Kiwassa Lake Bed & Breakfast and Cabins

1150 Kiwassa Lake Rd , Saranac Lake, NY 12983 USA (Show map)


Enjoy the Adirondack mountains amidst forrested acreage and serene lakefront. Kiwassa Lake Bed and Breakfast is 3 miles from Saranac Lake and 10 miles from the Olympic Village of Lake Placid. This waterfront Bed and Breakfast boasts four beautiful suites, each with a private bath, one with fireplace. Also on site is the Goose Landing, a new carriage style apartment style rental with vaulted ceilings and room for 4 (breakfast not included with rental of Goose Landing).



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Very pleasant stay and great view right on the lake!

5 on December 31, 2015

Very nice rooms with great view of the lake. Hospitable staff and great food selection. Would definitely stay again.

A Little Piece Of Heaven

5 on December 02, 2015

Clean mountain air, beautiful scenery, friendly accommodating hosts, clean comfortable rooms and good food - what more could you want?? Maybe a walk in the woods or a canoe ride on the lake, a little fishing? I loved it all!

Great fall retreat

5 on October 16, 2015

If you are looking for a great fall retreat, you can do no better than Kiwassa. Comfortable rooms is an understatement as we stayed in the Bear room. Loved the fireplace, beds were great. Hospitality was excellent and the food was wonderful.

Camp Victor

4.0 on August 31, 2015

We spent three awesome days at Camp Victor on Kiwassa Lake. The cabin was rustic and comfortable - perfect for our family of four - and the lake is incredibly peaceful. From this location you can also easily paddle into Oseetah Lake, which is a nice bonus. I'd highly recommend Cochran's Cabins for these and many other reasons, not the least of which was the warm and friendly welcome we received from Marjorie.

Well worth the price.

5 on August 11, 2015

I confess I am the world's biggest cheapskate. Dropping several hundreds of dollars on a bed and breakfast stay is a big deal. I would be unkind if I perceived that our pockets had been picked by substandard service or setting. I'm happy to report that Marge and he staff were as good as advertised. The location is quiet, secluded and beautiful. The room was large and beautifully decorated and the Adirondack breakfasts were large and delicious. We enjoyed ourselves for the three days we stayed and hope to return in the future. Jim and Nancy Perfield, Cato, NY.

Excellent Place to Stay in the 'Daks.

4.2 on February 23, 2015

Myself and my girlfriend found this to be a very pleasant and comfortable B&B, in a scenic lakeside location, with very large, cozy rooms. We only stayed for one night but wish we could have stayed longer. This will definitely be on our list of places to visit next time we are in Saranac.

A beautiful destination with so much to offer.

4.8 on February 10, 2015

Our trip to the area was chosen to coincide with the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. We had a wonderful time. Marjorie prepared wonderful breakfasts, including homecooked gluten free food for one of us. Our room (Bear) was huge, nicely decorated, cozy, and clean. We were also pleased to have access to kitchen facilities just outside of our room. We made side trips to Potsdam and Lake Placid as well. Our hosts were very friendly and gave us helpful advice regarding our travel plans. The proximity of the lake was amazing, and the views were amazing. We wished we could have stayed longer. We hope to come back in the summer to enjoy water activities. -D&C 02/05/15

A slice of Heaven.

5 on September 07, 2014

My wife and i had a very relaxing time. A beautiful breakfast to start our day. Relax lakeside Listen to natural. Hike go into town it was what was needed, we said YES! And took in all the Cochran Family gave us.

Where the heart is

5 on August 17, 2014

We stayed for a week in Kiwassa Lake Bed and Breakfast. We fell in love with the house; the lake; surrounding hemlocks, birch trees, pines; beautiful birds; and most of all warm hospitality of the Chochran family. This place envelopes you in serenity. What a priceless experience we will remember for a long time: sitting on a dock of the lake and listening to the sounds of loons, looking at beautiful fog rising above mysterious stillness of the lake surface, water lilies, view of surrounding mountains wrapped in fog, green of forests, sunsets and sunrises. This is where you reconnect with yourself and find inner peace. Grown up in Lithuania, country of lakes, forests, and rivers, it was even more special to be able to see beautiful pines, spruces, lakes, be able to swim/boat on the lake early/late in a day…childhood found. We loved the house/rooms we stayed in (Moose and Pike), the terrace with Adirondack chairs, humming birds, beautiful flowers around the house and hanging on the porch. I will remember for a long time sitting on a dock with the hosts’ lab Lainey by my side and watching together the pink/golden sunrise. The hosts are very familiar with the area and their recommendations were priceless and on target. We loved ALL restaurants that were recommended. Breakfasts were served in a cozy living room overlooking the lake, and decorated with with cuckoo and grandfather’s clock, books and bookshelves, piano. Food was amazing, creative, and made with inspiration: hard act to follow. Will be definitely missing this place and coming back with more of our family members as this place needs to be seen and experienced.

