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Janis Beatty

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

In Town, In the Wild

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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1 Bedroom Apartment In The Village Of Saranac Lake

Watson Place is a one bedroom apartment, with a well equipped kitchenette, bath with radiant floor heating, and living room with dining space. We are located on a hill on a quiet street in Saranac Lake, New York in the heart of the Adirondack Park. The house is surrounded by mature trees, both evergreen and deciduous. Features include a queen bed in the bedroom as well as a queen size sofa-bed in the living room. We can accommodate up to 4 guests. The apartment is located on the ground floor of our home and has two private entrances. It includes its own fenced yard with a fire pit, gas grill, and Adirondack chairs. The apartment features HDTV with Digital Tier cable, DVD/ VHS player, Wireless internet, refrigerator, range, coffee maker, microwave oven, washer and dryer, iron and hair dryer. Three separate thermostats allow for individual temperature control in different rooms. Off street parking is directly in front of the rental unit, with an additional space across the street if needed. No smoking is allowed on our property. We have two dogs and a cat but they are kept separate from the rental unit. Sorry, pets are not allowed in the rental. Original artwork is found throughout the rental, including landscape photographs by Barry Lobdell, your host's husband, who is a well-known Adirondack artist and a member of the Adirondack Artists Guild. We'll be sure to direct you to the Guild's gallery downtown while you're here!

For a stay of 7 days or more, please get in touch with Janis, the property owner, for reduced rates.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Janis Beatty (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Janis Beatty

I started the business, Watson Place, in 2012. I'm a retired educator and have lived in Saranac Lake with my husband since 1996. I love living in the Adirondack Mountains with its beautiful scenery. I walk, bicycle, canoe, and snowshoe. I love to read, especially non-fiction. My husband is also retired, but maintains a fine art photography business. We worked hard getting our tourist accommodation ready and have been told it's beautiful.

Janis Beatty purchased this apartment in 1996

Why Janis Beatty chose Adirondacks

We were living in the Saratoga Springs area and my husband Barry had been traveling around the Adirondacks as part of his work. During these tours, he found that the scenery and ambiance of the area appealed strongly to his creative side. When a job opportunity presented itself in Tupper Lake, he immediately took it and the hunt for a place to live began. After exploring possibilities in the Tupper Lake and Lake Placid areas, we decided to concentrate on Saranac Lake, which we felt had more to offer us. The village has a very appealing downtown, with a host of historic buildings and several art galleries, along with the expected offices, restaurants and shops. We thoroughly enjoy the area and take advantage of the hiking, bicycling and canoeing opportunities when we can.

What makes this apartment unique

We decided to buy this home after looking at several others in and around Saranac Lake. The Arts and Craft style of the building suited our tastes and offered some unique touches. The house is located on a hill and surrounded by mature evergreens, with a few birch and maples added for color. We also own a wooded property across the street, which adds to the feeling of privacy that we enjoy here. It was also fun to discover that our place had been home to the actress Veronica Lake when she was a child.


based on 13 traveler reviews

In Town, In the Wild
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

From down South

  • 4 of 5

We could not have chosen a more perfect setting for our exploration of the Adirondacks. Watson Place and Saranac Lake were an ideal location for branching out on our many day trips. The autumn foilage was brilliant. The hosts graciously helped us settle in and then gave us our solitude and privacy. A wonderful Fall vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Very clean, neat and everything we needed. Even has washer and dryer. Also very private. Had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Tupper Lake Adventure!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Watson Place! Such a cute and comfortable place to stay at reasonable rate! We only stayed one night to rest our heads after a long ride to go visit Tupper Lake with our 7 year old son. My husband crashed early and me and my son found time to play a game of Yatzee, which was supplied along with other games and books to read. As quoted by me son "Mom this place reminds me of home!" This meant the world to me that he was so comfortable and not scared. Thanks Watson Place for another great memory to add to our adventures!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place. We were treated like family. Lots of things to do. We hope to retun.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, We were so pleased to get to know you and glad you had such a terrific time here. We certainly hope you'll come again, next time for a longer stay. Janis and Barry
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Great cottage close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cottage. Janis is a lovely hostess and the place was very well appointed, super comfortable and beautifully designed. My mom (age 75) appreciated the easy access (no stairs) and I appreciated being able to make a great cup of coffee in the morning. I would recommend this place to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Laura. I'm so glad the apt. worked out for you and your mom during your family reunion. Thanks for being such thoughtful guests.
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Fabulous Experience with Charm, Style, Class and Unique Layout

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a quiet and comfortable setting to reset my mind and body while attending a friends wedding and could not bear the thought of the typical cramped motel room, even if by the side of a lake.

