2 BR, 1 BA, Maximum Occupancy: 4
Paul Smiths, NY 12970
Franklin County

Saranac Lake Chain Region Vacation Rentals — LISTING ID: VR5573

Owner's Contact Information

518-327-3188 OR 216-314-2166    |   SEND OWNER AN EMAIL INQUIRY

Last Minute Special

Available from Jul 22, 2021 to Aug 21, 2021
Special Rate Being Offered: Crannoch, 3 night stay Aug. 6, 7, 8 only $500.00
Additional Information:
One partial cancellation, allows this special.

Welcome! Camp Brig O' Doon is taking reservations for the summer of 2021. Please plan on staying at least 3 nights or more. Brig O' Doon is located at Paul Smith's, NY . Paul Smith ran the famous Paul Smith's hotel in the early 1900's. Brig O' Doon is located about a. mile from Paul Smith's College, 12 from Saranac Lake and 20 miles from the high peaks region. Our rental season runs, for both cabins from the last week in June through Labor Day week. Brig O' Doon has been listed with Adirondackbyowner.com since 2006. Camp Brig O' Doon is shorefront property on Osgood Pond -- a beautiful, spring fed, calm, jet-ski-free lake. From our shore and dock you view the Loon Lake mountains and the start of the upper part of Osgood River. We welcome anyone that wants to have some quiet time in a woodsy setting on the shore of a beautiful lake. Crannoch is a lake front cabin.The fishing is great! Camp staff is on site hoping to make you feel at home. We offer a quiet, comfortable place to stay.
For your convenience, there is Wi-Fi available in camp for e-mail around my building. Our 2 rustic cabins offer a home base and retreat centered on the 28 mile chain of lakes, next to the Saint Regis canoe area. Thus, giving lots of options for outdoor activities. Included in our reasonable rate is the use of an aluminum 12 ' canoe or 12' rowboat on Osgood Pond. The canoe has two seats. From here there are several trips to enjoy without portage. By canoe you can travel down the remote and beautiful upper Osgood River, up the Osgood inlet to Jones Pond, or through the canals to Church Pond at Paul Smiths. There are local trails to hike and many more at the Paul Smith's VIC center close by. We are less than a mile from P S college as the crow flies. Brig O' Doon is a camping experience with a roof over your head. You have hot and cold running water and your own flush toilet. Guests mention the pine fragrance when they arrive. Lucky guests hear loon welcoming calls. Both cabins are equipped with a microwave, small refrigerator, instant-coffee pot, electric skillet, double(cooking, warming) hot plate, as well as a toaster oven which will provide for simple indoor cooking. Both cabins have outdoor gas grills. Dishes and flatware service for 4-6 people are provided. Freezer shelf space is available in camp. You might consider bringing frozen foods to thaw and heat during your stay. Each cabin has a wood stove and a small electric heater or fan, if needed. The lake breeze cools the air at night to temps in the 50s or low 60's. Each cabin has a picnic table as well as an above ground fire pit for toasting marshmallows or story telling. Eat inside or out, we have everything you need. Simple meals, salads, burgers, and/or micro-wave dishes sustain the majority of campers. I will be happy to heat your pizza in my oven, too! Three miles away in Gabriels, there is "The Shamrock", a restaurant--bar. The Adirondack airport over on route 186 has a cafe called CAVU, open from 7 to 2 daily including Monday. Stuffed French Toast! Yum! A bar and grill has opened in Lake Clear called "1892 Bar and Grill" at intersection of route 30 and 186. Charlie's Inn is also in Lake Clear. For fancier fare, Saranac Lake, has several restaurants. The Hotel Saranac has restaurants and a bakery. The Visitor Interpretive Center is close by and PSC students run and care for the trails at the VIC. Lake Placid ( 20 miles from camp) offers nightlife, theaters, shops and Olympic sports venues . A stop at Donnelly's provides you with the best ice cream and one of the most scenic vistas of Whiteface Mountain and the high peaks from Harrietstown Hill! (open daily 11-9:00/9:30 sunset dependent.)You may share the cabin with friends as long as the first family arriving is also the last family departing. Camp has found that an individual family works best in each cabin. You are in close proximity to each other. There is privacy, if others respect your space. Guests are expected to be responsible residents. Each cabin has TWO bedrooms providing privacy for parents with children. The cabins are roughly 100 yards apart. 1) "CRANNOCH", Gaelic for "cabin by the water", sleeps 6 using the 1 queen bed, and 1 double bed, and the futon. It has 2 large bedrooms, walk through closets, a centrally located bathroom with shower, and a third large sitting room with a double bed futon and table area. Crannoch is the lake-front cabin. Crannoch has an extra toilet. Crannoch has a small stainless steel sink. Guests often sit on the porch and read, journal, or observe wildlife activity. Brig O' Doon is located on an esker of land. The dock is down some steps, and about 50 feet away. LOOK AT THE AVAILABILITY CALENDAR: IF "AM" IS BLOCKED, THEN Crannoch IS RENTED THAT NIGHT.

