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HISTORIC VACATION RENTAL HOME ON LAKE FLOWER IN SARANAC LAKE

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Advertiser since: 2007
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Advertiser since: 2007
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Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2014
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HISTORIC VACATION RENTAL HOME ON LAKE FLOWER IN SARANAC LAKE

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Saranac Lake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

McKenzie View is a lovingly restored historic home on Lake Flower in the village of Saranac Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. The house retains original family furnishings and antiques and is heated and available year round.

Relax in a large but cozy living room with a wood burning fireplace and a splendid view of lake and mountains. Test your culinary skills in a roomy, fully equipped kitchen. Adjacent to the kitchen is a sun-filled breakfast room and a formal dining room that seats eight.

Wake up to the sunrise over the lake and mountains in a queen-sized bed in the master suite with a twin bed in an adjoining room. Two other bedrooms have double beds. Two twin beds are available in the quiet second floor porch that backs a wooded hillside. There is a full bath with shower on the second floor, a full bath with claw-foot tub on the third floor, and a half bath on the first floor.

Just minutes from Lake Placid and Olympic sites, and twenty miles from Whiteface Mountain, the village retains much of its historic charm, with its numerous cure cottages, active Main Street, and century-old traditions such as the Winter Carnival in February. Main Street is a five-minute walk along the lake from the house.

The Visitors Interpretative Center in nearby Paul Smiths, the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, and the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake provide opportunities to learn more about the Adirondacks. Annual events in the region include the Ironman Triathlon, Empire State Games, the I Love New York horse shows, Lake Placid Film Forum, and Plein Air Art Fesitval.

The third-generation owner has a graduate degree in building conservation from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is lovingly preserving the century-old house. Enjoy your stay on a historic street lined with many other lovely older homes. We are sure you will enjoy the house and region as much the Roberson family has!

Keywords: historic, antique, Adirondacks, lakefront, waterfront

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2014

About The Owner

My father was raised in this home, which has been in our family for nine decades, and I spent every summer here as a child, nourishing my life-long love of the Adirondacks. It was always my desire to live in the house one day, and vacation rentals allow me to share this lovely home with others while defraying expenses. My father, of course, is thrilled that I have acquired the home and am actively restoring it, bit by bit. Architectural and artistic skills seem to run in my family's blood: my great-uncle was the prominent Adirondack architect William Distin, my cousin is an architectural project manager, my great-grandfather and brother are professional photographers, and my undergraduate degree is in painting and drawing. My graduate degree in building conservation from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has fostered enduring connections in the preservation community and I have come to love Saranac Lake as my second home. Combined with my first graduate degree in library science, guests appreciate the fine library of local authors, fiction, and Adirondack literature. The kitchen may be my favorite room: spacious yet warm in its antiquity, I know you'll enjoy preparing meals for your family as much as I have.

The Owner purchased this house in 1982

Why The Owner chose Saranac Lake

This home has been in my family for over 90 years, and it was only natural for me to want to preserve the family connection to the Adirondacks. Saranac Lake continues to be a vibrant community of involved citizens and has become an arts mecca in the Adirondacks.

What makes this house unique

The house is a mere five-minute walk to Main Street and a short drive to many outdoor and cultural activities.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Historic Vacation Rental Home on Lake Flower in Saranac Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Historic Vacation Rental Home on Lake Flower in Saranac Lake
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Saranac Lake Adirondacks
Ottawa, ON
5

Great place with lots of room!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here with another couple and with both families combined we had 5 kids under the age of 5 and had a great time! The house had lots of room for all of us, bedrooms were a good size and beds were comfortable with lots of extra linens, blankets and towels. Bathrooms have been recently renovated and modernized. The house was very clean and in good condition. Nice view of the lake and in a great location on the edge of Saranac Lake. close to several great hikes and Lake Placid.
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We're so pleased when families with children enjoy this wonderful house as much as generations of our family has! Thank you for sharing your experience.
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Saranac Lake Adirondacks
Cambridge, NY
5

perfect!

