historic colonial in upstate New York, circa 1790 | formerly Country House Bed & Breakfast
aking after their parents, Brittany and Megan took the reigns of the family home, an antique colonial in the Adirondacks, in 2013 and continued the family's home renovation to transform it into a bed & breakfast. The Alexander family purchased the historic colonial home in 2004 and renovated it to a three bedroom and three bath single family home. In 2013, Brittany and Megan further renovated it to a seven bed, seven bath bed & breakfast. See photos of the makeover process of the antique colonial renovate for the comforts of today's living!
Brittany and Megan also operated Special Cakes from the Country House kitchen.
Brittany and Megan owned, renovated, and operated Country House for a decade. The property was sold in 2023 with Brittany and Megan representing the sale.
Following is a brief description of the property!
The location - Country House was a renovated historic colonial retreat close to the Adirondack Park, halfway between Lake George and Saratoga Springs! The location offered the outdoorsy lifestyle with surrounding boat launch sites, water access points, hiking, biking, and ski trails! This location is ideal being so close to the Hudson River, Lake George, Lake Luzerne, the Sacandaga River, and is convenient for commuters to I-87, has an airport close by (home to the annual Adirondack Balloon Festival), many marinas, and urban amenities! Located in a Queensbury pocket of historic homes, the setting reflects the home’s roots, nestled near pristine wooded acreage bordered by country stone walls and rural views. Ridge Road (Route 9L) will take you north directly into Lake George, where there are beaches, shopping outlets, Lake George Village, and Bolton Landing a little bit further north. Saratoga Springs is a short trip south, where there is the famous Saratoga racetrack, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and outstanding shopping and restaurants. The Adirondacks are at your doorstep and Downtown Glens Falls is moments away – Hometown USA –with fabulous restaurants, theater, and arts district. Take a scenic drive east through the rolling countryside to a quaint Vermont village like Dorset or Manchester. Dorset is home to the Dorset summer theater festival, and Manchester Center Designer Outlets are a beautiful shopping excursion. Go apple picking, taste Vermont maple syrup, or one had the option to just stay right at the property where you could relax by the pool in the summer or by the fire in the winter. This was the perfect escape to a tranquil vacation where there was everything to do, while maintaining your home comforts and modern amenities.
About Country House - The white clapboard portion was built circa 1790. The brick portion was built circa 1810. This antique historic colonial was renovated for the comfort of today’s living. Located in a Queensbury pocket of historic homes, the setting reflects the home’s roots, nestled near pristine wooded acreage bordered by country stone walls and rural views. Its proximity to the town’s amenities offered a unique opportunity to live a charming lifestyle while remaining close to Queensbury’s urban offerings.
Acreage and mature maples added to the antique ambiance and privacy. Facing southeast, its location allowed views of sunrises and sets as well as the mountain ranges of Vermont and the southern Adirondacks.
This historic center hall colonial had been completely renovated with preserved multi-pane deep set windows, wide pine floors, beamed ceilings, 3 gas fireplaces, zoned air, automatic standby generator, all new mechanicals, en suite baths, California closets, in-ground pool, professional kitchen, professional landscaping, ample parking, and a fenced yard for the safety of pets and children.