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Camp Balsam on Lake Placid

Unmatched Luxurious Waterfront Vacation Rental with many amenities including AC an elevator and indoor pool

  14 guests
  6 bedrooms
  5 full / 2 half bathrooms
  Has Pool
  13500 sq. ft.

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 King
Bedroom 3
1 Queen
Bedroom 4
1 Queen, 1 Double / Full
Bedroom 5
1 King
Bedroom 6
1 Double / Full


Enjoy a luxurious Adirondack waterfront vacation at Camp Balsam, regally perched along the shoreline of magnificent Lake Placid!  This home offers visitors the ultimate private get-away with unmatched elegance and style, complete with every comfort and amenity you can imagine including an indoor pool, elevator, nature boardwalk, boathouse with massive deck, radiant in-floor heat for chillier months and rarely offered air conditioning for the warmer summer months!

Enter this sprawling property with plenty of parking space and a lovely stone patio welcoming you into a grande foyer. Multiple living rooms are complete with comfortable seating and the gourmet chef's eat-in kitchen has all the appliances and dishware you need to “dine at home”. If you prefer to dine more formally, there is a large table in the spacious dining room and there is both a den and a comfortable bar area that beckons those seeking a little down time. The 4 large bedrooms are all en-suite to offer maximum privacy and comfort all with their own deck access. This lovely home has plenty of space for everyone to gather or to spread out and find a quiet nook to relax.

The pool room with 20 x 40 foot heated indoor pool, hot-tub, changing rooms, lounge chairs and bar area or the fully equipped gym present the perfect workout opportunities and indoor amenities and the sauna is great for a relaxing steam bath. Step outside to an enormous deck off the main living area with multiple seating arrangements, propane firepit, gorgeous lake and mountain views with several porch covered areas from multiple upper floor balconies that offer outdoor comfort in any weather!

Head down to the lake on a newly built nature boardwalk and boathouse with massive rooftop deck for enjoing the waterfront and beautiful lake views. Spend time basking in the sun, dining outdoors or indulging in some fun yard games on the sweeping lawn while gazing on the beauty of the lake and mesmerizing evening sunsets. You are sure to want to spend time enjoying all of the many comforts this great retreat offers, but you will also be situated just a few minutes drive away from the center of the Olympic Village with restaurants, public Skating Oval, Arenas, Ski Jumps, Horse Show grounds, restaurants, shopping galore and the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center is only about a 15-20 minute drive away. There are hiking trails and a dam accessed from the Peninsula Road that sit within a short walking distance away from the front door of Camp Balsam along with several more sporting opportunities in the areas surrounding you.

Plan your next vacation in Lake Placid at Camp Balsam nestled in the heart of the Adirondacks among the High Peaks for the vacation of a lifetime!

Bedroom 1: King, Main Level, sitting bench, ensuite bathroom, access to deck
Bedroom 2: King, 2nd Floor, master bedroom, ensuite bathroom, woodstove is not to used
Bedroom 3: Queen, Full, 2nd Floor, ensuite bathroom, desk, walk in closet, access to deck
Bedroom 4: Queen, 2nd Floor, ensuite bathroom, access to deck
Bedroom 5: King, Lower Level
Bedroom 6: Full, Lower Level

Bathroom 1: Ensuite bathroom Bedroom 1, tub/shower with bench seat, Main Floor
Bathroom 2: Half Bathroom, Entry Way, Main Level
Bathroom 3: Half Bathroom off Kitchen, Main Level
Bathroom 4: Master Bathroom, 2nd Floor, double sink, walk-in shower, soaking tub
Bathroom 5: Ensuite bathroom bedroom 3, 2nd Floor, tub/shower
Bathroom 6: Ensuite bathroom bedroom 4, 2nd Floor, Walk-in shower
Bathroom 7: Spa bathroom, Lower Level, steam shower, half bath, 3 changing rooms

