This cozy and comfortable lodging is the perfect choice for your Adirondack vacation or romantic get away. On Franklin Pond is situated at the north end of Franklin Falls Pond, a 2.7 mile long lake, one of the most peaceful in the Adirondacks. Nestled in a wooded area among towering pines and surrounded by New York State Forever Wild Forest, On Franklin Pond is a newly constructed vacation rental with beautiful lake and mountain views. Attached to the owner's home, this lodging has a separate entrance assuring your utmost privacy. The owners are available however to assist with any needs. Situated 120 feet from Franklin Pond with a lightly traveled road between your lodging and the shoreline, you will find convenient lake access where there are kayaks and a canoe for you to enjoy. Paddle along the miles of shoreline scouting for wildlife or try your hand at fishing for bass or walleye. Close by, you will find excellent trout fishing in the Saranac and Ausable Rivers. Trails for hiking and mountain climbing are not far away, and we are just 20 minutes from excellent skiing at the Olympic Ski Center at Whiteface Mountain.
This lovely lodging has new furnishings and is decorated in an Adirondack style and original artwork.
Living Room - cathedral ceiling, log beams and Adirondack style chandelier. Here you will enjoy mountain and lake views. Relax and read in front of the Adirondack style stone fireplace.
Kitchenette- at the end of the living room is well stocked with sink, under-counter refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, hot plate, toaster, drip coffee maker and more.
Large Bedroom- features a cathedral ceiling and log beams. It has a queen bed where you will wake up to the beautiful view. There is ample storage with a large dresser and walk in closet. The en suite bathroom features a large Swan Stone shower and pedestal sink.
Outside- enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail in the Adirondack chairs on the patio area in front of your lodging. Watch the squirrels and chipmunks scurry about and listen to the chicadees as they feed from the bird feeder. A gas grill is available for outside cooking. A campfire pit is located at the back of the property, conditions permitting. Canoe and kayaks are at the lake shore.
The owner is very helpful and cooperative. As thay are living there, You can get support with any issue. However everything was well organized and clean. If you want to escape from the city for couple of days it is a great choice. Me and my husband Love this place.
Lovely property; lovely view of Franklin Pond; lovely hosts who left the best Morning-glory muffins and chocolate cookies for sampling! Great place to stay for experiencing the serenity of nature.
Beautiful home and amazing location. Dick and Mary were wonderful hosts and provided an amazing getaway!
My husband and I just got home from a lovely long weekend. The place is so cute and quaint with the Adirondack feel. There wasn’t anything that Dick and Mary didn’t think of to make our stay so enjoyable. There were lovely homemade treats and many extra little goodies. And if there was something you might’ve forgot they had that too. We enjoyed using their kayaks and just relaxing it was so nice. We have stayed in many VRBO‘s over the years and this ranks among the best. Thanks again for a wonderful getaway!
This was our second stay at Dick and Mary's place. Every little detail was exceptional and perfect for a couple's stay. This should be the standard for excellence in VRBO! Thank you so much. We'll be back again!
If you are looking for a place to stay in the woods away from town this is a great spot. We stayed in the winter so we could not take advantage of the lake but the lake is right across the street. The property it is beautiful and everything was very clean and the hosts left us a bottle of wine and a gift basket with hot cocoa cookies and chocolate. It is roughly 20 minutes from Lake Placid and about 15 minutes from Saranac Lake.
Dick and Mary are wonderful people. Would have loved to sit and chat a while with them. We will be back!!
My boyfriend and I stayed here as part of a week away ski vacation. This cottage is about 20 minutes from White Face Mountain. We were warmly greeted by Dick and Mary upon our arrival. They were extremely inviting and informative. The cottage was clean, cozy and tastefully decorated. It had everything we needed for a relaxing vacation. We will absolutely be coming here again!
I cannot think of a single way this stay could have been better. Dick and Mary are incredibly gracious hosts who are more than welcoming. Their cottage is everything and then some! We were so comfortable with the warmth from the fire and the coziness from the lake views. And the bed—well to die for! We will be staying again!
