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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:
July 25, 2017

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 New York

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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

On Franklin Pond - Lake And Mountain Views With Convenient Lake Access
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Dick and Mary's cottage on Franklin Pond is a charming, cozy home nestled in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Dick and Mary are gracious hosts. They really know how to make their guests feel welcome and at home.

The cottage is supplied with a basket of coffee, tea, cocoa, muffins, cookies, etc. We enjoyed the outdoor patio, the use of two kayaks, the fire pit, and the beach for swimming.

The location of the cottage is ideal--nestled in a serene setting, yet close to the tourist attractions.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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So peaceful,absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Mary and Dick went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed.They certainly have the gift of hospitality! We felt like they go out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed without being intrusive. The rooms were so clean and beautifully decorated in the adirondack style. The view from both the living room and bedroom is of the pond and mountains and all Gods creations,so beautiful.We were treated with many little surprises as home made blueberry muffins, a little vase of fresh flowers in the bathroom,sparkling wine on a silver tray with 2 beautiful glasses for our anniversary and much more! The grounds are also beautiful and woodsy. I could go on was a wonderful weekend!Not long enough.We hope to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Tenth anniversary

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a warm and informative welcome from our host. There was nothing they did not think of to make our stay enjoyable. The muffins, outstanding, the champagne for our ten year celebration, and recommending the right lures to use . Which I did not have ,but our host left me use his. They were always available with any necessities. The cabin was comfortable and relaxing. I would recommend to anyone to spend time there. I will tell all my friends to add this vacation spot to there list of must visit places.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Beautiful, Cozy and Serene"

  • 5 of 5

Dick and Mary were such warm and attentive hosts. We had such a nice stay in their cottage and didn't want to leave. The view of the lake is spectacular! I loved to look out with a cup of tea and a cozy fire. The cottage was immaculate, beautifully decorated and had a very comfy bed. The muffins were really special. It was the first time we were ever given something that was homemade.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Cozy, beautiful place, highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house during our wedding, and we are so glad that we did! Dick and Mary were such wonderful hosts. They were welcoming, friendly, and helpful. They went above and beyond to make sure that we had a great stay, while also giving us plenty of privacy. The house itself is new, clean, and beautifully decorated. The room has a wonderful view of the lake. The foliage was absolutely amazing while we were there. I can't say enough positive things about our experience, and I would highly recommend it to others!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't ask for a better place.

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as stated; warm, comfortable and relaxing. Perfect place to spend a few days. And the opportunity to kayak during the day, find great restaurants a short drive away, and retire in a peaceful environment was what "On Franklin Pond" is all about. Host, Mary & Dick are welcoming and generous. The property clean, spacious, and one did not lack anything. Highly recommend this property and am hoping to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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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

Bloomingdale Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 24 2017 - Oct 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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