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LAKEFRONT FAMILY RETREAT off the beaten track near LAKE PLACID

Lem and Anita Hegwood

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Lem and Anita Hegwood

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 12, 2015
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LAKEFRONT FAMILY RETREAT off the beaten track near LAKE PLACID

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Saranac Lake Lodge Rental Photos and Description

LAKEFRONT HIDEAWAY with VIEWS of WESTERN HIGH PEAKS

This private apartment was recently built (2009) and newly refurbished (2012) specifically to accommodate families and the loft is located on the only private road that provides year round access to Oseetah Lake.

• Ideal as a family retreat (maximum capacity 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children)

• The loft is private and is the only rental on the entire 1.7 acre property.

• The loft and property are totally smoke-free environments

• Shallow sandy beach facing south is perfect for small children

• 2 Canoes and 2 solo kayaks are available at no additional cost

• From the dock and lakeside deck, there are expansive panoramic views of the western High Peaks and Ampersand Mountain

• Wildlife such as bald eagles, loons and osprey are often seen at Oseetah Lake

• The lake side fire pit accommodates family campfires

• The lakeside deck, floating dock, canoes, kayaks and small sandy beach are shared with the resident owners.

• The Loft's private entrance leads to a large guest vestibule, with storage space for gear and to the stairway up to the main floor (the apartment is not handicapped accessible).

• The loft is nestled among the treetops with abundant natural light and panoramic views of surrounding forest and mountains.

• Living space is designed in a clean, fresh and uncluttered manner with hardwood floors and artisanal wood-work finishes emphasized by high cathedral ceilings and large bay windows.

• Kitchen is thoroughly furnished for cooking and includes designer concrete counters and island as well as All Clad cookware.

• Wood burning stove provides additional warmth for cozy evenings.

• Gas fired Weber grill on the loft deck overlooks the forest and lake.

• Two cozy bedrooms w/one King bed, one Queen bed and a full size futon (in the living room). They enjoy natural lighting.

• Full bathroom includes shower, bath and large mirror.

• Families may view DVD’s on the LCD TV but no network service is available.

• Onkyo iPod docking station and stereo receiver

• A wireless network allows connection to the world at large.

• A land line phone is available for calls in the U.S.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lem and Anita Hegwood (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 12, 2015

About Lem and Anita Hegwood

The resident owners are avid hikers, canoeists, X-country skiers and nature photographers and enthusiasts who love to share their years of knowledge about hiking trails and waterways.

Lem and Anita Hegwood purchased this lodge in 2005

Why Lem and Anita Hegwood chose Saranac Lake

We selected Oseetah Lake because it enjoys easy access to Lake Placid and Saranac Lake as well as providing a quiet retreat with world-class views of the High Peaks across the lake. Our favorite outdoor activities, cross country skiing, hiking and canoeing, are at our door step.

What makes this lodge unique

• Secluded yet minutes away from Lake Placid and Saranac Lake

• World-class canoeing and kayaking on the Saranac Chain of Lakes from our dock

• Panoramic views of Western High Peaks and Ampersand Mountain from the new lakeside deck

• Lake side fire pit for family campfires

• Wildlife viewing of bald eagles and loons

• View gorgeous sunsets over Ampersand Mtn from 'Sunset' Island

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 33 traveler reviews

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LAKEFRONT FAMILY RETREAT off the beaten track near LAKE PLACID
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
Chalfont, PA
5

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Oseetah Lake and really enjoyed our stay at Lem and Anita's loft. It was the perfect size for our family of five (three young kids). It was so nice having a cozy place to stay so that the kids were close by, but we were not on top of one another. The location was perfect -- the beach and waterfront kept the kids entertained every day. We did several canoe rides which they also enjoyed. It was such a nice change from going to the shore -- so easy to get down to the waterfront and very private. Also lots of easy hiking in the area that the kids loved. We also really enjoyed our visit to the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Anita and Lem were so generous with their time and knowledge of the local area, which made the vacation more enjoyable. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

We're so glad we came back!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to the Oseetah Lake Loft and we were just as enchanted this time as we were on our first trip. This cozy loft has all the amenities you want plus stunning views and close proximity to both the great outdoors and civilization. If you like cross country skiing, there seems to be a gorgeous option off of every road. The owners also make this place the perfect retreat--Anita and Lem are kind and generous, helpful but not intrusive. We look forward to seeing both them and the loft again. My only hesitation with writing this review is that others will know how great this place is and then we will have a harder time booking it in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are many reasons we love hosting guests. We particularly enjoy sharing this beautiful place with our guests; so many of them "get" what it offers. So it is doubly rewarding when guests come back for more. We love double dippers!
5

