Perfect choice for our September vacation!
We absolutely loved our full week's stay at the Charlene! As a couple with 2 grown children, we found the cottage to be well suited for us - clean, comfortable, everything just as described. The kitchen was cozy, but well equipped with utensils, silverware, pots, and dishes. It was helpful to have soap provided in the bathrooms, as well as paper products, rugs, and bath mats. The manager on the property was friendly and helpful, while allowing us our privacy and freedom to enjoy the full scope of this charming property. Our daughter enjoyed drawing from the vantage point of the Gazebo Park; we sat by the fireplace at Picnic Point; and we used the dock for our sailboat. Our son enjoyed fishing from the rowboat that was provided. Swimming was fun, using the dock diving board and floating dock. It is very hard for us to leave this idyllic spot, but we're already hoping to make a return trip. The location is also perfect for easy access to Lake George Village, and to Bolton Landing in the other direction.
Our only suggestions would be to provide a baking sheet or broiling pan, add some small upholstered chairs, and to include instructions on using the indoor fireplace. It would be helpful to include information on the property listing about the narrow bathroom doorways and stairs to the lower level for the benefit of anyone encumbered. The propane heater in the living room was handy and adequate during our slightly chilly September stay. The wireless connection was a boon for those of us who still had to conduct work or just wanted to be in touch with friends. (We brought our own laptops.) We don't have cable at home, so the YES channel was enjoyed by the Yankees fans in the family, as well as ESPN for the football fans! The lower rate for mid-September made this week possible for us. We were fully content when we drove in to the property for the 1st time, and now we are reluctant to drive away. We hope to return, Cottage Charlene! P.S. We learned a lot about the family who has owned the lodge and cottage and property by reading the informative book provided. Fascinating!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Helpful votes: 27/27
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