|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The property is totally updated with all new interior, including the kitchen and baths (1 1/2), windows and doors. The home also has a brand new furnace as well as fresh air provided through a heat recycling ventilation system.
You will be able to enjoy this home in the summer and the winter!
It is part of a small community of homes that share a beach that is just 200 feet away down the hill. In the winter, Gore Mountain is only 25 minutes away.
Friends Lake- Quaint & New
Friends Lake cottage- fully remodeled, 2 bedrooms and loft, screened porch, deck, sleeps 7, lake access w/ 200' of beachfront, dock, canoe, in/outdoor games. Lake George 25 minutes & Saratoga 40 mins away.
Come and hike, swim, canoe, relax and play.
This 90 year old cottage has been totally redone to accommodate year-round enjoyment. The property includes 2 bedrooms, a loft that sleeps two, 1 1/2 baths, several spaces for reading, a screened porch and an open deck. Cook your own meals in the new kitchen or travel 3 minutes to the Friends Lake Inn where you can eat an elegant meal in the restaurant or a casual one in the bar area.
We ask that prospective renters please complete the identity verification so that we understand that you are a real person and know who you are. Thank you!
You'll have access to the home, the yard, the beach and the dock and the swimming area. Please note that the beach does not have a lifeguard and you swim at your own risk. You can use the canoe, as well as board games. Bring a book- you'll enjoy the sound of the loons and the quiet of the breeze blowing through pines.
There is internet access (if you must) and a DVD player with TV (and full home stereo system). Cookout on the deck with the grill if you'd like.
Because the lake has not been contaminated with invasive species, we do not allow boat access with boats used outside this lake without special permission (it's complicated) and cleaning of the boat by an authorized cleaning service.
You will not have access to the garage and we ask that you not use the basement as it has some tools and personal items there. ALSO, FOR SAFETY REASONS, YOU MAY NOT USE THE FIREPLACE.
Guests are free to use the property in peace and quiet. We may stop in to say hello just to make sure you're having a great stay.
Friends Lake is an all-natural 3 mile lake situated in the southern Adirondacks. The lake has no invasive species and is home to many native species of both vegetation and fish. The community is quiet, friendly and tight-knit.
Nearby Chestertown- only 10 minutes via auto- has everything a family needs: post office, grocery store, farmer's market, liquor store, library, hardware store, pizzeria, olde fashioned ice cream shop and a gas station.
There's a farmer's market; find the hours at: www.chestertownfarmersmarket.com
Other sites of interest:
Cat Mountain on Lake George.
Crane Mountain, Johnsburgh, NY
The Blue Ledges- and it's part of the headwaters of the wonderful Hudson River.
You can find more information on hikes at www.adk.org
More info on directions to trail heads can be found on google maps.
There are plenty of places to park. Please don't park in the driveway (it is shared with other homes), but rather park in front of the garage. Also, down the driveway to the lake, there is a larger parking area that you are free to use.
Getting around: on car, swim or walking.
Please note that the property has a hot tub that does not function- so it wasn't included in the listing. Also, we currently do not allow use of the fireplace for safety purposes.
Finally- renters agree when booking to use AT YOUR OWN RISK the premises, the beach, and the canoe. Renters also note that there is no lifeguard at the beach and as such swim at their own risk. Thank you.
Please: No smoking on the premises. Thank you.
Guests are expected to live by the Golden Rule. The community is family-oriented so parties, late-nite revelry and disorderly conduct are not within the bounds of use for this property.
I'm a lover of the Adirondacks and have been the owner of this home for several years.
James L. Flacke purchased this cottage in 2007
It's a cute cottage located on Friends Lake- a clean and natural lake with no invasive species! It's close to Lake George, Gore Mountain Ski Area, and many hiking trails and other lakes.
The home is completely redone with eco-friendly materials. It's warm, has both a deck and screened porch and lovely new kitchen and baths. There's also a laundry upstairs for your use.
To anyone looking for a very comfortable and quiet place to use as home base for exploring the wonderful Adirondack area, this is an excellent choice. Close to 2 small towns for any grocery, gas or other needs, yet set close to beautiful Friends Lake; a serene and beautiful place with an explosion of fall colors as its' backdrop. The house has recently been remodeled with very nice touches to make it a lovely place to enjoy. Fast wifi and a nice music system with speakers throughout the house also add to the enjoyment. James was great and easy to work with including dealing with my error on our actual checkout day. He was most accomodating and helpful in woking through some hiccups with the signup process on HomeAway as well and in recommending hikes in the area. Thank you, James for letting us enjoy your wonderful place.
Pros: Great high tech home. All new appliances and awesome slam proof cabinetry and drawers. Stereo system was awesome, wired throughout the while house. Amazingly nice neighbors.
Cons: neighbors(they were very nice but I was looking for seclusion). Landlord INSISTED a realtor come show the house during our vacation. Found that SO RUDE. Asked if he could reschedule the realtor, he said he wouldn't even try to. Also, he showed up at 10am the day I was to leave(check out is 11am), and asked me what I was still doing there. He couldn't even count how many days were in the week. Another con is that the lakefront area is shared with 12 other families. Not private.
Overall 2/5. Would never stay here again. Great house, great neighbors, bad location, bad owner.
Gore Mountain Ski Area.
Lake George Village
Great Escape Amusement Park
Mountain Climbing and Hiking
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 15 2015 - Sep 15 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59.00|
|Notes||Rates are subject to change. Please note that bookings are non-refundable; clients can substitute another date(s) OF EQUAL VALUE OF ONE, CONTIGUOUS STAY at the home, within one year of the booking.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.