Waterfront year-round lodge surrounded by magnificent lakes and mountains

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This recently refurbished 4000 SF building is 50 ft from the lake

This beautiful 5-bedroom lodge, erected in 1918 as the infirmary of a boy’s summer camp, has been completely refurbished but still reflects the historical aspects of the original camp. The large modern kitchen is fitted with new appliances, quartz countertops and is well lit for the culinary experts in your group. Year-round comfort is guaranteed with a geothermal cooling/heating system, heated bathroom floors, and a whole-house generator.

Located in the Adirondack Mountains and the pristine area known as the Adirondack Park, the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States, the lodge provides direct access via motorboat (or canoe/kayak) to Upper Saranac Lake. This is one of the largest lakes in the Adirondacks with a rich history of the Great Camps that at one time characterized the summer homes of the wealthy. One can even attend church or get married on “Chapel Island”. The lake offers numerous bays and inlets ideal for swimming, fishing or enjoying a sunset dinner on your boat, or an island. The lake is stocked with several species of trout, including lake trout. Bass, pike and perch also make the lake their home.

For those who prefer the serenity of the paddle to the motor, a left turn from our dock on Fish Creek Pond and a short paddle to Spider Creek provides the entrance to Follensby Clear Pond with primitive campsites on shore and on its islands. Easy carries provide access to Polliwog and Horseshoe Pond, as well as other ponds. Just a few miles from the lodge you can enter the 18, 400 acre “St. Regis Canoe Area”, New York’s designated canoe area, with its many lakes, ponds, streams and mountain views. This area is unique in that several loop trips are possible.

The spacious dock will accommodate 3 motorboats or as many canoes and kayaks. The rental includes 2 aluminum canoes, a single and double kayak and a 12 ft. rowboat. The lodge is adjacent to a marina with a large supply of canoes, kayaks and small motorboats. The lake bottom around the dock is sandy and suitable for swimming. However, a public beach area is available in the state park within walking distance.

For landlubbers, Route 30, a few hundred yards from the lodge, is a designated bike route. The area has hundreds of hiking trails of varying lengths and difficulty. Fish Creek Pond State Campground, walking distance from the lodge, provides a five-mile loop for the casual bike riders and avid walkers with a flat, safe area to test their pedometers. In winter the campground serves as a snowmobile rally area and the loop provides an excellent area for cross-country skiing. Other winter sports include downhill skiing at Whiteface Mountain, Titus Mountain, Big Tupper Ski Area and Mt. Pisgah, and as well as snowshoeing and ice fishing.

The “Saranac Sixers” is a group of mountains close to the Village of Saranac Lake. Successful assent means you get to ring the designated bell in the village square and have you name listed with your fellow climbers. But the avid hiker who wants a greater challenge in the Adirondack High Peaks should consider the 29er Challenge or the Adirondack Forty-Sixers. Pertinent information can be obtained on their websites.

The lodge is located equal distance from Tupper Lake, home of the very popular “Wild Center” and Saranac Lake with its rich history and its famous “Winter Carnival” which started in 1897. The 10-day event includes fireworks, parades, games, exhibits, concerts and more. But the highlight is the beautiful “Ice Palace” which is built each year from lake ice. The palace serves as the coronation area for those chosen each year as the King and Queen. It is spectacular at night with its stunning light affects.

Only 8 miles from Saranac Lake is Lake Placid with its many shops and restaurants. It is interesting to visit the Olympic Center and venues from the 1980 Olympics. This is where the “Miracle on Ice” occurred.

 

There are numerous hiking trails and mountains to climb within a short distance from the lodge. Launch your boat at the Saranac Inn public launch, 4 miles away, and tie up at the spacious dock or use the lodge's kayaks & canoes. Enjoy the famous week long "winter carnival" and the ice palace in Saranac Lake in February. Observe the "Iron Man" competition in Lake Placid in the summer. Sit on the dock and enjoy watching day 3 of the 3 day "90 Miler Adirondack Canoe Classic" an amazing boat event (which welcomes canoes, kayaks, and guideboats) held on the historic "Highway of the Adirondacks" on the weekend after Labor Day. The three-day, 90-mile, 275-boat race concludes at the NYS Boat Launch on Lake Flower in Saranac Lake.


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Beautiful property

Our extended family's get-away for 1 week was perfect in this delightful property on the water. Boating, swimming, lawn game area, biking around the nearby campground, campfire, and nice indoor game area with pool table, darts, fireplaces. The owners were very responsive when we had any questions prior to or during the rental process. Would highly recommend this property! Lots of room to spread out inside, and spotless!



Visited on "August - 2017

Perfect Adirondack Vacation

The house is new, beautiful and very large. We had 3 families and plenty of room inside and out for everyone to have their own space. The teens loved the huge playroom upstairs. The large screened in porch was perfect to sit out at night without any bugs. We especially enjoyed the ability to kayak several routes to multiple connecting bodies of water. Spent one day paddling for 5 hours through unpopulated back lakes where the only people we saw were back wood campers. Biking was safe and extensive through the two New York State camp grounds nearby and hiking the high peaks for amazing views was challenging and thrilling. There are neighbors to the property, but separated by trees and structures. We always felt we had our privacy. Only glitch was the air conditioning faltered upstairs. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan, so it was not a major issue. The owner's, Chuck and Joan were very helpful and concerned. They not only offered to have someone come and repair, but wanted to give us a partial refund with no request from us. We were all more than satisfied with our stay and hosts. They care for every detail of their home. Could not ask for more. Thank you!



Visited on "June - 2017

Absolutely Amazing

Our family and friends stayed at the lodge from June 6 through the 11th. The photos online simply can not capture the magnificent beauty the lodge has to offer and the amenities met more than our expectations. The Bechtel's have gone above and beyond anything anyone can desire. All we needed to bring was our food and clothing. The views out to the lake from the front side of the lodge were breathtaking! We didn't have to travel far to hike; visit the Wild center; or Lake Placid. The local breweries/restaurants were also very welcoming. All in all, we had a magnificent time on our vacation and plan to revisit in the future.



Visited on "June - 2017

Amazing Adirondack Experience

Staying at the picturesque LaJeunesse Lodge was a dream! The architecture was uniquely hand crafted and beautiful, the views of the lake were mesmerizing and peaceful, and the dining area was perfect for communal gatherings with small kids. Each room had its unique characteristics with comfortable furniture, and it was lovely to hear the loons at night. It was fun to also take the canoes out on the lake, and explore Fish Creek Pond. I definitely recommend staying here - there is fun for everyone!



Visited on "April - 2017

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