Elegant Lake George Home/Estate with room for up to 25 guests in large ranch ($7,000/week) & up to 10 more guests in separate cottage (additional $3,500/week). There is a req 7 night min stay. No Sat to Sat rentals (covering 2 different weekends).
Beautiful sunset views of Lake George, private pool & clay tennis court, with country tranquility near Lake George Village and beaches. There is NO LAKEFRONT OR ANY LAKE ACCESS on the property itself (since there is another property in front at lakeside that is not part of this rental). However, there are nearby boat & dock rentals available (3 min drive from the house). LG Village, Million Dollar Beach, Great Escape, water parks & outlets are only 12-min drives away. Two 1845 barns on premises,16 x 32 foot pool, large deck, two gazebos, pond, outdoor bar/deck area, large yard for games (2.3 acres). Gorgeous lake view (Note again there is a beautiful view, but no direct access to the lake for swimming, boating, tanning, fishing, etc. from this property). This property can accommodate from 1 to 35 guests (where up to 15 guests can sleep in beds and 20 guests can sleep on futons or cots). A perfect spot for multi-generation family reunions!
Please also note the "restrictions" for this rental that maintain the high quality of our property and its family-oriented focus: ABSOLUTELY NO PROM parties or stag/bachelor/high school/college 'reunions' due to past experience. No pets of any kind are allowed on this property. Also, to protect this historic site, absolutely no smoking is allowed on the property grounds (OK out on the public road away from the barns with all butts/trash removed). This includes cigarettes, cigars, marijuana, etc. Illegal drug use or underage drinking also are not permitted, and no candles or open flame 'cookers' can be used (other than our supplied propane grill).
PLEASE NOTE AGAIN: IF it is available for your requested dates, the cottage (sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms -10 max) is required to be rented along with the main ranch house for groups of 26 or more people, including infants. Additionally, though more expensive, it will be much more comfortable for families with 15 people or more to rent both homes. Otherwise, it can become crowded inside the ranch house (with only one refrigerator and five closed bedrooms). We want you to return to your homes refreshed and happy after your time at Lake George!
This home also is our family's favorite place for reunions. We have our personal belongings stored in the garage and in some cabinets/closets that are marked off as 'private areas.' There is plenty of closet space provided in the bedrooms and comfortable parking for 5-6 vehicles at both the ranch house and cottage.
Rooms and Beds: Ranch House - Three full baths and one Half bath (in large eat-in kitchen-seats 5-7)
Living Room w windows to lake, Separate Dining Room seats 12, laundry room
Bedroom 1- 1 King with attached bath (2 sinks, 1 tub/shower, 1 stall shower)
Bedroom 2 - 2 Twin beds and 1 Full futon
Bedroom 3 - 1 Queen bed (Bedrooms 2 & 3 share hall bath w 2 sinks, 1 tub/shower)
Bedroom 4 - 1 built-in Queen bed and 1 Queen Futon
Bedroom 5 - 2 Twin beds (one from a pull-out daybed)
Bedroom 6 -Dorm/Rec Area 1 - 1 Queen futon and 2 Fulls
Bedroom 7 - Dorm/Rec Area 2 - 4 cots and 1 sleeper-couch
Optional Cottage - Three bedrooms and one full bath (small kitchen with dining table/chairs)
Bedroom 8 - 1 Queen bed on 1st floor cottage
Bedroom 9 - 2 Twin beds -2nd floor cottage
Bedroom 10 - 2 Twin beds - 2nd floor cottage
Living Room - 1 Queen sofa bed and 1 double/full futon
The ranch and cottage together have 8 closed bedrooms, 2 dorms & 4 1/2 baths. The ranch house alone has 5 closed bedrooms with 2 additional 'dorm' rec rooms +3 1/2 baths - sleeps from 1 to 25 for $7,000 per week. The OPTIONAL cottage has 3 closed bedrooms with 1 full bath. This is a simple cottage/camp with a Queen sleeper couch and double futon in the living room. Rent for the cottage is $3,500/week.
Both ranch and cottage are $10,500 rental fee for up to 35 guests.
There is a 7 night minimum on the ranch house ($7,000 rental fee plus $300 ranch cleaning fee). Security deposits returned 1 week after checkout.
