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NEW home ~ 1 mile from downtown Old Forge w/ lake access thru HOA

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Private, close to attractions/ammenities

Come enjoy the perfect blend of privacy and convenience in our sparkling 1500 sf log home. You'll be nestled on 3 secluded acres, but with all the conveniences and fun of downtown Old Forge close by. Truly the ideal place to rest, reconnect, and play.


- 3 bedrooms: 1 large master with king bed and full bathroom; and 2 good-sized bedrooms (1 queen bed, the other with full bed and bunk bed) sharing a bathroom.

- Inviting living room with spacious entertaining area.

- Kitchen opens to living area. Huge island for food service.

- Laundry on main floor.

- Upstairs only.

- Wood stove does not function properly so we have it locked (ventilation)

NOTE: Well-behaved pets welcome. We do charge an additional $75 cleaning fee to ensure that our home will be as fur and odor-free for the next guest as it was for you! :)

MANY WAYS TO PLAY, including:

- Snowmobile trails (within sight)

- Shopping in Old Forge (less than 1 mile)

- First-run movies at The Strand Theatre (less than 1 mile) (URL:

- Enchanted Forest/Water Safari (less than 1 mile) (URL:

- Beach access (2 miles)

- Lake cruises (less than 1 mile) (URL:

- Adirondacks Scenic Railroad (3 miles) (URL:

- McCauley Mountain (4 miles) - 21 ski trails, 653' vertical drop, scenic chair lift (URL:


Here's a comprehensive listing of area groceries, pubs, diners, cafes, and fine-dining establishments (URL:


Check out what's happening during your visit. (URL:


For a full listing of area attractions, businesses and services, visit the Old Forge Business Directory (URL:

More Details

Jody Nielsen
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Jody Nielsen

Brian and I have two beautiful daughters and three beloved Labrador Retrievers. We love outdoor living and built this home as an escape from everyday stresses and responsibilities. We hope it brings you as much peace and happiness as it does us. Welcome!

Jody Nielsen purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Jody Nielsen chose Old Forge

We are looking forward to retiring in the Adirondacks in 15-20 years. This property has plenty of land and is perfectly situated between beach access and snowmobile trail access. We have never lived so close to groceries or numerous dining establishments.

What makes this cabin unique

Lake Access with property membership to an association that includes a private beach and boat launch. ~2 mile drive from Property.

Snowmobile/hiking trail within site of property.

Walking Distance to Downtown Old Forge, including Enchanted Forest.


Old Forge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 off master bedroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 bathrooms. One with full tub. One with stand up shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk set up (full bottom, twin top, full futon)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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NEW home ~ 1 mile from downtown Old Forge w/ lake access thru HOA
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews

Great cabin. It was close to activities. Nice outdoor space.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time! Coffee on the front porch was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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had a great time

  • 5 of 5

Property was in great condition - owner has spent a lot of time thinking of details like kitchen and room layouts as well as space for multiple cars and other vehicles. As mentioned the property is close to Old Forge and convenient for getting groceries and visiting water park.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome is an understatement

  • 5 of 5

We had the Cadillac of camps at the Thayer Camp. It really exceeded our expectations. When we pulled up the road and first saw the outside, both my wife and I said “ WOW”. When we went inside, it was a double “ WOW”. Spotless, spacious yet so comfortable, completely ready for us to enjoy a carefree week. Our Daughter, Grandson and my Inlaws came a few days later and couldn’t believe how nice everything was. We had great grilled meals and really enjoyed our nightly fires. The location was very convenient to get to town and there were great hiking trails all around the property. We are already booked for our Summer vacation 2019. Thank you Jody and Brian for opening your magnificent mountain home and Nicole for your dedicated upkeep. 👍?🏻?👍?🏻?👍?🏻?👍?🏻?👍?🏻?

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Freeville, NY

Cannot wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a fantastic week away at this beautiful camp. Wonderful, clean accommodations that are close to town, but nestled in the woods so you still get all of the peace and quiet you need to recharge. All four of us were sad to leave, but are looking forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tonya, we are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. I completely understand and have experienced myself the recharging effect. Look forward to your return. Jody and Brian
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Adams Center, NY

Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last year for the Blackfly Challenge and it was the perfect location. We decided to return. We are so glad we did. It was just as nice as the first time we stayed. We enjoyed our evenings grilling, playing board games and the occasional Netflix movie. The house is set up perfectly for 2 families. We had 4 adults and 2 children. I believe you cant get better than this! Thank you Jody!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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S. Carolina USA

Perfect setting and location

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this place justice. Wonderful house and a perfect location. We will be staying at this house at some point!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are thrilled you had a nice time. Wishing you all the best. Looking forward to your return visit. Jody and Brian
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
many establishments located downtown Old Forge
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
McCauly Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Property has lake access rights with small beach

Located within site of trail 4. Winter Snowmobiling. Summer walking/biking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $100

Change over Saturday or Sunday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.