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Lakeside 1800's Farmhouse - Stunning Lake and Mountain Views

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Last updated: 12/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Wells farmhouse description

1800's renovated Farmhouse with Stunning Views overlooking Lake Algonquin and Adirondack Mountains. Kept in immaculate condition. Sleeps up to 4, perfect for one couple as well.

This is a great area to find some peace and quiet, and the perfect home for those who are particular. Great for adventurers and couch potatoes alike! Year round rugged Adirondack enjoyment can be found outside, while luxury, beautiful lake and mountain views with modern comforts can be found inside.

This is one of the oldest homes in Wells. Renovated 2010. Enjoy a mix of modern amenities, antiques and 100 year old wood floors. Master bedroom has queen bed with private bath and great lake views, two guest bedrooms with one double bed each. Yes it's 3 bedroom, but no more than 4 persons per rental, sorry!

There are 2.5 baths. Master bedroom has private bath, cathedral ceiling, gorgeous oak floors and great lake views.

Downstairs is open floor plan with gorgeous views, propane fireplace, 2 sitting rooms, dining area, chefs kitchen with double farmhouse sink and a porch. Dishwasher, micro, washer/dryer, Internet, phone, Weber grill, 40' flatscreen with Netflix (no cable though - we come here to get away from the news!) outdoor table and fire pit.

We are across the street from beautiful Lake Algonquin. Our views alone are worth the visit!

WINTER: Hike, snowshoe, snowmobile, x country or downhill ski, antique, read, write, paint or just sit and enjoy the views across the lake in a small town setting. Winter can be magical up here after a fresh snowfall. We snowshoe (2 sets provided), snowmobile, ski Gore or Oak Mountain, cross country ski out front across the lake or at famous Lapland Lake resort. Garnet Hill near Gore also popular for x country. Some Sundays there are very exciting car races on the lake, great fun to watch from the comfort of the sofa!

Speculator (next town over) rents snowmobiles, you can sled from here to Canada on wide expanse of groomed trails - this is amazing snowmobile country. Guided tours available for those trying it for the first time. Give it a shot - experiencing the Adirondack woods in winter, gliding over lakes, stopping in at different Pubs for a pint and a stew can be great fun. Highly recommended.

We love to slap on snowshoes and explore the woods nearby. Lots of deer, turkey in winter. Simply sitting inside and watching the snowfall surround us is another favorite activity....

SUMMER
Our favorite activities include 3 mile walks around the lake, hikes to the many nearby waterfalls, swimming and kayaking out front on the lake. The large front lawn is a great spot to relax and enjoy the lake view while barbequing, and evenings can be spent out by the bonfire. Fishing dock out front. Swimming is easy access, but It is a bit rocky, bring water shoes, or public sand beach is one mile away. Can launch kayaks and canoe out front.

The house is kept in as close to perfect condition as we can manage - so far so good even with all our rentals! We remove shoes prior to going inside - and prefer our guests do as well. However, we know this is asking a lot, so please be mindful of bringing dirt, snow and mud onto our antique wood floors...

Kitchen - our favorite room! Beautiful lake views, room for multiple cooks, open to the sitting area, fireplace and dining table, so the cook can converse with everyone else. Double farmhouse sink, 5 burner gas stove, expansive wood counter space. Very nice pots, pans, dishes, glassware.

We do go out of our way to supply amenities that we feel will make our guests stay a little easier and nicer, things that are not normally found in a rental - binoculars, table cloths, iron and board, boats, bikes, paper towels, tin foil, plastic wrap, napkins, sugar, spices, condiments - lots of little things you would find at home but may not think of bringing while traveling on vacation.

In order to keep this 200 year old Farmhouse in it's current immaculate condition, and it's plumbing in working condition, we have a 4 person max per stay. We do not rent for parties or family reunions, sorry! This is a great house for couples or small family getaways, but not appropriate if you are planning to entertain.

Yard - out front is where we spend our time, relaxing on the large flat grass lawn which is elevated by a stone wall, overlooking the lake and mountains beyond. There is a local road between us and the lake, but we are above it and it is somewhat obscured. We have four Adirondack chairs for lounging and enjoying the view. Large picnic table, fire pit and large Weber grill provided.

This is lake country so drives to the different lakes can be fun. Great antiquing and white water rafting up this way.

FALL FOLIAGE is AMAZING here! This house has unobstructed views of color filled mountains, doubled by the reflection of these mountains on the lake, really is a sight to see!

More About the Farmhouse: This is one of the oldest homes in town - was a working farm for 100+ years. Sits on elevated 3/4 acre overlooking Lake Algonquin. Truly gorgeous view.

