|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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.
Architect, Landscape Architect, focused on renovating historically significant buildings.
Mike Steiger purchased this house in 2010
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Old Belfort Schoolhouse! The house itself has been completely renovated and is stunning but is still very comfortable for guests. We were there in the Fall and were able to enjoy the changing leaves and hot tub during the chilly nights. This is a perfect location if you are looking to ATV or go snowmobiling. You can leave right from the property to hit trail access which was great. The owners are very pleasant, incredibly responsive and take wonderful care of the property. Great location if you are looking for a fun outdoors vacation. We would definitely recommend staying here!
My wife and I were looking for a weekend getaway from Rochester, NY for our anniversary, and this was just the place. The house is definitely recently renovated - from the kitchen to the windows to the bathrooms, everything. The bed was comfy enough, kitchen was well appointed and stocked with utensils and cookware. The hot tub, where we spent the majority of the weekend, was wonderful - private, spacious, and close to the house. There are some fantastic trails nearby, and we got there for peak leaf season which made it even more beautiful.
Some things to note for future bookers (not necessarily negatives):
The fridge was BARE - we planned out all of our meals and brought everything needed, but in the past some HomeAway houses had things in the fridge that have longer shelf lives, but this one had nothing. Plan to bring every food item you need to cook.
When/if we return, we'll be bringing our own knives as the ones in the kitchen were very dull - again we cooked every meal we ate, so we used them a lot, and it's not a big deal just something to know.
Lastly, we forgot to write it on the box, but the house puzzle is missing one piece!
Thanks for an amazing rental, we look forward to returning.
From the very first minute, talking with Mary Ann, we knew we would enjoy our stay. We were able to park our trailered ATVs right at the house and tour the area on them, literally from the doorstep. We only drove our ATVs, which left us with minimal selections for stores and restaurants. However, it was great meeting the locals and spending some time with them. We had some great meals at the Harrisville Rod & Gun Club. Even closer was the Belfort Inn. It is only a few yards away from the house and they had a decent menu (bar food). Other days, we cooked our own dinner. The home was very comfortable for the two of us and will definitely return sometime with our friends. The bed was nice and I appreciated the upgraded sheets and towels. We even were able to enjoy the hot tub a little.
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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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|