|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Come and enjoy fresh Adirondack air, clean, pure mountain lakes, well groomed trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and ATVs, golfing, fishing and boating. A canoe is included in the rental. Our sand beach is an excellent place for young and old alike to build sand castles, make new friends and swim in safe, clear water which gradually deepens. The beach is a private beach shared by several camp owners. It is only steps away and there are no steep stairs. There are benches and a raft for swimming and it's the perfect place to watch the sunset. Swimming and non-motorized boating are safe from fast moving, noisy watercraft, as motorized boats are not permitted. However, if you have a motorboat or jet ski, Pleasant Lake is right next to larger Brantingham Lake and the boat launch is only 1/4 mile down the road. A canoe, paddles and life vests are provided for additional recreation. Golfers can enjoy a public 18-hole course just a mile away.
Our cozy Adirondack cottage is nestled among tall conifers on charming Pleasant Lake, directly next to Brantingham Lake, located one hour north of Utica and one hour south of Watertown. Three bedrooms comfortably sleep six guests in two twin beds and two double beds. We supply blankets, pillows and mattress pads. Guests bring sheets, pillow cases, personal towels and paper goods. The open plan kitchen-living area is a natural gathering place made cozy by a wood burning stove. The kitchen is fully equipped to include an electric stove/oven, a large refrigerator/freezer, cooking and eating utensils, crock pot, toaster, microwave & coffeemaker. The table expands to seat six persons. There's a color TV and VCR for your enjoyment and a helpful information binder to inform you of popular things to see and do in the area. The bathroom features a shower. Outdoors you can relax on the deck, toast marshmallows in a campfire, grill and use the large picnic table.
Restaurants and a post office are within walking distance. Hiking, ATV, and horse trails are also close by. There is a natural water slide for tubing on Otter Creek. Fishing is good in our lake as well as other lakes, rivers, and streams. Double feature movies can be seen at the old fashion Valley Brook Drive-In five minutes away. The Brantingham Arts Council offers exciting programs and activities throughout the summer.
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Keywords: cottage, cabin, vacation home, lake house, Adirondack camp, swim, sand beach, fish, canoe, hike, golf, bike, campfires, complimentary firewood, picnic table, 2 twin beds, 2 double beds, microwave, large frig, electric coffee pot, electric stove, pets welcome, close-by outdoor movies, nearby restaurants
In 1948 when my parents were first married they started going to Pleasant Lake. They enjoyed the lake so much they bought a building lot in 1955. On weekends and hot summer evenings my folks would take us to the lake to swim in the cool, refreshing water. In 1959 they placed a small two bedroom trailer on the lot so we could spend the entire summer at the lake. My sister, brother and I spent our summers growing up swimming, sailing, building sand castles, and telling stories by the campfire, exploring with our bikes, hiking, and everything imaginable that kids love to do. My parents built our cottage to replace the trailer in 1969. Many years later in 1991, my husband and I bought the cottage. Since then we have shared it with others. We have wonderful and abundant memories of our Pleasant Lake, Brantingham summers and want to share this place with families who enjoy the great outdoors and the many opportunities it offers. We invite you to come for a stay and create your own special memories.
We bought our vacation cottage in Brantingham because our experience of growing up on the lake was so profound, we wanted our children, as well as other families, to have the same opportunity to enjoy and appreciate nature, its beauty and the recreation of the Adirondacks.
Today we especially relish seeing the new generation of children learning to swim, kayak, catch their first fish, build sand castles, toast marshmellows by the campfire and appreciate nature. As far as the older generation goes its always wonderful to catch a glowing sunset, smell a campfire and the distinct Adirondack pines. Idling away hours in the sun with a good book with the sparkling lake water in the background has a way of relaxing and rejuvenating oneself.
