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The Healing Wood Sanctuary at Indian Carry Upper Saranac Lake

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Saranac Lake house description

Near the quiet southern shore of the sublimely beautiful Upper Saranac Lake lies this enchanting and peaceful year round retreat for those who appreciate charm and serenity. This home is situated in a semi-private neighborhood and offers 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed and 1 Twin bed with 3 baths and is approximately 1800 sq feet on 5 park like acres. Artists and writers flow with effortless inspiration here. And so, it seems, does everyone else. A 'Fairytale like Healing Woods” it has commonly been described as...

There is a unique, fully equipped kitchen, outdoor screened dining porch, sundeck, sunroom, perennial gardens & blueberries in August. There is an expansive lawn for games. Just about all linens, towels, pillows, and blankets are provided, along with books, videos and games in the library. Just bring your personal BEACH towels. There are 2 kayaks and 1 canoe (with adult and youth life vests) available for your enjoyment. You may want to bring personal safety vests for your child(ren) for ultimate best fit, if you have.

The lovely semi-private shared beach (Upper Saranac Lake) is a 5-7 minute park- like stroll from the home. It offers a safety buffer zone for those with younger children. And a much quieter atmosphere with no boats or jet skis noisily jetting by. With a grass lawn, the beach is sandy with a gentle, gradual drop-off, just perfect for little ones. There are also many public beaches and boat launches to chose from nearby.

The High Peaks Wilderness area, directly across our drive, offers you hiking, biking on endless trails and canoe access to the Stoney Creek Ponds and the Racquette River. The popular Ampersand Trail is minutes up the road, as well as one of our favorites, the Deer Pond trail, a gentle hike for children.

Golfers will love the Saranac Inn Golf Club, ten minutes up the road founded at the turn of the century and designed by Scottish pro and architect, Seymour Dunn; this 18 hole course was designed using the natural terrain to provide a great golfing experience with lovely mountain views.
Adventurers can traverse 30 miles of waterways that connect the lakes Oseetah, Kiwassa, Lower and Middle Saranac Lakes. Travel through the lock system which raises and lowers your watercraft to the level of the connecting lake. And check out the 25,000 acre St. Regis Wilderness canoe region nearby. In the wintertime, cross country trails abound right out your door and Whiteface mountain for alpine skiing is a direct 45 minute drive.

At the Paul Smiths Visitors Interpretive Center, the 'VIC', you can explore gentle hiking trails and learn about the Adirondack region. And be sure to check out the whole wild world of the Adirondacks in Tupper Lake at our Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, (Also known as 'The Wild Center')

On Sunday, you can ride your bikes or walk to the Chapel bound boat launch which takes you to non-denominational services at Chapel Island, a short ride/walk away via the Indian Carry Public Access/Fishing path off rte 3, just yards from our driveway. Chapel Island opens its summer season Sunday June 29 and continues through August 31, 2014. Boat transportation is available every Sunday morning; safety vests are provided. The Chapel Bound pontoon boat leaves from Indian Carry off Rt. 3 at the end of Old Dock Road. The first boat trip leaves for the picturesque ride at 10:15 AM and again at 10:35 AM. The service begins at 11 AM. After the service, the Chapel Bound will return you to the dock at Indian Carry.

The state of New York owns almost 80% of our township--called 'Forest Preserve' and has been constitutionally protected for the enjoyment of all of us since 1894. No rampant development allowed. The 'Adirondack Park' is the largest park in the nation outside of Alaska. Indians used to carry their canoes through our land, thus our name, Indian Carry. We have heritage strains of Brook Trout in our ponds and streams that were here before our first natives settled the area.

Your DEPARTURE CLEANING is done for you for the most part--all you need to do is kindly strip two beds and start the first load of laundry for my sweet Housekeeper and gather all your trash to the garage bin.
All linens are provided, but again, please do bring your personal BEACH towels.

Come enjoy the Healing Woods - Secluded, yet very convenient to all amenities...23 minutes to our Olympic village of Lake Placid, 15 minutes to Saranac Lake, 8 minutes to Tupper Lake, 2.5 hours to Montreal.

Keywords: Romantic getaway, Luxury, newlyweds, honeymoon, sanctuary, adventure seekers, age 55+, family with young childrem, golf, pet friendly,
The shore of UPPER SARANAC LAKE is bordered by State land...14 mi. SW from the town of Saranac Lake

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included


                  • Pets Considered:

                    Absolutely no cats are permitted. Your Pet dog is allowed with disclosure upon booking your reservation. Unauthorized pets will result in a $200 fee per pet deducted from Security Deposit unless otherwise compensated. A standard weekly $105 per pet ($15/ per day) pet fee is charged when properly reserved. Guests are responsible for actual damages incurred by pets. They can not be kept on the screen porch while you are on excursions. They can striclty not be allowed on the furniture/beds and must not be left alone at the home unless comfortable in their personal crate. Please bring their personal bed if they have one. They must be free of fleas/ticks. There is no fence on the property. They must be in control at all times and not allowed to run loose or disrupt the neighborhood. They should be guided to the forested perimeter for their business to preserve the lawn, keeping the common neighborhood driveway clear and their solid waste gathered and disposed of in garage trash. ...moreless

