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Hand-Crafted Cottage near Gore Mountain and Minerva Lake

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Olmstedville - O'Connor Cottage

Cozy, Comfortable Adirondack 4-season Cottage on 100 acres.

Located on a quiet road with open fields and mountain views, this recently renovated cottage is clean, beautifully built, warm and comfortable. All new kitchen with new appliances and zinc countertop, new bath with hand-tiled tub and shower. All wood walls and floors, fine craftsmanship with rustic touches.

Downstairs bedroom with queen bed and upstairs bunkroom with queen and two singles will sleep two couples, or small family comfortably. Also perfect for one or two people who want privacy and peace. We do not cater to large groups.

Gas furnace heats the house well, plus electric heat in the bathroom makes showers warm and comfy. A wood stove in the living room with large glass viewing door is perfect for evening relaxation with a glass of wine in cool weather.

House is situated on 100 private acres you can roam at will on foot, cross country skis or snowshoes. Trails lead to your own beautiful waterfall behind the house, to a high bank above Minerva stream with private access for canoe or kayak, or through the woods nearby where we allow the New York State to maintain a trail to ponds with a public lean-to if you want to experience Adirondack camping.

Once you arrive, you will be 2 miles from the small hamlet of Olmstedville with its gas station and general store and a delightful local restaurant (Li'l Nonny's) with wonderful home style breakfast and lunch until Columbus Day: 8 miles from North Creek with stores, restaurants and bars (we recommend Bar Vino for delicious food and a good wine list), and a slow train to Saratoga Springs. Rafting trips down the Hudson can be arranged in summer months, there's the exciting White Water Derby the first weekend in May each year, and nearby Gore Mountain has great skiing during the winter season with biking and gondola trips in warm weather. You are an hour and a half from the Governor's mansion in Albany; two hours from a lovely French restaurant in Montreal; or four hours from NYC for nearly everything else in the world.

At home in your cozy cottage you may see a deer across the street or an eagle cruising the sky, or hear coyotes or owls howling after dark in late Summer and through Autumn. The night sky shows you the brilliance and beauty of the Milky Way and if you are lucky, the Northern Lights will shine. You are in the middle of a beautiful natural area, yet right on a paved road. We do the snow-shoveling in winter and mow the lawn in the summer.

Natural Stone Bridge and Caves is 10 miles east in Pottersville - great for both kids and adults - you can swim there and see some natural Adirondack caves without special clothing or equipment.

The High Peaks and lots of comfortable climbs are within striking distance in all directions - Crane Mountain in nearby Johnsburg, with great views for a relatively short climb, is our favorite. You can also climb Snider, located behind our caretaker's home, which is walking distance from the house. Just call Duane for instructions at 518 251 2627 - 45 minutes to the top and a nice view.

Contact friends or take care of business with free internet and telephone. Or just kick back and read a good book. Care-taker is down the road a piece if you have a question or need assistance. We opened for business in late 2013 and every guest so far has been pleased - check our five-star reviews. We look forward to your happy stay with us.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

George Halloran
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2016
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About George Halloran

We are a family of builders and designers, who have enjoyed paying attention to details while upgrading properties in NYS and Florida over the past 40 years. We have a mountain home nearby that we use mostly in Summer but from time to time in all seasons. Our youngest daughter was married on the riverbank above Minerva Stream a few years back, and the reception was at our house. Our ancestors came to the area in the mid-1800s and many family members, now scattered across the country, still return for visits or family reunions each year.

George Halloran purchased this cottage in 2001

Why George Halloran chose New York

It is beautiful and comfortable inside, no matter what the weather may be. Outside, you know you are in the Adirondacks where explorers and travelers have enjoyed the beauty and solitude for hundreds of years. Yet you are on a paved road a short drive from anything that catches your fancy. We bought this 100-acre parcel because it adjoined our land, and because the former owners were family friends for generations. We have visited the waterfall and paddled the stream for 65 years (some of us) and our children and grandchildren are on the same track.

