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Peaceful and Immaculate Lakefront Retreat with Boats, Sauna, Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Soaring Ceilings, Right on the Lake, Boats, Snowshoes, Sauna, great hiking

Get away from civilization and back to nature in this immaculate European style chalet on very pretty and remote Charley Lake. The cabin has soaring celings and is all windows so you can enjoy the beauty of the lake and surrounding mountains from the inside as well as on hikes and adventures.

This is for guests looking for a QUIET retreat, who can also be QUIET themselves. We have a strict noise ordinance on this lake. Sound travels easily across water, so we cannot have outdoor music, yelling, foul language or other disturbances here, so please take this into consideration before booking this spot. In warmer weather everyone on the lake sleeps with their windows open, so quiet around the campfire and while out on the boats is a necessity. Of course this means you are assured a peaceful holiday as well!

3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bath, sleeps up to 6, however is the perfect romantic getaway for two!

Guests have use of the private wood fired sauna (great after a cool dip in the lake or roll in the snow), an indoor fireplace for those cooler eves, and an outdoor fire pit for stargazing and marshmallow roasting.

SPRING, SUMMER and FALL

Swim, kayak, canoe, paddle board, read, bbq, hike, stargaze or do nothing but relax! We supply one stand up paddle board, one kayak, one 2 person canoe and very nice lake floats. The sauna is a relaxing treat after a cool afternoon or evening dip in the lake.

The lake and dock are just 15 feet from the house, great for kids and for swimming. We have a cusom bar with stools on the deck, perfect for that first cup of coffee in the am, or that first glass of wine in the afternoon. Loons live on this lake, their beautiful call is an amazing sound to experience, it reverberates and echoes off the surrounding mountains. Distant owl and coyote calls also frequently heard here.

Great hiking and beautiful waterfalls nearby, we supply a full list of nature hikes, restaurants, museums and things to do. Saratoga and Lake George are one hour drive, Lake Placid is two. Gorgeous drives to many surrounding lakes in this area.

If you are interested in more action, 15 minutes in either direction are surrounding towns which have restaurants, bigger lakes, more hiking, free tennis, basketball, beaches and some stunning waterfalls.

Cooks will be thrilled with the exceptional and well stocked chefs kitchen. You are also welcome to use the Weber Charcoal Grill outside.

WINTER

This is a great spot for skiers, snowmobilers, cross country skiing and snowshoe enthusiasts. This cabin was built to take advantage of the beautiful winters here. Exceptionally private, we are the only cabin open in winter on our side of the lake.

The cozy Dutch fireplace will take the chill off after your outdoor activities, or, for a full body bone thawing, relax in the lakeside steam sauna.

Snowmobiling - we are right on the snowmobile trail, no need to haul sleds anywhere. Snowmobile rentals nearby or bring your own. Thousands of miles of trails from here to Canada!

Skiing - fabulous, fun, family friendly local Oak Ski Mountain is just 10 minutes away. A unique small town mountain with big ideas, they have sledding and other winter activities for the kids, great food, fun bar and live music too! Gore is 40 minute drive. Lapland Lake is one of the best cross country ski resorts in the east, 30 minute drive, Garnett Hiil is also amazing, about 1 hour drive.

Fishing - this lake is known for it's ice fishing. You'll likely have all the fish in the lake to yourselves in winter.

Sauna - the lakeside wood fired steam sauna is terrific after a roll in the snow.

Snowshoes - we supply 4 sets - take them across the lake or venture out onto the trails and through the woods.

Hiking - we supply a list of fun winter hikes, including waterfalls which are beautiful in winter.

MORE ABOUT THIS CABIN

There are 3 bedrooms. Upstairs is an open loft bedroom with queen mattress which is a sleep number so you can adjust firmness on both sides to make both happy! Downstairs are two bedrooms, each with one double bed, one of the bedrooms also has a fun single loft bunk, for a total of 4 beds in house. There is one bathroom (shower only). We recently added a hand crafted outside wood bar to the deck with lap blankets for those cooler days.

