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Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property


This private apartment was recently built specifically to accommodate families and it is located on the only private road that provides year round access to Oseetah Lake.

• Ideal as a family retreat (maximum capacity 4 adults and no children OR 2 adults and 3 children)

• The loft is adjacent to the owner's residence. It is private and is the only rental on the entire 1.7 acre property.

• The lakeside deck, floating dock, canoes, kayaks and small sandy beach are shared with the owner's family and grandchildren.

• The loft and property are totally smoke-free environments

• Shallow sandy beach facing south is perfect for small children

• 2 Canoes and 2 solo kayaks are available at no additional cost

• From the dock and lakeside deck, there are expansive panoramic views of the western High Peaks and Ampersand Mountain

• Wildlife such as bald eagles, loons and osprey are often seen at Oseetah Lake

• The lake side fire pit accommodates family campfires

• The Loft's private entrance leads to a large guest vestibule, with storage space for gear and to the stairway up to the main floor (the apartment is not handicapped accessible).

• The loft is nestled among the treetops with abundant natural light and panoramic views of surrounding forest and mountains.

• Living space is designed in a clean, fresh and uncluttered manner with hardwood floors and artisanal wood-work finishes emphasized by high cathedral ceilings and large bay windows.

• Kitchen is thoroughly furnished for cooking and includes designer concrete counters and island as well as All Clad cookware.

• Wood burning stove provides additional warmth for cozy evenings.

• Gas fired Weber grill on the loft deck overlooks the forest and lake.

• Two cozy bedrooms w/one King bed, one Queen bed and a full size futon (in the living room). They enjoy natural lighting.

• Full bathroom includes shower, bath and large mirror.

• Families may view DVD’s on the LCD TV but no network service is available.

• Onkyo iPod docking station and stereo receiver

• A wireless network allows connection to the world at large.

• A land line phone is available for calls in the U.S.

More Details

Lem and Anita Hegwood
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2018

About Lem and Anita Hegwood

The resident owners are avid hikers, canoeists, X-country skiers and nature photographers and enthusiasts who love to share their years of knowledge about hiking trails and waterways.

Lem and Anita Hegwood purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Lem and Anita Hegwood chose Saranac Lake

We selected Oseetah Lake because it enjoys easy access to Lake Placid and Saranac Lake as well as providing a quiet retreat with world-class views of the High Peaks across the lake. Our favorite outdoor activities, cross country skiing, hiking and canoeing, are at our door step.

What makes this cottage unique

• Secluded yet minutes away from Lake Placid and Saranac Lake

• World-class canoeing and kayaking on the Saranac Chain of Lakes from our dock

• Panoramic views of Western High Peaks and Ampersand Mountain from the new lakeside deck

• Lake side fire pit for family campfires

• Wildlife viewing of bald eagles and loons

• View gorgeous sunsets over Ampersand Mtn from 'Sunset' Island


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Saranac Lake, New York

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Glass shower enclosure and instant hot water
  • Wood paneling, concrete counter, glass shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large closet. Large windows provide natural lighting
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sliding glass door and window provide natural light
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Wood paneling, lots of natural light
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
Canoes and Kayaks available. Adult size PFD available for adults only. Bring PFD for children.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 69 reviews

Awesome place with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted by the owners upon arrival whom were very warm, informative and inviting. They have done a great job with this addition as a rental property. The property is very beautiful with awesome views and very secluded. Great location between Lake Placid and Lake Saranac. The only thing you should know is that there is no cable and the internet is slow which I assumed anyway being in the middle of no where. Bring or rent there movies if TV is needed.

  • Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful and restful stay in the Adirondacks!

