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Adirondack, Ski House, Leaves are turning check out views from top of mountain

Johnstown, NY, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-7)

This is a fantastic year round getaway location for the family. We are located in the Adirondack State Park at the base of Royal Mountain ski area, No need to spend the big bucks on Gore or White Face when this quaint family friendly mountain is in our back yard and only costs $35 for the day ($50 gets you Lift, Rentals, and a lesson). Our area also has Cross Country skiing and ice fishing within 3 miles at East and West Caroga Lake. With 5 more lakes, a golf course, and tons of hiking trails within 5 miles of the house. Just imagine what the other 6 million acres of the adirondack park offers you. The cottage on this property sleeps two adults in a queen bed room, two more adults in a fold out bed, and up to 3 children in a bunk room. Additional accommodations including beds for up to 14 more adults are available for additional fees, please contact owner for more details. The cottage on this property is very warm and homey and includes a fantastic Jukebox and Movie theater style popcorn machine. The back yard is a wide open space with a large private pond in the back corner stocked with fish for the kids. There is a fair amount of land and parking on this property making it perfect for family picnics. Feel free to ask about some of the area restaurants for take-out, delivery, and catering options.


-Skiing at Royal Mountain - The mountain is very reasonably priced ($35 lift ticket / $50 ticket, lessons & rentals, kids 5 and under are free). The lifts are accessed through a trail out the back of the property.

-Snow Cat Rides – only special VIP guests of the mountain are invited to join Corduroy Joe (Chief Mountain Engineer) on an after hours groomer ride up the mountain.

-Snowmobile Riding – Access all of the Adirondack snowmobile trails through the back yard.

-Ice Fishing – visit dozens of nearby lakes

Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing – Explore the picturesque trails and enjoy the landscape.

Ice climbing – Head about 15 min north into the park and dig in to some of the huge road side ice drifts for a morning climb.


-Golfing - Nick Stoner Golf Course is just 5 min down the road.

-Fishing – Visit dozens of nearby lakes and streams. You can even head out to the back yard with the kids and fish in our pond or one of the larger ponds at the base of the mountain.

-Motocross - Royal Mountain is one of the few stops on the regional motor-cross and supper-cross circuit hosting races on Wednesday nights during the summer and larger events on several weekends.

-Boating – With several lakes and streams within 5 min of the house and tons more within 30 min there is no shortage of places to boat. If you do not have a boat you can make arrangements to rent our pontoon boat.

Water Skiing – East Caroga Lake is a great lake to find that early morning glass for a slalom or barefoot run. The lake is generally great for recreational skiing all day. Regardless if you are a beginner or expert you can make arrangements with the owners to have a competition ski boat at the lake to take you out skiing, tubing, wake boarding, air chair, knee board, etc. If you are interested in lessons be sure to ask.

Hiking – Being inside the Adirondack Park there are limitless opportunities for day and multi day hikes just minutes from the house.


-Roller Skating – put on your fanciest 80’s clothes and show your moves at roller rink about 30 min away.

-Horse Riding lessons – spend some time at a beautiful new indoor riding facility about 30 min away.

-Hunting – There is game for every season

-Movies – if the weather is not cooperating you can head to town and take in a movie at one of the theaters located about 30 min away.

-Wildlife museum and Animal Land are a couple more attractions within 30 min of the house.

Keywords: Adirondack, ski, lake, Golf, dock


Craig Fluty

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Mar 21, 2018
About Craig Fluty

My wife and I are both experienced snow and water ski instructors. We are also avid boaters. We own businesses in the Albany area and enjoy spending time at the house with our three kids. We ski in the winter and spend the summers on the area lakes boating and waterskiing.

Craig Fluty purchased this House in 2010

Why Craig Fluty chose Town of Caroga

We chose this vacation spot because there are so many things to do in very close proximity to the house.