                  • Children Welcome:

                    This home lies within a 5 minute walk to the Beach, providing a 'Saftey Buffer Zone' for your younger children. There is a small decorative pond on the property with frogs, which requires your close supervision however......moreless

                  • Non Smoking Only

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

                  Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Toaster
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Stove
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Microwave
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Washing Machine:

                    with a lovely little finished Chime :)...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    But do bring your own BEACH towels...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Wood Fireplace
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Heating
                  • Living Room seats 5
                  • Iron & Board

                  Other Amenities

                      • Available year round for $1,950/week - ONE WEEK MINIMUM from June 1 thru Labor Day. A 3 night minimum in Summer is rarely available, but do please inquire. Your Departure cleaning, for the most part is included. The 3 night minimum is $350/night based on availability, which includes departure cleaning. PETS: Additional fee; please see Amenities/Suitability description for conditions. ...moreless


                      • Stereo:

                        NOT the most up to date; plays single CD's with acceptable speakers...moreless

                      • Television:

                        There is NO distraction of a TV, only DVD and Video. ...moreless

                      • Books:

                        Lots of them......moreless

                      • CD Player
                      • DVD Player
                      • Video Library
                      • Games


                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Telephone
                      • Internet

                      Pool & Spa

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            and a Fire ring with 4 adirondack chairs for campfires...moreless

                          • Golf:

                            at Saranac Inn, a close drive away up Rte. 30...moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden


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

                          Location & View

                          • Ski-In


                          • Cinemas
                          • Rafting
                          • Hunting
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Golf
                          • Hiking
                          • Fishing
                          • Cycling
                          • Sailing
                          • Swimming
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Snowmobiling
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Shopping
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Antiquing
                          • Sledding
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Zoo
                          • Restaurants
                          • Live Theater
                          • Museums
                          • Snowboarding
                          • Cross Country Skiing


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                          from 12 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Jun 6 - Sep 1, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          Sep 2 - Dec 18, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          WINTER HOLIDAY
                          Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $1,950 $6,750
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • per week, per pet $105
                          • Pet Fee $105
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • Taxes Included


                          SUMMER SEASON IS A ONE WEEK MINIMUM STAY.

                          Cats are not permitted. Pets are not allowed unless disclosed upon booking your reservation. Unauthorized pets will result in a $200 fee per pet deducted from Security Deposit unless otherwise compensated. A standard weekly $105 ($15/per day/per pet) pet fee is charged when properly reserved. Please review conditions in Amenities/Suitability section.

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                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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                          Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2000

                          About the owner: I live in Aspen, Colorado during the winter and spend the summers managing this beautiful home. I warmly welcome you to create your fond memories in the 'Healing Woods' this year...

                          Why the Owner Chose Saranac Lake:
                          It was geographically close to my parents who were in their chapter of needing my care.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Listening to the first signs of warmth-the spring peepers, the frogs mating in the pond, the beautiful song of the Wood Thrush in Summer, the wild blueberries in August, the calm, clean tranquility of the lakes, a kayak cruise at dusk with musical calls of the can find nature's gentle music and quiet amidst all the recreational options here.

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                          • Some people want to take it home with them....

                            Some people want to take it home with them....

                          • Interior dining area seats 6

                            Interior dining area seats 6

                          • Morning coffee in the Sunroom...

                            Morning coffee in the Sunroom...

                          • Pastoral meadow view from the sun deckside, cross country ski out your door...

                            Pastoral meadow view from the sun deckside, cross country ski out your door...

                          • This is Ampersand Trail, right up the road from us...

                            This is Ampersand Trail, right up the road from us...

                          • Wildlife abounds

                            Wildlife abounds

                          • Master Bedroom with bath-King

                            Master Bedroom with bath-King

                          • Of course, the fishing is Fine!

                            Of course, the fishing is Fine!

                          • Unique and  Fun  kitchen

                            Unique and Fun kitchen

                          • Kitchen


                          • Living room with French doors open to sun deck.

                            Living room with French doors open to sun deck.

                          • Screened porch dining

                            Screened porch dining

                          • Some enjoy kayaking at dusk...

                            Some enjoy kayaking at dusk...

                          • A shared beach--  lovely, clean & sandy with a gradual drop-off...

                            A shared beach-- lovely, clean & sandy with a gradual drop-off...

                          • A  5 minute stroll to neighborhood beach

                            A 5 minute stroll to neighborhood beach

                          • Queen bedroom

                            Queen bedroom

                          • Twin bedroom

                            Twin bedroom

                          VRBO #402594

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, July 09, 2014

                          $279 - $450 per night (USD)

                          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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