Reviews Lake Placid Otter House Vacation Rental

based on 17 reviews
Excellent place to stay in Lake Placid area

We were very impressed with our accommodation. I will go a notch further by saying that this was one of our best stay ever outside our home. The property owner was always there to answer any of our questions. The house is well maintained and provides an excellent home away from home. Super!! Super!! Super!!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 9/2018

House is absolutely beautiful!

We couldn’t be more thrilled with this amazing house and location. It was perfect for 4 adults and 5 kids. Everything about the house has a new and comfortable feel to it. The basement was ideal for the children. Fire pit and the dock helped us all enjoy the outside even a little more. We would love to come back every year!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 8/2018

Great setup for a family!

Our stay was fabulous. We had 2 families of widely varying ages. The basement with bunk beds was great for the kids and the adults slept upstairs, so there was separation if you wanted some privacy. The main floor with the deck was a great place for all of us to gather. I would definitely recommend the house!

Group  |  stayed in 7/2018

Memorable vacation at Otter House

Our family, which included our teen and married children plus young grandchildren, spent a week in early August at Otter House. There was not an accommodation missing! This home met every need we could have thought of. It is clean, spacious and sits in a secluded spot overlooking the river. We enjoyed the dock, with kayaks and canoe and floating on the water, especially as it was a very warm week. Other activities included taking the Adirondack Scenic RR to Saranac Lake, going up Whiteface, several hiking days, and an almost nightly walk to town for ice cream at Emma's. We were fortunate enough to be in LP during the first week of the Olympics and enjoyed rooting for the US on the large flat screen TV's. The open space of the first floor allowed us all to be together and not feel one bit crowded. The porches do add extra spaces to 'hang out'. We are grateful to have brought home many wonderful memories of our stay!

Group  |  stayed in 8/2016

Great family vacation at the Otter House

Our family of 7 spent a memorable week at the Otter House in mid August. The accommodations were outstanding! It was obvious that a lot of thought and effort went into the ADK-themed décor. Everything was very clean, the beds were very comfortable, the plush towels were great, and it seemed that everything we could have wanted was provided. One daughter is a fabulous cook so we ate in most nights. She loved the well-stocked kitchen, including the many spices provided, and the convenience of the large pantry area. There was a great hang-out area downstairs where we spent some relaxing evenings watching the summer Olympics on the 70" flat screen TV. We also had fun sitting around the fire pit eating s'mores on a crystal clear full-moon night. The house felt very private, and offered great views overlooking the river. The dock was a definite plus, and we made good use of the kayaks and the canoe. The location was very convenient for our high peaks and local trail hikes, boating on Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, shopping in town and visits to some of the 1980 Olympics sites. Andrea, the owner, was very helpful and pleasant to work with, and responded quickly to my emails. I highly recommend the Otter House, and we would definitely stay here on a future visit to Lake Placid.

Family with older children  |  stayed in 8/2016

Terrific Home!

Our family really enjoyed this home as our base of operations for various outdoor activities in the area. The house was very comfortable, spacious, plenty of room for everyone, well appointed kitchen. We appreciated and made use of the bikes and kayaks as well. The owners are great people to deal with and were very helpful, always very prompt to respond to questions. Would definitely stay again.

Family with older children  |  stayed in 7/2016

summer vacation with family

We enjoyed our stay at the otter house. Very family friendly. Great location. Andrea was very helpful with recommendations and always returned my emails promptly. I would highly recommend this place to stay.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 7/2016

July stay at Otter House

Simply amazing! That about sums up our stay at the Otter House. Three families shared the house and it was perfect - everyone had their own space and the common space was perfect for sharing meals and spending time on the patio, porch and fire pit. This house has truly everything you need and then some. We loved the comfy couches and beds and my son especially enjoyed the foosball table and 70 inch screen tv to play games on the PS3. My daughter and I enjoyed using the kayaks and relaxing on the river -the whole place is just beautiful and relaxing and so close to everything - grocery stores, shopping, restaurants and Olympic sites. We would definitely go back, the owners are just great to interact with and they really care about the property - from the cool ADK décor to the thoughtful spaces and furniture and recommendations of things to do - everything was so easy!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 7/2016

Spectacular Lake Placid Rental

We stayed at the Otter House for a week including the Ironman race weekend and loved it! The house is nicely decorated, very comfortable and well-equipped. It is close to town ( about a 15 minute walk) and convenient to the Olympic sights and many hiking trails. We enjoyed the boat tour on Lake Placid, the views from the top of Mount Marcy and Whiteface, and the aerial show at the ski jump. The deck and grill at the house were perfect for barbecuing and we also enjoyed paddling the kayaks on the river behind the house. Would highly recommend this property!

Group  |  stayed in 7/2016

Stepan (Netherlands)
Perfect location for a family vacation!

We are a seven person family from Amsterdam, Netherlands, and stayed a few days at the Otter House. We had a fantastic time, each of us really enjoyed the house and Lake Placid. The kids loved the nature and the water behind the house. We went on hikes, saw waterfalls, great! We also liked Lake Placid a lot. The Olympic museum is a must see (in particular for the Dutch given their interest in speed skating). The Otter House itself is very, very pretty. Everything is well taken care, the house is in perfect shape. There is a lot of room, good beds and a very nice and private garden. The views from the house are marvelous. Andrea, the house owner, is very helpful. We had a couple of pleasant interactions with her before we went on out trip. We would love to come back although it is a bit far from Amsterdam. We clearly recommend the house for families!

Family with older children  |  stayed in 7/2016

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