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Gorgeous New Home on Upper Saranac Lake with Boathouse

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Camp Kidura is a great destination for families or friends looking for a beautiful escape to relax and explore. With four bedrooms, two lofts and three full baths, this new, luxurious and comfortable Adirondack style home comfortably sleeps 10. Built for entertainment purposes, Camp Kidura has an open, custom-built kitchen (commercially equipped) that opens to the great room where it is hard to miss the spectacular/dramatic views of the lake and mountains through a wall of windows. The kitchen is fully equipped and has granite counters with custom, Douglas fir cabinets.

Two wood burning stoves and radiant floor heat - in addition to the large stone fireplace - are very inviting after a day’s activities. A large wrap around deck on the first level and a second story deck expand the already large living spaces. Immediately adjacent to the water is a stone patio that offers a more natural feel next to a boulder peninsula.

• Panther Mountain hike – a scenic 1.6 mile round trip hike with spectacular views.

• The new 'Wild Center', the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks is just minutes away.

• A leisurely canoe ride can take you to local destinations on Upper Saranac Lake such as the Wawbeek Hotel and Restaurant and Chapel Island.

• Olympic Village of Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain are about 30-40 minutes away.

• Historic town of Saranac Lake is a short, 10 - 15 minute drive.

• The Visitor Interpretation Center at Paul Smith’s College is also a short drive.

• The Adirondack Museum is about 45 minutes to an hour away providing a rich and interactive way to learn about the rugged and therapeutic history of this vast state park.

Camp Kidura includes wireless, high-speed internet access (for those that want it), a laundry area with washer and dryer, cable television, linens and housekeeping at the end of your stay provided. It is with great excitement and anticipation that we began our memorable times in the Adirondacks . We have built it for years of family fun and memories in mind. We share our home in hopes of other families creating and sharing memories, like ours, for years to come. Camp Kidura was named after two brothers who, on a slow afternoon at work one day, decided to finally realize their dream Adirondack home after a childhood of only visiting. Welcome and enjoy.

Please email or call us for more information. To view more photos of Camp Kidura, visit the link for more photos.

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Tupper Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Near BR4
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , attached to Master Bedroom (BR1)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Near BR3
  • All baths have custom tile
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , woodburning stove and deck, view of lake and woods
    Loft - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , third floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bath nearby, twin bed has railing around it (for children)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , bath nearby. First floor. Small bedroom. Small TV.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , attached bath, lake view
  • All bedrooms are on the second floor unless otherwise indicated.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Catering/Private chef and daily housekeeping available upon request.


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Gorgeous New Home on Upper Saranac Lake with Boathouse
average rating of 4.8 based on 53 reviews

Tranquility on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Camp Kidura is fantastic! The home itself is beautifully built. Inside is nicely and comfortably furnished. The kitchen has every gadget you could possibly need. The camp is right on the water and I highly recommend spending time on the boat house deck. Easy trips to Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain. In the evening the call of the loons is an Adirondack lullaby. If you're looking for a place to sit back and unwind this camp should be at the top of your list.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall very nice!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time staying at this home with our family. The water and the view were beautiful. The kitchen was well stocked and the house was very clean upon arrival! The large boathouse/deck was great for hanging out by the water with our large family and for docking the boat we rented for the week. Allison was great to work with, as were all the caretakers of the home we met throughout the week! Our only complaints were the beds/linens were not very comfortable, the close proximity to the neighbors, and the outside furniture was not very comfortable and some of it was falling apart. Some loungers and newer chairs would have been great to sit out and enjoy the water. Also, there was no large tv in the main house for everyone to sit around at night and watch. Overall we had a wonderful time with our family enjoying beautiful Upper Saranac Lake!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything you could ask for: from helpful caretaker, responsive owner to perfect location and exceptional stocked kitchen.

We did not have the best weather. But we did not mind it at all. The home and people are wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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The home was everything the owner portrayed. Allison was easy to work with.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. We were greeted with pastries on our arrival. The views were amazing!! Lots of room for us to gather or spread out. Everything worked well and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Homeowner was very helpful with lots of information to make our stay more enjoyable. I would recommend the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house right on a part of Saranac Lake!

