Captivating Adirondack Chalet-Enchanting Lake-Access to Pool/Tennis/Dine/Tavern

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Winner of 2016 Trip Adviser Certificate Of Excellence Award! BOOK NOW FOR SUMMER! CELEBRATION CUT!
Standard rooms still available in the main lodge, overlooking pool!

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Tucked in the picturesque Adirondack mountains, situated on historical grounds, 'The Lodge at Harrisburg Lake' welcomes you to an unrivaled vacation experience. It is a small intimate resort, set within the majestic pines, just 29 miles from Lake George Village. Our 'brand new chalet boasts incomparable luxury with an abundance of amenities inside and out, available right here onsite! Our guests have access to the outdoor pool, tennis court, game room, canoes/kayaks, and it is just a short walk down a path, to the beautiful Harrisburg Lake.
Note: Pool is open Memorial Day weekend - Labor day weekend.

Step outside ....
Breathe...smell the scent of the tall pines...and here it begins...
Your vacation!

Prepare your breakfast in the chalet's state of the art kitchen, where you will find cooking a pleasure! Everything is new, from appliances to silverware. Enjoy your meal outside on the large deck, overlooking the whispering pines.
Don't feel like preparing breakfast today?
Walk over to the 'Bavarian style lodge', where you will enjoy a buffet style breakfast, all homemade!
DINING at the lodge:
Breakfast is served 9 am daily, $10.00 per person -- children 6-12 1/2 price, 5 under free,
INCLUDES: eggs, bacon, potatoes, pancakes/French toast, seasonal fruit platter, all natural freshly baked croissants, cold cereal, coffee, tea, orange juice.

Dinner buffet style served 5 pm daily, $20.00 per person, same rates as above for children.
INCLUDES: 1 preset entrée, homemade soup, salad, potato, vegetable, dinner rolls, dessert, beverage

24 hour prior notice is needed during the summer season to reserve breakfast or dinner
48 hour prior notice is needed for the fall, spring and winter months.

After your breakfast...
Stroll down to the spectacular 'Harrisburg Lake' one of the hidden gem's of the Adirondack's. There you will find a private beach with crystal clear waters, and the view across the mountains, is no less than breathtaking!
...Soak up the sun
...Canoe or kayak and explore the surrounding nature. A family of loons will most likely be cruising the lake beside you. Or, you may encounter a moose walking along the outskirts of the woods on the distant shore. A photographers dream!

If the lake is not your thing, we have a beautiful outdoor pool located at the main lodge, that you will have access to, ready to refresh you on those hot summer days, with all day sun!

Our fully equipped tennis court will give you the workout you need. Perhaps you would enjoy a game of basketball, shuffleboard or badminton.

Hike one of our many NY state trails right at our door step, including one that leads to the Wilcox Wild Forest, encompassing one of the few wilderness lakes in the Adirondack park. There are two state lean-to's available for overnight camping.

After returning from your days rigorous activities, you must be hungry!

Prepare a delicious dinner at home, or join us again, at the 'lodge' for a dinner buffet.
The chef prepares everything fresh, from scratch with all natural ingredients. Many of the vegetables and herbs used, are from the organic garden on premise. 24 hour notice required in summer and 48 hour notice in spring, winter and fall.

Guests are always welcome to lounge in the main lodge's TV/library room, where they can play a game of chess, or simply relax and read a book.

The day is ending but the evening is just beginning!

Enjoy your private bonfire at your chalet, tell stories, toast marshmallows, while peering at the distant galaxies! The stars here are like nowhere else.

'No more stories?' No more marshmallows?' and its 'not time for bed yet"?

Bring the kids over to the game room.
Let them play for a while... ping pong , Foosball, board games.
Enjoy the bonfire outside the tavern, its all adjoined.
Perhaps you would like to drop into the 'tavern' for a glass of wine or a signature cocktail.
The tavern has a rustic barn interior, with a taste of the "Old West". A perfect blend of character as well as Adirondack charm, complete with history! A post office and general store from the turn of the century.
The tavern will give you a warm welcome with a wood burning fireplace inside, and an outdoor bonfire lit nightly, perfect for roasting and toasting to new friends. There is music playing nightly, and a dance floor large enough for you to show off your latest moves.
I think its time to end the night!

