YEAR ROUND SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE! HIKE, SKI, FISH, SHOP, RELAX

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Sleeps17
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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YEAR ROUND SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE! HIKE, SKI, FISH, SHOP, RELAX

Lake Placid Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

DeScente Lodge is located on Riverside Drive, just 4 miles outside of the village of Lake Placid, and 5 miles from Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort. The property includes the Lodge, which is set back from the road 300 yards, a large front yard, and access to the Ausable River just across the road.

The Lodge has a large modern kitchen, large dining room, and living room, with a fireplace that opens to both living and dining areas. Its six bedrooms and three bathrooms offer a perfect spot for a group to get away for a ski, golf, hiking, or fishing trip. Ideal for a large extended family group as well. It's not a hotel; it's a home. Have fun during the day, gather back at the house for social time; then cook dinner as a group or go out to one of the many excellent restaurants in nearby Lake Placid, Saranac Lake or Wilmington.

Keywords: Large, adirondack style lodge/home/cottage to accommodate recreation groups, families, business groups for weekends or full weeks.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Dawson Raymo

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I am the nephew of the owners of this property and am managing the rental of the Descente Lodge. Our family has spent many fun filled weeks at DeScente Lodge with our cousins over the past twenty five years, enjoying the wonderful ambiance of the Lake Placid area.

DeScente Lodge was the residence for the Japanese Olympic delegation during the 1980 Winter Olympics. The Brazill family from New Jersey bought the lodge after the Olympics and have spent many Christmas and summer vacations there with their 8 children and grandchildren since that time.

Dawson Raymo purchased this lodge in 1980

DeScente Lodge is a perfect spot for a vacation any time of the year. Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort is a 7 minute drive, Lake Placid Village is a 5 minute drive, and there is great hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, golfing, shopping, dining, within 10 minutes of the Lodge. The lodge offers the privacy of a country hideaway, yet is within minutes of everything the Adirondack Mountains have to offer. Riverside Drive is the route used by many athletes for their daily training; it's a great road to bike, walk or jog. Just get up in the morning and do your workout on the road outside your door.

DeScente Lodge is a perfect place to spend a long weekend or full week with a group of people who love to hang out together at the house or go different ways during the day and meet back at the house in the evening to share drinks, dinner and stories of that day's mountain climbing, golf , boating, or shopping adventures! Large dining room table seats 12 and additional tables available. Large eat in kitchen, and large living room also provide plenty of room to gather for socializing. Large upstairs master bedroom has a king bed, with 2 available rollaway beds. Upstairs bedroom #2 has a double bed. One bathroom upstairs for upstairs bedroom.

Downstairs bedroom #1 has two twin beds. Downstairs bedroom #2 has two twin beds. Downstairs bedroom #3 has a queen and a twin bed. Two bathrooms are in the downstairs hallway. Sleeping porch can accommodate a queen size Aerobed if needed. Cottage bedroom has queen bed.

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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Year Round Sportsman's Paradise! Hike, Ski, Fish, Shop, Relax
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews
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Year Round Sportsman's Paradise! Hike, Ski, Fish, Shop, Relax
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Lake Placid Adirondacks
5

University of Virginia Snowboard Team

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
I spend a week at Descente Lodge with the snowboard team from my school for a national competition. The house was very conveniently located close to town and Whiteface mountain, which was perfect for us. We had an unbelievable experience at the house. It was spacious, comfy, and had all the amenities we could have needed.

Our favorite part of the house was the fireplace. The house came complete with all the firewood we could need! The living area was large enough that our entire team could hang out by the fire. The kitchen was also big enough for a lot of people to cook. It had all the features we could have needed.

The only complaint I could think of is that the bunk beds were not great for adults. We had one person opt to sleep on the couch instead of a bunk bed. Other than that, all of the sleeping arrangements were wonderful! Also, the bathrooms seemed much newer than the rest of the house. They were in extremely good shape and we never ran out of hot water even with a large group.

