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Heaven in Lake Placid, Walk Everywhere! Great Weeks Available!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

The Homestead is a gorgeous Dutch colonial home situated on a private village street, tucked away in the theatre district of the village. It is just one block to Main Street and Mirror Lake, very private but still right in the middle of town!

The home features a newly remodeled master suite with its own bath, private deck with mountain views, cathedral ceilings, and flat screen TV. The five bedrooms:

Master Bedroom: Queen Bed (sleeps 2) 2ND FLOOR

Bedroom #1: Queen Bed (sleeps 2) 2ND FLOOR

Bedroom #2: Two Twin Beds (sleeps 2) 2ND FLOOR

Bedroom #3: Queen Bed (sleeps 2) 2ND FLOOR

Bedroom #4: Bunk Bed (sleeps 2) 2ND FLOOR

Bedroom #5: Bunk Bed (sleeps 2) 1ST FLOOR

Year-Round Sleeping Porch: Double Bed & Futon (sleeps 4) 1ST FLOOR

You're going to love what we did with the kitchen and breakfast nook! We just finished remodeling (Spring 2014) and it turned out great. New mud room, new flooring throughout, stainless steel appliances in kitchen, etc...

The home also features a living room with flat screen TV, formal dining room, breakfast nook and a side room.

There is an outdoor 8-person hot tub on the deck and access to the two-stall garage. There are games, Cable TV, wireless internet (WiFi), and stereo with iPOD jack. Fenced in yard is perfect for your dog, pets are more than welcome! This is the perfect property for one, two or three families!!

Some feedback from our guests:

'We had a great week and loved the big deck!'

- Cathy & Michael

'The house was amazing, and the beds were extremely comfortable. The water pressure in the showers & the hot tub were very nice. Our stay was very enjoyable, can't wait until next year!'

- The Griffins

We had a wonderful time, the house is in the perfect location! Our dogs loved the fenced in yard.

- The Daniels

We loved the house, everything was beautiful, the hot tub was a blessing! We can't wait to come back...

- Rochester Nordic Racing

The location couldn't be better! We all felt so comfortable here, kids and dog included. We look forward to returning!

- The Foggs

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More Details

Tom Rath
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Tom Rath

We are the Rath family, we LOVE Lake Placid and know you will too! The Adirondacks are an endless outdoor playground, if you get bored up here you're doing something wrong. The Homestead is an amazing property, just a few steps from Main Street, perfect for large groups of family and/or friends...

Tom Rath purchased this house in 2007

Why Tom Rath chose Lake Placid

Lake Placid has it all. Four seasons of the year there is ALWAYS something to do outdoors. We spend much of our winters downhill skiing at Whiteface mountain, cross country skiing just about ANYWHERE, and snowmobiling the hundreds of miles of trails the Adirondacks has to offer. The rest of the year we enjoy boating or paddling the lakes, golfing or hiking the many high peaks in the area.

What makes this house unique

The Homestead is PERFECT for larger groups, big families or families vacationing together. TONS of room to spread out. Without question, the 'fan favorites' are the huge decks, and oh yes, the 8 person hot tub! The newly remodeled kitchen is a great place to hang, if you love board games like we do, you'll be spending plenty of time in the 'game nook'...


Lake Placid House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Sleeping Porch - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 4, year round
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Sleeps 2. Vaulted ceilings, private deck w/lake view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 2.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , Sleep 2.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 2, available starting 8/22/15
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon, Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
TWO Decks, Parking for FOUR vehicles, Fenced in Yard (Bring your dog!)


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Heaven in Lake Placid, Walk Everywhere! Great Weeks Available!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews

Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect week at The Homestead for Lake Placid Horse Show. Home is big enough to allow everyone both time together and time apart. Just off Main Street so you can leave the car in the driveway and hoof it into town. Tom is a very responsive host and made certain that his guests and their furry friends are comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house. Great location Parked extra cars at Price Chopper without a problem.

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Had 12 Triathletes and we were very comfortable would love to use house again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good for multi-family trip

  • 5 of 5

Good place for families, close to town, fenced yard for your puppy & plenty of room!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ski Vacation 2018

  • 5 of 5

We had a FANTASTIC time the homestead was perfect for our group/family, Tom was terrific we had a couple of issue Tom was on same day never bothered us at all. When we arrived the fire was burning what a great welcome! We had snow the entire time we stayed, house was warm water was hot for showers, entire home was very clean. Cannot wait to go back! Would highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great house

  • 5 of 5

This is our 5 year in a row staying in this home. Tom has been great and the house is perfect. Couldn't ask for a better location. See you next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, greater location! Perfect house for any kind of gathering I can think of!

  • 5 of 5

Tom and Emily are on top of things! Thr house is in the perfect location to enjoy the town!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Saranac Lake
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Many to choose from on Main St, just steps away!
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Essex, NY Charlotte, VT
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lake Placid Club (2 18-hole + 1 9-hole)
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Wesport, NY (Amtrak)
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
NY Interstate 87 (The Northway)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Many to choose from on Main St, just steps away!
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Whiteface Mountain (highest elevation east coat)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Mirror Lake

Free shuttle to whiteface 100 yards down the road, Mirror Lake Beach, Ride the Bobsled,Gondola Ride Up Whiteface,Elevator to Top of Ski Jumps


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $200

*$150 cleaning fee for rentals on 4 days or less. FREE for 5 days or more :-)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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