R.H. Blackburn & Associates, Inc., Real Estate

Columbia, Dutchess, Greene County Real Estate Broker

One of the Best Adirondack Vacation Rentals - and on a private lake

On Thurman Pond, a 3/4 mile private lake near Schroon Lake
Beautifully furnished in the Great Camp tradition with contemporary amenities.
The feeling of true remote yet only 10 minutes to Schroon Lake Village

Thurman Pond, a private lake (no public
 access or fishing), only seven camps

After wine, the best fishing in the area;
bass to 6 lbs, pike to 40"

Romantic sunset evenings in a
true ADK guideboat

The Great Den, full of ADK gems

Three bedrooms in the Best style

Bentwood furniture, ADK paintings,
dining for six, open-hearth stove,
views galore 

Cedar throughout

Thurman Pond has only private access
and no power boats.
All peaceful and beautiful

Antlered candlelight and
barbequed steaks or fish

Inventory #


Your vacation home

... in the Adirondacks is a contemporary log cabin chalet on the edge of one of the most private bodies of water in the southeast Adirondacks.                          

     Your key to the locked gate admits you to a private nature preserve fronting on Thurman Pond, which in size is actually a 3/4 miles clean water lake. 

     Here you will see more beaver, osprey and loons than you will people. In fact there are only seven camps on this lake Most of the lake is a nature preserve exclusively used by residents and noted for its wildflowers, birds, and game. There is good berry picking in season too.

  Because the lake is not available to the public, the fish are said to be exceptional, especially for bass and pike. The one resident who loves to fish, puts all his back, so the big lunkers are waiting for you. He has had smallmouth up to 21 inches and pike up to 40 inches.

   A dock and float gives you easy access to the water for swimming and use of the camp canoe and row boat. Most of the time you will be the only boat on this tranquil no-motorboat water.

    Looking out across the lake from the camp you have a wide panorama of mountains to the west for perfect sunset evenings on the deck. Later you can gather around the outdoor campfire next to the shore and barbecue a dinner.   

The Camp - Running Deer Lodge

  The chalet cabin is built of cedar logs on three levels, affording full lake and mountain views A wall of glass windows and doors opens the cathedral ceiling living area to the lake. An open hearth stove warms the cabin and hearts on cool nights.

  The fully equipped kitchen shares this view. Off the hall is a full bath and two bedrooms. Upstairs is a balcony sitting area overlooking the lake and behind this is a bedroom and full bath. All the rooms are completely lined with cedar. 

  Throughout, the furnishings have been chosen to be comfortable yet compatible with the traditions of Adirondack Great Camps. Furnishings and artifacts have been collected or specially made to suit this camp. Rustic furniture - bentwood hickory furniture (rockers, kitchen chairs, tables, stands, and even beds) - have been custom made by traditional craftsmen. Artifacts of early Adirondack days decorate the walls and tables: snow shoes, pack baskets, rustic bark framed prints and maps, game and fish mounts, and much more.  Before the hearth are soft comfortable couches.

  Inquiries: Roderic H. Blackburn, Kinderhook, NY 12106-0488, (518)758-1788, fax (518) 758-6211. Email: blackburn@berk.com.

For more details and schedule of availability see our complete listing on  www. HomeAway.com                     

2008: available some weeks in June,  September and October . $1700/wk.  (July, August all booked, $2800/wk, except last week of August).

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Beaver Dam Road


Schroon Lake


Schroon Lake CS


For rent by week

Sq Ft:


Lot Size:

1.5 acres

Year Built:



Log chalet camp




Open soapstone stove

Porch / Deck:

2 decks


Lake, mountains



Rooms all:



3, sleeps 6-8


2 full

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