We had an amazing week there and we hope that another competition is held at Lake Placid so we can come back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Year Round Sportsman's Paradise! Hike, Ski, Fish, Shop, Relax
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p391603vbi
315.573.3687
Lake Placid Adirondacks
5

HikingGroup

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We really enjoyed our weekend stay! There were 8 of us in total and lots of room. The fireplace (and fully stocked wood supply) was a treat after a long day hiking, the dining room was spacious and allowed all of us to sit together for good meals, lots of bathrooms and it was quite soundproof (for those who stayed up late or woke up early). We will definitely book again!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Year Round Sportsman's Paradise! Hike, Ski, Fish, Shop, Relax
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p391603vbi
315.573.3687
Lake Placid Adirondacks
Long Island, NY
4

Great for large families and those who enjoy ourdoor activities

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Plenty of room for large families or multiple families. Lots of land for kids to run around and play sports. We had stayed on the property over the summer and had a great time. While the oven was not working and one area was being renovated, the manager of the property addressed our concerns in a timely fashion. Overall, we had a great time and would visit again!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Year Round Sportsman's Paradise! Hike, Ski, Fish, Shop, Relax
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p391603vbi
315.573.3687
Lake Placid Adirondacks
Connecticut
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This is my third time at this property. The property exceeds expectations! I was surprised to read a review indicating anything less than a wonderful experience. Given that the property manager, quickly addressed the concerns proves the desire that the renters enjoy their experience. The house is spacious and yet creates a warm comfortable setting and property is perfect for outside recreation. I look forward to my winter rental!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Year Round Sportsman's Paradise! Hike, Ski, Fish, Shop, Relax
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p391603vbi
315.573.3687
Lake Placid Adirondacks
2

July Rental

  • 2 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
A lovely location, great for families with hiking trails, swimming, running, grocery stores, restaurants etc. nearby. The house is spacious and comfortable but we were faced with a number of issues. These included: the oven did not work, the satellite dish and dvd player didn't work and we experienced a carpenter ant invasion which was probably due to the high temperature we had and the heavy rains earlier in the spring. The caretaker (Frank) was very helpful in addressing the infestation, securing fans for each room and getting a dvd player. As previously stated, the house is spacious and comfortable, but I strongly believe the owner should consider investing more money into the maintenance of the house.

One final thing, the description of the property states that there is no internet connection, this is true. But there is also limited cell phone connection which is an issue when there is no land-line phone in the house.
Owner's Response: I feel horrible that my "July Rental" folks had anything less than a wonderful experience! Though I myself never received any phone calls from them, my local maintenance man, Frank was on the scene to handle any problem that he could in a timely manner! As soon as the owner was notified that the satellite Dish system was not working due to a electrical storm a new Box was ordered, shipped and installed immediately. A new DVD player has also been installed. As soon as Frank notified me that one of the 2 ovens was not working I called the manufacturer and insisted that they get an authorized technician in the area to repair it ASAP. He is there today completing the job. I would like to note that there are 2 ovens, a gas grill and a charcoal grill readily available. This has been the hottest, rainiest, most humid summer season that Lake Placid has seen in many years. Thus the mosquitoes, ants and other insects and critters are plentiful. Frank found a pest control company that immediately came and sprayed around the complete lodge. The owner, myself and Frank all responded as fast as we could to resolve any issues as we were notified. Unfortunately, we can not control the heat, rain or the resulting humidity, but I now realize that I need to inform future renters where the window fans are stored and a few more will be added to insure the house remains cool. The cell phone reception is nearly non existent inside the lodge but a walk out the back door takes care of that. This was a tough week but I feel we have taken care of issues as they occurred. This is the first complaint we have received about a renter's stay, and we will focus on resolving these and any other issues that come up, so everyone's stay is awesome! Dawson Raymo , Property Manager
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Port Henry to Vermot
Nearest Train
4 Miles
In Lake Placid
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Northway Rt # 87
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
beach
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Cottage in Mirror Lake
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
White Face Ski Resort
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lots of choices
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Many to choose fron In village of Lake Placid
Car: necessary

The property includes access to the West Branch of the Ausable River (Chubb River) just across Riverside Drive. Good for fishing, swimming or sitting on your beach chair in the shallows.

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Availability & Rates

Lake Placid Lodge Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
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Amenities

Lake Placid Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Space for 1/2 electric blow-up twin air mattrices
    Convertible bed(s) - 5 twin/ single , 3 air matterices and 2 cotts
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Is separated from the Lodge and must go out side to enter
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5), Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) Roll-away cots
Entertainment:
  • Foosball
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • cross country skiing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • ice skating
  • wind-surfing
  • equestrian events
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • rock climbing
  • rafting
  • mountain biking
  • ski lift privileges
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
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