Fab Mtn Views Historic L.P. Club Cottage. Walk to Town, Lakes
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Lake Placid cottage description
Enjoy the Adirondack lifestyle in one of the original Lake Placid Club Cottages. Elms Cottage was built in 1926 and retains its original charm with its pine hardwood floors, screened porches, stone terrace, and stone fireplace. Rustic elegance with top of the line furnishings. Unobstructed views of the High Peaks and the Olympic bobsled run are available all year from every room except one.
There are four bedrooms, each with its own en suite bath. The master, with a king bed and screened porch, is on the second floor. The second bedroom upstairs has two twins with original Lake Placid Club iron frames. One of the first floor bedrooms has a queen bed. The other is equipped as a second gathering area with a queen sleeper sofa, TV with DVD player, and screened porch. All beds, bedding, and towels were recently upgraded and replaced. (The sleeper sofa is a sling style; i.e., there is not an iron bar across the middle of the bed).
The living room and dining room are comfortably furnished in the Adirondack style. Huge windows provide stunning views of the High Peaks and fabulous sunsets. Wood is provided for roaring fires in the original stone fireplace. The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen has a new dual fuel range, a full range of small appliances, and plenty of wine glasses. Full laundry room with new, large capacity washer and dryer.
There is so much to do! It's an easy walk from Elms Cottage to the Village of Lake Placid, Mirror Lake, and Lake Placid itself. In the Village and around the lakes you'll find shopping, the Olympic hockey stadium and ice rink, public tennis courts, boat rentals, equestrian stables, restaurants, and pubs.
You can also walk to the Lake Placid Club golf courses. Challenge yourself on the two championship courses or enjoy a quick nine holes on the Club's par 3 course. In the winter, you can ski from ELMS Cottage to trails that crisscross the golf courses. Downhill skiing at Whiteface Mountain and cross-country skiing at the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg are a short drive away. Renters have access to the Lake Placid Club/Crowne Plaza private beach on Mirror Lake, a 5-minute walk from the cottage. The beach usually opens on July 1.
Lake Placid, the home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, is 2 hours from Albany, 2 hours from Burlington, VT, 4.5 hours from NYC, and 2.5 hours from Montreal.
Keywords: cottage, camp, house, historic, rustic elegance
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- King size bed (1) New (2010) Beauty Rest Black. One side is slightly more firm than the other. Queen size Bed (1) 2011 - New box spring, mattress; Twin or Single Beds (2) New mattresses and box springs, 2011. Original Lake Placid Club iron bed frames. Adorable. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is a new (Nov 2010) Queen sleeper sofa - the new style with a sling to hold the mattress rather than the old-fashioned style with metal bars that dig into your back! A mattress topper is provided as well. New bedding for all beds, Summer, 2013....moreless
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
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- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library
- Video Game Console
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill:
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Water Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain Biking
- Ice Skating
- Freshwater Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Climbing
- Fly Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Winery Tours
- Paddle Boating
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Less than 1 mile to the center of Main St., Lake Placid. Walk to the Lake Placid Club golf courses, Jack Rabbit hiking trail, public tennis courts and public beach (all approx 1/2 mile from ELMS Cottage). Renters have access to the Lake Placid Club private beach on Mirror Lake (opens approx. July 1)- just a 5-min walk from the cottage, and to cross-country ski trails on the Lake Placid Club golf course....moreless
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What a fabulous place for a vacation or getaway! We were with two other couples, had fantastic shared space in the living room and kitchen but privacy with our own bedrooms and bathrooms. The views were gorgeous, the house spotless, with all the amenities one could ever want. I have never stayed at a place that was so well thought through and organized! I wish we could have stayed longer, I would definitely rent this place when we return to Lake Placid. Our first stay in the Adirondacks and not much else is going to ever compare!
- Guest Jan W.
- Date of stay 09/14/13
- Review Submitted 09/29/13
Perfect Setting for a Lake Placid Get-away!!
Perfect Setting for a Lake Placid Get-away!!
