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Historic 4-season destination on Great Sacandaga Lake with boat dock

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath, sleeps 6, covered porch, boat dock

The property is the restored FJ&G railroad station in the former Sacandaga Park resort. The Station is located in a wooded setting at the end of a 600ft private road. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The summer rental includes a boat slip at our docks, a kayak, a small sail boat, use of the on-site tennis/pickle ball courts and guest privileges at Sacandaga Park Beach. The Great Sacandaga Lake is beautiful and uncrowded. It offers great sailing, power boating and fishing opportunities. A 9-hole golf course, lake side restaurants and the village of Northville are all within walking or biking reach. Northville retains the character of a small rural Adirondack village with authentic architectual styles. Wonderful cross-country skiing (Lapland Lake), downhill skiing (Gore Mountain) and snow mobiling (Great Sacandaga Lake and Adirondack Park trails) are found nearby during the winter. There is ample opportunity for walking and safe biking for small children right around the Station and in Sacandaga Park. The building is all one floor, handicap accessible, comfortable layout, tree-shaded and surrounded by a spacious porch.

Sacandaga Park: The hamlet of Sacandaga Park is across the Sacandaga River from the Village of Northville. It is in the Town of Northampton. Sacandaga Park retains the atmosphere of the famous cottage community that was once operated here by the FJ&G railroad. The old hotels and Broadway level entertainment are gone but the golf course, many original cottages, the Station, the giant white pines and the relaxed pedestrian life style are still there. The roads are narrow and tree-lined. Summer is the busy season with people lounging on their porches, summer events, boating and water sports. The fall is beautiful with great fall colors in the Park and the surrounding wooded areas. In the winter, Sacandaga Park is a great pied-a-terre for ski excursions and exploring the lake and wooded trails on a snow mobile or cross-country skis. The permanent population of the Park is rising and most restaurants remain open through the winter months.

The Station: The Station was built in 1920 near the peak of the “amusement park period” of Sacandaga Park. For many years after the railroad disappeared and the crowds stopped coming, it continued to play a central role in the life of the Sacandaga Park community. The Station was saved in 2002 from “destruction by neglect”. It has undergone an extensive restoration that retains its outward appearance while finding an adaptive re-use for the interior that does justice to the building’s historic significance. On March 7, 2004 the Sacandaga Station was placed on the US National Register of Historic Places. The large roof overhangs and surrounding tall trees create a wonderful lounging area during summer when it is hot or rainy. It is also convenient and cozy during the winter when heavy snow builds up around the building and you can ski out of the front door. The former baggage room is available for general storage of recreational equipment. More historic information is on the Station web site.

Great Sacandaga Lake: The Great Sacandaga Lake was created in 1930 with the closing of the gates on the Conklingville dam in the Sacandaga River. The Sacandaga is one of the main tributaries to the Hudson River. The lake is large (29 miles long), surrounded by hills. The lake edges are protected from development by a NYS regulatory agency. The water quality is high because of the annual snow melt and high precipitation levels farther north in the Adirondack mountains. There are several marinas and commercial dock facilities. Sailing is rapidly becoming a popular water sport. Kayaking on the lake and up the river is common. The lake is uncrowded especially during the week. There are wonderful lakeside restaurants with docking facilities within 20 minutes by motor boat from Sacandaga. The fishing is good in all seasons and 36 inch northerns are caught regularly. The lake has a number of islands; their white sandy beaches become exposed later in the summer when the water goes down from early spring flood level

More Details

Property Manager
Margreet or Willem Monster
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Margreet or Willem Monster

I am a retired computer engineering professor who took up a new 'career' in rural Upstate NY as restorer/redeveloper of historic buildings in the Adirondack region. My wife is an architect and designer. We live on an old farm five minutes away from this rental property.

Margreet or Willem Monster purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Margreet or Willem Monster chose Northville

This is a typical small train station built in the early 1900's resort period. The architecture of the building, its natural setting and the comfortable amenities make this a wonderful place to stay - summer, spring, fall and winter.

What makes this cottage unique

The location along the Great Sacandaga Lake, the on-site marina where you can put your boat for the length of your stay, the walkable environment (bathing beach, golf course, tennis courts) and the history archive about Sacandaga and the resort era, are all wonderful extras. The area is private and peaceful, surrounded by trees.

