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Mary & Ben

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french

Lake Placid Adk Garden Cottage at the Whiteface Club Resort

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

Rest, relax & rejuvenate. Welcome to the Garden Cottage!

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, choose a cozy winter stay, a summer vacation, or a romantic honeymoon, the Garden Cottage is the perfect choice! It is just like staying in your own private and elegant luxury suite! The Cottage has a stone fireplace stocked with ample firewood and cozy amenities to make a memorable visit.

Enjoy the ambiance of the historic Whiteface Club and Resort, including a private beach, lakeside dining, marina, 18-hole championship golf course, and clay tennis courts. The area also offers trekking and cross-country ski trails...all within walking distance.

Garden Cottage was originally an open-air 'smoking gazebo' created for the original Whiteface Inn. It is said that gentlemen would retire here to enjoy a brandy and a cigar after their meal at the Inn. Over time, additions were added to create a bedroom, bathroom, dining room and kitchen. The original stone hearth, stone floors, and living room with its cathedral beam ceiling remain.

Returning guests often mention how rustic and authentic it is, yet fully equipped with modern amenities.

The bedroom was designed to feel like sleeping out in the woods with an amazing real birch tree headboard, however, no sleeping bag needed here, as our fluffy feather bed compares to boutique hotel comfort.

Our attention was driven on finding rare pieces of furniture and antiques from the surrounding region, like our latest addition, which is a custom made dining table from master craftsman Steve Bowers. As you sit on the Westport chairs in the privacy of the large perennial garden, enjoy the smell of the surrounding woods and calming sound of the loons in the distance.

Enjoy the reawakening of the Adirondacks in the spring when the garden’ flowers and berries are in bloom and the last of the ice is melting on the lake.

During the summer, steps away from the front door, take a dip in the purest water of Lake Placid after a wonderful hike or boat ride.

In the fall, you can enjoy the splendor of a nature walk in the beauty of the foliage.

The winter season offers virgin snow for your first tracks on cross-country skis and snowshoes. You can also sit by the fire and enjoy a nice glass of wine.

The Cottage is only a few minutes’ drive to the lovely town of Lake Placid. It is a historic Olympic village that offers lots of shopping, dining options, gourmet shops and antique galleries on Main Street.

Please take advantage of all you find here. We hope the cottage becomes your home during your stay in Lake Placid and that you find it a pleasant retreat to return to, season after season.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mary & Ben (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french

About Mary & Ben

We discovered the region of Lake Placid many years ago. We fell in love with its beauty, the kindness of the locals and the ever-changing wonders of the nature among the seasons.

Mary & Ben purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Mary & Ben chose New York

We visited the Cottage randomly and knew at first sight that it would be our Lake Placid dream home.

We are very emotionally attached to it and try to come as often as we can. Every visit, we add new items, whether it comes from the neighborhood antique galley or have it custom made.

We are delighted to welcome each guest to enjoy it as if it was their own: welcome to the Garden Cottage family!

What makes this cottage unique

The Whiteface Club Resort has two restaurants, golf, tennis and beachfront on Lake Placid with cross country sking in the winter and only minutes to the olympic skating rinks and Whiteface Mountain for downhill skiing.

Guestbook comments from the manager

My husband and I took our first trip to Lake Placid in early December and we cannot say enough about our stay at the Garden Cottage. It was exactly what we had hoped for when planning a little get-away. The cottage is so warm, quaint and cozy, beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you could possibly need. The location is just perfect, off the beaten path for a quiet, peaceful stay, but just minutes away from all that Lake Placid has to offer. We had fresh snow fall the entire time and enjoyed relaxing each night by the fireplace. Thank you, Amy, for a memorable and perfect mini-vacation. We will definitely be back!
Dec 2010
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Lake Placid Adk Garden Cottage at the Whiteface Club Resort
average rating of 4.8958335 based on 54 reviews
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Perfect Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Coming from L.A , visiting our kids in college in NYC we decided to head up north and experience winter( it's 80F in L.A). Lake Placid Winter Olympics is engraved in our memory and this is one for the bucket list. After much research we landed on the cottage which seemed perfect for our needs. Mary gave us a few pre-trip tips and off we go. To our surprise there was no direct transportation from NYC other than driving or(long) bus ride so we took the Amtrak 69 train all the way to Plattsburgh and rented a car there. We arrived late at night , not ideal in the heavy snow, when unfamiliar,as the area is pretty dark and semi rural but directions were good and phone navigation worked perfectly. The complimentary excellent wine waiting on the table warmed our hearts.The Cottage was exactly as it is in the photos, cozy and charming . No spot was overlooked. Mary filled it with art and artifacts, books and memorabilia, all related to the area , and the history of the cottage, all with superb taste. Details were pretty impressive.

The cottage has everything you might need from fully equipped kitchen including supplies to a small Bose speaker you can connect your phone to .

They also provide brand new washer and dryer.The bathroom, though tiny was fresh and clean with the added bonus of a towel warmer and toilet seat warmer, both were appreciated. High end toiletries (L' Occitane body wash !). Other cleaning supplies were organic and chemical free.

Bed was very comfortable and felt luxurious and plush with all the pillows and the crisp linens. There were plenty of towels, big and small. The centerpiece was the wood burning fireplace, where we spent most of our time, we used the provided wood and purchased extra on the way from road side farmers .The location is perfect, a stone a way from the lake in this amazing country club development. Everything was frozen and seemed deserted, but so so beautiful with the white snow and mountains in the background.I can't imagine how beautiful it is during spring or summer. Due to severe weather(be careful what you wish for) we stayed in most of the time, enjoyed the sun by the table bench, cooked, read and just relaxed. We did not use the T.V at all.