Don't forget winter!
Winter at Harrisburg Lake is a winter wonderland!
Cross country skiing and snowshoeing are ideal here with our endless trails.
There is ice fishing on the lake.
'Gore Mountain ski area', was rated top 10 best snow making in the country with a 2,537 vertical drop!
'West Mountain ski area' is a family friendly ski area and offers snow tubing and night skiing as well.
'The lake George Winter Carnival' on weekends in February are always fun!
Look for our Thanksgiving/Christmas/ New Years/
Valentine/Presidents weekend/Easter specials!
Don't miss the 'holiday and winter' fun here at the lodge!
Roads are always plowed!

One of the greatest attributes the Adirondack region has to offer, is that you can be completely immersed in nature, but within close proximity to major shopping, theme parks and so much more. There is something for everyone, which creates a satisfying and memorable vacation!

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Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master Bedroom with master bathroom ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 4: 2 double


  • Living Area: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    2 Living Area's have 2 single sofabeds, sleeps 2 ...moreless

  • Bedrooms have BRAND NEW beds, matresses, linens, comforters, pillows. The Master Bedroom has Cathedral ceiling with skylight. Large closets in each bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathrooms are brand new. Ceramic tiled floors. The bathroom on the main floor has a Jacuzzi tub....moreless

Other Amenities

  • On premise, is an Adirondack style Tavern with History and Character! Originally a Post Office and General Store from the turn of the century!. On site, a Bavarian style Lodge' set on the original location of the 1890 'Lake House Hotel.' Available for Breakfast/ Dinner Buffet. Reservations required- 24 hours prior. 48 hours prior notice for spring , winter and fall seasons. ...moreless


  • Books:


  • DVD Player:


  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    The game room includes: ping pong, board games, coloring books/crayons , children's, books, Toys, CD player, and TV with DVD player, so bring your favorite movies!...moreless

  • Games:

    Outdoor games include: Basketball, Shuffleboard, Badminton and a fully equipped Tennis Court! ...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    The pool table is located in the tavern....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Television:


  • Toys:

    There is a separate Cub room for smaller children, with a variety of toys available, including legos, coloring books/crayons, blocks, and eraser board....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Available ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View:

    The mountain veiw across the lake is breathtaking!...moreless

  • Resort:

    On premise is a Resort you will have access to. It includes an Outdoor Pool, Tennis Court, Beach, Game room, Tavern. A Bavarian style Lodge serving Breakfast/Dinner Buffet Welcoming reservations!...moreless

  • Rural:

    There are MANY State hiking trails within WALKING distance of property. Including trail to the 'Wilcox Wild Forest' and Wilcox Lake, one of the few WILDERNESS lakes in the Adirondack Park lean-to avl....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Cross country skiing is ideal here! ...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Gore mountain and West mountain Ski Areas Ski/Snow/tubing/Snowboarding/Night skiing All 45 minutes away!...moreless

  • Village:

    Lake George Village about 40 minutes away, has a variety of shops, restaurants, lake cruises, theme parks and much much more! See below for more about Lake George Village....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • 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
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Fireplace:

    Stone woodburning fireplace in livingroom ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The chalet has hot Forced air heat in addition to the woodburning fireplace....moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, pillows, comforters, bath towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious livingroom with cathedral ceiling, woodburning fireplace and deck. Open floor plan to kit/din area. Lower level has an additional living area with sofabed for 1 as well as BR with 2 full beds...moreless

  • Parking:


  • Telephone:

    A telephone is available for emergancies at the main lodge on premise. There is NO cell phone service, BUT Wifi does allow for the VIPER APP on the IPHONE!...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom towels are provided, but you must bring your own pool and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:




  • Boat:

    Row boat available...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Our chalet features a large deck with plenty of room to relax and unwind while taking in the fresh air and beauty of the tall pines. It is not unlikely that you will spot some wildlife....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Chalet's have gas grills....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing are ideal here. You will have access to endless trails and property with plenty of snow during the winter months. Ice fishing is also available on the lake....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There is a fully equipped tennis court available for our guests to use....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    OUTDOOR POOL is available for our guests to use. Pool has all day sun! No lifegaurd , children must be supervised by an adult....moreless



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  • Cleaning fee $150
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included


Guests will be liable for any damage or missing items.

