'Forest Pond Cottage' is located in the Adirondack Park in Northern New York .Pets are welcome for a small fee per stay/per pet. Access to snowmobile & ATV trails are right from the cottage. It is situated on the edge of a seven acre beaver pond and surrounded by 115 acres of hardwood forest. The cottage is the only dwelling at the end of a town road which allows for easy year-round access yet ensures privacy. With every season there is a whole new variety of outdoor activities to enjoy. The cottage is an oasis from everyday living with all the comforts of home to re create from within. There are endless trails for hikers, bikers, cross country skiing, ATVs and snowmobiles. Very near by are lakes, streams, rivers, mountains and thousands of acres of State land that is yours to enjoy. Please refer to pictures to view what the cottage has to offer as far as sleeping arrangements go & furnishings provided. All linens for bed, bath & kitchen are provided as well as a fully equipped kitchen. We have had everything there from weddings, honeymoons, anniversarys, family reunions to private get aways. It's a great place for individuals to share time & space with loved ones. There is a canoe to use on the pond, picnic table & outdoor furniture. We just built a nice deck for the pond (see photos). A bon fire site for star gazing at night is always fun. There is an outdoor grill for BBQ. Off the upstairs bedroom is a balcony that makes you feel like you are right there within the trees as you look out into the forest and over the pond. I will try to list some of the amenities: full kitchen with full size refrigerator, full size gas stove, microwave, coffee pot all kitchen ware, nice pots & pans, crockpot, blender, toaster, storage (tupper)ware, cook ware, spices, Table, chairs in kitchen. One bathroom with all linens, shower stall, toilet, sink & very clean. Livingroom, gas heating stove, 3 recliners, an Etahn Allen couch that folds out to a queen size bed, very nice mattress pad in livingroom closet for fold out mattress (again, all linens provided & very nice). TV, VCR DVD, DISH satelite, BOSE music system, variety of DVD movies & VHS tapes, games, cards, round table to seat minimum of 4. Nice lighting. Off the livingroom is an enclosed, screened porch the length of the cottage to enjoy your morning brew and the wild life as you look out onto the pond. There are tables, chairs & a swing chair for your relaxation. Just down the stairs from the porch is the patio. Nice outdoor furnishings provided. Back inside & up the stairs is the second floor where there is a queen bed as well as 2 twin beds in one large room. The linens are very nice and the beds very comfortable. Air conditioning too. Off from the bedroom is the balcony where you become ONE with nature. If there is a 'little one' staying, there is a crib that can be provided as well as a high chair. Life preservers are there also for canoe ventures. We live 2 miles up Number Four Rd...I tell guests we are far enough away to stay out of your hair but close enough to always be available if & when needed.
We live 2 miles up from the cottage on Number Four Rd. We've been at that residence for 30 years. Dan is a forester and went to ESF at Syracuse University. He was the procurment forester for Ethan Allen until the company moved much of the production to China ('greener pastures'). Now, Dan has his realtor license and works for timberland realty, which is associated with Cabellatrophy properties also. The focus is on listing wooded parcels and some have camps, houses or other structures. To see his listings you can go to firstname.lastname@example.org .Dan,also, does private consulting for forestry & land management.
Carol has been an RN for over 30 years which has led to a very varied set of work skills. She, also, had a wellness & fitness center in Lowville for 11 years. Currently she is focusing on the cottage, looking into other business ventures and works at a medium security prison as an RN.
Carol or Dan purchased this in 2004
We took care of the property for the 'long distant' owner for years before it became available for sale almost to the day of Carol closing her fitness center. There was a 'land developer' that was interested in the property also. Dr Fritelli was the current owner & had purchased the cottage and pond from Minnie Peck previously, who raised 5 children there. Dr Fritelli loved the property & entrusted much of the care, maintenance and management to Carol & Dan. He had it for his own private use. The developer (whom shall remain nameless) offered Dr Fritelli a fair market price for the cottage & land. Since the Empies had 'first refusal' we were able to match his offer to Dr Fritelli. Of course, the developer came back with a much more substantial offer. We could not match that. Dr Fritelli decided to sell the property to us at the first price and refused the developers. As stated earlier, he loved the property & knew we would take good care of it & share it with others without exploiting it. So, love of the land won against development and 'greener (money) pastures. Way to go Dr Fritelli...if only Ethan Allen & other business used you as an example!
