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Walk to Town, Grand Open Family Room, Gourmet Kitchen, Hot Tub, Whiteface View

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4 Bedroom And 4 Full Bathroom Home In The Heart Of The Village

If you are looking for a private escape to enjoy all the outdoor recreation that the beautiful Adirondack Mountains and Lakes have to offer, but want the convenience of being in the heart of the historic Lake Placid village, you have found your match!

Highland Loj is the same great home, formally known as Stellarview with eighty 5 star reviews! Highland Loj is a unique home tucked away on a high hill overlooking the village of Lake Placid with filtered views of Whiteface Mountain and Mirror Lake. It has the feel of living in a tree house! Although very private, it is only a few minutes walk to Main St., which boasts many outstanding restaurants, shops, and a multi-theater movie house featuring first run movies. You will also enjoy Olympic History at your doorstep. For hockey fans and ice skaters, you are only two blocks from the 'Miracle on Ice' arena and four blocks from the ice rink where Eric Heiden won his gold!

In the winter, enjoy riding the bobsled, skiing the cross-country trails at the Olympic center on Mt. Van Hoevenberg, or skiing the Olympic downhill and Super G trails at Whiteface Mountain. In the summer, the Mirror Lake beach is only a short walk away; world-class hiking, rock climbing, fishing and other lake activities are nearby, as are world class guides and gear.

In addition to privacy, the mountain/lake view and having the best location for Lake Placid entertainment, Highland Loj is a lovely “home away from home” for your family and friends. As previous reviewers have said, it has great charm and a “WOW Factor”. The layout of the home provides the ability to be together in the large open cathedral ceiling great room, but also gives your family and friends their own space in the three floor layout of the bedrooms and bathrooms.

Adjoined to this large family area, the gourmet kitchen has a Wolf Range, Asko dishwasher, granite countertops and is fully equipped with cookware and dishware. On the main level, there are also two comfy window seats available to take in the views and a large deck to enjoy the outdoors. There is plenty of seating with a wood burning fireplace, flat screen TV, premier cable, blu-ray player, and high speed internet. A bedroom and en-suite bath completes this level with a king-sized bed and private deck.

You enter the home on the lower level, which has an attractive entryway for all your boots and jackets. There is a five-person bunk room adjoining another family room with another flat screen TV, premier cable, blu-ray player, Playstation 2 and Guitar Hero for kid and/or adult fun. In addition, there is a full bath with natural slate floor and shower, a game room with a foosball table, a laundry room and a deck with a 6 person hot tub to enjoy. The upper level provides two more bedrooms. The master bedroom boasts a king-size bed, en-suite tumbled marble and limestone bath, a private deck with mountain and lake views, and a sleeping loft. The second bedroom has an en-suite tumbled marble bath with a queen-size bed. You will find our mattresses and furnishing all more than comfortable. You can be sure that all bedding is sanitized on a regular basis.

The Adirondacks are, without a doubt, the premier mountain experience in the Northeast! Highland Loj provides the full package for this experience. You will not be disappointed!
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    main renter must be 25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 4- upper level : 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3- master bedroom/upper level: 1 king

    sleeping loft with futon mattress in master bedroom as well...moreless

  • Lower level TV room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    queen sofa bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2- main level: 1 king


  • Bedroom 1- lower level: 1 double, 3 twin/ single

    2 bunk beds...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1-lower level: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2- main level: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3- master bedroom/upper level: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 4- upper level: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    2 Smart Blu-ray players, you can access netflix, hulu, vudu, amazon prime etc. ...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games:

    boardgames and puzzles ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    premier cable on main and lower level TVs...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose radio and a speaker with an audio cable is provided to plug in your iphone, ipad, or android device for music...moreless

  • Television:

    2 flat screen TVs...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Games:

    Play Station 2- guitar hero...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    in the winter, filtered through trees in summer...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    in the winter, filtered through trees in summer on main porch area, but still able to see Whiteface Mountain from master bedroom throughout the year...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    wood is provided...moreless

