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Gorgeous New Home on Upper Saranac Lake with Boathouse

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Camp Kidura is a great destination for families or friends looking for a beautiful escape to relax and explore. With four bedrooms, two lofts and three full baths, this new, luxurious and comfortable Adirondack style home comfortably sleeps 10. Built for entertainment purposes, Camp Kidura has an open, custom-built kitchen (commercially equipped) that opens to the great room where it is hard to miss the spectacular/dramatic views of the lake and mountains through a wall of windows. The kitchen is fully equipped and has granite counters with custom, Douglas fir cabinets.

Two wood burning stoves and radiant floor heat - in addition to the large stone fireplace - are very inviting after a day’s activities. A large wrap around deck on the first level and a second story deck expand the already large living spaces. Immediately adjacent to the water is a stone patio that offers a more natural feel next to a boulder peninsula.

• Panther Mountain hike – a scenic 1.6 mile round trip hike with spectacular views.

• The new 'Wild Center', the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks is just minutes away.

• A leisurely canoe ride can take you to local destinations on Upper Saranac Lake such as the Wawbeek Hotel and Restaurant and Chapel Island.

• Olympic Village of Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain are about 30-40 minutes away.

• Historic town of Saranac Lake is a short, 10 - 15 minute drive.

• The Visitor Interpretation Center at Paul Smith’s College is also a short drive.

• The Adirondack Museum is about 45 minutes to an hour away providing a rich and interactive way to learn about the rugged and therapeutic history of this vast state park.

Camp Kidura includes wireless, high-speed internet access (for those that want it), a laundry area with washer and dryer, cable television, linens and housekeeping at the end of your stay provided. It is with great excitement and anticipation that we began our memorable times in the Adirondacks . We have built it for years of family fun and memories in mind. We share our home in hopes of other families creating and sharing memories, like ours, for years to come. Camp Kidura was named after two brothers who, on a slow afternoon at work one day, decided to finally realize their dream Adirondack home after a childhood of only visiting. Welcome and enjoy.

Please email or call us for more information. To view more photos of Camp Kidura, visit the link for more photos.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2018

About owner

My husband and his brother have wonderful childhood memories of spending their summers on a lake with family. We wanted to create similar memories for our children. Already, our young children tell us - 'Camp Kidura is the best place in the whole wide world!'. They look forward to our visits with great enthusiasm. We enjoy the peaceful setting with lots of outdoor activities. It's great for our family - and we invite you to create your own family memories here too.

owner purchased this house in 2004

Why owner chose Tupper Lake

We selected the Adirondacks and specifically Upper Saranac Lake because it is a beautiful lake that is large enough to sail, paddle or motor boat - but not crowded or overdeveloped like many other lakes its size. The Adirondacks is a huge park with much to offer. Our location provides a nice mix of activities and scenery without being too remote (grocery store and restaurants are a short drive away).

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a georgeous place. We've been wanting to come for a while and finally made the trip. Thank you for making it work. You made our travel plans easy. We enjoyed the views, the hikes, the surroundings, The Wild Center. The kitchen was easy to use. The rooms were comfortable and beautiful. Nicely decorated. We look forward to coming again other times in the year as well.
Nov 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tupper Lake in Franklin County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Fax
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Near BR4
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , attached to Master Bedroom (BR1)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Near BR3
  • All baths have custom tile
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , woodburning stove and deck, view of lake and woods
    Loft - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , third floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , bath nearby, twin bed has railing around it (for children)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , bath nearby. First floor. Small bedroom. Small TV.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , attached bath, lake view
  • All bedrooms are on the second floor unless otherwise indicated.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Catering/Private chef and daily housekeeping available upon request.


