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LAKE FLOWER ELEGANCE: Professional Kitchen, Perfect for Reunions

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

This hillside colonial revival home overlooks Lake Flower and is two blocks to downtown Saranac Lake. The 109 year old home is a National Park Service registered historic home. Lake access and full views of Mt. Baker make vacation living splendid. The wrap around front porch has just been rebuilt and filled with wicker furniture. It is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy an adult beverage, a great book, or a nap!

The large home features original architectural details, enormous dining room, hardwood floors, new bathrooms, and extremely comfy beds. We love to cook as a group and the spacious kitchen features a 6 burner Viking range, Bosch dishwasher, Sub Zero, island, quartz counters, and wet bar. Well equipped with lots of china, stemware, and silverware.

This old house also has a 5 port USB charging station for your smartphones, iPod/MP-3 ready sound, Wifi, wireless printing, 50 inch Samsung HDTV, DVD library, and a 2nd floor laundry. We hope you will enjoy our Adirondack retreat as much as we do.

The home has served as central accommodations for family reunions, Lake Placid Ironman, wedding bridal parties, and ski trips. It is always booked for Winter Carnival.

Saranac Lake Village is in the midst of a 6 million acre forever wild state park, with very small and tightly controlled development zones. The Adirondack Park is larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Smoky Mountain National Parks combined. Our national wilderness and land conservation principals can be traced to the constitutionally protected New York Forest Preserve, upon which the Adirondack Park was built.

We love Saranac Lake because it has much less than Lake Placid: less traffic, less visitors, less chain stores and less commercialism. You can park your vehicle all week and still be walking distance to everything; market, library, restaurants, cafes, craft breweries, parks, live theater, shops, park, outdoor concerts, etc.

Saranac Lake is terrific year round. Summer on the lakes, rivers, streams, and mountain trails are hard to beat. There are 40 miles of connected waterway accessible from Lake Flower. Fall color tours, hiking, and cozy fires are fabulous. Whiteface Mountain, 18 miles away, was voted the 4th best destination resort in 2007 by Conde Nast Traveler. Whiteface is considered the premier Eastern US ski resort by SKI Magazine readers. Winter sports such as youth hockey, cross country skiing at Dewey Mountain Nordic area, and America’s longest running winter carnival right on Lake Flower make Saranac Lake a unique destination for those seeking a Winter Wonderland.

You'll never be bored with all the things to do here. The boat launch is across the lake. You can drop a canoe or kayak in Lake Flower right at the house, but there is no beach front at our home. Rentals for canoes, kayaks, or power boats are readily available in the area. There is a brand new Carousel in town for kids of all ages! The seasonal farmers market is a 5 minute walk. The LP Price Chopper had live lobsters for $7.50 each in June 2016. Mmmmm! Besides the great outdoor activities, you are at the center of Adirondack cultural activities, including nearby museums, historical sites, live music and theater. Or that other favorite sport - shopping in downtown Saranac Lake and shopping in Lake Placid only 10 minutes away. The area is an artist's dream, paint or photograph your favorite views, and visit the many art galleries and antique shops in the area.

No phone number is provided due to the number of spam calls received, but I will be happy to call you back if you send an email first. Reservations booked upon an executed rental agreement and a $500 security deposit.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


Saranac Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Powder Room -
  • 3.5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (4) All on 2nd floor, Four (4) twins on 3rd floor
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Launch a small boat directly.


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LAKE FLOWER ELEGANCE: Professional Kitchen, Perfect for Reunions
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful, large, old home with tons of character and great location to enjoy the Adirondacks

  • 4 of 5

This beautiful, well-stocked home overlooks Flower Lake and is in the perfect spot for a short walk to the town of Saranac Lake. We spent many early mornings out on the porch looking to the lake and mountains. The layout of the home was ideal for a gathering of extended family. We took advantage of nearby restaurants, but the kitchen has everything required for cooking and baking, if desired. We found the bedding to be comfortable and bedrooms have ceiling fans and window screens for controlling indoor temps on warmer days. The huge dining room table accommodated our group of 11 and of course was the perfect spot to gather up for board games. We experienced a minor plumbing issue, not out of the ordinary for an old home, and the owner was quick to respond and offer a resolution to the problem. The physical location of the home gave easy access to laid-back Saranac Lake or short drives to Lake Placid and multiple mountain hiking trails.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake House Trip

