2 bedroom 1 bath vintage, waterfront cabin - Saranac Lake
About Margie Cochran
We own several properties in the area and this cabin is one of our favorites. We have lived in the Adirondacks since 1991 but have been part-time residents since the 1960s. We even attended the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid! We can offer suggestions for activities unless you simply want to rest and relax in a cabin.
Margie Cochran purchased this Cabin in 1991
Why Margie Cochran chose Saranac Lake
This is the most scenic area in the east! It is an easy place to rest, relax and enjoy life at a slower pace. Kiwassa Lake is an idyllic and quiet lake and most guests return year after year to get away from the hustle and bustle of a faster pace. The cabin offers a wonderful deck with seating that allows guests to put their feet up, read a book and soak up the view of the lake. Often guests will take in a sighting of our lake loon and its beautiful calls. Other guests have said they have seen eagles, deer, fish jumping, wild types of birds, etc…
What makes this Cabin unique
Our property is a dream come true. While there , guests enjoy bird watching, reading and traveling by boat to the nearby Village of Saranac Lake. Often guests will take in a sighting of the lake's loon and its beautiful calls. Other guests have said they have seen eagles, deer, fish jumping, wild types of birds, etc…
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Perfect fishing cabin
My wife and I stayed at camp lawerance for 5 days. Upon arrival Marjorie was very welcoming and quick to get us into our cabin. Despite the bad weather we had a great time . The cabin is very rustic and cozy and was a perfect size for the two of us. Spent all week fishing and taking and Enjoying the nature around us. If you love to fish this house is a perfect location. You can either go left or right to two different lakes . I caught a huge northern pike and a huge largemouth bass. And a few other smaller fish . The boat ramp at the main cabin is a great amenity you were able to get a boat in and out quickly. We will be going back and definitely recommend these cabins .
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again!
Thanks for taking the time to review!
Beautiful spot but a few drawbacks
Margie was welcoming and location is beautiful and very peaceful. Boats going by are not noisy. My daughter needed internet in order to do some work and had expected to be able too get it in the cabin. But she could not connect there. They have a wi-fi porch, but she had too much to do and there were too many mosquitoes for her to work on that porch. Also we were surprised at the fairly long walk from where we could park the car to the cabin -- it was a long way to carry food, luggage, bedding, etc. The other disappointment was the bathroom -- very, very small and the shower liner had been installed without cutting a place for the fixtures. So to turn the water on and off the reach was way over my head. My 9-year-old grandson could not have taken a shower alone. We went home earlier than we'd planned because of the unavailability of internet and because of the forecast for a rainy week. Swimming is not available at that location although our neighbor did take a short dip in the water just to cool off. A positive is that the cabin had both a screened porch and a good deck. Both have tables and chairs and a good view of the water. So the outdoors can be enjoyed in comfort. New stairs and dock had been built. "Vintage" cabins are being maintained well except for the bathroom fixtures which were not installed properly.
We are glad you liked our quiet, waterfront location. Sorry your daughter couldn’t work inside the cabin and had to leave early. All of the cabins have a short walk to the car from their parking space to preserve the woods rather than creating a motel atmosphere! Yes, the bathroom is tiny! Shower stall, sink and toilet! Not sure why you think the fixtures are incorrectly installed though! Swimming is available in Lake
Kiwassa a few paddle strokes from the dock!
My kids gave it 3 stars
Owners are very nice. Cabin was easy to find, clean and tidy. Rustic. Nice area. Not far from restaurants & shops.
Drawbacks: cabin has limited overhead lighting so it was hard to see at night to play board games, and to cook in the morning.
The beds are very hard & extremely uncomfortable.
Glad to hear that your cabin was clean for your arrival. I can honestly say, we try to ensure the comfort of our guests. If we are informed of discomfort during a guests’ stay, we can help! To help reiterate this point, we personally escort each guest to their cabin at check-in, and ask that they please let us know if there is anything at all they need during their stay. Understanding certain grievances after the fact leaves us at a disadvantage to reconcile things like mattress comfort and lighting.
- In regards to mattress comfort, it’s very subjective which is why it takes most couples more than just a couple of hours to pick one out at the mattress store. Yes, platform beds can be firm! Believe it or not, we have extras for these instances (to help suit comfort levels). Had we known, we would’ve accommodated with a softer mattress.
