Luxuriate in peace and relaxation at this private lakefront oasis in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Spend your vacation at this luxury summer rental property, located 6 hours from Boston or NYC, and situated along the crystal waters of Star Lake, a spring-fed lake ideal for swimming and boating.
Nestled in a quiet, leafy cove and surrounded by water on three sides, this elegant and historic vacation home sleeps up to 12 people. There are 6 guestrooms—each with a view of trees or lake—and 2 bathrooms. Fresh-air patios for lounging and dining. A blazing fire pit to gather around when the sun sets. An outdoor hot tub for a warm soak under the stars. These are some of the amenities that make this one of the best summer lake rentals in Star Lake.
Your vacation days begin with breakfast on the spacious covered deck overlooking the peaceful waters of Star Lake—one the most exclusive, beautiful lakes in the Adirondack Mountains. Hop aboard the motorized raft to take the family for a spin around the scenic lake. Afterwards, enjoy an al fresco lunch on the patio, then grab one of the kayaks or stand-up paddle boards and head out for a water adventure. Just 30 yards from the shore is a warm sand bar with water that’s only 1 foot deep, making it an ideal place for children to swim and play.
Afternoon card games and naps are a favorite summertime activity at this vacation home on the lake, where guests enjoy privacy and quiet. When the sun starts to set, you can pour a glass of wine and watch the vivid colors settle across the sky on one of two spacious decks before grilling up tasty dishes on the barbecue and enjoying a fresh-air family gathering under the stars. Afterwards, lounge on Adirondack chairs and grill s’mores over the fire with friends and family before heading off to peaceful sleep.
After a few days of exploring the bounty of outdoor pleasures at this Star Lake vacation home, don’t be surprised to feel more relaxed than you have in years. Fresh air, private lake living and a bounty of natural beauty have a way of casting a spell on the senses!
About the Area
Star Lake, New York is a small town, population 860, located within the Adirondack Park along New York State Route 3.
If you need supplies or groceries, a 5-minute walk brings you to the Great American, a small grocery store where you can find everything you need for the week. Stroll to Coffee Fever Cafe, just 5 minutes away, for a latte or a breakfast skillet, or drive to the quaint and rustic Hillside Diner, 15 minutes by car, for a hearty breakfast or lunch.
Love the great outdoors? There are trails and picnic areas nearby to explore. Wanakena is a hamlet located 10 minutes away by car, and home to the famous New York State Ranger School as well as beautiful Cranberry Lake. You can head to the Wanakena Footbridge—a pedestrian suspension bridge constructed in 1902 that spans the picturesque Oswegatchie River—for great photo opportunities. When it’s time for lunch, head to The Pine Cone to fuel up on an ADK burger and mingle with the locals.
If you feel like taking a day trip, Lake Placid is approximately 1 hour away by car and just as inviting in the summer as it is in the winter. Home to two Winter Olympics, Lake Placid is a cosmopolitan town bustling with excitement. Visit the shops and dining spots in town, and for epic views of the Adirondack Mountain High Peaks, visit Whiteface Mountain and board a high-speed gondola trip for an exhilarating ride to the top.