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Highland Cottage Super Cute-Close to Everything in Lake Placid

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Hillcrest Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Looking for a small, cozy, cleverly furnished Cottage with a fireplace and all the other comforts of home, centrally located in a peaceful residential section of Lake Placid, within a five minute walk to Main Street? You found it! Maintained by the owners, we personally make sure the Cottage is always delightfully inviting and will leave you dreaming of your next visit. So fully furnished, you won't miss a thing, even your first cup of coffee or tea, when you wake up your first morning! Exciting new addition to enhance your experience is our new outdoor hot tub spa located under the shelter of a gazebo. Surround yourself in a relaxing massage entertained by a surround sound music experience.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Catherine Blazer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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based on 20 traveler reviews

Highland Cottage Super Cute-Close to Everything in Lake Placid
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
Rochester, NY

Fall Hiking Trip To Lake Placid

  • 5 of 5

I don't know where to begin! It was everything we were hoping for and more. It is such a cozy, romantic cottage. My boyfriend Jim and I arrived very late on a Thursday night, we were very excited to see that there were some yummy chocolate chip cookies waiting for us as we walked inside. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you would need for a nice stay. We arrived very late that night so we just passed out on the bed, which was very comfortable and warm. There are a lot of cute touches to the cottage including several books filled with memories of all the guests that have stayed at the cottage. I thought that it was really cool to read all of the beautiful things that the people before us enjoyed. I would have to say that the best part of the cottage for us was the hot tub!! We hiked Owl's Head on Friday and Rooster Comb Mountain Saturday so being able to soak our legs in the warm water was a life saver. Overall the cottage made our stay even more memorable and enjoyable. I would HIGHLY recommend this cottage to any couple, or anyone for that matter that just wants some time to relax and unwind from their day to day life. Make sure to say hello to Cathy's adorable dogs on your way out the door! The Smaller dog, Oliver loves to wait outside the door for some love :) Thank you again Cathy for such a wonderful stay!

Emily & Jim

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation stay

  • 5 of 5

We booked three nights in the cottage and would have loved to stay longer. The cottage is cozy and comfortable with all the necessary amenities. The gas fireplace was great to use at night and early in the morning. We loved using the hot tub after skiing also. The cottage is a short walk into town also making it extremely convenient and well located. We loved our stay and will absolutely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cary, IL

Everything we wished for...

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a post-Thanksgiving romantic getaway and the Highland Cottage was exactly what we wanted. Once we arrived, the location of the cottage made it such a convenient walk to all the attractions in town that our vehicle never moved until we departed. Although we never met or spoke with Cathy, it was immediately clear that she knows how to make her guests feel at home. Beginning with a personalized note on the door for our arrival and a plate of cookies on the table, there was no lack of personal touches and a keen awareness of the potential needs of her guests... from the premium coffee already available to the bottled water thoughtfully placed beside the bed. Those touches and a wonderfully cozy and clean cottage made our stay everything for which we had hoped. It was so comfortable that we decided to stay in one night, reheat Thanksgiving leftovers in the well appointed kitchen, and simply enjoy the cottage. We wish we could have stayed longer and can't wait to come back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and comfortable close to downtown

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, unfortunately it was too short. We'd never visited LP in summer and weren't sure what to expect. Right from the start Cathy made the reservation process easy and friendly. When we arrived we found the cottage exactly as advertised on the website but with some extras that really made us feel welcome. Thanks to Cathy for the home baked cookies and fresh fruit, it truly was welcoming. Relaxing on the deck with morning coffee was great, we truly enjoyed soaking in the hot tub and the property offered privacy with large mature trees that made us feel as if we were out of town but in reality were only a 10 minute walk from Main Street. It was just the two of us this time, but the cottage could easily sleep a family of 6 with the two pullout sofas. The bathroom was large, modern and clean with plenty of fresh towels and even complimentary body wash and shampoo. If there was anything to be concerned about I would say that the loft bedroom wouldn't be great for seniors or people with mobility difficulty as it is accessed by a small ladder. However, in that case those folks could easily use the pullout couches. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks Cathy!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute place with everything you need right in the center of Lake Placid!

  • 5 of 5

I had a beautiful 4th of July weekend staying in this cabin with a friend. We were up training for Ironman Lake Placid, and this place was absolutely perfect. We were easily able to get to the bike and run course for the Ironman, as the cottage is just off Main Street. We were able to walk to Mirror Lake to practice the swim and take a stroll downtown where there are so many shops and restaurants. The perfect view for the fireworks was not even a minute walk away! We didn't use the car once!

The cabin itself has everything you need there. We were able to eat several meals from the cabin which was so convenient when we were too tired to go out (clean up was easy with the dishwasher!). And Cathy left us the BEST cookies, which we finished very quickly. The cabin was extremely clean, and we just felt right at home there. Although no dogs are allowed in the cottage itself - we loved seeing Cathy's dog, Oliver, every day outside. He was the sweetest pup and was so excited to see us!

The only thing I could think of is a potential con is it is not handicap accessible. The lofted bed was very cozy, but the stairs up to the bed could be a problem for those who cannot climb ladders (we had some trouble with our sore legs!). Might have to use one of the pull out couches instead!

If I'm ever lucky enough to come back to Placid after the Ironman, I will definitely be staying here! I would stay here for the Ironman if I didn't need a place that allows dogs - my pup is coming up for that!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place to stay, short walk to main street, yet private and quiet at night. I will be coming back here again. The living area is spacious and cozy. There was nothing I needed that wasn't found somewhere in the cottage. It was like staying at a friend's house.

Highly recommend, it is worth every penny.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Zig Zags
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Lake Champlain
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Lake Placid Club
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
Rte. 87
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Whiteface Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Lake Placid Village


Rates & Availability

Hillcrest Cottage Rental Rates

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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

Tax Rate 3.0%

$135 - $150/night
Rates..$135(wknt) $150/wknd. $945/week;
Off Season .. Apr 15-Jun 01 .. $125/nt;
*Rates are for 2 people.;
Two night minimum and longer minimums over holiday periods.;
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Dates Available: Year Round

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Hillcrest Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • The queen size bed is in a loft, accessible by a small set of stairs going up. Very cozy.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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