About the property
- House4400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
HISTORIC 1896 6 ENSUITE BEDROOMS, DIRECTLY ON WATER...MINUTES TO TOWN.
LAKEFRONT ADIRONDACK GREAT CAMP with magnificent views of Whiteface Mountain and the High Peaks. Rates $995 a night (Midweek off season, $1050 holiday (non summer) to $8200 - $8750 a week July/Aug. Exquisite decor and attention to detail throughout. This 4400 SF camp offers Adirondack warmth and charm and is directly on the West shore of Lake Placid - Walking distance to the golf course, canoe and Kayak rentals, cross country skiing and hiking trails - There are 6 BR'S each with a bath and all with a different decor, antiques and rustic camp furnishings - A gourmet kitchen awaits you which is totally equipped with the finest cooking needs - House sleeps 12.
One king, 3 queen and 4 twin beds.
Hear the loons from the windows and watch the sunrise...There is original artwork throughout, two grand stone fireplaces, a wrap-around porch (partially screened), an all season sun porch, full laundry room and much more. If you are looking for the perfect place for a family gathering, a group of friends, a small business meeting at a truly one-of-a-kind four season vacation destination, Camp Bearberry is for you. Relax and enjoy the Adirondacks in style. There is a level, short walk to the dock. Rates: $895 per night to $8500 per week high season - July and August. Holiday weeks price on request. Bed tax 3%.
Whiteface Club: GOLF & TENNIS (within short walking distance)
Ranked #6 in New York State by Golf Weekly — March, 2005
Experience the beauty and challenge of one of this Country’s oldest golf courses, steeped in over 100 years of rich history. Originally built in 1898, the course was redesigned by noted architect, John Van Kleek, who benefited from the consultation of World Champion Walter Hagen.
With the Adirondack Mountains and pristine Lake Placid as its backdrop, the artistically designed course offers novices and pros alike a rewarding day. Its trademark clover leaf designed greens and bunkers illustrate the meticulous attention to details the architect provided.
The Whiteface Club & Resort golf house and pro shop offer a wide variety of quality golfing products. Join us on the covered deck overlooking the putting green and first hole for a casual lunch or beverage, or one of a variety of golf tournaments.
Whiteface Mountain: Home of the 1980 Olympics provides great skiing no matter what level of skiing you are. With 80 different trails and the mountain expanding, you will never get bored.
Base Elevation: 1,220'
Little Whiteface Elevation: 3,676'
Lookout Mountain Elevation: 4,000'
Highest Lift Terminus: 4,386'
Highest skiable terrain: The Slides at 4,650'
Peak Elevation: 4,867'
(largest vertical drop east of the Mississippi)
282 skiable acres
FOR THOSE MORE AMBITIOUS:
35 acres of out of bounds skiing on 'The Slides' (conditions permitting); 53.5 acres of tree skiing
Kathie H. Smith
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Kathie H. Smith
Family has been in the hospitality business for 40 years.Love sharing our home with families and groups of friends. We have had visitors from across the globe and have loved meeting all them and sharing our home. We take great pride in offering the best Adirondack experience we can offer.
Kathie H. Smith purchased this House in 1999
Why Kathie H. Smith chose Lake Placid
In our opinion, Lake Placid is HEAVEN ON EARTH. It offers a 4 season location with breathtaking beauty. Enjoy all of the Olympic venues plus tobogganing, sledding, rock climbing, photography, hiking, swimming, fishing, tubing, golfing, tennis. The list goes on.
What makes this House unique
We are 5 minutes to town and Main Street. 25 minutes to Whiteface Mountain. The views of Whiteface Mountain and the High Peaks are incredible. No matter what the weather or season...it doesn't get any better or more serene a setting and location. Play games at the game table, relax with friends and family in front of the fireplaces, enjoy the screened porch facing the lake...sit on the dock with your favorite book.....The kitchen is fully equipped with all the amenities you will need. There is an extra bar area to set up a buffet for your guests...The sunroom (4 season) is a place to spend time alone with lots of light.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Lake Placid Classic
Our family spent a glorious long weekend at Camp Bearberry. The views of the autumn colours from the camp on Lake Placid were spectacular. The morning coffee on the dock in the sunshine was so memorable. Family lunch on the large screened in porch in October was perfect. The camp is well equipped for all our needs and each bedroom has its own bath! The large living room and dining room make a great location for gathering. This is the perfect location for a large or small family gathering.
We so appreciate your kind comments on Camp Bearberry. We love our home and love to share it with other families. We hope to see you soon. Kathie
LOVED LOVED LOVED IT....
