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Our Gore Retreat-Minutes to Gore Mountain, 13th Lake, North Creek and rafting

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

If you love the outdoors you will love it here.

Our Gore Retreat is a beautiful 4 BR/3BA home located 10 minutes from Gore Mountain Ski Resort. It sleeps 14 in beds with lots of extra room. There is a large screen porch and a wrap around deck to enjoy the mountain views. There are 3 bedrooms with queen beds and a bunk room with 3 bunks and 2 singles. There are also 3 toddler beds. The home features a large LR with cathedral ceilings and a large expansive kitchen. We are 10 minutes from downtown North Creek. The nearby amenities include Gore Mtn, Garnet Mines, 13th Lake, hiking and cross country trails, rafting and tubing. If you love the outdoors you will love our home and this location.

**It is important to note that I have been in charge of planning large (20+ person) ski trips for well over 20 years. So I bring that experience, as a renter to the ownership of this house. I have dealt with just about every issue imaginable, from owners not providing the pass code/combination to get in the house, couple that with no cell service, it makes for an interesting problem to solve; as well as owner telling tall tales about how many their house will sleep. We also welcome your feedback because we want everyone's stay be terrific.

**VRBO site stinks when it comes to the rates section. For anyone interested in renting our home there is a 2 night minimum and the base rate is $300 per night for up to 6 people. There is an additional charge of $50 per person per night and children under the age of 5 are free. There must be at least one person in the party that is 25 years old.

More Details

Kevin Bean
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 3, 2018

About Kevin Bean

My wife, Carole and I have been married 30 years. We love our place in the woods.

Kevin Bean purchased this house in 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

It is a fantastic home for vacation. The house is so comfy and convenient for a group of 14 to 16 people who want to visit Lake George as well as plan few outdoor activities. It is in the best condition and kept very well. WE liked the family room as the best out of entire home since it is at the back of the house which is great for a family of 16 folks all together for wine and dine. Pls do visit this home and get the pleasure of enjoying a luxury vacation!!
Jul 2015
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Johnsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , off the bunk room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , first floor bathroom with laundry
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 3 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
There are numerous trail heads within a 15 minute drive from the house (many are much closer) for hiking and snowshoeing.


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Our Gore Retreat-Minutes to Gore Mountain, 13th Lake, North Creek and rafting
average rating of 4.888889 based on 11 reviews
Tappan, NY

Will Be Coming Back

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a super place.

Kevin could not have been nicer and easier to work with. The place was perfect for a family ski vacation over the Christmas to New Year break. The place looked like it was brand new . In fact we were the first guest to use the new downstairs bath. I have stayed at many VRBO/HomeAway homes and this one is as nice as they come. Kitchen was very well equipped for big dinners after a full day on the slopes at Gore.

We will be back.


  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, it was our pleasure to have you and your family as our guests. You are welcome at our place anytime.
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Highly Recommended. Clean, Plenty of Room, Huge Furnished Kitchen

  • 5 of 5

We rented this location for a long weekend ski trip to Gore Mountain. We cooked several meals in the huge kitchen. The whole group was impressed by the cleanliness, comfort and general upkeep. It seemed more like a home than simply a vacation getaway. Kevin was extremely helpful in all phases of the renting process and quick to reply by text when we had questions regarding the home.

Bonus: great internet and all Dish channels included when relaxing at night.

We plan to rent it again next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wes - thank you for your kind words. Y ou and your friends are welcome anytime.
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White Plains, NY

Back again !!

  • 5 of 5

Our 3rd time back, and we were just as impressed with the place as the first time we walked in. Kevin and Carole do such a great job at keeping the place comfortable and clean. We will certainly be back again. Our family loves this place !

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anthony - I am glad everyone had a good time. You and your group do a terrific job of taking care of our house and we truly appreciate it.
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Perfect Ski House for Large Group

  • 5 of 5

We had 11 people -- three adults, five teens and three youngsters -- so we needed plenty of beds, a big kitchen and a comfortable seating arrangement. This house has it all! It has a great bunk room with cathedral ceiling for the kids, plus three nice bedrooms, each with large beds and nice bathrooms. But the centerpiece of the house is a huge, modern kitchen with lots of counter space and stools. The setting is lovely, up in the hills above the Hudson River. We were there during a heavy snow, and although the drive leading up to the house is long and at times steep, we had no trouble in our minivan. The drive was well plowed. When we arrived, the house was totally clean and tidy -- no complaints whatsoever. And the property is less than 10 minutes to Gore Mountain -- only about five minutes from charming village of North Creek. You'll love this house, and it's a great value to boot.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: TJ - thank you for the wonderful review. You and your family are welcome back any time. All the best for 2017. Kevin
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wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful stay at "My Gore Retreat". Our group consisted of 3 families. 6 adults and 7 children. We had more than enough space for all of us and the sleeping arrangements with the large room of bunk beds for the kids was perfect. Sheets were supplied for the beds. The kitchen was stocked with all necessary appliances, cookware, dishes, and cleaning supplies. Laundry was also available. Bathrooms were also stocked with toilet paper, towels, etc..

The wifi worked great, as well as the tv. The entire house was extremely clean and well decorated and the owners even left us a bottle of wine as a welcome gift.

As for location, we were only a 10 minute drive to Gore mountain.

The house was everything we wanted and even better in person than the online photos show.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jackie & Anthony: Thanks for a wonderful review. You are welcome back anytime. Carole & Kevin Bean
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White Plains, NY


  • 5 of 5

  The house is barely 10 minutes from Gore Mountain and was furnished nicely with objects that reflected the Christmas season. The kids loved the well lit tree in the living room. With a group of 6 adults and 6 kids, there was plenty of room for all of us. The three bunk beds is a great idea, allowing all the kids to stay in one room. A well stocked kitchen provided us with any and all the utensils needed to prepare meals for our crew. Lots of counter space for all the foodstuff that you'd need for everyone, Great big island that we found ourselves around during "Happy Hour". Linens and towels that were provided were clean and fresh. This whole place is clean and fresh, you can just tell when you walk in. It’s obvious that Kevin and Carole, (the owners), wanted to make sure our stay was enjoyable and all our needs were met. There’s a “warmth” here that just makes you feel right at home. Everything you need for a weekend in the mountains is right here. Our whole group agreed that we would certainly look into this home again.

  All in all, a great rental experience that we look forward to going through another time. Thank You's to Kevin and Carole for sharing with us... your “Gore Retreat”... (which may also be "our" Gore Retreat, now too!).

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anthony & Adrienne - we are glad you enjoyed your stay and many thanks for your kind words.
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
NYS 87
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Gore Mountain
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
13th Lake




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Change over fee $75

*We only rent to those who are 28 years of age and older. The $300 per night is for up to 6 people, the is an additional charge of $50 per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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