Great Cabin away from it all
Submitted: July 18, 2011
Stayed: July 2011
We stayed at the log cabin during the 4th of July week and it looked exactly like the photos online. It was beautiful, clean and cozy. The lake is lovely and serene. It was convenient having the canoe and paddle boat. The kids enjoyed themselves in the outdoors.
A negative and/or confusion based on the website would be the amount of beds. It says online that it sleeps 9 (although it also said sleeps 7 which would be more appropriate). There were 2 full beds (could fit 4 people on), 2 twin beds. The trundle bed did not have a mattress on it, but luckily we only had 6 people with us. They did have two cots, but we felt that doesn't really count as a bed.
Another "very minor" issue was that the website stated that there was dial-up internet access, but that didn't work due to login/password issues (although the owners did say they would come and fix it). We actually liked the disconnect anyway.
We did the hike nearby to Allen Flows Fall. It is worth going there, since it's only a 5 minute drive. Another thing that was a nice surprise was the 2nd floor porch. It was screened-in with a ceiling fan, and allowed us to enjoy the outdoors with out the bugs! I did a lot of fishing off the dock with my two small boys which was great (small perch and crappie).
There also was also no sandy swimming area on the property as far as we could determine, but the lake was swimable. The firepit was great for lake campfires and roasting marshmallows.
Places visited: Potsdam for movie and groceries, Bold Castle (1 1/2 hours from cabin- took boat out of Shemmerhorn Marina- kids liked it), and Lake Placid.
All in all this was a nice cabin on a small lake that allows for rest and relaxation. There are not a lot of tourist attractions nearby so don't expect that. As the listing states- it is good for getting away from it all and we recommend the rental for others. We did do some price comparisons with a few other lake/river rentals in the area and did find that our cabin was at the high end of the range (although we felt it was worth it because it was a great log cabin).
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are appreciative of all of the "happy campers" who have stayed at our lovely log cabin. And we have decided to put a guest book there to be able to save all of the nice comments we have received from our guests. Thank you all for your notes and kind comments.
We have provided brochures and information about things to do and see around our area. This log cabin is ideally situated for access to Canada, to the Thousand Islands Region sites, and for the ADK'ers who visit we are easily accessible to hikes and mountain museum experiences. I suggest that you do an online search of our area and plan your vacation as most things to do in the Adirondacks are a bit of a drive. Our sights in this area are natural sights, and you just have to drive to where they naturally occur. Our Adirondack Park Agency regulates the huge Adirondack park area and restricts commercialization. It is one of the charms of coming here.
Another charm of our area is our waterfronts. We are not oceanfront with beaches made of coral sand. We have naturally occurring sandy bottom spring fed waterways and lakes. The water is crystal clear and you can see to the bottom. Our "beaches" up here are gently sloping sandy/grassy areas that open up to sandy bottom swimming areas. My cabin has 150 feet of waterfront to choose from. Our shoreline is shallow for little waders and swimmers, and Mom or Dad can sit in nice grass watching their little ones a couple of arms lengths away. Or it drops off for the bigger swimmers a little way out from the shore.
Our cabin has beds for 7 and, as stated on the website, we have a sleeping porch with two cots provided for sleeping up to 9 people. We have the screened porch set up for enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning without bugs, but it can easily be changed to accomodate the cots for extra fresh air sleeping. It is great for the kids who may want to camp, but don't want to be outside of the cabin.
The trundle bed is used for blanket storage for our guests, unless we have more than 6 staying at the cabin, in which case the trundle mattress is pulled out of storage and installed for use. Our lease requires that all campers be listed so that we can do a headcount for that reason. If you stay at our cabin and need the trundle bed, it will be ready for your use.
We love our log cabin and know you will too. Welcome to the Adirondacks!!!
Helpful votes: 6/6
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