26 May 2020
Dear Blue Mountain Lake Inn friends,
I hope that you and your family are managing during the challenges of this global pandemic. As we look forward, I am pleased that the North Country region has begun the opening process on May 15. While this is encouraging, I know the impacts of the pandemic are not over yet, which is why I am reaching out to my Blue Mountain Lake Inn family.
The Blue Mountain Lake Inn is an un-remolded 1880's Victorian boarding house that has been running with shared bathrooms for well over a century. Although I have been accepting reservations for the 2020 summer and will continue to honor them as I can, there is a possibility we will change how we operate in a big way. The bottom line is that we will do business in a manner that is the best way to keep our guests safe and healthy.
One of the options I am considering is to provide lodging to one group of people for the entire summer, half the summer or for a one-month period. Please let me know if you are interested in one of these options.
Renters will find the Blue Mountain Lake Inn sanitized with all bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas immaculate. The beds in our five bedrooms will be made with fresh linens and clean bedding. The kitchen, which has a new dishwasher, will be stocked with basic supplies and condiments and there will be cleaning supplies and laundry detergent upon move in. The beautiful wrap around porch will be tidy with clean furniture, twinkle lights and hanging flower baskets for your enjoyment. The lawn will be mowed and cared for during your stay. You can enjoy the firepit in our Adirondack chairs as well as a gas grill conveniently located on the porch. Wood will be provided for the wood stove. Additionally, you will have access to a canoe and two brand new Stand Up Paddleboards. As you may be aware, we are right across the street from the town beach.
I will be in Blue Mountain Lake to assist you when needed and I am happy to serve as a resource when planning your summer stay.
Monday, June 15 - September 15 $38,000
Monday, June 15 - Friday July 17 $14,500
Monday, July 20th - Labor Day $23,000
Monday, June 15 - Sunday, July 15 $9,000
Thursday, July 16 - August 16 $15,000
Sunday, August 17 - September 16 $15,000
Blue Mountain Lake is one of the most beautiful, peaceful and pure lakes in the Adirondack Park. The area has a rich history and there is nothing like a swim in Blue! In a recent article in the Times Union, Tara Ricard of AAA Hudson Valley noted the attractiveness of “less populated areas like Tupper Lake and Blue Mountain Lake” during a global pandemic when people are less likely to fly. “Gas prices at an all-time low will certainly further this travel method.”
Right now, many people are looking for an escape, especially this summer. If you are interested in a whole summer, half summer or monthly rental, please contact me immediately at bluemountainlakeinn@gmail,com or 518.812.1284. I would love to catch up with you. If you prefer short-term rentals, please see my home page on new opportunities at the Blue Mountain Lake Inn.
In the meantime, please stay safe.
Until our paths meet again -- hopefully, in Blue -- one of the most special places in the world,