Large Ski House Rental for Gore Mountain Ski Area 
Directly on Lake George 
In the Adirondacks of New York State

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One Nice Big House on One Lakeside Acre for
One Group at a Time--A History of Good Times

Since 1997                                 Open All Year

Melissa Loving Vito, Owner
P.O. Box 195
Diamond Point, NY 12824
(518) 668-5545
E-mail:  info@lakehouseonlakegeorge.com

Capacity - Lake House contains five bedrooms and four baths and is arranged and furnished to accommodate a party of ten people including babies and children. There will be an extra charge of $100 a week or $40 a night for each additional person (with a maximum of two).  The dog fee is a one-time charge of $50 for a weekend or $95 for a week.

Internet Connection - Lake House is equipped with a high-speed Internet connection complete with wired and wireless network access.

Generator on Site  In case of a power outage, a 5,500-watt generator is maintained on site to provide water and septic service, heat, refrigeration, and power to certain outlets for lights and microwave use.  The gas range in the kitchen will function as well by lighting the burners with a match.

Pets:   From September through June your pet will be welcome to accompany you on your vacation provided permission is obtained ahead of time.   A pet fee of $50 for a weekend or $95 for a full week will be charged.  The town of Bolton does have a leash law, so a dog must be leashed whenever it leaves the property.  Your dog is given a clean bed, too.

Pool TablePool table  An 8-foot pool table has been installed in a room on the lower floor where a big picture window looks out toward the lake.   It's bound to provide some fine entertainment to be enjoyed any time, but especially on a day when a snow storm makes travel difficult.

 

 

 

 

Regular Rates October to May

 Group     Two-night      Third      Two nights      Third      Additional    Full
   size          weekend        night        midweek        night          nights        week
    2-4               $650           free             $510             free             $140         $1,200
    5-6              $850            free              $600              free             $170         $1,450
    7-8             $1,000          free             $700             free             $210         $1,700
   9-10            $1,150          free             $800             free             $240          $1,850 
Add 7% sales tax for rentals of less than four nights. 
Minimum 8-person rates in October.

Holiday Rates
New Year's:  
$1,600 for up to ten people for up to three nights.
Memorial Day:  $1,600 for up to ten people for up to three nights.
Presidents' Weekend, Presidents' Week, Columbus Day Weekend, Thanksgiving: $1,450 for up to ten people.
M. L. King's Birthday and Christmas: Minimum 8-person rate.

Summer 2015 Rates per Week 

May 30- June 6        $2,600                                                            
June 6 - June 13      $2,900                                            Aug. 29- Sept. 5             $4,000 
June 13 - June 20     $3,500
                                           Sept. 5- Sept. 13              $3,500 
June 20 - June 27     $4,700                                           Sept. 13- Sept. 27            $2,400
June 27 - August 29: $5,400                                           Sept. 27 - Oct. 4               As chart

Summer rentals are limited to full weeks.
Weekend rentals are available October to May
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Location - Lake House (aka Ski House in winter) is situated directly on the lake on the west shore of Lake George. It lies 6 miles north of Lake George Village on 1.1 acres of land. Views from the house and yard are of Boon Bay, one of the lake's smaller bays, and across the lake to Pilot Knob and Buck mountains.

  

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The House - Constructed in stages as the family's needs grew, Lake House contains many levels of living area and provides an unusual degree of privacy for its residents. Rooms are large, their walls paneled with knotty pine, and their floors made of oak, except for one room whose floors are pine. Ceilings are high and decorations sparse, lending an atmosphere of space and relaxation. Every room except one looks out over the lake and mountains.
The main room is a large living and dining area with a kitchen at one end. It contains a large gas-fired woodstove (for ambience only--the oil furnace provides central heat), the TV (with cable), VCR, CD and DVD players, and radio (receiving NPR at 89.5). The dining table seats twelve comfortably.

The kitchen is equipped with a four-burner gas stove with oven, a side-by-side refrigerator, and a dishwasher, as well as a coffee maker, a toaster oven, a blender, a microwave oven, and an electric grill. Pots and pans are abundant; silverware and dinnerware will accommodate a group of ten. A private well supplies tap water, which is filtered. Guests provide paper products, soaps, and food wraps and may wish to bring a favorite small appliance or utensil.


The large master bedroom with a king-size bed, has a balcony overlooking the lake,
two futon sofas that can become double beds,
a flat-screen TV and DVD player,
a walk-in closet, a full bath with skylight,
and an interesting antique woodworking bench.


The bedroom over the kitchen also has a walk-in closet and its own full bath with skylight. It is furnished with a queen-size bed and a small single bed..
This room has the one disadvantage
that sounds from the kitchen carry up into it.

