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Waterfront cottage on east shore Lake George for relaxation and remarkable view

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Kattskill Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

Local Attractions

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).

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Kit Cornell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 2, 2016
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About Kit Cornell

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 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.

Why Kit Cornell chose Lake George Area

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.



Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Ridge Terrace
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Queensbury Country Club
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Ridge Terrace
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
West Mountain
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Fort Ann
Car: necessary

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.


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Kattskill Bay Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Cleaning Fee per pet $100
Refundable Pet Deposit $0
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Kattskill Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1156 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The full bathroom has a shower and tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Dresser, Nightstand, View of the Lake
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Dresser, Nightstand, View of the woods
  • Bedroom 1 has a full size bed, dresser, nightstand and view of the Lake. Bedroom 2 has a full size bed, dresser, nightstand and view of the woods.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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