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Adirondack, Ski House, Leaves Are Turning Check Out Views from Top of Mountain

(14 Reviews)

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Front sitting area with Wood Stove


Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-7)

This is a fantastic year round getaway location for the family. We are located in the Adirondack State Park at the base of Royal Mountain ski area, No need to spend the big bucks on Gore or White Face when this quaint family friendly mountain is in our back yard and only costs $35 for the day ($50 gets you Lift, Rentals, and a lesson). Our area also has Cross Country skiing and ice fishing within 3 miles at East and West Caroga Lake. With 5 more lakes, a golf course, and tons of hiking trails within 5 miles of the house. Just imagine what the other 6 million acres of the adirondack park offers you. The cottage on this property sleeps two adults in a queen bed room, two more adults in a fold out bed, and up to 3 children in a bunk room. Additional accommodations including beds for up to 14 more adults are available for additional fees, please contact owner for more details. The cottage on this property is very warm and homey and includes a fantastic Jukebox and Movie theater style popcorn machine. The back yard is a wide open space with a large private pond in the back corner stocked with fish for the kids. There is a fair amount of land and parking on this property making it perfect for family picnics. Feel free to ask about some of the area restaurants for take-out, delivery, and catering options.

-Skiing at Royal Mountain - The mountain is very reasonably priced ($35 lift ticket / $50 ticket, lessons & rentals, kids 5 and under are free). The lifts are accessed through a trail out the back of the property.
-Snow Cat Rides – only special VIP guests of the mountain are invited to join Corduroy Joe (Chief Mountain Engineer) on an after hours groomer ride up the mountain.
-Snowmobile Riding – Access all of the Adirondack snowmobile trails through the back yard.
-Ice Fishing – visit dozens of nearby lakes
Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing – Explore the picturesque trails and enjoy the landscape.
Ice climbing – Head about 15 min north into the park and dig in to some of the huge road side ice drifts for a morning climb.

-Golfing - Nick Stoner Golf Course is just 5 min down the road.
-Fishing – Visit dozens of nearby lakes and streams. You can even head out to the back yard with the kids and fish in our pond or one of the larger ponds at the base of the mountain.
-Motocross - Royal Mountain is one of the few stops on the regional motor-cross and supper-cross circuit hosting races on Wednesday nights during the summer and larger events on several weekends.
-Boating – With several lakes and streams within 5 min of the house and tons more within 30 min there is no shortage of places to boat. If you do not have a boat you can make arrangements to rent our pontoon boat.
Water Skiing – East Caroga Lake is a great lake to find that early morning glass for a slalom or barefoot run. The lake is generally great for recreational skiing all day. Regardless if you are a beginner or expert you can make arrangements with the owners to have a competition ski boat at the lake to take you out skiing, tubing, wake boarding, air chair, knee board, etc. If you are interested in lessons be sure to ask.
Hiking – Being inside the Adirondack Park there are limitless opportunities for day and multi day hikes just minutes from the house.

-Roller Skating – put on your fanciest 80’s clothes and show your moves at roller rink about 30 min away.
-Horse Riding lessons – spend some time at a beautiful new indoor riding facility about 30 min away.
-Hunting – There is game for every season
-Movies – if the weather is not cooperating you can head to town and take in a movie at one of the theaters located about 30 min away.
-Wildlife museum and Animal Land are a couple more attractions within 30 min of the house.

Keywords: Adirondack, ski, lake, Golf, dock
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    This is a small master with closet, porch, and queen bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 3 bunk bed

    tiny room with three odd shaped bunk beds built for kids...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    space in the living room for air mattress(s) (not supplied)...moreless

  • (1) Queen bed in small master bedroom, great for mom and dad (3) Odd size bunks made for kids in a small bunk room. - Space available in bunk room And master bedroom for a pack and play for baby (pack and play not provided) - Space available in living room for blow up mattress (blow up mattress not provided)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Basic bathroom with tub. Towels not provided


  • Music Library:

    There is a great old Jukebox loaded with old music...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    5 people can fit at the kitchen table and two or three at kitchen counter on stools. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Two window u its. One in master and one in main living space. ...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wood stove and forced hot air...moreless

  • Internet:

    Cable wireless internet. Fluty guest, skihouse is password...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Lin one are not provided. Please bring your own sheets. Sleeping bags are perfect for bunks in bunk room. Bed in master will needs sheets and comforter. ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Huge Driveway and Parking area...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are not provided. Please bring your own. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Awesome wood stove. Wood is provided...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    There are a number of local restaurants that deliver and there are a couple places that will do catering for larger parties....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Small kureg...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with electric oven stove fridge propane grill outside pots pans dishes glasses mugs and silverware. Please bring clear garbage bags and separate recycling and trash...moreless

  • Microwave


  • Boat:

    Pontoon boat for rent in marina just down the road...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Nick stoner golf course 5miles away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent at marina down the road...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Available at rental shop of mountain in backyard...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$750 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Nick stoner
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
NYS Thruway
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The outlet
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Caroga lake

Car: Necessary

Several lakes within 5 min drive. My Pontoon boat is available for rent at the Caroga Lake Marina for half day ($100) or full day ($200), and my kayaks for $25 each per day. Winery for tastings about 45min away near Saratoga. There are ponds for fishing and swimming on the property and on the mountain.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: My wife and I are both experienced snow and water ski instructors. We are also avid boaters. We own businesses in the Albany area and enjoy spending time at the house with our three kids. We ski in the winter and spend the summers on the area lakes boating and waterskiing.

Why the Owner Chose Johnstown, NY, USA:
We chose this vacation spot because there are so many things to do in very close proximity to the house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This property is very scalable and can accommodate a small family or medium size group (ask about accommodations for 14 additional people). It is great for winter and summer. We have a lot of contacts in the area and can help you coordinate food services water or snow ski lessons, boat rides on any of the area lakes. Just let us know what you like and we can help you put it together. Additional Information can be found on the Caroga Lake Town Website:

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Front sitting area with Wood Stove

    Front sitting area with Wood Stove

  • Cottage at the base of the ski area.

    Cottage at the base of the ski area.

  • View of Ski Area from Property

    View of Ski Area from Property

  • Kitchen


  • Mud room, entrance

    Mud room, entrance

  • Winter Snow Cat Rides Up the Mountain with Corduroy Joe, the Chief Groomer

    Winter Snow Cat Rides Up the Mountain with Corduroy Joe, the Chief Groomer

  • East Caroga Lake, Late Summer

    East Caroga Lake, Late Summer

  • House and garage from the road

    House and garage from the road

  • Front sitting area with Jukebox and TV

    Front sitting area with Jukebox and TV

  • Cottage Kitchen

    Cottage Kitchen

  • Queen Bed Room

    Queen Bed Room

  • View from Mountain in back yard.  Next weekend this view will be Red and Orange

    View from Mountain in back yard. Next weekend this view will be Red and Orange

  • Hiking Spots

    Hiking Spots

VRBO #395221

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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