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Luxury Log Cabin in the Woods on Skaneateles Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Rustic Elegance!

Imagine a vacation in the wilderness on one of America's most exclusive lakes -- the resting spots for Presidents, movie stars and professional athletes.

Enjoy a stay in a modern log home elegantly appointed in the midst of nature on 200 feet of private lake frontage.

Relax on the covered porches among the deer and turkey while waiting to go fishing, boating or swimming on one of the world's most pristine waters.

Escape from the hot, humid summer air while refreshing yourself with the shaded lake breezes or choose to enjoy the sunshine on the lakefront.

Pamper yourself with the luxuries of a home theater, fitness gym, hot tub and internet service or catch up on some reading in front of the stone fireplace -- not your 'typical' cottage rental.

Explore the Village of Skaneateles' unique shops, boutiques and world class restaurants.

Take the 5/20 drive while exploring the wine country, rolling hills and the Finger Lakes Region of beautiful Upstate New York.

Rejuvenate Your Soul ... during your stay at Paul's Cabin on Skaneateles Lake, NY.

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Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful experience! My husband booked this for our 2nd wedding anniversary. What a trreat!

We loved how this cabin brought luxury to the woods with the outdoor TV and hot tub. This was a trip to remember! We hope to come back and stay again one day, maybe in the summer so we can enjoy swimming in the lake. Thanks again for a wonderful stay.
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Skaneateles in New York

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Escort check-in required
  • Policies and contract per Paul's Cabin website or attached here
  • Must read and agree to rental agreement
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • mountain
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Retro Clawfoot Tub
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in Shower
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The master bathroom and guest bathroom have showers only, no tubs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed
    Grandma's Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Kids Room - 2 Single Bed
    Guest Room - 2 Single Bed
  • You'll love the beds as they have luxury grade hotel mattresses and bedding.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
2 queens, 4 twins. Home theater, fitness room, internet hookup, cathedral great room with soaring stone fireplace, large windows give the illusion of living in the woods, covered porches, extras.


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average rating of 4.857143 based on 59 reviews

Son's 2018 Cortland Graduation Family Get Away

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful plenty of outdoor space to enjoy. The lake was extremely clear and enjoyed the awesome sunsets.

The commute down to the cabin was a bite scary at first but became fun and adventurous for the drive up and down to cabin.

We were a little upset that there was no TV how every our family enjoyed the spend with each other. WiFi worked great.

We would highly recommend for families who want to spend quality time alone.

Once again like to Graduate My Son and Paul for their achievements.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John.
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  • 5 of 5

Relaxing Thanksgiving on Skaneateles Lake. Thanks Paul!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful 2 week stay at Paul's cabin

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two teenage sons, and I had a wonderful, relaxing stay at Paul's Cabin. The cabin is well maintained and in a beautiful setting. We spent our time, kayaking, fishing, exploring the waterfalls around the lake, tubing, entertaining friends and family, and taking day trips. The pontoon was available for use – just had to coordinate with the folks in the Lodge, but it never posed a problem. Even on rainy evenings, the porches provide cover so that you can enjoy the outdoors and crush your opponents in Euchre or Catan! When it wasn’t raining, we enjoyed the fire pit or sitting on the dock, looking at stars and the Milky Way and trying to spot shooting stars. If the boys needed a video fix, there is a large variety of movies to watch with the projector. Overall, the Cabin provided a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day-life.

Although the ride down to the cabin is interesting, nearby family members were able to navigate the road and enjoy time at the Cabin. When my nephews visited with their younger children (4 and 2), however, there was no checking out on the parenting! It’s not a daycare setting so keep an eye on the little ones. The Wi-Fi at the Cabin is adequate for checking emails if you need, but don’t look to download/stream – but that’s not why you’re there, is it? If you have Verizon, you’ll have no problem with texts and calls. We, however, have AT&T and once I resigned to the fact that I couldn’t communicate in a reliable way, I was OK.

We took day trips to Ithaca, Syracuse, and Cooperstown (no easy way to get there, just take Rt 20 and drive.) Although the drive into Skan was a bit longer than we had wanted (about 25 min), it is such a beautiful ride that you don’t mind. On your way into town, make note of where 1820 House is located. Get a table outside and enjoy the food and the sunset! For pizza, Valentine’s and Vernak’s were really good. Of course you have to go to Doug’s Fish Fry in Skan! Best thing you can do is READ Paul’s binder – full of useful info!

Overall, it was a great two weeks. My sons couldn’t believe that the time passed so quickly and were not ready to leave. MyMy family was refreshed and, begrudgingly, ready to venture into the upcoming school year. I could not recommend the Cabin enough. Paul and Mike, the property manager, were helpful and friendly. If we rent on Skan again, we will definitely look into the Cabin.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice. Thank you for spending your vacation at Paul's.
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came to Skanteatles for his cousins October wedding at the Mandana Barn. We came in a few days early to celebrate our 5 year anniversary kid free - IT WAS INCREDIBLE. We loved every second, detail and can't wait to come back. The cabin was very roomy and clean. The views were gorgeous. Great place to visit with a large group. An SUV / 4 wheel drive is definitely needed. We loved walking and driving on the road. We kayaked on the lake - which was crystal clear! Enjoyed the hot tub in the crisp cool air. I highly recommend a fall trip to the cabin - to enjoy the beautiful leaves. We visited a winery on the lake and the town was very cute! Highly recommend! We cannot wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a fantastic holiday in Paul's Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Three classmates of architecture graduates of 1957 with spouses had a magnificent and memorable holiday in the beautifully designed and furnished log house cabin with serene view of the lake.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Cabin on the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

What a great way to spend a week on the lake! The cabin was beautiful, clean, and very well appointed. We very much enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Experience nature's solitude thru miles of seasonal roads around gorges, streams and oak forests.

Boat, swim, fish, water ski or jet ski on Skaneateles spring fed glacier etched lake. Limestone floor means no mud or gunk -- one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.

Bicycle along East Lake road past farms, elegant estates and vineyards.

Take a 30 minute boat ride from our cabin to downtown Skaneateles, shop, buy some ice cream and eat it in the Village Gazebo. Life is good.

We love the outdoors, but we're really not the 'camping' types. In the summer of 2003, we found this beautiful piece of property and decided to build an elegant cabin where we could enjoy nature graciously. Our image was to put a quality place in the midst of nature where privacy, beauty and serenity could be appreciated.

We like to call it ... Rustic Elegance.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Skaneateles, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Pre Labor Day 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor day 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 21 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Thanksgiving 2018
22 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Latge fall 2018
25 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 23 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Memorial 2019
24 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2019
15 Jun 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
24 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £772.5
Cleaning £0

Tax rate of 5% for weekly stays; Tax rate of 13% for stays less than a week.

Peak Holiday Bookings = 500 Holiday Up Charge

Winter, Spring and Fall: 1500 (Fri to Mon) or (Mon to Fri)

Inquire about Paul's Pontoon, Massage and Executive Chef

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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