LAKEFRONT HIDEAWAY with VIEWS of WESTERN HIGH PEAKS
Lem and Anita Hegwood
About Lem and Anita Hegwood
The resident owners are avid hikers, canoeists, X-country skiers and nature photographers and enthusiasts who love to share their years of knowledge about hiking trails and waterways.
Lem and Anita Hegwood purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Lem and Anita Hegwood chose Saranac Lake
We selected Oseetah Lake because it enjoys easy access to Lake Placid and Saranac Lake as well as providing a quiet retreat with world-class views of the High Peaks across the lake. Our favorite outdoor activities, cross country skiing, hiking and canoeing, are at our door step.
What makes this Cottage unique
• Secluded yet minutes away from Lake Placid and Saranac Lake • World-class canoeing and kayaking on the Saranac Chain of Lakes from our dock • Panoramic views of Western High Peaks and Ampersand Mountain from the new lakeside deck • Lake side fire pit for family campfires • Wildlife viewing of bald eagles and loons • View gorgeous sunsets over Ampersand Mtn from 'Sunset' Island
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Only ONE VEHICLE can be accommodated. NO RVs, TRAILERS or MOTORIZED BOATS are permitted.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Very lovely spot overlooking Lake Oseetah. Well designed room with Adirondack feel to it. Well equipped kitchen. Nice bedrooms and bathroom. Kayaks and canoes available. Ability to grill on the deck in front of the room. Good fishing in the lake
MORE THAN PERFECT!
"If you want to impress, do more than expected."
Anita and Lem have certainly done that with their property.
It was a perfect getaway for ourselves and our two grandchildren, ages 5 and 13. After driving down a private road for about a mile you get the feeling of seclution. You feel as though you are far from civilization looking out at the pristine lake but it's a short ride to restaurants and things for the kids to do. Fishing from the dock and swimming off the private beach kept them occupied most of the time.
The loft is just as the pictures depict, beautifully appointed. They have included everything you would need even beach towels. Also, you have use of six kayaks and a very nice canoe, and beach toys for younger children.
If you want a place where you can sit by the lake and listen to the sounds of silence, this is the place for you. Well, if you want that, you probably don't want to bring the grandchildren.
Perfect family vacation
We had the most relaxing family vacation. Lem and Anita’s loft was the perfect location for us. The lake was beautiful with mountains in the background. Our 5 year old must have jumped off the dock into the lake at least 100 times. She also had fun playing in the sand. We enjoyed our breakfasts up in the trees on the deck and cooked many dinners on the grill. The location was perfect - it was a quick ride to both Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. If you venture into Saranac Lake make sure to go to Donnelly’s for ice cream - amazing!
"The Loft" July 2019
Dear Anita and Lem,
Thank you so very much for sharing your home with us. So peaceful living in the trees......
The property is absolutely lovely, right on the water of Lake Oseetah with a beautiful view of the Adirondack Mountains. It's a well appointed loft, recently remodeled, with every amenity you need - including a great deck with a grill and view of the lake! Lem and Anita were gracious and accommodating hosts, yet it felt like a private house the entire week unless we had a question. We had a fantastic week relaxing, fishing, and cruising the Saranac Lake chain. We will return!
Other Attractions & Activities
•Quiet retreat, with peaceful lake, south facing beach and dock with panoramic views of the Western High Peaks.
•Located at the western edge of the ADK High Peaks and directly connected to some of the best canoeing in the Northeast.
•A short drive to the towns of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid yet off the beaten path and away from noisy crowds.
•Easy drive to major trailheads for great hiking in the High Peaks.
•Canoe directly from our beach to pristine Pine Pond and to 25 miles of rivers and lakes in the Saranac Chain of Lakes.
•Eagles, loons, osprey, great blue heron, fox and deer are commonly seen.
•The 1.1 mile private access is itself an interesting walk; it leads past flowery meadows and wild spruce/tamarack forests, across an open marsh with views of the High Peaks (reminiscent of the Big Sky country of Montana) and finally to the mature forest of 100 year old white pines and mixed deciduous woods where Oseetah Lake Loft is nestled.
•Great bass and pike fishing
•The 1.7 acre property has a south facing sandy beach (ideal for young children) and woodland paths leading to “Sunset Island”, perfect for a deeper swim and/or watching sunsets.