Heron Ledge Cottages are located on the shore of Lake Champlain across from historic Valcour Island. The lake is nestled between the NY Adirondack and the VT Green Mountains. We are very close to Snug Harbor Marina - Lake Champlain Boatworks and the NYS Peru Boat Launch. The cottage is freshly furnished with a fully-equipped kitchen. Cable TV, DVD player, linens and wireless internet are provided. A phone will be provided if needed. Opportunities for sight-seeing and sport activities abound. We have hosted bass tournament winners. Stay for a week. a get-away weekend or by the night (cleaning charge for stays of less than 7 nights). Week-long rentals are preferred in summer. An additional cottage became available on 3/1/13, so the calendar has now opened up for this summer.
Consider staying for temporary business or holiday/reunion/wedding lodging is available. Nearby activities: 3 golf courses; Ausable Chasm; Ferry to Vermont; Montreal, Canada; Skiing and Rock/Ice Climbing, Adirondack High Peaks; Hiking, Bicycling, Kayaking, Autumn leaf-peeping and fun at the site of two Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY.
Bass Tournament Hosts: Bass fishermen like the property because their equipment is kept private and safe. Bass boats can be attached to power and worked on under spot lights after dark if needed. One winning fisherman said that he liked the quiet so that he could concentrate better on his fishing gear and strategy.
Skiing: We are a 45 minute easy drive to Whiteface Mountain. Ski mountains in Vermont and Canada are about 2 hours away.
Cross-country skiing can be done near our property, on Lake Champlain when it is frozen, or at cross-country ski centers
in Lake Placid.
Hiking and Bicycling: People love to go to the different Adirondack High Peaks and then return to lakeside after the hikes.
Others bicycle all around the NY area near us, with some taking their bikes on the ferries to Vermont Islands or mainland
and returning via a different ferry later in the day.
We have both had careers as emergency medicine physicians. Bruce continues in this work, while building classical guitars in his time off. Phoebe now manages the property and is busy creating bed quilts, art quilts and ceramic/pottery creations for sale. We live right here on Lake Champlain next to our cottages.
In our childhoods, we were both fortunate to stay on small lakes in housekeeping cottages. We found this unique property and saw it as a way to preserve the 'old-fashioned' simple pleasures vacation. Because our home is also here, we can live it and share it!