Date of Stay: August 2020
Posted On: 8/30/22 by Robert R.
“My family of 4 spent a week at No-Na-Me and had one of the best weeks we've ever had in the Adirondacks. The location of the camp is ideal for a lot of our favorite activities. There are plenty of nearby hikes, 10 minutes to Donnelly's for ice cream (we went 5 times), and just a short walk down the stairs to the pond for outstanding kayaking. Osgood Pond is an ideal place for kayaking. There are no motor boats and you can explore the Osgood River and Jones Pond connector for a true wilderness experience. Most of the time, we did not see anybody else on the pond. It's also a reasonable drive to Saranac Lake and Lake Placid for shopping and dining (we love Smoke Signals). The house is clean and comfortable with everything you need. You can start the day sitting on the expansive deck looking out over the water. In the evenings, we enjoyed sitting in the lean to by the water listening to the loons. There are a number of eagles on the pond and one can be seen frequently in its nest next to the Jones Pond connector. Also, my son and I enjoyed the bass fishing in the pond which was really excellent. We found a lot of smallmouth bass and few largemouth as well.”
Date of Stay: July 2022
Posted On: 7/30/22 by Judy C.
“This is a heavenly spot for an Adirondack vacation. Osgood Pond is a quiet and little-developed gem with lots of wildlife and interesting paddling. The cabin is spacious, comfortable, and beautifully decorated and maintained. Six of us (4 adults, 2 young children) had plenty of options for relaxing, playing games, cooking, and eating meals--both indoors and out. The sandy beach with its lean-to provided hours and hours of perfect waterfront time for adults and youngsters. And the sunsets--viewed either from the porch or the dock--were spectacular, often accompanied by the calls of loons. There's tons of privacy and very little noise (aside from bird calls). I found myself getting up earlier and earlier, to stretch the days out as much as I could! A perfect vacation.”
Date of Stay: June 2022
Posted On: 6/26/22 by Linda A.
“We hated to leave after our stay at Camp NoNaMe. Osgood Pond is a beautiful spot in the Adirondacks and the house the perfect place enjoy it. Cozy, comfortable, well supplied with everything you need. Fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, Adirondack style design, great deck for viewing the sunset and listening to the loons. There is a lovely Adirondack style leanto near the water for a peaceful nap after a swim or when youve had enough sun on the dock. There are quite a few steps down to the water but you never get tired of heading down to swim, paddle or just relax by the Pond. Kayaks and a canoe are available to explore the area by water. The lake is wonderfully quiet and peaceful, no noisy motorboats. The VIC at Paul Smiths and the Red Dot Trails have hiking trails nearby. The owner is great, helpful and quickly responds to questions. We loved it here and hope to return!
Date of Stay: August 2021
Posted On: 8/22/21 by Sue S.
“We've been coming to the Adirondacks every summer for the past 25 years. This was our second year here and it was just wonderful as our first. Osgood Pond is very peaceful, calm and quiet. Great place to use the kayaks provided with the rental. New lean-to this year offered a wonderful place to sit by the water and read without being in the sun. The home is surrounded by trees and is very private and lovely. Comfortably furnished with a well-stocked kitchen. Beautiful deck with a gorgeous view of the lake. Lots of great easy hiking nearby which was a definite plus for our family. The owner and the caretaker are both quick to respond to any questions you might have. Truly a piece of heaven on earth. ”
Date of Stay: August 2020
Posted On: 8/20/20 by Thomas W.
“Great place to unwind. House is very well furnished and appointed. Everything was well maintained which is very important to us. Deck is situated for spectacular views of the sunset over Osgood Pond. Great dock and swim platform and plenty of kayak's, a rowboat, etc. for water activities. Beach and bottom around dock is all nice sand instead of the muck that you find in many of the ADK bodies of water. Screened in porch is a great place to sit in the morning having coffee or to read. We hope to rent NONAME again in the fall of 2021.”
Date of Stay: July 2020
Posted On: 8/4/20 by Craig E.
