7 BR, 6 BA, Maximum Occupancy: 16
3389 County Route 26, Loon Lake, NY 12989
Franklin County

Saranac Lake Chain Region Vacation Rentals — LISTING ID: VR12066

This historic Loon Lake home was previously an inn and is now is an excellent all-season home for family reunions and other group gatherings. The house was renovated in 2019 with a new kitchen, new beds, bedding and furniture. There are 7 bedrooms, three with en suite bathrooms (plus 3 additional bathrooms), making it perfect for group gatherings. The new kitchen is fully stocked with pots and pans, utensils, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, InstantPot/slow cooker, spices, garbage bags, etc. The large dining room provides plenty of eating space for your group. You enter the home into a lovely room with an antique piano (updated with an electronic keyboard so definitely playable!) and seating to relax, and a window area table for puzzles and games. This leads into a living room with two sofas adjacent to the fireplace and additional window seating. The woodwork is beautiful throughout the house, and there are original doors, hardware, and wood floors throughout. The furnishing are Adirondack in style, combined with a mixture of antiques and newer pieces.
The backyard is a pleasant place to relax, with a fire pit, small pond, and lovely plantings. The welcoming wraparound porch is two story with ample seating. It is a short walk (about 600 - 800 feet) to get to the waterfront area, which has a great sandy-bottom beach for swimming and a place to launch the boats. Loon Lake is a private lake and accessible to Loon Lake residents only; the beach is shared with other homeowners in Loon Lake. We have 2 kayaks, a canoe, and a stand-up paddleboard on site for guests to use to enjoy the water; motorized boats or jet skis are not allowed on the lake.
There is so much that can be done right outside the Inn. The historic golf course is no longer in operation, but is a great place to take a stroll, watch the sunrise, or stargaze. You will find old trails through the woods to explore and view the amazing architecture of many of the original historic houses. The neighbors are friendly and many love to share the history of this beautiful town. Fishing is excellent in Loon Lake, including small mouth bass, northern pike, and perch, or you can walk or drive a couple miles to the north branch of the Saranac River for trout fishing.
There are many thousands of miles of hiking and biking trails right outside the door and we are in a great location for day hikes to some of the ADK high peaks or other beautiful mountains. Hiking books are available at the house to plan your trip or ask us for recommendations. Locally famous is Crusher Mountain at the north end of the lake. It is a very short hike (15-20 minutes) to the top with a fabulous view of the entire lake and Whiteface Mountain in the background. If you are more adventurous, Loon Lake Mountain is another great option about 5 miles from the Inn. The recently maintained, well-marked trail takes you to one of the original Adirondack fire towers at the summit. This hike is about 6 miles round trip and more strenuous, but offers amazing views of the wilderness.
Take a day trip to Saranac Lake (where there's a beautiful carousel to ride!), Lake Placid, Tupper Lake (the Wild Center) or even Montreal. The Wild Center in Tupper Lake is a nature museum which is fun for the whole family and is located about 35 minutes away. Even closer is the Paul Smith's Visitors Interpretive Center, which is a great place to see wildlife in nature and learn about the local ecology. There are some great restaurants in town, lots of cool shops and many tourist attractions. Maybe take a trip back in time and ride the rails on the ADK Railroad. The Ausable Chasm is another fun outing.
We have board games, jigsaw puzzles, and a small lending library for evenings or rainy days. We could write for days about all the things you can do while staying at the Inn. One thing is for sure: you will have an awesome vacation! We are certain you will enjoy your stay at the Inn at Loon Lake and we look forward to hearing from you.


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July and August: $3,400 per week
June, September, and October: $3,000 per week
Holiday weeks (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years) are by the week at $3,000 per week.
All other times: $2,400 per week
Cleaning fee of $400 per week.

The house is rented by the week only, Saturday to Saturday, except during the low season.
Shorter stays are available from November 1 through Memorial Day, excluding holiday weeks, three (3) night minimum at $500 per night, plus an additional cleaning fee of $350.

