Situated on the shores of Ampersand Bay, this stylish Adirondack house offers a quiet retreat with truly stunning views of Lower Saranac Lake and surrounding mountains. The house sits on a bluff, right at the water’s edge, and its 2 sun decks provide ample room for relaxing and dining in the great outdoors. This comfortable home is located in a private neighborhood, with convenient access to the towns of Saranac Lake (1 mile) and Lake Placid (9 miles). Both the 3 bedroom main house and the 2 bedroom guest house feature great rooms with a cozy living space open to well-appointed dine-in kitchens. A short path, lit at night, winds through fragrant hemlock trees from the main house to the 2 slip boathouse, where evenings can be spent in the upstairs game room, enjoying the pool table, bar, and lounge area. Renters may use the 2 canoes and a variety of rafts, and those bringing their own boats can use the nearby public launch and tie up in the boathouse. The sunbathed docks provide for plenty of swimming and boating access to the many nearby islands and 24 miles of connected waterways.
- House3400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
Spectacular Waterfront Home
Becca, Lisa & Debi
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- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 18, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
St.Clair Potsdam NY
The true wonder of the Adirondacks and comfortable, almost 'Great Lodge 'accommodation. It was difficult to decide what activity to embark on first. The Loons swimming down to the boat dock meant another cup of coffee at breakfast. The beautiful home is situated close to many well known Adirondack activities. The interior is tastefully decorated with the Adirondack woodwork giving an added dimension to the architecture. The beds gave a great night of rest after a day of hiking and kayaking.
A truly ideal venue for family reunions. I look forward to my next visit.
Excellent accommodations and location!! With a fully equipped kitchen, spacious bedrooms and multiple rooms for gathering or sneaking away for a quiet place to read, this lodge has it all. With beautiful views through out the house , boat house and property, you feel the wonder of the Adirondacks no matter where you are. I hope to return in warmer weather to enjoy the swimming.
With perfect weather for kayaking and a perfect place to sleep, we enjoyed this wonderful place to have a great meal at the end of the day. The views from the decks are spectacular, we were lucky enough to see loons every day.
Fantastic Family Friendly Experience
We enjoyed beautiful views of the lake, the fall foliage, and even a lunar eclipse(!!) in a wonderfully comfortable and cozy environment. The amenities were plush, the kitchen was well appointed, and our every need was anticipated. Also the house is conveniently located to explore the nearby village of Saranac, or short drives to Lake Placid, the Wild Center at Tupper Lake, and Whiteface Mountain for a gondola ride to the peak. We plan to come back sometime in the summer season to really take advantage of the water sports and ice cream parlors! Thanks to the owners for making our stay so incredibly relaxing and enjoyable for the family.
Nothing Short of Perfect
It's rare to find a vacation home that exceeds expectations, but everything about this place is even more spectacular than the photos can capture. Pine air, the sound of the lake lapping below your windows, the soft wind in the trees. You will never want to leave. The house itself is the epitome of rustic charm, with log beams and exquisite wooden floors, but the kitchen and bathrooms are modern and elegant, and the water pressure in those showers will melt ever tired muscle in your body. A pathway leads you down to a fantastic fire pit, perfect for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows (which we did), and the water in the lake in September still feels like bathwater. Private, quiet, serene, beyond beautiful in every way. Even the bed linens and pillows are top notch. I was there with a group of three, but it could easily accommodate families without ever feeling crowded. There's something for everyone inside and out -- swimming, boating, hiking, grilling, book-reading, TV watching, board-game playing. There's simply no better vacation spot on earth. We were thrilled and wanted to never leave. You will, too.
The Perfect Getaway!
This property was the perfect place to get away from it all in the woods by the water while still remaining conveniently close to amenities! Spent an extended weekend here with a few friends just looking to relax and enjoy some time at the lake. We loved that it was just a quick couple of minutes drive into town to pick up essentials (we grabbed groceries & cooked in a lot then opted for pizza one night from town) then back to the house to jump into the lake again. Canoeing was a great time. With evenings of grilling and campfires complete w/ roasted marshmallows... what more could we possibly have asked for?
The main house is inviting and comfy and we found everything we could have needed. Due to the placement and design of this property it really does offer a great deal of privacy and seclusion. The owners are wonderful, helpful and warm and provided plenty of information on anything from restaurants to outings. Absolutely a great experience that we would highly recommend!