LODGE @ BIRCHWOOD COTTAGES AT LOON LAKE. Adirondack Family Friendly Waterfront

House in Adirondacks (Adirondack Mountains), Loon Lake, Loon Lake (Chestertown)
  • Sleeps
  • Bedroom(s)
  • Bathroom(s)
    3 full, 0 half
  • $405



This is a weekly rental (Saturday to Saturday) during the summer season. Shorter length stays available on the shoulders and offseason, eg from Labor Day until Memorial Day.

The cleaning fee is included in price.
Linens not provided.

The Lodge at Birchwood Cottages at Loon Lake, Chestertown NY is a huge contemporary Adirondack lake lodge. Fully furnished with spectacular views of Loon Lake from all areas of the house, with an all-glass front. Come to relax by the fire or participate in many local outdoor activities. 3,600 square feet of wonderful modern living space for your next family vacation, or reunion!

The Lodge includes a gourmet kitchen with a connected dining area for large feast gatherings; four bedrooms plus wonderful loft off the master bedroom, 3 full bathrooms, dishwasher, washer & dryer, radiant floor heating. Sleeps up to 15 people. Lots of floor space to put your kids on an air mattress (not included).

Master: 1 King
Master walk in: 1 full
Master loft: 1 queen
Upstairs loft bedroom: 1 queen. 1 fold out cot
Upstairs bedroom 2: 1 queen
Downstairs bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin, 1 twin loft
Living room: 2 couches (no pull out)

Linens, towels, and paper goods NOT provided. Dumpster on site for garbage. Recycling available at town landfill facility (pass provided with rental).

We offer plenty of private parking for vehicles, boats and their trailers, cable television, WiFi, campfire pit, propane fireplace, and propane grill. We also have a rec room available for all to use with pool/billiard table, ping pong, board games, etc.! Swim area with floating dock, 25' long deep water boat dock, and sandy beach are available for no additional charge. Town boat launch  has fee, we can link you up to their hours of operation and get you a map of the lake as well.

Enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, and picnicking on beautiful Loon Lake or the many other Adirondack Lakes nearby. Visit Lake George's famous attractions just a short 25-minute drive away. Spend time at neighboring fun spots including Frontier Town, Schroon Lake, Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, Scenic Gore Mountain -- gondola rides, and Ausable Chasm! Horseback riding and golfing are also available nearby!

Additional cottages (6 of them) are available on property for the extended family that wants their own space at additional cost. We can sleep up to 45 people at Birchwood!

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
House, 3,600 sq. ft.
4 Bedroom(s), 15 Sleeps
Bunk Bed: 1
Cot: 1
Full: 1
King: 1
Queen: 4
Twin / Single: 2
3 Bathroom(s)
Combination Tub / Shower: 1
Jetted Tub: 1
Walk-in Shower: 2
Location Type
Lake View
Mountain View
Water View
Vacation Types
Away From It All
Boat Friendly
Lake Front
Large Events-Wedding/Reunions
Pet Friendly
Sports & Activities
Year-Round Vacation Rentals
Access & Parking
Parking Off Street
Secure Parking
DVD Player
Game Room
Ping Pong Table
Pool Table
Satellite / Cable
Video Library
Popular Amenities
Clothes Dryer
Deck / Patio
Dining Area
Outdoor Grill
Washing Machine
Wireless Internet
Indoor Features
Activities / Restaurant Guide
Child Highchair
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Hair Dryer
Iron & Board
Jetted Bath Tub
Living Room
Outdoor Features
Beach Umbrellas
Deck / Patio
Fire Pit
Kayak / Canoe
Lawn / Garden
Outdoor Furniture
Outdoor Gas Grill
Picnic Table
Terrace / Balcony
Activities & Adventure
Bird Watching
Cross Country Skiing
Eco Tourism
Equestrian Events
Fly Fishing
Freshwater Fishing
Horseback Riding
Hot Air Ballooning
Ice Skating
Jet Skiing
Miniature Golf
Mountain Biking
Mountain Climbing
Outlet Shopping
Paddle Boating
Rock Climbing
Scenic Drives
Sight Seeing
Water Skiing
Water Tubing
Whitewater Rafting
Wildlife Viewing
Nearby Attractions
Aquarium (85 miles)
Arboretum (120 miles)
Churches (5 miles)
Cinemas (10 miles)
Festivals (2 miles)
Gambling Casinos (54 miles)
Health/Beauty Spa (10 miles)
Historical Sites (1 miles)
Library (5 miles)
Live Theater (10 miles)
Marina (2 miles)
Miniature Golf (26 miles)
Motor Raceway (44 miles)
Museums (20 miles)
Outlet Shopping (28 miles)
Playground (3 miles)
Recreation Center (5 miles)
Restaurants (2 miles)
Synagogues (35 miles)
Theme Parks (30 miles)
Water Parks (28 miles)
Winery Tours (20 miles)
Zoo (52 miles)


