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Adirondack Elegant Chalet-Magical Lake-UNPLUG -GET BACK TO NATURE ! SWIM, BOAT !

Diane M. Daly

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Diane M. Daly

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Adirondack Elegant Chalet-Magical Lake-UNPLUG -GET BACK TO NATURE ! SWIM, BOAT !

Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Special Offer! BOOK NOW FOR JULY, SEPT - AUGUST IS SOLD OUT !!!!! June 1 - July 31

Lake George Chalet Rental Photos and Description

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





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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Diane M. Daly (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2015

About Diane M. Daly

I have always had a deep love for nature which my Father had instilled in me since I was a child. I was committed all my life to working hard and making enough money to be able to retire in the Adirondack Mountains that I love so much. I am a graduate of Paul Smiths College, specializing in Culinary arts and Hospitality management. My Father sent me to Paul Smith's to learn about the industry and take over our family business that he had purchased in 1960.

I had to work very hard and prove myself to him before he would gift the property to me. I worked in the appraisal field for approximately 30 years and had a very successful Real Estate Appraisal Firm with 2 offices in Delray Beach and Palm Beach Florida , specializing in multimillion dollar properties. I enjoyed my work, met a lot of interesting people, however did not like sitting behind a computer and would always be dreaming of getting out of the city, away from the stress and back to the mountains. In 2012 I finally was able to totally renovate and reopen our property with the new name " Bear Country Lodge." I am living my dream and I love being able to share this beautiful place with my guests. It is my guests who always tell me "It's Magical".

Diane M. Daly purchased this chalet in 1960

Why Diane M. Daly chose Lake George

Are you looking for a 'True Adirondack Experience', but want the luxury of an elegant Bavarian style chalet. My Father traveled around the world as a Chief Engineer with the Merchant Marines. He had been everywhere in the world and when he found our property he fell in love with it's uniqueness. The mountains, the peace and quiet, the magnificent stars at night, the calling of the loons. Nestled amongst 100 FT pines Bear Country Lodge is enchanting, swim in our spring fed mountain magical lake, go fishing, go canoeing, paddleboarding, kayaking, hike the beautiful close by trails, sit by your own PRIVATE CAMFIRE, ( not one that you have to share with the rest of the resort) The chalets are luxurious and cozy with knotty pine very adirondack style interior, decorated in the Native American style. Luxurious Denali bedding.

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.

What makes this chalet unique

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

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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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Adirondack Elegant Chalet-Magical Lake-UNPLUG -GET BACK TO NATURE ! SWIM, BOAT !
average rating of 4.95 based on 21 reviews
Finger Lakes, NY

Fantastic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Bear Country Lodge for our family vacation. On the curvy dead end road you drive in on I did have one thought- did I make a mistake? Then at the end of the curvy road you find this little oasis. The property is manicured and very well kept. Then we met Diane and you understand- she takes immense pride in everything thing she does and has very high standards. The chalet was immaculate, the couch was just upgraded to a very nice leather sofa and the matching leather recliner is on its way. The amenities were very nice. The area down by the water was very nice with many options for boats to use. Our 3 boys loved the selection and the fishing as well. We mountain biked a great deal and found the roads and choices for riding lots of fun (Warrensburg, Lake George, Stoney Creek). Next time we may take Diane suggestion of going up to Gore mountain and riding our bikes on their trails. Great place- fires at night, Popsicles and a comfortable clean Chalet.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Bear Country Lodge. Thank you for your appreciation of my property. I take great pride and have a true love for this beautiful property that I inherited from my Father. My goal, as was my Dad's, is to make the guests happy, make them feel like family, like this is their home away from home. I enjoyed having you vacation with me. So beautiful to see such well behaved, polite, well mannered boys, with such a love of nature. You have done a great job. Thank you so much I hope to see you again soon. Diane

Great vacation to get away from it all.

