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4 BR/ 2.5 Bath Home w/Lakeview, Boat Launch, Public and Private Beach Access

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, Huge Kitchen and Family Room, 60' TV, sleeps 10

Hillcrest Lodge is a beautifully renovated Adirondack style home perched on a knoll overlooking the widest portion of the Great Sacandaga Lake. The entire home is all on one level with two bedrooms and baths on each end providing privacy when families vacation together.

The entire home is tastefully decorated. Furnished in an Adirondack-antique style. The master suite boasts a king size log bed with a breathtaking lake view. The master bath has a standard size whirlpool tub, There is a 60' cable TV in the great room as well as TV's in master bedroom and den. There is a Gas Fire Place. There is a huge sun deck and screen room facing the lake. Magnificent vaulted ceiling in kitchen/ dining area. There is a HUGE yard all the way around the house- which sits way back off the road ideal for kids. The Private Beach Access, Public Beach, and Boat Launch are all just a short walk across the road.

We have been renting by the week since 2003 - many guests return year after year and consider Hillcrest Lodge their Home Away from Home.

More Details

Keith or Kelly Canary
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Keith or Kelly Canary

We originally renovated Aunt Eileen and Uncle Harry's old Farm House with the intention that Mom and Dad would retire there. We figured renting it by the week until they were ready to make the move would be a good idea. Well, they never did move and we have now been renting it by the week since 2003. Families from all over the country have been able to enjoy time together in the spacious home we call Hillcrest Lodge. This name was in tribute to The Minkler Family that operated Hillcrest Farm - a commercial Chicken Farm - for many years.

Keith or Kelly Canary purchased this house in 2000

Why Keith or Kelly Canary chose Broadalbin

This house unlike many Rental Homes in the area has plenty of room to spread out...both inside and outside. The set up of the house allows plenty of privacy for families vacationing together. The outside yard area is very spacious as well. At this house you do not have any other camps in close proximity and there is plenty of parking.

What makes this house unique

The house is equipped with everything you could possibly need with the exception of towels....and those are available if you so desire for an additional fee. Private Beach Area and Dock with parking nearby is also a huge plus.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our families enjoyed your beautiful home. We enjoyed our vacation immensely. The children loved playing in the big yard and around the grounds. Very relaxing and enjoyable.The Harper & Thompson Families, Rochester, NY
Aug 2003
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Broadalbin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
  • The King Room/Master Bath and Twin Room/Half bath are on one end of house. The other end has a Queen and Full Room with a Full Bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen , Shares a Full Bathroom with the other queen bedroom
    Bedroom - 1 king , has the Master bathroom
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , There is a half bath across the hall from the twin Bedroom
  • Shares a Full Bathroom with the other Queen Bedroom
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
1 king, 1 queen, 1 full, 2 twins, 1 sleep sofa. Whirlpool tub; DVD player; adjacent to NVS boat launch & town beach.


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4 BR/ 2.5 Bath Home w/Lakeview, Boat Launch, Public and Private Beach Access
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 25 reviews

A Beautiful and Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great three week stay at Hillcrest Lodge that we will always remember. Hillcrest is a full size 4 bedroom home with all the comforts of a home away from home. HIllcrest is a hybrid between a modern home and an Adirondack lodge. It's a very nice combination of modern comfort and rustic charm. It sits on a hill overlooking Great Sacandaga Lake with the Adirondacks in the background.

The owners/hosts, Keith and Kelly, are incredibly nice people and were most helpful throughout our experience. We had a great time and intend to return next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect "lake-house" vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family, of 7, stayed here recently and it was a perfect get-away for us! Keith was super nice and he met us there to show us the property. The house was beautiful, and more spacious then we ever expected. We were quite comfortable there, and felt "at home" right away. We were able to launch our personal wave-runners from the public launch, right across the street. And we were able to dock them using the home's private dock. It was so easy and convenient! Having 5 kids with us, we were happy to use both the private beach and public beach daily. Also, the neighbors were welcoming and super nice. The area is lovely and our evening drives, around the lake, during sunset, were quite beautiful. We definitely plan to stay again. Thanks again, Keith and Kelly, for fabulous accommodations...we loved it there!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful week spent on this property. It is so convenient to beautiful Sacandaga Lake. We went to both the private and public beaches....very enjoyable. The house was perfect for a special surprise birthday on Sunday. And the rest of the week we spent with children and grandkids. We had so much room! A screened in porch as well as two outdoor porches. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for our group!

Kelly and keith were so accomodating. We will definitely return - the grandkids are already asking WHEN!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A nice week's stay--

  • 4 of 5

In the area to attend a high school graduation, the 6 of us had the option of hotel rooms, or this very large house across from the lake. We're glad we chose the latter. More than enough room for 2 families and visitors, and money saved by being able to cook meals in the well-furnished kitchen. The dock and private beach were wonderful. Cozy furnishings; comfortable beds, and lots of privacy .It was fun watching the world go by from the screened porch. Thanks, Keith and Kelly, for use of this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in a great location! We loved exploring this part of the Adirondacks! We vacationed with another couple and this house gave us great privacy because there are bedrooms on both ends of the house and both have their own bathroom. We ate dinner on the screened-in porch every night which has a great view of the lake. Keith and Kelly are wonderful hosts and Keith was so helpful prior to us renting by answering all of my questions about the house and the area. We would not hesitate to rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great time for all!

  • 5 of 5

The property was well maintained and very child friendly. We were able to meet the owner and were especially pleased by the prompt return of our security deposit. We enjoyed a week together with family who all agreed that we'd like to stay at Hillcrest Lodge again in the future. Two attraction highlights were Animal Land in Mayfield, which is well set up for young children, and the I Go In restaurant where we enjoyed a family meal on the veranda overlooking the lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Hillcrest lodge is located within an hour of Saratoga, Lake George and Albany attractions.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

50% of Rental is due at time of booking.

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