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Go Rustic! The Annex at Catamount Loj

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4 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 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 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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About the Owner
Barbara D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2014
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

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...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

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!

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank jordanricker
BTumarkin, VR Owner at Go Rustic! The Annex at Catamount Loj, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

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.

Reviewed 27 September 2018

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...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Venture427918
BTumarkin, VR Owner at Go Rustic! The Annex at Catamount Loj, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

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...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018

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...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Nomad337111
BTumarkin, VR Owner at Go Rustic! The Annex at Catamount Loj, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thanks Wendy. Hope to have you visit us again....and take advantage of Trout Brook and the rocks.

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Rochester, New York
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Date of stay: September 2017
BTumarkin, VR Owner at Go Rustic! The Annex at Catamount Loj, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

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...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank papaell
BTumarkin, VR Owner at Go Rustic! The Annex at Catamount Loj, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

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.

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

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....More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank stephen H
BTumarkin, VR Owner at Go Rustic! The Annex at Catamount Loj, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

It's our pleasure having such wonderful guests. Barb

Reviewed 3 October 2016

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...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank daruhn
BTumarkin, VR Owner at Go Rustic! The Annex at Catamount Loj, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

And a happy belated birthday to you Dharani. The four of you amazing young women were our pleasure to host. Barbara

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

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!

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank karenmann13
BTumarkin, VR Owner at Go Rustic! The Annex at Catamount Loj, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2016

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.

Reviewed 8 September 2016

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...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Trail658827
BTumarkin, VR Owner at Go Rustic! The Annex at Catamount Loj, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2016

And we're looking forward to having you again. Cheers, Barb

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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