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Peaceful Lake Retreat - Ideal for Family Escapes

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cozy Cottage on Pristine, Private Lake

Rustic, cozy cottage within half a days's drive from New York, Boston. Sleeps 6. Full equipped with amenities to make you feel 100% at home. Includes 3 bedrooms, 3 fireplaces, screened in porch, dock and 2 kayaks and 1 row boat, 1 1/2 baths and "return to nature" outdoor shower, beach, Wi-Fi and cable.

Rentals during peak season (Memorial Day - Labor Day) are a minimal one week

rental. Hiking, fishing, swimming, theme parks, shopping and more within short distance

Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Brendan

My Camp is perfectly situated for me to enjoy New York's greatest resource: The Adirondacks. There's tons to do from simply reading on the hammock on a warm summer day and dozing off to climbing the 46ers or enjoying a swim by the lakefront. I do it all and I'm sure you will come to love it too.

Brendan purchased this cottage in 1991

Why Brendan chose Chestertown

Friends Lake is a private lake. That means no public access unlike nearby lakes such as Loon Lake or Bryant Lake. As a result the lake is pristine; there are no private noisy water craft on the lake nor large motorized boats that wake smaller boats and endanger swimmers. Wildlife such as bald eagles, loons and a range of fish inhabit the area.

What makes this cottage unique

We're not a chain nor a typical hospitality business. This is my family escape that we're sharing with you to help defray costs but also to show off our wonderful Adirondacks.


Chestertown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - shower , Outdoor Shower a plus in families especially for kids
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom Master - 1 double , half bath ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Sleeping Porch - 2 twin/ single , Sun room. Great place to wake up to the birds and sun
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


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Peaceful Lake Retreat - Ideal for Family Escapes
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Rustic, clean, comfortable, easy access to Friend Lake which was lovely.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I had a great week away. We were able to relax comfortably and enjoy horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, fishing, swimming. The people at the lake were friendly and there were minimal motor boats running which was nice. Kayaks and a rowboat was supplied. We were a little disappointed that the rowboat's oars were not attached appropriately which made using the boat difficult. :( Brendan was very nice and so was the cleaning woman Cynthia, who greeted us and gave us a tour. We were very glad were went and enjoyed our week in Chester Town. Circle B ranch is a good choice for horseback riding. Ausable Chasm is a great place to visit for hiking and other physical challenges. Palmer Pond was an easy and enjoyable hike. The Ice Cream Parlor is a great place to eat. Crossroads is another good place to go for a fishing license, deli sandwiches, a brewery is on the premises and they have all kinds of fishing supplies, books, cards, clothing, fun things for keepsakes. The people who work here are kind, friendly and helpful. Lake Placid is a nice trip to make and we had a wonderful opportunity to attend a Rugby Tournament in the area. Yes, we would recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review. Didn't know about oar so will fix today! You are very welcome back!
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Chestertown Farmers Market
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Glens Falls
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Car: necessary

Chestertown is where you would shop for groceries, abut 5 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $125
Pet (talk to owner) $0

Contact owner directly for rental application and Camp instructions and rental application

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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