'Million Dollar View!'
NEW FOR 2015! We have remodeled the upstairs master bedroom and added a FULL BATH with SHOWER! Pictures will be updated as soon as possible.
We have availability in early June or late August and into late summer and fall. Please call for availability and pricing.
Welcome to 'Cliff Cottage' overlooking peaceful Northern Lake George in the quiet hamlet of Hague.
Living in Cliff Cottage is like being in a tree house overlooking Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains. The spectacular panoramic lake views are of one of the most beautiful spots on Lake George -the Waltonian Islands and Island Harbor. Our family began visiting Lake George in the early 1900's...camping on Temple Knoll Island! If this is your first visit to Lake George, we guarantee you will be captivated by its beauty. For returning visitors, we look forward to sharing our mutual love of Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains with you.
Cliff Cottage is directly across Lakeshore Drive from Lake George, overlooking the lake and featuring a screened porch and 3 decks, all with breathtaking views of Lake George, 'The Queen of American Lakes.'
Cliff Cottage does not have direct lake access. Swimming and lake access is via the Hague Public Beach, approximately 1 mile away. The lakefront across from the Cottage is private property.
The first floor features a screened porch, living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom with tub/shower, and two bedrooms, one bedroom having a private 1/2 bath.
1st floor features:
The Screened Porch has floor to ceiling screens on 3 sides, providing a miles long panoramic view of the lake and mountains. Both sides of the porch open to decks on either side of the house. The porch has comfortable chairs, a dining table and a sofa. In the morning you can watch the sunrise and in the evening relax to the moonrise and starry skies. The decks have lots of outdoor furniture, picnic table with umbrella, and gas grill.
The living room has large french doors opening to the screened porch. Walking into the house from the back door and looking out to the screened porch and the Lake George beyond is an incredible sight. The living room is open to the dining area.
One bedroom has two twin beds. This bedroom opens to the outside porch and has beautiful lake views.
The second downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and a private 1/2 bath.
There are air conditioners in the bedrooms and main floor living area.
The country kitchen has a flat cook top, fridge, large counter top convection oven, microwave oven, and a full supply of cook and table ware.
2nd Floor Features:
The second floor features the master bedroom. This large room has a great sitting area with a full wall of windows overlooking the lake, a queen bed, and a spacious new full bath.
There is tv in this room.
The back of the house is on the edge of a woodland area with hiking trails. There is a parking area and a circular drive behind the house.
The cottage is approximately 1 mile from the center of Hague, with the Hague Public Beach, Boat Launch, New Hague Market, Fishing Pier, Post Office and Firehouse Restaurant/Bar.
Cliff Cottage has a cozy 'summer at the lake' feeling and is the perfect spot for taking a break from today's hectic life. Relax and enjoy the splendor of Lake George and the Adirondacks while making Cliff Cottage your vacation home away from home.
Ticonderoga is ten miles north, with additional shopping, banks, gas stations, etc. The ferry to Vermont is located in Ticonderoga.
To the south is Bolton Landing, with additional restaurants, shopping, etc. Lake George Village is approx. 45 minutes away, and is the spot for vacation entertainment such as Great Escape Theme Park, Water Slide World, etc.
Cable TV in living area and master bedroom.
High speed WIFI
Quoted rates are for a 'housekeeping unit' meaning that there is no daily maid service. Tenants are asked to bring their own sheets and towels. Plenty of pillows and blankets are available. Linen/towel service may be arranged if desired, or if you will be flying instead of driving. There is no washer, but laundry service is available if requested. A laundromat is located in Ticonderoga, where you will also find groceries, gas, banks, and other services.
Parking is provided for two vehicles. If you need more space for additional vehicles please let us know and we will gladly make arrangements. No RV parking is allowed.
There is no smoking inside the building.
No pets please.
The hamlet of Hague is a quaint, lovely Adirondack village.
Hague attractions/amenities include:
The NEW Hague Market, which is the 'The Oldest General Store in the Adirondacks', The Hague Market is a great spot for coffee, baked goods, basic groceries, and prepared foods and meals. There market features an emphasis on local, natural, and organic food.
The Hague Public Beach and Boat Launch with lifeguard and children's playground.
Firehouse Bar/Restaurant: Locally owned and a favorite gathering spot for locals, summer residents and tourists.
Other highlights include the Hague waterfall, Hague Brook, 'Peggy's Point' Lake George Land Conservancy Park, Old Steamship Dock fishing pier, Hiking Trails and 3 Churches. Other restaurants and businesses are located in nearby Ticonderoga.
The busy tourist town of Lake George Village is 45 minutes away. Here you will find scenic boat tours, Great Escape Theme Park, Waterslide World, Outlet Shopping, and more.