  • Garage:

    not big enough for a car, you can use for storage. There are beach chairs and some sleds you are welcome to use....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    highest speed ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    3 spaces in winter, 4-5 during summer months in driveway...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    laundry detergent provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Sugar for coffee/tea and coffee filters are provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, cooking oil and cling wrap provided. Also, dish detergent, liquid dish soap, hand soap, sponge, paper towel, toilet paper, garbage bags, laundry detergent, and bar soap are provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    available at Lake Placid Marina...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    5 decks- the main deck off the great room, one off the master bedroom, one off the main level bedroom, another deck off the great room for the grill and the deck for the hot tub off lower level. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Lake Placid Club...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    available by Mirror Lake beach...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    grilling utensils provided...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Whiteface Mountain 10 miles away...moreless

  • Tennis:

    near by public courts at Mirror Lake beach...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    paddleboard rental available by Mirror Lake beach...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    4 corner seats with jets, can fit 6 people....moreless



Write a review 5
from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
President's Day
Feb 14 - Feb 21, 2018
3 night min stay
Memorial Weekend
May 23 - May 30, 2018
3 night min stay
Jul 1 - Jul 14, 2018
3 night min stay
IronMan 140.6
Jul 15 - Jul 28, 2018
7 night min stay

Jul 29 - Sep 3, 2018
3 night min stay
IronMan 70.3
Sep 5 - Sep 12, 2018
3 night min stay
Christmas Week
Dec 21 - Jan 1, 2019
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $220
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 3%


The $500 refundable security/reservation deposit is due with a signed rental agreement to secure dates. The remaining balance will be due 60 days prior to your arrival date.

We require eCheck or mailed check payments for IronMan July week.

We love to share our home for others to enjoy. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Thank you!

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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36 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Smoke Signals
0.9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Placid Club
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Smoke Signals
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Whiteface Mountain
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mirror Lake Beach

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: Bob and Deb Stevens

Why the Owner Chose Hillcrest (Lake Placid, NY, USA):
We love Lake Placid and the Adirondacks. There are many different activities and much beauty to enjoy during every season. Bob is an ADK 46er, skier, and grew up hiking these beautiful mountains. Deb loves fishing, being on the lake, beach, and walking the path around Mirror Lake. Our family loves to hike, ski/snowboard, walk the village, fish, snowshoe, ice skate, and cross country ski. This home is a special place for our whole family to enjoy this outdoor playground.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The open floor plan of the great room with its beautiful kitchen and long dining room table make it a perfect place to gather together as family and friends. Plus the three level layout of the 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms provides the ability to have your own space as well. Lastly, the private treehouse feel of the home with the convenience of the village makes it a special vacation getaway.

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • kitchen


  • great room

    great room

  • great room

    great room

  • main deck

    main deck

  • main level en suite bathroom

    main level en suite bathroom

  • en suite bathroom

    en suite bathroom

  • Whiteface Mountain from master bedroom balcony

    Whiteface Mountain from master bedroom balcony

  • master bath

    master bath

  • lower level bathroom

    lower level bathroom

  • lower level back room (game room)

    lower level back room (game room)

  • weber grill on front deck

    weber grill on front deck

  • home in the winter

    home in the winter

  • home in the fall

    home in the fall

  • great room

    great room

  • great room window seat

    great room window seat

  • main level bedroom with a king bed

    main level bedroom with a king bed

  • upper level bedroom with en suite bathroom

    upper level bedroom with en suite bathroom

  • master bedroom with a king bed

    master bedroom with a king bed

  • master en suite bathroom

    master en suite bathroom

  • lower level bunk room

    lower level bunk room

  • lower level TV area

    lower level TV area

  • hot tub

    hot tub

  • Lean-to in backyard and fire pit coming after winter

    Lean-to in backyard and fire pit coming after winter

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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