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Lakewood Haven -a newly renovated Adirondack cottage.

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace


About the property

Sweet little country cottage situated on the lake just outside your door.

An Adirondack getaway on a quiet lake in a sleepy town called Wells, NY. A recently renovated cottage fully equipped to meet all of your needs. A screened porch entrance leads into the great room overlooking Lake Algonquin. The great room contains a new fully equipped kitchen and unique Adirondack furnishings including a 42 inch flat screen TV and a DVD player. There is an electric fireplace for those cool evenings and a propane wall unit if the temperature should get colder.

There is a private deck off of the great room and bedroom. The bedroom has a queen size bed and cots are also available for use in the great room along with a queen size sofa bed. The Screened porch & deck are perfect for cozy dinners or bird watching at breakfast. Lakefront amenities include multiple dock platform, 2 kayaks, and swimming area. You can swim to your own private swimming float.. Enjoy a campfire and make smore's in your outdoor fire pit.

More Details

Tom & Cookie Utting
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2016

What makes this cottage unique

There is a life guarded town beach within a short walking distance. There is some local grocery shopping in town and super markets within a 20 minute drive. We are located within 1 hour Lake George and 1:15 from Saratoga Race Track. The Adirondack Museum is located in Blue Mt. Lake 60 minutes away.

Whether it be swimming, hiking or just relaxing, you will find whatever you desire for your vacation needs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for such a positive review. The Kirk family is an example of the wonderful people that have stayed at our cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed watching them as they interacted as a family. The boys were extremely respectful and were a pleasure to watch them play in the water. We have a lot of couples as guests so having the boys was an added pleasure. We would certainly welcome them back.
Jul 2016
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Wells Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Beautiful fully renovated bathroom includes large shower and all new fixtures. New floors and window. Fully equipped with towels and hair dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • queen size bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Lakewood Haven -a newly renovated Adirondack cottage.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful, welcoming, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week. Tom and Cookie were so welcoming. The cabin is beautiful and spotless. You can easily see that they take pride in it. If you want a relaxing vacation right on the lake, this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family getaway!!!!

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible trip! Cookie and Tom were the perfect hosts and treated us like family. The cabin was beautifully decorated and spotless! Everything you needed was supplied for you from linens, towels, gas grill, kayaks, even a bar of soap! Phenominal location close to many different activities. The kids spent HOURS fishing, swimming from the floating dock, kayaking and sitting by the campfire. This is BY FAR one of our favorite family vacations!! Thanks again for EVERYTHING!!! The boys gave this vacation 5 STARS!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from our extended weekend at Cookie and Tom's rental cottage. What wonderful hosts they are. This is added to one of our favorite places to vacation. We are looking at dates to book for next year.

Upon arrival we were greeted by both Cookie and Tom to show us around the property. From the instant meeting them, we knew we picked the right place to rent for our mini honeymoon getaway. They made sure we had everything we needed, then, it was like we had Algonquin lake all to ourselves, it was so peaceful and calm, especially being the holiday weekend. We were invited to join them on Sunday for a wonderful fireworks display right off the docks we had been fishing from earlier in the day. Their family and friends welcomed us with open arms and we felt as if we had known them forever. Thank you for a 4th of July we will always cherish and remember years down the road.

I would like to mention some of the things people look for when searching for a rental. First, the online photos do not do this beautiful retreat justice. The cottage was spotless on arrival. When entering, there is a very welcoming screened in porch with a glider couch and a rocking chair, with a great view of the mountains. We found it our little nook in the evening hours before ending our day. The great room was very cozy and inviting to sit and read a book, sit in front of the fireplace and wind down in the evening after a day outside. The cottage has lots of reading material for you to enjoy. The kitchen was stocked with everything you need for your time visiting the cottage. It was definitely a pleasant surprise that the queen bed was just as comfortable as ours at home. We enjoyed our meals on the deck that overlooks the lake. Just so beautiful to watch the calmness of the water while relaxing. You can tell by the detail in the décor and set up of the cottage that they take great pride in their property.

Thank you Cookie and Tom for being such great hosts...We will recommend your beautiful rental home to our family and friends looking for the perfect getaway.