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Last updated: 10/24/2016
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany International Airport
Stony Creek, NY, USA
Nearest Barpub
'Harrisburg Tavern' on premise
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack Saratoga Springs NY
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Stony Creek, NY, USA
Nearest Restaurant
'Harrisburg Lodge' on premise Reservation Required
38 Miles
Nearest Ski
Gore Mt
Stony Creek, NY, USA
Nearest Beach
'Harrisburg Lake' on premise

Car: Necessary

Just a short scenic drive from our chalet, are a wide variety of things to do and places to go, that will keep you busy and please everyone... if you choose to step out.

One of the greatest attributes the Adirondack region has to offer, is that you can be completely immersed in nature, enjoying the outdoor activities, but are still within close proximity to major shopping, theme parks and so much more! There is something for everyone, which creates a memorable and happy vacation!

There are numerous horseback riding stables in the area, complete with trail rides or a simple pony ride for the younger equestrians.

White water rafting is a favorite amongst adventure seekers, and with our many rivers nearby, there are multiple choices.

The village of Lake George, is a favorite destination for vacationers and is located just over one half hour away. It has a variety of attractions that will please the whole family. It is positioned on the 32 mile scenic Lake, known as Lake George, Queen of the lakes.

The village consists of a variety of shops where you can purchase anything from souvenirs, apparel and jewelry, to Adirondack style furniture and more. Enjoy the old fashioned candy and Ice cream shops where home made fudge, candy apples, and icecream are favorites with the adults as well as the children! There are many choices for dining, from steak and lobster to pizza and burgers. One of my favorites is 'Georges Restaurant' with its dynamite salad bar and 'all' of the above. Enjoy lunch or dinner in one of the many restaurant/pubs overlooking the scenic lake.

Motor boat rentals are available on the lake as well as a variety of Cruises with different options including lunch , dinner and moonlight cruises.

For the 'thrill seekers', there is para sailing!

A visit to Fort William Henry is always an exciting experience while visiting the village.

There is also 'Water Slide World', a water park located in the village. It is a little bit cheaper than Great Escape water park, although not as big.

A kids favorite? AH, 'The Wax Museum' where you will find Frankenstein, yes, that's what I said 'Frankenstein', outside, greeting everyone, alive and well! NOTE...some of the very little ones are not so fascinated.

Miniature golf is also a must when strolling the village.

In Shepards Park, located in the village, there are live, free concerts on specific evenings, by a wide variety of artists, including the 'Glens Falls Symphony', Jazz musicians, and Chamber Music Ensembles.

Don't forget, every Thursday night during the summer at 9:30 pm are the weekly fireworks over the lake, where everyone brings a blanket, sit's on the grass, while munching on something scrumptious, to watch the impressive show!

If you travel just a bit further south about 10 minutes, you will find 'Six Flags Great Escape Amusement Park/Water slide World.' Rides galore! AND a waterpark... awesome for a hot humid day. They do sell two day passes so you can fit it all in.

Also on the way, you will see the famous Lake George Outlets...great option ladies for a rainy day! Also a favorite for school clothes shopping...shshshsh, don't tell the kids! And while your shopping, dad can bring the kids to 'The Fun Spot' or 'Adventureland', where they have everything from an indoor roller rink and go carts, to laser tag and much more. It is located minutes from the outlets!

There is a Cinema playing the latest movies in the Aviation Mall in Queensbury, as well as the Glen Drive- in, one of the few drive-in's theaters left in America! A great family tradition.

In Lake Luzerne about one half hour away, you will find 'The Painted Pony Rodeo', one of the few professional rodeos. It is definitely worth the trip! The rodeo is held on Wednesday, and Saturday nights. They also have an optional BBQ dinner outside, as featured on the 'Rachel Ray show', and they get their meats from the famous 'Oscars Smokehouse Meats' in Warrensburg, another of Rachel's favorite places about 30 minutes from us. I recommend their smoked bacon and natural kielbasa....its great on the grill or bonfire!

Saratoga Raceway and Casino is another favorite amongst tourists. It is located 50 minutes away in Saratoga Springs. The big races start in August.

Lets not forget Winter activities.

Onsite winter activities include snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing, ice fishing. Near by we have Gore Mountain ski area about 40 minutes away. Rated top 10 best snowmaking in the country! Great skiing/snow boarding. Another ski center is West Mountain, a family oriented ski area, with skiing/snow tubing/snowboarding/night skiing.

Both ski areas are approximatly 40 minutes away.