  • 5 of 5
My siblings and I took our mother to the Adirondacks for the weekend as a small reunion. My mom is 86 and was born in Paul Smiths so this was a trip that held a lot of meaning for us all and finding this wonderful home on Lake Flower was the icing on the cake. It could not have been more comfortable. The bedrooms were really nice (with higher quality linens than you would expect (including very nice down comforters), plenty of towels, the fireplace was divine, and the space was large enough so we could all be in the same house but not on top of each other. It was an easy and very nice walk (sidewalks all the way) to downtown as well. It was also very quiet at night and the neighbors were also quiet. Felt completely safe and cozy.
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We're so pleased to host family reunions such as yours, as well as wedding and graduation guests. Thanks for your kind words, and please visit again!
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Saranac Lake Adirondacks
5

What a Wonderful Week in Saranac Lake

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and our 4 kids (ranging from 24 years old to 13) stayed for a week at McKenzie View on Lake Flower and enjoyed every minute of every day. The house is large but very cozy. The ceilings are high. The bedrooms are nicely furnished and decorated ... the bedding is lovely and so are the curtains in each bedroom :) The floors in the entire house (except the kitchen) are all beautiful old pine. The kitchen is wonderfully large and has original cabinets (white wooden cabinets with paned glass doors going all the way up to the ceiling). We cooked up a storm and ate our meals in the dining room. There are two staircases, one in the entrance and one in the back off the kitchen. The views were amazing from the house. We swam every day right off the dock...which was nice and private....the water was clean and warm. The kids kayaked from one lake to the next. We rented a fishing boat from the Adirondack Hotel for the week and enjoyed boating every day. We brought our bikes and the bike-riding was perfect. We'd bike around the lake and then through the Village every day. We played Password and completed a very big puzzle (there was a large puzzle table in the living room!) The t.v. is a large flat screen in the living room. The kids played wiffle ball on the front lawn every day. The Village is a 5 minute walk from the house so we walked every day to the Village. The washer/dryer were very convenient. The house was wonderful. My husband says we've been going on vacation for 14 years and we finally found what we've been looking for. He's right :) Thank you to the owners for making our stay so nice! I miss the view.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Vacation Rental Home on Lake Flower in Saranac Lake
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Saranac Lake Adirondacks
5

What a Wonderful Week in Saranac Lake

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and our 4 kids (ranging from 24 years old to 13) stayed for a week at McKenzie View on Lake Flower and enjoyed every minute of every day. The house is large but very cozy. The ceilings are high. The bedrooms are nicely furnished and decorated ... the bedding is lovely and so are the curtains in each bedroom :) The floors in the entire house (except the kitchen) are all beautiful old pine. The kitchen is wonderfully large and has original cabinets (white wooden cabinets with paned glass doors going all the way up to the ceiling). We cooked up a storm and ate our meals in the dining room. There are two staircases, one in the entrance and one in the back off the kitchen. The views were amazing from the house. We swam every day right off the dock...which was nice and private....the water was clean and warm. The kids kayaked from one lake to the next. We rented a fishing boat from the Adirondack Hotel for the week and enjoyed boating every day. We brought our bikes and the bike-riding was perfect. We'd bike around the lake and then through the Village every day. We played Password and completed a very big puzzle (there was a large puzzle table in the living room!) The t.v. is a large flat screen in the living room. The kids played wiffle ball on the front lawn every day. The Village is a 5 minute walk from the house so we walked every day to the Village. The washer/dryer were very convenient. The house was wonderful. My husband says we've been going on vacation for 14 years and we finally found what we've been looking for. He's right :) Thank you to the owners for making our stay so nice! I miss the view.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful "family vacation" at the McKenzie View house on Lake Flower . Our group consisted of 6 adults, one child and one dog.The house was great! There was enough space that we never felt cramped. All the rooms were nicely furnished and spacious. We cooked dinner every night and found nothing lacking. Every morning we found ourselves sitting and eating on the front porch so that we could enjoy the sunshine and the view of the lake and Mt. McKenzie. At night we sat around the large dining room table and played board games. Although we were out and about most days we did spend our last full day just hanging out on the dock and lake; kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding and swimming.The owner was very responsive to our questions and everything was as it was represented in the listing. We would definitely stay here again if we plan another Adirondack vacation.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your generous review. We're always happy to host families like yours in our home. Come back soon!

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Saranac Lake airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Main Street
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Saranac Lake Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
NYS Routes 3 and 86
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Many restaurants in village
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Whiteface
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Clear
Car: recommended

Speed skating, figure skating, horse shows, and rugby tournaments in region

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Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Saranac Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas-New Year's
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,100
 
 
Winter Carnival
Feb 6 2015 - Feb 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$375
$2,100
 
 
Presidents Week
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$375
$2,100
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes Half of rental fee to hold reservation--this is NON-REFUNDABLE
Balance due 2 weeks prior to rental date
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Amenities

Saranac Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Printer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2) Antique beds, Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 twin beds on unheated 2nd floor porch facing woods--beautiful!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen Size Double High Air Bed Double Size Air Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Books, games, antiques, screened porch, dining room, dock, swimming, boat slip

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