What makes this House unique

This property is very scalable and can accommodate a small family or medium size group (ask about accommodations for 14 additional people). It is great for winter and summer. We have a lot of contacts in the area and can help you coordinate food services water or snow ski lessons, boat rides on any of the area lakes. Just let us know what you like and we can help you put it together. Additional Information can be found on the Caroga Lake Town Website:


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, This is a small master with closet, porch, and queen bed
      • Bedroom 2
        3 bunk bed, tiny room with three odd shaped bunk beds built for kids
      • Convertible bed(s)
        space in the living room for air mattress(s) (not supplied)
      • (1) Queen bed in small master bedroom, great for mom and dad (3) Odd size bunks made for kids in a small bunk room. - Space available in bunk room And master bedroom for a pack and play for baby (pack and play not provided) - Space available in living room for blow up mattress (blow up mattress not provided)


      • 1 Bathroom
        • Basic bathroom with tub. Towels not provided

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
          • Ski-In


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Parking
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Two window u its. One in master and one in main living space.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Wood stove and forced hot air
                      • Internet
                        Cable wireless internet. Fluty guest, skihouse is password
                      • Linens Provided
                        Lin one are not provided. Please bring your own sheets. Sleeping bags are perfect for bunks in bunk room. Bed in master will needs sheets and comforter.
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        Huge Driveway and Parking area
                      • Towels Provided
                        Towels are not provided. Please bring your own.
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove
                        Awesome wood stove. Wood is provided


                          • Catering Available
                            There are a number of local restaurants that deliver and there are a couple places that will do catering for larger parties.
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Small kureg
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                            Full kitchen with electric oven stove fridge propane grill outside pots pans dishes glasses mugs and silverware. Please bring clear garbage bags and separate recycling and trash
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                5 people can fit at the kitchen table and two or three at kitchen counter on stools.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Music Library
                                    There is a great old Jukebox loaded with old music
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television


                                      • Boat
                                        Pontoon boat for rent in marina just down the road
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        Nick stoner golf course 5miles away
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Available for rent at marina down the road
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Available at rental shop of mountain in backyard


                                          • limited accessibility

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Chauffeur
                                              • Massage
                                              • Private Chef


                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • marina
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • winery tours
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • photography
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shuffleboard
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • Babysitter
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • rafting
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • ski privileges optional
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • snowmobiling
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • whitewater rafting
                                                              • wind-surfing

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:30 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                17 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great Place for our needs

                                                                Josh G.

                                                                This was a great spot for myself, brother, and dad to stay. We were visiting the area mostly to visit my other brother and his family who live nearby, but we also really enjoyed the scenery, rented a boat nearby at the Caroga Lake Marina, and just enjoyed what the area had to offer. Some really nice touches were the popcorn machine and the jute box.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Glad you guys enjoyed your visit and hope you will return for some skiing in the winter or more visiting in the summer.

                                                                Wonderful weekend.

                                                                Keith F.

                                                                I would highly recommend staying here. Beautiful nature views, I can only imagine what it is like in the winter with ski resort located right behind the house. We stayed here to attend a friends wedding. I loved the jukebox.


                                                                caroline m.

                                                                The property is perfectly set up. The owners took the time to think of everything you may need and have it there for you! Very clean, and peaceful. Enjoyed a relaxing week in the summer. Fished, hiked, and explored the surrounding lakes. Watched lots of movies in the evenings. Very dog friendly.

                                                                Great Spot

                                                                Chris D.

                                                                My wife, brother, sister-in-law, and I took the place for a weekend of skiing at Royal Mountain. The house was comfortable and clean and plenty warm on a very cold weekend.

                                                                The skiing was great, despite lots of rain the day before our arrival.

                                                                Headed for Saratoga Springs for dinner Friday evening. But driving through very nearby Johnstown, short stopped there. The town was bigger and livelier than we had imagined. Had dinner there and waited until the end of our weekend for the visit to Saratoga.

                                                                I will hope to rent the place from Craig again.

                                                                Great place to get away

                                                                Pauyl W.

                                                                Had a great time at the cabin. Craig was easy to work with to make the last minute arrangements, even though we had a slight hiccup with Paypal, and very responsive with communication. Cabin was very comfortable, had everything we needed, plenty of space, and in a great location. This time of year, of course, we weren't skiing but we did use the cabin as our base of operations to do some hiking and get in some much needed relaxation. Thumbs up!


                                                                Alecia W.

                                                                This cabin was so nice, my husband and I enjoyed such a nice peaceful weekend together. It was nice to be able to take our dog she loved the outdoors and walking the trails. The owner was very accommodating. Everything was very clean and stocked. I loved the jukebox. We will definitely be back! !


                                                                Johnstown, NY, USA

                                                                Several lakes within 5 min drive. My Pontoon boat is available for rent at the Caroga Lake Marina for half day ($100) or full day ($200), and my kayaks for $25 each per day. Winery for tastings about 45min away near Saratoga. There are ponds for fishing and swimming on the property and on the mountain.

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