Built in 1882 by a wealthy German family, this lodge in the Adirondack Mountains became a hotel in 1946. After a fire in 2005, it was painstakingly restored, and now boasts 13 rustic-chic rooms in the main lodge, with 17 log cabins around the shores of Lake Placid. In winter, guests can ski terrain that has twice hosted the Winter Olympics (in 1932 and 1980); summer brings the chance to kayak, hike and swim.
Lake Placid Lodge, 144 Lodge Way, Lake Placid, New York, US (001 518 523 2700; lakeplacidlodge.com). Doubles start at US$434 (£289), including breakfast.