The Guest House Charming 2 Bed Cottage, near Lake Algonquin

  • The full kitchen leads directly onto the screened-in porch. Kitchen Island from the dining table hand made by our neighbor, a talented woodworker. All the cooking space, utensils, cookware, and everything else you need, right there.
    The full kitchen leads directly onto the screened-in porch. Kitchen Island from the dining table hand made by our neighbor, a talented woodworker. All the cooking space, utensils, cookware, and everything else you need, right there.
  • Welcome to the Guest House. Open floor concept plan, everything is located in one bright, loft-like room. Dining table is directly across from the kitchen island.
    Welcome to the Guest House. Open floor concept plan, everything is located in one bright, loft-like room. Dining table is directly across from the kitchen island.
  • The Guest House! Located in Wells New York, one block away from Lake Algonquin on the Sacandaga River, in the Adirondack State Park. Two bedrooms with one full bath upstairs, and an open floor plan living area with a porch downstairs.
    The Guest House! Located in Wells New York, one block away from Lake Algonquin on the Sacandaga River, in the Adirondack State Park. Two bedrooms with one full bath upstairs, and an open floor plan living area with a porch downstairs.
  • The shingles of Guest House are an interesting grey that looks blue in some light and brown in another. We love the lemon yellow of the door and the red roof!
    The shingles of Guest House are an interesting grey that looks blue in some light and brown in another. We love the lemon yellow of the door and the red roof!
  • Another view through the living room, showing a little more of the kitchen and out onto the spacious porch. Note the pine shiplap painted white. The whole house is like this.
    Another view through the living room, showing a little more of the kitchen and out onto the spacious porch. Note the pine shiplap painted white. The whole house is like this.
  • Comfortable and cozy living room area. We like to have coffee here in the morning and read books or the news while listening to music on the Sonos. Very quiet and cozy.
    Comfortable and cozy living room area. We like to have coffee here in the morning and read books or the news while listening to music on the Sonos. Very quiet and cozy.
  • It's so easy to jump up from the living room to prep some food or grab a drink and snacks from the kitchen.
    It's so easy to jump up from the living room to prep some food or grab a drink and snacks from the kitchen.
  • We have a "faux" fireplace which does give off heat, neat piece of furniture. We have a Samsung 50", and an Apple TV loaded with Netflix. Games, puzzles, and lots of books for curious minds. Sonos for music.
    We have a "faux" fireplace which does give off heat, neat piece of furniture. We have a Samsung 50", and an Apple TV loaded with Netflix. Games, puzzles, and lots of books for curious minds. Sonos for music.
  • We love books, and supply novels, reference books, comic books, classic literature and local history and information.
    We love books, and supply novels, reference books, comic books, classic literature and local history and information.
  • The living room from the bottom of the stairs, showing the sofas to the double doors to the porch. Two bookcases full of interesting reading, along with FIOS internet throughout the house.
    The living room from the bottom of the stairs, showing the sofas to the double doors to the porch. Two bookcases full of interesting reading, along with FIOS internet throughout the house.
  • Stairs from the living room up to the bedrooms and bathroom.
    Stairs from the living room up to the bedrooms and bathroom.
  • The one full bathroom is upstairs right between the two bedrooms.
    The one full bathroom is upstairs right between the two bedrooms.
  • Generous room size makes an area for a work space, where you can set up conference calls, zoom calls on our FIOS wifi internet connection.
    Generous room size makes an area for a work space, where you can set up conference calls, zoom calls on our FIOS wifi internet connection.
  • Another view of the vaulted master bedroom. The architecture of the room fascinates me, and there's a feel of modern chic within.
    Another view of the vaulted master bedroom. The architecture of the room fascinates me, and there's a feel of modern chic within.
  • The second bedroom is as comfortable as the master, with cool breezes at night thanks to the cross ventilation windows and an overhead fan. Plush bedding makes for a great night sleep. Cool art and posters warm up the room, making for a pleasant stay.
    The second bedroom is as comfortable as the master, with cool breezes at night thanks to the cross ventilation windows and an overhead fan. Plush bedding makes for a great night sleep. Cool art and posters warm up the room, making for a pleasant stay.
  • Another view of the colorful second beroom.
    Another view of the colorful second beroom.
  • The reverse view of the second bedroom, showing the rich colors of the furnishings. You will sleep well here. A walk in closet provides plenty of room for your stuff.
    The reverse view of the second bedroom, showing the rich colors of the furnishings. You will sleep well here. A walk in closet provides plenty of room for your stuff.
  • The porch overlooks a backyard where you can relax. We planted maples and crabapple trees, arbor vitae, and other greenery, such as lilacs and raspberries. The birds love the backyard.
    The porch overlooks a backyard where you can relax. We planted maples and crabapple trees, arbor vitae, and other greenery, such as lilacs and raspberries. The birds love the backyard.
  • The screened-in porch is cozy--great place to have coffee in the cool mornings, or to be out of the sun, but still outside. The screen does its job well, the bugs won't bother you!
    The screened-in porch is cozy--great place to have coffee in the cool mornings, or to be out of the sun, but still outside. The screen does its job well, the bugs won't bother you!
  • The front porch is fully screened in, you can eat, or read or sleep outside.
    The front porch is fully screened in, you can eat, or read or sleep outside.
  • The backyard is an interesting little space, to sit outside and read, grill, or just sun yourself. Growing trees and plants surround you in lots of green.
    The backyard is an interesting little space, to sit outside and read, grill, or just sun yourself. Growing trees and plants surround you in lots of green.
  • We planted maples and crabapple trees, and everything is growing in nicely, creating a surround of green. Enjoy some privacy while sitting in the backyard.
    We planted maples and crabapple trees, and everything is growing in nicely, creating a surround of green. Enjoy some privacy while sitting in the backyard.
  • Lake Algonquin, one block away
    Lake Algonquin, one block away
  • Lake Algonquin, one block away
    Lake Algonquin, one block away
  • Lake Algonquin, one block away
    Lake Algonquin, one block away
  • Snowy Mountain, local hike
    Snowy Mountain, local hike
  • Local waterfall
    Local waterfall
  • Lake Algonquin, one block away
    Lake Algonquin, one block away
  • Lake Algonquin, one block away
    Lake Algonquin, one block away
  • Lake Algonquin, one block away
    Lake Algonquin, one block away
$130-250/night
2 Bedrooms • 1 Bath • Sleeps 2-4
Allows pets Internet Lake Mountain (more...)