Short-Term Rental Permit: STR-200475

What Awaits You

Lake Placid Main Street with shopping galore, varied dining options, breweries, theater, Mids park with year round events, Olympic Arenas with museum, indoor rinks, skating and public beach with playground, tennis courts and toboggan run
1.3 Miles Away
Mirror Lake is the center of the community with year round activity. Public beach, kayaking, canoeing or paddle boarding in the summer becomes a winter hub of activity when the lake ices over. Take a thrilling ride down the toboggan chute, skate around the 2 mile cleared track on waters edge or play a rowdy game of ice hockey!
1.3 Miles Away
Lake Placid Lake presents visitors with opportunity to launch from the public boat launch and cruise across pristine waters, enjoy water skiing/tubing fun or take a guided boat tour to learn the history of the waters and properties that surround the lake.
0.0 Miles Away - Direct Access
Olympic Arenas with museum, indoor rinks including the world famous Herb Brooks Rink that hosted the Miracle on Ice Game in 1980 and the outdoor speed skating oval
1.8 Miles Away
John Brown Farm is a historic site with museum and memorial grounds featuring period reenactments, picnic area and access to trails for hiking cross country skiing or snowshoeing.
5.4 Miles Away
Ski Jump Complex Watch ski jumpers fly, flip and spiral through the air after vaulting off the ski jumps! Take a ride on the 8 passenger gondola, experience the thrill of zip lines next to the 100 meter ski jump or take a glass elevator to the sky deck to gaze on amazing panoramic views!
4.4 Miles Away
Mount Van Hoevenberg Experience the thrill of the longest Cliffside Coaster in North America, cruise down the Bobsled run on a guided ½ mile track of up to 50 mph, bike, run, hike or watch exciting events.
9.6 Miles Away
Horse Show Grounds Excellent opportunity to watch 2 separate horse jumping competitions that take place at the end June and beginning of July.
5.3 Miles Away
Experience Outdoors Guided Zip Line Tours Guides will lead you through zip line tours with varied height levels, Adventure Park activities, 3D Archery or Mountaintop Yoga.
6.6 Miles Away
Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington beckons visitors to glide down over 3 peaks with 25 miles of trails available for varied experience levels for skiing and snowboarding in the winter along with summer gondola rides, disc golf, nature hiking and Oktoberfest festivals in the fall.
11.3 Miles Away
High Falls Gorge in Wilmington 22 Acre nature park with bridges walkways and groomed trails that showcase 4 separate waterfalls and breathtaking views of Adirondack splendor!
9.7 Miles Away
North Pole Santa’s Workshop in Wilmington is a theme park set up as a Santa’s Storybook Village geared towards children and the young at heart. Lots for families to see and do in this wondrous setting!
15.6 Miles Away
The Wild Center of Tupper Lake is a museum/adventure park sitting amid 115 acres with 54,000 square feet of indoor space that features stunning live animal and interactive exhibits along with multi-media shows in a spacious theater. The outside offers walking trails, naturalist guides throughout, guided canoe trips and special Adirondack themed workshops including the art of ice fishing and more!
29.0 Miles Away

Lake Placid and the surrounding areas feature several lakes, fishing, golfing, hunting, biking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and so many more varied sporting or entertainment opportunities for visitors.



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Write a Review
Rochester, US
Reviewed: Aug 17, 2023
Property Manager
The team was courteous, friendly and so very helpful.
The property is hard to describe it was so unique and magnificent.
Reviewed: Jul 11, 2022
Property Manager
The processing of renting was seamless and professional, enabling us to enjoy vacation immediately.
A unique and beautiful property conducive to a once in a lifetime experience. This well appointed and spacious home provides an ideal setting for large families or groups to create enduring memories and experience the best that Lake Placid has to offer.
Pawleys Island, US
Reviewed: Jan 7, 2022
Property Manager
The house is so large and spread out an elevator is a must. We loved the house and it provided a wonderful setting for our family to gather after experiencing the loss of my husbands father in October. The accommodations were stunning and the owners made it so special with a beautiful tree and decorations!


Quick Question & Answer Information about our properties and services:
Q.  What type of vacation rental properties do you offer?
A.  We offer a wide selection of vacation rental properties ranging from cozy cabins to luxury retreats.  We set very high-standards to enhance your vacation experience and ensure guest satisfaction.  All Engel & Volkers rental properties are well maintained in desirable locations, fully furnished and tastefully appointed.
Q. What are your office hours?
A. Our office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. six days a week, Sunday’s by appointment and available to handle issues 24/7.
Q.  Where and when do I check-in the day of my arrival?
A.  Check in time is 4:00 p.m. unless we have approved and earlier check-in time. Please stop by our office to pick up your key and complimentary welcome tote. If you plan to arrive after 5:00 p.m., kindly let us know and we will make arrangements with you for key pickup.  Engel & Volkers is conveniently located at 2284 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, NY 12946. 
Q.  When is departure time?
A. The check-out time is 10:00 a.m., sharp. If possible, we will grant late check-out requests on the day of departure. Please call us at least 48 hours in advance if you wish to extend your check-out. Please note that late check-outs are not always available due to reservation turnovers.
Q. Is there a cleaning fee?
A. Yes, there is a one-time cleaning fee that applies to every rental. This fee is based on the number of bedrooms, bathrooms and overall size of the property. If you’d like additional housekeeping during your stay, please call us to book a mid-stay clean.
Q.  Are linens and towels included?
A.  Yes, all of our vacation rental properties include linens and towels at the property for your use.
Q.  Are paper products, soaps and other household supplies included?
Our vacation rentals are furnished with a start-up supply of paper and soap products. This includes paper towels, toilet paper, dishwashing soap, garbage bags, a clean sponge and laundry soap. Some homes may also have a basic supply of spices, cooking oil and cooking spray.  Depending on how long your stay is and your level of usage, you may need to purchase more of these items at any of the local grocery stores.
Q.  Are washers & dryers available?
A. Yes, most of our properties have a washer and dryer available.
Q. Are pets permitted?
A. Some of our vacation properties accept pets and a pet deposit is required.  Please look for a pet friendly designation on our web-site or call us and we can help arrange suitable accommodations.
Q. Is smoking allowed in my rental property?
A. No, smoking is strictly prohibited in any of our vacation properties.
Q. Is there air-conditioning in my rental property?
A.  Most properties do not have air conditioning since the average daily high temperature tends to hover around 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months.
Q.  What other types of services can Engel & Volkers Lake Placid Real Estate assist with?
A.  We are a locally owned full-service real estate agency and vacation rental company in business since 1979.  Our hope is that you have the most enjoyable time during your stay, and that you will consider us your resource for "all things Lake Placid."  Whether you are looking for a delicious place to eat, the best place for a hike, shopping, entertainment, we will gladly share our knowledge of the area and let you in our favorites!  If you fall in love with the area and would like to find your dream home, we would welcome the opportunity to help you own your "piece of the Adirondacks".