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Kathie H. Smith

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english


6 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


New York House Rental Photos and Description


LAKEFRONT ADIRONDACK GREAT CAMP with magnificent views of Whiteface Mountain and the High Peaks. Exquisite decor and attention to detail throughout. This 4000 SF camp offers Adirondack warmth and charm and is directly on the West shore of Lake Placid - Walking distance to the golf course, canoe and Kayak rentals, cross country skiing and hiking trails - There are 6 BR and 6.5 BA all with a different decor, antiques and rustic camp furnishings - A gourmet kitchen awaits you which is totally equipped with the finest cooking needs - House sleeps 12.

One king, 3 queen and 4 twin beds.

There is original artwork throughout, two grand stone fireplaces, a wrap-around porch (partially screened), an all season sun porch, full laundry room and much more. If you are looking for the perfect place for a family gathering, a group of friends, a small business meeting at a truly one-of-a-kind four season vacation destination, Camp Bearberry is for you. Relax and enjoy the Adirondacks in style. Rates:$895 to $1140 per night. High season is July and August/ Christmas/New Years.

Whiteface Club: GOLF & TENNIS (within short walking distance)

Ranked #6 in New York State by Golf Weekly — March, 2005

Experience the beauty and challenge of one of this Country’s oldest golf courses, steeped in over 100 years of rich history. Originally built in 1898, the course was redesigned by noted architect, John Van Kleek, who benefited from the consultation of World Champion Walter Hagen.

With the Adirondack Mountains and pristine Lake Placid as its backdrop, the artistically designed course offers novices and pros alike a rewarding day. Its trademark clover leaf designed greens and bunkers illustrate the meticulous attention to details the architect provided.

The Whiteface Club & Resort golf house and pro shop offer a wide variety of quality golfing products. Join us on the covered deck overlooking the putting green and first hole for a casual lunch or beverage, or one of a variety of golf tournaments.

Whiteface Mountain: Home of the 1980 Olympics provides great skiing no matter what level of skiing you are. With 80 different trails and the mountain expanding, you will never get bored.


Base Elevation: 1,220'

Little Whiteface Elevation: 3,676'

Lookout Mountain Elevation: 4,000'

Highest Lift Terminus: 4,386'

Highest skiable terrain: The Slides at 4,650'

Peak Elevation: 4,867'

(largest vertical drop east of the Mississippi)

282 skiable acres


35 acres of out of bounds skiing on 'The Slides' (conditions permitting); 53.5 acres of tree skiing

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kathie H. Smith (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Kathie H. Smith

Family has been in the hospitality business for 40 years.

Love sharing our home with families and friends. We have had visitors from across the globe and have loved meeting all of the families and groups of friends and sharing our home.

Kathie H. Smith purchased this house in 1999

Why Kathie H. Smith chose New York

In our opinion, Lake Placid is HEAVEN ON EARTH. It offers a 4 season location with breathtaking beauty. Enjoy all of the Olympic venues plus tobogganing, sledding, rock climbing, photography, hiking, swimming, fishing, tubing, golfing, tennis. The list goes on and on.

What makes this house unique

We are 5 minutes to town and restaurants. 25 minutes to Whiteface Mountain. The views of Whiteface Mountain and the High Peaks are incredible. No matter what the weather or doesn't get any better or more serene a setting and location. Play games at the game table, relax with friends and family in front of the fireplaces, enjoy the screened porch facing the lake...sit on the dock with your favorite book.....The kitchen is fully equipped with all the amenities you will need. There is an extra bar area to set up a buffet for your guests...The sunroom (4 season) is a place to spend time alone with lots of light.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Great to be back and spend another fantastic week with the family.
Jul 2012
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based on 6 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Perfect Place for a Family Get Together

