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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Lake Algonquin - Wells Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 4

1800's renovated Farmhouse with truly Stunning Views overlooking Lake Algonquin and Adirondack Mountains. Sleeps up to 4.

This is a great area to find some peace and quiet, and the perfect home for those who are particular. Great for both adventurers and couch potatoes alike! Year round rugged Adirondack enjoyment can be found outside, while luxury, beautiful views and modern comforts can be found inside.

Our favorite activities include daily 3 mile walks around the lake, hikes to the many nearby waterfalls, swimming, kayaking or x country skiing out front on the lake. The large front lawn is a great spot to relax and enjoy the lake view while barbequing, and evenings are enjoyed out by the bonfire.

This is one of the oldest homes in Wells. Renovated 2010. Enjoy a mix of modern amenities, antiques and reclaimed wood floors. Two bedrooms with queen beds, third bedroom has a double bed. Yes it's 3 bedroom, but no more than 4 persons per rental, sorry!

There are 2.5 baths. Master bedroom has queen bed, private bath, cathedral ceiling, gorgeous oak floors and great lake views. Second bedroom has queen bed, third bedroom has a double.

Downstairs is open floor plan with gorgeous views, propane fireplace, 2 sitting rooms, dining area, chefs kitchen with double farmhouse sink, porch. Dishwasher, micro, washer/dryer, Internet, phone, Weber grill, 40' flatscreen with Netflix (no cable though - we come here to get away from the news!) outdoor table and fire pit.

We are across a small street from the lake. Fishing dock and swimming out front. It is a bit rocky, bring water shoes, or public beach is one mile away. Can launch kayaks right out front.

The house is kept in immaculate condition. We remove shoes prior to going inside - and prefer our guests do as well. However, we know this is asking a lot, so please be mindful of bringing dirt, snow and mud onto our antique wood floors...

No smoking or pets here, this is an allergy sensitive home.

In order to keep this home in it's current immaculate condition, and this 200 year old Farmhouse's plumbing in working condition, we have a 4 person max per stay. We do not rent for parties or family reunions. This is a great house for couples or small family getaways, but not appropriate if you are planning to entertain.

This is lake country so drives to the different lakes can be fun.

Great antiquing and white water rafting up this way.

FALL is AMAZING in the Adirondacks! This house has unobstructed views of color filled mountains, doubled by the reflection of the foliage on the lake, really is a sight to see!

WINTER: Hike, bike, snowshoe, snowmobile, ski, antique, read, write, paint or just sit and enjoy the views across the lake in a small town setting. Winter can be magical up here after a fresh snowfall. We snowshoe (2 sets provided), snowmobile, ski Gore or Oak Mountain, cross country ski out front across the lake or at famous Lapland Lake resort. Garnet Hill near Gore also popular for x country. Some Sundays there are very exciting car races on the lake, great fun to watch from the comfort of the sofa!

Speculator (next town over) rents snowmobiles, you can sled from here to Canada on wide expanse of groomed trails - this is amazing snowmobile country. Guided tours available for those trying it for the first time. Give it a shot - experiencing the Adirondack woods in winter, gliding over lakes, stopping in at different Pubs for a pint and a stew can be great fun. Highly recommended.

We love to slap on snowshoes and explore the woods nearby. Lots of deer, turkey in winter. Simply sitting inside and watching the snowfall surround us is another favorite activity....

More About the Farmhouse: This is one of the oldest homes in town - was a working farm for 100+ years. Sits on elevated 3/4 acre overlooking Lake Algonquin. Truly gorgeous view.

Kitchen - our favorite room! Beautiful lake views, room for multiple cooks, open to the sitting area, fireplace and dining table, so the cook can converse with everyone else. Double farmhouse sink, 5 burner gas stove, expansive wood counter space. Nice pots, pans, dishes, glassware.

Porch - there is a large porch on the backside of house. Can read out there or store your skiis and toys. There is a sitting area to remove and store shoes so if you would like to be shoe free in house, as we are, it is convenient.

