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Woodland House at Lake George is truly a dream of a house, situated on 49 wooded acres. With four spacious bedrooms and four full baths, it sleeps ten comfortably. Everyone loves its bright woodwork interior, the well-equipped kitchen, and its total privacy. For fun there is a standard size Ping-Pong table and a private hiking trail out back that takes you to views of the lake. Open year round, Woodland House welcomes pets and provides reliable Internet service.
Location Situated 6 miles north of Lake George Village, 4 miles south of Bolton Landing, Woodland House is the only house on a 49-acre parcel of wooded land. Views from the house are of native Adirondack trees and rock ledges. The house is set back 200 feet from the road (Route 9N, Lake Shore Drive), with no other houses on any side.
Capacity The house contains four bedrooms and four full baths and is arranged and furnished for a party of up to ten people. Except in the summer, rates are computed according to the size of the group, from two to ten, and we welcome the small group, too.
Wireless Internet connection A fast and reliable Internet connection, a Spectrum product, is available in the house at no extra charge.
Pets Your pet is allowed to accompany you on your vacation provided permission is obtained ahead of time. A pet fee of $20 a night will be charged. We give your dog a clean bed, too.
Owner living locally The owner lives two miles south of the house year-round and will personally and promptly respond to any questions or problems you have during your stay.
Hiking trail A private hiking trail around the 49 acres of woodlands out back guides you along a walk of 1.4 miles one way. It takes you by tall cliffs, rock ledges, a deep gorge, and small streams, and at the trail's end to magnificent views of the lake. .
Conservation Easement Nature lovers would be interested to know that a conservation easement was placed on the property. It will ensure that the property will be preserved in its natural state in perpetuity.
Swimming and boating: There are two public beaches 4 miles to the north in Bolton Landing and another two in the Village of Lake George. We supply several beach chairs for your use at the beach. There are several marinas on Lake Shore Drive where guests may rent a boat. The house itself has no direct lake access.
Winter's Dream and Winter Realms New winter events are opening in November and December in Lake George Village. One is called 'WINTER REALMS." See https://www.visitlakegeorge.com/events/photo/page/5. And info on 'WINTER'S DREAM" is at wintersdream.com. Tickets are now on sale. These events are in addition to the familiar Winter Carnival taking place every weekend in February. See www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com.
About the House
Rooms are large, their walls and ceilings paneled with knotty pine, and the floors made of oak or ceramic tile. Doors are oak as well. Ceilings are high, windows large, and decorations sparse, lending an atmosphere of space and relaxation. Every room looks out over a natural setting of forest and mountains.
The main room with its knotty-pine vaulted ceiling is quite an exquisite room and large enough for gatherings of the entire group. It contains a large gas-fired woodstove, the living, dining, and kitchen areas, and a table that seats eight or ten comfortably. Sadly, the woodstove was vandalized this summer to the extent it is irreparable and not yet replaced. Here, too, are one of the two TVs (with cable), the CD and DVD players, the radio, and an assortment of books and a small book swap, and games and puzzles for the guests' entertainment. A second TV with DVD player is in the downstairs bedroom where the futon sofa is.
The dining area looks out into the woods on two sides. The table fits eight easily and can seat ten with two at each end.
The kitchen is now equipped with a five-burner gas stove with oven and a warming drawer (picture is now out of date!), a refrigerator, and a dishwasher, as well as two coffee makers, an Oster blender, a hand mixer, an electric grill, and a microwave oven. Pots and pans are abundant; silverware and dinnerware will accommodate a group of ten. A full-size pantry provides generous space for kitchen equipment and your groceries.
The screened porch now sports a regulation size Ping-Pong table for use by our guests. The paddles and Ping-Pong balls are provided.
Bedrooms and Baths on the Main Level
The two bedrooms on the main level of the house are mirror images of each other and each has a queen-size bed, a full bath, and a walk-in closet. There is also a bathroom off the hall for the use of those sleeping in the room with the extra TV but no bath.
Three baths have a shower and tub combination and counter space around the basin. The fourth bathroom has a large fiberglass shower. All bed linens are furnished, but we ask you to bring your own bath and beach towels, bathmats, wash cloths, and dish towels, please.
The grounds The grounds are heavily wooded and contain a small stream, an outcropping of rock ledges, and many species of native trees, including white pine, beech, hemlock, oak, maple, birch, hickory, and aspen. They provide shade, privacy, and natural beauty to the grounds. A modern gas grill with a spare canister of propane is provided for outdoor cooking. A set of swings including a baby swing is also available outside the screened porch.
A portable fire pit is available for small outdoor campfires - provided weather conditions are such that outdoor fires are not a hazard. Guests will need to get our pointers on the safe use of the fire pit.
If a power outage occurs during your stay, a 5,700-watt generator will be provided to supply the house with use of the furnace, water, septic system, refrigeration, and a number of electrical outlets.