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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 or 2 Bath Chalet nestled in the serene Adirondack Mountains

CALL 518-696-2912 visit BEAR COUNTRY LODGE FACEBOOK 9 Hole miniature golf course RIGHT ON SITE !, Bocce ball, Shuffleboard, Paddleboards, boats galore, recreation barn,


On the home page of my website you will see FACEBOOK, click on PHOTOS for 100's of pictures and also more reviews !


Clean, comfortable Mattresses, Top of the line Denali Bedding, Luxurious down filled pillows, ironed linens, leather sofas, new appliances.


Immerse yourself in nature…

The world will wait…

Are you stressed, tired of traffic, noise, the hectic pace of the city, cell phones and computers?

Relax and unwind with views on scenic Harrisburg Lake and deluxe accommodations.

We do understand that you still have the need to connect with the outside world... so we have installed Top Notch WIFI Internet , Brand new HD TV's, and DVD's. A land line is available at the Main Lodge for emergency purposes.

Sit back and experience the beauty of nature, PLAY UNLIMITED FREE GAMES OF miniature golf on our brand new professional 9 hole Adirondack theme course, our NEW bocce ball court, or our NEW shuffleboard court. Full recreation barn right on site, go Paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, play badminton, volleyball, play ping pong in our NEW recreation barn, or sit by your own private campfire and stargaze. All this is ON SITE !

Don't feel like cooking or driving, The Lodge at Harrisburg Lake provides a tavern and fine dining just steps from your private chalet.

Imagine escaping to a private, exclusive Adirondack lodge tucked away in the mountains with luxury accommodations and personal attention that you just can’t get in a large resort.

Wake each morning to the mystical calls of the Loons, take a morning boat ride in our spring fed crystal clear mountain lake just steps from our back deck.

Choose a physical activity, miniature golf, bocci ball, shuffleboard, fishing, walking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, or maybe go horseback riding or white water rafting.

Relax in the pages of a good book and listen quietly to the whispering pines while enjoying beautiful Harrisburg Lake.

Later you can sit by the fire, maybe watch an inspiring movie or join us on an invigorating walk in the cool mountain air under a canopy of stars. You have arrived…. Slip away and be refreshed by the tranquility and beauty of God’s great outdoors!

Unplug from the Hi-tech world and reconnect with your family, friends and nature.

More Details

Diane M. Daly
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Diane M. Daly

I have always had a deep love for nature which my Father had instilled in me since I was a child. I was committed all my life to working hard and making enough money to be able to retire in the Adirondack Mountains that I love so much. I am a graduate of Paul Smiths College, specializing in Culinary arts and Hospitality management. My Father sent me to Paul Smith's to learn about the industry and take over our family business that he had purchased in 1960.

I had to work very hard and prove myself to him before he would gift the property to me. I worked in the appraisal field for approximately 30 years and had a very successful Real Estate Appraisal Firm with 2 offices in Delray Beach and Palm Beach Florida , specializing in multimillion dollar properties. I enjoyed my work, met a lot of interesting people, however did not like sitting behind a computer and would always be dreaming of getting out of the city, away from the stress and back to the mountains. In 2012 I finally was able to totally renovate and reopen our property with the new name " Bear Country Lodge." I am living my dream and I love being able to share this beautiful place with my guests. It is my guests who always tell me "It's Magical".

Diane M. Daly purchased this chalet in 1960

Why Diane M. Daly chose New York

Are you looking for a 'True Adirondack Experience', but want the luxury of an elegant Bavarian style chalet. My Father traveled around the world as a Chief Engineer with the Merchant Marines. He had been everywhere in the world and when he found our property he fell in love with it's uniqueness. The mountains, the peace and quiet, the magnificent stars at night, the calling of the loons. Nestled amongst 100 FT pines Bear Country Lodge is enchanting, swim in our spring fed mountain magical lake, go fishing, go canoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking, hike the beautiful close by trails, sit by your own PRIVATE CAMPFIRE, ( not one that you have to share with the rest of the resort) The chalets are luxurious and cozy with knotty pine very Adirondack style interior, decorated in the Native American style. Luxurious Denali bedding.

