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Old Forge -- Waterfront Cottage on Fourth Lake

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Old Forge - Palmer House on Fourth Lake

5 bedroom Palmer House sleeps 9

Palmer Point is one the oldest cottage colonies in the Adirondacks. We have been in continuous operation since 1895 offering cottage and boat rentals. Palmer Point is close to all area attractions, but in a quiet, lake front setting. Sights include hiking trails, horseback riding, Enchanted Forest/Water Safari water park, The Wild Nature Center, river rafting, restaurants, Inlet Golf Course, Thendera Golf Course, on Fourth Lake, Fulton Chain of Lakes, movie theater, gift shops, souvenir shops, ice cream stands, Arrowhead Park events such as July Fourth fireworks, Black Fly Challenge race, bike rentals. The Main House, with its screened in porch and big fireplace is perfect for breezy days and cozy nights. It is located right on the waterfront with a spectacular view across Fourth Lake.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

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Member since: 2005
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2 holidaymaker reviews

Old Forge -- Waterfront Cottage on Fourth Lake
average rating of 3.0 based on 2 reviews

Warning- Pictures & Description Are Not Accurate

  • 1 of 5

My family absolutely adores the ADK; unfortunately, we cannot say the same thing for the Palmer House. It is important for other prospective renters to know the following:

1. The listing states that the Palmer House "is located right on the waterfront with a spectacular view across Fourth Lake." While the Palmer House is waterfront, it's view is nearly completely obstructed by the pontoon boats that they rent and dock directly in front (within 5 feet) of the screened in porch. This occurs day and night.

2. The Palmer House is part of a heavily trafficked gas station. The pictures do not show the view of the gas tank, a few mere feet from the screened in porch, and the gas pump that is also nearby. When the gas tanker arrived to fill up the gas tank, it was during our lunchtime. This resulted in the smell of gasoline pervading the inside of the Palmer House and forcing us to quickly finish up our lunch and leave for the rest of the day (It was that bad....). Similarly, anytime a boater came for a fill-up, the smell of gas overwhelmed the screened in porch causing you to flee.

3. This listing also states that the Palmer House's amenities include, among other things, bicycles, canoes, kayaks and pedal boats. These items are not included as part of the rental as you would expect for something listed as an amenity. Instead, for an additional price, they can be rented. That is not clear from the listing.

4. The drawers and closets are inexplicably cluttered with what can be only described as junk, and also there piles of YEARS old magazines. Both of which leave the impression that no one cares about the state of the Palmer House.

5. While the main level bathroom has been updated and there is a new stainless refrigerator and a new stainless stove, the rest of the place clearly needs a lot of TLC (which includes a thorough cleaning).

We could go on and on....

In sum, my family will most certainly return to the ADK, but will not return to the Palmer Point property again. We sincerely feel that we were victims of a classic "bait and switch" and want others to be forewarned.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Adirondack place for families!

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great time @ Palmer Point! The main house is much bigger than the pictures look, we were very impressed with everything.The people are so friendly, it was like we'd known them for years. Their hospitality was superb! I highly recommend Palmer Point, that is if you want "the perfect place" on Fourth Lake!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Inlet and Thendara Golf Courses
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Thendara, NY
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Lantern's Restaurant
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Gore Mountain, New York

Located off Rt. 28 just 7 miles east of Old Forge on the shores of beautiful 4th Lake in the Central Adirondack Mountains, and only minutes from the towns of Eagle Bay and Inlet.

Cruise the Fulton Chain of Lakes and enjoy the scenic views.

Surround yourself with beautiful evergreens and rustic flare.

Make Palmer Point

your next vacation destination.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Old Forge, Adirondacks

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £246
Cleaning £82

Weekly rental rate is $2,200
Available for weekly rentals from May through October and winter season rental from December through March.
$2,200 per week
$7,000 for winter season

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Old Forge in New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • beach
  • lake
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • resort
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , stone tiled
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Palmer House Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Palmer House Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Palmer House Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Palmer House Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Palmer House Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Futon mattress
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Veranda
  • Sand Pit
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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