Spruce Lodge, located in Heart Bay on the very northern end of Lake George (just beyond famous Rogers Rock) is worlds away from the busy southern end of Lake George. Homes in Heart Bay have been owned by the same families for generations.
A stay at Spruce Lodge in Heart Bay offers a beautiful, comfortable, and safe spot where you and your family can enjoy a special vacation in a natural, lakeside environment. Take your kids for a boat ride (You'll have a private dock for your boat), or go water-skiing and swimming. You can kayak or canoe and fish. Or you could settle on the porch with a good book and enjoy the outstanding views of one of America's most beautiful lakes.
You could golf at the nearby Ticonderoga Country Club or play tennis at the free public courts. You might consider a drive to the Adirondack High Peaks region, and it's only a short ferry ride to Vermont where you can enjoy excellent shopping, antiquing and unparalleled scenic drives.
Spruce Lodge has three bedrooms and one bathroom, all on the same floor, which makes this property ideal for people more comfortable staying on one level. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed, the second bedroom has a full, and the third bedroom has two twin beds. The house has a fully equipped kitchen, a separate dining area, a living room with a wood stove should you desire the ambiance, and a large screened porch which offers fantastic views of the lake.
Spruce has a private dock, and the swimming area is especially ideal for children as the lake bottom is sandy and deepens gradually. Spruce Lodge is decorated with antique furniture in a rustic but elegant Adirondack style, and is fully equipped with all the amenities to make your stay comfortable.
There are many ways to vacation at Lake George, but regardless of what you wish to do, a stay at Spruce Lodge offers a unique and special site. Come see us during the summer season, or come off-season to enjoy the fall foliage or the quiet beauty of winter. If you are looking for a family vacation-- or a quiet retreat, we can provide both. We'd love to host you anytime at Spruce Lodge! Feel free to call us with questions.
Keywords: Beautifully appointed, private lakeside home in exclusive Heart Bay. Spacious, Quiet, Non-commercial. Fully furnished. Private dock. 3 bedrooms, living room, dining room. Large screened porch with spectacular views. Cable and Internet. L Available year around. June through August 5 night minimum.
Samuel Cook was a forge master in the Revolutionary War. After the war ended, he settled his family in the Ticonderoga area, and the Cooks have lived here ever since. Mountains and islands still carry the Cook name, and The Lake George Land Conservancy's Cook Mountain Preserve (open to the public) is less than a mile from this rental property.
The Cook family retains almost 300 acres of its original Colonial era property, and we feel a deep responsibility to preserve and maintain the beauty and environmental integrity of our inheritance.
We are pleased to be able to share our special property with others who come for the rest and renewal that a vacation at Lake George can provide. Many of our guests have been coming here for years, and two families are fourth generation returnees! We are a family with deep roots and a deep love for Lake George and the Adirondacks. Our children grew up here, learned to swim and water ski here, and in turn developed an appreciation for nature and our precious planet. We hope you and your family might feel the same.
The Owner purchased this house in 1796
Our ancestor made a wise and far-sighted choice when he came to the shores of Lake George in the 1700's. The Cook family still resides on these shores, and we invite you to share in the special beauty and history of our family property.
Yesterday a pair of great blue herons flew by in search of dinner for their young. Today, two loons were calling across the bay. Tomorrow, you might witness the same. A short hike up Cook mountain to Rogers Rock will afford you breathtaking views. From the top, you can see 2/3rds of the length of Lake George, and in the distance, the Green mountains of Vermont. To the West, you can see into the Pharoah Lakes Wilderness area. This location is a nature lovers dream. You can visit nearby Fort Ticonderoga, and if you come the last week of June or in early September, you can see hundreds of French and Indian War-- or Revolutionary War, re-enactors encamped on the fort's grounds. You could take a moonlight swim or an early morning paddle, then water ski all day if you wish! You could use the property for a writer's retreat or a family reunion, a wedding or a honeymoon site. Dream it, then do it!