Be Together in Lakeside Privacy + Divine View Footbridge Reaches Island W/Canoe
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Chateau / Country House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Find renewal all together at remote & comfortable Northpoint Camp overlooking a clean clear lake at the headwaters of the Adirondack watershed. Here, in seclusion and silence, the magnificence of nature waltzes in daytime sun and tiptoes in the brilliant starlight of the night sky. The Main House has bedroom configuration for maximum of 10 persons. Lean-to Island is your gateway to a vast range of wilderness relaxation opportunities - follow the marked path in the back of the Main House & cross the footbridge.
If you are to connect more with anything this season, let it be Nature. Within her gentle strength, learn to clear life’s path gently and effortlessly. The living forest works overtime here beneath the mountain. It will not only allow you to make deeper contact with yourself but others as well and can fuel renewed purpose at any age.
Swim in clear mountain lake water from your private Island dock; it's deep enough to dive. We provide canoes to launch from here or bring your own paddling boats.
. :: RIGHT FROM LEAN-TO ISLAND::
You can paddle the 'Seven Carries' to vast & wild St. Regis Pond & be back to the Main House deck for a cook-out as you enjoy the sun setting behind St. Regis Mountain :: Pack a picnic & paddle through 3 Lakes and a River right from camp - no car-topping of boats :: Love life as you enjoy the hot mineral bath that awaits in a 6' indoor tub :: Sun, swim and cook-out at Lean-to Island :: Refreshments on deck praising the beauty of antique boats cruising by :: Read a book by the fire - bring your own or find one onsite :: Moonlight paddle on clear water sprinkled with stars :: Campfire songs and s'mores :: Calling loons at dawn and dusk.
LIVING AREA: With floor-to-ceiling A-frame windows (see photo) and promontory location at the northern head waters of Upper St. Regis Lake, you experience a wilderness retreat, indoors as well as out, right beneath the many moods of one of the Adirondack High Peaks, St. Regis Mountain. Relax in front of the stone fireplace after a day outdoors (some wood provided); purchase outdoor wood w/CampCredits or buy your own bundles roadside before arrival. The deck w/chairs, table/umbrella and grill (fuel incl) is just out the kitchen door for beautiful sunset suppers. The rustic wood floors have antique Nepalese carpets in every room.
KITCHEN: This is an updated galley kitchen with dishwasher/soap & dish soap, new 4-burner electric stove/oven and med-sized refrigerator/freezer. Guests use own coolers for fridge overflow; limited storage in fridge/freezer in Boathouse. There's two coffee-makers w/filters, a 4-slot toaster, the popular family crock pot, blender, lg. covered soup kettle, griddle; large and small cookware; baking pans. muffin tins, cookie sheets plus glassware, cutlery & dinnerware. All paper products: paper towels, toilet paper, wax paper, foil, plastic wrap, tissue. Basic salt/pepper begin the season and progress to unopened delicacies left by happy campers for future guests. The handmade dining table seats six comfortably with nicely appointed accessories and the fabulous view; extra dining on deck for large parties. NOTE on WATER: Ours is absolutely pure right from every tap - the most enlivening, refreshing beverage ever put to lips. Bottled water not needed! FOOD: Bring all your groceries for the week. Contact Lynn for an easy cost-effective way to pre-order & pay for food online; orders close on Mon. for delivery by your Sunday arrival. FREE membership: Value added: food waiting for you in Northpoint's kitchen!
LOFT: The ceiling is high enough for a cozy loft that overlooks the LR fireplace below and has a divine view of St. Regis Mtn. Find up here two small rooms that use the downstairs bath. There's a Queen bed out on a traditional Adirondack Sleeping Porch; the other has a panoramic view & can be used as a lounge area with another Double bed . There is electric heat downstairs and super efficient propane hot water on demand throughout.
FAMILY BEDROOM: The Master addition has an outside entrance with a King bed and a Queen pull-out couch making it a Family Suite if required. The new stackable washer/dryer is in the bathroom with shower, sink and commode opens through to the
TWIN-BEDDED ROOM right off the open-concept, high, exposed-beam living area. Here the First Aid Kit is accessible mounted on the wall of a tall built-in cupboard.
MAIN BATH: The 'spa' bathroom has an antique claw-foot soaking tub - no jets but a full 6 ft. of heat-holding cast iron - with the ultimate luxury of unlimited hot water that is clean, pure and made therapeutic by a selection of aromatherapy bath additions provided for your indulgence. This bath has also a sink and commode; it is central in the house and is the primary facility for the loft doubles and is one of two toilet options for the Twin room.
