Northville cottage rental - Main entrance
Main entrance
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
 

Northville Cottage Rental Photos and Description
2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath, sleeps 6, covered porch, boat dock

The property is the restored FJ&G railroad station in the former Sacandaga Park resort. The Station is located in a wooded setting. It is listed on the National Register. The summer rental includes a boat slip at our docks, use of the on-site tennis courts and guest privileges at Sacandaga Park Beach. The Great Sacandaga Lake is beautiful and uncrowded. It offers great sailing, motor boating and fishing opportunities. A 9-hole golf course, lake side restaurants and the village of Northville are all within walking or biking reach. Northville retains the character of a small rural Adirondack village with authentic architectual styles. Wonderful cross-country skiing (Lapland Lake), downhill skiing (Gore Mountain) and snow mobiling (Great Sacandaga Lake and Adirondack Park trails) are found nearby during the winter. The furnishings and interior of the Station are new. There is ample opportunity for walking and safe biking for small children right around the Station and in Sacandaga Park.

Sacandaga Park: The hamlet of Sacandaga Park is across the Sacandaga River from the Village of Northville. It is in the Town of Northampton. Sacandaga Park retains the atmosphere of the famous cottage community that was once operated here by the FJ&G railroad. The old hotels and Broadway level entertainment are gone but the golf course, many original cottages, the Station, the giant white pines and the relaxed pedestrian life style are still there. The roads are narrow and tree-lined. Summer is the busy season with people lounging on their porches, summer events, boating and water sports. The fall is beautiful with great fall colors in the Park and the surrounding wooded areas. In the winter, Sacandaga Park is a great pied-a-terre for ski excursions and exploring the lake and wooded trails on a snow mobile or cross-country skis. The permanent population of the Park is rising and most restaurants remain open through the winter months.

The Station: The Station was built in 1920 near the peak of the “amusement park period” of Sacandaga Park. For many years after the railroad disappeared and the crowds stopped coming, it continued to play a central role in the life of the Sacandaga Park community. The Station was saved in 2002 from “destruction by neglect”. It has undergone an extensive restoration that retains its outward appearance while finding an adaptive re-use for the interior that does justice to the building’s historic significance. On March 7, 2004 the Sacandaga Station was placed on the US National Register of Historic Places. The large roof overhangs and surrounding tall trees create a wonderful lounging area during summer when it is hot or rainy. It is also convenient and cozy during the winter when heavy snow builds up around the building and you can ski out of the front door. The former baggage room is available for general storage of recreational equipment. More historic information is on the Station web site.

Great Sacandaga Lake: The Great Sacandaga Lake was created in 1930 with the closing of the gates on the Conklingville dam in the Sacandaga River. The Sacandaga is one of the main tributaries to the Hudson River. The lake is large (29 miles long), surrounded by hills. The lake edges are protected from development by a NYS regulatory agency. The water quality is high because of the annual snow melt and high precipitation levels farther north in the Adirondack mountains. There are several marinas and commercial dock facilities. Sailing is rapidly becoming a popular water sport. Kayaking on the lake and up the river is common. The lake is uncrowded especially during the week. There are wonderful lakeside restaurants with docking facilities within 20 minutes by motor boat from Sacandaga. The fishing is good in all seasons and 36 inch northerns are caught regularly. The lake has a number of islands; their white sandy beaches become exposed later in the summer when the water goes down from early spring flood level

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I am a retired computer engineering professor who took up a new 'career' in rural Upstate NY as restorer/redeveloper of historic buildings in the Adirondack region. My wife is an architect and designer. We live on an old farm five minutes away from the rental property.

Margreet or Willem Monster purchased this cottage in 2002

This is a typical small train station built in the early 1900's resort period. The architecture of the building, its natural setting and the comfortable amenities inside and in the area make this a wonderful place to stay - summer, spring, fall and winter.

14 Reviews of Property 220983 in Northville, New York

Historic 4-season destination on Great Sacandaga Lake with boat dock
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
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Historic 4-season destination on Great Sacandaga Lake with boat dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p220983
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Northville Great Sacandaga Lake
Round Lake, NY, USA
5

Wonderful Memories

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
This was a magical vacation as I was able to bring the 5th generation of my family to Sacandaga Park-The Station is absolutely gorgeous and beautifully renovated. My grandmother and great-grandparents used to arrive via rail at the Station to summer in the Park so this destination and location has special meaning to me and my parents. The Station is spacious and tastefully decorated and has all the amenities anyone could ever need. The hosts, Willem and Margreet,are very gracious and friendly. The use of the dock for swimming and boating (2 sailboats and kayak) was an added bonus. Beach is also a short walk. This destination is perfect for active people as well as those who like to relax and enjoy the serenity and beauty of the Park. Thank you Willem and Margreet for saving this precious landmark. I
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Historic 4-season destination on Great Sacandaga Lake with boat dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p220983
+1 518 863 2860
Northville Great Sacandaga Lake
Suffolk, VA
5

The Station

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
We recently returned from our week long stay at The Station and could not have been more pleased! The pictures are accurate, but still don't do it justice! The Station is very clean, will plenty of amenities, and nicely appointed. It is a very peaceful place. My family of four was very comfortable here during our stay. We enjoyed all of the history that is put before you on the walls of the station. It is such a unique spot. You couldn't possibly be disappointed during your stay here! There is a short walk to the boat slip and several local restaurants. You could bike to the main area in Northville within a few minutes if you chose to and have access to the local shops and everything you might require during your stay. Willem and Margreet were fabulous hosts and so pleasant to work with. We will most certainly come back to stay again!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you. You were wonderful visitors and are welcome back anytime. Willem & Margreet.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Historic 4-season destination on Great Sacandaga Lake with boat dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p220983
+1 518 863 2860
Northville Great Sacandaga Lake
Old Tappan, New Jersey USA
5

The Station

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
My expierence staying at The Station for 2 full summers (2007 & 2008) was nothing less than fantastic. The privacy,setting and proximity to town was just what our family was looking for on the lake. The short stroll through the trees from The Station to The Great Sacandaga Lake coupled with private docks that were supplied for our boat was a joy every time we walked it (several times daily). The owners, Willem & Margreet could not have been more accommodating. Our overall expierence was well above expectations and I highly recommend The Station.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Historic 4-season destination on Great Sacandaga Lake with boat dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p220983
+1 518 863 2860
Northville Great Sacandaga Lake
Plano, Texas
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
My husband and I have stayed at the Station twice, both times have been in the fall. It's our favorite time of year in the Adirondacks. Sacandaga Park is a great location for taking day trips up into the mountains to climb, ski or swim. The best thing about the Station is that just staying put to relax, read or explore the historical Sacandaga Park. The Station is historical in and of itself and the walls of the living room are covered with stories and photographs which tell the history of both the Station itself and Sacandaga Park. I had the good fortune of spending my summers there as a child, so staying at the Station is like coming home for me.

The Station is comfortable and convenient and we love staying there. The decor is warm and homey and it's great having a kitchen to fix a hot breakfast and a lunch for the road. No need to bring lots of clothes as there is a front-load washer and dryer on the premises. Outside the Station there is outdoor furniture so there is no reason to stay cooped up inside. If you don't feel like cooking in the full kitchen, there is both a restaurant and a bar within walking distance.

Margreet and Willem are available for any advice needed or help while you are there. Whenever we go back, we will definitely stay at the Station again as it is a great jumping off point for all there is to do in the Adirondack Park.

Lynn D.
Plano, Texas
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4