Nice, Big, Friendly House on Lake George. Oct & Nov Rates 15% Off/6+ People.

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Lake House on Lake George in the snow.


Last updated: 09/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

One nice big house, on one lakeside acre, for one group at a time. A 20-year history of good times. Spacious, well-kept property on the west shore of Lake George. Rustic enough to feel authentic; ample conveniences for your comfort and ease of living. OPEN ALL YEAR. HIGH-SPEED INTERNET. GENERATOR ON SITE. POOL TABLE. Pet-friendly September to June. Off-season rates proportionate to groups of 4 to 10.

In the summer we use flat rates of $2,600 - $5,400 for up to ten people, At all other times of the year, however, our rates are determined not only by the length of stay but by the number of people in your party. Some of the holidays are flat rate, some have a minimum 8-person rate. The rate chart here on HomeAway doesn't allow for us to show all those rates. For an accurate quote, then, please contact us directly (see URL information at the bottom of the Links and Video section). We do respond promptly!

Briefly, the house has five bedrooms, including a master bedroom to die for, and four full baths. For everyone's comfort, it offers great flexibility in sleeping. There's a large living area for getting together; distant sleeping for getting away. :) The hardwood floors and knotty-pine walls are just what you thought of as an Adirondack camp. The kitchen? Well, my stepson the chef finds it remarkable well equipped. We provide reliable central heat and air conditioning, and to make sure you are cool even in the hottest and most humid weather, some window air conditioners as well.

The house also has a pool table in a room with a huge window looking out on the natural setting. There are also a two-car garage, a high-ceilinged playhouse, many natural features of native trees and exposed bedrock. (Bedrock forms the floor of the basement, in fact). Then there are the boathouse with dock, its roof a deck looking out over a truly spectacular lake and mountain scene, campfire. And you can have a campfire there at the waterfront.

It's ten minutes to Lake George Village; even less to Bolton Landing.

When you rent this property, please understand that you will have it entirely to yourselves. The house is not a part of an association. No one else will be using the house or driveway or waterfront or boat house or docks, including the owner.

Constructed in stages as the family's needs grew, Lake House contains many levels of living area and, with all its nooks and crannies, provides an unusual degree of privacy for its residents. Rooms are large, their walls paneled with knotty pine, and their floors made of oak, except for one room whose floors are pine. Ceilings are high and decorations sparse, lending an atmosphere of space and relaxation.
The main room is a large living and dining area with the kitchen at one end. It contains a large gas-fired woodstove (for ambiance primarily--the oil furnace provides central heat), one of three TVs (with cable), CD and DVD players, and radio (receiving NPR at 89.5). The dining table seats twelve comfortably. The kitchen, with its generous supply of cooking and serving equipment, is favored by the best of cooks.
This room opens out onto a large screened porch furnished with a sofa and a round glass table with chairs.

An attractive series of gently sloping steps leads you across the bedrock and down to the lake.

The double-level boat house with crib dock provides covered docking space for a boat up to 23 feet in length. No charge is made for use of the dock. A collection of life jackets in many sizes is available for the guests' use. Boat rental is available in the area. With the owner's permission you will be welcome to use our personal rowboat kept at the waterfront.
At the shallowest place, the water depth beside the boat house is about one foot, appropriate for enjoyment by very young children accompanied by an adult. The water adjacent to the pier is 8 feet deep and safe for diving. A ladder attached to the pier makes climbing back onto the pier convenient and safe. The water temperature in the lake seldom exceeds 76 degrees and is always clear and refreshing.

The grounds around the house contain a variety of land uses: small wooded areas, a small brook, grassy lawns, small flower gardens, a small wetland area, and an outcropping of bedrock. Many species of trees, including white pine, Norway spruce, blue spruce, hemlock, cedar, crab apple, oak, maple, birch, and aspen provide shade, a high degree of privacy, and natural beauty to the grounds.
For outdoor cooking, a modern Weber gas grill is provided, along with the propane needed and a spare tank in case the first ones runs out.

The two-bay garage is available for parking vehicles or boat trailers, or for storing bicycles or other sports equipment.

A full-size playhouse with a high ceiling and containing a blackboard, a doll crib, a tiny washing machine, and an assortment of other toys is available for the use of the children. Also available for the children are a swing set, a sandbox, and a tiny picnic table.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Or one king...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double


  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Crib if desired...moreless

  • The master bedroom has a king-size bed, a balcony, a sitting area furnished with a futon sofa that can be made as a double bed if needed, a walk-in closet, and a full bath with skylight. The bedroom over the kitchen also has a walk-in closet and its own full bath with skylight. It is furnished with a queen-size bed and a narrow single bed. This room has the one disadvantage that sounds from the kitchen carry up into it. Though these two bedrooms are both upstairs, they are not connected. Each has its own stairway up from the main room. On a lower floor are three bedrooms and two full baths. One front bedroom has twin beds that can be made up as a king-size bed. The back bedroom has a queen-size bed. One bath is off this room. The other bath opens onto the hallway. The third room is a den-bedroom combination with double doors closing off a room with an antique double bed. This room opens out onto a porch and the front yard. The den portion contains a futon sofa and the second TV...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • All bathrooms have basins with counter space around them. The fiberglass tub-shower combination in each one has sliding glass doors for cleanliness and convenience. The upstairs ones have a skylight for nice light and ventilation. We provide all the towels (except beach towels) you should need while there....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lakefront:

