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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Saranac Lake Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom Apartment In The Village Of Saranac Lake

Watson Place is a one bedroom apartment, with a well equipped kitchenette, bath with radiant floor heating, and living room with dining space. We are located on a hill on a quiet street in Saranac Lake, New York in the heart of the Adirondack Park. The house is surrounded by mature trees, both evergreen and deciduous. Features include a queen bed in the bedroom as well as a queen size sofa-bed in the living room. We can accommodate up to 4 guests. The apartment is located on the ground floor of our home and has two private entrances. It includes its own fenced yard with a fire pit, gas grill, and Adirondack chairs. The apartment features HDTV with Digital Tier cable, DVD/ VHS player, Wireless internet, refrigerator, range, coffee maker, microwave oven, washer and dryer, iron and hair dryer. Three separate thermostats allow for individual temperature control in different rooms. Off street parking is directly in front of the rental unit, with an additional space across the street if needed. No smoking is allowed on our property. We have two dogs and a cat but they are kept separate from the rental unit. Sorry, pets are not allowed in the rental. Original artwork is found throughout the rental, including landscape photographs by Barry Lobdell, your host's husband, who is a well-known Adirondack artist and a member of the Adirondack Artists Guild. We'll be sure to direct you to the Guild's gallery downtown while you're here!

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Janis Beatty

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I've just started the business, Watson Place. I'm a retired educator and have lived in Saranac Lake with my husband for 16 years. I love living in the Adirondack Mountains with its beautiful scenery. I walk, bicycle, and canoe. I love to read, especially non-fiction. My husband is also retired, but maintains a fine art photography business. We worked hard getting our tourist accommodation ready and have been told it's beautiful. I'm looking forward to hosting.

Janis Beatty purchased this apartment in 1996

We were living in the Saratoga Springs area and my husband Barry had been traveling around the Adirondacks as part of his work. During these tours, he found that the scenery and ambiance of the area appealed strongly to his creative side. When a job opportunity presented itself in Tupper Lake, he immediately took it and the hunt for a place to live began. After exploring possibilities in the Tupper Lake and Lake Placid areas, we decided to concentrate on Saranac Lake, which we felt had more to offer us. The village has a very appealing downtown, with a host of historic buildings and several art galleries, along with the expected offices, restaurants and shops. We thoroughly enjoy the area and take advantage of the hiking, bicycling and canoeing opportunities when we can.

We decided to buy this home after looking at several others in and around Saranac Lake. The Arts and Craft style of the building suited our tastes and offered some unique touches. The house is located on a hill and surrounded by mature evergreens, with a few birch and maples added for color. We also own a wooded property across the street, which adds to the feeling of privacy that we enjoy here. It was also fun to discover that our place had been home to the actress Veronica Lake when she was a teenager.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Property Reviews

In Town, In the Wild
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
In Town, In the Wild
+1 5185246087
Saranac Lake Adirondacks

Fabulous Experience with Charm, Style, Class and Unique Layout

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
I was looking for a quiet and comfortable setting to reset my mind and body while attending a friends wedding and could not bear the thought of the typical cramped motel room, even if by the side of a lake.
Watson Place far exceeded my expectations with an unique, imaginative, and cozy layout that initially appears small, but keeps on going and going as you move room to room. Not an inch of wasted space, but with beautiful appointments and expansive in every way. The layout works well especially for a couple, but equally well for up to four cozy people.
The hosts were discrete, yet warm and inviting with thoughtful helpful hints and the private yard was just the final capper to the whole experience.
I have found nirvana in Saranac, and plan to return as often as possible!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you found Watson Place and its uniqueness. You had to travel far to get here and we're pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Nicely written review!

In Town, In the Wild
+1 5185246087
Saranac Lake Adirondacks

Great Place to Stay

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
I enjoyed the condo very much. Janis and Barry did a great job with lots of little touches. The location is within walking distance of downtown Saranac Lake. Saranac Lake is also a nice base to explore the High Peaks area.

The place has a nice little outside area and the bed is very comfortable. The kitchen is a bit small, but I was able to improvise for all of my meals.

On the whole a great place to stay. One I would recommend and stay in again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Zack,
We were glad to have you stay and enjoy everything Watson Place and the Adirondacks have to offer. Hope to see you again.
Helpful votes: 1/1
In Town, In the Wild
+1 5185246087
Saranac Lake Adirondacks

Great Location/Charming apartment

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Great place to stay, everything you need and more. Janis and Barry gave us a tour of the place when we arrived, gave us some ideas for places to eat. They provided us with a book on places to kayak in the area, excellent ideas. We very much enjoyed our stay at "the Watson Place". We would highly recommend this place to stay..
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Marcia, for your kind review. We enjoyed having you stay here. We're glad that you got in some good kayaking. We'd welcome you back anytime!
Janis and Barry
In Town, In the Wild
+1 5185246087
Saranac Lake Adirondacks
Douglaston, NY

