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Original Adirondack Great Camp; northern Lake George; gorgeous waterfront

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 1/2 baths. Sleeps 11

This Original Adirondack Great Camp built in the 1920's is truly special. Only 40ft from the shore of Lake George , famous for its crystal clear waters, this house has all the elements for a wonderful vacation. On the water is a large U-shaped dock, filled with colorful Adirondack chairs and a swim platform moored out in the deeper water. Room to accommodate 1 or 2 boats with canoe there for your use. Steps from the dock, is a rustic outdoor fireplace, perfect for cocktails, star gazing and making s'mores! Large (48") DCS gas grill with picnic table outside kitchen door. Wrap around deck with cedar twig railings has the most comfortable seating and breathtaking views of the lake and mountains. Great Room with 35 ft ceilings and original stone fireplace. Gorgeous large antler chandelier comfy furniture, direct TV. Kitchen renovated in the spring of 2015 with all stainless appliances and soapstone counter tops.

We have put a lot of work into finishing the basement with reclaimed barn wood as you can see from the photo. There are 2 windows on either side of the mounted deer that look out onto the lake. A perfect game room for large groups.

More Details

Joe Grueter
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Putnam Station in Town of Putnam

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 2nd floor Master bedroom 'Old Hickory' queen furniture and bedding, stone fireplace, private bathroom with shower. 1st floor 2 bedrooms with twin beds and shared bath. 2nd floor 4th bedroom -2 queens, 1 twin bed private bathroom w shower.
  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Original Adirondack Great Camp; northern Lake George; gorgeous waterfront
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Postcard setting

  • 5 of 5

Six words….RIGHT OUT OF A MOVIE SET! The house is located at the northern end of Lake George where boat traffic is light and family water activities are safe. Our days were filled with hiking, water skiing, cliff jumping kayaking and tubing right from the back door. The house is charming and family centered right down to the washer and dryer and Viking stove.

Indoor downtime was filled with provided board games, an amazing lower level game room, and a huge Samsung television. LG village is an hour drive if you desire the amusements and activities generally associated with summer vacations. However, we choose not to leave the set. The Grueter’s thought of everything and I mean everything. It is obvious that they want their guests to have a memorable stay.

Thank you for a wonderful family experience.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lifetime Memories

  • 5 of 5

If you want to build lifetime memories with your kids and grand kids you must stay here! The home has tremendous character and charm yet has all the modern amenities. The porch overlooking the lake, the expansive dock on the water and the outdoor fireplace help make a vacation that everyone will remember for a very long time.

The place was spotless when we arrived and comes equipped with everything needed for truly memorable time with family. The owner, Joe Grueter was a pleasure to deal with and we highly recommend this home. The only negative is that after 8 days our vacation was over and we had to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family has been vacationing on Lake George for close to 20 years. As the family has expanded, so have our lake accommodations. Last year we stayed at the Grueter's for the first time (but definitely not the last) and we can't say enough positive about the experience. It is an older property; BUT it has been very well cared for. From the well equipped kitchen to the expansive porch to the dock complex to the location - everything is fabulous. Privacy. Gorgeous sunsets. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jerry, Thank you for your comments and we are happy that you have decided to return again this coming season. We have been working on restoring the Camp since we bought it back in the 90's. The new kitchen makes a huge difference and really opened up the space when we removed the old butler's pantry. We are looking forward to your return and we plan to have the basement game room finished up by the start of this season. Thanks again for your review & we'll see you guys in July, Joe.
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Classic Lakefront Family retreat

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in many different Lake George west shore vacation venues since the 1950’s, most recently six summers at a house in Hague with kids and grandkids. When the owner of the Hague house said he needed my week for his family, I started looking on Home Away and found Joe’s house which described everything we’d need for a clan of 12 people. It’s located on the northeast shore of Lake George right below the picturesque mountain known as Anthony’s Nose (a great hike to a spectacular view). We spent the last week in July, 2016 at Joe’s home and it was completely as advertised. It’s the perfect house for a large family group. We rented both the main house and the cottage which is about 100 feet uphill from the main house. The parking for our 4 SUVs was ample and close to the main house. 8 of us very comfortably fit in the main house and my youngest son, his wife and two boys aged 7 and 9 took the 2-bedroom cottage which is air-conditioned and has a living room, kitchen and porch. They had breakfast in the cottage each morning and of course spent the rest of the day with us in the main house and grounds. The inside of the main house easily accommodated 4 adults and 4 children. The furniture throughout is casual comfortable, the modern kitchen and dining area are modern and spacious, easily seating 12 of us. The main living room is huge with a very large wide screen TV and very reliable WiFi. The main house has a full-size pool table and ping pong table. We rented a 21' ski boat that easily fit into the large U shaped dock. The grandkids loved swimming to the floating dock. Outside the kitchen is a pro size gas grill to cook your steaks and burgers. There is great veranda style porch on the back of the main house overlooking the dock and lake. Near the dock area is a huge stone fireplace for roasting marshmallows after dinner. Everything is squeaky clean!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, I am happy that you & your family enjoyed your stay and thank you for your comments. We are glad that you have decided to return again this coming season and hope your family continues to return for many years to come. You were wonderful house guests and are always welcome back. Looking forward to another great summer and seeing you guys again, Joe
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Burlington or Albany
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Fort View Inn
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ticonderoga Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Ticonderoga or Queensbury The Sagamore
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak Ticonderoga
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 22
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Fort View Inn
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Car: necessary

Northern Lake George Region; waterfront property; Ticonderoga Area

Other Activities: waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, canoeing, hiking


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Putnam Station, Adirondacks

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £235.32
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,961

$7500 per week during peak season. Rates for May, early June, late September and October are $5000 per week.

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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