   

On a lower floor are three bedrooms and two full baths. One bedroom has twin beds that can be made up as a king-size bed and a flat-screen TV. Another has an antique double bed and direct access to the pool room and the outside. The back bedroom has a queen-size bed and its own bath. The other bath opens onto the hallway.  Please note:  Since the pool table was put into the house, the left and right pictures here are out of date.  See www.lakehouseonlakegeorge.com for the current arrangement of the three downstairs bedrooms.

A highchair, a booster seat, and baby gates are available for small children.  A standard crib is available for a one-time set- up fee of $25.

In the basement are a standard-size washer and dryer and a large counter for folding.  Guests provide their own detergent and other laundry products. All baths have a shower and tub combination and counter space around the basin. All bed linens are furnished, as are a bath towel and wash cloth for each guest plus a number of spare towels, bath mats, and dish towels.

  

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Queen of North American Lakes As you may know, Lake George is one of the cleanest lakes in the world.  The DEC rates its water quality as AA+; the limnologists (the lake scientists) categorize it as oligotrophic--very low in the nutrients that cause the growth of algae and other organisms that cloud the water.  Conditions that have created and maintain this lovely water are the lake's small, forested watershed, its great water depths (192 feet at the deepest), the limestone on the lake bottom (which buffers acid precipitation), its undeveloped shoreline, and the temperate climate here.  It is somewhat remarkable that the lake has maintained this water quality despite the intensive use of the many who come to enjoy its water, its islands, its beaches, and its splendid mountain scenery.   Many people safely drink the water untreated; thousands of others use its water after minimal treatment by a municipal water system.

We will welcome you to join those who come to be refreshed and relaxed by  the beautiful surroundings.  We invite you to become one of those for whom the privilege of visiting this beautiful watershed mandates careful stewardship of the land and lake so that generations after you can enjoy it as much as you have.

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Enjoyment of the Surrounding Region

Gore Mountain, a 40-minute drive, is open from mid-November to mid-April.   It has snowmaking on 95 percent of its 60 trails, 12 percent of which are easy, 58 percent more difficult, and 30 percent very difficult.  Its summit elevation is 3,600 feet; its vertical drop, 2,100 feet.  It offers 9 lifts: one gondola, 2 quads, 3 doubles, one high-speed triple, and 2 surface.  See www.goremountain.com.

Cross-country skiers can find trails in Pack Forest near the Hudson River (20 minutes), Crandall Park in Glens Falls (30 minutes), and at Gore Mountain (40 minutes). 

The county and a private association maintain an extensive system of snowmobile trails in the region.  Pamphlets and maps of the trails will be found in the house.

The Lake George Winter Festival takes place on the frozen lake in Lake George Village every weekend during February.  Snowmobile and outhouse races and other events.  See www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com.

Ice fishing on the lake when the ice is thick enough, at various times during January, February, and March.

Saratoga Springs and folk music at Caffe Lena, the National Museum of Racing, the Children's Museum at Saratoga, and the National Museum of Dance.

Our professional ice hockey team, The Adirondack Phantoms, playing at the Civic Center in Glens Falls.  See www.phantomshockey.com.

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Pets September through June, your pet is allowed to accompany you on your vacation provided permission is obtained ahead of time.   A pet fee of $95 for a weekly rental or $50 for a weekend will be charged.  The town of Bolton does have a leash law, so a dog must be leashed whenever it leaves the property. Your dog is given a clean bed, too.

Campfire  When the ring of rocks at the waterfront isn't buried in deep snow you'll be able to make a little campfire there.  We provide marshmallow forks and a small supply of native firewood.  To protect our healthy forests from the emerald ash borer, it is now illegal to import firewood from more than 50 miles away.    The invasives are coming in on firewood now. . . .

Payment Policies - A deposit of one half the rental rate is required when a reservation is made, with the balance and the security deposit due 60 days before arrival. The reservation deposit is nonrefundable unless the period you rented is taken by another party, in which case a 10 percent fee is retained.   (You may want to look into travelers insurance.)  The amount of security deposit varies from $100 to $300 depending on the number of guests and the length of stay. This sum will be refunded in full provided no damage has been done, no excess cleaning is required, recyclables are managed as instructed, and the house is vacated by check-out time.

Check-in time is 3:00 P.M. of the first day rented. Check-out time is 10:00 A.M. of the last day.

Eco-friendly accommodations.  If you’re looking for green in your search for vacation lodgings, you won’t do better than this property.  With our focus on protecting the lake from pollution and keeping our carbon footprint small, we manage at the same time to provide, comfort, convenience, and a wonderful vacation on the shores of Lake George.  Our earth-friendly efforts include these--
       
The house is set back from the lake, according to Bolton Town Code, for better stormwater control, which protects the water quality, and for screening to preserve the lake’s natural landscape.
       
