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Waiting for winter? so are we.... Ski-Season is booking fast

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

PLEASE NOTE. Effective in mid-September VRBO will begin charging up to a 12 percent fee to the booking client. We would like you to know that we do not support this excessive fee as we the homeowners already pay quite a bit to have our property listed. We apologize for this unnecessary charge.

Winter is coming... where are you staying? How about DIRECT trail access?close to town? easy lake access by snowmobile? minutes from the Ski Mountain? ample space for the whole family? Free Wifi and MORE!!! Its all right here at the First Lake Retreat.

For Our Winter Guests: We offer the best snowmobile trail access with the best location in the Old Forge Area. Snowmobile from our front door to hundreds of miles of beautifully groomed trails. Multiple access points means trails are at your fingertips all season long. If skiing (downhill or cross country) is your thing then take a trip to McCauley Mountain located 5 minutes from our house. Want bigger mountain skiing? We are only 45 minutes from Gore Mountain.

For The Summer, Fall and Spring enthusiasts...

Peace and quiet is right here in the Central Adirondack Region. Enjoy The Fulton Chain of Lakes only a block from our home in the Beautiful Hollywood Hills area of Old Forge. Two Minutes to downtown Old Forge which offers over 20 shops and stores. Many great restaurants and recreation for the family. Spring, Summer and Fall Old Forge Lake Cruises can take you on a 14 mile round trip down the Fulton chain of lakes. Take a ride on the Adirondack scenic railroad for pristine mountain views of untouched nature. Take a stroll through town where Ice cream shops line the streets. Take the kids (big or small) to Calypsos Cove where you can ride bumper boats, go-carts and play in their large arcade. Take a stroll to our community private sandy beach on 1st Lake. Large Deck overlooks the woods. Great room offers vaulted ceilings and a large riverstone fireplace. Full Bar and lounge area with 40' Plasma TV and Wii gaming system. Come enjoy your Old Forge Vacation with us. I guarantee you will come back again and again to this something-for-everyone town.

Keywords: Chalet, Camp, Cabin

More Details

Owner
Tony
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Tony

I reside in Western Suffolk Long Island, NY. I work for North Shore University Hospital. Enjoy traveling, snowmobiling, skiing, and sailing to name a few. Old Forge is my favorite destination of all time. I am glad to be able to share my home with many great family's who enjoy all the Adirondacks have to offer... no matter what season.

Tony purchased this chalet in 2005

Why Tony chose Adirondack Mountains

The people are great, the local food is excellent, and the views in every season are quite spectacular. Old Forge is a truly affordable vacation spot. There is so much to do in the area its impossible to bore yourself. We built the house from 2004-2005. We chose the neighborhood cause it was quiet, close to town, and close to the lake. Old Forge has something for everyone. I am big into snowmobiling and we have direct trail access to hundreds of miles of beautiful Adirondack Seclusion.

What makes this chalet unique

I like that the house was designed the way we wanted it. Every room in the house carries its own theme, and knowing we designed the layout gives us peace of mind. We enjoy the snowfall in the winter, the great foliage in the fall, Whitewater rafting in the spring, and summers bring some of the best day and night weather in all of New York.

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Syracuse
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Slickers Adirondack Tap Room
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Thendara Golf Club
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Utica
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 28/ Old Forge
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Frankies Taste of Itlay
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
McCauley Mountain Ski Area
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hollywood Hills Beach
Car: necessary

Old Forge, Ny. 48 Miles North of Utica off of New York State Thruway I-90 (exit 31)

Old Forge offers the best of the Adirondacks. Plenty of shops to keep any enthusiast busy. Water sports run the length of 6 chained lakes. Full service marina 2 miles away rents boats of all sizes. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere without the hustle and bustle of a busy vacation town. Take a drive down south shore road one mile away and watch the deer around the lakes. Adirondack Outdoor shop 3 miles away can set you and up with kayaks or canoes. The Fulton Chain offers excellent fishing such as pike, lake trout, bass and many others. Less then a mile to a private sandy beach. Water Safari in Old Forge is New York's largest water theme park. with many attractions and rides. Calypsos Cove has a full size arcade with bumper boats and large go-cart track Love Golf? then check out Thendara Golf Club. Take a ride on a scenic chair lift which overlooks the beautiful Adirondack Park.

