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Private Estate on Upper Saranac Lake Suitable for Large Extended Family

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Last updated: 11/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:26
  • Bedrooms:15
  • Bathrooms:5.5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Ideal private location on Upper Saranac Lake. Family owned property.

Three Trees Camp LLC is located on an 8 acre secluded parcel on Upper Saranac Lake. It is at the end of a three mile shared driveway with the closest house 1/2 mile away and is surrounded almost 300 degrees by water, having over 2000 ft. frontage on the lake (Markham Point) with a large sandy swimming area suitable for young children as well as adults. Several docks provide seating for easy conversation, listening to the loons, watching a pair of nesting bald eagles or sunrise and sunset viewing. It is an ideal getaway for an extended family or large group. This is the first time several weeks has become available as other rental periods have been rented by the same families for over 20 years. The property has five separate sleeping cabins, a main house and annex with bedrooms, a kitchen and family room building, a utility building, a recreational cabin with bar and an enclosed boathouse among first growth towering pine trees surrounding the property. There are beds for 26 people (see listing below) some with shared baths. The general atmosphere of the camp is rustic, cozy and inviting. It is simple yet offers all the conveniences of daily vacation living. Since the buildings are mostly all separate, families may enjoy their own space without noise and intrusions. The camp’s unique charm is the quiet it offers while surrounded by nature yet the ability and easy access to outdoors recreation. Visitors can relax or exercise or socialize—it is all here.
The camp offers an unfettered access to nature and is ideal for multi-generational family gatherings, offering the possibility of kids going to bed early and adults to stay up later.
Upper Saranac Lake is an ideal fishing impound with several record breaking lake trout and bass caught over the years. The camp is located in the heart of the Adirondack wilderness with hundreds of hiking trails and mountain climbs only minutes away. Lake Placid is 35 minutes away and has many summer events and the 'best shopping area' in northern New York.

Guests provide their own meals. Full size kitchen with gas range/oven, separate convection oven, 2 refrigerators, freezer, microwave, counter-top oven, commercial coffee maker, blenders and all utensils and dishware. There are plates and utensils for over 30 people. The kitchen table will seat 10. The dinner meal is usually eaten on the covered front porch of the Main House.
There is a garbage pick-up scheduled once a week.
A gas cooking grill is on the porch off the ping pong room/kitchen building.
There are several good grocery stores in both Saranac Lake and Lake Placid.
Amenities include a competition sized clay tennis court, a lighted horseshoe pit, several kayaks and canoes, outdoor fire pit with seating, a recreation cabin with bar and futon for additional sleeping and an Adirondack style lean-to for overflow guests. There are Adirondack style chairs scattered throughout the property. A full size ping pong table is in a room attached to the kitchen area. The camp is located at the end of a three mile dirt driveway which provides total privacy and solitude. There are no neighbors within vision or hearing. The driveway is ideal for walking and biking, leading out to a paved back road which heads into the Town of Saranac Lake.
Every cabin is stocked with fiction books and magazines of interest to the area.
There are several radios on the property. There is no wi-fi service. For the most part you provide your own entertainment. There is a game closet chock full of family games and jigsaw puzzles. Other audio/visual entertainment must be provided with satellite smart devices. This has been done on purpose as we promote a family atmosphere.
The towns of Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and Lake Placid are all filled with restaurants, theaters, shopping, and entertainment. We highly recommend a trip to The Wild Center in Tupper Lake as well as The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. For more information, go to the local Chamber of Commerce sites in those towns. There are several golf courses in the area including the Saranac Inn Golf Course across the lake.
A washer and dryer are provided in the laundry room.
Bed linens and towels are not provided. You may bring your own or rent them - information supplied upon request.

Heating - the only building/room with heat is the Main House Living Room and the kitchen. There is a fireplace that may be used with caution - no fire protection readily available. There is a propane Renai space heater here as well.The wood burning stove in the kitchen may not be used.
Telephone - There is a land line but it may only be used for emergencies. You need to bring your own cell phones. Any charges will be deducted from security deposit.
There are two exposures to the lake—the South side has a wooden dock for sitting and a ramp for water access. The area has a shallow sandy bottom extending for the length of the bay. There is a buoy marked area to prevent motor boats from approaching on this side. A raft is anchored within easy distance from shore. There is a sand box and seating area as well, allowing this area to be ideal for youngsters and babies. The prevailing sun is on this side.
The North side has the boat house and canoe/kayak storage. The water is deeper here yet is still shallow along the shore. The dock area is ideal for reading quietly or swimming in the protected bay.There is another floating raft on the north side within swimming distance of the dock.
In addition to the two sitting docks there is a deck overlooking the lake off of the Kitchen building. The front porch, also overlooking the lake, is the main gathering area with plenty of seating and two bench swings that are always in high demand.
There is no poison ivy in the Adirondacks which makes hiking in the woods more enjoyable. There are also no signs of ticks so that dogs are safe to wander as well. Hiking and climbing is a major attraction in the Adirondacks with countless peaks and trails to choose from. Upper Saranac Lake is a fairly protected body of water with many bays and shallows, thereby making canoeing and kayaking safe and accessible. Again, there are countless ponds and waterways within easy distance. Guide books on hiking and canoeing/kayaking are stored in the Main House and various bedrooms.
There are life vests available along with tubes and other water toys.
Several kayaks and canoes are provided. If a power boat rental is wanted or if a renter has their own boat, there is a boat launch across the lake. There are numerous boat rental outlets in the area. Water skis are stored in the boat house.
The Adirondack Regional Airport is 20 minutes away. Cape Air is the major airline.