The view across the lake is of wooded land and mountains, just a few houses in sight. Comes with Weber charcoal grill, full chefs kitchen with Viking gas stove and convection oven, dishwasher, good dishes and very high quality pots and pans. High speed internet and a landline provided (no cell service here!). Huge flat screen TV for watching Netflix movies, but no cable. Dine at the table for 6 with lake view or eat lakeside on the picnic table. Front lawn has adirondack chairs for drinking in the piece and quiet and the views, more seating found around the fire pit.

WHAT WILL YOU LOVE? The house has amazing views, is quiet, charming and eco friendly, cabin is new and kept in immaculate condition so even the most discerning should be very pleased. Nice privacy (most private in winter) and on a unusually peaceful mountain lake. We supply detailed lists of where to go and what do to in the area, and the house is well stocked with things to make your stay easy and breezy - just bring food and we do ask you to bring your own towels.

What might you NOT Love?

Noise must be kept to a MINIMUM...we cannot have outdoor music or children screaming all day. Everyone on this lake has promised to keep this a serene spot for all who live and vacation here.

The well water has naturally occurring iron (minerals) in it which turns it a slight yellow color. Although perfectly fine to use and drink, we provide filtered drinking water for guest comfort. The eco friendly waterfront septic is too sensitive to allow for use of a washer/dryer - so we don't have them. We provide nice quality linens for the beds, bath mats, hand and kitchen towels, but ask guests to please bring their own bath and beach towels, or, for an additional cleaning fee, we will supply bath towels. There is a laundromat down the road a bit.

Also, RECYCLES are a real hassle here. Guests who choose to stay here must agree to take home what you brought in. Leaving a few is fine (less than one bag in total!) but must follow the towns strict recycle rules - they must be kept clean and separate from garbage. We (i.e. the housekeeper) then have to take them to the dump and separate them into bins by hand (joy!). She simply cannot handle this task if large amounts are left. So - our general rule here is similar to camping - if you brought it in, you must agree to take it out.

Max 6 persons (includes children), no exceptions, sorry. Rates provided are for 2 guests, there is a $10 per person, per day fee for additional persons, regardless of age.

This is a NO PARTIES, NO SMOKING, NO PETS (no exceptions, sorry!), NO LOUD NOISE and allergen free home.

More Details

Property Manager
Maura
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Maura

David and Maura spend lots of time in the Adirondacks year round. We swim, flat water and white water kayak, paddle board, hike, downhill ski, snowshoe, cross country, snowmobile and simply chill up here.

Maura has a family camp nearby, her family has been coming here for 60 years. We live and work in NYC, it's a 4 hour drive, just put in a book on tape, and in no time we are in paradise. Dave and Maura both work for themselves, and are working hard towards an early retirement to the Adirondacks.

Maura purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Maura chose New York

A true Adirondack Mountaintop Spring Fed Lake. Very private area, very pretty house, great lake and view.

Sights and sounds of wildlife surround the house.

What makes this cabin unique

Unusually nice home, immaculately clean.

Chefs kitchen with great pots and pans.

Wood Fired Sauna, swimming beach, hiking, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and snowmobiling available right from the house. 4 sets snowshoes provided.

Amenities

Wells Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The Town picks up garbage, but does NOT pick up recycles - so guests must agree to take out thier recycles if you brought a lot.
  • We have an indoor fireplace, sauna fireplace, outdoor firepit and charcoal grill. If you choose to use any one of these, you must agree to remove ash.
  • This is a QUIET lake - guest must agree to no outdoor music or excessive noise after 10PM.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Wood paneled high ceiling bathroom with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Small downstairs bedroom with double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Open Loft Bedroom Upstairs. Adjustable Mattress.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Downstairs bedroom with double bed and single loft bed
  • The Upstairs Loft Master Bedroom is open to the main room (no walls) There are two small bedrooms downstairs, both have one double bed, and one of them also has a fun loft that can sleep one person or possibly two smaller children.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Owners have been coming to this area their whole lives, will share with guests those fun and remote spots (hikes, waterfalls) that took us years to find! Also supply full list of restaurants, museums, sights, hikes, trails, etc.

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Breathtaking! Clean!

