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As Seen in the New Fall Issue of Adirondack Life Magazine! Waterfront Great Camp

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Special offer: WE are in this fall issue of 'ADIRONDACK LIFE MAGAZINE! Details

Lake Placid house description

Welcome to Camp To-No-Na, a truly gracious home nestled on the eastern shore of Lower Saranac Lake, NY just minutes from Lake Placid. We are featured in Adirondack Life Magazine Fall/20144. The Camp appears to have literally jumped out of a Ralph Lauren magazine cover with all of the period details intact, the Cross Beamed Great room with mounted animals lining the old wooden walls and the enormous original Fireplace made from local stone. Camp To-No-Na is literally steps from the waters edge with breathtaking sunset views and access to 25 Miles of unspoiled waterways. We are very lucky to have almost 500 feet of private lake frontage and only 40 or so houses on our whole lake!! The remainder is state owned and just as pristine as you might imagine! We wake to Loons every morning and Bald eagles are a common sight! This home was originally built in the early 1900's as a summer residence for a wealthy homeowner, and has been lovingly cared for and upgraded to accommodate today's lifestyles. The house has two acres of wooded land and complete and easy access from the town of Saranac Lake just a couple of miles away- 8 miles to Lake Placid and just a 20 minute ride to the local airport (SLK).
Our home has ample parking in two locations just in front of the house and two separate smaller lots. The front yard is landscaped and the remainder is kept as natural as possible with woods and of course the shoreline.
The Front entry to Camp To-No-Na is through a large vestible with stuffed animals and period details are at the center of the house which is shaped somewhat like a V to the lake. Two steps up, to the old dining room is now what we use as a very comfortable octagonal shaped family room with wood stove and very comfy leather chairs and cushy sofa. A Dutch door exits to the custom twig and post deck. The original true divided light Windows to the lake in this home are absolutely fabulous and you'll find them so numerous, the light is incredible! The butlers pantry is to the left thru a swinging door with the antique built ins and wet bar. The Kitchen is unique as it has a big ol' wood family table that we use just about every day! Again, multiple windows looking right to the lake. The kitchen has original built ins, and additional basic built in shelves from the period. There is an island in the center with Bowling alley wood for the top and cedar posts for the supports! Exposed brick and another Hoisier type cabinet and extra counter space. A stainless steel Refrigerator, two dishwashers, a Six Burner Gas Stainless stove, and lots of room for the whole family. This kitchen as you can see by the photo's has some original artwork done to the walls (this was done by Granny Hanes when she broke her leg one season and just had an artistic moment), and we have done our best to preserve this and other kitchen attributes to keep the old feel of an Adirondack Great Camp!
Just off the Family Room is the first of two outside decked spaces. This deck is again facing the lake and really almost on top of the water. It is newly finished with period bent wood cedar twig design and has direct access to the rear yard and lakeside. The large Weber Grill is located at this spot.
There is also what's called a woodsman's bath off the main hall. It has an outside entrance and an entrance off the kitchen area. It has a full shower and original sink and toilet. During the time of formal living, anyone coming into the house from hunting, fishing, etc...had to enter through this room first, to wash up and make themselves presentable. It is quite nice and we use it as our powder room and has a full shower for guests.
We also have an outdoor shower on the lake side just off the kitchen and down the back stairs. It is complete with a surround of Birch Bark and views of the lake. We all use this as much as possible as it does save the septic and the views are just spectacular!!!
To the right of the large vestibule and the main staircase is the entrance to the Great Room. It is an amazing gracious room with original wood work and a soaring white cross beamed ceiling. As with the entire home the hardwood floors are gorgeous and the entire room is surrounded by true divided light windows (even to the screened in porch). You will find period pieces thru-out and certainly in the Great room with stuffed animals everywhere, a Sponson Boat suspended above the old Baby Grand Piano (Brand new insides) and furnished with large overstuffed leather sofa's and a huge Dining Table for the whole family! We find ourselves in the Great room almost every evening playing board games or cards by the fire. There is also a custom Shuffleboard table to enjoy!!
The Great Room has two large glass doors to the screened-in porch, which is almost as large as the Great Room. We have an original cure chair that I have fallen asleep in on many occasions with my book in hand, and original wicker and rattan furniture to relax and enjoy the views of the lake and sunset!
The house is centered as somewhat of a 'V' shape off of the central entry hall. As you come up to the second floor you will find the center landing and a small screened in sleeping porch. Off of the hall are the main Five family bedrooms. The Master bedroom is identical in shape to the Family Room downstairs, and is Octagon shaped with windows galore right out to the lake! This room has very tall ceilings and a private bath with an original cast iron tub (just delicious). There is also a King size custom made twig and post bed and a walk-in-closet...
Down the main hall are four additional bedrooms. The first lakeside room again has lots of windows, big closet and two twin beds. This is the room we refer to as the 'hump room' because of an odd hump just in the center of the floor from the old days!! The second Bedroom is a corner lakeside room and you guessed it, lots of windows and a large closet. There are two twin beds and an antique crib and small window seat. The next Bedroom is on the front of the house and has three twin beds and a large closet--windows windows!!
And the next Bedroom is on the front of the house with two twin beds and a large closet.
Just off of the main hall here is also another large bath with a period iron tub too!
Most of the twin beds are from the period and are a mix of brass and metal and some wood- all are from the original family stock along with the classic mirrored furniture and chairs.
The house was originally set up for the Family side and the servants side. We of course chose to decorate and use all of the home for our family. The next four bedrooms all have a single twin bed and there are two baths in this wing, both with claw foot tubs. Two are on the lakeside and two facing the front of the house...these rooms are just a bit more rustic but just as delightful though not quite as large as the 'family side'.
The separate linen closet is on this level and you will find all of the towels and linens necessary for a house this large. There is also another staircase that leads off the back hall and comes next to the entry of the mud room off the kitchen. There you will find an extra refrigerator and washer & dryer/utilities.
This home is truly a great example of how families lived and worked in the Adirondacks. We have been very careful with adding updates such as two zone central heat, wiring upgrades, plumbing upgrades, lighting, and general improvements...always with the thought that Camp To-No-Na should stay as close to how she was built, a Beautiful Grand and Gracious Camp in the Rustic Adirondack's!!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Master Bedroom with custom twig and post, private bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            Lakeside bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

