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Authentic Adirondack Cabin Retreat: Stunning Vistas directly on Lake Champlain

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Luxurious & rustic, romantic getaway with cathedral ceilings, directly lakefront

We've had two recent cancellations for Summer 2018! BOOK NOW!

Now's your chance to visit this upscale & authentic Adirondack cabin with stunning vistas directly on Lake Champlain.

Deep breath... Crisp air & sunshine, solitude and relaxation await you! Combine rustic luxury with magnificent vistas; all while you relax directly on the shores of Lake Champlain. Surround yourself with crystal clear waters and stunning sunrises as you swing lazily in a lakeside hammock. Your dream getaway starts here!

Sleeps 4 adults and 2 children... We bring you true Executive Adirondack-style direct waterfront living on lovely Lake Champlain. The views are spectacular in this romantic, private and peaceful home. Our cabin has newly equipped central air conditioning to make your summer stay extraordinarily comfortable. Glass windows from floor to ceiling overlook the lake and offer spectacular views.

Our “little slice of heaven”, is the perfect cabin to meet all your needs. Comfortably furnished, with two full sized beds in the open loft; in addition to, an Adirondack bunk room for children. Sleeps up to 4 adults and 2 children which allows for either your perfect romantic getaway or an ankle-biter family vacation! You decide!

This cabin is fully furnished from top to bottom and includes a 46" flat panel TV, well-stocked kitchen and Keruig coffee brewer. Cable, Chromecast, internet and wifi, are also included.

Newly remodeled with cathedral ceilings, knotty pine interior, and hardwood floors. A modernized kitchen combining granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances bring you rustic charm with modern comforts. Newly renovated and fresh full-sized bathroom offers clean and comfortable amenities. Full Washer/Dryer are on premises.

A wrap around porch and hammock provide perfect views for watching all the on-lake activities. A gas grill, outdoor fireplace and stairs to your own private lakefront access make this a wonderful place to relax and recharge your batteries.

Private direct lakefront access is a gradual slate entry. Coastline is ever-changing with variable lake levels dependent upon the season and precipitation during the year. Swimming is wonderful and right outside your door; accessible via stairs to the lake. All water sports including kayaking, fishing, and stand up paddle boarding can be done from your own exclusive shores.

This site also includes an onsite garage and shed for storage of water toys and bikes. A perfect U-shaped driveway make this a favorite stop for those pulling boats and boating toys. Easy access to power outlets within the garage. In particular, the bass fishing tournament community have found this very appealing.

100% Non-smoking. Dogs are not preferred but may be considered on a case by case basis. An additional fee and deposit will be assessed.

Bring your bikes to tour the peninsula known as Cumberland Head or walk-on the Grand Isle ferry and tour the Grand Isle bike paths. Wilcox Dock Boat launch is located approx 5 miles away as are multiple others in the area. A Kayak is on site and available. The Kayak Shack also rents kayaks and stand up paddle boards along with drop off and pick up service for your convenience.

45 min to Lake Placid, 1hr to Montreal, 90 min to Lake George, 30 min to Burlington, VT., Walk to Grand Isle Ferry. 10 minute drive to Plattsburgh State University.

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Jennifer and Todd
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2018

About Jennifer and Todd

Ambitious and accomplished, we are an industrious duo that function as a well-oiled machine. As high school sweethearts, we grew together on the shores of Lake Champlain, then journeyed to Washington D.C. for a fresh start. We have lived the urbanite dream for nearly two decades and raised a handful of ankle-biters (yes, five!). We are able escape to our special home often, but also would like to share it with others. When we receive great reviews about our "little slice of heaven", it truly warms our heart! We feel so delighted to share our special place with the world.

Jennifer and Todd purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Jennifer and Todd chose Plattsburgh

Ten years ago we decided to purchase a cabin on beautiful Lake Champlain in order to be closer to family. Our family has spent every summer this past decade enjoying the ups and downs of transforming this once dilapidated cabin into a rustic retreat. Post-purchase, it quickly became clear that our hopes for spending time at a relaxing getaway were a bit misguided. This project-after-project lifestyle offered us the inspiration we needed to name our cozy lakefront cabin: an ironic, ‘Serenity Now’. Her name, derived from the comedic sitcom, Seinfeld, which once featured an overworked man exclaiming ‘serenity now’ amidst a variety of stressful circumstances. Our family, especially our five kiddos, found themselves affectionately adopting this phrase. With herculean effort, we have transformed this challenging fixer-upper into a modern Adirondack-style escape. We are exuberantly proud to share her with all of you.

