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Historic 4-Season Destination on Great Sacandaga Lake with Boat Dock

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Last updated: 12/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Mayfield cottage description

The property is the restored FJ&G railroad station in the former Sacandaga Park resort. The Station is located in a wooded setting. It is listed on the National Register. The summer rental includes a boat slip at our docks, use of the on-site tennis courts and guest privileges at Sacandaga Park Beach. The Great Sacandaga Lake is beautiful and uncrowded. It offers great sailing, motor boating and fishing opportunities. A 9-hole golf course, lake side restaurants and the village of Northville are all within walking or biking reach. Northville retains the character of a small rural Adirondack village with authentic architectual styles. Wonderful cross-country skiing (Lapland Lake), downhill skiing (Gore Mountain) and snow mobiling (Great Sacandaga Lake and Adirondack Park trails) are found nearby during the winter. The furnishings and interior of the Station are new. There is ample opportunity for walking and safe biking for small children right around the Station and in Sacandaga Park.


Sacandaga Park: The hamlet of Sacandaga Park is across the Sacandaga River from the Village of Northville. It is in the Town of Northampton. Sacandaga Park retains the atmosphere of the famous cottage community that was once operated here by the FJ&G railroad. The old hotels and Broadway level entertainment are gone but the golf course, many original cottages, the Station, the giant white pines and the relaxed pedestrian life style are still there. The roads are narrow and tree-lined. Summer is the busy season with people lounging on their porches, summer events, boating and water sports. The fall is beautiful with great fall colors in the Park and the surrounding wooded areas. In the winter, Sacandaga Park is a great pied-a-terre for ski excursions and exploring the lake and wooded trails on a snow mobile or cross-country skis. The permanent population of the Park is rising and most restaurants remain open through the winter months.

The Station: The Station was built in 1920 near the peak of the “amusement park period” of Sacandaga Park. For many years after the railroad disappeared and the crowds stopped coming, it continued to play a central role in the life of the Sacandaga Park community. The Station was saved in 2002 from “destruction by neglect”. It has undergone an extensive restoration that retains its outward appearance while finding an adaptive re-use for the interior that does justice to the building’s historic significance. On March 7, 2004 the Sacandaga Station was placed on the US National Register of Historic Places. The large roof overhangs and surrounding tall trees create a wonderful lounging area during summer when it is hot or rainy. It is also convenient and cozy during the winter when heavy snow builds up around the building and you can ski out of the front door. The former baggage room is available for general storage of recreational equipment. More historic information is on the Station web site.

Great Sacandaga Lake: The Great Sacandaga Lake was created in 1930 with the closing of the gates on the Conklingville dam in the Sacandaga River. The Sacandaga is one of the main tributaries to the Hudson River. The lake is large (29 miles long), surrounded by hills. The lake edges are protected from development by a NYS regulatory agency. The water quality is high because of the annual snow melt and high precipitation levels farther north in the Adirondack mountains. There are several marinas and commercial dock facilities. Sailing is rapidly becoming a popular water sport. Kayaking on the lake and up the river is common. The lake is uncrowded especially during the week. There are wonderful lakeside restaurants with docking facilities within 20 minutes by motor boat from Sacandaga. The fishing is good in all seasons and 36 inch northerns are caught regularly. The lake has a number of islands; their white sandy beaches become exposed later in the summer when the water goes down from early spring flood level

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Bedroom 3 is a non-private corner off the living room.

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            wash basin, mirror etc...moreless

          • Bathroom 2 is connected to bedroom 2. It can be used as a general purpose powder room during the day....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • On most items - please ask. There is basic cable and wireless internet. We can usually find bicycles, a canoe etc as needed. The Station is surrounded by 10 acres of private land that is being developed as a small (15-unit) cottage community. This private land parcel has 250 ft of frontage on the Great Sacandaga Lake. The boat docks are located here - a 2-minute walk from the Station. The use of a small sailing boat (Laser pico) is included in the rent and sailing instruction is available. The parcel also adjoins the historic 'cottage circle' with quaint cottages that date from the late 1800's. It is also a 2-minute walk to the golf course club house. The tennis courts are even closer. The Sacandaga Park swimming beach is a 4-minute walk, through the cottage circle. This beach is great for small children. There is a lakefront restaurant at the beach. You can also swim off the boat docks....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • VCR

