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Log Cabin on Lake Pleasant with Kayaks, Paddleboards, Wildlife

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom (Sleeps 4)

Step back in time for a true Adirondack experience in this very cool and fun log cabin. Has all the rustic charm of yesteryear mixed with the modern comforts of today.

You have 3 acres of wooded lakefront to yourselves, it's a very romantic spot, perfect for one or two couples, or up to 4 friends.

Enjoy that first cup of morning coffee on the deck listening to the birds welcome in the day. Take breakfast to your lakeside gazebo, and try spotting the beavers, eagles, mergansers, egrets and other wildlife sharing our slice of heaven. Kayak or paddle board out onto beautiful Lake Pleasant for a dip in the clear waters. Nightime is for star gazing, roasting marshmallows and telling tall tales around the fire.

2 sets of binoculars, a spotting scope, 2 kayaks and 2 stand up paddle boards with life preservers are provided.

Hiking, road trips, museums, tennis, golf, dinners out and lots of other fun stuff are available nearby...but you may choose to never leave the seclusion of this property. Quoting one recent guest: "we felt like we were dropped into a fairy tale land".

You will have access to 2 cabins while here. The log cabin has an open floorplan, fireplace, kitchen, bathroom and sleeping loft with one double and two twin beds. The classic wrap around porch is furnished with adirondack chairs, dining table, grill, cool night lighting and one truly magnificent view.

The second cottage sits about 100 feet from the log cabin. This sweet cottage is set up has a luxury bedroom, with queen bed and chandelier, is very private, and has incredible lake views, designed for the ultimate "glamping" experience! This can be used as your master bedroom or as luxury second bedroom.

We supply nice bedding and linens, bath mats, kitchen and hand towels, but we do ask guests to bring their own beach and bath towels.

What's to LOVE about this property? Ultimate Privacy (a rare find on the waterfront!), Views, Wildlife, Cuteness, Uniqueness, Authenticity and Plenty of Room to Roam on and around the property. Kayaks, Paddleboards, binoculars and a list of fun hikes and places to go are supplied, we really do all we can to assure that you will have the ultimate ADK experience here.

What might you NOT love? Our lakefront is accessible for launching the kayaks and paddleboards, but there is no sand beach. To swim you take the kayaks or paddleboards through a short river path (50 feet) to the lake and swim off of them. There is no washer/dryer here. We do not have a/c (rarely needed around here), but we do provide fans for those warmer days and eves.

Also, RECYCLES are a real hassle here, they are not picked up by the town, so our rule here is similiar to camping: If you brought it in, you must agree to take it out. The town recycle center is a 7 minute drive, you can take them there yourselves, but you must follow the town guidelines. Sorry in advance for the hassle, but we can't rent this house without guests taking on that responsibility. Exact instructions found in the cabin.

Due to our close proximity to the lake and semi-remote location, we have a sensitive septic system and limited well water. Please be gentle with both. As a result, this property cannot to be used for family reunions, parties or entertaining. No more than 4 people to be here at any time.

No smoking, no pets, no parties here.

More Details

Property Manager
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Maura

Dave and I spend lots of time in the Adirondacks, skiing, swimming, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and entertaining family and friends.

We purchased this in 2016 for the amazing location, privacy and authenticity of the log house that is so hard to find anymore!

We own 5 rental homes up here, we use them for ourselves, for many family and friends and have been renting different homes up here for 10 years now.

Why Maura chose Lake Pleasant

PRIVACY! Views and an authentic ADK log cabin experience. Amazing sounds of birds in the AM, peepers at night. We hear loons, owls, and the occassional coyote (off in the distance!).

We have 2 beavers out front this year (2017), really fun to watch them play. Lots of beautiful ducks, loons, birds and other wildlife out front, which we just LOVE to watch, which is why we provide 2 sets of binoculars and a spotting scope for guests.

What makes this house unique

It is rare to find this kind of privacy on the lake. Also rare to find an authentic old log home on such a spectacular peice of lakefront, most people tear them down and build McMansions, so we really appreciate the structure, and did our best to keep the rustic authenticity while adding modern comforts.

The Bunk Room is a unique luxurious bedroom "glamping" experience, very private and surrounded by views. Wake up to the picture perfect sight across the lake. Enjoy that first cup of coffee and drink in the view while lounging in bed.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Left in Guest Book by Adam from NYC:

My girlfriend and I had an exceptional experience here, we love the privacy and the cabin! So nice to have a lakefront property all to ourselves, coming from the city we really needed some down time. We turned off phones and went on computers only once a day. We chose to stay in the queen bedroom cabin, so we woke up to beautiful views and bird songs every morning, even saw the beaver fishing and playing, very cool!

