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Adirondack, New York, United States  (# 35259)
 Cat's Meow- dock, water access, swimming, cut
  VacationsFRBO Adirondack Vacation Rentals Property ID 35259 Cat`s Meow  

Major City: Saratoga
Distance: >30-50 mi
Community: Caroga Lake


Type:   House
Area: Close to Water

Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Baths: 1.5
Size: 1100 Sq Ft

Internet: Yes
Pets OK: No
Pool: Yes
Spa: No

Calendar: No
Exchange: No
For Sale: No
Credit Cards: No

 
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Cats Meow is a year-round two bedroom cottage
   
 
 

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Name: AIMEE HART

Phone: Phone 518-835-3500

Languages: English

VacationsFRBO Listing Since: 2008-11-13

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     Description 


“Cat’s Meow” is a cozy four-season cottage tucked on sunny, level,
private land surrounded by pines, woodland and a rose-covered white
picket fence. “Cat’s Meow” is an ideal vacation home in any season.
It’s romantic as a couple’s getaway, comfortable to return to after
a day of activities, safe and engaging for children, who love the
collection of “cats” and the entertaining property, with its
playing lawn, enchanted forest and path through the woods to shallow-
water access with a dock and rowboat on West Caroga Lake.

Lovingly restored from the ground up, “Cat’s Meow” is charmingly
decorated with vintage prints & cottage furniture, linen white
beadboard walls, ceiling fans in every room and custom lighting on
dimmer switches.

The warm, sunny great room has gorgeous oak floors and beamed
ceilings, a full sleeper sofa, comfortable chairs, and ten windows
spilling sunlight throughout the room. The gas fireplace provides
glowing ambience and warmth on cold winter days or takes the chill
out of the air on cooler summer nights. Cable TV, DVD and VCR player
with classic movies, WI-FI high-speed internet access, a game table
with a selection of board games and stereo with an eclectic
collection of CD’s are included.

The great room joins the spacious, open eat-in kitchen area equipped
with an electric stove, refrigerator with ice maker, coffee maker,
microwave and all small appliances and utensils; track lighting on
dimmers; a ceiling fan and an antique, hand-painted china cupboard
filled with attractive china and glassware. A perfect place for
entertaining, the large dining table seats up to 8 comfortably and
looks out through sliding glass doors onto the deck with lighted
outdoor table with an umbrella and chairs and equipped with a
stainless steel gas grill and patio heater. Both the dining room and
the deck have beautiful views of the woods.

Tucked beneath the stairs is a half bath decorated with vintage
postcards of Caroga Lake .

An antique carved porch post stands at the foot of the open
staircase leading up to the two bedrooms - the master with a queen
size antique iron bed, the other with two double antique beds. Each
bedroom has down comforters, pillows, fleece blankets, remote
control ceiling fans, reading lights, antique dressers, soft carpet
and ample closet space. You provide linens (sheets, pillowcases,
towels).

The upstairs bathroom is spacious and bright with a shower/tub,
pedestal sink, tile floors, antique shelving and an overhead heater
fan. Amenities include a hair dryer and ironing board.

Behind a long white picket fence covered in roses along the quiet
South Shore Road of West Caroga Lake, a large level lawn is ideal
for play and games. In the private backyard, enclosed by woods, a
safely enclosed fire pit is surrounded by a circle of Adirondack
chairs for evening campfires and stargazing.

From the first fragrant blossoms of lilac and our native “pinxter”
azalea in May and June, the summer garden is always in bloom. Flower
boxes brighten the front windows of the cottage with its inviting
turquoise door.

There’s a picnic table in the shade of the enchanted woods, where
children of all ages will enjoy discovering evidence of the fairy
folk who live there. It’s not just the “little people” that make the
woods enchanting - leafy and cool in summer, the foliage is
brilliant in autumn, the winter branches coated with sparkling snow.

A short stroll down a path through the woods will lead you to a
shared dock on West Caroga Lake providing a rowboat and swimming
area on a gently sloping, sandy-bottomed waterfront. (Kayaks and a
canoe are available for an additional fee.) It’s an ideal spot for
young children. Adirondack chairs are provided for watchful parents.
Boating traffic through the channel to East Caroga Lake is
entertaining to watch, safely at a distance from this shallow, clear
waterfront. There are panoramic views of beautiful West Caroga Lake
and the vintage Ferris wheel and carousel at Sherman’s, the former
1920’s amusement park, located just a few minutes walk away.

“Cat’s Meow” is minutes from downhill skiing at Royal Mountain,
renowned Lapland Lake cross-country ski resort, state hunting land,
trout fishing streams, hiking & snowshoeing trails, and a major
snowmobile corridor with access to hundreds of miles of trails.
Fishing is a year-round activity, with ice-fishing shacks dotting
the lake in winter. Kayaking, canoeing, biking and rock climbing
are popular 3 season activities. Wildflowers lure spring visitors;
fall foliage is splendid.

Convenient to this location and all within walking distance, are
stores, laundromat, restaurants, bars, post office, gas station,
museum and chapels. The scenic and historic region abounds in
cultural activities and tourist attractions, with easy daytrips to
Cooperstown, Saratoga Springs, and Lake George as well as the 6
million acre Adirondack Park.