  • 4 of 5

This is a great little place to go when you want to get away from it all. The cabins are on a quite mountain road, beautiful grounds and, very attentive Inn keepers. The cabins were very tastefully decorated with tons of rustic charm and the cleanest place that we've ever stayed. The beds were very comfortable, which is usually our complaint when renting a cabin or house, not this time. I would definitely recommend a visit if you are looking for an out of the way place that is close enough to the busy Lake George tourist area and yet far away when you want piece and quiet.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julie, and Family, Thanks so much for the compliments about the Grounds being meticulous here at Bear Country Lodge because I work very hard to keep them this way. I am happy to hear that this was the cleanest place that you ever stayed, and that the beds were so comfortable. It was my pleasure to be attentive to your needs. You were great guests and I hope to see you again next year, or maybe in the Fall. Kindly, Diane.

We Vacationed in God's Country !

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a very special place for a family vacation. We spent countless hours viewing a tremendous amount of rentals from VRBO before deciding to call Diane, the owner of Bear Country Lodge. Diane was very professional, personable, and answered all kinds of questions that we had. She assured us that we would love the chalet, the peace and quiet, the magical lake, and that we would feel very comfortable about our sons security. She shared that the resort had been in her family for over 50 years and that this was truly a labor of love for her. I shared with Diane that I was a Christian and was elated to find out she was also and we spoke about getting away from worldly distractions and finding solitude with God. I decided right then that this was the perfect place to share with my family and booked our vacation.

Diane Greeted us with open arms upon our arrival. We immediately fell in love with the chalet. It was beautiful, everything about it spoke comfort, immaculately clean, bathrooms were spotless, kitchen well equipped, deluxe bedding, and plenty of room for our family of 6.

Mornings we sat on the front deck sipping our coffee, reading nature books, listening to the birds, enjoying the stillness, and overlooking beautiful mountain views.

Afternoons were spent swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, and fishing in the spring fed, crystal clear glistening waters of Harrisburg Lake just steps from our chalet. While fishing from a kayak one morning our son Daniel caught a Large Mouth Bass and proudly cooked it for us later that evening in a cast iron skillet over the open campfire.

What a treat ! The boys loved playing Ping Pong in the recreation hall and riding their bikes exploring the area.

A couple of nights we watched Family movies provided by the lodge but mostly we loved to sit by our own personal campfire, roast marshmallows, and due to the absence of ambient light were amazed at how stunning and brilliant the stars were. Unbelievable views of the Milky way and roaming satellites. Diane was very friendly and hospitable, always making us feel right at home.Whatever we needed she enthusiastically provided. She even introduced us to her good friend and celebrity Johnny T, a famous Totem pole carver, trapper, and treasure hunter, who entertained us with fascinating stories. We all agreed that it was the best vacation ever. We were all sad to leave, some tears were shed, but we agreed that we would definitely be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cheryl, Frank, Michael, Lauren, Daniel and Nathan, What a blessing to have you as my guests. The one word that comes to my mind is "Gratitude". You were so gracious, appreciate and so thankful for everything. I am so happy that your long awaited vacation was just what you were looking for. Happy that you loved the chalet and were so comfortable. I loved watching all of you having such a great time, swimming, boating, paddle boarding, fishing, laughter by the campfire, Daniel catching the Big Bass. I was sad to see you leave. I hope to see you again for years to come. Until then, Thank you and God Bless all of you. Love, Diane
Collegeville PA

One of the best vacations we've ever had!

  • 5 of 5

We've rented a few properties in the past and this one is one of the best. The cabin was beautifully decorated. It was very quiet and relaxing. We felt like we owned the lake for the whole week. We enjoyed all the activities: kayaking, canoeing, hiking, bird watching, etc. My husband and boys even went scuba diving in Lake George. And fishing, of course. My son caught a large fish which we had for dinner one night. Diane and Claire are very gracious hosts. They made us so comfortable, we almost did not leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris, Sherley, Chris and Jared, I just loved having you guys as my guests. You really seemed to enjoy the lake, paddleboarding, kayaking, lounging on my new dock. I know it was a great thrill to catch such a large Bass Jared and to cook it for your family for dinner. You all looked so relaxed and content sitting around the campfire, watching the stars. I feel very honored when you told me that it was best vacation ever and that you wanted to make sure and book early for next year and maybe would take 2 chalets. I look forward to hearing from you. You guys were great. And.. thank you for leaving the chalet nice and clean. Many Thanks, Diane
Mechanicsville, Virginia