We fixed up the cottage to share with others and, also, so we could afford it. We keep the rent very reasonable because we believe everyone should be able to enjoy the serenity of nature.
It was a lot of work but we enjoy work (crazy, huh!). Dr Fritelli would be proud. In our guest book he has a portion dedicated to his saying 'good bye' to his much loved land.
Our belief is to keep it affordable and always give more than what is expected.
It is what it is....
Read the reviews and find out ~
We came north for my son's wedding which occurred up the road a ways in Number Four.. Everything was great. We brought our two dogs and they enjoyed the yard as well. Views of the pond were gorgeous at all times of the day. My only issue was that we could not spend more time at the cottage. The kitchen was well equipped The cottage was well off the road so much so that you almost didn't notice the cars going by. At night with the clear skies we were having the views of the night sky were spectacular. It has been a long time since I have seen that many stars. It certainly is a nice spot and the cottage is well kept and clean. We will most certainly be back some time soon.
Forest Pond Cottage was everything we had hoped for and more for a family getaway. The pictures of the pond do not do it justice. It is such a beautiful and peaceful setting. Our Saturday turned rainy in the afternoon but the cottage was a cozy and warm hang out. The cottage truly is fully equipped with everything you need - they have thought of everything!! We watched movies from a huge selection provided by the owners. We hope to return in the future!!
Carol & Dan made this a vacation to remember! They consider every detail in providing a comfortable, stress-free stay at Forest Pond Cottage. The property and cabin are more beautiful in person. Everything was very well-maintained. It was such a pleasure to stay here. We will definitely be coming back again. Actually, we didn't even want to leave and go back to the "real world". Waking up at Forest Pond Cottage is something I could do every day. This trip is definitely one of my top best vacations ever. Thank you Carol & Dan!
If you are looking for a private setting on your own pond in a clean well organized cottage....this place is for you! Carol and Dan are PERFECT HOSTS and have the rental so organized and stacked that we didn't need to call with any questions. Only downfall is no internet connection, which for us was no issue since we wanted to be away from the outside world a bit. And for those with dogs....especially those that like to swim...this place is a MUST! Our dogs swam all day long and loved jumping off the dock...... No doubt we will be back!
This place has everything minus people. It has everything you need plus more. So clean and quiet. Owners were extremely friendly, and helpful. It is amazingly decorated and furnished for being a rental
I visited Forrest Pond Cottage with my partner and two close friends to celebrate our 13th year anniversary and our experience was amazing. The house was immaculate, comfortable, cozy, warm and open. The beds were comfortable especially the sheets and pillows which were soft and warm. The house sits in front of a beautiful pond overlooking breathtaking views of the forest. The icing of the cake was meeting Carol and Dan, the owners and they were so friendly and they made our stay exciting and were able to take time and show us a few trails for hiking. We will definitely visit again!
If you love the forest, nature and solitude you will love it here. Just driving to Forest Pond Cottage on the Number Four Road will give you the sense you are leaving negativity behind; whatever it may be. If it's water & woods that you like and you don't want to drive, stay on the property and explore the nooks and crannies around Forest Pond. There is always one form of wild life traversing this 115 acre property. You're guaranteed a show at dusk by the resident beaver family, too. Kayakers and canoeists may prefer Francis & Beaver Lakes, the Beaver River, or Stillwater Reservoir, There is no end to the trails and dirt roads available to hikers, bikers and horseback riders. Hike to the Independence River, Panther Pond or Half Moon Lake and we guarantee you'll come back for more.
Other Activities: hiking, canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ATV, snowmobiling.
The big attraction for guests is that the cottage is a home away from home. If you need it or use it for daily living, it's probably at the cottage.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$125.00/night up to four people. Over 4 people/$25.00/night. Small pet fee.
No other hidden costs or taxes/fees.
Once a time is secured, half of the rent is mailed either with a personal check or money order. The remainder will be collected upon arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.