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Cozy Adirondack Camp Close to Minerva Lake.

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A quiet Adirondack road


Last updated: 07/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Minerva Lake cottage 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: 8 miles from North Creek with stores, restaurants and bars, and a train to
Saratoga Springs. Rafting trips down the Hudson can be arranged in summer months, and nearby Gore Mountain has great skiing during the winter season. 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-shovelling and mow the lawn if needed.
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. We look forward to your happy stay with us.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • 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

          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

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people


                      • Internet:

                        Wi Fi is available free of charge...moreless

                      • Telephone:

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

                      • Wood Stove:

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

                      • Linens Provided
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board


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                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $950 $2,500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Taxes Not included


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                      Last updated: 07/19/2014
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                      85 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Albany, an hour and a quarter south on I-87.
                      45 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Essex, crossing Lake Champlain to Burlington, VT.
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      North Creek. Fun rides to Saratoga Springs.
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Rt. 87 - Northway. Access to Montreal or NYC.
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Minerva Lake, just up the road.
                      9 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      North Creek - Bar Vino and several others.
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Gore Mountain - Great skiing, lots of trails.
                      12 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Schroon Lake - 17 minutes if you're in a hurry.
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      North Creek - Several nice eateries plus pizza.

                      Car: Necessary


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2001

                      About the owner: We are a family of builders and designers, who enjoy 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 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

                      • 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

                      $175 per night (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

                      View calendar: Updated 07/19/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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