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Adirondack Mountains Riverfront Home ~ Stunning Views, Secluded & Pet Friendly

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Wells - Wells Riverfront

2 Bdrm, 1 Bath - Sleeps 5-6

Stunning views abound at our secluded river front home. If you want peace and quiet and a chance to sit in the river and relax - this is your spot! The house has two bedrooms upstairs. There is one queen bed, one full sized bed and a twin fold away bed, there is room on the floor for a queen air bed if you wish. Kitchen is fully appointed. Huge deck with table for 8. We are nestled against the side of the mountain and have beautiful views of the river and area mountains. We back up to state land, are just minutes away from hiking opportunities including the Northville-Lake Placid Trail and area mountains to name a few. The river is stocked every spring with Trout. Very picturesque and relaxing.

The town of Wells is a quaint town and the residents are very friendly. We're very close to Lake Algonquin which has a public, sandy beach with public parking and restrooms. The beach has a lifeguard during afternoon hours. There are tennis courts and the occasional summer concert at the town hall. There is also the "Revival" (previously a church) where concerts are held. Access to the Northville - Lake Placid trail is a couple miles down the road leading to our house, from here you can take marked hikes to the Suspension Bridge and Piseco Lake and beyond! There are also dozens of other hikes you can take within 10-15 miles of the house. In Wells there is a diner, a small general store and and Torts Twist Ice Cream shop that also sells wood for the fire.

Everyone who comes to Wells falls in love with the area. We hope you will too!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Tina Hinson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2016

About Tina Hinson

We have been enjoying this home for ten years - since our children were 4 & 5. About four years ago we got Max our Cocker Spaniel and he LOVES the river as much as us! People of all ages love visiting our home and the relaxation the river provides.

Tina Hinson purchased this house in 2005

Why Tina Hinson chose New York

As a child I went camping at the Sacandaga River Campground every year. Many happy years I spent finding a swimming hole and rock hopping just a mile or two from this house!

What makes this house unique

We all find peace here at the house. Whether we are sitting on the large deck, in an Adirondack chair by the fireplace or actually sitting on a rock or chair in the river we are able to forget about the fast pace of life and slow down a little. The river is usually calm enough for toddlers and older folks to feel comfortable getting in.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Adirondack Mountains Riverfront Home ~ Stunning Views, Secluded & Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Secluded and quiet, but easily accessible

  • 5 of 5

It is a perfect rustic retreat on a dead-end no traffic road. It was a great place to bring our dog for a week long recharge. The owner was very nice and available, but not intrusive. The sound of the river running over the rocks was very soothing. The dog was afraid of the water at first, but soon had fun splashing and chasing sticks. The water at this time was shallow and great for small children and pets. Restaurants and other such amenities are a car ride away, but you have those things close at home. Going to the Adirondacks should be about getting away from home. All in all, it was a very good pick for us and we would do it again given the choice.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love that you really enjoyed your stay and the river. It's our happy place for sure, makes me happy that you loved it too! Our dog Max also enjoys a good romp in the river -- in fact, the way he hops rocks I would have thought he had some mountain goat in him! Thank you for your review!
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The property was great

  • 5 of 5

This place is great. My family and our pets thoroughly enjoyed our time here and will definitely be returning. The house was very comfortable. The view was absolutely breathtaking.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you and your furry friends enjoyed your stay! We hope you will return again!
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property to stay.

The river is directly across with large rocks/boulders to travel across into the center of the river.

The A-frame is well maintained, clean and contains all the essentials needed for a comfortable stay.The water takes a while to heat up, but other than that, I found no issues staying here.

The backdrop is forest and allows for easy exploration.

Close drives for hiking beautiful terrain along the Sacandaga river or just enjoy the views of Algonquin Lake.

Very private. My dog ran freely without interuption of strangers crossing his path.

I will definitely return to this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very nice to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. It really makes me smile when someone "gets" the river. Lakes are beautiful, but the river talks to you and changes with the weather. We would love to have you back!
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Amazing and peaceful place :)!

  • 5 of 5

A secluded cottage in the woods, peaceful and surrounded by nature, wood, river and 3 miles close lake is the idyllic image for us when planning a trip to the Adirondacks. Walk outside and listen to the sound of Sacandaga River, "smell the fresh woods fragrance in the air and renew your soul. Imagine waking, making the morning coffee, and simply stepping outside onto your own personal deck and directly into the tranquil Adirondack scenery!"