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Caves
              • Coin Laundry
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Theme Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Lake
              • Mountain
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Paragliding
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Air Conditioning:

                One window A/C. The need for this is VERY rare....moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Mobile Phone
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Sofa Bed
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Bicycles:

                There are a few adult & kid bicycles. ...moreless

              • Boat:

                A Laser Pico is available at the docks. We also provide a boat slip if you need one....moreless

              • Boat Dock
              • Deck / Patio
              • Kayak / Canoe:

                There is 1 kayak at the docks...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Sailboat
              • Tennis:

                Two tennis courts and a basketball hoop on the 3rd court....moreless

              • Tennis Court
              • Terrace
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Wood Deck
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              winter/spring 2014/15
              Oct 4 - May 30, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $150
              $800 $2,500

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $150
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning $60
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Cleaning fee is waived if property is left in essentially clean condition.

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              Last updated: 12/07/2014
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              Location

              50 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Albany, NY
              20 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amsterdam, NY
              4 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Rt30 North/McKinley Avenue
              0.3 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              2-minute walk

              Car: Not Necessary

              This is a rural area in the southern Adirondacks. The Adirondacks is an environmentally protected park of the State of New York. The entire area offers many outdoor attractions. Around the Great Sacandaga Lake the major draw is for boaters, fishing enthusiasts and other outdoor activities. The Village of Northville offers all essential shopping and services including a major grocery store. It is an authentic Adirondack village within walking distance that has just the right mix of recreational amenities including a wonderful library, an eclectic coffee shop, a lakeside park and a wonderful mix of residential architecture. There is a very active local summer arts and music scene with weekly outdoor concerts. Saratoga Springs with the horse races and extensive summer cultural arts programs is 40 minutes away. The Adirondacks offers unspoiled scenery, camping, kayaking, white water rafting and an assortment of local history, natural history and eco-oriented musea. There are lakes and creeks, hiking & back country skiing trails, quaint villages and out-of-the-way places to explore.

              Other Activities: hiking, camping

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2002

              About: I am a retired computer engineering professor who took up a new 'career' in rural Upstate NY as restorer/redeveloper of historic buildings in the Adirondack region. My wife is an architect and designer. We live on an old farm five minutes away from the rental property.

              Why Mayfield:
              This is a typical small train station built in the early 1900's resort period. The architecture of the building, its natural setting and the comfortable amenities inside and in the area make this a wonderful place to stay - summer, spring, fall and winter.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, dutch

               

              Photos

              • Main entrance

                Main entrance

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • Bedroom 2 with outdoor patio

                Bedroom 2 with outdoor patio

              • Bathroom with bath shower

                Bathroom with bath shower

              • Station docks summer 2007

                Station docks summer 2007

              • Station in Winter 2007

                Station in Winter 2007

              • The 2014 Northville Winter fest was held on 2/8 on the Little Lake

                The 2014 Northville Winter fest was held on 2/8 on the Little Lake

              • Mini golf along the lake in Sacandaga Park

                Mini golf along the lake in Sacandaga Park

              • A visit to the Northville/Northampton museum

                A visit to the Northville/Northampton museum

              • Station tennis courts

                Station tennis courts

              • Cottages in the adjoining Station project

                Cottages in the adjoining Station project

              • Yard sale in Sacandaga Park in the historic cottage circle

                Yard sale in Sacandaga Park in the historic cottage circle

              • Living room

                Living room

              • Living room

                Living room

              • Half bath attached to bedroom 2

                Half bath attached to bedroom 2

              • Bedroom 1

                Bedroom 1

              • Station entrance road in fall

                Station entrance road in fall

              • Great Sacandaga Lake winter 2007

                Great Sacandaga Lake winter 2007

              • Our happy renter with a 37 inch, 12 lbs northern pike - February 8, 2014.

                Our happy renter with a 37 inch, 12 lbs northern pike - February 8, 2014.

              • Walking tour of historic Northville - see www.historicnorthville.com

                Walking tour of historic Northville - see www.historicnorthville.com

              • Back patio of Station

                Back patio of Station

              • Things to do around Northville

                Things to do around Northville

              • Northville farmers market

                Northville farmers market

              • Sailing on the Great Sacandaga Lake near Mead Island

                Sailing on the Great Sacandaga Lake near Mead Island

              $150 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 12/07/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Speaks: english, dutch
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              • Calendar last updated: 12/07/2014
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