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Gorgeous New Home on Upper Saranac Lake with Boathouse

12 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Tupper Lake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Camp Kidura is a great destination for families or friends looking for a beautiful escape to relax and explore. With four bedrooms, two lofts and three full baths, this new, luxurious and comfortable Adirondack style home comfortably sleeps 10. Built for entertainment purposes, Camp Kidura has an open, custom-built kitchen (commercially equipped) that opens to the great room where it is hard to miss the spectacular/dramatic views of the lake and mountains through a wall of windows. The kitchen is fully equipped and has granite counters with custom, Douglas fir cabinets.

Two wood burning stoves and radiant floor heat - in addition to the large stone fireplace - are very inviting after a day’s activities. A large wrap around deck on the first level and a second story deck expand the already large living spaces. Immediately adjacent to the water is a stone patio that offers a more natural feel next to a boulder peninsula.

• Panther Mountain hike – a scenic 1.6 mile round trip hike with spectacular views.

• The new 'Wild Center', the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks is just minutes away.

• A leisurely canoe ride can take you to local destinations on Upper Saranac Lake such as the Wawbeek Hotel and Restaurant and Chapel Island.

• Olympic Village of Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain are about 30-40 minutes away.

• Historic town of Saranac Lake is a short, 10 - 15 minute drive.

• The Visitor Interpretation Center at Paul Smith’s College is also a short drive.

• The Adirondack Museum is about 45 minutes to an hour away providing a rich and interactive way to learn about the rugged and therapeutic history of this vast state park.

Camp Kidura includes wireless, high-speed internet access (for those that want it), a laundry area with washer and dryer, cable television, linens and housekeeping at the end of your stay provided. It is with great excitement and anticipation that we began our memorable times in the Adirondacks . We have built it for years of family fun and memories in mind. We share our home in hopes of other families creating and sharing memories, like ours, for years to come. Camp Kidura was named after two brothers who, on a slow afternoon at work one day, decided to finally realize their dream Adirondack home after a childhood of only visiting. Welcome and enjoy.

Please email or call us for more information. To view more photos of Camp Kidura, visit the link for more photos.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
owner (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, german

About owner

My husband and his brother have wonderful childhood memories of spending their summers on a lake with family. We wanted to create similar memories for our children. Already, our young children tell us - 'Camp Kidura is the best place in the whole wide world!'. They look forward to our visits with great enthusiasm. We enjoy the peaceful setting with lots of outdoor activities. It's great for our family - and we invite you to create your own family memories here too.

owner purchased this house in 2004

Why owner chose Adirondacks

We selected the Adirondacks and specifically Upper Saranac Lake because it is a beautiful lake that is large enough to sail, paddle or motor boat - but not crowded or overdeveloped like many other lakes its size. The Adirondacks is a huge park with much to offer. Our location provides a nice mix of activities and scenery without being too remote (grocery store and restaurants are a short drive away).

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a georgeous place. We've been wanting to come for a while and finally made the trip. Thank you for making it work. You made our travel plans easy. We enjoyed the views, the hikes, the surroundings, The Wild Center. The kitchen was easy to use. The rooms were comfortable and beautiful. Nicely decorated. We look forward to coming again other times in the year as well.
Nov 2009
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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

Gorgeous New Home on Upper Saranac Lake with Boathouse
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 45 reviews
5

Camp Kidura is a very special place...

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful week at Camp Kidura! The house was more than we expected, it was absolutely beautiful... The house came with everything we needed. The kitchen is well equipped, sitting areas are comfortable (and plentiful) and the kids were thrilled with the large assortment of games, puzzles and water sports. My husband loved the collection of Adirondack books and maps. The location on the lake is one of the nicest. The boathouse is very nice and we enjoyed the kayaks and canoes. The owners good taste and attention to details is obvious - they have made Camp Kidura a very special place. We are so pleased and lucky to have found this perfect escape! I hope we can come back next year. We highly recommend this lake house.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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8 days at Camp Kidura

  • 4 of 5

Lovely house, right on the lake. Great kitchen and dining area as well as comfortable living room and den. Several porches to view the sunrise (or sunset). Nicely decorated. Immaculately clean. High end appliances and well equipped.

Only 2 of the beds were really comfortable. 1 was unusable for an adult. Loft may have been nice but it was too warm up there.

It would be nice to have shades on the windows facing the lake as the sun is intense in the early morning (and wakes you up). Sometimes you just want to sleep in...

Could use better lighting in the smaller bedrooms.

