|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Remodeled in 2009, this cottage is the perfect spot for a fun-filled family vacation, featuring a sandy beach and sitting wall, ideal for wading and swimming, a diving deck and raft, cedar hot tub right at the water's edge, canoe, kayaks, and a Trakker fishing boat with motor to tour and fish beautiful Trout Lake. The landscaped waterfront has plenty of room for spreading out and having fun in and out of the water. There is a firepit for bon-fires, camp songs and smores. Every room has been freshly painted and polished. The kitchen has all the amenities and an enclosed, screened sitting porch just right for morning coffee, a good book, or board game. The large master bedroom has its own full bath and walk-out balcony overlooking the lake. When it's time to come in, you can catch up on your reading, tell stories, watch a large-screen TV with Dish Network, view your favorite movies, or search the web on a high-speed Internet connection. Create memories that will last a lifetime.
The inside of the house was a 4...a little dated but very clean and roomy! The outside was absolutely perfect...gorgeous!! My 4 kids, ages 8-17 years, and me and my husband had a blast!! It was perfect!!! Wish we could have stayed another week!! Everything about planning and staying in this house was perfect!!! Loved it! Thank you!!
Overall the "outdoor" experiences were perfect! (five stars) Swimming, kayaking, canoeing, sunning, fishing, fire pit, sitting in hot tub were all great activities for our family which included 6 adults and four young boys. We only got "yelled" at once from across the lake for too much laughing while playing on the floating raft. Ha! The lakeside setting with outside decking and easy entry and exit into the lake was greatly appreciated for both old and young.
Inside, we were not blown away. (three and a half stars) The bathroom arrangement is tough. Master bedroom has the upstairs bath which is fine. The two other bedrooms are upstairs and at night when all other family members need to go, they need to go downstairs to the other end of house to use the bathroom. For families with younger children that could be an issue, as the staircase only has railing on one side. Kitchen, and kitchen supplies are very basic, not for a serious chef. Disappointed there was no blender as the description had promised. The outdoor Weber grill was first class. "Newly remodeled cottage" description is a stretch.
Had two good day trips. One to Alexandria Bay and the other to Tooley Ponds Road to see several waterfalls.
Overall everyone had a nice week.
My family had the best week at this house! House is way more spacious than the pictures suggest, and there was plenty of room for the kids to play games and do puzzles while I found a quiet corner to read. Of course, we spent the majority of our time enjoying the lake and hot tub - kids running a loop from the tub, to diving off the diving dock and swimming out to the raft, then back up the sandy beach to the hot tub. We kayaked and fished every day! I was surprised at how warm the lake was, I was expecting much colder water but it was perfect swimming temp. I'd definitely recommend this home to anyone looking for a great family vacation, and we're already planning our return trip next summer!
$2,000 to $2,750. Rates are for up to a maximum of 10 guests.