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Classic Adirondack retreat nestled on the shores of private Augur Lake

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bdrm, 1ba camp on a private lake with excellent fishing and wildlife viewing.

Nestled just off the shores of Augur Lake in the Adirondack Park, this cabin provides a warm relaxed environment for the vacationer looking to unwind from their usual hectic pace of life. Augur Lake offers an excellent fishery including a healthy population of pike, large mouth bass, small mouth bass, perch and crappie. Personal watercraft are banned from use on this lake allowing a quiet, laid-back atmosphere for those who enjoy paddling the days away. A Canoe, paddles, life vests and some fishing tackle are provided at the camp. There is a spacious 16' x 4' dock for sunning or swimming and boarding the canoe. You are welcome to bring your own kayaks or canoes, but we cannot no longer allow launching of boats that require a launch as there is no public launch at the lake the private party who used to allow launching at their property moved away. The main water source for showering and cleaning is lake water, however there is a bottled tap that provides spring water for drinking. The master bedroom offers a queen size bed and the spare room offers a set of bunk beds plus a futon for an extra guest. Parking is limited to only two cars at this property due to limited space between the camp and the lake. Enjoy your days in the area by exploring near-by attractions such as AuSable Chasm, Poko-Moonshine, The Crux, Kayaking on the AuSable River from the Kayak Shack, and more. For those rainy days, board games are provided for extra family fun. A Welcome Guide is provided at the camp that includes information on local restaurant options, tourist attractions and shopping locations. Linens are provided for your stay and local phone service in case your cell does not work while on the property. This is a cabin designed for relaxing your days away. The decor is distinctly Adirondack in style and intended to add to the atmosphere that mother nature has supplied for us. I encourage you to come and experience our Augur Lake Escape and return to your usual pace of life refreshed and rejuvenated.


Owner
Sue Ann Carter
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

About Sue Ann Carter

As owners we are two couples who have been best friends for years. One of us is a local couple and the other resides full-time in the Boston community. This camp is our personal little spot to escape. Our children (seven total) reunite at this spot to canoe, fish and sun on the beautiful island within view of the dock. Watching as they leap from the rocks into the water over and over again gives us as parents the hope that they will, one day, bring their own children to this lake to enjoy the Adirondacks. Both of our families have a history of law enforcement involvement and that is part of our bond of friendship. Our hope is that our visitors will enjoy and respect the camp as an opportunity to 'un-plug' from the world for just a little while and enjoy the simple pleasures of outdoors as we have. From nights around the camp fire, to days swimming, paddling, reading and fishing we trust you will thoroughly enjoy your privacy and time away.

Sue Ann Carter purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Sue Ann Carter chose Adirondack Mountains

Augur Lake is a hidden Adirondack gem. Because there is no public access to the lake, the waters are accessible only to those who own property along the water's edge. This means that the lake is never 'busy' with boat traffic. The wildlife viewing includes beaver, eagles, porcupine, deer, turtles, water fowl, turkey and more. Augur Lake is the perfect example of heaven on Earth: 'where the water meets the mountains and the mountains meet the sky'. This property is unique from some rentals in that it provides the maximum in amenities at a very reasonable rental rate. Because we recognize that we only offer 10' of frontage(enough room for the dock and swimming) we have adjusted our rental rate to reflect that. We also strive, however to provide an atmosphere that reflects the nature of the setting and comforts of any hotel in the area. This camp is the perfect option for the vacationer looking for an Adirondack experience at a reasonable value.

What makes this cabin unique

Our rental includes access to the lake via canoes and other small water craft, not just the chance to 'look' at the water. The camp furnishings are new and the kitchen /baths are completely updated. Our location is central to all the Adirondacks have to offer and within 5 minutes of the ferry to Vermont for additional exploring.

Amenities

Keeseville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed
  • 2 bdrms - queen bed & bunks w/ futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Notes:
THIS IS A NON_SMOKING PROPERTY

Reviews

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Classic Adirondack retreat nestled on the shores of private Augur Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Very quiet! Beautiful scenery!

  • 5 of 5

Property was wonderful. Neighbors were very friendly and helpful. Lake is absolutely gorgeous and quiet. Will definitely come back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We are always happy to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay. We are yr round residents of the lake and are partial to the quiet, solitude and beauty of this little piece of the Adirondack Park. Thank you so much for selecting our property for your stay!
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5

Clean cabin, Great Lake!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was clean and comfortable. Great for family fishing or swimming on the lake. Lots to do in the area!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great fishing!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was just what I wanted. It was clean and very comfortable. It was a great week of fishing. It is a wonderful place to relax and kick back and fish! I want to go back next year and hope I can rent this cabin again. Also want to say the folks made it easy to rent and take care of paper work. They make it easy for people to enjoy this rental. I could only wish the cabin was actually on the lake, not across the road.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City
5

Perfect escape-- beautiful, quiet, and magical!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I spent a week at the Augur Lake Escape and loved every second of it. We're New York City people with high-stress jobs; at Augur Lake, we completely unplugged and had the most wonderful, rejuvenating time. With no cell or internet service, we canoed daily, swam in the beautiful and quiet lake, sunned on our dock, spent every morning on the porch with coffee and every evening by the fire with s'mores. The home itself is clean and comfy-- we sprawled on the couches and chairs and read a ton, and because all the windows had screens we could enjoy the breeze and fresh air even while inside.

