Rent your own island on Lake Placid
If you are looking for a fun family adventure, a peaceful retreat, or something in between, Hawk Island is the perfect vacation spot for you. Located at the base of Olympic Whiteface Mountain, the 10 acre privately owned island features panoramic views of the Adirondack High Peaks. Hawk Island provides unequaled access to the summer activities any modern family is looking for in an Adirondack vacation.
The historic house has 6-bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a large formal dining room, a modern kitchen, porches, and a stone wood burning fireplace in the living room. A parking space and boat slip is available at the Lake Placid Marina, for your own boat or rental. The Marina is a short walk to the center of Lake Placid Village and within a few miles of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Sites.
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Built in 1901 as the summer residence of New York Bishop, Henry Codman Potter, Hawk Island is a truly special property. The wooded trails, lawns, boathouse and docks offer a classic Adirondack Great Camp experience. Hawk Island is one of three islands on Lake Placid, and the only private island. The original house, boathouse and auxiliary buildings are still in use.
What to do
Unique and charming, this boat access property affords opportunities for boating and water sports, lawn games, easy access to hiking and fishing, and simply spending time relaxing on the dock. Activities on and near Lake Placid include:
What to know
Hawk Island is available for weekly rentals mid-June through September. Peak season and off season rates apply. This property is boat access only. We are happy to recommend local rental companies.
What our guests say about Hawk Island
"Lovely, peaceful, idyllic. Thank you for sharing this glorious place"
"Wonderful times. Thanks for sharing the Island."
"The Island and lake are unbelievable. What a beautiful spot."
"Wonderful retreat for kids and parents alike."
"One of the best places in the world!"
"What a magical place...2 wonderful weeks shared with family and friends."
"A wonderful and relaxing get away from civilization...still my favorite place."
"This place is heaven on earth."
"What a perfectly lovely home to share. Many thanks for a beautiful relaxing week."
"Couldn't ask for anything more."