            Lakeside bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 3 twin/ single

            Large Front Corner Bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

            Front Bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 6: 1 twin/ single

            Lakeside Bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 7: 1 twin/ single

            Lakeside Bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 8: 1 twin/ single

            Front Bedroom smaller...moreless

          • Bedroom 9: 1 twin/ single

            Front Bedroom...moreless

          • All bedrooms are very light and airy and importantly on the 2nd floor as real bedrooms not basement areas. Most have the original brass type beds with original woodwork etc......moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: outdoor shower

            Just Lovely outdoor shower lakeside with Birch Bark surround...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub

            2nd Floor Hall Bath with original claw foot tub...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub

            Additonal 2nd Floor Hall Bath with claw foot tub...moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet, tub

            3rd End of Hall Bath with smaller claw foot tub...moreless

          • Bathroom 6: toilet, tub

            Master Bath with Claw foot tub in Mater Bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            shower bath on first floor...moreless

          • Most of the Baths have original Claw foot tubs and fixtures where possible. First floor baths are showers...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We are really just minutes away from Saranac Lake NY and just 8-12 miles to Lake Placid. There are two Marina's on our Lake that rent boats by the day or week. Grocery stores are abundant and almost any kind of shopping you might need. Keep in mind our dock has never had more than one boat. The area is really quite abundant with anything you can possibly want, hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, water sports, or very high end in Lake Placid at the Lodge or maybe the Mirror Lake inn......moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Lots of Books- Please take a book and leave a book!...moreless

              • Games
              • Pool Table:

                It's actually a custom 14' Shuffleboard Table built to professional specs- please follow instructions to preserve this classic piece!!...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                One Flat screen in Family room...moreless

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                A small pebble beach in the old cribbing- very protected.......moreless

              • Lake View:

                Looking right up and across Lower Saranac Lake SUNSETS!!!...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Just 50 Feet from the waters edge facing the most Beautiful Sunsets over the lake and mountains!!!...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                We are in the Hight Peaks of the Adirondacks...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
              • Racquetball
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Large Table in Great Room and Large table in Kitchen...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 15 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Garage:

                Garage is not icluded and will be locked off...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Stove

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher:

                Two...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Lots of original details with modern upgrades including two dishwashers, six burner gas stove, Refrigerator with ice maker. Extra refrigerator off kitchen with W?D...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Kayak / Canoe:

                3 Kayaks- 1 large canoe- one rowboat...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

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              Special offer: WE are in this fall issue of 'ADIRONDACK LIFE MAGAZINE!

              Welcome to Camp 'To No Na' We are so pleased to have our home featured in this fall's Home Section of Adirondack Life Magazine!! We hope you will look at our photo's and video.

              Offer for: Oct 18, 2014 - Nov 30, 2015 View calendar

              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              May
              May 15 - May 22, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $750
              $5,000
              June
              May 26 - Jun 30, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $1,000
              $7,000
              July
              Jul 5 - Jul 17, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $7,500
              August
              Jul 18 - Aug 29, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $10,500

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
              • Cleaning fee $450
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Spring and Fall rates will be reduced from summer rates- Special events and holidays are priced at a premium of 10% to 20% Cleaning fee is an additional $450 and a refundable security deposit of $1500...


