ADIRONDACK ELEGANT CHALET-MAGICAL LAKE-SWIM/PADDLEBOARD/FISH,WHITEWATER RAFTING

Diane M. Daly

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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ADIRONDACK ELEGANT CHALET-MAGICAL LAKE-SWIM/PADDLEBOARD/FISH,WHITEWATER RAFTING

Lake George Chalet Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Chalet nestled in the serene Adirondack Mountains

PLEASE VIEW OWNER'S WEBSITE; PLEASE SEE BEAR COUNTRY LODGE FACEBOOK FOR MORE REVIEWS !

MATTRESSES ARE BRAND NEW, LINENS, APPLIANCES, EVERYTHING NEW.

Looking for a 'TRUE ADIRONDACK EXPERIENCE'

Immerse yourself in nature…

The world will wait…

Are you stressed, tired of traffic, noise, the hectic pace of the city, cell phones and computers?

Relax and unwind with views on scenic Harrisburg Lake and deluxe accommodations.

We do understand that you still have the need to connect with the outside world... so we have installed Top Notch WIFI Internet , Brand new HD TV's, and DVD's. A land line is available at the Main Lodge for emergency purposes.

Sit back and experience the beauty of nature, go hiking, swimming, tubing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching, or sit by your own private campfire and stargaze. All this is ON SITE !

Imagine escaping to a private, exclusive Adirondack lodge tucked away in the mountains with luxury accommodations and personal attention that you just can’t get in a large resort.

Wake each morning to the mystical calls of the Loons, eat a healthy breakfast, take a morning swim in our spring fed crystal clear mountain lake just steps from our back deck.

Choose a physical activity, walking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, or maybe go horseback riding or white water rafting.

Relax in the pages of a good book and listen quietly to the whispering pines while enjoying beautiful Harrisburg Lake.

Later you can sit by the fire, maybe watch an inspiring movie or join us on an invigorating walk in the cool mountain air under a canopy of stars. You have arrived…. Slip away and be refreshed by the tranquility and beauty of God’s great outdoors!

Unplug from the Hi-tech world and reconnect with your family, friends and nature.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Our stay at Bear Country Lodge could not have been any better. After reading the website I was very impressed with the history and sense of pride shown. After speaking with Diane I knew without a doubt this is where we wanted to vacation. My husband and I and 4 kids, 18, 17, 14, and 7, stayed for a week. Upon arriving we commented on how well kept the grounds were. Diane greeted us at the door and I felt like we were friends. She was so welcoming and immediately we felt comfortable. When Diane opened the door to our chalet my 7 year old commented, " wait till you guys see this?...we all laughed but I was impressed that a 7 year old would notice or care about how beautiful the chalet was. It was very beautiful done in true Adirondack style, knotty pine throughout, cozy, roomy,and had everything we needed, including beautiful bedding. My husband and I loved the front porch with Adirondack chairs and gas grill for BBQ's. A great place to have our coffee in the morning and enjoy the sunrise, and also cook our dinners at night while watching the sunset and listening to the Loons. We had our own campfire that the kids loved and cooked smores on at night while gazing at the mesmerizing stars. Diane would come by every night to make sure we had everything we needed and give the kids a ride on the golf cart. The lake was fantastic with the family of loons to watch and hear, and we got a great photo of an American Bald Eagle flying right over our heads which Diane has now posted on Facebook. We biked, went swimming, boating, horseback riding, visited nearby attractions, and just relaxed. As we sat at the dinner table reconnecting with each other, laughing, realizing that our daughter was going off to college in the fall, we realized this vacation spending quality time with our children is just what we needed. Our family like a lot of families have children involved in activities, jobs that we tend to bring home with us and everyday routines that disconnect us. Bear Country lodge, Diane's hospitality, our quality family time and all the great laughter has left us with great memories that will last a lifetime.
Jul 2013
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Diane M. Daly

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Bear Country Lodge is owned and operated by Diane M. Daly, who graduated from Paul Smith's College, specializing in Culinary and Hospitality management.