COMMUNICATION: We have intermittent 4G Verizon phone reception at several places around camp and, for your online needs, wifi in our 'internet cafe' outdoors mid-camp and also in the Lakeside Bungalow which requires an ethernet cable .
CAMPFIRES: Care and common sense apply with all fire in the forest. At the outside entrance to the Family Suite is a garden hose with nozzle; it is permanently on for guest use as needed. Smoking is permitted outside only. Ashtrays are provided for the deck.
MOST IMPORTANT: Campfires on the house promontory point and on Lean-to Island must be kept small & personally attended at all times as well as doused out completely on departure. Keep the onsite water container by the firepit at the island and the hose close to the fire ring off the house main deck.
LEAN-TO ISLAND: The canoes/kayaks are kept here - there's a sign to remind you to pull them onto shore . This secluded dock gets sunlight most of the day, water is deep enough for diving. The open campfire - rare in the Adks - is here in front of an authentic Lean-to for camp outs. Be sure to carry a flashlight if out after dark - the hike across the bridge and up to the Main House is dark and narrow. There find a Queen mattress enclosed in mosquito netting, a charcoal grill and outdoor cooking implements. Guests are provided an extensive reference book on arrival to begin this memorable vacation at the edge of 6 million acres of Adirondack State Park. We welcome adult groups and families for a unique and timeless experience.
OPTIONS: Lakeside Mission-style stone bungalow with deck, gas fireplace, Queen bed, sm. fridge, coffee maker, sink, toilet. Because there are no kitchen or showering facilities, the bungalow is available only as an add-on with bookings of the Main House & island. For privacy and superior private boudoir lakeside contact us for details/pricing.
Kayak rental - $150. per week, delivered to Island. Feel free to bring your own boats; Launch your own motorboat w/no public marina services - make fuel arrangements ahead of time. There is a $100. docking fee per week per motor boat. After the half-hour paddle back to your car if you want to take a sightseeing road trip or replenish your groceries, store canoes next to our Garage #46 while away. !! NEW in 2016 for guests booking a week or more - 4-psgr motorboat for use by qualified driver w/one free tank of fuel per week .
HOUSEKEEPING: We provide full housekeeping services before every arrival. Linens, bedding, pillows, quilts, throws, kitchen and bath towels are provided plus laundry facilities/supplies. Bring food, beverages and personals; we provide all else. Everything must be transported to camp via motorboat and up to the Main House via ATV.
LIMIT YOUR GEAR, PLEASE.
CLEANING: The cleaning fee is $250. per week so you need not spend your last day indoors making beds. There are covered plastic containers in the woodshed for trash and returnables; removal is included in the cleaning fee. Take all opened food with you and leave the refrigerator bare.
PETS: Controlled pets are welcome for FREE limit 2 medium-size with weekly rentals It's best if dogs are comfortable in boats and canoes at this water-access-only site. Bring a tie-down rope if needed; we have our own ( curious but friendly) Samoyeds & a cat in camp. Pets must not be left unattended in the house. Barking must be controlled - if your pet is excessively vocal, leave them home or be prepared to depart early w/no refund . Our own pets are kept indoors at night; yours must be too.
PARKING: Free car parking is offered at our private boat landing. Your group will be transported by motorboat to Lean-to Island dock where you will find incl. canoes with paddles & life jackets for your group's use while in camp. Alternatively, you may paddle your own craft to the Island . NYState law mandates life-jacket be present in boat for each adult, and children under 12 must wear one at all times..
SECURITY: We require a deposit of $500.00 cash on arrival which will be returned minus cleaning/trash fee and other incidentals. We are always nearby onsite to help.
Book a wilderness adventure for this coming season that has something to please every member of your group. Perch high above the water with your own island preserve below and forest paths to explore. This is not a handicap accessible site and all parties MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM and walk a narrow pathway between Island and House! Children must bring their own life jackets. Your hosts transport your group to the island for the hike through the woods up to the Main House high above; your food/gear will be delivered to your door via ATV.
PLEASE LIMIT YOUR GEAR!
EVERYTHING IS HERE.
NOW BOOKING stays from Mid-August through Thanksgiving in 2016 and Mother's Day onward in 2017. Specials listed on Rates pg. Sunday to Sunday or other arrangements if available. Contact us for Lakeside Bungalow add-on.
