|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Rustic Cabin on Twin Island Lake, Pine Plains, NY
Featured in Fresh Cottage Magazine “dream retreats”.
It is an owner shared cabin with rustic 50’s vintage theme. Sitting on a quiet lake road, the cabin offers a full kitchen and bath with large claw footed tub, out door hot and cold shower, two bedrooms, front sitting room/ kitchen with wood burning
stove and great view of the lake. The property includes lakefront with dock and canoe. No land line, or TV. Good cell reception.
Not winterized, the cabin is closed down in October and opened again by June. Book ahead.
I am an artist (muralist and decorative painting) living in NYC.
Inez Foose purchased this cottage in 2001
I acquired this cabin from it's original owner who grew up around these lakes in the summer. I was thrilled that it had never been 'upgraded'. I refurbished it while trying to keep true to a vintage 50's lake cabin and still enjoy combing the local yard sales for items that belong to this venue.
Lovely view of lake from front room and also thru the interior window while laying in bed. The sunrise over the lake can be glorious.
In the spring and early summer, the frogs croaking and in the fall, geese honking serenade the otherwise quiet setting.
I just had a lovely weekend (Fri-Sun) with my 3 girlfriends at the cabin and it was such a treat! It was recommended by a coworker of one of the girls who came who also has an amazing time. The cabin is incredibly well stocked with dishes, blankets, games and anything you could think of. There were also basic ingredients handy which were perfect for when we decided to make birthday cupcakes! Once we got the fire going (4 girls who had no idea what we were doing so if we can do it so can you!) it warmed right up. The view is lovely, the lake is beauty and the air was nice and crisp. The radio has great stations and it really made for a nice getaway. Inez, the owner, was also great. When it was chilly the first night she texted to make sure we knew where to find additional blankets and we called her when we needed to start the fire (and find a measuring cup!) and she was very helpful. The town is very cute and the stores had anything we would need to make a nice dinner with wine and the whole experience was perfect. I would definitely recommend it.
We were very lucky enough to have booked this cabin for Labor Day weekend. It was perfect distance to get away from the city and enjoy the quiet life.
The cabin was very quirky and interesting. We loved every bit of funky decor.
The lake was so picturesque it was better than the postcard. Beware the canoe is a bit unstable and you have to be careful as my fiancé fell in the water twice.
The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to whip up your meal. There's a BBQ grill you can also use outside. Tip- the market nearby seems to be closed everytime we attempted a run. Just bring all the groceries with you.
There's a small lake beach nearby and a great hiking trail.
My wife and I stay here at this lake house for a long weekend and it was great. The lake house is really beautifully designed and decorated. The house itself over looks a really pretty lake. The town of pine plains a cool little one traffic light town with a great restaurant located in the center of town. Not having a tv in the house is very refreshing. I really liked unplugging from everything and just relaxing. I recommended checking out innisfree garden it's a half hour drive away and is absolutely beautiful. The house is pretty and comfortable, the area is nice and relaxing and your only 2 hrs from NYC. Here's a tip pecks market in town is really expensive so bring your own food the house owner has everything else you'll need.
Beside the lake is a small boat dock. A single chair awaits. Calm and beautiful, the view across lily pads to the hills has a mystical quality. The canoe slides seamlessly across the lake with sleepy abandon. The cabin is sweet with many fine details. It seems it was a kind of archaeological adventure to keep many of its original fittings yet transformed by its owner's unique personality. It was a treat to carry the little radio around to the outdoor shower or to the lake to listen to some excellent local radio. We loved our few days there, keeping it simple...
We had a lot of fun in this cute, funky cabin. It was perfectly appointed with all that you need: fully stocked kitchen, firewood, assistance in navigating and finding food and restaurants in the area. I spent most of my time reading in the amazing front room with its view of the lake, while my husband explored local fishing holes. The high end radio was a great bonus. We found some fantastic local radio stations that helped with the mood and the vibe. We definitely would return - perhaps when there are less mosquitos in the area. No fault of the accomodations - it was just that time of year and the weather was unseasonably hot. But we were not mosquito-affected at all in the cabin :)
This is a very well-furnished cabin with a homey feel. Went there for 2 nights with friends and enjoyed getting away from NYC. A very idyllic and scenic location across the street from a large pond and minutes away from a lake with a small beach. This cabin was a great place for a short getaway; quiet, comfortable and quirky with its retro style and charm. The pictures give an accurate impression of the condition of the place, and the common area is actually is a bit larger than it seems in the photos. Inez was very helpful and accessible to answer questions. We felt very satisfied with how she treated us as tenants and the whole experience was professional.
The area isn't a place to go for fine dining or nightlife. However, if you are looking for a quiet place to relax and unwind with family or friends it is great. There are places to swim, canoe, and hike; outdoor enthusiasts should enjoy this area.
It is an older cabin so don't expect brand new furnishings and amenities. But everything was clean and well-maintained so this isn't really a complaint, but rather a heads-up. Would definitely recommend this property to others and looking forward to visiting again in the future!
Twin Island Lake is one ot three lakes next to Stissing Mountain and is good for boating and fishing. Stissing Lake is larger and deeper and good for swimming and boating with a public boat launch and recreation beach. Thompson Pond is a wildlife refuge. there are hiking trails around Thompson Pond and up Stissing Mountain to the fire Tower. The town of Pine Plains is small and quaint New England. It offers an Historic Inn for dining, several other small eateries, a WIFI coffee shop and library and good family owned market with local and organic produce.. Nearby towns, Millerton and Red Hook are larger and offer more; wineries, antique barns, and a “rail trail” in Millerton.
In Rhinebeck, The Dutchess County Fairgrounds has many events during the year.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|cleaning per stay||$75|
|Notes||Guest limit of 4 persons due to limited well and disposal facilities.|