Diane M. Daly purchased this chalet in 1960

If your looking for a 'True Adirondack Experience', an elegant Bavarian style chalet nestled amongst 100 FT pines then you will love it here. Listen to the Loons on the lake, wildlife abounds , nature trails right on site. Knotty pine Interior, very Adirondack style, wood stove,

My Father originally purchased this property as the Original Stony Creek Dude Ranch back in 1960. I have been coming here for over 50 years now. Please read about our History on owner's website.

A 'True Adirondack Experience', On site Owner. Quiet, peaceful, magical, unique, special. Nestled amongst beautiful 100 Ft pines. The clean crisp air is intoxicating. Stars magnificent.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Adirondack Elegant Chalet-Magical Lake-Swim/Paddleboard/Fish,Whitewater Rafting
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Adirondack Elegant Chalet-Magical Lake-Swim/Paddleboard/Fish,Whitewater Rafting
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Lake George Lake George Area
New Jersey
5

GREAT CABIN ON A PERFECT LAKE - GET OUT, UNPLUG, AND PADDLE!

  • 5 of 5
Just got back from a great trip to the Bear Country Lodge - kids actually mostly unplugged for the week and it was a perfect vacation. Location allows you to really slow down and focus on your family - plus there is so much to do in a relatively close distance. Including horse back riding, hiking, amusement parks - not to mention lots of onsite activities like fishing, swimming, and paddling with every imaginable type of watercraft (kayaks - to rowboats and everything in between).
Miss it already.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Chris, Donna, Allyson, Kevin, Lauren, and Barbara,
So great to have you as my guests. Wonderful to see you having so much fun together as a family and really happy that your mother was able to make the trip. I see that you really loved the lake and took full advantage of it. Kevin, I encouraged you to try and unplug for the week and it made me smile when you boasted to me on the second day that you had spent 6 hours on the lake, no computers, just swimming, boating, fishing, and horsing around with your Dad on the dock. Every morning I would see you guys walking down the path to the beach with your fishing poles, paddles, inflatables, life jackets. You tried out all the boats, the 4 inflatables, the 2 kayaks, the rowboat, the 2 canoes, the 2 paddleboards, the peddleboat. Chris you are the Paddleboard King ! ... and congratulations on catching the huge large mouth Bass. Late in the day I would see you playing ping pong in the recreation hall, BBQing, and then kicking back by the campfire and starwatching. Happy to hear how everyone was so relaxed and slept so much better than at home. I hope to see you again soon. Many Thanks, Diane
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Lake George Lake George Area
Quakertown Pa
5

THE PERFECT SPOT!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I were looking for a place to spend our 23rd wedding anniversary. After a lot of searching to find the perfect spot, we found Bear Country Lodge. And it was the perfect spot.
Our chalet was awesome: very clean , roomy and comfortable.
Diane, the owner was great. You can tell she really loves her Bear Country. She made our stay even better than expected.
From making sure we had everything we needed, to helping us find great dinner spots, Diane could not have been more helpful. She made reservations for us one night as we had no cell phone reception and even requested the best table in the restaurant.
The property is beautiful: the lake is right out the back door with kayaks, paddle boards, a beach, rafts and fishing, of course.
It is close to Lake George and all its attractions, but removed enough to avoid the crowds and commotion.
If you are looking for a place to sit back relax and enjoy the beauty of the Adirondacks, this is the place.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Maggie and Joe,
I am so happy that Bear Country Lodge met all your expectations and that you enjoyed the chalet. I am glad that you enjoyed the lake and all the boats, paddleboards, kayaks, etc. Also that you were able to bring Maggie on the beautiful mountain horseback ride that she had longed for. Yes, I do love my Bear Country and it was my pleasure to be able to share it with the two of you on such a special occasion. I hope to see you return soon you were great guests.
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Lake George Lake George Area
Lynbrook, NY
5

JEWEL IN THE AIDRONDACKS!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I love to get away and, with the kids getting older, it becomes more challenging every year to find the right place. I wasn't sure what to expect when I arrived at Bear Country Lodge. There was no cell service, it was an hour car ride to Lake George, and there was no cable TV.

