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Kathie H. Smith

Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks english


8 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Lake Placid holiday house


LAKEFRONT ADIRONDACK GREAT CAMP with magnificent views of Whiteface Mountain and the High Peaks. Exquisite decor and attention to detail throughout. This 4000 SF camp offers Adirondack warmth and charm and is directly on the West shore of Lake Placid - Walking distance to the golf course, canoe and Kayak rentals, cross country skiing and hiking trails - There are 6 BR'S each with a bath and all with a different decor, antiques and rustic camp furnishings - A gourmet kitchen awaits you which is totally equipped with the finest cooking needs - House sleeps 12.

One king, 3 queen and 4 twin beds.

Hear the loons from the windows and watch the sunrise...

There is original artwork throughout, two grand stone fireplaces, a wrap-around porch (partially screened), an all season sun porch, full laundry room and much more. If you are looking for the perfect place for a family gathering, a group of friends, a small business meeting at a truly one-of-a-kind four season vacation destination, Camp Bearberry is for you. Relax and enjoy the Adirondacks in style. Rates: $895 per night to $8500 per week high season - July and August. Holiday weeks price on request. Bed tax 3%.

Whiteface Club: GOLF & TENNIS (within short walking distance)

Ranked #6 in New York State by Golf Weekly — March, 2005

Experience the beauty and challenge of one of this Country’s oldest golf courses, steeped in over 100 years of rich history. Originally built in 1898, the course was redesigned by noted architect, John Van Kleek, who benefited from the consultation of World Champion Walter Hagen.

With the Adirondack Mountains and pristine Lake Placid as its backdrop, the artistically designed course offers novices and pros alike a rewarding day. Its trademark clover leaf designed greens and bunkers illustrate the meticulous attention to details the architect provided.

The Whiteface Club & Resort golf house and pro shop offer a wide variety of quality golfing products. Join us on the covered deck overlooking the putting green and first hole for a casual lunch or beverage, or one of a variety of golf tournaments.

Whiteface Mountain: Home of the 1980 Olympics provides great skiing no matter what level of skiing you are. With 80 different trails and the mountain expanding, you will never get bored.


Base Elevation: 1,220'

Little Whiteface Elevation: 3,676'

Lookout Mountain Elevation: 4,000'

Highest Lift Terminus: 4,386'

Highest skiable terrain: The Slides at 4,650'

Peak Elevation: 4,867'

(largest vertical drop east of the Mississippi)

282 skiable acres


35 acres of out of bounds skiing on 'The Slides' (conditions permitting); 53.5 acres of tree skiing

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kathie H. Smith (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks english

About Kathie H. Smith

Family has been in the hospitality business for 40 years.

Love sharing our home with families and groups of friends. We have had visitors from across the globe and have loved meeting all them and sharing our home.

We take great pride in offering the best Adirondack experience we can offer.

Kathie H. Smith purchased this house in 1999

Why Kathie H. Smith chose Adirondacks

In our opinion, Lake Placid is HEAVEN ON EARTH. It offers a 4 season location with breathtaking beauty. Enjoy all of the Olympic venues plus tobogganing, sledding, rock climbing, photography, hiking, swimming, fishing, tubing, golfing, tennis. The list goes on.

What makes this house unique

We are 5 minutes to town and restaurants. 25 minutes to Whiteface Mountain. The views of Whiteface Mountain and the High Peaks are incredible. No matter what the weather or doesn't get any better or more serene a setting and location. Play games at the game table, relax with friends and family in front of the fireplaces, enjoy the screened porch facing the lake...sit on the dock with your favorite book.....The kitchen is fully equipped with all the amenities you will need. There is an extra bar area to set up a buffet for your guests...The sunroom (4 season) is a place to spend time alone with lots of light.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Great to be back and spend another fantastic week with the family.
Jul 2012
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based on 8 traveller reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Breathtaking Views. Charming House

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying a week at the very charming and comfortable Camp Bearberry. The house is fully equipped and decorated tastefully with antiques and collectibles. Every bedroom has its own en suite, which is a rare find. There were twelve of us for most of the week and even up to fourteen and we never felt crowded.

The outside amenities would be hard to match. There is a huge dock with plenty of furniture. It faces Whiteface Mountain and the Adirondacks. Quite frankly, it was difficult to leave this beautiful property to sight see. However, we did! There is a lot to do in this area and town is a five minute drive. Grocery stores and anything you may need is close by.

There is the option to rent their boat. We did and it was worth it.

Kathie and Gary, the owners are wonderful to work with. They are responsive and lovely people.

Hopefully, we will back someday for another family reunion.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect adirondack camp

  • 5 of 5

We picked camp Bearberry for our family vacation inclusive of our four grandchildren. We could not have been happier with our selection and both the accommodation's and setting. Kathie and Gary (the owners) were excellent host, providing for our every need and delivering the house at a level that exceeded our expectations.

