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Lem and Anita Hegwood

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

LAKEFRONT FAMILY RETREAT off the beaten track near LAKE PLACID

51 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Adirondacks Lodge Rental Photos and Description

LAKEFRONT HIDEAWAY with VIEWS of WESTERN HIGH PEAKS

This private apartment was recently built (2009) and newly refurbished (2012) specifically to accommodate families and the loft is located on the only private road that provides year round access to Oseetah Lake.

• Ideal as a family retreat (maximum capacity 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children)

• The loft is private and is the only rental on the entire 1.7 acre property.

• The loft and property are totally smoke-free environments

• Shallow sandy beach facing south is perfect for small children

• 2 Canoes and 2 solo kayaks are available at no additional cost

• From the dock and lakeside deck, there are expansive panoramic views of the western High Peaks and Ampersand Mountain

• Wildlife such as bald eagles, loons and osprey are often seen at Oseetah Lake

• The lake side fire pit accommodates family campfires

• The lakeside deck, floating dock, canoes, kayaks and small sandy beach are shared with the resident owners.

• The Loft's private entrance leads to a large guest vestibule, with storage space for gear and to the stairway up to the main floor (the apartment is not handicapped accessible).

• The loft is nestled among the treetops with abundant natural light and panoramic views of surrounding forest and mountains.

• Living space is designed in a clean, fresh and uncluttered manner with hardwood floors and artisanal wood-work finishes emphasized by high cathedral ceilings and large bay windows.

• Kitchen is thoroughly furnished for cooking and includes designer concrete counters and island as well as All Clad cookware.

• Wood burning stove provides additional warmth for cozy evenings.

• Gas fired Weber grill on the loft deck overlooks the forest and lake.

• Two cozy bedrooms w/one King bed, one Queen bed and a full size futon (in the living room). They enjoy natural lighting.

• Full bathroom includes shower, bath and large mirror.

• Families may view DVD’s on the LCD TV but no network service is available.

• Onkyo iPod docking station and stereo receiver

• A wireless network allows connection to the world at large.

• A land line phone is available for calls in the U.S.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lem and Anita Hegwood (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 lodge in 2005

Why Lem and Anita Hegwood chose Adirondacks

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 lodge 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

Reviews

5
based on 51 traveler reviews

LAKEFRONT FAMILY RETREAT off the beaten track near LAKE PLACID
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews
5

Amazing location, gracious hosts!

  • 5 of 5

This property is well appointed and comfortable, on a beautiful lake that is centrally located, with really kind and helpful hosts who were totally unobtrusive--exactly what you'd be looking for. We would definitely stay here again and I hope to get back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home, charming hosts

  • 5 of 5

Lem and Anita have a beautiful place on secluded Oseetah Lake. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay -- they went above and beyond as hosts to make it a special weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Retreat

  • 5 of 5

It is a wonderful place in a magical spot. The pictures do not do it justice. It was far better than I expected.

The level of detail and craftmanship is very impressive. There is not any reason to leave once you get there. If you do it is perfectly located between two quaint towns Lake Placid village and Lake Saranac. The owners were charming and very welcoming. I. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wish we could have stayed another week!

  • 5 of 5

Lem and Anita were excellent hosts, beautiful house, superb lakefront, and a wonderful week all told. What a relaxing week!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time, beautiful loft!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I spent a four-day weekend at the Oseetah Lake Loft in February. We cannot wait to go back, not only to the Saranac Lake area, but to Lem and Anita's beautiful loft. The accommodations were clean, cozy and relaxing. Lem and Anita went out of their way to make us feel at home, ensuring that we were well-supplied with firewood during the sub-zero temperatures, and taking the time to stock the pantry with hot chocolate mix for our daughter. We highly recommend the loft for a couples or small family vacation, and look forward to returning to the property when we can take advantage of the warm weather amenities.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Oseetah Lake Loft

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay and how impressed we were with the accommodations. Anita and Lem were the perfect hosts and made sure we had everything we needed down to paper plates, napkins, kleenex, tea, coffee, etc. We were particularly impressed with the overall cleanliness which made us feel right at "home". We highly recommend this place for a couples getaway or a family vacation. You definitely won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Map

Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Saranac Lake Golf Course
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Van Hoevenberg Cross Country Ski Center
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Saranac Lake Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$275
$1,900
 
 
EARLY FALL
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
MID FALL
Oct 3 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
LATE FALL
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER HOLIDAYS
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER/SKI SEASON
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $150

Check in for Oseetah Lake Loft is anytime after 4:00PM the day of arrival. Check out is before 10:00AM the day of departure.
Additional guest charge per night is $25 for one OR two additional adults.
No additional charge for children
Maximum group size 4 adults OR 2 adults and 3 children
One time cleaning fee $150 per stay including trash disposal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Adirondacks Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Glass shower enclosure and instant hot water
  • Wood paneling, concrete counter, glass shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large closet. Large windows provide natural lighting
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sliding glass door and window provide natural light
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Wood paneling, lots of natural light
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
Canoes and Kayaks available. Adult size PFD available for adults only. Bring PFD for children.

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