Lake George Vacation Rental | LAKE GEORGE LODGING


                   Since 2001                                                                                           Open all year

Private Vacation Rental House in the Adirondack Mountains on Its Own 50 Wooded Acres
Four Bedrooms -- Four Full Baths -- Pets Welcome  --  WiFi -- Ping-Pong  --  Private Hiking Trail

Mrs. Melissa Loving Vito
PO Box 195
Diamond Point, NY 12824-0195
518-668-5545 • 518-307-2545 mobile

Accepting Personal Checks and PayPal


Some reviews--

"Your house is absolutely stunning, everyone loved it!"

"Lake George Finest"
We stayed at the house last week to do some winter activities and it was way beyond what we expected. Party of 8, very spacious and clean and everything at your fingertips. Everyone loved the decor, simple yet elegant. We had a great time, Melissa was most helpful with getting everything ready for our weekend. We would definitely stay here again, without a doubt one of the best cabins we've rented and most courteous owners. Thanks for everything, it was a fantastic weekend.  --Rob

"Thank you so very much, Melissa, for letting us stay in your lovely and comfortable home!Everything was wonderful and we appreciate all your well-thought-out and detailed comforts of home!  We great enjoyed the private hiking trail, too.  Thank you again!"


Location   Situated 6 miles north of Lake George Village, 4 miles south of Bolton Landing, Lake George House is the only house on a 50-acre parcel of wooded land.  Views from the house are of native Adirondack trees and rock ledges.   The house is set back 200 feet from the road (Route 9N, Lakeshore Drive), with no other houses on any side.

Capacity  The house contains four bedrooms and four full baths and is arranged and furnished for a party of eight of up to ten people.  Except in the summer, rates are computed according to the size of the group, from two to ten, and we welcome the small group, too.

Wireless Internet Connection   A wired or wireless Internet connection, a Spectrum product, is available in the house at no extra charge.

Pets   Your pet is allowed to accompany you on your vacation provided permission is obtained ahead of time.  A pet fee of $85 for a week 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.  We give your dog a clean bed, too.

Owner living locally   The owner lives two miles south of the house year round and will personally and promptly respond to any questions or problems you have during your stay.

The screened porch now sports a regulation size Ping-Pong table for use by our guests.  The paddles and Ping-Pong balls are provided.
Hiking Trail 
A private hiking trail around the 50 acres of woodlands out back guides you along a walk of 1.4 miles one way. It takes you by tall cliffs, rock ledges, a deep gorge, and small streams, and at the trail's end to magnificent views of the lake.  Those include such landmarks as Dome Island, the Narrows, and Tongue Mountain to the north and Long Island, French Mountain, and mountains in Vermont and Massachusetts to the south. 

Now rent 3 or 4 days in June.  

Rates of summer weeks now reduced to $1,950.  An absolute steal, for this house.

WEEKLY RATES JUNE 3 TO JUNE 24  For up to eight people, including babies and children, $1,700 per week plus $100 for each additional person.   Rented from Sunday to Sunday.

WEEKLY RATES JUNE 24 TO SEPTEMBER 2  For up to ten people, including babies and children; $2,400 per week.  Rented from Sunday to Sunday.

Regular Rates September Through May



Two nights
1-2 $395 free $350 free $100 $  840
3-4 $550 free $490 free $120 $1,040
5-6 $700 free $580 free $150 $1,230
7-8 $850 free $700 free $180 $1,500
9-10 $950 free $850 free $200 $1,700
September and October rates:  Minimum 6-person rate.
Sales tax of 7% applies to rentals of less than four nights.

Holiday Rates
Martin Luther King's Birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Week--Minimum 8-person weekend rate.
Presidents' and Columbus Day Weekends--$1,050 for up to 10 people.
Memorial Day or Labor Day Weekend;  New Year's--$1,150 for up to 10 people.

Boat owners:  Take advantage of the low rental rates of our beautiful house
and rent affordable dock space for your boat at a local marina.
Call or e-mail for more information.

Swimming and Boating  There are two public beaches 4 miles to the north in Bolton Landing and another two in the Village of Lake George.  There are several marinas on Lakeshore Drive where guests may rent a boat.  At Sawmill Bay Marina in Bolton Landing, you may rent a dock space for your own boat for $50 a day.  (Call now to reserve your space for 2015.)  All are within a 10-minute drive.  The house itself has no lake frontage.  We supply several beach chairs for your use at the beach.

Skiing   Skiers may choose Gore Mountain, 28 miles from the house, or West Mountain, 18 miles distant.  If you aren't skiing every day of your stay, the Lake George region offers many other outdoor activities and good shopping opportunities.


Vacation Rental House in the Adirondack Mountains




The House  Constructed during the winter of 2001, Lake George House contains two levels of living area and provides an unusual degree of privacy for residents. 

An oil furnace provides central heat, and the house is centrally air conditioned.  A private well supplies delicious tap water which is safe to drink.