2) Our second cabin,THE APARTMENT, sleeps 4. It has a small sitting/eating area, a bedroom with a double bed, and bathroom with sink, shower, and toilet. On the other side is a small bedroom with two twin beds. This cabin is perfect for a young family. This cabin has partial shade during the day. Cross ventilation and breeze make it a nice airy cabin. July evening temperatures usually range between 55 and 65F degrees. You may very well pull up a blanket at night. Also a pot bellied wood stove is provided.
If PM is blocked on the AVAILABILTY CALENDAR then The Apartment is rented that night.

We enjoy our wooded areas and the wildflowers.
Lady Slippers take 15 years before they bloom. The Apartment lady slipper is finally blooming. When the season is late, these flowers bloom in early July. Please don't step on them.Osgood pond is spring-fed lake. We welcome guests who enjoy the natural world, who like to walk trails or spend the day floating on the chain of lakes. Most kayakers and canoeists love being on calm, and scenic Osgood Pond. You should bring your own PFDs for best fit. If you bring a kayak or canoe to wash it off at home or with the hose here before launching into the pond. Eurasian water-milfoil is a threat to our lake, and shore owners are adamant that we keep this invasive seaweed out. We love Osgood Pond and want to keep it free from this invasive water plant. OSGOOD POND water access site is for roof-top carry-in boats only. Staying at Brig 0' Doon is like camping, but with a roof over your head. You have hot and cold running water, electricity, shower and flush toilets. There are numerous trails to walk around the lake as well as at the Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) a mile away. We see a great selection of creatures including heron, the bald eagle family, warblers, fox, turtles, deer, otter, ducks, and tracks of more. Last year a moose was spotted a half mile from camp at the water access site. It was heard, and tracks seen by someone at the Water Access Site. Bird watchers, kayakers, and mountain climbers have found Brig O' Doon a wonderful place to be. We hope to make you feel welcome.There are no street lights so bring flashlights! On moonless nights you need them. You can view stars to the north and east. Like any camping trip bug repellant may be needed. There are residents in camp so loud noises and loud talking is discouraged. The well was drilled in 2005. Good water was attained. With every well comes a pump that does all the work. Please use the water you need, but don't waste water or let it run a long time. Over heating the pump is not a good thing. Paul Smith's College library allows local guests to use the colleges' high speed computers and print should you need to. At Brig O' Doon, you can check your e-mail with Wi-Fi on Tartan Hall's lakefront porch or near the building. Camp Brig O' Doon is perfect for a base camp for mountain climbers. The Onchiota Mohawk Cultural Center is seven miles from Brig. The "Wild Center" animal museum in Tupper Lake is a 30 minute drive.Call for reservations for the Wild Center. TheVisitor interpretive Center, (VIC Center) is opening June 1. The VIC is run by Paul Smith's students. Swimming and boating at camp are at your own risk. Children must be accompanied by an adult on the dock or in a boat. Brig O' Doon does not have a life guard. Life jackets should be worn by children if they are in the boats or on the dock. The depth of the water right off the dock can be up to 5 feet deep. The state wants one PFD per person in the boat. NYS fishing licenses are required. My guests have great luck fishing. Catch and release is practiced. We are looking forward to welcoming you. Please email or call to ask questions you may have. Hope to see you soon! Becky



Brig O' Doon is accepting reservations for the SUMMER of 2021 the last week of June through Labor Day week. If the availability calendar is shaded for AM, Crannock is rented. If PM is shaded then The Apartment is rented that night. We are currently limiting rentals to 5 nights or more, Due to Covid, I am leaving the cabin vacant the night before your stay so it can air out.
"Crannock" rents for $950.00/week or $750.00/ five nights.for up to a party of 4. Three nights = $525.00. Extra guests $50./per person. More nights are $136.00/each. Crannoch sleeps 6 people, max.
3 BEDDED "THE APARTMENT" RENTS FOR $650.00 per WEEK, MAX. 4 PEOPLE. Three nights= $400.00. Extra nights $93.00 each added to three night stay.
Please e-mail me if you have any questions. I'd be happy to chat with you.
E-mailing works best. On the telephone you may catch me, but be prepared to leave a message--name dates of stay and phone number. thank you.
The Apartment has the most vacancy. Only two weeks remain in Crannoch. See calendar top of the box
I take rentals for 3 nights or more. I will ask that you check your temperature before you leave home to make sure each member of your party does not have an over 100 degree temperature. If you do have a temperature, I am sorry, but you should stay home, and take care of yourself. Your healthcare facility at home is larger than what is available here for serious care.

