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High Peaks Basecamp Lodging: Downtown Location Perfect for Families and Groups!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

High Peaks Basecamp Lodging: 3 Houses with mountain views each sleeping 10-12

We are experts in helping people enjoy Lake Placid and all it has to offer as well as getting people outdoors in the Adirondacks! We have a great location—right in the heart of downtown in walking distance of Lake Placid Main Street shops and restaurants, the Olympic skating oval, and Mirror Lake. It is the perfect place for families, groups, and teams; book now for fun, events, exercise, adventure or training and feel like a local.

At High Peaks we have three houses total—the Basecamp Lodge, High Peaks Lodge, and Guide Lodge.

NOTE TO BIG GROUPS: We are able to house up to 34 people total between all three houses (with 10 bedrooms and 5 baths total)—great for larger groups and teams!

Our Guide House is a single story rental located on the second floor upstairs from our Guide Service with three bedrooms sleeping up to ten people. Each bedroom has two comfy bunk beds with double futons as the bottom bunks. The Guide House hosts a full kitchen, dinette, a large bathroom, and living room, all newly renovated with nice leather and wood furniture. Next door above our shop there is a large fitness and yoga studio with an additional full bathroom if needed for larger groups. The house also shares a large deck and BBQ grill with the High Peaks House next door with great views of the High Peaks mountains! Amenities include free Wifi, cable TV and DVD player, as well as a microwave.

Our High Peaks House is the largest of our three houses; with two stories, four bedrooms, and six bunk beds the High Peaks house sleeps up to twelve. Two of the bedrooms host one bunk bed with a full bottom bunk, while the third bedroom serves as the larger 'bunk room' with three bunk beds. The house has 1.5 baths, a large gear room, laundry facilities, and a large, comfortable kitchen, bar and living area. Outside the High Peaks House shares a large porch area and BBQ grill with our Guide House, with great views of the High Peaks mountains! Amenities include free Wifi, cable TV and DVD player, as well as a microwave.

Our Basecamp Lodge is our newest house, one story with three large bedrooms sleeping up to 12 people with three bunks in one room, two bunks in the second room and one bunk in the third bedroom. All three bedrooms are located off of the large living room and kitchen area hosting beautiful wood and leather furniture. The house has two full baths, a laundry room, large private deck with a BBQ grill, and great views of the High Peaks mountains! Amenities include free Wifi, cable TV and DVD player, as well as a microwave.

We also offer our wax room and bike storage for skiers and bikers, as well as free access to our fitness/yoga studio and rock climbing gym to our guests. Our outdoor retail store, High Peaks Cyclery, and guide service are located right on the property, with opportunities to rent gear (bikes, canoes and kayaks, skis and snowshoes), go on one of our guided trips, or find Adirondack travel information.

More Details

Property Manager
Brian and Karen Delaney
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

About Brian and Karen Delaney

We fell in love with Lake Placid, the Olympics, ADK outdoors, and each other in 1980 and started our outdoor sport store, High Peaks Cyclery in 1982. Brian and Karen Delaney have been in the business of helping others enjoy the outdoors in the Adirondacks for over thirty years. They own and operate High Peaks Cyclery, a local bike, ski, and gear shop right in downtown Lake Placid. Karen and Brian also started High Peaks Mountain Guides, a fully licensed guide service taking clients on customized trips based on their outdoor pursuits and interests, from canoeing and hiking to rock and ice climbing, ski touring, and backcountry skiing. In 2010, Brian and Karen purchased and renovated three buildings surrounding their shop, High Peaks Cyclery, and started High Peaks Basecamp Lodging, where families, groups, and outdoorsmen and women come stay and play!

Brian and Karen Delaney purchased this house in 2010

Why Brian and Karen Delaney chose Adirondacks

Our Basecamp Lodging is perfectly located; we are right in downtown Lake Placid, within walking distance of the Olympic skating oval, Mirror Lake, and many restaurants and shops. With views of the High Peaks mountains right from the windows, our three houses offer a place to stay for adventure enthusiasts as well as families and groups looking to spend time in town. At our Basecamp lodges you'll feel like a local and enjoy the convenience of having our guide service and gear shop right next door. Our staff is always excited to share hikes, backcountry ski spots, day trip and restaurant ideas with our guests.

What makes this house unique

We also have an indoor rock climbing gym as well as a yoga and fitness studio available to our guests at any time and are next to our great sport store and Guide Service, High Peaks Cyclery. We can offer you discounts on guided trips and outdoor gear rentals ( bikes, canoe, kayaks and Paddleboards, Hiking and rock climbing gear, skis and snowshoes)

Guestbook comments from the manager

We so enjoyed the convenience and comfort of the High Peaks Cyclery guide house rental this spring. the owners were + and knowledgeable to tell us what to do and where to go. We even took a guided trip with them to sharpen our skills.