It was perfect!

I began every morning with a short walk or jog into the woods followed by a hearty breakfast. Then it was out on the lake for fishing, canoeing, kayaking or just a refreshing dip in the clear, blue water. The lake is so clean and the woods and wildlife so pristine, I felt like I was living on Walden Pond.

We usually cooked burgers on the grill for lunch and explored the area in the afternoon: Caves, Lake George, Horseback Riding, rafting, etc. Nearby Warrensburg has some nice restaurants and other attractions including a 24 hour Price Chopper that we used to re-supply throughout the week.

The best part of the day was after dark when would sit by the fire and gaze at the stars or listen for the mournful cries of the loons. In fact, the diversity of birds in the area produced some of the finest music I have ever heard. And I could not hear any man-made sounds in that symphony.

The actual Chalets were very accommodating. Our children are 18, 23, and 24, so everyone needs to be comfortable and every one was. There was enough room for when someone wanted space and plenty of communal space too. The Wifi helped keep us all as connected as we wanted to be. Funny thing is, as the week wore on, our need for "electronic" connection decreased. We connected more by playing cards, talking, and planning our excursions. It reminded me of simpler, easier times.

All in all the entire vacation was everything we hoped for. The only negative was when it ended. No one wanted to go home!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Tom, Carole, Emily, Kevin, and Brian,
Thank you so much for choosing Bear Country Lodge for your vacation. It really pleases me when I see families connecting together and fully enjoying nature. This is what we are all about. I am happy to hear that you were very comfortable in your chalet.
The campfires, star gazing, and the cry of the loons is a beautiful way to end your evening after spending your days on the lake, swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking, and canoeing.
The 30 mile ride to Lake George can sometimes seem longer especially when your viewing the beautiful mountain scenery along the way, and if you spot a Black bear, as many of our guests did last week.
Thank you for the wonderful comment that you gave me just before you left. you said "Diane, you trully have a "SLICE OF HEAVEN HERE". That made me smile.
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Lake George Lake George Area
5

PERFECTLY MAGICAL

  • 5 of 5
From the very moment my family and I pulled in, we knew this was the place. The grounds are beautiful - clean, safe and scenic. We spent our days together on the lake, fishing, paddling and swimming. Nights by the campfire together - our family spirit renewed, restored and stronger than ever. Be on the lookout for the Ice cream lady!

Our lodge was immaculate. Our hosts absolutely hospitable - beyond what can be expected. Leaving was so hard to do as we felt we had found the magical place we have always longed for - we loved it so much, we booked the same lodge for two weeks for the following summer before leaving! This is for sure the place you'll talk about all winter long. This is the place you'll find yourself daydreaming about during those long cold winters. This family highly recommends Bear Country Lodge. It's pure magic - there's something about the place and the people who run it that just makes it perfect! We can't wait to go back.

It's also close enough to great places like Lake George and Fort Ticonderoga so that day-trips and visits are more than do-able!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Joseph and Family,
I really enjoyed having you as guests of my chalet. It is such a pleasure to me when I have a family that enjoys all the beauty of nature, the fishing, swimming, boating, BBQ'S and relaxing around the campfire at night just gazing at the stars. I work very hard to keep the grounds meticulous and the chalet impeccably clean, so it is really nice when people notice and comment about the cleanliness. Thank you, I appreciate that. Having everything here on site, the Tipi, the recreation hall, the lake, fishing, boating leaves the parents feeling relaxed and worry free while their children can roam freely about...and the kids love the space and freedom. It is my pleasure to be hospitable. I opened my resort so that I could share this beautiful place with other like minded people that would enjoy it as much as I do, the whispering pines, spring fed crystal clear lake, mountain air, resident loons, hooting of owls. I was thrilled that you loved it so much you booked before you left for 2 weeks in August 2014. I am so looking forward to seeing you again,
Kindly, Diane
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Adirondack Elegant Chalet-Magical Lake-Swim/Paddleboard/Fish,Whitewater Rafting
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5186962912
Lake George Lake George Area
PA
5

A FAMILY VACATION TO REMEMBER!

