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Lake Front Camp with Boathouse and Dock

Bedrooms 7
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

This six bedroom turn of the 19th century cottage sits on the shore of Canada Lake with a wrap around porch overlooking the lake and large permanent dock. The cottage sleeps 10 and the boathouse apartment can sleep four.

The cottage has a king bed in master bedroom, 2 bunk beds in sunroom overlooking lake, two single (twin) beds, and three additional full beds. The cottage has one full bath with claw foot tub/shower and updated floor. There are two half baths/changing rooms on the first floor of the boathouse on the way to the dock.

The boathouse has an upstairs apartment with full bath and mini kitchen. It rents for $350 per week additional. The apartment has a queen bed and futon.

The cottage great room has a new stone fireplace, TV with VHS and CD/DVD/surround sound system. The dining room seats 10. The kitchen has been updated with a new floor, stove, washer and dryer, and microwave.

A catwalk over the water from the boathouse leads to the only permanent dock on the lake where you can tie up your boat, sunbathe, fish or swim. Stairs on either side of the boathouse lead to shallow water with a sandy bottom.

Two kayaks and one canoe are available for fishing and trips out to Nick Stoner Island. A sunfish sailboat is also available.

There is a fire pit behind the boathouse for sitting around the campfire and toasting marsh mellows. A flat grassy area in the back yard is great for badminton and volleyball. The patio has a picnic table, chairs and a gas grill.

A public boat ramp and a general store are just down the lake. Nick Stoner Golf Course is minutes away. Dancing and bands can be enjoyed at Pine Lake only 5 miles north. There are numerous mountain biking and hiking trails in the area including a trail to one of the last remaining fire towers in the Park on top of Kane Mtn. Wildlife - loons, turkey, fish, ducks abound. Spectacular fishing for bass, perch, and pickerel right off the dock!

The cottage is on Canada Lake in the south central part of the Adirondack Park 10 miles from Johnstown/Gloversville; an hour from Albany, Cooperstown (Baseball Hall of Fame and Glimmerglass Opera House), and Saratoga (Race Track and Performing Arts Center).

Come stay at Under the Hemlocks where you can start your day with breakfast on the full porch overlooking the lake then either go for a hike in the mountains, cycle the wide shoulder of infrequently traveled Route 10 North through Arietta to Speculator, paddle to Nick Stoner Island and Lily Lake, or just lay in the sun on the dock. Whatever you do, be sure to spend some time in the crystal clear water of Canada Lake.

In the fall, enjoy the brilliant foliage, hike to the Kane Mt. fire tower for spectacular views and keep warm during the evenings by the stone fireplace.

More Details

Property Manager
Jon Mueller
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Jon Mueller

My grandfather purchased the camp in 1947. My father and mother bought it from him in the 1960s and ran a boys summer camp there for several years (Ongowanda Lodge). I've been spending summers there since I was born.

Jon Mueller purchased this cottage in 1947


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Caroga Lake in Town of Caroga

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Second floor of main camp
    Boathouse apartment - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Second floor of boathouse
  • All bathrooms are on the second floor except 2 half baths on the first floor of the boathouse. The full bath in the boat house apartment is included only if the apartment is rented in addition to the main camp.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Yellow room - 1 Double Bed
    Blue room - 1 Double Bed
    Sun room - 1 Bunk Bed
    Red white and blue - 1 Double Bed
    College room - 2 Single Bed
    Boat house apartment - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Apartment overlooks the lake. Additional rent required.
  • All bedrooms are on the second floor
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Under the Hemlocks is within an hour of Cooperstown - Baseball Hall of Fame and Glimmerglass Opera - and Saratoga Springs - horse racing and tourist attractions. Hiking up Kane Mountain and climbing one of the last fire towers in the Adirondack Park is just across the lake. A view that cannot be beat!


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average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Don't Change A Thing!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year, and we just love the place, from the porch to the fire pit. Had our first sit-down dinner in the dining room this year and had a great time. Usually it's every man for himself at the grill. Next year we are going to build some new benches for the fire pit. Let the countdown begin. MH

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mark. Very happy that you all enjoy the camp enough to keep coming back. We promise not to change too much! Jon
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Neat old camp, very large and very comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Neat old camp, very large and very comfortable. Everybody slept great. Loons were out in front of the dock and the swimming was nice. The AUG week we were there water depth off the end of the dock was about 5 feet, but deeper water was just a few strokes away. Read the welcome book when you arrive as it contains useful information including garbage pickup as well as info about the camp and surrounding area. Check ahead with the owner regarding docking and use of the sunfish. We brought our own sailboat but the sunfish did not appear to have all necessary parts and the boathouse garage was in use.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany, New York
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nick Stoner
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Pine Lake Lodge
Car: necessary

There is a new yoga facility in Caroga Lake at the fork in the road from RT 10 and London Bridge Road.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £35.76
Damage Deposit £357.65

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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