4 BR, 2 BA, Maximum Occupancy: 10
5460 Route 28N, Newcomb, NY 12852
Essex County

Central Region Vacation Rentals — LISTING ID: VR9763

Owner's Contact Information

(518) 928-6715    |   SEND OWNER AN EMAIL INQUIRY

UPDATE: Summer 2021, No Availability for June, July, August

Other weeks in Sept and only first week of Oct available. Can't get any more remote or safer spot than Newcomb. Know that the Bears Den will be taking extreme measures to clean and disinfect the entire cabin before and after each stay. You will be safe here and please be safe out there. Will hold weeks for July, August, 2022 now with deposit since these go quick and are already filling up. Note, owner occupies several weeks of the summer, hence only a few weeks are available. Will only rent to families and couples.

** Click the Check Availability button to see what days/weeks are available.

** Note: No rentals after Columbus Day until May the following year. NO WINTER RENTALS.

** New authentic log cabin directly on Lake Harris built in 2016. First time offered for rental in summer of 2018. Extremely private off of Route 28N right on Lake Harris in the town of Newcomb NY in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Only 1/4 mile from town beach. About 1 mile from state campground. Very unique property that you will absolutely love. Incredible views of lake and high peaks. NOTE: if you use google maps for the address, it puts you on the Hudson River bridge area which is incorrect. Go by the Lat/Long settings and map above for exact location. But if you use Google or Apple Maps for driving directions, it gets you to the right location.

Log cabin: Heated, full WIFI (Fiber) access. Can accommodate 6 (3 bedrooms) + 1-2 (1 futon).

1st floor - master bedroom, queen size bed with ceiling fan, with private full bathroom (tub, shower, double sink). Two dressers, large closet, sitting area. Great room with futon and ceiling fan. Kitchen with new appliances (fridge, gas stove, microwave). Double sink. Granite counter-tops. Large windows offering great views. Wrap around deck with patio set/led umbrella. New Honeywell portable A/C installed June 2020.

2nd floor - 2 bedrooms, full size beds, with bathroom & shower with granite counters. Each bedroom has views of the lake, ceiling fans with large walk-in closets. Loft area with sitting area overlooking lake.

Full walk-out basement (unfinished for now but furnished) - access through main floor spiral log staircase. Double French doors to lake and access to existing camp via basement. Futon and sofa bed available. Also just put in a 52" LCD Sony TV with Roku, VCR, DVD, foosball table and ping pong table. New washer and dryer.

Attached existing camp: Can accommodate 3-5. New carpeting. Access through main log home basement or through lower deck entrance. Includes large private living room with sofa bed and ceiling fan. Large windows with sliding glass door in living room goes out to lower deck. Large bedroom with three twin beds, ceiling fan with picture window offering incredible views of lake and mountains. No central heat but do have electric baseboard heater for bedroom and electric fireplace for living room.

Magnificent custom built double spiral log staircase in log home great room. Access to upstairs bedrooms with another log staircase with access to full basement. Full walkout basement to lake. Garage and shed on property.

Private beach and Shoremaster 70' dock (note: docks come out labor day weekend). Over 250 feet of lake frontage. Stone staircase from side of log home to lake and fire pit and another stone staircase to lake/beach. Access to Mastercraft Maristar 225 ski boat for *experienced* boaters only (extra fee). Skis, water towables, tow ropes, vests included. Contact owner for availability and price.

Cell phone access throughout town (Verizon). Installed cell phone booster for better reception.

Things to do (from Town of Newcomb website): Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, boating, swimming, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, skiing nearby. Lake Harris access to Hudson River. School is 1/4 mile away with ball fields, tennis courts, playgound and basketball courts. Kayak, canoe, tubing, fishing boats, mountain bike rentals 1/2 mile away on Hudson River which has access to Lake Harris (Cloud-Splitter Outfitters). They also have a small grocery store for your everyday needs. Across the street from our driveway is the Hoot Owl Bed and Breakfast for friends who may want to visit you during your stay. Also 1/4 mile up the road, the same owners built the Lake Harris Lodge. A must visit, great dining food, bar food and an incredible bar with lake views.

Newcomb has a gorgeous golf course only 2 miles up the road. High Peaks Golf Course may be one of the most picturesque 9-hole golf courses anywhere. Great views of the upper Hudson River and High Peaks as you play this Adirondack course with elevated sloping greens, creatively placed bunkers, and natural hazards.

