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Historic Vacation Rental Home on Lake Flower in Saranac Lake

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9 depending on season)

McKenzie View is a lovingly restored historic home on Lake Flower in the village of Saranac Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. The house retains original family furnishings and antiques and is heated and available year round.

Relax in a large but cozy living room with a wood burning fireplace and a splendid view of lake and mountains. Test your culinary skills in a roomy, fully equipped kitchen. Adjacent to the kitchen is a sun-filled breakfast room and a formal dining room that seats eight.

Wake up to the sunrise over the lake and mountains in a queen-sized bed in the master suite with a twin bed in an adjoining room. Two other bedrooms have double beds. All beds are dressed with seasonal Pottery Barn linens. Two twin beds are available in summer in the quiet second floor unheated porch that backs a wooded hillside. There is a full bath with shower on the second floor, a full bath with claw-foot tub on the third floor, and a half bath on the first floor.

Just minutes from Lake Placid and Olympic sites, and twenty miles from Whiteface Mountain, the village retains much of its historic charm, with its numerous cure cottages, active Main Street, and century-old traditions such as the Winter Carnival in February. Spectacular fireworks can be seen across the lake from the house on Indenpence Day, New Year's Eve, and twice during Winter Carnival. Main Street shops and the farmers market are a five-minute walk along the lake from the house.

The Visitors Interpretative Center in nearby Paul Smiths, the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, and the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake provide opportunities to learn more about the Adirondacks. Annual events in the region include the Ironman Triathlon, Empire State Games, the I Love New York horse shows, Lake Placid Film Forum, and Plein Air Art Fesitval.

The third-generation owner has a graduate degree in building conservation from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is lovingly preserving the century-old house. Enjoy your stay on a historic street lined with many other lovely older homes. We are sure you will enjoy the house and region as much the Roberson family has!

Keywords: historic, antique, Adirondacks, lakefront, waterfront

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2017

About The Owner

My father was raised in this home, which has been in our family for a century, and I spent every summer since childhood, nourishing my life-long love of the Adirondacks. It was always my desire to live in the house one day, and vacation rentals allow me to share this lovely home with others while defraying expenses. My father is thrilled that I am actively restoring it, bit by bit. Architectural and artistic skills seem to run in my family: my great-uncle was the prominent Adirondack architect William Distin, my cousin is an architectural project manager, my great-grandfather and brother are professional photographers, and my undergraduate degree is in painting and drawing. My graduate degree in building conservation from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has fostered enduring connections in the preservation community and I have come to love Saranac Lake as my second home. Combined with my first graduate degree in library science, guests appreciate the fine library of local authors, fiction, and Adirondack literature. The kitchen may be my favorite room: spacious yet warm in its antiquity, I know you'll enjoy preparing meals for your family as much as I have.

The Owner purchased this house in 1982

Why The Owner chose Adirondacks

This home has been in my family for a century, and it was only natural for me to want to preserve the family connection to the Adirondacks. Saranac Lake continues to be a vibrant community of involved citizens and has become an arts mecca in the Adirondacks.

What makes this house unique

The house is a mere five-minute walk to Main Street and a short drive to many outdoor and cultural activities.

Amenities

Saranac Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Printer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , First floor bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Clawfoot tub, 3rd floor bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor bathroom
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Sleeping Porch - 2 twin/ single , Porch is unheated
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2) Antique beds, Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 twin beds on unheated 2nd floor porch facing woods--peaceful!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen Size Double High Air Bed Double Size Air Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Books, games, antiques, screened porch, dining room, dock, swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Historic Vacation Rental Home on Lake Flower in Saranac Lake
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews
5

Love staying here!

  • 5 of 5

I have been staying in this lovely 3 story home for the past nine years. I bring in a group of friends, we are all artists and we come for a plein air event every year. We look forward to our time together and spending it here, we have come to love this home! It is spacious, charming, well equipped & the location is so convenient! We also love that we have access to the private dock and the lake. We all plan on returning for as many years as we can! Over the years we have seen and appreciated the updates and upkeep that has gone into this home. I definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're grateful for our loyal customers and are delighted to have you return year after year, and to be a part of the growing arts community of Saranac Lake. Please continue to think of us as your home away from home. The house is beautiful in all seasons, with reduced off-season rates, so let us know if you'd like to visit in another season.
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Arlington, VA
4

Nice property!

  • 4 of 5

My family of 7 had a great time staying at McKenzie View. While it is an older house, with both charms and quirks, it is quite spacious and very well appointed. The kitchen has everything needed for both general cooking and baking, which was great for us. The best feature of the house is it's location. We have rented several lake houses in the past and have generally found that lake access means being quite removed from walkable destinations. At McKenzie View the small concession of needing to cross a not-too-busy road to access the lake is offset by the ability to easily walk into the town of Saranac Lake, which offers coffee shops, restaurants, grocery shopping, and points of interest including the Laboratory Museum and the hiking trail up Baker Mountain. An excellent vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad that you found the location amenable to exploring the region and all that Saranac Lake has to offer. Please spread the word and visit us again soon!
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Fairport, NY
4

Another Great Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Third year in a row in this lovely village home. This home is very well stocked with everything you need for a great stay. It is a great launching point for any Adirondack adventure. Thank you again for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Wonderful Wedding Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home with a gorgeous view of Lake Flower and McKenzie Mountain. The morning sunrise is absolutely stunning as are the evening lights reflecting on the lake. Relaxing on the porch is such an added treat! This home is so attractive and so comfortable for a visit to the Saranac Lake area. The proximity to town is perfect with restaurants and shops nearby. We all enjoyed a wonderful swim in the lake right across the way! We were visiting the area for my son's wedding and could not have asked for more perfect accommodations! It is very easy to feel "at home" in such a charming setting as "McKenzie View." Thanks for making our wedding weekend so enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted to share our home with people who love our old homestead as much as we do, and the many amenities offered by the Village of Saranac Lake, a truly special place. We hope you'll come visit again!
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5

Second year in a row

  • 5 of 5

Another great time spent at the house during the ironman!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so pleased to be able to host your family again and thrilled that you'll return next year. We love our loyal customers!
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5

Saranac lake at its best.

  • 5 of 5

Large, lovely home. Handy to the village of Saranac Lake and the waters of Lake Flower and Osetta. What a perfect place for a family reunion. We gathered at the home and launched a fleetn of canoes and kayaks. Everybody loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted to share our lake side home with families like yours and we're glad you had a good experience in our Adirondack home, and look forward to hosting you again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Saranac Lake airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Main Street
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Essex, NY
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Saranac Lake Golf Club
Nearest Train
43 Miles
Westport, NY
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
NYS Routes 3 and 86
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Many restaurants in village
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Whiteface
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Clear
Car: recommended

Speed skating, figure skating, horse shows, and rugby tournaments in region

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Pet Fee $30
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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