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Charming Cottage Located At The Very Edge Of Upper Saranac Lake

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Tupper Lake - Panther Cottage

Private, Wooded Lakefront With Beach And Boat Dock. Two Bedrooms; 1 Bath.

Charming 2 bedroom cottage. Master bedroom looks directly onto the lake with 10 windows. Second bedroom is a loft over the living room. Both rooms feature new queen beds and linens; second room has a pullout twin. Sleeps 5.

Living room has a flat screen television (with netflix(, and cathedral ceilings. Modern kitchen features an electric range, stainless steel frig, table seating for 4-5 and a small wood stove. One bathroom with shower connects off the kitchen.

French doors in the kitchen lead out onto a spacious L-shaped screened porch. Perfect for summer evening dinners or even camp outs. Porch steps lead down onto a lake-side deck with a new gas grill.

The deck leads out to the dock where you will find first class swimming, boating, fishing and breathtaking views.

The entire cottage is 1200 square feet and sits on a private wooded 1.4 acre lot. The driveway to the lake is steep but paved. An adjoining shed features water toys for guest use.

This is an ideal family vacation spot. Also great for 2 couples or honeymooners. Ask us and we'll put together a special Honeymoon package with catered meals, champagne and flowers!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jackie Bay
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
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28 September, 2016
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About Jackie Bay

We are a family of 4 and are avid outdoors people. My first experience in the Adirondacks was hiking the high peaks and cross country skiing. My husband came here for rock/ice climbing and back-country skiing.

When we had our kids, we introduced them to downhill skiing at Whiteface and moved on to canoe/camp adventures. It seems there is not a portage that we have not endured nor a black fly we haven't personally encountered! Through the years our kids have also developed a deep love of these beautiful places.

Sailing,kayaking and cross country skiing are new family passions. We intend to bring our catamaran up from NJ to explore the many miles of Upper Saranac - the truly best lake in the region. We are miserable fisherman as a whole, but intend to try anew off our boat dock. One can only hope that the fish of Saranac are less intelligent than the many others that have avoided us over the years.

Jackie Bay purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Jackie Bay chose Adirondacks

When we saw this cottage we knew that we had found a gem too good to pass up. We intend to partially retire here and have decided to share it with select guests until that happy day arrives.

This location is ideal for several reasons. The Saranac chain of lakes is the best place to be because you can enjoy 17 miles of paddling with only one portage (!).

Secondly, the hiking is outstanding. Located within 30 minutes of the cottage are trails to Haystack, Scarface, Baker, Panther and Ampersand mountains.

Third, there are a lot of options for both downhill and cross country skiing. Local downhill/tubing resorts include Big Tupper, Titus and Mt. Pisgah. World renowned Whiteface is 45 minutes away. Cross country trails from Saranac and Lake Clear include the Horse Trail complex to Rat, Bone and Fish pond and Moose Pond trails. Out of Tupper are the Cold River Horse Trail System. From the Paul Smiths area is the Hayes Brook Trail, St Regis and Fish Ponds ski, the Jack Rabbit Trail and groomed trails at the Paul Smiths Visitors Center. Lastly, groomed trails can be found at the Mt Van Hoevenberg and Cascade Ski Centers further afield in Lake Placid.

Lastly, the cottage is private but not isolated. A scenic 30 minute drive puts you into the center of Saranac Lake where you will find restaurants, bars, churches, galleries, grocery stores, a golf club and a theatre. A 15 minute drive in the opposite direction will put you in Tupper Lake where there is a movie theatre and regional museum The Wild Center, which is well worth a visit.

What makes this cottage unique

There has been a cottage on this spot for over 20 years. The structure you see today was built in 1995 and renovated and expanded in 2008. Lucky for us, it's location has been grandfathered in making it the only cottage that is situated directly on the lake. It is a piece of paradise.

