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44 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Wells - The Lazy Bear Cabin

2 Bedrooms (1 Queen Bed, 1 Full Bed), 1 Full Bathroom, Sleeps 5 Maximum

Come spend some time to relax and unwind or participate in all the outdoor activities that the Adirondack Mountains have to offer throughout the year. Whether your passion is skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, fishing, kayaking, snowmobiling, motorcycle riding or just R&R - this is a great place to do it!

** We have 2 kayaks and personal flotation devices (PFDs), 2 pairs of snowshoes and 2 bicycles (you bring your own helmets) for our guests enjoyment.

The cabin is a completely renovated, year round vacation rental in the Adirondacks at Lake Algonquin. The living room is airy and bright and contains a flat screen TV, and a variety of DVDs to choose from for your viewing pleasure. The kitchen contains all the amenities expected for a vacation stay. The front porch is a great place to sit back on the rocking chairs and take in the ambience of your surroundings. Included is all bedding, towels, cable, local phone service and WI-FI. There is also a washer and dryer for our guests use. Access to the lake is a very short walk away. There are many local hiking trails, skiing both downhill and cross-country are nearby and the snowmobile trails can be accessed right from the property. As a lifelong Adirondack resident, we will provide information on all activities, restaurants, where the 'locals' go and any points of interest.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Tom and Loretta
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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About Tom and Loretta

Tom has lived in the southern Adirondack area his whole life and Loretta grew up on Long Island. Despite our different backgrounds, we both share a love of the outdoors and nature.

Why Tom and Loretta chose New York

This property has been in Tom's family for many, many years. It has been completely renovated. Our goal is to provide a memorable getaway for all of our guests. We are very attentive to special requests and provide a 'Welcome Book' that is full of information on 'things to do' in the area. We are meticulous when it comes to the cleanliness of the cabin and we believe there is everything there that our guests would expect for a stay.

What makes this house unique

The property gets plenty of sunshine throughout the day. The property has lake rights and access is very close. We offer kayaks, bicycles, snowshoes, hammock, fire pit and we supply the wood! No additional costs for these amenities. There are many bears inside the cabin. One of our previous guests even left us count of every bear in every room!


based on 44 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews

Cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for our fall getaway. We were greeted with a personalized welcome sign and a bottle of wine! It was very clean and nicely decorated. The lake is just a short walk from the cabin and has great views of the changing leaves. The cabin was nice and private, and the neighbors and people in the town were very friendly when we walked around. The kitchen was well equipped and the bed was comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice quiet stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed only for two nights over Labor Day weekend. To take full advantage of this area I would recommend 3-4 nights stay. We ate breakfast up in Speculator, at the Timberline Cafe & Bakery - good food for a reasonable price. Used the bikes and road around the lake. After driving around the area a bit we didn't have time to to take advantage of the kayaks available for use. We were able to spend a nice time relaxing in this cabin, very comfortable and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Peaceful retreat. Beautiful cabin.

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 4 year old son, and I took our first family vacation and had a wonderful time. Very peaceful. Tom and Loretta provide just about everything you will need for your stay including games, kayaks, and Bikes to enjoy the surrounding area. Would highly recommend for people looking to escape and relax.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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We had a wonderful time, kayaking the Sacendaga River was one of the most beautiful places I've eve.

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could want imagine! We did not want to leave. Beautiful Cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful exquisite cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Celebrating our wedding anniversary we arrived to find a welcome sign, card and bottle of wine from Tim and Loretta. The cabin is beautiful with all you could need and more. Thank you again for the pleasure of enjoying your quiet place. We will definitely be returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Lovely cabin in the Adirondacks

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a 3-night stay in this cabin. It was so relaxing and refreshing! The description was right on with one tiny exception -- the cabin does not have a dishwasher. It was not a big deal at all for us (there were only 2 of us), but if you are expecting a dishwasher, you are it. :)

Everything else was just as the description lists. We used the kayaks every day, sometimes more than once -- the lake is very close and the kayaks are on these wheeled contraptions that makes it very easy and convenient to walk them the distance of about 2 city blocks to the lake and put them in. We also rode the bikes and used the fire pit. And if you like stars at night, there are a huge number of them in the Adirondack night sky! We even saw shooting stars! There are also many great hiking trails nearby. We hiked the nearby Auger Falls (a short hike to a beautiful waterfall) and Goodnow Mountain, which is further away, but has a fire tower at the top with really great views of the high peaks to the north. The owners had placed many helpful brochures and maps in the cabin to help in our decision making about where to go and what to do.

We ended up driving the 12 miles north to Speculator for groceries (at Charlie John's) and eating our way through restaurants around the Wells area. We found that some restaurants/stores in the area only took cash and not credit cards, but some establishments do have ATMs located right in the restaurant for convenience sake.

So, to sum up, this is a wonderful, clean cabin with lots of fun amenities in a stunningly beautiful location. This was probably one of our best trips because I didn't have to worry about much of anything! Thanks, Tom and Loretta!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Car: necessary

Lake Algonquin located in Wells, NY has an abundance of outdoor activities in close proximity to the property. The Adirondack Mountains are known for it's great hiking trails - so whether you enjoy an easy leisurely trail or are looking for a challenging 'High Peak' experience - you will be within a short drive away. There is a beach area at the lake where guests can swim, fish, or enjoy some time in a kayak (we provide two kayaks for our guest's enjoyment). There are 2 bicycles for use (bring your own helmets) and a firepit in the yard and we supply the firewood! Skiing, both downhill at Gore Mountain or Oak Mountain and cross-country at Lapland Lake, are also a short drive away. We have two pair of snowshoes for our guests to use. For those with snowmobiles, you can ride right out of the cabin to the local trails - you will not be disappointed. Also in close proximity is water rafting, tubing, golf. Lake George is about an hour away and has wonderful restaurants and hosts the annual Americade rally for all the motorcycle enthusiasts. Saratoga is a picturesque town that is home to the Saratoga Racetrack, a must go, if you enjoy the horseraces or just to walk around the grounds as well as the SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center) which hosts many musical/entertainment events. There is Wi-Fi and phone service in the cabin in the event of an emergency and there is also a washer and dryer. As a lifelong resident of the Adirondacks I can provide information on whatever activities you are interested in.


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
Fall/Winter 2016
9 Sep 2016 - 18 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2017
19 Mar 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £164
cleaning £41

Holiday weekends during the spring/fall/winter require a 3 night minimum stay.

Preferred payment method is personal check or Paypal. If paying via Paypal or other online payments using a debit or credit card the 2.5% fee will be the responsibility of the guest.

Owner'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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Wells, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Brand new....you'll like it. A starter supply of toilet paper provided. All bath towels/facecloths provided. For summer guests, please bring your own beach towels...thanks. Not provided: common toiletries.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • All linens, pillows, and bed coverings are provided. Both bedrooms have cable TV. There is also a rollaway bed that sleeps one person.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Cabin has lake access rights. There are 2 bicycles (guests supply helmets), 2 kayaks and PFDs (life vests) for our guest's use. There is a starter supply of items to include toilet paper, paper towels, dish detergent, brillo pads, garbage pail liners, sugar, salt/pepper, coffee filters, tin foil, saran wrap. We have a 'land line' phone in the cabin for our guests to use. Cell phone service in the area is improving, but it can still be challenging in some places. The phone is for incoming and outgoing calls and useful in the event of an emergency. In addition, we have WI-FI in the cabin. Minimum age to sign rental agreement is 23 years old.

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