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In Town, In the Wild

Bedrooms 1
Space 444 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom Apartment In The Village Of Saranac Lake

Watson Place is a one bedroom apartment, with a well equipped kitchenette, bath with radiant floor heating, and living room with dining space. We are located on a hill on a quiet street in Saranac Lake, New York in the heart of the Adirondack Park. The house is surrounded by mature trees, both evergreen and deciduous. Features include a queen bed in the bedroom as well as a queen size sofa-bed in the living room. We can accommodate up to 4 guests. The apartment is located on the ground floor of our home and has two private entrances. It includes its own fenced yard with a fire pit, gas grill, and Adirondack chairs. The apartment features HDTV with Digital Tier cable, DVD/ VHS player, Wireless internet, refrigerator, range, coffee maker, microwave oven, washer and dryer, iron and hair dryer. Three separate thermostats allow for individual temperature control in different rooms. Off street parking is directly in front of the rental unit, with an additional space across the street if needed. No smoking is allowed on our property. We have two dogs and a cat but they are kept separate from the rental unit. Sorry, pets are not allowed in the rental. Original artwork is found throughout the rental, including landscape photographs by Barry Lobdell, your host's husband, who is a well-known Adirondack artist and a member of the Adirondack Artists Guild. We'll be sure to direct you to the Guild's gallery downtown while you're here!

For a stay of 7 days or more, please get in touch with Janis, the property owner, for reduced rates.

More Details

Janis Beatty
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Janis Beatty

I started the business, Watson Place, in 2012. I'm a retired educator and have lived in Saranac Lake with my husband since 1996. I love living in the Adirondack Mountains with its beautiful scenery. I walk, bicycle, canoe, and snowshoe. I love to read, especially non-fiction. My husband is also retired, but maintains a fine art photography business. We worked hard getting our tourist accommodation ready and have been told it's beautiful.

Janis Beatty purchased this apartment in 1996

Why Janis Beatty chose Saranac Lake

We were living in the Saratoga Springs area and my husband Barry had been traveling around the Adirondacks as part of his work. During these tours, he found that the scenery and ambiance of the area appealed strongly to his creative side. When a job opportunity presented itself in Tupper Lake, he immediately took it and the hunt for a place to live began. After exploring possibilities in the Tupper Lake and Lake Placid areas, we decided to concentrate on Saranac Lake, which we felt had more to offer us. The village has a very appealing downtown, with a host of historic buildings and several art galleries, along with the expected offices, restaurants and shops. We thoroughly enjoy the area and take advantage of the hiking, bicycling and canoeing opportunities when we can.

What makes this apartment unique

We decided to buy this home after looking at several others in and around Saranac Lake. The Arts and Craft style of the building suited our tastes and offered some unique touches. The house is located on a hill and surrounded by mature evergreens, with a few birch and maples added for color. We also own a wooded property across the street, which adds to the feeling of privacy that we enjoy here. It was also fun to discover that our place had been home to the actress Veronica Lake when she was a child.


Saranac Lake Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has independent radiant floor heating, a lovely shower with glass door, subway tiles, and a rain-style shower head. Ventilation is supplied by a fan with a timer. A large vanity provides plenty of counter space. A hand-held hair dryer and hand mirror with magnified side are included. High-end eco-friendly soaps, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, makeup wipes, and shower cap are supplied.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The apartment features a cozy bedroom with a Queen size bed. Bedside tables with lamps, an alarm clock and personal reading lights over the bed make it a comfortable and friendly space. Three full-sized windows, in addition to a small inset window, look out onto the wooded yard. A wing-back chair with floor lamp is a cozy spot for reading. An antique bureau has ample space for clothing.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater 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
  • water tubing


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(31 traveler reviews)

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In Town, In the Wild
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Watson Place! This quiet and well equipped apartment offers peace and quiet in a comfy and cozy setting. The side yard is nice and secluded and a great added bonus. Everything you could possibly need is provided. The interior is wonderfully decorated. The bathroom is updated and beautiful. Shower pressure is top-notch. The master bed was wonderfully comfortable. Our son reported the pull-out bed fit the bill. The over-under washer/dryer is brand new and a huge bonus for our athletic family. The apartment includes a parking spot in-front of the entrance which is extremely convenient. Situated in a quiet neighborhood a few blocks from the lake, we enjoyed walking along the waterfront in the evening and enjoying ice cream at the local creemee stand. Janis and Barry have done a great job with this gem of an apartment. You will love it!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rich, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review!
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Cozy and Conveniant

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The location was great and it was nice and quiet. It had everything we needed. A great place for two. Thanks for the fine hospitality!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks!
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Very, very nice apartment in a great Net York village.

