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Go Rustic! The Annex at Catamount Loj

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4 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
5 nights minimum
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The Annex is a 2 story 1906 Adirondack 'Camp' in the woods located less than 2 1/2 miles off Exit 26 of U.S. I-87, the Adirondack Northway It is available for weekly rental from mid-May through mid-October. In the heart of the Adirondacks, built in 1906 and filled with original art and assorted antiques, The Annex is a perfect get-away spot for writers, artists, nature enthusiasts, bird and critter watchers (deer, turkeys,foxes pass by: chipmunks, racoons, a groundhog & red & gray squirrels live here) or just plain vacationing couch potatoes. The Annex is a short drive from public beaches on 3 lakes (Schroon, Brant, Loon), has well marked hiking trails nearby and is down the road from Natural Stone Bridge & Caves Park, a natural attraction. Just across the road are our 4 acres of...The Annex is a 2 story 1906 Adirondack 'Camp' in the woods located less than 2 1/2 miles off Exit 26 of U.S. I-87, the Adirondack Northway It is available for weekly rental from mid-May through mid-October. In the heart of the Adirondacks, built in 1906 and filled with original art and assorted antiques, The Annex is a perfect get-away spot for writers, artists, nature enthusiasts, bird and critter watchers (deer, turkeys,foxes pass by: chipmunks, racoons, a groundhog & red & gray squirrels live here) or just plain vacationing couch potatoes. The Annex is a short drive from public beaches on 3 lakes (Schroon, Brant, Loon), has well marked hiking trails nearby and is down the road from Natural Stone Bridge & Caves Park, a natural attraction. Just across the road are our 4 acres of private woods. A short meander through the woods brings you to the flat rocks edging Trout Brook, where sitting on the rocks you can have a picnic lunch and a chance to cool your feet in the bubbly, clear water. The Annex makes a perfect base for day trips, cultural, historical or natural to places like Schroon Lake village, the High Peaks, Lake Placid, the Adirondack Museum, Fort Ticonderoga, Saratoga and, of course, Lake George. Additionally the town of Chester (Pottersville is a hamlet in the town of Chester) features the CHESTER CHALLENGE, six hiking trails of varying difficulty from a stroll to a climb, taking between 45 minutes to 4 hours each and topped by beautiful views of the surrounding lakes and mountains. These are a particularly wonderful activity for September and October as the leaves begin to change. Downstairs, The Annex has an open floor plan with living room, dining area, modernized kitchen (stove/full size refrigerator with freezer/microwave/coffee maker/toaster/toaster oven plus cooking and eating utensils, dishes, mugs and glasses) and bathroom with stall shower. The house features dozens of books for you to read, including a collection of Adirondack-themed books. There are two porches:an 8' X 20' open porch with Adirondack chairs faces towards Catamount Loj and a wonderful large (10' x 28' approx.) screened porch with electrical outlets, Adirondack chairs, old-fashioned Adirondack benches plus two tables with chairs. This porch overlooks a small lawn and woods and is great for card playing, reading or enjoying a bug-free outdoors dining experience indoors. On the 2nd floor are four simple bedrooms, two have double beds, two have 'camp double' sized mattresses (approx. 6' narrower than a true double). Each has a bureau, chair and a window looking out on trees. Quilts , sheets and towels are provided. On site cell service is weak, but WiFi access is available. In addition to the books, boxed board games to play and an assortment of videos are available for you to watch. The Annex is a real turn-of-the-century (last century, that is) Adirondack guest house. It is for true Adirondack-lovers wanting to 'live rustic' in an icon of local history. Summer is great and late September into October brings color to the mountains and are a hiker or leaf-peeper's delight. (See 'Chester Challenge' above.) For shop-a-holics, the famous 'World's Greatest Garage Sale' usually takes place in early is October in Warrensburg (exit 23 on the Northway).More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
The Annex isn't ideal for toddlers as there are no balusters, only a banister. The bathroom is on the 1st floor, bedrooms on the 2nd so I worry that little kids can fall on the stairs. 4 adult guests are ideal but a family with several kids is fine. No guests beyond the number noted on booking or we may cancel the stay. To be allowed, pets must be housebroken and socialized. Advanced permission is required. We request all check-ins between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. unless previously arranged.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Barbara D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:29%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2014
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Reviews (16)
Safari783410
Safari783410
1 contribution
My wife and I really enjoyed our time at The Annex. A beautiful location with much to see and do in the area. We loved going to the river within walking distance of the Annex. Barbara and Clarke were excellent hosts, and we enjoyed seeing the model train displays! We also very much appreciated the personal touches that Barbara added to The Annex for our stay. Thanks so much, we loved our time there and would highly recommend it to others. -The Waltons
Visited July 2018
Written November 13, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jordanricker
jordanricker
Lugano, Switzerland3 contributions
We really enjoyed our stay. My mom and I came up for the Schroon Lake Marathon over the weekend and the house was in a perfect location for the race. The atmosphere was charming and the hosts were so welcoming! Thanks so much!
Visited September 2018
Written September 29, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BTumarkin
BTumarkin
Jordan it was such fun having Schroon Lake Marathon runners and friends stay at The Annex. You guys were great. (We were out there cheering you on!) We'd love to have you come again any time to run, bike, hike or just chill out.
Written September 30, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Venture427918
Venture427918
1 contribution
Lovely area, beautiful home! The Annex is furnished with antiques and is wonderfully private and quiet, yet close enough to Schroon Lake village and other attractions to be convenient. The hosts are warm and helpful. And there's a place with excellent ice cream just down the road! I'm already thinking about when I could return..........
Visited August 2018
Written September 27, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BTumarkin
BTumarkin
It was a pleasure to have you and to have given you the chance to relax and revive. We would enjoy having you and your daughter...and your friend and her boys...any time you'd like to come back. (The Ice Cream Stand opens right about the 4th of July. Yum!)
Written September 28, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nomad337111
Nomad337111
1 contribution
Wonderful screened-in porch for relaxing in the evenings. We didn't get to use it as often as we would have liked since several evenings got cooler than desired during our stay. I can imagine it being quite comfortable during particularly hot weeks since the place is surrounded by trees and stays relatively cool. Barbara was a wonderful hostess and worried over our accommodations and comfort. Plenty of towels, blankets, pillows in the bathroom and bedrooms.
Visited August 2018
Written September 11, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BTumarkin
BTumarkin
Thanks Wendy. Hope to have you visit us again....and take advantage of Trout Brook and the rocks.
Written September 12, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lynette S
Lynette S
Rochester, NY
Excellent hosts, very interesting people too. Lovely location. Screened porch was great. Lots of room. We had a great time.
Visited September 2017
Written September 20, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BTumarkin
BTumarkin
Thanks Lynette...and hope to see you again.
Written October 3, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

