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MAPLE WEEKEND AVAILABILITY! - March 19th, 2016 - Perfect Family Weekend Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With River Views

Book your Maple Weekend Family Getaway now. Tour old fashioned maple sugar-bushes, try "wax-on-snow", pancake breakfasts, and pure maple syrup, maple cream, maple candy...

Located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in Croghan NY this Adirondack Vacation Rental destination is sure to please anyone!

The historic school house offers 3 relaxing bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a full kitchen, reading alcove, wood-stove, pillow-top beds and many guest amenities. With cherry hard-wood finishes and a spiral stair case highlighting the cathedral-ceilinged living room, this is not your average vacation cottage.

Care was taken to preserve the history of this building which at one time served as a church and later as a schoolhouse for Belfort. With a nod toward the history of the building, decorative glass windows were selected by the architect and the original flooring was restored to a new shine. In addition modern comforts like radiant in-floor heating and solar thermal domestic hot-water were implemented to meld the old and new in a complimentary way.

Just 1.5 hours north of Utica and 2 hours from Syracuse the Old Belfort Schoolhouse offers a quiet respite from the modern world. For those seeking a get-away that is something different than the crowds of Old Forge, this accessible Adirondack vacation rental offers wonderful access to the best of the Adirondacks with the comforts of a beautiful home to stay in.

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Mike Steiger
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Mike Steiger

Architect, Landscape Architect, focused on renovating historically significant buildings.

Mike Steiger purchased this house in 2010

Why Mike Steiger chose Adirondacks

This property is historically significant as it served as both a Church and later as a Schoolhouse in Belfort. During the renovations we focused on preserving the architecturally significant elements using decorative glass windows and preserving the pulpit area while adding in energy efficient modern features like radiant in-floor and solar-thermal heating.

What makes this house unique

Area Attractions:

In the Spring /Summer / Fall- The Old Belfort Schoolhouse sits directly on the Beaver River Canoe Route a 14-mile passage from Moshier drop-in to High Falls which includes six overland portages totaling slightly more than two miles. Kayaks are available for rent as needed.

In the Winter- The Old Belfort Schoolhouse sits directly on Lewis County trail Snowmobile Trail No. 8 with ride-in, ride-out access and a covered garage available. Snowmobile trails are groomed 24/7 for the best riding experience around! Cozy seating around the woodstove is a warm way to finish a busy day out on the trails.


Croghan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two Full Bathrooms. One off of the Master Bedroom and the other situated in the Main Living Area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Bedroom number 2 has 1 '3/4 bed' and one twin bed. A three quarter bed is an antique bed size that is slightly smaller than a double bed size.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

MAPLE WEEKEND AVAILABILITY! - March 19th, 2016 - Perfect Family Weekend Getaway
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

This is a great house, and everything was in excellent condition. We enjoyed very much staying there

  • 5 of 5

We came there for cross-country skiing and to meet the New Year. It was a perfect, very pleasent place for the celebration.


New York, NY

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Belfort schoolhouse. Our son was visiting from Arizona and wanted to get back to the north country. The house was amazingly renovated, and exceeded our expectations. We hit peak leaf season, and we are always glad to get back to such a ruggedly beautiful area. This is a very unique and comfortable rental. We are already making plans to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location, clean, comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Nice place

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Maryann and Craig were incredible hosts. The home is decorated beautifully and easy to get to. The home is well appointed with everything you need to have a wonderful stay that is away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Schoolhouse is located close to great food, grocery, restaurant and gasoline establishments that could not be more helpful. I can not say enough about the hospitality of Maryann and Craig (Troy too) and the town of Croghan.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully restored, cozy, made our trip

  • 5 of 5

We were there during a weekend with temps 20 below zero and the house was cozy warm and accommodated all of our needs! Troy made sure we always had enough firewood and everything was just exactly as described. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy stay at the school house

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our stay at the school house. Marianne was helpful and Troy stopped by more than once to replenish the wood stash and check if we needed anything. We kept the wood stove roaring and cooked homey meals in the well-stocked kitchen night and day. We ventured out for a hike near Fine, took some other woodsy strolls nearby, and even tried out the bar up the road.

The house was perfect! Comfortable beds, cleaner than we ever imagined possible, cozy, and well-equipped with everything we might need.

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Rates & Availability

Croghan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Car: necessary

Schedule of local events:

Maple Weekend March 19th, 2016

Maple Weekend April 2nd, 2016

SNIRT RUN April 16th, 2016

AdironDUCK Race April 24th. 2016

Maple Festival May 14th, 2016

Black-Moose Kayak Event - May 20-22, 2016

Beaver Camp Auction - June 10th, 2016

Bluegrass Festival - June 17-19

23 Mile Black River Challenge - June 26th

Zwanzigstein Fest - July 2nd, 2016

River Fest - August 6th, 2016

Cream Cheese Festival - September 17th, 2016

Fall Foliage Tour - October 1st, 2016


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