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On Franklin Pond - Lake And Mountain Views With Convenient Lake Access

Bedrooms 1
Space 544 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom With Lake And Mountain Views

This cozy and comfortable lodging is the perfect choice for your Adirondack vacation or romantic get away. On Franklin Pond is situated at the north end of Franklin Falls Pond, a 2.7 mile long lake, one of the most peaceful in the Adirondacks. Nestled in a wooded area among towering pines and surrounded by New York State Forever Wild Forest, On Franklin Pond is a newly constructed vacation rental with beautiful lake and mountain views. Attached to the owner's home, this lodging has a separate entrance assuring your utmost privacy. The owners are available however to assist with any needs. Situated 120 feet from Franklin Pond with a lightly traveled road between your lodging and the shoreline, you will find convenient lake access where there are kayaks and a canoe for you to enjoy. Paddle along the miles of shoreline scouting for wildlife or try your hand at fishing for bass or walleye. Close by, you will find excellent trout fishing in the Saranac and Ausable Rivers. Trails for hiking and mountain climbing are not far away, and we are just 20 minutes from excellent skiing at the Olympic Ski Center at Whiteface Mountain.

This lovely lodging has new furnishings and is decorated in an Adirondack style and original artwork.

Living Room - cathedral ceiling, log beams and Adirondack style chandelier. Here you will enjoy mountain and lake views. Relax and read in front of the Adirondack style stone fireplace.

Kitchenette- at the end of the living room is well stocked with sink, under-counter refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, hot plate, toaster, drip coffee maker and more.

Large Bedroom- features a cathedral ceiling and log beams. It has a queen bed where you will wake up to the beautiful view. There is ample storage with a large dresser and walk in closet. The en suite bathroom features a large Swan Stone shower and pedestal sink.

Outside- enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail in the Adirondack chairs on the patio area in front of your lodging. Watch the squirrels and chipmunks scurry about and listen to the chicadees as they feed from the bird feeder. A gas grill is available for outside cooking. A campfire pit is located at the back of the property, conditions permitting. Canoe and kayaks are at the lake shore.

More Details

Dick and Mary George
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Dick and Mary George

We retired from our jobs in the medical profession in 2008 to move to the Adirondack Mountains where we took a retirement job as live in inn keepers at a historic Great Camp. We found that we loved the Adirondacks and purchased a home and retired from our retirement job.

Dick and Mary George purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Dick and Mary George chose Bloomingdale

Having traveled to the Adirondacks many times over the past 20 years we came to appreciate and enjoy the Mountain lifestyle. We fell in love with this property from the moment we first saw it. The view is stunning and we feel so fortunate to be able to live in these beautiful mountains.

What makes this apartment unique

The Adirondack style of our home and it's location on a beautiful lake with gorgeous scenery, being surrounded by forever wild forest and an abundance of wildlife as well as great access to canoeing, hiking, fishing and winter sports all contributed to our love of this property.


Bloomingdale Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 544 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , pedestal sink, large shower
  • Well lighted bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Large bedroom with lake and mountain view. Reading lamps on both sides of bed. Large dresser and walk in closet
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Soaps, shampoo, conditioner provided. We do not charge a cleaning fee


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On Franklin Pond - Lake And Mountain Views With Convenient Lake Access
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Dick and Mary are great. If you are looking for relaxation and a home away from home this is the place. We look forward to coming back this summer to enjoy the pond and wild life. Thanks again, sincerely Heather and Jeromy.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you folks stay at On Franklin Pond. We would be delighted to have you return next summer or any time. Best Regards, Dick and Mary George On Franklin Pond
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Beautiful Home, Great Hosts and Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my 30th Birthday Weekend here and all I can say is it was an amazing trip and an amazing Home! Dick and Mary are great hosts who truley thought of everything you could need and then some! So no worries if you forgot something odds are they have it! The views from both the bedroom and living room wow, wow, wow! It's nice place to stay if you want to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet but with the options to drive in and expierence Saranac Lake and or Lake Placid! We had an amazing trip and Can't wait to come back during another season to expierence all this area has to offer at all times of the year!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I came for a long weekend and had a great time. The place is beautiful, private, and Dick and Mary were very kind and welcoming!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Webster, NY

Charming retreat

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our weekend. The cottage is lovely and the views are spectacular! It's in a peaceful location but a short drive to Saranac Lake & Lake Placid. Dick & Mary are wonderful hosts, very welcoming and accommodating. Our only regret is that the weekend went too fast. We would love to come back again and take out the kayaks.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elora, Ontario

Cozy Adirondacks

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Dick and Mary for your kindness and for making our stay enjoyable. Great location for hiking, very clean accommodations, and considerate hosts. Mary and Dick went out of their way to welcome us, leave a staple pantry in the cottage, and we enjoyed the muffins on our arrival. Thank you! Mark and Nicole

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waterford, PA

Outstanding place

  • 5 of 5

This property is even nicer and larger than it looks in the photos. It is extremely clean and comfortable. The view of the lake, which is right across the street, is just spectacular. The hosts, Dick and Mary, strike just the right balance of being helpful without being intrusive. It was a very peaceful stay for us. We especially enjoyed the ease of kayaking in the lake, hiking nearby trails and Dick's tour of White Pine Camp. If you enjoy easy hikes, check out nearby Cobble Lookout and Moose Pond. Just an outstanding place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Adirondack Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Saranac lake
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Everest Beach, Wilmington
Car: necessary

The Adirondacks offers a wide variety of activities and entertainment. There are countless lakes, streams and mountains for canoeing, kayaking, hiking and biking. The winter season offers downhill skiing, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing.

On Franklin Pond is located 7 miles from Bloomingdale, NY and 12 miles from Wilmington. You can walk out your front door and cross the road to kayak or canoe Franklin Pond, part of the Saranac River.

WILMINGTON, home of Whiteface Mountain, New York's premier ski resort is a 15 minute drive. There are restaurants, and a small grocery. Fish the Ausable River, visit High Falls Gorge, or visit the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge

SARANAC LAKE, the Adirondacks coolest place, is a 20 minute drive. Here you will find restaurants, grocery stores, and shopping. Visit and take a ride on the Adirondack Carousel, a unique Adirondack attraction featuring 24 hand carved animals, tour the historic Trudeau Laboratory or browse the many art galleries. Take the tourist train to Lake Placid.

LAKE PLACID is a 30 minute drive which has many specialty shops, restaurants, movie theater and outlet stores. Visit the Olympic Venues which include the Olympic Museum, the Herb Brooks hockey arena where the USA won the gold medal defeating Russia in the 1980 Olympics, the ski jumping complex and the sports complex, home of the luge, skeleton and bobsled track.

PAUL SMITH'S- a 30 minute drive, features the Visitors Interpretive Center with 27 miles of hiking and groomed cross country ski trails a s well as exhibits. White Pine Camp the Calvin Coolidge Summer White House offers seasonal tours. Visit the Paul Smith's College Campus, noted for it's Forestry, Hotel and Culinary programs.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
We do not charge a cleaning fee as guests have been respectful and have left their lodging reasonably clean.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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