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Gorgeous New Home on Upper Saranac Lake with Boathouse
average rating of 4.818182 based on 55 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Camp Kidura is absolutely beyond wonderful! I brought some friends up to the ADKs to introduce them to the area for the weekend and we had a a lovely time. We came with all sort of plans for weekend activities but the house was so inviting that we somehow managed to not leave it for our entire stay! It's cozy, clean, and very well laid out. I highly highly recommend and am so glad we have an excuse to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home with Amazing Views of the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from a great stay over President’s Day weekend at Camp Kidura. Great home with plenty of room for the whole group. Great views of the frozen lake. Kids had lots of fun playing on the lake. Hoping to return in the Summer to enjoy all the House has to offer during that season.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquility on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Camp Kidura is fantastic! The home itself is beautifully built. Inside is nicely and comfortably furnished. The kitchen has every gadget you could possibly need. The camp is right on the water and I highly recommend spending time on the boat house deck. Easy trips to Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain. In the evening the call of the loons is an Adirondack lullaby. If you're looking for a place to sit back and unwind this camp should be at the top of your list.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall very nice!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time staying at this home with our family. The water and the view were beautiful. The kitchen was well stocked and the house was very clean upon arrival! The large boathouse/deck was great for hanging out by the water with our large family and for docking the boat we rented for the week. Allison was great to work with, as were all the caretakers of the home we met throughout the week! Our only complaints were the beds/linens were not very comfortable, the close proximity to the neighbors, and the outside furniture was not very comfortable and some of it was falling apart. Some loungers and newer chairs would have been great to sit out and enjoy the water. Also, there was no large tv in the main house for everyone to sit around at night and watch. Overall we had a wonderful time with our family enjoying beautiful Upper Saranac Lake!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything you could ask for: from helpful caretaker, responsive owner to perfect location and exceptional stocked kitchen.

We did not have the best weather. But we did not mind it at all. The home and people are wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The home was everything the owner portrayed. Allison was easy to work with.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. We were greeted with pastries on our arrival. The views were amazing!! Lots of room for us to gather or spread out. Everything worked well and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Homeowner was very helpful with lots of information to make our stay more enjoyable. I would recommend the house.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
SLK - Adirondack Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
several in Tupper Lake, NY
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Saranac Inn Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Little Italy Restaurant
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Big Tupper Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
Sekon Lodge private community beach
Car: necessary

Located on the southern end of majestic Upper Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks State Park, Camp Kidura is part of one of the historic Great Camps of the Adirondacks. It is a new, custom timber frame home.

It is located just feet from the water with a private swimming area, dock, and signature boulder over the water. Camp Kidura also has rights to a communal beach/picnic area, fire pit and boat launch. Nearby activities are endless… fishing, world-famous fly-fishing, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, boating, sailing, and swimming right off the docks. Shopping boutiques and novelty shops in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid can offer a break from the outdoors for those who wish.

Other Activities: So many things to do year round?

Summer/Fall: boating, swimming, paddle on one of our canoes or kayaks, rent a motor boat, hike one of the many trails, or even tackle on of the 46ers (46 high peak mountains in the Adirondacks).

Winter: Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Ice Skating.

Golf: A The nearest golf is only 15 minutes away at Saranac Inn Country Club on the northern end of Upper Saranac Lake offers golfing nearby. It offers 18 hole course, rentals and a driving range. It 'has a reputation as one of the most carefully maintained and challenging resort courses in the northeast.' Length: 6,631 yards | Par: 72 | Rating: 71.5 | Slope: 128

There are also some options in Lake Placid.

Ski: Home to two Winter Olympics, the famous Whiteface Mountain near Lake Placid is about 35 miles away - great for novice to expert skiers. There is also skiing on Big Tupper (10 miles in nearby Tupper Lake) or Mt. Pisgah (15 miles away in nearby Saranac Lake). In addition to downhill skiing, there are numerous other winter activities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, horseback riding, ice skating, luge, bobsled, etc.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tupper Lake, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Memorial Day and Early June
24 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late June
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer Peak Season 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holidays 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holidays 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £699.6
Cleaning Fee £139.92
Tax Rate 5.0%

Presidents Weekend, Memorial Day, June, Fall, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas - all have special pricing.

Cancellation Policy: When the rental agreement is signed by both the Property Owner and the Renter; and, your deposit is received by the Property Owner, this rental is binding and in effect. However, if a cancellation is necessary, all attempts will be made to re-rent. If successful, your deposit will be returned less a 10% administration fee, or a minimum fee of $150.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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