My Father originally purchased this property as the Original Stony Creek Dude Ranch back in 1960. I have been coming here for over 50 years now. Please read about our History on owner's website.

What makes this chalet unique

A 'True Adirondack Experience', On site Owner. Luxurious Denali and Hudson Bay blankets, quiet, peaceful, abundant wildlife, magical, unique, special. Nestled amongst beautiful 100 Ft pines. The clean crisp air is intoxicating. Stars magnificent. Away from the maddening crowds. Certain photos obtained from Big Stock Photography.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at Bear Country Lodge could not have been any better. After reading the website I was very impressed with the history and sense of pride shown. After speaking with Diane I knew without a doubt this is where we wanted to vacation. My husband and I and 4 kids, 18, 17, 14, and 7, stayed for a week. Upon arriving we commented on how well kept the grounds were. Diane greeted us at the door and I felt like we were friends. She was so welcoming and immediately we felt comfortable. When Diane opened the door to our chalet my 7 year old commented, " wait till you guys see this?...we all laughed but I was impressed that a 7 year old would notice or care about how beautiful the chalet was. It was very beautiful done in true Adirondack style, knotty pine throughout, cozy, roomy,and had everything we needed, including beautiful bedding. My husband and I loved the front porch with Adirondack chairs and gas grill for BBQ's. A great place to have our coffee in the morning and enjoy the sunrise, and also cook our dinners at night while watching the sunset and listening to the Loons. We had our own campfire that the kids loved and cooked smores on at night while gazing at the mesmerizing stars. Diane would come by every night to make sure we had everything we needed and give the kids a ride on the golf cart. The lake was fantastic with the family of loons to watch and hear, and we got a great photo of an American Bald Eagle flying right over our heads which Diane has now posted on Facebook. We biked, went swimming, boating, horseback riding, visited nearby attractions, and just relaxed. As we sat at the dinner table reconnecting with each other, laughing, realizing that our daughter was going off to college in the fall, we realized this vacation spending quality time with our children is just what we needed. Our family like a lot of families have children involved in activities, jobs that we tend to bring home with us and everyday routines that disconnect us. Bear Country lodge, Diane's hospitality, our quality family time and all the great laughter has left us with great memories that will last a lifetime.
Jul 2013
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Stony Creek Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • chalet has 1 1/2 or 2 baths.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 Queen beds . All mattresses are NEW !, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 Twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We have just added a 18' Native American Tipi to our property. Shipped all the way from Oregon from (the company that made all the Tipis for 'Dances with Wolves ) Great fun for kids and adults ! Look for us on Bear Country Lodge and FACEBOOK. HELICOPTER RIDES ON SITE !


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.8846154 based on 27 reviews

Awesome ....I would highly recommend this place ....out of the world...Diane(owner) is the best

  • 5 of 5

Best experience ...loved it

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, it was a pleasure to have you as my guests, hope to see you again soon.
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Excellent quite vacation spot with manicured grounds and extremely clean facilities.

  • 5 of 5

The owner of Bear Country Lodge, Diane Daly, was very accommodating and polite. Our family was so happy to get some peace and quite for a change. The property Bear Country Lodge on Harrisburg Lake is unique and should not be overlooked for a family vacation. The kids will love it especially the boating and fishing along with the miniature golf course. The Tepee is a hang out spot for the kids along with the game room inside the rec hall. The ping pong table provides great activity rain or shine, day or night. As parents, it's nice to get away from the kids too, as they are preoccupied by all the available activities and give you a chance to chill. Hope to see you next year Diane, the kids love you. Regards the Krammer Family

