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“Rustic, overall good. Would change a few things.” 3 of 5 stars
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Kiwassa Lake Bed & Breakfast
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1150 Kiwassa Lake Road, Saranac Lake, NY 12983   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 Saranac Lake B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Rustic, overall good. Would change a few things.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2007

We just had a boy's trip weekend to Cochran's Cabins. Like the first reviewer, we stayed in April too. The Cabin experience is quite a bit different than the B&B - which is what the pictures are taken from on tripadvisor.com. The B&B looks fairly new; the cabins are rustic - old and rustic, getting run down. When we arrived, we checked out all the cabins, and surmised that the one we ended up getting was the best of the group. It was reasonably clean, and very quiet - which was also nice. It's on Lake Kiawassa, which is home to many really nice Mansion-style cabins, and modest cabins also. In our cabin was a list of expectaitions for all guests. Essentially, tyou are the room service. The confirmaition letter from the owner was very pleasant "We ask that you leave the cabin as you found it." In the cabin itself however, there are instructions for checkout including sweeping, mopping and overall cleaning. Since it was a guy trip, we didn't mind the cleaning. Just the same, it was $150/night - all the rules were a little much. The cabins had a few blankets, but it's bring your own towels and sheets - something else we didn't expect. There IS a modern space heater that keeps the cabin warm - and, we were able to get an internet signal at Camp Adelle - really not anywhere else on the grounds - unless you stay in the B&B. Doug is the son of the owner - and he was nice in helping us get a boat+motor out on the lake. Something we didn't know is - that April - July 4th is "off season" - meaning, there's not a whole lot going on. This is the place to go if you want solitude - it is really in off a long road from Saranac Lake, totally secluded. Just light on the luxuries. The website has a few decent pics. Hopefully the cabins will get some upgrades - they really need it. A great option if you want to rough it a bit.

  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2005

This is a quaint little B&B tucked away on one of the chain lakes in Saranac Lake, NY. The Cochrans who own and run the B&B are very pleasant and friendly folks. They also cook a mean breakfast (read delicious!). We stayed in April 2005, so there was still a bit of winter in the air (the ice had actually receded off the lake the week before we got there). Beautiful foggy mornings were viewed from the window in the Eagle Room where we stayed. When we were there, we were the only guests staying, so it was even more peaceful. This is not a place you would want to go if you were looking for a crazy night on the town, but if you have never been to the Lake Placid/ Saranac Lake region and love the outdoors and quiet - you will love it. Perfect for couples!

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Address: 1150 Kiwassa Lake Road, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Location: United States > New York > Saranac Lake
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Saranac Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kiwassa Lake Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kiwassa Lake Bed and Breakfast is a waterfront, Adirondack B&B offering four oversized guest suites, each with a private bath. Some rooms offer a balcony overlooking the lake and one offers a fireplace. Although once you get here you'll feel like you're a million miles away, the property is just three miles from the Village of Saranac Lake and ten from the Olympic Village of Lake Placid. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, free parking, boats/kayaks/canoes for rent and gourmet gift baskets for a fee. Come visit us - you'll be glad you did! ... more   less 
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Kiwassa Lake Bed & Breakfast At Cochran`s Cabins Hotel Saranac Lake
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