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4 season home/pets welcome/ x country ski and 20 min to downhill/snowmobile

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Wells House Rental Photos and Description

110Ft Of Lakefront 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 6. Fenced In Area For Dog

This cozy ADK home has a beautiful view of Lake Algonquin with 110' of lakefront property.The master bedroom has a Stickley bedroom set with ceiling fan and private 1/2 bath. The second bedroom has a great view of the lake with a full bath, including a jet tub across the hall! The great room with oak dining table at one end has cozy furniture on the other to watch the flat screened TV with cable orDVD's or VCR.So you can get your e-mail or use the wifi.We do have to limilt the usage to 4Mg stay, please! There is a nice romantic gas stove in the living room for chilly nights! In the Sunroom there's a queen size pull out couch with gorgeous lake views . The kitchen is fully equipped with a refridgerator,dishwasher,microwave, stove and coffee maker, dishware and cookware. There's an attractive screened in porch, as well as an outside deck to set and relax,read a good book, or take a soothing nap.Nice fire pit outside! The granite steps lead down to the private dock where we supply kayaks or a canoe to explore the lake. Additionally We are dog lovers! There is a nicely fenced in area for your pooch to frolic and play! This is a four season home. The summers are spectacular but so is the Fall foliage season and we especially Love Winter! We enjoy to cross country ski and snowshoe from here. We are adjacent to the NYS snowmobile trail system. Gore Mnt ski center is a 40min direct drive and Oak Mnt Ski Center is 15 minutes north in Speculator. We also love to cross country ski and snowshoe here or go to Lap Land Lake 20 minutes south in Benson. After a long day of activities there is a local massage therapist on the camp phone speed dial!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Mark and Debby Hodgkins
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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About Mark and Debby Hodgkins

We live in Charlton, NY but we have our lake house on the other end Lake Algonquin also!

Mark is an avid water skiier! There is a AWSA demensioned slalom course at the south end of the lake!

Mark and Debby Hodgkins purchased this house in 2014

Why Mark and Debby Hodgkins chose New York

We have enjoyed this lake for over 20yrs and decided to invest in this wonderful property when it became available because of the quality of the building and setting.

What makes this house unique

We love lake Algonquin because of the mountain views and the experience of the quaint town. It is not commercialized like other lakes in the Adirondacks. The lake is calm and easy to kayak and canoe on. There are beautiful eagles flying over head and tiny humming birds at the feeders. It is close enough to attractions for day trips but we can also come back to the peace and tranquility we love! The building is well done with wood floors and great windows, the bathrooms and kitchen are clean and up to date. We even have central air and a backup generator so you are always comfortable and at ease.


based on 37 traveler reviews

4 season home/pets welcome/ x country ski and 20 min to downhill/snowmobile
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews

Clean, cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great fall getaway in this cozy cottage. We loved the welcome pumpkin on the front steps and all the seasonal touches inside. The cottage was spacious for the 4 of us, had comfortable furnishings and a well stocked kitchen.

We enjoyed having access to the canoe and kayaks. Paddling the lake with fall colors reflecting in the water was a special moment! The cottage was close to a lot of good hiking in the Adirondacks too.

We also really appreciated that the house is dog friendly. The fenced in area was great for night time potty breaks and the dog bowls came in handy.

Mark and Debbie were easy to reach and checked in with us upon arrival. We had a wonderful stay! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wells in late September

  • 4 of 5

My wife & I stayed at this property in late September of this year. The house is beautiful, clean & well maintained. The A/C-heating system worked flawlessly. We had a bird's eye view of Lake Algonquin. At this time of year there weren't many other people around so it was peaceful & quiet. We had a good time fishing & kayaking. We found 3 beaver lodges on the far side of the small island in the lake. I saw a bald eagle swoop down & take a fish from the lake. 2 bald eagles flew directly over our heads while we were fishing. We caught many large yellow perch, a small bass & the largest pickerel I ever caught. We released them all. We just had a nice, relaxing time while we were there. I would recommend this house for a vacation at any time of the year. The only problem we had was the weak wifi connection, but we were able to go online most of the time. We really would like to go back again. Thanks Debby & Mark!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we wanted!

  • 4 of 5

Cozy little cottage on the lake. Had everything that we needed.

Debby and Mark were very helpful. We actually lost power one day

but they have a backup generator, so we didn't miss a beat.

Took many hikes, and saw numerous waterfalls and rapids.

Had many lunches, and dinners on the deck overlooking the lake...beautiful!

Gas grill was nice as we cooked many dinners on it, just like home.

Fishing off the dock was nice and relaxing. Didn't use the canoe, or kayaks,

as they were a little heavy for us. We would definitely go back for another stay.

Tom & Cathy

9-11 thru 9/19/2016

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful pet friendly camp!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this camp! The house was very clean and spacious which made the stay very relaxing even with 6 people and 2 dogs! We all enjoyed the kayaks and canoes and even went on a few hikes and to see some waterfalls. We loved using the fire pit and having coffee on the dock each morning. The house had everything we needed and more!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Love it,a close get away..

  • 5 of 5

Debbie has a nice getaway,could not ask for much more,clean,and on the lake,going back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 7 days. Just returned home and I miss it already. The owners are simply "lovely". They answered all questions in a timely manner and were very responsive with the "small stuff". The camp (if you can call it that, more like a home), was very clean and well cared for. Loved the central air, comfy beds and nice furnishings. Inside and out was relaxing. I could of stayed for the entire summer! loved taking my pup with me and taking walks. Very quiet area.Very nice bike path around the lake! Fire pit was very nice. For a small fee, there is firewood in the garage.

If I owned the property I would of liked a flat land leading into the water to take off in my kayak. I had my own kayak, but it's very thoughtful that the owners share theirs. Getting on and off the kayaks by the dock was a tad difficult (although the average person would of made out fine). I wish the grill had a self starter, but once my son got it going it worked great. Absolutely no complaints! Worth every penny! Thank you for sharing your camp with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
albany International airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Over Rock Diner
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Gore Mnt
Car: necessary

Located on a lovely lake in the ADK mountains in the friendly small town of Wells with plenty of swimming,kayaking,canoeing and fishing. Minutes from hiking trails with views of magnificant waterfalls, or a leisurly 3 mile walk around the lake. In the fall the local ski hill has floiage rides or in winter great downhill skking! Gore Mnt is 40 min. away for an even larger ski resort. We are also located adjacent to the NYS snowmobile trail system. Just 45 minutes from lake George or 1hr15min away from the Blue Mtn Lake Museum. Staying in is a great option too! Sit and relax on the screened porch or sit on the dock and watch the ADK loons!


Rates & Availability

Wells House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 21 2016 - May 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 12 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

We rent Friday to Friday in the summer. Arrival after 3pm on Friday and Depart by 11am on Friday.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink
  • 1 full bath with sink,toilet and jet tub/shower combo 1/2 bath with sink and toilet off master bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen size pull out
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , view of the lake
  • 1 Master bedroom ,1 bedroom, 1 sunroom with pull out couch All sheets and blankets are provided.... towels too!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We are adjacent to the NYS snowmobile trail system. Lake Algonquin has a AWSA salomn ski course!

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