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70 Private Acres-private inground pool-wifi

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

200 year old farmhouse with upgrades and decorated with a rustic flair

A farm from yesterday. Tree lined open fields, trails and mountain views in a place where it's 'almost heaven'. Please consider reading the positive 'reviews' about our other vacation rentals listed with vrbo. and know that we strive for same quality at each of our homes. They are # 300732, # 459630, 592223, 879232, 875106,599054,571641. CLOSE TO THE SKI CENTERS, AS WELL...........................................................

Owner/Manager Glenda Duell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Owner/Manager Glenda Duell

My husband, Kent, and I have raised our four children here and now we're really excited about sharing this beautiful place with others. It doesn't get any better than this!

Owner/Manager Glenda Duell purchased this farmhouse in 1987

Why Owner/Manager Glenda Duell chose New York

This property has it all. It's private and one can stay here all day and enjoy the surrounding nature or within minutes be in the middle of all the attractions. Please check out the great reviews of our 2 other properties at vrbo # 300732 and # 459630. We promise to take the same care for our guests here, too. Glenda

What makes this farmhouse unique

We just installed a new inground swimming pool as the finishing touch to this already perfect getaway!


Athol Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 full bathrooms.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
  • 6 bedrooms. 3 Queen, 2 full, 2 twin over double bunkbeds, 2 sets twin bunkbeds and fold out couch.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
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70 Private Acres-private inground pool-wifi
average rating of 4.285714 based on 14 reviews

Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Every year, a big group of friends from college get together for a weekend during the summer. This summer we chose to rent this cabin and we made the absolute right choice. The property was huge, clean, well-equipped, and had a ton of rustic character. We spent the weekend cooking meals - and we were excited that there was enough seating for all 11 of us to sit and dine together both inside and outside. The sleeping spaces were expansive and well appreciated - there were three bathrooms so none of us ever felt cramped. We also spent time playing lawn games, swimming in the pool, having bonfires, playing cards, reading on the wrap around porch, and jogging and biking nearby. The owner was very attentive and all of our needs were met - even in the little things like swim towels, decks of cards, and a crockpot! This weekend will give us happy memories for decades.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just never get tired of reading about another success story and the making of happy memories at our vacation rentals. It gives me and our crew positive feedback that our efforts are appreciated and attention to detail does matter. Hope you'll revisit soon and again, thanks so much. Glenda
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  • 2 of 5

The house was nice from the outside but really dark and cluttered inside, full of “antique” but useless furniture. It is also far from most Lake George attractions. Flies were everywhere when we got there, despite the owner being in the house at that time. There was no wireless service in the house but there is wifi, which we had to look for and eventually found inside one of the bedrooms (password was located underneath the unit). The floor of the pool was slimy, there was not enough cookware and utensils in the kitchen. We had to ask for more gas since there was only a little in the tank and we had to provide for paper towels and toilet paper as there was not enough for our 3 days stay. We paid for 4 days but stayed only for 3 due to a change in plans but we were okay not staying the entire time as there is really nothing special about the house and the location.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have read the review several times and have tried to figure out how we could have done better. This guest says first that there was no wifi, but then they found it. They seem annoyed that the password was on the back of the tower. That's where Verizon put it. The comment about the useless antiques is just bizarre. It is clearly advertized as a farmhouse. This is nothing more than a personal preference and so many other guests love them and consider them decorative. We were more than happy to bring more propane. Had we known they were lacking anything like a pot or pan we would have responded with more, as well. Same with the pool. We have a full time maintenace staff. Just let us know. Instead, no communication but a complaint in a review 4 months after their stay. It s maintained and chlorinated, but we don t swim in it. As for the location, most love it there and it s a 10 minute drive to the village. We supply a "starter supply" of paper products and have no control of it s consumption. I was there when the guests arrived and I didn t see ANY fly problem. The review doesn t say where they were. Just can't please some people. Thankfully they are rare. Glenda
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Beautiful clean spacious home.Tastefully decorated. Child friendly. Fully stocked

  • 5 of 5

Great experience. Will recommend. We hope to come back.we were here for five days.We should have come for ten.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely setting but run down property with indifferent owner/manager

  • 2 of 5

pros: nice outdoor property in a pretty setting. Gazebo, campfire site, nice pool. Roomy house with air conditioning, and it was hot!

Cons: No phone line or cell service (verizon or sprint), which was not disclosed in VRBO listing, but neither was indoor plumbing and electricity. We feel phone is a modern utility reasonably expected. Also its a huge safety issue because you can't call 911, No way to call for reservations at area attractions or restaurants either. House has land line but owner/manager refused to connect it. No smoke detectors! House is old! Renter beware!