BBQ's at night, bonfires after dinner, sat around on the porch, we didn't venture out to a restaurant although it looks like there might be a couple nice ones to try in town.

Kayaked the lake, did some swimming and lots of sleeping. Thanks for a real Adirondack experience, we have already recommended this to friends!
Aug 2016
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Lake Pleasant House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The town does not pick up recycles, so guests must dispose of their recycles themselves at the local dump or take them with you.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 1 Bathroom
  • New Bathroom in 2017! Has custom wood cabinetry, a brass sink and double stand up shower. There is also an outhouse behind the bunk cabin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
This is a GREAT retreat for one or two couples, or a small family. There are 4 beds total, can sleep up to 4 persons.


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Log Cabin on Lake Pleasant with Kayaks, Paddleboards, Wildlife
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

We LOVE this cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This log cabin is a step back in time but with modern comforts (wifi, paddleboard, netflix). Spent our mornings on the huge wrap around deck listening to the loons, using the spotting scope to watch wildlife (also spotted beaver, mergansers, egrets!). Enjoyed taking the kayaks on lake, loved the gorgeous foliage, took advantage of many suggested hikes, slept like babes in the very comfy queen bed in the bunk house.

We needed a break from the monotony of a busy life and hard work, we got exactly what we needed here. We looked for days to find the right spot...and we were spot on with this choice! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect cabin get away!! Great location, tranquil and perfect cabin decor.

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended !! It was a pleasant to work with owner....

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cabin on Lake Pleasant

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much in this lovely Adirondack cabin and very cozy 'guest' bunkhouse. Though rustic in appearance this cabin has all the necessary amenities - complete kitchen, functional bathroom, and comfy living room furniture...and it was really clean! The wifi worked great when needed.

The décor was fun, and the availability of binoculars, and spotting scope, came in real handy as the cabin sits adjacent to the wetland portion of Lake Pleasant, where chipmunks, red squirrels, pileated woodpeckers, beaver, egrets, ducks and geese were sighted. And the sounds of loons calling in the early morning was eerily mystical. Nighttime brought out a sky teaming with stars. Though an occasional car can be heard on the road, the location was remarkably the point where you can sit on the back porch and hear the falling autumn leaves hit the ground.

Daytime can be filled enjoying some of the local trails and waterfalls, or simply sitting in this adorable cabin reading in front of the gas stove. A small library of books is available on numerous topics, as well as some great bird identification books. An evening campfire was found to be a relaxing way to end the day. You will find plenty of information in the cabin and that provided by Maura and Dave on area activities.

There are many lakes in the area, and we found taking our boat out on neighboring lakes (Sacandaga Lake in particular) was an enjoyable venture. And there is plenty of space to park a boat in the driveway bumpout when not being used.

We look forward to the time when we have an opportunity to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific place -- private but not remote

  • 5 of 5

I was looking to get away for a few days to someplace quiet in the woods and on the water. This cabin was perfect for that. I kakayed around the lake, fished in it (caught a big one) and went hiking up a local mountain. The rest of the time I read books and chilled out. Excellent place for that. The house is on a popular lake with plenty of activity, but it is insulated from that by its location near a natural area, set back into the trees.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I stayed for several nights, and we both loved it! The cabin was perfect, with great views of the lake and extremely private and peaceful. There are lots of trails within a short drive, but we were also content to just stay and relax on the lake. If you are looking for a a secluded spot with Great Lake views, look no further. Everything was great!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baldwinsville, NY

Pleasent Lake Log Cabin August 2017 stay.

  • 5 of 5

If you like a log cabin with a quiet rustic setting this is the place for you. The main sounds you hear are ducks, a Great Blue, there are a few boats here an there but overall very quiet. There's a marsh in front and to the side with many birds, I was surprised there weren't many mosquitoes. This is such a relaxing place to kick back and enjoy, have an evening fire, read a book. The cabin is fully furnished with everything you need. Speculator is close by so if you need to pickup additional wood, food or out for a bite it's a breeze. They supply a couple kayaks and paddle boards which workout very well. Everything functioned well, bbq grille, lights, water, heat, shower. We just couldn't be happier with the stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Lake Pleasant is a scenic lake in southern Adirondack Mountains, in the heart of lake country. Beautiful scenic drives, great hikes, waterfalls and kayaking in this area.

4.5 hour drive from NYC. 1.5 hours to Saratoga or Lake George. 2 hours to Lake Placid. 1 hour to the famous Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake.


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