Yard - out front is relatively private - you are on a hill overlooking the lake and mountains beyond. There is a local road between us and the lake, but we are above it and it is somewhat obscured. We have four Adirondack chairs for lounging and enjoying the view. Large picnic table, firepit and large Weber grill provided.

Extras - 2 kayaks, 2 bikes, 2 sets snowshoes, floats for lake.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment


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Maura is a lifelong Adirondack weekender, her family has been in Wells for 4 generations. David and Maura spend lots of time here in all seasons, and have 3 lakeside renovated homes, all available for weekly rental.

Maura purchased this farmhouse in 2009

Stunning Views, Luxury Inside, Rugged Adirondacks Outside

We Love the fact that this house used to be the scariest one in town....but we always thought it also had the best views! We were right...and since we gut renovated in 2010, it now has all the comforts of a modern luxury year round home combined with 100 yr old reclaimed floors with antique furnishings and features...and was redesigned to best capture those views! Amenities include kayaks, bikes, large Weber Grill, Firepit, large picnic table. Fishing pier across the street. Wireless Internet, 40' flat screen, iPod Player, Chefs Kitchen with killer views while cooking! Great master bedroom with views as well.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Lakeside 1800's Farmhouse - Stunning Lake and Mountain Views
average rating of 4.923077 based on 18 reviews
Lakeside 1800's Farmhouse - Stunning Lake and Mountain Views
Lake Algonquin - Wells Adirondacks
Brooklyn, NY

Cozy winter perfection!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Everything about our weekend at the farmhouse was idyllic and perfect. The house is beautiful, exquisitely decorated, spotless, and perfectly functional. Everything was clearly labeled, in perfect working order, and was of the upmost quality. We relaxed all weekend long by reading by fire, cooking delicious meals, cozying up to watch movies, walking around the lake, and just enjoying the beautiful snowy winter view. Maura was prompt, clear, and courteous in all of our correspondence. It felt like we were visiting a gracious friend's home--nothing about it felt like a rental property. We would definitely like to come back again and experience different seasons in this charming and peaceful setting.
Lakeside 1800's Farmhouse - Stunning Lake and Mountain Views
Lake Algonquin - Wells Adirondacks
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From The Guestbook: "Lot's of Cooking"

From The Guestbook: "Lot's of Cooking"
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
Thanks so much for sharing your lovely Farmhouse. We cooked up a storm in the great kitchen next to the fire. Some much desired snowfall came along so we snowshoed up Mt. Sawyer to some awesome views. Thanks for providing them!

We would love to come back to see the area in different seasons.
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Lake Algonquin - Wells Adirondacks
Charleston, SC


  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This beautiful old farmhouse was my absolute favorite vacation rental ever! It was quiet and serene, the perfect spot to relax and unwind for the week. The house has been beautifully restored, it felt like we were staying in a friend's home rather than a cold hotel room or outdated rental. I look forward to returning next summer!
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Lake Algonquin - Wells Adirondacks

Enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We're from Virginia and perhaps the best part of our stay was the cool nights (in the 50's) and the chance to sleep with the windows open in August like it was October. Waking up in the master bedroom to a beautiful and peaceful view of the lake is priceless. The only surprise (which can be a plus or minus depending on your perspective) is that the house is not as "remote" as you might assume from the photos. There are close neighbors on both sides of the house and the lake itself has very little undeveloped waterfront property. If you love to hike, this is your place. Every mile or so in both directions offer signs with trails to remote ponds and smaller lakes. We took day trips to Saratoga (for the horse races- 1 hour), Cooperstown (1 hour 45 minutes) and Lake George (less than 1 hour). There is a very cool used bookstore nearby where we stocked up on reading material. Nice relaxing stay-
Helpful votes: 2/2
Lakeside 1800's Farmhouse - Stunning Lake and Mountain Views
Lake Algonquin - Wells Adirondacks

Amazing House

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
One of the best house we've ever rented. The house is extremely neat, with every single detail carefully though through. Everything about the house is as described. The owners are very responsive and pleasant. Highly recommend.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Car: necessary

Wells is a sleepy, scenic town in the southern Adirondacks. Very quiet here - there are days you might be the only one on the lake, even mid summer. No tourists, just summer camps and one motel in town.