For more information contact the owner and ask for “Three Trees Photo Album”
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/25/2016

Property Type

  • Estate

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 26
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    The more the merrier!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We expect you to take care of your animals and keep them off the furniture and beds. If they make a mess, please clean it up....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 15 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26, Beds for 26

  • Main House Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    full bath w/ tub & separate shower ...moreless

  • Main House Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    full bath w/ tub/shower combination...moreless

  • Main House Annex Bedroom 3: 1 king

    shared full bath w/tub/shower combination...moreless

  • Kitchen Loft Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    Usually used for overflow guests...moreless

  • Bluff House Bedroom 6: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    shared full bath w/ tub & separate shower...moreless

  • Bluff House Bedroom 7: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    shared full bath w/ tub & separate shower...moreless

  • Bluff House Bedroom 8: 1 double

    shared full bath w/ tub & separate shower...moreless

  • Bluff House Bedroom 9: 2 twin/ single

    shared full bath w/ tub & separate shower...moreless

  • 'Aspen' Cabin Bedroom 11: 1 queen

    full bath w/ enclosed shower ...moreless

  • 'Aspen' Cabin Bedroom 12: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    full bath w/ enclosed shower ...moreless

  • 'Honeymoon' CabinBedroom 14: 1 queen

    bath in other bldgs....moreless

  • 'Generator' Cabin Bedroom 13: 1 queen

    bath in other bldgs....moreless

  • Main House Annex Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Double Futon - – shared full bath w/ tub/shower combination...moreless

  • 'Chug' Cabin Bedroom 15: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Futon, used as overflow, bath in other bldgs....moreless

  • 'Workshop' Cabin Bedroom 10: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    bath in other bldgs...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1 Main House: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 2 Main House: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3 Annex: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 4 Main House: toilet

    Access from outside...moreless

  • Bathroom 5 Bluff House: toilet, tub, shower, outdoor shower


  • Bathroom 6 Aspen cabin: toilet, shower



  • Games:

    Closet full including puzzles...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    There are expansive views from all sides of Markham Point. The view to the south has virtually no houses visible....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The camp has both a northern and southern exposure, with a sandy bottom on both sides. The northern side has a boat house and dock, the southern side has a wooden dock and raft....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Directly to the north is St. Regis Mountain which offers a rigorous hike to the summit with panoramic views of the region, including Markham Point....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    In kitchen area but most meals are served on the Main house porch...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Main house living room. Please keep screen in front of fireplace....moreless

  • Heating:

    Renai heater in Main House living room and kitchen....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    Main House with fireplace...moreless

  • Parking:

    There are several locations off the driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only. Please use your cell phones. Charges will be deducted from security deposit....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Bunn - 10 cup. You will need drip ground coffee....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Heater in kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Two ovens - one gas and one convection...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    One in kitchen One in Ice House w/ separate upright freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas Range countertop...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Kitchen Deck Main House Porch Bluff House Porch Chug Cabin Deck...moreless

  • Golf:

    Saranac Inn Golf Course across the lake ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Competition sized clay tennis court with benches and seating lean-to....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Water Skis Tubes Life Jackets ...moreless



Write a review 5
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Allison Hertz
Aug 22 - Aug 27, 2017
5 night min stay
Sep 20 - Oct 5, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Taxes Not included


Security damage deposit to be paid 60 days prior to occupancy. The security deposit is actually 10% of the gross rental amount. VRBO listing does not allow a percentage. This true amount will be reflected in the lease that will be sent to. you.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/25/2016
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  • Saranac Inn Golf and Country Club

    "A fine north woods course with beautiful views and reasonable rates."

  • The Wild Center

    "Fabulous Museum. Great for the whole family. Short drive to Tupper Lake"

  • Adirondack Museum

    "Premier Museum in the Adirondacks. Plan to spend the whole day here. ideal for the whole fam..."

  • Lake Placid

    "Year-round resort with upscale shopping, fine restaurants and Olympic Village. 30 minute drive."

  • Adirondack Carousel

    "Great family trip in town. The carousel is a work of art - carved animals that are common to..."

  • St. Regis Canoe Outfitters

    "There is no better place for getting information on paddles anywhere in the Adirondacks. The..."

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Adirondack regional Airport SLK
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Lake Placid
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Major- Route 87

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1979

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/25/2016

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  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Playroom


  • Main House Bedroom 2

    Main House Bedroom 2

  • Bluff Front Bedroom

    Bluff Front Bedroom

  • Bluff Upstairs Main

    Bluff Upstairs Main

  • Bluff Living Room

    Bluff Living Room

  • Aspen Front Bedroom

    Aspen Front Bedroom

  • Waterfront Cabin

    Waterfront Cabin

  • Lean-To


  • Picnic Area

    Picnic Area

  • Map Markham Point

    Map Markham Point

  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • Kitchen


  • Main House Bedroom 1

    Main House Bedroom 1

  • Annex Bedroom

    Annex Bedroom

  • Bluff Back Bedroom

    Bluff Back Bedroom

  • Bluff Upstairs Annex

    Bluff Upstairs Annex

  • Workshop Cabin

    Workshop Cabin

  • Aspen Back Bedroom

    Aspen Back Bedroom

  • Chug Rec Room

    Chug Rec Room

  • South side Dock & Beach

    South side Dock & Beach

  • Generator Cabin

    Generator Cabin

VRBO #684132

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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