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The Healing Wood Sanctuary at Indian Carry ~Upper Saranac Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Fairytale Elegance

Near the quiet southern shore of the sublimely beautiful Upper Saranac Lake lies this enchanting and peaceful retreat for those who appreciate charm and serenity.

A unique Adirondack estate...this property rents Saturday to Saturday, during the Summer months of Memorial Day to Labor Day. Maximum occupancy is strictly limited to 4 during this time.

This historic home (the east wing of the Swenson Estate - https://localwiki.org/hsl/Swenson_Camp) was built in 1930 with creative character and offers 3 bedrooms/3 baths. It is approximately 1800 sq feet on 5.3 park like acres. The fully equipped unique kitchen has been described by many as award worthy with remarkable attention to detail. "Fairytale like" it has been commonly described as and it has repeatedly been said, "The pictures do it no justice"

All linens are provided as a courtesy, but please DO BRING YOUR PERSONAL BEACH towels. There is a TV for DVD/VHR viewing only, with a plentiful library to choose from. There is a small Bose Bluetooth unit to play your personal music.

There is a fire pit for camp fires, and an expansive lawn for games. The lovely deeded, semi-private shared beach (Upper Saranac Lake) is a 5 -7 minute park-like stroll from the home through a quiet, sparsely populated neighborhood. As a back lot location, it offers a "safety buffer zone" with certain peace of mind for those with younger Children or Grandchildren. With a grass lawn, the beach is clean and sandy with a gentle, gradual drop-off. Again, very safe for young children. We have one Old Towne Canoe and 2 Kayaks stored at the home for your use and enjoyment. No motor boats are permitted.

The High Peaks Wilderness area, directly across our drive, offers you hiking, biking on endless trails and canoe access to the Stoney Creek Ponds and the Racquette River. The popular Ampersand Trail is minutes up the road, as well as one of our favorites, the Deer Pond trail, a gentle hike for children. Golfers will enjoy the Saranac Inn Golf Club, ten minutes up the road founded at the turn of the century and designed by Scottish pro and architect, Seymour Dunn; this 18 hole course was designed using the natural terrain to provide a great golfing experience with lovely mountain views. Adventurers can traverse 30 miles of waterways that connect the lakes Oseetah, Kiwassa, Lower and Middle Saranac Lakes. Travel through the lock system which raises and lowers your watercraft to the level of the connecting lake. Take note- there is no lock access to the Upper Saranac Lake thereby granting you an extremely quieter lake experience especially at the southern end....it is pristine. At the Paul Smiths Visitors Center, you can explore gentle hiking trails and learn about the Adirondack region. And be sure to check out the whole wild world of the Adirondacks in Tupper Lake at our Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks. (Also known as "The Wild Center") On Sunday, you can ride your bikes or walk to the Chapel bound boat which takes you to non-denominational services at Chapel Island, a short ride away.

Secluded, yet very convenient to all amenities...23 minutes to our Olympic village of Lake Placid, 11 minutes to Saranac Lake, 8 minutes to Tupper Lake, 2.5 hours to Montreal. The Adirondack Airport is a 20 minute drive up rte 30. Please call/email me to inquire ... Joanne 518-637-1620

Keywords: Romantic getaway, Luxury, newlyweds, honeymoon, sanctuary, adventure seekers, age 55+, family with young childrem, golf, pet friendly,

The shore of UPPER SARANAC LAKE is bordered by State land...14 mi. SW from the town of Saranac Lake

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Member since: 2010
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Joanne

I live in Aspen, Colorado.... I warmly welcome you to create your fond memories in the 'Healing Woods' this year...

Joanne purchased this estate in 2000

Why Joanne chose Tupper Lake

It was geographically close to my parents who were in their chapter of needing my care and provided access to Whiteface Mountain for downhill skiing for my children. There was a magical feeling felt by all of us....

What makes this estate unique

Private, quiet location, yet convenient to amenities...located very near (a 5 minute walk) to the southern shoreline of one of the most beautiful Adirondack Lakes, the Upper Saranac Lake. There is NOT a lot of public traffic on this lake because it is not connected via the lock system, thus a more tranquil experience. The shared beach is never crowded, always lovely with a gradual clean and sandy slope. Listening to the first signs of warmth-the spring peepers, the frogs mating in the pond, the beautiful song of the Wood Thrush in Summer, the wild blueberries in August, the calm, clean tranquility of the lakes, a kayak cruise at dusk with musical calls of the loons...you can find nature's gentle music and quiet amidst all the recreational options here at Indian Carry...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Tupper Lake in Franklin County

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Master bath of Main home
    Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , first floor
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , Upstairs hallway bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , ALL bedrooms are upstairs
  • KING bedroom has a master Bath with tub
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Available year round for $2,100 /week - ONE WEEK MINIMUM from June 1 thru Labor Day. Summer occupancy is strictly limited to 4 maximum. Departure Cleaning in included, for the most part. Cancellations: All cancellations must be received in writing via snail mail or email. Sixty (60) day notice is 100% refunded. Less than 60 day to 30 day notice is refunded less 10% administrative fee. Less than 30 days notice is non-refundable. Absolutely no refund for any Holiday reservation or short/long term (One month or greater) lease cancellations.


