The Haus Lake Placid – Featured in Adirondack Life
VISITORS TO LAKE PLACID have no shortage of places to stay, from swanky rustic lodges to budget chain motels. But until recently, there was nothing like The Haus—an environmentally friendly vacation rental property with a modern Adirondack aesthetic, Mirror Lake views and Main Street convenience.
In 2008, Anthony and Andrea Dawson-Ellis bought and renovated the 1905 building, which housed residential, retail and restaurant spaces, turning the apartments into a nine-suite hotel. They retained what they could from the structure—like tin ceilings and wavy-glass windows in some units. They ditched the skeleton of a disused oil furnace and tiny bathrooms in favor of municipal hydroelectric-powered heat, upgraded Energy Star kitchens, private balconies that overlook the lake, and expanded bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs. Also gone is a Swiss chateau motif, though it did inspire the business’s German name. “It’s distinctive yet easy to spell,” Anthony says. READ MORE >>