CLEAN/SECLUDED On Keuka Wine Trail, Direct T.V., Wi-Fi, A/C, ROMANTIC,fireplace
Bill & Mel Baker
About Bill & Mel Baker
Property has been in the family for many years, we stayed there for two years while our log cabin was being built next door. Completely gutted and renovated in 2013-14. Our son lived there for 3 years and has now moved on. This is a NEW rental opportunity (7/2017). We respect your privacy but we are next door if you need anything. We are retired. Our hobbies include gardening, walking. Our new hobby is this rental! We enjoy having people enjoy our "Place".
Bill & Mel Baker purchased this Cabin in 1983
Why Bill & Mel Baker chose Keuka Park
Looking for privacy? Love sunsets? Honeymoon/Second Honeymoon? This is the place. With a view overlooking the West Branch of Keuka Lake, vineyard and hills. Private road, woods. Hiking trails. Fire pit with complimentary wood. Near Keuka State Park, marinas, wineries, craft breweries, Crispin Hill Wedding Venue, Keuka College. Family friendly. Campfire area. Also can accommodate tents. Touring New York State? We are centrally located, 5 hours from NYC, 2 1/2 hours from Niagara Falls, 4 hours from Lake George, 5 hours from Lake Placid (Adirondacks), 3 hours from the Thousand Islands, 50 minutes from Watkins Glen.
What makes this Cabin unique
CLEAN/SECLUDED Woods, privacy, walking trails (Trail CLOSED 5/1-31 due to Wild Turkey hunters in the vicinity), with a view! (see video included in slideshow, soundtrack Chariots of Fire, VANGELIS). Internet service included, phone. Direct T.V. (basic), propane fireplace, Air Conditioning, good cell phone reception. Full house automatic generator in case of loss of power. Perfect for anyone on Oxygen, as we are remote and do lose power on occasion! Fire pit with complimentary wood. Located in central NY hours from many popular spots (1000 Islands, Lake Placid, Lake George, Niagara Falls, NYC).
Respect our neighbors NO FIREWORKS
No smoking inside but can smoke outside
no one under 6 or over 100 lbs upper bunk,
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Leave the house in the same condition you found it. Dispose of trash and recycle in proper containers. Three and under no charge but let us know!
No underage drinking nor any smoking inside. NO FIREWORKS
Out of respect for our neighbors privacy, travel beyond the 4570 sign is prohibited, no hunting no firearms
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The place in the woods was nothing short of amazing. It is honestly exactly how described and the reviews really sell the place. It makes for a perfect quiet weekend! The house has everything you need for your stay and then some. Bill and Mel also have numerous binders with suggestions for just about anything you may want to do that weekend. They are extremely kind and generous hosts and even went above and beyond for us when snow was coming their way. We will definitely be back when the weather is nicer so we can experience their place again!
Thank you so much for this thoughtful and so timely review, we appreciate it very much. Thank you also for the lovely note in the little book and for leaving the place so clean and tidy. You even did laundry! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay even though it was cut short by this terrible weather. We would be honored to have you visit with us again.
We loved this place! Would definitely stay again and would highly recommend!!
Thank you so much for this 5* review! You two were 5* guests. You left the place immaculate and let us know when you were leaving, which is very much appreciated. Thank you for the lovely note in the little book, so glad you found things to do and a nice place to hang out (The Trading Post!). We do hope you will come back to stay with us again.
Great little getaway for 10 year Anniversary
We had a great time in the peace and quite here. It was very clean, private, and quite. We have a very busy home life right now so this getaway was perfect to get away from the kids and taking care of my elderly father to get a week just to ourselves. It had everything needed for the stay especially in the kitchen. However, since we were staying a week we did provide our own toiletries, soaps, laundry soap etc. The driveway is steep as was listed but we did make it up and down in a front wheel drive car since the weather was good. We would definitely stay again!
Thank you Rob & Brittany for this 5 * review. We appreciate it very much. Thank you also for leaving the place in such great condition. You vacuumed and did laundry which was not expected but very much appreciated. Thanks to you I was able to offer the next people early check in and they took advantage of it. We hope you will come stay with us again. Happy 10th anniversary and many more!
My husband and I stayed at Bill and Mel's for a long weekend getaway to celebrate our 2 year anniversary. Not only was their place immaculately clean and comfortable with an amazing view, but Bill & Mel were so kind to send us emails of events for the weekend that we would be there. Because of this, we ended up booking a 4 course wine pairing dinner and Esperanza Mansion - 10 minute drive - on the night of our actual anniversary! The dinner was amazing and because of Bill and Mel, it made our anniversary even more memorable. I've never come across such wonderful hosts. They were not only responsive, but so kind and caring. This was such a great trip and we will be back again next year!!! Next time we hope to meet them in person, that is how great they are! Jessica & Justin A
Jessica & Justin, your review was priceless! Mel got tears in her eyes. We cherish the fact that our efforts are appreciated and that you took the time to recognize it in such a public way. In case you can't tell, this has become more then a business for us. We get a lot of pleasure out of our guests having a wonderful experience. We were a little nervous about recommending the Esperanza Mansion wine pairing dinner as we have not been there ourselves in several years, but did hear from another guest that the food was very good. We hope you will come back again but if not, we wish you many more special anniversaries. Sincerely, Bill & Mel
We loved staying here! It most definitely was our home away from home! The home had EVERYTHING you might need, was immaculate & what we loved the most, the views & being away from all the hustle & bustle. Mel & Bill definitely take pride in making sure their guests are happy & if we require anything! Love them & their humble abode! We will definitely be returning customers!
Lisa & BFF, Carol!!!
Thank you so much Lisa and Carol for this wonderful, enthusiastic review! You were a pleasure to host, great communications and you left the house immaculate. We would be honored to have you stay with us again. So happy the leaves were at their "peek" perfect for you!
A beautiful place to stay
The Place in the Woods is a comfortable, cozy and very clean cabin with many amenities. The views are spectacular and the hosts are very attentive and put a lot of personal care into their place.
Thank you so much for this lovely, thoughtful review! You two were a pleasure to host. You left the place immaculate. If I hadn't met you myself with the light bulb we would not have known you were there. You were so thoughtful to let us know you had arrived, your first impressions and also when you departed. That is so helpful and you would be surprised how few people do it.. Sincerely, Bill & Mel
Surrounded by scenery, wineries, Keuka Lake wine trail, also Cayuga and Seneca lakes. Micro Brewery 10 minutes away. Lake access for fishing, swimming 10 minutes away. Playground nearby. "The Windmill" nearby (shops on over 40 acres, food, gifts, etc.) SEE VIDEO, slide show #3, soundtrack" Chariots of Fire", by VANGELIS.