First let me say you will not find more hospitable host than Dick and Mary. They warm, friendly and so accommodating. The location is absolutely breath taking with it's lake view nestled in the mountains. The grounds were well kept and our path was shoveled clean for our entire stay. The rental is very cozy and the pictures in the ad honestly do not do it justices, it's even nicer in person. It was also very well equipped we had everything we needed and more. In fact our gracious host also supplied fresh baked goods, milk, coffee, cereal and a very nice bottle of wine. If you are planning a trip to do anything in the Saranac lake Lake placid area this is the only place to stay. Dick and Mary are amazing.
Staying at Dick and Mary’s is always amazing! We were sad to leave, but look forward to our next stay! Thank you so much again ❤️
Dick and Mary's hospitality, guidance for exploration, and beautiful setting comprised the perfect retreat. Indescribably beautiful setting! Sweet hosts. Lovely accommodations. I cannot wait to return someday.
The photos do not do this property justice, it is absolutely perfect. A beautiful location for a peaceful get a way. Dick and Mary were wonderful hosts and thought of every detail. Can't wait to return.
This place is wonderful. The hosts are very kind and gracious. The place was very clean and super cozy. High ceilings and appointments make it feel like a mini lodge. It was a perfect jumping off place for day hikes and in town eating before returning for the night. We would definitely stay again. Highly recommend.
This beautiful home is set on lovely Franklin Falls Pond in the Adirondacks which you can see from the living room and bedroom windows, and also when sitting on the outside porch. The home itself is charming and beautifully decorated, I enjoyed relaxing in the living room sitting by the lovely fireplace. The kitchen had everything I needed to cook simple meals for all of the days I stayed here. Dick and Mary were gracious hosts and gave great suggestions for what to see and do. There were delicious homemade muffins and cookies for me as well as other snacks, spring water, orange juice, coffee, and a bottle of wine. There was even a vase of fresh flowers. Hiking trails in the wilderness areas, well marked trails in the College of the Adirondacks, and Saranac Lake and Lake Placid are easily accessible from this location. I had everything I needed, and Dick and Mary were wonderful hosts who thought of every detail, I would love to return again.
We had a wonderful stay in mid October 2020. It is just a beautiful place in the fall and our stay was everything we hoped it was! Thank you!
Everything here was at close to perfection as you can get. Gorgeous setting. Super peaceful. The kindest, most considerate hosts. Everything the other reviews have said is spot on. I would note two things: 1) It's a little bit of a drive to get dinner or even to hike the mountains in the Keene Valley area. But this wasn't that big of a deal, as we wanted the remoteness--that's why we booked it. 2) The internet worked in the morning, but rarely worked at night. But again, you're here to get away from it all--not to look at instagram. Would 100% recommend booking if you're able!!
On Franklin Pond was better than we had hoped. Dick and Mary have thought of everything with attentive consideration. The rooms were spotless and decorated in such a way that you truly felt like part of the ADK. We really didn't want to leave their quaint awesome spot and definitely plan on visiting again sometime.
Our Adirondack Fall get away was beyond perfect in every way! Could not ask for more with Dick and Mary with there beautiful well appointed place and such attentive and caring hosts. From the moment we arrived we were greeted like family. In our cabin we were met with homemade muffins, cookies, a bottle of wine, and a basket of many other wonderful goodies! You truly do not need to bring anything. There is cereal, other food, milk, water, juice, soda, other staples. Cleaning products are provided. Not only did we have shampoo, face soap, body soap, but even extra toiletries like make up remover, tooth brush, etc. Every detail is attended too. The cabin's interior is decorated in a beautiful Adirondack style. There are so many details from fresh flowers, to plush towels and linens, comfy bed and pillows. The fireplace was great and inviting. The view from inside the cabin or out, of the lake and mountain and all the glorious Fall colors was magnificent! The outdoor deck was wonderful to sit in Adirondack chairs, relax, watch birds at the bird feeder, cute chipmunks, the lake and mountain. There is even an outdoor grill. We enjoyed the use of the canoe and kayaks to paddle and fish. The cabin at Franklin Falls is situated in a peaceful, quiet charming area. Yet very close by were Lake Saranac, Lake Placid, Wilmington, Whiteface Mountain. There is so much to do, however it is fantastic to also just relax enjoying nature in all it's splendor just from the cabin and grounds. The pics do not convey how amazing this place is! Mary and Dick were attentive, yet respected our privacy as well. They were beyond perfect hosts. We are looking forward to returning to their fabulous, romantic cabin on Franklin Falls Pond!
