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Private Estate on Upper Saranac Lake suitable for large extended family

Bedrooms 15
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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”

More Details

Lisa Percival
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017


Saranac Lake Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 Main House - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 Main House - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 Annex - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared
    Bathroom 4 Main House - toilet , Access from outside
    Bathroom 5 Bluff House - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower , Shared
    Bathroom 6 Aspen cabin - toilet , shower
  • 15 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Main House Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , full bath w/ tub & separate shower
    Main House Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , full bath w/ tub/shower combination
    Main House Annex Bedroom 3 - 1 king , shared full bath w/tub/shower combination
    Kitchen Loft Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Usually used for overflow guests
    Bluff House Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , shared full bath w/ tub & separate shower
    Bluff House Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , shared full bath w/ tub & separate shower
    Bluff House Bedroom 8 - 1 double , shared full bath w/ tub & separate shower
    Bluff House Bedroom 9 - 2 twin/ single , shared full bath w/ tub & separate shower
    'Aspen' Cabin Bedroom 11 - 1 queen , full bath w/ enclosed shower
    'Aspen' Cabin Bedroom 12 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , full bath w/ enclosed shower
    'Honeymoon' CabinBedroom 14 - 1 queen , bath in other bldgs.
    'Generator' Cabin Bedroom 13 - 1 queen , bath in other bldgs.
    Main House Annex Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double Futon - – shared full bath w/ tub/shower combination
    'Chug' Cabin Bedroom 15 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Futon, used as overflow, bath in other bldgs.
    'Workshop' Cabin Bedroom 10 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , bath in other bldgs
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


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Private Estate on Upper Saranac Lake suitable for large extended family
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful serenity

  • 5 of 5

We got married by the lake and shared the experience with our family. What beautiful memories we've created.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norwich, Vermont

Step back in time...

  • 5 of 5

If peace, serenity, the beauty of nature, outdoor life, and freedom from the pulse of media are your goals, nothing could be better than Three Trees on Markham Point. Our 19 family members spent a week-long vacation at Three Trees, and talk of “coming back next year” started within an hour of our arrival. This is an amazing place, rustic but well maintained, with every need anticipated. Nestled in an evergreen wood surrounded by the sights and sounds of the lake, Three Trees is spacious enough to provide simple but comfortable private quarters for everyone in an away-from-it-all environment. We made a few forays into the outside world—the Wild Center, the Olympic complex. But best of all is Three Trees itself—swimming, kayaking, fishing, water skiing, tennis, horseshoe pitching, cooking great meals, coffee at dawn as the mists rose from the water, lingering over the campfire, enjoying the wonderful porches overlooking the lake. We were all so relaxed that the most eager competition seemed to be over Who gets to ring the dinner bell!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We found our happy place.

  • 5 of 5

Our family, parents and siblings, has been gathering for a summer retreat for over twenty five years. As you can imagine, the numbers have grown over the years, spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We were overjoyed to discover Three Trees this year. It it a peaceful, beautiful and happy place. The buildings are true adirondack.... and much attention is given to keeping the property in a wonderful condition. The decoration is lovely and comfortable. Everyone did lots of kayaking, a tennis tournament took place. We had many game nights but as the week went on we tended to go to bed early so we could make the most of each day. Morning coffee on the boathouse dock was a staple that we looked forward to. The younger kids any their moms loved the swimming area while other adults escaped for sunshine and quiet on the other side. My brother was thrilled to take he opportunity to teach his two kids to windsurf. Evenings always started with cocktails and hors d'Oeuvres on the front porch followed by dinner at the kitchen house. A couple of nights of bomb fire and s'mores. The whole family was able to come throughout the week from locations as far away as CA and Dubai. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Cod, MA

No Where Else But... Saranac Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family has rented this wonderful place for several years. It is truly one of a kind. We get there, our shoulders drop in relaxation and we are as close to nature as we can be, short of camping. We cook on the outdoor fire pit, we hike nearby peaks, some fish, some have daily tennis competitions, almost everybody runs out the driveway each day. We can be as social or as non-social as we want until cocktail hour on the porch, when we gather, looking down the lake at almost nothing else between us and the mountains in the distance.

We love the fact there is no TV, hardly a radio. We bring our own music and one indispensable family member brings a hot spot for essential non-phone internet business-- as well as Breakfast at Wimbledon. We read voraciously. We even bring family slide shows of travels. Jigsaw puzzles; naps on the porch swing-seats-- it doesn't get any better.

The bathroom situation is limited but adequate. A lot of family sharing goes on.

There is no dishwasher in the somewhat small kitchen. (But our Millennial Generation kids usually turn the washing and drying into a party).

Bringing our own sheets and towels was difficult at first; bring sleeping bags if you don't want the hassle.

This place is not for everyone -- thank heavens. It is for those who love nature and a chance to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA

Experience Three Trees Camp on Upper Saranac Lake with Your Family and Friends

  • 5 of 5

A vacation at Three Trees Camps in the Adirondacks combines the natural beauty of the mountains and lake with unique "Great Camp" style living. This point of land on Upper Saranac Lake is surrounded on three sides by water and the views are incomparable. This is a place we enjoyed as children and where we brought our own children, all of whom are now grown. That gives you an idea how special this place is. The photos and general description really tell all you need to know in terms of accommodations but you really have to experience it for yourself. It gets into your DNA. You will be grateful for the privacy and seclusion but you are not so far off the beaten track that you can't take advantage of surrounding sights and activities. Go hiking , play tennis, swim, paddle, or sit on the dock and read for a week. Enjoy cooking and sharing meals with friends and family; tell ghost stories; stay up late and gaze up at the night sky - it's breathtaking. Escape the stress and frantic pace of everyday life. Leave your electronic devices at home. This is a vacation you will not soon forget.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Adirondack regional Airport SLK
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Lake Placid
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Major- Route 87
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

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. If you are planning a special event (weddings, reunions, parties) that will entail outside caterers or staffing there is an additional rate and contract. Please contact the owner before booking this property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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