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The Healing Wood Sanctuary at Indian Carry ~Upper Saranac Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

The perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely, relaxing place.... the attention to detail that Joanne has put into her slice of heaven is INCREDIBLE!! This is the place to get away and relax. From the beautiful cottage and decor, to her extensive library, every room is filled with treasures and enjoyment. Her outside patio, side porch, the fire pit, and swing all add to the beautiful relaxing setting, and this all is just a short walk to the lake. How nice of Joanne to open up her home and share her beautiful place with us. We will be returning to The Healing Wood Sanctuary! Thank you Joanne!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dwight, thank you so much for your kind compliments....I look forward to having you again and have a beautiful rest of 2017...
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Charming lake home nestled in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

Healing Wood is a spacious vacation home nestled in the woods with easy lake access. The home takes you back in time but with all the modern amenities. The house is easy to find and is situated perfectly with quick access to Tupper, Saranac and Lake Placid. Great hiking destinations nearby. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful historical house--great location

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful and extremely well appointed with beautiful detail. Our first thought upon entering was "I can't believe they rent this out."

We enjoyed a week of canoeing the lovely St. Regis area, eating great food, swimming and relaxing. The location is amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable comfy home

  • 5 of 5

Spent 3 wonderful days at Joanne's home over the winter holidays. Very comfortable and beautiful spot. Easy to find and was very complete with all the necessary amenities. Enjoyed the fireplace and warm cozy kitchen and sitting areas. Great spot for a family getaway, exactly what we were looking for. Would definitely come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian, thank you so much for your kind comments... You and your family have a beautiful rest of 2017 and beyond...
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Fairytale get away

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I met at Joanne's cottage for a family reunion and memorial service in Tupperlake. The pictures drew me to the house but being there was something much more then one can even imagine in the pictures! The feeling of the home is of peace and tranquility. We felt like kids in a candy store looking at all the enchanting knickknacks and furniture Joanne lovingly selected. There was not one thing missing that we did not find in the kitchen during meal preparations which was awesome since we invited our cousins and their families over for a beautiful dinner together ! Thank you Joanne for the wonderful gift of sharing your home!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always felt a certain fairytale kind of magic being there.... and Nothing gratifies me more than hearing that my Guests experience goes beyond their expectations; thank you so much Janet for your kind words and I hope to have you visit again in the future
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  • 5 of 5

There's not much to say that hasn't already been said about this property. It's beautiful. It's impeccably clean. Everything that you could possibly need is provided. Communication with the owner is easy and quick. The home is private and quiet. If you've found this property and it's available for your dates, then don't hesitate or look any longer.....just go ahead and book. We cooked in the beautiful, well appointed kitchen. Dined and relaxed on the screened porch. Sat by the firepit at night. The king sized bed was a great feature and not one that you usually find in a rental property. We used the canoe and they kayaks. Swam at the beach. Hiked the Tupper Lake Triad and 2 of the Saranac Six, as well as Panther. It was a perfect vacation. This is really a gorgeous home that reminded me of a story-book cottage. I would highly recommend a stay here (in case you couldn't tell already)!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awwww Kim, thank you so much... I hope you get to come again :}
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Little Italy
The Wild Center
Lake Placid Marina & Boat Tours
Covered boat for a rainy day...
Interlaken Inn and Restaurant
One of my favorite "Special Date Night" favorites...try the Bar menu too.
Hohmeyer's Lodge at Lake Clear/Sunset Lakeview Guesthouses
Dancing Bears Restaurant
Great deck dining to watch July 4th fireworks...make your reservation early
Adirondack Scenic Railroad
a good rainy day activity for the Family...
Freestyle Cusine -- CLOSED
One of the best Chef's in Lake Placid!
Lake Placid Pub & Brewery
Great burgers n beer
Chair 6
Fav Lake Placid Lunch/Brunch
Eat 'n Meet Grill and larder -- CLOSED
limited dining space, great for take out....
Paradox Lodge
French cuisine
Adirondack Museum
Great museum day excursion!
Car: recommended

Away from the madding crowds...


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £11.17

SUMMER SEASON IS A ONE WEEK MINIMUM STAY. Saturday to Saturday. Summer maximum Occupancy is strictly limited to 4 ~ during Spring, Fall and Winter seasons, add $25/person per night above 4 Guests.
Cats are not permitted. Pets will be considered but are not allowed unless disclosed upon booking your reservation. Unauthorized pets will result in a $200 fee per pet deducted from Security Deposit unless otherwise compensated. A standard weekly $105 ($15/per day/per pet) pet fee is charged when properly reserved. Please review conditions in Amenities/Suitability section.
All cancellations must be received in writing via email. Sixty (60) day notice is 100% refunded. Between 60 day to 30 day notice is refunded less 10% administrative fee. Less than 30 days notice is non-refundable. No refund for all Holiday reservations or short/long term (One month or greater) lease cancellations.

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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