6 BR, 3.5 BA, Maximum Occupancy: 12
Minerva, NY 12851
Essex County

Gore Mountain and Schroon Lake Region Vacation Rentals — LISTING ID: VR12187

Owner's Contact Information

518-586-6557 OR 518-769-0042    |   SEND OWNER AN EMAIL INQUIRY

Heron Pond is our primary year-round residence, so you have the advantage of more conveniences in our rental home than many others offer. Heron Pond Hideaway has spacious living area and bedrooms with comfortable accommodations for 5-6 couples or up to 12 guests at posted rates. Additional guest fee can allow up to 14 guests.

With an impressive stone fireplace gracing the cathedral ceiling of the great room, 6 bedrooms (2 with King bed, 2 with Queen, 1 with Full size and 6th bedroom with 1 Full + 2 Twins), 3 1/2 bathrooms, two additional twin beds are available with a daybed on 2nd floor balcony, family room with kids area, large fully equipped "cooks" kitchen with breakfast nook table for 10, dining room seats 10-12, flat screen tv, wifi, and much more, this house offers everything you can ask for in a vacation rental.

Outdoors in summer offers a fantastic spring-fed swimming pond, a large treehouse that sleeps 8 or more, hiking and jogging trails right on and from the property (Moxham Mt trailhead just 1/3 mile from house), grill with propane, picnic table, basketball court with adjustable hoop height, soccer/volleyball/lawn game area and a campfire pit.

Winter our home is the perfect location for access to Gore (just 15 min drive door to door), snowshoeing/winter hiking and cross-country ski trails just minutes away. Minerva has also put a sledding/tubing hill in at Minerva Beach - free of charge. You'll enjoy a soak in our outdoor Hot-Tub at the end of your ski day.

Beautiful Minerva beach is just minutes away (1 1/2 miles from house) with lifeguard on duty and offering kayak, canoe & paddle board rentals, food stand, tennis & basketball courts. In winter, Minerva beach area has a sledding hill, maintained outdoor hockey rink and snowshoe trails. Ski Gore Mountain just 15 minutes away (8 miles door-to-door), or try the full-service Nordic Center at Garnet Hill for classic & skate skiing. Snowshoe right out the door of the rental house and Moxam Mt trail is just .25 miles from the house with a fantastic marked beginner trail with beautiful views of Gore & North River/Route 28N from overlooks.

Onsite caretaker occupies an apartment over our detached garage. This is an added benefit to you as he plows snow & sands the driveway immediately so getting "first tracks" at Gore is never a problem! In summer, he does lawn care and keeps the propane tanks ready for your summer grilling.

We listed our home for sale this year (2020) and continue to limit advance rental reservations to 3 months out.



Minimum Rental 3 nights in Winter; 5 night in Summer Season (July 1 - Sept 5th). $575 Per Night Winter; $600/night Summer and Holidays ; 4% county tax additional, $750 Refundable Damage Deposit Collected. Multi-Stay Discounts begin at 4 night stay in shoulder & winter season. $3750/Week (7-night) Summer & $3200/Week Winter Non-Holiday. Christmas Week through New Year's - only offered as a full week @ $600/night (due to Covid rental guest spacing).

Listing ID: VR12187
Property Address: Minerva, NY 12851
Region: Gore Mountain and Schroon Lake Region
Bedrooms: 6
Bed Sizes: 2 King, 2 Queen, 2 Full, 4 Twin,
Bathrooms: 3.5
Max Occupancy: 12
Pet Policy: Pets are not allowed
Smoking Policy: No Smoking or Vaping in the house or on attached decks strictly enforced.
Cleaning Policy: We do not employ a cleaning service and manage the cleaning, inspection and inventory of the home on our own. For clarity, we provide a complete amenity list and check-in/check-out procedure when you book your stay. Sanitizing of all frequently touched surfaces has always been our practice - light switches, railings, doorknobs, etc. We have expanded this practice to include counters, table-tops, etc. due to Covid.
Guests are expected to clean up after themselves or incur a cleaning fee. We ask and appreciate if children are limited to eating/drinking in kitchen & dining room.
Linen Policy: Beds made up with high quality white cotton sheets, comforter with duvet cover and a blanket or seasonal quilt provided for added comfort, 2 pillows (Kings, Queen & Fulls), 1 pillow on each Twin bed. Bring your own pillow if preferred. We ask you to strip sheets & pillowcases from each bed used during your stay Deposit them into the clear bins in the laundry room. Do not strip the mattress covers. All blankets & duvet covers are changed out between renters.
-1 Bath towel and washcloth are provided for each guest ... Bring your own Hot-Tub/Beach towels. All must be placed in laundry room when departing.
Security Deposit Information: $750 Damage Deposit collected at time of reservation. Returned promptly after inspection & inventory of home post-departure (within 7 days). Any deductions will be communicated directly to you after our inventory & inspection. Left-Behind Items will be noted to you - if you choose to have us ship them back, we will deduct the packing & shipping costs from the damage deposit.


  • 100% Smoke Free (no indoor smoking ever by owners or renters)
  • Adirondack Chairs
  • Air Conditioner - Window
  • Alarm Clock
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Blender
  • Blu Ray Player
  • Breakfast Room
  • Cable TV Reception, Basic
  • CD Player
  • Coffee Maker
  • Credit Card or Paypal Accepted for Rental Fee
  • Crib
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Dock
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Extremely Private
  • Fan (ceiling)
  • Fire Pit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill (gas)
  • Hairdryer
  • High Speed Internet - Wired
  • High Speed Internet - Wireless
  • Hot Tub
  • Linens Included (no extra fee)
  • Luxury Bathroom
  • Microwave
  • Pets Considered
  • Picnic Table, Outdoor
  • Pond Access (large pond) (easy walk)
  • Pond Frontage (large pond)
  • Porch (no screen)
  • Private
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator/Freezer (full size)
  • Rustic Furnishings
  • Stereo
  • Stove/Oven
  • Telephone
  • Television, Luxury
  • Television, Standard
  • Toaster
  • Washer
  • Winter Availability
  • Woodstove (wood burning)


Activities On Site

  • Snow Shoeing
  • Walking Path

Activities 1-15 Minutes

  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Church
  • Farmer's Market
  • Fishing
  • Grocery Store - Small
  • Hiking Trail(s)
  • Ice Fishing
  • Ice Skating (outdoor)
  • Lake
  • Laundromat
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Public Beach
  • Restaurant
  • River
  • Scenic Ski Lift or Gondola Ride
  • Skiing, Alpine (Downhill)
  • Skiing, Nordic (Cross Country)
  • Sledding
  • Tennis
  • Tubing (River)
  • Whitewater Rafting Center

Activities 16-30 Minutes

  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Course
  • Horse Trails
  • Mountain Bike Center
  • Movie Theatre
  • Nature Center or Attraction
  • Public Boat Launch
  • Snowmobile Rentals
  • Snowmobiling

Activities 31-60 Minutes

  • Hospital
  • Ice Skating (indoor)
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping Mall
  • Skate Board Park
  • Water Park




Owner's Contact Information

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