“Cat’s Meow” is a short walk from “Firefly,” Listing #5329, and
shares the same neighborhood waterfront and dock. For families
vacationing together, renting these two cottages would provide
generous and varied outdoor space as well as 6 bedrooms
accommodating up to 14.

“Cat’s Meow” is located 15 minutes from Gloversville, an hour from
Saratoga Springs and Albany, four hours from New York, Boston,
Buffalo and Montreal.

Conjuring childhood memories of summer camp with wildflowers and
ice cream, firelight and fireflies, s’mores and ghost
stories, “Cat’s Meow” is a gentle place you will hold close to your
heart, where time stands still.

"Cat’s Meow” accommodates a maximum of 6 guests at all times; there
is parking for a maximum of 3 cars. Sorry, no pets and no
smoking. “Cat’s Meow” has a NO SHOES policy: bring slippers or flip-
flops for indoor use.

Visit our website for an extensive photo album, guest book and
regional tourism information. Email owner for link.



 

     Amenities 


Water access, scenic view, dock, fireplace, outdoor grill, equipped
kitchen, deck, telephone, television, VCR, standard cable, DVD,
stereo, CD player, canoe (additional fee), rowboat, kayak
(additional fee), WI-FI internet.



 

     Attractions 


Family Excursions
Fun family excursions include Adirondack Animal Land, Eagle Mills
cider mill with gemstone mining & “Dino Dig,” mining for
Herkimer “Diamonds,” Great Escape and Magic Forest theme parks in
Lake George, Howe Caverns and Secret Caverns, drive-in movies,
bowling, roller skating & go-karts, miniature golf, and a trip to
the Stinky Art Company in Northville.

Spa Treatments
Enjoy a spa day at the mineral springs in Saratoga. We recommend
great massage therapists in Amsterdam.

Historical Sites & Museums

The region abounds in museums and historical sites. Caroga Lake has
its own history museum. Gloversville is home to the Fulton County
Museum. Johnstown is the home of Sir William Johnson, head of Indian
Affairs during the French and Indian War, and the first-wave
feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Amsterdam has the Walter Elwood
Museum of the Mohawk Valley. The National Shrine of the North
American Martyrs in Auriesville and the Kateri Tekakwitha birthplace
in Fonda are historic and religious pilgrimage sites. Native
American museums include the Noteworthy Indian Museum in Amsterdam
and the Iroquois Indian Museum near Howe Caverns. The Erie Canal is
just south of us along the Mohawk River. Covered bridges in the
Adirondacks include three in our area.

The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake is widely acknowledged
as best of class; it has recently been joined by the new Wild Center
Adirondack natural history museum in Tupper Lake. Saratoga has a
children’s museum. Cooperstown has the fascinating Farmers’ Museum &
not-to-be-missed Baseball Hall of Fame; the Northeast Classic Car
Museum is nearby in Norwich. Schenectady offers a walking tour of
the Stockade, one of the oldest and best preserved neighborhoods in
the United States, dating from 16th century Dutch colonial
settlement. America’s first Shaker settlement is in Albany. The
Schenectady Museum & Planetarium specializes in science &
technology.

Music & Theater

Sherman’s, a 1920’s vintage former amusement park with a charming
carousel and Ferris wheel, hosts live music most summer weekends.
Harry’s Place, a 3 minute walk from “Sunset” on Pleasant Lake,
offers acoustic music (as well as delicious food and drink) on
weekends year-round. Summer band-shell concerts are held in
Johnstown and Sharon Springs. Saratoga Springs’ Performing Arts
Center (SPAC) hosts the New York City Ballet in July, the
Philadelphia Orchestra in August, headliner concerts and a jazz
festival. Cafe Lena in Saratoga Springs is a famous acoustical music
venue. Saratoga and Cooperstown host renowned summer opera seasons.
The Pepsi Arena in Albany has headliner concerts.

Johnstown and Gloversville have community theaters. There’s a comedy
club in Gloversville. In Schenectady, Proctor’s Theater’s year-round
programming includes national touring companies of Broadway hits. In
Albany, the Egg hosts a variety of performing arts events.

Antiques & Art

Antiquing is popular, with several shops in the area and antiques
malls in nearby Dolgeville and Little Falls. Gloversville has
Saturday night auctions. Eagle Mills hosts a crafts fair in
September. Many communities, including Caroga Lake, hold annual town-
wide garage sales.

The state capital at Albany is home to the New York State Museum
(natural & cultural history exhibits) as well as great art
collections by the Hudson River School of landscapes and the New
York School of modern art. Regional fine art collections worth
visiting include American folk art, Hudson River School and Native
American collections at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown,
American and European Masters at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls
and the Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum in Utica, and 21 Winslow
Homer paintings at the Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery.



 

     Rates 



July and August: $1,600 per week, from 6 p.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. the following Saturday September-June: $1,200 per week or $250 per night with 2 night minimum. Check “Last Minute Specials” or inquire for “last minute getaway” rates. May be available for a special discounted monthly rate; please inquire. Kayak & Canoe Rentals: $25/each per day, $100/each per week. $250/per week for 2 kayaks & 1 canoe



 

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