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The Loony Bin Cottage Directly on Loon Lake in the Adirondacks

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The Loony Bin at Loon Lake in Franklin, NY is the perfect Adirondack retreat. Located directly on 100 feet of waterfront, the cottage offers a peaceful setting to enjoy all that the Adirondacks have to offer. Use of two kayaks, a rowboat and a canoe are included in the rental price. Enjoy boating on Loon Lake in addition to swimming in its clear waters. Watch the loons swim by frequently and listen to their intriguing calls. Fish until your heart is content catching lake trout, bass, perch and pike. Walk the areas' roads and paths gathering fresh berries. Admire the gorgeous star filled sky at night free of a city's light pollution.

When a trip into the 'city' is warranted, make an easy drive to Saranac Lake (20 minutes) or Lake Placid (30 minutes). These towns offer excellent dining both refined and casual and boast antique stores, novelty shops and specialty stores. No matter where you decide to go, you will be surrounded by the gorgeous Adirondack mountains.

Explore area museums such as the Wild Center in Tupper Lake or the Interpretive Center near Paul's Smith college. Both host awesome nature exhibits as well as trail systems.

The Loony Bin is a pet friendly cottage. Please email us for more information about what we have to offer.

Keywords: Adirondack cabin, lakefront cottage, lakefront cabin

More Details

Laurie Ann Feldhaus
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2017

About Laurie Ann Feldhaus

Adirondack enthusiast and animal lover!

Laurie Ann Feldhaus purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Laurie Ann Feldhaus chose New York

There is no other place to rest, relax, and rejuvenate the soul!

What makes this cabin unique

A stay at the Loony Bin allows for reconnecting with nature and finding inner peace. It allows people to settle their busy minds and get away from the hectic pace we so often try to maintain. The Loony Bin at Loon Lake is the ideal spot to review priorities and establish new goals for happiness.


Vermontville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Email for inventory list and websites for suggested activities in area. Beachfront area within walking distance.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

The Loony Bin Cottage Directly on Loon Lake in the Adirondacks
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Mechanicsville, VA

We "Heart" the Loony Bin

  • 5 of 5

We just got home from our eighth annual visit to the Loony Bin on Loon Lake. The owners continue to add special touches that make each year so special. The quiet location and the view are the best we've ever found. There are Loons on this lake and we have always been lucky enough to see and hear them. The worst part of staying at the Loony Bin is having to leave!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal Adirondack getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Exceptional vacation spot with so much to do right out the door; biking and running/walking trails, great dock for swimming, sun catching or reading a book, beautiful lake to explore and fish as well as a scenic brook trout stream just minutes from the cottage. Close to Saranac Lake and Lake Placid shopping, eating and sight seeing. Plattsburg is approx. 45 minutes north and offers Lake Champlain to explore. This year was the fourth summer we have spent vacationing at the Loony Bin and it is ALWAYS an absolute pleasure.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairport NY

Looney Bin

  • 5 of 5

The views were beautiful. It was peaceful and the beds were comfortable. The dock and boat were easily accessed. We'd go again.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxed and picturesque location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is well-situated on Loon Lake, about 15 mi. north of Saranac, and from the deck it appears you are literally right on the lake. The kayaks and canoe were a wonderful way to explore the lake, which is generally quiet. The interior is Adirondacks-themed, and brings the outdoors inside with a huge picture window in the living room. Board games and books help to pass the time when/if you happen to be there during a rainy week, as we were. The charcoal grill and the portable fire pit made the deck an even better place to sit and enjoy the scenery. Great place if you want to be on the water.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 0
Cooperstown, NY


  • 5 of 5

This is so long 88 year old Mother & I rented this warm & welcome cottage.The property inside & out, is attractive, clean, and conducive to a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. Everything you could possibly need was available at our disposal. It is an extremely peaceful place & a perfect retreat. The views of the lake were soothing to the soul to say the least. The Loons were still around even at the end of September. I would highly recommend this property. The listing photos accurately reflect the rental's appearance & amenities. Laurie Ann & Phil are very responsive and attentive to the needs of the house & of their guest. Thank you so much for everything! I'll be back.......

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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At Home in the Adirondack's!

  • 5 of 5

The Loony Bin is everything described and more! We were immediately welcomed by a warm and charming cottage with everything we needed at our disposal. The use of the boats was key as we spent many tranquil hours on the lake. The first morning we were greeted by a loon right in front of the cottage with many more visits daily! The hosts were welcoming and readily available to answer any questions. An amazing week!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake

The Visitors Interpretive Center near Paul Smith's College

The Lake Placid Olympic Facilities

Whiteface Mountain Scenic Drive and Hike

Approx. 90 min or so from Montreal


Rates & Availability

Vermontville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 20 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 16 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.0%

$200 deposit along with signed lease to make reservation. Balance due 60 days prior to check in. Deposit of $500 also required and returned upon successful inspection of cabin (no damages or loss).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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