Owner/manager wasn"t available for her tenants. No way to contact her (see above phone issue), No welcome book of instructions for how to connect to the spotty wifi, deal with the trash (12 people for a week make a lot!), or any other issue that might arise. The phone number with the VRBO listing connects to a fax, and the second number we obtained for a t mobile cell was not in service. Even if we could reach her, she couldn't call back!

House is run down. Plumbing needs work! Master bath toilet doesnt fill automatically any more. Shower in first floor bath sprays water from the faucets everywhere. Upstairs hall bath sink is coming off the wall. Kitchen sink leaks. The one good sized pot the kitchen has is under there to catch the dripping water.

There were inadequate pots and pans to meet the needs of a group our size.

Many of the beds mattresses needed to be replaced. The springs were sprung.

We were disappointed with our experience and wouldn't recommend this place especially at its price.. We've stayed at other Adirondack rentals and had much better experiences with the homes and the managers.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was raised to respect my elders and so I'll choose my words carefully. This elderly female guest called me, notice CALLED me,and insisted I should install a landline phone as she might have to call 911. I explained that we didn't advertise that we had a phone but offered wifi. Most guests seem happy with wifi and this guest is the first to ask for a landline. She was angry with me and had a lot of negative comments over the phone with me. It seemed she was fixated on the need to possibly call 911 sometime during her stay. She called 2 other times about the same thing and was annoyed that I wouldn't have it installed during her stay. In the "amenities" section of vrbo I didn't "check" that there was a phone because there is not one. It was disclosed that there wasn't a landline phone. Guest is incorrect. The house is an OLD farmhouse as advertised, but with many upgrades. The house is NOT run down as can be seen in the photos. The plumbing is "pex" modern plumbing. No sink is falling off the wall. Many guests have come and gone since this guest and no reports of water spraying or toilets not flushing . If it was during her stay then why not CALL me about it like when we talked about the 911 service. As for a place for trash, my goodness, there's large cans in plain view by the barn and our maintenance crew picks it up periodically and if we're CALLED, then we'll make an extra trip as needed. This is also the first guest to speak of the mattresses. Everyone else seems happy. They are in good shape, some soft, some harder. In, fact, most are memory foam and they don't have springs to be"sprung". As for a shortage of a pot or pan , again, we should have been CALLED about it and we'd bring extras right there. We're very attentive to all 9 properties we offer and if something is amiss we want to know right then in order to correct it. We have spares of just about everything in our shop for this purpose. This guest said that I wasn't available for my guests. She's just plan wrong about that. I took several of her calls as she continued to be angry that there was no landline service. That is all she EVER discussed with me with no mention of any of these other things. Truthfully, I wanted to avoid her after awhile because I wasn't going to install a landline phone that I never advertised I offered. The mean spirited way of this review is troubling to me. Our team works very hard to make things right for our guests. I'm grateful for the positive reviews.
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Wonderful Place for our Family to Stay

  • 5 of 5

I generally do not write reviews, but after reading that one negative review, I feel the need to respond. This home is a wonderful place to stay. We are a 4 generation family and had an amazing long weekend together. The home is clean and very comfortable. Everywhere we turned there was something lovely to explore. The 5 children of all different ages had a great time being together. We are planning on returning this summer and now there will be 7 children (2 more additions this past year), as well as an extended family of parents, grandparents and even a great grandma (14 of us all together). We feel so fortunate to have found such a lovely place for all of us to be together and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Deborah. I can't begin to thank you enough for this particularly nice review. It means alot to me and our crew since, as you said, there was one bad review. It just really stumped us. Your stay was before the negative review and therefore, VRBO said it had to be placed in the order of the stay rather than the submitting of the review. If we make a mistake or miss something we want the opportunity to make it right, not read about it in a negative review. I truly hope you and family will come back for another visit and again, thank you so much for the kind words. Sincerely, Glenda
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Nice and cozy house with a lot of space. We stayed there in January and the house was very warm, the hot water was hot and plenty for 11 people.

Owners were friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a good time. Please consider visiting again in the summer and use the swimming pool. Thanks so much. Glenda
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Stony Creek Inn and Rest
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Albany International
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Crown Point
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Stony Creek/Warrensburg
Nearest Train
5 Miles
The Adirondack
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Rt. 418
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Echo Lake Beach
Car: necessary

The Lake George Region offers four seasons of the best in indoor and outdoor activities.


Rates & Availability

Athol Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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