Old Forge House Rental Photos and Description
House, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)
Fawn Hill Camp is a charming Adirondack red and white cottage, nestled near the woods. Fawn Hill was named for the hill behind the cottage, where a baby fawn was born and then hidden by its mother on the deck of our camp for safe-keeping.
The cottage is just a short 1/2 mile walk or drive from the Old Forge town center. Old Forge has a sandy beach with life-guard, and diving boards for great swimming. A boat dock in Old Forge for your motorboat, canoe or kayak is close at hand. Many quaint shops and restaurants abound on Main Street for your shopping convenience and for enjoyable eating-out after another great day in the Adirondacks.
Also nearby is a well-stocked supermarket, a drugstore, and a movie theatre. Old Forge is also the home of the Enchanted Forest, a large water-slide park, and of McCauley Mountain where a chairlift takes you up for scenic views. Two golf courses are within a 15-minute drive.
The cottage has a large deck with an awning which overlooks the woods where many deer pass by every day. The deck provides a leisure spot to enjoy coffee and newspapers in the morning and to have meals in the outdoors.
Fawn Hill is an excellent location for hiking or biking, situated on the South Shore Road bike path which connects to the Old Forge bike trails. Fawn Hill is perfect for your family holiday needs.
The cottage includes four small bedrooms upstairs and one bathroom downstairs with shower and is very suitable for a family with children. Three of the bedrooms have double beds and one is equipped with twin beds, therefore 6-8 can be accommodated. One bedroom also has a small TV.
A screened-in porch on the front of the house provides additional 'hanging-out' space for you and your guests. The kitchen is fully equipped with stove, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, and toaster. There is plenty of cupboard space, stocked with dishes, pots and pans, utensils, and all other kitchen essentials. A beautiful, sunny, dining room seats six.
There is also an outdoor gas barbecue and a fire pit to roast marshmallows with the kids. For rainy days there is a large 40' flat-screen TV with HD Time Warner cable in the living room, as well as stereo and DVD player. The electric fireplace in the living room gives a cozy feel, no matter what the season.
At the back door mudroom entrance you will find a small washer and dryer, as well as an iron and ironing board for your convenience. The house has a double garage to keep your car dry and to store bicycles, kayaks and canoes. Gas and electric heat are also included.
In the winter the lighted garage makes a ideal place to store or work on your snowmobiles before accessing the Old Forge snowmobile trails from South Shore Rd. You will find that you are only a half mile from all the winter action in downtown Old Forge. Old Forge has been the home of McCauley Mountain for the last 50 years, providing great skiing, especially for children. Numerous cross-country ski-trails also exist in the area.
The cottage has cell phone reception from Verizon and ATT.
No pets and no smoking in Fawn Hill Camp please.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
George has been vacationing in Old Forge since 1956 and was born and raised in the NYC area. Marion was born in Holland and has been enjoying Old Forge since 1997. We purchased this house as our own vacation home and used it for almost 10 years ourselves. When we retired in 2006, we built a new home in Old Forge and started renting 'Fawn Hill'. We love the Adirondacks and are enjoying retirement and all there is to do locally. We take care of the house ourselves, so everything will be perfect for your vacation stay!
Hope to meet you soon.
George & Marion
If you are energetic you can walk or bike the half mile into town and stroll the Main Street shops, restaurants and bars.
The house has deer visiting almost every day! Its only one half mile from town and on the Old Forge bike path.