2 BR, 1.5 BA, Maximum Occupancy: 5
Bloomingdale, NY 12913
Essex County

Saranac Lake Chain Region Vacation Rentals — LISTING ID: VR12736

Owner's Contact Information

302-750-9810 OR 302-542-8878    |   SEND OWNER AN EMAIL INQUIRY

After many years of visiting the Adirondacks and enjoying all the seasons of the North Country, our dream of a home of our own in this beautiful place happened. In 2020 we purchased 11 acres of woodland outside of Bloomingdale, NY, and construction of our Amish-built timber frame home began. Our cottage is surrounded by 11 acres of maple, birch, oak, ash and hardy spruce and pines, a nature-lovers paradise. Wildlife neighbors include deer, wild turkeys, red and grey fox, and numerous species of birds including a resident pileated woodpecker. Red and grey squirrels and chipmunks are constantly scurrying about and posing on nearby boulders. Inside, massive Douglas fir posts and beams project a warm glow from the great room cathedral ceilings to the cozy bedrooms on the main floor and loft. Large windows make you feel part of the flora and wildlife of the forest. The fully-equipped kitchen has all new full-sized appliances and a 3x12 butcher block island with plenty of space for food prep, serving and casual seating. An adjoining dining area and the cozy breakfast nook open into the great room its comfy sitting area, ADK twig-style rockers and side chairs, floor to ceiling views, 55-inch HD TV with peripheral speakers, , cable tv, high speed internet, and a collection of books and games. Wide-plank hickory floors throughout are heated from beneath. The cottage has 1 baths. The main floor bath has a spacious walk-in shower and thermostat-controlled radiant heat. A private half bath is on the loft level. The first floor bedroom features a queen bed, dresser with desk, and closet. The spacious loft bedroom has a queen bed, dresser with full mirror, and overlooks the great rooms window-filled south wall. The lofts north window allows an almost floor-to-ceiling view of the north woods and boulder-encircled firepit. A privacy curtain can be drawn to completely separate the loft from view. A separate main floor utility room provides a full-sized washer and dryer with laundry sink. To keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer, the home is super insulated and has a high-efficiency heat pump for heating and air conditioning. In addition, a professionally-designed solar heat system keeps the temperature constant throughout the cottage. With this design, the heat pump rarely comes on in all but the winter months. For outdoor enjoyment, there is a large patio with table, Adirondack chairs and a Weber gas-ignited charcoal grill and bubbling fountain. The gently winding driveway is a tunnel of color in the fall and is always plowed in the winter. A one minute walk leads to a spectacular view of Whiteface Mountain and local wildflower species lining the lane are a delight. The 11 acres has ample space for walks in the woods, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The broader area offers numerous venues for almost any winter sport at the Olympic sites at Lake Placid, Whiteface Mountain, and Mt. Van Hoevenberg, all within 30 minutes. This January through March, the area will be welcoming the 2023 FISU Winter World University Games, the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup, the ECAC Mens Hockey Championship, the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships, and the Empire State Winter Games. Even closer (7 miles) are the family-oriented Mt. Pisgah Ski Area, ice fishing at Lake Colby, ice skating, curling and the unique activities of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Warm weather activities close by include hiking and wildlife observation on the many local trails as well as canoeing, kayaking and fishing on nearby Moose Pond, Osgood Pond and the Saranac River. These waters and shorelines are clean and uncrowded. Summers are generally cooler and less humid in the Adirondacks than in other parts of the East. The 3000-acrea Paul Smiths College VIC offers trails and nature education activities year round. The summer butterfly house is not to be missed. The schools own sugar bush produces delicious maple syrup for sale to the public. (10 miles).



Rental rate: 5 day stay: $1600.
7 day stay: $2000.
Rental rates include 5% Essex County Tax and $150 cleaning fee.

Payment of 1/2 rental rate due at time of booking. This is a non-refundable deposit if cancelled less than 30 days before start of rental stay, unless we are able to fill your rental stay. The remaining balance of the of total is due 30 days prior to start of your stay. Payment is by credit card or Paypal.

Because we are sharing our home with you, please provide us with a little bit of information about you, how many are in your party and what your interests are in this area.
Please let us know if you have any questions.

