LABOR DAY SPECIAL -- Rent the week of August 25 - Sept 1 for the regular rate of $5,400 and you can have through Labor Day for free -- 10 days for the price of 7. Tell me what you want and we'll make it work!
Tapawingo is ideal for larger families because it sleeps 12, has lots of nooks and crannies, and a sandbox for younger children. A main house, a boat house, and a garage on a 1.2 acre private wooded lot with a 350-foot lake front all exude charm, history, and a fun time. It is a unique 102-year old Adirondack Camp.
You can choose rest and relaxation or activities and adventure. You can eat lunch on the dock, watch sunsets from the front porch, curl up in the hammock with a good book, or you can climb Buck Mountain from the trail head just down the street. This is a great place to swim, ski, and go tubing, canoeing, or kayaking. There is no cable TV, but there a television with a DVD player.
When you approach the house from the dead-end street, you first see a spectacular garden built around a pond and fountain. The lighting at night is dramatic. You enter the house at the kitchen. Above the kitchen is a suite with two bedrooms — one with two single beds and one with a double bed and a single bed. There are also two bathrooms, one of which is in the larger bedroom. One bathroom has a tub; the other a shower. The fully-equipped kitchen has a refrigerator, a separate freezer, a stove, a dishwasher, and a kitchen table beneath a hand-painted mural. The laundry room has a washer and a dryer.
At one end of the magnificent 21 x 29 living room, which has a 26-foot peaked ceiling and a fireplace, a door goes to a second suite with two bedrooms and a sleeping porch. One bedroom has a double bed; the other a single bed. The sleeping porch has two single beds. This suite has a bathroom with an old-fashioned claw-foot tub/shower combination.
Above these bedrooms is a master three-room suite with a queen bed, a Jacuzzi tub and a shower in the bathroom, and an office with a gorgeous view.
Although the dining room table expands to seat 8 comfortably, in nice weather we eat on the front porch, which has a wonderful view towards Long Island and magnificent sunsets. The table on the front porch can expand to seat 16. There is also a large ping pong porch.
After dinner, you can walk down to the fire pit for smores or sunset watching. The pit is surrounded by log seating for an evening of singing or telling stories.
The living room contains a large wood-burning fireplace and an antique English bar billiards table. Bar billiards is played from one end, unlike pool or billiards. A game closet has board games, cards, and puzzles. A flagstone patio off the dining room has a gas grill.
The enclosed boathouse can accommodate your boat; an aluminum canoe is available for your use. The large dock has a picnic table and lots of room for sunning and swimming. A second gas grill is on the dock.
Tapawingo is only 15 minutes from Lake George Village and 25 minutes from Glens Falls and the Great Escape. Several golf courses and some great restaurants are within a 10-minute drive.
The property has a guest house that has been rented separately for the entire season.