6 BR, 4 Bath on 2+ acres with huge shoreline. Linens, wifi & fire wood incl
About Liz O'Keefe
We are pleased to introduce ourselves - Brian and Liz O'Keefe. Although originally from Syracuse and Northern New York - and proud Clarkson University graduates - we raised our family in Tucson, Arizona. We still made it a point to visit the fabulous Adirondack lakes in the summer and our daughter is now a graduate of St John Fisher in Rochester. As we move toward retirement, we spend more and more time in the Adirondacks. Our local housekeeper, Maggie, and caretaker, John, long time Old Forge residents, provide nearby assistance and make it all possible.
Liz O'Keefe purchased this House in 2005
Why Liz O'Keefe chose Old Forge
We purchased this property to share family visits and for our children to enjoy the incredible Adirondack summers we experienced as kids. The contrast to our home in the Southwest Desert is breathtaking, with the lush greens, cool summer nights, and fabulous water sports. A visit to the Enchanted Forest Water Safari waterpark, located a few miles away, is often a highlight. We also enjoy the watercolor exhibit each summer at the View art gallery, and the many classes offered, from basket weaving, to pottery, to yoga. And nearby Old Forge is a wonderful active community, with fun shopping adventures and the many events scheduled on the weekends throughout all seasons.
What makes this House unique
A stay at Stags Leap is our perfect unwind, whether participating in the on-site sports, lying in the hammock, or holding a fishing rod watching the boats go by. Although the house may be filled to capacity, there is always a special place for conversations in the Adirondack chairs located about the sitting areas. Many days begin with a slow moving mist on the Channel which burns off as the sun rises. Sunny and shady sitting areas can be found throughout the day, and the evening sunset to the west - straight down the channel in late summer - is awesome from the dock and patio. Even on rainy days, the screened porch and large lodge-style living room allow for fun weather watching, puzzles, family games and movies by the cozy fireplace.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Please contact owner regarding parties or events.
Smoking outside ONLY. Clean-up butts/ashtrays.
Max guests:16 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
Quiet hours are 10 pm - 7 am. Please restrict outdoor activities after 10pm. Our working neighbors thank you.
Trash & recycles separated. Trash in clear bags stored in box by road - not in garage, to be taken to transfer station when full & at end of stay.
Please leave property broom clean, kitchen counters and sinks wiped off, furniture in original location, and rolled up bedding.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Had a great time
The owner was very responsive and made sure we were well taken care of. The property was spacious and had a great view of the lake. The kitchen was exceptionally nice!
Our large blended family loved your place. It went above and beyond our expectations! We were looking for a true “Adirondack “ vacation and were blessed by discovering your place. I see that we may have to book two years in advance to return in the month of July. Is that possible?
Glorious Week @ Stag’s Leap
Let’s say you are an extended family of 12 people of multiple generations and appetites for activities. Cooking - brand new kitchen which has been remarked on by others but deserves special mention for the great layout and nice touches like appliance garage, coffee and wine station and 2 sinks and garbage drawers.
Bedrooms were well laid out and comfortable, all slept well. Screened in porch was great for late night game playing while toddler and/or great grandparents slept
Tennis courts, fire pit, and dock all very well used.
The ONLY caveat here is that you will be ON the channel and you will have boats putting slowly by your shore all day Sat/Sun.
Overall this is fantastic place well suited for larger groups like ours who like to do some things together and some things not.
Owner was great on communication at all phases.
Best week ever!
We absolutely loved our week at Stag’s Leap. There was so much to do and we loved that there were fun options for everyone! We played volleyball, tennis, and card games. The kitchen was a fun gathering place in the evening. We brought kayaks and paddle boards and rented a pontoon boat for 5 days. We all had a wonderful time making memories together. Stag’s Leap was everything we hoped for and more!!!
Stags Leap is Great
My group of friends and family really enjoyed our time at Stags Leap. This was our 2nd year renting. The improvements to the kitchen and the master bedroom made our stay really enjoyable. Looking forward to returning next year.
Our family has gathered at this home for the last 3 years. This year was our best due to our grandchildren’s ages, the phenomenal weather, the updated kitchen and upstairs bedroom. Liz was responsive to a small problem with the garbage disposal. Given that the town only picks up garbage on Wednesday, we had a bit more work getting our garbage and recyclables to the transfer station at the end of our stay. Not the owner’s fault, just required better planning on our part.
The Enchanted Forest Water Safari, the largest water park in New York, is located in Old Forge, providing water rides and storybook fun for all ages.
The View, an Adirondack art gallery and active community center is located in Old Forge providing unique events, yoga, art shows, and a variety of classes.