We could not have asked for anything more out of Dick and Mary. They went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. Homemade muffins and cookies were delicious. The view was stunningly beautiful. If I could give more than 5 stars, i would. Dick and Mary are the kind of people you want to have as neighbors.
I would highly recommend this place If there is a weekend getaway in your future... from the moment we pulled into the driveway we felt welcomed and “at home”.. the fresh baked muffins and cookies and of course the bottle of red wine waiting for us was a special touch. It was my first time up in the mountains and I couldn’t of asked for a more amazing place to stay!! Thank you for your wonderful accommodations.. we will definitely be back next year!!
We had a great time. Canoeing, kayaking, hiking and great places to eat. This location was close to everything we wanted to do and with the kayaks / canoes included being on the water it was easy to do it all. A short drive to Lake Placid or saranac lake and in proximity to all sorts of hiking. Our hosts were there for any questions but also let us enjoy ourselves. We had a fantastic time and will be back again.
If you are looking for the perfect getaway accommodation in the Adirondacks, you may want to consider staying at On Franklin Pond. You will enjoy an ideal location in the Adirondacks coupled with comfortable, well-appointed lodging and managed by two of the nicest, most hospitable hosts you could ever ask for. Dick & Mary's place provides a traditional Adirondack setting with many amenities. On Franklin Pond is a superbly clean accommodation with beautiful, high quality decorations. It is set in a serene location with outstanding views. Whether you cozy up to the fireplace, spend an hour on the lake using their complimentary kayaks and canoe, or just relax in the Adirondack chairs on your patio, you will not be disappointed. Dick and Mary are wonderful people who will do everything possible to make your stay at On Franklin Pond an unforgettable experience!
This is the perfect getaway spot to just unwind and enjoy the magnificent Adirondacks. The guesthouse is beautifully decorated and has every amenity you may need. We loved sitting by the fire, walking by the lake and grilling out. Mary and Dick are extraordinary hosts who have thought of everything. We can’t wait to return!
We stayed at Dick and Mary’s place for a week at the end of August, and I have to say this was the absolutely best Location , town, lake, amenities we needed. In particular, we loved the exclusive access to the kayaks and lake, view from the house, and proximity to hiking and biking trails that are far away from crowded lake George and lake Placid areas. We would love to come back some day.
Dick and Mary’s cabin in the woods is the perfect getaway for two in the Adirondacks. The location is absolutely ideal with a gorgeous view, private access to Franklin Pond, and use of canoes/kayaks. The George’s place is super clean with like-new feel while still being cozy. Not to mention their incredible hospitality with thoughtful touches like homemade cookies/muffins and a bottle of wine. We will definitely be back again soon!
The property was ideally located at the northern end of Franklin Falls Pond, a very beautiful and little utilized lake. The accommodations were clean and beautifully decorated in the Adirondack style and ideal for a couple. There is no stove, but there is a hot plate and a propane grill on the patio which is sufficient for cooking. a small fridge is adequate and, if more space is required, Dick and mary have an extra fridge for your use. Dick an Mary live in the big attached house with a separate entrance. They are a delight! Very helpful and went out of their way for us on a couple of occasions. They love hosting guests and do everything possible to meet and exceed your expectations. It is a paddler's paradise and the bicycling is excellent too. Hiking is also plentiful for all skill levels. Also, only 20 minutes to either Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. Highly recommended!
The property is just as described consisting of a charmingly decorated living room, bedroom and bathroom. There is a small kitchenette area for reheating takeout food or making a simple meal.. I was especially struck by the owners‘, Dick and Mary’s attention to detail, as evidenced by a small, exquisite bouquet of flowers and greens from their shade garden which was placed on the bathroom sink. The bouquet really exemplified the care the owners put into this space.! Dick and Mary were also very hospitable and helpfull. They really made us feel welcome! We were coming for a delayed anniversary trip and they had a bottle of wine, cookies, and some muffins to greet us. The mini kitchen is also well stocked with coffee and the mini refrigerator with orange juice, milk, and water. Another plus for this accommodation are kayaks and a canoe for guest use in the pond across the street. Speaking of the pond, sitting on their deck in Adirondack chairs appreciating the beauty of the pond and mountains was as wonderful as it looks in the photos!!! All in all a beautiful, relaxing, and very enjoyable mini vacation on Franklin pond! Highly recommended!!