Porch - there is a large porch on the backside of house. Can read out there or store your skiis and toys. There is a sitting area to remove and store shoes so if you would like to be shoe free in house, as we are, it is convenient.

No smoking, candles or pets here, this is an allergy sensitive home.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 year minimum ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

            Private bath, cathedral ceilings, oak floors, great views...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

            Handmade Pine Bed ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • All bedrooms are upstairs, Master has cathedral ceilings, 4 poster queen bed. Really beautiful views from picture windows overlooking the lake. 100 yr old refurbished oak floors in master bedroom and bathroom. Nice soaking tub with shower, great views from the bathroom too! Bedroom #2 and #3 have one double bed each. Yes we have 3 bedrooms, but we rent to only 4 persons max here to keep the wear and tear down. We work VERY hard to keep this house in the pristine condition that you should find it in when you arrive! Limiting occupancy is the only way we can do this. There is a nice 1/2 bath in upstairs hallway for the Guest Bedrooms use. They also have use of a full bath and shower downstairs. Very nice linens and towels supplied to all guests....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

          • Downstairs Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Guest 1/2 Bath: toilet

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          • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Half Bathroom

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          • Guest Bedrooms upstairs have use of 1/2 bath upstairs and full bath downstairs. Master Bedroom has private bath....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We have a 40' flat screen for DVD's and Netflix (supplied). We DO NOT have cable TV. Lots of books in the house. Comprehensive list of places to go and things to do provided....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                Bring your iPod ...moreless

              • Television:

                40' flat screen for Netflix movies and some DVD's supplied. No Cable here. ...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Forests
              • Waterfalls

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Massage Therapist

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Lake View:

                    Stunning views of lake and mountains on other side...moreless

                  • Lakefront:

                    Across a small street from the lake. Unobstructed and gorgeous views! ...moreless

                  • Mountain
                  • Mountain View:

                    Lake and mountains right out front...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Stunning views of lake and mountains on other side...moreless

                  • Waterfront
                  • Waterfront:

                    Across a small street from the lake. Unobstructed and gorgeous views! ...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Ski Privileges Optional
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Indoor dining table seats 4. Kitchen counter seating seats 4. Large outdoor picnic table....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace:

                    Propane fireplace in kitchen/sitting area...moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    No international calls please...moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Has sectional sofa and 40' flatscreen TV for netflix movies or DVD's. NO CABLE here, we come here to get away from the news and commercials! ...moreless

                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone:

                    Free local and long distance calls. Use calling card for international calls. ...moreless

                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Free wireless internet...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    filters supplied ...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Very nice dishes, pots, pans, glassware...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer:

                    ice maker in freezer...moreless

                  • Grill
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Full Farmhouse Kitchen with Farmhouse Double Sink, antique Pine Floors. Lots of kitchen amenities...very good pots and pans, micro, toaster, coffee maker, crock pot, blender, mixer, bowls, tupperware...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Many amenities provided! salt, pepper, spices tea, honey, sugar, flour dish, dishwasher and laundry soap coffee filters, tin foil, plastic wrap, paper ketchup, mustard, paper towels, napkins...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    5 burner stove and oven...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Bicycles:

                    2 supplied...moreless

                  • Binoculars
                  • Boat With Paddles
                  • Golf:

                    Golf in surrounding towns ...moreless

                  • Inflatable Boat
                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    2 kayaks supplied with life preservers 1 Canoe supplied ...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Large green lawn with picnic table and grill overlooks the lake...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Large Weber Grill ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    Back porch for sitting, reading, storing coats or toys...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Free tennis courts in town ...moreless

                  • Tennis Court
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Inflatable tube supplied for floating in the lake...moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Christmas and New Year
                      Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $225
                      $1,400

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

                      Winter
                      Jan 2 - Apr 23, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $150 $200
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,100

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

                      Spring
                      Apr 24 - May 28, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $175 $225
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,250

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

                      Summer
                      May 29 - Sep 17, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $225 $275
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,450

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


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Cleaning $90
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Holiday rates may be higher. Winter and Spring we offer One Couple discounts!

                      Watercraft is available for use May 15-Oct 15 only. No use of kayaks in late fall, winter and early spring due to dangers of hypothermia if you tip over in cold water.


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                      Last updated: 12/22/2014
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                      Location

                      Car: Necessary

                      Wells is a sleepy, scenic town in the southern Adirondacks. Very quiet here - there are days you might be the only one on the lake, even mid summer. No tourists, just summer camps and one motel in town.

                      Spring thru Fall there is a terrific local restaurant, a diner, free tennis and basketball courts and an ice cream shop. Winter the diner is open.

                      LOTS of healthy outdoor year round activities here!

                      Spring and Summer for swimming, kayaking, hiking, lots of remote waterfalls to explore and lakes to visit.

