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Historic Lakefront Adirondack Great Camp Guest House

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Welcome to our historic Great Camp Guest Cottage on Osgood Pond..Camp Barkeater!

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Last updated: 05/14/2013

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Saranac Lake cabin description

Featured in THE NEW YORK TIMES 'Escapes' section titled, 'HOUSES ON QUIET WATER: KAYAKS, CANOES AND TRANQUILITY,' we welcome you to one of the original guest houses of the Harrison G. Otis 'Beech Hill' Great Camp!

Built in the late 1920s, Camp Barkeater on Osgood Pond is a lakeside Adirondack retreat only 12 miles from Saranac Lake. The property of this former Great Camp is part of friendly and small, year-round community. It's a perfect, old-timey setting for a romantic couple, outdoorsy family or couples vacationing together who wish to be on a low-trafficked pond where you can fish and swim from your own dock. Camp Barkeater is an old-fashioned housekeeping rental for those who choose to be on their own in the true Adirondack 'camp' tradition while enjoying some modern comforts.

Situated less than 100 ft. from the lake, the feeling of this lovely camp is airy and open. The lake view surrounds you while eating breakfast or reading on the screened porch. It follows you inside while you're preparing meals with family and friends on a large kitchen island under an old beadboard cathedral ceiling. You're in a cook's kitchen, equipped with a full-size refrigerator, stove and oven and filled with all the extras needed for anything from baking and pizza making to BBQ.

Share an afternoon picnic by the lake, relax in over-sized Adirondack chairs, read in a hammock near the water's edge or paddle around in camp's complimentary canoes or kayak. When night falls, warm yourself by the fire burning in the living room's cobblestone fireplace and listen to the loon calls. Enjoy a wide selection of books, puzzles and games or pamper yourself with a warm bath in a large, claw foot tub before retiring to a queen-size, antique brass bed. On a rainy day, watch an old gem from a large, classic video collection. And, for your convenience, Camp Barkeater comes equipped with bedding, towels and beginning paper products for your stay.

Historic Osgood Pond, located near the St. Regis Canoe Area, is a soft-bottomed and shallow pond ideal for swimming. The Pond is 16 feet deep making it warmer and more conducive to swimming than deeper, colder ponds. Go fishing from your dock - especially nice for kids and beginner fisher persons - or paddle your canoe and catch some warm-water fish (northern pike, large & small mouth bass, perch, sunfish and bullhead). You'll find easy access into Jones Pond or, more adventurously, into the legendary 'hand-dug' canals which flow into Little Osgood Pond and Church Pond. These canals were traveled by Osgood residents at the turn of the century to attend church on Sundays. Osgood Pond stretches almost 2 miles long and another 3 miles down the Osgood River and much of the shoreline is undeveloped state land.

If the woodlands call to you, walk the various trails or visit the Butterfly House at the Adirondack Visitors Center ('The VIC') just across the road. Nearby hikes include Jenkins, Debar, Floodwood, Azure and Blue Hill Mountains, all located within relative proximity to Osgood Pond. The trail head for St. Regis Mountain is roughly 3-1/2 miles down Keese Mill Road which is located just north of the entrance to Paul Smith's College. Closer to home, discover the secluded paths of the Red Dot Trail, walk the footpaths over the canals and join up with the Jack Rabbit Trail.

We hope you'll join us at Camp Barkeater on Osgood Pond...everything you'll need to enjoy an Adirondack vacation you'll always remember!

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Suitability

                  • Pets Not Allowed:

                    We apologize to any 'four-legged' family members but no pets are allowed in deference to our guests with allergies. ...moreless

                  • Non Smoking Only:

                    No smoking is allowed in the cottage or on the screened porch in deference to our guests with allergies....moreless

                  • Children Welcome

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Stove
                  • Microwave
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  Amenities

                  • Fireplace:

                    An old cobblestone fireplace and one complimentary box of wood....moreless

                  • Heating:

                    A large monitor heater for chilly mornings....moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Parking
                  • Living Room

                  Other Amenities

                      • Complimentary use of 11-1/2' Necky kayak, 17' Dagger Royalex canoe and 16' Old Town 'Carleton' fiberglass canoe. --Bed linens, bath towels and dish towels. --Beginning paper products. --Bathtub and shower. --Complimentary box of wood for fireplace. (ADDITIONAL WOOD MAY BE PURCHASED LOCALLY.) --'Monitor' heater for cool mornings. --Extensive book collection. --VCR with large classic video library (no TV service), CD/cassette player, FM stereo. --Filtered lake water for showering/dishes. Five gallon starter supply of drinking water provided. --Paul Smiths College one mile away offers 24 hr. WiFi, a Library, a Post Office, a Bookstore and a Restaurant run by the culinary students. --No motor boats or ATVs, please....moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Books
                      • Video Library

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Private dock and large screen porch for dining and relaxing. ...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        With a Hammock and Adirondack chairs down by the lake....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Historic

                      Location & View

                      • Lakefront
                      • Lake View

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Hiking
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Cycling
                      • Swimming
                      • Sailing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Golf
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Antiquing
                      • Boating
                      • Walking
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Restaurants
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Library
                      • Fishing
                      • Hunting
                       

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                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $150

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Please CONTACT OWNER for CURRENT RATES and AVAILABILITY.

