Classic Adirondack Lean-to with Shower, Fire Pit, Dock and Waterfront(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Bungalow
- 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…
Member since: 2011
- 100 sq. ft.
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
- Pets Considered:
- Smoking Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- No bedroom - this is an Adirondack lean-to
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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
- 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
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50
- Tax Rate 13%
REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT OF $100 DUE AT CHECK-IN
It is refundable provided guests leave the property as they found it.
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.
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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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.
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.
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…
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Adirondack lean-to - 3 sided structure with platform for sleeping
Lean-to with picnic table, fire-pit, outhouse and outdoor shower
Lean-to in the Adirondack winter
Lean-to with picnic table, fire-pit and waterfront
Outdoor sink, shower and outhouse for a bit of comfort
Another big one caught on Kiwassa Outlet
Kiwassa Lake (not view from lean-to) - from lean-to dock, a quick paddle to lake
Adirondack lean-to and classic fire pit
Lean-to property with dock and, look closely, you'll see 3 deer visiting!
Outdoor sink and outhouse
Guest who caught the big one on Kiwassa Lake
WOW! This fish was caught on Kiwassa Lake by one of our guests
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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