Shangri La Preserve has been in the Valentine family since the 1960s, and includes three rustic, housekeeping, log cabins with a 2.5-acre main pond stocked with Rainbow and Brook trout (on-site fishing requires no license). Mountain views are available year-round. There are trails through the woods, canoeing, boating, swimming, fishing and croquet on-site.
Winter activities include skiing at Titus Mountain, cross-country skiing, ice fishing and ice skating.
Cabins are appointed with wall to wall carpeting, Oriental rugs, deer head mounts, and an extensive library. Outdoor amenities include picnic tables, BBQ, canoe and boat.
Duane is approximately 40 minutes northwest of Lake Placid, 17 miles south of Malone, 30 minutes from Saranac Lake and 90 miles south of Montreal. We are located approximately 13 miles from Loon Lake.
Shangri-La is a popular location for family reunions as well as small, off-site conferences. Guests enjoy the new, screen porch 15 feet from the water's edge. The porch provides a commanding view of the lawns, pond, island, bridges, mountains and woods.
Spacious lawn areas with expansive views, provide setting for croquet, horseshoes and badminton, Numerous clearings facilitate private conversations or just communing with nature.
Guests often remark, they just do not wish to leave!
The famous Wilder Historical Homestead is but 30 minutes away. Many guests have remarked on their visit to the Wilder Farm highly recommending it to future guests as a family activity.
A short distance away is the Malone Country Club, host of two highly regarded 18-hole golf courses and a popular dining room, all open to the public.
Lake Placid, a popular resort 40 minutes away, provides sporting activities, fine restaurants, and Olympic history.
Within a two-hour drive, one can visit the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, the Remington Museum in Ogdensburg, or trans-border to Montreal to visit museums, to shop, enjoy French cuisine, tour old town and relive North American history. Just remember to bring your passport for border crossings..
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