Listing ID: VR12066
Property Address: 3389 County Route 26, Loon Lake, NY 12989 - ADDRESS MAP
Region: Saranac Lake Chain Region
Bedrooms: 7
Bed Sizes: 3 King, 4 Queen, 1 Sleeper Sofa,
Bathrooms: 6
Max Occupancy: 16
Pet Policy: Well-behaved dogs considered with additional deposit; maximum of 2 dogs per rental. Please discuss with owner before booking. We love cats, too, but unfortunately we cannot allow feline guests due to the large number of people who are allergic to cats.
Smoking Policy: There is absolutely NO SMOKING in the house or on the property. The house is old and wooden, so open flames of any sort are prohibited to protect the house and its occupants.
Cleaning Policy: We are interested in tenants who will be respectful of a beautiful old home that's been newly refreshed and is well-loved. There is no daily cleaning service. Please leave the house in reasonably clean condition - trash in bins, dishes washed and put away, etc. Cleaning service is provided upon your departure. There is an additional fee if unusual cleaning is required.
Linen Policy: Linens are provided. Bring your own beach towels and doggie linens (bedding and towels), if applicable. There is a laundry room with washer and dryer on site, and laundry supplies are provided.
Security Deposit Information: $500 security deposit is required at the time of booking. If dogs are approved by owner to be part of the guests, an additional security deposit will be required. The security deposit will be refunded promptly after your stay, assuming no damage to the house or contents.


  • 100% Smoke Free (no indoor smoking ever by owners or renters)
  • Adirondack Chairs
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Beach, Association or Shared
  • Blender
  • Book Collection, Adirondack Related
  • Book Collection, General
  • Canoe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Drip and Keurig coffee makers
  • Dryer
  • Fan (ceiling)
  • Fan (portable)
  • Fire Pit
  • Fireplace (gas)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Games and/or Puzzles
  • Grill (coal)
  • Grill (gas)
  • Hairdryer
  • High Speed Internet - Wireless
  • Instant Pot and slow cooker
  • Kayak
  • Kitchenware (dishes, pots, utensils, etc.)
  • Lake Access (easy walk)
  • Large Group Rental (10+)
  • Life Vests
  • Linens Included (no extra fee)
  • Microwave
  • Pets Considered
  • Piano (antique retrofit with electronic)
  • Picnic Table, Outdoor
  • Pond (decorative)
  • Porch (no screen)
  • Refrigerator/Freezer (full size)
  • Satellite Television Reception
  • Stove/Oven
  • Swim Platform
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Television, Standard
  • Tennis Court, Association or Shared
  • Toaster
  • Washer
  • Winter Availability


Activities On Site

  • ATV Trails
  • Bike Path
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Concerts
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trail(s)
  • Historic Site
  • Hunting
  • Ice Fishing
  • Ice Skating (outdoor)
  • Lake
  • Public Beach
  • Public Boat Launch
  • Skiing, Nordic (Cross Country)
  • Sledding
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Synagogue
  • Walking Path

Activities 1-15 Minutes

  • River

Activities 16-30 Minutes

  • ATM (Cash) Machine
  • Bank
  • Bar/Tavern/Brew Pub
  • Basketball Court
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boat Rentals
  • Bowling
  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals
  • Church
  • Farmer's Market
  • Fitness Club
  • Gas Station
  • Grocery Store - Large
  • Grocery Store - Small
  • Hospital
  • Ice Skating (indoor)
  • Laundromat
  • Library
  • Live Entertainment
  • Live Theatre or Dance
  • Marina
  • Office / Shipping Service Store
  • Playground
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis
  • Urgent or Emergency Care Center

Activities 31-60 Minutes

  • Boat Tour
  • Go-Karts
  • Golf Course
  • Miniature Golf
  • Movie Theatre
  • Nature Center or Attraction
  • Sailing
  • Shopping Mall
  • Skiing, Alpine (Downhill)
  • Snowmobile Rentals
  • Spa

Meet the Owner(s)

About Us: Cindy Skocik fell in love with Loon Lake when she was introduced by her neighbor from NC, who spent summers there as a child and owns a home there. Cindy then fell in love with the Inn at Loon Lake and feels honored to be a 'temporary caretaker' of that lovely old home. Cindy hopes that the home will be a peaceful, joyful gathering spot for families and groups of loved ones, where they will create wonderful memories of time spent with special people at a special place.

Why we think you will enjoy staying in Loon Lake: The hamlet of Loon Lake is one of the few existing late 1800's resort sites where clusters of century old buildings are preserved. The buildings that remain are striking in both their overall setting and their architectural beauty. Loon Lake is convenient to the ADK "High Peaks," thousands of miles of hiking, hundreds of lakes and ponds, and spectacular natural beauty. The lake itself is 3 miles long, private, clean and beautiful. Be as active or as relaxed as you choose to be!

Why our property is special: The house was built in 1890, when Loon Lake was a popular summer retreat. She's a grand old dame originally known as the "Smith House" & more recently as the "Inn at Loon Lake". Rooms are spacious & light-filled with original woodwork, doors, & hardware. She's been lovingly refreshed by new owners who are happy to be part of her history. Your family and friend gatherings at the Inn will add more happy memories to those she's already housed.




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