If you have ever fantasized about owning your own Adirondack business, working out of a beautiful space and living in this slice of heaven called Schroon, here is your chance.
The meticulously maintained Schroon Lake Bed and Breakfast, lovingly cared for by Mark and Sharon Piper for more than four years, is looking for new owners.
This gorgeous Victorian style B&B, which has just won the coveted Trip Advisor 2014 Award for Excellence for the third year in a row, is on the market.
Mark and Sharon are selling their beloved property due to family health issues.
“We are deeply sad to say good bye to this business,” Sharon told Schroon Laker recently.
“We have met so many wonderful guests, people here in town and it’s been the best experience. But it is time to move on.”
The Bed and Breakfast is a turn-key operation. The Inn -- run as a B&B since 1989 -- has solid summer and year round bookings, with returning and new guests. It comes complete with everything needed to run the business, says Sharon.
That includes the up until now secret baked goods recipes from Renaissance man Mark Piper, and a full training session on how to run your own B&B from Sharon.
The spacious property – would even make a wonderful home – if a buyer is looking for a large place to live, Sharon says.
“It’s zoned commercial, so there are multiple uses for the Inn. The new owners could have a gift store on the ground floor, an office upstairs, the uses and possibilities are endless.”
The property is just under two acres, and is on Route 9 about a mile north of downtown Schroon, with easy access to exit 28 from the Northway.
The inn has four large suites and a large stand-alone cottage, just steps away from the main house.
But the home has potential for 9 bedrooms. Also included is a two car garage, shed, gazebo, hardwood flooring, formal dining room, generator, huge porch with deck and incredible landscaping. The property is in white glove MINT condition.