About Nicholas McGregor
As the first of my family to leave home, I don't get the benefit of spending nearly as much time at the cottage as I would like. It is too good of an experience to let go to waste for the majority of the summer!
Why Nicholas McGregor chose Hammond
This cottage has been in my family since the 1930's. It has been a place where countless memories have been made, generations have learned to boat and fish, and watching the sunset in front of the campfire never gets old.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage is located on a peninsula that offers a unique setting. It provides much of the feel of an island, but with the convenience of driving to the front door.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Heaven on earth
Indian Point is as promised, rustic ( but with all the creature comforts
you need ),but clean, wonderful location, and a real breath of fresh air. The penninsula it's located on has panoramic views on all sides and easy to fish from shore or lots of nearby "cubby holes" for kayaking. Nick was able to answer any questions we had but the real hidden gem was sunsets on the deck talking about local history with Aunt "J" who was born, raised and still lives on her 300 acre farm. She's the real deal and we looked forward to our nightly chats with her and "Maxi" her acorn loving dog. Looking forward to coming back next year.
Cottage with views of islands and freighters!
Quiet. Surrounded by water on three sides. Great for kayaking and birding. Cottage is rustic, but comfortable. Close to Abay, Clayton and Morristown. Hope to be back next year.
The location of this site is nice. The view to the river is unobstructed and you can see the barges & large ships nicely & enjoy beautiful sunsets. The camp itself was a major disappointment. Although the linens were clean, the camp was not. The very old refrigerator froze all our food - over $100. worth. There were broken/cracked windows. Dirty tablecloth, potholders & cushions on the kitchen chairs. Dog hair covered the futon on the sleep porch; as well as dog waste in the yard we picked up. The furniture (chairs and fold out couch) were grubby and very uncomfortable or broken. We stayed almost a week; but finally checked out a day early; neither one of us could put up with the discomfort another day. This looks like an old family camp that hasn't been taken care of. Too bad; it's costly and could be nice. Several windows did not have screens and one of the doors did not have a screen; so on a hot (90) day; you couldn't get a cross breeze. No air conditioning; but they did provide a dirty box window fan. They said pots & pans, dishes, etc. were provided. We had to wash everything; as whoever stayed before us did not do a very good job. Because it's river water, I wanted to boil water to wash dishes; but there was no pot big enough for that. The largest pot was 2 qt. So no pot for corn on the cob; pasta, etc. No glass bowls for use in the microwave - only a couple of cheap flimsy dollar store bowls. Coffee pot we didn't even try to use as it looked nasty. No large spoons or serving spoons and the only knife was one steak knife. No paring knives or chefs knife. The sink & the stove were clean and efficient. The door off this porch that shows in this pic; didn't closed completely; so bugs were a real problem. Due to the flooding in this area in the late spring/early summer; the bugs were terrible. I really couldn't recommend this location without major renovations. Rustic is not the word - it's abandoned.
Secluded Cottage and Great Views
Clean place, excellent host, looking forward to next year already!
Surrounded by water!
Location, location, location! Water on three sides, great kayaking in bay and Chippewa Creek, birding, including an eagle sighting, close to Alexandria Bay, quiet. Hope to return next year.
Great place for solitude and as a base for fishing.
This cottage was a great base for our fishing week. Two of us stayed at the cottage so we had plenty of room. Its not fancy but clean and practical. Incredible sunsets, and we caught some huge carp while sitting on the bench, having a beer, and watching the sunset, after a day out on the river. It had everything we needed for the week. Do not try to take a boat on a trailer back to the camp. Leave it at the entry to the camp road. There is a dock approximately 250 feet form the camp that we used to dock our boat overnight and we ran cord to it for charging batteries overnight. Also be very careful of the granite boulders when they are wet, very slippery.
The cottage is located on the St. Lawrence River, Chippewa Bay and is accessed by private road just off the St. Lawrence River Seaway Trail (State Highway 12). Centrally framed within the spectacular view from the cottage is Singer Castle, located on Dark Island. It is a must visit! 15 miles from the cottage is Alexandria Bay, NY. "The Bay" as it is known locally is the heart of activity in the 1000 Islands region and contains a multitude of shops, restaurants, bars, attractions, and boat tours and rentals. Also located there is Boldt Castle, another must see destination!