Historic Fort Ticonderoga, Saratoga, Lake Placid, and Vermont are all easy drives away. There is an Amtrak Railroad station in Ticonderoga, with daily service to New York City. If you need transportation to the train station we can provide it for you.
Our Lake George rental offers a three season paradise! Spend the summer on the lake swimming, boating, and water-skiing. Fish for Bass, Lake Trout and Landlocked Salmon. Enjoy spectacular fall foliage. History, scenery, hiking, art, antiquing, museums and shopping are all nearby, while you enjoy the peace and serenity of the Adirondack Mountains. We are one hour north of Saratoga, famous for horse racing. Ticonderoga is 10 miles away, with Fort Ticonderoga and access to Lake Champlain. Vermont is a scenic ferry boat ride away!
We look forward to having you as guests, and invite you to consider our other Lake George Vacation Home: "Island View," which is directly on Lake George
We loved our stay! Bruce and Sandy were so accomodating with our last minute stay. We will return for sure. Thank you!
My husband and two teenage sons just returned from a week at Cliff Cottage. We especially liked the location and all the activities we were able to do. We enjoyed the views from the porch and outdoor decks. Right behind the cottage are hiking paths with incredible views of the lake. In our opinion the northern end of the lake is much nicer and less hectic. Sandra and Bruce were very welcoming and always available for any questions we had.
The people at Dockside Marina were very accommodating as well. All in all it was a great week with many fond memories.
From the moment we pulled into the driveway I felt at peace. The cottage is off a gravel road in the woods and faces one of the most beautiful views of the lake I've ever seen. I could have lived on the porch the entire week of our stay - it's wide and spacious and so cozy - the perfect place for coffee in the morning or cocktails as the evening sun sets. I also enjoyed the spectacular views from the look out point a mile or so up the hiking trail from the cottage. The views only get better from the outdoor shower and wrap around decks. The cottage itself has ample room for friends and family and a cozy and comfortable feel as if you were staying in a beloved grandmother's house. I can't say enough about the cottage owner's, Bruce and Sandy. We've been staying at their rentals for 7 years now(6 years at Island View and this year at The Cottage) and from the very first visit, they've treated us like old friends. They are readily available for any help you might need and know everything there is to know about Lake George and the surrounding areas. They go out of their way to make sure their rental properties offer all the amenities you might need as well as being cozy, comfortable, and clean. Nearby activities I'd recommend is spending as much time on the lake as possible. We also started hiking and have found numerous trails throughout the area and with varying degrees of difficulty. We hope to hike Mt Marcy if we can come back in September! Oh, and don't forget a visit to The Wind Chill - the best ice cream place ever - not far from Hague on the way to Ticonderoga! In conclusion, I'd say - "If you want peace and serenity in a place that will literally take your breath away, come to Lake George and be sure to stay with Bruce and Sandy Rust - either at The Cottage or The Island View - it'll be a vacation you'll always remember!"
i stayed at the cottage with my family and friends for a weekend and it was a wonderful vacation just what we wanted to get away from the city life. Sandra and Bruce are the sweetest as they kindly accommodated us to every need . was blown away by the beautiful cottage and speech less from the breath taking view from the triple deck. it was very cozy as well as peaceful and romantic as each couple had there own room and privacy. my husband and i loved our room upstairs with the half bath and sink something different but cute. he had a blast in the outdoor shower as he used it twice during the stay. we grilled on the deck while watching the sunset that was wonderful as well. the pictures honestly doesn't do justice you have to experience it for your self. i was thrilled with my choice of stay at the cliff cottage and look forward to vising soon.
I rented the Cliff cottage as it was only 1 mile from a triathlon friends and I were competing in last weekend (June 21-23) and it was actually heavenly staying there. It was super clean, very home/country feel and having kitchen related (non-food) items available was simply the best and you CANNOT beat that view from the screened in porch. Five of us ended up staying there for the weekend with three cars and it worked out just fine.
Phone reception wasn't the greatest but that is the whole town of Hague and the wifi inside the house was extremely helpful. Having the home base only 1 mile from our triathlon really made the weekend.
Three of us stayed at this property during Americade week and we had an absolutely terrific stay. The house has a lot of charm and character along with views that are absolutely beautiful. The decks were so nice and the enclosed one is the highlight of the property. It is so quiet at night you can hear a pin drop.The house had everything we needed and was located conveniently to the town of Lake George which we visited daily. My only regret is that I waited until the last day to try the outdoor shower, don't wait until the last day!! The lake and surrounding area are beautiful and the people we encountered were all very nice and helpful. We took a day trip to Lake Placid as well as into Vermont and enjoyed every bit.
I cannot say enough about how Bruce and Sandy went above and beyond to help us out and ensure we were well taken care of and accommodated. They truly went out of their way, thanks to both of you.
I would highly recommend this property and would definitely return, it was a very good experience all around.