                      Fall is stunningly beautiful foliage, especially from this house! Unobstructed views of the lake and mountains beyond.

                      Winter activities:

                      Downhill ski Gore - 35 minutes

                      Downhill ski Oak - 15 minutes

                      X country Lapland Lake - 25 minutes - dining, skating, tubing, reindeer!

                      X country Garnett Hill - 35 minutes

                      X country out front on our lake!

                      Snowshoe everywhere!

                      Snowmobile - rent in next town

                      Just watch the snow fal

                      Other Activities: Other things to find in surrounding area:

                      Many lakes and rivers to explore

                      Antiquing

                      Saratoga Race Track (1 hour)

                      Zoo and Safari Rid

                      Hiking

                      Caves

                      Horseback riding

                      Boating

                      Visit Lake George (1 hour)

                      Golf: Local golf courses are around....Speculator has a course 15 minutes away

                      Ski: Downhill skiing at Gore, 35 minutes

                      Oak Mountain 15 minutes away

                      Cross country skiing out front across lake or through woods

                      Lapland Lake (highly recommended!) 25 minutes

                      Garnett Hill (also great) 40 minute drive

                      Snowmobile rentals in next town

                      Snowshoes (2 sets) provided by us

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About: Maura is a lifelong Adirondacker, her family has been vacationing in Wells for 4 generations. David and Maura spend lots of time here in all seasons, and have 3 lakeside renovated homes, all available for weekly rental.

                      Why Wells:
                      Stunning Views, Luxury Inside, Rugged Adirondacks Outside

                      The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                      We love the fact that this house used to look like the scariest one in town....but we always thought it must have one of the best views...and we were right! Since we gut renovated in 2010, it now has all the comforts of a modern luxury year round home combined with 100 yr old reclaimed floors with antique furnishings and features...and was redesigned to best capture those views! Amenities include kayaks, canoe, bikes, large Weber Grill, Firepit, large picnic table. Fishing pier across the street. Wireless Internet, 40' flat screen, iPod Player, Chefs Kitchen with killer views while cooking! Great master queen bedroom with views as well.


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                      Photos

                      • Front of Farmhouse

                        Front of Farmhouse

                      • View of House From Lake

                        View of House From Lake

                      • Open Floor Plan with Kitchen, Dining Area, Sitting Area, Fireplace and Views

                        Open Floor Plan with Kitchen, Dining Area, Sitting Area, Fireplace and Views

                      • Gorgeous Lake and Mountain Views while you cook!

                        Gorgeous Lake and Mountain Views while you cook!

                      • Sitting Area with GREAT Lake and Mountain Views - 5 windows to right

                        Sitting Area with GREAT Lake and Mountain Views - 5 windows to right

                      • TV room (40 inch flat screen not seen)

                        TV room (40 inch flat screen not seen)

                      • Master Bedroom Lake and Mountain View

                        Master Bedroom Lake and Mountain View

                      • Bedroom #3 with Double Bed and great views of lake and mountains

                        Bedroom #3 with Double Bed and great views of lake and mountains

                      • Upstairs Hall with Lake View

                        Upstairs Hall with Lake View

                      • Our View - Amazing Fall Foliage Here!

                        Our View - Amazing Fall Foliage Here!

                      • Gore Mountain

                        Gore Mountain

                      • Lots of Snow in Winter!

                        Lots of Snow in Winter!

                      • Our View of Lake Algonquin and Dunham Mountain.

                        Our View of Lake Algonquin and Dunham Mountain.

                      • There is a small road between us and the lake.

                        There is a small road between us and the lake.

                      • Farmhouse Kitchen with 5 burner gas stove, dishwasher, double sink and views!

                        Farmhouse Kitchen with 5 burner gas stove, dishwasher, double sink and views!

                      • Kitchen, dining, sitting area are in one large open floor plan

                        Kitchen, dining, sitting area are in one large open floor plan

                      • Lake and Mountain View from Kitchen and Sitting Area

                        Lake and Mountain View from Kitchen and Sitting Area

                      • Master with Queen Bed, Private Bath, Gorgeous Lake Views and Cathedral Ceilings

                        Master with Queen Bed, Private Bath, Gorgeous Lake Views and Cathedral Ceilings

                      • Guest Bedroom #2 with Queen Bed

                        Guest Bedroom #2 with Queen Bed

                      • Top of Stairs

                        Top of Stairs

                      • Porch on Back Side of House

                        Porch on Back Side of House

                      • Lake Algonquin from a Local Hike

                        Lake Algonquin from a Local Hike

                      • Our Winter View

                        Our Winter View

                      • Winter Wonderland

                        Winter Wonderland

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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