Melissa, the owner, is lovely and she has a lovely home. Everything was clean and organized. The home is perfectly located to all things Lake George. The private hiking trail behind the house made it even more perfect. We would love to do it again.

What a wonderful place!!!
Melissa was an absolutely wonderful host and the rental was so clean. Loved the propane stove! Nice for chilly nights! The fire pit was very nice as well. Beds were comfortable and kitchen was well stocked with the basics. We had no issue getting cell service and WiFi at the rental. Great location and so close to city of Lake George. The lake was amazing. Melissa was so gracious allowing us a later checkout. If we're in the area, we will certainly stay here again. I highly recommend this rental!!!

This is a beautifully designed home with plenty of space for a big group (lots of bathrooms, excellent kitchen). It sits near the base of a foothill with great private trails, is across from the lake, yet is still only about 5 minutes from town. The wood interior makes it feel like a spa inside, the art and other fixtures/details are exceptionally tasteful and welcoming.

Date of arrival - February 3, 2023

Date of arrival - September 24, 2022

House is tucked in woods so it’s super quiet. The house and wood inside was clean and in amazing shape. Melissa was great with any and all information from first call to the checkout. Let us check in as soon as it was clean and ready. 2 hrs earlier than supposed too. We bought our dog and Melissa is so accommodating for pets. Which is rare. Most dog accommodating places are dirty. Not this house. It was so neat organized and clean I was lost for words. Thanks Melissa definitely will see you soon

Date of arrival - August 21, 2022

So spacious and has all the things you need to enjoy a relaxing time! The kitchen is completely stocked with all of the essentials right down to cake pans and a hand mixer! The beds were cozy and comfortable. We had more bathroom space than we could have ever needed! The fireplace is sure to keep you warm and toasty after a nice hike up the hiking trails. We would be delighted to return to the Woodland House for our next visit to Lake George! Communication is perfect with Melissa and is so attentive to all of the little details. She was wonderful!

Date of arrival - January 28, 2021
What a wonderful place!!!
Melissa was an absolutely wonderful host and the rental was so clean. Loved the propane stove! Nice for chilly nights! The fire pit was very nice as well. Beds were comfortable and kitchen was well stocked with the basics. We had no issue getting cell service and WiFi at the rental. Great location and so close to city of Lake George. The lake was amazing. Melissa was so gracious allowing us a later checkout. If we're in the area, we will certainly stay here again. I highly recommend this rental!!!

Date of arrival - December 7, 2021

Thank you for sharing your woodlands home!

I have secured many vacation rentals in the USA, Europe and South America and have never met an owner who is so communicative and has so much pride in her properties. From my initial inquiry to our checkin- checkout, Melissa was terrific to work with. She is always available and answers questions right away. The home itself is beautiful. It is located between Lake George and Bolton Landing. The bedrooms are large and beds are comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked. Air conditioning worked very well. The trail up the mountain behind the house was well marked but challenging. Beautiful view at the top. Bring hiking shoes!! During this pandemic time, Melissa’s home was well cleaned prior to our arrival. The best part was that Melissa allowed our dogs to join us. They had a great time too. Thank you Melissa for sharing your woodlands home!!  I recommend your home to families, and groups of friends!!


Arrival on June 27, 2020


We had a wonderful, relaxing stay at this warm, welcoming home. House had everything you need and plenty of room for a large number of people. Everything clean and mint condition. Super dog friendly right down to the special treats left for them (the doggie equivalent of a piece of chocolate on your pillow!) The most magical thing; you have your own personal wooded trail behind the house. Perfect!

Date of arrival - May 18, 2020


What a wonderful, inviting place to stay.  We sure appreciated the thoughtfulness in providing the amenities and the cleanliness of this house.

The beautiful house and property were great
for a gathering of family.
Melissa was a wonderful host. She made sure to meet us upon our arrival and was full of hospitality. We were assured that we could reach her if we needed her for anything or had any questions about the house or area. The home has a great feeling of warmth to it. There was plenty of space for the family to gather together to play games or watch TV or to eat. There was also room to have quiet time inside and scenic grounds for taking walks to explore the beautiful grounds and surroundings. We enjoyed our stay immensely and would definitely recommend it to anyone. Thanks, Melissa, you are THE BEST!

