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FAB Mtn Views. Lake Placid Club Historic Cottage, Walk to Village & Lake

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Enjoy the Adirondack lifestyle in one of the original Lake Placid Club Cottages. Elms Cottage was built in 1926 and retains its original charm with its pine hardwood floors, screened porches, stone terrace, and stone fireplace. Rustic elegance with top of the line furnishings. Views of the High Peaks and the Olympic bobsled run are visible all year from every room except one.

There are four bedrooms, each with its own en suite bath. The master, with a king bed and screened porch, is on the second floor. The second bedroom upstairs has two twins with original Lake Placid Club iron frames. (With advance notice, the twins can be converted to a king.) One of the first floor bedrooms has a queen bed. The other is equipped as a second gathering area with a queen sleeper sofa, TV with DVD player, and screened porch. (The sleeper sofa is a sling style; i.e., there is not an iron bar across the middle of the bed).

The living room and dining room are comfortably furnished in the Adirondack style. Huge windows provide stunning views of the High Peaks and fabulous skies. Plenty of wood is provided for roaring fires in the stone fireplace. The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen has a new dual fuel range, a full compliment of small appliances, and plenty of wine glasses. Full laundry room with new, large capacity washer and dryer.

There is so much to do! It's an easy walk from Elms Cottage to the Village of Lake Placid, Mirror Lake, and Lake Placid itself. In the Village and around the lakes you'll find shopping, the Olympic hockey stadium and ice rink, public tennis courts, a public beach, boat rentals, equestrian stables, restaurants, and pubs.

You can also walk to the Lake Placid Club golf courses. Challenge yourself on the two championship courses or enjoy a quick nine holes on the Club's executive course.

In the winter, you can ski from ELMS Cottage to trails that crisscross the golf courses. Downhill skiing at Whiteface Mountain and cross-country skiing at the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg are a short drive away.

Lake Placid, the home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, is 2 hours from Albany, 2 hours from Burlington, VT, 4.5 hours from NYC, and 2.5 hours from Montreal.

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July 4, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

On September 26, 2014 seven of us from Western New York traveled to ELMS COTTAGE for a weeks stay. Our goal was to take in the autumnal splendor of the Adirondacks. After researching rental houses in Lake Placid, we chose ELMS because of its size, location and because of the photos with the listing. We chose well. The house exceeded our requirements. We found the location perfect, within walking distance of much of what the village offers. Fully equipped in every way, beautifully decorated, and very clean.

The setting of the house was most impressive. Lots and lots of room with a large country table for big dinners and games. The best of the house is the back porch, completely furnished with rockers and a breathtaking view. We spent many hours watching the scenery change every few minutes. Only the magical colors of the season could outshine ELMS. Our week was perfect in every way.
Sep 2014
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Lake Placid Club Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Floorboards
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , soaking tub
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Beauty Rest Black in master. One side is slightly more firm than the other. New bedding, pillows. This is a new-style Queen sleeper sofa - with a sling to hold the mattress rather than the old-fashioned style with metal bars that dig into your back! A mattress topper is provided as well. Two twin beds upstairs bedroom. New mattresses and box springs, bedding, 2011. Original Lake Placid Club iron bed frames. Adorable. With notice, can be converted to a king. The master bedroom and the TV/sleeper sofa room have screened porches.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Well-equipped. Dual-fuel range with convection and conventional oven and warming drawer. Lots of small appliances, e.g., slow cooker, mini food processor, waffle irons, drip and French Press coffee makers, juicer, two blenders-one is a food processor...; plenty of wine and beer glasses, plastic dishes for outside use, etc. Two screened porches, BluTooth DVD players are internet-ready, Office area with printer/scanner/copier.


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FAB Mtn Views. Lake Placid Club Historic Cottage, Walk to Village & Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Glastonbury CT


  • 5 of 5

Our second 2 week stay and never disappointing . It is a perfect place , all the comforts and amenities for an ADK vacation , every room had its own bathroom , a screened porch on one bedroom, a huge porch with loads of comfortable rockers, very convenient to the town and the two lakes, beautiful mountains to enjoy. All the rooms are a joy and fully equipped with anything you might need for cooking, laundry, relaxing. To bad doggies aren't allowed, they would love it too !

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Wedding

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful place , all the comforts , every room had its own bathroom , a screened porch on one bedroom, a huge porch with loads of comfortable rockers, very convenient to the town and the two lakes, beautiful mountains to enjoy. All the rooms are a joy and fully equipped with anything you might need. Just loved it

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary. I'm so glad your family enjoyed their stay at ELMS Cottage. Thank you for your kind comments. Best regards, Marian
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Greenfield, Massachusetts

Other places can't compare!

  • 5 of 5

I've returned to the Elms for 5 years now, and am never staying anywhere else! Comforts of home, but more so, with private bathrooms, a wonderfully equipped kitchen, thoughtfully chosen framed artwork in every room and a view all day long of these very special mountains. And always spotlessly clean! I can relax here the moment I walk in the door! I will definetly return.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Rochelle, NY

The Elms was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Elms cottage with 2 other couples for a long weekend. The house was spotless! It was big enough to accommodate 3 couples and then some. Everyone had their own rooms and bathrooms. The fire place kept us warm each evening. It was a quick walk across the pond into town and the Lake Placid Brewer was right at the end of the street!! I would absolutely recommend staying in the Elms to anyone looking to get away and stay in a place that feels like home! We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sara. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at ELMS Cottage. Thank you for your kind review. Best regards, Mike and Marian
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Jan W.

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place for a vacation or getaway! We were with two other couples, had fantastic shared space in the living room and kitchen but privacy with our own bedrooms and bathrooms. The views were gorgeous, the house spotless, with all the amenities one could ever want. I have never stayed at a place that was so well thought through and organized! I wish we could have stayed longer, I would definitely rent this place when we return to Lake Placid. Our first stay in the Adirondacks and not much else is going to ever compare!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, NY

Perfect Setting for a Lake Placid Get-away!!

  • 5 of 5

Not missing a thing, and everything there was top-notch! Four couples spent a long weekend in this VRBO and all we could say from the moment we stepped inside was, "we have to rent this place again next year". The location was excellent, view beautiful, and house was gorgeous. We had everything we needed and then some. The house was comfortable, spotless and furnished beautifully. This was a definite winner!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed ELMS Cottage as much as we do. Thank you for your kind words. We hope you return, too! : ) M&M
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Lake Placid Club

Other Activities: Walking distance to Lake Placid Club golf courses, Jack Rabbit hiking trail.

Golf: Lake Placid Club - two 18-hole courses, 1 9-hole course

Whiteface Club - two 18-hole courses

Craig Wood Golf Center

Saranac Inn Golf Course


Rates & Availability

Lake Placid Club Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $50
Cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


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