Located in the foothills of the Adirondacks within the Village of Northville, you will find unique and relaxing accommodations here at The Orendaga. Private but still close to town, rustic charm is paired with modern touches to create stylish, yet cozy spaces. Fully renovated by the previous family in the early 2000’s, our cabins have retained their original Adirondack charm over the years. Each space has its own character, with an eye for detail and simple, comfortable furnishings. The Blue Heron Suites are open year round, and our cabins are open mid-May through mid-October.

Our History

The Orendaga has been welcoming guests since the first cabin was built in the early 1900’s! A popular destination for travelers, hunters, and fishermen, The Orendaga boasted modern housekeeping cottages with all the amenities in its earlier years. Accommodations like these were prevalent throughout the Adirondacks and are a part of the region’s rich history, though few of the establishments remain today.

Surrounded by mature trees and garden spaces, our two and a half acre property is part of that history, and is a private oasis within the bustling Village of Northville. Located on the Northville Lake, locally known as “the Little Lake”, the property is only a short distance from the Great Sacandaga Lake and within walking distance of town.

Over the decades, renovations have occurred with each family that has operated The Orendaga. Passed from the Horning family, to the Sonderfan family, then to the Intrabartola family, this lovely property has come to currently rest with the Ryan-May family. We hope to continue the tradition of a restful and relaxing vacation destination… please come join us!


About the Region

Come enjoy summer fun, fall foliage, or crisp winter days at The Orendaga! We are located in one of the most impressive state parks in the nation, with 6 million acres of wilderness to explore. The Great Sacandaga Lake dominates the local landscape with over 129 miles of shoreline. Guests can enjoy the lake, numerous local hiking trails, rivers, streams, mountain and road bike routes, or just kick back and relax on one of our cabin porches.

Swim, kayak, boat, fish, or snowshoe right here at The Orendaga, or settle in around a campfire after a day of enjoying these same activities at nearby locations. Public beaches and boat launches are close by, as well as hiking, shopping, skiing, snowmobiling, or golf. If you would like to venture further out for a day trip, the following locations are within a reasonably short drive:

  • Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center – 20 minutes
  • Lake Pleasant/Speculator – 35 minutes
  • Oak Mountain Ski Center – 40 minutes
  • Royal Mountain Ski Center – 40 minutes
  • Saratoga Springs – 45 minutes
  • Lake George/Glens Falls – 60 minutes
  • Gore Mountain Ski Center – 60 minutes
  • Blue Mountain Lake – 75 minutes
  • Albany/Capital District – 75 minutes
  • Cooperstown – 90 minutes
  • Lake Placid/High Peaks Region – 2 hours
  • Bennington, Vermont – 2 hours

The Village of Northville is also the starting point of the approximate 136 mile long Northville-Placid Trail that traverses the Adirondacks and ends in Lake Placid.

Come join us for a short or long stay, and take advantage of the many activities our region has to share… there is something for everyone!