On Franklin Pond is a beautifully maintained oasis where you can fully relax and unwind from the everyday. Our hosts were very kind and gracious, and provided all we needed. If peace and quiet and beautiful scenery is what you're craving, On Franklin Pond will not disappoint!
Dick and Mary were excellent hosts and thought of everything. The apartment was spotless and had everything we needed to escape these past 4 months of quarantine. We especially enjoyed the use of the canoe and kayaks. What a peaceful place. We will definitely be back!
What an amazing visit. The accommodations are beautiful- the view to Franklin Pond and mountain in the distant is stunning. Dick and Mary were the best hosts- we literally wanted for nothing. It truly matters to them that you have the best time possible. The use of kayaks and canoe are a huge bonus!!
This property was beyond all our expectations. Dick and Mary are the best host and have the most amazing property. They greeted us with a nice bottle of wine for our anniversary, fresh muffins and the most amazing cookies. Cant wait to go back again!!
Franklin pond is a beautiful little lake. Great for kayaking or canoeing. Dick and Mary were excellent hosts and the property is well kept, clean, and comfortable. The neighbourhood is quiet and feels remote but Saranac Lake, Wilmington, and Lake Placid are a short drive away. We really enjoyed our stay and we are already planning our next trip up there!
Dick and Mary are the most welcoming hosts you could imagine. We have stayed in many places in the ADK, but this is certainly now our favorite! The location is breathtaking, and the home is beautiful and equipped with everything you could need!
We absolutely loved our stay at Dick and Mary's property. This was my first time to Lake Placid and I could not have imagined a more relaxing, peaceful place to stay. We both enjoyed everything from the coziness of the fireplace to the lovely muffins and cookies. We will definitely be coming back and we are already planning a summer trip. -Shana and Derek
My husband and I spent two nights here to get away for his birthday. You couldn't ask for a more quaint atmosphere and delightful, accommodating hosts. Thank you Dick and Mary for your hospitality. And the bottle of wine left for us to celebrate my husband's birthday was so sweet! Thank you for everything!
Dick & Mary are absolutely fantastic hosts, and their property is beautiful. Everything my boyfriend and I were looking for to enjoy ADK. We will be back again!
I cannot say enough great things about this property and amazing hosts. First, the location is perfect on a very quiet lake with access to kayaks and canoe. The hosts provided an immaculate space, with fresh muffins and cookies upon arrival as well as some water and drinks in the fridge! It was super cozy, with a super comfy bed and a view over the peaceful lake. Hosts were available to offer suggestions and anything you might need! We had a wonderful wonderful time.
Dick and Mary were great. Awesome place right on the lake ... beautiful views and great amenities with the house.
What a great find! Place was extremely clean and the owners thought of every detail! Looking forward to visiting again!
Great place, great people! Dick and Mary really thought of every detail. The space was beautiful and comfortable and sparkling clean. We lived it!
We had the privilege of spending a week in the Adirondacks in Dick and Mary’s lovely “cottage”. Their little place is every bit as lovely in person as it is in the pictures. Everything from the decor, to the lovely linens, fresh flowers in the bathroom, and homemade goodies in the table was absolutely perfect. Dick and Mary are among the most gracious and welcoming people we have ever met and we hope to spend time in their rental again. The location was just far enough away from neighboring towns to make us slow down and relax but close enough for us to find lots of areas and sites to explore. Our vacation was truly memorable. Thank you Dick and Mary.
Excellent hosts! Enerything was perfect!
This was an ideal spot to get a taste of the Adirondacks, close to hiking and a lake to yourself!
Wonderful gem of a place . Would highly recommend
Truly terrific hosts who go above and beyond to ensure you feel special and welcome! The accommodations exceeded our expectations. We were thrilled to celebrate our anniversary on Franklin Pond. We hope to return!
