Meet Our Team


Donna & Greg Olney Kohler

General Managers/Innkeepers

Donna & Greg are both from New York State (Donna from Manhattan, and Greg from Buffalo) and have been innkeeper owners for 19 years. They purchased their first bed and breakfast in Jamestown, Rhode Island in 2003 and operated that property for 6 years. In 2009, they were approached to sell their inn, and took that opportunity to purchase another property. After an extensive search along the East Coast, they settled in Cape Charles, VA where they opened Fig Street Inn, a boutique style inn, offering modern amenities with the comforts and conveniences guests expect. 


During their slower seasons, Donna provided interim innkeeping services to properties in Napa, CA, Asheville, NC, and Gettysburg, PA, while Greg ran the Virginia property. In 2021, both Greg and Donna came to Lake Placid Stagecoach Inn to work as interim innkeepers for the winter season and fell in love with Lake Placid. Always New Yorkers at heart, they were excited when the opportunity came for them to stay longer term. 


Donna & Greg live on property with their teenage child, while their oldest attends high school in NYC. They have 2 cats, Jett and Fritz, that you may see around the inn, but they do not have access to guest rooms. 


William Darrah

Head Chef

William joined our team earlier this year to launch our in-house dinner service. Our overnight guests can experience his culinary delights 5 nights a week (Thursday to Monday) and enjoy, what we believe, is the best food you will find in Lake Placid. 


Chef William is from Saranac Lake and has worked under some of the most prestigious chefs in our area, including David Cunningham, Christopher Bellanka, Justin Hoyt, and Nicky Berrachough. William first started in kitchens in 1999, and has worked at Bitter & Bones, Brown’s Market Bistro, The Point, and Top of the Park, before coming to Stagecoach Inn. 


He continues to live in Saranac Lake and enjoys growing fresh herbs that he often incorporates into his recipes.

Stagecoach Inn Summer 2019 (132 of 180).

Stacia & Mike Takach


We are the Takachs'; Stacia & Mike doggie parents to Louie :){ our adorable yet rambunctious boxer!}  It has been a dream of ours to relocate to Lake Placid, NY for the last 20+ years and with a lot of handwork and a little luck we are here!  We welcome you to The Lake Placid Stagecoach Inn and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Why We love Lake Placid?

Lake Placid is a magical place for us.  On our second date in 2004 we visited Lake Placid to take in the splendor and beauty of the Adirondacks amidst the peak of Fall Foliage!  Lake Placid is where we fell in love, got engaged and eventually married on the shore of Lake Placid six years to the day of our first trip!  For years we had searched for a property that not only we could love but we could share with others that feel the same way we do about the Adirondack Park!

We hope that you find as much joy as we do when staying at LPSCI.  Whether you are on a family vacation, ironman training, romantic getaway, honeymoon or just a quick trip with family or friends to get back to the beauty of the Adirondacks we know you will make memories that last forever!  WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME and we look forward to hosting you :).