Adirondack Mountain Getaway - On 11 private acres - secluded yet accessible!

Farmhouse in Adirondacks (Adirondack Mountains), Lake Algonquin, Wells
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedroom(s)
    4
  • Bathroom(s)
    2 full, 0 half

Description

This 1900's Farmhouse On 11 Acres Has 4 Bedrooms - 2 Baths Beautiful Views, It is mid-November.....the ground is freezing and we are getting a bit of snow!

The lakes are still lovely and there is lots of hiking! Soon it will be snowshoeing! Come adventure or just relax in front of the woodstove in the quiet of the mountains. The forcast is for lots of snow this year! Check out the downhill and cross country ski resorts in the area. Snowmobile trail heads are .3 miles up the road....of course you can snowmobile to them. Lots of parking to keep your trailer and go out for miles of fun! If you enjoy birding, watching deer and wild turkey - nights full of fireflys, gazing at the moon and stars this is the place! Watch from the screened in porch, the Adirondack chairs, from the many windows in the comfort of the home. Just a very short drive and you can explore Auger Falls, the Griffin Gorge or the Wells beach.

A half hour drive will bring you to North Creek where you can ski Gore in winter, or go white water rafting, hiking or fishing in spring fall or summer. 20 minutes up Rt 30 and you can ski to tube at Oak Mountain in winter or rent kayaks and canoes in Lake Pleasant. The 4 bedroom 2 bath house is fully furnished will 100% cotton high thread count linens and necessities. It features a large screened in porch with ample seating a gas grill, indoor wood stove, central heat, the downstairs has central air (if needed), upstairs fans. WiFi and Internet, basic dish television, DVD players, Roku boxes with Netflix.Telephone is for outgoing calls only. Washer drier on site. Ample parking.

During the summer and fall months their are farmers markets in Northville and Speculator There are also many music venues including outdoor "music in the Green" in this and surrounding areas. You will not run out of things to do if you are so inclined - but you don't have to go anywhere to relax and enjoy the outdoors! Your Adirondack vacation is waiting!

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
Farmhouse, 1,858 sq. ft.
Bedroom(s)
4 Bedroom(s), 8 Sleeps
Baby Crib: 1
Full: 1
King: 1
Queen: 1
Rollaway: 1
Twin / Single: 1
Bathroom(s)
2 Bathroom(s)
Combination Tub / Shower: 2
Location Type
Mountain View
Near the River
Rural
Ski
Vacation Types
Adventure
Away From It All
Budget Friendly
Family
Romantic
Rustic
Sports & Activities
Access & Parking
Parking Off Street
Entertainment
Books
CD Player
DVD Player
Games
Music Library
NetFlix
Satellite / Cable
Stereo
Television
Toys
VCR
Video Library
Popular Amenities
Air Conditioning
Clothes Dryer
Deck / Patio
Dining Area
Fireplace
Linens Provided
Outdoor Grill
Telephone
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Wireless Internet
Wood Stove
Indoor Features
Activities / Restaurant Guide
Alarm Clock
Blender
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Dishwasher
Freezer
Hair Dryer
Heating
Ice Maker
Internet
Iron & Board
Kitchen
Living Room
Lobster Pot
Microwave
Oven
Pantry Items
Refrigerator
Stove
Toaster
Outdoor Features
Deck / Patio
Fire Pit
Lawn / Garden
Outdoor Furniture
Outdoor Gas Grill
Activities & Adventure
Antiquing
Basketball
Bird Watching
Boating
Cross Country Skiing
Cycling
Fishing
Freshwater Fishing
Golf
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Hunting
Kayaking
Miniature Golf
Mountain Biking
Mountain Climbing
Paddle Boating
Photography
Rafting
Rock Climbing
Scenic Drives
Shopping
Sight Seeing
Skiing/Snowmobiling
Snowboarding
Snowmobiling
Swimming
Tennis
Walking
Water Tubing
Whitewater Rafting
Wildlife Viewing
Nearby Attractions
Churches (5 miles)
Cinemas (25 miles)
Library (1 miles)
Marina (12 miles)
Miniature Golf (12 miles)
Museums (5 miles)
Playground (5 miles)
Restaurants (1.5 miles)
Water Parks (58 miles)
Zoo (22 miles)

Additional Property Information

4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
Master - 1 king
Summer room - 1 double
Winter room - 2 twin/ single
Downstairs bedroom - 1 queen
4 bedrooms. The master (king) with attached bath, the winter room - a twin bed with a fold out, and the summer room - a full bed are located on the second floor. Their is a queen bedroom downstairs with a vaulted ceiling, barn door and lots of Windows.



