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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

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.


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


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
  • 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 31 reviews

Another weekend of Memories

  • 5 of 5

We spent yet another wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend at this amazing property! Everyone just loves this house and walking back and forth into town is awesome! Thank you again for providing us with such comfort in Lake Placid!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extremely happy!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house is very spacious and a very close walk to town which makes it very convenient. I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful - just like the photos show. This home is great for a multi-generational families. There is no AC, but the fans provided helped a lot in the upstairs bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Home

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous, warm and welcoming place to stay! We rented the house for the IRONMAN 70.3 weekend and it's minutes away from the main town (and race start if you are doing an event). The four bedrooms, with four bathrooms, gave everyone their own space and privacy. The kitchen is high end. The living room, with window seats and a real fireplace (wood included), is the most peaceful place to relax. The outside deck and BBQ are great for social time - as is the outdoor fire pit (although I wished it was real. It is electric). And don't get me started on the hot tub. What a treat!

It was like we had a spa weekend even as we worked out. I highly recommend this home for your stay in Lake Placid.

Food wise - check out SMOKE SIGNALS, and get a reservation at JIMMY'S 21 (as for a window seat overlooking the lake!) The food and beer at BIG SLIDE BREWERY were also worth the trip. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! It was a difficult choice between propane and an open wood fire pit. We decided due to safety reasons in our highly wooded area in town to go with propane. Again, thank you for your thoughtful points in your review. It really means a lot to us!
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Blown away!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I went away for a weekend trip and stayed here. This home was absolutely amazing and very convenient. The house was in immaculate condition and the owners were extremely accommodating. We would absolutely stay here again! Photos are beautiful but do not do this amazing house justice. Such a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Perfect vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Property is beautiful and spacious. Worked out great for our stay and wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $220
Refundable damage deposit $500
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.

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