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Lakefront Adirondack Great House

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

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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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017


Brant Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , first floor powder room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 1st floor Master bedroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bdrm 1st floor/private bath w/ jacuzzi
    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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(26 traveler reviews)

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Lakefront Adirondack Great House
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two days at the lodge for Thanksgiving 2014. Ten of us, age range 4 to 84 all had a great time. We did get about a foot of snow on the 26th, we hunkered down and had everything we needed! Including two ovens. It is a true lodge, warm and friendly. This location is on our list for a return visit! Thank you Beth..

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ligonier PA

Most relaxing and serene place on Earth!!

  • 5 of 5

Beth, Thank you for allowing us to use your beautiful home for our son's Make A Wish. Your home is stunning and we had the most wonderful time relaxing as a family. The kids really enjoyed the lake, beach, and roasting marshmallows. They also loved playing hide n seek inside the house!!!! We appreciated that everything that we needed (and them some) was already in the house!!! We also enjoyed visiting Lake George, Prospect Mountain, Ben and Jerry's (day trip to VT), Fort Ticonderoga, Railroads on Parade Museum, and Six Flags at Lake George. There was so much to do, we could have stayed another week. We hope to be able to come back next year as we really loved staying at Crystal Lake Lodge. Thanks Again for making our trip so special!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kara, We are so happy that the Lodge was able to fulfill Cillian's "wish" and so appreciate your letting us know what a good time you had. Being able to participate in his wish has made us feel very blessed ourselves, so thank you for that. Beth
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upstate NY

Great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Beth - Thank you for sharing the Lodge with us. It lived up to all our expectations and then some! The photos and descritpions were spot on. We loved the deck the most ... for breakfast, for reading, for cocktails. So glad that we picked Crystal Lake over Lake George ... the quiet and serenity allowed us to decompress quickly. We took the quick drive over to Bolton Landing for dinner, ventured out onto local hiking trails and even made the drive to Oscar's smokehouse. As we sat out by the firepit one night and talked about future family trips, we all agreed that we would love to come back!! Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Niskayuna, NY

Again a magical sojourn

  • 5 of 5

Again a magical sojourn at Casa Callanan on lovely, still Crystal Lake. My grandchildren were now of age to fully enjoy the extraordinary house and grounds this time, and of course we shall return.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Cozy Lodge & Nice Owner

  • 5 of 5

We were a large group and we went there mainly for skiing. The lodge actually added a lot of highlights to our ski trip. It is the most decent lodge I have seen and lived so far in my experience of searching for lodges for group trips.

It is very cozy inside the lodge. The owner has a very good collection of decorations, which make you feel like home when you live there.

It's located right next to a beautiful lake. But we didn't have a chance to explore more about the lake because it's winter and we were there mainly for the skiing.

It's just 20 minutes of drive from the Gore Mountain Ski Club. Very convenient.

The listing description and photos all accurately reflect the rental's appearance and amenities. The owner Beth is so nice and considerate.

In a word, it's highly recommended if you are considering a trip to this area.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake House Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Hi Beth – we had just the BEST time during our week at your beautiful home. The home it beautiful, only outdone perhaps by the setting. We all enjoyed the lake either swimming or boating or fishing. The kids just loved it which gave us such happiness. And of course, the adults loved it. My adult kids built a fire at least 3 nights and one night the kids had smores by the fire. there were 11 of us and plenty of room. Just wonderful!!

We also went tubing on the Hudson, paddle boat ride on LG and rented a pontoon boat on LG and dragged the kiddies in a tube. Just wasn’t enough time to explore it all and the weather held out for us. Not one rainy day. The loons kept us on our toes. ?

You have it all – enjoy it as often as you can.

We plan to tell all our family and friends about it and hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Brant Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Saratoga Racing Season
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season: Fall/Winter/Spring
Sep 8 2017 - May 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

Half of rent is due upon lease signing to reserve the dates. Balance of rent, cleaning fee ($125) and refundable security deposit (equivalent to one-third of rent, not to exceed $1,000) is due six weeks prior to occupancy. We can also accept online payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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