Lake George Vacation Destination Since the 1950s

In 1954, Jane and Alger Mason purchased 21 acres of land on the southwest side of Cleverdale. They created a “cottage colony” for families to enjoy the summer in their home away from home”.  In honor of our 65th anniversary, we created a short video of our history. Find out why Jane and Alger named this beautiful piece of land “Takundewide”.

Selected slides from the video

  • Cleverdale New York from Lake George
  • The Cleverdale Path
  • The Path in Cleverdale, NY
  • Canoeing in Cleverdale, NY
  • Cedar Lodge, Woodrow, Rosalyn, WakesUp Cottages on Cleverdale, NY
  • Cleverdale, NY from Lake George, circa 1920
  • Cleverdale, NY  circa 1930
  • Mead's Store Cleverdale, NY
  • Cleverdale New York, circa 1930
  • Cleverdale Road, Cleverdale, NY  circa 1930
  • Scooter on Cleverdale Road, Cleverdale, NY
  • Alger Mason, circa 1940
  • Alger and Jane Mason wedding, 1947
  • Short's store and post office, Cleverdale, NY  1973
  • Lackey Road, Cleverdale, NY
  • Takundewide and Mason's Cottages Brochure, Circa 1954
  • Takundewide and Mason's Cottages brochure, 1954
  • Mason Cottages in Cleverdale, NY  postcard
  • Aerial of Takundewide Cottages in 1960
  • Aerial of Takundewide Cottages on Lake George in 1960
  • Aerial of Takundewide in 1960s
  • Takundewide Cottages in 1960s
  • Takundewide Cottage #3 in 1954
  • Takundewide Cottage interior, 1954
  • Takundewide Cottage #3 in 1954
  • Takundewide postcard, circa 1960
  • Takundewide on Lake George brochure, circa 1970
  • Takundewide brochure, circa 1970
  • Takundewide postcard, circa 1970
  • Takundewide beach, circa 1988
  • Takundewide aerial, circa 1988
  • Takundewide grounds, circa 1988
  • Takundewide office, circa 1982
  • Takundewide beach looking out at the lake, circa 1988
  • Jane and Alger Mason, 1978
  • Takundewide postcard, circa 1980
  • Takundewide beach, 1988
  • Takundewide beach with dock and sailboat, 1988
  • Takundewide raft, 1990s
  • Takundewide swings, 1981
  • Takundewide Cottages #5,6,7 in 1988
  • Takundewide Cottage #21 in 1988
  • Takundewide boat, 1988
  • Takundewide Cottage #20 in 1988
  • Takundewide postcard, 1990s
  • Takundewide water front, 1990s