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Authentic Adirondack camp ~ walk-in beach access ~ a place our guests return to.

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Lake Front House + Guest Cottage - 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 11

This private, lake front main house and separate guest cottage sits on one acre at the end of a private road. One of only a few properties with a private, walk-in sandy beach and western exposure, it's perfect for families who enjoy the afternoon sun. Dock has space for a 24' boat and is also a great place for early morning fishing. A hammock is strung between two trees and Adirondack chairs are on the lawn for kicking back. A Weber charcoal BBQ available for outdoor cooking, a picnic table near the water and a waterfront fireplace for late night campfires. Main house sleeps 7, full kitchen and breakfast room, stone fireplace in living room, screened-in porch over looking the lake. Guest cottage with full private bath and washer and dryer, sleeps up to 4 (queen bed + bunk). A/C in both main house and Guest Cottage. Good hiking trails within 2 miles. Minutes to Lake George Village by boat or car. Outlet shopping, amusement parks, and cultural events minutes away. Saratoga 40 minutes, Albany airport 1 hour

Property Updates: As of 2018 there's an additional cottage on the property further up the mountain which may be rented for larger groups. All three units can sleep a total of 17 people. Contact owner for details. From time to time owner may stay in cottage.

Bed Linen Service. If you do not wish to bring your own bed linens (standard practice), we'll supply them. The Bed Linen Service is an additional $100 per stay.

Wifi available.

Washer and Dryer: The Washer and Dryer are located in the cottage. They are both full size, side by side units.

More Details

Bill Nast
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

Why Bill Nast chose Pilot Knob

Our Grandparents built this house on beautiful Lake George. As the story goes, Alexander and Belle came up from New York City in the late 20’s and rented a summer cottage on Diamond Point. They decided to explore the yet undeveloped east side of the lake by row boat. While on the water, a storm blew-in and this beach was the only place they could pull the boat to land. They loved what they found and inquired of its availability.

It just so happened that this area of the lake was a land grant from King George III to the Oakley Estate (locals who favored the King) with the stipulation from the King that the tall pine trees remain available to the crown for ship masts. Alexander and Belle purchased the property but had to wait a few years for a dirt road to be cut along the shore (Pilot Knob Rd) for access. With the help of his brother-in-law Judd, who was an engineer by trade, they built the original cottage. In the late 1960’s, as the family continued to grow, the main cottage had a major renovation and the second cottage was built.

Alexander was a prolific painter who’s works you’ll enjoy throughout the house. His daughter painted his portrait that hangs on the porch. Four generations have grown up here with lasting memories. Our grandparents had a dream, to create a gift on Lake George for their family to enjoy for generations. We hope by sharing this dream with you, you will come to appreciate all the beauty that is Lake George.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pilot Knob in Washington County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Treat her as you would treat anyone over the age of 90
  • Cancellation Fee: If reservation cancelled at least 60 days prior to check in, there is a $200 cancellation fee.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • lake
  • Lakefront
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main House - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main House - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Cottage - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Main house bathrooms completely gutted and enlarged including tiled showers, wood floors and beautiful porcelain sinks with vintage accessories.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Main House - 1 Large Double Bed , Water view
    Main House - 1 Large Double Bed , Water view
    Main House - 2 Single Bed
    Main House - 1 Single Bed , Waterview
    Cottage - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Waterview
  • Bedrooms are knotty pine walls and fir wood floors. The Cottage has one Queen bed and a bunk bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Bed Linen Service available. If you don't want to bring your own bed linens, we now have a bed linen service. We'll supply the linens, make up the beds for you and wash them after you leave. $100 additional fee. (note: you must still supply your own towels).


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Authentic Adirondack camp ~ walk-in beach access ~ a place our guests return to.
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

This was everything I imagined (and hoped) a lake house should be: kitschy, yet updated.

  • 5 of 5

You know how these days, if something meets your expectations, you're satisfied? Well, imagine our delight when something far exceeded our expectations! This house and property were everything we hoped for and more. Funky and "lake housey" yet spotless and updated. We were 7 adults, so there were a lot of moving parts to this adventure, and it fell into place perfectly. The house's proximity to Pilot Knob, Lake George Village and the Throughway were all bonuses. As a city girl, I haven't seen that many stars since Girl Scout camp 50 years ago! We never needed to communicate with the host the entire time, because everything was perfectly in place. Thank you, Mr. Nast, for sharing your home to a newly bonded family.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property and owner

  • 5 of 5

I have rented maybe a dozen vrbo properties over the years and this property was the best, most well appointed of them all. An impressive array of yard furniture, grill and sport equipment, sandy waterfront access, extraordinary kitchen supplies, spices, etc. (every time I looked around the house for something, I found it) and spot on communication from the owner made this an excellent long weekend for my friends and I. I highly recommend this rental and I will be returning for certain.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another happy LG vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 stayed here for a week in September 2017. We all loved it regardless some rainy days. Great location, very clean, beach, fishing, etc. We'll definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this property. The house is comfortable and clean, and the property accommodated our family perfectly (4 adults, 2 teenagers, 1 child). The views of the lake are spectacular and the swimming is wonderful. We enjoyed being right on the lake from sunrise to sunset -- kayaking, fishing, boating, swimming, eating outside and sitting by the campfire at night. The gentle slope into the water was perfect for my youngest to swim and splash around, and the lake bottom was sandy.

As the pictures show, the kitchen and bathrooms are updated. We enjoyed preparing meals in the clean and well-stocked kitchen. It's a great location on the southern part of the lake. The property is very private and quiet and an easy ride into Lake George Village. Our stay was exactly as we'd hoped...very relaxing!

The homeowner was extremely helpful. We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A gem of a spot on Lake George...

  • 5 of 5

This was our 7th summer at the Nast home. It keeps getting better and better. If you want all that a lake house has to offer, this is it! Great location, lots of sunshine, sandy beach into the water and no steps down to the lake!!

Thanks, Bill for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well preserved piece of history on the most beautiful lake in the country.

  • 5 of 5

The lake house and cottage were perfect for a weekend with friends and family.

We really our time this turn of the century camp.

Its been updated tastefully, where necessary, but maintains its historical charm.

The kitchen an bathrooms are all newly renovated while staying true to the original decor.

The beds are very comfortable, especially in the guest house were we stayed.

If you have young kids, its great, the beach is perfect size, and shallow with a sandy bottom so they can venture out with confidence.

Paddle around the corner through the islands and enjoy nature. We saw loons, and ducks and caught lots of sun fish, which the boys loved.

If you go, id recommend just chillin. enjoying your company and the lake.

We also did the Pilot knob hike on fathers day. That was a nice highlight as well.

Short steep hike with a good payoff.

Be sure to bring snacks and bug spray.

Overall i would definitely recommend Bills home.

Its quiet, serene and beautiful.

Great place to get away.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 87
Car: recommended

Located on the south eastern side of the lake, the property is only 15 min by boat to Lake George Village or the Sagamore hotel. Easy access to hiking within 2 miles. Katskill Bay is great for water skiing and Sandy Bay is perfect for anchoring with other boats. 4 marinas/fishing supplies located within 5 miles. General Store 3 miles.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Pilot Knob, Adirondacks

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer 2018
11 May 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season
24 Jun 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2018
26 Aug 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Linen Service £74.45 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.7
Cleaning £74.45 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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