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Adirondack, Ski House, Leaves are turning check out views from top of mountain

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Johnstown - Adirondack cabin Near Saratoga

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-7)

This is a fantastic year round getaway location for the family. We are located in the Adirondack State Park at the base of Royal Mountain ski area, No need to spend the big bucks on Gore or White Face when this quaint family friendly mountain is in our back yard and only costs $35 for the day ($50 gets you Lift, Rentals, and a lesson). Our area also has Cross Country skiing and ice fishing within 3 miles at East and West Caroga Lake. With 5 more lakes, a golf course, and tons of hiking trails within 5 miles of the house. Just imagine what the other 6 million acres of the adirondack park offers you. The cottage on this property sleeps two adults in a queen bed room, two more adults in a fold out bed, and up to 3 children in a bunk room. Additional accommodations including beds for up to 14 more adults are available for additional fees, please contact owner for more details. The cottage on this property is very warm and homey and includes a fantastic Jukebox and Movie theater style popcorn machine. The back yard is a wide open space with a large private pond in the back corner stocked with fish for the kids. There is a fair amount of land and parking on this property making it perfect for family picnics. Feel free to ask about some of the area restaurants for take-out, delivery, and catering options.


-Skiing at Royal Mountain - The mountain is very reasonably priced ($35 lift ticket / $50 ticket, lessons & rentals, kids 5 and under are free). The lifts are accessed through a trail out the back of the property.

-Snow Cat Rides – only special VIP guests of the mountain are invited to join Corduroy Joe (Chief Mountain Engineer) on an after hours groomer ride up the mountain.

-Snowmobile Riding – Access all of the Adirondack snowmobile trails through the back yard.

-Ice Fishing – visit dozens of nearby lakes

Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing – Explore the picturesque trails and enjoy the landscape.

Ice climbing – Head about 15 min north into the park and dig in to some of the huge road side ice drifts for a morning climb.


-Golfing - Nick Stoner Golf Course is just 5 min down the road.

-Fishing – Visit dozens of nearby lakes and streams. You can even head out to the back yard with the kids and fish in our pond or one of the larger ponds at the base of the mountain.

-Motocross - Royal Mountain is one of the few stops on the regional motor-cross and supper-cross circuit hosting races on Wednesday nights during the summer and larger events on several weekends.

-Boating – With several lakes and streams within 5 min of the house and tons more within 30 min there is no shortage of places to boat. If you do not have a boat you can make arrangements to rent our pontoon boat.

Water Skiing – East Caroga Lake is a great lake to find that early morning glass for a slalom or barefoot run. The lake is generally great for recreational skiing all day. Regardless if you are a beginner or expert you can make arrangements with the owners to have a competition ski boat at the lake to take you out skiing, tubing, wake boarding, air chair, knee board, etc. If you are interested in lessons be sure to ask.

Hiking – Being inside the Adirondack Park there are limitless opportunities for day and multi day hikes just minutes from the house.


-Roller Skating – put on your fanciest 80’s clothes and show your moves at roller rink about 30 min away.

-Horse Riding lessons – spend some time at a beautiful new indoor riding facility about 30 min away.

-Hunting – There is game for every season

-Movies – if the weather is not cooperating you can head to town and take in a movie at one of the theaters located about 30 min away.

-Wildlife museum and Animal Land are a couple more attractions within 30 min of the house.

Keywords: Adirondack, ski, lake, Golf, dock

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Craig Fluty
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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About Craig Fluty

My wife and I are both experienced snow and water ski instructors. We are also avid boaters. We own businesses in the Albany area and enjoy spending time at the house with our three kids. We ski in the winter and spend the summers on the area lakes boating and waterskiing.

Craig Fluty purchased this house in 2010

Why Craig Fluty chose New York

We chose this vacation spot because there are so many things to do in very close proximity to the house.

What makes this house unique

This property is very scalable and can accommodate a small family or medium size group (ask about accommodations for 14 additional people). It is great for winter and summer. We have a lot of contacts in the area and can help you coordinate food services water or snow ski lessons, boat rides on any of the area lakes. Just let us know what you like and we can help you put it together. Additional Information can be found on the Caroga Lake Town Website:

Guestbook comments from the owner

Paul and his family were great guests. They communicated quickly, enjoyed their stay, and took great care of the cabin. Thank you and we hope you will return for some skiing this winter!!

