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Go Rustic! The Annex at Catamount Loj

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4 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night 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 or perching on a large fallen tree 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) has for 2016 just completed the CHESTER CHALLENGE, six new 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. 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 poor (we do have a land line). WI FI access is practically nil but there are plenty of books to read (including a fine collection of Adirondack-themed volumes), boxed board games to play and an assortment of VHS video tapes 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 but late September into October bring 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'is October 1-2, 2016 in Warrensburg, NY (exit 23 on the Northway but the sale spreads north along route 9 as far as Chestertown, exit 25). More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Due to the Corona Virus, Warren County is not allowing short-term rentals. I will post when we can rent again. 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 families with several kids are fine. No guests beyond the number noted on booking or we can cancel the stay. To be allowed, pets must be housebroken & socialized.
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

We were looking for a quick and relaxing getaway before summer was over. I took a gamble on this cabin and we were pleasantly surprised! The property was 100% as advertised and we loved every minute. Aside from the cabin itself, the hostess with the...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Sarah S
BTumarkin, VR Owner at Go Rustic! The Annex at Catamount Loj, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2016

And you folks were a pleasure to have visit us.

Reviewed July 5, 2016

my husband & i were planning a quiet getaway and what we found by renting this rustic annex house was a glorious rush of pleasant surprises!! ..starting with the caves nearby which were quite impressive to explore, and the secluded nearby river which is part...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank kerryjoreardon
BTumarkin, VR Owner at Go Rustic! The Annex at Catamount Loj, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2016

Thank you, she replied modestly. The positive feelings were mutual. Barb

Reviewed September 7, 2015

My friends and I loved this place. The house is quaint, charming and roomy. Everything you might need was supplied . The owners are fabulous and we will definitley be staying there again

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank Jackie T
BTumarkin, VR Owner at Go Rustic! The Annex at Catamount Loj, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2015

Jackie, we loved having you and are so glad the three of you were able to get together at our place. You'd be a joy to have at The Annex any time you could come.

Reviewed August 18, 2015

The most disappointing part of this rental was the lack of Wifi, which was advertised but is actually not working. The only way to get Wifi is to go to the larger towns in the area, or ask the owner to use the wifi that...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank skipper750
BTumarkin, VR Owner at Go Rustic! The Annex at Catamount Loj, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2015

I'm sorry this guest (who, by the way caused $400.00 worth of damage and left trash & garbage all over the house)couldn't get service at The Annex. Prior visitors were able to be in touch with family in Italy, France, Canada and even Long Island...More

Reviewed May 27, 2015

It was a great memorial day week end with friends in the Adirondacks. We really enjoy the place and the areas, which is perfect when you want to enjoy a peaceful and charming place where you feel like home. Barbara and Clark are amazing host...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank mgrollem
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

Had a wonderful stay at the Annex. A trip back in time, with all the modern conveniences. Highly recommend staying here if visiting the area. Owners Barbara and Clarke made us feel welcomed from the moment we arrived. Great location with two "don't miss" attractions...More

Date of stay: July 2014
2  Thank Sc0ttMcC518
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Alarm Clock
Blender
Books
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Porch
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
VCR
Washer
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
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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