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Mark and Debby Hodgkins

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

4 season home/pets welcome!/dock on the water/kayaks/fishing/hiking/swimming

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

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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 your lap top we have WIFI! We do have to limilt the usage to 2G per stay, please! 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! There is a gas stove for chilly nights to sit by the fire! 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
Mark and Debby Hodgkins (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

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 28 traveler reviews

4 season home/pets welcome!/dock on the water/kayaks/fishing/hiking/swimming
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Beautiful home and location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Northern Exposure adirondack home. The home was very comfortable with a great screened in porch and the fenced in dog run came in very handy

for our newly adopted pup. The lakefront views were incredible and we really enjoyed the kayaks and canoe. It really looks just as pictured and is very clean as well. The neighbors (and their dog) were very friendly and the small town of Wells was a wonderful place to get away from it all and connect with nature. Lots of great hiking nearby and the town beach is only a few minutes walk (or kayak trip) away.The owners left us wonderful molasses cookies which we

devoured after the long drive up, and they checked in with us while we were there to make sure everything was OK. We'd go back in a heartbeat-sad to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you we are glad you enjoyed your time st Northerm Exposure and we would love to have you come back! Deb & Mark
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this wonderful lake home! The photos do not do it justice. It is a beautiful home, decorated perfectly for lake cabin (but not cheesy). It was absolutely spotless, and welcoming. There was ample information about local attractions and shopping needs, plus some games and videos. The area is quiet and the people are friendly. We were greeted with a batch of the most delicious molasses cookies I have ever tasted. I don't even normally like cookies, but I wanted to eat every one of these. Debby and Mark checked in with us when we arrived, but respected our privacy. They are friendly and completely easy to work with, and are reachable if you need them. We can't wait to go back!

Size: It's not a huge home, but there are enough places to spread out, with comfortable furniture. Our teens took over the screened porch. We were comfortable with 6 people and a dog.

Amenities: You will want for nothing. TV, screen porch with comfy chairs, beautiful firepit, grill, 2 kayaks, a canoe, jacuzzi tub, deck and table outside, hammock, fenced in yard for your pups, beautiful stone dock.

Activities: We are laid back vacation people - we don't go looking for attractions. We prefer what is right out the door. The kayaks are a HUGE bonus, and were constantly in use. There is so much exploring to do, and a lot to see, including a huge beaver dam, fields of water lilies, and wildlife. In places in the lake, you feel like you are miles away from civilization. It's absolutely relaxing. There is a public, sandy beach a few minutes walk away. We took bikes and biked to the general store and ice cream shop. we also traveled to some nearby waterfalls. We weren't up for long hikes, so we went to some that were near the road, but still isolated and beautiful (Austin Falls, Jimmy Creek Falls, and Christine Falls). We also rode all over the forest roads and found some places to take photos and swim.

Shopping/Food: Not much nearby, but we went to Costco and filled coolers before we left. There's a general store that sells the basics, beer, sandwiches, pizza, & ice cream. Another ice cream shop is nearby. One restaurant. Basic menu, but good food. A few miles away (scenic 10-15 min drive) is a small grocery, & two more ice cream shops. One day we drove to Lake George (beautiful 1hr drive. Lots of shops and restaurants, and activities there. We passed The World's Largest Pile of Goat Manure :D It was our favorite vacation yet!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much for your great review. We love having people enjoy our lake house as much as we do! Debby and Mark
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  • 5 of 5

The house was great! Home made cookies on arrival were a special treat. We enjoyed the kayaks, fire pit and screened porch. Thank you to Mark and Debby for having a house that is dog friendly!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming! We know your dog is a special part of your family as is ours! Thank you for leaving the place so nice and we hope you can come back to Northern Exposure again! Mark and Debby
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Best house we've ever rented!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property for 3 nights in April. The house was very well-equipped with anything you might need for a comfortable stay. The views are beautiful and the area is quiet and peaceful. It's a very pet friendly home. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: We loved having you! Thank you for your nice review, can't wait for your next stay. Debby
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  • 5 of 5

Mark & Debby provided excellent communication and a beautiful home to stay. Very clean, everything we needed & more! We enjoyed the peace & quiet while being able to have our furry babies (dogs) with us. The fenced yard is fantastic. Everything is just like home! We watched a little fox trott across the back yard and 2 deer crossing the road. We were able to visit Gore for snowboarding, just 20 minutes away. The jet tub was exactly what we needed to ease our muscles after attempting to conquer the mountain. We also watched the entire Northern Exposure DVD series :)

We completely appreciate your hospitality and kindness. Happy to have found such a lovely vacation home. Looking forward to revisiting again during the Spring/Summertime. Thank you so much!!

Giao & Kelcey Do

Reinholds, PA

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Giao and Kelsey, We are so thrilled that you had a wonderful vacation! We love to have people enjoy our lake home as much as we do! Can't wait until you can come back again! Every season has it's own charm! Mark and Debby Hodgkins
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Everything was great.

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as described and we had a wonderful stay. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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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

Lake Algonquin - Wells House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 13 2016 - Oct 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
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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New York 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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