Wonderful rustic lakeside cottage
Submitted: September 11, 2012
Stayed: September 2012
My wife, 3-year old daughter, and I stayed at Acorn for a week-long late summer vacation and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We definitely plan to be back in the future.
Future guests should know that this cabin is rustic and comes with the "guests" you might expect to see in a lakeside cabin on the edge of a forest. It is also down a long and steep flight of steps from the parking area, so for people with bad legs or bad balance or babies that need to be carried, it might not be the best place for you. But . . .
. . . if you don't mind the climb down and you like rustic, you will LOVE Acorn. It is a pretty little cabin right on the edge of Lake Ontario, with the lake in the front yard and beautiful Sodus Bay in the back yard. Acorn is clean and well-maintained and comes with all the amenities that you will need for a vacation. We found the following when we arrived: range/stove; microwave oven; a full complement of cutlery, pots, pans, dishes, knives, cups, bowls, etc.; more sheets and towels than you will ever need, plus a washer and drier for cleaning the used ones; a vacuum cleaner; a stereo system; and a TV with DVD and VHS and basic cable (although we barely needed any entertainment because we were satisfied just sitting on the porch with the lights off, watching the lake and talking at night. It was the most relaxation I've had in years.).
Acorn's location is incredibly quiet. There are no cars passing nearby and the area is not in the flight path for airliners, so you never hear big planes. The sounds you'll hear are wind and surf. The views of Lake Ontario and Sodus Light are incredible, and when we were there in September, the sun set over the lighthouse. There is little light pollution here and you can see the Milky Way on a clear night. We were also blessed to witness a storm, so we got to see an incredible show of lightning, as well as surf worthy of the Atlantic Ocean. (On nights with no wind, the lake was smooth as glass.)
As for the food in the area, we did not eat out, since the full kitchen allowed us to shop at the local supermarket and farm stands and cook our meals. We enjoyed trips to Oswego, the beaches at Sodus Point and Fair Haven State Park, and exploring the Erie Canal. If you have small kids, don't miss Burnap's Farm Stand in Sodus.
Our 3-year old daughter loved her "little house" and we will definitely be back with our expanded family in years to come! Thanks, Acorn!
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words.
Yes, there are about 50 steps from the parking spot to the cottage and we do always try to ask if anyone in your family is handicapped to the point of needing a wheelchair? However. . . a teenager could probably hit the cottage with a baseball if thrown from the parking area. (not all that far)
We too are sorry that the lake washed away the roadway that was there a few decades ago.
Feel free to contact us directly with any questions.
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