Winter Wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days at the cottage. Fabulous location right on the snow covered lake with rays of sunshine passing through snow covered trees into the house. Fireplace kept us toasty after long walks on the local road and beyond. Cottage is beautifully finished and fully equipped.The very best of what Adirondacka have to offer at a great location truly away from it all. Hosts were very welcoming and helpful yet allowed full privacy. Look forward to coming back over warmer months for a splash in the lake, cayaking and maybe foliage. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Delmar, NY
5

Cozy holiday retreat for our busy family

  • 5 of 5

The loft was the perfect place for our family to get away and relax! It is secluded enough to feel like a retreat place yet only minutes from the conveniences and attractions in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. The loft welcomed us with the colorful international flags of the Olympics and provided for our family's every need. It was just enough space for our family of five. It was clean and well supplied. The entryway provided ample storage for our winter gear, the kitchen had everything we needed and the wood stove was the icing on the cake on those cold December nights! We'd love to return, possibly to enjoy the lake in the summer. Lem and Anita were super friendly and accommodating. The loft, like the Adirondacks, will not disappoint no matter the season!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Brooklyn, NY
5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Lem and Anita's with our two very young sons. We were looking for someplace rustic out of the way, on a nice lake, but modern enough for a winter vacation with two young boys. This was exactly the right place for us. It has a beautiful deck with views of trees and Lake Oseetah. Lem and Anita were available but gave us our space and were eager to help with any requests (diaper genie, advice about unique local options). I can' t recommend this highly enough and they will be our first choice should we return to the area again. Great for kids!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Cozy & Cute!

  • 5 of 5

My sister & I had a girls getaway with my 9 month old daughter at Lem & Anita's gorgeous loft. It is exactly as described and pictured - a beautiful log cabin amidst the incredible mountains, lakes, and forests of the Adirondacks. We were blown away by the scenery! Anita & Lem were super friendly and accommodating, making sure that we had a high chair, pack-n-play, diaper genie, and that all the baby gates were set up. It was off season for the area, but we still had a great vacation, hiking during the day, going to the local breweries, and then at night enjoying the indoor fireplace with some scrabble & wine. Thanks Anita & Lem!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Saranac Lake Golf Course
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Van Hoevenberg Cross Country Ski Center
Car: necessary

Other Attractions & Activities

•Quiet retreat, with peaceful lake, south facing beach and dock with panoramic views of the Western High Peaks.

•Located at the western edge of the ADK High Peaks and directly connected to some of the best canoeing in the Northeast.

•A short drive to the towns of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid yet off the beaten path and away from noisy crowds.

•Easy drive to major trailheads for great hiking in the High Peaks.

•Canoe directly from our beach to pristine Pine Pond and to 25 miles of rivers and lakes in the Saranac Chain of Lakes.

•Eagles, loons, osprey, great blue heron, fox and deer are commonly seen.

•The 1.1 mile private access is itself an interesting walk; it leads past flowery meadows and wild spruce/tamarack forests, across an open marsh with views of the High Peaks (reminiscent of the Big Sky country of Montana) and finally to the mature forest of 100 year old white pines and mixed deciduous woods where Oseetah Lake Loft is nestled.

•Great bass and pike fishing

•The 1.7 acre property has a south facing sandy beach (ideal for young children) and woodland paths leading to “Sunset Island”, perfect for a deeper swim and/or watching sunsets.

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Saranac Lake Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
MID SPRING
May 2 2015 - May 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
LATE SPRING
May 23 2015 - Jun 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
SUMMER
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
EARLY FALL
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
MID FALL
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
LATE FALL
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
WINTER/SKI SEASON
Dec 1 - Mar 31
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150.00
Notes One time cleaning fee $150 per stay including trash disposal.
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Amenities

Saranac Lake Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Glass shower enclosure and instant hot water
  • Wood paneling, concrete counter, glass shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large closet. Large windows provide natural lighting
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sliding glass door and window provide natural light
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Wood paneling, lots of natural light
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
Canoes and Kayaks available. Adult size PFD available for adults only. Bring PFD for children.

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