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Awesome Mtn Views Historic L.P. Club Cottage. Walk to Town, Lakes

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Enjoy the Adirondack lifestyle in one of the original Lake Placid Club Cottages. Elms Cottage was built in 1926 and retains its original charm with its pine hardwood floors, screened porches, stone terrace, and stone fireplace. Rustic elegance with top of the line furnishings. Unobstructed views of the High Peaks and the Olympic bobsled run are available all year from every room except one. The stone terrace, with views of the Sentinel Range and the bobsled run, is a wonderful gathering area with a large lawn.

There are four bedrooms, each with its own en suite bath. The master, with a king bed and screened porch, is on the second floor. The second bedroom upstairs has two twins with original Lake Placid Club iron frames. One of the first floor bedrooms has a queen bed. The other is equipped as a second gathering area with a queen sleeper sofa, TV with DVD player, and screened porch. All beds, bedding, and towels were recently upgraded and replaced. (The sleeper sofa is a sling style; i.e., there is not an iron bar across the middle of the bed).

The living room and dining room are comfortably furnished in the Adirondack style. Huge windows provide stunning views of the High Peaks and fabulous sunsets. Wood is provided for roaring fires in the original stone fireplace. The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen has a new dual fuel range, a full range of small appliances, and plenty of wine glasses. Full laundry room with new, large capacity washer and dryer.

There is so much to do! It's an easy walk from Elms Cottage to the Village of Lake Placid, Mirror Lake, and Lake Placid itself. In the Village and around the lakes you'll find shopping, the Olympic hockey stadium and ice rink, public tennis courts, boat rentals, equestrian stables, restaurants, and pubs.

You can also walk to the Lake Placid Club golf courses. Challenge yourself on the two championship courses or enjoy a quick nine holes on the Club's executive course. In the winter, you can ski from ELMS Cottage to trails that crisscross the golf courses. Downhill skiing at Whiteface Mountain and cross-country skiing at the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg are a short drive away. Renters have access to the Lake Placid Club/Crowne Plaza private beach on Mirror Lake, a 5-minute walk from the cottage. The beach usually opens on July 1.

Lake Placid, the home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, is 2 hours from Albany, 2 hours from Burlington, VT, 4.5 hours from NYC, and 2.5 hours from Montreal.

Keywords: cottage, camp, house, historic, rustic elegance

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Becca Lacey
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
July 4, 2017

Why Becca Lacey chose Lake Placid

After many years of renting vacation homes and staying at hotels in the Lake Placid area, we decided we would like a place we could count on for great views, comfy furnishings and beds, and amenities like good cookware and plenty of wine glasses. When one of the original Lake Placid Club cottages became available we couldn't resist. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

What makes this cottage unique

It's an easy walk to the charming Village of Lake Placid, yet you feel like you are miles away. The unobstructed views of the High Peaks - from every room except one bedroom - are stunning. The original stone terrace, which faces the High Peaks, is a relaxing spot to start and end your days in the Adirondacks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

On September 26, 2014 seven of us from Western New York traveled to ELMS COTTAGE for a weeks stay. Our goal was to take in the autumnal splendor of the Adirondacks. After researching rental houses in Lake Placid, we chose ELMS because of its size, location and because of the photos with the listing. We chose well. The house exceeded our requirements. We found the location perfect, within walking distance of much of what the village offers. Fully equipped in every way, beautifully decorated, and very clean.

The setting of the house was most impressive. Lots and lots of room with a large country table for big dinners and games. The best of the house is the back porch, completely furnished with rockers and a breathtaking view. We spent many hours watching the scenery change every few minutes. Only the magical colors of the season could outshine ELMS. Our week was perfect in every way.
Sep 2014
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Lake Placid Club Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ground floor, en suite
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En suite with soaker tub, screened porch, 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Q sling style sleeper sofa, en suite, scr porch, 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor, en suite. Twins can be converted to a king.
  • King size bed (1)-Beauty Rest Black; one side is slightly more firm than the other. Queen size Bed (1); Twin or Single Beds (2) -with original Lake Placid Club iron bed frames. Adorable. With advance notice, the twins can be converted to a king. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper sofa - the new style with a sling to hold the mattress rather than the old-fashioned style with metal bars that dig into your back! A mattress topper is provided as well. New bedding for all beds, Fall 2013.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Two screened porches, BluTooth DVD players are internet-ready, Office area with printer/scanner/copier,