We are still furnishing the home so check back to find updated photos. We will have new porch furniture, a swimming platform and a new gas grill installed before the first rental.


based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Charming Cottage Located At The Very Edge Of Upper Saranac Lake
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Like being "On Golden Pond"

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this amazing cottage on Upper Saranac Lake. It had been a bucket list trip for us for years. The cottage had everything we needed. Updated kitchen, cozy living room, comfortable bedrooms and a nice deck right on the lake. We spent our days sunning on the deck, swimming in the lake and paddling around in the provided kayaks and canoe. Our evenings were spent by the fire pit looking at the stars and listening to the sounds of the Loons. It was one of the most relaxing vacations I have ever had. Thank you Jackie and Pierre for sharing your little slice of heaven with us. Mary & Jim. Long Island NY.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect cottage getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was clean, charming and had everything we wanted and needed. Two perfect bedrooms, a modern kitchen - small but perfect for a week's getaway. The screened in porch was perfect for morning coffee, and the outdoor firepit and grill were ideal. The best part was the dock to which we tied a rental power boat (swiss marine). Our best vacation in years.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this lovely home on Upper Saranac lake. It is beautifully furnished - hard to know best place to settle. Whether the comfortable living room, the screened porch or the outdoor Adirondack chairs looking out on the lake! Although we have our own, the owner provide kayaks and they are not the usual 80 lb. cheapo rental kayaks. The home is as advertised (including steep driveway, although we had no problems getting up and down). The lake is beautiful - lots to explore.

The villages of Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake are reasonably close so not a problem to either go out for dinner (although you might not want to leave the house!) or go get groceries, etc. We did not try the wood stove in the kitchen since it was warm when we were there, but I could see how that would be really cozy!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful respite from life

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend exploring, fishing, kayaking, eating, drinking, and watching the sunrise. The home was immaculate, comfortable, and in a lovely private setting. The expansive windows and screened porch brought the outdoors in. Caught some big fish! Beds were comfy and linens worthy of a nice hotel. Nice gas grill made dinners easy and enjoyed eating on the screened in porch listening to the loons. Big fridge, so you can stock up and stay at the cottage without having to run out to restock. Relax and enjoy the view! No need to go anywhere! Thanks Jackie and Pierre!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love the title! Fits the house perfectly.

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful spot for 2-4 people, especially two couples or a small family. Wonderfully furnished, perfectly clean and beautifully equipped! Owner provided great info on area attractions. The only weird thing was there was no oven (only a microwave)--which I did not discover until I had assembled a complicated dish to put in it for dinner! Perhaps that was in the notes and I hadn't noticed. Also, VERY steep driveway. Better have a 4-wheel drive! Otherwise, everything was great. Thanks so much! Best, Lucy PS Please note that we were unable to lock the front porch door. I trust the cleaning person remedied this!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lucy - glad you enjoyed it and sorry about your dish! I've used the gas weber grill for an oven - although that tip doesn't help you now. Hope to see you again -
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Relaxing cottage; a canoers dream!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Panther Cottage for the Adirondack 90 miler race. It was a perfect location (stayed in Old Forge the night before the start and dropped off a car at the end of Day 1 for our paddler en route to this cabin). It was about a 45 min drive to Day 2 start, about 3 min drive to Day 2 pit stop, about 5 min drive to Day 2 finish, 15 min drive to Day 3 start, and 20 min drive to Day 3 finish. GREAT location!

The pit crew (3 adults and two tiny children) were absolutely spoiled by our accommodations. Canoes a-plenty for tooling around Upper Saranac.

Our only complaint was the water situation--perhaps a clogged filter? We lost some water pressure during the course of our stay. Hopefully that is trouble-shot and fixed by the time you get there. Either way, I wouldn't hesitate returning despite the lack of pressure!!

Suggestion for the owner--baby gate for the bottom of the stairs? We brought one with us, but would have been missing one had we not!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Erin! We hope to do this race one day ourselves. You're right about the water pressure. We've owned this cottage for less than a year so we're still figuring things out. Eric is going to change the water intake valve so the filter doesn't get clogged. Sorry for the inconvenience but it will be changed this month. Hope to see you again!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Tupper Lake, Adirondacks

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Aug 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
6 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £410

We will require a rental agreement and a security deposit prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tupper Lake in New York

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
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  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is off the kitchen and features a shower with curtain. Has its own electric heat.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Master bedroom is upstairs and overlooks the lake from 10 glorious windows. There is a queen bed with a dresser and bed stands. Two closets. The guest room is a loft above the living room. There is a queen bed with a twin sofa.
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  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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