Listing ID: VR12736
Property Address: Bloomingdale, NY 12913 - ADDRESS MAP
(Always verify accuracy of Address Map with owner.)
Region: Saranac Lake Chain Region
Bedrooms: 2
Bed Sizes: 2 Queen, 1 Air Mattress,
Bathrooms: 1.5
Max Occupancy: 5
Pet Policy: Sorry, no pets. A family dog does visit, so this is not an entirely pet-free zone for those with allergies to pets.
Smoking Policy: No smoking allowed anywhere on property.
No illegal drugs allowed on property.
No firearms allowed on property.
Cleaning Policy: The home is professionally cleaned between visits. Cleaning fee of $150 is included in rental rate.
Linen Policy: All bed linens, and bath and kitchen towels provided.
Security Deposit Information: Security deposit $500 for damages and/or extra cleaning beyond normal use due at time of booking, refundable within one week of end of rental period.


  • 100% Smoke Free (no indoor smoking ever by owners or renters)
  • Adirondack Chairs
  • Air Conditioner - Central
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Book Collection, Adirondack Related
  • Cable TV Reception, Basic
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fan (ceiling)
  • Fire Pit
  • Games and/or Puzzles
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Hairdryer
  • High Speed Internet - Wireless
  • Kitchenware (dishes, pots, utensils, etc.)
  • Linens Included (no extra fee)
  • Microwave
  • Porch (screen)
  • Private
  • Refrigerator/Freezer (full size)
  • Scenic View from Outside House
  • Stove/Oven
  • Television, Luxury
  • Toaster
  • Walk to Town
  • Washer
  • Winter Availability


Activities On Site

  • Snow Shoeing

Activities 1-15 Minutes

  • Antique Shopping
  • ATM (Cash) Machine
  • ATV Trails
  • Bank
  • Bar/Tavern/Brew Pub
  • Basketball Court
  • Bike Path
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boating
  • Bowling
  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Church
  • Concerts
  • Farmer's Market
  • Fishing
  • Gas Station
  • Grocery Store - Small
  • Hiking Trail(s)
  • Historic Site
  • Horse Trails
  • Hospital
  • Ice Fishing
  • Ice Skating (indoor)
  • Lake
  • Library
  • Live Entertainment
  • Live Theatre or Dance
  • Marina
  • Museum
  • Nature Center or Attraction
  • Office / Shipping Service Store
  • Orchard
  • Playground
  • Public Beach
  • Public Boat Launch
  • Restaurant
  • River
  • Sailing
  • Skiing, Alpine (Downhill)
  • Skiing, Nordic (Cross Country)
  • Sledding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming Pool (Indoor)
  • Tennis
  • Tubing (Snow)
  • Urgent or Emergency Care Center
  • Walking Path

Activities 16-30 Minutes

  • Golf Course
  • Grocery Store - Large
  • Miniature Golf
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Ski Lift or Gondola Ride
  • Shopping Mall
  • Snowmobile Rentals
  • Spa
  • Winery

Meet the Owner(s)

About Us: We are retired professionals who share a love of the outdoors, especially the Adirondacks, and the joys of the changing seasons. Bill was a university psychology professor who turned to teaching yoga as a second career. Mary ran an environmental education program for special needs children before pursuing a counseling career providing grief counseling to hospice families and clients in her private practice. We now love sharing Moose Camp with our children, grandchildren and guests.

Why we think you will enjoy staying in Bloomingdale: Our cottage is a quiet retreat tucked away in the woods but within walking distance of the tiny village of Bloomingdale with its popular Hex and Hops Brewpub. You are 6 miles from Saranac Lake, 25 minutes from bustling Lake Placid and 35 minutes from Whiteface Ski Resort. Imagine having all of the comforts of home with quick access to hiking, skiing, canoeing and kayaking and other Adirondack pleasures. Come home after a busy day to relax on the patio or enjoy a roaring fire in the firepit. Huge windows provide views of wildlife in the changing seasons, from lush summer greenery through the brilliant colors of autumn to snowy winter scenes beckoning the adventurous out to snow shoe or cross country ski right out the door.




Owner's Contact Information

302-750-9810 OR 302-542-8878    |   SEND OWNER AN EMAIL INQUIRY

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