There are only good things to share about our stay, no downsides AT ALL. None. Dick and Mary are delightful hosts -- people you'd love to have as neighbors. The place is beautifully decorated and very clean. Cookies, muffins, and other care package items were waiting for us on arrival. The bed is comfortable, the rooms are a good size, and the shower is hot. Looking out the front window is a gorgeous pond in the mountains (although it's more of a lake than a pond). Kayaks and a canoe are available (we recommend going out at night to look at the stars...it is AMAZING). The place is close to Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, the high peaks region, and many other Adirondack adventures. We recommend Ausable Chasm and a climb of Ampersand Mountain, but really the choices are many. Really, there is nothing negative. Our stay was perfect and we can't recommend this VRBO strongly enough. We plan on coming back (as do many who have stayed here, apparently!).
Dick and Mary were awesome hosts and their little apartment makes an awesome getaway. Paddling around Franklin Pond on their canoe was an awesome experience.
Beautiful rental, extremely relaxing. Gorgeous views. Lovely shade garden. Thoughtful hosts. Kayaking aplenty!
Excellent. We loved this cottage. Very comfortable, Just arrive it is very well supplied. Delicious homemade muffins greeted us. Comfortable seating and bed. The decor and Adirondack furnishings created a homey atmosphere. Marvelous views from living and bedroom large picture windows draw the calm pond view into your temporary home. The host/owners are lovely couple interesting and very friendly but not intrusive. We enjoyed their company one evening. Would definitely recommend and hopefully can return. Pat & Fred
Very cute apartment, everything was new and very clean, hosts were friendly and provided everything you could want/need for a home away from home. Great place to spend our anniversary weekend.
This is our second visit to this wonderful home. The home is beautiful and well equipped. The views are breathtaking. A very peaceful environment. Lots of birds, not much traffic. We enjoyed drinking coffee on the porch in the morning and drinking wine at night watching the sunset. I highly recommend this cottage!
What a perfect Adirondacks getaway! This cozy lakefront cabin not far from Whiteface Mountain was the ideal way to spend a few days in the woods: terrific views, amazing fireplace, softest sheets ever. Dick and Mary provided such a warm, friendly welcome -- and every comfort imaginable. Hope to come back someday and stay longer!
Mary and Dick were kind and thoughtful hosts. The ambiance is warm and inviting..the homemade cookies and muffins were scruptious... the water, juice, snacks etc were much appreciated. And they had the SOFTEST sheets I have ever slept on. The squirrels were even great entertainment in the snow. It was perfect!!!!
We were looking for a weekend getaway to celebrate my husband’s birthday and this rental was wonderful. It was so cozy. The birdwatching right outside the front door was an unexpected bonus. Dick and Mary were wonderful hosts. They gave us plenty of privacy yet let us know that they were available if we needed anything at all. They provided everything you would expect and more. It was a perfect winter getaway and we are looking forward to returning in summertime.
This beautifully decorated cabin is in a quiet and secluded area in nature, yet not too far from shops and restaurants in nearby Saranac Lake or Wilmington. The owners have thought of absolutely everything with so many thoughtful touches! The linens are soft and snacks are delicious, everything is so clean, and Dick and Mary are so welcoming and hospitable. I cannot say enough about this gorgeous property surrounded by water and Mountain Views. We had the most amazing restful stay and will be back soon!
Perfect in everyway. Cozy fireplace, spectacular views, and peaceful. Perfect home away from home!
We really enjoyed our weekend away. The cabin was perfect. All the great amenities of home with charming decor and a beautiful lake too look on to. The host were great and the muffins were delicious. We really enjoyed this getaway.
Newly constructed-- with high wood-beamed ceilings, large picture windows, comfortable mountain-themed furnishings, and a sparkling cleanliness throughout--this is the ideal place to unwind after a day exploring. We loved curling up with our books and crossword puzzles, with the gas fireplace flames to our side and views of the pond and fall foliage straight ahead. The living room and bedroom are more spacious than the photos depict. All is well-thought out and brand-new. And the traffic on the nearby road is minimal, not intrusive at all. A great retreat with lovely hosts!
The cottage / annex overlooks the Union Falls Flow Pond. Our stay was peaceful with beautiful views and very relaxing. The cottage is very comfortable and plenty of room. The kitchenette was adequate for what we needed, breakfast and a light evening snack. It is nicely decorated and has all the usual modern conveniences including TV, internet and plenty of reading material on the outdoors. Perfect stay! The hosts were wonderful!