Other Activities: too many to list, come see for yourself

Amenities

Old Forge Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Master Bath (2) - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master (2) - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    1st level - 1 queen , 1 double
    Rec-Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Pack and play available for use. Both master bedrooms have their own full bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf Clubs
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Ironing board, coffee maker, Toaster, Blender, Pack and play.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

We had a wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at this home. It was very clean and welcoming. Our kids, 5 and 7, enjoyed it as well, especially the bunk beds. There is plenty of space, the kitchen is fully equipped, and again, the cleanliness was impressive. It was close to everything as well but still in the woods so you felt away from everything. Thank you for sharing your home with us! It was a much needed weekend away!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Christmas Vacation !!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the Christmas period at this beautiful property. The pictures online really do not do it justice. We had 4 members of our family and there was more than enough room for everyone. The home is spacious and beautifully decorated. All we wanted was Snow and to ride Snomobiles and our wish was granted. The snomobile trail is literally just outside the front door. We could not have asked for more. It was a wonderful Christmas. F Taylor

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that your Christmas Wish was granted and that you enjoyed our property. The Christmas Week in Old Forge is one of our favorite weeks. We hope you will return.
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5

Most relaxing vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked into the home, we knew we were in for a fantastic holiday week. The house was exactly as shown in the pictures. The rooms were spacious and the home immaculate. Through no fault of the owners whatsoever our dreams of a white Christmas were dashed by the unseasonably warm weather. That did not stop us from checking out neighboring towns (Utica, Lake Placid, Warrensburg), cooking some wonderful meals in the chef-style kitchen, grilling steaks (in December??), and relaxing with good books and wine. The surrounding area was beautiful, with great views of lakes and mountains. Although we did not need our snow shoes this time, we can't wait to go back and explore the trails!

This was our first ever house rental, and First Lake Retreat sets a high bar for the future by having met every expectation we had!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York
5

Wonderfabchillaxing Time!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had such a wonderful time at this lovely home. We went hiking and saw some Amazing views! We even did some walking around the town of old forge and close to the house and also down to the lake with my granddaughter in her stroller. I enjoyed rocking on the deck with her and visiting with everyone as our son grilled some delicious food out there through out our stay. All of us had so many laughs around the fire pit every night, and one evening just before dark my son and son-in-law saw a black bear which made their trip complete! This place felt like my home away from home. Open, clean and inviting that's for sure. Such a great time had by all and no one wanted to leave. I'd definitely recommend this place to others. Thanks Tony for sharing and everything. Mrs. P.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect family vacation home for all ages!

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week in this beautiful home and right away it exceeded our expectations! The house was bright, spacious and spotless. The kitchen was fully stocked with any cooking/ serving pieces you could ever need. The wrap around porch was great for the little ones to play on and not have to worry about stairs. The bedrooms were all very comfortable as well- I wouldn't change a thing. We took in many nearby attractions and my husband enjoyed his morning runs around the neighborhood. My family was in love with this house- it was the perfect backdrop to our vacation. Hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Syracuse, NY USA
5

Winter Snowmobiling Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time snowmobiling in the Old Forge area and using your retreat as our basecamp. Nicely set up for a large family to enjoy some down time. We had a great time and found the chalet to be as described and the communication with the owners was first rate.

Parking with a large snowmobile trailer would be difficult, but with 2 place was O.K. Right on the trail with easy access to trails towards Old Forge and to First Lake to go up the chain towards Eagle Bay & Inlet. Hope to go again next year. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Holiday rates are subject to change for New Years, Martin Luther King Weekend, Presidents Week, Memorial Day Weekend, Independence Week, Labor Day Weekend, Columbus Weekend, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Occupancy will affect rates during Spring, Fall and Winter. Please inquire with owner for questions on occupancy charges on parties greater than 5 persons

50% Deposit required to reserve all dates. Payment can be made by credit card (securely over the phone) or with check. We accept VISA, Mastercard and Discover.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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