|Minimum Stay||2 - 6 nights|
Quaint cozy cabin located in the Hudson Valley, approx 90 miles north of NYC on our 11 acre property on a 125 acre lake at the base of Stissing Mountain. We use the main house many weekends in the summer but the guest cabin (see photo located down the driveway from the main house) is available rent from early May through Halloween.
Stissing Lake Guest Cabin is a very rustic country cabin with 2 bedroom, 2 baths (one with clawfoot tub), basic kitchen (with pots, pans, dishes), hardwood floors throughout and vintage country furnishings. One bedroom has a antique spindle double bed, the other bedroom has twin and double beds.
We have a couple kayaks, a canoe, fishing rods, swimming platform, dock, a couple adult and children's bikes, wooden swingset, all part of the rental package shared with the main house.
Stissing Lake is a gorgeous swimming lake. You can swim from the dock into the open waters to the swimming platform which is shared with the main house.
Since we do have vegetable garden, flower garden and a dozen chickens from time to time, we have learned from past experience it might not be for those guests with severe allergies. The cabin does not have heat and is closed during winter.
I run a food magazine and have 2 children.
Owner/Manager purchased this cottage in 1994
20 years ago we looked in the country for a place to call our own. We married here and raised our two children.
Stissing Lake offers an ideal place to relax, lots of room to roam and indulge in the magic of nature. Enjoy spring blossoms, summer fun in the water or the gorgeous fall foliage. Hike Stissing Mountain, picnic on the lawn, kayak or paddle boat around Stissing Lake, swim without the distraction of motorized boats, fish for Bass, watch the swans and turtles on the lake or birdwatch at Thomson Nature Preserve.
Stissing Lake is our little slice of heaven.
As others have shared, the setting is gorgeous--though the cottage itself is not on the lake and there's nothing much to look at out of any of the windows. Beyond that, while the owner and others do describe this as something of a basic cottage, there are some intrinsic issues that had I known, I would have stayed elsewhere. First there is the issue of cleanliness. The place was not at all well cleaned--even with a significant additional cleaning fee. The refrigerator door handle looked dirty and was tacky to the touch. Baseboards and a board that ran just behind the kitchen sink were quite obviously dusty and dirty. A giant dust bunny twirled around the 2nd bedroom when I first walked in to take a look. The dishes in the cupboard obviously needed washing before use--which was pretty gross. The water kettle is enameled metal. The area around the edge of the spout as well of the inside of the kettle were entirely chipped and scratched with some rust. I wondered what was leaching into my water from it--and a new kettle only costs $25. Other enamel pots were also chipped--but I wasn't doing much cooking. Neither the second bedroom nor its ensuite bath have windows. That's right--a "bedroom" with no window and its bath with no window either and no fan to clear the air. Yech! The doors to both bathrooms are quite flimsy and so even if they closed properly--and neither of them could be closed--there is very little privacy. The mats in both bathrooms needed to be washed. The towels were clean and a nice quality and seemed quite new and there were plenty of them; there was adequate hot water for a shower and/or a bath. There is actually a TV that worked well and the wifi worked some of the time. But the place was not well cleaned and that eradicates other good points for me. After first noticing the general level of cleanliness I was left wondering if the sheets had actually been changed after the previous guests. I've stayed in many cottages over the years, and I never had that thought cross my mind before. I would describe the furnishings etc as way more shabby than chic, but the cleanliness factor was the big problem for me. I'd give it a pass next time.
Antoinnette, the property owner was the best. She gave us access to the whole property, 11 acres, to have a family BBQ and bonfire. We had access to the kayaks, canoe, dock, and fishing poles! She is very knowledgeable in the area and helpful in things to do. She is over-the-top accommodating in her beautiful property. The 2 bedroom cottage we stayed in was nice and cozy with old antique beds decorations. The big house I was able to tour and it was Beyond awesome! Huge commercial cooktop and oven. In each bedroom has its own antique style. Very large bedrooms, very large sitting rooms, and a large walk around porch over looking the lake and moutains. we will be renting that house on our next family reunion. Thank you for a great stay! Tim
Our stay at the cottage was a most welcome tonic after an intense work period in the city. The setting is the "money shot" so pretty and serene and after only a few hours in the grounds we embraced the slow rhythm of Stissing Lake / Mountain and their surroundings.
Look forward to coming back .
P.S. Great morning walk around the lake and through Pine Plains
We loved our stay on Stissing Lake!
While the cabin was just right for our small family, it was the grounds and lake that made our stay really memorable. The fresh water is clean and ideal for swimming - there's no 'ick' factor. And we especially appreciate the owner allowing us to use of the kayaks/paddleboat, lifevests, and bikes.
Would love to return!
This cottage is actually more like a small house. It is cosy, pretty with a well-equipped kitchen and two very comfortable bedrooms. But the property is the truly lovely aspect of this rental. Stissing Lake is a gem of a quiet, pristine lake. We were ''spoiled" in that the main house was unoccupied so we had access to the whole beautiful lawn that slopes down to the lake. The dock and boats were great to have the use of, though that area could use a little TLC in my opinion. But overall, this is a great place for a peaceful, renewing get-away. Also, the owner was responsive and gracious.
Stissing Lake House and Cottage are located in Northern Dutchess County in the beautiful Hudson Valley. If you love the outdoors you will love Stissing Lake.
|Linens & Cleaning Fee||£81|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£162|
Check in 4pm
Check out 11am
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.