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The Bear Den Classic Adirondack Cabin in the Woods Lake Placid NY

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 8 nights


About the property

2BR/1BA Sleeps 5* See Notes Section under Rates for Event and Holiday pricing!

The Bear Den is a true Adirondack treasure! The Bear Den is a cozy cabin nestled in the woods in Lake Placid, NY that is less than a mile from main street. The cabin was built in 1930 for the first Olympic Games. Over the years, this little cabin in the woods has been renovated to have all the luxuries and amenities of modern times.

If you are looking for an authentic Adirondack vacation during any season; The Bear Den is an ideal place to stay. This hideaway sleeps up to five guests with two bedrooms and Great Room. The Great Room is a generous space where many memories will be made: telling stories after a days outdoor adventures, playing games with the family, sitting and reading while looking out the 8' picture window or cuddled up on the leather couches around fire. The fire place is stocked with ample firewood and cozy amenities all work in concert to create a memorable visit!

Whether you choose to stay at The Bear Den for a family vacation, a cozy romantic winter stay, a special anniversary, or athletic getaway to ski, bike, run, hike, climb or boat; it is the perfect lodging for up to five guests! The cabin is appointed with all the amenities you would expect at a luxury hotel combined with the privacy and charm of an authentic Adirondack Cabin.

The Bear Den is about a one-mile walk or three minute car ride to the two-time Olympic Village of Lake Placid offering boutiques, restaurants and night life!

Please refer to the NOTES section for holiday and event rates.


Event and Holiday rates differ from our standard rates. Please refer to the "NOTES" section of our listing for specific rates based on Events and Holidays.

Events Include:

Ironman $2800.00

Lacrosse Week $2000.00

Horseshow (depends on length of stay min 7 nights)

Eclipse 2024

Holidays Include:

Presidents Day Weekend $1000.00

MLK Weekend $1000.00

Memorial Day $1000.00

July 4th Min 7 nights

Labor Day

Thanksgiving $1200 four night stay

Christmas $2300.00

New Years $2200.00

More Details

Stacia Takach
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2018

About Stacia Takach

We are the Takachs'; Stacia & Mike {parents Issac and Louie :) our adorable yet rambunxious brindle male boxers!} We are small business owners who currently live in Cape Cod Massachusetts. Michael is a stone mason and Stacia runs our three small businesses. We welcome you to The Bear Den and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Lake Placid is a magical place for us. On our second date in 2004 we visited Lake Placid to take in the splendor and beauty of the Adirondacks amidst the peak of Fall Foliage! Lake Placid is where we fell in love, got engaged and eventually married on the shore of Lake Placid six years to the day of our first trip here together! For years we had been searching for a property that not only we could love but we could share with others that feel the same way we do about the Adirondack Park!

We hope that you find as much joy as we do when staying at The Bear Den. Weather you are on a family vacation, Ironman training week (or weeks), romantic getaway, honeymoon or just a quick trip with family and friends to get back to the beauty of the Adirondacks we know you will make memories that last forever! WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME and we hope to see you very soon..............

Stacia Takach purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Stacia Takach chose Lake Placid

We wanted a property that would offer people the best of both worlds. To be right in town (less than 1.5 miles form Main Street Lake Placid) and also be in a wooded setting. The Bear Den will give you the privacy and seclusion you are looking for but you are steps away from any activity or amenity you could wish for.

What makes this cabin unique

Our cabin is in a secluded location but steps away from town. The Bear Den can accommodate 6 people.


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Remodeled in 2013 with radiant heat floors.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Custom Farmhouse Storage Bed with luxury linens.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Bedroom 2: has the option of having a King or 2 Twin XL beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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The Bear Den Classic Adirondack Cabin in the Woods Lake Placid NY
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Cabin is adorable

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic visit. Super cozy cabin and the XC skiing in Henry’s Woods was fantastic, and just out the front door!

  • Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming 4 Season Cabin, the Best of the Adirondacks!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is so special. You immediately feel at home. Stacia and Mike are an absolute pleasure to work with. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: 4-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the Bear Den. It had everything we needed and was decorated beautifully. It was so warm and cozy. It made it hard to leave. Great location near town and skiing. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Three Birthday Celebrations

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed the Bear Den Cabin, such a quaint and cozy cabin. Loved the rustic decorations. It had all the amenities we needed and then some. Perfect location to everything. Nice hiking trail right outside of the cabin that we snowshoed on, came back and enjoyed the fireplace. Met the owners at Happy Hour at the Stagecoach Inn at the end of the street, very nice people and very welcoming to the area. They let us know of an event that was going on as well. I highly recommend the Gondola ride at Whiteface Mountain Ski resort, the views are breathtaking. We will definitely be renting this cabin again. I would love to come during the fall next time.

  • Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Bear Den in late March. We had resigned ourselves to the idea that there would be no snow, but Lake Placid ended up getting 42 inches the week of our arrival! When we arrived though, the secluded driveway leading up to the house as well as our parking space were perfectly clear of snow. The house itself is updated, beautifully decorated, spacious and very comfortable. The property is private and very quiet, and the neighbors that we ran into seemed nice. The owners were great to work with, even answering a late evening call to help us with directions (though the place is actually not hard to find...we are just too dependent on Google Maps, which does not list the street). The owners were so concerned about the snow removal that they were willing to travel to Lake Placid to clear it if it was not done.

During our stay, we skied/boarded at Whiteface and went snowshoeing at Cobble Hill. We relaxed in front of the fireplace, and enjoyed dinners out (very much recommend Smoke Signals and Caffe Rustica).

We hope to come back again soon!

(The only suggestion I would make is to add a lamp to the living room, it is a little difficult to read at night!)

  • Submitted: 3-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The moment you arrive at "The Bear Den" the cozy Adirondack cottage brings you "there". The owners' personal touch in the decor , upkeep and amenities are evident....After a few solid days of hiking and skiing, it was completely enjoyable relaxing in front of the fireplace, while we could cook meals at leisure and sip cocktails!

  • Submitted: 24-Feb-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Saranac Lake, Lake Clear
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lisa G's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Whiteface Club and Resort
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lisa G's
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Whiteface Mountain
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Mirror Lake
Car: not necessary


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
Ironman 2015
Jul 19 2018 - Jul 26 2018
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oct 26 2018 - Oct 26 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$164.8
Pet Fee C$131.84
Damage Deposit C$659.2

All flat rates are based on minimum stays. If you want to stay additional nights, additional nightly charges will be applied to your total stay
$200-400 nightly Special Events/Holidays rates will apply (see above)
$1200-$2800.00 weekly
2 night min on all weekends
Prices based on max 4 guests 5th person with a fee ($50/night for the 5th person)
All events/holidays are at a higher rate the specified holidays/events that higher rates are applicable but not limited to are: Horse show, Lacrosse week/Rugby week, Ironman, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Week, NYE week, MLK weekend, Presidents weekend, Memorial Day. For pricing on events please inquire.
Dogs considered with a fee
Stays of 3 nights or less is subject to $150 cleaning fee
***Fees are subject to change without notice or warning.

There are special Holiday/Event Rates they are as follows:
Thanksgiving $1600.00 Five night stay
Christmas is a seven night stay $2500.00
New Years Week seven night stay $2500.00
Holiday pricing applies to all winter holidays: MLK, Presidents, Valentines Weekend, Winter break for NY schools.
Ironman is a flat week price $2800.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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