If you’re looking for a second home in upstate New York, why not settle into Saranac Lake? It offers a bounty of seasonal beauty, adventure, and three lakes all connected by the Saranac River. And the homes are equally impressive too!
We found a pair of cozy campfire retreats right on the water on coveted Bartlett Carry Road, boasting incredible views and privacy, but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose, the Camp Dancing Waters Splurge or the Adirondack Steal?
Splurge: Camp Dancing Waters Treasure With Boathouse On 24.5-Acres & 1,200-Feet of Shoreline For $2.795M
This exceptional seven-bedroom, four-full-bathroom lake home was originally built in 1898 and later snatched up by Alix Stanley of the world-famous Stanely Tools. And if it’s good enough for a tool man, then you know it’s good enough for you! The estate is known as Camp Dancing Waters and sits on 24.5-acres with 1,200 feet of shoreline with scenic lake and mountain views. Gracious and light-filled, the home has been impeccably maintained for over 115 years and is ideal for families looking to get away. Level water access on Douglass Point, plus four fireplaces and expansive wrap-around porches allow you to entertain indoors and out with ease. We love the glass sunroom and there is a fantastic boathouse with what the listing calls, “two unprecedented drive-thru slips, together with a distinguishing eyebrow roof dormer.” Not only is this an iconic and historic second shelter, it’s a dreamy lakefront retreat the family can enjoy for generations to come.
Nicholas Politi with Merrill L. Thomas Inc. has listed 686 Bartlett Carry Road, Saranac Lake, New York for $2.795 million.
Steal: Adirondack Cottage On 240-Feet Of Waterfront With Panoramic Lake & Mountain Views For $1.275M
For $1.5 million less, you could own this gorgeous Adirondack Cottage down the street. It is perched on 240 feet of Upper Saranac Lake waterfront with four-acres of pristine lake and mountain views. The home affords four-bedrooms, three-bathrooms, and a gracious 1,700 square feet. Among the highlights are a dock, outdoor lakefront firepit, and expertly renovated interiors. The warm and inviting floor plan includes an open airy feel with 13-foot beadboard ceilings, three stone fireplaces, and Douglas Fir floors in every room. There is also a charming one-bedroom guest cottage, ideally situated lakeside and offering the ultimate in privacy and views. According to the listing, “Most of the furnishings, a Four Winns Motorboat, and other recreational boats are included with this sale.”
Jodi Gunther with Adirondack Premier Properties Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has listed 744 Bartlett Carry Road, Saranac Lake, New York for $1.275 million.