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ADK LUXURY, MAGICAL LAKE, BOATS, PADDLEBOARDS, TIPI, FREE 9 HOLE MINI GOLF, BOOK

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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 www.adirondackbearcountrylodge.com you will see FACEBOOK, click on PHOTOS for 100's of pictures and also more reviews !

UNPLUG, ESCAPE THE CHAOS AND RECONNECT WITH YOUR FAMILY !

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

For a " TRUE ADIRONDACK EXPERIENCE"

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

Owner
Diane M. Daly
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 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 Stony Creek

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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Amenities

Stony Creek Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • chalet has 1 1/2 or 2 baths.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 Queen beds . All mattresses are NEW !, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 Twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
We have just added a 18' Native American Tipi to our property. Shipped all the way from Oregon from www.tipis.com (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 !

Reviews

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average rating of 4.892857 based on 29 reviews
5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place for our family to unwind and reconnect. Highly recommended! Diane is such a gracious host; thoughtful and generous. She took time to drive the kids around property in her golf cart. They thought that was cool! We played ping pong and volleyball and shuffleboard. She has thought of everything to make your stay memorable!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer, Thank you so much for the review. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with me. I really enjoyed watching your family playing on MY NEW 9 HOLE ADIRONDACK MINIATURE GOLF COURSE, from early in the morning to late at night. Also my recreation barn and out on the lake using the paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, and rafts. Nice to see the kids get away from the electronics and back to nature, playing gameboards, and sitting by the campfire. Can not wait till you come and visit again.
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Great location with excellent amenities, very clean & comfortable cabin

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a wonderful vacation at Bear Country Lodge. My husband and two children (age 6 and 13) had an awesome time. First the necessities. The cabins are very comfortable and clean. The owner has decorated the cabins very nicely and has thought of "comfort" with furnishings. Every morning my kids were up playing on the miniature golf course, bocci ball, ping pong etc. It was wonderful to sit on the porch reading a book (drinking my coffee) and watching my kids play with the other children. We also enjoyed joining them at the games. The lake had lots to offer as well , fishing, pedal boats, paddle boards and kayaking. Both kids love swimming out to the docks and fishing with their father. We loved the quietness of the lake and it was easy to go off and do sightseeing. We truly enjoyed our vacation and appreciated the owners attention to detail. She genuinely wants to give you an great Adirondack experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: June 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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5

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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4

Fun and Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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68 Miles
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Nearest Barpub
Hitching Post Tavern ON SITE
Nearest Ferry
64 Miles
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Nearest Golf
15 Miles
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Nearest Train
15 Miles
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Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
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Nearest Ski
33 Miles
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Car: recommended

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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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