Romantic Cabin in the Woods, on the Water, with Lots of Privacy. There are no neighbors, you are sharing this waterfront location with the local ducks, birds, loons, otters, bald eagles and the occasional canoe gliding by.
This cabin was Featured in Destination Fabulous TV Show to represent the Adirondacks. View Online here:
The cabin sits right on top of the water, 500' of private waterfront with dock and boathouse. The house was designed with many windows to capture the beauty of the natural surroundings, so the views are stunning, even at night! We turn on the fire, turn off the lights, and enjoy the reflection of the moon off the lake...just beautiful. The sight of the fog lifting in the early AM is worth the early rise.
Cabin sleeps up to 4, but this is the perfect romantic spot for two! Great for couch potatoes and adventurers alike. No need to leave the comfort of the sofa to experience the beauty of the local wilderness, and those who do care to venture out have plenty of hiking opportunities to lakes, rivers and mountain tops, we supply local books and info.
2 bedrooms each have one double bed. There is a cozy fireplace and a separate TV room with sectional sofa for watching movies, reading or enjoying that mid afternoon nap. Great lake views from this sweet little room as well.
There is one bath (shower only), an outdoor hot shower (sweet!), an indoor fireplace and outdoor firepit, full kitchen, weber grill, wifi, 40' flat screen for netflix movies (but no cable), and outdoor speakers to enjoy your iPod while grilling or chilling.
Need to work while here? We have a desk right up against the window so you can write that novel or email your client while observing the wildlife on the lake.
SPRING, SUMMER and FALL
Comes with 4 good kayaks and one canoe in warmer weather. Life preservers and lake floats provided. Our Lakefront Boathouse provides very easy access to the kayaks, no need to carry them anywhere.
This is a kayak haven for both beginners and the more experienced. Kayak 10 minutes to the right, you are on beautiful Piseco Lake. Kayak 30 minutes to the left (for the experienced kayaker only) to the more remote wilderness of Big Bay Lake. Lots of natural wild shoreline and wildlife to explore right out your front door! Most of our waterfront is too shallow to swim, except for one deep swimming hole, but you can kayak to the lake and enjoy the clear water and sandy bottom of Piseco Lake. Pull up on one of the many small islands and swim from there.
Spring rates, especially midweek, are very reasonable.
Summer we offer M-F 4 night midweek rentals for $1000 or full week Fri-Fri for $1650, Fri - Mon 3 night weekends are $850. We get booked up early, so please inquire early.
This cabin is like living inside a snow globe in the winter...there are so many windows you are simply surrounded by the snowfall, it's a beautiful sight! The slightly moving water out front does not freeze, so there are water views and wildlife sightings year round. Very special spot.
Many winter hiking, snowshoeing and x-country skiing adventures to be found locally. Great winter fishing right out front. There is a small downhill ski mountain, Oak Mt in next town over. Gore is our favorite ski mountain, is a 50 minute drive.
This is snowmobile country - hundreds of miles of groomed trails through the woods and across the many lakes here. Stop in to a local pub for lunch and a beer - and head out to the next lake. Local rentals, lessons and guides available.
But our favorite activity in winter is sitting by the fire with a hot cocoa and observing the wilderness and the weather from the comfort and warmth of the sofa :)
We recommend arriving with a 4 wheel drive vehicle to better navigate the dirt driveway in winter. It is plowed regularly but can be tricky in icy weather. The other option is leaving your car at the end of the driveway and walk in.
This is a no parties, no smoking, no pets, allergy sensitive household. Due to our close proximity to the water, we have limited well and septic capacity. As a result, we can have no more than 4 persons here at any time, so not a good place for family reunions or if you intend to invite friends over.
We do our best to keep a pristine home, we are sure even the most discerning guests will be very happy here. We love that we can share this very special spot with responsible and considerate guests.
This is a very private, secluded property, however it is not remote. It is easy to get to, we are down a private 200ft dirt driveway directly off Rt 8. There is a small bridge nearby that separates the outlet (where we are) from Piseco Lake, and you can hear the cars going over the bridge from the property (but not from inside the house), which is the only thing we wish was different.
This is a great home for self reliant, independent travelers looking for very comfortable, pristine accommodations in a unique and special spot to get away from it all. Piseco and the surrounding area is beautiful, but has very limited entertainment venues other than nature hikes, mountain views and lakes and rivers. We supply information on local hikes, restaurants, etc.
David and Maura spend lots of time in the Adirondacks year round. We swim, flat water and white water kayak, paddle board, hike, downhill ski, cross country, snowmobile and simply chill up here.
Maura has a family camp nearby, has been coming to this area forever. We live and work in NYC, it's a 4 hour drive, just put in a book on tape, and in no time we are in paradise. Dave and Maura both work for themselves, and are working hard towards an early retirement to the Adirondacks.
Why this property? It is so very rare to find this kind of privacy on the water, and with such a stunning view...we fell in love the second we saw this location.
We are the third owners. It was a seasonal summer camp since the 40's, using lake water as the water source. The second owners (contractors) started the renovation by securing the foundation, renovating the shell and putting in all those fabulous windows. By keeping the same footprint as the original cabin they were able to keep this amazing waterfront location - you are no longer allowed to build this close to the water.
We finished the home after purchasing, winterized it, put in a year round well for water, put in all knotty pine ceilings and walls, wood floors, decorated and opened her doors to our first guests in August 2012.
As far as we are concerned, this is the perfect retirement spot. Until that time, however, we are sharing the house with guests, so far everyone has been just as thrilled as we are!
Privacy! Views! Open floor plan, immaculately clean and very easy house. It is in a very naturally beautiful and rustic setting, with lots of wildlife. We (or our guests) have seen loons, mergansers, ducks, herons, fox, coyotes, skunk, tons of fish, otter, owl, bald eagles, tons of birds, deer, fawn, a buck, a mama and baby bear!
First person to see and photograph a Moose (note: not a mouse!) from our property gets one free night stay!