|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
A fabulous vacation retreat on Loon Lake north of Saranac Lake. Enter and pass through a modern fully equipped kitchen and half bath into an Adirondack Room with a cathedral ceiling and large picture windows looking out over spectacular Loon Lake and the mountains beyond -- the best view on the lake.
Explore the ground floor master bedroom with its private bath and the two upstairs bedrooms and their bath and then venture outside and down the path to the dock and marvel at the clarity of the water. At the dock a canoe and tandem kayak are waiting to take you on boating adventures.
Meanwhile the rest of the family will have made its own discovery, a fabulous treehouse located a hundred feet up the hill from the front door. The treehouse, built in Adirondack style three years ago by Master Craftsman, Nate Parsons, is an architectural masterpiece.. Access is by a not-too-difficult climbing wall. Here the kids, or the whole family, can spend hours in the trees or pitch a tent and spend the night.
After you have settled in you can make your plans for the rest of your stay --hiking on family friendly Crusher Mountain or more difficult Loon Lake Mountain. There are dozens of hikes to choose from. Or you can go out on the lake, canoeing or kayaking. You can fish the lake or the Saranac River. And if you are so inclined you can do a little shopping in Saranac Lake or Lake Placid. Whiteface Mountain, the Wild Center in Tupper Lake and the Adirondack Carousel in Saranac Lake are reasonable car rides away.
But maybe you would prefer to curl up in the Adirondack room in front of the fireplace and just relax and enjoy.
The owners are Craig and Silke Johnstone and their seven year old daughter. Craig is a retired US Ambassador currently sitting on three non-profit humanitarian boards. Silke is an executive at the Boeing Company. They live in Seattle but spend a good portion of every summer and most winters at Loon Lake. The large Adirondack style tree house belongs, of course, to our daughter. Entry to the treehouse iss by a not-too-hard climbing wall.
Craig Johnstone purchased this house in 2011
You can't not love this property once you see the view of the lake and the mountains or walk the hiking trails. It is well worth our many commutes from far-away Seattle.
Whether you are looking for solitude, outdoor sports or a walk in the wilds of the Adirondacks this is your perfect base.
This first time trip to Loon Lake was a treat. The view from the wrap around deck is simply spectacular. We stayed during the fall and the colors from the adjacent mountains were wonderful. We were able to carry our kayaks down the well maintained trail from the home to the lake. Loon Lake is very nice for kayaking. It was both peaceful and beautiful. We enjoyed trips to both Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, which are an easy drive. The home was clean, roomy, and spacious. We enjoyed the outdoors, the deck, playing games, and making memories with family. We are thankful for the owners sharing their beautiful place.
Loon lake house is a wonderful retreat. Gorgeous views of the water is a prime feature. Lots to do in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake too. Good place to unplug and think.
We had a great time. The house has great views indoors and out, a big deck, and a very nice path down to the lake, where there is good swimming and boating access.
The living space is spacious, with two large comfortable couches, a dining table that is comfortable for 8, and a well-appointed kitchen.
The caretaker is easily reached and super nice and competent.
There is good fishing and excellent hiking in walking and paddling distance, and lots more hiking and fishing if you are willing to drive to it. There essentially no urban amenities (including cell phone access) within a half-hour's drive. This is fine with us, but may not be to everyone's taste.
We loved this lakefront gem! The house is just like it looks in the pictures - very nice, spacious without feeling too big, furnishings are comfortable, beds were comfortable, the view is AWESOME - it is a great house. The lake is absolutely lovely. Having access to a canoe and kayak made it so easy to just get unpacked and start enjoying the lake. We did a few hikes around the area which were fun but mainly, we just enjoyed the lake. We had our 2 girls (9 and 5 years old) and our 12 year old beagle with us and all seemed to have a great time.
This is a great house to escape to but come prepared - the closest store is truly 20+ minutes away. We did not have internet access while we were there (they are working on putting it in) and our mobile phones did not get reception. This is truly a get away from life type of setting. We packed a bunch of board games and crafts for the kids which I would highly recommend. We went to down to Lake Placid one day for a get away which was lots of fun.
Craig and all of the people who are helping him with this rental are very very nice to work with. It came through how much they wanted us to have a great time but not intrude on our vacation. We would highly recommend this house!
House was awesome for a nice vacation and the team made it easy to check in and out. We really enjoyed using the kayak and canoe on the lake and look forward to visiting in the future.
Our extended family group very much enjoyed our stay at the Loon Lake house. There were seven of us and we had plenty of room for cooking, scrabble, jigsaw puzzles, conversation. The house is modern, attractive, comfortable., and the views of the lake are wonderful. All the people we were in contact with during the rental process and our stay (the owner, the manager, and the caretaker) were friendly, efficient, and extremely responsive to our needs and requests. Thank you. I can not write enough accolades about the lake. It is visually marvelous and perfect for kayaking. It was difficult to convince my granddaughter to get out of the water to do the many other activities in the area. We also enjoyed the dirt road biking around the lake.
My one word nutshell review is "splendid."
A setting of exceptional beauty and tranquility.. Kayak in the morning mist. Listen for the call of the Loons. Loon Lake is a paradise.
|Property Damage Protection||£48|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.