Schroon Landmark Inn For Sale

Schroon Lake’s Lakeview Inn, a 1891 fully renovated farmhouse with many stand-alone units is for sale. Owner Patti Mehm is selling the year round home and seasonal business she acquired in 2003.

The property has been continually upgraded since then and now features an owner’s residence with full kitchen, a hotel unit over the office, four efficiency Units (all newly remodeled in 2014), four Inn/hotel style boutique rooms -- most with Jacuzzi’s & Fireplaces.

Then there are three detached cabins built in 2009 and a hotel style room with a private entrance. Patti has decided to sell the property to concentrate on her Towne Store and popular Barley and Vine Wine Tasting Bar, which opened last year.

“The Inn business is turnkey. We have regulars who come each year and a proven track record of steady income,” Patti told us before taking off for a well-earned break.


“It’s an ideal business for anyone who would like a home to live in, and have a revenue stream.” 

Indeed, a check of their upcoming reservations on their website shows multiple bookings for the 2016 season.

The property, just south of the village on Route 9, has deeded beach access and is just minutes from everything Schroon has to offer. The farmhouse and property features a rich history. From Patti:

“Even though it has undergone many changes in recent times, the Inn has a long lodging history and has stayed very much the same.    A few years back we met a wonderfully charming woman, Frances Bogle whose great grandfather built the homestead which her family operated until 1976 (an amazing 95 years of hosting what would be known as a Bed & Breakfast today).   Frances, who is a very vibrant 92 years young, provided us with extensive history, valuable memories and wonderful pictures. The original homestead was built in 1881, by Captain William Lycett.

William  was a Captain in the Civil War and purchased the  property with his muster from the war. It was run as a lodging house, called Spring Valley Farms for many years.  From 1910 – 1927 it was leased to a boy’s camp called Camp Mondawmin, then later to the Cambridge Tutoring School for rich boys. Fran’s grandparents and parents ran it as Lycett’s Rooms & Cottages and would be considered a Bed & Breakfast today.  Fran and her two sisters grew up and went to school in Schroon Lake".

“It’s sad to say goodbye, but it’s now onto another chapter of life,” Patti said.

You can email Patti by clicking here, or call  (518) 791-3578. The property is listed as a For Sale By Owner.



Move Right Into Paradise on The West Shore

This month’s featured home is a fully furnished historic Colonial, sitting directly on the crystal west shore of our fine Schroon Lake. With shiny hardwood floors throughout,  this spacious floor plan with lake views from every room will allow for year round entertaining.

This home features five bedrooms  including a sleeping porch upstairs so you can listen to the waves all night.

There’s two dining areas, one lakeside, inside the screened porch and a bi-level deck leading out to floating dock and swim deck with a gorgeous110 of prime lakefront.  There’s plenty ofparking for all of your water toys:  boats, jet skis and kayaks.  It’s only a short  walk to down town. Total square feet: 1900. Annual Taxes: $7,288. Lot Size: 17424 feet. Heating: Electric baseboard.

For more information call Brooke Clark at 518-222-6553

Schroon Takes Top Honors At Essex County Auction

Essex County picked up more than a million dollars at a recent auction from properties seized for unpaid back taxes, Lohr McKinstry reports for the Press- Republican. A total of 72 parcels with taxes owed since 2010 went under the auctioneer’s hammer at the property-tax sale at the Ticonderoga Best Western Plus Inn and Suites.

Schroon Lake took the honor of having the highest sale price of $155,000. The property is a three bedroom, 1.5 bathroom ranch style home, located at 12 Longview Drive. The property also features a two car garage and beach rights on the lake. values the property at $237,500. In 2015 it was assessed for tax purposes at $182,500. The sale was handled by Schroon’s own Haroff Auctions and Realty Company.

A Great Restaurant For Sale

Folks have been longing for Mr. P's Barbecue, ever since their doors shut last year. But now the restaurant and its smoker, are up for sale. Not familiar with Mr. P's? Search  “Mr. P’s” on our website you can see a four year history of our reporting about their adventures.

The exclusive listing is held by broker Brooke Clark. Here is how Brook describes the property.

“Live and work in the heart of this quaint village! Desirable downtown Schroon Lake location w/dual zoning for commercial & residential. Historically a successful restaurant w/ full commercial kitchen (neg). Plenty of retail space and two-bedroom apt downstairs w/separate entrance. Potential for expansion or conversion. O- site parking for tenants & municipal parking across the street for customers. Year lease or lease to purchase option available. Bring your ideas for this versatile business/ income property".

Check out the link, here. Brooke Clark can be reached at  (518) 222-6553