Sep 2016
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Adirondack, Ski House, Leaves are turning check out views from top of mountain
average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews

Great place to get away

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the cabin. Craig was easy to work with to make the last minute arrangements, even though we had a slight hiccup with Paypal, and very responsive with communication. Cabin was very comfortable, had everything we needed, plenty of space, and in a great location. This time of year, of course, we weren't skiing but we did use the cabin as our base of operations to do some hiking and get in some much needed relaxation. Thumbs up!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This cabin was so nice, my husband and I enjoyed such a nice peaceful weekend together. It was nice to be able to take our dog she loved the outdoors and walking the trails. The owner was very accommodating. Everything was very clean and stocked. I loved the jukebox. We will definitely be back! !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Playa del Carmen, MX

Perfect for a family ski vacation

  • 5 of 5

My children and I just sent a week in this lovely ski chalet. We chose this location specifically for its proximity to Royal Mountain which is known for being family friendly and a great place for children to learn to ski. This was our children's first ski experience and we could not have been more pleased with the mountain and our accommodations.

The house is located within walking distance of the lodge and the lifts. I drove the kids up to the lodge in the morning and they were able to walk back on their own for lunch and at the end of the day. If you are using your own equipment (we rented) you can literally ski back into your living room!! The house was warm and cozy with an excellent central heating system as well as a wood stove in the living room. After-ski evenings were spent watching movies on the sofa munching on fresh popcorn from the old-fashioned popcorn machine and drinking hot cocoa.

The cabin has a fully equipped kitchen and there is a major grocery store just about 20 minutes away so it was easy to stock up for our stay. The master bedroom is small but comfortable with a queen sized bed and plenty of warm covers and a closet to keep everything organized and out of the way. The second bedroom has custom-made bunk beds and sleeps 3, which was perfect for our kids. There is also a mudroom with laundry facilities which kept snow and mud out of the house and allowed us to get all of the kids' gear warm and dry for the next day.

Royal Mountain is only open on weekends and during school holidays but during the week, you could easily use this home as a base of operations for day trips to West Mountain, Gore or even Whiteface which are all open daily. For us, Royal was the perfect place to get my kids up and skiing for the first time. There is a great "bunny slope" for lessons and practice and plenty of gentle terrain on the main mountain to keep them happy. The mountain has runs for all levels of skier from beginner to expert so more advanced skiers will certainly not be bored. There is a nice lodge with a snack bar and a separate bar for the grown ups. My kids took advantage of the beginners' ski program. The equipment they were fitted with was really good quality and well maintained. After a few hours of instruction, they were up and able to navigate the main mountain and lifts all on their own! I could easily see coming up here every weekend if we lived in the Albany area. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Return visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our third annual visit to this property. The property owners are great people and have added updates to the property each year. Our kids really enjoyed the many activities available here. Will return again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Wonderful trip!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy cabin with a mountain in the backyard! We had an absolutely delightful stay at this very comfortable cabin in the Adirondacks. Our dog loved going for walks up the mountain that is right behind the house.

The owner was exceptionally thoughtful and the best I have ever dealt with. He even put wood in the fireplace for us and popcorn in the popcorn maker! We would definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
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A piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a place to unplug from the world, and this was it. A great little cabin with jukebox, log fire heater, and great memories. The property owner is extremely kind and friendly, always willing to be a guide - he even gave us a tour of the nearby mountain. My wife and I also hiked up 3 other nearby mountains and visited various lakes. The local restaurants are great, and there's a small town only 15 mins away if we needed anything in particular. This was what we needed as our last great memory in NY before we moved. I definetly recommend this vacation spot, no matter what time of year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nick stoner
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
NYS Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
The outlet
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Caroga lake
Car: necessary

Several lakes within 5 min drive. My Pontoon boat is available for rent at the Caroga Lake Marina for half day ($100) or full day ($200), and my kayaks for $25 each per day. Winery for tastings about 45min away near Saratoga. There are ponds for fishing and swimming on the property and on the mountain.


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Prices for this holiday house in Johnstown, Adirondacks

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £41
Property Damage Protection £48

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Johnstown, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Basic bathroom with tub. Towels not provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This is a small master with closet, porch, and queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Bunk Bed , tiny room with three odd shaped bunk beds built for kids
    Convertible bed(s) - space in the living room for air mattress(s) (not supplied)
  • (1) Queen bed in small master bedroom, great for mom and dad (3) Odd size bunks made for kids in a small bunk room. - Space available in bunk room And master bedroom for a pack and play for baby (pack and play not provided) - Space available in living room for blow up mattress (blow up mattress not provided)
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shuffleboard
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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