What makes this cabin unique

Serenity Now is directly lakefront as opposed to many area properties with a road barrier to Lake Champlain. You will find the lake by opening french doors and following a beautiful slate walkway down to a second deck overlooking the lake. We have tried hard to preserve the authentic nature of our Adirondack cabin. Guests truly feel transformed to someplace magical and serene. At Serenity Now, you are surrounded by all things beautiful and rustic. Our home is clean, comfortable and modern. There really is no "roughing it" despite the rustic surroundings and so we appeal to even the most discerning of vacationers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved everything about our stay! Being unplugged, playing in the waves, snuggling with the kids in the hammock, and just being together without distraction. What a great retreat from the chaos of life. Thank you for this beautiful experience.
Aug 2017
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Plattsburgh, New York

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Heat must be left on after departure during winter months.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full Washer / Dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , Loft bedrooms
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Children's Adirondack Style Log Bunk Beds
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Authentic Adirondack Cabin Retreat: Stunning Vistas directly on Lake Champlain
average rating of 4.883721 based on 56 reviews

So relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

The house was charming and just what we had hoped for. Jenn and Todd were so thoughtful and really care well for their home. The views are spectacular but the sunrises are breathtaking. Worth getting up at 4:30 to watch which we did two mornings from the well placed hammock. The beds were comfortable and the place was just right in size for the 5 of us. We enjoyed the backyard all day and into the evening roasting s’mores at the awesome fire pit. We are surely thinking of returning again to serenity now in the future. Cannot say enough about serenity now and it’s caretakers. Thank you so very much for sharing!!

  • Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janice, it was so nice to have you and the boys enjoy Serenity Now. We love our return guests and certainly welcome you back with open arms. I'm so glad you woke to see the beautiful sunrise, hopefully you were able to do that relaxing in the hammock. A favorite spot of all our guests. Roasting s'mores in the outdoor firepit, overlooking the Lake, is certainly my children's favorite past-time, also! We are so glad the tradition continued. Hopefully the boys were able to enjoy the many toys we have on-site. My favorite is pulling out a paddleboard and lazily laying in the warm sun. Cannot wait to see you again! Have a safe year.
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Very dirty

  • 1 of 5

The outside of the house was nice. The inside was very dirty full of dust and spider webs. As soon as I got there my allergies were triggered . I had to go to the pharmacy to buy allergy medicine. My daughter and I had hives all over our bodies. The bed sheets felt disgusting and itchy. Anyone who wants to stay I recommend bring your own sheets and allergy medicine and brace yourself for the dust, Spider and spider webs . The owner is also very unpleasant and unreasonable.

  • Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: While this was a disappointing experience for me, we still invite those who are respectful, kind, and looking to make life-long memories for a visit! Please, check-out our plethora of 5-star reviews or ask for references. Our little cabin offers a serene, authentic but upscale Adirondack experience on the shores of Lake Champlain. If you enjoy an owner who’s gracious and polite, allows last-minute changes, early check-ins, late check-outs, frequent communication, and a welcome bottle of wine -- I promise, I’m your gal! In regards to the above review, upon leaving this guest said she had such a great time she would be booking for Labor Day. I was delighted to offer our loyalty discount, and from her numerous text exchanges, she certainly seemed in love with our ‘cabin by the sea’ (which always makes me very happy). FYI: all guests agree to notify me ASAP if there are any concerns on check-in, but nary a peep did we hear. Unfortunately, this guest was found by my cleaners, enjoying our lakeside ambiance a full FIVE hours after her allotted check-out time -- despite her text to me confirming that she had already left the cabin. She seemingly channeled her inner “Prince” and “partied like it’s 1999” (caveat to future renters: no soiree’s of any kind are allowed). Little effort was made to clean up after said festivities and my dedicated cleaning staff provided ghastly pictures documenting the aftermath. The disarray and damage left behind was significant. After all, nickels & dimes and play-doh don’t belong in the dishwasher, and our fluffy white towels aren’t meant for dyeing hair. Despite all of this, future renters need not fret! Our cleaning staff possess natural superpowers. They worked miracles and made Serenity Now shine again for our next guests, who found the cabin “heart-warming & charming, cozy & comfortable, and reminiscent of their childhood”. It just took a little extra time and elbow-grease. To compensate my cleaning staff for their additional time and effort, a modest fee was passed along to our guest -- this is when a defamatory review was left. Unfortunately, it’s not kind or truthful, and really bad Karma to boot! To address above concerns, all beds are outfitted with crisp 100% cotton sheets and topped with a comfy and soft, flannel duvet. We’ve had a lot of people spend time in this serene cabin and the only creature we’ve ever come across is the one swimming in Lake Champlain. His name is Champy, but no worries -- he’s a vegetarian!
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Great cabin on lake champlain

