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The Loony Bin Cottage Directly on Loon Lake in the Adirondacks

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The Loony Bin seen from the water


Last updated: 06/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Loony Bin at Loon Lake in Franklin, NY is the perfect Adirondack retreat. Located directly on 100 feet of waterfront, the cottage offers a peaceful setting to enjoy all that the Adirondacks have to offer. Use of two kayaks, a rowboat and a canoe are included in the rental price. Enjoy boating on Loon Lake in addition to swimming in its clear waters. Watch the loons swim by frequently and listen to their intriguing calls. Fish until your heart is content catching lake trout, bass, perch and pike. Walk the areas' roads and paths gathering fresh berries. Admire the gorgeous star filled sky at night free of a city's light pollution.
When a trip into the 'city' is warranted, make an easy drive to Saranac Lake (20 minutes) or Lake Placid (30 minutes). These towns offer excellent dining both refined and casual and boast antique stores, novelty shops and specialty stores. No matter where you decide to go, you will be surrounded by the gorgeous Adirondack mountains.
Explore area museums such as the Wild Center in Tupper Lake or the Interpretive Center near Paul's Smith college. Both host awesome nature exhibits as well as trail systems.
The Loony Bin is a pet friendly cottage. Please email us for more information about what we have to offer.

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well trained dogs welcome! Please bring crate....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Email for inventory list and websites for suggested activities in area. Beachfront area within walking distance....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Clean, rocky bottomed lake. Recommend boat shoes....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Majestic mountains! Whiteface can be seen seconds from dock....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Within continental USA...moreless

  • Heating:

    Very efficient monitor heater...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Fits two cars...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker:

    2 (one for regular and one for decaf!)...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Dishes, pots and pans etc. provided; crock pot, pizza stone, muffin pans, mixer, blender, toaster, coffee pots, chop-chop, and basic supplies such as paper towels, dishsoap, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils


  • Balcony:

    Large deck overlooking beautiful lake...moreless

  • Boat:

    Row boat (Life jackets provided) ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Adirondack chairs/rockers and round picnic table on deck; overlooks lake; tree grows right through it; stairs go off it to ground near water...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 single kayaks and a canoe...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Bring your own charcoal...moreless

  • Tennis:

    There is a tennis court within walking distance (2 racquets at Loony Bin). There is also a single basketball court next to it (1 Basketball at Loony Bin)....moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 27 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2015
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


$200 deposit along with signed lease to make reservation. Balance due 60 days prior to check in. Deposit of $500 also required and returned upon successful inspection of cabin (no damages or loss).

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Last updated: 06/04/2015
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Car: Necessary

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake

The Visitors Interpretive Center near Paul Smith's College

The Lake Placid Olympic Facilities

Whiteface Mountain Scenic Drive and Hike

Approx. 90 min or so from Montreal


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Adirondack enthusiast and animal lover!

Why the Owner Chose Saranac Lake:
There is no other place to rest, relax, and rejuvenate the soul!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
A stay at the Loony Bin allows for reconnecting with nature and finding inner peace. It allows people to settle their busy minds and get away from the hectic pace we so often try to maintain. The Loony Bin at Loon Lake is the ideal spot to review priorities and establish new goals for happiness.

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Speaks: english



  • The Loony Bin seen from the water

    The Loony Bin seen from the water

  • Grill area of deck

    Grill area of deck

  • Main Living Area

    Main Living Area

  • Beautiful sparkling Loon Lake water

    Beautiful sparkling Loon Lake water

  • Kitchen area

    Kitchen area

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Kitchen table area

    Kitchen table area

  • The Deck at the Loony Bin

    The Deck at the Loony Bin

  • View from cottage deck

    View from cottage deck

  • Sunset at the Loony Bin

    Sunset at the Loony Bin

  • View from inside the Loony Bin

    View from inside the Loony Bin

  • Roadside view of Loony Bin

    Roadside view of Loony Bin

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Main living area

    Main living area

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