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8 Cozy Cabin Rentals Near Lake George, New York

by Holly Riddle
Updated June 02, 2022

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Out of all of the popular destinations in the Adirondacks, Lake George might just be the most geared toward adventurous travelers.

With lots of hotels lining the lake, family-friendly activities galore — boat rides! mini golf! — a range of dining options to suit every palate, outlet shopping and easy hiking not far from downtown, if there’s a tourist hub in the region, this is it.

However, as busy as it is (especially during the summer), you can still enjoy all the amenities of Lake George while also experiencing the remoteness and wild landscapes of the Adirondacks. You just have to choose the right place to stay.

Instead of booking one of those waterfront motels on the main drag, look to one of these nine cabin rentals near Lake George. You’ll enjoy all the peace and tranquility of a cabin setting, but still be within easy reach of all the fun and amenities that the Lake George waterfront offers.

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1. Longview at Warner Bay

Longview at Warner Bay
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Why you should stay: Comfy digs for every season.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $775/night

Longview at Warner Bay is a four-season cabin (not always easy to find in the Adirondacks, where the winters are harsh and rough) that will make you feel worlds away from your worries, especially as you look out over the lake, with nothing but water, trees and mountains in sight.

Of course, you will see the nice little covered dock area with its kayaks and paddle boards. Whoever in your party isn’t too keen on getting wet will enjoy sunbathing on the dock’s top deck. Away from the water, you’ll find additional outdoor living space, both on the lawn, which sweeps down to the waterfront, as well as on the back deck.

Inside, take in the soaring ceilings, expansive stone fireplace and rough-hewn wood covering every square inch of space.

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2. Shelving Rock Lodge

Shelving Rock Lodge
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Why you should stay here: True seclusion on 54 private acres.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $508/night

While Shelving Rock Lodge isn’t right on the Lake George waterfront, and is actually about a half-hour drive away from the lake, it offers something a lot of the waterfront cabins can’t: uninterrupted privacy.

This cabin sits on more than 50 private acres, in the mountains and surrounded by the woods, for a greater level of seclusion. You’ll enjoy having this well-kept property all to yourself, as you relax beside the large fire pit, on the back deck with its barbecue, or beside the large fireplace inside.

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3. Bolton Log Cabin

Bolton Log Cabin
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Why you should stay: Resort-style amenities, cabin-style stay.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Rates from: $586/night

This log cabin in Bolton overlooks Lake George and offers all your normal log cabin vibes, with classic Adirondack furnishings, a large stone fireplace, a deck with Adirondack chairs overlooking the water and more.

But where this cabin really shines is in the resort-style amenities. Since the property is part of a homeowners association, guests get access to all of the home owner benefits. These benefits include a private beach, a sandy swim area, a playground for the kids, games, a volleyball court and more.

There are even water toys, beach gear and a communal fire pit that you can take advantage of. Plus, if you’re traveling with multiple family members or in a group, you’ll like that this cabin features both a lower and an upper level, both of which can only be accessed from the exterior, giving you an added layer of privacy.

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4. Overbank Cottage

Overbank Cottage
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Why you should stay: Enjoy the sights and sounds of Lake George.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $252/night

Overbank Cottage is cute and compact, but even with its mere 600 square feet, it still manages to sleep six guests. It sits perched up over the water, with amazing, wall-to-wall views of the lake from the long, screened-in porch.

You won’t want to sit anywhere else in this house (and, luckily, there’s a dining table on the porch, so you won’t have to!). Open up the windows throughout the house to hear the lake waves wherever you are, or get up close when you take the steps down to the private dock.

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5. Warner Bay Lakefront Cottage

Warner Bay Lakefront Cabin
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Why you should stay: A true cottage on the water.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $400/night

This lakefront cottage on Warner Bay is ideal for someone who wants to stay right on the water, but who isn’t terribly in love with the Adirondack cabin vibe.

Forget the wood walls and taxidermy, the stone fireplaces and the twig art. This cabin is all lush carpet and pastel hues, with a modern gas fireplace. The cottage-esque exterior is only the icing on the cake.

Walk out on your back porch to find you’re only steps away from the water, where your large deck awaits. There’s a fire ring, too, for a bit of nighttime relaxation by the lake. To top it all off, this cottage is equipped with AC, to keep you cool — an amenity that’s not always available in Adirondack cabins.

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6. Lake George Waterside Log Cabin

Waterside Log Cabin on Lake George
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Why you should stay: A historic home right on the water

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $425/night

This Lake George waterside log cabin dates back to the 1940s, but don’t let that make you think that the historic appeal equals a lack of modern amenities. This cabin offers just the right mix of old-fashioned, classic cabin style, and contemporary touches.

Outside, the elevated back deck overlooks the water and mountains. Watch the boats go by from the rocking chairs.

Get a little closer and take the steps down right to the waterfront and dock. Inside, relax by the large stone fireplace or cook up something scrumptious in the small kitchen that offers views of the rest of the living space. Take the ladder to the loft to find sleeping areas with lake and forest views of their own.

When you’re ready to leave, you’re just a five-minute drive from Lake George’s top attractions.

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7. Antigua on Plum Point

Antigua on Plum Point
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Why you should stay: A stay that’s literally on the water

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $295/night

Many lakeside cabin rentals offer boat houses, but those boat houses are usually just that — for the boats. What if you could actually live inside the boat house? That’s what you get with this rental. 

Antigua on Plum Point is a remodeled boat house that literally sits atop the water. The living space is small, sure, but you get three balconies that put you closer to the water than any other rental on this list. Amenities include rowboats and canoes, a swim raft and access to the beach area onshore.

You can also enjoy the fire pit off the water, as well as the other shoreline amenities, such as the gazebos and playground area.

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8. Fernwood

Fernwood cabin
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Why you should stay: Classic cabin stay.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $800/night

Fernwood is a classic Adirondack cabin that feels cozy and compact, but that can actually fit an impressive eight guests. During your stay, you’ll especially enjoy the short walk down the lush green lawn, which takes you right out to the waterfront.

Canoes and kayaks are on hand, for getting out onto the water, though swimming is also an option. You can join in the water fun or watch from the hammock, just steps away from the waves.

If it happens to rain, you can take cover on the spacious back porch, with its rows of Adirondack rocking chairs; at night, be sure to check out the porch’s telescope, and take advantage of those Adirondack dark night skies.

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