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Adirondack, Ski House, Base of Royal Ski Area, Lakes, Hiking, and Golf 5 Miles

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Last updated: 07/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Caroga Lake house description

This is a fantastic year round getaway location for the family. We are located in the Adirondack State Park at the base of Royal Mountain ski area, Gore is 1.5 hours away and White Face is 3 hours away. Cross Country skiing and ice fishing is 3 miles down the road at East and West Caroga Lake. With 5 more lakes, a golf course, and tons of hiking trails within 5 miles of the house just imagine what the other 6 million acres of the adirondack park offers you. The cottage on this property sleeps two adults in a queen bed room, two more adults in a fold out bed, and up to 3 children in a bunk room. Additional accommodations including beds for up to 14 more adults are available for additional fees, please contact owner for more details. The cottage on this property is very warm and homey and includes a fantastic Jukebox and Movie theater style popcorn machine. The back yard is a wide open space with a large private pond in the back corner stocked with fish for the kids. There is a fair amount of land and parking on this property making it perfect for family picnics. Feel free to ask about some of the area restaurants for take-out, delivery, and catering options.

-Skiing at Royal Mountain - The mountain is very reasonably priced ($35 lift ticket / $50 ticket, lessons & rentals, kids 5 and under are free). The lifts are accessed through a trail out the back of the property.
-Snow Cat Rides – only special VIP guests of the mountain are invited to join Corduroy Joe (Chief Mountain Engineer) on an after hours groomer ride up the mountain.
-Snowmobile Riding – Access all of the Adirondack snowmobile trails through the back yard.
-Ice Fishing – visit dozens of nearby lakes
Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing – Explore the picturesque trails and enjoy the landscape.
Ice climbing – Head about 15 min north into the park and dig in to some of the huge road side ice drifts for a morning climb.

-Golfing - Nick Stoner Golf Course is just 5 min down the road.
-Fishing – Visit dozens of nearby lakes and streams. You can even head out to the back yard with the kids and fish in our pond or one of the larger ponds at the base of the mountain.
-Motocross - Royal Mountain is one of the few stops on the regional motor-cross and supper-cross circuit hosting races on Wednesday nights during the summer and larger events on several weekends.
-Boating – With several lakes and streams within 5 min of the house and tons more within 30 min there is no shortage of places to boat. If you do not have a boat you can make arrangements to rent our pontoon boat.
Water Skiing – East Caroga Lake is a great lake to find that early morning glass for a slalom or barefoot run. The lake is generally great for recreational skiing all day. Regardless if you are a beginner or expert you can make arrangements with the owners to have a competition ski boat at the lake to take you out skiing, tubing, wake boarding, air chair, knee board, etc. If you are interested in lessons be sure to ask.
Hiking – Being inside the Adirondack Park there are limitless opportunities for day and multi day hikes just minutes from the house.

-Roller Skating – put on your fanciest 80’s clothes and show your moves at roller rink about 30 min away.
-Horse Riding lessons – spend some time at a beautiful new indoor riding facility about 30 min away.
-Hunting – There is game for every season
-Movies – if the weather is not cooperating you can head to town and take in a movie at one of the theaters located about 30 min away.
-Wildlife museum and Animal Land are a couple more attractions within 30 min of the house.

Keywords: Adirondack, ski, lake, Golf, dock

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Limited Accessibility
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

              • Bedroom 1


              • Bedroom 2


              • Convertible bed(s)


              • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in main bedroom, great for mom and dad., Child Beds (3) In the Main Cottage there is a small bunk room with 3 odd sized bunk beds built for kids, Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play available, fits in master bedroom or in children's bunk room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pull out couch or air mattress (much more comfortable) available for two additional adults in the main room, Bunk Beds (3) 3 bunks in one smaller room great for children...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Catering Available:

                There are a number of local restaurants that deliver and there are a couple places that will do catering for larger parties....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen


              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Huge Driveway and Parking area...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Wood Stove


              • Music Library:

                There is a great old Jukebox loaded with old music...moreless

              • Video Game Console:

                Wii Console in Cottage...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television


              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

              • Mountain View
              • Ski-In


              • Restaurants
              • Mountaineering
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Water Tubing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Water Skiing
              • Sailing
              • Snowboarding
              • Skiing
              • Hiking
              • Snowmobiling
              • Jet Skiing
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Rafting
              • Kayaking
              • Golf
              • Swimming
              • Hunting
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Ice Skating
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Cinemas
              • Zoo
              • Horseback Riding
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sledding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shuffleboard
              • Bird Watching
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Antiquing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Wind-Surfing


              Write a review 4.9
              from 8 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              1 night min stay
              $750 $2,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Pontoon boat, day rental $200
              • Cleaning Fee $50
              • Per Kayak, day rental $25
              • Taxes Not included

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              Last updated: 07/17/2014
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              22 Today
              23 Selected dates


              30 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              10 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              NYS Thruway
              3 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Caroga lake
              3 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Nick stoner
              2.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              The outlet

              Car: Necessary

              Several lakes within 5 min drive. My Pontoon boat is available for rent at the Caroga Lake Marina for half day ($100) or full day ($200), and my kayaks for $25 each per day. Winery for tastings about 45min away near Saratoga. There are ponds for fishing and swimming on the property and on the mountain. Additional information can be found on the Caroga Lake Town Website:


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2010

              About the owner: My wife and I are both experienced snow and water ski instructors. We are also avid boaters. We own businesses in the Albany area and enjoy spending time at the house with our three kids. We ski in the winter and spend the summers on the area lakes boating and waterskiing.

              Why the Owner Chose Caroga Lake:
              We chose this vacation spot because there are so many things to do in very close proximity to the house.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              This property is very scalable and can accommodate a small family or medium size group (ask about accommodations for 14 additional people). It is great for winter and summer. We have a lot of contacts in the area and can help you coordinate food services water or snow ski lessons, boat rides on any of the area lakes. Just let us know what you like and we can help you put it together. Additional Information can be found on the Caroga Lake Town Website:

              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:



              • House and garage from the road

                House and garage from the road

              • Front sitting area with Jukebox and TV

                Front sitting area with Jukebox and TV

              • Cottage Kitchen

                Cottage Kitchen

              • Queen Bed Room

                Queen Bed Room

              • View of Ski Area from Property

                View of Ski Area from Property

              • East Caroga Lake, Late Summer

                East Caroga Lake, Late Summer

              • Cottage at the base of the ski area.

                Cottage at the base of the ski area.

              • Front sitting area with Wood Stove

                Front sitting area with Wood Stove

              • Kitchen


              • Mud room, entrance

                Mud room, entrance

              • Children's Bunk Room

                Children's Bunk Room

              • Winter Snow Cat Rides Up the Mountain with Corduroy Joe, the Chief Groomer

                Winter Snow Cat Rides Up the Mountain with Corduroy Joe, the Chief Groomer

              • Hiking Spots

                Hiking Spots

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

              $150 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 7

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              Minimum stay: 1 nights
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