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-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
Rate summary $405 - - 1 Nights -

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

TypeTypePriceCharge Type
Cleaning FeeRequired $150One time
Pet FeeInfo $50One time
Warren County Bed TaxRequired 4%One time


Check in: 16:00 / Check out: 11:00
House Rules
Check in after: 4:00 PM
Check out before: 11:00 AM

Children allowed - under 18 must be supervised @ beach and rec room
Pets allowed - Tell us about you furry friend ahead of time.
Parties/events allowed - Great for family events. Please ask for details.
No smoking - Outside only
Max guests: 14 - 14 is Lodge occupancy. 45 full property occupancy.
Minimum age of primary renter: 25

Also note:
Vehicle licence plates and names of occupants required. All must sign beach liability waiver.
Warren County NY Occupancy tax of 4% required for stays less than 7 days.
Signed contract with property management required for complete reservation.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pet Friendly: Some pets, please inquire
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: No
Seniors: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No

About the Owner

About Patrick McGowan
About the Owners: Birchwood Cottages is family owned and operated by Patrick and Margo McGowan and Jenn & Steve Hazelton, under our LLC, ADK Birchwood. Patrick & Margo McGowan, and Steve & Jenn Hazelton have loved the Adirondack Park for decades and had been searching for the perfect spot to make their own in the Adirondacks. Margo and Patrick have always been drawn to the park; they were engaged in Brant Lake (just down the road) and married in Lake Placid, and vacationed in the ADKs just about every year since then. Jenn and Steve were becoming quite the Adirondack groupies, scouring property and vacationing in various spots within the blue line for years and years, it was time to put down some roots.

Patrick McGowan purchased this House in 2015

Why Patrick McGowan chose Chestertown
How we came to love Birchwood: Margo had known about Birchwood Cottages for about 15 years, as she went to college with the previous owner's daughter, and had visited Birchwood a few times throughout her college days. In years passed, she had always toyed with the idea of buying Birchwood – but considered it pipe dreams at best. In the summer of 2015, the McGowan came to Birchwood to have a mini college reunion with her friends and classmates, and it was then, that the timing was right to call Birchwood home! After a quick discussion with Art and Jill Spierre, and a seemingly short drive for Jen and Steve to check the place out, a handshake sealed the deal. The Hazelton’s and McGowan’s spent the summer back and forth to Birchwood, and in discussions with Art and Jill, and were finally able to call Birchwood theirs in September 2015.

Our goal is to keep Birchwood as a family-friendly vacation spot for our loyal guests AND NEW ONES, so they too can call Birchwood home (if even for a week or 2) for years and years to come!

What makes this House unique:
Birchwood Cottages is a delightful set of cottages, and one large main house (The Lodge), settled on the west shore of Loon Lake surrounded by the Adirondack Mountains. The cottages can be rented by the week and include a nice sandy beach for the kids to play and swim. Our swimming area is easily accessible by steps that lead to a sandy gradual walk-in, and include a floating dock.

Loon Lake is a nicely tucked away little treasure in Chestertown, NY. There are multitudes of activities to do for a day trip- or never leave the beach- whichever you prefer. Full-service marina located across the lake for all of your boating needs and our large boat docks can accommodate any size boat!

44 Reviews

LODGE @ BIRCHWOOD COTTAGES AT LOON LAKE. Adirondack Family Friendly Waterfront
Things you should know