We did take a few trips to the city, payed homage to the Olympic facilities ( the luge and the ski jump) and visited the High Falls Gorge ( a must). 2 grocery markets are about 5-10 drive. Communication with owner was good. Deposit was refunded within a week

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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A special place to stay....

  • 5 of 5

What a special little cottage with so much history. The owners were so accommodating as we arrived two days later than anticipated due to dangerously low windchill. The cottage has so many special touches that make you feel welcome, from the bottle of wine and wine glasses waiting for us on the table, to the towel heater, heated toilet seat and beautiful fireplace. A special time. It is obvious that the owners love their place and want it to be a special experience for their guests. Nicely done!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Seymour, CT

Just As Advertised

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Garden Cottage. It was everything advertised, from the quaint, Adirondack charm to the amenities in the house. The fireplace was wonderful, along with the comfortable furnishings, and the kitchen was fully stocked for all types of food preparation.

The owner was very responsive to any questions we had prior to our trip, and we loved that we were able to bring our 10 year old dog along; she absolutely loved frolicking in the snow, and enjoyed walks on the quiet streets around the cottage.

I would highly recommend the Garden Cottage for anyone wanting a Lake Placid experience that does not include a generic hotel/motel room.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for kind words! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our home and look forward to when you return.
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A beautiful cottage to relax, unwind, and enjoy year round.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here numerous times and each visit the owners have added a new touch, furnishing, improvement, and it just gets better. It's cozy, comfortable, quiet, and yet very close to the village of Lake Placid and nestled on the grounds of the Whiteface Club a very short walk to the lake.

Once settled in it is sometimes difficult to get up the energy to leave. A real gem.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

You Deserve This

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful quaint historic cottage is one of a kind. Cozy, and so comfortable you may not want to leave. Mary and Ben LeClerq have added touches, improvements, and with care. The furnishings are genuine Adirondack article, the original stone and woodwork is stunning. Kitchen is newly remodeled, modern, and fully equipped. The great room, dining room/window seat nook is perfect. The huge stone fireplace dates to the 1800's and the king size feather bed should be illegal. It is really a cloud I think. We love it. Come back to it. And treasure it.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed everything.
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Birthday Celebration at Garden Cottage with snow !

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for somewhere to stay to celebrate my 50th birthday with my partner and or dog who were both joining me from Australia. We love the cold weather and as my birthday is in the first week of December I settled on Lake Placid hoping for snow.

We drove from NYC arriving at the cottage the night before my birthday and to our delight (Archie with West Highland Terrier included) it was snowing. The cottage was perfect! A beautiful sparkling Christmas tree greeted us at the door and inside we found the coziest cabin we could have ever wanted. The décor was in keeping with a cabin in the woods, the linens and bed were delightful and there was even a special blanket for Archie. We had four very relaxing days and nights, with each evening spent with the wood fire blazing, reading books from the book shelf and enjoying wine and treats prepared from the very amply equipped kitchen.

Thank you to Mary and Ben for sharing your cabin with us, we will definitely be recommending it to friends and hope to come back for more snow next year.

With kind regards

Sharon, Gerry and Archie

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Placid Lodge
"favorite place"
Caffe Rustica
The Moose Lodge Boathouse
Simply Gourmet
"amazing sandwiches"
Olympic Center
Chair 6
Olympic Speed Skating Oval
Big Mountain Deli and Creperie
The Adirondack Store
"Great for shopping"
House of Jerky
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarananc Lake, Lake Clear
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Lake Placid, Cottage is about 150 yards
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Whiteface Club Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Whiteface Club Resort
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Whiteface Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Lake Placid, Whiteface Club Resort, 150 yards
Car: necessary

Located in the historic Whiteface Club Resort with beachfront on Lake Placid, marina, championship 18 hole golf, tennis courts and restaurants. Only a two minute drive to the Olympic Lake Placid Village. Whiteface Mountain for skiing is 8 miles away.

During the summer season the Whiteface Club and Resort offers Daily and Weekly Memberships for unlimited Golf, Tennis; Private Beach access provided by owner, Snow-shoeing, X country skiing trails on golf course


Rates & Availability

Lake Placid Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2016 - May 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
May 30 2016 - Jun 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2016
Jun 27 2016 - Sep 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
4th of July - 4 Nights
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 5 2016
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Ironman Week-6 Nights $400/nig
Jul 22 2016 - Jul 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor day
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 5 2016 - Sep 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Early Winter
Oct 24 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Chargeback Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee(stay 3 days $80
Tax Rate 3.0%

2 night minimum on all weekends
Sleeps up to 4 guests - $50 per evening for each additional guest beyond 2

Well behaved, non-shedding dogs welcome - $75 per stay for the first dog and $130 for two

Please note that holidays may be additional.

*** Stays of 3 nights or less is subject to a $80 cleaning fee ***

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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New York Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King : High count sheets and feather bed; goose quill duvet (soft hypo allergenic pillows available) Queen : Sleep sofa in Living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
King Master Bedroom, High Speed Internet, Queen Sleep Sofa, Cut & stacked wood Zoned Electric Heat, Color TVs (1), Full Equipped Kitchen, Garbage Disposal, All Cooking utensils provided, All Linens & Towels provided, Adirondack Chairs, well trained dogs considered.

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