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Lake Placid Adk Garden Cottage at the Whiteface Club Resort

52 Reviews
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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 8 nights


Lake Placid Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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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 Adirondacks

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 owner

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 4.8846154 based on 58 reviews

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We used this cottage for a few short days after our wedding in the area. Unfortunately we didn't get to spend as much time there as we would have liked, but I can confidently say that this little "hobbit hole" is absolutely perfect in every way. The interior details are superb! The exterior is adorable and gorgeous. I highly recommend everyone stay here, I know we will definitely be coming back!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😍😍😍

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Quiet and secluded but minutes from trails, water, restaurants and town

  • 5 of 5

Its a very intimate cottage for two ( plus our dog ). I think the space would be tight if there were any more than that, however it was plenty perfect for us. The property has plenty of space between other homes in the area so while being outside we had plenty of privacy sitting in the Adirondack Chairs and playing with our dog. There's everything you could need indoors including a great bluetooth speaker that connect easily. Overall is was a super classy, woodsy, well appointed cabin near lake Placid.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better Each Visit

  • 5 of 5

As usual, Outstanding. This is our 4th time staying in the Garden Cottage. Every time we stay there are new additions to make the stay even better. This time there was a doggie welcome set of bowls and towels to use while there! A new deluxe CharBroil grill on the lawn and now 4 red Adirondack chairs add to time spent outside. We have visited Lake Placid many times and now that we've discovered Garden Cottage the last 4 visits it's the only place we'll stay. It's our home away from home.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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great little house in a quiet area!

  • 4 of 5

Stayed May 2016 with my wife and 2-month old daughter. Cute little house tucked away in a very quiet area near the lake. Roomy enough with separate kitchen, dining room, living room and bedroom. Bathroom a little small but worked, slightly disappointed with no tv in the living room. Great outdoor space in the front lawn with 4 lounge chairs and a new grill (which we used almost every day!)

Definitely convenient to have the kitchen (fully equipped) with our baby and dining room was cozy with windows on the corners. Would highly recommend to people looking for a quiet getaway close to lots of things to do

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at the Cottage. It was our decision not to place a TV set in the living room, not to alter the feeling of this beautiful and vintage room (built in the 1930's). When enjoy so much the views of the fire place on one side and the crazy chase of the chipmunks and the birds on the other that we felt we didn't have the need another TV set in that room. But there is nothing wrong with binge watching your favorite show from the cloud bed (I can watch HGTV for hours!!) We truly hope to have you over at the Cottage
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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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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
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
Thanksgiving (3 nights)
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 12 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
MLK Weekend - 3 Nights
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jan 16 2017 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Feb 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
President's Day - 3 Night
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2016
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
4th of July - 4 Nights
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Ironman Week-6 Nights $425/nig
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 29 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
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

Cleaning fee(stay 3 days $80
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $500
Chargeback Fee $25
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 ***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Lake Placid 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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