Off the beaten path...this quiet non-smoking hilltop, three bedroom, three bath home overlooks the Adirondack Mountains and historic village of Saranac Lake. Pure mountain air and the noted healing powers of the Adirondack State Park have drawn people to the village for over a century. Visitors today find refuge from the pressure of city living and savor a slower pace of life and the beauty of nature.
This charming retreat is decorated with knotty pine walls and large picture windows that provide terrific views of the woodland surrounding the property. A unique feature is the screened front porch where you can watch the wild life or read from the two antique "Cure" Chairs.
On the main level, a spacious great room with a George Jaques dining table and chairs provide a perfect setting for sharing meals, games, and conversation with family and friends. The wood burning brick fireplace will warm you after skiing or as you sip a glass of wine. Wood is provided.
Catch the latest shows and news on the wall mounted swivel 42" flat screen TV. A Stereo DVD, CD and VCR Player is provided.The fully equipped kitchen has been remodled with new cabinets, appliances, floor, granite countertops, and small Geoge Jaques table. Spices, coffee and basic foodstuffs are provided! The master bedroom, on the same floor features a king size pillow top bed and private bath. The large picture window provides dapled lighting and views of the village below. There is an additional full bath with tub just off the great room.
The entire main floor is appointed with new wooden blinds.
As you descend the custom wrought iron spiral staircase you will find two additional bedrooms with two twin beds each and a new connecting tile bathroom. Another TV/VCR is located on this level.
There is a picnic table, gas grill and rock gardens as well as a parking area in the front of the house!
You are just a few minutes walk from the village center,New Wooden Carousel, playground, public beach, shops, grocery store and restaurants. Be sure to check out the Adirondack Scenic Railroad at the Saranac Lake Union Depot just a few blocks from the house. The Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness Train adventure is a 20 mile round trip from there to Lake Placid Station.
Saranac Lake provides a central location for your Adirondack adventures. You are only a few miles from the Mt. Pisgah Ski and Tubing Center and ten miles to Lake Placid, the site of the '32 and '80 Olympics.From here you can enjoy skiing at Whiteface Mt., sledding, toboganning, snowmobiling, skating, ski jumping, and take a ride down the Olympic Bobrun. Rock climbing, hiking, fishing, golf and climbing some of the 46 highest peaks in the east are favorite pass times. There are many free boat launches and a variety of boats can be rented locally. Many guests bring canoes and kyaks....Read more
Left on 05/09/2015 for a stay in December 2014 | Nancy AReviewed May 9, 2015Stayed Dec 2014
This is a cozy, clean, well-furnished, and comfortable house in Saranac Lake. We enjoyed our stay there very much for cross-country skiing in December. And when I contacted the owner months later to ask her if I'd left a book there, she kindly scoured the house to look for it.
Left on 02/05/2014 for a stay in September 2012 | Kathleen B.Reviewed Feb 5, 2014Stayed Sep 2012
I stayed for week at this property with a group of friends. The home was beautiful, lake views, charming decoration and comfortable.
The rooms were spacious, slept a crowd and gave us all plenty of space with three full-baths.
The kitchen was well appointed and easy to cook in. It had all the items that you would expect to find in your own kitchen.
The home and property was well-maintained and clean,
I would certainly stay again.
Left on 02/05/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 5, 2014Stayed Jan 2014
I have know the Cook's for almost 25 years. This getaway is very close to a great deal of winter family fun in both Lake Saranac and Lake Placid! We spent a wonderful ski in the New Year! The Cook house is located conveniently to restaurants, skiing, sledding, ice skating and Olympic Venue Fun! The house is warm and cozy with modern appliances and a mini-lodge and homey feel. We look forward to not only winter fun but visiting again very soon during the summer months as we understand there is a great deal of summer activities to enjoy as well such as boating, hiking, fishing, etc. Thank you again for a wonderful time!!!
