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Classic Adirondack Chalet directly on Moose River and in town

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 8 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday chalet in Old Forge - Sci Sci Chalet

Located in the town of Old Forge, one block from Rt.28. We have a private dock on the Middle Branch of the Moose River, around the corner from Tickner's Canoe and Kayak Rentals, where you can rent by the week, tie up to your own dock and enjoy the river whenever you like.

Our kitchen is fully equipped-even with most small appliances (coffee maker, toaster oven, crock pot, etc.) as well as a gas stove and oven, Full size refridgerator and freezer,dishwasher and a microwave oven. There is plenty of cupboard space stocked with dishes, pots and pans, utensils and all other kitchen essentials.

Beautiful sunny dining area seats six.

Large living room with wood stove and 42' flat screen Hi-deph cable TV.

Sliders to large deck with gas grill and picnic table.

Deck overlooks yard and river. Flat grassy area perfect for croquet, badminton or bocce ball. Fire pit with chairs

Full bath with bathtub and shower

Master bedroom is on main level with queen size bed, good closet space.

Upper level has two bedrooms, one with full size bed and cable TV., other has twin beds.

Basement has washer and dryer.

Modern and clean. No pets and no smoking please.

Wireless internet on site

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2016
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About Claire

Retired couple from Connecticut. We love Old Forge and have been coming here for 20 years. It is our second home and we look forward to sharing our Adirondack experience with you and your family!

Claire purchased this chalet in 2004

Why Claire chose Adirondacks

Best possible location, one block walk to town, and directly on the Moose River with serene river views and private dock for Kayaking and river access!


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Classic Adirondack Chalet directly on Moose River and in town
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Rochester, NY

Great Home and Location

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing! The location is great because when you're in the house it is quiet and peaceful yet only one block from main street. The home itself is spacious, yet still cozy with a nice size kitchen and living room and three large, comfortable bedrooms. We felt right at home as soon as we walked in the door. The deck is off the living room and is large and private with a nice cooking area and comfortable chairs. Everything is clean. Whether you are looking for a place to hang out and relax, or home base to come back to after a day's adventure this home fits the bill. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you and your family enjoyed staying at Sci Sci Chalet. Hope you can return. Claire & Tom
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Summer 2015

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely enjoyed our stay at the clean and comfortable Sci Sci Chalet! As previous reviews stated the location was fantastic. We explored the Old Forge area on Kayak, bicycle and foot. Tickner's Canoe and kayak rentals can take you 3 to 4 miles upriver and you can ride the current a very long ways....we chose to paddle against the rapids :) Thank you Claire and Tom!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Welcome back anytime. Claire & Tom
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Beautiful Home and Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

We spent an amazing week at the Sci Chalet! We felt right at home the minute we arrived. The home is the ideal adirondack get-away with an absolutely perfect deck and extremely comfortable authentic adirondack furniture. The house is very well appointed with everything you could possibly need and has a great layout for enjoying time with family. We enjoyed many meals cooked on the new grill! The location could not have been better as it is tucked away on a very peaceful street right on the river but is only a few blocks to the shops and restaurants. In fact, you can walk to pretty much anything (including the canoe/kayak rental place)! We were very sad to depart and hope to come back again next year! Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Sci Sci Chalet. Thanks Claire & Tom Sci
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Rochester, NY

Had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

The Sci Sci chalet was just as described and reviewed. The property is well maintained and booking was easy. The chalet allowed for relaxation along the Moose River as well as the ease to walk to town to enjoy the shops and restaurants. We enjoyed multiple days of kayaking (through the recommended Tickner's) as well as hiking around the area. We grilled on the lovely deck a couple nights and enjoyed Sisters Bistro for two dinners, a short walk from the chalet. We highly recommend this property and will definitely consider it again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Sci Sci Chalet. Claire &Tom
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Farmington, Ct.


  • 5 of 5

The SciSci Chalet is just wonderful. This summer was the third time my husband and I have taken our two children(age 11&12) to the Adirondacks to enjoy our summer vacation. We always return to the SciSci Chalet.

Location is perfect, private dock for daily kayaking or fishing and close to town for fun shopping. Several restaurants are close enough that we can walk to town for dinner and even catch an early movie. My children's favorite is the water park nearby, be sure to take advantage of the 2 day ticket if you have time.

The owners were very easy to work with and offered many suggestions of places to go and things to do with our children. The suggested hikes and sightseeing were a highlight of our week. We even took our kids horseback riding for the first time.

We finished our perfect week with a Bon fire and roasted marshmallows in the backyard. Such wonderful memories. This Chalet is truly a slice of heaven and we hope to return again next summer!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy your family enjoyed staying at Sci Sci Chalet
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Guilderland, NY

Our family's favorite place to be!

  • 5 of 5

For the past 6 years - in both summer and winter - our family has had the joy of renting this one-of-a-kind Adirondack Chalet from the lovely Sci family. Nestled behind a row of pines on the banks of the Moose River, the chalet offers the beauty and recreation of a waterfront property with the convenience of in-town accessibility. Artfully decorated and perfectly maintained, this beautiful property contains all the necessary modern amenities while maintaining a unique rustic appeal. The Sci Sci Chalet is truly a rare find.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. It has been a pleasure to have your family as guests for the last several years!
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Car: necessary

Local Interests: All within walking distance

Multiple excellent restaurants, pizzerias, ice cream shops and bakery.

Many Adirondack gift shops.

Rustic furniture stores.

4-plex movie theater.

Large food store and drug store.

Tickner's Canoe and Kayak Rentals with trips down river and back on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, or take a trip up river for a relaxing four hour easy paddle back.

Enchanted Forest Water Safari Theme Park.

Swimming at sandy beach-Old Forge Pond.

Well marked hiking trails- climb Bald Mountain.

White water rafting - Thendara.

Fulton Chain of Lakes - Riverboat Cruises.

Inlet Golf Club - 18 hole course.

Famous Old Forge Hardware Store.

Within one hour are:

Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake.

The Sagamore - public tours of a great camp.

Raquette Lake Navigation Co. lunch and dinner cruises.

Sea Plane Rides on Seventh Lake at Payne's.

In the Winter:

You can enjoy the wide open spaces that only a snowmobiler can access when you hit the well groomed trails in Old Forge, which is referred to as 'The snowmobile capital of the East'. Permit required.

McCauley Mountain in town offers downhill as well as cross country skiing. You can also enjoy ice skating, snowshoeing, and ice fishing nearby.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Old Forge, Adirondacks

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Sep 2016 - 19 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
20 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
16 Dec 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
18 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
8 night minimum stay
New years
26 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
8 night minimum stay
3 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
31 Mar 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Jun 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Weekends available only in Spring, Fall and Winter

Two nights minimum Spring and Fall $600.
Three nights $850.

Winter rates $350. a night Two night minimum for $700. One week $1850. Security deposit $500.

Security deposit of $400. required for short stays

Payment is due 30 days before you arrive, It will then be non-refunable unless I am able to secure another tenant. Security deposit will be returned in full.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Old Forge in New York

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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