|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Visit Longview, our year round lake front home in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, located on quiet Lake Algonquin in the town of Wells. Enjoy crisp cool Fall days and star filled nights around the campfire. Summer fun includes swimming, boating, hiking. Lake George is less than an hour away. Saratoga even closer. Autumn brings breathtaking colors and fabulous mountain views, hunting and hiking. The home is recently renovated (so no pets, please) with updated kitchen and bathrooms and appliances, stainless pots and pans, new floors, lots of charm, and working fireplace (gas insert) in the living room. Step out onto the large screened-in porch facing the lake and private dock. Ski at nearby Oak Mt. or Gore Mt. which is 30 mins. away. Snowmobile trails nearby. Watch the deer on the lake at sundown during the winter. Rest and relax in the mountains with the lake outside your door surrounded by nature. 25 and over to rent, please.
*We do require a 3 night minimum during the holidays and holiday weekends.*
Longview: Summer is great in the Adirondacks. Sit on the dock and daydream or read. Watch the herons and occasional eagle or otter. Watch numerous hummingbirds at the feeder. Take a kayak ride and check out the beaver dam. Canoe to the beach for lunch. Go for a hike or spend the day in Lake George. Build a campfire in the yard and roast marshmallows. Tennis courts available in town.
Fall and Winter are fabulous times to be in the Adirondacks. Relax in front of the fireplace and watch the leaves float by or watch the snow fall. Hike, hunt, ski, snowmobile or do nothing. Gore Mt. is a half hour away. Lapland Lake Resort is 10 mins. away if you're into cross country skiing.
Barbara has been vacationing in Wells since childhood. She lived here through her high school years and would live here year round if she could. Through Barbara Jim discovered Wells and loves it, too. Four generations of the family have been traveling to Wells to enjoy the quaint town and lovely quiet lake for over 50 years. We invite you to come see for yourselves!
Jim and Barbara purchased this house in 2005
We purchased Longview in 2005 and gutted it to the studs.
Our aim was to make it into a home that we would want to stay in. All the comforts of home including a gas insert in the fireplace and a fully stocked kitchen. The screened porch is a big plus and a favorite of our guests. Lots of wild life going by on the lake year round.
The house has a much used fire pit in the yard for gathering under star filled skies.
In case of stormy weather the house is stocked w/ books, cds, dvds, board games, puzzles and even children's books and movies.
We own another home 'down the road a piece' so are nearby most of the time should you need anything during your stay.
Barbara and Jim were welcoming and checked in to see if we had any questions. We had 6 people for three days in this cozy cabin. We cooked all our meals in the kitchen, finding all the equipment we needed. We played multiple board games by the fire in the living room. The chairs and couch in the living room are exceptionally comfortable and the fireplace warms everything up quickly. We made a fire in the fire pit both nights. There were plenty of towels provided, sheets and blankets on all the beds, convenient recycling bins, and a large back porch that would be great in warmer weather. Check in and out was easy. Over all, we had a blast and would recommend this cabin to anyone.
We (5 adults) stayed for a short 3days/2 nights but had a wonderful time. The house was clean, cozy and had everything we needed. The kitchen was well-equipped (we cooked every day). The lake was very peaceful; no large/noisy boats.
We wished we could have stayed longer. Thanks Barbara for letting us stay in your beautiful house.
I stayed with my family for a weekend and the place was really good. Weather was a bit rainy and cloudy, but it was still very worth it. Amazing views and colorful fall. Barbara was super nice to us, and made our stay incredible. We look foward to returning soon!!
Jim and barbaras home was exactly what my boyfriend and i were looking for for a quiet, relaxing getaway. The house is charming, cozy and warm. The pictures of the outside do not do it justice! It is situated right on a lake with chairs on the dock perfect for morning coffee and reflection. The canoe and kayak were an added plus! We spent our nights barbecuing and drinking wine by the firepit staring up at the stars. The house is 10 minutes to town and a small beach! Highly recommend to anyone seeking a quaint retreat.
This recently renovated house is perfect for a family vacation when you want to get away from it all. The house is comfortable and feels like a home, but not a musty older house at all. The living room is cozy, well lit, with books, board games, and DVD's to watch. Cable TV and Wifi means you aren't really disconnected from the outside world if you don't want to be.
The kitchen has everything you need, and the backyard was perfect for grilling and dining outdoors on the picnic table. The fire pit is also in the backyard, and provides a great way to relax and watch the sunset and ,moon rise over the lake.
The 2 kayaks and one canoe are great, plenty of different size life jackets in the house. The lake itself has a open water part and a wild part with islands and lily pads. You can kayak through narrow passages between islands, it feels like a nature safari that you would have paid for! We saw ducks, geese and a Great Blue Heron. Kayaking toward the open water, you can paddle under the bridge and hit the town beach for swimming and smooth sand.
The area is great for biking, hiking, and general exploring, but you could spend a week just boating and swimming from the house. It is located directly between two other houses, but during our week long stay in August, we didn't see neighbors from Monday through Friday at all.
The hosts Jim and Barbara are great, even though we never met them, they were very welcoming and wanted to be sure we were all comfortable and settled in.
Had a wonderful time. It was great to wake up and have breakfast and my cup of tea on the dock in the AM. We canoed and kayaked on the lake every day, found trails to hike most days. We used the fire pit several evenings to just kick back and relax. The quiet was a wonderful respite from our usual noisy world, to the point that the occasional passing car or truck on the bridge seemed so out of place. Took the opportunity to visit the Olympic sites at Lake Placid, a pretty good drive, and had great times and great food. The Adirondack Museum is about an hour a way and was very neat place. The cottage was fully equipped with the necessities, clean, comfortable and relaxing. We would heartily recommend this place to anyone else.
The home is a short drive from Lake George, Gore Mountain, Lapland Lake Resort (cross country skiing), Blue Mountain Lake, and Saratoga. Enjoy hiking, water sports, golf, skiing and the arts nearby. There is a grocery store as well as several restaurants in Speculator, just 13 miles away. Oak Mt. is open again! Golfing in Lake Pleasant during the season. Swim from the yard or walk to the public beach. Enjoy campfires under the stars. Watch the otters, herons and other wild life who live in the lake. Feed the ducks w/ your little ones.
Other Activities: Hiking, public beach, mountain biking
Ski: Oak Mt. in Speculator is 12 miles away and provides a family atmosphere with downhill trails, rentals, tubing, bunny slope, cocktail lounge. Gore Mountain, located in North Creek which is about a 30 minute scenic drive.
For cross country skiers, Lapland Lake Resort is 10 minutes away.
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
100.00 non-declinable cleaning fee required for all stays this includes the linen fee. Cleaning fee payable prior to check in.
3 night minimum during holidays and and holiday weekends.
Available nightly w/ a 2 night min. EXCEPT during the summer season and on holidays and weekends. Paypal accepted.
No smoking and no pets, please.
Weekly rentals only during July and Aug. Flexible at other times.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.