Member since: 2014
- Chateau / Country House
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
All must be able to swim! Our extensive woods are most suitable for kids old enough to explore the property safely by themselves - like back and forth between the Main House and the Island activities. You must provide life jackets that fit your child; they are to be worn in all boats and when near the shoreline....moreless
Your $100. pet fee is nonrefundable. You must not leave them in the house while away so make sure they are comfortable in a canoe. Folks who travel with their animals have good ones - or else they'd leave them at home. Right?...moreless
- Smoking Allowed:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- BR 1 convenient to main bath & a shared bath all on one level. BR 2 a large Family Suite w/sofa, desk, chairs, dresser, coffee maker, propane wall heater, outside entry. Loft BR 3 & 4 are cozy w/views, all age kids love it, bath just downstairs. BR 5 is original 1903 stone furnished Mission-style bungalow w/lakeside deck, soft bath (no hot water), tea/coffee making, sm. fridge, new gas firelogs w/ bedside remote, perfectly situated for moon/stars reflection from lake onto ceiling through wrap-around windows. Offered as option for weekly bookings of the Main House for an additional $1500.00 - no extra security. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Northpoint Camp is the pinnacle of all venues in any price range for an authentic Adirondack adventure. Live in an authentic Adirondack Camp for a week or a month. Many extras available; ask and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Serious discounts for long-term bookings plus Early bird specials. Call us for the latest News from the Lake....moreless
- Game Room:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Promontory view from Main House deck of St. Regis Mtn. Sunsets seen from inside thru floor to ceiling windows either side of stone fireplace . . . OR outside from the deck & down to open campfire ...moreless
Your Private Island : Adk Lean-to, swimming/canoe dock Canoes & paddles incl. Afternoon sun, open fire - guests get wood w/Camp Credits. Forest path winds between Main House & footbridge across bay...moreless
St Regis Mtn rises from the shore just across from Northpoint. The Judy Cameron Memorial Trail leads from a small canoe dock to the top. Hiking time is about 90 minutes; view unmatched; take lunch...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
Dine in front of the open fire looking out at St. Regis Mountain. Authentic linens. Hand-hewn table for 6 comfortably; chairs for 10. Extra seating in open living room and table/chairs on deck....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
FREE but intermittent. Access best in center camp or on Lynn and Jim's porch where guests are always welcomed with their laptops at any time of day or evening. Main router off from 12 pm - 9 a.m....moreless
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
A-Frame floor-to-ceiling windows with best view on Upper St. Regis flanking the stone fireplace. Ceiling fan, warm afternoon sun streams in. Outside entrance from deck and through Greenhouse....moreless
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- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Updated galley kitchen with dishwasher, new stove, full size fridge/freezer; coffeemaker; fully equipped for cooking/serving family meals. All cleaning supplies are there & common condiments....moreless
- Pantry Items:
Full-sized, energy efficient, freezer on the bottom with ice and cold packs for picnics. Somewhat compact; use coolers as back up. LImited extra fridge/freezer space in Boathouse for large groups....moreless
We transport your family to Lean-to Island. We transport your food/gear in another boat and by ATV to the Main House. We are always available in event of onsite emergency. 4 psgr. motorboat incl....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
Robert Trent Jones golf course at Saranac Inn a few miles from Upper St. Regis Landing where your car will be parked. Take the motorboat, jump in your car, go bat some balls, boat home to supper....moreless
- Kayak / Canoe:
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Rates are based on 9 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
NORTHPOINT CAMP IS BOAT ACCESS ONLY. Driving directions emailed to free car parking at our private boat landing. Transport to Northpoint is via motorboat; we fetch guests/food/gear at prearranged arrival and return on departure day. Included is one RT transfer for guests and one RT transfer for food/gear. Canoes, paddles, PFDs (for adults) are provided. Children must provide their own well-fitting pfds. Your own paddling boats are welcome; we will transport your gear. Kayak rental available. Launch your own motorboat (or one you've rented) for a $100. docking permit. NEW in 2016 - 4 psgr. motorboat for occasional use by qualified guest - FREE includes 1 tank of fuel. Well-mannered (ie. NO aggression; uncontrolled barking) dogs are welcome - fee to be arranged onsite - limit 2. We have found that pets who vacation with their people are good dogs just being dogs. It would need to be a very large problem before you would be asked to remove your pet from camp, and there would be no rental refund. Sound really carries over water. It helps if pets are sociable because there are a couple friendly resident Samoyeds sharing the woods here. Standard rental rates are quoted for 6 persons; 6-10 persons add $50. per night per person. $500. cash deposit tendered upon arrival; this covers cleaning, trash removal, boat damage deposit; loss; extra firewood; boat fuel; food service. Receipt given at departure for expenditures along with the balance of cash remaining. !! NEW in 2016 !! Northpoint will match Camp Credits dollar for dollar with the Service Booking Fee that you paid for this service. Details available after booking when our communication will be opened.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 1963
About the owner: Lynn and Jim Cameron have lived on Upper St. Regis Lake in this Caretaker's Cabin since 1980. It is part of the Northpoint Camp complex and one of 3 original buildings remaining of the original 'Little Pond Camp' built in 1905 and destroyed by fire in 1945. The Main house high on the promontory replaced the owner's bedroom cabin complex in 1965. Jim has built more traditional Adirondack Guideboats that any other living builder. His shop is located on the property and welcomes guests for tours and maybe to try out rowing one of his boats. 3 Samoyeds, a very social breed, share camp with all of us. Pets brought to camp must be socialized enough to get along with our camp canines. Your supervision is essential and barking must be controlled.
