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COVID-19 WARNING
Merrill L. Thomas is committed to the health and safety of our community. In order to alleviate the risk to our residents, staff, and vendors, and encourage compliance with State and Federal guidelines we are asking all guests to pick up their welcome packets on our porch and only enter the rental office if absolutely necessary and you are wearing a mask. We will continue to do everything in our power to help flatten the curve of COVID-19.
Travel Advisory: On June 30 NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that individuals traveling from states which have significant community spread be required to quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. For the full list of states on the travel advisory, please visit this site: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory. Individuals who violate a state or local quarantine or isolation order under the advisory can face a civil penalty of up to $10,000.
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About Us

Personalized Vacation Rental Advice

Why book a vacation rental from a national brand when you can talk directly with a local rental expert who knows the Adirondacks? Even better, we don't charge hidden service fees that you might get from other companies. Our expert rental team takes the time to match families with their ideal vacation home or rental in Lake Placid.

Personalized Vacation Rental Advice

Whether you are looking for a classic Adirondack cabin rental, pet-friendly property, a waterfront vacation, the perfect home base for a ski vacation, or an Adirondack retreat for the entire family, we take the time to talk with you about your individual needs, and personalize your experience to ensure a memorable getaway, without hidden fees.

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Diane Brenner

RENTAL MANAGER & REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON

 | diane@lakeplacidvacations.com | 

Diane grew up in Lake Placid and graduated from Siena College with a B.A in French and International Studies. After working 15 years in the tourism and hospitality industries in New York City and New Jersey, she returned to the Adirondacks in 2002. Diane enjoys traveling, hiking, cross country skiing, and volunteering in community organizations. She resides in Lake Placid with her husband, Ron, and their son, Evan. When you are interested in booking the perfect vacation getaway, give her a call. She will be pleased to help you with all of your real estate needs.

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Jillian Locke

RENTAL MANAGER & REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON

 | jillian@lakeplacidvacations.com | 

A native of Lake Placid, Jillian is well versed in the uniqueness of our community such as the unparalleled natural beauty and the Olympic Spirit that embodies this region. Following in her father's footsteps, Kelly Locke, (also a licensed salesperson at Merrill L. Thomas!), Jillian has taken her passion for real estate, adirondack architecture, and devopment and turned it into her career by attaining her real estate license directly upon graduating. Jillian attended St. Lawrence University and graduated in 2015 with a B.A. in government and rhetoric performance. While at SLU, Jillian was the recipient of the Community Service Scholar Award, an award provided to a student who has shown initiative and leadership in their community service work. Offering her clients a unique and informative perspective, Jillian worked in the Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. rental division for 18 months. Jillian learned a tremendous amount regarding the industry and market for luxury vacation rental properties in the Lake Placid region. Jillian can attest, the Merrill L. Thomas rental department is the best in the business! Jillian has closely shadowed her father's many residential development projects and was actively involved in his most recent endeavor, Hemlocke Lodge. Check out Kelly's agent bio to view Ledgerock Lodge, one of his properties he sold in 2016! For fun, Jillian enjoys trail running with her Newfoundland dog, Sadie Bear, going to farmers markets, and spending sunny days out on the lake. In the winter months, you can catch Jillian, a New York Ski Education Foundation (NYSEF) alum, on the slopes... or more accurately, in mid-station lodge with her ski boots off! Your personal guide to Adirondack real estate, as both a buyer's and seller's agent- Jillian is ready to provide you with her full attention, professional guidance, and unrelenting work ethic to represent you in finding your dream Adirondack property, or by listing your property as you look to the next chapter in your life. Jillian is proud to be an agent at the #1 ranked real estate company in the Adirondacks in overall production. Jillian respectfully looks forward to your consideration and the opportunity to work for you!