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In Town, In the Wild

Bedrooms 1
Space 444 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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:
27 March, 2018

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 Saranac Lake

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 Town of North Elba

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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(33 traveller reviews)

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In Town, In the Wild
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews
Warren, OH

Quiet beautiful surroundings yet walking distance to town

  • 5 of 5

Weekend in Saranac Lake to enjoy some hiking and Winter Carnival - this place was perfect from the moment we arrived parking right at the front door which was so convenient because it was cold out. Janis and Barry met us at the property to show us around and also provided some info on the local events happening that weekend. The property is very clean, cookies delicious, the wooded area around the property was perfect so peaceful. We did some hiking, went to the Winter Carnival and also went to see a play at the Pendragon Theatre. Seeing as it was February we were not able to take advantage of the fire pit but what a great addition to the rental. You will not be disappointed with a stay at the Watson House!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves and took advantage of what Saranac Lake and the Adirondacks have to offer. It sounds as if you experienced a lot-Winter Carnival, hiking, and our wonderful Pendragon Theatre. Thanks so much for visiting!
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  • 5 of 5

Great people and a great weekend! We will be coming back here in the summer. That's if they aren't booked up. We've already told all our friends about the Watson house.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you had such a great time. We look forward to your return. There's a lot to do in the summer. Thanks for spreading the word about Watson Place!
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Cozy and Conveniant

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The location was great and it was nice and quiet. It had everything we needed. A great place for two. Thanks for the fine hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks!
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Very, very nice apartment in a great Net York village.

  • 5 of 5

In town, in the wild apartment is located in a quiet neighborhood near downtown Saranac Lake village. Parking right at the front door is convenient. The garden around the house invokes the northern forest. The back yard has a fire pit, gas grill and seating for four. The apartment interior is nicely decorated with Adirondack style and wonderful photographs of the local outdoors. Great one person kitchen and bathroom with the perfect shower. Very comfortable with plenty of room for a couple. We would return for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice review. We look forward to hosting you again!
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful apartment in a great location; very close to Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, and lots of hiking. The owners are very gracious and hospitable; this was our second stay and we would return. The apartment has more space than many--a separate living/dining room in addition to the kitchen and bedroom--although the kitchen is small. However, it is well-equipped and maintained.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Rebecca, for your wonderful review. We both enjoyed seeing you for your second visit!
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A gem of an apartment

  • 5 of 5

Nicely decorated and everything I need. Lovely hosts. My fifth year staying here. Perfect for a solo getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always love having you back. Your kayaking adventures are inspirational!
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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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £71.43

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

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