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Dr. Ron Scheidelman

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Shangri-la is for very special family. DISCOUNTED $200. OFF SUMMER RATE

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 121 nights

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7 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 14


Shangri-la offers 5 acres of wooded and water terrain,in addition to a private sandy beach, a quiet private lake with no public access and your own dock and rowboat.

Blueberries, elderberries and strawberries, in season are at your beckon. Trout, bass and pan fishing are excellent. . Waterfowl galore frequest the lake.

Shangri-la delivers pristine unmineralized water from its 265 foot deep well. The kitchen is equipped for a gourmet. Shangri-la has 3 large refrigerators (2 in the large garage), and an automatic diswasher. In the laundry room, a washer, dryer and stationary tubs are an added convenience.

An electric generator serves for power outages.

Insulated for the Adirondack winters Shangri-la is heated by an efficient forced-air furnace. in the summer, the masonry absorbs the heat, but the insulation blocks heat penetration. During the night, the masonry relieves its heat.

  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dr. Ron Scheidelman (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at Shangri-La. Our week long visit was just as the name suggests. The house was commodious and the location tranquil. The house was neat and clean, with all amenities including washer, dryer and 2 additional refrigerators which was great. Bathrooms were spacious and plentiful, as were the bedrooms. Shrangri-La was a perfect place to accommodate a crowd like ours.

The environs were pristine. Dock and beach great. We all fished off the dock in the mornings and swam in the afternoon. My cousin caught 3 fish, small and large mouth bass and a sunny, in the rowboat you provided. BBQs on the large patio at night and listening to the loons and star gazing were terrific.

Nearby, Old Forge has all your needs and attractions for vacation. We rented a canoe and 2 man kayak at Tickners, per your suggestion, they were the least expensive for rental with free delivery and pick up. Also they were kind enough to pick up late on our last day. Rondaxe Lake was perfect for canoeing and kayaking, no big motor boats to contend with and very friendly to all water activities.

We highly recommend Shangri-La as a perfect family/friends spot for rest, reunion, and fun.
Aug 2013
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based on 5 traveler reviews

Shangri-la is for very special family. DISCOUNTED $200. OFF SUMMER RATE
average rating of 4.2 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful winter retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Shangri-La is a very special place indeed. Plenty of room for family and friends of all ages; stunning view; well equipped; and perfect location. The home has been so well restored that even high winds and frigid cold did not penetrate our coziness. We all had a most delightful time.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Beautiful spot for a large family

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful spot on a lovely lake, with eagles and loons as companions. Old Forge is nearby for when you crave more bustle, but our family spent most of our time swimming, boating and fishing. and cooking great meals for eating together in the large dining area.The fishing was excellent. We caught a considerable number of good sized bass. Our family loved Shangri La.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Outdated house

  • 1 of 5

The scenery was very nice but the house was lacking from old furniture and uncomfortable old beds. The refrigerator was also very old and in need of updating. The so called gourmet kitchen which does not offer much counterspace and a oven that that needs the boiler to be on to heat up the oven before use of oven along with poor utensils and 1 cooking pan. I wouldn't recommend swimming on the small sandbeach two of the kids had to have leeches removed from there body after swimming "twice" by the third day we couldn't allow them to go swimming anymore this is an OK place if you plan to do a lot of sightseeing and not spend much time at the house be careful of the owner he over sells a lot and under delivers we also had an issue with bogus charges after the vacation was over a way that the owner could try to get more money

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a big family

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 11 spent a lovely week at this property. There was ample room for us all (no more sleeping bags on the floor!), the little kids enjoyed the sandy beach, there were nearby hikes to be had, and the dining and living rooms were large enough to accommodate everyone. The patio was a great place for cocktails before dinner - a little buggy, but to be fair, we never hooked up the bug-zapper. The phone service was a welcome touch since there is no cell or Internet available. Altogether a delightful week.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Wonderful winter retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Shangri-La is a very special place indeed. Family and friends of all ages are easily accommodated; it's comfortable and well equipped; we enjoyed the stunning view and ideal location. The home is beautifully restored and preserved -- even high winds and frigid temperatures did not penetrate our coziness and warmth. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Oneida County Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
New York Central
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Backyard for Crosscountry / McCauley Mountain
Nearest Beach
175 Feet of Private Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Old Forge Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Special Winter Rate 2
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
121 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $79

Rates are for up to 14 persons, $3000.00/week, plus security deposit ($500.00 security deposit plus $79.00 insurance if done through Homeaway)

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CANCELLATION POLICY: Rental fee and security deposit are 100% refundable if owner successfully rebooks for the period cancelled.

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Old Forge Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • For the bathrooms and the entire Lodge, the water is pristine, soft and unmineralized. It is provided from a 256 foot deep artesian well. The three bathrooms are ceramic. Shangri-La provides three full-size refrigerator freezers. One is in the kitchen and two are in the garage. The washer, dryer and stationary tubs are in the laundry room for your convenience. There are two fireplaces, one of the dining area and the other facing the great room. Both have powered heat vents. The private library, located in the great room is good for children and adults, with classics as the main focus.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 2 - Bunk beds
    Bedroom 6 - Bunk beds
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Cradle
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Bsssinet
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , Bassinet
  • Five of Shangri-la's seven bedrooms overlook Rondaxe Lake. Detailed photos of the bedrooms, interior and exterior of the Lodge and the beach are viewable from the website:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 23 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The cold water dispenser doesn't get any better - pristine unmineralized water from the faucet. Ceiling fans for Dutch oven and all bathrooms.

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