For people who are ok with disconnecting and bringing everything to the rental, this is perfect for you. Otherwise, you might want to reconsider. Pros: 1) The lake is across the street. Very beautiful. 2) Kitchen is well-stocked with expected appliances and utensils. MIcrowave and oven worked. I didn't use the stove. 3) Property manager responded quickly to messages and referred me to the caretaker for questions. 4) I felt safe. 5) All lights and hot water worked. Cons: 1) Property is very dark at night. There are no outside lights near the cottage so I used a flashlight to find it. 2) To me, if a property has such a strict cancellation policy, I need all details to make a decision prior to booking. When staying here, you have to bring your own sheets, pillowcases, towels, toilet tissue, paper towel, dish soap, hand soap. I HATE that you don't know what until after you book. I booked within the 30 days so I couldn't cancel if I wanted to. 3) The wi-fi is pretty much nonexistent. So much so that it shouldn't be labeled as a feature. They should market it as off the grid. Phone signal can be spotty but I had great service in the bedroom closest to the kitchen area. I have T-Mobile but when roaming, AT&T would pop up. So I think if you have AT&T, even better. 4) The property could be better maintained. All the flags hanging outside were pitiful in appearance and part of a window frame was peeling off in the kitchen. 5) The TV didn't work. Said no signal. I didn't care that much but you might. 6) No central temperature control. They provided 2 radiators for heat. So when we checked in, the cottage was freezing! 7) They have you take the trash to the local dump after your stay. Stay was ok but not a good fit for me and my family. I want to be informed of things that make a stay unique, like bringing your own sheets. If you're used to these things, however, you'll have a great stay.

#3 Chester Cottage @ Birchwood Cottages on Loon Lake

Stayed February, 2021

LODGE @ BIRCHWOOD COTTAGES AT LOON LAKE. Adirondack Family Friendly Waterfront
Great place to stay

Very clean

#4 Loon Lookout Cottage @ Birchwood Cottages on Loon Lake

Stayed February, 2021

LODGE @ BIRCHWOOD COTTAGES AT LOON LAKE. Adirondack Family Friendly Waterfront
Great getaway!

Great lodge with lots of room to be together and spacious rooms. Being right near the lake was very nice, we were able to go ice fishing!

Lodge @ Birchwood Cottages on Loon Lake

Stayed February, 2021

LODGE @ BIRCHWOOD COTTAGES AT LOON LAKE. Adirondack Family Friendly Waterfront
Great place would definitely stay again

Large clean house with room for the whole family and close to everything you would want to do !!!

Lodge @ Birchwood Cottages on Loon Lake

Stayed February, 2021

LODGE @ BIRCHWOOD COTTAGES AT LOON LAKE. Adirondack Family Friendly Waterfront
Lodge at Birchwood

We had a wonderful time at the Lodge. It is spacious, clean and has amazing views of Loon Lake. The Christmas decorations and lights were a nice touch. The McGowan’s are great hosts. I would definitely stay there again.

Lodge @ Birchwood Cottages on Loon Lake

Stayed December, 2020

LODGE @ BIRCHWOOD COTTAGES AT LOON LAKE. Adirondack Family Friendly Waterfront
Great Place

My husband and twenty-year-old son and daughter stayed here for a week before Christmas. It is a great location and the house is large and comfortable. The area of the Adirondacks is beautiful with Gore Ski area very close by as well as many hiking trails. The nearby restaurants were excellent (and open for take out). We had a great stay.

Lodge @ Birchwood Cottages on Loon Lake

Stayed December, 2020

LODGE @ BIRCHWOOD COTTAGES AT LOON LAKE. Adirondack Family Friendly Waterfront
Great Experience!

We had a wonderful time at the Birchwood Cottages. The view was amazing and the cabin was spacious and comfortable for our group. Patrick and Margo were great hosts and gave us all the information we needed for our stay. It’s a wonderful place to build memories!

Lodge @ Birchwood Cottage on Loon Lake

Stayed October, 2020

LODGE @ BIRCHWOOD COTTAGES AT LOON LAKE. Adirondack Family Friendly Waterfront

Great place to get away and unplug. Lot's of places to kayak and hike!!!!!

#2 Hillside cottage @ Birchwood Cottages on Loon Lake

Stayed October, 2020

LODGE @ BIRCHWOOD COTTAGES AT LOON LAKE. Adirondack Family Friendly Waterfront
great stay

We had a great stay. Only thing different than what we thought was location. The lake is right there but you have to cross the road in front of the property to get to the lake. The cabin did have a view of the lake from the top of the hill. Everything else was really wonderful. Highly recommend.

#7 Adirondack cottage @ Birchwood Cottages on Loon Lake

Stayed September, 2020

LODGE @ BIRCHWOOD COTTAGES AT LOON LAKE. Adirondack Family Friendly Waterfront
Nice stay

We had a very nice time in this cabin. It was very clean and cozy, with lots of sleeping space. Loved the screened porch! Could not use the stovetop - catch pans were rusted through and smelly when on, not safe. Please replace! Also, no cutting board in the kitchen. Wifi was non-existent despite place being listed to provide wifi. Other than that, all according to expectations and description by managers.

#6 Lakeview cottage @ Birchwood Cottages on Loon Lake

Stayed September, 2020

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