We love outdoor sports and it was inspiring here. Great house !
Mar 2011
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Lake Placid House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 (Basecamp) - toilet , shower , Guide House & High Peaks House have different layouts
    Bathroom 2 (Basecamp) - toilet , shower , Guide House & High Peaks House have different layouts
  • Please note: This bedroom layout is just for our Basecamp Lodge. In our Guide House, we have one full bathroom, with access to another full bathroom in our yoga studio next door should it be necessary to accomodate larger groups. In our High Peaks house, we have 1 1/2 bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 (Basecamp) - 3 twin/ single , Guide House & High Peaks House have different layouts
    Bedroom 2 (Basecamp) - 2 twin/ single , Guide House & High Peaks House have different layouts
    Bedroom 3 (Basecamp) - 1 twin/ single , Guide House & High Peaks House have different layouts
  • Please note: This bedroom layout is just for our Basecamp Lodge. All beds in Basecamp Lodge are bunk beds. In our Guide House, we have three bedrooms, two bunk beds in each bedroom with double bed bottom bunks. In our High Peaks House, we have four bedrooms total: two bedrooms with one double bunk bed in each, one bedroom with a single bunk bed, and another larger bedroom with three bunk beds. Please see our pictures to get a better sense of the layout and what each bedroom looks like. Also, feel free to go to our website to learn more at
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have a full fleet of canoes, kayaks, road, hybrid, and mountain bikes, snowshoes, and skis available for rental at our High Peaks Cyclery shop just next door. Our staff is happy to share ideas for spending time outside, whether you'd like to camp, hike, bike, or ski, or you can book a guided trip with us and we'll show you all the Adirondacks has to offer! When you arrive back at one of our lodges ready to relax, you'll be able to enjoy our free Wi-fi, cable TV, and DVD players located in each of the houses, or take a quick walk to any of the great restaurants in town!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

High Peaks Basecamp Lodging: Downtown Location Perfect for Families and Groups!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

A good place to stay for big group at Lake Placid

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect for big group that want to enjoy the nature of the place by hiking, cycling or walking by the day and be with the friend and the family by the evening. Karen is a nice person that will make every part of your trip perfect. She really care about their guests. We had a good time. The thing tat can be better is the bed matress, some are really hard as other are ok.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We pride ourselves in making your experience and adventures in the Adirondacks great. We are replacing some of the matresses and want all to be very comfortable and at home and feel like a local at our "Basecamp" Thanks for staying with us !!
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Awesome Property

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at Basecamp we did not wanted to leave. The property was one of the most well kept properties we have stayed at and the location is superb and so are the owners.

Can't wait to go back

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We love to help people enjoy the Adirondacks and our Lake Placid downtown. Always something fun to do in Lake Placid and I hope you can come again soon. Lake is warming and trails and biking roads are ready!!
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Middletown, NJ

Great Trip, great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We recently were in Lake Placid and stayed at Karen and Brian's High Peaks House. It was really great. We were very comfortable and loved being so close to the beach on Mirror Lake and town. The house was fully stocked. Karen and Brian were very pleasant and really great to work with. We definitely plan to stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We welcome you back!! Always something fun to do in Lake Placid every season !!
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Syracuse, NY

Great Ski/Adventure Lodging

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the basecamp for a weekend of skiing at Whiteface and Mt Van Hoevenburg. Everything was clean, warm, and very spacious. We had a group of 8 and we fit with plenty of room to spare for us and all of our gear. The bathrooms are new and clean with plenty of hot water. The kitchen is fully equipped. The style and feel of the basecamp is very comfortable and relaxed with a huge table and a couple of nice couches.

It is a great location right in Placid, easy driving distance to Whiteface, Mt. Van Ho, High Peaks, etc. Short walk to any number of great restaurants and diners.

Owners and staff at the High Peaks Cyclery are super friendly and helpful and can also equip you for any kind of adventure you are looking for!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Wales, NY

High Peaks House/School Group

  • 5 of 5

The High Peaks House accommodations were perfect for our school group. While our more experienced hikers camped in lean-tos, the High Peaks House was the perfect place to end a long day of hiking for the younger, less-experienced group. There were ten of us and the house provided plenty of room for people and gear and a very well-equipped kitchen. The personal touches, information and service offered by Karen and the others at High Peaks Cyclery was the icing on the ADK cake :)

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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high peaks guide house

  • 5 of 5

Verrry nice and good time the property is clean and confortable.... we appreciated everything and peoples nice. thanks Karen

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a big motorcycle group that rented both houses for 18 people and had a great time! they took advantage of our canoe and bicyle rentals and really enjoyed Lake Placid area.
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Adirondack Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Craigwood Golf Course
Nearest Train
34 Miles
Can get a shuttle from Westport, NY Amtrack
Nearest Ski
9.4 Miles
Whiteface Mountain (for alpine skiing)
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Mirror Lake Beach
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Our guided trips!.

* Tour Olympic Venues.

* World cup events.

* Mini tris and Ironman training.

* Hike, bike, ski, etc.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hike.

* X-C ski or snowshoe.

* bike.

* free sunmmer concerts.

* walk around Mirror Lake.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* take a guided trip.

* do lots of things outdoors.

* bonfire with s,mores.

* hike to a swimming pond and jump off rocks.

* movies or bowling nearby.

We are in downtown Lake Placid, within walking distance of the Olympic oval, Mirror Lake beach, village shops, and great restaurants. All three of our lodges are located next to our great bike, ski, and outdoor store, High Peaks Cyclery, as well as our guide service offering guided climbing, kayaking, canoeing, backcountry and XC skiing and snowshoeing trips in the Adirondacks! Our three houses are located right next to each other with two large parking areas, just a few minutes walking distance to the Lake Placid Xprss buses and trolleys as well as the Whiteface Mountain Valley Shuttle to the mountain.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 3.0%

The cleaning fee may be more or less depending on group size, and we do offer 50% off the cleaning fee if you bring your own linens. These are base rates for our High Peaks House and Guide House (rates are higher for our Basecamp Lodge). Holidays and big events rates are higher and for groups over 8 people. Rates may be lower midweek and during the late fall/early spring. Contact us for more info!

Travelers are expected to pay 50% of total payment upon booking, and the remaining 50% at least 15 days prior to arrival. That being said, we would like to make your stay in Lake Placid affordable for you and your family or group, so please contact us to discuss a more flexible payment plan.

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