Niagara Falls Area Lakefront Getaway - private yet close to everything!
Growing up in Barker, population 500+/-, I could not wait to leave and see what our country had to offer. The answer I found after being transferred to Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland, Kentucky, Georgia and back to Maryland for my work in the hospitality industry is there's no place like home! I enjoy sharing all the attractions our area has to offer from a local's perspective - much more fun than reviewing a tourism brochure!!
Susan purchased this Lodge in 2001
Why Susan chose Barker
My mother, wanting her wandering daughter to return home to Western New York, sent Tom and I a little clipping from the Buffalo News about a bank foreclosure on Lake Ontario. Our property sat vacant for seven years, was purchased on an internet auction and was brought back to life for all to share. Our lake house has unobstructed views to Toronto, 900' of shoreline, 80 acres of land to explore, privacy and peace and quiet.
What makes this Lodge unique
Our lake house has 900 feet of unobstructed waterfront as well as 80 acres to explore. We are on a major migratory bird route as well as on the Monarch Butterfly flyway. We provide canoes and kayaks as well as bicycles for our guest's enjoyment.
Small events & parties allowed with prior approval
Must have prior approval
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Pets allowed on a case by case basis due to insurance restrictions.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Great Accommodations for a Big Family
Sue and Tom are wonderful!
The house/lodge is clean, well laid out, and has everything you need in the kitchen. The beauty of the surroundings allows you to stay put and have an enjoyable, relaxing, vacation if you don’t want to venture out.
We enjoyed meeting you and your family and are so happy you had a great Christmas at the lake. We will look for you this summer!
Slice of heaven
Tom and Susan were amazing hosts! Their home was cozy and perfect for our week fishing! I would highly recommend it for any occasion and look forward to staying at their home again! Thank you Tom and Susan!
We are so happy you enjoyed your visit in spite of the unexpected weather! Let us know when you are ready for a return trip.
Slice of Heaven
Thanks Susan and Tom for letting us share your wonderful slice of heaven. Your Lodge is comfortable, incredibly well appointed and right in the middle of some of the best fishing in New York. We enjoyed every minute.
Skip and fly fishing friends.
We enjoyed having you stay and thank you so much for taking such great care of the house! We would love to have you stay again and will hope the fish are here at the same time!!
Reel men of Vintondale
Great stay. Everything was wonderful
Perfect place for memories
This place is magical. An absolutely perfect place for a family get away. Lots of places to explore for our kiddos. Relaxing here is easy with the lake being the vocal point of all of the windows. Susan and Tom are perfect hosts. Anything we needed they were just a phone call away. Can’t wait to visit again!
It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. We are so glad you were able to gather with family for a happy occasion and enjoy the lake too. If your travels bring you this way again, we would love to have you stay!
Enjoyed our stay again
The house is very conducive to a large group. This was our second family reunion at the house. We had fun! Thank you Tom and Susan.
We are so glad you came for another family reunion and that you brought good luck to the Bills! Your weather was perfect for their home opener and the last-minute win was the perfect ending. It is a pleasure to have you stay!
Our lake house is located 40 minutes from Niagara Falls on the Niagara Wine Trail and is between two great fishing areas - Burt Dam and Point Breeze. Lockport offers the Erie Canal boat ride and the caves. Buffalo is an architect's dream to tour and Rochester's Strong Museum of Play is the best place to spend your day with children. When all the sightseeing is done, there is no better place to relax than on our lakeside decks.