Live views from the Golden Arrow thanks to the Ausable River Association

Welcome to Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort

“The only thing we overlook is the lake!”

Surrender yourself to the natural and untouched beauty of the Adirondack Mountains at the first resort in the U.S. to receive the Audubon International’s Platinum Eco Rating for Hotels. There are now only six hotels in the United States to obtain this honor! It’s a place to renew yourself on the serene shores of Mirror Lake, and take in the history of the town, just steps away from the famed Olympic Village and the heart of Lake Placid, New York.

No other place on earth provides this unique blend of comfort, rejuvenation, or one-of-a-kind experiences. Start planning your stay at the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort now!

deluxe rooms

Deluxe | ROOMS

Specialty Rooms

Specialty | ROOMS & SUITES

Resort Amenities



Why Choose Us?

  • “The only thing we overlook is the lake.” Breathtaking views of Mirror Lake and the Adirondack Mountains

  • Location, location, location!  We’re close to shops, restaurants and the Olympic Village.

  • We’re Eco-Friendly and the first hotel in New York State with a Green Roof.

  • Pets are family too! We donate 10% of our pet fees to the local Humane Society annually.

  • Pool, fitness center, and private beach – just a few of our great amenities!

What Our Guests Say

This is one of the best lodges I have ever stayed at. The views of Mirror Lake are beyond beautiful. The rooms were big in size and had comfortable beds (and blackout curtains). There was a restaurant, bar, and massive pool with two hot tubs on site. They also offer kayaks and other lake activities free for guests along with lounge chairs right on the beach. The lodge is conveniently located in the downtown area and is walking distance to a slew of restaurants, shopping, and other activities
Reviewed by mls0324, September 10, 2019
I’ve stayed at the Golden Arrow a couple of times, always disappointed when I stay at other Hotels here.. Why? Well because the Golden Arrow is centrally located.. steps away from Main St, Shops, Restaurants, and the 1980 Skating Center.. its in the Heart of Lake Placid. It has beautiful views of Mirror Lake and Whiteface Mountain .. it has a nice pool/hot tub after skiing, and during the summer it has its OWN BEACH!! +Kayaks, Canoes, Paddleboards are included with your Stay here.. Nice Lodge feel too.. You can’t go wrong booking a stay at the Golden Arrow.
Reviewed by Booogiemann, September 9, 2019
I absolutely love the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort! Everyone was so nice and helpful. It is located right on Mirror Lake just south of Lake Placid. It is absolutely gorgeous. There are no motorized boats allowed on this lake which makes it cleaner and quiet! The resort offers complimentary use of all kinds fun things to explore the lake like kayaks, stand up paddle boards, canoes and more. One morning I jumped in a kayak right from the resorts “beach” and paddled around for a bit. I love that I didn’t have to rent anything or drag the kayak to the lake. It’s all right there. After my kayak adventure I enjoyed the morning sun on one if the lounge chairs set up on the beach. The rooms are great and clean. I also really appreciate their efforts to recycle and conserve water. It is important to me to support any business that is working to help our environment as I try to do my part as well. On this trip I didn’t have time to do any hiking or explore the actual Lake Placid, but the Golden Arrow is in a great location for all of that. They are also right on main street where all the cute shops are. The post office is about a 60 sec. walk from the resort, which was convenient for me to mail my nieces post cards. They have other amenities, but these are what I enjoyed most. Needless to say I highly recommend staying here and will be going back next year
Reviewed by Sundyn W, September 9, 2019
This was our first stay at Golden Arrow and are very happy with our visit. The location is excellent, easy walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and the Olympic Center, but more importantly it is directly on the lake. Our lake side room had amazing views and was very comfortable, clean and quiet. The balcony was perfect for morning coffee or ending the day. We also utilized the indoor pool and fitness center. The Generations Restaurant is on-site with lake view dining. The food was very good with multiple vegetarian options. They also have All Day Happy Hour for resort guests. I appreciated the emails from the resort prior to our visit with their policies and updates on what was going on the area. I wish our stay was longer but look forward to visiting next year!
Reviewed by Catherine G, August 27, 2019