Lake Paradox Club


Red House Bed and Breakfast


Lake Paradox Club is located on 400 acres of private land at the west end of Paradox Lake in the Adirondack Park.  We are one mile East of Exit 28 of the Northway (Interstate 87) on River Road, just off Route 74.  We offer twelve rental houses, a private beach, docks and recreational facilities.  I, Helen Wildman, my daughter Kelley, and my granddaughter Tina are the fourth, fifth and sixth generation members of our family who are currently involved in the property.  My daughter Kasey, another fifth generation family member, has been living in Tennessee but grew up spending summers here and finally moved up here permanently with her son, Tony, another sixth generation family member, and her husband, Dan Sheley.  She continues to contribute to our operation by providing this website.  Many of our tenants return regularly (some for several generations) but there is also room for newcomers - particularly if you are flexible about the time when you wish to come.

Our houses are quite large - three to five bedrooms.  They have full electric kitchens, screened porches and fireplaces.  Westward, Breezes, and Birches are year-round houses available for rental at any time of year.  The houses are completely furnished except for linens and blankets.  Facilities include a private natural sand beach for swimming, complimentary rowboats and a canoe, baseball field, volleyball court, asphalt tennis court, horseshoe pitch and basketball backstop.  Outboards (4hp and 6hp), a Sunfish sailboat, kayaks (NEW!), and canoes are available for rent.  Hiking, mountain climbing and camping are possible not only in the neighboring Hammond Pond, Pharaoh Lake or Hoffman Notch Wilderness areas and on our 400 acres of private land, but in the High Peaks region not far away.  There is good fishing in Paradox Lake for bass, pike, pickerel, lake trout and perch.  The lake is also stocked with rainbow trout.

We are open all year.  Try a family vacation when our off-season rates are in effect.  Spring, while the rivers are full, is a good season for canoeing and fishing.  In the fall, as the weather cools, the hiking is excellent and the color spectacular.  Then, when the lake freezes solid in the winter, there is ice fishing or cross country skiing and snowshoeing.  Lake Paradox Club has become a tradition for our many families and friends who return year after year in all seasons to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the lake and the surrounding Adirondacks.  

Kelley, Tina, Kasey, Tony, Dan, and I hope you will make Paradox a tradition in your family, too.

Contact Information

Reservations and General Information:
        Helen Wildman
Postal address:

Helen Wildman

        P.O. Box 125
        Severance, NY 12872

Helen Wildman at



If you would have technical questions or suggestions about our web site, or you are a tenant who would like to make a contribution to our planned tenant page, please email your contributions and/or suggestions to Webmaster (smile!) Kasey DeVita at

Photo credits:  Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this site were contributed by Helen Wildman, Daniel Sheley, Kasey DeVita, Danielle Swinton, and Joe Giampino.


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