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Formerly the Shamrock Motel & Cottages, the grounds of Paddler's Rest have served as lodging for travelers and adventurers alike, for over 110 years. Originally owned by the famed Adirondack guide, Mitchell Sabattis, the earliest property records indicate the first homes as being built in the 1870’s. In fact, the beautiful Houghton House was built by Mitchell's son, Issac, in 1880. The first Hotel, “Sullivan’s Inn” was built in 1910. After it was destroyed by fire in 1932, the property was redeveloped as a Motel and Cottages and has remained within the Sullivan and Touchette family for over 100 years, most recently under the careful ownership of Beate and Tim Touchette. As welcoming hosts, they have made the Shamrock Motel & Cottages into a favorite destination that has been carefully maintained for the enjoyment of generations of visitors. We are grateful to Beate and Tim Touchette as we plan to take their lessons in ownership and care to heart under the new name of Paddler's Rest.

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So Much to Love

Between the private sand beach, easy access to the Adirondack State Park, and located only steps away from the beautiful town of Long Lake, Paddler's Rest provides the ideal location for your next vacation. With a variety of lodgings and ample space for your favorite outdoor activities, get the most out of your next visit to the Adirondack High Peaks.

About Us 

Paul & Karen Bashant are happy to welcome you to Paddler's Rest. The Bashants have deep family roots in the Central Adirondacks, and have been frequent participants in the Adirondack Canoe Classic, as well as many other local events. The Bashant family continues to enjoy the Adirondacks, and were  long time guests of the Shamrock Motel and Cottages (now Paddler's Rest). Paul and Karen were married on its grounds. This is a special place for them. Once you visit this beautiful location, they're sure you’ll understand what makes this area of the Adirondacks a destination favorite.


Taylor Greene, onsite Manager of Paddler's Rest, is an avid outdoor enthusiast. He has summited many of the High Peaks as the President of the Outdoor Adventure Club at SUNY Buffalo, served as a Crew Leader with the Montana Conservation Corps, and has most recently worked as an EMT in the City of Buffalo. He looks forward to welcoming you and helping to make your stay enjoyable.

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