                      LOW Season: MAY and OCTOBER -- 3 day MINIMUM.

                      MID Season: JUNE and SEPTEMBER -- 3-5 day MINIMUM (date dependent).

                      HIGH Season: JULY and AUGUST -- Weekly Rentals ONLY.

                      Complete payment and security deposit is due one month before rental period begins.

                      *Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Location

                      10.5 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Saranac Lake
                      9.5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Meacham Lake
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      The Shamrock
                      13 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Saranac Inn
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Paul Smiths College

                      Car: Recommended

                      There's also numerous activities in our little neighborhood: Easy walking and history tours can be enjoyed at White Pine Camp where President Coolidge vacationed. Paul Smiths College one mile away offers 24 hour, high-speed WiFi service, a Library, a Post Office, a Bookstore and a Restaurant run by the culinary students. And, a local Farmer's Market is held every Friday afternoon at The Vic where you'll also find art exhibits, a gift shop and seasonal concerts.

                      Osgood Pond is only 15 minutes from historic Saranac Lake (voted one of 12 Distinctive Destinations in the US by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2006), 30 minutes from Lake Placid restaurants, shopping and Olympic venues and 2 hours from Montreal, Canada.

                       

                      Owner info

                      About the owner: Relocated to the Adirondack Mountains 20 years ago after falling in love with hiking, paddling and snow shoeing.

                      Why the Owner Chose Saranac Lake:
                      Osgood Pond is truly a pristine Adirondack lake and it's been a labor I've loved restoring this historic old camp.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                      Many local folks love this special Pond and happily cooperate and volunteer to keep it free of invasive water species, a rarity in most bodies of water these days.


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                      Speaks: french, italian, english
                       

                      Photos

                      • Welcome to our historic Great Camp Guest Cottage on Osgood Pond..Camp Barkeater!

                        Welcome to our historic Great Camp Guest Cottage on Osgood Pond..Camp Barkeater!

                      • Enjoy canoes, kayak, hammock, ADK chairs & a meal or swim & fish from your dock.

                        Enjoy canoes, kayak, hammock, ADK chairs & a meal or swim & fish from your dock.

                      • The Cottage is partially hidden from view when seen from the shoreline.

                        The Cottage is partially hidden from view when seen from the shoreline.

                      • Your wood box outside of the main entrance to camp.

                        Your wood box outside of the main entrance to camp.

                      • Read a book and listen to loon calls in front of a cobblestone fireplace.

                        Read a book and listen to loon calls in front of a cobblestone fireplace.

                      • View of the kitchen from the living room.

                        View of the kitchen from the living room.

                      • A full-size island, refrigerator and stove in a very well-equipped kitchen.

                        A full-size island, refrigerator and stove in a very well-equipped kitchen.

                      • Quiet in the late afternoon..table seats 6 comfortably.

                        Quiet in the late afternoon..table seats 6 comfortably.

                      • Your view of the lake from the screen porch on a lazy afternoon.

                        Your view of the lake from the screen porch on a lazy afternoon.

                      • A great kids' room!

                        A great kids' room!

                      • The rear entrance to the Master bedroom and garden.

                        The rear entrance to the Master bedroom and garden.

                      • End every day down at the dock and...

                        End every day down at the dock and...

                      • Choose your entrance to camp - into the living room or onto the screen porch.

                        Choose your entrance to camp - into the living room or onto the screen porch.

                      • Camp Barkeater is nestled in the trees as you paddle by in your canoe.

                        Camp Barkeater is nestled in the trees as you paddle by in your canoe.

                      • Adventure by canoe into Jones Pond, Osgood River, Little Osgood or Church Ponds.

                        Adventure by canoe into Jones Pond, Osgood River, Little Osgood or Church Ponds.

                      • Our living room with a large library of books to enjoy during your stay.

                        Our living room with a large library of books to enjoy during your stay.

                      • There's a 'classic' video collection, games and puzzles to enjoy on a rainy day.

                        There's a 'classic' video collection, games and puzzles to enjoy on a rainy day.

                      • Cook meals and dine in the kitchen or screen porch while overlooking the lake.

                        Cook meals and dine in the kitchen or screen porch while overlooking the lake.

                      • Everyone can gather 'round comfortably while enjoying meal preparation!

                        Everyone can gather 'round comfortably while enjoying meal preparation!

                      • Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner on the screen porch directly off the kitchen.

                        Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner on the screen porch directly off the kitchen.

                      • The Master bedroom has a private rear entrance and an antique, queen-size bed.

                        The Master bedroom has a private rear entrance and an antique, queen-size bed.

                      • If more privacy is needed, a single bed in a cozy little room.

                        If more privacy is needed, a single bed in a cozy little room.

                      • A little summertime color!

                        A little summertime color!

                      • say goodnight to another perfect Adirondack day!

                        say goodnight to another perfect Adirondack day!

                      VRBO #457854

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Friday, July 04, 2014

                      $150 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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