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Historic Log home on Private Adirondack Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Lakefront Log Cabin with Character and tastefully decorated

If you are looking for a true 'Adirondack Camp' experience, look no further!

First, about the Cabin. Sitting on the shore of Forest Lake (a private association lake with no motor boats allowed), the cabin was built in the 1940's as a rental for one of the many Dude Ranches that were active around the Lake George/Lake Luzerne area. A Charming cabin that has been completely restored to provide all the modern amenities that one would expect today. There are three bedrooms upstairs with a full bath, downstairs you will find a spacious living room with original stone fireplace (gas logs installed) a dining room that seats 6, a large kitchen boasting a gas range/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave and a full selection of cookware, dinnerware and utensils. There is a full bath (with shower) downstairs that also hosts a full size washer/dryer for your convenience.

Also, lakeside, is a quite place you can curl up with a good book. Walk out the backdoor onto a large covered porch overlooking the lake. Sit quietly and you will probably see the bald eagles that live on the lake, lots of ducks and geese, and occasionally the family of otters that make their home across the lake. Attached to the covered porch is an open deck to grab a few rays or fire up the grill. Step off the porch and it is steps to the lake. There is a dock for sunning and a nice sloped area for swimming. We have a canoe and a row boat at the property for your use! You can spend your entire visit relaxing at the cabin but if you want to explore the area, there is plenty to do. There are several river rafting outfitters just down the road as well as The Painted Pony Rodeo. Horseback outfitters, snowmobile outfitters and hiking trails are all nearby. The Longhorn Pub is just down the road for a hamburger or a drink, a locals place that is good and fun or try the Upriver Cafe in Lake Luzerne with a fantastic view of the Hudson. If you wish to explore a bit further and need some additional shopping or dining, just a few miles brings you to the Lake George area where putt-putt, amusement parks, restaurants, outlet malls and shops will keep you busy. For real nostalgia, take in a double feature at the Drive in Movie! Lake George offers more boating and fishing opportunities. During the winter try the Tubby Tubes (summers are fun too!) near the cabin or drive to Gore Mountain for a day of skiing.

We are minutes to the Northway (I87) and it will quickly take you south to Saratoga Springs and Albany, north to the upper Adirondack region with Lake Placid and the Lakes (even Montreal is just a couple of hours away), and East to Vermont.

Rates: Please see current rates under the rates tab. Summer is a 7 day rental with turnover on Saturday. We have a 3 night minimum the rest of the year. Also, we limit our cabin to 6 guests. We cannot accept pets due to an allergy issue.

Posted rates do not include the $95.00 cleaning fee nor does it include the fees charged to you by VRBO. Their is a $500.00 security deposit that will be charged at booking that will be refunded to you promptly upon inspection after you leave. To get a clear picture of costs, click on "get an instant quote" under the Request to Book button.

Also, we have a strict refund policy, please review it.

Upon your request to book, we like to visit by telephone with a prospective guest prior to booking so that we can all get to know each other a bit better and feel comfortable with our relationship.

We love our cabin and think you will too. We are very proactive owners and are always available to answer any questions or satisfy your needs. Just call or email if you have any questions.

Thanks for your interest in our cabin!

More Details

Fred Asmussen
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Fred Asmussen

We are Pam and Fred Asmussen, we live in Texas and purchased the home last year. Two of our children live in the Northeast and we purchased the house to be able to spend more time with them. We have fallen in love with upstate New York and the Adirondack region is our little slice of heaven. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Fred Asmussen purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Fred Asmussen chose Lake George Area

When you close your eyes and try to imagine your idea of a lakefront camp in the Adirondack's this property is most likely what you will see. Our cabin was originally built in the 1940's as part of the Northwoods Dude Ranch, an 800 acre site with 2 lakes. A lot a history in the area.A true hand cut log home, nestled among the pines overlooking a beautiful lake. Original pine floors, exposed logs, and a handlaid stone fireplace gives the house its charm. With a well done addition to the house and lots of work, the house was remodeled to provide a modern kitchen and nice bathrooms. We have decorated the house to keep the charm of a log home but included many of our personal pieces, furniture and rugs to give the house a bit of elegance as well.

What makes this cabin unique

What makes this house special?

Standing on the porch watching the wildlife?

Testing the water with your toes in early summer to see if you are brave enough for a plunge?

Pushing the canoe into the lake to enjoy a different view of the beauty of the area, the quite and the solitude?

Family and friends gathering in the kitchen, all talking, laughing and cooking?

Backing up to the fireplace on a frosty morning with a cup of coffee?

Curling up in a chair on the deck with a good book?

You decide...

