One nice big house, on one lakeside acre, for one group at a time. A history of good times. Spacious, well-kept property on the west shore of Lake George. Rustic enough to feel authentic; ample conveniences for your comfort and ease of living. OPEN ALL YEAR. HIGH-SPEED INTERNET. GENERATOR ON SITE. Pet-friendly.June. Off-season rates proportionate to groups of 4 to 10.
BBB ACCREDITATION. The business holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York.
House has five bedrooms, including a master bedroom to die for, four full baths. Flexibility in sleeping. Large living area for getting together; distant sleeping for getting away. Hardwood floors, knotty-pine walls. A kitchen my stepson the chef finds well-equipped. Pool table inside the house. Two-car garage. Playhouse. Natural features of native trees, exposed bedrock. Boathouse with dock, deck, campfire. Ten minutes to Lake George Village.
The House: Constructed in stages as the family's needs grew, Lake House contains many levels of living area and, with all its nooks and crannies, provides an unusual degree of privacy for its residents. Rooms are large, their walls paneled with knotty pine, and their floors made of oak, except for one room whose floors are pine. Ceilings are high and decorations sparse, lending an atmosphere of space and relaxation.
The main room is a large living and dining area with the kitchen at one end. It contains a large gas-fired woodstove (for ambiance only--the oil furnace provides central heat), the TV (with cable), VCR, CD and DVD players, and radio (receiving NPR at 89.5). The dining table seats twelve comfortably. The kitchen, with its generous supply of cooking and serving equipment, is favored by the best of cooks.
This room opens out onto a large screened porch furnished with a sofa and a round glass table with chairs.
The Boat House and the Lake : An attractive series of gently sloping steps leads you across the bedrock and down to the lake.
The double-level boat house with crib dock provides covered docking space for a boat up to 23 feet in length. No charge is made for use of the dock. A collection of life jackets in many sizes is available for the guests' use. Boat rental is available in the area. With the owner's permission you will be welcome to use our personal rowboat kept at the waterfront.
At the shallowest place, the water depth beside the boat house is about one foot, appropriate for enjoyment by very young children accompanied by an adult. The water adjacent to the pier is 8 feet deep and safe for diving. A ladder attached to the pier makes climbing back onto the pier convenient and safe. The water temperature in the lake seldom exceeds 77 degrees and is always clear and refreshing.
The Grounds : The grounds around the house contain a variety of land uses: small wooded areas, a small brook, grassy lawns, small flower gardens, a small wetland area, and an outcropping of bedrock. Many species of native trees, including white pine, Norway spruce, blue spruce, hemlock, cedar, crab apple, oak, maple, birch, and aspen provide shade, a high degree of privacy, and natural beauty to the grounds.
For outdoor cooking, a modern Weber gas grill is provided, along with the propane needed and a spare tank in case the first ones runs out.
The two-bay garage is available for parking vehicles or boat trailers, or for storing bicycles or other sports equipment.
A full-size playhouse with a high ceiling and containing a doll crib and an assortment of other toys is available for the use of the children. Also available for the children are a swing set, a sandbox, and a tiny picnic table.
As my year-round occupation is managing my two rental houses, I would call myself an innkeeper. It's a pleasure for me to live just 2 miles from the houses and can take good care of the property and of my guests' needs during their stay.
I treasure and do what I can to protect this beautiful and hospitable place and enjoy classical music and good movies and theater and my CSA vegetables and eggs from the local farm. My grown son, who sells Toyotas in Santa Rosa, CA, just assisted in my leasing of a great car, the PriusV. My daughter works very hard teaching biology at a Baltimore City high school.
Purchased in 1959 as a lakeside fishing shack, the house has been enlarged in stages into a well-integrated five-bedroom, four-bath home that everyone finds beautiful, wonderfully private, and just fun to live in. The great kitchen and dining table, the four bathrooms, the pool table, the natural surroundings, the immaculate condition you will find it in, not to mention the waterfront with its view of the lake and mountains that will take your breath away, boat docking, and great swimming, all create a place you will feel privileged to visit.