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Jonathan King

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Family fun at This Beautiful Lakefront Adirondack Camp

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Lake Champlain Valley House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

Come find out why we love our camp, the lake, and the North Country so much. Whether it's quiet evenings in a rocking chair on the screened in porch watching the moon rise over the lake, or for the fun and adventures the lake and the Adirondack North Country have to offer, this camp has and does it all. The fall colors are spectacular in the North Country and seeing them by boat from the lake is something special.

Built in 1939 by my Grandfather, modernized in the 80's, now it's available for you to enjoy. This is a hosted stay. I have a separate apartment, so you can see as little or as much of me as you like. I'm there to be your tour guide, boat captain, watersport instructor for wakeboarding, waterskiing, stand up paddleboarding, and tubing, leading day hikes and beautiful road bike rides, or just in the background as your invisible caretaker making sure everything goes smoothly. I grew up spending summers at the camp and it's by far one of the most beautiful and fun places in the world.

Wake up in the queen bed to the sound of waves lapping at the shoreline in the master bedroom. Then coffee at the kitchen table overlooking the lake. The second bedroom has twin beds and is private and quiet. The kids room is just that, with bunk beds, 2 single beds and their own tv, board games and fun, but trust me, they won't be doing anything other than sleeping in there after all there is to do during the day at the camp. Rain or shine there is always something to do. Mornings, get up early and cut up the glassy water before anyone else. Then a bike ride over rolling hills along the lake, or a hike up Pocomoonshine, paddle out to Schuyler island for a secluded picnic,swimming and tubing in the afternoon. For the less adventurous, shopping in Lake Placid, take the ferry over to Burlington for the day, or head up to Montreal, Canada's largest city. Don't forget your passport! Rainy days are nice too. Explore Ausable Chasm and raft down the Ausable river, Parc Safari and waterpark is just over the border an hour away. At the end of the day cool down on the screened in porch, or warm up in front of the large fireplace in the living room. Roast marshmellows over a bonfire on the beach, then lay back and count shooting stars. Life at the camp is great. Come and find out for yourself.

Keywords: camp, north country, adirondack cabin, lakefront, cozy, fun, serene, awesome,

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jonathan King (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jonathan King

I spend my winters in Tahoe teaching skiing at Squaw Valley USA. I spend my summers at the camp teaching wakeboarding, waterskiing, stand up paddleboarding, leading bike rides and day hikes. I also know how to relax and enjoy the scenery and serenity of wherever I'm at.

Jonathan King purchased this house in 1939

Why Jonathan King chose Lake Champlain Valley

My family has been on Lake Champlain for over 100 yrs. We've all traveled all over the world, but always end up back at the camp. This is not an overly developed part of the lake. It's still just many of the same families from the 30's.

What makes this house unique

This is a hosted stay. Take advantage of me. I know the North Country and all it has to offer and want to share it with you. I have a separate apartment on the property and can also remain invisible. This is your vacation. whatever works best for you.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Family fun at This Beautiful Lakefront Adirondack Camp
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Excellent and Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a 3 day weekend with my family and had a great time. The host, Jonathan was amazingly attentive and acted as our guide for the motorboat. We had gotten to utilize the canoe, paddleboards, and life jackets with no problems. The lake was a beautiful view to wake up to. We all enjoyed our stay here and it's all because of the amenities and great service that was provided. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week and woke up to the most beautiful sunrises over the water. The owner, Jonathan, was on hand and was tremendous in making sure there was everything we needed. The camp has so much history and so many stories! Would definitely stay here again. It's close to Whiteface Mountain, the ferry over to Vermont and many, many historical and natural sites.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It's a great stay . My family enjoy the lake view,water activities,swimming,boating,sun rise,moon rising,campfire, it's lots others .specialy home owner Jonathan is great & friendly.I have 13 & 10 years they like it . We don't realize how we pass our 4 day vacation we enjoy our every moment sunrise to midnight.Thank you Jonathan for your wonderful support & specially for speed boats riding.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mustafizul, Thank you for the nice review. I enjoy sharing my camp with people and am glad you and your family had a good time. Even the teenagers had smiles. There is lots to do here at the camp, and you guys were able to do it all. From enjoying all my watertoys, boat rides, and the Ausable Chasm. Come on back. We can do it all again, and even find some new things to do. Thank you for the chicken and rice. It was a treat to eat some real Indian food and was delicious. Glad you had fun and I hope to see you again. Jonathan
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Outstanding Week

  • 5 of 5

This was the best family vacation we have had in years! The setting is beautiful, the host is friendly and helpful, and there are many options for recreation, both on the lake and in the nearby area. We have 4 kids, from age 9 - 19, and not one was bored the entire time. Coming to the Camp reminded me of my fishing trips to Canada with my grandfather many years ago. Warm, inviting, and comfortable house. Thank you, Jonathan, for a week we will long remember. (And may be back soon, based on the pleas from our kids!)

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. You guys had a great week. You did all the things that make the camp a very special place. There are lots of reasons why our camps have stayed in the family for nearly 100 years, and you guys enjoyed a lot of them! Come on back. I'd love for your family to make my camp a tradition for you too. Thanks, Jonathan
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Kings anchorage camp

  • 5 of 5

Great one week stay, loved the charm of the older well taken care of house. The property's grounds are beautifully done with flowers everywhere. The crystal clear water and mountain views are awesome. Johnathon is a great host and even had my older kids laughing. He is so knowledgeable about the area. Yes there are trains nearby which to us made it even better, almost like a step back in time listening to the train engines sipping coffee on the dock. Wow we already want to go back. Thank you Jonathan for a memorable time.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. It was nice of your boys to laugh at my jokes! Yes the trains go by, but we all get used to them pretty quickly. As kids it was always fun to run up to the tracks and count the train cars. Glad you enjoyed the camp. I love being able to share it with people. Come on back. Jonathan
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It was just wonderful

  • 4 of 5

My entire family fell in love with Lake Champlain the side on New York. Can't speak of the Vermont side. The water was crystal clear and the sand was like baby powder on our feet. We enjoyed a private dock and all the toys you would want for a lake... what didn't we do? There was a fire pit right on the beach that we enjoyed every night. I really do believe it is one of the best situated lake houses there. The property is the quintessential charming lake house. The porch with rocking chairs was just a wonderful touch. I hope to make this a tradition for our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Yes, you guys did it all! Swimming, exploring local attractions, and tubing behind the boat is always good for a lot of laughs. The weather cooperated and you were able to eat dinner outside a couple nights. I'm curious why just 4 stars, not 5? I strive to give everyone a great experience here at the lake. I love it here and want everyone to love life at the camp too. Please let me know what I can do to keep getting my 5 star reviews.
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Car: necessary

Motorboat available for wakeboarding, waterskiing and tubing. You be the captian or an experienced captain is available for tours and lessons. Bring your road bike for guided rides. Guided day hikes, and boat tours around the lake. See the fall colors by boat. A long list of watertoys with more added every season. 2 stand up paddleboards for you to enjoy. 17' canoe with electric trolling motor. A good old fashioned rowboat, and lots of tubes, rafts and floats. Plenty of wetsuits and life preservers in all sizes for everyone. 60 minutes to Lake Placid, Burlington and Santa's workshop. Parc Safari and waterpark just over the border an hour away. Montreal another half hour north. Remember your passport! Ausable Chasm, antiquing, farmers markets, all close by. Great hiking, out the door, and just down the road. Fishing must be good, because there is a boat trolling by just about every day!


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 18 2016 - Jul 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 28 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning $100
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 3.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    guest room - 2 twin/ single
    kids room - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
screened in porch, best swimming on the lake,

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