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Secluded Adirondack Lakefront Retreat- Running Deer Lodge

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Accommodates 6 to 8

Your vacation home is Running Deer Lodge, a lovely cedar log cabin chalet on the edge of one of the most private and secluded lakes in this wilderness park. See more deer, beaver, osprey and loons, than you will people. Authentic furnishings in a Great Camp tradition throughout. Three bedrooms (and an overflow sofa bed in the lower den), enough for two families and children. A wall of glass opens the cathedral ceiling living/dining area to the lake, mountain views, and sunsets. Fully equipped modern kitchen, a den, 3 boats, 1 kayak, dock and float.

We have been told that this is one of the most attractive camps in the Adirondacks available for rent. Furnished and decorated in the best style (J. S. Crew asked to shoot their summer catalog here). Many of our guests come back year after year. The kids especially love it.

Guest comments: Hi Rod, Wow did we have a wonderful stay at Running Deer! The nice thing is having family members drop by for a day or so and sharing in their amazement at how beautiful the place is. Enjoy the rest of your summer, Thanks, S. D. 2007

Rod, A wonderful week! Everything was just great, the weather, lodge, all the wildlife (beaver, bald eagles, loons, heron), and especially the fishing! Lots of bass (a few 5 lb+) and two huge pike 36'-328.' Looking forward to next year. Thanks again, J. M. 2007

These two letters are characteristic of those we receive each year. Rod Blackburn


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Karen Badia
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2017


Schroon Lake Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , Master Bedrm
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 queen
  • One room with queen bed (master bedroom), one double bed in 2nd bedroom, 1 bedroom with two twin beds, one den (lower floor) with Queen sleeping sofa.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Raft
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Pets are permitted (some). Boats: 2 row boat, 1 canoe, 1 kayak. Secluded camp on a nearly private lake (no public access), no one else in sight. Our guests delight in how relaxing and private it is on Thurman Pond, a 3/4 mile lake with clear water, good swimming, and excellent fishing for large bass and pike (with no public access the fish get big!). The lodge is on three levels with master bedroom (full size bed for 2) with its own full bath room and private sitting area on the top floor, the main floor has a wrap-around deck overlooking the lake, inside a cathedral ceiling in the sitting and dining area, adjacent kitchen, and to the rear are two bedrooms (one with two twin beds, the other with a full size bed), and a full bathroom. On the lower floor is a den with VCR, DVD, etc, sofas, chairs, and an area with ping pong table, also washer and dryer. The den can also double as a bedroom with a Queen sofa-bed. From the den you walk out on the lower deck.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Secluded Adirondack Lakefront Retreat- Running Deer Lodge
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Amazing hideaway in the Adirondacks!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is everything and more than the pictures! The furnishings are rustic Adirondack and the house slept 8 of us comfortably and had everything we needed. We went out on the pond in a canoe and other boats, fishing was great, swimming was great too with the floating dock. At night could see millions of stars. We had bonfires and went on hikes in nearby trails as well as visiting the local microbrewery and restaurants. We are definitely coming back to this hideaway to refresh next year!!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nice stay

  • 4 of 5

Most definitely could hear thruway noise, and that was a problem for us, and prepare for a godawful road to get to house-- bring a high clearance car if you can. Once there, comfortable and well appointed. Very well equipped kitchen, and lots of boating/fishing equipment. A few cobwebs but generally clean upstairs. Moldy smell in basement room. I see owners asking rental rate of 3k/week-- don't think it's worth it, but fortunately we paid half that. Fishing on the lake is everything they say -- we fed a lot of worms to the sunnies under the float before we figured out how to attract the bass, then caught 5 pounders. Listen to the guys at the bait shop in schroon.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Peaceful and Relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed all the outdoor activities to the full. We thoroughly enjoyed the fishing, boating, and swimming to and from the docks. All the "toys" you need are there. We loved the evenings on the water watching the stars. There was some late night fishing excursions which were very exciting....caught some big fish! We also saw a bear swimming across the pond!! We've seen many bears over the years, but never one swimming. We did some hiking in the area and found some beautiful places.

We enjoyed our meals out on the awesome deck which wraps around to the entrance.....very convenient.

If I had any complaint it would be that the beds were not very comfortable. None of us slept very well even with the added "eggcrate" foam in the house, and the home is actually smaller than the pictures show. It could get a little tight with 6 people or so in the dining/living area.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and Serene

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful Cabin, in a very secluded section of lake George on a private pond. We counted about 8 houses around the pond and most were not occupied labor day weekend. You can tell this cabin was thoughtfully designed even on where the fire pit was placed...

The house was very well kept, bed and lining were clean and comfy.

There were adequate amount of kitchen tools

Close to the pond ( note that there isn't a sandy beach area) it is a true pond. Just jump off the dock and look out for weeds and small rocks :)

Road to go in is about 1.5 miles and very rough and not suitable for small cars esp. in winter

There were two kayaks and 2 metal boats for our use

Lots of board games and beautiful books

There isnt a proper TV per say just a small one in the den below. So if you are here in winter time and want to catch up on your TIVO. Load it up on your laptop :)

We were blessed with beautiful weather and practically stayed outside until morning hours... So peaceful and serene. Much needed change from the noise and chaos of NYC

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Incredible week at RDL

  • 5 of 5

We caught more fish this trip then ever before, and that's saying a lot. Not only did we catch more fish, we caught huge fish!!

The show the wildlife on Thurman Pond put on was equally incredible. Osprey catching fish, two large families of canadian geese, beavers smacking their tails patrolling their territory.The show stopper had to be the loons and their newly born chick. Watching them feed and care for their young was mesmerizing. I have many great pictures and some fantastic HD video of them close up. On a few occasions they were as close as 20' from our boat.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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New Jersey

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Been coming to Thurman Pond for 8 years. Beautiful house. Everything you need. Great bass and pike fishing.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2003
  • Stayed: Jul 2003
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Northway I87 Exit 27
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Car: necessary

Secluded, yet just minutes to one hour from all the great Adirondack attractions. Lake George (Great Escape), Lake Placid (Olympics), Fort Ticonderoga, High Peaks region, Blue Mountain Lake (Adirondack Museum), and much more.

Fine dining, shopping, movies, at nearby Schroon Lake Village. Thurman Pond is a 3/4 mile private lake (only 7 camps) so it has exceptional fishing (6lb bass, 30'+ pike) and swimming.

Other Activities: Historic and natural sites


Rates & Availability

Schroon Lake Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $400

Running Deer Lodge has often been called an 'Adirondack dream come true, even better than the pictures' by guests (who often repeat). So it is a good idea to get your choice week by reserving early, beginning after Labor Day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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