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Studio C - In a 9 Acre Sculpture Garden On Banks Of Beautiful Sacandaga River

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Wells - Studio C

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

Brand New Listing! Unique 1000 sq ft urban loft space set the country/mountains - perfect for a romantic get away or longer stay.

'Studio C' is situated in one of the mill buildings, an independent part of the historic 200 year old complex. We were featured on the nationally broadcasted HGTV's program 'reZONED' a series celebrating outstanding repurposed living spaces in the North America.

Our space was featured in Adirondack Life Magazine's (Feb 2015) article 'Radicle Rentals'.

An open apartment with big windows and great views, new outdoor deck with table/chairs, big sun umbrella, gas grill. Working antique wood stove, well equipped kitchen, big fridge, complete bathroom with large shower. The romantic getaway features an unique king-size bed and platform perfect for a couple.

Our guests live within the nationally recognized sculpture garden docs/ and have easy to the river and lake for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, rafting etc.

We are working sculptors - and for those interested we are delighted to open our studios, gallery and sculpture garden.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

John and Caroline
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About John and Caroline

I live and work here with my partner sculptor Caroline who is originally from Austria and speaks English, German, French and Italian. We are both international recognized sculptors (please Google our names: John Van Alstine, Caroline Ramersdorfer). We would be delighted to share our garden, studios and large indoor gallery and all that the wonderful Adirondacks have to offer with our guests.

John and Caroline purchased this apartment in 1987

Why John and Caroline chose New York

This historic property, with its 6 independent buildings, nestled on the banks of a mountain river is an artist's dream. To live, create and exhibit our work in such a beautiful part of the world is an extraordinary and wonderful privilege and something we would love to share it with our guests!

What makes this apartment unique

Beyond all the wonderful things the Adirondacks offer - our unique space affords our guests a chance to live within our 9 acre sculpture garden, and if they wish, stroll in our huge indoor galleries, visit our studios, see us at work and come away with memorable insights into how our enchanted location has a strong and positive effect on our creative process.


based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

Studio C - In a 9 Acre Sculpture Garden On Banks Of Beautiful Sacandaga River
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
Phelps, NY

Great Stay in the Adirondacks at Studio C

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Studio C for four nights was one of the best we have had at a vacation rental. We have stayed at many vacation rentals and B&B's around the Northeast and Studio C is now at the top of our list. The 9 acre sculpture garden is fantastic and provides a very peaceful and quite setting for the rental. The rental is very spacious with great kitchen, comfortable bed, and wonderful wood stove - perfect for our fall getaway. The region around Wells and Speculator (just north a few miles) provides many choices for hiking and kayaking and other Adirondack towns (North Creek, Saratoga, and Lake George) are a reasonable drive from Studio C to find additional outdoor activities, dinner, lunch, and shopping options. The owners (John and Caroline) were wonderful, responsive, accommodating, and took time to give us a tour of the sculpture garden and studios. We will definitely be back to Studio C.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Neil and Chris, We enjoyed having you here! Appreciate that you left the apartment so spotless. Look forward to hosting you in the near future. John and Caroline
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One Week Is Not Enough

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! Studio C is amazing and we have already recommended it to friends. It was comfortable and cozy, yet extremely spacious, and decorated with John's and Caroline's exquisite artwork and unique touches. The sculptures and workshop/studios are very impressive and compliment an already beautiful property. I thoroughly enjoyed being on the river. It was peaceful and meditative and made for a refreshing swim each morning. Then having coffee outside on the patio, or at the riverside niche, was a perfect start to the day. We took a scenic bike ride around the lake one morning. The bikes were high quality and made it a pleasure negotiating the Adirondack hills. Because we had family members in Wells we spent much of our time participating in the many other adventurous ADK activities, therefore we did not get to know John and Caroline as well as we would have liked. But they were very gracious, accommodating hosts and we greatly appreciated that they share this wonderful place. What a fantastic week! Was it really a week? Looking forward to next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer for a very thorough and thoughtful review. We enjoyed having you here and look forward to hosting you again!!
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Great place to stay -- even in a snowy April

  • 5 of 5

The space was great -- Julie, the caretaker was a fantastic greeter and very helpful. Would love to go back when more of the area is open for the season and explore a little more of the surrounding mountains, etc. But again, Studio C was fantastic and everything we had hoped for!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Melanie !we are certainly glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to your return. Best, John, Caroline and Julie
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Beautiful artistic studio

