|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
We recently stayed at Watson Place for 3 nights. The owners were in communication w/us in advance...which was appreciated. They also greeted us upon our arrival. The apt. is clean, cozy and well equipped. Great WiFi and a small selection of VHS tapes and DVDs were available as well as some games. It is convenient to downtown Saranac Lake & only 7 miles from Lake Placid. We had everything we needed for basic cooking. The owners even provided delicious ground coffee from a local business and creamer and drinks in the fridge...a nice touch. The bed is VERY comfortable and the shower was great. It is obvious the owners care about their apt and aim to provide a great experience for their guests. We hope to stay again.
The apartment was more spacious than expected. The rooms and kitchen were well-appointed, and it was evident that the hosts took care to ensure the comfort of their guests. What a lovely place to stay!
My g.f. and I stayed this past weekend for her birthday. Janis' communication leading up to the weekend was excellent as we worked out our time of arrival. We arrived Saturday evening and were greeted by both Janis and Barry (and their cookies) who showed us around their lovely home. It was very clean, comfortable, cozy and the bed is one of the most comfortable I've slept in. They had a good selection of area guide books, an outdoor grill and fire pit (which unfortunately we didn't use due to rain), and a TV/vcr/dvd setup with a bunch of videos.
Barry is a talented photographer and his work adorns the walls throughout the place ~ a very nice personalization.
Their vrbo is in a great location for hiking in the Lake Saranac / Keene Valley region. I look forward to staying here again!
We enjoyed our stay.a beautiful,clean , and quiet place to stay.
You couldn't ask for anything more. Janis and Barry greeted us on arrival and gave a tour with lots of tips for local activities. The house was super clean and had everything needed for your say. We loved the location, the fire pit, and everything about it! You cannot go wrong staying here!
Amazingly converient location, with everything you need if you want to stay in for a bit!
Janis and Barry are great hosts, and took the time to make sure we were well settled in (Chocolate chip cookies!)
It's nice to find a place like this in the middle of an 8 week road trip.
Tod and Ann
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
Rate listed is for two people. There is a $20 per night fee per person for one or two additional guests.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.