Amenities

Northville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • During the summer season - June, July and August - the minimal rental period is 1 week. The turnover day is Saturday only.
  • Notify owner in advance if you plan to bring lots of gear, such as for ice fishing, snow mobile riding, boating etc.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , wash basin, mirror etc
  • Bathroom 2 is connected to bedroom 2. It can be used as a general purpose powder room during the day.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 3 is a non-private corner off the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sailboat
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
On most items - please ask. There is cable TV, ROKU and cable wireless internet. We can usually find bicycles, a canoe etc as needed. The Station is surrounded by 10 acres of private land that makes up a small community of custom-designed cottages. The parcel has 250 ft of frontage on the Great Sacandaga Lake. The boat docks are located at the lake front - a 2-minute walk from the Station. The use of a small sailing boat (Laser pico) is included in the rent and sailing instruction is available. The parcel also adjoins the historic 'cottage circle' with quaint cottages that date from the late 1800's. It is also a 2-minute walk to the golf course club house. The tennis courts are even closer. The Sacandaga Park swimming beach is a 4-minute walk, through the cottage circle. This beach is great for small children. There is a lakefront restaurant at the beach. You can also swim off the boat docks.

Reviews

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Historic 4-season destination on Great Sacandaga Lake with boat dock
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews
5

Love the station!

  • 5 of 5

The great sacandaga train station is a great place to stay. This was our 4 th year for winter girls ski weekend as Lapland Ski Center is only a few minutes away.

Willem is such a gracious host and keeps the lines of communication open to accommodate your needs. The station itself is lovely, cozy, roomy, fully stocked, and private due to location on a dead end street. We shall return!!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are a wonderful group of women. It's a pleasure to tend to your needs. Looking forward to next year's welcome drink! Have a happy and healthy year.
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5

Clean and convenient

  • 5 of 5

I love the station, we stay a few different times a yr. Willem is always there if we need anything. Going back next week.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I very much enjoy your group - out there on the ice in the dead of winter, with the Station as a comfy home base. I have a feeling that you will be coming back as long as there is fish to catch and you can manage to stay warm. There is still some ice left right now in the middle of April!
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5

Rustic Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing! The peace and quiet, lovely appointments throughout the house, tasteful furnishings, amenities, and proximity to all things Sacandaga, made this the perfect get-away. Mr and Mrs Monster, out hosts, were most accommodating and answered all of our questions. The place is magical and the attention to historic detail made this weekend an unforgettable experience. One could not ask for more.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that very nice review. As you noticed, we love that building and it's setting. We had fun restoring it back in 2004 and we are happy when we get guests that enjoy staying there. Please come back anytime.
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5

Absolutely fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

Great place, amazing owners and neighbors! Thank you for letting us stay at this beautiful place. We had really great time with kids. We will be coming again.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were the perfect guests - fit right in with the amenities, the neighbors and the neighborhood. Hope to see you again this year (2018). Willem.
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5

Gorgeous Stay

  • 5 of 5

The historic train station was roomy and comfortable. Our family enjoyed bicycling, kayaking and swimming from the private dock. Willem and Margaret were perfect hosts - accommodating, genuine and entertaining. The area is quaint and made for a great getaway - the weather was spectacular and we were all very satisfied and would highly recommend this as a vacation destination !

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Barry for that very appreciative review. We love it when our guests make good use of the amenities, explore and enjoy the history of the area. Come again.
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5

great time

  • 5 of 5

had a great time at the station, we went fishing and snowmobiling all weekend. great location and accommodations. Bill (and his dog bear) next door is always a big help. Willem is always a phone call away if need. we look forward to next years trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amsterdam, NY
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Rt30 North/McKinley Avenue
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
2-minute walk
Car: not necessary

This is a rural area in the southern Adirondacks. The Adirondacks is an environmentally protected park of the State of New York. The entire area offers many outdoor attractions. Around the Great Sacandaga Lake the major draw is for boaters, fishing enthusiasts and other outdoor activities. The Village of Northville offers all essential shopping and services including a major grocery store. It is an authentic Adirondack village within walking distance that has just the right mix of recreational amenities including a wonderful library, a great farm store, coffee shops, a lakeside park and a wonderful mix of residential architecture. There is a very active local summer arts and music scene with weekly outdoor concerts. Saratoga Springs with the horse races and extensive summer cultural arts programs is 45 minutes away. The Adirondacks offers unspoiled scenery, camping, kayaking, white water rafting and an assortment of local history, natural history and eco-oriented musea. There are lakes and creeks, hiking & back country skiing trails, quaint villages and out-of-the-way places to explore.

Other Activities: hiking, camping

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60

1. Accepts PayPal.
2. During June, July and August we rent by the week only. The turnover day is Saturday.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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