Absolute Perfect Place

Melissa's Woodland House at Lake George was the absolute perfect place for our family trip. The house is nestled in the woods and the interior is all knotty pine, very clean, and well stocked. My favorite part was the very large dining table. We were a family of 8 and really enjoyed our mornings with coffee and conversation every morning. We shared some great memories around that table. We were there to spread ashes for a loved one who passed and to visit mom who lives in Glens Falls. Melissa was a joy to work with and she was very compassionate when I told her why we were visiting. Saranac Lake and Glens Falls is where half of our party grew up. Melissa also greeted us at arrival and checked periodically by text throughout our visit. Some other awesome features were 3 of the bedrooms had private baths with a 4th to be shared on the main floor. We loved the screened porch, but it was a chilly week in April for the Adirondacks, but at least one ping pong game was still managed:) We wish it were warmer so we could have  put the brand new grill and fire pit to use... too much leftover snow. I could literally write a book to recommend this place! My partner and I use Home away frequently and will say Melissa's is on the top of our list and if she will have us, we hope to visit again. The pictures don't relay how large this house is. Book Woodland House... you won't regret it! I almost forgot to mention how much our three "fur cousins" enjoyed the stay!

Beautiful Cabin on Beautiful Land

This was one of the best places I have rented. It’s a beautiful cabin on a beautiful piece of land. I went with several friends and our two kittens as this rental is pet-friendly. Everyone including the kittens had a great time. Public access to Lake George is down the road and we enjoyed days of fishing and hiking. It is reasonably priced and the owner is extremely friendly and accommodating. Every amenity was available in the house. Because of our experience we will become lifelong customers and will probably rent this cabin twice a year. We can’t wait until the next time we go.

Kitchen for Master Chef

We have had the pleasure of renting this home 10 times in the past 5 years, once in the fall, and once in the spring. We cannot say enough about how well this property is maintained. The Kitchen comes fully equipped with anything that a master chef could need. It is large enough to fit our group of friends. We travel in 4's for the fall trip, and there are 7 of us for our spring trip. Each has their own space to retreat, but the common areas are large enough to accommodate us, with room to spare. The surrounding area is quite private, and you'd never know you were on a main road. The owner of the property, Melissa takes obvious pride in her house(s). We are already looking forward to our annual spring trip, and frankly it's the only thing that is making the impending winter more palatable.

Stunning House

The house was amazing! The woodwork all over the house was beautiful and the pictures really don't do it justice. There were plenty of space for our group and the open floor plan was a perfect set up. Outback, there are hiking trails giving you plenty to do during the day time. Melissa was terrific and answered every question we had about the place very quickly. We would absolutely stay here again! Thanks again Melissa!

Lake George's Finest

We stayed at the house last week to do some winter activities and it was way beyond what we expected. Party of 8, very spacious and clean and everything at your fingertips. Everyone loved the decor, simple yet elegant. We had a great time, Melissa was most helpful with getting everything ready for our weekend. We would definitely stay here again, without a doubt one of the best cabins we've rented and most courteous owners. Thanks for everything, it was a fantastic weekend.  --Rob

Great Family Vacation

Our family hadn’t vacationed together in quite a while. This was the perfect place for activities and just lazy time together. The house was perfect for us. Clean and equipped with all the comforts of home. Upon our arrival, we found that because we had a husky with us Melissa had dog beds with treats on them for the dog. There were 3 teenagers with us and there was more then enough room for all of them to run and explore. This house was close to all the activities we had planned plus best of all for us far enough away from other people we could spend every evening by the fire pit to laugh as loud as we pleased without disturbing anyone else. Plan on doing this again at the same place. Well worth it,

Wonderful House and Location

This was a perfect house for our family and our 3 dogs. We loved having such a wonderful property to hike and loved the views. We were amazed at how well equipped the kitchen was and it worked perfectly for our Thanksgiving dinner. Melissa was so helpful in every way and we can't wait to book our next stay there.