Lovely stay in the Adirondacks!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our vacation here and miss it already! Diane and Claire (our hostesses) were warm, welcoming, helpful and well-informed. We appreciated the right balance of them being available and allowing us our privacy. Harrisburg Lake is a small, beautiful clear lake on the property and we enjoyed kayaking, paddle boarding and just relaxing on the dock. Sitting on the Adirondack chairs and enjoying the view was what my soul needed. We had perfect weather, lots of laughs and great conversations. The stars were amazing and so was the quiet. Warrensburg and Lake George are approx. 30 min. away. We thought staying here was the perfect balance of "being away" and yet having access to Lake George and all it has to offer. The fireworks, boat ride, great restaurants and outlet shopping were all pluses in town and then we appreciated staying here and coming back to this peaceful atmosphere. Our girls (14, 17 and 19) enjoyed movies and making smores by the fire each night. The kitchen is well stocked and Diane swiftly responded to every request to make our stay perfect. Each chalet is tastefully decorated in classic Adirondack decor. We also went white water rafting one day on the Hudson River and had a blast! We have already highly recommended staying here to friends and family. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barbara, Wayne, Lindsay, Haleigh, and Kylie, WOW! you guys did everything from Paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, Bolton Landing, fireworks, campfires with smores, star gazing, dining at the finest local restaurants, and even shopping at the Lake George Outlet stores. I am happy that the weather was so spectacular for you. Perfect Adirondack days 78-82% and cool mountain nights to sit by the campfire, even heard the coyotes howling back in the mountains. Sorry you missed seeing the Black Bear just down the road, just before you left, that was a thrill ! Loved our great conversations Barbara. Will definitely visit Lindsay at Young Life Christian camp this month. So wonderful to see such a God blessed family with such tight family connections, good morals, good values, and good manners. You were such great guests and I was delighted to accomodate your every need. Hurry back. Love, Diane
Long Island New York

Hidden Treasure

  • 5 of 5

I was hesitant on writing this review because I wanted to keep this hidden gem all to myself. My family and I just came back from a week's stay at Diane's beautiful Bear Country Lodge. Our breath was taken away as soon as we drove up the path to our cabin. The grounds are impeccably maintained and the cabin is absolutely gorgeous. We only ventured off the grounds twice to go horse back riding and to visit lake George because we did not want to leave the property. Diane has put a lot of thought into making sure her guests are VERY comfortable. This is a place you do not want to miss. My son (12 years old) said it was his best trip ever which made me a very happy mom. I got to enjoy precious quality time with my family enjoying nature and each other. These memories are priceless and will last a lifetime. Thanks again Diane!!! I am positive I will be seeing you again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Tessa, Nick, and Alex for choosing Bear Country Lodge for your vacation. It was MY pleasure to have you and your family as my guests. I enjoyed watching you enjoy the Lake, boating, competitive ping pong games, The Adirondack Experience ride, and toasting marshmallows/smores around your nightly campfires while enjoying the star filled sky. You are forever welcome here. I know you have a very high stress position at your firm and work lots of hours in the city so it was nice to see you so relaxed and able to connect with nature and have quality time with your family. We had lots of laughter together. I hope to see you for years to come. Thanks again. Fondly, Diane


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Rates & Availability

From $279 Per night

Lake George Chalet Rental Rates


Special Offer From:
Dates Jun 1, 2015 to Jul 31, 2015


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May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
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May 25 2015 - Jun 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2015 - Jun 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 9 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2015 - Oct 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
Oct 9 2015 - Oct 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150.00
Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Boat rental $175.00
Notes ****** MUST CONTACT PROPERTY OWNER TO MAKE A RESERVATION. There is a nominal charge OF $10/bundle for campfire wood and $20.00 for full week of propane for gas grill.

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Lake George Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

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