We came to Lake Placid with friends we travel annually with. This has been our 20th year. Camp Bearberry was by far our best rental. It had everything...the most comfortable accommodations, the serene setting with unbelievable sun rises, and overall layout of the house. Everyone had their own space, and we never felt cramped. Each bedroom was beautifully decorated and had its own full bathroom, a real plus for our age group. Everyone picked a night to fix dinner and the kitchen was perfect...lots of laughs and work space.
Kathie was most helpful throughout the process of the rental. She had a lease for us and
kept us informed from beginning to end of our stay...our security deposit was returned
within days of our stay...Our rental was processed in a most professional way so that we felt very comfortable....the house has been a rental for 18 years we were told....
We cannot wait to return as there was something for everyone to do. Town was so close but we enjoyed the winding road past the golf course to our private "INN" to our majestic views of the mountains and lake. ....the leaves were incredible also. Cannot say enough.
Camp was wonderful
Six couples shared the camp and all had a great time.
Fantastic, magical property. Amazing stay!
This property exceeded everything you imagine when checking it out online. There is no hyperbole or inaccuracies in the online listing. Based upon our experience, if you are considering this rental, do it. You will not be disappointed in any aspect.
First of all, the setting is drop dead gorgeous sitting directly on the lake, with what seems like one of the better close-up views available along with White Face to the left. Facing east the sun rises on the face of the house. Mornings, we tended to have coffee on the dock or the porch and immerse ourselves in watching the sun burn off the almost mystical mist upon the lake. Even in mid September, our early rising 22 month old grandson insisted in playing at this hour in the water at lakes edge. Directly across were unspoiled views of forested island. We swam daily.
Our family gathered for a wedding at the almost-next-door Whiteface Club and Resort and the three minute walk took us to the venue and the boathouse/restaurant.
The accommodations were comfortable and the private baths for each of the rooms were greatly appreciated and of hotel quality. The rooms themselves were spacious with good closet space and beds. What we did not derive from the pictures was the very special game room and a set of books and toys that delighted young ones.
Finally, the owner was easy to deal with, very gracious and professional. If you are looking for a beautiful place to stay with serenity and tranquility with an emphasis on the adirondack experience, this is the place.
Camp Bearberry makes you happy!
Our annual winter family vacation this year took us to Lake Placid, as we have decided to keep changing mountains for the benefit of different experiences. The town of Lake Placid is the most beautiful and entertaining so far! The house at Camp Bearberry is everything you would want for your overall vacation experience, and the location is ideal! The prior reviews just about include all there is to say. The house is absolutely charming, well stocked, and ideal for one or more families. We cooked, snuggled, played games, and relaxed at Camp Bearberry. The window views are amazing; they put you in the best of moods. I look forward to returning, whether it be winter or summer. Kathie has presented this home in a very special way, with every nook filled with charm and nostalgia. Gary is there to greet you and make sure that you have everything you need. He will even give you a brief history of the original home which is quite interesting. So far, our third annual ski vacation this year, has been the best experience so far. You will absolutely love it!
Breathtaking Views. Charming House
We had the pleasure of staying a week at the very charming and comfortable Camp Bearberry. The house is fully equipped and decorated tastefully with antiques and collectibles. Every bedroom has its own en suite, which is a rare find. There were twelve of us for most of the week and even up to fourteen and we never felt crowded.
The outside amenities would be hard to match. There is a huge dock with plenty of furniture. It faces Whiteface Mountain and the Adirondacks. Quite frankly, it was difficult to leave this beautiful property to sight see. However, we did! There is a lot to do in this area and town is a five minute drive. Grocery stores and anything you may need is close by.
There is the option to rent their boat. We did and it was worth it.
Kathie and Gary, the owners are wonderful to work with. They are responsive and lovely people.
Hopefully, we will back someday for another family reunion.
The Adirondack National Park is the largest protected wilderness area in the contiguous Unites States. ‘Forever wild’ certainly describes this most treasured piece of unspoiled beauty. Due to its unique make up of both publicly and privately owned land, there are over 100 small towns and villages tucked in among the 6 million acre preserve. The great Adirondack Park offers amazing opportunity for all sorts of world class outdoor activities - golfing, skiing, birding, hiking, cycling, fishing; the list is nearly endless. The village of Lake Placid is set right in the middle of this outdoor paradise, and combines a storied Olympic past, wonderful shopping, museums, history, dining and the arts with sports activities galore.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates vary from $950 to $1250 a night Cancellation Policy: 100% Refund if cancelled 150 days prior to Stay. 100% Refund if cancelled 90 days prior to Stay for Non-Season Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Maximum 12 people. SUMMER Season: Sat. to Sat. Stay only. Boat rental also available.