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Perfect Vacation House, Perfect View, Perfect Location!

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

When we renovated and redesigned the floor plan of Hawthorne we wanted to open the house up into a greater expansive living area. We wanted to design the bedrooms so that each one offered a fantastic view of the mountains. My wife, Sara, is a professional chef and cookbook author so we wanted the house to have a wonderfully functional kitchen for entertaining and testing recipes. Since we wouldn't be using the house full time we wanted to design the house as a vacation rental and built in many amenities and comforts with renters in mind.

The location is private and quiet but only a short walk, bike ride, or drive to all of the local attractions. It's a two minute walk to Mirror Lake, the lake the village sits on and a five minute walk to downtown Lake Placid.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 2, 2018

Why The Owner chose Lake Placid Club

We are long time Lake Placid vacationers who wanted a more permanent presence in Lake Placid. Hawthorne is a classic Adirondack retreat and we loved its' uniqueness.

What makes this house unique

Lake Placid has the most amount of diversified recreational activities we have ever found anywhere and it is in the most beautiful settings we have ever found. The house has incredible views and sleeping porches. It's location is private yet close to the heart of Lake Placid. The house is in the center of everything that makes lake Placid special


Lake Placid Club House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 3 full bath, two hall baths
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (0), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Four screened in sleeping porches, two fireplaces


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(39 traveler reviews)

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Perfect Vacation House, Perfect View, Perfect Location!
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Perfect Easter family gathering at Hawthorne

  • 5 of 5

Our family from New Jersey, New York and Vermont gathered for Easter at the Hawthorne Cottage. What an extraordinary experience staying in this historic home. All of the reviews I had read about this home were spot on. We loved cooking all of our meals in the lovely, well stocked kitchen and enjoyed all the cook books and Peters beautiful picture books of the cottage. We even took photos of our delicious meals that we all prepared together to create a memory book of our own. The bedrooms were so comfortable and the linens delightful (I usually bring my own sheets to rentals but no need here. Everyone had their own special spot they enjoyed in the house. Loved taking a bath in the BIG bathtub in the master bedroom and all doing a puzzell together on the coffee table in the living room. We took walks around the Lake everyday, visited some of the Olympic sites and shopped in town. Would love to come back and sleep on one of the outside porches. Can't say enough about Hawthorne and we all came away from the weekend relaxed and rejuvenated. Thank you Peter for being a perfect host and also returning the security deposit so quickly. We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect all season property for multi-family vacations

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect property for our wintertime extended-family vacation!

Hawthorne’s central location enabled easy access to the Lake Placid region’s many attractions. The weather cooperated, too, so we were able to enjoy many seasonal activities: we introduced the toddlers to skiing at Bear Den Mtn. (while their parents enjoyed Whiteface Mtn. skiing and snowboarding), skating on Mirror Lake, tubing at Kiwanis Teddy Bear Park, dog sledding, and more. The Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, Olympic Sports Complex (where the USA National Skeleton championships were taking place), and Cloudsplitter Gondola at Whiteface were also unforgettable. (X-country skiing, snowshoeing, and a horse-drawn sleigh ride will have to wait ‘til next time…)

The property was more than spacious enough for three families: a great bed and bath layout for plenty of privacy; a roomy living room for playing, lounging (wood-burning fireplace), and winter wonderland gazing; a separate laundry room with large units; a cozy TV den for working remotely (good Internet speeds throughout the house); and, not the least, a fully-equipped kitchen with a huge dining table.

We cooked, baked, and dined-in for most meals, thanks to the nearby, well-stocked Hannaford and Price Shopper markets. That said, we became fans of the sandwiches at Lisa G’s and Simply Gourmet; the burgers at ‘Dacks; the cupcakes at Cake Placid; and the brews at Big Slide.

Peter was a great off-site host, caring and responsive before and throughout our stay (kudos to the Lake Placid Club staff for snowplow and garbage services). In short, if you’re seeking a true home base for your Adirondack vacation, whatever the season, Hawthorne is it.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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My favorite place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house. Never disappoints!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Hawthorne and we were just as pleased this time as the last. We have a large party with 2 combined families and the house is very comfortable with beds for all. The living/family room and open kitchen is the best space for everyone to gather in a group with no one left out. Lake Placid is beautiful in the snow and we enjoyed walking to the shops, bars, winter activities and Olympic facilities. The kitchen is so well stocked which brings me to my only suggestion. Perhaps clear out one cabinet to leave space for the groceries, etc. that guest bring with them. We like to cook our big meals and ended up with stuff all over the bench and counters because the cabinets are all full. Thank you to Peter for another great stay!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The view from the master bedroom is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This house is simply gorgeous! The layout of the living room/dining room is perfect for cooking and conversation while enjoying the gorgeous warmth from the fire.

What I noticed is what I didn’t hear-snoring! The privacy in this house is amazing. The beds are comfortable, and the location, pristine. Peter(owner) was very accommodating and easily reached by phone, when I had a few questions. This property is a perfect get-away, and amidst the -30 degree weather, it held up like a charm. The furnace reacts quickly and the fireplace warms the LR to a cozy temp.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home and amazing experience!! A NYE that I will never forget! The home and location were perfect! Couldn’t ask for anything more and highly recommend to anyone who has the opportunity!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $180

Payments are 50% upon contract signing and 50% six weeks prior to booking date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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