Also down the road is the Adirondack Interpretive Center which is a public education facility and we also have the Adirondack Ecological Center (AEC) located within the 15,000 acre Huntington Wildlife Forest. Both are run by the State University of New York's College of Environmental Forestry. The Santanoni Preserve is a beloved 12,500 acre preserve in Newcomb. It is on this magnificent expanse of Adirondack land that the Santanoni Lodge sits, built in 1892 by businessman Robert C. Pruyn. During its hay day, Santanoni was visited by Theodore Roosevelt and James Fenimore Cooper. This Adirondack Great Camp, called by some 'one of the grandest of all Great Camps', is owned by New York State and is open to the public. During the summer, the 4.9 mile trail to the camp can be enjoyed on foot, by bicycle or horse carriage. The trail makes a great 10-mile loop for cross country skiers in the winter. The trail does not allow motorized vehicles, but there are reservations available for purchasing seasonal tours of the preserve via horse and wagon.


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Bears Den is available May 1 through early October for weekly rentals which run Saturday to Saturday. Longer rental periods are available. For rentals less than a week, a minimum of three nights is required @ $475 per night. Prior to June 25th and after labor day, $375 per night. NOTE PREFERENCE TO WEEKLY RENTALS (Sat to Sat)

50% of the rental amount is due with the return of your rental agreement. The remaining 50% plus the security deposit is due 21 days prior to your arrival. Cash or check is the preferred method of payment. Venmo also available.

Rates includes Essex County occupancy tax.

Prior to June 25th and after Labor Day weekend: $2,400 per week / $375 per night
June 25th to Labor Day weekend: $3,000 per week / $475 per night

A 3 night rental is $1,425 ($475 per night) or $1,125 ($375 per night).
A 4 night rental is $ 1,900 ($475 per night) or $1,500 ($375 per night).

Check in: 3pm
Check out: 10am

Note, owner occupies cabin several weeks of the summer, hence only a few weeks are available.

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Listing ID: VR9763
Property Address: 5460 Route 28N, Newcomb, NY 12852 - ADDRESS MAP
(Always verify accuracy of Address Map with owner.)
Region: Central Region
Bedrooms: 4
Bed Sizes: 1 Queen, 2 Full, 3 Twin, 2 Sleeper Sofa, 3 Futon, 2 Air Mattress,
Bathrooms: 2
Max Occupancy: 10
Pet Policy: No pets. Sorry but due to allergies we cannot make exceptions.
Smoking Policy: No smoking. This has been and will always be a smoke free home. No exceptions.
Cleaning Policy: We now utilize a cleaning service. Due to recent pandemic, our cleaning service will make sure the cabin is totally disinfected before and after your stay paying attention to high touch areas including the mattress. Renters must do a full cleaning of kitchen appliances, empty fridge contents (can leave behind adult beverages), do dishes, take garbage to town land fill, clean weber grill, vacuum, sweep, clean floors, clean bathrooms (toilette, sinks, shower). Cleaning service fee charged (minimum $150) to security deposit if cabin not cleaned to acceptable standards. Leave it the way you found it and you'll be fine.
Linen Policy: Owner provides comforters, pillows and some towels. Renters provide own linens and beach towels. Contact owner should you want linens provided for an extra fee ($50 per bedroom). Prefer though that you bring your own linens including pillows. New washer/dryer installed Summer 2020.
Security Deposit Information: $1,000 fully refundable security deposit for weekly rental. For less than a week, security deposit equals nightly rentals. Due 21 days before arrival. We would love to have you as repeat business and ask that you treat this log cabin as your own.
- Cash or check is the preferred method of payment. Venmo accepted.
- The security deposit will be returned at a maximum of 2 weeks after departure. Most often, security deposit is sent out within a few days.
-CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation without penalty within 30 days of arrival. Afterwards, you will be responsible for the full amount for your stay unless we can fill the same dates with another guest at which point we will notify you.


