Downstairs is open floor plan with gorgeous views, propane fireplace, 2 sitting rooms, dining area, chefs kitchen with double farmhouse sink and a 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 the street from beautiful Lake Algonquin. Our views alone are worth the visit!
WINTER: Hike, snowshoe, snowmobile, x country or downhill 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....
Our favorite activities include 3 mile walks around the lake, hikes to the many nearby waterfalls, swimming and kayaking out front on the lake. The large front lawn is a great spot to relax and enjoy the lake view while barbequing, and evenings can be spent out by the bonfire. Fishing dock out front. Swimming is easy access, but It is a bit rocky, bring water shoes, or public sand beach is one mile away. Can launch kayaks out front.
The house is kept in as close to perfect condition as we can manage - so far so good even with all our rentals! 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...
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. Very nice pots, pans, dishes, glassware.
We do go out of our way to supply amenities that we feel will make our guests stay a little easier and nicer, things that are not normally found in a rental - binoculars, table cloths, iron and board, boats, bikes, paper towels, tin foil, plastic wrap, napkins, sugar, spices, condiments - lots of little things you would find at home but may not think of bringing while traveling on vacation.
In order to keep this 200 year old Farmhouse in it's current immaculate condition, and it's plumbing in working condition, we have a 4 person max in summer per stay. We do not rent for parties or family reunions, sorry! This is a great house for couples or small family getaways, but not appropriate if you are planning to entertain.
Yard - out front is where we spend our time, relaxing on the large flat grass lawn which is elevated by a stone wall, 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, fire pit and large Weber grill provided.
This is lake country so drives to the different lakes can be fun. Great antiquing and white water rafting up this way.
FALL FOLIAGE is AMAZING here! This house has unobstructed views of color filled mountains, doubled by the reflection of these mountains on the lake, really is a sight to see!
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.
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.
No smoking, candles or pets here, this is an allergy sensitive home.