Vacation Rentals of the Southern Adirondacks



Telephone: 646-226-3560

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Wells, New York, United States 12190


Accommodates: 4

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2.5


1800's renovated Farmhouse with stunning views overlooking Lake Algonquin and Dunham Mountain.

We do as much of the CDC recommended cleaning as possible. We have to limit our occupancy this year to four persons, sorry. This is PET FREE, no smoking, no entertaining home. Only the guests on the lease can be on the property. If this works for you, please read on:

Wells is a great area to find some peace and quiet, and this is the perfect home for those who are particular. Very clean and well maintained with lots of extras (3 bathrooms, binoculars, snowshoes, kayaks, tablecloths, that kind of thing). Rugged Adirondack enjoyment found outside, modern comforts found inside. Favorite activities include the easy 3.5 mile walk around the lake, kayaking on peaceful and picturesque Lake Algonquin, skiing, snowshoeing and hiking to local waterfalls and peaks with great views. Walks to the local ice cream shop are on the top of the list too.

The kitchen is part of an open floor plan, and is our favorite room! Beautiful lake views, fireplace and dining table, so the cook can converse with everyone. Double farmhouse sink, 5 burner gas stove, dishwasher, expansive wood counter space with breakfast bar. Very nice pots, pans, dishes, glassware, spices and other amenities provided. There is a separate living area with sofa and 40" flat screen for watching Netflix movies. We have no cable TV here, we come here to get away from the news!

Upstairs master bedroom has cathedral ceilings, queen bed, private bath with soaking tub and great lake views. Two guest bedrooms have one double bed each and use of 1/2 bath in upstairs hallway, another full bath is downstairs.

We go out of our way to supply amenities that will make our guests stay a little easier, such as very nice towels and linens, binoculars, table cloths, iron and board, kayaks, paddle board, snowshoes, bikes, paper towels, tin foil, plastic wrap, napkins, sugar, spices, condiments - lots of little things you would find at home but may not think to bring while traveling. We also share detailed directions on how to get to some amazing local spots, fun waterfalls and places that you might not find otherwise - some took us years to find!

The yard out front is where we spend our time, soaking in the sun and the view and BBQ'ing up dinner. There is a local road between our house and the lake, but we are above it and it is somewhat obscured. We have Adirondack chairs for lounging and enjoying the view, a fire pit and large Weber gas grill.

During the warmer seasons our favorite activities include a daily walk around the lake, hikes to nearby waterfalls, swimming, paddle boarding and kayaking out front (you drag the kayaks across the road, launch them there). Public fishing dock is out front. Swimming is easy access, but It is a bit rocky, bring water shoes, or public sand beach is one mile away. 2 kayaks, one stand up paddle board provided. Free tennis courts within walking distance.

FALL FOLIAGE is AMAZING from the farmhouse! We have unobstructed views of the color filled mountains, doubled by the reflection of these mountains on the lake, really is a sight to see!

Winter is magical here! Cozy and warm inside, great sporting opportunities right out your front door. Snowshoe or cross country ski across the lake or on one of the many trails through the snow covered woods. Lapland Lake is a world class cross country resort with reindeer and authentic Finnish food. Downhill ski at family friendly Oak Mt. just a 15 minute drive, or much larger Gore which is 35 minutes away. Ice fishing, snowmobiling, and of course winter hiking to our local waterfalls are other favorite activities.

4 sets of snowshoes provided.

Speculator (next town over) rents snowmobiles, you can sled from here to Canada on wide expanse of groomed trails, this is amazing snowmobile country. Guided tours available for those trying it for the first time. Give it a shot! Experiencing the Adirondack woods in winter, gliding over lakes, stopping in at different Pubs for a pint and a stew can be great fun. Highly recommended.

This is one of the oldest homes in town. Was a working farm for 100+ years. Fully renovated 2010. Sits on elevated 3/4 acre overlooking Lake Algonquin. Truly gorgeous view.

Porch - there is a large porch on the backside of house. Can read out there or store your skiis and toys. There is a sitting area to remove and store shoes so if you would like to be shoe free in house, as we are, it is convenient.

Disclosure: there is a security camera on the driveway to monitor arrivals, deliveries and snowfall.

What's to LOVE about this house and area? Everything mentioned above.

