"THE GAZEBO ON OSGOOD POND"
1 BR, 1 BA, Maximum Occupancy: 4
Paul Smiths, NY 12970
Saranac Lake Chain Region Vacation Rentals
LISTING ID: VR5042
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|Welcome to The Gazebo. This well-appointed cottage, set among cedars and pines and overlooking a quiet, jetski-free lake is perfect for two! A few steps down to lakeside, enjoy swimming, paddling or sunning at your own canoe house. Toast marshmallows around the fire pit or watch the stars appear and listen to the Loons serenade.
Your days here will be filled with paddling on the pond and the Osgood River; connecting with the extensive waters of the St. Regis Wilderness Canoe Area; climbing St. Regis Mountain (visible from the pond) or the many other easy to difficult peaks nearby; hiking the Interpretive Center trails, the Red Dot trail or numerous trails in the area; fishing the pond for Bass and Pike; swimming from the canoe house dock or bicycling and exploring the less-traveled roads.
Osgood Pond, described as a "pristine mountain lake" is approximately 1-1/2 miles long. Much of its shoreline is forever-wild state land.
Let's go inside. Peace to all who enter. The warm and cozy living room is a wonderful place to relax and read. Choose a book from the arts and crafts bookcase and enjoy in the comfy sofa or chairs. Listen to the FM or put on a CD (there are many to choose from). A time to experience life differently from the rest of the year with no television or phone to jangle the nerves.
Dining room, kitchen and pantry equipped with everything you will need for cooking and dining.
The bedroom has a king-size bed and large dresser and closet. There's a full bathroom with tub/shower. Bedding, blankets, linens and towels are in the linen closet.
Open porch overlooking the lake with gas grill, table and chairs. Check out the hammock for snoozing.
The Canoe House--not only a place to shelter canoes but your outdoor living space. Open wide the double doors to the beauty of the lake. Sit, sheltered from a rainy day, while still enjoying the Loons fishing or the Bald Eagle winging along the shore.
The Gazebo and Canoe House are historic structures. Both part of the Harrison G. Otis camp (built in 1906). It was originally an open-air gazebo. On warm afternoons, elegant ladies gathered to sip tea and enjoy the cool breezes from the lake. After dinner, gentlemen retired to the gazebo to savor brandy and cigars. Their conversation interrupted only by the call of the Loon.
Over the years, the Gazebo was enclosed and it became a charming cottage. The original roofline and the cathedral ceiling still remain. The lake-facing sliding glass doors invite a breath of scented pine and views of flower-filled window boxes and rippling waters.
Birders and nature lovers can follow the path of Teddy Roosevelt to discover why the Adirondacks are called a "birders' paradise". By trail or canoe you'll discover Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, varied Warblers and the Crossbill.
Relaxing on the canoe house deck you might see the Bald Eagle swoop down for a fish - the Great Blue Heron wing along the shore or watch and listen to the Loons. When you return to the cottage, the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds whirl and dive as they sip at the feeder outside the glass doors of the living room.
Truly the Gazebo on Osgood Pond is a naturalist's heaven. Do Dragonflies intrigue you? Watch as a dragonfly emerges from its nymph form before your eyes. Resting and drying on the canoe house wall before setting off to find dinner.
Small (and large) animals abound: squirrels (including the amazing flying squirrel), chipmunks, raccoons, beaver, otter, turtles, deer and Moose. One of these majestic animals was seen on our road.
Water and land plants too many to mention. Beautiful butterflies and moths are here (learn more at the Native Butterfly House, close by at the Paul Smiths College Visitor Interpretive Center).
Photo Captions (Last row, from left to right ): Apres Hike: We found the canoe house deck to be the perfect location for an end-of-day glass of wine. Copyright 2008 Paul Duncan. All Rights Reserved.; Relaxation: Perfect Peace.; Alfresco Dining.
|Property Address:||Paul Smiths, NY 12970|
|Region:||Saranac Lake Chain Region - REGION MAP|
1 Sleeper Sofa
|Pet Policy:||Sorry, we cannot consider pets.|
|Smoking Policy:||Smoking is not permitted at the Gazebo or on the property|
|Cleaning Policy:||You will find the Gazebo in perfect condition when you arrive. There is no additional cost for cleaning. We ask only that you treat the cottage and canoe house with care and consideration.|
|Linen Policy:||Linens, bedding and blankets are provided or you may choose to bring your own.
There is no additional charge .
|Security Deposit Information:||We ask for a security deposit of $250 to be paid one month prior to rental date for
first-time guests. This deposit will be returned by mail after the cottage has been
|Rental Rates:||May 24- June 28 for 2 persons $975 (weekly) $150 (daily)
May 24- June 28 for 4 persons $1,050 (weekly) $180 (daily)
June28 - Sept. 13 for 2 persons $1,450 Weekly only
June 28- Sept 13 for 4 persons $1,600 Weekly only
September 13 - Oct 25 for 2 persons $1,200 (weekly) $190 (daily)
September 13 - Oct 25 for 4 persons $1,400 (weekly) $285 (daily)
Rental rates for the 2014 season
• 100% Pet Free (no pets ever present with owners or renters)
• 100% Smoke Free (no indoor smoking ever by owners or renters)
• Alarm Clock
• Book Collection, Adirondack Related
• Book Collection, General
• canoe house w/deck
• CD Player
• Coffee Maker
• electric heat
• Fan (portable)
• Fire Pit
• Games and/or Puzzles
• Grill (gas)
• Ironing Board/Iron
• Kitchenware (dishes, pots, utensils, etc.)
• Life Vests
• Linens Included (no extra fee)
• Motor Boat (extra fee)
• Music Collection
• Porch (no screen)
• Refrigerator/Freezer (full size)
• Tourist Information Folder
|Activities On Site:||
|Activities 1-15 Minutes:||
• ATM (Cash) Machine
• Farmer's Market
• Hiking Trail(s)
• Nature Center or Attraction
|Activities 16-30 Minutes:||
• Antique Shopping
• Bar/Tavern/Brew Pub
• Boat Rentals
• Boat Tour
• Canoe/Kayak Rentals
• Gas Station
• Golf Course
• Grocery Store - Small
• Horse Trails
• Horseback Riding Center
• Live Theatre or Dance
• Movie Rental Store
• Office / Shipping Service Store
• Train Ride
• Urgent or Emergency Care Center
|Activities 31-60 Minutes:||
• Airplane Tour
• Bike Rentals
• Grocery Store - Large
• Historic Site
• Live Entertainment
• Miniature Golf
• Mountain Bike Center
• Movie Theatre
• Outlet Shopping
• Scenic Ski Lift or Gondola Ride
• Shopping Mall
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