Listing ID: VR5573
Property Address: Paul Smiths, NY 12970
Region: Saranac Lake Chain Region
Bedrooms: 2
Bed Sizes: 1 Queen, 2 Full, 2 Twin, 1 Futon,
Bathrooms: 1
Max Occupancy: 4
Pet Policy: We have a "no pet" policy in the cabins, but there are resident pets in camp. PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY AND SAFELY. Please let me know when guests, and/or extra guests will be arriving.
Charlie will carry on Fuzzy's tradition of greeting guests with a "woof."
Smoking Policy: No smoking, please.
Cleaning Policy: Brig O' Doon guests are asked to return the cabin to its original condition before leaving. The cabin is cleaned and cared for by the camp owner before each arrival. Any food you bring with you should be used, or taken home or given away before you leave. Trash will taken out as needed by Brig O' Doon. If you moved furniture or camp items, please put them back where they were. The cabin should be vacuumed and the wood floor swept. The trash and recyclables should be put in the provided containers. Please place the bagged trash where it needs to be placed- Ask Becky.
Leave the beds unmade. Please leave towels and wash cloths on the towel racks.
Check that you packed your cell phone charger and have all your children's socks or pillows!
Linen Policy: Sheets, pillows, and bedding are provided, as well as a towel and washcloth for each guest. If you swim and boat a lot, bringing extra towels would be helpful.
Security Deposit Information: A deposit of half of the total rental amount is required to reserve each cabin. This non-refundable deposit holds the cabin so you can count on it being yours at 4 PM or after, the day of arrival. Other families plan and schedule around your occupancy displayed on Brig O' Doon's calendar. If you find that you cannot come as scheduled, and I can re-rent your entire stay to others, then I will return your deposit. Please keep me informed so everyone is happy.
Parties are not permitted. If the North Country shuts down due to Covid-19 for your time to be here, I will return your deposit


  • 40 min. from Olympic Stadiums
  • Access to the upper Osgood River
  • Close to Paul Smith's College
  • 100% Smoke Free (no indoor smoking ever by owners or renters)
  • Adirondack Chairs
  • Alarm Clock
  • Budget Rental (always $1,000 or less per week)
  • Canoe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dock
  • Fan (portable)
  • Fire Pit
  • Games and/or Puzzles
  • Grill (gas)
  • High Speed Internet - Wireless
  • Kitchenware (dishes, pots, utensils, etc.)
  • Lake Access (easy walk)
  • Lakefront
  • Linens Included (no extra fee)
  • Microwave
  • Picnic Table, Outdoor
  • Pond (small)
  • Pond Access (large pond) (easy walk)
  • Pond Frontage (large pond)
  • Porch (no screen)
  • Refrigerator/Freezer (mini)
  • Rowboat
  • Rustic Furnishings
  • Scenic View from Outside House
  • Swimming
  • Toaster
  • Toaster Oven
  • Woodstove (wood burning)


Activities On Site

  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Lake

Activities 1-15 Minutes

  • Airplane Tour
  • ATM (Cash) Machine
  • Bar/Tavern/Brew Pub
  • Bike Path
  • Bowling
  • Church
  • Go-Karts
  • Grocery Store - Small
  • Hiking Trail(s)
  • Nature Center or Attraction
  • River
  • Skate Board Park
  • Walking Path

Activities 16-30 Minutes

  • Antique Shopping
  • Bank
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boat Tour
  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals
  • Concerts
  • Farmer's Market
  • Fitness Club
  • Gas Station
  • Golf Course
  • Grocery Store - Large
  • Hospital
  • Ice Skating (indoor)
  • Laundromat
  • Library
  • Live Entertainment
  • Live Theatre or Dance
  • Marina
  • Movie Rental Store
  • Movie Theatre
  • Museum
  • Office / Shipping Service Store
  • Public Beach
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Tennis
  • Urgent or Emergency Care Center

Activities 31-60 Minutes

  • Historic Site
  • Miniature Golf
  • Mountain Bike Center
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Ski Lift or Gondola Ride
  • Shopping Mall
  • Synagogue
  • Winery

Meet the Owner(s)

About Us: Camp Brig O' Doon has been in my family since 1956. First, my parents ran a small boys' camp for ten summers. Now, I welcome families to enjoy our unique place. Although camp is rustic, all toilets here are inside and flush! I look forward to meeting you and hope that you pick the summer of 2021 to come to Camp Brig O' Doon. Becky

Why we think you will enjoy staying in Paul Smiths: Paul Smith's is full of trails to hike, and lakes and rivers to paddle or kayak. This is where it gets dark at night and from the dock you can see the stars. They are not faded out by city lights. There are museums, Olympic venues and outlet shopping within a 45 min. drive. The farmers' markets, concerts/movies in Berkely park and the Pendragon theater presentations are top notch. If you want to get back to nature, here is the spot. Bring flashlights! It really gets dark!

Why our property is special: The original part of each of our cabins was built in the 1920's. Each cabin has a newer part and the electric was up-graded. Brig O' Doon offers a rustic camping atmosphere. Returning guests have become extended family. These guests like to canoe, kayak as well as enjoy theatre. There is a variety of wildlife around. Nature photo-ops surround us here at Brig O' Doon, as well as on three waterways--Osgood River, the canals into Church Pond, and creek to Jones' Pond with minimal portage.




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