My husband and I wanted a weekend getaway for our anniversary, THIS WAS PERFECT. The attention to details and the extra effort by the hosts were outstanding. When we arrived they greeted us and even helped us with our bag. After a brief tour of our home away from home they gave us our privacy. As we were getting acclimated we found a nice card and chilled bottle of champagne for our anniversary, fresh homemade muffins, cookies, chocolates and other snacks. The refrigerator was stocked with water, OJ, soda and milk. The cabin was furnished with good quality furniture and accessories. TOP NOTCH! The cabin had that Adirondack feel and was spotless. The bed was very comfortable, again good quality sheets and blankets. The bathroom was stocked with anything you would need. Our little kitchen was well equipped for making simple meals. Overall we would give our home away from home a perfect score. We are planning our next visit. Thank you to Dick & Mary for the perfect Adirondack getaway.
Wonderful hosts and place to stay at right next to a lake with available kayaks and canoe. A lot of love went into the attached apartment we rented. Separate entrance, one bedroom, one bath and a living room. Beautifully decorated, nothing missing. A delight to watch the birds and chipmunks from the porch.
We head to the Adirondacks yearly to fish and we stay somewhere different each time. this by far was my favorite! The place was nicely decorated and exceptionally clean! The hosts were great! I highly recommend!!!!
Mary and Dick’s home is nestled in the woods with wonderful views of Franklin Pond and the mountains. It is secluded yet ideally situated between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. Our stay was relaxing and restful ...from there we had access to great hikes plus kayaking and canoeing on the beautiful Franklin Pond. We loved the proximity to all the many lakes and to the mountains. The accommodations were lovely... charming, comfortable and everything was like brand new.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at On Franklin Pond. The unit was perfect for our needs. We enjoyed use of the kayaks, and sitting on the patio with an exceptional view of the mountains and lake. Dick and Mary are great hosts. The property is conveniently located with easy drive to Whiteface, Lake Placid and Saranac Lake and access to hikes, fishing, etc. We will definitely consider returning.
My wife and I wanted a quiet getaway before our first child is born and this is exactly what we wanted. Upon arrival Dick and Mary were very friendly and made us feel at home. They helped us with our bags and showed us around. They explained everything to us and asked if we had any questions. They then said they would be leaving us to enjoy our stay and if we had any questions or concerns or forgot anything to just knock on their door or give them a call (cell phone number provided on check in). The room was very well cleaned and in excellent condition as described and pictured. The view of the pond is fantastic, and the mountains in the background were an added bonus. I recommend bringing camp or zero gravity chairs as there is a small sandy area where you can relax in or near the water and that is very peaceful. This stay is only about 25 minutes or so from lake placid. If you have any questions, ask them before and they will be quick to answer your questions as they did for me. Overall this was a great stay, I just wish we had more time to stay there! Dick and Mary thank you very much for a great weekend!
What an amazing stay in Dick and Mary.s beautiful cabin. I have to tell you that I am very particular and their place is the best. We, like so many others reviewing here, are dreaming of coming back. All of the extras they provide, the decor, the beautiful towels, the goodies,and the cleanliness were just outstanding. The view of Franklin pond and the mountains is beautiful and what a spectacular extra to be able to get in their kayaks right across the road. You will not be disappointed here.
A little off the beaten path, this beautiful unit is peaceful and serene. The owners, Dick and Mary, were absolutely delightful. They were helpful but let us do our own thing and never butted in. The location was pretty easy to find. While we planned other activities, there is much to do at the site, with fishing, kayaking, canoeing and swimming a minute away. We will be going back for sure.
This cottage was off the beaten path but beautiful and peaceful. The lake out front was clear and clean and the proprietors were so accommodating. Would definitely recommend!
Dick and Mary have created the most well-appointed, spacious retreat, with an incredible view of Franklin Pond and the mountains. We took the canoe out for a lovely paddle and the hiking trails nearby are the perfect way to reconnect to nature. Drinking wine by the fireplace while taking in the breathtaking views of the water can’t be beat! Thank you!!
