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Authentic Adirondack camp ~ walk-in beach access ~ a place our guests return to.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Lake Front House + Guest Cottage - 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 11

This private, lake front main house and separate guest cottage sits on one acre at the end of a private road. One of only a few properties with a private, walk-in sandy beach and western exposure, it's perfect for families who enjoy the afternoon sun. Dock has space for a 24' boat and is also a great place for early morning fishing. A hammock is strung between two trees and Adirondack chairs are on the lawn for kicking back. A Weber charcoal BBQ available for outdoor cooking, a picnic table near the water and a waterfront fireplace for late night campfires. Main house sleeps 7, full kitchen and breakfast room, stone fireplace in living room, screened-in porch over looking the lake. Guest cottage with full private bath and washer and dryer, sleeps up to 4 (queen bed + bunk). A/C in both main house and Guest Cottage. Good hiking trails within 2 miles. Minutes to Lake George Village by boat or car. Outlet shopping, amusement parks, and cultural events minutes away. Saratoga 40 minutes, Albany airport 1 hour

Property Updates: 2018 will see an additional cottage on the property further up the mountain. Owner may at times stay in cottage or it may be rented out for larger groups. Contact owner for details.

Bed Linen Service. If you do not wish to bring your own bed linens (standard practice), we'll supply them. The beds will be made when you arrive and we'll take care of washing them when you leave. The Bed Linen Service is an additional $100 per stay.

Wifi available.

Washer and Dryer: The Washer and Dryer are located in the cottage. They are both full size, side by side units.

More Details

Owner
Bill Nast
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

Why Bill Nast chose Lake George

Our Grandparents built this house on beautiful Lake George. As the story goes, Alexander and Belle came up from New York City in the late 20’s and rented a summer cottage on Diamond Point. They decided to explore the yet undeveloped east side of the lake by row boat. While on the water, a storm blew-in and this beach was the only place they could pull the boat to land. They loved what they found and inquired of its availability.

It just so happened that this area of the lake was a land grant from King George III to the Oakley Estate (locals who favored the King) with the stipulation from the King that the tall pine trees remain available to the crown for ship masts. Alexander and Belle purchased the property but had to wait a few years for a dirt road to be cut along the shore (Pilot Knob Rd) for access. With the help of his brother-in-law Judd, who was an engineer by trade, they built the original cottage. In the late 1960’s, as the family continued to grow, the main cottage had a major renovation and the second cottage was built.

Alexander was a prolific painter who’s works you’ll enjoy throughout the house. His daughter painted his portrait that hangs on the porch. Four generations have grown up here with lasting memories. Our grandparents had a dream, to create a gift on Lake George for their family to enjoy for generations. We hope by sharing this dream with you, you will come to appreciate all the beauty that is Lake George.

Amenities

Pilot Knob Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Treat her as you would treat anyone over the age of 90
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main House - toilet , shower
    Main House - toilet , shower
    Cottage - toilet , shower
  • Main house bathrooms completely gutted and enlarged in 2012 including tiled showers, wood floors and beautiful porcelain sinks with vintage accessories.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Main House - 1 queen , Water view
    Main House - 1 queen , Water view
    Main House - 2 twin/ single
    Main House - 1 twin/ single , Waterview
    Cottage - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Waterview
  • Bedrooms are knotty pine walls and fir wood floors. The Cottage has one Queen bed and a bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Bed Linen Service available. If you don't want to bring your own bed linens, we now have a bed linen service. We'll supply the linens, make up the beds for you and wash them after you leave. $100 additional fee. (note: you must still supply your own towels).

Reviews

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Authentic Adirondack camp ~ walk-in beach access ~ a place our guests return to.
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
5

A gem of a spot on Lake George...

  • 5 of 5

This was our 7th summer at the Nast home. It keeps getting better and better. If you want all that a lake house has to offer, this is it! Great location, lots of sunshine, sandy beach into the water and no steps down to the lake!!

Thanks, Bill for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Well preserved piece of history on the most beautiful lake in the country.

  • 5 of 5

The lake house and cottage were perfect for a weekend with friends and family.

We really our time this turn of the century camp.

Its been updated tastefully, where necessary, but maintains its historical charm.

The kitchen an bathrooms are all newly renovated while staying true to the original decor.

The beds are very comfortable, especially in the guest house were we stayed.

If you have young kids, its great, the beach is perfect size, and shallow with a sandy bottom so they can venture out with confidence.

Paddle around the corner through the islands and enjoy nature. We saw loons, and ducks and caught lots of sun fish, which the boys loved.

If you go, id recommend just chillin. enjoying your company and the lake.

We also did the Pilot knob hike on fathers day. That was a nice highlight as well.

Short steep hike with a good payoff.

Be sure to bring snacks and bug spray.

Overall i would definitely recommend Bills home.

Its quiet, serene and beautiful.

Great place to get away.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and I stayed in this gorgeous lake house for a girls' weekend and it was better than we imagined it would be! The house was great and the private lake access was beautiful! We are already talking about our next trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying at this lakefront property. It was the perfect amount of space for our 10 person group - ample room for everyone to have their own space, but close enough that we were able to spend a lot of time together. The bathrooms & kitchen are renovated beautifully and the entire house was extremely clean. We loved having the small beach right in the backyard - there is more than enough room to play some games, lay out in the sun and swim in the lake. We all would love to return again next summer! Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The perfect family reunion spot!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 6th year at this lovely lake front house and cottage. I can not say enough about the location and the perfect "lake feel" you get when you stay here. Every time we return, we all say the same thing, "you forget how wonderful a place it is until you see the lake as you pull in the driveway". It is the perfect location between Bolton Landing and Lake George Village, 10 minutes by boat to each! Viewing the fireworks from the lake is a must! Bonfire every night by the lake making S'mores. Family game night on the screened in porch. The house is well stocked from lake toys to the kitchen sink, literally!

Sleeps 10 comfortably...the kids love having their own space in the cottage! Thank you, Bill, for sharing this gem with us for the past 6 years...we will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Awesome weekend

  • 5 of 5

Rented for Labor Day weekend and was an excellent stay. Owner was easy to work with and the house was even better than the pictures. Would absolutely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Albany
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 87
Car: recommended

Located on the south eastern side of the lake, the property is only 15 min by boat to Lake George Village or the Sagamore hotel. Easy access to hiking within 2 miles. Katskill Bay is great for water skiing and Sandy Bay is perfect for anchoring with other boats. 4 marinas/fishing supplies located within 5 miles. General Store 3 miles.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $600

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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