There are many other attractions in the Adirondack/Lake George region, but to many to list which is why this is one of the most popular vacation spots in the Northeast!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2005

About: As a child, I grew up in NYC, with my parents and two older brothers. I studied dance, singing and trumpet. I had a very busy childhood! My father was a trombonist with the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center, so I spent many an afternoon there after school, but not attending the opera. My father formed a Brass Ensemble, including myself, my two brothers and 3 students from The Performing Arts. We rehearsed and performed with the NYC Opera's children's chorus, accompanying them for several years. I also performed in musical theater, so along with studying trumpet, singing and dance, as well as attending school, I had somewhat of a different childhood from the rest of my friends. Summer was always a very special time for my family, we got a moment to relax, take our family vacation's and fell in love with the Adirondack mountains!

Why Stony Creek, NY, USA:
After traveling on many family vacations, I simply fell in love with the Adirondack mountains with all its beauty. Just breathing the fresh air with the scent of the pines and swimming in the crystal clear lakes, was all I needed to fall in love. Coming from NYC, I think it was even more appreciative! I always wanted to live in the Adirondack's, but never thought the day would come when I could finally be here, when ever I chose to be. As I was searching for a vacation home in the Adirondack's, the last property I was to see for the day, was this property! Driving and not knowing what I was about to find.... a dream! What seemed to be a road leading to a desolate area, upon arriving, realized, it was right in the middle of an intimate and charming resort, with a beautiful beach on Harrisburg Lake. My family and I never knew this area existed in all of our travels. What a perfect and unbelievable find!

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
What makes this property unique in comparison to others, would be that it is situated on property from the late 1800's and full of history. For a quick history synopsis, the town of Stony Creek was settled in 1795 and established as a town in 1852. It was called West Stony Creek at that time. During that period, extensive logging was done where the main Lodge is located. In 1875, where the Lodge stands, a lumber camp was built by Thomas Wakely. But after the Hemlock trees were taken out, all the logging camps closed. So the building remained unused until fifteen years later in 1890, when it was enlarged and used as a Hotel known as the 'Lake House' owned by John H. Arehart. You will see the actual structure in the pictures. It accommodated 30 guests and was used as a sportsman's hotel, as we are in a hunters paradise here! In 1915 it burned down and was later rebuilt in 1921. It then became The 'Stony Creek Country Club.' In 1935, it was reborn again by Earl Woodward , where he created the well known 'Stony Creek Dude Ranch' The original barn still stands, and the Tavern is the original Post Office and General Store that existed years ago! So coupling the perfect location of being at the END of road and the BEGINNING of the wilderness, the majestic Adirondack mountains, pristine Lake, history, proximity to Lake George AND the amenities...WOW....I think that says it all!!

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  • Chalet Loon

    Chalet Loon

  • Fun in the sun

    Fun in the sun

  • Lake fun!

    Lake fun!

  • Great fishing!

    Great fishing!

  • Game room

    Game room

  • The Main Lodge, elegant yet comfortable dining room and TV/library room

    The Main Lodge, elegant yet comfortable dining room and TV/library room

  • Fresh and delicious dining at our lodge.

    Fresh and delicious dining at our lodge.

  • Hitching Post Tavern

    Hitching Post Tavern

  • Open floor plan

    Open floor plan

  • Master bedroom 1 on top floor

    Master bedroom 1 on top floor

  • Bedroom 3 on main floor

    Bedroom 3 on main floor

  • The Lake House  1890, a hotel for sportsmen. This is where our Lodge stands now.

    The Lake House 1890, a hotel for sportsmen. This is where our Lodge stands now.

  • Outdoor Pool with full sun all day

    Outdoor Pool with full sun all day

  •  Our beautiful beach!

    Our beautiful beach!

  • Peaceful morning on Harrisburg Lake

    Peaceful morning on Harrisburg Lake

  • Tennis/basketball court

    Tennis/basketball court

  • NYS " marked" hiking trails, within walking distance of lodge!

    NYS " marked" hiking trails, within walking distance of lodge!

  • Diningroom in Main Lodge

    Diningroom in Main Lodge

  • Tavern


  • Living area

    Living area

  • View from loft

    View from loft

  • Bedroom 2 on main floor

    Bedroom 2 on main floor

  • Bedroom 4 on lower level

    Bedroom 4 on lower level

  • Our resort previously the famous Stony Creek Dude Ranch

    Our resort previously the famous Stony Creek Dude Ranch

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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