We have rented on Lake Oscawana for the past 3 summers. This summer we decided to change to another house that had more privacy and it's own private dock. We rented this house for 6 weeks, and spent the entire time up there (we live in NYC). July 15th through Labor Day.
The house is on an incredible lot, on the good side of the lake overlooking the sunset each night. We were greeted by Artie when we arrived and explained everything we needed to know about the house. The house was very clean and simply decorated. Everything was included (linens, towels, fully stocked kitchen). It was just the two of us, and our French Bulldog, so there was plenty of room. We loved that they are dog friendly!
We spent a lot of time on the porch, most meals, and most mornings before the sun was out on the dock. Even into the evening I would sit out there (bugs not a problem for me, they provided many citronella candles and bug spray). There is a TV with cable, stereo, but we actually didn't even turn it on during the entire time we were there! The beds were very comfortable, and it was very convenient to have a washer/dryer just below the house. We had some friends come up a few weekends, and it was great house for entertaining!
The dock and beach are simply incredible. One of the best on the lake. We also enjoyed the large, flat lawn to play fetch with our dog, and the firepit for night smores. This side of the lake is perfect for diving off the dock and deep water swimming. We purchased a paddle board which we enjoyed, as well as the provided kayaks.
I would highly recommend this house to rent! We will definitely be returning!
Places in the area to see:
Vera's Marketplace, Cold Spring
Amazing small market with great produce, meats, garden items, and homemade donuts
The Pantry, Cold Spring
Next door to Vera's… this is a great coffee shop where you can also buy artisanal beers from all over. We purchased a growler of cold brew coffee we would refill each week.
Cold Spring Farmer's Market
Every Saturday. Don't miss!
Cold Spring Apothecary
On Main Street in Cold Spring. They have wonderful bath oils and skin products. Recently expanded to include spa services.