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Lapland Lake Resort Testimonials

What Others Are Saying About Lodging in the Adirondacks at Lapland Lake!

In May 2016 we received our 200th tripadvisor lodging review for Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center.  Please read these reviews, and add yours if you have stayed with us. 

We are also reviewed on tripadvisor attraction reviews as Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center


Testimonial About Lapland Lake"You will not be forgotten - our visit to Northville, NY was wonderful; the scenery was grand; the serenity was (well...) serene and you made it possible in every way." - K. Family Reunion

"We've been visiting Lapland Lake for 10 summer, autumn and winter.....and we keep returning. Ann and Olavi are warm and gracious hosts. They offer patient assistance as they help us identify nearby trails or places to explore. I can't imagine anyone who knows more about x-country skiing than Olavi. And there's nothing better than having a massage in your Adirondack cottage (tupa) after a long day of hiking, cycling or skiing. The location is perfect, far from the crowds and traffic that clog many areas of the Adirondacks. There are many trails on the property that offer three levels of challenges for skiing , snowshoeing and hiking. On many trips, we never leave the property because everything we need is there. I love resting on the hammock in early evening, beside the lake, listening to the loons that return there each year. Canoes and kayaks are in great condition, and campfires with s'mores and storytelling entertain children and adults. We've rented trail bikes at LL, but now prefer to bring our road bikes and enjoy the miles of nearby cycling.  We first heard about Lapland Lake as a premier Adirondack cross country ski resort. I'm a novice skier and have taken lessons there for 3 years. Each instructor has been patient and knowledgeable and has helped me develop skill and confidence. My partner is an experienced back-country skier and he has enjoyed the challenges of the most advanced trails. Evening skiing on the lighted Lake Trail is a lovely way to end the day. We've stayed in most of the cottages, and each one has been very clean and comfortable. This is not 'roughing it'. Kitchens are well stocked with all the equipment needed to prepare meals. Bedding and towels are provided. The wood-burning stove is great on cold Adirondack days. Enclosed porches allow guests to enjoy the outdoors in the rain. We've traveled all over the west, but we keep returning to Lapland Lake several times each year. Everything we need is there...comfortable, secluded surroundings, meticulously maintained trails, breathtaking scenery, and the warm hospitality of Ann and Olavi." -  Rochester, NY

"Lapland Lake takes you back to the early 1960’s with its family run resort. The key is friendly, caring and personal customer service. It’s nice to see the owners are there every day willing to give everyone their time." - TH, Northville NY

"I just wanted to take a moment to send praises for your instructors of the “Ladies Love to Ski” program. Initially, I was concerned about the “weather forecast” being too cold and windy, but a call to Ann gave me the push I needed to brave the cold. Needless to say – the weather WAS cold, but no where near as cold as the news anchors would have have believe. The instructors that you have running the program were FANTASTIC, PATIENT and FUN…and I will make sure to look forward for this program year after year. In our world of constant “dis-satifaction”, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the program that you offered today - and what a great job the instructors did. Thank you so much!" - AV

Lapland Lake Resort Testimonial"Olavi and Ann Hirvonen are the most gracious and professional hosts. Buying skis from Olavi is truly a great experience and there is no doubt that he enjoys what he is doing. The additional Finnish touch, the lake and reindeer - what else could one ask for." - UR, Delmar NY

"Lapland Lake is warm, cordial and well prepared every day. The owners, Ann and Olavi, have developed & maintained the finest  Adirondack cross country ski resort in the Northeast." - ML, Sharon Springs, NY

"Lapland Lake is a gem. We love the place, finding it clean, quiet, peaceful, and so comfortable and friendly. It grounds have plenty of space around and it is within close reach in various season to what we love about the Adirondacks: trails to hike, roads to bike, a GREAT network of groomed nordic ski trails for all skill levels with lessons, too. Woods Lake, in season, to ski, to swim, to canoe or just lollygag with a book. At the center of it is a warm and wonderful tupa (Finnish for cabin) that is cozy, well-appointed and warmed with the help of a wood-stove. The owners, Olavi and Ann, are on top of what it takes to have the Lapland Lake just be what it is, a simple yet wonderful retreat in the woods." - Upstate, NY

"We love Lapland’s family friendly atmosphere and staying in the “tupas.” Our grandchildren enjoy the easy trails, the sledding hill and visiting the reindeer." - KL, Stamford, CT

Lapland is my favorite because of the brilliant layout of the trails, excellent grooming, pristine woods, cozy lodge and warmth and hospitality of a family-run ski center." - KT, Metuchen, NJ

"Some of the trails are such a joy to ski that they have become a family tradition and we cannot leave until we have skied them at least once. The grooming is impeccable - BEST in the east. Olavi is an artist with the snowcat." - SS, Annandale, NJ

"Lapland is wonderful. No matter how many times we go there we are never disappointed. Skiing under the lights on a snowy night is one of life’s great joys. I’ve never been anywhere better." - PCL, Sharon Springs, NY

"Lapland Lake is a class act. The snow & trails are cared for better than anywhere else." - MH, Berkeley Heights, NJ

"Lapland XC Center is the best I have ever been to (since 1978). It is unsurpassed in every way and I wish I did not live so far away from it so I could ski every weekend." - JBJ, Ottawa, ON

"We spent two days this week skiing - you have created a very special place. My three kids, my wife and I loved it. Even after skiing all day I had tears when we had to leave at 4pm. We will be back. Thanks!" - Larry K.

"We and our family had a perfectly wonderful time at Lapland Lake, and the more we recall, the more wonderful it was! We thank you for creating and providing such a perfect Adirondack vacation location. The accommodations are adorable and your lists and descriptions so complete that one has all one needs to enjoy. Your staff is so special. Our children and grandchildren couldn’t say enough about their ski instructors. They not only enjoyed them, but learned so much. Our family dinner was perfect. The location so warm, friendly and personal. The chef was very cooperative and our waiter, a delight. He made it really fun…can’t believe how he ran up and down those stairs carrying all those huge plates of food. The trails are incredible and I do believe our youngest son skied most of them. As I mentioned before you have created a perfect vacation spot for those who enjoy skiing and the woods. Your Nordic touches make it individual. And Ann, you are a delight to work with… With our sincere Kittos." - Nancy & Wes

"My family has been visiting Lapland Lake in August for 19 years. We love the care that is taken throughout the property, the swimming, hiking and relaxing. It is a place of beauty and has become a family tradition." -  Bronx, NY

"I’m a 54-year old first time skier and I picked Lapland off the Internet. I had a perfect experience with everything. I had such a great time that I purchased skis and am returning this season with my wife and friend even though it is a 600-mile drive for me." - RM, New Albany, OH

"The location in the “lake effect” makes for more and better snow than any other resort in the state." - JC, Mamaroneck, NY

"Olavi “cares” and it is perfect every day of the season. No need to wait to get to skiing heaven – xc skiing for real xc lovers in the Northeast is here now!" - JU, Queensbury, NY

"When we have out-of-state guests, we always treat them to a day at Lapland Lake Ski Resort. They have well marked trails for beginners as well as experts, the rental equipment is of a good quality, and everything is reasonably priced and affordable for families." - LH, Northville, NY

"The lodge is perfect, the little Finnish restaurant is a gem." - PCL, Sharon Springs, NY

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