In the event of a power outage, the new 6,800-watt electric-start generator that's kept at the house  will run the furnace, the water pump, the septic system, the refrigerator, and quite a few outlets in the kitchen and elsewhere in the house. 


Lake George New York, A Private Vacation Rental House In The Adirondack Mountains

Rooms are large, their walls and ceilings paneled with knotty pine, and the floors made of oak or ceramic tile.  Doors are oak as well.  Ceilings are high, windows large, and decorations sparse, lending an atmosphere of space and relaxation.  Every room looks out over a natural setting of forest and mountains.

The main room with its knotty-pine vaulted ceiling is quite an exquisite room and large enough for gatherings of the entire group. It contains a large gas-fired woodstove, the living, dining, and kitchen areas, and a table that seats eight or ten comfortably.   Here, too, are one of the two TVs (with cable), the CD and DVD players, the radio, and an assortment of books and a small book swap, and games and puzzles for the guests' entertainment.  A second TV with DVD player is in the downstairs bedroom where the futon sofa is.

The kitchen is equipped with a four-burner electric stove with oven, a refrigerator, and a dishwasher, as well as a coffee maker, a toaster oven, an Oster blender, a hand mixer, and a microwave oven.  Pots and pans are abundant; silverware and dinnerware will accommodate a group of ten. A full-size pantry provides generous space for kitchen equipment and your groceries.

The two upstairs bedrooms are the same size with a queen-size bed, a full bath, and a walk-in closet in each. 

Lake George Lodging in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York



The third and fourth bedrooms are on the lower level.  Each of those contains two single beds, which can be made up as a king.  The larger of the two also has a futon sofa and a TV and DVD player.  Its bathroom is on the upper level.  The smaller twin-or-king room also has a narrow single bed and its own bathroom with large fiberglass shower.  Both have a walk-in closet.

A highchair, a booster seat, a set of baby gates, and a standard crib (the crib for a $25 fee) are available for small children. 

On the lower level are a standard washer and dryer, an iron and ironing board, and a counter for folding.  We provide both a washing ball, which makes heated water and detergent unnecessary and some fragrance-free cold-water detergent in cast you prefer that.

In the laundry room is also the recycling station, with bins for sorting your bottles, cans, and paper products.

Three baths have a shower and tub combination and counter space around the basin.  The fourth bathroom has a large fiberglass shower.  All bed linens are furnished, as are a bath towel and wash cloth for each guest (plus a lot of spares), bath mats, and dish towels.   We do not provide beach towels.

Cell phone service is spotty in the Lake George Basin, but, except for Verizon customers, guests of Lake George House do have good or at least adequate service.   Even Verizon customers can send and receive texts.

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The Grounds  The grounds are heavily wooded and contain a small stream, an outcropping of rock ledges, and many species of native trees, including white pine, beech,  hemlock, oak, maple, birch, hickory, and aspen.  They provide shade, privacy, and natural beauty to the grounds.  A modern gas grill with a spare canister of propane is provided for outdoor cooking.  A set of swings including a baby swing is also available outside the screened porch.

A portable fire pit is available for small outdoor camp fires--provided weather conditions are such that outdoor fires are not a hazard.  Guests will need to get our pointers on the safe use of the fire pit.

If a power outage occurs during your stay, a 6,800-watt generator will be provided on part-time or full-time basis to supply the house with use of the furnace, water, septic system, refrigeration, and a number of electrical outlets.

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Payment Policies  A deposit of one half or, if booking way ahead, one third of the rental rate is required when a reservation is made, with the balance and the security deposit due 60 days before arrival.  A refundable security deposit of $100 to $300 is required, the rate depending on the length of rental and the number of people in the party.  This sum will be refunded in full provided no damage has been done, instructions for preparing the house for check-out are followed, trash and recyclables are managed properly, and the house is vacated by checkout 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.  Summer rentals run Sunday to Sunday.

Lake George 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 by 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

In the Summer
Fishing:  Bring your own boat, launching it at a nearby marina, or charter one locally.  We provide you with a waterproof fishing map that shows the hot spots for salmon, trout, pike, perch and bass.

Golfing:  Several championship golf courses are in the area.  The closest is the Sagamore, designed by Donald Ross (15-minute drive).

Whitewater rafting and kayaking:  Both short rides and extended tours are offered on the Hudson and Sacandaga Rivers from April to October.

Mountain biking:  Gore Mountain ski slopes are open for biking in the summer, with a gondola and a chair lift to take you to the top of the mountain.

Museums:  In Glens Falls, the Hyde for fine art and the Chapman for local history.  (Open all year).  In Blue Mountain Lake (an hour's drive), the Adirondack Museum offers extensive exhibits on Adirondack history--an all-day excursion.  Open May to October.  Fort Ticonderoga at the northern tip of the lake offers very interesting tours of an important place in our nation's history.