We celebrated my 30th Birthday Weekend here and all I can say is it was an amazing trip and an amazing Home! Dick and Mary are great hosts who truley thought of everything you could need and then some! So no worries if you forgot something odds are they have it! The views from both the bedroom and living room wow, wow, wow! It's nice place to stay if you want to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet but with the options to drive in and expierence Saranac Lake and or Lake Placid! We had an amazing trip and Can't wait to come back during another season to expierence all this area has to offer at all times of the year!
Dick and Mary are great. If you are looking for relaxation and a home away from home this is the place. We look forward to coming back this summer to enjoy the pond and wild life. Thanks again, sincerely Heather and Jeromy.
My boyfriend and I came for a long weekend and had a great time. The place is beautiful, private, and Dick and Mary were very kind and welcoming!
We really enjoyed our weekend. The cottage is lovely and the views are spectacular! It's in a peaceful location but a short drive to Saranac Lake & Lake Placid. Dick & Mary are wonderful hosts, very welcoming and accommodating. Our only regret is that the weekend went too fast. We would love to come back again and take out the kayaks.
This property is even nicer and larger than it looks in the photos. It is extremely clean and comfortable. The view of the lake, which is right across the street, is just spectacular. The hosts, Dick and Mary, strike just the right balance of being helpful without being intrusive. It was a very peaceful stay for us. We especially enjoyed the ease of kayaking in the lake, hiking nearby trails and Dick's tour of White Pine Camp. If you enjoy easy hikes, check out nearby Cobble Lookout and Moose Pond. Just an outstanding place to stay.
Thank you Dick and Mary for your kindness and for making our stay enjoyable. Great location for hiking, very clean accommodations, and considerate hosts. Mary and Dick went out of their way to welcome us, leave a staple pantry in the cottage, and we enjoyed the muffins on our arrival. Thank you! Mark and Nicole
We have travelled extensively and we both agree that On Franklin Pond was up there with the best. The accomodation is spotlessly clean, comfortable, had everything we needed and decorated tastefully in the Adirondack style. There are kayak's and life jackets to use on the lake which is directly in front of the house. The views of the lake were spectacular, the colours changed as the light changed, truly beautiful particularly during our visit when the leaves were starting to change colour. The hosts Dick and Mary were delightful, friendly and welcoming, we felt that they were friends by the time we left. Mary had home made muffins, the best chocolate chip cookies and a lovely welcome basket for us on our arrival. Milk, juice and the basics were all there. Dick is the tour guide at White Pine Camp, we recommend the 2 hour tour with him if they are running. Our stay of 6 nights was not enough! We would love to go back again one day. Thank you Dick and Mary for everything, you are the perfect hosts!
Dick and Mary thought of every detail possible to make our stay so enjoyable. Truly a wonderful place! The views are gorgeous. The accommodations are 5 stars! Just far enough out of town to keep us happy. Scott and I had the best time. We would definitely go back! Julie B. Cazenovia, NY
Had a great stay for 2 nights. The accommodations were perfect, great Adirondack style and immaculately clean. We took advantage of the Kayaks and beautiful lake. Mary and Dick were very pleasant and helpful hosts. We will definitely return!
This property was exactly as pictured and described. Beautifully decorated in mountain cabin motif. Very comfortable. Gracious and thoughtful hosts. A beautiful and relaxing Adirondack getaway!
Dick and Mary are gracious hosts. They really know how to make their guests feel welcome and at home. The cottage is supplied with a basket of coffee, tea, cocoa, muffins, cookies, etc. We enjoyed the outdoor patio, the use of two kayaks, the fire pit, and the beach for swimming. The location of the cottage is ideal--nestled in a serene setting, yet close to the tourist attractions.
Mary and Dick went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed.They certainly have the gift of hospitality! We felt like they go out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed without being intrusive. The rooms were so clean and beautifully decorated in the adirondack style. The view from both the living room and bedroom is of the pond and mountains and all Gods creations,so beautiful.We were treated with many little surprises as home made blueberry muffins, a little vase of fresh flowers in the bathroom,sparkling wine on a silver tray with 2 beautiful glasses for our anniversary and much more! The grounds are also beautiful and woodsy. I could go on ....it was a wonderful weekend!Not long enough.We hope to go back.