“We're very hesitant to write a review of NO-NA-ME because we don't want anyone else to know about it. That said, what a ridiculously fantastic spot. No boat traffic, crystal clear water, great fishing/swimming, loons, bald eagles, gorgeous sun sets. Even the little patch of woods between the house and the lake is magical. There are multiple kayaks, a canoe, a giant inner tube. The fireplace is off the charts great. Rooms very cozy. The cabin has a charming, log cabin, Adirondack feel to it. You can just sit on the deck and stare at the lake through the trees for hours. We discovered a hammock a few days into our stay - an amazing nap spot. The owners are extraordinarily helpful and laid back. You're also very close to the increasingly charming town of Saranac and a great soft ice cream place with a great view and the scene of many a rainbow. We are hoping to return very soon. ”
Date of Stay: May 2020
Posted On: 6/23/20 by Jocelyn d.
“This property is absolutely lovely and the location is beautiful! Our family of 5 stayed here very comfortably and had an amazing time. The location is extremely private and serene, with loons calling every evening. It felt like we had our own private lake! The lake is absolutely crystal clean, and warmer than other nearby lakes such as Lake Placid - we could swim the in the lake without a problem in early June - and multiple members of my family enjoyed the challenge of swimming across the lake (about 20 minutes swim) to the other side. There are lots of special places to enjoy on the kayaks that are provided, and the sandy beach made access in and out of the lake very easy. The property sits up on a hill, and then you take the stairs down to the water. This is nice because in the evenings you can sit on the large deck and enjoy the gorgeous sunsets that are directly across the water (or you can enjoy them from the dock). The house is also wonderful -- relatively new and quite well maintained. It was extremely clean when we arrived, and had very comfortable mattresses, bedding, and towels provided. The home is decorated in a very classy and comfortable way, in true adirondack style. We took advantage of the lovely stone fireplace on several of the cooler evenings, and that worked very well (you can easily purchase inexpensive wood at many different "camp wood" stands in the area.) There is a brand new washer and dryer in the basement, which was wonderful! We had a few minor maintenance issues with the house while we were there, and the owner was extremely responsive and took care of them right away. Finally, the area is quite nice -- quieter than the area around Lake Placid, but close enough to both Lake Saranac and the 46er trail heads near Lake Placid that you can get to them quite easily. We also enjoyed the St. Regis Mountain trail nearby, which has a beautiful view at the top. Lastly -- don't miss the wonderful trails at the Paul Smith's College Visitors Interpretive Center -- lots of great walking and running trails in the shade. In sum, I can't think of anything negative to say about this property -- we had an incredible week, filled with natural beauty and comfort! ”
Date of Stay: October 2019
Posted On: 10/15/19 by Bill & Annette N.
“What a beautiful vacation home! If you are looking for a comfortable, quiet place to vacation in a picturesque setting, No-Na-Me is it. This home is so well thought out so all can enjoy its comfort and beauty. There is plenty of space for all to enjoy the kitchen, large dining table, and living room with beautiful fireplace. Outside is a large deck and a dock to sit and enjoy the beautiful sunsets. The pond was full of Pike and Bass for fishing and eating. We enjoyed kayaking the pond and river while watching the bald eagles and enjoying the tranquil beauty around us listening to the loons and owls. We also enjoyed our walk on the red dot trail to Church Pond, the trails at the neighboring Vic, and hiking nearby Baker Mountain. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us and we look forward to returning!”
“Folks - I am thrilled you enjoyed your time at NONAME!
Hope to visit again ??”
Date of Stay: August 2017
Posted On: 8/14/17 by Kenneth B.
“My immediate family (6 adults and 4 children) were fortunate enough to stay at No Na Me in the summer of 2017. The home was beautiful and the rooms were perfect for all of us. We really appreciated the fact that this house had everything from linens and towels, TV/cable all the way down to salt and pepper (we've stayed in places where there was literally nothing in the kitchen!).
The pond is gorgeous! As another reader mentioned, I was a bit unsure of how it would be and let me assure you it was great. The water was warm (end of July-August), the kayaks were used every day. We fished starting at 8am from the dock and even took the row boat out to the floating dock because that's where all the big fish were (so said my kids!). We were fortunate with the weather and were able to relax and enjoy the quiet and peacefulness of the area. We hiked at the VIC, took quick day trips to Mirror Lake/Lake Placid. Drove to the top of Whiteface Mtn and hiked from the castle to the apex with the kids. For those of you looking for space, the driveway and side/back yard area is large enough to enjoy Frisbee/baseball/yard games. Overall, it was a great trip and an excellent place to stay. Thank you for offering your home up for us to rent.
“Thank you to the Bush Family !”
Date of Stay: August 2016
Posted On: 8/17/16 by john & Judy B.