This is one of the advantages of renting a cabin or cottage of your very own. You can spend a day discovering surrounding places and then come back to relax in your own peaceful little world of Adirondack Zen.

My husband and I chose this place because it was one of the few that we could find that had the feeling of being private and remote, while still easily accessible and close to town and because it's pets friendly! Our tiny 5 yrs old dog Brooklyn travels with us almost everywhere, and she was in heaven! She barely wanted to stay inside the cottage, always with us! What a stunning view and area! Fishing was the Best!

Tina's description of place and amenities is very accurate :)! Home/ cottage is very well managed, clean, maintained! All described amenities were perfect, patio, deck, bbq grill, bedrooms, kitchen, shower, fridge... , except the WiFi - during our stay didn't work, but hey - even better, that's what we needed, to recharge our batteries! Away from it for a few days while fishing, talking, grilling, walking around, listen to the sound of birds and nature and at night - we were starring at the sky, at the stars, counting them for hours! We had such an romantic awesome time in Wells!

We enjoyed the beautiful view overlooking the river from the patio and quietness and nature further. The cottage itself is well equipped, cozy and clean. If you want to escape and experience the serene side of the Adirondacks, we recommend this place! Locals in town are very friendly and nice!

Tina is wonderful and very accommodating, very communicative and super sweet & nice! She helped us very prompt with all information and concerns. We will recommend this place to all our friends and family and will definitely return soon! Great 4 nights along Sacandaga River :)! Thank You, Tina!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have enjoyed our correspondence over the past couple of months, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay as much as you did! We would love for you to come back again in the future! And, the WIFI is fixed - took almost two weeks, because things happen in our sleepy area at a slower place. Usually, we love it that way! Thanks for being a good sport about it not working. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Beautiful, Scenic, Peaceful, Relaxing and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well managed, comfortable home. Full of everything you need to enjoy a relaxing experience next to a scenic river.

Well managed gravel roads lead to this peaceful refuge.. The river is an ambient, continuous sound that is just loud enough to lull you to sleep inside the home... (No louder than a low running fan) and outside is still low enough to have a normal conversation (even when you're standing in it)... The water was warm and inviting (though the rocks could be slippery)... Took long walks (with our dog) on the road, along the river... through the woods and even across the river were very enjoyable. People in the area were pleasant and very friendly... The owner(s) maintained correspondence with us up to our visit with helpful information and concern for our enjoyment for our vacation...

Thank you Tina for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are overjoyed that you had such a nice time in our home. Obviously, you "get it" when it comes to spending time at our beautiful spot on the river! We hope you will come back and enjoy it another time soon!
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Quiet and Beautiful

  • 4 of 5

We spent three days at this cabin. It was well furnished and had everything we needed. The cabin was comfortable and we enjoyed the beautiful view of the river while we ate, whether we chose to be indoors or outdoors on the large deck. The river was easy to access. We spent several hours sitting on the rocks reading and sitting in the water relaxing. We would have preferred to have sheets and towels provided because we were traveling from Illinois and already had a lot of luggage with us. Fortunately, our daughter was able to supply them for us. It was nice to be in such a remote area and still have WiFi available. We spent a lot of time hiking in the area. The towns of Wells and Speculator eres able to supply everything we needed, including the occasional ice cream cone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you enjoyed the house and the beautiful area around us. Hope to see you again in the future!
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Alpine Inn
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Speculator or Northville
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
NYS Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Alpine Inn
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Gore Mountain
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Algonquin Lake
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Wells, Adirondacks

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2016
18 Jun 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £122

Linens, paper products and firewood are not provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Wells, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Full bath with a large walk in shower. Guests provide own towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • 2 Bedroom. 1 Queen Bed, 1 Full Sized Bed, 1 Fold Away Bed. Guests provide their own linens. Pillows and comforters/quilts are provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Our house is surrounded by NY State land, hiking, fishing and hunting opportunities are endless. The house is in a very remote location offering lots of privacy and quiet down time. We are located approximately 1 hr from historic Saratoga and Lake George. The Great Escape Six Flags resort is perfect for family fun. In Saratoga enjoy the Race Track in August or the casino year round. Many marked hiking trails are within a short drive. We are approximately 90 mins from the Albany or Utica NY area.

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