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Built circa 1890 as a private lodge, Hiawatha is one of the oldest camps on Mountain Lake, a small, quiet lake in the Southern Adirondacks. Situated 25 feet above the water on a sunny slope, Hiawatha is graced with gorgeous sunset views of the lake from its 4 bedrooms and from the living room and porch spanning its lakefront facade. A flight of steps leads from the deep, furnished porch of the traditional brown-shingled cottage to a 42-foot long stone-walled waterfront with a shallow, hard bottom, ideal for swimming.
Hiawatha has been lovingly maintained and recently renovated as a traditional three-season cottage charmingly decorated with comfortable camp furnishings. Vintage accessories and original art distinguish this pleasant, versatile living space.The bright, lake-view living room has freshly whitewashed cedar shingle walls and high, exposed-beam ceilings. New and antique classic cottage furniture, upholstered and painted in subtle leaf-greens and aquas, includes a queen sleeper-sofa, love seat, comfortable reading chairs and cushioned wicker. Neutral, textural carpeting warms the room. The original river stone mantel is fitted with an ivory enameled gas fireplace, extending the vacation season into spring and fall. A dining table sits beneath a wide lakefront window; a folding games table & chairs can be set up for playing one of the classic board games. An entertainment armoire contains standard-service satellite TV with VCR and DVD, a stereo and a selection of CDs and videos. Wireless internet service is provided for your laptop.
The large kitchen is wonderful for a big family or two families vacationing together it has 2 stoves (one gas, one electric), 2 refrigerators and a double sink! Delicious local spring water for drinking is provided in a water cooler. A breakfast center is stocked with microwave, coffee maker, espresso machine, toaster and electric teapot. Other small appliances include a blender, popcorn popper, toaster oven, electric mixer and crock pot. Iron skillets, stainless pots and sharp knives make cooking a pleasure. Vintage and contemporary tableware including Jadeite and two full sets of dishes, one in cream & green and the other in a wild yellow rose pattern, set a charming table. A CD stereo/radio provides music. A stainless gas grill with stove top burner is located just outside the kitchen door, with a lake view.
The full bathroom, also on the first floor, includes a vanity sink and a tub with shower. A hairdryer, iron and ironing board are provided.
The 4 upstairs bedrooms are furnished with vintage metal beds and antique dressers. The three Lake-view bedrooms have queen beds. The 4th bedroom, with a full bed and 2 built-in bunks for small children, has a high window offering privacy with a partial water view.
The queen sleeper-sofa in the living room provides an additional bed. Deluxe bedding for Hiawatha includes down comforters, feather pillows, fleece blankets, and charming vintage bedspreads.
You provide sheets, pillowcases and towels, or rent ours for an additional fee.
With a generous dock on a beautiful stone-terraced waterfront, Hiawatha is a comfortable and well-furnished base for water sports and outdoor activities. Life here centers on the water, with much of the activity taking place on the houses ample porch and dock, furnished with all-season wicker and teak, including a dining table, Adirondack chairs and steamer chaises. Lattice on a side wall of the porch and hemlock hedges provide privacy.
Please note that no outdoor fires of any kind are allowed due to fire hazard.
Mountain Lake offers 100 acres of excellent swimming, small boating and fishing. Stairs lead into the water for easy access; there is a diving board at the end of the dock. An aluminum rowboat is moored to the dock for your use.
While Hiawatha cannot accommodate a motorboat or jet ski, you're welcome to bring kayaks or canoes, or rent ours by the day or week.
Located in the quiet township of Bleecker, Mountain Lake is surrounded by deep woods on the southern edge of the 6 million acre Adirondack Park, just half an hour from the New York State Thruway. A selection of guidebooks and maps highlights the abundance of well-marked trails in the area for hiking and mountain biking. A footpath at the waters edge circles the lake, or hike a trail behind Hiawatha to another nearby lake.
There are 17 golf courses to choose from in the county. Antiquing is popular, with several small shops in the area and large antiques malls in nearby Dolgeville and Little Falls.Dinner and drinks can be had minutes away at a local roadhouse. All services are within 10-15 minutes in the historic cities of Gloversville and Johnstown....Read more
Hiawatha- Gorgeous Waterfront 4BR w/Sunset Views!! Gloversville, New York
Additional Location Information
Nearby excursions include Saratoga Springs (Saratoga Race Track, Saratoga Performing Arts Center with New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, headliners concerts), Cooperstown (Baseball Hall of Fame, Farmers Museum, Glimmerglass Opera), Lake George (Lake George Opera, Great Escape Theme Park), Howe Caverns, Secret Caverns, Adirondack Animal Park, Blue Mountain Lake (Adirondack Museum), and the Great Sacandaga Lake, all within 30-90 minutes. New York, Boston, Niagara Falls and Montreal are within 4 hours.
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Lake nearby, Rural retreats, Waterfront
Last updated on May 04, 2015
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Left on 07/15/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 15, 2013Stayed May 2013
We had the most perfect weekend on the quiet mountain lake. It was a great place to catch up with friends and to unwind from the busy nyc lifestyle. Thank you aimee and Michael for sorting everything out for us!! Read more
"Beautiful & relaxing & lots of fun for the kids!"
Left on 08/16/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Eric & Cammie LivingstonReviewed Aug 16, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
This has got to be one of best vacations we have ever had! The house was so cute, and roomy! I want to decorate my house like it,so cozy and charming. I loved sitting on the porch in the morning with my coffee and at night to watch the sunset. The kids had a blast jumping off the deck into the lake and rowing the boats! Wish we could have stayed longer! The owners have thought of everything you would need during your stay. I would love to live there!
Left on 08/16/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Sue P.Reviewed Aug 16, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
When we drove up to Hiawatha it immediately brought back memories of childhood lake vacations with its peaceful setting and charming retro decor. The bedrooms are lovely - with beautiful colors and lakeviews in most. I loved the location: 'away from it all' but within easy driving distance of everything we needed so we didn't have to leave the front porch or dock too often. Can't wait to come again!
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