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Gore Mountain Ski House- Outdoor hot tub & WiFi

Johnsburg, NY, USA
  • Farmhouse1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

4 bedroom, 2 baths less than 5 minutes from Gore Mountain

The Severance House is approximately two miles from the entrance to Gore Mountain Ski Area and less than 30 minutes from many of the resorts, beaches and town of Lake George. This historic Adirondack home sits on 95 acres of woodlands and open fields. The Severance House offers easy access to hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing by simply stepping out the back door. Additionally, the location of the Severance House provides convenient access to endless recreational opportunities (hiking, skiing, biking, swimming, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, motor boating, etc) within the Southern Adirondacks.

There are four bedrooms in the Severance House, all of which are located on the second floor. Each bedroom has been carefully arranged to provide the comforts of home with plenty of drawer and closet space. Bedroom one has an antique iron bed that will accommodate one person. Bedroom two has a king size bed, bedroom three has a queen size bed, and bedroom four has a new set of bunk beds that the kids will surely love! The new leather queen sofa sleeper, with a new high density upgraded mattress, in the living room will provide additional sleeping accommodations. As well, we have just purchased a new queen sofa sleeper for the family room, with an upgraded mattress, that can serve as another bedroom, conveniently located next to the downstairs bathroom.

There are two full baths in the Severance, one is on the second floor and the other is on the first floor adjacent to the family room. The over sized second floor bathroom has a tub-shower, marble accents and a tile floor. The bathroom on the first floor has a tiled shower and Jacuzzi jetted whirlpool tub- ideal after a long day on the slopes!

The living room is an Adirondack masterpiece. The stone fireplace found in this room is eight feet in width and is bordered by two 24-foot beams that run the length of the living room. The room is furnished with a TV, VCR, DVD player, and a stereo system that includes an AM/FM radio, cassette recorder, and CD player. This room will surely provide a warm and cozy atmosphere on those chilly Adirondack winter evenings.

There is an open feel to this home as you walk from the living room to the dining room and on to the classic knotty pine kitchen. Guests can easily enjoy a family meal at the large oak dining room table (seats 10 comfortably) or simply pull up a stool to the island bar that sits between the dining room and kitchen. The kitchen has a gas stove top and is well stocked with many cooking pans, dishes, glassware, and utensils as well as a microwave, toaster oven, crock-pot, cappuccino machine, and coffee grinder.

Off the kitchen is the family room. This is a favorite spot for adults and kids alike. There is a brick fireplace in this room as well as an inviting bar for those apres ski evenings. The room is furnished with a 55 inch flat screen TV, DVD player and board games. The large bay window affords a beautiful view of the surrounding acreage, ideal for sledding and snowshoeing. There are sleds and snowshoes available for use by our guests. As you step out the back door from the family room, you will find an inviting brick patio complete with a gas grill, a large picnic table, and a stone fireplace that is perfect for those cool summer and fall evenings.

The Severance House is a historic home that has been recognized by the North Creek Historic Society. Its close proximity to Gore Mountain Ski Area, Garnet Hill Cross Country Ski Area, Loon Lake, Lake George, and the Hudson River make it a perfect year round vacation spot. This home is a welcoming retreat for all outdoor enthusiasts and serves as a perfect getaway for those who simply enjoy the quiet and solitude of the Southern Adirondacks.


Marta Kolman

Member Since 2012
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
Why Marta Kolman chose Johnsburg

Easy access to Gore Mountain (less than 5 minutes) and the town of North Creek. Less than 30 minutes to Lake George Village. Set in the heart of the Adirondacks which allows for countless hiking, biking, cross country skiing and snow shoeing opportunities.

What makes this Farmhouse unique

Our home sits on almost 100 acres. Hike, snow shoe or ski out the back door. The hill in the back is great for sledding! The 6 person covered out door hot tub is soothing year round. The newly re-pointed stone outdoor fireplace is a favorite place to gather and is perfect for roasting marshmallow for s'mores. The star gazing is awesome due to the lack of any light pollution.


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


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 bunk bed, Trundle bed-sleeps 2
      • Sofa sleeper
        4 sleep sofa /futon, Queen sofa sleeper-livingroom, full sofa sleeper-family room
      • Bedroom 1 has a twin bed, Bedroom 2 has a queen bed, Bedroom 3 has a queen bed, Bedroom 4 has a set of bunkbeds. There is a queen size sofa sleeper in the living room and in the family room. Each sofa sleeper has an upgraded high density mattress.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Located upstairs- ceramic tile throughout
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, Located off family room- jacuzzi whirlpool tub
      • Upstairs bathroom is very large and roomy, ceramic tile throughout. Downstairs bathroom has a tile shower and large jacuzzi tub.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Majestic views of Crane Mountain to the south
        • Resort
          The entrance to Gore Mountain Ski Area is a 2-3 miles from our house.
        • Rural
          Located on a quiet, country road
        • Village
          An easy 5 minute drive to the charming town of North Creek. North Creek has a variety of shops, restaurants, a large grocery store, liquor store and train station.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Roomy, large stone fireplace, leather queen sofa sleeper with high density foam mattress
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Window units in bedrooms 2 & 3, standing AC unit in living room
                    • Fireplace
                      Living room, family room & outdoors
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Oil furnace & Rinnai propane heater in family room
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Sheets, comforters, towels etc
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Mobile Phone
                      Weak cell signal at house. A strong signal can be found at the top of the hill in the back or a short drive to town
                    • Parking
                      Large parking area
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Telephone
                      Limited long distance USA only
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      Three fireplaces- living room, family room and one outdoors near patio area


