The River House, now under new ownership, offers a truly unique riverfront experience directly on the shores of the Hudson River. This private home with a rustic cabin feel is perched on a bluff overlooking the Hudson in the town of Saratoga, village of Schuylerville, less than 12 miles from the Saratoga Race Track. Enjoy boating, swimming and fishing from our 600 feet of shoreline. Kayak, canoe, and row boat free for your use. There is even an outside shower, great for after water activities! We are the last home on the towpath and there is no through traffic past the property. So just grab one of the house bicycles and take a carefree ride down the towpath with the Old Champlain Canal on one side and the Hudson River on the other. There are wonderful photo opportunities here. Bask in tranquility and relaxation with abundant outdoor seating on the deck overlooking the river, or sit back and relax on the slate patio surrounded by gardens and water views. On a rainy day, unwind inside the shelter of the screened-in porch with bucolic views of both the canal.
The latest renovations include new wide plank pine flooring and new knotty pine ceilings throughout the main living area. In the Living Room there is a 65-inch TV with a premium cable package and a DVD player (with a selection of house movies) for your enjoyment. We have a brand new stove in the kitchen, air conditioning throughout, and high speed internet is also included.
Beyond the main living area the first floor includes 2 bedrooms; master bedroom with king size bed, private ensuite bath and expansive river views, and the other with a queen size bed tucked away from the main living area offering maximum privacy and a partial river view. There is also a laundry room with washer and dryer. On the second floor 2 additional bedrooms; one with a stunning elevated river view that opens to a sitting area and private balcony overlooking the Old Champlain Canal, and the other a unique cozy cabin style room. Both bedrooms offer queen beds.
We provide all linens, bath & beach towels, and an assortment of toiletries for your stay.
There are great restaurants right in town within walking distance. A 12 minute drive will get you to Saratoga with more restaurants, shopping, casino and of course, the racetrack. We will have a binder onsite with suggestions and options for restaurants and activities.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$500||$3,500||-||4 Nights||-|
|Summer 2022 30-Jun-2022 - 17-Oct-2022||$500||$500||-||-||4 Nights||-|
|Cleaning Fee||Required||$225||One time|
|Security Deposit||Required||10%||One time|
My husband and I were searching for a beautiful, peaceful place to land and we sure did find it. John and Sue's house is s charming and they paid extra attention to details - so many nice touches! The kitchen has everything you could ask for, the beds are super comfy, great family room where you can look out at the Hudson at every angle. The deck is great - we bar-b-qued and sat outside most nights because it was so serene. During the days we went into Saratoga Springs where they had so many places and restaurants. Loved the honey store and the olive oil store! Great hiking too!
Our son and his girlfried joined us for the last two nights - it was his 25th bday and we had such a great time - sat by the firepit after a beautiful dinner out, perfect!
I would recommend this place to anyone. John and Sue were great to deal with and we have beautiful memories to last a lifetime! A gem of a place!
Stayed October, 2021
We were thrilled to hear the River House was, once again, available to rent. We were met by the lovely caretakers who provided all necessary information regarding the home and amenities and assured us they would be available if we needed anything. The house is very clean and comfortable offering plenty of space for gathering and also areas for solitude. The location is perfect for a group of friends to reconnect and enjoy the many activities in the Saratoga area. The proximity to the racetrack, restaurants, shopping, casino and the spectacular river views make it hard to beat! We made frequent use of the bicycles and kayaks to explore the river and towpath. The kitchen is well stocked with spices and cooking supplies. The owners made sure everything you might need was supplied along with a thoughtful gift of local jam and honey. A very pleasant surprise! Thank you John and Sue for a wonderful trip. It was a pleasure dealing with you.
Stayed August, 2021
My family and I spent four nights at the River House and really enjoyed our time there. We took in everything the area has to offer...the track at Saratoga, Lake George, hiking Prospect and Buck mountains, etc. Then, we were rewarded upon return from our adventurous days to the River House. Everything about it was exceptional from the minute you walk inside as the house is well appointed with lovely furnishings, a great kitchen, large living area with a huge TV, spacious and comfortable bedrooms and a screened porch with darts. We had some great games. Then there's the huge deck overlooking the Hudson with plenty of water craft. The fire pit for the evenings was the perfect way to round out the day. What a stay. Can't wait to get back and you should go too!
Stayed July, 2021
The River House is in a beautiful location surrounded by nature,
We had an amazing stay the owners thought of everything to make our stay not only comfortable but enjoyable. All the kayaks and water “toys” provided we loved using. Swimming in the river biking and walking on the tow path right out your door made our trip. The gardens are beautiful and you could just sit on the deck and stare at the river go bye forever. The house was immaculate.
I have rented many homes and none as clean as this one. We saw blue heron, white tailed bunnies, turtles and butterfly galore. It was hard to leave and hope we are lucky enough to come back to the River House again.
Stayed July, 2021
Our stay at the River House for July 4,2021 was a fun and relaxing experience. The house was well maintained and immaculately clean. The wood work and and open concept first floor provided a feeling of modern warmth and the views of the Hudson were the perfect backdrop for our weekend getaway. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable for a good nights rest after a day out wine tasting and enjoying the town. I highly recommend this location to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway. Can’t wait to go back.
Stayed July, 2021
The house was really great for our vacation. It was relaxed with a cabin-like feel. It was nestled between the Hudson River and the tow path for the Champlain canal, both of which we enjoyed daily. The locks and park upriver were visited multiple times, and a bald eagle was spotted twice. Bikes, kayaks and a canoe were available. I highly recommend this property. Thank you for a lovely vacation!
Stayed August, 2020
We were looking for a quiet family getaway and Lake House fit the bill perfectly! Secluded and quiet but close to local attractions. Owner/managers very considerate, house well maintained with lots of room, great deck right on the Hudson and great fishing with easy river access. Everyone had a blast and looking to revisit next year!
Stayed August, 2020
We just returned from a one month stay at the River House and enjoyed every minute. The house and river are as pictured-but even better in person. The river was so calm, more like a lake, and perfect for floating, kayaking and swimming. The canal was great for fishing. My son caught bass almost every day. Beautiful, relaxing memorable family time. We miss it already!
Stayed July, 2020
Really enjoyed our week staying at The River House! Wanted a place that was right on the water where we could tuck away, "work from home" but enjoy that it was summertime -- and this was the perfect spot! It was easy to stumble out the door and walk the dogs, my daughter and her cousins were able to jump in the kayaks when the work day would end -- and, there was a variety of outdoor areas for us all to spread out and get calls done or simply enjoy the sun and solitude! Downtown Saratoga is an eleven minute drive and we loved doing take out for a couple of breakfasts and dinners -- otherwise, the kitchen was roomy and fully stocked and we loved the chance to grill on the outdoor grill and then afterwards make s'mores in the fire pit! The caretakers are so helpful and lovely and right nearby -- they were a text away for any question or need we had, which were few. We are already talking about when we can return.
Stayed June, 2020
My family and I had a wonderful thanksgiving at the river house. The open floor plan was great for a day of cooking and still being able to visit with everyone. The bedrooms are nice and spacious. There was plenty of room for all of us including my sister’s dog
Stayed November, 2019