papaell
papaell
Los Angeles, CA22 contributions
Rustic but fully-equipped 2 storey house complete with kitchen. Beautiful setting, in wooded area of Adirondacks with lake swimming, hiking (easy to energetic!) and rural sightseeing; gracious hosts can guide you...or just curl up with a good book (plenty are provided!) and totally unwind (I did!)!
Visited July 2017
Written August 7, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BTumarkin
BTumarkin
And, lucky us, we've had friendly and charming visitors from as close as Albany and as far away (this season) as California and Ireland. The Chester Challenge (local hikes) have been particularly popular as have our collection of Adirondacks books. Thanks papaell.
Written August 8, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

stephen H
stephen H
Magherafelt, United Kingdom2 contributions
The Annex in the Adirondacks offers a fantastic rustic hideaway for those wanting to experience the true culture of this area. Nestling amongst the trees the Annex truly merges with nature and offers a relaxing environment for those wanting to get away from it all. Your hosts Barb and Clarke are two of the nicest and most interesting people you could meet, and share their knowledge of the area with obvious delight. If your lucky you might even get a chance to taste the home baked cakes. A visit to the local Adurondacks cafe in Pottersville is also a must, the shrimp starter is worth the visit on its own.
Visited July 2017
Written July 23, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BTumarkin
BTumarkin
It's our pleasure having such wonderful guests. Barb
Written August 5, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DHARANI A
DHARANI A
2 contributions
I came to this beautiful Cabin with a bunch of my girlfriends to celebrate my birthday and we totally loved every minute of our stay here. We had a very warm welcome by Barbara and Clarke. She showered us with Incredible hospitality and provided us with everything we need.. With Classy Antique touch to furnitures, cozy comfortable bedrooms and the lovely deep woods in the surrounding this will definitely be the perfect getaway you have been dreaming about !!
Visited September 2016 Travelled with friends
Written October 3, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BTumarkin
BTumarkin
And a happy belated birthday to you Dharani. The four of you amazing young women were our pleasure to host. Barbara
Written October 5, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

karenmann13
karenmann13
Central Square, NY1 contribution
We had a wonderful visit. We loved eating our meals on the screened in porch. The owls sang to us in the evening. It was a beautiful, relaxing place to stay. Thank you so much!
Visited September 2016
Written September 23, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BTumarkin
BTumarkin
And thank you. It was a pleasure having a family who shared in both the sounds of the soul and the sounds of the forest.
Written September 24, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trail658827
Trail658827
1 contribution
We were planning a quiet getaway and what we found by renting this rustic annex house was everything Barbara and Clark promised us on Trip Advisor. It was straight out of a fairly tale the cabin was amazing, the rooms were delightful, and the kitchen included everything I needed to make wonderful meals while we stayed. It was so impressive and we had the best four days that we had in a long time thanks to Barbara and Clark. We will be coming back again!!
Visited August 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written September 8, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BTumarkin
BTumarkin
And we're looking forward to having you again. Cheers, Barb
Written September 9, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
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Easy auto access from Adirondack Northway yet rural with woods and 4 forested private acres on beautiful Trout Brook across the road. Great area for biking and hiking. Bike to Schroon Lake boat launch 3 miles away and take a dip in Schroon River across from the launch or bike along Schroon Lake's east side to Country Store in town of Adirondack. There are numerous marked hiking trails in the area. A mile up the road, is Natural Stone bridge & Caves Park , a geological wonder worth visiting. We're about 7 miles from the Seagle Colony (summer opera) and 20 minutes from the North Creek terminus of the North Creek/Saratoga Railway. There are seasonal concert s and events in Chestertown at Dynamite Hill, the Theater in the Municipal Center and the Carol Theater, at Tannery Pond in North Cr...
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  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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