The large house was both comfortable and intimate. everything that we needed was right at hand. We would definitely return, perhaps for years to come as our family continues to grow as we feel we have found the perfect vacation spot for all.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim and Alice... Thanks for your kind words and for the review. We hope to see you again soon. The weather has been gorgeous all summer. Thinking of you both... Kathie and Gary
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Perfect Place for a Family Get Together

  • 5 of 5

Camp Bearberry is the ideal location for a family vacation or reunion. Not only is the property described accurately on the rental site, but it has even more to offer than we imagined. The house was extremely clean and well maintained and the large wrap around porch over looking the lake and mountains was a constant place of gathering for all of us. We also rented the pontoon boat and the owner was there to greet us and show us the the nuances of the boat. The large dock offered us plenty of room to enjoy morning coffee or evening cocktails while sharing the magnificent view or watching grandchildren swim or kayak (we brought our own.) The owners are very organized and efficient and provided accurate information and service. They are local and give great attention to detail. My family would love to return to Camp Bearberry for another reunion and hopefully that will happen.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We went to Camp Bearberry this past New Years with 3 families. We had 8 teenagers (17-18 yrs. old) and 4 parents. The house had plenty of room for all of us. Everyone was amazed with the home. It has all the amenities you could want. Kitchen is very well stocked with every type of pot, pan or tool you could need. Each of the bedrooms is tastefully decorated with Adirondack style furnishing. The highlight of the décor are the many incredible landscape paintings adoring the walls of the camp, which were painted by the homeowner, Kathie. Each of the bedrooms its own unique style. Think of Camp Bearberry as a beautiful Inn, where you rent out every room in the Inn. The two working fireplaces were amazing.We lit them every night for dinner and while relaxing in the family room. We didn't even bother going out for dinner, once a back in the camp we couldn't imagine a better place to be. There’s plenty of firewood and a big cart to transport the wood into the house. This camp has nothing lacking from it. Additionally, Kathie is accommodating and easy to work with. I would highly recommend this property to any family or group looking for a great Adirondack vacation. Skiing at Whiteface was good and coming back home to camp Bearberry was the topping on the cake. We all can't wait to go back again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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November stay at Camp Bearberry

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Camp Bearberry early November 2014. Camp Bearberry is on a picturesque part of Lake Placid looking at the sun rise across the lake and Whiteface Mountain. Camp Bearberry is decorated in true Adirondack style with all the amenities one could wish for. The living room and it's roaring fire is a perfect setting to sip wine, eat cheese and take in the beautiful relaxing setting. Can't wait to return. We highly recommend a stay at Camp Bearberry.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our 5th Season!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have just completed our 5th season at Camp Bearberry, The camp

location and its amenities are superior. We are forever fans, Thank you again Kathie for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Was just going through reviews...We miss you guys...Hope all is well. Kathie
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Nearest Airport
135 Miles
Albany International, Plattsburg, Saranac Lake
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lake Placid Lodge
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Lake Champlain - Charlotte/Essex Route
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Whiteface Club
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
I-87 & Route 73 (Exit 30 of the Northway)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Lake Placid Lodge, winter...Moose Lodge summer
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Whiteface Mountain
Nearest Beach
At house
Car: necessary

The Adirondack National Park is the largest protected wilderness area in the contiguous Unites States. ‘Forever wild’ certainly describes this most treasured piece of unspoiled beauty. Due to its unique make up of both publicly and privately owned land, there are over 100 small towns and villages tucked in among the 6 million acre preserve. The great Adirondack Park offers amazing opportunity for all sorts of world class outdoor activities - golfing, skiing, birding, hiking, cycling, fishing; the list is nearly endless. The village of Lake Placid is set right in the middle of this outdoor paradise, and combines a storied Olympic past, wonderful shopping, museums, history, dining and the arts with sports activities galore.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Lake Placid, New York

Rental Basis:
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Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$131
Cleaning Fee A$256
Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,315
Tax Rate 3.0%

Cancellation Policy:
100% Refund if cancelled 150 days prior to Stay for SUMMER Season Only

100% Refund if cancelled 90 days prior to Stay for Non-Season

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Maximum 12 people.
SUMMER Season: Sat. to Sat. Stay only.
Boat rental also available.

$1000 with lease, balance 150 days before rental.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Lake Placid, New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Marcy
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Algonquin
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower , Cascade
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , bath with shower , Oz
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , J'S ROOM
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower enclosure , KISTERBOCK
  • Each bedrooms has it's own decor. Filled with antiques and top of the line furnishings.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Algonguin
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , Cascade
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed , Oz
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed , Kisterbock
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , J's ROOM
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Marcy
  • Second Floor- MARCY - Suite, One (1) Deluxe Pillowtop Queen Bed, One (1) Full pull-out Sofa Bed, Tub and Shower ALGONQUIN - Deluxe Pillowtop King Bed, Tub and Shower J'S ROOM - One (1) Deluxe Pillowtop Queen Bed, Shower, Decorative Fireplace CASCADE - Two (2) Deluxe Pillowtop Twin Beds, Tub and Shower OZ - Two (2) Twin Deluxe Pillowtop Beds, Tub and Shower First Floor- KISTERBOCK- One (1) Queen Deluxe Pillowtop Bed, Shower, Decorative Fireplace, Ceiling fan All Rooms Include: Adirondack, Arts and Crafts, and antique furnishings. Original Artwork. Private Bathrooms, Ceiling Fans and Wireless Internet Access.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Raft
  • conservatory
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Camp Bearberry comes complete with everything for your successful vacation. WE SUPPLY: - 23 ft. Boat (available for rent at additional charge for pre-approved renters) inc. tube - Firewood (year-round) - Fully Equipped Kitchen: Dishwasher, Microwave, 5 Burner Gas Range, Dual Ovens, Refrigerator/Ice Maker, Coffee Maker, Blender, Food Processor, Butler Pantry (fully stocked with wine/bar glasses), extra large pots, toaster, including many spices, perfect for preparing that home cooked meal away from home. - Full place setting for twelve (12) - Tablecloths, placemats, cloth napkins, candle sticks - Large Dock on West Shore - Games (cards and board games) - Proprietary Camp Bearberry Bath Soaps and Liquid Hand Soap - Bedding/Linens,Bath Towels/Washcloths/Hand towels - Charcoal Grill, Charcoal, Starter (Summer/Fall) - Washer/Dryer - Ceiling Fan (all Bedrooms) - Iron/Ironing Board - Pack-n-play ...Just add Food, Beverage and Great Company