Required cleaning service fee: In order for the premises to be completely ready for the next family reunion, we require a cleaning service fee of $300 for the ranch house and $250 for the cottage. You will be responsible for cleaning the grill (if you have used it) and for leaving all furniture/porch chairs, kitchen contents/dishes, bedding & tennis court as you found them when you arrived. All garbage (separated for recycling) will be placed by tenants in the specified pails outside the house upon departure. The cleaning service will be responsible only for standard household cleaning (not trash removal) inside the house including the outside porch/bar areas. NOTE: If additional cleaning is required, additional fees will apply. However, this a very rare occurrence since, upon check out, a review of the house will be made together with the guests or guest representative.
No open flames are allowed from camp fires, candles or cookers (other than the provided propane grill). No smoking is allowed anywhere on the premises. Coolers are required for large groups (one refrigerator, in the house and one smaller bar refrigerator cannot cool all food for large groups).
Sheets, towels, cleaning supplies, paper goods (t.p., paper towels) are not supplied (corner store offers last-minute items)
Cancellation Fees : For a rental cancellation greater than 3 months prior to a planned arrival: Administration fee = $750.00. For a rental cancellation greater than 2 months but less than 3 months prior to arrival: Admin. Fee = $1,000.
For a rental cancellation greater than 1 month but less than 2 months prior to arrival: Admin. Fee = $1,500. For a rental cancellation less than 1 month prior to arrival, we will try to replace your rental. However, you will be responsible for the full rental (100%) if we are unable to rent the premises on those dates.
If you have catastrophic reasons (health crisis of leaseholder or leaseholder's parents or children) for your cancellation less than one month prior to arrival (and provide proof), we will return your deposits/rental fees minus $1,500 even if we cannot re-rent the premises.
What other renters wrote in notes/emails to us (with permission to share):
"You can't ask for a better vacation spot! Not only is the area beautiful, but the house is completely perfect for a fun and relaxing vacation. Waking up in the morning and walking onto the porch to look out onto the lake was wonderful. Between the pool, tennis court, big lawn, big kitchen and large porch, our group hardly even left the house! This was just our second time coming, but I see many more visits in the future! "Thank you again. We so much appreciate you organizing and sharing your beautiful home with us. Hope to see you again soon!" Stacey T., New York, NY (June, 2013)
“This is just a note to tell you how much we enjoyed our vacation.. This was a family vacation with three generations, including grandparents, parents, teenagers and four little boys from 4 to 7 years old. We all had a great time and there were plenty of activities in and around to please every age. The house was spacious and accommodated us all---16. Kitchen, bathrooms and the bedrooms and the amenities and equipment were excellent. The grounds are beautiful. The pool and tennis court were excellent and well used, especially by the boys. We all enjoyed a trip to Saratoga Springs race track for morning workout and breakfast. The boys got a kick out of Fort William Henry, where they heard musket and cannon fire and got dressed and armed as British soldiers of the Colonial Era. Miniature golf was another favorite of the boys. For the adults, reading, walking and eating were the big pleasures. For all of us, the best was being together in a great setting.” M. Daniels, Bethesda, MD (Aug, 2012)
"We are still receiving emails from family on how great a time they all had at your house and cottage. The pool was a super hit and the large open grounds were perfect for the kids. We shared old memories and made new ones. This was our first reunion effort, and we are now sure it won't be the last. Thanks so much!
The P. Family, Oviedo, FL (Aug, 2011)
"We had a wonderful time staying at the ranch house! The house was very spacious and easily accommodated our large group with room to spare (18 adults and 7 children). The owners were very nice and helpful. The pool area is fantastic and between that and the tennis courts, we were entertained for the whole weekend. The location is great, quiet and private but close to town. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking to visit Lake George." Jamie W., New York, NY (July, 2011)
"Our almost entire family (20 of us) spent 4 days on this Lake George property in August, 2010 and had a terrific time. Its location is convenient to everything. The house and beautiful grounds are well maintained and the pool is delicious. Recommend it highly." Jack N., Fairlawn, NJ (Aug 2010)
"Our week in Cleverdale at your estate was wonderful! 23 of us, ages 6 to 74, arrived from all over to celebrate my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. We had so much space between the cottage and main house that we never felt crowded and were able to have time alone if needed. The huge yard was a hit for bocce ball, football and the tennis court was used daily. It was very difficult to leave the beautiful pool area during the week. The kids, big and small, enjoyed that immensely!! The flat grounds were perfect for my mom who has a bit of trouble walking. My parents were so thankful for the memorable week with all of their kids and grandkids. Thank you for helping me make this milestone unforgettable. We appreciate you allowing us the time in your beautiful home." S. Little, Liverpool, NY (Aug, 2010