A number of cottages in Saranac Lake have been called the "Collins Cottage". For a number of them, the name appears only in the Disinfection Records of the Village Board of Health; those records give no indication of who the operator of the cottage was, they simply list a cottage name.

The first three cottages below are known to have been operated by Ruth Collins, the head nurse in the infirmary at the Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium.