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Huttlinger House - Great Family Home in Lake Placid

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Den, 3.25 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

Great family home located in the village of Lake Placid. Perfect for family or friend reunions, ski vacations, hiking trips or holiday getaways. Spacious, filled with antiques and fully-equipped.

Just a block from Main Street and its numerous shops, attractions and restaurants. Walking distance to local public beach on Mirror Lake. Free shuttle bus to Whiteface Mountain 100 yards from house. Within easy walking distance to Olympic Center and ice rinks. 100-year old house with a lot of charm and comfort.

Keywords: Great family home

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About The Owner

The Huttlinger House was built in 1908 and has been held by relatively few owners during its long history. For many years it was known locally as "the Cautin House" and was then purchased by Mrs. Luders, a pre-World War II emigrant from Germany, who established it as a guesthouse for nightly, weekly and monthly guests. Her guest register runs from the 1940's to 1953 when the house was purchased as a first home by newly-married Jerry and Anne Huttlinger. The Huttlingers continued the guest house business for several years, but this gradually tapered off as four children and numerous pets took over.

For more than sixty years, the house has remained the family home and the scene of many family events. There were social gatherings to host a variety of guests, from world-renowned musicians to circus performers. It was home to the Sports Illustrated photographers during the 1980 Olympics. The Huttlinger House embraced all within it and provided a warm and comfortable home.

The house is now jointly owned by the children who were raised here. All are settled elsewhere, but none wanted to lose the scene of so many happy memories. So we offer it to you, hoping that it will generate happy memories for your family and friends as well.

The Owner purchased this house in 1953

Why The Owner chose Hillcrest

Warmth, comfort and modern amenities, but also the charm and architectural qualities which are unique to homes of this era.

What makes this house unique

You just can't beat this location! And the size of the house allows everyone to have their own space even if they're part of a large group.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the yummy banana bread! Hit the spot after a hike! We loved our time here. Such a cozy, spacious, unique home. We hope to come again.
Oct 2014
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Hillcrest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor
    Bathroom 1 - Sink on 3rd floor: Great for washing faces & brushing teeth
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Green Room: Queen bed, chaise lounge, TV with DVD/VCR
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Blue Room: Queen bed with loveseat, chair, bookcase
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Toile Room: Two twin beds, dressing table, window seat
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Third Floor: Double, overlooks front lawn
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , Third floor: Twin bed, seating area, overlooks Mirror Lake
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Plaid room: Double bed, attached unheated porch w/ 2 twins
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Main floor with pull-out double sleeper sofa, pocket doors
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In summer there are also two twin beds on unheated 2nd floor sleeping porch off the room with the double bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Great family home ideal for family reunions, weddings, sporting events, reunion of friends, get-aways. Wonderful in-town location overlooking Mirror Lake and in easy walking distance to many shops, restaurants and attractions.


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Huttlinger House - Great Family Home in Lake Placid
average rating of 4.857143 based on 64 reviews

Great house, great location for two families!

  • 5 of 5

With a group of 11 this house was perfect for our ski weekend. Everyone enjoyed being able to walk into town and there was plenty of space for all. The owners were so nice and accommodating making check in and check out a breeze! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location in winter wonderland

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of seven, plus our dog, just enjoyed a wonderful Christmas holiday in the Huttlinger House. The four bedrooms on the second floor and the two bedrooms in the attic gave everyone ample room. Also, thanks to the wonderful radiators, the house stayed warm and comfortable, even as the temperature dropped to -17 F. We are a family that loves its fireplaces, and we kept the large fireplace in the living room hard at work. We were so grateful for the generous supply of firewood that got us through a very cold week. The house is situated so that the sun and dining rooms provide beautiful views down the street to Mirror Lake, and it's an easy walk to town. Thank you to Tierney and John for making our stay so comfortable and for hauling away even the Christmas tree after our visit!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Great house in a fantastic location. Lots of space for our group of 13 individuals. Easy to walk to lake, downtown and olympic village.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a comfortable family gathering

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic location steps from Main Street - comfortable historical home with lots of room to relax - all 10 of us easily around the dining room table and seated around the fireplace. 4 very generous bedrooms on 2nd floor. Kitchen is very well equipped. Owner was very responsive to minor issue we had. Great value and comfort for a crowd.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for family gatherings...

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend at the Huttlinger house. We had 5 kids ages 8 and under and 1 infant, plus 7 adults. We all fit beautifully and had plenty of spaces to spread out, play games, read, and build with legos. A perfect location right near the center of town with a peaceful walk around Mirror Lake helping us start our days. Thanks for a wonderful weekend with family!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An excellent choice close to Main St

  • 5 of 5

Sept 2-4, 2016

A group of us chose the Huttlinger House as 'base camp' for a weekend of hiking in the high peaks. The charm and feel of an older home is evident the moment you walk in. The kitchen is large and well equipped and there are multiple bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate the group. Main St. Lake Placid restaurants and shopping are only a few steps away, as are the water sports available on Mirror Lake. Parking can get crowded on Main St., so the ability to easily walk was a great advantage.

The owners are very responsive (email/text) and were genuinely motivated to provide an enjoyable stay.

The large front porch and the yard provided more than enough space for our entire group to enjoy time together.

As long as the group for annual trip doesn't get too big, there is no doubt we'd look to Huttlinger House first for our rental needs.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 3.0%

Please note: A seven night minimum stay is required at $750 per night for Ironman Week in July. A four night minimum stay is required at $515 per night for the 70.3 Half-Ironman weekend in September

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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