|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Red Creek Cottage is an immaculate and cozy 3-BR, 2-story cottage on the western shore of Seneca Lake, 13 mi. north of Watkins Glen and 22 mi. south of Geneva. With over 200 ft of lake frontage, a stream with a drawbridge, and a couple acres of woods behind us, our cottage is the perfect retreat where you can feel surrounded by nature and truly relax with family and friends. The cottage lies 50 ft from the shore and is level with lake, with a large, sunny yard, a large shale beach, outdoor dining table w/ umbrella, large picnic table, lounge chairs, gas grill, fire pit, two canoes, fishing gear, life jackets, badminton, volleyball, croquet, swing, etc. Authentic pine paneling, wall of sliding picture windows across the front, a full kitchen w/ service for 8 & baby equipment.
About Seneca Lake: The second deepest lake east of the Mississippi as measured by its depth below sea level, Seneca is over 600 feet deep and three miles across in front of our cottage. At 38 miles long, it is the second longest of the Finger Lakes in Upstate New York, perfect for power-boating, fishing, sailing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailboarding, and other water sports.
We do not have a dock or boat lift at the moment, but you may launch your powerboard or sailboat at several marinas within a ten- or fifteen-minute drive. (See 'Area Attractions' for more information.)
Information for Parents: As parents ourselves, we know what you need to feel comfortable on vacation. Red Creek Cottage comes with lots of amenities for parents of children of all ages, including:
-toys and games for toddlers to teens
-tamper-resistant electrical outlets
-a booster seat/highchair
-outdoor games like badminton, volleyball, swingball and croquet
-shallow water for wading and swimming
-an inflatable boat, plus 2 canoes
-the stream bed to explore
-gravel roads to hike on (with Mom or Dad)
-lots of activities within a short drive (see 'Area Attractions')
-room to play outside for hours
-great roads around the countryside of the west shore of Seneca for day bike trips for older kids and their parents.
There are a number of restaurants within 15 minutes of the cottage, including:
The Decoy (10 minutes south),
Bianco's Italian Restaurant (Watkins Glen),
House of Hong (Chinese) (Watkins Glen),
Jerlando's Pizza (Watkins Glen),
Wildflower Cafe (Watkins Glen),
Holly's Red Rooster (Penn Yan).
We lucked out in that it wasn`t a wintry weekend...the owners aptly described the steep curvy driveway....thought they were exaggerating...not at all...but well worth it...very well kept cozy cottage, stocked with everything...our grandson loved the draw bridges to gain access to cottage...not far from many things to do...Watkins Glen, winiries, trails to hike, kayaking in season....so peaceful on Seneca Lake this time of year...and lots to do at the cottage...movies,games, skipping the nice flat shale rocks across the lake...awakening to lovely sunrises...very nice
My husband and I stayed here for 5 days and was one of our best vacations. We loved the serenity a d there are so many things to do in the area. The cottage was immaculate and the owners have every amenity you could think of. We would rent this vacation home again in a heartbeat.
Lovely location and beautiful lake front property. We were 6 adults and managed just fine even with the 1 shower/bathroom. Everything you need for cooking or grilling or baking is right there. Had fun rowing on the lake, too. Toys and games for all ages are available in the cottage and lots of places to visit, hike or tour in the area. Owners provided detailed information. NOTE: Be careful on the access road, it's quite steep and gravel can get slippery.
We loved the house and property, especially the fire pit by the lake on an almost full moon evening. The drive down the hill can be rather challenging, however we managed just fine. Overall a wonderful stay!
We enjoyed a 4 day weekend of hiking by day and amateur astronomy at night. While trees and lakeshore lights were a distraction, a lack of nearby large cities made the milky way visible each night. The property is honestly described, and was clean, well stocked, and well maintained. Owners included helpful notes on how to best make use of the property and find needed items. There was even a bound and well-organized notebook with tons of info on local attractions and dining. Overall, the atmosphere makes you fell like a welcome guest of the owners.
Six female family members shared this cottage for an enjoyable 3 night stay. Cottage was perfect for us. It was very clean and the area very quiet. Keep in mind that this is a somewhat older cottage in a semi wooded lakefront area. If you are looking for a modern new beach type house, this is not for you. But the house is comfortable and gave us a space to gather together and relax, something we couldn't get from hotel rooms. The drive down (and up) the road/driveway is a little scary at first, but doable. I would have been very hesitant to drive up or down with a trailer attached and not sure a big pick up truck or extra large vehicle would fit between the neighbors house. We had a minivan and didn't have a whole lot of room to spare. Would definately check with owners if you had a large vehicle before renting. The area is beautiful with lots to do, My only complaint is that there isn't enough time to enjoy all the area has to offer.
Red Creek Cottage is located in Yates County, a picturesque, rural area of farms, vineyards and quiet country roads. It is 13 miles north of Watkins Glen, where you may enjoy the waterfalls, hiking path, laser show and pool at Watkins Glen State Park, boat cruises with Captain Bill's Seneca Lake Cruises and the Malabar X, the Watkins Glen International Raceway, the Watkins Glen Golf Course, and a variety of restaurants. 15 vineyards lie on the western shore of the lake--9 within 8 miles of the cottage. For more information about the vineyards, see websites for the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, the Finger Lakes Wine Festival, and the Finger Lakes Wine Country. There are also fishing tours, public boat launches nearby, hiking trails including the nearby Keuka Outlet Trail, Catherine Valley Trail, the Fingerlakes National Forest, and the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. Other towns within 30-40 minutes include Penn Yan, Geneva, Canandaigua, Ithaca, Corning, and Elmira.
Other Activities: winery tours, boat cruises
Golf: Watkins Glen Golf Course,
Lakeside Country Club (Penn Yan),
Mark Twain Golf Course, Elmira,
LPGA Corning Classic.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 1 - Jun 20
Jun 21 - Aug 29
Changeover Day: Saturday
Aug 30 - Oct 31
4% Yates County Occupancy Tax for all rentals
$300 security deposit and $100 cleaning fee required.
**Multi-week discounts are available!**
pre-season (spring): 4/1/14 - 6/21/14 $1250/wk, $220/nt (3 night min.)
peak season (summer): 6/2/14 - 8/30/14 $1900/wk (weekly rentals only, Saturday to Saturday)
post-season (fall): 8/30/14 - 10/31/14 $1250/wk, $220/nt (3 night min.)
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.