We arrived to a warm and informative welcome from our host. There was nothing they did not think of to make our stay enjoyable. The muffins, outstanding, the champagne for our ten year celebration, and recommending the right lures to use . Which I did not have ,but our host left me use his. They were always available with any necessities. The cabin was comfortable and relaxing. I would recommend to anyone to spend time there. I will tell all my friends to add this vacation spot to there list of must visit places.
Dick and Mary were such warm and attentive hosts. We had such a nice stay in their cottage and didn't want to leave. The view of the lake is spectacular! I loved to look out with a cup of tea and a cozy fire. The cottage was immaculate, beautifully decorated and had a very comfy bed. The muffins were really special. It was the first time we were ever given something that was homemade.
We rented the house during our wedding, and we are so glad that we did! Dick and Mary were such wonderful hosts. They were welcoming, friendly, and helpful. They went above and beyond to make sure that we had a great stay, while also giving us plenty of privacy. The house itself is new, clean, and beautifully decorated. The room has a wonderful view of the lake. The foliage was absolutely amazing while we were there. I can't say enough positive things about our experience, and I would highly recommend it to others!
The property was exactly as stated; warm, comfortable and relaxing. Perfect place to spend a few days. And the opportunity to kayak during the day, find great restaurants a short drive away, and retire in a peaceful environment was what On Franklin Pond is all about. Host, Mary & Dick are welcoming and generous. The property clean, spacious, and one did not lack anything. Highly recommend this property and am hoping to return again next year.
This was a beautiful trip with my boyfriend. Dick and Mary were so hospitable. I truly appreciate their kindness as well as Mary's delicious muffins! The only thing I regret about the trip was I didn't get the recipe for those muffins!
I booked this listing for my parents, who ended up extending their stay and plan to return in the fall. Dick and Mary were incredibly welcoming and friendly. They provided some coffee, oj, and light breakfast items for the following morning in case you got in late and didn't have time to go out shopping. Everything was clean, well maintained, and cozy. Even though I didn't stay there personally, I know this because I visited my parents there for the day. It was fabulous spending time in the sun in the patio looking out onto Franklin pond (which we swam and paddled on with the kayaks and canoe they have available to guests). Wonderful people and a fantastic getaway!
What a great couple! Dick and Mary are an absolute delight and it was such a pleasure staying at their property. Everything was well taken care of and I especially appreciated that every amenity you could think of was offered. The property was clean and inviting - inside and out. I would strongly recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in the High Peaks region. You have easy access (20 min or less) to many great attractions while still getting that secluded feel. Having use of kayaks was a huge bonus! Thank you so much for a great stay.
This truly is a great rental with beautiful views. Dick & Mary are wonderful people who make you feel right at home the minute you arrive. The property is well maintained and cozy. Enjoyed the homemade cookies and muffins. Can't wait to go back and enjoy the area.
The only thing that could have made this better was to have a couple more days. The owners were incredibly thoughtful and helpful. They thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. Secluded and private, yet just a couple of minutes from area attractions. I would recommend this place to anyone and hope to be able to go back again. Thank you Dick and Mary!
We will be returning. I cannot think of a single complaint. Our hosts thought of every detail. a totally comfortable and peaceful stay. Perfect for couples.
We went to Franklin Pond for our mini-moon for a few nights and had a great time. The location was great, within about 20-25mins of things we wanted to do. We also enjoyed taking the kayaks out on the water for awhile. In all, very relaxing vacation. Dick and Mary are very people who go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable.
We celebrated our 30th anniversary with 3 nights On Franklin Pond, and it was absolutely blissful. The accommodations are exceptional, clean, new and well equipped. The view is breathtaking, with canoe and kayaks to enjoy the beautiful lake. The hosts were generous, helpful, and most gracious. We were able to visit much of the surrounding area, enjoying hikes, walks and site seeing in the Adirondacks.
This place really over delivered on what was advertised. My girlfriend and I were both very impressed, every detail was thoughtfully considered; the homemade cookies and gourmet welcome basket were amazing. This space is an addition to the owners home and seems to be for renting only, as they live in the 'main' house. Everything was very clean, tidy, and obviously well maintained. The property is directly across from a large lake/pond, which was frozen over during our stay. This was a very quiet and relaxing place, run by a couple who were both welcoming and professional.