A bunch of us (9 total) stayed at KOA in Lake Placid over Labor Day weekend 2013. For most of us, it was our first experience on a KOA campground. We checked in around 2 pm and our 3 cabins were ready. However, the entire registration process took over half hour and the young lady that checked us in was not very friendly. She was slow and didn't seem like she knew what she was doing. She made sure to ask all of us if it was our first time there. We all said yes and she proceeded with no additional information on the campground, activities, services, etc. For example, breakfast was available that weekend because of the holiday and we weren't aware of it. She simply circled our cabins on the map and off we went.
Other than that initial first impression, the rest of our trip was very smooth. The cabins were extra clean. Our cabin had 1 queen size bed and 1 bunk bed. There is electricity in the cabin (2 outlets and a lamp on the ceiling). There is also an electric heater which we didn't use since it was warm enough. I would recommend bringing a fan along since there isn't much air flow in the cabin. There is a small mirror and a bench and small table that can be used as storage.
Our cabins were just across from the public bathrooms and showers. Everything there was also extra clean and mopped regularly. No complaints. Even though we were close to the bathrooms it was still very quiet and lights weren't too bright.
The location of the campground is ideal. Far enough to feel secluded but close enough to Lake Placid to enjoy the amenities, additional activities, great restaurants. The drive is approx. 11 miles to town.
Even though we weren't traveling with young children, I though the campground was well equipped for families with plenty of activities and playgrounds to keep everyone happy!
There is a small pool on site. We used it once. Even though it was a busy weekend, the pool didn't feel that busy. We found long chairs for the 9 of us immediately.
Overall, I am happy with our trip and will 100% recommend and most likely come back at some point! However, please train your staff to be more friendly and ask them to smile!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the Adirondack Mountain countrysides pristine mountains, lakes and streams, offering activities such as world-class fly-fishing, hiking and cycling, and in the winter, snow sports including downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and Winter Olympic sports. At the campground, enjoy spacious big-rig sites, wooded tent sites, Deluxe Cabins and Camping Cabins. In the summer season, rent fun-cycles or partake in mini golf, hayrides, movies and special weekends that include dinners and DJ music. In the winter, enjoy the comforts of a heated Deluxe Cabin, offering kitchen, private bedrooms and bathroom, including linens and cooking supplies. Or stay in a heated camping cabin. RV sites offering electric only are open, as are lean-to and tent sites (for the hearty at heart!). The campground is just minutes from the base of Whiteface Mountain and offers direct access to cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and more. ... more less