Spring skiing abounds! Surrounded by meadows and gardens and located on forty gorgeous acres of land, the Farmstand Guest House offers privacy, comfort, warmth and country décor. Unique and comfortable, close to the Hudson River and pristine nearby 13th Lake as well as North Creek for dining and shopping, the Guest House is graced with Asian artwork, warm woodworking touches and beautiful decorations.
Starting out as a small barn, this structure evolved into an adorable cottage just steps away from an amazing vegetable garden. The kitchen has a bank of windows soaking in the south facing views of Gore Mountain. There are reused antique beams, leaded glass reproduction windows from a wrecking yard, a Vermont Castings woodstove, art work and Asian artifacts shipped to us when my parents recently downsized.
Somehow, it all came together -- the Farmstand seems to have an instantaneous lore, an essential characteristic of camp life.
Upstairs is a loft bedroom with queen bed; downstairs is a twin bed off an alcove; and a sofa to snooze on.
Also located on our beautiful 40 acre property are these additional unique rentals:
Glamp Bernice - Homeaway listing 4227751
Glamp Richard - Homeaway listing 3953014
Glamp Suzanne - Homeaway listing 4005409
Glamp Thomas - Homeaway listing 4227739
Authentic Bird Camp - Homeaway listing 346347
CampTwoSome HomeAway.com 7103507
We have a flock of free ranging chickens that are very sweet and enjoy handouts of leftover salad, bread and such. They can be picked up easily and are very friendly. Also there are eight shy sweet ducks that waddle around the property; the ducks greatly enjoy it when there is fresh water run into their little swimming pool they are so joyous when they’re in water. The ducks are sweet but shy away from people (oh no! humans!). Unlike the chickens that wander all day and come back together only to sleep, the ducks are co-dependent and stick together all the time; if one duck is separated, they all quack until they get back together. So yes, country life can be noisy with the chickens cackling and the ducks quacking!
And of course there is Sammy Dog, a lab/shepherd mix, who bounds around the property, visiting all our guests, laying down on the porch and steps waiting for people to come home. Be careful coming down the driveway because he sometimes leaps unexpectedly in front of cars all goofy and happy. He can come in and even sleep over if you want (just send us a text message so we know where he is).
Visting dogs are welcome, but unfortunately they must stay on leash to protect our free ranging chickens and ducks. . Also, please no dogs on the furniture nor can your dog be left alone in the house (we're happy to dog sit for a small fee).
The lake is three miles down the winding road …13th Lake it is called and it is just beautiful. Totally natural and quiet with no sign of civilization on its shores. The Hudson River is at the bottom of our mountain; clear beautiful water; you go tubing or rafting with the various rafting companies located right nearby.
The town of North Creek is five miles away off the main Route 28 road but it’s easy to miss so look for the 3 or 4 signs that mark the entrance to “town”. North Creek is a scenic little town with some great restaurants, a grocery store, liquor store, some shopping places and a scenic train called the Saratoga/North Creek Railroad which takes folks in antique train cars along the Hudson River.
Gore Mountain Ski Center is off Route 28 in North Creek.
Another great experience is nearby Garnet Hill Lodge, an historic lodge offering miles of cross country skiing, lunches and dinners … beautiful property, amazing views, great food. It’s located right up the road in North River. In summer, they rent mountain bikes and have all kinds of walking trails.
North River is such a beautiful, wonderful place! Picturesque, romantic, Adirondacks at its best ... People are always amazed at how beautiful our family property is ... I am very blessed to own this place, and enjoy sharing it with others.
So .... Enjoy amazing mountain day views and glorious stargazing by night ... this might be the most special vacation you’ve ever had! Quiet and tranquil … safely and privately located at the edge of our Hobby Farm where you can enjoy a beautiful tent, ducks and chickens, a sweet lab dog .... And, as said before, If you're looking for additional space or if this property is booked, we have glamping tents and Bird Camp on the property as well ... and our newly built Camp Hudsonview.