Why the Owner Chose Lake Clear, NY, USA:
Travel is by boat. Not an island, but NO ROAD ACCESS. Living without the sound of wheeled vehicles is not only rare but usually not accessible in such rustic comfort in an area so convenient to get to. Our guests greatly enjoy this exclusive property complex surrounded by privately held Adirondack Camp estates. You will have full access to this property; all other islands are privately held and not available for use. NEW in 2016 - 4 psgr. motorboat for occasional use by qualified driver - 1 tank of fuel FREE. This makes trips to the car & town for errands easy and quick leaving more time for 'fun' paddling. It also allows the fishermen easy quiet time in Northbay with a quick way back to camp. You'll use our private Lean-to Island for campfire cookouts and swimming from the island's dock in the shadow of St. Regis Mt. and in afternoon sun. There's convenient water access to the St. Regis Mt. hiking trail; there's a round trip canoe adventure taking in 3 lakes and a river; you may paddle the famous '7 Carries' to St. Regis Pond for the day without the need to carry camping gear and arrive back to your own camp for supper on the deck. Onsite is a comprehensive guide/maps to the immediate and greater area hiking and canoeing. Provided by a local camp owner for lake residents, it contains information not available anywhere else. Northpoint has something to interest every member of your group and the acreage to provide enough privacy even for groups traveling together. Increased vitality can be found here reflected in the clear water at the base of St. Regis Mountain and in the breathing in of earth and forest. Drink slow and deep of our pure mountain water for a long-lasting boost surpassing the energizing effects of just the physical activity and social interaction often associated with vacations. Store all the light from your time in these mountains as renewal for your whole year; things to be remembered until your return to this dream.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
At Northpoint Camp on Upper St. Regis Lake deep in the northern forest those that wish can take their wilderness in civilized doses from a sheltering porch. Level of activity notwithstanding, it is certain as the moon and tide, that those who come to these pristine waters are still taken into the vibe - infinite green cathedrals of the forest; the blue/green vista from St. Regis summit; the cry of the loon in chorus across wilderness ponds in the distance. The effect of an Adirondack Lake can charm beyond understanding. We've cherished this privilege for 40 years in all seasons. Now we offer to share it with you. Do come for a visit this Spring, Summer, Solstice, Harvest or Autumn. You won't regret choosing this very special & unique getaway for couples, groups and families.
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Come In and Welcome to Northpoint Camp
Northpoint Camp from the Lake. St. Regis Mtn. is behind the photographer
Coming in from the deck. Well appointed kitchen.
Living room w/big view; Antique native textiles; fabulous view
Your view every day from your dining table
Living Room from cozy loft double-bedded room. Lots of light & killer view.
Loft Double with closet
It's best if your dog is comfortable in boats
Footbridge to secluded Island w/afternoon sun
Twin w/attached Jack/Jill bathroom
Family Suite; outside entrance; greenhouse adjacent; Jack&Jill bathroom shared
Lakeside Bungalow, 1903 Mission for couples. $1500. wk. w/Northpoint Main House
A cozy look in from the deck
Deck dining with view
Inside dining for 8 fully accessorized. Hand-hewn table.
Open fireplace; wood provided
Dine beneath Loft w/View
Stairs to Loft for all ages - Lounge Double, Queen sleeping porch
Loft Bedroom II - a traditional Adirondack Camp Sleeping Porch
Private Island w/authentic lean-to, fire pit. Arrival dock behind photographer
6 ft. of pure unlimited hot water + therapeutics
Washer/dryer. Walk-in large shower w/unlimited pure, clean hot water.
Queen pull-out in Family Suite
Lakeside Suite Add-on. Queen, gas fire, fridge, tea/coffee making, toilet, deck
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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