Welcome to The Guest House, a sparkling clean 2-bedroom retreat in Wells, one block from Lake Algonquin.

With 2 queen beds, it sleeps 4 and is filled with charming antiques and local artwork. We've designed it with your comfort in mind and provide plenty of extras to make your stay enjoyable. We're now pet-friendly, welcoming well-behaved adult dogs.

There's lots to do in the area, from a beautiful 3.5-mile walk around Lake Algonquin to swimming, fishing, hiking, and exploring waterfalls. We provide a list of local attractions and activities.

For those who love scenic drives, there are several picturesque lakes within an hour's drive, including Lake George, Blue Mountain Lake, and Saratoga Springs.

Downstairs you'll find an open floor plan with a fully equipped kitchen, living and dining areas, and a large flat screen TV with Netflix. We don't have phone or cable service, but you'll have Wi-Fi.

Outside, you can enjoy a charcoal grill, a spacious screened porch, and Adirondack chairs. The Guest House is conveniently located in Wells, within walking distance of Lake Algonquin, a town beach, a convenience store, and more.

In the winter, you can explore nearby skiing options, including Lapland Lake, Oak Mountain, and Gore. We also provide snowshoes and a list of winter hikes.

A few things to note:

- Verizon is the only cell service available; there's no landline.
- No washer/dryer, but there's one in town.
- We have an exterior security camera facing the driveway.
- Guests must agree to follow house instructions and sign our rental agreement.

Wells, New York

Property Type House
Check-In Lockbox
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets welcome
Setting & View
  • Lake
  • River
  • Mountain
  • Town
  • Village
  • River View
General
  • Internet
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Free Internet
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Pots & Pans
  • Kitchen Island
  • Dining Table
Bathrooms 1 Bath
  • Bathroom 1 – Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 2-4
  • Bedroom 1 – 1 Queen bed
  • Bedroom 2 – 1 Queen bed
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
  • Smart TV
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Tennis
Theme
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure
  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Linens High Temp Wash
Expectations
  • Requires Stairs
  • Cameras/Surveillance
Season Rate
GH Summer no Sat
6/10/2024 - 9/9/2024
Night
$140 - $250
Weekly
$963 to $1,341

Cancellation Policy: Ninety percent (90.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 45 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 45 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

$900-$1600 week