We had made a last minute decision to join some friends in Lake Placid for the long weekend. We have been to Lake Placid many many times, but had never stayed here. (Usually stay at a premium hotel on Main St.) Our friends chose the Schulte's Family Lodge and we were able to get a room as a result of a cancellation. I was wary of what to expect because the reservation process seemed a bit "weird", but I was pleasantly surprised. The Schulte's family owns the hotel/motel and have for approximately 35 years and from the moment we checked in with Brigit Schulte, you felt like you were staying with friends. Brigit and her husband, Rolf, are originally from Germany and are very welcoming and hospitable. The room itself is very basic and simple, it had a slight musty smell, but nothing that was too bothersome. The beds were comfy and the room had a microwave and small refrigerator which came in handy. The continental breakfast was available and consisted of apples, bananas, danish, donuts, english muffins, jam, coffee, tea and/or cocoa. I'm fussy with my food, so we did bring our own bread and peanut butter, but enjoyed the coffee and fruit. Rolf was at breakfast each morning and chatted with us. He is an excellent photographer and shared some of his photos and travel stories with us, including their memories of the 1980 Olympics that were held in Lake Placid. He owns a gallery up the street which we visited as well- beautiful work! I will definitely stay here again and would like to see it in the summer. If you're looking for a good value, with friendly owners/hosts and don't mind a simple European feel, then give it a try. If you must have luxury and modern accomodations, this is not the place for you.
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