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

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


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 bedroom with a queen bed and a bunk bed which has a full-sized bottom bunk adjoining another family room with another flat screen TV, premier cable, blu-ray player and a classic mini Nintendo system. In addition, there is a full bath with natural slate floor and shower, a game room with a foosball table, a laundry room, a deck with a 6 person hot tub to enjoy. In the backyard, there is also a lean-to and fire-pit. 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!

More Details

Bob and Deb
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Bob and Deb

Bob and Deb Stevens

Bob and Deb purchased this house in 2015

Why Bob and Deb chose Hillcrest

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Hillcrest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Treat our home as if it were your own
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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
    Lower level TV room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sofa bed
    Bedroom 2- main level - 1 king
    Bedroom 1- lower level - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , one queen bed and one bunk bed with a full-sized bottom bunk
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


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Walk to Town, Grand Open Family Room, Gourmet Kitchen, Hot Tub, Whiteface View
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Beautiful home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean, comfortable and well-appointed from the kitchen to the hot tub towels. It exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Annapolis, Maryland

This home is PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 nights with 6 other adults. The home is spacious and has many wonderful areas to either gather together for games and meals or to sneak away to read a book. The kitchen is large and well-stocked; the bedrooms/bathrooms are spacious and comfortable. It's an easy walk to town (hot chocolate from Emma's!) and Hannaford's Supermarket is just around the corner. There's a binder in the home with all sorts of ideas for restaurants and things to do, the wifi is super fast, and all light-switches are labeled so there's no need to wander around trying to find the one you need. Our emails and questions were answered quickly and thoroughly. This was our first visit to Lake Placid and it could not have been better - and this lovely home was a huge part of making it a memorable experience. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baldwinsville, NY


  • 5 of 5

This place was just perfect. What a beautiful place to celebrate a late Christmas with the kids and grandkids. We had a big group and we never felt crowded. Beautiful lay out with rustic furnishings. Close to town but we were all happy to just hang out. We didn’t want to leave when our time was up and the grandkids were already asking if we can do this again next year. Everyone was impressed with all this lodge had to offer. Thanks! Mark and Debbie

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, NY

Winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

We came to Lake Placid with our adult children to get married. With the weather on Saturday the 6th being -25 we had to nix Whiteface mountain. That was closed due to temp of -79 ! Well we had planned for the Justice of Peace who lives right down the street to marry us. He came to visit the day before and said its way to cold but look at this house. Well Saturday 1/06/2017 we said our Vows in front of the fireplace. The house is beautiful and warm. There were 8 of us with plenty of room. Town is visible with postcard appeal. We will definitely stay here again. Sara is very polite and takes care of all the logistics. One last comment, if you like the pictures you’ll love the home. Mike & Colleen.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Great property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic and fit our large group with ease. There was plenty of room for everyone to have their own space, and the kitchen had great finishes and was well stocked.

The location is perfect. Just a 2 min walk down into town for eating or shopping.

The process of booking was also very easy and communication was great. All questions quickly answered. Hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home was a wonderful place to spend with family!

  • 5 of 5

Thumbs up !! Would not hesitate to reserve again. Owners are great to work with as well.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Smoke Signals
Nearest Golf
0.9 Miles
Lake Placid Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Smoke Signals
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Whiteface Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Mirror Lake Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $225
Tax Rate 3.0%

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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.