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In Town, In the Wild

Bedrooms 1
Space 444 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom Apartment In The Village Of Saranac Lake

Watson Place is a one bedroom apartment, with a well equipped kitchenette, bath with radiant floor heating, and living room with dining space. We are located on a hill on a quiet street in Saranac Lake, New York in the heart of the Adirondack Park. The house is surrounded by mature trees, both evergreen and deciduous. Features include a queen bed in the bedroom as well as a queen size sofa-bed in the living room. We can accommodate up to 4 guests. The apartment is located on the ground floor of our home and has two private entrances. It includes its own fenced yard with a fire pit, gas grill, and Adirondack chairs. The apartment features HDTV with Digital Tier cable, DVD/ VHS player, Wireless internet, refrigerator, range, coffee maker, microwave oven, washer and dryer, iron and hair dryer. Three separate thermostats allow for individual temperature control in different rooms. Off street parking is directly in front of the rental unit, with an additional space across the street if needed. No smoking is allowed on our property. We have two dogs and a cat but they are kept separate from the rental unit. Sorry, pets are not allowed in the rental. Original artwork is found throughout the rental, including landscape photographs by Barry Lobdell, your host's husband, who is a well-known Adirondack artist and a member of the Adirondack Artists Guild. We'll be sure to direct you to the Guild's gallery downtown while you're here!

For a stay of 7 days or more, please get in touch with Janis, the property owner, for reduced rates.

More Details

Janis Beatty
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 July, 2017

About Janis Beatty

I started the business, Watson Place, in 2012. I'm a retired educator and have lived in Saranac Lake with my husband since 1996. I love living in the Adirondack Mountains with its beautiful scenery. I walk, bicycle, canoe, and snowshoe. I love to read, especially non-fiction. My husband is also retired, but maintains a fine art photography business. We worked hard getting our tourist accommodation ready and have been told it's beautiful.

Janis Beatty purchased this apartment in 1996

Why Janis Beatty chose Adirondacks

We were living in the Saratoga Springs area and my husband Barry had been traveling around the Adirondacks as part of his work. During these tours, he found that the scenery and ambiance of the area appealed strongly to his creative side. When a job opportunity presented itself in Tupper Lake, he immediately took it and the hunt for a place to live began. After exploring possibilities in the Tupper Lake and Lake Placid areas, we decided to concentrate on Saranac Lake, which we felt had more to offer us. The village has a very appealing downtown, with a host of historic buildings and several art galleries, along with the expected offices, restaurants and shops. We thoroughly enjoy the area and take advantage of the hiking, bicycling and canoeing opportunities when we can.

What makes this apartment unique

We decided to buy this home after looking at several others in and around Saranac Lake. The Arts and Craft style of the building suited our tastes and offered some unique touches. The house is located on a hill and surrounded by mature evergreens, with a few birch and maples added for color. We also own a wooded property across the street, which adds to the feeling of privacy that we enjoy here. It was also fun to discover that our place had been home to the actress Veronica Lake when she was a child.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saranac Lake in Franklin County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has independent radiant floor heating, a lovely shower with glass door, subway tiles, and a rain-style shower head. Ventilation is supplied by a fan with a timer. A large vanity provides plenty of counter space. A hand-held hair dryer and hand mirror with magnified side are included. High-end eco-friendly soaps, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, makeup wipes, and shower cap are supplied.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The apartment features a cozy bedroom with a Queen size bed. Bedside tables with lamps, an alarm clock and personal reading lights over the bed make it a comfortable and friendly space. Three full-sized windows, in addition to a small inset window, look out onto the wooded yard. A wing-back chair with floor lamp is a cozy spot for reading. An antique bureau has ample space for clothing.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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In Town, In the Wild
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews

Wonderful! Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful place, lots of space, and wonderful helpful hosts! (We even borrowed baking powder from them.) Comfortable bedroom, small but well-equipped and functional kitchen, and a really nice living room. Perfect for our mini-vacation of snow-shoeing during the day but needing to get a bit of quiet time to get some work done. We'll definitely plan on staying again next time we're in the area. Look no further!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves. We're looking forward to your next visit.
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Quiet, cozy apartment

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely furnished, decorated, and equipped apartment in quiet neighborhood in historic Saranac Lake in a beautiful part of the Adirondacks with great hiking, restaurants, museums, water sports close by. We enjoyed our stay immensely. Would love to come back!! (Low ceilings may make the apartment unsuitable for really tall people. My husband is 6 feet and he was fine.)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and cozy. Perfect place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Saranac Lake. The apartment was warm and cozy. The added touches made us feel very welcome. Perfect side yard for relaxing by a toasty fire. We definitely hope to visit again sometime.