Left on 10/17/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Jean H.Reviewed Oct 17, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
The Cook House was the ideal base for our group's multi-day exploration of the adirondack region and all it has to offer. The house itself is warm and welcoming, with up-to-date décor and a true sense of the area's history. We prepared several of our meals in the cozy, modern kitchen and ate them in the adjacent dining room/living room which proved to be our central gathering place featuring, as it does, a lovely fireplace (which I liked best!), TV, and comfy sofas and chairs. The bedrooms were large and warm, with nearby bathrooms easily accessible. Everything was clean and ready for us upon our arrival and we soon settled in to the rhythms of historic Saranac Lake and beyond (Lake Placid, Tupper Lake). The cottage itself is within walking distance of attractions such as the adirondack Carousel (Have you ever ridden a black fly or a turtle on a carousel?) and the short-line train that runs between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. I look forward to staying at he Cook House again in the future.
Left on 08/15/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 15, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
Weekend house rental in Saranac Lake for Winter Carnival. The home was convenient to town, clean and fully furnished. We enjoyed the short walk to the village and ski trails as well as cozy nights by the fireplace.
Left on 02/27/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 27, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
The house was gorgeous! Everything we could possibly need and want was right at our fingertips, from the view of the Master bedroom, to the warmth of the fireplace. Everything was at driving distance and was so much fun, we all had a blast!!
Left on 03/07/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | smitty4lifeReviewed Mar 7, 2012Stayed Feb 2012
We were up for Winter Carnival weekend and wanted a place that was close to town, clean, comfortable and the right price, this place met all those needs! The owner was also great to work with, which made the trip that much easier.
Left on 01/19/2012 for a stay in August 2010 | Ronald BergerReviewed Jan 19, 2012Stayed Aug 2010
A spacious, wonderfully decorated, and immaculte house right in the heart of Saranac Lake, just 15 minutes from
Lake Placid and 20 minutes from great hiking and paddling. Have been renting this house for seven years and would not consider another house or location. Landlord goes to any length to make improvements and see to tenants needs.
Left on 01/18/2012 for a stay in January 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 18, 2012Stayed Jan 2011
The house was reconstructed according to its original style.It is charming and convenient. Easy to get to the ski mountains,other winter entertaning centers, shopping and restaurants. We enjoyed our staying at the Cooks house and definitly will go again.
Left on 08/17/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | PaddlerReviewed Aug 17, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
This is a lovely house in the village of Saranac Lake, close to restaurants and shops. The house has been renovated and has an updated kitchen and entertainment center. It is an ideal location as a base for canoeing or kayaking and hiking in the area. We have stayed at more remote houses, but prefer this one because it is in town. It is also very quiet (except for when the train whistle is blowing). Staying in Saranac Lake is much less expensive than Lake Placid which is only 10 miles away.
Left on 08/15/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | RetaReviewed Aug 15, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
This was a very sweet and comfortable little home away from home. It had all the necessary ammenities, well stocked kitchen,comfortable beds, and plenty of fluffy towels, large TV and very helpful neighbors. There was plenty to see and do in town and the surrounding areas. All-in-all it was as good as I expected it too be, and in some cases even better.
Left on 02/27/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | TomReviewed Feb 27, 2011Stayed Feb 2011
Friends and I have stayed at this house three years in a row during both the winter and fall. It's the perfect place to come back to after an active day exploring the adirondacks. We love the setting overlooking the town and the cozy ambiance of the house. The kitchen is well equipped. The dining room comfortably seats six. The living room has a great wide screen flat TV for watching movies or sporting events. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms which is perfect for a large family, three couples or friends enjoying a mountain getaway. We especially enjoyed the wood burning fireplace. There is so much to do in the adirondacks in all seasons and since the house is located right in town we often left the car at home and walked to fine restaurants, shops and lively nights spots.The beautiful city of Lake Placid is just a short drive away. My friends and I certainly look forward to a return trip!
Left on 01/26/2011 for a stay in May 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 26, 2011Stayed May 2010
Mrs Cook wasvery nice. The house was clean and new rugs and furniture. Loved the large flatscreen tv on the wall. Walking distance to downtown shops. Master bedroon spacious with private bathroom. House was warm and comfortable. Had the nicest time and will return and tell friends. Joe the caretaker was very helpful and courtious.
Left on 01/26/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | ex-ADK'erReviewed Jan 26, 2011Stayed Dec 2010
This is a wonderful house that allows pets and is close to everything in the village of Saranac Lake. As someone who used to live in the area, we were so pleased to find a rental that allows pets! We generally share the house with 2 other friends that used to live in SL and we come back during the holidays to visit our friends who still live here.
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