Located on 33 acres of protected wilderness preserve the "Nest" guest cottage can accommodate a maximum of 7 guests. Handicapped accessible, it features a full bath and galley kitchen with stove top, microwave, coffee maker and full size refrigerator. The kitchen is fully equipped for guest use. The family area contains a queen size futon and day bed; the bedroom has a king and one twin beds and space for a portable bed. There is no cell phone service or TV, but land line, linens and bath accessories are provided and both parking and Wifi are free.
In the town of Stony Creek, the guest cottage is within a half hour of Gore and West Mountains for skiing, Lake George, Lake Luzerne, and Sacandaga Lake for boating, fishing, horseback riding and many other types of family entertainment and sporting activities. There is a local full service bar and restaurant, The Stony Creek Inn, open between May and December with live entertainment; a local tavern, Tavern 16, open 364 days a year; and a cafe/convenience store that serves breakfast and lunch year round.
The property has abundant wildlife native to the Adirondack region with a trout fishing brook and duck pond. Wild turkey, deer, black bear, mink, and heron reside on the property and adjoining miles of state land. There is an active beaver colony on the property's back water which also provides habitat for many native birds and plants. There is a civil war era cemetery with marked and unmarked graves common to local family burial grounds. There are walking and snowshoeing trails that thread through the property for interesting nature walks.
The guest cottage is equipped for winter stays with a wood stove, propane heaters and radiated heaters in the kitchen and bath. Meals can also be catered in for special events. Guests have full access to the entire property during their stay.
The cottage may be rented with or without kitchen use at a lower rate. Rates are seasonally adjusted with highest prices during the peak season from June through October. Rates also vary based on the number of guests. Weekly rates are available.
If you are seeking a quiet location for a get away that is also close to everything, this may be your destination. There are no lights to disturb star gazing and virtually no traffic which makes for a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life or the glare of neon lights. If you are looking for rustic elegance in the Adirondacks look no further.
The owner, a retired university administrator and active management consultant, lives in the main lodge (lodge guest rooms currently unavailable due to renovations) on the property and is generally available to respond to guest needs.+ More