Adirondack Living in Number Four, New York
Property Types: Residential
NYS Adirondack year ‘round home with access to Beaver Lake For Sale: This structure was originally built as a cottage in the early 1900's in conjunction with the famous Fenton House Hotel of Number Four, NY. Remodeling the 952 sf cottage in 2009 transformed it into a year ’round home. The remodel included: insulating walls and ceilings, revamping plumbing and electrical systems, carpeting bedrooms and redoing the living room ceiling with knotty pine. Other interior wall and ceiling finishes include paneling and wall board. The exterior siding is stained wood clapboards and the roof is painted steel which was replaced in 2010. Liquid propane is used to heat hot water and the forced air furnace. Backup heat is provided through a wood stove in the living room, which by itself will do a great job heating the entire house. A dug well provides this house and three others with a clean, reliable source of water. The septic system consists of a 1,000 gallon concrete tank and new leach field that was installed in 2005. The septic is shared with a neighboring house and cottage. The screened in porch is a trademark amenity, typical of most homes in the Adirondacks. A small shed along the driveway provides convenient storage space for a lawnmower, snowblower and maintenance tools.
Number Four remains a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Fishing and hunting in this area is considered excellent. In addition, if you like to hike, canoe, kayak, swim, snowshoe, ice fish, trap, ride snow-sleds, or just enjoy the great outdoors you will find it possible here in Number Four. A short walk down the road and across a deeded access brings you to the shore of Beaver Lake. Bring your canoe or kayak and spend the entire day on this beautiful Adirondack Lake. Approximately one mile down the Stillwater Road is public access to Francis Lake where you can also launch a kayak or canoe. The Smith Road, a mile and a half to the west, is the local gateway to the 76,000 acre Independence River Wild Forest. The trail to Panther Pond, and the river itself begin at the parking area at the end of the road. Several access trails to the Pepperbox Wilderness Wild Forest are found to the east along the Stillwater Road, with the infamous Stillwater Reservoir found at the roads end. Just a short drive down the Big Moose Road is the trail head to the Stillwater Mt. fire tower, a relatively short hike the whole family can enjoy. The view is spectacular! Both the Stillwater and Number Four roads connect to snowmobile corridor trail C8. From this location one can head north towards the northern Adirondack Lake region on the lesser traveled portion of the trail, south towards the more ‘touristy’ Old Forge area, or west towards the popular Tug Hill Plateau for the best early, mid and late winter riding in the northeast!