The History


The Whiteface Club & Resort


One particular setting in the Adirondacks that was unsurpassed in its beauty was located on the shore of picturesque Lake Placid with Whiteface Mountain looming in the background. It was on this shore in 1882 that Oliver Abel built the Westside, a three story inn with 40 rooms for summer guests. It was the beginning of what was to become the Whiteface Inn and Resort, one of the oldest, most celebrated and most sophisticated resorts in the country.

The inn became quite large and prosperous due to the growth of the grand hotels built in the last half of the 19th century. The Adirondacks, and especially Lake Placid, were the home of a few of America’s first golf courses and clubs. Although golf was perhaps played informally at Whiteface, probably in 1896 and 1897, it was formally founded and recognized by the USGA in 1898.

In the 1930s when hotels everywhere were beginning to slip into financial problems, the Whiteface Inn’s manager Henry Haynes, pioneered making the resort a center for national conventions and business meetings. This new business speared the expansion of all the Whiteface Inn facilities. During this time, golf course architect John van Kleek, in consultation with Walter Hagen redesigned and expanded the golf course into one of championship caliber and one of the finest in the east.

As the resort business evolved during the ensuing years, the Whiteface Inn continued to prosper. Few resorts in the east were better equipped for attracting travelers from all over the world. Whiteface had its share of the rich and famous guests: King Peter of Yugoslavia, Governor Nathan Miller, Babe Ruth, Kate Smith, Perry Como and Spencer Tracy to name just a few who frequently made the Whiteface Inn their vacation home.

The age of the grand Adirondack lodges and hotels began to decline in the sixties as air travel became more accessible and affordable. The Whiteface Inn’s owners foresaw the future in second home properties and in 1985 embarked upon a new phase of redevelopment. Many new and exciting cottages, town homes, condominiums and luxury Adirondack homes have replaced the memorable presence of the Whiteface Grand Hotel. Today, Whiteface offers the same incredible amenities and ambiance of its historical past with an improved array of charming guest residences and ownership opportunities.



Custom Designed Homes

Elegance in the Heart of the Adirondacks

Imagine having the benefits of all the amenities and beauty offered by the Whiteface Club & Resort year-round? Available to a limited number of qualified persons are exclusive custom home opportunities Whiteface Club Development provides complete design-build homes conveniently located on our 400 plus acres around the resort. Real estate offerings feature a variety of unsurpassed properties, each governed by stringent development covenants which maintain the essence and flavor of the Adirondack Great Camp era. Select from golf course lots, secluded wooded lots with great views of the Adirondacks or neighborhood settings within a stone’s throw of the Adirondack Preserve.
For more information contact Mark Sperling, CEO
mark.sperling@whitefaceclubresort.com

Golf in The Heart of
The Adirondacks

Experience the beauty and challenge of one of this Country’s oldest golf courses, steeped in over 100 years of rich history.

Ranked #4 in the Classic Course category and #11 overall in New York State by Golfweek— March, 2014
Ranked #12 in New York State byGolfweek — March, 2013

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Outdoor Tennis at the
Whiteface Club & Resort

Enjoy your day in the bucolic setting of the Whiteface Club & Resort Tennis Center featuring perennial gardens, private parking and our full service Pro Shop offering clothing and restringing services. Private lessons, hitting sessions with the pros and clinics are offered throughout the season on our meticulously maintained Har-tru courts. Memberships are available for the entire season or for vacationers visiting for several days or longer. Special events and leagues are scheduled throughout the season and if you don’t have a hitting partner, Director Ethan Weibrecht will be happy to help find you one. Call the Tennis Center for more information. 518.523.2551 ext. 445 | tennis@whitefaceclubresort.com

Fine Dining in Lake Placid

Moose Lodge Boathouse Restaurant


The Moose Lodge Boathouse Restaurant is one of the most charming and panoramic dining facilities in Lake Placid. Located on the Whiteface Club & Resort waterfront, the Moose Lodge Boathouse Restaurant has a panoramic view of Whiteface Mountain, standing majestically above the pristine waters of Lake Placid. The view is simply spectacular! No trip to Lake Placid will be complete until you have dined at the Moose Lodge.
Featuring a variety of grilled specialties and salads, the Moose Lodge Boathouse Restaurant casually serves lunches, cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres and dinner from 11:30am to 10:00 pm. For reservations please call 518-523-2551 The Moose Lodge Boathouse is located at 30 Marina Way, Lake Placid, NY 12946
**Dockage is available for our patrons traveling by watercraft.


Seasonal Hours 2018

• Memorial Day Weekend May 25th – May 27th:
Friday – Sunday 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm*
• June 1st – June 16th:  Friday – Sunday 3:30 – 10:00 pm*
• June 21st – June 24th:  Thursday  – Sunday 3:30 – 10:00 pm* • June 27th  – June 29th : Wednesday – Friday 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm*  • June 30th  – September 2nd  : Wednesday – Sunday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm*

(CLOSED MONDAYS & TUESDAYS)
July & August
• Happy Hour with Featured Drink Specials – Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
• Every Wednesday – Live Music 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

*Serving dinner till 9:00 pm


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Enjoy Great Food & Drinks

Cafe On The Green

The Café-On-The-Green at the Whiteface Club & Resort is our quaint bar and grill surrounding the picturesque first tee, practice green and fire-pit. This casual dining spot serves lunches and light fare featuring sandwiches, panini, grilled specialties, fresh salads and other daily specials.

Seasonal Hours

• May 4th – May 24th Open Daily  11:30am – 4:00pm
•May 25th –  October 8th  Open Daily 11:30 am – 6:00pm  

 The Cafe-On-The-Green is located at 158 Lodge Way, Lake Placid, NY 12946

 

Golfing, Tennis & Dinner!

Experience the beauty and challenge of one of this Country’s oldest golf courses, steeped in over 100 years of rich history.

Ranked #4 in the Classic Course category and #11 overall in New York State by Golfweek— March, 2014

Ranked #12 in New York State by Golfweek — March, 2013

Lunch at Cafe On The Green

The Café-On-The-Green at the Whiteface Club & Resort is our quaint bar and grill surrounding the picturesque first tee, practice green and fire-pit. This casual dining spot serves lunches and light fare featuring sandwiches, panini, grilled specialties, fresh salads and other daily specials.

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Whiteface Club & Resort offers the best variety
in vacation rentals for the Lake Placid area!

Cottages


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Find us.

373 Whiteface Inn Ln. Lake Placid, NY


Call us.

518-523-2551


Email us.

info@whitefaceclubresort.com

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