Our stay was entirely too short

5 on June 30, 2014

Our room was well designed, clean, comfortable and it had an excellent view. Marjorie and her family were wonderful hosts. They are knowledgable about the area and reccomended an excellent place for dinner. I feel that for what I can spend on a hotel room in the middle of nowhere that is dirty and has no view...this room was reasonably priced and a great value. Breakfast was perfect. We plan to return for a longer stay as soon as we can.

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Rooms & Rates

Moose Room

Room for two, the Moose Room is bright and airy with cathedral ceilings and is located on the second floor of the Bed and Breakfast. The log beams and knotty pine interior give the moose room a true Adirondack elegance. Your mountain mornings will be a pleasure while enjoying the breathtaking lake view from three picture windows. Bring your favorite book to read in the Adirondack chairs or simply relax and unwind in this pleasantly appointed room with Adirondack wall hangings and an iron bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $350

The Eagle View

The Eagle View features a queen-size, mission style bed and incredible direct lake views. Your own deck/balcony to enjoy the lake view! In addition to television, this room also features private bath, phone jack for computer use, television and conversation table with chairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $325

Pike Room

This spacious and luxuriously appointed suite features a queen size bed, knotty pine interior and oversized bath with granite surround deep soaking tub and separate shower. The lake and mountain sunset view from the room's large picture windows will leave you breathless. It is the perfect hideaway for those seeking secluded privacy and relaxation. Pike Room is fully appointed for your stay including table, chairs, conversation- TV viewing area with rocking chair and oversized stuffed chair, etc.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200 - $350

Bear Room

Expansive and airy, the bear room is simple, elegant and tasteful. The many windows ensure a bright and sunny morning! Fireplace, two queen beds and a seating area. Classical and contemporary influences meld with an emphasis on the Adirondacks. Sleep below a life size bear rug hanging from the knotty pine interior while enjoying the quaint touches of the area. Located on the second floor, the windows look to Kiwassa maples and the forested acreage. 

Room rate is for two guests - a 3rd and 4th guest are welcome at $50/per person extra per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200 - $300

Goose Landing

The Goose Landing is a carriage house style vacation rental on the same property as the Bed & Breakfast.It is an Adirondack lakeside, second floor open concept unit. The newly built rental is suitable for 4 guests and boasts an expansive view of Kiwassa Lake, which is part of the Saranac Chain of Lakes, and gorgeous sunsets. Log beams, vaulted ceilings and knotty pine interior make this rental feel modern and cozy at the same time. Breakfast is NOT offered as part of your stay in the Goose Landing.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $275 - $350

Wood Duck Inn

The Wood Duck Inn is a nearly new 800 square foot rustic carriage house apartment being offered as an Adirondack vacation rental near Kiwassa Lake B&B. The rental overlooks the Kiwassa Outlet to Saranac Lake, providing access to over 23 miles of waterways through the Saranac Chain of Lakes. It is a secluded, private location separate from the owner's home. The Wood Duck In is spacious nicely furnished apartment has a king size bed and a double hide a bed sofa with linens provided, a kitchenette and a charcoal grill. Breakfast is not offered as part of the Wood Duck In.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $250

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Location Type

Saranac Lake, 15 minutes from Lake Placid, 2 hours from Burlington, VT, 3 hours from Albany, NY, 6 hours from New York City, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 10 miles

Directions to property:

Our guests travel by plane, train or automobile. There's a train station with Amtrak service (Westport Station) about an hour from our property with shuttle service to Lake Placid. Just 15 minutes from our property is the Adirondack Regional Airport with commercial service via Cape Air who has contracts with Jet Blue out of Boston. And of course there are scenic routes for those who want to get in the car and enjoy the open road. Automobile Travel: GPS users - please read - entering 1150 Kiwassa Lake Road in your GPS may take you to a property close by. You can use your GPS to get here but just remember we are at the dead-end of the road! If you don't see the sign for our property, you haven't made it yet.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Lake Placid/Olympic Village, The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, Whiteface Mountain Ski Center, Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, Village of Saranac Lake, 23 miles of waterways for boating, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Library, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer , Fireplace in one room, Balcony with seating (2 out of 4 rooms), Dockage for boats, Full guest kitchen w/microwave & fridge, Deep soaking tub with granite surround (1 room), Coffe/tea facilities in guest kitchen for non-breakfast times, gourmet breakfast served daily except in the Goose Landing.

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Birding, 
 Boat rentals,
 Local golf courses nearby,
 Area attractions such as Olympic Village of Lake Placid and the Adirondack Museum, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 10:30 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Property is not equipped/suited for younger children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends - two nights; Holidays - three nights
  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Half the amount of the reservation
  • Cancellations: Credit for another stay is offered or full refund if room can be re-rented for last minute cancellations.



Marjorie Cochran

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Full gourmet breakfast

  • Time Served: 9 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Deck overlooking water, if desired, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free

Signature Dish

Baked German Apple Pancake
This scrumptious delight is served with pure Adirondack Maple syrup tapped from the Kiwassa Maples on our property...