Theater:  The Lake George Dinner Theatre in Lake George Village.  Equity actors playing six days a week form late June until mid-October.   The Adirondack Theater Festival will have a shorter season during the summer.

Ballet and concerts:  Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) with performances by the Lake George Opera Company in June, the New York City Ballet in July, the Philadelphia Orchestra in August, and rock and jazz groups before and after those (40-minute drive).  See

Lake George Music Festival: Offering low-cost classical music concerts in Lake George Village August 12 - 24, 2018. More info at

Thoroughbred and harness racing:  The Saratoga Race Track, a world-class flat track, is open from late July through Labor Day.  The harness-racing track is open February through November.  Both are in Saratoga Springs (40-minute drive).

The Adirondack Balloon Festival:  In mid-September.  Scores of balloons from all over the world. Walk among them as they are inflated and launched at dawn and dusk.

Great Escape:  A big-time amusement park experience (20-minute drive).

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In the Winter
Gore Mountain:  A 35-minute drive, 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.  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 (35-minutes).

Snowmobiling:  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.  Snowmobile rentals with a guided tour are available locally.

The Lake George Winter Carnival takes place on the frozen lake in Lake George Village every weekend during February.  Snowmobile and outhouse races and other events.

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

A few of our guests' comments--

"I just absolutely loved this place. Melissa was very informative and friendly. She helped with all the planning and suggested things to see and do. The property was like my home away from home. It's all renovated and is well maintained. Truly a beautiful and cozy place. I can't say enough about how we enjoyed it. There were 11 people in our party and the property was spacious enough for all to be comfortable. The house items were fully stocked with all the cutlery and kitchen accessories. The four full bathrooms were quite sufficient for our mini vacation. I hope to be back again for another vacation, hopefully a full week next time. The surroundings were picturesque as the snow lightly glistened the treetops."  

"This house is fabulous.  The Lake George experience was spectacular for my fiance and me.  Take care and see you next year!" 

"Thank you for again providing such a beautiful and well kept home away from home for us.  We very much enjoyed our stay at Lake George House.  We did, as always have a great time and were sorry to leave." 

"I really enjoyed my little vacation and my only regret is that it wasn't longer.  There was nothing that we needed that wasn't provided in the house.  It really was a pleasure.  Thank you for getting the deposit out so promptly.  It's appreciated.  We have already talked about another vacation sometime later in the year so hopefully you'll be hearing from me again.  Again, thank you for everything, Melissa.  Your house is welcoming and very comfortable and you've done a wonderful job in looking after your guests.  It was a joy!"   

Just to let you know how much Jan and I enjoyed our stay at Lake George House.  We were sad to leave the beautiful Lake George Area, but had to get home to get some rest. 
    Our trip home was uneventful, except for the early morning fog on Route 87, and we arrived home about 6:00pm.
    We are already talking about what were going to do during our next trip.
    Thank you for providing such a beautiful place to stay, we really enjoyed the new sofa." 

"Truly enjoyed your beautiful home.  A wonderful place for relaxing.  So much space and everything we needed.  The woods were pretty with so many different trees showing together so well.  Thank you so much."  

"Thank you very very very much for opening your home to us.  It's a very beautiful home.  We really enjoyed ourselves here and would like to come back during the summer months.  Again we say thank you with all our hearts." 

"We had a great time in your house in the past 2 days we stayed here.  Thank you so much for a great house that offers much comfort, entertaining games, etc.  We especially liked the new Ping-Pong table! Again, we greatly appreciated your care in setting up the place so that our stay can be enjoyed as much as possible."   

"We were very pleased to find such a wonderful house.  Actually, we were a bit ambivalent as this was our first experience renting a vacation house on line.  Any reservations we may have had were immediately relinquished when we walked through your front door.
Your house was immaculate, well kept, and complete.  It is amazing how you thought of every possible detail.  Your house is well equipped and contains every possible accommodation you might ever need.  Your home and complete furnishings made it possible for us to rest, relax, and enjoy our vacation. . . . . Your thoughtfulness is sincerely appreciated."  

Well, thank you, Melissa, we had a great time--
the house, like the other, was really so fine.

The kitchen was stocked with all that we need.
As you know we are chefs, although easy to please.

Our friends had not been here, up north by the lake.
For their visit east, what a wonderful break.

The kids have been happy, not even a care,
and sleeping so well, in the clean mountain air.

The pups were so happy when they saw their treats.
As usual, you have everything . . . beds, towels, and sheets.

You were so helpful when we first arrived,
assembling the crib, we'd tried and we'd tried.

The weather's been fine--just a drizzle today,
but hoping it passes, so we can go play.

The woods are so peaceful, the quiet and green.
Hiking the trails has been so serene.

So, thanks for it all.  We bid you good cheer.
We're already planning our next visit here!  --September 

Melissa Loving Vito, Owner
P.O. Box 195
Diamond Point, NY  12824

Phone:  (518) 668-5545

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