Thanks so much,

Sandy and Dan Joslyn

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Tom and Cookie are the type of people who make you feel more like family than renters. Their rental camp is truly a "home" away from home. If you want a place surrounded by the beauty of the elements of the outdoors, then this is the place for you. Just sitting on the shore or walking by the lake, brings you the peace you may need in your life. The camp is beautifully decorated, and squeaky clean. I will definitely be returning! Many thanks to Tom and Cookie for an enjoyable, relaxing weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sparkling clean rental, beautiful views, friendly owners!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to rent something in the Adirondacks that would satisfy the different desires of my family members: kayaking, wildlife photography, Sunfish sailing, hanging out by the lake. This place provides all of that and more.

The cottage is sparkling clean and nearly brand-new. There are screened windows and doors all over, to get a lovely cross-breeze on warmer days, plus ceiling fans for the rare hot night. Thoughtful touches include: seating for four both in the kitchen and on the deck, a hammock, a 2-person swing, 2 kayaks for use, a glider on the front screened-in porch.

We rented for 6 nights, the first three as a family of four including two young adult daughters. There was plenty of room for all to sleep, as the owners provide a queen-sized sleeper sofa and 2 cots (if desired), besides the double bed in the bedroom. The bathroom's entry is separate from the bedroom so that someone not sleeping in the bedroom can use it without disturbing those in the bedroom - very nice arrangement. The owners recommend this for two people, and I can see why - between the single bathroom and all of the "stuff" brought for four people, we were a bit cluttered until our daughters went home.

The owners (who live next door) were friendly and accommodating - even lent us two bicycles and helmets for a trek around the lake. When they say to let them know if there is anything that the cottage does not have, they are not kidding. They want this rental to be the best it can be. We spent a lovely evening at a bonfire with them by the lake, talking and eating marshmallows, at their invitation. You will not regret renting here!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Location, Helpful Owners, Peaceful!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

In my opinion, the listing was accurate for this location but there is no words to describe how at home and how peaceful you are staying on the Utting property. I have been vacationing up in the Wells region for some time now, and each year that I return I try to locate something more exciting, more restful, and situate myself for the potential to buy myself in the area.

Tom and Cookie were amazing, the property was clean, they were very responsive, anything we needed they provided. We stayed up there for a few nights, the use of the docks and the kayaks were amazing. The view is breathtaking and quite literally to die for.

Everything you need to stay up in the house is there, just bring your food and clothes and I promise you'll feel quite literally like you are home, just with a much better view. I look forward to staying at this location again. I would recommend it to anybody looking for a cozy peaceful few days away from the "craziness" that is life. Thank you again Tom & Cookie for being readily available to have us come up and accommodating us on such short notice.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Wells Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $50

Check/money order in the amount of $200.00 as a security/damage deposit due on reservation along with signed rental agreement. Rental payment due on day of arrival. Security deposit will be returned within 2 weeks following departure. Checks may be payable to Tom & Cookie Utting, PO Box 336, Wells, NY 12190.

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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Lake House Restaurant
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Lake Pleasant
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Amsterdam Amtrac
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 30
Nearest Restaurant
The Lake House
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Oak Mountain
Nearest Beach
Wells Town Beach
Car: necessary

An Adirondack getaway on a quiet lake in a sleepy little town called Wells, NY. A recently renovated cottage, fully equipped to meet all of your needs. A screened porch entrance leads to a great room overlooking Lake Algonquin. The great room contains a brand new fully equipped kitchen and unique Adirondack furnishings including a 42 inch flat screen TV with a DVD and an electric fireplace heater. There is a private deck off the bedroom and great room. The bedroom has a queen size bed with cots also available in the great room along with a queen size sofa bed .

The screened porch and deck are perfect for cozy dinners or bird watching at breakfast.

Lakefront amenities include a multiple dock platform, swim float, 2 kayaks and a swimming area. You can swim to your own private swimming dock.

You may enjoy a campfire and smores in your outdoor fire pit. There is a beautiful town beach steps away.

Whether it be swimming ,hiking or just relaxing, you will find whatever you desire for your vacation needs.

We are located one hour from Lake George and Queensbury Outlet Shopping. Enjoy the many local town wide activities in Wells and neighboring towns.


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