Perhaps your idea of the perfect vacation is to come to a quiet, beautiful place, sit in an Adirondack chair, and do nothing more demanding than turning the pages of a book while listening to birds chirp and leaves rustle. Branch Farm Bed & Breakfast is the ideal spot for that.
If you’re looking for a livelier getaway, however, this dot of civilization nestled in the rugged Adirondack mountains offers many diversions for every member of the family. Saranac Lake is ideally located near everything this glorious region has to offer.
Hiking, downhill and cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and horseback riding are all popular activities here, and the gear and expertise you need can be found in the village. Or visit one of the local nature centers where you can take a guided nature walk or learn about the local flora and fauna.
Excellent boutiques abound. We have shops dedicated to authentic Adirondack décor, clothing -- both utilitarian and chic, toys and games, books, jewelry, pottery, and a wide variety of fine art. During the summer months, there is a local farmer’s market not far from Branch Farm where you can find produce, honey, cheeses and baked goods as well as hand-crafted gifts.
There are several salons and spas in the area where you can have a luxurious and restorative massage, facial, pedicure, or other beauty service. Renew your body as well as your spirit during your visit.
You'll find numerous dining options in Saranac Lake. From hearty burgers and ale to innovative locavore cuisine and cocktails, locally-made ice cream worth waiting in line for, to vegetarian and vegan options, there is something to suit every palate. Many restaurants have outside dining or offer curbside-to-go and take-and-heat cabin suppers.
Outdoor seating at the Left Bank Café
We have been enjoying Saranac Lake for decades and would be happy to make recommendations regarding whatever you’re looking to do. If you’d rather do some research on your own, the links below can help you get started exploring our little corner of paradise.