Not missing a thing, and everything there was top-notch! Four couples spent a long weekend in this VRBO and all we could say from the moment we stepped inside was, "we have to rent this place again next year". The location was excellent, view beautiful, and house was gorgeous. We had everything we needed and then some. The house was comfortable, spotless and furnished beautifully. This was a definite winner!
- Guest WendyK (Rochester, NY)
- Date of stay 09/06/13
- Review Submitted 09/09/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: We're so glad you enjoyed ELMS Cottage as much as we do. Thank you for your kind words. We hope you return, too! : ) M&M
It is hard to imagine a more lovely setting for a winter vacation. Enjoy a picture postcard view of the Adirondack High Peaks while sitting in front of a roaring fire in the living room of Elms Cottage…Perfect! The cottage is tastefully appointed with a serene color palette, beautiful furnishings, top of the line linens, and comfy beds. The artwork throughout the cottage reflects the history and very special beauty of the area. This is truly a home away from home. We look forward to returning year after year!
- Guest Mary (Philadelphia)
- Date of stay 01/05/11
- Review Submitted 12/28/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Lovely and lovingly furnished home. We relished the mornings on the screen porch outside our bedroom, and easily accomodated larger gatherings at night. This is a unique home with a genuine connection to what living in the Adirondacks is like. There is so much to do in Lake Placid too. I've been vacationing in this area for years and years, and without a doubt, Elms Cottage is now my favorite place for relaxing, for enjoying nature, and for feeling at home in the Adirondacks!
- Guest Brigie (Greenfield, Massachusetts)
- Date of stay 07/28/11
- Review Submitted 11/24/11
Awesome Adirondack Experience!
Awesome Adirondack Experience!
Wow! The combination of perfect weather and Elms Cottage's central location in the Lake Placid Club, added up to the most active, enjoyable vacation our family ever had. Hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking...all in one day with time to spare. A stress-free walk to golf, to the lake, to restaurants...and then a welcome return to a comfortable house that feels like home; adirondack decor, huge stone fireplace, luxurious linens, every kitchen tool in the book. We gathered on the porch nightly for sunset cocktails and recaps of our fabulous days. Ahhh, take me back. We're booking Elms every year!
- Guest brooke (charlottesville va)
- Date of stay 07/31/11
- Review Submitted 11/14/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Weekly rentals from $2800-$5500 per week depending on time of year. Nightly rentals $450-$800; 3-night minimum preferred. Monthly rates negotiable High season in the ADK is normally mid-June through August, Leaf Season, Thanksgiving week, and the Christmas/New Year's holiday period. Weekly cleaning fee is $175.00. Cleaning fees for longer and shorter rentals TBD. Mid-week clng available. TBD $500 security deposit.
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Year Purchased: 2010
Why the Owner Chose Lake Placid:
After many years of renting vacation homes and staying at hotels in the Lake Placid area, we decided we would like a place we could count on for great views, comfy furnishings and beds, and amenities like good cookware and plenty of wine glasses. When one of the original Lake Placid Club cottages became available we couldn't resist. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
It's just one mile to the Village of Lake Placid - an easy walk - yet you feel like you are miles away. The unobstructed views of the High Peaks are stunning.
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ELMS Cottage in the winter. Cross-country ski from the terrace to nearby trails
Entering the living room from the kitchen and dining room.
The dining area. The small table is perfect for puzzles.
Master bath with soaking tub.
2nd floor office area with printer/scanner/copier
1st floor BR - queen sleeper sofa, TV/DVD, screened porch, pvt bath
Walk to Mirror Lake and Lake Placid (lake and town)
Lake Placid Sky
Elms Cottage in the summer. The stone terrace faces the High Peaks.
The cozy living room with the original (very effective) stone fireplace.
Plenty of wood for roaring fires.
The well-equipped kitchen; entry to the living room.
Wake up to mountain views from the 2nd floor master. Screened porch. Pvt bath
1st Floor Queen bedroom. Private bath.
2nd floor twin bedroom. Pvt bath. Mtn views. Original Lake Placid Club iron beds
Year-round views of the High Peaks. Large lawn - perfect for lawn games.
Happy Hour at Elms Cottage
View from the terrace, LR, DR, kitchen, and three of the four bedrooms. sigh.
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