Just a short drive to Northcreek and you can enjoy white water rafting....their are a number of rafting companies...I am partial to my friends "Square Eddie and will provide the information needed. The Northcreek - Saratoga railway runs from Northcreek to Saratoga. A scenic tour that has a lovely dinner car. Massage is available from a NYS licensed massage therapist and Physical Therapy assistant. There are many summer concerts in neighboring areas. Beaches, waterfalls, hiking museums, historic Saratoga, many choices in the summer months! Their will be a folder with things to do...

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Rates

-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
WeekWeekend
Rate summary $115 - $140 $775 - $895 - 2 Nights -

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

TypeTypePriceCharge Type
Cleaning and linen feeRequired $100One time
Pet fee for pre-appoved petOptional / Seasonal $50One time
Refundable damage depositRequired $200One time

Policies

Check in: 04:00 / Check out: 11:00
Payment options
Paypal, Cash, Checks, eCheck
Policies
Max. occupancy: 5 exceptions may be allowed, please inquire.

All pets considered ...with a 50$ pet fee and agreement to keep them downstairs and off furniture, If pets are used to sitting on couches or if they must sleep in the bed I ask that you bring your own linens and coverings for that downstairs bed and area.

Guests will be asked to follow the house rules and sign a simple rental agreement providing their names and address. I will confirm the dates and time of check in and check out and privide all of my contact information as well. This will be emailed out promptly when booking is made. If bringing a pet, I ask that they stay downstairs. There is a newly refurbished and very comfortable queen bedroom downstairs with a vaulted ceiling and many windows - if your pet needs to be close to you.

This is a non-smoking home and is not a party house.
Additional Info
There is a fire pit out back with seating. I provide enough wood for each guest to have a good fire. If you require more it is available locally for sale. I often have stacked wood for purchase at 15$ a wheelbarrow full. You are welcome to use already "downed" wood gathered in the woods, no chainsaw use.. The hardwood on the porch and in the shed is only for the woodstove in the house. I provide a fire "match ready" in the woodstove an a cast iron circle filled in the house. If you want more wood it is 10$ a circle full.

I have a welcome letter on the table with wifi password and house info. Their is a binder on the hutch with local business and hikes as well as pamphlets with local sites.

I email a day or so prior to arrival to make sure you have info on the local grocery stores and good directions to the house. I am available when needed by phone or email with any questions or concerns. I look forward to helping you have a wonder-filled holiday!
Cancellation Policy
PAYMENT INFORMATION - payment can be made by:

CHECK - dates will be held for 10 days after booking request to receive a mailed check.
E-CHECK
P2P payment from bank, CHASE QUICK PAY
PAYPAL (any fees paid by the guest).

30% or $300.00 to hold the reservation and the balance of the payment with the refundable damage deposit paid no less then 60 days prior to check in. If the reservation is made with check in dates less then 60 days, full payment will be required at the time of booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY
All requests to cancel a reservation must be received in writiing - email with confirmation is acceptable

60 days prior to your date of arrival, you will be entitled to a refund of one-half of the deposit paid.

If we are able to fill the reserved booking with a new renter at the same rate, then you will be refunded the remaining one-half of the monies paid less a $55.00 cancellation fee

If weather, "act of God" or individual extreme cases requires you to cancel, you may rebook for another time...paying any rate difference for the new dates.

Comprehensive Traveler’s Insurance is highly recommended, but not necessary to book.

Their is a $55 admin fee for changes to your reservation, however; considerations will be made for waiver on an individual basis.
Suitability
Pet Friendly: Some pets, please inquire
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: No
Seniors: Not suitable
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Suitability Details
This home is suitable for all people, but the staircase to the upper bedrooms may make it difficult for seniors. The downstairs bedroom may be sufficient, please speak to me to make sure the home is a good fit for your needs.

Children are most welcome, there are a couple of swings outside. I do have a railing that can go on the twin bed if needed as well as a Pack-N-Play for little ones if you are traveling. There is a gate at the top of the stairs that is attached to the wall and clasps securely to assure small children will not wake and wander to tumble down the stairs. Their is a movable gate for the bottom of the stairs if needed, but supervision is, of course most necessary.

