|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Come find out why we love our camp, the lake, and the North Country so much. Whether it's quiet evenings in a rocking chair on the screened in porch watching the moon rise over the lake, or for the fun and adventures the lake and the Adirondack North Country have to offer, this camp has and does it all. The fall colors are spectacular in the North Country and seeing them by boat from the lake is something special.
Built in 1939 by my Grandfather, modernized in the 80's, now it's available for you to enjoy. This is a hosted stay. I have a separate apartment, so you can see as little or as much of me as you like. I'm there to be your tour guide, boat captain, watersport instructor for wakeboarding, waterskiing, stand up paddleboarding, and tubing, leading day hikes and beautiful road bike rides, or just in the background as your invisible caretaker making sure everything goes smoothly. I grew up spending summers at the camp and it's by far one of the most beautiful and fun places in the world.
Wake up in the queen bed to the sound of waves lapping at the shoreline in the master bedroom. Then coffee at the kitchen table overlooking the lake. The second bedroom has twin beds and is private and quiet. The kids room is just that, with bunk beds, 2 single beds and their own tv, board games and fun, but trust me, they won't be doing anything other than sleeping in there after all there is to do during the day at the camp. Rain or shine there is always something to do. Mornings, get up early and cut up the glassy water before anyone else. Then a bike ride over rolling hills along the lake, or a hike up Pocomoonshine, paddle out to Schuyler island for a secluded picnic,swimming and tubing in the afternoon. For the less adventurous, shopping in Lake Placid, take the ferry over to Burlington for the day, or head up to Montreal, Canada's largest city. Don't forget your passport! Rainy days are nice too. Explore Ausable Chasm and raft down the Ausable river, Parc Safari and waterpark is just over the border an hour away. At the end of the day cool down on the screened in porch, or warm up in front of the large fireplace in the living room. Roast marshmellows over a bonfire on the beach, then lay back and count shooting stars. Life at the camp is great. Come and find out for yourself.
Keywords: camp, north country, adirondack cabin, lakefront, cozy, fun, serene, awesome,
I spend my winters in Tahoe teaching skiing at Squaw Valley USA. I spend my summers at the camp teaching wakeboarding, waterskiing, stand up paddleboarding, leading bike rides and day hikes. I also know how to relax and enjoy the scenery and serenity of wherever I'm at.
Jonathan King purchased this house in 1939
My family has been on Lake Champlain for over 100 yrs. We've all traveled all over the world, but always end up back at the camp. This is not an overly developed part of the lake. It's still just many of the same families from the 30's.
This is a hosted stay. Take advantage of me. I know the North Country and all it has to offer and want to share it with you. I have a separate apartment on the property and can also remain invisible. This is your vacation. whatever works best for you.
My entire family fell in love with Lake Champlain the side on New York. Can't speak of the Vermont side. The water was crystal clear and the sand was like baby powder on our feet. We enjoyed a private dock and all the toys you would want for a lake... what didn't we do? There was a fire pit right on the beach that we enjoyed every night. I really do believe it is one of the best situated lake houses there. The property is the quintessential charming lake house. The porch with rocking chairs was just a wonderful touch. I hope to make this a tradition for our family.
Our stay at Jonathan's camp was great. Upon arriving we could not believe how beautiful the lake was. I have never seen water so clear other than on television. The rock beach was different to see as we are use to sand but the bottom was nice and sandy in the water. The dogs had an absolute blast in the water. We all enjoyed using the boat to explore Schuyler Island. We also had fun wakeboarding, paddle boarding, kayaking, and canoeing. The screened in porch was a great place to enjoy the view and breeze. It did get chilly some of the nights but we were able to enjoy a fire in the fireplace. Vermont was fun to visit and we got to take the ferry, something we have never done before. We visited Ausable Chasm (awesome), Burlington, Ben and Jerry's ice cream factory, Lake Champlain Chocolates, and the Green Mountain Coffee visitor's center. Jonathan was very helpful with any questions we might have. It was a different experience having him downstairs but was only an issue when we left the dogs at the house although he was understanding and patient with them. They were not as well behaved as I would have hoped (barking when we would leave). The house itself was very cozy. Yes, the décor is outdated and there are some things that could use some work but overall it was a nice place to stay. It is nice to stay in a place that is old with some history to it. The train was not mentioned in any of the posts or in the description. We did hear it quite often and at all hours of the night. We did also notice some mold in the house. It is understandable to have this problem being the house stays a bit damp but perhaps some efforts could be taken to get rid of this issue as it can be a real health concern especially to those who are sensitive to allergens, maybe a little more attention when cleaning and maybe a dehumidifier would help. Overall we had a terrific time and I would recommend this rental to others. It is not a luxury stay if that is what you are looking for but it is a beautiful place to stay if you like relaxing by the lake and enjoying scenery. The town of Keeseville is indeed small with not much to offer but Plattsburgh was not that far away (appr. 20-30 min) and had anything you could need. We would love to visit again.
We definitely made the right decision to stay at the camp. From the moment we walked in and felt like we had been here for years, to boating and fishing first thing in the morning, and paddle boarding at sunset. This is a vacation that we will not soon forget and look forward to for years to come. Thanks for making our weeks stay comfortable and cozy.