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Homeaway.com description of 14 Vista didn't disappoint in the least. As a matter of fact, we don't think any description or pictures can do it justice. Each and every detail (of so many) was a new discovery. We would joke about how we would find something new and unique in the cabin that we didn't notice the day before. What's more, the home is kept immaculate and fresh. Our dinner guests were also amazed at the furnishings and fixtures. Literally antiques. You are clearly trusting people. We thank you for trusting this little slice of heaven to us for our stay. The ski conditions weren't the best, but we knew coming "home" to the cabin would make up for it. Hopefully in the future we will have the opportunity to visit again.
Feb 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Lake Luzerne in Warren County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Two baths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Three nice size bedrooms with closets and ceiling fans
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Any question on amenities, please contact owner


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(52 traveller reviews)

Historic Log home on Private Adirondack Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews

Left my heart there!

  • 5 of 5

I have had a life long dream to stay in a snow covered log cabin in the woods on a lake. Two weeks ago, my dream came true. Everything about the cabin was exactly how I would have pictured it to be. The tranquility, scenery and atmosphere made our long weekend perfect. When we arrived, there was a light snow fall which just added to the beauty of the cabin and the lake. Every morning we woke up to snow falling. We even went out on the deck with our coffee to enjoy the scenery. If you are looking for a relaxing, quiet get away from it all place to go...this is it. I absolutely fell in love with this cabin. I left my heart there!! I have already started to plan the next stay there.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna, So glad your trip was all that you wanted it to be, hope to see you again soon!
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Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful vacation at Fred and Pam's cabin! It's everything and more than we expected. So well appointed and all the special touches made us feel at home! Looking forward to staying again!

The Roberts

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sharon, so glad you had a good time. Looking forward to hosting you again.
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Lovely setting. House very spacious and comfortable for the 6 of us. Nicely furnished. Thanks.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. House has a lovely view of lake with large covered porch and grill. It was perfect. Very clean and updated. Hope we can return during summer in the future. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carolyn, glad you enjoyed your stay. Welcome back anytime!
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Cabin Review

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cabin was awesome and relaxing. The cabin and lake were beautiful. It snowed a foot while we were there, which only added to the beauty. The snow was promptly removed. We would highly recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a getaway. The owners were super to communicate with.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Christy, a snowfall at the cabin is a beautiful thing! Thanks for choosing our cabin for your winter getaway.
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Perfect cabin in the woods. when we walked in we felt at home....not in someone else's home.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a 3 day birthday celebration for my mom. The cabin is spacious yet cozy. The decor was perfect. Adirondack with some texas mixed in...and a little bit of old and a little bit of new... There were so many awesome things to see. The beds were so comfortable and the linens were quality. We are already planning another getaway for October. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you could celebrate your moms birthday at the cabin, looking forward to hosting you again this fall!
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The Perfect Place to Ring in the New Year!

  • 5 of 5

There were six of us (3 couples) that made the trip up from NYC to visit this incredible home for the New Years Holiday.

We didn't realize how lucky we were to find this cabin until we arrived. The home is perfectly apportioned with modern amenities and comforts, all while maintaining its rustic authenticity. It's spotless, tidy and accessible.

There was plenty of snow falling and already on the ground during our trip, so for the most part, we spent three days in and around the house and never caught 'cabin fever'. The kitchen was the focal point for us. We stocked up on groceries (Walmart Supercenter) on the drive up and spent our time taking turns making meals for each other in one of the best kitchens I've ever cooked in. We brought lots of card games along with us and also found a good selection of games in the living room's coffee table, to keep us laughing and entertained.

All in, this is an awesome house no matter the season. I could certainly see how great it would be during the warmer months with the lake and canoes just steps from the back porch, but it couldn't of been a better getaway for us coming from the City this time of year. We're looking forward to visiting again when it's warm and again someday when it's cold.

P.S. - Thanks to Fred and Pam who graciously left a note and bottle of champagne in the refrigerator waiting for us. It wouldn't of been New Years without it. :)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alex, hope to see you this summer!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Albany International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Longhorn Pub
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Bend of the River
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Fort Edward
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 87
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Longhorn Pub
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
West Mountain
Car: necessary

Within 15 miles you will find the outlet malls, the village of Lake George, The Great Escape and Splashwater Theme park, multiple putt-putt golf courses, shopping and restaurants. West Mountain ski area is a short 15 minutes down the Northway and Gore Mountain skiing is 45 minutes away. Tubby tube is minutes away that is fun for children and adults alike. Several water rafting outfitters, horseback riding, and snowmobile touring are less than 10 minutes away. Minutes away from The Painted Pony Rodeo. Tons of fun but nothing like a quite and peaceful day at the lake!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Lake Luzerne, Adirondacks

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early summer
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Saturday Turnover
24 Jun 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £77.3
Refundable Deposit £386.51

Check in time is 3PM, checkout time is 10AM
Summer weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday
If you cancel 90 days prior to arrival, you will receive a full refund.
If you cancel 45-90 days prior to arrival, you will receive a 50% refund.
If you cancel less than 45 days prior to arrival, you will receive refund of deposit and cleaning fee only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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