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Authentic Family Camp on Lake Algonquin, tons of Toys and Amazing Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy spectacular views of the lake and mountains from this sweet lakefront cottage. Perfect for a romantic getaway for two, or bring the family to join the fun.

A favorite room is the large screened porch, perfect for meals and playing cards late into the evening, The lake and mountain views from this property are unsurpassed...the sight of the fog lifting off the lake in the morning still takes our breath away.

The Cottage has 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed, the other has a comfy double bed and custom made bunk beds the kids will love. Sleeps 6 people in a total of 4 beds.

We have indoor wood fireplace, outside fire pit, fully equipped kitchen, gas grill, washer/dryer, dock, row boat, three 2 person kayaks, stand up paddle board, Wifi, Netflix and a 47 inch flat screen. No cable TV here though, we come here to get away from the news!

The large lawn is a great spot to hang out, has adirondack chairs, picnic table and a fire pit to roast marshmallows and watch for shooting stars at night.

There are numerous hikes for both beginners and the more athletically inclined in this area, beautiful waterfalls, fishing off our dock and on nearby rivers, free tennis, basketball courts and public beach in town. We supply a complete list of Fun Things to Do.

We provide quality linens and many other necessities to make your stay easy and stress free. We do ask that you bring your own bath and beach towels.

This has been our family home for 60 years, there are updates (like new bathroom and kitchen), but for the most part this remains a camp, albeit a very clean and well maintained one, with all the rustic charm that you might expect in an older home.

Best things about the house? The waterfront location, amazing view, easy access to swimming, kayaking, large waterfront lawn, screened in porch and comfy beds.

Biggest hassle here? RECYCLES! Guests must agree to take home recycles if you bring a lot in, leaving a few is OK but must agree to follow the towns strict recycle rules - they must be kept clean and separate from garbage. We then have to take them to the dump and separate them into bins by hand. We simply cannot handle this task if large amounts are left. So - our general rule here is similar to camping. If you brought it in, you must agree to take it out!

No smoking, no pets (no exceptions, sorry!), no parties or entertaining here please. Sound carries easily across lakes, so we request all guests keep noise level down on our lakefront at all times, but especially after 9PM.

Summer housekeeping is Mon and Fri only, so all arrivals and departures must be on one of those days. Rest of year is a little more flexible.

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Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Maura

The Kiernan Camp is on it's 4th generation here. We love love love this home and location, we love Wells and all it's small town charm. We also love sharing this with guests, gives us great pleasure to have others enjoy what we have been so fortunate to have inherited.

Why Maura chose Wells

Stunning Views. Nice sized lot - good privacy for lakefront.

What makes this house unique

Great area for hiking, waterfalls, drives and antiquing. We supply very detailed instructions on how to get to those special spots that took us years to find!

There are NO tourists here, so is very quiet and peaceful town.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Wells in Hamilton County

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Town picks up garbage, but does NOT pick up recycles. Guests must agree to take your recyles home with you if brought a lot.
  • Bring own beach and bath towels. Linens, hand towels, kitchen towels and bath mat supplied.
  • NO outdoor music or loud noise after 10PM. Sound carries easily across lakes, we promised our neighbors they will not be disturbed.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
Our family has been coming to this area our entire lives, we are happy to share all those special spots with our guests to provide the most memorable experience we can. Siblings now share this family camp, and some of us now own other homes nearby. If this does not meet your needs, or is not available at your requested dates, please inquire about the others, we will see what we can do for you. Also - we are in the heart of the Adirondacks, there are many critters sharing our slice of heaven. We do all we can to keep them out of the house, and for the most part are very successful. However, if one slips in, we need you to be able to brave the invasion and would appreciate help in capturing the intruder.


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Authentic Family Camp on Lake Algonquin, tons of Toys and Amazing Views
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable house in a quiet, small town. There are beautiful surroundings in which we hiked and kayaked. The house has everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Havertown, Pennsylvania

Great vacation on the lake

  • 4 of 5

Overall, the cottage worked out great for the four of us. The weather could have been better, but the house offered many relaxing features, even in the rain, like a wonderful screened in porch overlooking the lake.(our favorite spot for morning coffee, meals and late night games.) We used the kayaks and paddle board, which were great fun! We hiked for two of the days, the closer hike was in the woods with no views. Hiked along Fawn Lake up by Speculator which was pretty. 1 hour to Lake George - easy drive. Could not find aluminum foil in the house, which was the only missing necessity besides no dishwasher. Grill and fire pit were great, firewood was provided, and beds were comfy. Recycling is confusing and a hassle. I also don't understand why we need to pay an extra $10 per person over 2/ per night - first time I ever encountered this charge. Owner was very responsive. Overall, a great time, and we would come back.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saranac Lake

Family friendly cabin, kayaks, SUP, water trampoline, fire pit for s'mores- just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet lakefront location, rustic cabin with screen porch with great views, comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, everything we needed for a weekend getaway with our grandchildren and family.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homey and Clean

  • 4 of 5

My daughter (15) and I very much enjoyed our stay at the cabin. I would absolutely come back if the opportunity arises. The best part of the cottage is the screened in porch. We ate every meal out there. It was so peaceful and relaxing.

The only negatives are: The propane tanks were empty and Roku was not available. Still a double thumbs up for this property!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As a reminder to future guests, if you need assistance during your stay, please let us know -- while you are still there! Our property manager is right down the street, ready and willing to help. We have extra propane tanks (there's nothing worse than running out of flame mid-burger!), and if the internet needs to be rebooted, we can walk you through that on the phone or stop by and do it for you. Our family enjoys amazing memories from our 60 years of vacationing here, our sincere hope is that your family will as well!
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Austin, Texas

Gorgeous view and peaceful lakefront property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the cottage. The beds were comfortable, the view was perfect, the neighborhood very quiet. We loved sitting on the screened-in porch and watching the light change from day to evening.

Other renters should know to bring a lot of insect repellant and Off brand coils to keep the bugs off in warm months. There were a lot of biting black flies. The wifi bandwidth was weak and kept cutting out, so the router had to be reset multiple times. The toilet handle needs to be depressed and held a few seconds for the flush to work properly.

Those are minor nuisances. It was a lovely rental and we'd like to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Jersey

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful and relaxing time at this cottage. While the weather wasn't so great, we couldn't help but smile every time we looked outside to the beautiful lakefront. The cottage had everything we needed and we were immediately comfortable in our peaceful surroundings. I can't wait to go back. Thanks so much for a much-needed getaway before our baby arrived.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Wells is a small, sleepy town on picturesque Lake Algonquin in the southern Adirondacks. Wells is surrounded by larger towns with bigger lakes. Scenic drives, watersports, hiking, waterfalls, antiquing, dining out, tennis, basketball are all available nearby.


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