What might you NOT love? Taking home your RECYCLES - because the town does not pick them up. So the rule here is similar to camping, if you bring it in, you must agree to take it out. Leaving a small amount of recycles (less than one bag full) is fine, but they must be cleaned, dry, separated (see? a hassle, I know) and will be taken to the transfer station and separated by hand by our fabulous housekeeper.

No smoking, no pets (no exceptions, sorry!) and no candles please, this is an allergy sensitive home. We like to offer lower rates if you are just 2 persons, so rates listed are for two. There are additional fees for 3rd and 4th guest, including children.

Watercraft is available for use May-Oct.


24-hour Check-in



Autumn Foliage

Away From It All

Basketball Court


Bird Watching



Car Required

Carbon Monoxide Detector


Clothes Dryer

Coffee Maker

Cooking Basics


Dishes & Utensils


DVD Player



Fire Extinguisher



Fly Fishing


Freshwater Fishing



Hair Dryer




Horseback Riding



Iron & Board

Kayak / Canoe


Lake Access

Lake View


Laptop Friendly

Lawn / Garden

Linens Provided

Living Room

Massage Therapist


Minimum Age Limit For Renters

Mountain Climbing

Mountain View


No Smoking

Outdoor Grill


Pack 'n Play Travel Crib

Pantry Items

Parking Included


Pier Fishing






Scenic Drives


Sight Seeing

Ski & Snowboard



Smoke Detector







Towels Provided


Video Library



Washing Machine

Water View



Whitewater Rafting

Wireless Internet

Snowshoes - 4 sets

Rates and Availability

Weeknight Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Min Stay Max Stay
Summer 2020Jun 22 2020 - Sep 03 2020 $300 / night $350 / night $2200 / week N/A 4 nights 14 nights
Labor Day Weekend 2020Sep 04 2020 - Sep 07 2020 $300 / night $350 / night $2100 / week N/A 4 nights 14 nights
September 2020Sep 08 2020 - Sep 24 2020 $275 / night $325 / night $1900 / week N/A 4 nights 14 nights
Fall Foliage 2020Sep 25 2020 - Oct 08 2020 $300 / night $350 / night $2100 / week N/A 3 nights 14 nights
Columbus Day 2020Oct 09 2020 - Oct 11 2020 $350 / night $350 / night $2100 / week N/A 3 nights 14 nights
Oct 2020Oct 12 2020 - Nov 01 2020 $225 / night $275 / night $1600 / week N/A 3 nights 14 nights
Nov 2020Nov 02 2020 - Nov 24 2020 $200 / night $260 / night $1400 / week N/A 3 nights 14 nights
Thanksgiving 2020Nov 25 2020 - Nov 28 2020 $275 / night $275 / night $1600 / week N/A 4 nights 14 nights
Early Winter 2020Nov 29 2020 - Dec 20 2020 $185 / night $250 / night $1300 / week $4000 / month 3 nights 28 nights
Christmas Week 2020Dec 21 2020 - Dec 27 2020 $250 / night $300 / night $1800 / week N/A 7 nights N/A
New Year Week 2020Dec 28 2020 - Jan 03 2021 $275 / night $300 / night $2000 / week N/A 7 nights 14 nights
Winter 2021Jan 04 2021 - Feb 11 2021 $200 / night $250 / night $1400 / week $5000 / month 3 nights 28 nights
Presidents WeekFeb 12 2021 - Feb 18 2021 $275 / night $325 / night $2000 / week $5500 / month 3 nights 28 nights
WinterFeb 19 2021 - Mar 18 2021 $200 / night $260 / night $1400 / week $5000 / month 3 nights 28 nights
Early SpringMar 19 2021 - Apr 15 2021 $175 / night $240 / night $1200 / week $4000 / month 3 nights 28 nights
SpringApr 16 2021 - May 27 2021 $200 / night $260 / night $1300 / week $4400 / month 3 nights 28 nights
Memorial Weekend 2021May 28 2021 - May 30 2021 $275 / night $275 / night $1600 / week $5400 / month 4 nights 28 nights
Early Summer 2021May 31 2021 - Jun 17 2021 $250 / night $300 / night $1800 / week $6400 / month 3 nights 28 nights
Summer 2021Jun 18 2021 - Sep 02 2021 $300 / night $350 / night $2200 / week N/A 7 nights 14 nights
LD 2021Sep 03 2021 - Sep 06 2021 $350 / night $350 / night $2200 / week N/A 4 nights 14 nights

based on 51 traveler reviews