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Family fun at This Beautiful Lakefront Adirondack Camp

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

Come find out why we love our camp, the lake, and the North Country so much. Whether it's quiet evenings in a rocking chair on the screened in porch watching the moon rise over the lake, or for the fun and adventures the lake and the Adirondack North Country have to offer, this camp has and does it all. The fall colors are spectacular in the North Country and seeing them by boat from the lake is something special.

Built in 1939 by my Grandfather, modernized in the 80's, now it's available for you to enjoy. I live on the property. I have a separate apartment, so you can see as little or as much of me as you like. I'm there to be your tour guide, boat captain, watersport instructor for wakeboarding, waterskiing, stand up paddleboarding, and tubing, leading day hikes and beautiful road bike rides, or just in the background as your invisible caretaker making sure everything goes smoothly. I grew up spending summers at the camp and it's by far one of the most beautiful and fun places in the world.

Wake up in the queen bed to the sound of waves lapping at the shoreline in the master bedroom. Then coffee at the kitchen table overlooking the lake. The second bedroom has twin beds and is private and quiet. The kids room is just that, with bunk beds, 2 single beds and their own tv, board games and fun, but trust me, they won't be doing anything other than sleeping in there after all there is to do during the day at the camp. Rain or shine there is always something to do. Mornings, get up early and cut up the glassy water before anyone else. Then a bike ride over rolling hills along the lake, or a hike up Pocomoonshine, paddle out to Schuyler island for a secluded picnic,swimming and tubing in the afternoon. For the less adventurous, shopping in Lake Placid, take the ferry over to Burlington for the day, or head up to Montreal, Canada's largest city. Don't forget your passport! Rainy days are nice too. Explore Ausable Chasm and raft down the Ausable river, Parc Safari and waterpark is just over the border an hour away. At the end of the day cool down on the screened in porch, or warm up in front of the large fireplace in the living room. Roast marshmellows over a bonfire on the beach, then lay back and count shooting stars. Life at the camp is great. Come and find out for yourself.

Keywords: camp, north country, adirondack cabin, lakefront, cozy, fun, serene, awesome,

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Jonathan King
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 July, 2017

About Jonathan King

I spend my winters in Tahoe teaching skiing at Squaw Valley USA. I spend my summers at the camp teaching wakeboarding, waterskiing, stand up paddleboarding, leading bike rides and day hikes. I also know how to relax and enjoy the scenery and serenity of wherever I'm at.

Jonathan King purchased this house in 1939

Why Jonathan King chose Lake Champlain Valley

My family has been on Lake Champlain for over 100 yrs. We've all traveled all over the world, but always end up back at the camp. This is not an overly developed part of the lake. It's still just many of the same families from the 30's.

What makes this house unique

Take advantage of me. I know the North Country and all it has to offer and want to share it with you. My motorboat is available. I love to take people out tubing or for a lake tour. I also teach wakeboarding and water skiing. I have a separate apartment on the property and can also remain invisible. This is your vacation. whatever works best for you.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Keeseville in Chesterfield

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , newly remodeled
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , newly remodeled
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed
    guest room - 2 Single Bed
    kids room - 2 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
screened in porch, best swimming on the lake,


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Family fun at This Beautiful Lakefront Adirondack Camp
average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 reviews

Great cottage experience

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views, quiet area (except for the trains rolling by), nice cottage layout for friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! Yes, the train can be noisy, but we all get used to it after a couple times by. That's how my camp's location was discovered. My Grandfather used the train in the 20's and knew this was a beautiful part of the lake. He was able to have the camp built in the 30's. He loved it here, and so do I.
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  • 5 of 5

Jonathon is a wonderful host with a wonderful "camp"! You won't find a nicer host or place to stay! Lots of room, TV, all the ammenities, plus Jonathan took the kids out for boat/tubing rides. He also took us out on the boat to see the eagle's nest. STAY HERE!!! You'll love it! Thank you Jonathan!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Setting

