Dry Island in the Adirondacks

Dry Island on Upper Saranac Lake is a 12 acre private Adirondack luxury rental,
a vacation home offering access to their Adirondack Luxury Lodge, Cabin and Boathouse.

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About us

The Adirondack Great Camps built in the late 1800's and early 1900's were rustic but elegant homes owned by America's most well heeled individuals. No expense was too great though many of these "vacation cottages" were used only a few weeks each summer. It was a place for the very wealthy and their friends to get away from the hectic pace of the cities.

Many of these people lived quietly amongst the forest while loons made their mournful cries and wind whistled softly through the giant pines. Some entertained lavishly but in a soft gracious style.

Since Dry Island is a private Adirondack luxury estate, you may do as you wish in any clothing you choose on your vacation. If you prefer that the staff leave for several hours or days, just say the word and you will have the entire island to yourself.


Located near Lake Placid, New York and Saranac Lake, NY, this Adirondack lodging is a rustic and luxurious retreat with accommodations and lodging available to sleep up to ten people. It is available for guest rental on a weekly and monthly basis. The owner's staff of a Boatman, Chef, and Housekeeper are at your service.

Main House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Luxurious accommodations
  • Up to 10 people

Log Cabin

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Up to 6 people


We do our very best to make you feel at home.

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Our gifted staff

The island is 100% yours for the entire time you are there. Though almost invisible, the small staff will gladly leave the island if you wish for total solitude. A simple phone call to the mainland will summon any or all of them back to the island.
We jealously guard the privacy of our guests. The staff is highly discrete and respectful. You are in charge and we are there to see that you are 100% satisfied.

Sport and Activities

There are many activities available at and around Dry island

  • There are many activities available at and around Dry Island:
  • Water Skiing
  • Tubing
  • Lake Tours
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Camping
  • Mountain
  • Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Bird Watching
  • Astronomy
  • Horseshows
  • And even more
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Destination Guide

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Getting there

Our caretaker will gladly pick you up at the local airport should you fly commercial or private aircraft. It is a 15 minute drive from airport to our launch site. Please let us know ahead of time and we will be there to meet you upon landing. Cape Air is the only major carrier at the Adirondack Regional Airport located in Lake Clear. The smaller Lake Placid Airport is about 30 minutes drive to the east.

Getting around

Rental cars are available at the Saranac Lake Airport (Hertz) or from other rental agencies nearby. They have everything from small cars to Chevy Suburbans at reasonable rates. We may be able to provide you with a ride in our Suburban, but having your own car or a rental car would give you the maximum flexibility, twenty-four hours a day.

Rates and Offers

Our rates are all inclusive for up to ten people but only include food and accommodations for four.
This assumes two adults and two children.

  • The cost includes:
  • carte blanche use of the facility
  • three meals per day
  • afternoon tea
  • sports equipment
  • water sports
  • use of our 14 boats
  • boat driver
  • guide
  • housekeeper
  • chef
  • unlimited wine and liquor and snacks.
  • No tipping is necessary as it is included in your gratuity fee.

Rates for Dry Island

Entire island and full staff offer

$4,000.00 per night3 nights minimum
$24,000.00 for full weekFull week, 7 days, 6 nights
$600.00 per additional person per night(Over the first two)
$300.00 per additional child per night

Child rates are from age 6-12 Kids under age 6 are free.
15% gratuity is extra.

(Over the first two)


Round trip car service from airport included.

We suggest reserving as far in advance as possible, even up to one year from coming. Sometimes guests do cancel, so we urge you to check with us even at the last minute.


Feel free to contact us anytime for any questions or reservations issues.

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