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The Healing Wood Sanctuary at Indian Carry ~Upper Saranac Lake

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday estate in Tupper Lake - Indian Carry

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 for $1995/week, 1 week minimum, Saturday to Saturday, during the Summer months of June till Labor Day. Maximum occupancy is strictly limited to 4 during this time.

The home was built in 1930 with integrity and graceful, creative character and offers 3 bedrooms/3 baths. It is approximately 1800 sq feet on 5.3 park like acres. The “un-fitted’ 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 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 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

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
28 September, 2016
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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 Adirondacks

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.

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...


based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

The Healing Wood Sanctuary at Indian Carry ~Upper Saranac Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

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: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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Just Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

A picturesque home on a secluded park like road close to nearby towns of Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and Lake Placid. As a first timer when it comes to renting a home for a vacation, I will compare all future planned trips to this one, and they (future vacations) will have a lot to live up to. Joanne was wonderfully pleasant and thorough, from the first telephone call in which she described the property, to the emailed welcoming packet, to the day we arrived and throughout our stay. Her insight about things to do, places to see and eat at, was just what my family and I needed as first time visitors to the Adirondacks. It was funny, that after the initial excitement following our arrival and getting settled into this beautiful home, it begin to feel just like that...HOME. I believe that a vacation that instills that sense of home can provide added joy and memories, that a vacation, in say a hotel, may never give to you and yours.

As for the home itself, loved making use of the afternoon patio, catching some sun and listening to music. The front and back yards (lovely lawn) were used for tossing the football and kicking the soccer ball. The screened-in porch was used for a bbq dinners and evening board games. Kitchen was the heart of the house. Every morning was spent sipping coffee and enjoying a meal, watching the sunrise, the hummingbirds that frequented the lovely garden flowers and planning the days activities.

Would recommended and would love to stay again someday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you kind words Matt, i am so pleased you'll enjoyed your vacation "Home" Best regards for a lovely rest of 2016,, Joanne
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the pictures but were absolutely enchanted with ths home!

It was a perfect getaway! My family andI loved all the different rooms, the attention to the details and all the high end amenities. We were surrounded by so many beautiful treasures that made the home feel likea home away from home. It was magical!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I fell in love with the pictures, but when we arrived I was like a kid getting a new toy. I love to cook and AGA stove was such a treat. The pictures do not capture the true beauty and spirit of this wonderful house.

The owner is wonder and has everything you need in her home all you need is yourclothes. The ower is terrific and makes sure you settle in just fine. I must also mention the absolutely wonderful neighbors that she has, they make sure you are settled in as well.

The home is very well kept and nice and clean. My son and I had such a great experience and he continues to ask if we can go back. We went during the winter and made great use of the fire place after taking walks. This place is perfect anytime of the year. It really is a must do.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandy thank you so much for your kind comments...and for taking such good care of my home --you two should come back for a summer visit :} it's a whole other world. I hope your son and you are both well in your world wherever your travels take you...
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Defines Fine Mountain Living

  • 5 of 5

What sets Healing Wood apart from other vacation rentals is the attention to detail of the furnishings, décor and setting. The house retains the charm of a bygone era, from the kitchen's cast iron stove to the porcelain wash basins. (There are fully modern appliances, so don't worry about building a fire to heat up the tea kettle!) The well stocked library will keep inquisitive minds occupied for days, all while reading in the warmth of the late afternoon sun streaming through the French doors. It's like walking back in time to your grandparent's home.

The home is located a short walk from Upper Saranac lake and within easy drive of the villages of Tupper, Saranac and Placid. Recommend the boat tour on Placid to see the grand camps, including Kate Smith's camp. The Wild Center is a gem in nearby Tupper and aviation buffs can arrange flights out of Adirondack Regional (KSLK) to see the high peaks from up on higher! Hiking the Ampersand trail to the summit provided a view that was worth every rock and foot of elevation gain along the way.

A memorable vacation in a special home, we hope to return again to Healing Wood.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh thank you so much Bob...when I lived there, I put my heart and soul into that special place, as did the owner before me. It's a nice feeling knowing the love we leave behind is felt and appreciated by those that follow...all the best to you and Robin,
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Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Tupper Lake, Adirondacks

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 Sep 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £411

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 $35/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 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Tupper Lake in New York

Property Type:
  • estate
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
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
  • 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 ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Available year round for $1,995/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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