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Far from the film with the man-eating alligator prowling the peaceful water, Lake Placid Lodge is exactly what its name implies: a tranquil getaway. Perched on the water’s edge, this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel has quite a history. Sitting at 144 Lodge Way, the lodge offers fantastic scenery no matter what time of year you visit. Rebuilt in 2005, after a fire destroyed the original property, Lake Placid Lodge is better than ever. With a past filled with Native Americans, Gilded Age millionaires and Olympians, the legends of Lake Placid are widely known. Still living up to its glory, this Adirondack retreat is chock full of all kinds of activities sprinkled with luxury.