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The Old Wheel - Rustic Log Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

This log cabin was built in 1932 as a restaurant. It still has some of the original birch tables and benches. It is located 5 miles from the trail head to most of the the Adirondack High Peaks. It also only a 5 minute drive to the center of Lake Placid. It is a beautiful building with an open deck and a screened in porch. Step off the back of the property and you experience a beautiful view of the Adirondack Mountains. Great base camp for hiking or for a place to get a taste of the Adirondack flavor.

Keywords: Rustic log cabin with modern amenities.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

About The Owner

Have lived in Lake Placid all my life. I own a bed and breakfast inside the village. When my work load lets up, I like to hike or ski and a good book is a great way to relax.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1959

Why The Owner chose Lake Placid

This cabin has been in my family forever. My dad would only let family use it but after he passed away, we found that we needed to rent it to maintain it. All the rental fees go right back into the cabin.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is located outside of Lake Placid but is still close to town. Besides the hiking nearby, there is also a golf course, fishing and many miles of biking. There is so much to do around Lake Placid. This cabin is very much into the loop of activites.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Lake Placid, New York

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • No more than 2 dogs allowed, pets must be kenneled when left alone at the cabin
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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The Old Wheel - Rustic Log Cabin
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

This is our second time at the old wheel! Never disappoints!

  • 5 of 5

You will find real Adirondack charm in this cabin that is close enough to everything to enjoy what Placid and the Adirondacks have to offer, but far enough to enjoy some peace and quiet. The cabin has history and is fun to explore.

The owners are nearby and are available if you have any issues or need supplies.

Book your next trip at the Old Wheel. But not before we need it again :)

  • Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super chalet, très confortable

  • 4 of 5

Grand chalet confortable. Nous étions six adultes et avions tout l’espace voulu. Chalet très bien équipé pour la cuisine et deuxième belles terrasses. Le seul inconvénient est qu’il est situé près d’une route principale, donc circulation routière un peu bruyante.

  • Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A perfect Lake Placid Cabin! The owner has literally thought of everything you could possibly need. Just bring your family! We were looking to book it again in November, but it must be closed during the winter months. We will look to book it again when it re-opens!

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Special

  • 5 of 5

This place is unique. My husband refused to join the family for any outings as he felt completely satisfied at The Old Wheel. We loved the living room and the photos do no justice in translating how grand it is. Thank you, so much for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's awesome, Thank you
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The perfect choice.

  • 5 of 5

There is so much to say about how wonderful this cabin is and so few ways to say it effectively. Perfect location (yes, it's on a main highway but that highway takes you to SO MANY amazing places), perfect amenities, perfect views, perfect ambiance. My family and I had everything we needed here and wanted for nothing. Easy drives to Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Keene, Wilmington, Jay, Tupper Lake, Whiteface, Ausable Chasm, Olympic attractions, etc., and boundless outdoor recreation opportunities whether it be fishing, hiking, running, kayaking, boating, swimming, skiing, skating, name it. The cabin is centrally located in the middle of the High Peaks right up the road from the Adirondack Loj and the rustic nature of the cabin, its décor, and all it's furnishings and amenities make you feel like you're really living the ADK life. Wifi is included but there's no TV so you'll be spending time with family/friends by the campfire, soaking up the AMAZING views out the back of the property, or just hanging out enjoying the cabin at night. This cabin truly is the perfect base camp no matter what you'll be doing in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks and I can't recommend it highly enough. Thank you to the owners for sharing this amazing piece of Adirondack history with the rest of us!! My family and I will most certainly be back.

  • Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, you captured exactly what we are trying to do. When my dad passed away, we found it necessary to start renting the cabin out so we keep up on the maintenance. The cabin is approaching 85 years old and we feel very fortunate to be able to have it still in our family.
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Perfect ADK location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights at the end of June 2017 to hike the high peaks and loved every element of the cabin. It is spacious, has everything you would need to cook and hang out, the beds were very comfortable, and the entire place was clean and ready upon our arrival. The location was excellent for us as it's in between Lake Placid and the Adirondack Loj trail heads, so we were just minutes from the trail and minutes from dinner and all the amenities in Lake Placid. The cabin has a lot of character, which added to the experience. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Saranac Lake, NY
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cascade Inn
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Across Lake Champlain
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Craig Wood Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Westport, NY
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Route 87, Adirondack Northway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cascade Inn
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Public Beach on Mirror Lake
Car: necessary

Buying an Olympic Passport at the Olympic Center is worth it, it gets you into all the Olympic Venues plus a drive up Whiteface Mountain.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Lake Placid, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 20 2018 - Jul 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Half Ironman
Sep 7 2018 - Sep 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$99.52
Damage Insurance C$131.36

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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