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Classic Adirondack Lodge on 4th Lake

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 12

The Moss Rock Lodge is a four-season vacation home on the North Shore of Fourth Lake conveniently located between Old Forge and Inlet. The fully equipped kitchen has new stainless steel appliances. A large dining room overlooks Fourth Lake. Bathrooms have just been completely renovated. The great room offers comfortable furnishings, a fireplace, and spectacular lake view. The large porch also overlooks the lake. Summer and autumn activities include swimming, hiking, boating, biking, golfing, white water rafting, canoeing, and kayaking.

Summer in the Adirondacks: People from warmer climates love to spend their summer vacations in the Adirondacks. The average daytime temperature is around 80 degrees. The Old Forge area offers something for everyone...young & old! For the kids (or young at heart) there's the Water Safari - the biggest water park in the Northeast. There's nothing better than a day at the Safari...water rides, go-carts, games, and the Enchanted Forest which has a daily live Elephant show & non-water rides as well.

For those more sophisticated...the newly built Adirondack Museum always has something going on...exhibits, entertainment, and all sorts of gatherings. It is opening soon and is just a few miles from our camp.

Downtown Old Forge and Inlet offer fine dining, entertainment & great little shops filled with Adirondack gifts, local food & apparel.

Whether you're into hiking, mountain biking, waterskiing, or just R&R on the porch...this is the place for you!

Fall in the Adirondacks: Spectacular fall foliage brings thousands of people to the Old Forge area during the fall....If you come up, one thing you really should do is go for a ride on a seaplane. There are two local seaplane business within minutes of our camp & if you want, they'll even pick you up at the dock! It's thrilling & amazingly beautiful to see the mountains & lakes from the plane.

We love to go boating on the Fulton Chain of Lakes in the can travel from Old Forge Pond (1st Lake) through channels to 2nd, 3rd and finally the biggest, 4th Lake...all by boat. Park downtown at the public dock & shop in Old Forge, or pull up to a boat slip at one of many lakefront restaurants. Explore some of the islands, check out the wildlife....loons, take some great photo's, or just relax & cruise the adirondack lakes & enjoy the scenery.

Winter Wonderland: Old Forge is one of the coldest places in the Northeast....they are also known as the 'snowmobiling capitol of the Northeast' because of the large amounts of snow & the enormous trail system which is beautifully groomed all winter long. In the Old Forge/Inlet area there are typically more snowmobiles than cars at the local restaurants & bars. It's fun for the whole family...beautiful trails in the wilderness which go for miles & miles. Our camp driveway is literally across the street from the main trail access.

Ice fishing is a big outdoor winter activity. There are several tournaments in the area during the winter months. There are always a few fishermen we can see from our camp...they're friendly and patient folks!

If you like to ski or snowboard, McCauley Mountain is just a few miles away. Gore Mountain is a much larger ski area and is an hour drive north. Just 2 hours away, White Face Mountain is in the village of Lake Placid (Winter Olympics Host in 1980).

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Carol Ringdahl
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018

About Carol Ringdahl

My husband, Eric & I are from Rome, New York. We visited the Old Forge area several times before purchasing this property. This is a special place and our family and friends have enjoyed many special occasions and holidays at various times of the year. All great memories!

Carol Ringdahl purchased this lodge in 1995

Why Carol Ringdahl chose Old Forge

We love the Adirondacks and the change of seasons. It's beautiful up here in the Winter, Spring, Fall & Summer. The close proximity to our home in Rome was also a plus. We can be there in less than an hour. It's also a short drive to historic Lake Placid, the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, the Great Sagamore Resort in Lake George to name just a few! Take a dinner or sunset cruise aboard the famous W.W. Durant just up the road on Raquette Lake and learn about the summer life for millionaires like the Vanderbilt and Carnegies during the "Gilded Age"!

What makes this lodge unique

We are located directly across the road from Rondaxe Road, where access trails to climb Bald Mountain are. We are also centrally located between Old Forge and Inlet...lots of restaurants just minutes away either via boat or car. Our camp is over 100 years old, so on the outside looks like a great camp; however we enjoy all the modern comforts of newly renovated kitchen, bathrooms, etc., on the inside.


Old Forge Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please do not discard cooking grease on the lawn or put down the drain. Use a tin can and freeze then discard in trash.
  • Please be considerate of your neighbors and keep noise down after 10pm and before 8am. Also turn off exterior lights before retiring for the evening.
  • Garbage must be brought to the dpw located at Macaulay Mountain on a regular basis to keep bears away! Thanks!
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • The two full bathrooms are located upstairs, as are all the bedrooms. They have been recently completely renovated and offer a typical Adirondack theme. A half bathroom is conveniently located just off the kitchen near the back door.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • The Master bedroom connects to a private full bathroom which can also be accessed from the guest bedrooms simply by opening the outer hallway door. The 4 guest bedrooms share another full bathroom. All bedrooms with the exception of one guest bedroom offer a lake view. They are all decorated in a typical Adirondack theme and have ample closet space. Brand new Sealy Posturepedic pillow-top mattresses have been purchased and there is a king size bed in the master bedroom! There is also a queen-size sleeper sofa located on the sunporch!
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Adirondack chairs are provided, as well as an outdoor fire pit on the lakefront. A large cement dock with indoor/outdoor carpeting, a permanent park bench and room for 1 or 2 boats to tie up.


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Classic Adirondack Lodge on 4th Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Washington DC

Camping in "high style"

  • 5 of 5

My family & I can't say enough great things about the Moss Rock Lodge... The location is convenient & the view of 4th Lake is spectacular! The camp is very spacious, warm and has every amenity you would need or want. We spent most evenings sitting around the camp fire, watching the stars. The diningroom lends itself to many great family dinners and conversation....quality time! We stayed here in July and the weather was great...warm during the day and comfortable sleeping temperatures at need for air conditioning!

I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a wonderful family experience. Boating is also fun, as you can travel to restaurants by water which is a plus!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Hancock International Airport, Syracuse, NY
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Thendara Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Adirondack Railroad Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Northwoods Inn
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
McCauley Mountain
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Old Forge Waterfront Park
Car: necessary

The 'Moss Rock Lodge' is a four-season vacation home on the North Shore of Fourth Lake conveniently located between the Adirondack towns of Old Forge and Inlet. Summer and autumn activities include swimming, hiking, boating, biking, golfing, white water rafting, horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking. Water Safari, New York’s Largest Water Theme Park; is a family-favorite vacation destination. Open June through Labor Day. Admission includes unlimited access to 31 water rides. The newly relocated Arts Center of Old Forge is celebrating over 50 years of bringing arts to the Central Adirondacks. Presenting year-round exhibits, workshops and performances for all ages in a gorgeous new facility . Old Forge Lake Cruises: Historic, Narrated Sightseeing, Mailboat & Fireworks Cruises are available.

Other Activities: mountain climbing, boating, kayaking, canoeing and swimming.

Golf: Thendara is an historic golf course and is 20 minutes from camp. Another nice course is the Inlet which is only 10 minutes away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

A security deposit of $1000 is required before rental period is secured. A lease will be provided by owner. Any additional fees for damages or cleaning will be taken out of the security deposit after inspection. If you decide to cancel, all efforts will be made to rent your week and if your week is rented you will receive your deposit back minus $100 processing fee. If we are unable to rent your week, your deposit will not be returned and you will be responsible for the full rental price for that week.

We require $1000 deposit in order to reserve a week. The deposit is due immediately. The rent is due 30 days prior to the week that is rented.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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