  • 5 of 5
A summer vacation we will remember forever. Our 6 year old learned to dive off the raft. Our 3 year old rescued a dragonfly and my husband and I celebrated our 9th Anniversary complete with a bottle of wine from the owner. We were sad to say goodbye, but hope to return in years to come. We were thankful for the care and love of nature that the owner shares with her guests. Bear Country Lodge is a treasure in so many ways!
  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Rebecca and Josh, it was my pleasure to have you as my guests. I really enjoyed spending time with Luke and Asa and helping them make your Anniversary Bear Country Lodge nature card. They are great boys and it is lovely to see such exuberance about nature in children and adults. So happy to share my beautiful spot of heaven with you, my lake, my loons. That is what life is all about, sharing happiness. Thank you for allowing me to do that.
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Adirondack Elegant Chalet-Magical Lake-Swim/Paddleboard/Fish,Whitewater Rafting
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5186962912
Lake George Lake George Area
Poughkeepsie
5

IMPECCABLY CLEAN, ADIRONDACK LUXURY, PEACEFUL

  • 5 of 5
Dear Diane,

Thank you so much for the warm hospitality and kindness you showed our family at our recent stay at Bear Country Lodge. From the moment we arrived, you made sure we had everything we could possibly need.

The chalet was impeccably clean and beautifully decorated - a perfect balance of rustic Adirondack charm and luxury ! We could tell right away how much thought you put into creating such a lovely space for your guests.

The property is secluded and peaceful yet there was much to do....a selection of kayaks, canoes, Row boats, pedal boats and inflatable tubes allows you to take in the beauty of the lake. And my husband particularly enjoyed the great fishing !


Having you ON SITE was a true blessing ! We really appreciated all of your suggestions for activities for our children both on the property and in the area. It was like we had our own personal concierge !

We wholeheartedly recommend Bear Country Lodge for anyone looking to escape the rapid pace of everyday life and enjoy some quiet peace in absolutely gorgeous surroundings.

Thank you,
The Greaves Family
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys so much for choosing Bear Country Lodge. I am very happy that you enjoyed the peace and tranquility that we have to offer here. You were great guests and I hope you will visit me in the fall to see the colors change. Thank you also for leaving the chalet so clean. I hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards,
Diane
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Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Albany
Nearest Ferry
64 Miles
Vermont
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Stony Creek
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
I-87
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
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Nearest Ski
33 Miles
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Nearest Golf
15 Miles
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Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
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Car: recommended

The Adirondack museum in Blue Mountain Lake is brilliant, great horseback riding, tubing and whitewater rafting, and excellent fishing are located on site and within 15 minutes.

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Lake George Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER
Jun 21 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,093
 
 
Fall Rates
Aug 30 2014 - Nov 22 2014
3 night minimum stay
$249
$1,753
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$379
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Notes There is a nominal charge OF $10/bundle for campfire wood and $20.00 for full week of propane for gas grill.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Lake George Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Oven
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 Queen beds . All mattresses are BRAND NEW !, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 Twin beds. All Mattresses are brand new
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • festivals
  • water parks
  • theme parks
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • rock climbing
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • hunting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
Notes:
We have just added a 18' Native American Tipi to our property. Shipped all the way from Oregon from www.tipis.com (the company that made all the Tipis for 'Dances with Wolves ) Great fun for kids and adults ! Look for us on Bear Country Lodge and FACEBOOK.
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