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing Bear Country Lodge. It was a pleasure to have you stay at my resort. I enjoyed watching your children play on my new 9 hole Adirondack theme miniature golf course, play in the tipi, enjoy the shuffleboard, bocce ball courts, and the recreation hall, along with watching them paddleboard, canoe, kayak and fish on the lake, also enjoyed have smores with them at your private campfire. Hope to see you again soon.. Diane
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Fun and Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Everything as promised. Good family vacation spot with plenty to do.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

Bear Country Lodge is unique in its ability to allow you to unplug and unwind. I had a great feeling about our trip after booking and speaking with Diane, and that feeling was reinforced again and again throughout our stay. Diane has a passion for her lodge, for nature, and for hospitality, which makes your stay that much more memorable.

Comfortable and beautiful accommodations were provided, including sleeping room for six, two full bathrooms, and a large, well-stocked kitchen. We spent practically every day at Harrisburg Lake; fishing, swimming, boating, or just taking in the beautiful scenery. The grounds have plenty to offer too - nets for badminton and volleyball, a tetherball, and lawn games. There's also a wonderful little barn that is actually a game room, offering a ping pong table and various board games.

Aside from the ability to unplug, what we liked best about the experience was the freedom and independence it provided our child guests (7 and 9). The caliber of our fellow guests and the proximity of the chalets allowed the kids to roam freely and make new friends, and to play like we did when we were children.

The location boasts such natural beauty, but if you are looking for additional adventure, Diane has some great recommendations/suggestions. We explored the natural caves, which were amazing and well worth the trip. Two of us even took advantage of the proximity of Montreal, and had an international day trip.

This was our first annual family vacation, and one that we hope to repeat for many years to come!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bear Country Lodge - the cure for nature deficit disorder

  • 5 of 5

In the interest of full disclosure, I found the Bear Country Lodge because I searched VRBO for lake front properties with WiFi. But here’s the thing, we need connectivity, but we’d also like to feel disconnected from everyday life.

The Bear Country Lodge provides that perfect hybrid of super comfy beds, a thoughtfully outfitted kitchen, great WiFi and a concierge-host in Diane Daly who is attentive without hovering all in an awe-inspiring natural setting.

Harrisburg Lake is pristine, incredibly beautiful and not crowded. There are multiple small islands that are host to wildflowers including many lily species. The water lilies on the lake are absolutely amazing—it’s like a page out of National Geographic. (There is also ample “open water” at a perfect temperature for swimming.) We really enjoyed the variety of watercraft available and were on the water every single day!

The Lodge and its chalets are off the beaten path, but still close to regional attractions—easy to get to Lake George Village, Lake Champlain, and Lake Placid, but at the end of the day there is the calm of Harrisburg Lake. Without the light pollution you’d find in Lake George Village or similar towns, you can see the stars on a scale rarely seen.

Like the great Adirondack Camps of the past, the lodge and the chalets are eclectic and reflect the travels of the host. The chalets are decorated with handwoven rugs and Hudson Bay wool blankets, antique rattan furniture from Taiwan, vintage snowshoes and fly fishing baskets, but with modern conveniences like new leather couches, the world’s most comfortable recliner (guaranteed to induce sleep) and a flat screen TV and DVD player. If you forget something, just ask and Diane will undoubtedly make every reasonable effort to accommodate. She is an incredibly gracious host.

A must while in Stony Creek is the TRADING POST where you will find handmade totem art (totem poles) by master craftsman JOHNNY THORPE. A true cowboy, Mr. Thorpe is a fascinating individual, having spent decades as a fur trapper, treasure hunter and purveyor of goods. His prices are excellent and his goods diverse. His Native American carvings are featured prominently on the immaculate grounds at the Lodge.

