2 BR, 1 BA, Maximum Occupancy: 4
23 Horseshoe Lane, Duane, NY 12953
Franklin County

Saranac Lake Chain Region Vacation Rentals — LISTING ID: VR6688

Wind Song is the perfect place to rest and rejuvenate while enjoying the best that the Adirondacks can offer. By the shores of waters considered to be an undiscovered jewel of the Adirondacks, Wind Song is also close to shopping and other attractions that will enhance your stay in the mountains. Nestled in the northern Adirondacks close to NYS Route 30, Wind Song invites you to enjoy a secluded Adirondack retreat while allowing you easy access to Malone (13 miles), the Adirondack Visitor's Interpretive Center at Paul Smith's (19 miles), Titus Mountain Ski Resort (10 miles) and a host of outdoor activities.

Wind Song sits under a stand of grand old white pines on the shore of a small, tranquil pond that flows into the larger Deer River Flow. For the paddler or fisherman, it is a slice of Adirondack heaven. The fishery of Horseshoe Pond and Deer River Flow is a critically important state fishery for several sport species. Birders will find heron, osprey, loons and bald eagles. For a family, it can be a vacation to remember. For the person just looking to get away from it all, it is a quiet retreat from the rush of modern life.

Due to the COVID pandemic, we are restricting the maximum occupancy to 4 people, including children. We are also restricting rentals to week-long rentals only, from Saturday to Saturday. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

The camp includes two bedrooms with two twin beds each, a living room with a fold-out couch, and an entertainment center with television, and a BlueRay/DVD player. Please note that there is no television reception; the television is present so that you can enjoy your favorite movies. The kitchen has standard appliances including refrigerator/freezer, stove and oven, and microwave. The bath has a vanity, toilet and shower. A full-sized water heater provides plenty of hot water. The dining room and office has a full view of the pond. Attached to the dining room is a large screened porch that is a lovely place to relax and enjoy the view. An outbuilding is available for storage during your stay.

It is important to understand that Wind Song's primary attraction is as a way to get away from it all. Unless you come equipped with your own Verizon hot spot, or if you use a dial-up connection with a local phone number, there is no internet reception at the property itself. Likewise, there is no television reception. Your access to news and outside information will require a trip north into Malone or south to Paul Smith's College. If you wish to remain technologically tuned in, then please consider some other rental.

As with many Adirondack camps, the greatest attraction is the water. A short paddle will bring you the breathtaking scenery and mountain vistas that Horseshoe Pond affords. A longer one will take you to Deer River Flow, and its magical views. Access for canoes, kayaks and swimming is easy from the grassy beach next to the dock. Canoes and kayaks may be secured safely to the dock. (If you need to rent a canoe for your stay, consider Mac's Canoe Livery in Clear Lake, 30 miles south on Rt. 30, Motorboats are discouraged. Horseshoe Pond flows into the larger Deer River Flow just downstream from Wind Song; both water bodies have excellent fishing. There is a campground within a few miles with access to the Flow for larger boats.

Things to Do:
Swim! Boat! Hike! Fish! Relax! Read! Rejuvenate!
--Meacham Lake State Park: ~15 miles
--Paul Smiths: ~20 miles (the Adirondack Park Visitor's Interpretive Center with museum, theater and miles of hiking/ski trails)
--Saranac Lake: ~30 miles (Gateway to the High Peaks)
--Lake Placid: ~37 miles
--Tupper Lake: ~40 miles (The Wild Center: the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks)
--Blue Mountain Lake: ~78 miles (The Adirondack Museum)


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Timing: Available mid-April through mid-October. Arrival after 5:00 PM. Depart before 12:00 PM. This allows sufficient time for the cleaning service to complete their services prior to the next guest's arrival.

Wind Song is available to rent weekly for $1,100.00, from Saturday to Saturday.
A Franklin County Room Occupancy Tax of 5% of the total rental fee will be collected ($55.00).

A check for full payment of the rental and tax, and a separate check for the security/cleaning deposit ($250.00) are required to book your stay. And electronic payment option is available for the rent and room tax.

Cancellation two weeks prior to stay will receive a full refund minus a $50 booking fee. Cancellation closer to stay will receive a 50% refund.

