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Tamarack Lake House *May - September Only

Thendara, NY, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Your own private lake!

*Sunday to Sunday rental


We open the last week in May

Nestled on over 400 acres of land, Tamarack Lodge is surrounded by trees, trails, and water. The Lodge is a short five minutes from downtown Old Forge, off of Route 28, situated on a private land nearly a mile back from the road. The driveway is a spectacle of fern trees and foliage bringing you to a modern yet woodsy lodge.

Tamarack Lodge has four separate bedrooms adjacent to the great room. There is a modern kitchen so that all of the conveniences of home are right there for you, including gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator and all the necessary cooking utensils. The large screened-in, furnished porch overlooks a private lake where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset. The master bedroom has a queen bed and half bath. The other bedrooms contain two twin size beds in each room. The stone fireplace, satellite television, rustic furniture, games and a gathering table, not to mention the beautiful wooden bar in the great room is cozy and the perfect setting for relaxing indoors. There is a 120 foot private, partially sandy beach right off of the porch, and the 40 acre lake is the perfect place for anyone who enjoys swimming off the dock, kayaking, row-boating or fishing. There is also a large charcoal grill on the large deck, perfect for grilling up burgers on a sunny afternoon with family and friends.

***There is a ONE week minimum stay (Sunday to Sunday).

***NO PETS please.

***You are responsible for garbage removal.



Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Lauren

This home was built by our father and grandfather and hold many special memories for each of us and our children and grand-children. We take great pride in the history and the happiness it brings to all. There is something wonderful about the fresh air in the Adirondacks that gives you the "leave the stress at home" feeling. We love sharing this feeling with our guests!


    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Includes Half Bath
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • 1.5

        Location Type

          • Beachfront
            Small, sandy, beach overlooking the lake.
          • Lake View
          • Lakefront
            Private lake. No motorized watercraft allowed. Kayaks, canoes only.
          • Oceanfront
          • Water View
          • Waterfront


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Fireplace
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                        Used beds must be stripped.
                      • Living Room
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Parking
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Towels Provided
                        May want to also bring some of your own.
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        Wood included


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            All dishes, utensils, pots, pans, waffle maker, toaster oven included
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television


                                      • Boat
                                        Small battery operated boat on premise to use. Must wear life jackets
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        There is an enclosed deck and an outdoor deck
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • cinemas
                                              • library
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • theme parks
                                              • water parks

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • horseshoes
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • laundromat

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • rafting
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • snowmobiling
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • whitewater rafting
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • No WIFI

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                7 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Adirondack Paradise

                                                                Meghan B.

                                                                My large group of friends had an absolutely phenomenal week at the Tamarack Lodge. The house has HUGE common spaces, which were great for group dinners, game nights, and morning coffee on the screened-in porch. All the amenities we could want (including a fantastic big grill and a rowboat) were in-house. This is a true Adirondack experience: no wifi, limited cell reception, very dark/quiet at night, and lots of animal sightings (though not in the house - the mouse problem mentioned in earlier reviews seems to have been totally ameliorated). This was a great place to get off the grid for a week, but is also just a ten minute drive into Old Forge for grocery stores, a library, reception, Water Safari, etc.

                                                                We brought a few kayaks and loved using those - the lake is gorgeous (great for swimming, too). We did a lot of hiking on nearby trails and enjoyed stargazing and bonfires at night. The place was cleaned and in good shape on our arrival.

                                                                As a side note for any future renters: make sure you buy lots of water!! The taps run with lake water (as we were thankfully told by a housekeeper on our way in).

                                                                We hope we'll get to visit Tamarack again soon!

                                                                Mouse house!

                                                                Unhappy camperSyracuse, ny

                                                                Yikes! Should have listened to previous reviewer. Mice everywhere, even one running across my daughter in bed at night! We killed 4 with traps and many more still causing havoc. A beautiful place if you like mice.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for your review, Steve! As we have mentioned in our conversations, we are deeply sorry for your experience and had we known the time of your stay, we could have remedied the situation immediately. Unfortunately, the house is a mile back in the woods and there are times when mice will get into the most sealed up places. A moose walked through last summer as well. It is a very outdoorsy home. Since you notified us of the issue after you left, we sent up a very well known pest control company and we immediately addressed and followed all of their recommendations. As you know, this is also our own vacation home and we take great pride in it. I was very upset that you had a negative experience and hope you can forgive for any inconvenience you had. The last thing we would ever want is for anyone to have a bad experience. The reason we chose to rent this out is for others to enjoy the outdoors as much as we do.

                                                                Since your time there last year, I did not receive any complaints and have also stayed there myself.

                                                                Again, all the best to you and your family!

                                                                Steve Y

                                                                SteveClayton, NY

                                                                What a great place!!!

                                                                My wife and I enjoyed the serenity this extremely private setting has to offer. The waterfall not only provides a great visual backdrop to the place but also soothing sounds to serenade you to sleep at night. Two streams, and spacious decks surround the large cabin. Our children fell in love with the place as soon as they stepped foot on the property. This place made our family get-together very special time.

                                                                We would have no concerns renting this property again and will look forward to doing it again.

                                                                Crystal Sinclair

                                                                Crystal S.

                                                                My husband and 3 girl's have been going to Old Forge for years we love the area. I happen to come across this cabin and it looked so relaxing so I figured we would try it out instead of the small cabins with no privacy in old forge. We LOVED it we stayed two separate times this summer with 2 different sets of friends and they loved it also. We loved how private it was, we relaxed so much and the kids we could not keep them out of the beautiful private lake. We brought our kayaks and enjoyed the views. We plan on staying there every year.

                                                                Spacious private retreat

                                                                tonyClinton NY

                                                                what a wonderful place. the house was very private, clean, and spacious. It had all the amenities of a modern home but tucked away so you felt like you were in the wilderness. great location and well worth the money spent (great value). Owners were extremely pleasant to deal with.

                                                                Absolutely Wonderful!

                                                                Nature loverUnited States

                                                                Can not say enough about how wonderful the lodge is. Breath taking waterfall. Could not ask for anything more. Only suggestion is label light switches. After figuring out which switch went to what you forgot.where you started.


                                                                Thendara, NY, USA

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Please contact for availability as we do not use the VRBO.com calendar.

                                                                Non-refundable deposit of $500 must be received within ONE week to hold premises. Half of total rental is due 8 weeks prior to rental term. Balance due 4 weeks prior to rental term. Check or Cash

                                                                7 Reviews
                                                                Good 3.9/5
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