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Classic Adirondack Lean-to with Shower, Fire Pit, Dock and Waterfront

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Adirondack lean-to - 3 sided structure with platform for sleeping

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Last updated: 01/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

This Adirondack lean-to is a 3 sided open air structure for campers-not a house

This lean-to is a classic Adirondack lean-to - it is situated just 25' from the water's edge of Kiwassa Outlet. The unique spot offers lovely sunset and water views. The site is a mile from the main road on a driveway shared by others. There are private homes in the area - unlike wilderness camping!

Lean-to itself will sleep 4 guests but feel free to pitch a tent for more occupancy. Each guests above the second guest is charged $25.

Private outdoor shower is on the site affording our guests hot and cold running water just steps from the lean-to. The shower is ONLY for guests of the lean-to and it is not shared.

Included in the rental price is garbage removal placed in designated bins as well as parking for two cars.

What is an Adirondack lean-to?
An Adirondack lean-to is a three sided log camping structure which provides overhead shelter. It's a 'step up' from camping on the direct ground.

What to bring
This is a lean-to which means you'll need gear for cooking, cleaning, sleeping, bathing, etc…

Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/19/2017

Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children who like to camp and experience adventures are more than welcome to come. There is no TV or Wi-FI at the lean-to - if your kids MUST have those items, they probably won't like it here....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Wheelchairs that have substantial tires and can navigate through uneven, forested terrain may be able to gain access to the lean-to but it will likely be a challenge....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved pets are more than welcome to join you on vacation. We ask that you clean up after them and also ask that they not be left unattended....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • No bedroom - this is an Adirondack lean-to

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • This rental is a lean-to - you'll be camping in the outdoors with the lean-to as an open air, 3-sided structure This 'bathroom' is not a bathroom in the traditional sense - it is an outdoor shower with hot water, a sink and an outhouse. There is NOT a toilet. The shower is dedicated to the lean-to and is NOT a communal shower - it is for use only by lean-to guests....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Mackenzie's Lean-to is a classic Adirondack lean-to for rent - it is situated amidst the Adirondack wilderness just 25' from the water's edge of Kiwassa Outlet. The unique spot offers lovely sunset and water views with one cabin relatively close by. Lean-to fits 4 but pitch a tent for more occupancy Private outdoor shower is on the site affording our guests hot and cold running water just steps from the lean-to. This shower is for use only by lean-to guests and is NOT shared by others. Included in the rental price is garbage removal placed in designated bins as well as parking for two cars. If your party has more cars, we can accommodate on property. What is an Adirondack lean-to? An Adirondack lean-to is a three sided log camping structure which provides overhead shelter. It's a 'step up' from camping on the direct ground. What to bring This is a lean-to which means you'll need gear for cooking, cleaning, sleeping, bathing, etc… Lean-to Measurement: 8'x10' Outdoor Shower...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    On Kiwassa Lake outlet which has access to Kiwassa Lake, Oseetah Lake and 23 miles of continuous waterways...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Guests of this Adirondack waterfront lean-to enjoy water view as well as a view of the Adirondack state park preserve across the outlet....moreless

  • Rural
  • Water View:

    Guests of this Adirondack lean-to have a view of Kiwassa Outlet, part of the Saranac Chain of lakes....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    This Adirondack lean-to is waterfront and offers view of the Kiwassa outlet, mountain and sunset views. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Internet:

    Internet is available at no cost to our renters at the main house, 2 miles away. There is a common grassy airy for guests who need Internet access while on vacation. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for your vehicle and boat trailer, if applicable, is available on site...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Phone is available at no cost to our renters at the main house, 2 miles away. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    NOT A WOODSTOVE but there is a fire pit (does that count?)...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Boat available for rent at main house, 2 miles away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent at main house, 2 miles away...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Grassy airy with picnic table, fire pit and dock...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$75

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

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REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT OF $100 DUE AT CHECK-IN

It is refundable provided guests leave the property as they found it.

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PET IS WELCOME

One well-behaved pet is welcome . A non-refundable pet fee applies of $50/week per pet. Advance notification required or reservation may be considered void upon arrival.

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13% Taxes are Required, as follows -

5% Franklin County Occupancy Tax (charged on rentals less than 29 days)

8% Sales Tax


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Airport SLK - Adirondack Regional Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Waterhole
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Essex NY to Vermont
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Saranac Lake Golf Club, Ray Brook, NY
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak - Westport NY
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several restaurants in Saranac Lake
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Pisgah, Saranac Lake
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Colby Beach in Saranac Lake

Car: Necessary

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

Double kayaks

Canoes and rowboats

Pedal boat

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.

Bird Watching

The Adirondacks is a destination for birders regardless of the season.

Adirondack Fishing

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!

Adirondack Carousel

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

Adirondack Museum

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.

Other Local Attractions

Village of Saranac Lake

Olympic Center

Lake Placid Village

Bobsledding Experience

Six Nations Indian Museum

NY State Fish Hatchery

Santa's Workshop at the North Pole

LOCAL EVENTS

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Saranac Lake, NY, USA:
If you enjoy camping, but want hot water / shower close by, this is a great property. It's partially secluded (one cabin nearby) and right on the water. 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. 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…

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
While at the lean-to, 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…


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/19/2017

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Photos

  • Adirondack lean-to - 3 sided structure with platform for sleeping

    Adirondack lean-to - 3 sided structure with platform for sleeping

  • Lean-to with picnic table, fire-pit, outhouse and outdoor shower

    Lean-to with picnic table, fire-pit, outhouse and outdoor shower

  • Lean-to in the Adirondack winter

    Lean-to in the Adirondack winter

  • Lean-to with picnic table, fire-pit and waterfront

    Lean-to with picnic table, fire-pit and waterfront

  • Outdoor sink, shower and outhouse for a bit of comfort

    Outdoor sink, shower and outhouse for a bit of comfort

  • Another big one caught on Kiwassa Outlet

    Another big one caught on Kiwassa Outlet

  • Kiwassa Lake (not view from lean-to) - from lean-to dock, a quick paddle to lake

    Kiwassa Lake (not view from lean-to) - from lean-to dock, a quick paddle to lake

  • Adirondack lean-to and classic fire pit

    Adirondack lean-to and classic fire pit

  • Lean-to property with dock and, look closely, you'll see 3 deer visiting!

    Lean-to property with dock and, look closely, you'll see 3 deer visiting!

  • Outdoor sink and outhouse

    Outdoor sink and outhouse

  • Guest who caught the big one on Kiwassa Lake

    Guest who caught the big one on Kiwassa Lake

  • WOW! This fish was caught on Kiwassa Lake by one of our guests

    WOW! This fish was caught on Kiwassa Lake by one of our guests

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017

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