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Awesome Mtn Views Historic L.P. Club Cottage. Walk to Town, Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Glastonbury CT


  • 5 of 5

Our second 2 week stay and never disappointing . It is a perfect place , all the comforts and amenities for an ADK vacation , every room had its own bathroom , a screened porch on one bedroom, a huge porch with loads of comfortable rockers, very convenient to the town and the two lakes, beautiful mountains to enjoy. All the rooms are a joy and fully equipped with anything you might need for cooking, laundry, relaxing. To bad doggies aren't allowed, they would love it too !

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Wedding

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful place , all the comforts , every room had its own bathroom , a screened porch on one bedroom, a huge porch with loads of comfortable rockers, very convenient to the town and the two lakes, beautiful mountains to enjoy. All the rooms are a joy and fully equipped with anything you might need. Just loved it

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary. I'm so glad your family enjoyed their stay at ELMS Cottage. Thank you for your kind comments. Best regards, Marian
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Greenfield, Massachusetts

Other places can't compare!

  • 5 of 5

I've returned to the Elms for 5 years now, and am never staying anywhere else! Comforts of home, but more so, with private bathrooms, a wonderfully equipped kitchen, thoughtfully chosen framed artwork in every room and a view all day long of these very special mountains. And always spotlessly clean! I can relax here the moment I walk in the door! I will definetly return.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Rochelle, NY

The Elms was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Elms cottage with 2 other couples for a long weekend. The house was spotless! It was big enough to accommodate 3 couples and then some. Everyone had their own rooms and bathrooms. The fire place kept us warm each evening. It was a quick walk across the pond into town and the Lake Placid Brewer was right at the end of the street!! I would absolutely recommend staying in the Elms to anyone looking to get away and stay in a place that feels like home! We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sara. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at ELMS Cottage. Thank you for your kind review. Best regards, Mike and Marian
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Jan W.

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place for a vacation or getaway! We were with two other couples, had fantastic shared space in the living room and kitchen but privacy with our own bedrooms and bathrooms. The views were gorgeous, the house spotless, with all the amenities one could ever want. I have never stayed at a place that was so well thought through and organized! I wish we could have stayed longer, I would definitely rent this place when we return to Lake Placid. Our first stay in the Adirondacks and not much else is going to ever compare!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, NY

Perfect Setting for a Lake Placid Get-away!!

  • 5 of 5

Not missing a thing, and everything there was top-notch! Four couples spent a long weekend in this VRBO and all we could say from the moment we stepped inside was, "we have to rent this place again next year". The location was excellent, view beautiful, and house was gorgeous. We had everything we needed and then some. The house was comfortable, spotless and furnished beautifully. This was a definite winner!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed ELMS Cottage as much as we do. Thank you for your kind words. We hope you return, too! : ) M&M
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Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Lake Placid Brewery and Pub
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Lake Placid Club - two 18-hole, one 9-hole course
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Lake Placid Brewery and Pub
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Whiteface Mtn (downhill), front porch (x-ctry)
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Lake Placid Club, Mirror Lake

The center of Lake Placid Village is less than a ten minute walk (.2 miles) from ELMS Cottage. The Lake Placid Club golf courses, Jack Rabbit hiking trail, public tennis courts and public beach are all an even easier walk. Renters have access to the Lake Placid Club private beach on Mirror Lake (opens approx. July 1)- just a 5-min walk from the cottage, and to cross-country ski trails on the Lake Placid Club golf course. You can walk to Lake Placid lake as well.


Rates & Availability

Lake Placid Club Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $200

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Rates may be higher for mid-week to mid-week rentals than Sat/Sun to Sat/Sun rentals. Minimum night requirements may be waived to fill in gaps or for special circumstances. Rates may be lower for rentals of more than one week. Please inquire. Mid-lease clean is required for rentals of two weeks or more. Owner pays for the mid-lease cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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