|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Perched on a knoll on 1/3 acre on the quiet east bank of Lake George, the location of this charming cottage provides a remarkable view across the lake to the mountains. There is a front lawn with trees and steep stone steps down to the deck and cabana at lakeside, with a ladder into the clear lake water. You may bring a canoe or kayak for exploring the shoreline: no other boats are permitted.
A great place for a serene getaway, this pristine property has been carefully maintained and used by our family for several generations. Built in the 1920s, the cottage was renovated in the ‘90s, and offers wood paneling, both air conditioning and heat, a gas fireplace and carpeting. It is furnished largely with Victorian antiques and asks to be treated gently. You can relax in the generous living room, sunporch or patio, all situated facing the lake. The dining room seats 6, and is furnished with tablecloths, glassware, and pottery made by the owner.
There are 2 bedrooms with double beds, a small loft with blow-up mattress, a dining room, and study with desk, couch, wifi, phone and an assortment of books for your enjoyment. The bathroom boasts a low-flow toilet and shower, and a washer/dryer for small loads. There is an outside line for drying beach towels and swimsuits. The kitchen is provided with a gas stove, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator with ice maker, and utensils and cooking vessels. It has a bay window overlooking a garden with herbs and flowers. There is a small Weber grill which can be used in the driveway—no other fires are permitted anywhere on the property, and there is no smoking on the premises. In the shed are containers for garbage, recycling of glass and metal, and pet waste.
Guests are defined as renters and those invited by renters. Maximum of 5 guests (two adults required) to spend the night. No camping or sleeping in vehicles permitted. Children welcome. The property is not handicapped-accessible, for which we apologize. Pets (up to 2 cats or dogs) may accompany guests and should be overseen.
There is room for a maximum of two vehicles in the driveway-- no campers or accessory vehicles allowed. We want guests to enjoy the serenity and beauty of this lovely property, to enjoy our family home. It is in no way a party venue or able to accommodate a crowd, so look elsewhere if that is desired.
Guests will be welcomed by our managers when they arrive, and will return keys to them at the end of the stay. Arrival time is Saturday at 2 p.m., and departure time is 10 a.m. the following Saturday. Adherence to scheduled departure times is especially important, as time to prepare for other guests to arrive makes the process smooth and the cottage welcoming for all.
The Lake George Steamship Company has several boats that make delightful trips on the lake, leaving from Lake George Village (20 minutes from the cottage). The Lac du St. Sacrament often comes by our bay, and welcomes your waves as the sun begins to set.
Hiking: Both Pilot Knob and Buck Mountain are nearby, and they feature delightful hikes. The trail for Pilot Knob is 0.7 miles from the beginning of the road, and there is a parking area. It is an easy family hike, with a gazebo and waterfalls. Buck Mountain , further down Pilot Knob Rd., is a half-day hike of intermediate difficulty.
Museums: Glens Falls has The Hyde Collection (an art museum) and the Chapman Historical Museum. Blue Mountain Lake has the famed Adirondack Museum of cultural and natural history.
The town of Ft. Edward (25 minutes) has a delightful and educational historical association.
(The Ft. Edward train station is not only beautiful, but can provide you with a comfortable trip to Saratoga, Albany, or even NYC.)
Queensbury has the SUNY Adirondack Community College.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (30 minutes) has remarkable events throughout the summer, including in 2016 the Alvin Ailey Dance Group and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Food shopping: Cleverdale Country Store (5 minutes), Bean’s (10 minutes) Hannaford (20 minutes). Oscar's famous Smokehouse is in Warrensburg (30 minutes).
I am a professional potter based in New Hampshire. I have deep roots in Queensbury and love Lake George. My work as a potter making functional pieces for the home and table is satisfying and has sustained me for decades (see www.kitcornellpottery.com).The dinnerware at the cottage, as well as some lamps, were made by me.
I read, write, research, and in my studio I listen to music and public radio, and do a lot of thinking. I like being near water for its sounds and sights and smells. I grow some of my own vegetables, and at the cottage am developing a perennial garden.
Alice and Eric Huntington, friends who live in the area, are my wonderful property managers.
This unique property has been in my family for several generations. The original Victorian was replaced by a simpler, easy to manage cottage in the ‘20s, then winterized and updated in the ‘80s. As a child, each summer I looked forward to joining relatives here for swimming, canoeing amid the water lilies, storytelling by the fire and learning to appreciate a variety of little creatures. As an adult it has been a place to renew and reflect, to walk and gather with friends and family. Being in this cottage on this land and this lake is one of my greatest joys.
The cottage is small yet comfortable, on a knoll in a less-trafficked area of Lake George. We are provided with an unobstructed panoramic view of the lake and can watch the sun set behind the mountains across the bay. Whether in the water, on the deck, on the patio, or in the sunroom or living room, the view is wonderful and the spirit of the place is warm and welcoming.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee per pet||$100|
|Refundable Pet Deposit||$0|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Many hiking, biking and swimming opportunities in the area.
Revolutionary sites to visit, as well as the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls and several Historical Museums in Glens Falls, Fort Edward, and Lake George. Wonderful boat tours on the lake. Amtrak to NYC in Fort Edward, a delightful trip.