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Caroga Lake, New York, United States  (# 35321)
 LAKEFRONT COTTAGE WITH SUNSET VIEW
  VacationsFRBO Caroga Lake Vacation Rentals Property ID 35321 FORGET ME NOT  

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


Type:   House
Area: Waterfront

Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
Baths: 1
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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Name: AIMEE HART

Phone: Phone 518-835-3500

Languages: English

VacationsFRBO Listing Since: 2008-11-12

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     Description 


"Forget Me Not" is a three-season lakefront cottage with sunset
views on the historic East Shore Road of West Caroga Lake. Enjoy
casual lakeside living at its most relaxed, with front and back
decks, a spacious, level lawn crowned with dramatic pines, and your
own personal Adirondack chairs, picnic table, and stone firepit at a
sandy neighborhood association beach directly across the road. The
shallow, hard-bottomed waterfront is ideal for families with small
children.

Freshly remodeled for the season, "Forget Me Not" has added
modern amenities including all-new kitchen and bath, new carpeting,
fresh paint, ceiling fans, internet access, and easy-open screened
windows to its considerable charms. The cottage has been comfortably
decorated with new and vintage furnishings in watery tones and soft
floral patterns.

Up to six guests can be accommodated with "Forget Me Not's" three
cozy bedrooms and a sleeper-sofa in the living room. The bedrooms
have ceiling fans, Berber carpeting, charming vintage coverlets,
feather pillows, warm blankets, Battenburg lace curtains and reading
lamps. You provide linens (sheets, pillowcases, towels). Dressers
and wall hooks provide clothes storage.

The lake-view master bedroom has a queen bed and knotty-pine paneled
walls. A wall-mounted TV with standard cable is tucked in one
corner, making the bedroom a quiet spot for watching TV or videos
undisturbed by other activities in the open-plan living area. A
selection of videos is provided.

A second queen bedroom and one with a single twin bed have partial
lake views.

Lake-view windows span three sides of the enclosed front porch,
which has knotty-pine paneled walls, an aqua enameled wood floor and
an open pitched-roof ceiling. The porch is furnished with
comfortable mid-century vintage wire furniture cushioned in blue and
white florals.

A marine-blue door opens into the knotty-pine living room, whose
large windows share the porch's splendid views. Along another wall,
a fireplace is framed by additional windows for cross-ventilation of
cool western breezes off the lake. A ceiling fan circulates the lake
air or warm heat from the fire. On the mantel of the brick fireplace
hearth is a proud and amusing display of numerous silver trophy cups
won by the owner's beloved mother, a table-tennis champion.

The living room is furnished with a cushy sleeper-sofa and
upholstered chair custom-covered in a soft floral pattern. The
sturdy pine coffee table is a good spot for playing Scrabble or one
of the other classic board games provided for quiet entertainment. A
CD stereo and a selection of CD's is also provided.

Through an archway in the living room is the eat-in kitchen, with
knotty-pine walls and an aqua enameled wood floor. The newly fitted
kitchen has white lower cabinets with marine-blue Formica and
butcher-block counters and open display shelving above. The kitchen
is well-equipped with a full-size refrigerator, gas range, stainless
steel sink and all small appliances. A water cooler provides spring
water for drinking. Marine-blue glass pendant lights, wall sconces
and a lighted ceiling fan amply illuminate the room. A desk is built-
in under a kitchen window to take advantage of WI-FI high-speed
internet access for your laptop computer.

Across the room, a dining table seats six. A glass-front cabinet
displays a charming assortment of blue floral dishes and serving
pieces. The kitchen's sliding glass doors lead to a back deck and
gas grill.

All new plumbing and fixtures in the bathroom include a shower,
pedestal sink and low-flow toilet, with a mirrored medicine cabinet
and dresser for storage.

"Forget Me Not's" furnished front deck looks out over perennial
flower beds and a large, level lawn to the lake. There is parking to
the side for a maximum of three cars.

Our neighborhood association beach is just across the road. It's
shallow with a sandy bottom, great for kids. It's an easy place to
launch our kayaks (available for an additional fee), and the lake is
stocked for fishing enthusiasts. A patch of summer flowers, a spot
of green lawn big enough to spread a blanket, a sandy beach just
waiting for a pail and shovel .... We've gilded the lily by adding a
picnic table with umbrella for meals on the beach, Adirondack chairs
with cup-holders for a cold one, and a stone fire-circle for
bonfires and s'mores. The view can't be beat, with spectacular
sunsets and Sherman's charming circa 1920's amusement park, complete
with Ferris wheel and carousel, just down the beach. There's no
better place to watch 4th of July fireworks.

"Forget Me Not" is located in a friendly neighborhood, tucked
between the home of the late Frank Sherman of amusement park fame
and "Red Wing," one of the oldest camps on Caroga Lake. "Forget Me
Not" is within strolling distance of restaurants, taverns, and just
about everything else you'd need. Within minutes walk there's a post
office, Laundromat, general store, coffee shop, gas, ATM, video
rentals and chapel. All the amenities of a friendly, small city are
15 minutes away in the historic sister-cities of Gloversville and
Johnstown.

Hiking, golf, mountain biking and ATV trails, trout-fishing streams,
state hunting land, and gorgeous views from a mountaintop fire tower
are all nearby. The county has 44 lakes to enjoy, ranging from small
hidden lakes on hiking trails to the 26 mile long Great Sacandaga.

Centrally located in the accessible southern Adirondacks, just 30
minutes north of the NY State Thruway, "Forget Me Not" is a great
location for easy daytrip excursions to Saratoga (Performing Arts
Center, Thoroughbred Racing, and much more), Lake George, Great
Sacandaga Lake, Cooperstown (Baseball Hall of Fame, Farmer's Museum,
Fenimore Museum, Howe Caverns), the Albany capital region, and much
of the six million acre Adirondack Park, including Blue Mountain
Lake and Tupper Lake, homes of renowned Adirondack regional museums.

It's about an hour to Saratoga, Cooperstown, and Albany; about four
hours to New York, Boston, Buffalo, and Montreal.

"Forget Me Not" accommodates a maximum of six guests at all times;
there is parking for a maximum of three cars. Sorry, no pets and no
smoking. "Forget Me Not" has a NO SHOES policy; bring slippers or
flip-flops for indoor use.



 

     Amenities 


Waterfront, beach, canoe, kayak, scenic view, fireplace, outdoor
grill, equipped kitchen, deck, telephone, television, VCR, DVD
player, standard cable, stereo, CD player, high speed internet
access (wired & wireless).



 

     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.



 

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July & August: $1,700 per week, from 6:00 p.m. Sunday to 11:00 a.m. the following Sunday May, June, September, October: $1,300 per week or $275 per night with a 2 night minimum Inquire for “last minute getaway” rates. Kayak Rentals: $25/each per day or $100/each per week



 

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