Porcupine Inn  

Book Now! 350 Park Avenue , Saranac Lake, NY
Set amid pines, balsams, birches and maples in a quiet Saranac Lake neighborhood, the shingle-style Porcupine was built in 1902 by Thomas Bailey Aldrich, poet, editor and close friend of Mark Twain. Aldrich’s son Charles suffered from tuberculosis, and two of the guest rooms include glassed-in cure porches, glorious perches for view­ing fall foliage. The staircase and public spaces are Victorian-era grand, and upstairs rooms are comfortably large, decorated with antiques and queen- or king-size beds.

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  • Adults: 2
  • Children: 0
  • Child Ages:
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Location Amenities
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Courtyard
  • Desk with electrical outlet
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Free parking
  • Game room
  • Housekeeping - weekly
  • Outdoor parking
  • Truck parking
  • Wedding services
  • 120 AC
  • Complimentary full american breakfast
  • Communal bar area
  • Full american breakfast
  • Lounges/bars
  • Pet Friendly
  • Recycle Bins
  • Trailer Parking
  • Exterior Entrances
  • Motorcycle Rags
  • Motorcycle Friendly
  • Romantic Getaway Lodging
  • Breakfast Included in rate
  • Complimentary Hi-speed Internet
  • Hi-Speed Internet
  • Green/Eco-Friendly
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Historic
  • Bike Storage
  • Especially quiet location
  • Separate parking spots belonging to establishment
  • Internet access available in rooms (free)
  • Ideal hotel for biking excursions
  • Nonsmoking rooms
  • Wireless Internet (free)
  • Private bathroom
  • Room cleaning service
  • Mountain bike-friendly hotel
  • Garden/ backyard
  • Especially quiet rooms
  • 100% non-smoking
  • 5+ Bedroom
  • Offsite check-in
  • On-site check-in
  • No Air conditioning
Property Info
  • Total rooms: 5
  • Nonsmoking rooms: 5
  • Suites: 2
  • Double bedrooms: 1
  • King bedrooms: 2
  • Queen bedrooms: 3
  • Rooms with internet access: 10
  • Year built: 1903
  • Year last renovated: 2016
  • Floors: 2
  • Rooms that work: 5
  • Available rooms: 5
  • Available suites: 2
  • Total available rooms and suites: 5
  • Total rooms and suites: 5
  • Employees on property: 1
  • Employees working for property: 4
  • Number of rooms renovated: 5
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Written Cancellation Policy
If cancelled 30 days or more in advance of arrival deposit is fully refundable. If cancelled less than 30 days before arrival deposit is non-refundable, unless we are able to re-book the room. Special rules apply if booking the entire Inn, please contact us directly to book the entire Inn.
Written Deposit Policy
50% deposit collected at the time of booking, balance due upon arrival. For special events such as Iron Man, the full cost of the room will be billed at the time of booking. Special rules apply if booking the entire Inn, please contact us directly to book the entire Inn.
Check In
Check in at 3 PM. Later check-ins can be arranged for a fee.
Check Out
Check out at 3 PM. Later check-ins can be arranged for a fee.
Other Policy
You have chosen a unique place to stay! the Porcupine bed and breakfast offers an experience that is different from a standard hotel. Room rates are per night and include a full breakfast for two. All rooms rented with private baths. Well behaved dogs and children can be accommodated in a limited capacity. There is a friendly dog onsite that does not have free run of the Inn, Beta loves other dogs and people. Due to the liquor license application, children cannot be in the common areas of the Inn while liquor is served. We ask that you check-in between 3:00 pm and 5:00pm and observe our check-out time of 11:00 am. Times outside of these are possible, fees may apply. TV AND INTERNET - There are no televisions in the room or anywhere on the premesis, but free Wifi is provided for your convenience. CLEANING SERVICE: Rooms refreshed at the guest's request. At no point will someone enter your room if on the doorknob is hung a "do not disturb" sign. Towels and sheets replaced after your third night. Towels, hand towels, washcloths, or makeup removal cloths are always available as needed. As we try to be kind to the environment, soiled items left on the bottom of the tub will be replaced. Rehung items will not. Should you require anything, please ask. DISTURBANCE: Please enjoy the Inn, but be aware of other guests. Quiet time is 10pm to 8am. If your group has rented the entire Inn, you decide the quiet time. ACCESSIBILITY: The innkeeper may enter the room during the day or early evening when there is a concern for the unit and at any time when there is an emergency. For monthly stays the owner or agency may enter the room/unit to show it to a prospective guest with a 24 hour notice. RATES/ROOM : Posted rates are for double occupancy. The Inn is for guests only MAXIMUM NUMBER OF OCCUPANTS: Your rate is based on the number of guests on your confirmation. All rooms and suites allow only double occupancy. KEYS: There is a $50 fine for any set of missing keys. If keys are missing when you arrive, please contact the innkeeper immediately so that you are not held responsible. SMOKING: Smoking is not permitted on the property. We take this very seriously. Extra charges will be incurred if this policy is not honored. The charges are based on the fee for professional smoke cleaning services plus a fee for loss of business due to inability to rent rooms.