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Hand-Crafted Cabin Near Gore Mountain and Minerva Lake

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Last updated: 03/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Located on a quiet road with open fields and mountain views, this newly renovated cottage is clean, beautifully built, warm and comfortable. All new kitchen with new appliances and zinc countertop, new bath with hand-tiled tub and shower. All wood walls and floors, fine craftsmanship with rustic touches.
Downstairs bedroom with queen bed and upstairs bunkroom with queen and single will sleep two couples, or small family comfortably. Also perfect for one or two people who want privacy and peace. We do not cater to large groups.
Gas furnace heats the house well, plus electric heat in the bathroom makes showers warm and comfy. A new wood stove in the living room with large glass viewing door is perfect for evening relaxation with a glass of wine.
House is situated on 100 private acres you can roam at will on foot, cross country skis or snowshoes. Trails lead to your own beautiful waterfall behind the house, to a high bank above Minerva stream with private access for canoe or kayak, or through the woods on a nearby NYS DEC trail to ponds with a state leanto if you want to experience Adirondack camping.
Once you arrive, you will be 2 miles from the small hamlet of Olmstedville with its gas station and general store and a delightful local restaurant (Li'l Nonny's) with wonderful home style breakfast and lunch: 8 miles from North Creek with stores, restaurants and bars (we recommend Bar Vino), and a train to
Saratoga Springs. Rafting trips down the Hudson can be arranged in summer months, there's the exciting White Water Derby the first weekend in May each year, and nearby Gore Mountain has great skiing during the winter season with biking and gondola trips in warm weather. You are an hour and a half from the Governor's mansion in Albany; two hours from a lovely French restaurant in Montreal; or four hours from NYC for nearly everything else in the world.
At home in your cozy cottage you may see a deer across the street or an eagle cruising the sky, or hear coyotes howling after dark in late Summer and through Autumn. The night sky shows you the brilliance and beauty of the Milky Way and if you are lucky, the Northern Lights will shine. You are in the middle of a beautiful natural area, yet right on a paved road. We do the snow-shoveling in winter and mow the lawn in the summer.
Natural Stone Bridge and Caves is 10 miles away in Pottersville - great for both kids and adults - you can swim there and see some natural Adirondack caves without special clothing or equipment.
The High Peaks and lots of comfortable climbs are within striking distance in all directions - Crane Mountain in nearby Johnsburg, with great views for a relatively short climb, is my favorite. You can also climb Snider, located behind our caretaker's home, which is walking distance from the house. Just call Duane for instructions at 518 251 2627 - 45 minutes to the top and a nice view.
Contact friends or take care of business with free internet and telephone. Or just kick back and read a good book. Care-taker is down the road a piece if you have a question or need assistance. We opened for business in late 2013 and every guest so far has been pleased - check our five-star reviews. We look forward to your happy stay with us.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Two adults and up to three children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please do not smoke in the house. Smoking is fine on the porch, but please dispose of butts property, not in the yard....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Cast iron/porcelain tub with ceramic tile enclosure. Marble sink. EB commode. Electric space heater. Exhaust fan....moreless


  • Books


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Pond
  • Waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    In the summer, you can be on top of Snyder Mtn. to the east inside of an hour. A nice little picnic hike with gorgeous distant peaks to the west and the town and snaking river below....moreless

  • Water View:

    The waterfall uphill behind the cabin can be spectacular in the spring or after rains. If you are careful and quiet, you can watch beavers work along Minerva Stream....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wi Fi is available free of charge...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone:

    Telephone available - local calls are free (518 area) long-distance will be billed....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Please ask for assistance if you are not familiar with a wood-burning device. Please follow directions....moreless


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We have a few canoes nearby or bring your own. Minerva Stream is nearby, Minerva Lake 2 miles south, and Oliver Pond 3 miles north on Hoffman Road - pass the sharp right turn half a mile, then left....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    On a clear night, take a look up at the sky. There are no interfering light sources (other than the moon) and you'll have a spectacular view of the stars and maybe the Northern Lights....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Bring your snow shoes or cross country skis and head across the street toward the River or up past the waterfall as far as you care to hike....moreless



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Last updated: 03/29/2015
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85 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany, an hour and a quarter south on I-87.
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
North Creek - Bar Vino and several others.
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Essex, crossing Lake Champlain to Burlington, VT.
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Schroon Lake - 17 minutes if you're in a hurry.
8 Miles
Nearest Train
North Creek. Fun rides to Saratoga Springs.
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 87 - Northway. Access to Montreal or NYC.
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
North Creek - Several nice eateries plus pizza.
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Gore Mountain - Great skiing, lots of trails.
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Minerva Lake, just up the road.

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: We are a family of builders and designers, who have enjoyed paying attention to details while upgrading properties in NYS and Florida over the past 40 years. We have a mountain home nearby that we use mostly in Summer but from time to time in all seasons. This year our youngest daughter was married on the riverbank above Minerva Stream, and the reception was at our house.

Why the Owner Chose Minerva Lake:
It is beautiful and comfortable inside, no matter what the weather may be. Outside, you know you are in the Adirondacks where explorers and travelers have enjoyed the beauty and solitude for hundreds of years. Yet you are on a paved road within striking distance of anything that catches your fancy. We bought this 100-acre parcel because it adjoined our land, and because the former owners were family friends for generations. We have visited the waterfall and paddled the stream for 65 years (some of us) and our children and grandchildren are on the same track.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Your own waterfall in the back yard. Private access to Minerva Stream for canoeing and kayaking. Delightful all wood interior finishes with an accent on the Adirondacks. If you are here during harvest time and we have a garden going, you are welcome to pick fresh organic corn or beans, or dig a few potatoes for your dinner.

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Speaks: english



  • A Winter afternoon

    A Winter afternoon

  • Hills to the West

    Hills to the West

  • You may spot a deer across the street in the evening.

    You may spot a deer across the street in the evening.

  • First floor bedroom and closet

    First floor bedroom and closet

  • Second floor bedroom

    Second floor bedroom

  • Sunset in October

    Sunset in October

  • A quiet Adirondack road

    A quiet Adirondack road

  • First floor bedroom

    First floor bedroom

  • Second floor bedroom

    Second floor bedroom

  • Spring rush at the waterfall nearby

    Spring rush at the waterfall nearby

  • Cottage in center foreground - high peaks beyond.   View West from Snyder Hill.

    Cottage in center foreground - high peaks beyond. View West from Snyder Hill.

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Minimum stay: 2 nights
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