We all wholeheartedly enjoyed our time at Bear Country Lodge and recommend it highly. A unique property with a fascinating history and it’s clear that the Lodge is a labor of love—if only all in the hospitality industry were so hospitable!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Renee and Family, It was an honor to have you stay as my guests at Bear Country Lodge. My Resort is all about reconnecting with nature and with each other and getting away from the high-tech world. My entire theme is "Immerse yourselves in nature... the world will wait..." and wait it did with your family because you really understood what Bear Country Lodge is all about and how I am trying to help people to relax. I enjoyed watching your family swimming in crystal clear Harrisburg Lake, spending hours kayaking, enjoying the indigenous lily pads, flora and fauna, canoeing, paddle boarding, campfires at night, star watching and just relaxing. Yes, time stands still here. After a few days I could see the transformation in all of you taking place and serenity engaging you. I was thrilled that Jenny was able to join me for the wonderful Yoga class and hope she will be a future guest when I start my upcoming yoga retreats. Your family was able to disconnect and yes I understand that professionals like yourselves must still make yourselves available by the internet and that is why I provide the 5 bar WIFI. Thank you for all the accolades in regards to my chalet. I read and studied books about the Great Camps of the Adirondacks when deciding my decor and tried to recreate the rustic elegance of the time period. I enjoyed decorating the knotty pine chalets, collecting Native American artifacts from around the country, chose the fabric and had my curtains custom made, bought the best most comfortable Denali and Hudson Bay blankets, and searched years for the most vintage of snowshoes. My Father, on his worldly travels collected the beautiful antique rattan furniture from Taiwan and had it shipped to the US in 1975. I wanted to recreate the feeling of " the Great Camps of the Adirondacks" reminiscent of the yesteryears. Thank you for showing such great respect for my belongings and leaving my chalet so clean. I really enjoyed all of our conversations, you are worldly fascinating people. I appreciate all of your compliments about my hospitality, I try very hard to please my guests but with guests like you, you make my job easy. I wish you all the best in your move to California. Happy you had the opportunity to meet my good friend famous Johnny Thorpe and buy his Totem carvings, and see a the Bear lazily crossing the road on the way. I hope our paths will cross again. Loved having you as my guests . I give YOU 5 *****stars. Many Thanks, D
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Great place but...

  • 4 of 5

Overall great place & have no complaints except that we rented our cottage thinking it is 3 BR but it was 2 BR (doors closed) and 3rd was made outside of 2nd BR in the loft area. Also there was only 1 bath so 6 people with 1 bath kind of got to us at the end of the trip.....hence the 4 stars :- )

Keep in mind not all cottages have the balcony & lake view is only from the owner's cottage

Diane is a great lady :- )

Would definitely go back again

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Priti, Thank you for your recent review. The VRBO photos show and describe the 3rd bedroom stating that it is partially open with 2 twin beds. I get a lot of families here and this works out just great for them, the kids love it ! , and it has never been a problem, however, I can understand that it may have been a problem for your party sharing the chalet with all adults... who gets the twin beds ? You stated in your review that the chalet had only 1 bath however, the actual chalet that you rented had one full bath downstairs and also 1/2 bath upstairs. I do understand that more baths are always better. Unfortunately being a very late booking right before " busy Memorial Day" the chalet with 2 full baths had already been rented. My website is referenced on VRBO and has an aerial photo of the location of the chalet and Lake. I am happy that your guests expressed to me on several occasions that my resort was amazing and I appreciated their accolades and your comment on your review that I was great and that you would definitely come back. I try to do everything possible to please my guests. Thank you. Warm regards, Diane
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Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hitching Post Tavern ON SITE
Nearest Ferry
64 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Thousand Acres, Stony Creek
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Stony Creek
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lodge at Harrisburg lake
Nearest Ski
33 Miles
Gore Mountain
Car: recommended

The Adirondack museum in Blue Mountain Lake is brilliant, great horseback riding, tubing and whitewater rafting, and excellent fishing are located on site and within 15 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Stony Creek Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

****** MUST CONTACT PROPERTY OWNER TO MAKE A RESERVATION. There is a nominal charge OF $10/bundle for campfire wood and $20.00 for propane for gas grill.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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