  • 5 of 5

My group had an amazing time last week at the Lake Flower Cottage. I think our favorite part was the Fourth of July fireworks show that were done right across the lake from us! My friends and I participated in so many great activities in Lake Saranac which included kayaking on the chain lakes as well Saranac River (awesome!). We also hiked at the new Wild Walk Center about 25 minutes away from the house. A few of us checked out some of the shops and restaurants in town, which was walking distance! We cooked most of our meals as a group which was fun and there were several grocery stores, which made it super convenient when we needed anything. The last night we were there we checked out Blue Line Brewery and had a blast. We would love to come back here again as the house was spacious for a large group (LOVED the outside wrap around porch), the endless amounts of activities, and just good times with good friends! Thank you David for making our stay memorable and being attentive and prompt with our questions!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cosne sur Loire, France

Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

The pleasure of returning to my home town was heightened by our stay in this house!

(The owner of our house was always very attentive to our questions, from the beginning before we had made a decision to rent his house, to a couple of times during our stay when I needed to have some information. We were in contact by telephone and e-mail and he always responded quickly to my queries.)

This is truly a house made for family and friends! Living abroad, we don’t see the family often and here, 12 family members from both sides of the Big Pond came for short or longer periods of time, staggered so as not to have more people than beds, and it worked perfectly. The living quarters are ample sized and everyone was able to do his or her own thing, indoors or out, without bothering the others. Bedrooms are of a good size and comfortable and the bathrooms are well appointed, as well. The kitchen is very well equipped and the formal dining room was used for formal dining, as well as working on puzzles that were in the house. The fireplace was a delight on the few nights that were a little chilly.

The view of the lake and mountains is fantastic and it was a real blessing to be awakened each morning by the sound of a loon on Lake Flower in front of the house!

Being so close to the center of town is a huge plus. We often walked to the various excellent restaurants, (“Little Italy”, “The Left Bank Café”, “Nona Finna”, to name a few), the Market on Saturday mornings, which we could see across the lake from the house, to the River Walk along the Saranac River and to the Adirondack Carousel which delighted young and old! The latter is right next to the Railroad Station where one can take the tourist train to and from Lake Placid.

In addition to these local attractions, three other attractions must be mentioned: the Adirondack Wildlife and Refuge Center in Wilmington, NY, was a complete surprise to us, as we were led on a Wolf Walk with an expert on wolves. Check it out at: and after a visit there, drive to the top of Whiteface Mountain where a magnificent view awaits you. In Tupper Lake is the Wild Center,, which is another amazing place for family and friends.

A visit to Saranac Lake would not be complete without ice cream cones from Donnelly’s. Located on Route 86 going north past the hospital toward the airport, it is a favorite place for delicious ice cream.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walnut Creek, CA

One for the ages

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Everything we needed was available. Large comfortable bedrooms, beautiful views of Mt Baker and the autumn colors.....spectacular!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great House for Time with the Family

  • 4 of 5

We rented the house for Christmas 2013 and it was a great place for the family to meet; enough bedrooms for all, plenty of bathrooms, and a FULLY stocked kitchen. The kitchen had more dishes, silverware, cooking platters, spices than I have at home. It made cooking holiday meals easy. The house was a little worn around the edges, but we knew what we were getting when we rented it, and had no complaints. In addition, the owner is very responsive with any questions or issues you have upon arrival.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything Was Great!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The home is beautiful with plenty of space for family and friends. We have been to many places and never found one so completely appointed - everything needed for cooking, relaxing, entertaining, etc. We enjoyed wine & cheese on the fabulous front porch overlooking the lake. We walked into town several times (just a couple blocks away). And the farmers market on Sat. morning was literally within sight of the front porch and chocked-full of amazing, local items. We also ventured to several nearby hikes, into Lake Placid, up Whiteface Mtn and through High Falls Gorge. The home was a wonderful 'home-base' for lots of exploring!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Convenient to Lake Placid downtown, Olympic training venues, and area historic sites.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.0%

Rate premiums apply for Winter Carnival and Lake Placid Ironman.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.