  • 5 of 5

In town, in the wild apartment is located in a quiet neighborhood near downtown Saranac Lake village. Parking right at the front door is convenient. The garden around the house invokes the northern forest. The back yard has a fire pit, gas grill and seating for four. The apartment interior is nicely decorated with Adirondack style and wonderful photographs of the local outdoors. Great one person kitchen and bathroom with the perfect shower. Very comfortable with plenty of room for a couple. We would return for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice review. We look forward to hosting you again!
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful apartment in a great location; very close to Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, and lots of hiking. The owners are very gracious and hospitable; this was our second stay and we would return. The apartment has more space than many--a separate living/dining room in addition to the kitchen and bedroom--although the kitchen is small. However, it is well-equipped and maintained.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Rebecca, for your wonderful review. We both enjoyed seeing you for your second visit!
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A gem of an apartment

  • 5 of 5

Nicely decorated and everything I need. Lovely hosts. My fifth year staying here. Perfect for a solo getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always love having you back. Your kayaking adventures are inspirational!
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Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

This was a very nice apartment. The space was well planned and thought out. The apartment included everything we needed and also had its own outdoor space. It was very clean so one has the sense that you were the first tenants. The shower was especially nice - large with good water pressure. The kitchen was small but offered a full size refrigerator and stove. The hosts were very helpful but unobtrusive. In summary, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we have the intention to return because we enjoyed the road biking nearby.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Adirondack Regional Airport, Lake Clear, NY
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Waterhole, Saranac Lake, NY
Nearest Ferry
52 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferry, Essex, NY
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Saranac Lake Country Club, Ray Brook, NY
Nearest Train
42 Miles
Amtrak Station, Westport, NY
Nearest Motorway
38 Miles
Adirondack Northway, I-87, Exit 30
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nona Fina, Saranac Lake, NY
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Mount Pisgah, Saranac Lake, NY
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lake Colby Beach, Saranac Lake, NY
Car: recommended

A wide variety of activities and entertainment are available here in the heart of the Adirondacks. Hundreds of lakes and mountains offer countless opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, hiking and bicycling. In the winter months, cross country skiing trails are numerous and nearby, and Whiteface, the Olympic downhill mountain, is 30 minutes away. A 15-minute walk along Lake Flower brings you to downtown Saranac Lake, with its art galleries, shops and restaurants. Live theater is a year-round happening at Pendragon, located just three blocks from the rental. New Year's Eve features First Night Saranac Lake, with a variety of music and other entertainments occurring around downtown. At Midnight, fireworks light up the sky over Lake Flower. During February, Saranac Lake is home to the historic Winter Carnival, a 10-day celebration of the season featuring numerous athletic events, competitions for the fun of it, parades and fireworks. The Ice Palace, centerpiece of the carnival, is located on the shore of Lake Flower, a five minute walk from Watson Place. The Ninety Miler, an annual canoe and kayak race from Old Forge to Saranac Lake held in September, concludes at Riverside Park on Lake Flower. The unique Adirondack Carousel, where visitors ride on carved Adirondack animals, insects and birds, is open all year and located downtown near the Union Depot. The Adirondack Scenic Railway runs between the Union Depot and the Station in Lake Placid during the summer and fall. If you're driving, the Olympic village of Lake Placid is a short 10-minute drive away. The Lake Placid Center for the Arts features gallery exhibits, dance, theater and music performances and Friday night independent movie showings. The Olympic Center, setting for the 'Miracle on Ice' in 1980, and the Olympic Museum located there, are open for your exploration. Rarely does a week go by during the winter when a major event isn't happening. Ski jumping, bobsled and luge competitions, hockey tournaments and other skating events all keep things exciting in Lake Placid. The Wild Center, a museum of the Natural History of the Adirondacks, is a beautiful 25-minute drive away in Tupper Lake, while the Adirondack Museum is a drive of approximately an hour in Blue Mountain Lake.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

Rate listed is for two people. There is a $20 per night fee per person for one or two additional guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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