|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Feel your troubles subside as you begin your stay in our rustic, lakefront Adirondack Mountain home...
For couples seeking a romantic getaway to families looking to make memories, our camp has something for everyone...
Take one of our three kayaks out early in the morning and watch wildlife awaken on the lake...
Feel the gentle waves caress your body as you float on a raft in the cool water...
Cast a line from our rowboat and try your luck at Bass fishing...
Sunbathe on our sunny lawn... We have a Southern Exposure...
Cool off in the lake and enjoy the sand under your feet as you gradually descend into the water --no unexpected drop-offs here...
Grab a bucket and try to catch a frog along our shoreline... Better be quick! They are fast...
Borrow a book and relax in our Adirondack chairs...
Enjoy your morning coffee, afternoon snooze and evening cocktail on our screened porch with unobstructed views of the lake and Knight Mountain...
Pluck some herbs from our garden and spice up your dinner...
Grill today's catch on our gas grill while the kids shuck delicious local corn on the cob...
Share ghost stories while eating S'mores around our fire pit...
Delight in the laughter of loved ones as they experience today, tomorrow's best memories...
Forget your worries.. they can't find you here...
We are the Lockwood Family from Queensbury, New York. We have travelled throughout our gorgeous nation but would be hard pressed to find a location more beautiful than the Adirondack Mountains.
Sue Carter purchased this cottage in 2006
Mere words cannot begin to describe what Augur Lake means to us. It can be better expressed through the emotions that it evokes. Joy, solitude, peace, laughter, excitement, gratitude. To us, The Rustic Retreat on Augur Lake is a piece of heaven on Earth that we are blessed to own. We feel great joy that we are able to share our home with others.
We hope that you too will be overwhelmed by the blessings of this place and experience the restfulness, calm and joy that it bestows upon us.
Augur Lake provides some of the best Bass fishing in the Adirondack Park. Because it is a private lake with no public access, only lake owners can enjoy the pristine waters of this Adirondack jewel. Boat traffic is light and no personal watercraft is allowed.
The property itself is great - we had a very pleasant stay over labor day weekend. After our stay, however, our security deposit was not reimbursed. I emailed Sue (the real estate agent who manages the bookings) and called her several times on her cell phone and office, but she did not respond to me. I eventually had to call Bank of America to dispute the $200 security deposit. Almost immediately, the money was reimbursed. I suppose that action was sufficient, when my phone calls were not. So, it all ended well, and I'll say again that the trip itself was very pleasant. But I was not pleased with the "customer service" overall.
The cabin was great. We practically lived on the screened in porch. On the one rainy day I alternated between reading for an hour and sleeping for an hour to the sound of rain on the lake while on the porch. We had 4 wheel drive so the driveway was not an issue--even after the heavy rain the one day. The only issue involved the geese, on only 1 day during our stay-but with a few loud hand claps they scattered. We used the kayaks to paddle around the gorgeous lake. The house was spotless and ready for use when we arrived. Thank you very much for making your getaway place available.
This location is amazing! We prefer the uncharted waters and tranquility that the big lakes can't offer. The breezes that rush through this cottage are simply spectacular, and the lack of noise from the world forces you to relax and do nothing but feel good. The lake is at arms length, and never has more than a couple silent, non-motorized water crafts cruising by. The entire property is set up for kids and adults to deal with zero stress, and take time away from cyberspace. Never mind the driveway issue listed. As of August, no issues..We will definitely be back!
We arrived to find that the property was even better than the description. The cottage is very nice and spacious. It would have been a little hot, but with the fans in the bedroom windows, the airflow throughout was perfect. The screen porch was excellent for the evenings if it got a little buggy. It was nice and quiet around the lake and we all enjoyed the kayaks and rowboat. There was very little motorboat traffic on the lake and we all rowed/paddled the entire lake. Fishing yielded many bass, perch, pumpkin seed, crappie and northern pike! I recommend Cleos and white grub jigs. The driveway was as described. We have a front wheel drive car and made it down and up the drive a couple times with no issues. With the last trip up, we couldn't get out. I ended up backing up the drive without a problem. If we had AWD or RWD, it would have been simple. If you are a good driver, you can figure it out. The drive is worth it! We drove a little father for shopping and went to Hannaford's in Plattsburgh. It had much better produce and variety than the Tops in Peru. There is also a Gander Mountain and Dick's for fishing supplies. We day tripped to Vermont. We took the ferry near Plattsburgh because it would have been over $60 each way at the closer one. A nice scenic drive to the north and we crossed for $23 each way. We only had one issue, we ran out of propane, and with one call to the property manager it was quickly taken care of. The gas grill is very nice, the hot spots are in the back corners. :-) Oh, don't feed the geese and shoo them away before they get to the grass, it will stay much cleaner. I can't think of much else besides that the kids can't wait to come back next summer!
The cottage was exactly as pictured with many amenities. Kitchen was well equipped with plenty of utensils and cookware. Great selection of DVDs and books for rainy days - we had several unfortunately. Ausable Chasm was a great excursion as well as Lake Placid, Plattsburgh and surrounding area.
The Lake is very pretty to look at by the campfire. The weed infestation makes it impossible to swim from the shore and frustrating getting fishing lines caught up. Kayaks were a great bonus. Saw a variety of wildlife including bald eagle, beaver and 3 fawns very close to cottage.
The driveway is indeed quite steep and difficult to maneuver. We chanced it not having a 4 wheel drive vehicle and survived but it was a nuisance. We wouldn't choose to stay here again unless we had a car with higher suspension. The neighbor who refuses to fix the drive must be a grumpy person - its unfortunate as the setting by the lake is quite lovely. Getting in and out was just a hassle that added a bit of stress to an otherwise relaxing vacation.
we had such a great time at "the rustic retreat"; everything was better that what we could expect ! We were 2 families with 3 kids (3, 5 & 7 y.o); we brought our own extra mattress and put it in the kids' bedroom.
Everything was made for kids and parents to have fun: little safe sandy beach with toys , indoor games, pretty room ( we loved the "rainbow" light"!), first time kayaking, wild animals to discover !!!! As the kids said " best holidays ever ;) !
We recommend this place to everyone without any hesitation!!
PS: we were a bit worried about the driveway , but it was quite OK, even with our modest city car (!!) but probably harder during winter!
Nestled in the beauty of the Adirondack Mountains, our camp is centrally located giving easy access to Plattsburgh, Lake Placid, Burlington, Vermont and Montreal.
Locally, recreational opportunities abound. There is something for everyone!
Discover Ausable Chasm - a canyon of rock formed over 500 million years. Get wet as you snake through the cavern by raft or tube or explore the wonders down under at dusk by lantern...
Take a one hour ferry ride from Port Kent across Lake Champlain to beautiful Burlington. Spend the day shopping tax free or visit the Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center and learn about the fish, amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles that call Lake Champlain their home.
How about a hike? From the beginner to the expert, the possibilities are endless. We are closest to Pocomoonshine, which boasts views of Vermont, Canada and the Adirondack High Peaks from its summit.
In less than an hour, be at the place where 'miracles are made,' Lake Placid, the site of the 1980 Winter Olympics and home of the Ironman Triathlon.
History buffs can explore the North Star Underground Museum in Keeseville to learn the history of fugitive slaves as they made their way through the Champlain Valley to Quebec or travel to Plattsburgh, where American Master Commandant Macdonough stopped the British Offense in its tracks during the War of 1812.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
20 May 2017 - 16 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Acceptable payment methods are personal check, money order or cash.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.