- In regards to lighting, we also have extra lamps/lights. Believe it or not, some of our guests appreciate the soft light that the propane lights put out and they supplement the light, as needed, by moving the goose neck standing lamps to spotlight the area they are working in!
Not a good fit.
There is a reason that no photos of the bedroom and bathroom are on the site. My friend and I shared a bed that was wedged between two walls, with a third side at the back wall. At 6'3" he did not fit! And at 5'8" I had little left as well. The toilet was so near to the facing wall we could not use it properly. There was ample privacy and quiet, and it is pleasantly rustic. But I've learned my lesson. Yes, we spent our last morning doing the cleaning and mopping. I'd have paid for a cleaning service if offered. Love the Adirondacks, but will go elsewhere to stay.
Wonderfully quiet private get away
If you love the peace and quiet of the woods and the tranquility of a lake and prefer the rustic nature of a sweet little cabin then this is the get away for you!
Perfect Adirondack Accomodations!
This property is so private and the hosts so helpful! It doesn't just have the Adirondack old school feel........ it is the real deal! The cabin was stellar and they have thought of everything you might need to enjoy it. We are paddlers and this was the perfect starting point for anywhere we wanted to go. So much fun going through the locks and the lakes and rivers are perfectly marked so you know exactly where to go. We have been going to the high peaks for 30 years and this cabin was a real find for us. So book it, go, and enjoy our beautiful lakes & mountains in New York State!!
The cabin is located on Kiwassa Lake in the Adirondacks just 3 miles from the Village of Saranac Lake and 10 miles from Lake Placid.
The Adirondack Mountains offers 689 lakes and ponds. Kiwassa Lake is part of the Saranac Lake Chain which means guests of this cabin have access to 23 miles of waterways from the cabin. From this Adirondack cabin, you are able to travel from Kiwassa Lake, by boat, to the Village of Saranac Lake. The popular Adirondack route from Kiwassa Lake takes you through Oseetah Lake into the Village of Saranac Lake where the Saranac River begins. You may also enjoy a waterway trip 40 miles through scenic Adirondack lakes, ponds, rivers & streams, & go through State locks into the Adirondack State Preserve.
Boat rentals may be available during your stay but it is best to reserve early as we cannot guarantee availability.
Single recreational kayaks
Canoes and rowboats
Rowboat with 8hp motor
Other activities nearby -
Local Adirondack Hike
There are 46 High Peaks in the Adirondack Mountain region with many experienced hikers earning the designation of an 'Adirondack 46er'. If you're looking for a simpler, local hike, Mt. Baker may be a good start depending on your physical condition. Approximately 1 mile up and 1 mile down, the base is minutes from the cabin and the summit offers views of the Village of Saranac Lake.
The Adirondacks is a destination for birders regardless of the season.
From and on Kiwassa Lake in the Adirondacks, fish for Northern pike, trout, bass, perch, whitefish and panfish. Whether you prefer fishing the waters of summer or the sub-zero ice that has formed mid-winter, Kiwassa Lake offers some of the best fishing in the Adirondacks. ESPN has also held its Great Outdoor Games Bass Fishing Tournament on the Saranac Chain of Lakes!
This unique attraction in downtown Saranac Lake is a testament to the small town atmosphere of Saranac Lake. Built with donations, on the backs of volunteers, riders can choose from 18 Adirondack wildlife figures and a Chris Craft style chariot. http://www.adirondackcarousel.org
The Wild Center
Created with children in mind, the Wild Center is an Adirondack experience that you won't want to miss. Hands-on exhibits that play music, make clouds, blow snow, etc… There are even secret exhibits that only children will see. http://wildcenter.org/visit/visit-with-kids
Located in Blue Mountain Lake, about an hour and a half from Saranac Lake, the Adirondack Museum has activities and exhibits for all ages. http://www.adkmuseum.org
Whiteface Mountain & Chair Lift - Whiteface Mountain offers a ski mountain in the winter as well as a gondola ride in other seasons, as weather permits. On the other side of the mountain, you can also drive up to a castle at the summit on the Memorial Highway.
Other Local Attractions
Village of Saranac Lake
Lake Placid Village
Six Nations Indian Museum
NY State Fish Hatchery
Santa's Workshop at the North Pole
Saranac Lake, Lake Placid & Tupper Lake
There are a multitude of local events regardless of the time of year. Saranac Lake hosts multiple annual events with two popular ones being the Annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake in August and the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival in February. Lake Placid was the site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics and is currently the host of an annual Ironman competition.