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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 few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 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 4.8 based on 20 reviews
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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Walworth, NY

The perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the place. We have been coming up to the area for over 30-years and this is by far the best place we have stayed. The pictures don't do it justice. It not only is in a very convenient location, but is on a beautiful lot with great deck to enjoy the view. The house has all the amenities you could need and then some. The kitchen was fully stocked with anything you might need. The open floor plan made the place feel so comfortable and welcoming. Bedrooms are very roomie and clean, they even include all the linens.I can't say enough good about the house, and will be back for many years to come. Don't hesitate to book the place, you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return. Jody and Brian
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for letting us stay at your beautiful home! This was by far the best place we have ever stayed at in Old Forge! We all had a great time the kids played and had enough room to run and be kids and play with my son's dune buggy that we brought! The owners are great and easy to work with as my niece locked us out we got a hold of the owners and they laughed about it and helped us out of a jam! The pictures to this place don't do any justice it is amazing. A week just was not long enough to spend here. Everything that we needed we had! I would definitely like to plan another trip to stay here in 2019. Great owners and great place! If something was out of place or not right when we left please let us know so we can make sure it will be when we stay again! We loved sitting on the porch and juat enjoying the fresh air! Thank you again for letting us use your beautiful home! Thank you again for helping us out of a jam when my niece locked the door! We all had a great time and loved staying here!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a pleasurable stay. We can't wait for your return visit. Cheers - Jody & Brian
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A secret treasure in Old Forge

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an amazing week at this home!! It is beautiful and easily the best house we have ever rented. It's close to several attractions (i.e. Enchanted Water Safari, The Strand, Nutty Putty's, etc.) as well as locations to hike, kayak, canoe or fish. And near several stores, restaurants, ice cream parlors and a local beach. But after visiting those locations you return to the quietness of the mountains in this house on the outskirts. The owners are amazing and respond quickly if you need anything or have questions about Old Forge. The house is immaculate and fully stocked!! It truly felt like our home while we were there! The wi-fi and Netflix was an additional bonus. If you're going to visit Old Forge, this is the place to stay. We are hoping to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Stacey. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Your review was sweet and very much appreciated. Please come back soon!!!! Jody
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Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cabin exceeded our expectations. The rooms were immaculate, there were plenty of kitchen tools, the fire pit had new seating, and the common areas were welcoming and comfortable. We came for a week with another couple and three young children. We were delighted by the privacy and that there was enough space for the kids to wander and play. It was an easy trip to the main part of town. Jody was incredibly helpful to us as we made plans. I can't recommend this spot highly enough, although I hate to share a spot that we hope to make part of our vacation tradition!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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More road noise than expected

  • 3 of 5

Pro: close to Old Forge; nice campfire area and plenty of firewood; wonderful appliances in a very adequate kitchen.

Cons: dim lighting in bedrooms and living room; road noise; private beach not easily accessible. Fridge not completely empty -mostly condiments a door full (This might be a pro for some; first time we ever encountered this in all our rentals)

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We take everything seriously. It is important to us to have our guests completely satisfied. The light switches that were installed have this weird dimmer switch right next to the on off light switch. I'm wondering that was pushed down. I need to make a book of these odd things. I can't think of anything else that could explain it. I also need to come up with a better way to describe the beach setting so folks aren't disappointed. We contacted our current renters about the food in fridge. I was super worried. She wasn't bothered by it. It may have grown as the summer rental season progressed. We will talk to our cleaning person. I wish there was something I could do about the noise. We wanted a location close to town. We planted trees but they are still small. Again, many thanks for staying with us and providing feedback.
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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
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $75

Change over Saturday or Sunday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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