The SpaceOur home offers a comfortable setting where you can relax and enjoy peace and quiet. Guest AccessThe suite has its own semi private entrance at the front of the house. Family residents use the side patio door. A full bathroom with an oversized walk in shower is designated for your exclusive use. Use of the household cooking facilities and the dining room can be made available with some pre-arrangement. Refrigerator space is available for your use. Interaction with GuestsI am available at breakfast time to help you get your day started, and at other times of day upon request. I will prepare a full hot and cold breakfast for you Thursday through Sunday. Monday through Wednesday I can provide a simple fruit, yogurt, toast and egg spread if desired.
I can help you to: get your laundry done, cook yourself a simple lunch or dinner, and find local services.
The famous Saratoga Mineral Water is available for free in a number of Saratoga Springs locations, and so too is the pure sweet (un-mineralized) spring water from the Saratoga Springs. Many local families fill their water bottles exclusively at the springs. We are happy to help you find the nearest spring. The NeighborhoodWe are located in Maltaville, on the outskirts of the village of Round Lake. Maltaville is the oldest neighborhood in Malta. Our house was built in 1830.
The town name "Malta" is said to derive from a malt brewery in the area. The locale that started out as "Malt-ville" became Maltaville, and the town around it was eventually christened Malta.
Our location on Dugan Hill Road is quiet, with little traffic other than the neighbors passing by. You can take a walk or a ride along Maltaville Road to Route 9, where you'll see fishermen, boaters and swimmers or, in winter, ice fishing shacks. There is a public boat launch. If you walk the mile into Round Lake Village, stop at the bakery Leah's Cakery for a cuppa something. The Zim Smith Trail (walking and biking) goes right past the bakery, and runs through Halfmoon, Clifton Park, Round Lake, Malta and Ballston Spa.
Round Lake Village was founded in 1868 as "the Round Lake Camp Meeting of the Methodist Episcopal Church." The village retains much historic character, including lovely "painted ladies", gothic, second empire, and eastlake style houses. The landmark Round Lake Auditorium houses the oldest and largest "Ferris Tracker" organ in the US, still in use. Getting AroundAn automobile is the best way to get around. There are commuter bus services. Albany, Saratoga and the Adirondacks are served by Amtrak, Greyhound and Trailways.
Off street parking is available on the property. The Victorian village of Round Lake is a 1 mile walk. The nearby LakeRidge Restaurant offers highest quality lunch and dinner choices.
The Zim Smith Trail is a walking and biking trail that runs through Round Lake.
Grocery stores such as Hannaford and Price Chopper are 2 and 3 miles away, as are drug stores CVS and Rite Aid, delicatessens, pizza parlors, libraries, medical facilities and gift shops. Other Things to NoteIf you are considering a visit during Track Season, between 7/22/16 and 9/5/16, bear in mind that you will have crowds and timetables to contend with. Popular restaurants, including those outside the Saratoga Springs city limits, are likely to have waiting lists, so plan ahead and call ahead.
We are 15 minutes/11 miles from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Saratoga Thoroughbred Race Track, the Saratoga Harness Track and Racino, and Saratoga State Park with its gardens, golf course, picnic pavilions, and the grand Avenue of the Pines.
While in the Capital District you might also want to take a day trip (one hour drive) up to Lake George for a brunch cruise up and down the lake, have a swim on the Million Dollar Beach, and sample the dining options there in the foothills of the Adirondacks.
Or you might head in the other direction, down to Albany and the State Museum (25 minute drive), tour our amazing NYS capitol building and nearby historic sites, and participate in our summertime festivals, fireworks and fun.