We felt absolutely welcome in the neighborhood (which is entirely private-- no public beaches). We saw a couple of neighbors, but they greeted us with smiles and then left us alone-- which was perfect. When we did venture away from Augur Lake, we had great fun (the Wild Center was a highlight, as was Fort Ticonderoga) and nothing was more than an hour and a half away, at most. There are two dollar stores within close range, plus grocery and wine stores in nearby towns, so we never felt like we were going "without."

We couldn't have hoped for a more wonderful experience on our vacation. We left refreshed, rejuvenated, and deeply grateful.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Family bonding

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were only there for 3 nights but despite the short stay, it was easily one of the most memorable experiences we have ever had. Due to the lack of internet and spotty cellphone signal, my family was able to come together and share loving experiences we could not have acquired with the availability of cellphone signal. We were able to barbecue outside and make s'mores with the children. Also we were given the opportunity to canoe to a small island nearby and swim in the beautiful lake. The late nights around the bonfire really warmed my heart and brought my family together. Along with our amazing experience, our cottage was absolutely clean and cozy and provided us with a breathtaking view of the lake. I would certainly love to go back next year, as well as my children who cannot stop talking about how much they enjoyed this experience. I truly recommend this place if you're looking for a nice place to wind down and enjoy your time with your family.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Brunswick, NJ
5

Great honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a week after our wedding, and although I overlooked the fact that there is no internet and spotty phone service when I booked, it was really great to disconnect from technology and reconnect with the real world. There is a telephone for local calls, and 10 minutes away in Keeseville there's a great cafe with free wifi and the library also has computers for anyone to use.

We enjoyed the fire pit and had many s'mores, canoeing on the lake, watching movies at night, and cooking great breakfasts and dinners. the kitchen has many of the basics for cooking. The bathroom has hot water on-demand and it was great! The heater worked great too for the chilly autumn nights and the bed was very comfortable.

The location is excellent! We took the ferry in Plattsburgh (a great place for larger food shopping trips and more restaurants, only 20 minutes away) to Burlington VT, for a day (be aware that the port kent ferry is only open seasonally), hiked at the Ausable Chasm, visited Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, went to the A&W in Wilmington, where there is Whiteface mountain and some other trails, hiked Poke-o-moonshine (beautiful views of Lake Champlain), and the restaurant in town, McLean's, had excellent food and homemade toast at breakfast.

Sue was very helpful during our stay giving us recommendations about places to hike and visit. We hope to return again next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Plattsburgh, NY
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Keeseville, NY
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Port Kent
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Harmony Golf Course, Port Kent
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Port Kent
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-87
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Keeseville
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Whiteface Mtn, Lake Placid
Car: necessary

Augur Lake is situated just a short 90 minutes north of Albany in the midst of the Adirondack Park and just miles from Lake Champlain. The Adirondacks offer endless day-trip activities for those who enjoy exploring the outdoors. Lake Placid is a short 45 minute drive and offers all the excitement of exploring the Olympic venues, fining dining, shopping, and much more. With access to thousands of acres of state-owned land right outside your door the Adk. mountains are an excellent opportunity for hiking and paddling at no additional expense to traveler. Just 5 minutes from the house, guests can enjoy the wonder of the AuSable Chasm. The Chasm offers hiking, rafting, tubing and new last year, rappelling tours deep into the chasm walls. 20 minutes to the north is Plattsburgh if rainy days give you cabin fever. For live summer theater, options include the Essex Community theater, as well as the Westport Depot Theater. Plattsburgh offers larger box stores, movie theaters, bowling, skate parks and much more. There are so many ways to spend your time in the immediate area, however if you want to explore further, the ferry across Lake Champlain is only 5 minutes away to bring to Vermont. Once in Vermont, you can explore endless Vermont attractions including Stowe, Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne Museum, ECHO Science Center and much much more.

As one can see, we are centrally located to a vast array of activities that will allow your vacation to be all you want it to be....whether that means just sitting by the water and fishing the day away or exploring the wonders of the Adirondack Park and beyond.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Damage Deposit $200

THIS IS A NON-SMOKING PROPERTY.

personal check, cash or money order. Entire stay must be paid in full no less then two weeks prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.