Highly recommended!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your short vacation at Watson Place. Thank you. We hope to see you again, Janet and Dan.
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Columbus, Ohio

Well appointed, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently enjoyed a long ski weekend at this property, and had a great time. Very clean, all the amenities you could need, welcoming owners and a great location. It was our first time to the area and we'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really hope that you will be back for another ski vacation. Thanks for the review.
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts

A Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Watson Place for 3 nights. The owners were in communication w/us in advance...which was appreciated. They also greeted us upon our arrival. The apt. is clean, cozy and well equipped. Great WiFi and a small selection of VHS tapes and DVDs were available as well as some games. It is convenient to downtown Saranac Lake & only 7 miles from Lake Placid. We had everything we needed for basic cooking. The owners even provided delicious ground coffee from a local business and creamer and drinks in the fridge...a nice touch. The bed is VERY comfortable and the shower was great. It is obvious the owners care about their apt and aim to provide a great experience for their guests. We hope to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Heidi, for your terrific review and your appreciation of our cozy apartment. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Lovely Christmas Stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was more spacious than expected. The rooms and kitchen were well-appointed, and it was evident that the hosts took care to ensure the comfort of their guests. What a lovely place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Susan and Robert. We're so glad that you chose Watson Place as your Christmas retreat while you climbed the Adks!
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Adirondack Regional Airport, Lake Clear, NY
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Waterhole, Saranac Lake, NY
Nearest Ferry
52 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferry, Essex, NY
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Saranac Lake Country Club, Ray Brook, NY
Nearest Train
42 Miles
Amtrak Station, Westport, NY
Nearest Motorway
38 Miles
Adirondack Northway, I-87, Exit 30
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nona Fina, Saranac Lake, NY
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Mount Pisgah, Saranac Lake, NY
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lake Colby Beach, Saranac Lake, NY
Car: recommended

A wide variety of activities and entertainment are available here in the heart of the Adirondacks. Hundreds of lakes and mountains offer countless opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, hiking and bicycling. In the winter months, cross country skiing trails are numerous and nearby, and Whiteface, the Olympic downhill mountain, is 30 minutes away. A 15-minute walk along Lake Flower brings you to downtown Saranac Lake, with its art galleries, shops and restaurants. Live theater is a year-round happening at Pendragon, located just three blocks from the rental. New Year's Eve features First Night Saranac Lake, with a variety of music and other entertainments occurring around downtown. At Midnight, fireworks light up the sky over Lake Flower. During February, Saranac Lake is home to the historic Winter Carnival, a 10-day celebration of the season featuring numerous athletic events, competitions for the fun of it, parades and fireworks. The Ice Palace, centerpiece of the carnival, is located on the shore of Lake Flower, a five minute walk from Watson Place. The Ninety Miler, an annual canoe and kayak race from Old Forge to Saranac Lake held in September, concludes at Riverside Park on Lake Flower. The unique Adirondack Carousel, where visitors ride on carved Adirondack animals, insects and birds, is open all year and located downtown near the Union Depot. The Adirondack Scenic Railway runs between the Union Depot and the Station in Lake Placid during the summer and fall. If you're driving, the Olympic village of Lake Placid is a short 10-minute drive away. The Lake Placid Center for the Arts features gallery exhibits, dance, theater and music performances and Friday night independent movie showings. The Olympic Center, setting for the 'Miracle on Ice' in 1980, and the Olympic Museum located there, are open for your exploration. Rarely does a week go by during the winter when a major event isn't happening. Ski jumping, bobsled and luge competitions, hockey tournaments and other skating events all keep things exciting in Lake Placid. The Wild Center, a museum of the Natural History of the Adirondacks, is a beautiful 25-minute drive away in Tupper Lake, while the Adirondack Museum is a drive of approximately an hour in Blue Mountain Lake.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Saranac Lake, New York

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £76.75

Rate listed is for two people. There is a $20 per night fee per person for one or two additional guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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