About the Owner

About Michele Derwin:
I have enjoyed this area since the late 70's. The beauty and the stars are magnificent year round. I love the waterfalls and out of the way swimming holes. Water here is abundant and truly a blessing - especially when so many areas do not have it. I am a musician and love to travel. I enjoy summers here with my grandson adventuring and finding new things to do.

Michele Derwin purchased this farmhouse in 1993

Why Michele Derwin chose Wells:
This property boarders state on two sides and while you can walk for hours on the many trails to lovely locations, it is also quiet and peaceful. The many windows in the house make even the cold and rainy days enjoyable. The deer will romp and play out back, the wild turkey wander through and even the occasional Blue Heron and Bald Eagles make an appearance. Everyone who visits loves the house and the atmosphere.

What makes this farmhouse unique:
To me - the best thing about the house is the location. Close enough many activities and sites...but out of the way enough to feel the peace and quiet of the mountains. I love sleeping here with the windows open and waking to the sound of deer walking outside or the rain falling on the roof - even the sound of snow falling. The house has lots of natural wood and sitting areas. The Screened in porch is wonderful in the summer you can bring the fold out bed down and sleep there. It is worth getting up early and walking up the trails to look back on the sunrise as it makes its way over the house.

18 Reviews

Adirondack Mountain Getaway - On 11 private acres - secluded yet accessible!
We had a great stay at Michele’s place. The cabin is an old farm house and ver...

We had a great stay at Michele’s place. The cabin is an old farm house and very cozy decor. It was cool at night in July and did not even need the AC downstairs. The space was very clean and well maintained. The screened in porch was great during Day and at night to relax. We enjoyed the fire pit in the evenings. Location was remote and quiet but easy enough to find and get to all the activities in the Adirondacks. We enjoyed hiking, fishing and boating at varies spots around!

Stayed July, 2018

Adirondack Mountain Getaway - On 11 private acres - secluded yet accessible!
Michele went above and beyond to accommodate us. Gate at top of stairs was much ...

Michele went above and beyond to accommodate us. Gate at top of stairs was much appreciated as we traveled with little ones.

Stayed June, 2018

Adirondack Mountain Getaway - On 11 private acres - secluded yet accessible!
Michele was an amazing host! Her home was very cozy and had everything we needed...

Michele was an amazing host! Her home was very cozy and had everything we needed to have a fun yet relaxing weekend. I highly recommend this home to anyone looking for the perfect remote getaway!

Stayed January, 2018

Adirondack Mountain Getaway - On 11 private acres - secluded yet accessible!
We had a great stay at Michele's house. The space was clean and well decorated. ...

We had a great stay at Michele's house. The space was clean and well decorated. It being pet friendly, you would have never known there had ever been a dog there. The yard was perfect for our pup to run around in. Close to a lot of trails and other outdoor activities.

Stayed November, 2017

Adirondack Mountain Getaway - On 11 private acres - secluded yet accessible!
Michele's place in the Adirondacks was incredible! My boyfriend and I were looki...

Michele's place in the Adirondacks was incredible! My boyfriend and I were looking for a quiet, somewhat secluded place to vacation with our dog and we were not let down at all. Although there are houses nearby, we were gifted with the solitude of the mountains.
The house itself is nice and spacious. Everything was clean and the kitchen was well-stocked with everything you could need to cook meals at the house. She even includes a dozen fresh eggs from a local farm, which is a very nice touch!
We loved the cozy living room area and it was a perfect little spot to relax after hikes.
As for location, it's walking distance from a couple of trail heads. We particularly liked the trail to Murphy Lake -- what a beautiful place! We did other hikes around the area, which were anywhere from 20 minutes away to an hour. Not too bad when you're driving around in the mountains!
Overall, this was an amazing place to stay and highly recommended! Thanks again, Michele!

Stayed October, 2017

Adirondack Mountain Getaway - On 11 private acres - secluded yet accessible!
If you are looking for a total "off-the-grid" getaway with total serenity and pe...