    Boat house deck puts you out over the lake surrounded by truly breathtaking scenery. Wonderful swimming in shallow water and off the dock at 8 feet. Covered slip for your boat. Campfire, sandbox....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Lovely, long table that seats 12 people at one time....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air plus additional units in the dining area and both upstairs bedrooms....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central, forced-hot air oil furnace....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding supplied...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking:

    generous. Plus two-bay garage....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    All towels except ;;;;;;beach towels supplied...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Propane-fired for safety and ease of operation....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Ask for our list of kitchen items provided. It is 243 words long....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Generous. Plenty for ten people with spares....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Ask for our list of kitchen items provided. It is 243 words long....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    22-cubic feet side-by-side...moreless

  • Stove:

    Standard gas stove with full-size oven....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    4-slice; toast or bagel setting...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Fine deck at the house plus boat house roof at the lake with amazing views....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    A standard, aluminum rowboat, actually, and oars, anchor, and life jackets of all sizes....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Three-burner Weber...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 11 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Nov, Dec
Nov 1 - Nov 23, 2016
3 night min stay
Presidents Weekend
Feb 17 - Feb 20, 2017
3 night min stay
July-August 2017
Jun 24 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $95
  • Taxes Not included


Because our off-season rates are set according to number of people in the party and length of stay and this site doesn't allow for all that information, we ask that you e-mail or call us directly for an accurate quote, please! For 4 people to stay three nights midweek, for instance, the rent is $510; for 10 people for a weekend, $1,150--but Winter-spring rates shown above are for groups of 4 and 6.

Note also that Presidents Weekend and Presidents Week have holiday rates of $1,450 for the three-night weekend or the four-nights midweek.

Also, please remember that we are open every day all year. Every rental period can't be posted in this limited format. A very complete and attractive primary ad is also available for your convenience. though I cannot give you its URL here on HomeAway.

One half or one third of the rent is required for the reservation. The final payment is due 60 days before arrival.

See the primary site for the best information.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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66 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany International
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
In Bolton Landing
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sagamore Golf Course
66 Miles
Nearest Train
5.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 87
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several in Bolton Landing
26 Miles
Nearest Ski
West or Gore Mountain
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
On site and in Bolton Landing

Car: Necessary

Our beautiful lake, called the Queen of American Lakes, naturally, is what most people come to the region to enjoy. One of the cleanest lakes in the world, it also is surrounded by forested mountains and contains 172 beautiful little islands scattered over its 32-mile length, so its landscapes are equal in quality to its water.

The swimming, boating, and fishing are fine. The region offers many other attractions, such as a Six Flags amusement park, horseback riding, hiking, the Saratoga racetrack in August, the music and ballet at SPAC, shopping at the outlets, and numerous festivals and special events.

Winter offers skiing and boarding at two ski slopes nearby, the Winter Carnival in February, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing, plus the beauty of the snowscapes to enjoy.

Experience the thrill of walking on the ground where significant battles of the French and Indian and the Revolutionary Wars took place, where our nation's history began.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1959

About the owner: As my year-round occupation is managing my two rental houses, I would call myself an innkeeper. It's a pleasure for me to live just 2 miles from the houses and can take good care of the property and of my guests' needs during their stay. I treasure and do what I can to protect this beautiful and hospitable place and enjoy classical music and good movies and theater and my CSA vegetables and eggs from the local farm. My grown son, who sells Toyotas in Santa Rosa, CA, just assisted in my leasing of a great car, the PriusV. My daughter works very hard teaching biology at a Baltimore City high school.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Purchased in 1959 as a lakeside fishing shack, the house has been enlarged in stages into a well-integrated five-bedroom, four-bath home that everyone finds beautiful, wonderfully private, and just fun to live in. The great kitchen and dining table, the four bathrooms, the pool table, the natural surroundings, the immaculate condition you will find it in, not to mention the waterfront with its view of the lake and mountains that will take your breath away, boat docking, campfire, and great swimming, all create a place you will feel at home and happy with family and friends, and your well-behaved canine family member, too.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:



  • Lake House on Lake George in the snow.

    Lake House on Lake George in the snow.

  • The main room

    The main room

  • The Lake House kitchen.

    The Lake House kitchen.

  • Twin bedroom, or beds as a king.

    Twin bedroom, or beds as a king.

  • The playhouse.

    The playhouse.

  • The Lake House garage.

    The Lake House garage.

  • The pool table.

    The pool table.

  • A recent journal entry.

    A recent journal entry.

  • The deck of the boat house.

    The deck of the boat house.

  • The main room showing the gas-fired woodstove

    The main room showing the gas-fired woodstove

  • The screened porch

    The screened porch

  • The boat house, Lake George, & Pilot Knob Mntn.

    The boat house, Lake George, & Pilot Knob Mntn.

  • Room over the kitchen w/queen & single

    Room over the kitchen w/queen & single

  • The master bedroom showing one of two futons.

    The master bedroom showing one of two futons.

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