  • 100% Pet Free (no pets ever present with owners or renters)
  • 100% Smoke Free (no indoor smoking ever by owners or renters)
  • Adirondack Chairs
  • Air Conditioner - Window
  • Alarm Clock
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Beach, Private
  • Bicycle
  • Blender
  • Book Collection, Adirondack Related
  • Book Collection, General
  • Breakfast Room
  • Canoe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Computer (with printer)
  • Credit Card or Paypal Accepted for Rental Fee
  • Deck
  • Dock
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Extremely Private
  • Fan (ceiling)
  • Fan (portable)
  • Fire Pit
  • Fireplace (electric)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Foosball Table
  • Game Room
  • Games and/or Puzzles
  • Garage
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill (coal)
  • Grill (gas)
  • Hairdryer
  • High Speed Internet - Wired
  • High Speed Internet - Wireless
  • Home Office
  • Inflatable boat
  • Kayak
  • Kitchenware (dishes, pots, utensils, etc.)
  • Lake Access (easy walk)
  • Lakefront
  • Large Group Rental (10+)
  • Life Vests
  • Linens Available (extra fee)
  • Long Term/Seasonal Rentals Available
  • Luxury Bathroom
  • Microwave
  • Motor Boat (extra fee)
  • Movie Collection
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Porch (no screen)
  • Private
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator/Freezer (full size)
  • River Access (easy walk)
  • Rustic Furnishings
  • Scenic View from Inside House
  • Scenic View from Outside House
  • Scenic View, Winter Only
  • Stand-up Paddleboard
  • Stereo
  • Stove/Oven
  • Swim Platform
  • Swimming
  • Television, Luxury
  • Tennis Court, Association or Shared
  • Toaster
  • Tourist Information Folder
  • VCR Player
  • Walk to Town
  • Walk-In Closet
  • Washer
  • Water skiis
  • Winter Availability
  • Woodstove (electric)


Activities On Site

  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Ice Fishing
  • Ice Skating (outdoor)
  • Lake
  • Private Beach
  • River
  • Sailing
  • Skiing, Nordic (Cross Country)
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Tubing (River)
  • Walking Path

Activities 1-15 Minutes

  • ATV Trails
  • Bank
  • Bar/Tavern/Brew Pub
  • Basketball Court
  • Bike Path
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boat Tour
  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals
  • Church
  • Gas Station
  • Golf Course
  • Grocery Store - Small
  • Hiking Trail(s)
  • Historic Site
  • Horse Trails
  • Horseback Riding Center
  • Library
  • Nature Center or Attraction
  • Playground
  • Public Beach
  • Public Boat Launch
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic Ski Lift or Gondola Ride
  • Sledding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis
  • Tubing (Snow)
  • Urgent or Emergency Care Center

Activities 16-30 Minutes

  • Airplane Tour
  • Antique Shopping
  • Farmer's Market
  • Grocery Store - Large
  • Laundromat
  • Live Entertainment
  • Marina
  • Mountain Bike Center
  • Museum
  • Skiing, Alpine (Downhill)
  • Train Ride
  • Whitewater Rafting Center

Activities 31-60 Minutes

  • Amusement Park
  • Arcade
  • ATM (Cash) Machine
  • Bowling
  • Concerts
  • Fitness Club
  • Go-Karts
  • Hospital
  • Ice Skating (indoor)
  • Miniature Golf
  • Movie Theatre
  • Office / Shipping Service Store
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping Mall
  • Water Park

Meet the Owner(s)

About Us: Owners originally from Newcomb. Know the area, love the area. Will help you take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities afforded you while enjoying our beautiful home. Numerous hiking trails, Goodnow / Vanderwalker Mountains with fire tower offering incredible views of the high peaks, hike/bike/horse carriage ride to Newcomb Lake and visit the historic Camp Santanoni (10 miles round trip, one of our very favorite activities). Historic Tahawus only a few miles away, access to high peaks.

Why we think you will enjoy staying in Newcomb: Newcomb is known as the "heart of the Adirondacks" with access to numerous lakes, source of the Hudson River, incredible hiking, access to the high peaks for the 46'rs, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, skiing, snowmobiling, etc... The Adirondacks are one of the most beautiful areas in the entire country and we're confident you will want to come back for another visit. Google Newcomb and visit the official Town of Newcomb website for more info.

Why our property is special: We took our time building our log home and consider this our dream home. We hired the best contractors to do the construction and we put in countless hours of work ourselves. It's directly on Lake Harris with beautiful views of the lake and the high peaks region. Lake Harris is surrounded by state land with only 32 homes/camps on the entire lake. There is no other available property like it on the entire lake. We're confident you will love your stay.




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