The fitness center was lovely and even includes a beautiful picture window that you can look out of as you are exercising. The fitness center provides various cardio and weight machines and also has the availability of yoga mats, weights, and exercise balls. There are several TVs and there is even a second floor stretching room which I loved. There are locker rooms with showers and saunas and the fitness center is open from 6am-10pm.

Racquetball Court
Golden Arrow boasts hosting the only racquetball court in town and you can reserve a space for no fee. If you want to bring your own racquet's that is fine, or you can rent some at the front desk for a small charge. 
Generations Restaurant
I will be doing an entire post on this restaurant next week so stay tuned for me to share more soon!
Winter Specific Amenities
Winter was truly a magical time to stay at the Golden Arrow and you will not be disappointed if you choose to go during this time of the year. You will definitely feel like you stepped into a winter snow globe (as many people stated while I was there *smiles*) and there are numerous opportunities to be found right at the resort. 

For those who love skating Mirror Lake is transformed into the perfect setting and you can bring your own skates to take a loop around the lake, or even join a game of lake hockey! 

If you love skiing, then Golden Arrow has the perfect solution as rooms on the first floor are the perfect ski-in/ski-out set up. 
Dog Sledding
This was something I had wanted to definitely try and was so sad when the weather didn't cooperate but it looks like so much fun! Just head on out to the lake and you can catch a ride on the dog sled team! These rides are available from Thursday through Sunday and the cost of these runs are approximately $10-$15 and are not operated by Golden Arrow, but are conveniently located. 
Toboggan Chute Ride
Walk or skate down the lake to take a toboggan chute ride! This looks like so much fun y'all and I can't wait to try it out sometime! The weather didn't permit it from happening on this trip- but next trip I hope to do this! There is a cost to this and you can find out more information when you check in to the Golden Arrow!
Curl Up Indoors
As I shared about my experience, due to the wind chill and temperature the items above were not available during my stay, but I still was provided with tons of different things to do at the resort. Golden Arrow showed itself beautifully and provided a beautiful cozy luxury retreat from the chilly weather and winds surrounding the village of Lake Placid. After spending time in the gym, you could relax at the indoor pool area or spend time in a whirlpool in your room (a favorite experience of mine!) or curl up by the huge picture window overlooking the lake and connect with other guests. Whatever you choose to do you will be met with a cozy luxury experience like no other.

Summer Specific Amenities
Summer would also be a wonderful time to stay at the Golden Arrow and I truly believe that you would not be disappointed if you chose to go during that time of the year. Golden Arrow could be a great base camp to go out and explore the Adirondacks or take advantage of the numerous opportunities to be found right at the resort. 

Complimentary Items 
Golden Arrow provides complimentary rowboats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, hydro bikes, or stand up paddle boards to those guests staying at the hotel. These items come at no extra cost and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
Outside Snack Shop
There is an adorable snack shop right off the area where the docks are located during the summer (the above picture in winter even shows how cute it is *smiles*) where guests can purchase snacks and food to have near them while you are enjoying lake activities. 

One of the great things about the Golden Arrow is that the lake is easily accessible for swimming and swimmers can venture all around the lake safely and easily. There is a motor ban that is for all of Mirror Lake so this is a wonderful place to explore and experience swimming at a new level!
I hope that this list of all of the amenities offered at the Golden Arrow helps you see what a wonderful place this would be for a visit! Let me know if y'all have any questions about anything! 

Interested in booking a stay at the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort? You can connect with the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort and make reservations here:

Phone Number: (844) 209-8080

I hope that each of you have a chance to stay at the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort. It is truly such a beautiful and lovely place. Please let me know if you have any questions!! 

(If you are interested in reading more about the history of the Golden Arrow you can do so HERE!)
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A huge thank you to Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort for the lovely stay and the complimentary delicious breakfast at Generations Restaurant.  ALL opinions are my own.

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