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              Location

              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Waterhole #3 or Lake Placid Lodge!!
              10 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Saranac Inn
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Le Pan Highway
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Saranac Lake Downtown just 3 minutes away
              15 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Mt. Van Hoevenberg & Whiteface Mountain

              Car: Recommended

              This Great Camp is located just minutes from Saranac Lake NY and 15 to Lake Placid. We are on the Lower Saranac lake with 25 miles accessable by water ( 5 lakes) thru the locks. Easily and quickly accessible to almost every comfort you might need. Groceries, restaurants, charming small town with local attractions, art walks, antiquing, etc...Location, Location, Location!! There is water access through 25 Miles of lakes and waterways from this property and you will find the quiet serenity you are looking for in the Adirondacks as there are only 35+/- homes on the whole lake-and ours has almost 500 Ft of Lakefront! We are mostly state owned and its just pristine!!! The sunsets are just glorious and the home retains all of the original details from the early 1900's with modern upgrades of course- but by all means still retains all of the old world charm!!!

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2001

              About the owner: We have enjoyed this home for the last 20 years. We were also friends of the previous owners, The Hanes Family (Hanes Underwear). This is just the most perfect place for my extended family and my family of choice to come for the summer. And it's funny, when everyone comes to Camp To-No-Na we usually end up staying right there- at the house for the whole time!!

              Why the Owner Chose Lake Placid:
              We really appreciate and love the Adirondacks, and we were very lucky to have the opportunity to purchase this very rare waterfront property- especially one with sunsets!!! This property is located just behind the World famous Trudeau Institute. (We love that they keep the drive plowed in the winter!!) And we love to spend all of our time on the water, fishing, skiing, kayaking, and just relaxing near the sound of the lake!

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              The size of this home is a great attribute for us and the fact that it really is a fine example of the craftsmanship of the era- and still is! We have been very careful not to over renovate or change the character of the home. The walls are all original woodwork, the kitchen and the baths are mostly original too, but with great updates! Love it!!


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Another Glorious early evening Sunset!!

                Another Glorious early evening Sunset!!

              • Our usual sun set just after the sun hits the mountain-

                Our usual sun set just after the sun hits the mountain-

              • Deck off Kitchen and Family Room

                Deck off Kitchen and Family Room

              • Half of the Kitchen in front of lakeside big table

                Half of the Kitchen in front of lakeside big table

              • We had this totem carved from a broken tree in front by a local chainsaw artist

                We had this totem carved from a broken tree in front by a local chainsaw artist

              • Family side bedroom with 2 twin beds and a lakeside view

                Family side bedroom with 2 twin beds and a lakeside view

              • Staff side bedroom with one twin bed and a lakeside view

                Staff side bedroom with one twin bed and a lakeside view

              • Our usual sun set just after the sun hits the mountain-

                Our usual sun set just after the sun hits the mountain-

              • To-No-Na Bathroom 1 of 5

                To-No-Na Bathroom 1 of 5

              • Master Bed and views of lake

                Master Bed and views of lake

              • Bedroom front side of house

                Bedroom front side of house

              • Fall Foliage looking at Camp To-No-Na from the lake

                Fall Foliage looking at Camp To-No-Na from the lake

              • Great Room with shuffleboard table, antique Baby Grand Piano, games

                Great Room with shuffleboard table, antique Baby Grand Piano, games

              • The Screened-in Porch off the Great Room

                The Screened-in Porch off the Great Room

              • View of lake from dock

                View of lake from dock

              • The other side of Kitchen Big table on lake side

                The other side of Kitchen Big table on lake side

              • Having an early morning cup of coffee on the dock.

                Having an early morning cup of coffee on the dock.

              • Lake view of Camp To-No-Na - gorgeous sunset views and just steps to the water

                Lake view of Camp To-No-Na - gorgeous sunset views and just steps to the water

              • Family side bedroom with 3 twin beds and front yard view

                Family side bedroom with 3 twin beds and front yard view

              • Great Room fireplace and game room- Huge with a fabulous screened porch

                Great Room fireplace and game room- Huge with a fabulous screened porch

              • Family side bedroom with 2 twin beds front yard view

                Family side bedroom with 2 twin beds front yard view

              • Family room wood stove

                Family room wood stove

              • On the dock, at sunset, in a light rain storm

                On the dock, at sunset, in a light rain storm

              • Dock, Beach, Kayak Launch Area

                Dock, Beach, Kayak Launch Area

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              9 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 15

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              Lake Placid #463900

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