Luxurious Townhouse, Ideal Mix of Comfort, Tranquility and Location, 100% 5-Star

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Balsams are located in Lake Placid, NY, in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks region. For a complete description of our home and additional pictures, go to

Our Lazy Bear is not just a vacation rental, this is first and foremost our HOME. We live there year-round, so expect to find everything you need.
Spices for your meals? Check. Comics for the kids? Check. Board games for the family? Check. Ziplocs for your hikes? Check... and more.

Absolutely one of the finest townhouse units in Lake Placid, our home is the ideal getaway for family groups. It features a 4-bedroom 4-full bathrooms 2500+sqf Adirondack style floor plan in a private setting (end unit, very quiet). You'll be greeted by Teddy, our gentle bear enjoying the afternoon sun.

Our home also features three floors of living space, comfortably accommodating 8 people. It includes hardwood floors, beautiful cathedral ceiling with floor to ceiling stone fireplace, granite counter-tops, highest end appliances, central air conditioning and radiant heated tiled bathroom floors.

After a day of enjoying the many activities available in the heart of the Adirondacks, relax next to the gas stone fireplace in the Great Room, enjoy the tranquility of the 10x12 screened porch, just off the dining area, or let go in one of the two Jacuzzis.

High Speed Wireless Internet is available throughout the townhouse and you'll be able to entertain the family using the home theater system complete with a 52 inch HD TV.

A decorative Adirondack style staircase with twig work rails leads to two bedroom-bath suites, one with a king-size bed and the second with a double-size bed.
A third bedroom with a king-size bed and bathroom in the hallway is located on the main floor.
The lower level has a fourth bedroom with a queen size bed, full bathroom, laundry room, and sofa in the den with a second stone fireplace.

Linens and towels included. No pets allowed, Smoke-free house.

Distances to nearby attractions:
Main Street & Shopping: 2 Minute Drive
Olympic Arena & Speed Skating Oval: 2 Minute Drive
Mirror Lake Beach: 2 Minute Drive
Ski Jumping Facility: 5 Minute Walk
Lake Placid Horse Shows: 5 Minute Walk
Ausable River Fishing: 8 Minute Drive
Bobsled, Luge, Skelton: 5 Minute Drive
Whiteface Mountain Ski Area: 15 Minute Drive
ADK Loj & High Peaks Access: 5 Minute Drive

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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 2564 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Lower Floor Bedroom: 1 double


  • Main Floor Bedroom: 1 king


  • Upper Floor Master Bedroom: 1 king

    With its own Master Bathroom...moreless

  • Upper Floor Bedroom: 1 double


  • 4 bedrooms, each having access to a full bathroom. Only the master bedroom has an in-suite private bathroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Lower Floor Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Upper Floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub


  • Main Floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Upper Floor Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

    2-sink marble countertop, jetted shower...moreless

  • 4 full bathrooms, at least one on each floor.

Other Amenities

  • Everything is provided; just bring your toiletries... and that's it. Enjoy!...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    52" HD TV in the entertainment room a TV-DVD combo in the upper bedroom...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some DVDs Chromecast to get access to your favorite streaming sites...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Secluded in the woods, with beautiful mountain views from the Balsams common yard...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Two extensions available to the dining table, to seat up to 12 people...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air conditioning, a rarity in Lake Placid, very useful during the hot days of summer!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    2 gas fireplaces with remotes...moreless

  • Garage:

    One-car garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Ability to park two cars outside of the house...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Three-rack dishwasher, with the top rack reserved for cutlery and other utensils...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Includes top-of-the-line appliances...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices for your meals, Ziplocks and Plastic wraps for your sandwiches...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With freezer, ice and cold water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor patio large enough for 8 people. Round table with 4 chairs, and a sun lounger...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    On three sides of the house. More private facing North and East....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Xmas Holiday
Dec 17 - Dec 25, 2016
4 night min stay
New Year's Eve Holiday
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2017
7 night min stay

flat fee
Summer Season 1
May 26 - Jul 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$310 $370
Fri, Sat
Iron Man
Jul 16 - Jul 25, 2017
7 night min stay

Summer Season 2
Jul 26 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$310 $370
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$310 $360
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $170

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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16 Miles
Nearest Airport
Adirondack Regional Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Lake Champlain
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Placid
50 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate I-87 (either exit 28 or exit 34)
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Whiteface Mountain
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mirror Lake in Lake Placid

Car: Recommended

Within the Adirondack Region is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States. It is also home to 105 towns and villages. The Adirondack Park is a mix of public and private land allowing for conservation and civilization to thrive. The Park and the town of Lake Placid offer amazing opportunity for all sorts of outstanding outdoor activities for all seasons - golfing, skiing, hiking, cycling, fishing; the list is nearly endless. 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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Hi, you are inquiring about the Lake Placid townhouse of Lucie & Sylvain. We are a couple of outdoors enthusiasts who are environmentally conscious. We enjoy nature, whether it is hiking, biking, skiing, canoeing or kayaking. We love the Adirondacks. We also love Lake Placid because it is a wonderful family vacation destination. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the challenging bike terrain, miles of hiking/running/skiing trails and crisp mountain lakes. You can also relive Olympic history on Main Street, home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games. We purchased this unit after 6 months of research and simply love its beautiful location. We are very happy that you are considering staying in our home.

Why the Owner Chose Lake Placid, NY, USA:
Our Lazy Bear Townhouse combines an Adirondack-style decor with all the amenities expected in the 21st century. This is not just a house for rent, this is our HOME, where we live. You'll get everything you need, and more... Accessible yet remarkably quiet, it is nestled in wooded seclusion against the backdrop of the High Peaks. In 2014 alone, we have remodeled the kitchen and also added an outside staircase to connect the screened porch to our outdoor patio. We also love adding new accessories and ornaments on our walls, all the time.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
The tranquility: close to the woods, with the High Peaks in the back. The breeze: On all days, a delicious breeze blows through our windows. Wildlife: The other night, a couple of deers stood barely 20 feet away from us. Hares routinely visit our lawn, and we have pheasants in the back. Our Great Room: spacious and sun-drenched. Light: with large windows all around, this is never an issue. Adirondack decor: with many photos or artifacts from the Olympic Games or from the Adirondacks, we immediately feel at 'HOME'.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Teddy, Our Lazy Bear

    Teddy, Our Lazy Bear

  • Outdoor Patio with Mountains

    Outdoor Patio with Mountains

  • Kitchen


  • Fireplace from within Kitchen

    Fireplace from within Kitchen

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Loft


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bathroom Shower with massaging jets

    Master Bathroom Shower with massaging jets

  • Upper Floor Bathroom

    Upper Floor Bathroom

  • Main Floor Bathroom

    Main Floor Bathroom

  • Lower Floor Bedroom

    Lower Floor Bedroom

  • Main view

    Main view

  • North East view

    North East view

  • Kitchen Countertop

    Kitchen Countertop

  • Kitchen


  • Enjoying the Fireplace

    Enjoying the Fireplace

  • Stairs to the first floor

    Stairs to the first floor

  • Great Room from Loft

    Great Room from Loft

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Upper Floor Bedroom

    Upper Floor Bedroom

  • Main Floor Bedroom

    Main Floor Bedroom

  • Lower Floor Entertainment Room

    Lower Floor Entertainment Room

  • Lower Floor Bathroom

    Lower Floor Bathroom

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