3 BR, 1 BA, Maximum Occupancy: 6
263 Friends Lake Rd. , Chestertown, NY
Warren County

Gore Mountain and Schroon Lake Region Vacation Rentals — LISTING ID: VR12560

Owner's Contact Information

(518) 263-0906    |   SEND OWNER AN EMAIL INQUIRY

Hermanus-on-the-Hudson is the place to stay all year long! Hermanus is a private estate (25 acres) located on the Hudson River in Chestertown, NY, surrounded by nature. Hermanus has a unique history, so be sure to check out Hermanus' history on our website www.hermanus-on-the-hudson.com.

The recently renovated Adirondack Style 2nd-floor Carriage House apartment boasts over 1500 sq. ft. with almost every amenity you desire. Upon entering through your private entrance, you will be amazed at the living areas: Open living/dining/kitchen area, which has a wood-burning stone fireplace that reaches the 16-18 foot ceilings.

At Hermanus, you may walk the many trails, sit in or by the river, fish, walk across the Hudson (when the water is low), snowshoe (not provided), sit by the fire pits (two on-site). In addition, there are puzzles, games, internet Wi-Fi, and a 75" Smart TV.

Wish to dine in: the kitchen is equipped with almost everything from major appliances to small appliances, along with baking supplies. Have your cup of coffee (k-pods or 12 cups) anytime during the day, toaster, blender, crockpot. Plenty of dishes, silverware, pots, pans, and knives make preparing meals easy. Ample cupboards and a large refrigerator offer plenty of storage. Paper and cleaning products are provided, including some basic food supplies such as ketchup, relish, mayonnaise, spices, and sugar. If you forgot an item, ask!

The main bedroom has a king bed and a comfortable chair to read. The adjacent closet has a washer/dryer and a small safe for your valuables.

The second bedroom has two twin beds with a closet. In addition, there is a small desk and a trundle bed in the "Crows Nest" (loft). This area overlooks the massive living/dining/kitchen area. Maximum sleeping is 6.

The private bath has double sinks and a walk-in shower. Additional bathrooms are shared with the Caretakers: 1/2 bath downstairs and a full bath (shower) in the heated workshop.

Chestertown is about 5 miles away from restaurants, and an exquisite fine-dining restaurant is minutes away. Every town around Hermanus has its unique charm with plenty of activities.


Owner's Contact Information

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Minimum of three nights: $250 per night (security deposit of $125)
Weekly rate (six nights): $1500 (security deposit of $250)
Monthly rate: $5,000 (security deposit of $1,000)

Cancellation policy: If you cancel 48 hours after you make your reservation, the full amount will be refunded to you). After 48 hours to 7 days, 80% will be refunded. After 7 days of making your reservation, 20% will be refunded.

Listing ID: VR12560
Property Address: 263 Friends Lake Rd. , Chestertown, NY
Region: Gore Mountain and Schroon Lake Region
Bedrooms: 3
Bed Sizes: 1 King, 4 Twin,
Bathrooms: 1
Max Occupancy: 6
Pet Policy: Pets (dogs only) will be allowed on a case-by-case basis. Your pet MUST be friendly with other dogs as dogs do reside on the property. You must pick up after your dog at all times and dispose of their droppings in the appropriate receptacle located near the workshop. A separate fee will be charged per day for each dog. If your dog(s) does any damage to the property, you will be required to pay for the damage. Always keep your dog on a leash. While you are away, place your dog in the crate.
Smoking Policy: No smoking is allowed either inside or on the property. This includes cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, vaping, illegal drugs.
Cleaning Policy: Before departing, place garbage and recycling in bins outside the workshop. Leave used bedding and towels on the floor in each room. Load dishes/glassware in the dishwasher and run. Ensure the floor is "broom clean". Empty the refrigerator as needed. Basic supplies of ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, relish, and spices are provided. If the apartment area, fire pit areas, parking area, or areas around the property are left excessively dirty, there will be an additional charge.

