Ski Gore Mt. or Summer Lakefront Adirondack Great House

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Lakeside of Lodge in winter


Last updated: 10/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Perched on a three acre lakefront knoll and just 19 miles from world class skiing at Gore Mt., Crystal Lake Lodge is the ideal location for winter and summer sports!

Built in the 1920's as the personal residence of the original owner of 1800 acres surrounding pristine Crystal Lake, this gorgeous English-style manor house embodies the feel and charm of the original Adirondack 'Great Houses.' Graced by warm wood mouldings and paneling in virtually every room, it is situated along the apex of a beautifully landscaped 3 acre knoll from which you can watch the sunrise over the lake from the Great Room's stone terrace and the sunset from the expansive house deck, which affords a nearly 360 degree view of the lake and mountains.

Access to the spring fed (and stocked!) lake is limited to residents (and lucky renters!) and motorized boats are prohibited so only the sounds of the Adirondacks, the birds and children laughing on the lake will intrude on your reverie. The house and the property are replete with many secluded 'nooks' for reading, meditating or just napping. Flanked by graceful stone walls, a long winding drive leads first to a boat-sized garage and then up to a circular drive next to the house ensuring ample parking for guests. Stone walkways and stairs meander through the property to secluded garden oases.

This peaceful idyll is nevertheless close by to any number of adrenalin-pumping options -- just steps away from fly fishing or tubing down the Schroon River, tucked between Exit 24 (and a few minutes' drive to jet skiing and restaurants in Bolton Landing) and Exit 25 on the Northway (for groceries and antiques in Chestertown or skiing at Gore Mt.), and a just few exits from shrieking down the water rides at the Great Escape, ziplining among treetops at Adirondack Extreme or serious shopping at the outlet malls in Queensbury. At the end of your adventures, you can return to your own private lodge for hot toddies in front of the huge stone fireplace in the winter or a quick dip in your private lake and canapes on the deck in the summer as the sun sets over the mountains.

The Lodge's private beach front includes a rowboat and canoe and a dock for fishing over which hangs a 32 square foot deck for enjoying the lakefront activities vicariously or snoozing in the hammock.

The Lodge and the 1800 acre Preserve within which it sits are ideally suited to families. The Lodge itself is stocked with games and books for children and adults of all ages and interests, two flat screen wi-fi enabled TV's (one is 55'!), binoculars and birdbooks for serious birders, cooking appliances and equipment to satisfy the most demanding gourmands and a sun porch for children's crafts and play room. The absence of speed boats and jet skis on the lake not only maintains its pristine condition and preserves the quiet, but ensures a safer swimming environment for youngsters.

You don't have to choose between the perfect setting and the perfect house -- you can have both while being Lord of the Manor at 'Crystal Lake Lodge.'

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    The non-motorized lake policy preserves the pristine quality of the lake water, the serene quiet of the environment and swimmers from errant jet skiiers. A sunporch and basement rec room offer other indoor play areas for children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master Bdrm 1st floor/private bath w/ jacuzzi...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 double


  • Bedroom 5: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • Queen size Beds (3) Queen mattresses in Master, private double room and also the 'Quad' (potentially sleeps two others in twin beds), Double Beds (2) double bed in one room and double with single bed in another (i.e. 'the Triple'), Twin or Single Beds (3) 2 twin beds in the 'Quad' and 1 twin bed in the 'Triple', Baby Cribs (1) Pack 'n Play available upon request...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    first floor powder room...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2nd floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    2nd floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    1st floor Master bedroom...moreless


  • Books:

    LOTS of books - children's, fiction, nonfiction, big collection of mystery novels sorted by author...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Lots of games for all ages...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable provided. Any 'extra' programs for which there is a charge would be deducted from deposit...moreless

  • Television:

    2 flat screen wi-fi enabled TV's (55' and 36')...moreless

  • Toys:

    Some art supplies, lake toys, etc....moreless

  • VCR


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


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    From the huge lakeside deck take stairs down to the only private beach on the lake or wind your way down graceful stone steps down to the dock. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The Lodge commands a view and private access to 280 feet of lakefront....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Crystal Lake Lodge is sits on 3 private landscaped acres on private pristine Crystal Lake surrounded on all sides by gorgeous Adirondack mountain views....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    2 upper bedrooms have AC units...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street:

    long private drive and circular driveway next to house provide ample parking....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless hi-speed internet access via TimeWarner (cable)...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) Huge stone fireplace in greatroom and another in master suite. Additional charge for wood used....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    13 place settings of dishes, eating utensils, glassware, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Includes most counter appliances (Cuinsart, Kitchen Aid mixer, toaster, coffee pot, etc.), waffle iron...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Double ovens...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Boat:


  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) There are two palatial decks-one spans the entire south side of the house with a grill, outdoor furniture perfect for dining or sunbathing. The second deck (32' x 32')extends over the lake and leads to a secluded, private sandy beach and dock. There's also a lovely patio through french doors off the greatroom overlooking the lake....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:


  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Gore Mt. about 20 mins away...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear

Pool / Spa



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from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $125
  • Taxes Not included


Half of rent is due upon lease signing to reserve the dates. Balance of rent, cleaning fee and refundable security deposit (equivalent to one-third of rent, not to exceed $1,000) is due six weeks prior to occupancy.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 10/06/2016
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  • Lakeside of Lodge in winter

    Lakeside of Lodge in winter

  • View of the Lodge from the driveway

    View of the Lodge from the driveway

  • lakeside deck (32' x 32')

    lakeside deck (32' x 32')

  • The Great Room & stone fireplace

    The Great Room & stone fireplace

  • Lakeview from dining room

    Lakeview from dining room

  • "Triple" bedroom

    "Triple" bedroom

  • Master Bedroom fireplace, skylight and mirrored closet doors

    Master Bedroom fireplace, skylight and mirrored closet doors

  • Lakeside Lodge view in summer

    Lakeside Lodge view in summer

  • View of Lakeside deck

    View of Lakeside deck

  • Deck and Lakefront

    Deck and Lakefront

  • Lakeview from Great Room

    Lakeview from Great Room

  • Kitchen


  • Double bedroom

    Double bedroom

  • "Quad" bedroom

    "Quad" bedroom

  • Double bedroom

    Double bedroom

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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