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Quite Home In The Woods

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Two Bedroom Cape Cottage set on top of a mountain in Thurman NY. Ground floor set up with Kitchen, Living Room, Bathroom, & two Bedrooms. Both bedrooms offer a queen sized bed. Beautiful mountain views out the front and expansive views into the woods in back of the property. Large attached one car garage with access into the Kitchen. Front porch and small deck in back for barbequing. New home built in 2011. Many attractions and activities close by. Gore Mountain is 12 miles away by car or you could take the Saratoga & North Creek Railway right into North Creek. The Thurman Train Station is 2 miles from the home. The S&NC offers many other events and dinning trips. The Village of Lake George is only 10 miles. Hudson River Rafting Company and 1000 Acres Ranch Resort which offers Horseback Ridding and a 9 hole golf along the Hudson river are both minutes from your home in the woods. Burlap and Beams Wedding & Reception Venue is 2 miles away if you are in Athol for a weekend wedding.

owner/property manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About owner/property manager

Paul & Cairenn Spooner. We live in Ludlow Massachusetts. Cairenn and I were married in 2008. Cairenn had lived in the Adirondacks for 26 years before moving to Massachusetts to be with me. A tough choice for her to make but one I'm glad she did. Cairenn's family goes back several generations in the Big Moose area of the Adirondacks. I fell in love with the beauty and fresh air of this wilderness park while coming up to see Cairenn on weekends and vacations.

owner/property manager purchased this cottage in 2011

Why owner/property manager chose New York

We bought this property as a project to fix and flip. We soon realized there was no fix to this flipper. In 2009 we had the original buildings tore down and removed. In 2011 we purchased a modular home for the site and went about adding the garage and other touches. It was a weekend project that keep us coming back the the Adirondacks weekly. It is a home we feel you will truly like coming to.

What makes this cottage unique

There are several things about this home I like but one one of the most unique features is the clean fresh air. I live in Massachusetts and work in Connecticut. But as soon as I get out of my car in Thurman I notice how fresh and clean the air smells and feels in my lungs. I'm not sure there is any positive effects but I think it can't hurt being out of the polluted air of New England and up here the mountain fresh air.


Athol Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Modern bathroom with washer and dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Two bedrooms with queen sized beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • water skiing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Modern amenities, comfortable and clean.

  • 5 of 5

We drove 3.5 hours to go skiing and didnt know what to expect regarding the accomodations. Drivng at night through the Adirondack woods we were tired when we arrived. As soon as we pulled in and opened the door we were assured that we would enjoy our stay. This house has an open kitchen with dining and living room floor plan.a table to seat four and a modern kitchen with everything one could need. We were a party of five and found an extra chair down stairs to seat us comfortably. The owner of the house had food in the refridgerator and their belongings stored in normal places but there was plenty of space available for our short stay and it was a nice welcoming feeling to respectfully share their home. We felt the homeowners wanted us to feel at home and we did. Anything that we could possibly need was available for us to use just in case we did not bring our own and although we provided our own neccessities of course it seemed we were covered should we need a hair dryer, cottom ball or Q-tips. ( if thats not the case then I owe the owner a cotton ball and Q-tip) We have never rented accomodations this way so it was a new experience for us. Bathrooms and bedrooms were very clean and comfortable. The mattresses amazing and everything was fresh smelling. Sheets and blankets warm and clean and plenty of bathtowels were stacked neatly for our use. We had plenty of hot water for showers , cable tv, and often WIFI. ( we found the wifi and data connection intermitten throughout the mountains ) There was a sterio CD player and radio and LED candles for a worry free candlelight glow. There was a garage for use but we had our ski box on the roof top of the van so we didnt use the garage.

We each agreed that we felt truly welcomed and treated like a guest and that we would gladly return.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home, quite, comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place. It was like being at home. I walked every morning and night, so peaceful. My daughter and her 5 brides maids came over at 6:30 am and did yoga in the back yard, so beautiful. Would stay there again and again. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home.😀😊

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice comments. You were wonderful guests and left our home just as you found it. Thank you again
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came over Labor Day weekend with another couple, and this house was perfect. The house was nice, comfortable, and clean. The owner was always available and responsive when I contacted him with questions. The house was about a 15 min drive from lake George. Definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rachel
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Clean, Quiet and just a short drive to the Lake

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this nice property for 3 nights with my family and can't wait to go back next year! The house was very clean and comfortable. Close to all attractions (10-15 minute drive). Homeowner was very accomodating and easy to work with. We had so much fun at Lake George and wished we had more time to spend there.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our house. Cairenn and I are so happy you found our place clean and comfortable. We try very hard to make the home exactly like we would want it if we were staying there. You were great tenants as we found the home exactly like we left it before your stay. Thank you again for your review and come back any time.
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  • 5 of 5

A very clean, comfortable home away from home. I would highly recommend. Approximately 12 miles to lake George village.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent review. I'm glad you had a nice stay.
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Albany Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Grist Mill, Lizzie Keys
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
1000 Acre Ranch
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Saratoga & North Creek
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Interstate 87
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Grist Mill, Lizzie Keys
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Hickory Hill
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Goerge Million Dollar Beach


Rates & Availability

Athol Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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