Cleaning Fee: $75.00
Linen Policy: All bedding and towels are provided. If there is a need for more, contact the Caretaker, Sue.
Security Deposit Information: A Security Deposit is required and the amount varies depending upon the length of your stay. Your Security Deposit will be returned to you by mail within 14 days after your departure as long as there is no loss or damage to the property.


  • 100% Smoke Free (no indoor smoking ever by owners or renters)
  • Adirondack Chairs
  • Air Conditioner - Central
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Blu Ray Player
  • Book Collection, Adirondack Related
  • Book Collection, General
  • Coffee Maker
  • Concierge services available
  • Credit Card or Paypal Accepted for Rental Fee
  • Dishwasher
  • Dog Kennel or Dog Room, Indoor
  • Dryer
  • Extremely Private
  • Fan (ceiling)
  • Fire Pit
  • Fireplace (wood burning)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Games and/or Puzzles
  • Gazebo
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill (gas)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated Storage Area for equipment
  • High Speed Internet - Wireless
  • Horseshoes
  • Ironing Board/Iron
  • Kitchenware (dishes, pots, utensils, etc.)
  • Linens Included (no extra fee)
  • Long Term/Seasonal Rentals Available
  • Luxury Bathroom
  • Microwave
  • Pets Considered
  • Picnic Table, Outdoor
  • Private
  • Refrigerator/Freezer (full size)
  • Riverfront
  • Satellite Television Reception
  • Scenic View from Inside House
  • Scenic View from Outside House
  • Stove/Oven
  • Swimming
  • Television, Luxury
  • Toaster
  • Tourist Information Folder
  • Walk-In Closet
  • Washer
  • Winter Availability
  • Woodstove (wood burning)


Activities On Site

  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trail(s)
  • Hunting
  • Laundromat
  • River
  • Walking Path

Activities 1-15 Minutes

  • ATM (Cash) Machine
  • ATV Trails
  • Bank
  • Bar/Tavern/Brew Pub
  • Basketball Court
  • Boating
  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Caves
  • Church
  • Farmer's Market
  • Fitness Club
  • Gas Station
  • Golf Course
  • Grocery Store - Small
  • Horse Trails
  • Horseback Riding Center
  • Lake
  • Library
  • Office / Shipping Service Store
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic Ski Lift or Gondola Ride
  • Skiing, Alpine (Downhill)
  • Sledding
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Snowmobile Rentals
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tubing (River)
  • Urgent or Emergency Care Center

Activities 16-30 Minutes

  • Airplane Tour
  • Amusement Park
  • Antique Shopping
  • Arcade
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boat Tour
  • Bowling
  • Concerts
  • Grocery Store - Large
  • Historic Site
  • Hospital
  • Ice Skating (indoor)
  • Live Entertainment
  • Marina
  • Miniature Golf
  • Museum
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Private Boat Launch
  • Public Beach
  • Public Boat Launch
  • Shopping Mall

Activities 31-60 Minutes

  • Live Theatre or Dance
  • Winery

Meet the Owner(s)

About Us: Ken has resided on this property since 1998 and his wife, Susan, joined him in 2013. We love this property as well as our Caretakers, John and Sue, who have resided on the property for over 14 years. The property has quite a history, as well as its location - on the Hudson River, and surrounded by nature. It is quiet but close enough to activities, shopping, etc.

Why we think you will enjoy staying in Chestertown: Why not! We are centrally located to an abundance of activities for every season: skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, The Great Escape in Glens Falls, golfing, pickleball, sports, museums, historical sites. Then, after a busy day, you arrive back at Hermanus for quietness by sitting in the gazebo, sitting by the river, enjoying the wood-burning fireplace, playing games, watching TV. In addition, each surrounding town has there own quaint shops, excellent restaurants, and pubs.

Why our property is special: Hermanus is very unique with its Asian history, the Torii gate, koi pond (no koi) and waterfall, walking paths, gazebo, fire pits (two), sitting in or near the Hudson River, watching the ice flows in the winter, natural habitat of wildlife, gardens, private view of Gage Mountain, and so much more.




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