2 BR, 1 BA, Maximum Occupancy: 2
Rainbow Lake, NY 12976
Franklin County

Saranac Lake Chain Region Vacation Rentals — LISTING ID: VR5449

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Simple, small, rustic - call it what you will, but for those comfortable in their own skin there's really nothing else you'd need. In fact, spend a week at Wobniar reveling in the natural beauty of Rainbow Lake and there will be nothing else you'll really want - except, perhaps, another week...Rainbow is a quiet lake system comprised of approximately 25 miles of unsullied and interconnecting waterways. The lake proper is punctuated by "Hogs Back", an esker (Ok - a long skinny island) formed by the retreating glaciers that chiseled the terrain of this rugged and beautiful place. Just a brief canoe paddle from Wobniar's dock around to the back side of the esker puts you in water bordering the State Forest Preserve and unfolding miles of pristine shoreline, woods, and mountains with nary a trace of humanity.

As for the cabin itself, Wobniar is solid, old, and has been lovingly refurbished with an eye towards the traditional "Adirondack Style". The main room boasts a gorgeous lakefront view, vaulted wood ceilings with natural cedar log beams, and pine walls. Two bedrooms, each with log beds, rest behind - providing a quiet and cozy retreat. Refinished 100-year-old pine plank floors run throughout.No TV. No DVD/audio system. No video games. Dishwasher Air conditioning High- speed internet connection Washer/dryer Nope [Erratum: OK, we were worn smooth on the Internet thing - high-speed WiFi is now included (2013)]. Point of fact, if you really want these things then truthfully Wobniar is probably not for you. If, however, you want simple elegance overlooking one of the best views on Rainbow Lake, with ready access to the natural wonders in the heart of the Adirondacks, then please consider this your personal invitation.

Features: Yes, rustic - but certainly not crude! Wobniar is clean-lined and uncluttered, yet nicely- appointed in Adirondack style. The camp includes these features:

80+ feet of lakefront in a quiet, private cove on gorgeous Rainbow Lake
Vaulted ceiling great room with all wood interior & beautiful lake view
New rustic porch with dining table & beautiful lake view
Master bedroom with Old Hickory log queen bed
Second bedroom with pine log duo bed - full on bottom / twin on top
Ladder-access sleeping loft w/ double bed
Sleeps 2 people
Bathroom with shower - hot & cold water included
Kitchen essentials: microwave, refrigerator, coffee pot, toaster, & dishes
Telephone for local calls
Outdoor gas grill
Screened porch entryway / dining area off of kitchen
Wooden Adirondack chairs outside and on the dock
Two lake docks: wooden boat dock & offshore wooden swimming dock
Nova 16' Royalex canoe w/ cane seats & wooden paddles
3 kayaks: 13' Perception, 12.5' Walden Vista, & 9.5' Old Town w/ paddles & vests
BIC Dura-Tec 11'4" Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)
Bathroom of wood, tile, and stone
High-speed Internet & WiFi

Location:Wobniar and Rainbow Lake lie at the northern center of the Adirondack State Park, about 12 miles northwest of the Saranac Lake, and about a 25 miles northwest of Lake Placid.Things To Do:* Fish. Rainbow is absolutely great for bass, northern pike, perch, and catfish and nearby Jones Pond is a famed bass fishing Mecca.* Canoe. Use Wobniar's or bring your own kayaks /canoes. Explore the vastness of Rainbow and connecting Lake Kushaqua, or paddle the famous St. Regis Canoe Area nearby.* Town. Saranac Lake has a small town yet funky feel that we love. Yet, if you're looking for upscale, then you may prefer Lake Placid, which is not too much further. For day trips: try the ferry over to Burlington VT for lunch or head up to Montreal - both approximately 2 hours away.* High Peaks. Climb one of the Adirondack 46 "high peaks" (whose summits' exceed 4,000 feet) for an experience and view you'll not soon forget. Most have trails and many can be done in less than 8 hours of hiking time.* Swim and Relax. Wobniar provides a quiet and natural environment that is totally conducive to disconnecting from hurried lives in the "outside world". Read a book. Swim. Be still.Policies:* Jet skis, motorboats, or motorized recreational vehicles are not permitted* No pets allowed* Smoking inside the cabin is not allowed* Refundable $400 security deposit required* BYOL - Bring your own linens* Not well-suited for children under four years of age* Just be safe, be cool, and have fun!


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Listed with Adirondack "By Owner" since 2005.


Camp Wobniar is rented during the summer - only by the week. For 2021 the weekly rates are:
June 19 - September 4: $2,400 (Price includes the 5% Franklin County occupancy tax). Maximum occupancy: 2.

Listing ID: VR5449
Property Address: Rainbow Lake, NY 12976
Region: Saranac Lake Chain Region
Bedrooms: 2
Bed Sizes: 1 Queen, 2 Full, 1 Twin,
Bathrooms: 1
Max Occupancy: 2
Pet Policy: No pets allowed.
Smoking Policy: Smoking inside the cabin is not allowed.
Cleaning Policy: We ask that you please leave the cabin as clean and neat as it was when you arrived.
Linen Policy: BYOL - Bring your own linens, towels, etc.
Security Deposit Information: Refundable $400 security deposit required.


  • 100% Pet Free (no pets ever present with owners or renters)
  • 100% Smoke Free (no indoor smoking ever by owners or renters)
  • Adirondack Chairs
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Blender
  • Book Collection, Adirondack Related
  • Book Collection, General
  • Canoe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dock
  • Fan (portable)
  • Fire Pit
  • Grill (gas)
  • Hairdryer
  • Hammock
  • High Speed Internet - Wireless
  • Kayak
  • Kitchenware (dishes, pots, utensils, etc.)
  • Lakefront
  • Life Vests
  • Luxury Bathroom
  • Microwave
  • Porch (no screen)
  • Porch (screen)
  • Private
  • Refrigerator/Freezer (full size)
  • Rustic Furnishings
  • Scenic View from Inside House
  • Scenic View from Outside House
  • Stove/Oven
  • Swim Platform
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Toaster


Activities On Site

  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Lake

Activities 1-15 Minutes

  • Grocery Store - Small
  • Hiking Trail(s)
  • Walking Path

Activities 16-30 Minutes

  • Antique Shopping
  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals
  • Grocery Store - Large
  • Hospital
  • Library
  • Nature Center or Attraction
  • Restaurant
  • Train Ride
  • Urgent or Emergency Care Center




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