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“We Fell In Love With Cook House”
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Front Door
Garden
Front Porch with Cure Chairs
Living Room TV Area
Relax with a good Book
Curl up and take a Nap
Dining Area
Kitchen
Kitchen Table
Master Bedroom
Master Bathroom
Master Bathroom Shower
Guest Bedroom #1
Guest Bedroom #2
Guest Bathroom #1 of 2
Hike the Rail Trails
Ski Lift - Whiteface Mtn
View from Whiteface Mtn
Olympic Rink in nearby Lake Placid
Ski Jumpers - Olympic Training Facility in Lake Placid
TV Area
Great Room
Fireplace Seating Area
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Saranac Lake, New York

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“We Fell In Love With Cook House”
Reviewed 24 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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I'm from Long Island, but I fell in love with Saranac Lake from coming up here with my family, beginning when I was three in 1966. When my wife and I looked for a house to rent for a week with my 12 year-old son and our Labrador Retriever, we first looked at houses on the water but couldn't find a suitable rental. Cook House turned out to be a much better location. In fact it was perfect. The entire village is within walking distance and we walked everywhere from our beautiful base of operations on Woodycrest Road. My wife sometimes has difficulty walking, but the hills were not too much for her. The house itself is gorgeous, extremely comfortable and well-maintained with wonderful adirondack details. The Cook family has stocked the house with everything you could possibly ask for. I can't say enough positive things about the experience of staying there. We felt at home right away and didn't want to leave. For parents of young children, the Carousel and Playground are right at the bottom of the hill. For history buffs, the Highland Park neighborhood right above Cook House (along Park Avenue) is lined with beautiful old cure cottages and the Trudeau Sanitorium, which we also learned about by visiting the Labratory Museum on Church Street. We also enjoyed hearing the scenic railroad (and took a ride on it) but if they discontinue that, you'll have access to the rail-trail right down a short hill. The neighbors were very friendly when we crossed paths with them, but at the sae time I felt like we had plenty of privacy. There is a shady yard with a cheerful rock garden and a picnic table and a gas grill (which we didn't get around to using, nor did we use the fireplace - but there's lots of wood). The wooded location on the hill makes you feel like you're living in the world's most luxurious tree house. You can't go wrong by including the Cook House as part of your visit to Saranac Lake.

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Liked best: Location and attention to detail
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 10 May 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Patty E
Valrico, Florida
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“Home away from home”
Reviewed 27 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

The house was honestly more than we needed but we loved every bit of it! The 3 of us-husband, wife and 6 year old-all slept comfortably together in the king bed. There was a bathroom for each of us. We enjoyed the fireplace-s'mores- and watching movies on the flat screen. New Year's Eve, husband and I watched fireworks from the picture window alight above the trees on the lake blocks away. As a family, we especially loved the washer and dryer in the clean and warm basement-no scary spiders or dim hanging bulbs! We loved the cozy kitchen utterly fully equipped with tools even our own home does not have. We ate familiar food purchased from the Aldi and tops a few blocks away. Our son made a friend of a squirrel feeding him pancakes and popcorn under the evergreen in the yard. We saw three deer crossing the street one evening too. The location was perfect. There were no worries of being "cut off" during our winter visit. The roads were plowed and sanded and we stayed warm and dry right in the middle of town. Lake Placid is just fifteen minutes down the road one way and Tupper Lake-the Wild Center-is thirty minutes in the other direction. Snow tubing is on the other side of the mountain just five miles drive. The only downside is nothing against the house itself. The upside of being perched on the hill comes with the downside of having to drive up said hill to reach the cabin. The hill is steep and intimidating requiring an engine gun to get up. The parking pad, especially in winter, was a bit scary too. But all in all, this is the perfect cozy retreat for those who appreciate a rustic cabin-in a magazine-but really just want to be at home when they are away.

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Liked best: Cozy house in town
Liked least: steep hill
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Boiling Springs PA
Reviewed 6 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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Reviewed 6 February 2014 for a stay in September 2012
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