If you are looking for a total "off-the-grid" getaway with total serenity and peace in an amazingly beautiful setting deep in the unspoiled Adirondack Forest Preserve... where the only people you'll see are maybe a hiker or two, or a homeowner outside their property on a walk up the road ... a road with almost ZERO traffic .... AND a log cabin home with all the comforts of home ... IHMO, you can't go wrong with this Adirondack Mountain Getaway cabin. An absolutely FABULOUS place, and even more fabulous forest setting, with a very large yard ringed with hardwoods and pines ... and whitetail deer visitors every day ... Front & backyard decks, + screened in covered front porch area give you multiple venues from which to take in all of natures beauty. If you enjoy walking or hiking, both are within half a mile of the cabin, a few ~8-10 mile RT hikes. Other mountain trails/trailheads are within 10-30 minute drive, although I didn't do any of those. Kayaking within 30 minutes w/3 rental outfits. Small local restaurant at bottom of the road on Rt 30, Adirondack Museum an hour drive north, and other small towns with 10-25 minutes for needed supplies, local farmers markets, etc. An absolutely idyllic location, and a very responsive and great host in Michelle, who went out of her way to reply to all my emails prior to booking to ensure all my questions were answered clearly & completely. (Oh, if you're concerned w/internet connectivity, I had no issues at all. If weather makes getting outside a "no-go", plenty of movie choices w/Netflix, Amazon Prime & Roku hookups., & a massive CD music collection.

A completely relaxing experience I will be sure to return to. Just you surrounded by Momma Nature. FABULOUS & HIGHLY recommended!

Stayed September, 2017

Adirondack Mountain Getaway - On 11 private acres - secluded yet accessible!
This place had everything that we needed and more. The kitchen is truly fully a...

This place had everything that we needed and more. The kitchen is truly fully appointed with all the cookware and dishes that could be needed. The home is clean, tidy, and very homey feeling. There is a wonderful screened porch to relax on. Watch out for deer and turkeys wandering by on the road in. Very comfortable place to stay in July! Michele was very responsive to any questions and provided great directions and suggestions for our trip.

Stayed July, 2017

Adirondack Mountain Getaway - On 11 private acres - secluded yet accessible!
Incredible

Michele's place in the Adirondacks was incredible! My boyfriend and I were looking for a quiet, somewhat secluded place to vacation with our dog and we were not let down at all. Although there are houses nearby, we were gifted with the solitude of the mountains. The house itself is nice and spacious. Everything was clean and the kitchen was well-stocked with everything you could need to cook meals at the house. She even includes a dozen fresh eggs from a local farm, which is a very nice touch! We loved the cozy living room area and it was a perfect little spot to relax after hikes. As for location, it's walking distance from a couple of trail heads. We particularly liked the trail to Murphy Lake -- what a beautiful place! We did other hikes around the area, which were anywhere from 20 minutes away to an hour. Not too bad when you're driving around in the mountains! Overall, this was an amazing place to stay and highly recommended! Thanks again, Michele!

Stayed November, 2017

Adirondack Mountain Getaway - On 11 private acres - secluded yet accessible!
True getaway

If you are looking for a total "off-the-grid" getaway with total serenity and peace in an amazingly beautiful setting deep in the unspoiled Adirondack Forest Preserve... where the only people you'll see are maybe a hiker or two, or a homeowner outside their property on a walk up the road ... a road with almost ZERO traffic .... AND a log cabin home with all the comforts of home ... IHMO, you can't go wrong with this Adirondack Mountain Getaway cabin. An absolutely FABULOUS place, and even more fabulous forest setting, with a very large yard ringed with hardwoods and pines ... and whitetail deer visitors every day ... Front & backyard decks, + screened in covered front porch area give you multiple venues from which to take in all of natures beauty. If you enjoy walking or hiking, both are within half a mile of the cabin, a few ~8-10 mile RT hikes. Other mountain trails/trailheads are within 10-30 minute drive, although I didn't do any of those. Kayaking within 30 minutes w/3 rental outfits. Small local restaurant at bottom of the road on Rt 30, Adirondack Museum an hour drive north, and other small towns with 10-25 minutes for needed supplies, local farmers markets, etc. An absolutely idyllic location, and a very responsive and great host in Michelle, who went out of her way to reply to all my emails prior to booking to ensure all my questions were answered clearly & completely. (Oh, if you're concerned w/internet connectivity, I had no issues at all. If weather makes getting outside a "no-go", plenty of movie choices w/Netflix, Amazon Prime & Roku hookups., & a massive CD music collection. A completely relaxing experience I will be sure to return to. Just you surrounded by Momma Nature. FABULOUS & HIGHLY recommended!

Stayed November, 2017

Adirondack Mountain Getaway - On 11 private acres - secluded yet accessible!
Wonderful

I came here with my wife and dog for a few days for a quick getaway. Perfect place for a few hikes in the area or just some relaxing time on the property. Michele is a great host and answer d any questions I had. We will definitely be back.

Stayed November, 2017

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