  • 5 of 5

Our group stayed at Camp Kidura for an extended weekend get away. From the pictures alone the place looked amazing. When we got there we were even more impressed. The house is absolutely gorgeous with plenty of open space and had everything we would have ever needed. The views around the house in the winter and looking out over the lake were amazing. There are plenty of books and games to keep everyone occupied. The kitchen was very nice and well equipped to cook for decent sized groups. Everything was clean and tidy when we arrived. We all had a wonderful time and would highly recommend Camp Kidura for anyone who wants to stay directly on a lake.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Lake Front Adirondack Home

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from a fantastic weekend at this home. Thw location is perfectly located on the lake. We can see a future return trip on the horizon late summer early fall. The home is conveniently located within 30 minutes of lake placid and 40 minutes to whiteface. The kitchen is well appointed and has plenty of room for evening meals, entertaining and cocktails. For our next trip to this area we will consider renting this home again.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About owner

My husband and his brother have wonderful childhood memories of spending their summers on a lake with family. We wanted to create similar memories for our children. Already, our young children tell us - 'Camp Kidura is the best place in the whole wide world!'. They look forward to our visits with great enthusiasm. We enjoy the peaceful setting with lots of outdoor activities. It's great for our family - and we invite you to create your own family memories here too.

owner purchased this house in 2004

Why owner chose Tupper Lake

We selected the Adirondacks and specifically Upper Saranac Lake because it is a beautiful lake that is large enough to sail, paddle or motor boat - but not crowded or overdeveloped like many other lakes its size. The Adirondacks is a huge park with much to offer. Our location provides a nice mix of activities and scenery without being too remote (grocery store and restaurants are a short drive away).

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a georgeous place. We've been wanting to come for a while and finally made the trip. Thank you for making it work. You made our travel plans easy. We enjoyed the views, the hikes, the surroundings, The Wild Center. The kitchen was easy to use. The rooms were comfortable and beautiful. Nicely decorated. We look forward to coming again other times in the year as well.
Nov 2009
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
SLK - Adirondack Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
several in Tupper Lake, NY
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Saranac Inn Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Little Italy Restaurant
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Big Tupper Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
Sekon Lodge private community beach
Car: necessary

Located on the southern end of majestic Upper Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks State Park, Camp Kidura is part of one of the historic Great Camps of the Adirondacks. It is a new, custom timber frame home.

It is located just feet from the water with a private swimming area, dock, and signature boulder over the water. Camp Kidura also has rights to a communal beach/picnic area, fire pit and boat launch. Nearby activities are endless… fishing, world-famous fly-fishing, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, boating, sailing, and swimming right off the docks. Shopping boutiques and novelty shops in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid can offer a break from the outdoors for those who wish.

Other Activities: So many things to do year round?

Summer/Fall: boating, swimming, paddle on one of our canoes or kayaks, rent a motor boat, hike one of the many trails, or even tackle on of the 46ers (46 high peak mountains in the Adirondacks).

Winter: Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Ice Skating.

Golf: A The nearest golf is only 15 minutes away at Saranac Inn Country Club on the northern end of Upper Saranac Lake offers golfing nearby. It offers 18 hole course, rentals and a driving range. It 'has a reputation as one of the most carefully maintained and challenging resort courses in the northeast.' Length: 6,631 yards | Par: 72 | Rating: 71.5 | Slope: 128

There are also some options in Lake Placid.

Ski: Home to two Winter Olympics, the famous Whiteface Mountain near Lake Placid is about 35 miles away - great for novice to expert skiers. There is also skiing on Big Tupper (10 miles in nearby Tupper Lake) or Mt. Pisgah (15 miles away in nearby Saranac Lake). In addition to downhill skiing, there are numerous other winter activities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, horseback riding, ice skating, luge, bobsled, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 5.0%

Presidents Weekend, Memorial Day, June, Fall, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas - all have special pricing.

Cancellation Policy: When the rental agreement is signed by both the Property Owner and the Renter; and, your deposit is received by the Property Owner, this rental is binding and in effect. However, if a cancellation is necessary, all attempts will be made to re-rent. If successful, your deposit will be returned less a 10% administration fee, or a minimum fee of $150.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.