  • 5 of 5

Camp Bearberry is the ideal location for a family vacation or reunion. Not only is the property described accurately on the rental site, but it has even more to offer than we imagined. The house was extremely clean and well maintained and the large wrap around porch over looking the lake and mountains was a constant place of gathering for all of us. We also rented the pontoon boat and the owner was there to greet us and show us the the nuances of the boat. The large dock offered us plenty of room to enjoy morning coffee or evening cocktails while sharing the magnificent view or watching grandchildren swim or kayak (we brought our own.) The owners are very organized and efficient and provided accurate information and service. They are local and give great attention to detail. My family would love to return to Camp Bearberry for another reunion and hopefully that will happen.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We went to Camp Bearberry this past New Years with 3 families. We had 8 teenagers (17-18 yrs. old) and 4 parents. The house had plenty of room for all of us. Everyone was amazed with the home. It has all the amenities you could want. Kitchen is very well stocked with every type of pot, pan or tool you could need. Each of the bedrooms is tastefully decorated with Adirondack style furnishing. The highlight of the décor are the many incredible landscape paintings adoring the walls of the camp, which were painted by the homeowner, Kathie. Each of the bedrooms its own unique style. Think of Camp Bearberry as a beautiful Inn, where you rent out every room in the Inn. The two working fireplaces were amazing.We lit them every night for dinner and while relaxing in the family room. We didn't even bother going out for dinner, once a back in the camp we couldn't imagine a better place to be. There’s plenty of firewood and a big cart to transport the wood into the house. This camp has nothing lacking from it. Additionally, Kathie is accommodating and easy to work with. I would highly recommend this property to any family or group looking for a great Adirondack vacation. Skiing at Whiteface was good and coming back home to camp Bearberry was the topping on the cake. We all can't wait to go back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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November stay at Camp Bearberry

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Camp Bearberry early November 2014. Camp Bearberry is on a picturesque part of Lake Placid looking at the sun rise across the lake and Whiteface Mountain. Camp Bearberry is decorated in true Adirondack style with all the amenities one could wish for. The living room and it's roaring fire is a perfect setting to sip wine, eat cheese and take in the beautiful relaxing setting. Can't wait to return. We highly recommend a stay at Camp Bearberry.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our 5th Season!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have just completed our 5th season at Camp Bearberry, The camp

location and its amenities are superior. We are forever fans, Thank you again Kathie for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Louis

A very special place to unwind

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and my cousin and his wife added Camp Bearberry recently planned a trip to Cooperstown and decided to add some time in the mountains of New York to our itinerary. What a great decision! Camp Bearberry was the perfect spot to kick back for a few days and enjoy the view of the lake, playing checkers by the roaring fire, and watching the leaves turn splendid colors. We had a day of rainy, cold weather, and what could have been more perfect than watching the fog slip across the lake and the sun rise the next morning explains the words "Mirror Lake." The house is great, especially if you like traditional Adirondack furnishings. The owners obviously love the house, and it is filled with special collections and original art. The house from the lakefront (shown in the photo) is charming, and well kept. It is not hard to imagine "campers" running up and down the stairs and playing on the lawn that stretches down to the water. The kitchen worked well for us, the dining room is one of my favorite rooms (BEYOND charming!), and in spite of the cold outside the house was very comfortable. Location is extremely convenient to pop in and out of Lake Placid, which is FULL of great restaurants and cute shops. There are other houses around the property (it isn't set off all by itself) but the Camp has plenty of "private space." The drive up to Whiteface Mountain was gorgeous with the Fall leaves. The owner was particularly helpful in recommending places to eat and things to do (we loved lunch at The Cottage and dinner at the nearby Pub at Lake Placid Lodge). We loved seeing the rink where "Miracle on Ice" occurred! We would love to go back in the summer when we really enjoy the lake itself, perhaps starting in Montreal and driving down; however, flying out of Albany was a breeze, and the drive from Lake Placid down was just over 2 hours and a great foliage tour. Many thanks to Kathie S for all of her assistance! Camp Bearberry will always be special for all of us!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, D.C.