  • 5 of 5

"The loft is a beautiful, clean and well maintained, treetop apartment decorated with natural elements and lots of windows making you feel like you are staying in a tree house. The kitchen and bathroom facilities have all of the amenities needed and the open living area and bedrooms are comfortable and cozy to ensure a restful retreat. Lem and Anita were just the best; very kind, accommodating and respectful of our privacy. They were friendly and helpful in sharing information about the beautiful and natural attractions not to be missed, the wildlife of which to hopefully catch peeks, as well as local merchants and dining opportunities to enjoy. The lake is beautiful and accessible even for someone limping around in a leg boot due to ankle issues. We enjoyed the comfortable dock seating where we could have spent our days except for the calling of the canoe, kayaks, hiking trails and the mountain roads for enjoying the surroundings of this gorgeous Lake area. ""

  • Submitted: 9-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning loft!

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect. Beautifully kept, cozy, clean, amazing views, direct lake access... the list goes on & on. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property is private, beautiful, and full of nature!

  • 5 of 5

The loft was the right size for our family of 4, and the short walk down the hill to Oseetah Lake lined with beautiful mountains was amazing. We were able to take our children out on a canoe to see the lake, they enjoyed playing on the little sandy beach while we relaxed on the dock, we watched sunrises and sunsets, and even got to see a bald eagle that was gliding only about 30 ft away from us! I would highly recommend the loft to anyone! It's a quick drive to town for groceries or exploring different attractions, and you couldn't ask for better neighbors during your stay!

  • Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife & I spent a couple of nights at Lem & Anita's charming loft. The setting is spectacular, just steps from the lakefront, with stunning views in every direction. And, despite the secluded feeling, you're only a short drive to town, so you get the best of both worlds. The loft itself is expertly crafted, spacious, and private, with all the amenities you could want. Lem & Anita could not be more hospitable or gracious hosts. We will absolutely be back!

  • Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Five nights on Oseetah Lake

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing in the Adirondacks for over 30 years. The Loft on Oseetah Lake was one of the nicest locations we have been privileged to rent. The web site listing was accurate in all respects. Any of our questions, such as the stair access to the beach, were answered through direct contact with the owners.

If you are interested in a clean, beautifully designed, well-maintained Adirondack facility in a quiet forest setting with easy access to Oseetah Lake, Lake Flower, and marsh areas for kayaking, this is the place . The central location made visits to Paul Smith's, Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, and White Face very reasonable.

The owners were friendly, but respected our privacy. The wild life and quiet setting were just what we wanted. We will definitely plan to return to the loft.

Jen and Harry

  • Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Saranac Lake Golf Course
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Van Hoevenberg Cross Country Ski Center
Car: necessary

Other Attractions & Activities

•Quiet retreat, with peaceful lake, south facing beach and dock with panoramic views of the Western High Peaks.

•Located at the western edge of the ADK High Peaks and directly connected to some of the best canoeing in the Northeast.

•A short drive to the towns of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid yet off the beaten path and away from noisy crowds.

•Easy drive to major trailheads for great hiking in the High Peaks.

•Canoe directly from our beach to pristine Pine Pond and to 25 miles of rivers and lakes in the Saranac Chain of Lakes.

•Eagles, loons, osprey, great blue heron, fox and deer are commonly seen.

•The 1.1 mile private access is itself an interesting walk; it leads past flowery meadows and wild spruce/tamarack forests, across an open marsh with views of the High Peaks (reminiscent of the Big Sky country of Montana) and finally to the mature forest of 100 year old white pines and mixed deciduous woods where Oseetah Lake Loft is nestled.

•Great bass and pike fishing

•The 1.7 acre property has a south facing sandy beach (ideal for young children) and woodland paths leading to “Sunset Island”, perfect for a deeper swim and/or watching sunsets.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Saranac Lake, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$193.28
Damage Deposit C$644.25

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: Two adults with three children or four adults
Standard rates listed are for two adults and up to three children. There are no additional charge for up to three children
Additional charges apply for more than three adults as follows: $50 per night for an additional adult.

Check in for Oseetah Lake Loft is anytime after 4:00PM the day of arrival. Check out is before 10:00AM the day of departure.

One time cleaning fee $150 per stay including trash disposal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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