Spring thru Fall there is a terrific local restaurant, a diner, free tennis and basketball courts and an ice cream shop. Winter the diner is open.

LOTS of healthy outdoor year round activities here!

Spring and Summer for swimming, kayaking, hiking, lots of remote waterfalls to explore and lakes to visit.

Fall is stunningly beautiful foliage, especially from this house! Unobstructed views of the lake and mountains beyond.

Winter activities:

Downhill ski Gore - 35 minutes

Downhill ski Oak - 15 minutes

X country Lapland Lake - 25 minutes - dining, skating, tubing, reindeer!

X country Garnett Hill - 35 minutes

X country out front on our lake!

Snowshoe everywhere!

Snowmobile - rent in next town

Just watch the snow fal

Other Activities: Other things to find in surrounding area:

Many lakes and rivers to explore


Saratoga Race Track (1 hour)

Zoo and Safari Rid



Horseback riding


Visit Lake George (1 hour)

Golf: Local golf courses are around....Speculator has a course 15 minutes away

Ski: Downhill skiing at Gore, 35 minutes

Oak Mountain 15 minutes away

Cross country skiing out front across lake or through woods

Lapland Lake (highly recommended!) 25 minutes

Garnett Hill (also great) 40 minute drive

Snowmobile rentals in next town

Snowshoes (2 sets) provided by us

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Availability & Rates

Lake Algonquin - Wells Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Winter and Spring
Nov 1 2013 - Jun 5 2014
3 nights
Jun 6 2014 - Sep 12 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 nights
Sep 19 2014 - Oct 13 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning $90.00
Notes $1150-$1400 week
$90 cleaning fee per stay
$500 security deposit is refunded within 10 days of departure assuming no damage.

Holidays may be higher.

Winter and Spring:
One Couple discounts!

Summer Rates:
$1350 week, Fri to Fri rentals, sleeps 4 max - no entertaining here, sorry!
No weekend rentals in summer, but some midweeks may be made available
Payments are:

20% via credit card to our
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Lake Algonquin - Wells Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest 1/2 Bath - toilet
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Guest Bedrooms upstairs have use of 1/2 bath upstairs and full bath downstairs. Master Bedroom has private bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Private bath, cathedral ceilings, oak floors, great views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Handmade Pine Bed
  • Master Bedroom is upstairs, has cathedral ceilings, 4 poster queen bed with high end new mattress. Really beautiful views from picture windows overlooking the lake. 100 yr old refurbished oak floors in bedroom and in the private master bathroom. Nice soaking tub with shower, great views from the bathroom too! Bedroom #2 has nice queen bed, also with new and very high end mattress. Bedroom #3 is an all pine room with handmade pine bed, double mattress. Yes we have 3 bedrooms, but we rent to only 4 persons max here to keep the wear and tear down. We work VERY hard to keep this house in the pristine condition that you should find it in when you arrive! Limiting occupancy is the only way we can do this. There is a nice 1/2 bath in upstairs hallway for the Guest Bedrooms use. They also have use of a full bath and shower downstairs. Very nice linens and towels supplied to all guests.
  • Radio
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Barbecue
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Tennis Court
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • waterfalls
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • paddle boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • whitewater rafting
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • mountain climbing
  • hunting small game
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
  • freshwater fishing
  • ski privileges optional
  • fishing
  • water skiing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • ice skating
  • fly fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • cross country skiing
  • pier fishing
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • water tubing
We have a 40' flat screen for DVD's and Netflix (supplied). We DO NOT have cable TV. Lots of books in the house. Comprehensive list of places to go and things to do provided.
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