  • 5 of 5

This was a Christmas present for my husband. Friends of ours stayed in Studio C over the summer and loved it so when I was searching for weekend getaways this was a no-brainer. The space was beautifully decorated, very comfortable and clean. The owners were very nice and welcoming. We were hoping to do some snowmobiling during our visit but due to lack of snow we wandered to Lake George and explored around there. We found an amazing restaurant there Bistro LeRoux. We would definitely recommend this place to friends and we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nature & Art - a unique lodging experience

  • 5 of 5

Talk about exceeding expectations... This property is amazing! The compound's river frontage and mountain views provide an exquisite setting for a collection of sculptures... From permanent installations to works in progress, this is more than just a sculpture park... It is in fact a living breathing indoor/outdoor artist's workshop amidst the natural splendor of the Adirondack mountains.

Studio C, the rental space on the premises, doesn't disappoint with all the modern accoutrements harmoniously coexisting with vintage industrial pieces that are art in and of themselves... Case in point, the peninsular brand parlor stove circa 1900, which will keep you warm on cold mountain nights... I'd be remiss not to mention the platform bed, which is just as comfortable as it is big... Last but certainly not least, more of John and Caroline's sculptures never let you forget what a special and personal place this is... Staying here really is a unique lodging experience... I can't wait to go back in the summer!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phelps, NY

Another wonderful visit to Studio C

  • 5 of 5

Once again, we had a wonderful time at Studio C. The studio is as beautiful as it appears in the pictures with very comfortable and spacious living space having a nice kitchen and comfortable bed. We especially liked the warm wood fires in the stove/fireplace each cool Adirondack night. We loved wandering around the property to view the magnificent sculptures, beautiful autumn colors, and sitting down by the river to listen to the water rush by. John is a great host; making sure we were settled in and answering any questions we had. He gave us some tips on where to kayak (Mason Lake was great) and also gave a tour around his studio space. We're sorry we missed Caroline this time around. We are already talking about planning another visit!

Thank you again,

Neil and Chris

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, Neil, Thanks so much for your thoughtful and very positive review. It's very much appreciated! And of course loved having you here, thanks again for choosing Studio C and look forward to seeing you in the future. John
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Albany International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Summer: .5 miles, rest of the year 4 miles
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Sacandaga Golf Club, Lake Pleasant Golf Club
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Saratoga Springs, NY or Amsterdam, NY
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
NYS Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
summer .5 miles, rest of th year 4 miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
X-county 15 miles, Alpine 25 (Gore Mt) miles
Nearest Beach
on our property - public beach .75 away
Car: necessary

The Adirondack park is a year round vacation destination - with a wealth of natural, cultural and sport related activities.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Wells, Adirondacks

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas-New Years
16 Dec 2016 - 16 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
19 May 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £164

We expect our guest to, within reason, leave it way they found it. Cleaning charge $75 may apply and deducted from deposit if space is left exceptionally unclean.
One child is welcome - adds $25/day. No more than 2 daytime visitors at one time. No parties or events to be held here. Must agree to follow all house instructions and sign our lease.
No smoking, No pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Wells, USA

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large new maple vanity with granite top and large mirror.
  • Newly installed: large corner shower, maple vanity with granite top, large mirror, great views out to the sculpture garden!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Space best for couples, impovised sleeping avail for child(s
  • Large open loft
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Our 'Studio C' is situated in one of the mill buildings, an independent part of the historic 200 year old 6 building complex. We are working internationally recognized sculptors eager to share are wonderful garden, studios and artwork with are guest if they are interested. We are located on the banks of the beautiful Sacandaga River in the heart of the Adirondack Park. Year round activities including swimming and kayaking available from the property or at the nearby Lake Algonquin. Perfect winter get away, close to Lapland Lake X-County resort and Gore Mt alpine skiing. Saratoga Springs - known for its historic summer thoroughbred horse racing season - 1 hour east. Cooperstown, NY - Baseball's National Hall of Fame and Ommegang Belgium Brewery - 1 hour west. Adirondack Museum - containing the arts and artifacts of the region - 1 hour north in Blue Mountain Lake, NY.

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