A very plesant stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Janis and Barry were fantastic hosts! They gave us a walkthrough of the apartment when we arrived. A lot of material for Saranac, Lake Placid and Adirondacks was available. There were very friendly and gave us good dinner options and what to do. My mom had a unfortunate incident with the infamous black flies while hiking and Barry went out of the way to research remedies. I would love to stay again and explore the beatiful area more once more..!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Saurabh, for your nice review. It was a pleasure having you and your parents stay. We hope we'll see you again!
In Town, In the Wild
+1 5185246087
Saranac Lake Adirondacks
Liverpool, NY

Everything we wanted and more!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Watson Place is the "gem" of Saranac Lake. It is beautiful, comfortable with all the comforts of home. The owners have done a wonderful job in making your stay effortless in every way. The amenities are endless - from a complete working kitchen to a laundry all within a charming apartment. Everything they said in the description is completely accurate in every way. Watson Place is peaceful at night after a long day of sightseeing or shopping. Yet it's a stone throw to town. Saranac Lake offers so many things to do and see. Lake Placid is just a few miles away for another adventure. The owners are ready to answer any questions. Yet if privacy is what you desire you have that too. I would recommend this rental 100 percent. It was a perfect getaway in a perfect place. We hope to return one day.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves! Please return in the future!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Adirondack Regional Airport, Lake Clear, NY
Nearest Ferry
52 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferry, Essex, NY
Nearest Train
42 Miles
Amtrak Station, Westport, NY
Nearest Motorway
38 Miles
Adirondack Northway, I-87, Exit 30
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lake Colby Beach, Saranac Lake, NY
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Waterhole, Saranac Lake, NY
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Mount Pisgah, Saranac Lake, NY
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Saranac Lake Country Club, Ray Brook, NY
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nona Fina, Saranac Lake, NY
Car: recommended

A wide variety of activities and entertainment are available here in the heart of the Adirondacks. Hundreds of lakes and mountains offer countless opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, hiking and bicycling. In the winter months, cross country skiing trails are numerous and nearby, and Whiteface, the Olympic downhill mountain, is 30 minutes away. A 15-minute walk along Lake Flower brings you to downtown Saranac Lake, with its art galleries, shops and restaurants. Live theater is a year-round happening at Pendragon, located just three blocks from the rental. New Year's Eve features First Night Saranac Lake, with a variety of music and other entertainments occurring around downtown. At Midnight, fireworks light up the sky over Lake Flower. During February, Saranac Lake is home to the historic Winter Carnival, a 10-day celebration of the season featuring numerous athletic events, competitions for the fun of it, parades and fireworks. The Ice Palace, centerpiece of the carnival, is located on the shore of Lake Flower, a five minute walk from Watson Place. The Ninety Miler, an annual canoe and kayak race from Old Forge to Saranac Lake held in September, concludes at Riverside Park on Lake Flower. The unique Adirondack Carousel, where visitors ride on carved Adirondack animals, insects and birds, is open all year and located downtown near the Union Depot. The Adirondack Scenic Railway runs between the Union Depot and the Station in Lake Placid during the summer and fall. If you're driving, the Olympic village of Lake Placid is a short 10-minute drive away. The Lake Placid Center for the Arts features gallery exhibits, dance, theater and music performances and Friday night independent movie showings. The Olympic Center, setting for the 'Miracle on Ice' in 1980, and the Olympic Museum located there, are open for your exploration. Rarely does a week go by during the winter when a major event isn't happening. Ski jumping, bobsled and luge competitions, hockey tournaments and other skating events all keep things exciting in Lake Placid. The Wild Center, a museum of the Natural History of the Adirondacks, is a beautiful 25-minute drive away in Tupper Lake, while the Adirondack Museum is a drive of approximately an hour in Blue Mountain Lake.

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Availability & Rates

Saranac Lake Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100.00
Notes Rate listed is for two people. There is a $20 per night fee per person for one or two additional guests.

If a cancellation is made 7 days or more prior to the arrival date, a 50% refund of the deposit will be made. No refund will be made for early departures.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Saranac Lake Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 444 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has independent radiant floor heating, a lovely shower with glass door, subway tiles, and a rain-style shower head. Ventilation is supplied by a fan with a timer. A large vanity provides plenty of counter space. A hand-held hair dryer and hand mirror with magnified side are included. High-end eco-friendly soaps, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, makeup wipes, and shower cap are supplied.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The apartment features a cozy bedroom with a Queen size bed. Bedside tables with lamps, an alarm clock and personal reading lights over the bed make it a comfortable and friendly space. Three full-sized windows, in addition to a small inset window, look out onto the wooded yard. A wing-back chair with floor lamp is a cozy spot for reading. An antique bureau has ample space for clothing.
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
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