Watson Place far exceeded my expectations with an unique, imaginative, and cozy layout that initially appears small, but keeps on going and going as you move room to room. Not an inch of wasted space, but with beautiful appointments and expansive in every way. The layout works well especially for a couple, but equally well for up to four cozy people.

The hosts were discrete, yet warm and inviting with thoughtful helpful hints and the private yard was just the final capper to the whole experience.

I have found nirvana in Saranac, and plan to return as often as possible!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you found Watson Place and its uniqueness. You had to travel far to get here and we're pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Nicely written review! Janis
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Adirondack Regional Airport, Lake Clear, NY
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Waterhole, Saranac Lake, NY
Nearest Ferry
52 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferry, Essex, NY
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Saranac Lake Country Club, Ray Brook, NY
Nearest Train
42 Miles
Amtrak Station, Westport, NY
Nearest Motorway
38 Miles
Adirondack Northway, I-87, Exit 30
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nona Fina, Saranac Lake, NY
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Mount Pisgah, Saranac Lake, NY
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lake Colby Beach, Saranac Lake, NY
Car: recommended

A wide variety of activities and entertainment are available here in the heart of the Adirondacks. Hundreds of lakes and mountains offer countless opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, hiking and bicycling. In the winter months, cross country skiing trails are numerous and nearby, and Whiteface, the Olympic downhill mountain, is 30 minutes away. A 15-minute walk along Lake Flower brings you to downtown Saranac Lake, with its art galleries, shops and restaurants. Live theater is a year-round happening at Pendragon, located just three blocks from the rental. New Year's Eve features First Night Saranac Lake, with a variety of music and other entertainments occurring around downtown. At Midnight, fireworks light up the sky over Lake Flower. During February, Saranac Lake is home to the historic Winter Carnival, a 10-day celebration of the season featuring numerous athletic events, competitions for the fun of it, parades and fireworks. The Ice Palace, centerpiece of the carnival, is located on the shore of Lake Flower, a five minute walk from Watson Place. The Ninety Miler, an annual canoe and kayak race from Old Forge to Saranac Lake held in September, concludes at Riverside Park on Lake Flower. The unique Adirondack Carousel, where visitors ride on carved Adirondack animals, insects and birds, is open all year and located downtown near the Union Depot. The Adirondack Scenic Railway runs between the Union Depot and the Station in Lake Placid during the summer and fall. If you're driving, the Olympic village of Lake Placid is a short 10-minute drive away. The Lake Placid Center for the Arts features gallery exhibits, dance, theater and music performances and Friday night independent movie showings. The Olympic Center, setting for the 'Miracle on Ice' in 1980, and the Olympic Museum located there, are open for your exploration. Rarely does a week go by during the winter when a major event isn't happening. Ski jumping, bobsled and luge competitions, hockey tournaments and other skating events all keep things exciting in Lake Placid. The Wild Center, a museum of the Natural History of the Adirondacks, is a beautiful 25-minute drive away in Tupper Lake, while the Adirondack Museum is a drive of approximately an hour in Blue Mountain Lake.


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Saranac Lake Apartment Rental Rates

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Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 3.0%

Rate listed is for two people. There is a $20 per night fee per person for one or two additional guests.

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Adirondacks Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 444 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
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  • Hair Dryer
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  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has independent radiant floor heating, a lovely shower with glass door, subway tiles, and a rain-style shower head. Ventilation is supplied by a fan with a timer. A large vanity provides plenty of counter space. A hand-held hair dryer and hand mirror with magnified side are included. High-end eco-friendly soaps, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, makeup wipes, and shower cap are supplied.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The apartment features a cozy bedroom with a Queen size bed. Bedside tables with lamps, an alarm clock and personal reading lights over the bed make it a comfortable and friendly space. Three full-sized windows, in addition to a small inset window, look out onto the wooded yard. A wing-back chair with floor lamp is a cozy spot for reading. An antique bureau has ample space for clothing.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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