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Historic Adirondack Camp on Lake Champlain

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View of lake and Vermont from the house.

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Fantastic Adirondack camp with 100 years of family history blends old and new. Camp Pohickery sits on 4+ acres with 200' of rocky lake front. Wake up to see the sun rising over the green mountains of Vermont! The camp is furnished with many original antiques throughout the house. Part of the house is original and part has been renovated. The original section is rustic and has four bedrooms (two with double beds, one with bunk beds, and one with a twin bed); one and a half bathrooms; large living room and dining room (seats 10) with picture window and massive stone fireplace. The newly rebuilt eat-in kitchen (seats 6) has a large sitting area with access to a bedroom (with double bed) and bathroom which are also newly rebuilt. The large front porch offers stunning views down gently sloping lawns to the lake. A back deck off the kitchen offers another place for an easy picnic. A croquet court is leveled out in the lawn, suitable for volleyball, badminton, frisbee, stargazing, and more.
The private lakeshore is accessible by stairs down the steep bank, and therefore is not suitable for boat launching; however, public boat launch sites are available nearby. The lakeshore is rocky, with stunning views of Split Rock to the south and the expanse of the lake up to the north. Please note that the beachfront is separated from the house and lawn by a 35mph lightly traveled road.
Two miles from the Essex ferry. While the house features modern conveniences, the original section retains the rustic, historic style that our family has enjoyed for almost 100 years.
Note: The original bedrooms and bathrooms do not have heat and are not insulated. Therefore we limit our rental season to the summer months. We do have electric blankets for any cool nights in early and late summer. The renovated bedroom has a portable heater.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cabin
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No persons under the age of 25 allowed without parent or guardian....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Outside door is at ground level and wide enough to fit wheelchair into kitchen and sitting room area; however interior doors are standard size....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets considered provided they meet the requirements listed in our pet addendum. We charge an additional pet fee. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 double

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  • Original part of house has four bedrooms accessed from a common hallway; this is good for parents to be near their children. The fifth bedroom is tucked away in a quiet corner at the back of the house. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Also contains washer/dryer....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

    Access through bedroom #4....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Access through bedroom #5....moreless

Other Amenities

  • A whole house fan cools the house in the rare occasion that the shady trees don't do the trick. Gather everyone together around the original dining room table with cedar log legs to have unforgettable meals while gazing at the lake and mountains through the picture window. Sit on the original porch furniture and watch the kids chasing butterflies on several acres of lawn. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    No shortage of books here. Just look at the photos. Main topics: Adirondacks, nature, history, mysteries, and science fiction....moreless

  • Games
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Stunning views of Lake Champlain and the mountains of Vermont from the house and porch. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Private rocky beach with excellent views. Swimmers should wear water shoes due to zebra mussels in the lake....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Stunning views of Lake Champlain and the mountains of Vermont from the house and porch. Watch sunrise over the lake; watch the sunset cast gorgeous colors over the mountains. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet:

    Wireless internet. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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$2,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Weekly stay runs from 3pm Saturday to 10am the following Saturday.


Cancellation policy:

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Location

22 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burlington, VT
2.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Essex Inn
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Essex, NY (Lake Champlain Transportation Co.)
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Westport Country Club
9.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-87
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Essex Inn
Essex
Nearest Beach
On site

Car: Necessary

The cabin is located between historic Essex, NY and quaint Westport, NY, both with a variety of restaurants and shops, as well as boat rentals at the marina. The Champlain Area Trails website offers excellent descriptions of area hiking options: http://www.champlainareatrails.com/. A ferry ride across the lake to Burlington, VT, or a scenic mountain drive to Lake Placid, NY, offers a range of shopping, dining, museums and more. The house itself is set quite far back from the road, and woods on three sides give ample privacy.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1917

About the owner: My great-grandfather Louis purchased this land and built the camp as part of the Crater Club, a summer residential development enjoyed by many New York City businessmen in the early part of the 20th century. I have been to the camp every year since I was born - even making the journey when I lived on the other side of the world! My husband, children and dogs always look forward to hiking and swimming on our visits every year.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • View of lake and Vermont from the house.

    View of lake and Vermont from the house.

  • Side view of the front porch

    Side view of the front porch

  • Original sitting room with Adirondack-style fireplace.

    Original sitting room with Adirondack-style fireplace.

  • Original dining area.

    Original dining area.

  • Rebuilt kitchen.

    Rebuilt kitchen.

  • Original bedroom with view of Lake Champlain.

    Original bedroom with view of Lake Champlain.

  • Shared front bathroom (also with shower, and washer/dryer, not shown)

    Shared front bathroom (also with shower, and washer/dryer, not shown)

  • Private half bath with original clawfoot tub attached to rear bedroom.

    Private half bath with original clawfoot tub attached to rear bedroom.

  • Private full bathroom attached to rebuilt bedroom (shower not shown).

    Private full bathroom attached to rebuilt bedroom (shower not shown).

  • View of Split Rock Mountain from the the beach (not visible from main house)

    View of Split Rock Mountain from the the beach (not visible from main house)

  • Small portion of the beachfront with the access stairs.

    Small portion of the beachfront with the access stairs.

  • Original sign painted by Great Aunt Dot still welcomes guests!

    Original sign painted by Great Aunt Dot still welcomes guests!

  • Camp Pohickery

    Camp Pohickery

  • Part of the front porch looking toward the lake.

    Part of the front porch looking toward the lake.

  • View of lake and Vermont from the original sitting room picture window

    View of lake and Vermont from the original sitting room picture window

  • New sitting room adjacent to kitchen.

    New sitting room adjacent to kitchen.

  • Original bedroom with view of Lake Champlain.

    Original bedroom with view of Lake Champlain.

  • Original bedroom with view of Lake Champlain. Double bed.

    Original bedroom with view of Lake Champlain. Double bed.

  • Original bedroom with private half bath and access to reading porch. Double bed.

    Original bedroom with private half bath and access to reading porch. Double bed.

  • Rebuilt bedroom with private full bath and view of woods. Double bed.

    Rebuilt bedroom with private full bath and view of woods. Double bed.

  • 'Tea House' porch at the top of the stairs to the beach with view of Split Rock.

    'Tea House' porch at the top of the stairs to the beach with view of Split Rock.

  • Rocky beachfront

    Rocky beachfront

  • Sunrise over Lake Champlain and the mountains of Vermont (view from house).

    Sunrise over Lake Champlain and the mountains of Vermont (view from house).

  • Great grandparents Louis & Violetta, who built the Camp, standing on the lawn.

    Great grandparents Louis & Violetta, who built the Camp, standing on the lawn.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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