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Charming and Private Cabin Situated on Charley Lake in the Adirondacks

Wells, New York (United States)

Charming and Private Cabin Situated on Charley Lake in the Adirondacks

Family rental for Adirondack vacation on the lake: Wells, New York

1 unit
6 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
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Hosted by Maura
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  • Kid-friendly
  • Private Barbecue
Get away from civilization and back to nature in this immaculate European style cabin on the very pretty and remote Charley Lake in the Adirondacks. The cabin has soaring ceilings and panoramic windows so guests can enjoy the beauty of the lake and the surrounding mountains from the inside as well as on hikes and adventures.

There is a new lakeside sauna that seats six, perfect after a dip in the lake or roll in the snow, with beautiful views. The cabin sleeps up to six people, including children. There are three bedrooms, four beds, and one bathroom with a shower only.

Upstairs guests will find an open loft bedroom with a queen-size bed. The other two bedrooms are located downstairs and each comes with a double bed. One of these bedrooms has a single loft bunk, for a total of four beds in the entire cabin.

This Adirondack lake cabin comes equipped with a Weber charcoal grill and a full kitchen. The kitchen has a Viking gas stove, a convection oven, a dishwasher, dishware, and very high-quality pots and pans. High-speed internet and landline are also provided. Unfortunately, there is no cell service at the property.

Glampers will have a flat-screen TV for watching Netflix movies, but will not have cable. The dining room provides seating for six with a lake view as well as an outdoor picnic table for the warmer seasons while the front lawn comes with patio furniture. Furthermore, guests can gather around a lovely fire pit outside.

This cabin has amazing views, is quiet, charming, and eco-friendly and is kept in immaculate condition so even the most discerning are very pleased. The cabin is well stocked with everything to make guests' stays easy and breezy.

Filtered drinking water is provided for guests' comfort. The eco-friendly waterfront septic is too sensitive to allow for use of a washer or a dryer. However, guests are provided with nice quality linens for the beds, bath mats, and hand and kitchen towels. There is a laundromat down the road. Guests are asked to bring their own towels.


  • 1 Queen-size bed
  • 2 Double bed
  • 1 Bunk bed
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Hot water
  • Cell service
  • Telephone
  • Toilet
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Sink
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Oven
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Private Kitchen
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Dining room
  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Linens and pillows
  • Stove
  • Dining table
  • Netflix/HBO
  • Television
  • Cooking basics
  • Tea kettle
  • Fan
  • Desk
  • Fire pit
  • Games
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Sauna/Steam room
  • Private Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
The lake is spring-fed so it's clean, refreshing, and perfect for a swim, kayak, paddleboard, or snowshoe. The lake tends to warm up quicker (and stay warmer longer) than most, so spring and fall swims are common here. There is easy lake access from the gradually sloping beach. Guests can relax on the deck with a morning coffee or sit lakeside in the Adirondack chairs. Visitors are encouraged to fish off the dock, BBQ up dinner, and then stargaze and share stories by the fire pit.

There are plenty of great hikes, skiing, snowmobiling, waterfalls, and lake drives in the area.

While guests can't necessarily see anyone while at the rental, sound travels easily across the water, so visitors must agree to keep sound to a minimum here. This lake has a quiet ordinance after 9 pm - meaning no outdoor music, yelling, or other disturbances. Guests must consider this before renting the retreat. This is an amazing spot for a quiet getaway, but not for late-night partying. In the winter it's not so much an issue as guests will be the only ones on the lake.

The hosts supply one canoe, one kayak, one stand up paddleboard, and lake floats, as well as snowshoes for winter treks, and a list of fun year-round hikes, including a few local waterfalls which are beautiful. The hosts will also provide any recommendations for places to go, activities to do, and anything else glampers may need.

Linens are supplied, but guests are asked to bring their own bath and beach towels.

Guest Services

The hosts supply a list of fun winter hikes, including a few local waterfalls which are beautiful in the winter. There is an on-site boat for glampers to use.

The hosts will also provide any recommendations for places to go, activities to do, and anything else glampers may need.

Location + Surroundings

  • National Park
  • River, stream or creek
The Southern Adirondacks possess picturesque lakes, mountains, and waterfalls. With hardly any tourists, glampers will find themselves soothed by the calming surroundings as this location provides the peaceful escape that they are looking for. This rental has unobstructed views of color filled mountains, doubled by the reflection of these mountains on the lake, which really is a sight to see.

The property is around an hour and a half to two hours away from Albany and a four-hour drive from New York City. Family-friendly Oak Mt Ski Resort is just 15 minutes away and Gore is a 40-minute drive. Lapland Lake is one of the best cross country ski resorts in the east and is only a 30-minute drive away.


  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Water sports
  • Winter sports
  • Tennis
  • Climbing
  • Boating/Sailing
  • ATV/Quads/4x4
  • Horseback riding additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Wildlife watching

This is a great spot for outdoor activities all year-round. Hikers, swimmers, kayakers, skiers, snowmobilers, cross-country skiing, and snowshoe enthusiasts will love it here.

During the spring, summer and fall, glampers can swim, kayak, canoe, paddleboard, hike, stargaze or simply relax. It is simple, peaceful and quiet at this cabin. For lake activities, guests are supplied with a paddleboard, one kayak, one canoe, and lake floats. The lake and dock are just 15 feet away from the house, which is great for kids and for swimming.

This cabin comes with four sets of snowshoes for local exploring during the winter. This lake is known for its exceptional ice fishing. The fabulous, fun and family-friendly local Oak Ski Mountain is just 15 minutes away. This unique small-town ski mountain with big ideas has sledding, and other winter activities for the kids, great food, a fun bar, and live music too. Guests can also find world-class cross country skiing nearby.

Glampers can enjoy hiking, skiing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, snowshoeing, antiquing, reading, wiring, painting, sleeping, and dining here.

For more action, guests do not have to venture far into the surrounding towns, where they will find wonderful local restaurants, a tennis court, a basketball court, beaches, and stunning waterfalls.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Sixty: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 60 days before check-in.

Additional Information

Guests should note that there will be a $500 hold on their credit card upon booking confirmation as a security deposit.

This property has a strict no pets, no smoking, and no parties policy.

Guests must be 25 years of age or older if not accompanied by a parent. Only guests listed on the lease are allowed to be on the property. There is a six-person maximum property. The lake has a quiet ordinance after 9 pm - so it is not the place for late-night outdoor partying although it is a great place for peace and quiet.

Rates vary depending on the time of year, length of stay, and day of the week. Rates are based on double occupancy, and there is a $10 fee per additional guest, per night, including children. A maximum of six guests are allowed at this location at any time. There is a three-night minimum stay at this vacation rental.

Smoking, pets, and parties are prohibited.

Watercrafts are available for use from April 15 to October 30.

The housekeeper works Monday and/or Friday, so arrival and departure dates must be on a Monday or Friday. Occasional exceptions can be made during November through April, so glampers should please inquire if these do not work for them.

Guests who choose to stay here must agree to adhere to the noise ordinance on this lake - we cannot have outdoor music, there is to be no yelling or other loud noise after 9 pm, this includes the bonfire and especially when out on boats.

Guests must also agree to follow the town's strict recycling rules; recyclable materials must be kept clean and separate from garbage. The general rule here is similar to camping. If guests bring it in, they are expected to take it out. Leaving small amounts (less than one bag full) is fine and will be hauled to the dump by the fabulous housekeeper.

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