On the whole, one of the nicest rental homes we have stayed in.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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The house and views are beautiful and there were plenty of things to do close by.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The kitchen was very well equipped and the kids (and adults) enjoyed the fishing and kayaking right outside the front door. The location of the property was great. We were close by to great hiking areas, visited the Wild Center (just up the street), explored downtown Lake Saranac and took a day trip to Lake Placid (just a short drive). The only suggestions we had were to have a TV in the downstairs living area and maybe some shades for the front bedroom windows. The views from those windows are spectacular but it would have been nice to have shades for those mornings you didn't want to get up at sunrise. Great trip, beautiful house, would definitely recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Love, love, love Camp Kidura!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I talked about renting a lake house for years, but just never seemed to get around to doing it. This year, we finally got it together and rented Camp Kidura for our family of five for a week in July. It was everything we could have imagined, and more! The home is beautiful and has everything you could possibly need to cook, entertain or just relax. The view is beyond amazing - absolutely stunning and tranquil. Complete serenity. We hiked, canoed, kayaked, fished, swam, played shuffle board and every other board game imaginable with our kids. It was the perfect family vacation and we can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad your family enjoyed Camp Kidura! We love going with our kids too.
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A Great Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 9 had a wonderful time. Someone woke up at 5AM everyday to snap pictures of the sunrise. The camp is as beautiful as the pictures. We enjoyed the swimming and boating and relaxing atmosphere. Everything we needed was there. Would recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Camp Kidura For A Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We took a 4day weekend to climb mount Marcy, white water raft, and skydive in the Adirondacks and chose Camp Kidura as our lodging for the weekend.

The great photos of the property gave us high expectation and still, when we got there the "cabin" blew us away. This lodge with a boathouse is just amazingly setup and everything from the details of the handrails, to the radiant floor heating makes it truly enjoyable in every way.

Next time we will be sure to free up our itinerary so we can spend more time at the cabin!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
SLK - Adirondack Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
several in Tupper Lake, NY
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Saranac Inn Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Little Italy Restaurant
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Big Tupper Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
Sekon Lodge private community beach
Car: necessary

Located on the southern end of majestic Upper Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks State Park, Camp Kidura is part of one of the historic Great Camps of the Adirondacks. It is a new, custom timber frame home.

It is located just feet from the water with a private swimming area, dock, and signature boulder over the water. Camp Kidura also has rights to a communal beach/picnic area, fire pit and boat launch. Nearby activities are endless… fishing, world-famous fly-fishing, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, boating, sailing, and swimming right off the docks. Shopping boutiques and novelty shops in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid can offer a break from the outdoors for those who wish.

Other Activities: So many things to do year round?

Summer/Fall: boating, swimming, paddle on one of our canoes or kayaks, rent a motor boat, hike one of the many trails, or even tackle on of the 46ers (46 high peak mountains in the Adirondacks).

Winter: Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Ice Skating.

Golf: A The nearest golf is only 15 minutes away at Saranac Inn Country Club on the northern end of Upper Saranac Lake offers golfing nearby. It offers 18 hole course, rentals and a driving range. It 'has a reputation as one of the most carefully maintained and challenging resort courses in the northeast.' Length: 6,631 yards | Par: 72 | Rating: 71.5 | Slope: 128

There are also some options in Lake Placid.

Ski: Home to two Winter Olympics, the famous Whiteface Mountain near Lake Placid is about 35 miles away - great for novice to expert skiers. There is also skiing on Big Tupper (10 miles in nearby Tupper Lake) or Mt. Pisgah (15 miles away in nearby Saranac Lake). In addition to downhill skiing, there are numerous other winter activities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, horseback riding, ice skating, luge, bobsled, etc.

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Rates & Availability

Tupper Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,300
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
$750
$4,500
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Summer Peak Season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
 
 
Late August / Labor Day 2017
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
$750
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$425
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 5.0%

Presidents Weekend, Memorial Day, June, Fall, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas - all have special pricing.

Cancellation Policy: When the rental agreement is signed by both the Property Owner and the Renter; and, your deposit is received by the Property Owner, this rental is binding and in effect. However, if a cancellation is necessary, all attempts will be made to re-rent. If successful, your deposit will be returned less a 10% administration fee, or a minimum fee of $150.

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Amenities

Tupper Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Near BR4
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , attached to Master Bedroom (BR1)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Near BR3
  • All baths have custom tile
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , woodburning stove and deck, view of lake and woods
    Loft - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , third floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bath nearby, twin bed has railing around it (for children)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , bath nearby. First floor. Small bedroom. Small TV.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , attached bath, lake view
  • All bedrooms are on the second floor unless otherwise indicated.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Catering/Private chef and daily housekeeping available upon request.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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