Listing ID: VR6688
Property Address: 23 Horseshoe Lane, Duane, NY 12953
Region: Saranac Lake Chain Region
Bedrooms: 2
Bed Sizes: 4 Twin, 1 Sleeper Sofa,
Bathrooms: 1
Max Occupancy: 4
Pet Policy: Pets are welcome! Dogs must be leashed. If they are allowed to run free, the security deposit will be forfeit. Please pick up any feces. For their own safety, cats should remain indoors.
Smoking Policy: There is no smoking within the house or on the property.
Cleaning Policy: We use a cleaning service which is included within the price of the rental. The service both cleans and disinfects in the cabin before and after your stay. However, guests are asked to treat both the property and cabin with respect during their stay. Please contact us if there are any problems or questions during your stay. We will check and clean the property after your departure.
-The cleaning service will remove your garbage and recyclables at the end of your stay; however, we ask that each guest separate their recyclables (glass, metal, plastic, paper, cardboard and paperboard), and remove their garbage and recyclables to the white shed when they leave.
Linen Policy: Bed linens and towels are not provided. Blankets and pillows are available.
Security Deposit Information: A security deposit of $250 is due in a separate check from the rental when booking a stay. Your check will be shredded once we complete a satisfactory condition check no later than two weeks after your stay. All or a portion of your deposit will be forfeit if any problems are identified with the property, including damage to structures or to the land.


  • 100% Smoke Free (no indoor smoking ever by owners or renters)
  • Adirondack Chairs
  • Alarm Clock
  • Beach, Private
  • Blender
  • Blu Ray Player
  • Book Collection, Adirondack Related
  • Book Collection, General
  • Budget Rental (always $1,200 or less per week)
  • CD Player
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dock
  • DVD Player
  • Fan (ceiling)
  • Fan (portable)
  • Fire Pit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Games and/or Puzzles
  • Grill (coal)
  • Ironing Board/Iron
  • Kitchenware (dishes, pots, utensils, etc.)
  • Lakefront
  • Microwave
  • Pets Considered
  • Pond Frontage (large pond)
  • Porch (screen)
  • Private
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator/Freezer (full size)
  • Scenic View from Inside House
  • Scenic View from Outside House
  • Stove/Oven
  • Swimming
  • Television, Standard
  • Toaster Oven
  • Tourist Information Folder
  • Woodstove (wood burning)


Activities On Site

  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Lake
  • Private Beach
  • Sailing
  • Snow Shoeing

Activities 1-15 Minutes

  • ATM (Cash) Machine
  • ATV Trails
  • Bar/Tavern/Brew Pub
  • Gas Station
  • Grocery Store - Small
  • Public Beach
  • Public Boat Launch
  • Shopping Mall
  • Skiing, Nordic (Cross Country)

Activities 16-30 Minutes

  • Bank
  • Church
  • Fitness Club
  • Golf Course
  • Grocery Store - Large
  • Hiking Trail(s)
  • Historic Site
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Library
  • Live Entertainment
  • Live Theatre or Dance
  • Movie Rental Store
  • Movie Theatre
  • Museum
  • Nature Center or Attraction
  • Office / Shipping Service Store
  • Restaurant
  • Skiing, Alpine (Downhill)
  • Synagogue
  • Urgent or Emergency Care Center
  • Walking Path

Activities 31-60 Minutes

  • Boat Rentals
  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals
  • Miniature Golf

Meet the Owner(s)

About Us: I am a senior woman who lives with her sister on a lovely rural property near Watertown, New York. We share the property with twelve chickens, two pet rabbits and our three cats. I work providing environmental compliance services to the chemical industry, which keeps me very busy. Wind Song has been in my family for over 60 years. My parents purchased the property, and I am thrilled to provide others the opportunity to discover the magic of the northern Adirondack mountains.

Why we think you will enjoy staying in Duane: If you like a quiet, rural, almost rustic setting, with an away-from-it-all feeling, then Wind Song is the place for you! A short trip will take you to all the places where the bustle of the Adirondacks can also be enjoyed--Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, and Wilmington/Whiteface Mountain.

Why our property is special: I think that the most special thing about our property is the screened porch. Having three sides open to the sigh of the breeze and a view of the lake while enjoying the woodsy birdsong make it a perfect place for family gatherings or just sitting quietly reading a book. If you are lucky, you can catch a downpour on the porch. It's unforgettable!




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