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Historic Vacation Rental Home on Lake Flower in Saranac Lake

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Last updated: 06/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

McKenzie View is a lovingly restored historic home on Lake Flower in the village of Saranac Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. The house retains original family furnishings and antiques and is heated and available year round.

Relax in a large but cozy living room with a wood burning fireplace and a splendid view of lake and mountains. Test your culinary skills in a roomy, fully equipped kitchen. Adjacent to the kitchen is a sun-filled breakfast room and a formal dining room that seats eight.

Wake up to the sunrise over the lake and mountains in a queen-sized bed in the master suite with a twin bed in an adjoining room. Two other bedrooms have double beds. Two twin beds are available in the quiet second floor porch that backs a wooded hillside. There is a full bath with shower on the second floor, a full bath with claw-foot tub on the third floor, and a half bath on the first floor.

Just minutes from Lake Placid and Olympic sites, and twenty miles from Whiteface Mountain, the village retains much of its historic charm, with its numerous cure cottages, active Main Street, and century-old traditions such as the Winter Carnival in February. Main Street is a five-minute walk along the lake from the house.

The Visitors Interpretative Center in nearby Paul Smiths, the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, and the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake provide opportunities to learn more about the Adirondacks. Annual events in the region include the Ironman Triathlon, Empire State Games, the I Love New York horse shows, Lake Placid Film Forum, and Plein Air Art Fesitval.

The third-generation owner has a graduate degree in building conservation from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is lovingly preserving the century-old house. Enjoy your stay on a historic street lined with many other lovely older homes. We are sure you will enjoy the house and region as much the Roberson family has!


Keywords: historic, antique, Adirondacks, lakefront, waterfront

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3

    ...moreless

  • Sleeping Porch

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2) Antique beds, Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 twin beds on unheated 2nd floor porch facing woods--beautiful!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen Size Double High Air Bed
 Double Size Air Bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Books, games, antiques, screened porch, dining room, dock, swimming, boat slip...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Wide screen HDTV with wifi BluRay player...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Regional and feature-length films...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Main Street is a five minute walk from the house. Saturday farmers market....moreless

  • Lake
  • Lake View:

    Front porch looks across at lake, mountains....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful mountain views across the lake....moreless

  • Resort:

    Resort communities of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid offer year-round activities....moreless

  • Village:

    Historical cure village with shops, restaurants, churches, other amenities....moreless

  • Water View:

    House faces Lake Flower with mountains framing the lake....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Water access across the street from the house. Dock for swimming....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Room

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Roadrunner cable service...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Wood-burning fireplace...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Driveway...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Printer
  • Telephone:

    Local and long distance service...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    from numerous vendors in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Screened porch facing lake and mountains--enjoy breakfast, afternoon nap, reading....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$375
$2,100
Christmas-New Year's
Dec 24 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$375
$2,100
Winter Carnival
Feb 5 - Feb 14, 2016
3 night min stay
$375
$2,100
Presidents Week
Feb 15 - Feb 21, 2016
3 night min stay
$375
$2,100
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$325
$1,600

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $160
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Half of rental fee to hold reservation--this is NON-REFUNDABLE

Balance due 2 weeks prior to rental date


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Last updated: 06/24/2015
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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Saranac Lake airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Main Street
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Saranac Lake Golf Club
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
NYS Routes 3 and 86
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many restaurants in village
19 Miles
Nearest Ski
Whiteface
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Clear

Car: Recommended

Speed skating, figure skating, horse shows, and rugby tournaments in region

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1982

About the owner: My father was raised in this home, which has been in our family for nine decades, and I spent every summer here as a child, nourishing my life-long love of the Adirondacks. It was always my desire to live in the house one day, and vacation rentals allow me to share this lovely home with others while defraying expenses. My father, of course, is thrilled that I have acquired the home and am actively restoring it, bit by bit. Architectural and artistic skills seem to run in my family's blood: my great-uncle was the prominent Adirondack architect William Distin, my cousin is an architectural project manager, my great-grandfather and brother are professional photographers, and my undergraduate degree is in painting and drawing. My graduate degree in building conservation from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has fostered enduring connections in the preservation community and I have come to love Saranac Lake as my second home. Combined with my first graduate degree in library science, guests appreciate the fine library of local authors, fiction, and Adirondack literature. The kitchen may be my favorite room: spacious yet warm in its antiquity, I know you'll enjoy preparing meals for your family as much as I have.

Why the Owner Chose Saranac Lake:
This home has been in my family for over 90 years, and it was only natural for me to want to preserve the family connection to the Adirondacks. Saranac Lake continues to be a vibrant community of involved citizens and has become an arts mecca in the Adirondacks.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house is a mere five-minute walk to Main Street and a short drive to many outdoor and cultural activities.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Historic village home

    Historic village home

  • Candlelit dinners in dining room

    Candlelit dinners in dining room

  • Sunny master bedroom with view of lake and mountains

    Sunny master bedroom with view of lake and mountains

  • Double bedroom with walk-in closet

    Double bedroom with walk-in closet

  • Relax on the screened porch

    Relax on the screened porch

  • Sunrise over the lake and mountains

    Sunrise over the lake and mountains

  • Rainbow over the mountains

    Rainbow over the mountains

  • View from Rte 86 across the lake

    View from Rte 86 across the lake

  • Return from autumn hiking to a warm fire

    Return from autumn hiking to a warm fire

  • Bright, comfortable living room with working fireplace

    Bright, comfortable living room with working fireplace

  • Entrance hall

    Entrance hall

  • Bird bedroom with Pottery Barn linens

    Bird bedroom with Pottery Barn linens

  • Sleeping porch facing wooded hillside

    Sleeping porch facing wooded hillside

  • Take the cure on the screened porch

    Take the cure on the screened porch

  • View from the dock

    View from the dock

  • Lupines by the lake

    Lupines by the lake

  • View from across the lake

    View from across the lake

  • Lots of snow for winter skiing and activities!

    Lots of snow for winter skiing and activities!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 06/24/2015
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