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee grinder, drip coffee maker, expresso machine
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully stocked
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully stocked with all essential cooking equipment
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Fully stocked
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Spices, salt, sugar, flour etc
                        • Refrigerator
                          Stainless, ice maker
                        • Stove
                          Upgraded Jennair gas stove top
                        • Toaster
                          4 slice toaster plus a toaster oven


                            • Dining
                              Table can be extended (extra leaves), small bar adjacent to table with stools
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Various board games
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  HD TV
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  46 inch wide screen in family room 32 inch Smart TV in living room
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      Cronin's public golf course is 15-20 minutes from the house
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Spacious grounds, 100 acres
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Easy 5 minute drive to Gore Mountain.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tennis courts 5 minutes from the house in the North Creek town park. There is also a basketball court here and many hiking trails.


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          There are 4 steps that lead into the house.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Viking six person outdoor hot tub
                                            • jetted tub
                                              Jacuzzi whirlpool jetted tub in downstairs bathroom


                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • whitewater rafting

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

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

                                                              70 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Clean, cozy, comfortable, character filled - WOW!

                                                              Vilija G.Hamilton Ontario

                                                              We ( my husband, youngest son, dog, 2 guinea pigs, and me) spent 5 nights at the Severance House. All around, we had a very pleasant stay.

                                                              It's hard to know where to begin in summarizing our time. The house is super clean, and very comfortable...couches, chairs, beds...everything! The kitchen is well stocked, too well stocked! I brought many of my own kitchen tools, only to have to pile them on the counters as the cupboards where full of the house's kitchen tools! It seemed as though we were spending time in a family home that is shared with guests, rather than spending time in a purpose built rental. Nothing in or of the house makes you feel like you are in a rental...you feel at home.

                                                              As many other reviewers have stated, Marta was very quick to respond to questions that I had. Sometimes I bugged her several times a day! Always quick and courteous response!

                                                              We watched TV in the family room and living room, had fires in both rooms, soaked in the hot tub, used the snow shoes, and tobogganed down the hill behind the house. We spent 5 days playing in a winter wonderland and living in a very inviting house. I would recommend a stay at the Severance House to anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Adirondacks!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Dear Vilija, what a fabulous review! Your family & you enjoyed our property the way we do, as a comfy & cozy home away from home. The snow was exceptional for your stay & the hot tub is an added bonus anytime of the year. Thank you for being such wonderful guests!

                                                              Great Easter weekend

                                                              Katarzyna G.Clifton, NJ, USA

                                                              Thank you for having us over for family Easter weekend, we enjoyed every minute of our stay. House was equipped with everything we needed, beautiful views, jacuzzi. Highly recommended :)

                                                              Great experience. The property offers all amenities that ensure a funfilled vacation.

                                                              Mike RSaratoga Springs, NY

                                                              The owners have covered all bases and have gone out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable and memorable as possible.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Mike! We always look forward to your return in February, see you again next year!

                                                              Always a Wonderwful Place to Stay

                                                              Andy M.Martinsville NJ

                                                              We love staying here. Such a cozy home and great location. Marta is always very attentive and responsive. The kitchen is well appointed and we love the open floor plan, large fireplace and the bedrooms that fit all size groups. Plenty of parking too. We highly recommend the Severence House!!!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              It was great to host you for your second stay in our ADK home. Skiing at nearby Gore Mtn (5 minute drive) makes our home a perfect location for our guests during the winter. So happy you enjoyed yourself again this winter!

                                                              Cozy and comfortable

                                                              Kathy A.

                                                              We enjoyed every room in this beautiful historic home - watching TV in the family room, warming by the large fireplace in the great room, and cooking in the well stocked kitchen. The owner was amazing and kept in touch with us throughout our stay. We are looking forward to coming back for another visit.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Kathy for being such wonderful guests! I look forward to your return!

                                                              Family Farmhouse Treasure!

                                                              Janet Y.

                                                              We loved our time at this older-style farmhouse! The charm of the large fireplace and living room, and convenience of a kitchen with most all the necessities! (Only thing I was missing was a dish washer, but was SO pleased with everything else- hate to complain! *Bring paper plates and cups if you'd rather not wash dishes* ) ALSO Loved the hot tub after a day of skiing!! Beds very comfy, towels galore, firewood by fireplace, and lights left on for us! Wonderful!! Would def. come again! Many thanks to Marta, who addressed all concerns quickly before we came. Liked the new color of the house too, (Dark red) not yellow as pictured on VRBO. Very close to Gore Mt., which is where we skied.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We work very hard to be sure all our guests needs & wants are covered. Thank you for choosing our home for your Adirondack vacation, we look forward to your return!


                                                              Johnsburg, NY, USA

                                                              Less than 5 minutes from Gore Mountain Ski Area. Less than 30 minutes from Lake George and outlet shopping

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Pet Fee
                                                              Additional Guest Fee
                                                              Damage Deposit

                                                              *Rates vary ($250.00 to $500.00 per night) based on the number of guests, time of year and length of stay. Pet fee varies according to length of stay. $20.00 per night with a maximum of $100.00 per pet ** A simple a rental agreement will be sent to guests once the booking has been made. ***Cancellation policy: A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur a $100 cancellation fee or you may reschedule your dates at the prevailing rate for any available dates within one year with no cancellation fee. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advanced payment. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.

                                                              70 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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