“NO NA ME Camp was an excellent place to enjoy the Adirondacks and Osgood Pond. The chalet and furnishings are in good condition and very well equipped. In particular, there was ample cooking utensils, tableware, etc. There were four of us and we had plenty of space. A big factor in our enjoyment was the WIFI which kept all of us on our electronic devices.
We particularly enjoyed activities on the lake and there were canoes, kayaks, life vests and an anchored raft. Nearby is the Paul Smith College which has numerous hiking / walking trails through the forest.
Location was ideal for us in that it is away from town congestion but Saranac Lake and Lake Placid are easy drives from he camp.
In summary, we highly recommend this camp. It met all of our expectations.. We have rented two others in the area and this was the best.”
“Thanks for your nice review!”
Date of Stay: August 2015
Posted On: 8/30/15 by Ann B.
“We stayed at No-Na-Me August 2015 and really enjoyed it. This is a very modern home and the pictures on the website are accurate. The kitchen is stocked with pots and pans, appliances. The house sits high on the shore--it is a long walk (steps) down to a dock and swim platform. We liked this because it made the house even more secluded, but know that you must walk down a number of steps to get to the water. House was "camp clean." NOTE: if you're not a fan of taxidermy, you should know that the house is filled with many furry (stuffed and mounted on wall variety) animal friends, which we consider part of the Adirondack experience. Osgood Pond is excellent for paddling and house is near wonderful hiking trails. Saranac Lake is a good town to get provisions in-- fresh produce at Nori's Market. Rented "kevi" canoes from St. Regis Outfitters for a five-pond paddle/portage. Tons of outdoor activities to do in the area. Enjoyed cocktails every night back at No-Na-Me on the deck as the sun set over Osgood Pond. A very memorable week in the woods!”
Date of Stay: August 2015
Posted On: 8/23/15 by Trish P.
“What a fantastic location! This place truly has it all! Beautiful nature with modern ammenities... We had perfect weather all week, and were able to enjoy the splendor of Osgood Pond every day. My husband and I took full advantage of early morning kayak trips, where no one was to be seen, with the exception of a few beautiful loons, while all the kids enjoyed the swimming dock throughout the day. The view was unmatchable. The cabin itself is spacious and clean, with plenty of room to hang out, if the weather were to change. Even so, there is a lovely screened in porch, where one can still feel the presence of nature while being protected from rain and mosquitoes. Though far from the bustle of tourists, we were still close enough to the dining and shopping areas of Saranac and Lake Placid. The owner was very easy to get in touch with through email and responded very quickly to any questions. Our week was perfect! You will undoubtedly have no regrets here.”
Date of Stay: August 2015
Posted On: 8/9/15 by Elizabeth C.
“I have stayed at many rental cabins over the years on Osgood Pond, and this was by far my favorite. There were eight of us (teenage through adults) and we were very comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked with pans/pots/utensils, there are plenty of linens, a good washer/dryer, and the water is potable. There is one canoe and several kayaks and pfds, a couple bikes, etc. The walk down to the private dock is steep but perfectly fine for able bodied people. For some reason Crocks seems to be the best shoes for walking down the wood steps since they grib best. There is a nice size propane grill and a lovely fireplace. It's in a great location for picking up nearby hiking trails as well. Would definitely recommend! Will miss the loons....”
Date of Stay: January 2010
Posted On: 11/18/12 by Paul B.
“I stayed here in October 2012 with my sons and had a great time. I was completely stunned by the peace, quiet and the beauty of the Adirondack's. The cabin was big, comfortable, well equipped and very private. We had easy access to the lake and only saw one canoe on the lake during our five day stay. There were plenty of kayaks provided along with a canoe. This was the first time I heard a Loon. It doesn't get any better than this. ”
Date of Stay: August 2012
Posted On: 8/30/12 by Nancy C.
“We had a wonderful week at No-Na-Me! The lake was so peaceful and beautiful all day long. The house itself was well appointed with very comfortable furniture, and beds with nice warm quilts. The stone fireplace was enjoyed each evening by all. Nice and close to wonderful hiking at VIC at Paul Smiths College (we hiked the heron's marsh and black pond trails). Could have used some real canoe paddles for the canoe and a real rowboat, but all else was more than superb! The owner was more than helpful with all our questions. Thanks again for a great place to rest and relax Adirondack style!”
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