Trees, shrubbery, and ground cover, whose roots prevent soil erosion and take up nutrients (nutrients causing growth of algae in the lake), are strategically planted and maintained as vegetative buffers.
       
No fertilizer or toxic herbicides or pesticides are used on the grounds.
       
A pervious driveway surface is maintained for infiltration of stormwater.
       
Our septic system is carefully maintained and serviced once a year.
    A complete recycling program is carried out.
 
    All electricity used at Lake House is generated by wind power at an additional cost of 2.6 per kWh.
 
    The towels provided for your use are washed in cold water and 95% air dried. 
       Phosphorus-free detergent is provided for the dishwasher; a washing ball for use in the washing machine, eliminating the need for either detergent or heated water..
       
You can read about preserving the lake's water quality on the website of the Fund for Lake George, http://www.lakegeorgewaterkeeper.org/index.asp?lg=1&w=pages&r=0&pid=72.

The guests say--
"Went up for a few days at the end of March and had a truly relaxing, lovely experience.  Melissa was extremely  nice and helpful by e-mail and in person.  House was even better than pictures - gorgeous and meticulously maintained.  Deck has incredible views of the lake - perfect for sunning and reading even on the less sunny days.  On the chillier day, we stayed close to home and enjoyed the cozy living room with gas fireplace and watched DVDs and ate homemade meals cooked in the well-appointed kitchen - every pot/pan/utensil you could ever need!  Had a campfire the next night in the fire circle and roasted hot dogs and s'mores while looking up at a million stars.  Everything you need in terms of grocery, restaurants, supplies, is nearby in Bolton Landing or  Lake George VillageTook small side trips but mainly just enjoyed down time in a really beautiful setting.  Hot water was excellent and plentiful.  Would love to come back in summer for boating and swimming, but really loved how quiet the neighborhood and lake were during off-season."  March 2010
"We had a wonderful time--the whole family was thrilled with the cabin, the lake, the boathouse--everything!"  August 2009
"We had a very nice time--the lake is so beautiful and many fish 'made themselves available' for our family fishermen!!  The house was very comfortable and the dock area perfect for our needs!  Thanks again."  August 2008. 
"That house is worth every penny."
"This is one fabulous home!!  Super well-equipped.  We had a great time!"  Nov. 13, 2007
'We've looked at other places and see that yours is prime real estate."
"Your homes are just beautiful, and they are kept in such immaculate condition!"
"Dreams Do Come True! [We] thoroughly enjoyed our 'mini vacation' at your most warm and beautiful beach house with some of our best friends.  We look forward to returning next year!"
"The place is much, much nicer than I ever imagined.  It's so private for everyone both inside and outside the house."
"I just wanted to say thank you again. You have a wonderful house. It has a very warm and welcoming energy. Our whole family had a great time. My granddaughter who is 2 just loved walking down to the lake and everyone had to take turns bringing her down there. She is very interested in nature and loved the lake, the mountains and Mr. Moon. And she made sure everyone saw all of this. Just before we left she asked me to bring her down to the water and she wanted everyone to go down there, which we did. It was a nice ending to a great weekend."
"I was planning on sending you an email to let you know what a truly wonderful time we had.  The house was even better than expected and with baby gates, high chairs and cribs it really felt like home!!  We can't thank you enough for lending us your beautiful home.  Our family made some wonderful memories during this past week.   I've told everyone about the house and you may get some future rentals out of it :)   Again, thank you so much for opening your doors to us.  May your home always be filled with happiness and people who appreciate its beauty." 
"Thank you for an amazing weekend!"  --Five couples.  January 2009

"The home was impeccably clean when we arrived. The location of the house is very private with the deck away from the house. It was a little hike to the lake but the privacy was well worth it. The bedrooms were private and the number of baths worked well. The living space would've been small for our party of 6 adults and one toddler if we had had bad weather, but fortunately it was beautiful therefore we were able to use the screened in porch as additional space. All in all a wonderful experience. We enjoyed Lake George and the other communities surrounding it. Thank you."  August 2009
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We very much enjoyed our stay and will recommend your home to others.   What a great place for kids, as you were all prepared with the child gates, high chair, etc. as well as the swing set, sandbox, easy access down steps to water and variety of toys that our grandson enjoyed playing with.  It made it easy on his parents and enjoyable for them too.  We will keep your home in mind for future vacations as there wasn't enough time to explore the whole area so we want to come back.  What a beautiful area in which to live and vacation.  We were so very fortunate to have such wonderful weather too. Again, thank you."   August 2009

 

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Ski House on Lake George
Directly on Lake George in Diamond Point, New York
Melissa Loving Vito, Owner
P.O. Box 195
Diamond Point, NY 12824
(518) 668-5545

E-mail: info@lakehouseonlakegeorge.com

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