#17 - Balsam Camp on Friends Lake

June 2019
$795 per week / $150 per night
Check in 4PM / Check out 10AM

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#17 - Balsam Camp on Friends Lake

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Anyone looking for a peaceful, private location will love the serenity they find here at Balsam Camp! This rustic camp is sparkling clean and it's been completely refurnished to make a comfortable Adirondack getaway spot without the large price tag! Friends Lake is a highly prized lake with no public access-quieter with less "traffic". The kitchen has a full-sized gas stove and apartment-sized fridge. You'll find a table and chairs for dining inside. Two single-sized platform beds with bolster pillows create an incredibly charming setting within this pretty open-concept living space! The two platform beds are arranged in an L-shaped formation. Doubling as comfy seating to view the flat-screened TV, the beds can be re-configured to make one large split king-sized bed by night! The open loft has a self-inflating air bed for additional sleeping space (loft area unsuitable for small children- open railing). The screened porch and attached open deck allow for lovely filtered views through of Friends Lake! Walk down the steps through pretty ferns and planted greenery to enjoy the private lakeside dock/deck combination. Paddle your 3 kayaks right from the dock! The loons are never far away... Note- there are a few log steps down to the lake. This property has 5-6 acres of beautiful wooded area with walking trails available to explore! Follow the marked trail up to the lean-to for lunch! Any hikers or cyclist or nature lovers will be enamored with this "Balsam Beauty-just off the beaten path!


  • Weekly Rent: $795
    $350 Reservation/Security Deposit Per Week
    Professional Cleaning Fee
  • 1 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath(s)
  • Lake Rights on Western Shore of Friends Lake with Dock
  • Large dock with plenty of room to stretch out and sunbathe! Swim from the dock. Natural shoreline great for paddling and exploration!
  • Maximum Occupancy is 4, including Children
  • No Pets Allowed
  • 2 twin platform beds with cushions work as comfortable seating during the day! Beds can be re-configured into a King-sized bed
  • Extra 5-6 acres of wooded land available for your exploration!
  • Please no charcoal or gas grills
  • Nightly Rent: $150
  • 3 Nights Minimum Stay for $450


Floor 1:
 Bedroom 1: 2 Single/Twin bed(s)
Floor 2:
 Bedroom 1: (Loft)
  A studio-sized open floor plan cabin has 2 moveable twin platform beds downstairs. The open sleleping loft with sloped ceiling is accessed by ladder affixed to the back wall of the cabin. The sleeping loft is suitable for 2 small people (open loft railing is unsuitable for little children). A self-inflating mattress is provided. The bathroom has a full tub with shower enclosure, sink and toilet.


  • Appliances: Coffee Maker, Gas Stove, Keurig, Microwave, Refrigerator, Toaster
  • Entertainment: Flat Screened TV
  • Interior Amenities: Efficient Galley Kitchen, Portable Fans, Space Heaters, Window Air Conditioner
  • Outside Amenities: Outdoor Seating, Outdoor Table
  • Rooms: Deck facing Lake, Dining Area, Efficient Galley Kitchen, Living Room, Screened Porch Facing Lake
  • Watercrafts: 3 Kayak(s)
  • Patio table set with umbrella on the deck
  • Electric Grill
  • WIFI Internet Access


236 Indian Springs Road, Chestertown, NY 12817
* NO SMOKING * Blankets and pillows provided, bring your own sheets and towels * Limited but adequate cooking and eating supplies are provided. If you cannot live without it, BRING IT WITH YOU * No life jackets are provided for any rental unit. Please bring your own for proper fit. Life jackets are required for all lakes * To protect the lake from invasive species, all boats–including hand carried-cannot be launched on Friends Lake. You may use the owners watercraft, or check with a local marina