Wonderful vacation for all! Thank you Jonathan. I highly recommend this lovely Lake Champlain vacation for families. Wish we could have stayed longer given the many wonderful activities at the "camp" and in the region.
Naturally, the vacation's highlight is the beautiful lake and all the activities it affords. Thanks to our host's love of the lake, his many water "toys", and patient, instructional expertise, the entire family enjoyed tubing, wakeboarding, and paddleboarding. Three happy teenagers!
As an added benefit, this beautiful region offered lovely hikes, vistas, and possible adventures.
At the same time, the comfortable home and serene setting entices one to just sit, relax, and read. The big screened-in porch traps you with its rocking chairs and beautiful view of the lake. Morning coffee time slips right into happy hour!
Jonathan's home is comfortable, clean, and welcoming. I loved thinking about all the children that must have enjoyed growing up in this setting.
The real treasure of this experience is the care and attention from the host. Jonathan anticipates every need. We arrived to a campfire already laid, an invitation to use boats and gear, and helpful information for structuring a week that would suit our family.
Jonathan-thank you for sharing this beautiful part of the world with so many families. A true gift.
My family (kids age 4 &2) had a wonderful vacation at King Anchorage for two weeks in July.
Pros: The beach. Though it is rocky, it is rare to have a beach that large on Lake Champlain, and the public sandy beach is a short paddle board or motor boat away. The beach is wide and deep and has plenty of room for kids to play. The dock is long and you can dive/jump off the end and bring the boats right up to it. Jonathan had a bonfire already set up and we had a great fire on the beach.
The gear. Lots of watercraft and toys, and it really helps keep the kids entertained - and the adults. My wife and I loved the stand up paddle boards, and the kids loved to ride on the front. The fact that you have a speedboat at your disposal is also a great plus. The boat was easy to moor, start, and operate. Jonathan will even take you out for a ride, as he did for us and some friends.
The Lake/location. This is a great spot on the lake, nice and wide and very picturesque. Great for swimming and boating. It is also close to Ausable Chasm which is a good day of entertainment, and just beautiful to drive through. There are a few towns nearby, like Keesville, that have a supermarket and a couple basic eating options (though none particularly good). Plattsburgh is about 20 min away.
The porch. The screened in porch is a great place to relax and we ate all our meals out there.
The lawn. The grassy area lakeside and on the sides of the house are beautiful, soft green grass and our kids loved to run around this area, blow bubbles, etc.
Cons: There is only one thing that might give some people pause and that is the house itself. It is an old place, and some aspects, like the kitchen, are a little worn out. Not dirty, just old. The cleaning lady does a great job and the house is overall clean but it does get gritty and musty, especially when it gets hot. After a couple rainy days things got really damp. The BUGS. Hundreds of biting midges/gnats do get inside the house and as the weeks went on we saw more ants, silverfish, roaches crawling about. It is a lake house and bugs are gonna be there, so nothing to be done, really. But if your family is a little squeamish about the occasional bug... The fact that Jonathan is living below may seem strange to some - not to me, in fact more convenient. You will barely notice it.
Strong rec for outdoor/athletes/families (esp ages 4-16). Overall, Jonathan is a great guy and we loved it and hope to return.
We highly recommend this property for a scenic, activity filled vacation! Were a family of five (children 19, 18, 13). We’ve vacationed at a number of lake homes…and we rate this at the top.
The property is as nice as the pictures. The house was clean, spacious, comfortable (even the beds), and well kept. The mountain and lake views were awesome. We rented the house the 4th week of August. Our activities were boating, wakeboarding, tubing, and fishing (caught a number of nice largemouth bass)…biking, hiking, ferry to Burlington VT, the Ausable Chasm (like a mini Grand Canyon… spectacular). The water is clean and clear for swimming with a clean sandy bottom.
The property is on a semi-secluded part of the lake (the lake is huge). The whole area is down to earth, not "touristy". Yet, you can keep as busy as you want to be with outdoor activities.
Outside of staying with friends at their cabins, we never rented where there was a hosted stay and did not know what to expect. Jonathan, the owner, was very accommodating. His knowledge of the area made everything easy and eliminated all guesswork. He was experienced on the water, hiking, biking, and was a great all around host. Thanks!
Motorboat available for wakeboarding, waterskiing and tubing. You be the captian or an experienced captain is available for tours and lessons. Bring your road bike for guided rides. Guided day hikes, and boat tours around the lake. See the fall colors by boat. A long list of watertoys with more added every season. 2 stand up paddleboards for you to enjoy. 17' canoe with electric trolling motor. A good old fashioned rowboat, and lots of tubes, rafts and floats. Plenty of wetsuits and life preservers in all sizes for everyone. 60 minutes to Lake Placid, Burlington and Santa's workshop. Parc Safari and waterpark just over the border an hour away. Montreal another half hour north. Remember your passport! Ausable Chasm, antiquing, farmers markets, all close by. Great hiking, out the door, and just down the road. Fishing must be good, because there is a boat trolling by just about every day!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 15 2015 - Jun 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.