What makes this cottage unique

Your own waterfall in the back yard. Private access to Minerva Stream for canoeing and kayaking. Delightful all wood interior finishes with an accent on the Adirondacks. If you are here during harvest time and we have a garden going, you are welcome to pick fresh organic corn or beans, or dig a few potatoes for your dinner.


based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

Hand-Crafted Cottage near Gore Mountain and Minerva Lake
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Cottage has everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the Adirondacks because this cottage was perfect for us. Really well equipped for a summer stay. A great location for exploring the area by car and on foot.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Delray Beach

Nice quiet place to stay with much to do in surrounding areas

  • 4 of 5

Great Place!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, tastefully decorated, fully equipped, well located

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as promised, very clean, well equipped, and beautiful. We had a great week there. Location also nice, quiet dead-end street, hiking out the door and a five minute drive to a swimming lake. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, clean and quiet cabin

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely updated cabin. My girls loved the attic bedroom and the waterfall right behind the house. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Lovely peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I spent a summer week in this cabin as a celebration of our 10 year anniversary. It's a lovely little place, so comfortable and inviting. We especially appreciated that everything was immaculately clean, but beyond that, there were many positives. The kitchen is spacious and well-equipt. The bedrooms are plenty spacious and the beds are comfortable. No air conditioning, but we were able to keep the indoor temperature quite comfortable by opening the windows at night and shutting them during the day. No television, which gave us the chance to catch up on reading a few books. The whole cabin is charming and tastefully decorated - the vibe is very relaxing and the screened porch is especially peaceful. We ate most of our meals out there. There is a cute little fire pit out back which we enjoyed, although the mosquitos were a bit of a deterrent on certain nights. (then again, the firefly performances are phenomenal) We enjoyed several local restaurants during our stay - I would particularly recommend Li'l Nonny's (awesome reuben!) and BarVino (fantastic food! and live music). We visited the waterfall, hiked up to the pond, explored the natural caves nearby and took day trips to Ausable Chasm and Fort Ticonderoga. We truly appreciated this little slice of heaven and look forward staying here again in the future. Thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I truly enjoyed my experience at the O'connor cottage. This was my first time renting on home away so I didn't know what to expect but Mr,Halloran( owner of the property) was extremely helpful. The cottage was super cozy and was perfect for me and my friends from the city , to get a moment to relax. I really appreciate Mr.Halloran,specifically when I experienced some car trouble while up there, he truly did his best to get me help ASAP. I would recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a warm, welcoming home to regather your thoughts and relax. One thing I did notice was there wasn't many grocery stores in the area so I suggest You bring any necessary groceries with you on your ride up.

Safe Travels


  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mr. Romano is right - our cottage is not very close to a grocery store. The closest are small Top's Markets located in North Creek (8 miles) and Schroon Lake (12 miles). We do most of our shopping in Glen's Falls, about 45 miles south. My wife likes Price Chopper the best. To get there, take exit 19 from the Northway (I-87) and go east on Aviation Road , downhill past the Aviation Mall a short distance, then turn right on Upper Glen St. at the big intersection. Price Chopper is a quarter mile down Upper Glen, just past Mohan's Wine and Liquor store which has a good selection and good prices. The Tractor Supply store along the way has hats and boots if you are in need. You can also pick up milk, eggs, bread and the like right in Olmstedville at the gas station if you run short of something simple.
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Albany, an hour and a quarter south on I-87.
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
North Creek - Bar Vino and several others.
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Essex, crossing Lake Champlain to Burlington, VT.
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Schroon Lake - 17 minutes if you're in a hurry.
Nearest Train
8 Miles
North Creek. Fun rides to Saratoga Springs.
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Rt. 87 - Northway. Access to Montreal or NYC.
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
North Creek - Several nice eateries plus pizza.
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Gore Mountain - Great skiing, lots of trails.
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Minerva Lake, just up the road.
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Olmstedville, Adirondacks

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Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 3.0%

Please add a 3% tax on all rental payments - this is a requirement which we remit directly to Essex County. Any stay longer than 30 days is exempt from the tax, according to Essex County regulations. Check in any time after 3 pm, checkout is11 am, unless arrangements made for an earlier or later time with owner. If we have no guests coming in the same day, you can stay on a little later if you want. If there are no guests leaving the same day you arrive, you can check in earlier - just call first to let us know.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Olmstedville, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Cast iron/porcelain tub with ceramic tile enclosure. Marble sink. EB commode. Electric space heater. Exhaust fan.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs bedroom has a queen bed, closet, three windows, desk and landline phone. Upstairs bedroom has a queen bed, two single beds, large windows at each end, ceiling fans, wood floors, walls and ceilings.
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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