  • 5 of 5

Incredible in every way! A little slice of heaven. Not only is the property incredible, but the home is immaculate and absolutely stunning! I have never stayed at a more beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin, peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

We spent several days mid-week at Charley Lake, had a wonderful time. Maura took care of all the details and was very responsive and helpful. The cabin is in a quiet but accessible location on the small lake, is very nicely appointed, spacious, and well-connected to the environment outside. We swam, canoed the lake each day, listened to the loons, watched the fish jump, sat in the sauna, hiked the mountains and rivers nearby. There was so much to be interested in outside that we never got around to turning the TV on.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Spot to Create Family Memories!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cabin for 5 days over the 4th of July week. Charley Lake was very peaceful and quiet. The house itself was gorgeous and had so many cute touches. My son loved the sleeping loft. Between the front porch, deck, fire-pit area and lake there were many outdoor spaces to enjoy. The lake was small enough that I felt comfortable with my 12 year old son taking the paddleboard and kayak out. We spent most of the week just relaxing. We enjoyed making smore's and playing an intense game of monopoly. We drove into Speculator for groceries and visited the Timberlane Cafe for yummy sandwiches and coffee. We would definitely rent one of Maura's properties again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Great days with family

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is perfect for a couple with 2 small kids. Everything was very easy with the info provided. Very peacefull and private.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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An Oasis on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

We arrived just before dark so it was somewhat surreal. However, when we saw how charming and nicely appointed and laid out your home was, we knew we'd come to the right place. Each room had its own particular feel to it -- from the openness of the living room and the semi-loft bedroom with a wonderful perspective to the cozy bedroom with the mini-loft. After our long drive, we all slept very well, as the temperature inside was just right.

When we awoke in the morning, we were treated to a fab view of the lake -- with more than enough "toys" to enjoy it -- a kayak, canoe, and standing surfer -- not to mention the sauna and other woodsy amenities. We tried to balance relaxing "at home" with checking out the beautiful scenery -- especially waterfalls -- within easy driving distance. We think we managed to accomplish that.

I was lucky enough to be able to hire an expert on local hikes and he took me to a magnificent overlook after a strenuous hike, and then an even lengthier one to an incredibly special "staircase-like" falls (Jimmy Crick?) that is one of the nicest I've seen anywhere. He was very knowledgeable and tolerant of a city slicker like myself, but drove me the appropriate amount (what I could take) so that I felt a great sense of accomplishment.

The family also went on a very nice hike to another falls and to a nice boardwalk nature trail in Speculator; there they also have a mini-village from the 40s (?) that is really cool as well as a genuine market that almost seems like a timepiece itself.

Maura was very responsive to any questions we had and definitely read the guide she has developed to the house and the surrounding area -- full of useful information.

In sum, it's a combination of factors that make this home, lake, and surrounding area a special place to visit. We left feeling we had enjoyed a very different, yet at the same time, very comfortable locale and experience. We highly recommend it and hope to come back again before too long.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Immaculate!

  • 5 of 5

Eventhough we weren't able to take advantage of the snowshoes and nearby trails due to the -3* temps, the sauna, woodstove and view made up for it. Directions, details and communication was fantastic as well. Loved our quiet weekend here.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Car: necessary

The Southern Adirondacks have very picturesque lakes, mountains, waterfalls and hiking. Only 4 hour drive from Manhattan, but feels like a thousand miles away :)

Hiking, skiing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, snowshoeing, waterskiing, antiquing, reading, wiring, painting, sleeping, eating, relaxing, and enjoying are favorite pastimes in this area.

There is a very fun little zoo nearby, the Adirondack Museum is a MUST visit. Saratoga Springs and Lake George are a 1 hour drive from here.

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Rates & Availability

Wells Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
September
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Foliage
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Late October
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$160
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
Oct 30 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year Week
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$360
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 5 2018 - Jan 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
MLK Weekend
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 15 2018 - Feb 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Presidents Week
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Feb 18 2018 - Mar 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring
Mar 23 2018 - Apr 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Apr 20 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
May 25 2018 - Jun 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 22 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $110

For holiday, school break and event weeks minimum stay and rates may be higher, please inquire

Guests must agree to and sign our lease with terms and conditions of stay.

NO PETS here, NO SMOKING, NO PARTIES or additional guests other than those listed on lease.

Boats are available for use May 15-Nov 1.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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