Private, cozy and just what we were looking for!

We found ourselves in an unfortunate situation when we booked a vacation rental on Hadlock Pond for Thanksgiving week with our dogs. The rental was not at all what was advertised so we sent requests to several other rentals at 10 PM to try to find another option that was also pet friendly. The owner of the Lake George House responded and was so sweet, kind and accommodating - we were so relived to have found another option. Upon arrival at the house we were so pleasantly surprised by how wonderful the home is, it's private but right on Lake Shore Dr and a less than 15 minute drive to Queensbury. The home itself is beautiful and so well maintained, and I must say the cleanest home I have ever had the pleasure to stay in! The owner was also so sweet and genuine, I feel grateful just for having the chance to meet her. I highly recommend this house for large families looking to get away, it's not directly on the water but it's so close to local beaches and the village it doesn't matter! There is also a trail back into the 50 acres included with this property for hiking, beautiful wooded retreat.

September Poem

Well, thank you, Melissa, we had a great time--
the house, like the other, was really so fine.

The kitchen was stocked with all that we need.
As you know we are chefs, although easy to please.

Our friends had not been here, up north by the lake.
For their visit east, what a wonderful break.

The kids have been happy, not even a care,
and sleeping so well, in the clean mountain air.

The pups were so happy when they saw their treats.
As usual, you have everything . . . beds, towels, and sheets.

You were so helpful when we first arrived,
assembling the crib, we'd tried and we'd tried.

The weather's been fine--just a drizzle today,
but hoping it passes, so we can go play.

The woods are so peaceful, the quiet and green.
Hiking the trails has been so serene.

So, thanks for it all. We bid you good cheer.
We're already planning our next visit here! --September

Lake George Vacation

Our family of seven enjoyed a week's vacation at this lovely home. The home is private, spacious, quiet and relaxing. Private bedrooms and baths for all. Well equipped kitchen (the best we've seen!).
Melissa is a very accommodating host, excellent with communication and planning.
Lake George is a beautiful place to visit and a vacation worth taking!
Thanks Melissa for sharing your lovely home.

Loved It

"I just absolutely loved this place. Melissa was very informative and friendly. She helped with all the planning and suggested things to see and do. The property was like my home away from home. It's all renovated and is well maintained. Truly a beautiful and cozy place. I can't say enough about how we enjoyed it. There were 11 people in our party and the property was spacious enough for all to be comfortable. The house items were fully stocked with all the cutlery and kitchen accessories. The four full bathrooms were quite sufficient for our mini vacation. I hope to be back again for another vacation, hopefully a full week next time. The surroundings were picturesque as the snow lightly glistened the treetops."

"I really enjoyed my little vacation and my only regret is that it wasn't longer. There was nothing that we needed that wasn't provided in the house. It really was a pleasure. Thank you for getting the deposit out so promptly. It's appreciated. We have already talked about another vacation sometime later in the year so hopefully you'll be hearing from me again. Again, thank you for everything, Melissa. Your house is welcoming and very comfortable and you've done a wonderful job in looking after your guests. It was a joy!"

"Thank you very very very much for opening your home to us. It's a very beautiful home. We really enjoyed ourselves here and would like to come back during the summer months. Again we say thank you with all our hearts."

"We had a great time in your house in the past 2 days we stayed here. Thank you so much for a great house that offers much comfort, entertaining games, etc. We especially liked the new Ping-Pong table! Again, we greatly appreciated your care in setting up the place so that our stay can be enjoyed as much as possible."

"We were very pleased to find such a wonderful house. Actually, we were a bit ambivalent as this was our first experience renting a vacation house online. Any reservations we may have had were immediately relinquished when we walked through your front door.
Your house was immaculate, well kept, and complete. It is amazing how you thought of every possible detail. Your house is well equipped and contains every possible accommodation you might ever need. Your home and complete furnishings made it possible for us to rest, relax, and enjoy our vacation. . . . . Your thoughtfulness is sincerely appreciated."