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Tom and Loretta

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english


37 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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2 Bedrooms (1 Queen Bed, 1 Full Bed), 1 Full Bathroom, Sleeps 5 Maximum

Come spend some time to relax and unwind or participate in all the outdoor activities that the Adirondack Mountains have to offer throughout the year. Whether your passion is skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, fishing, kayaking, snowmobiling, motorcycle riding or just R&R - this is a great place to do it!

** We have 2 kayaks and personal flotation devices (PFDs), 2 pairs of snowshoes and 2 bicycles (you bring your own helmets) for our guests enjoyment.

The cabin is a completely renovated, year round vacation rental in the Adirondacks at Lake Algonquin. The living room is airy and bright and contains a flat screen TV, and a variety of DVDs to choose from for your viewing pleasure. The kitchen contains all the amenities expected for a vacation stay. The front porch is a great place to sit back on the rocking chairs and take in the ambience of your surroundings. Included is all bedding, towels, cable, local phone service and WI-FI. There is also a washer and dryer for our guests use. Access to the lake is a very short walk away. There are many local hiking trails, skiing both downhill and cross-country are nearby and the snowmobile trails can be accessed right from the property. As a lifelong Adirondack resident, we will provide information on all activities, restaurants, where the 'locals' go and any points of interest.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tom and Loretta (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Tom and Loretta

Tom has lived in the southern Adirondack area his whole life and Loretta grew up on Long Island. Despite our different backgrounds, we both share a love of the outdoors and nature.

Why Tom and Loretta chose New York

This property has been in Tom's family for many, many years. It has been completely renovated. Our goal is to provide a memorable getaway for all of our guests. We are very attentive to special requests and provide a 'Welcome Book' that is full of information on 'things to do' in the area. We are meticulous when it comes to the cleanliness of the cabin and we believe there is everything there that our guests would expect for a stay.

What makes this house unique

The property gets plenty of sunshine throughout the day. The property has lake rights and access is very close. We offer kayaks, bicycles, snowshoes, hammock, fire pit and we supply the wood! No additional costs for these amenities. There are many bears inside the cabin. One of our previous guests even left us count of every bear in every room!


based on 37 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews
Erie, Pennsylvania

Best Relaxing Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

The Lazy Bear Cabin was better than we expected, the pictures don't do this place justice, once you walk onto the property you feel at home. Walking distance to a beach, short drive for an awesome breakfast at Over Rock Cafe... Everything was perfect :) and all recommended local restaurants were a HUGE hit. Highly recommend staying here, and we may do the same next year too! Thank you Tom & Loretta, for a memorable and lovely vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a wonderful time. We have eaten at all the restaurants and hiked all the trails we recommend. Would love to see you back next summer!!!
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An amazing gem for a great price

  • 5 of 5

In general the cabin itself is amazing! First, the cabin was super clean!!!! The beds were comfy and the kitchen was very well equipped. There was a queen bed in the master with TV, a full bed in the second bedroom on which we put to sleep our 7 and 5 year old boys and a folding single bed for another adult. We asked and received a good pack N Play for our 1 yr old son. Bathroom was super clean with plenty of extra towels. The living room had games for the whole family, cable TV and some books on hiking in the area. The laundry room had a good washing machine and dryer and also a clapboard with life jackets for the kayaks. In the garage there were two kayaks with two carts that allow you to pull them all the way to the lake. Also in the garage there were beach chairs, outdoor games for the family, grill equipment and three fishing rods and a fishing box with everything required.

In the yard there were hammock, picnic table, four Adirondack chairs, a fire pit with plenty of complementary wood!! And a nice charcoal BBQ grill.

The three drawbacks of this cabin:

1) the hot water supply is provided by a 30 gallon electric tank that tends to empty out after two short showers. This means that for a family of five you have to budget a 30 min break after the first two to let the water get hot again.

2) the town is very small so it doesn't have a super market and you have to drive either 20 min south or north to the closest ones. There was also an issue to get a fishing licenses so I suggest to purchase them in Walmart before coming

3) the house is not on the lake but a five minutes walking distance from it

I gave it five stars despite the above three points because the cabin is so well equipped that it more than compensated for these drawbacks. Tom and Lauretta are super nice and responded quickly to any question I had at any hour.

Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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More than expected

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for 7 days with 4 adults and 2 children and couldnt have been happier. I had the pleasure of meeting tom personally and was great guy. The entire house is like brand new inside and out. Very centrally located only few mins from beach, store etc. All in all could not have been happier with quality of rental property as well as owner would definitely consider making this a yearly vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a wonderful Adirondack experience and enjoyed our cabin!! We would welcome you and your family back any time.
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at this cabin. Tom and Loretta have everything you need to feel right at home. There is a pile of local maps and brochures to find activities, restaurants and shopping near by. They have games puzzles and movies to keep you busy indoors. There is a fire pit, snow shoes kayaks and bikes to keep you busy outdoors. Absolutely loved it! Will recommend it to family and friends!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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So Wonderful We Are Heading Back for Fall Foliage

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the most relaxing stay at Tom & Loretta's Lazy Bear Cabin! All you needed to bring was your food and clothes! Tom & Loretta made sure there was nothing you would lack for with all the comforts of home! The cabin is pristine and decorated so warmly, you are never going to want to leave! I know we didn't we ended up staying an extra day! Lake Algonquin is so clear and great for fishing & swimming! Our family loved it so much we are heading back up there in a fews days for our 27th Anniversary & Fall Foliage! The property is laid out nicely with a wonderful fire pit in back we had lots of wonderful fires and the hammock was awesome! We spent a lot of our time fishing but we are going to hit some hiking trails this time out also!

Tom & Loretta are wonderful hosts who provided us with area information on anything we needed. We hope to make our visits on at least a yearly basis!

You will not regret your stay at The Lazy Bear Cabin...I almost want to keep this sweet gem to myself...but that wouldn't be fair!

Thank you again Tom & Loretta!!!


Jeff, Bea And Nicholas K.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your recent stay!! Our goal is for all our guests to have a great Adirondack experience. It is exciting that you have decided to return to celebrate your 27th anniversary at the Lazy Bear Cabin. We will make sure there is plenty of wood as you relax around the firepit taking in the foliage and the crisp Fall air.
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You'll LOVE The Lazy Bear Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely as pictured! The Lazy Bear Cabin was spotless and comfortable. It had all the amenities we needed for our short stay but lots more provided if we were staying longer. Loretta and Tom were friendly, professional and accommodating, so the internet transaction went very smoothly. If we were to stay in that vicinity again, The Lazy Bear Cabin would be our first choice! We would confidently recommend the cabin to anyone wanting to vacation in the Wells, NY area for a relaxing, fun Adirondack experience!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Car: necessary

Lake Algonquin located in Wells, NY has an abundance of outdoor activities in close proximity to the property. The Adirondack Mountains are known for it's great hiking trails - so whether you enjoy an easy leisurely trail or are looking for a challenging 'High Peak' experience - you will be within a short drive away. There is a beach area at the lake where guests can swim, fish, or enjoy some time in a kayak (we provide two kayaks for our guest's enjoyment). There are 2 bicycles for use (bring your own helmets) and a firepit in the yard and we supply the firewood! Skiing, both downhill at Gore Mountain or Oak Mountain and cross-country at Lapland Lake, are also a short drive away. We have two pair of snowshoes for our guests to use. For those with snowmobiles, you can ride right out of the cabin to the local trails - you will not be disappointed. Also in close proximity is water rafting, tubing, golf. Lake George is about an hour away and has wonderful restaurants and hosts the annual Americade rally for all the motorcycle enthusiasts. Saratoga is a picturesque town that is home to the Saratoga Racetrack, a must go, if you enjoy the horseraces or just to walk around the grounds as well as the SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center) which hosts many musical/entertainment events. There is Wi-Fi and phone service in the cabin in the event of an emergency and there is also a washer and dryer. As a lifelong resident of the Adirondacks I can provide information on whatever activities you are interested in.


Rates & Availability

Lake Algonquin - Wells House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jun 24 2016 - Sep 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2016
Sep 9 2016 - Mar 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 19 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

Holiday weekends during the spring/fall/winter require a 3 night minimum stay.

Preferred payment method is personal check or Paypal. If paying via Paypal or other online payments using a debit or credit card the 2.5% fee will be the responsibility of the guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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New York House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Brand'll like it. A starter supply of toilet paper provided. All bath towels/facecloths provided. For summer guests, please bring your own beach towels...thanks. Not provided: common toiletries.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • All linens, pillows, and bed coverings are provided. Both bedrooms have cable TV. There is also a rollaway bed that sleeps one person.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Cabin has lake access rights. There are 2 bicycles (guests supply helmets), 2 kayaks and PFDs (life vests) for our guest's use. There is a starter supply of items to include toilet paper, paper towels, dish detergent, brillo pads, garbage pail liners, sugar, salt/pepper, coffee filters, tin foil, saran wrap. We have a 'land line' phone in the cabin for our guests to use. Cell phone service in the area is improving, but it can still be challenging in some places. The phone is for incoming and outgoing calls and useful in the event of an emergency. In addition, we have WI-FI in the cabin. Minimum age to sign rental agreement is 23 years old.

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