My family and I stayed at this cottage at Pleasant Lake this summer. The cottage has a very homey feel to it, relaxing. It is very clean and well maintained. There are others nearby, but it is quiet, relaxing and beautiful. The lake is crystal clear! We like to snorkel, which made this the perfect place to do so. We not only swam with fish, but a turtle also! The neighbors are very friendly and made our stay even more enjoyable. We brought our dog with us. Prior to arrival, I read a review that mentioned the area having no place for dogs to "go" or walk. I disagree with that portion of that review. We had no troubles with our dog having a place to "go" or walk. This is a wonderful place to relax, fish, swim, snorkel, go sight seeing, etc. The owner not only told us of all there is to do in the area, but also showed us where places were. The book in the cottage is full of information and directions to area attractions. I can't say enough how much we enjoyed staying here and the people of Pleasant Lake; just wonderful!!
We have had the pleasure of staying in this cottage for the past 7 years or so each summer. We have four children, now ranging in age from 8-16. Our trips to Brantingham have been our most memorable. The owners are super accommodating and the cottage is small but has everything you need. The cottage is located among many others and it's a throw-back to my childhood days with the wonderful smell of pine needles and friendly neighbors saying hello as you walk to the beach or just hang out at the fire. We have a small, quiet dog who travels with us. There is a country store within walking distance, as well as a few restaurants. The lake is beautiful and clean. This is the one place we look forward to visiting year after year!
For the last 13 years, have spent 1 to 2 weeks each summer at this cute Adirondack cottage. It is a great place to come and relax or explore the area. It is in an area great for kids to ride bikes, take walks, or just play outdoor games. A very safe spot. The lake is a small walk away so you can come back to the cottage for a cold drink or lunch. The neighbors are very friendly. The cottage is cozy and very reasonable for a week in the Adirondacks. Highly recommend renting it so your family can have great memories of a summer vacation at Pleasant Lake!
My husband and I decided to take a vacation with our 3 dogs, where we could hike, swim and play on the ATV's. This seemed to be the perfect place. The owner was very accomodating, and is one of the only places that would even consider me bringing 3 dogs. Once we arrived, we immediately realized bringing the dogs was not a good idea. The cabin is in the middle of many others, without any "real" space of its own. I felt as if I was in a "fishbowl" where all could watch our every move. I dont want anyone to misunderstand, WE HAD A GREAT TIME, but just felt awkward the whole time. The lake was perfect for swimming, but you needed to walk through others yards to get to it. The canoe that comes with the cottage is about 2 miles away at the owners other cottage, which was inconvenient for our situation. The trail riding was great!! And the owner was a great host! She told us everything and more that we needed to know about getting around, and sights to see. She even took us on a little tour around the lake. I would recommend this place to people with younger kids, that cant get enough of the water. Bring plenty of other things for them to do inside in case of rain. I would also recommend to adventurers, who are looking to ATV and only use the cottage for sleeping and eating! I do not recommend this to anyone with animals. It just isnt fair to the dogs, there is nowhere for them to go, and no one really appreciates them there. (I dont blame them, due to the location of the cottage!) Hope this helps anyone in their decision process.
Pleasant Lake is the ideal place for young and old alike to enjoy nature and sports. The lakes in the area are fed by natural ground-fed springs and the water is monitored annually for its high quality. It is crystal clear, clean and healthy, perfect for swimming, snorkeling, boating and fishing. Within easy driving are several beautiful waterfalls and parks. Also nearby are extensive well-groomed trails for biking, hiking, horseback riding and ATVs. Tubing and natural rock sliding is located in nearby Otter Creek. A mile away is a beautiful 18-hole public golf course winding through forests and around a picturesque pond. Star gazing with clear skies is never better than in Brantingham. Here you can study the Milky Way, the moon and planets. Minutes away is an old-fashion drive-in where you can enjoy double-feature, first-run movies. Museums and historic homes in the area include Constable Hall and Lewis County Historical Society. The Brantingham Cultural Arts Council presents interesting programs throughout the summer of music, visual arts, wild life and Adirondack history. We provide an information binder of extensive details about specific attractions and activities our guests would enjoy during their stay.
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3 night minimum stay
|Notes||Checks only. $400 is required to reserve your week. $400 balance is due on or before arrival. $200 refundable security deposit is also due on or before arrival. If a cancellation is made and the property is not re-rented the deposit is forfeited.|
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