  • 4 of 5

The house was immaculate...The bathrooms recently updated which was awesome. The kitchen had what you needed...perhaps a few updated nonstick pans would be nice...The indoor fireplace made the one chilly night so cozy. Then the fire pit outside was perfect. There are a lot of stairs I think my husband said 43...from the landing to the lake..so bring what you need down and plan to stay there. The boat was a nice touch...too cold for swimming...but my kids jumped in to cool off one day...The drive way is awesome,, however if you go at night be careful because the way down is very awkward and steep. While it states that there is a washer/dryer...they are down stairs with the owner so if you have stuff save it so that you aren't running up and down the stairs or intruding on him, as that made it a little awkward. Usually we wash clothes or towels daily or even dry them after swimming...however we did not. A nice addition would be some type of line to hang towels or sweatshirts that are smokey to air out. The lake did not have many fish...my family fished all weekend nothing...the last day Johnathan referred them to a honey hole...however no luck..There is a canoe, with a motor...don't forget the paddles...incase the battery dies...all in all a really nice place...The owner lives downstairs and while you are separate, if you are looking for a completely private stay that isn't necessarily the case. Happy traveling.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. There are fish in Lake Champlain, just elusive this weekend. I am making improvements on the kitchen. It's a bit dated and getting a complete rehab this fall. Till then, I will put in some new pans. The washer/dryer are in my apartment. I am gone most mornings, so that is a good time to use them. We always hung our beach towels on the hooks on the side porch off the kitchen. Lakes are bowls, so there are steps down to the beach, but always worth the trip. Best swimming on the lake is in front of my camp! Thank you for your recommendations. I always strive for a 5 star experience for my guests.
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Beautiful vistas

  • 4 of 5

Authentic Adirondack experience.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Location

  • 4 of 5

We rented the house for the weekend of SUNY Plattsburgh graduation. The location was convenient to many areas we wanted to explore...Plattsburgh, Lake Placid, and Burlington, VT. If it were summer, everything you'd want in a lake house is just outside the door.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing, superb, fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking to spend the Columbus day weekend around lake Champlain and HomeAway got us to this beautiful rental home.

Booking was a breeze thru the HomeAway application. First installation, around a third of the total payment, is required when booking. The second installment was due 3 weeks before the stay dates. I missed the email notifications (was careless of me to do that) but the owner is kind man and accepted the late payment.

We reached the cabin on Friday after midnight. In owner's word "This is country side, doors unlocked, lights on!" and that's the way it was! Totally loved the house from the moment we drove to the area (though it was midnight). Deers greet you frequently on the way.

The hall is beautifully decorated, 3 spacious rooms and a well equipped bathroom. (Jonathan has plans to add another bathroom). Kitchen is fully equipped, you just need to take your clothes and grocery. Jonathan stays on the floor below and is available to help all the time.

Now, few things which you will love about the place:

1. The dock - this is a lake facing property and the dock is, I feel, essential ;)

2. Life jackets - all clean and well maintained.

3. The boats - There is a canoe, a paddle boat and a row boat. The boats are in excellent shape and we had fun boating. Water was little cold for our comfort so no dip but it is a great experience. Kudos to Jonathan!!!

4. The "lounge" - a beautiful, comfortable spacious room with a sofa, 6 rocking chairs, small tables and a great lake view. This has to be your spot for the morning to see the sun coming over the lake.

5. The barbeque - the barbeque oven and the chairs next to it, is a perfect setup for a nice afternoon party! The gas tank was full and we loved it ;)

6. The games - there is a good collection of board games in the lounge room, we had long nights with these.

The house is well kept and you will have ample linen, the stove is electric, there is a electric toaster, microwave oven. The dishwasher is movable and you would need to move to near sink to use it, no sweat.

We did enjoy the fireplace as well in the hall, you have to get your own wood, get it from Stewart's, few miles from the house.

All in all I would really like to visit again, the summer trip is done and hopefully I can check this out in winter, the lake freezes in the winter and I haven't seen that yet!!!

Kudos to Jonathan!! Amazing, superb, fantastic!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Motorboat available for wakeboarding, waterskiing and tubing. You be the captian or an experienced captain is available for tours and lessons. Bring your road bike for guided rides. Guided day hikes, and boat tours around the lake. See the fall colors by boat. A long list of watertoys with more added every season. 2 stand up paddleboards for you to enjoy. 17' canoe with electric trolling motor. A good old fashioned rowboat, and lots of tubes, rafts and floats. Plenty of wetsuits and life preservers in all sizes for everyone. 60 minutes to Lake Placid, Burlington and Santa's workshop. Parc Safari and waterpark just over the border an hour away. Montreal another half hour north. Remember your passport! Ausable Chasm, antiquing, farmers markets, all close by. Great hiking, out the door, and just down the road. Fishing must be good, because there is a boat trolling by just about every day!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Keeseville, Adirondacks

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning £76.75
Pet Fee £76.75
Refundable Damage Deposit £153.5
Tax Rate 3.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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