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Classic Lakefront Adirondack Lodge

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths (tub only), sleeps 12-20

Step back in time and enjoy the rustic charm of FDR's attorney's classic lakefront Adirondack retreat. Resurrect quality family time beneath the gas-fired lights without the distractions electricity brings. (Propane lights, stove, refrigerator, hot water keep you comfortable). Spacious private lodge on pristine Upper Lake Chateaugay. 5 large bedrooms (sleeps up to 20), living room with massive stone fireplace, large dining room, eat-in kitchen, screened-in porch, gradual sandy beach, swimming raft, lawn slopes down to waterfront (about 200 ft).

Karen Heath
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
31 March, 2018

About Karen Heath

I am a teacher who lives in Vermont. Our family bought this place in 1969, and has continued to come every summer. Started as my father and mother and the four of us, then added grandparents and cousins, and now there are 10 grandchildren, almost all grown up themselves. It is the place the cousins who live all over the country gather each year, and is the reason they are all close.

Karen Heath purchased this lodge in 1969

Why Karen Heath chose Lyon Mountain

This is a magical place that is truly away from it all.

What makes this lodge unique

Lovely unspoiled lake, and the lack of electricity is a step back in time that we all really appreciate. Spacious and authentic.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Lyon Mountain in Town of Dannemora

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • House is off the grid. No electricity. Propane fridge, stove, hot water, and wall-hung lights.
  • Renters expected to clean upon departure unless arrangements are made with owner.
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • Upstairs bath (full) has a clawfoot tub. No shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • 7 queens, 1 double, 4 twins, 1 sleeper sofa.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Toys
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue ...
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Canoe; rowboat; swimming raft.


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Classic Lakefront Adirondack Lodge
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Wisconsin, formerly Ithaca NY

I still dream of Camp Heath

  • 5 of 5

This is the absolute best vacation my family has ever taken. This property is private and serene, no cell phone service and no electricity allowed for the purest form of relaxation and family time. I went with my husband, 3 kids, and my sister and her husband and we could have easily fit 3-4 more families. Do not be scared off by no electricity- propane lighting throughout and propane stove/oven and refrigerator are all you need, it didn't even feel like we were "roughing" it... It was more than we could have hoped for, can't think of a single complaint... this place is like some best kept secret that only a few have realized- there are several families who have gone there every year now for a really long time... once you go nothing else compares... we went the last week of the summer in 2009 and I guarantee my kids and I mention it at least weekly... now that we live in Wisconsin I would still consider making the 26 hour drive every summer to experience camp Heath again...

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: September 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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We will return every year as long as we can.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year at Camp Heath. We were a little nervous last year during the long drive along the dirt road. When we arrived, all I could say was "oh yes!!!!" There's something magical about the setting. Having to light gas lights and starting the pump for water adds to the charm of the place. We had fires inside or outside every night. We used the cow bell on the porch to call people for meals. We saw eagles and their babies. The loons are beautiful and sound great at night. The paddle board was a great addition. There are plenty of opportunities to exercise, but you can't find a more relaxing setting.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a fabulous gem of history and nature!

  • 5 of 5

The week at the lake was all and more than I could have hoped for! I celebrated my 60th year with family and friends at Heath Camp. Everyone loved the house with its Adirondack character and plenty of room. We enjoyed walks in the woods, play with dogs, swims in the lake, Scrabble and chess matches on the deck, fishing and boating, fabulous dinners by the livingroom fire on cool evenings, appetizers on the porch, easy car explorations to Lake Placid, and all sitting around the campfire outside in the evening, laughing and remembering the day's activities. I can't think of a better place to celebrate life. It was simply the best.

Thank you Heath family!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wilson, NY

Finnigan Adirondack vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends have enjoyed staying at the Heath Camp many times. I would recommend this to anyone who likes the outdoors with peace & quiet and the beauty of the Adirondack mountains, along with the families Glica, & Rados we will never forget the great times, fishing, and great suppers after a long day of enjoying the beauty of this lodge. I'm not sure of our dogs Carley,& Clancy or us enjoyed it more. Rent a boat and explore the beauty of the Lake Chateaguay.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: September 2000
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wilkes Barre PA

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

It's been a month now since we have been at the Heath camp and my family and I just can't stop talking about how much we loved it there. We had 14 people in our group and just had a blast. We're already talking about going back next year! If anyone is up there our family is the bat on the wall Hope you have as much fun as we did but if you plan to stay at Heath you can't help but to have a blast. Thanks Heath family =)

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2003
  • Date of Stay: June 2003
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Burlington, Vermont
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
THe Hollywood
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Plattsburg, NY
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 374
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Hollywood
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
right there
Car: necessary

On site: Swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking. Nearby: Golf (Malone-30 minutes), La Ronde Amusement Park, Montreal (90 minutes), Lake Placid Olympic Center and High peaks area (60 miles), Ausable chasm (40 minutes), park Safari (1 hour), Ferry to Vermont (1 hour).

Other Activities: hiking, rowing, canoeing, pontoon boat rental, swimming raft


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Lyon Mountain, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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