2 bdrm, 1ba camp on a private lake with excellent fishing and wildlife viewing.
Sue Ann Carter
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 Keeseville
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Disappointed the canoe was not in the water and tied to dock. Paddle boat was full of dirty water not ready for use. Would be difficult to get it into and out of the water. We were told there were no motor boats on this lake and looked forward to fishing from the dock yet when we went to fish others would be water skiing or tubing from motor boats. This made fishing difficult from waves and many weeds.
We are sorry that you found dry-dock/shoreline storage of the water craft disappointing. We do ask our guests to make certain water craft are stored on shore when not in regular use to avoid damage and influx of water from seasonal rain storms. If left out in the rain tied to the dock, each visit to the dock would involve baling water from the boat, which most guests prefer not to deal with when heading out on the lake. This lake DOES have motor craft, but that option is only available to those who own property on the lake and have a boat launch accessible on their private property. There are only approximately 90 owners on the entire lake and 1 of those owns a majority of the entire eastern and southern shorelines of the lake and choose to keep them undeveloped in order to limit the population on the lake. Even on the week of the 4h of July, there are no more than 3-4 boats on the water at any given time so wave action from the boats is at a minimum. Our lake association has banned jet skis and all personal water craft in an effort to limit wave action and erosion to our shoreline.
I wish we had been notified that you needed assistance to get the canoe pushed off the shoreline and tied to the dock, and we would have been happy to lend a hand. We live on the lake year round and are only about 200yds away, up the shoreline. Should any of our guests need a hand with getting a canoe into the water or getting the paddle boat launched, we are right there to lend a hand.
Fishing in our lake is actually some of the best fishing in the Adirondack Park for Large Mouth Bass, Northern Pike, Crappie and Perch. During the summer months, however, those fish will seek deeper water in an effort to stay cool . Using the watercraft provided would most definitely be the best way to fish this lake in the months of July and August. kayaks are also an option if you prefer smaller craft for easier maneuverability.
I apologize that you were disappointed about the watercraft location on shore and the wave action from the couple of boats out on the water on weekends and hope that you at least were able to relax and enjoy the quiet setting of Augur Lake.
This cottage was so lovely. It was rustic looking having all the conveniences of home. It was extremely clean, easy to access. So many things to do in the surrounding area if you choose to venture away from the cabin. Overlooking the lake each morning while having breakfast on the deck was just wonderful. I would recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle. I look forward to spending time in this cabin in the future.
We loved our stay. It was a wonderful experience for all of us. Comfortable, clean, beautiful views. Lots of boats for the lake. Sue was so great to deal with. We want to go back and have a nice long stay.
Beautiful view, great aminities.
Excellant experience. Will rent here every time I visit my family in Peru
Great mini vacation
We loved it there is so beautiful there 10 ft from the water comes with everything you need short drive to Lake Placid stores are near by Sue was great anything you need help with she is right there for you Thank you for everything, didnt want to come home
Cozy. A perfect staycation.
First, communication with Sue was awesome. This cottage was clean and comfortable and the kitchen had all you need. The lake was beautiful and peaceful. Close to Ausable Chasm which was the reason for our stay. There was a great heater in here which helped for the cold nights. Paddle boat and dock were awesome. We would stay here again if ever back in the area.
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.