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A Summer Retreat in the Heart of the Adirondacks

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Last updated: 09/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Saranac Lake hotel description

Come enjoy this rustic early 1900’s Adirondack Camp located on a pristine lake in the central high-peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains.

This very private summer retreat is surrounded by forest with a sunny western view of the high peak mountains. The entire property is your exclusive rental with 250 feet of shoreline and plenty of places to wander. Two docks, a float and a row boat with motor provide a nice place to enjoy the water. The lake shore gradually gets deeper, perfect for young swimmers. A small brook empties into the lake at the boathouse. As of 2014, camp now comes with a small motor boat for guests to use and complimentary WiFi.

The camp has five bedrooms, two baths and a full kitchen, dining room and living room with den. Take in spectacular lake and mountain views, hummingbirds and sunsets from the comfort of the front porch rockers. Listen to loons and catch up on your reading on a traditional Adirondack cure chair (chaise) on the side screened-in porch. The far shore of the lake is part of the forever wild wilderness lands of Adirondack State Park.

The outflow of the lake is a navigable river that enters into a remarkable wilderness waterway system of lakes, rivers, and state operated locks. Whether your taste is canoe or motorboat, you will be rewarded with every turn in the river or a picnic on a secluded island. It’s a great place for three-generation vacations or a fun reunion with friends.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

      • Hotel
      • Hotel


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 Years or older...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Great place for kids. Gradual depth at beach, lots of woods to play in and long driveway for bikes....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

            Second floor with old fashoned claw tub...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Ground floor...moreless


          • Books:

            Random assortment of books in the den....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Cable for TV and Internet....moreless


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


          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Miniature Golf
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Beach View:

            View of beach, lake and mountains from the front porch....moreless

          • Beachfront:

            Gradual depth of water at the beach; great for young swimmers....moreless

          • Lake View:

            Nice westerly view of lake....moreless

          • Lakefront:

            240 feet of shoreline for exclusive use of rental...moreless

          • Mountain View:

            View of Ampersand Mt....moreless

          • Resort:

            Lake Placid is 12 miles away with Olympic venues....moreless

          • Rural
          • Village:

            Village of Saranac Lake is 4.3 miles away...moreless

          • Water View
          • Waterfront

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Ice Skating
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Rafting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Whitewater Rafting
          • Wind-Surfing


          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 12 people


          • Living Room
          • Parking:

            Ample parking for six or more vehicles, including RV's....moreless

          • Telephone:

            Unlimited domestic service...moreless


          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Full China service...moreless

          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items


          • Boat
          • Deck / Patio:

            Large front porch facing the lake. Screened in side porch. Smaller porch off the kitchen with morning sun....moreless

          • Golf:

            Several golf courses in the area within 30 minutes of camp....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Tennis:

            Tennis courts located minutes away in the village....moreless

          • Water Sports Gear


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          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Fall Season
          Aug 31 - Oct 11, 2014
          7 night min stay


          Additional information about rental rates


          • Taxes Not included


          To make a reservation please contact us. After a verbal agreement over the phone or by email, we will hold your reservation for one week until receipt of your check deposit.

          A second payment (consisting of balance of payment and security deposit) is due one month prior to your arrival.

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          Last updated: 09/04/2014
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          10 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Adirondack Regional Airport
          2.4 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Water Hole
          50 Miles
          Nearest Ferry
          Lake Champlain
          14 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Saranac Lake Golf Course
          2.5 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Adirondack Railroad Tourist Trainm
          2.3 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          RTE 3 & 86
          5.4 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Blue Moon
          5.3 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Mt Pisgah
          Saranac Lake
          Nearest Beach
          On our property Kiwassa Lake

          Car: Necessary

          The camp is located on Kiwassa Lake in the tri-lakes region of Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Tupper Lake in the central Adirondacks. It is two miles from the Village of Saranac Lake, 11 miles from Lake Placid and 25 miles from Tupper Lake. The lake is part of a beautiful chain of wilderness rivers and lakes connected by State-operated locks. You can explore for miles by canoe or motor boat (available locally for rent) through this unique waterway that traverses the wilderness of Adirondack State Park.


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1962

          About the owner: Doris Richter, and her late husband Donald, bought the property in the early 1960's and have enjoyed it for all these years. Even at 102 years of age, she 'goes to camp' and works on the flowers and then rocks on the front porch to enjoy the view.

          Why the Owner Chose Saranac Lake:
          This property is an authentic piece of Adirondack history. Its tranquil mood will provide you with a wonderful setting for a summer vacation.

          The Unique Benefits at this Hotel:
          The old camp style opens up to a beautiful view of mountain and lake with a cozy side screened in porch. There is plenty of fun along the shore of the lake with good swimming and docks for getting into a boat of your choice.

          Contact us

          Speaks: english

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          VRBO #571858

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          This listing was first published here in 2014.

          Date last modified - Monday, September 29, 2014

          $2,500 per week (USD)

          5 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 10

          View calendar: Updated 09/04/14
          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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