2 BR, 1 BA, Maximum Occupancy: 6
5141 Cascade Road, Route 73, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Essex County

Lake Placid and High Peaks Region Vacation Rentals — LISTING ID: VR5025

This rustic log cabin was built in 1932. It was originally built as The Old Wheel restaurant and still has some of the birch tables and benches that was used for the guests. It was used as a family camp until the early 90's. The Torrance's decided to start renting it so other people could enjoy the beauty of this cabin.

Inside, the cabin has a huge living room/dining room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. The kitchen has a full size stove, refrigerator and coffee maker. The living room has a wood stove inserted in the fireplace and three futons. One bedroom has a queen size bed plus a twin bed and the other has a double bed and a twin. This camp sleeps 6 people.

There is a screened in porch on the front of the camp and a open deck on the back. From the back of the property, you can see a spectacular view of the High Peaks. You can also walk through the woods on the sugaring road.

The Old Wheel sits on corner of route 73 and the Adirondack Loj Road, 3 miles outside of Lake Placid. This would be a great base camp for hikers as it is located at the beginning of the road that goes into the Adirondack Loj and the base of the High Peaks.

This camp is available from Memorial Day through the first weekend in October To make a reservation, please call 1-800-258-9350.


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$200 plus 5% bed tax per night, This based on 6 people. We also require a $150 cleaning fee. There is two night minimum.

Listing ID: VR5025
Property Address: 5141 Cascade Road, Route 73, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Region: Lake Placid and High Peaks Region
Bedrooms: 2
Bed Sizes: 1 Queen, 1 Full, 2 Twin,
Bathrooms: 1
Max Occupancy: 6
Pet Policy: Pets are allow but there is a $500 minimum damage charge. Pets must be kenneled when left in the cabin alone
Smoking Policy: Please smoke outside the building
Cleaning Policy: There is a $150 cleaning fee.
Linen Policy: We supply linens and towels. We ask on your departure that you hang up the towels and not leave them on the floor.
Security Deposit Information: We require a credit card number to hold the reservation. We also use the credit card number for the damage deposit.


  • 100% Smoke Free (no indoor smoking ever by owners or renters)
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Fan (ceiling)
  • Fire Pit
  • Games and/or Puzzles
  • Grill (gas)
  • Hairdryer
  • High Speed Internet - Wireless
  • Kitchenware (dishes, pots, utensils, etc.)
  • Linens Included (no extra fee)
  • Microwave
  • Picnic Table, Outdoor
  • Porch (screen)
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator/Freezer (full size)
  • Rustic Furnishings
  • Scenic View from Outside House
  • Stove/Oven
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Woodstove (wood burning)


Activities 1-15 Minutes

  • Airplane Tour
  • Bike Path
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking Trail(s)
  • Historic Site
  • Hospital
  • Hunting
  • Lake
  • Laundromat
  • Mountain Bike Center
  • Movie Rental Store
  • Museum
  • Playground
  • Restaurant
  • River
  • Walking Path
  • Winery

Activities 16-30 Minutes

  • Amusement Park
  • Antique Shopping
  • Arcade
  • ATM (Cash) Machine
  • Bank
  • Bar/Tavern/Brew Pub
  • Basketball Court
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boat Tour
  • Boating
  • Bowling
  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Church
  • Farmer's Market
  • Fitness Club
  • Gas Station
  • Grocery Store - Large
  • Grocery Store - Small
  • Horse Trails
  • Horseback Riding Center
  • Library
  • Live Entertainment
  • Marina
  • Miniature Golf
  • Movie Theatre
  • Nature Center or Attraction
  • Office / Shipping Service Store
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Public Beach
  • Public Boat Launch
  • Sailing
  • Scenic Ski Lift or Gondola Ride
  • Skate Board Park
  • Spa
  • Synagogue
  • Tennis
  • Train Ride
  • Urgent or Emergency Care Center

Activities 31-60 Minutes

  • ATV Trails
  • Caves
  • Go-Karts
  • Orchard
  • Shopping Mall
  • Water Park
  • Whitewater Rafting Center

Meet the Owner(s)

About Us: The Hoffman Family is the owners of the this property. Carol Torrance Hoffman is the granddaughter of Walter and Marie Torrance who acquired the log cabin in the late 1950's. Carol spent many memorable weekends at the cabin with her grandparents. She now lives two doors up from the cabin and along with her family maintains the property so guests can experiences that she did as a child.

Why we think you will enjoy staying in Lake Placid: There is so much for you to do in and around Lake Placid. Hiking, visiting the Olympic Venues, golf, many sporting events, swimming, boating, fishing, shopping on Main Street, many very good restaurants, just too many to list.

Why our property is special: This property is as much special as it is unique. As of 2021, it is 90 years old. It is an original log cabin and when you are in there you can feel the history of the building. It takes a special type guest to enjoy this cabin, even though we have up to date appliances and wifi, it is still a rustic log cabin.



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