Perfect Rental for a Whiteface Club Wedding

  • 5 of 5

My family rented Camp Bearberry for a week before and during our daughter's wedding at the Whiteface Club and Resort. The house, its location and accommodations could not have been more perfect for the occasion. The house is located on the shore of Lake Placid. We loved swimming off the dock; the wedding party photos on the lawn were gorgeous; the groomsmen walked from the house to the wedding garden; and the parents walked home after the wedding at the Whiteface Club. The house provides ample space for group gatherings in the living room, dining room, and lovely screened porch, and a nicely-appointed bathroom for every bedroom (critical for a wedding!). The house is beautifully furnished with interesting Adirondack antiques, and is well-furnished for cooking and entertaining. Owners Kathie and Gary Smith were wonderfully welcoming, and so helpful. We totally loved our stay at Camp Bearberry!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
135 Miles
Albany International, Plattsburg, Saranac Lake
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lake Placid Lodge
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Lake Champlain - Charlotte/Essex Route
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Whiteface Club
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
I-87 & Route 73 (Exit 30 of the Northway)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Lake Placid Lodge, winter...Moose Lodge summer
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Whiteface Mountain
Nearest Beach
At house
Car: necessary

The Adirondack National Park is the largest protected wilderness area in the contiguous Unites States. ‘Forever wild’ certainly describes this most treasured piece of unspoiled beauty. Due to its unique make up of both publicly and privately owned land, there are over 100 small towns and villages tucked in among the 6 million acre preserve. The great Adirondack Park offers amazing opportunity for all sorts of world class outdoor activities - golfing, skiing, birding, hiking, cycling, fishing; the list is nearly endless. The village of Lake Placid is set right in the middle of this outdoor paradise, and combines a storied Olympic past, wonderful shopping, museums, history, dining and the arts with sports activities galore.


Rates & Availability

Lake Placid House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $195

Cancellation Policy:
100% Refund if cancelled 150 days prior to Stay for SUMMER Season Only

100% Refund if cancelled 90 days prior to Stay for Non-Season

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Maximum 12 people.
SUMMER Season: Sat. to Sat. Stay only.
Boat rental also available.

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New York House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Marcy
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Algonquin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Kisterbock
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Cascade
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Oz
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Ne-On-Doc
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
  • Each bedrooms has it's own decor. Filled with antiques and top of the line furnishings.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Marcy
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Algonguin
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Kisterbock
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Cascade
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Oz
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Ne-On-Doc
  • Second Floor- MARCY - Suite, One (1) Deluxe Pillowtop Queen Bed, One (1) Full pull-out Sofa Bed, Tub and Shower ALGONQUIN - Deluxe Pillowtop King Bed, Tub and Shower KISTERBOCK - One (1) Deluxe Pillowtop Queen Bed, Shower, Decorative Fireplace CASCADE - Two (2) Deluxe Pillowtop Twin Beds, Tub and Shower OZ - Two (2) Twin Deluxe Pillowtop Beds, Tub and Shower First Floor- NE-ON-DOC - One (1) Queen Deluxe Pillowtop Bed, Shower, Decorative Fireplace, Ceiling fan All Rooms Include: Adirondack, Arts and Crafts, and antique furnishings. Original Artwork. Private Bathrooms, Ceiling Fans and Wireless Internet Access.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Camp Bearberry comes complete with everything for your successful vacation. WE SUPPLY: - 23 ft. Boat (available for rent at additional charge for pre-approved renters) inc. tube - Firewood (year-round) - Fully Equipped Kitchen: Dishwasher, Microwave, 5 Burner Gas Range, Dual Ovens, Refrigerator/Ice Maker, Coffee Maker, Blender, Food Processor, Butler Pantry (fully stocked with wine/bar glasses), extra large pots, toaster, including many spices, perfect for preparing that home cooked meal away from home. - Full place setting for twelve (12) - Tablecloths, placemats, cloth napkins, candle sticks - Large Dock on West Shore - Games (cards and board games) - Proprietary Camp Bearberry Bath Soaps and Liquid Hand Soap - Bedding/Linens,Bath Towels/Washcloths/Hand towels - Charcoal Grill, Charcoal, Starter (Summer/Fall) - Washer/Dryer - Ceiling Fan (all Bedrooms) - Iron/Ironing Board - Pack-n-play ...Just add Food, Beverage and Great Company

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