1 / 18 Historic Juniper Cottage...walking distance to village with a private setting.



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

Description from owner

As Lake Placid Club grew from its inception in 1895, it experienced many expansive changes. At it's height, the private club included 6,000 acres in an extensive development of accommodations, recreation facilities, service buildings, farmland and forest. In the early part of the 1900s certain members of the club were no longer satisfied with the hotel-like accommodations in the large club house. Over time some 40 cottages were built near, but separate from, the main building. Today, fewer than a dozen of these historic buildings remain. Our house, Juniper Cottage, built in 1923, is one of them. The total renovation of the property, completed in July 2005, has been as respectful as possible to the original Juniper and is designed to maximize its secluded forest setting and the variety of mature trees which surround the house.

There are 4 bedrooms each with their own screened in porch. The master bedroom has it's own private (gas) fireplace, queen bed, sitting area with two chairs, closet and bath. The other master bedroom on the main floor has a queen bed, closet and bath and the third bedroom on the main floor has two twin beds and a closet and has a bathroom just outside the room's door that has a two person whirlpool tub. The fourth bedroom is located down a spiral staircase from the main floor to a walkout lower level. This bedroom has two twin beds and a closet and is adjacent to the laundry room which has both a washer and dryer that is available for our renter's use.

The living room has a 14 foot cathedral ceiling, great views of the forest and a large stone fireplace. (Don't worry about bringing firewood, we supply plenty for you.) The room is perfect for sitting around the fireplace reading, chatting, watching TV, or listening to music on the Sonos system or the stereo. Juniper is equipped with an iMac and high speed internet so you can use all of your devices anywhere in the house. Want to unplug? Then feel free to read one of the many books at Juniper, play one of the board games or tackle one of the puzzles.

The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, gas range and oven, dishwasher, disposal, coffee maker, toaster, microwave and a large selection of dishware, glassware, pots, pans, utensils, etc. But don't forget to bring your own coffee! And if you want to grill, the gas grill sits just outside the front door of the cottage.

Outside the front door of Juniper are two racks to hold skis and poles and just inside the front door is a small, heated mud room with benches and coat racks so you can easily remove your winter clothes and boots without bringing them or the cold air into the cottage.

Juniper has electric heat and every room has its own thermostat so you can set the temperature in each room to suit the individuals in that room. Just don't forget to set the thermostats back to 50 degrees when you leave! And if its Summer and you need to cool down...Juniper has several fans that can be placed around the cottage to make you more comfortable.

There is a small shed near the parking area of Juniper to put garbage and recyclables. And in the back yard there is a hammock for enjoying the good weather and a lean-to in case you want to spend a night outdoors.

Juniper is close (5-10 minute walk) to town but situated in a private-wooded setting. This allows for privacy when grilling and/or dining outside. Or just when sitting with your family and friends around the outdoor fire pit roasting marshmallows.

From Juniper Cottage you can easily access many activities. It is a short walk or bike ride into town and all that that has to offer. On the Lake Placid Club grounds there are three golf courses designed by Scots for the Lake Placid Club. There are also tennis courts and a private beach on Mirror Lake adjacent to the Boat House Restaurant.

There is access to many hiking (and biking) trails right outside the front door. In the winter, these trails are groomed for cross country skiing. With a car, skiing at the Olympic Mountain of Whiteface is 15 minutes away, and, in all seasons, near-by activities and attractions are truly limitless.

Beds: 2 Queen Beds, 4 Twin Beds

TripAdvisor Property ID: 7469372

About the area

Juniper Cottage in the historic Lake Placid Club is walking distance to the village, the Lake Placid Brewery and Northwoods School. On the grounds of the Lake Placid Club guests can access three golf courses, tennis courts, the private beach at the Boathouse and miles of hiking trails. In the Winter guests can put on a pair of cross country skis and ski the many trails blazed through the club property or take your ice skates down to Mirror Lake for a pick up game of hockey or a romantic skate around the loop. If hiking up hills is your thing...there are nice hikes that can start right from Juniper Cottage that will take you to wonderful vistas looking over Mirror Lake and Lake Placid Village. Juniper is close to all these things...but quietly nestled in the woods away from it all. It is the best of both worlds.

Owner profile

Leanne B.

Tourist License
County tax

Languages spoken: English



  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


Help other travelers decide where to stay

This holiday home hasn’t got any reviews yet. The average rating on Vacation Home Rentals is four out of five. This place could be newly added or perhaps it’s a well kept secret. Either way, it’s time to reveal all.

Be the first to write a review