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spot on the lake, quite but still close enough to get to stores, activities, etc. The cabin was very clean and comfortable. Lots of windows facing the lake so you wake up and its right there! We really enjoyed the back deck and yard as well. Also very close to the ferry so it is an easy ride over to explore Vermont. Would definitely stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rhiannon, Thank you for the kind reveiws. We are so glad you enjoyed the cabin and were able to spend some time exploring the area. There is so much to do, Lake Placid, The Adirondacks, Montreal, Vermont.... it can be hard to fit it all in. Despite the activities, I know so many of our guests never leave the Lakefront and spend their days just taking in the beautiful view. We welcome you and your pups back anytime, we are happy to share with you our loyalty discount to returning guests. Take care.
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Beautiful cottage, cozy and quaint!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely amazing time at Serenity Now—so much so that we much preferred to stay in than visit the various attractions of the area, which worked out well given that we experienced a bit of chilly, rainy, and overcast weather conditions during our stay. The kitchen is fully-equipped, the access to the lake and view from the back doors and deck is beautiful, and everything is clean, well-designed, and comfortable. We didn’t want to leave, and hope to book again in the warmer months so that we may take full advantage of the recreational activities that Lake Champlain has to offer.

  • Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeremy, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm sorry the weather wasn't the more cooperative but hopefully you were able to snuggle in with one of our cozy velvet blankets and enjoy a movie via Chromecast. Certainly, summer feels entirely different than other seasons (although they all have their pluses) but it can be great fun playing with our lake toys. Please come back and enjoy the paddleboards, kayaks, and floats galore.
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A Perfect Weekend Holiday

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at a lot of rentals -- none as inviting and well-equipped as Serenity Now. It's a stunning lofted cabin with modern fixtures and lots of rustic charm, making it an ideal place to retreat in the Adirondacks without sacrificing all of the creature comforts of home. Both myself and the two other guests who joined me immediately felt at home; Jennifer's kind welcome note and complimentary bottle of spirits made us feel so happy to have booked with her. The heating system is brand new and worked SO efficiently (we were toasty warm within minutes despite the November chill outside). The view is, of course, stunning... pictures can't do it justice. We were sure to set our alarms for a sunrise over the Green Mountains of Vermont, which did not disappoint. Watching the ferry lights float in and out of port lulled us into many nights of much-needed tranquil sleep. We couldn't have been more relaxed. I also really appreciated the numerous outdoor lights available, making us feel very safe as we settled in and got our bearings on our first night. It's in an ideal location for day trips-- we spent a day shopping and eating in Burlington and made it home and across the lake in 30 minutes flat. We tried the new Our House Bistro for brunch on Sunday morning (downtown Plattsburgh) and it was scrumptious. Lake Placid was close too (45 minutes) and so fun to visit this time of year. Next time I book (I can't wait!) we plan to visit Montreal, which is only about 45 minutes away. At the end of Cumberland Head is a beautiful long stretch of sandy beach front-- great for a quiet stroll, especially in the off-season. It's such a dream to have those wonderful places within arms length and be able to return home to such amenity and contentment at the end of the day. Major thanks to Jennifer, for being an incredibly responsive host and accommodating host. The place was truly spotless, but the home so full of spirit! We couldn't have had a better experience.

  • Submitted: 4-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maggie, we are so happy you had such a great stay. Your review was wonderful and seemingly describes everything perfectly of what we love most about Serenity Now. We try so hard to think of everything that could make our guests stay more enjoyable and comfortable. We have the best and most commited cleaners in the area that help to keep this cabin pristine and warm. So wonderful you were able to explore the local area. There truly is so much to do. You are always welcome back and we hope to see you very soon! Warm wishes.
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Breataking views in mazing cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Jennifer for accommodating us at the last minute in a n emergency situation. she was great. Adorable cottage that was comfortable, well-appointed and has the most amazing views right on the lake. We got to see all the ferry boats come and go without the noise - very quiet and serene. It was so special to sleep in the loft on a rainy night - the tin roof took me back to my childhood and provided the most amazing night of sleep. I want to go back in warm weather to experience the lake under different weather conditions - boats and swimming.

Thank you so much for your help in a difficult situation. Nurse-to-nurse---that what we are know for and are never really off-duty.

Best, Regards,

Dr. Wells


  • Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Downtown Plattsburgh
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Lake Champlain Grand Isle
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bluff Point
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtrak- Plattsburgh Stop
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I 87
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Downtown Plattsburgh
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Whiteface Mtn
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Plattsburgh City Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Plattsburgh, New York

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Indian Summer/ Fall Foliage
Sep 5 2018 - Oct 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Columbus Weekend
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall
Oct 10 2018 - Nov 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$657.25
Cleaning Fee C$124.88
Pet Fee C$197.18

Please email me for longer, shorter or last minute stays.

Holiday rates are higher, may have a longer minimum stay, please inquire

Watercraft is available for use May 15-Nov 1 only.

No entertaining at this more than 4 adults on the property at any time.

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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