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'Forest Pond Cottage' is located in the Adirondack Park in Northern New York .Pets are welcome for a small fee per stay/per pet. Access to snowmobile & ATV trails are right from the cottage. It is situated on the edge of a seven acre beaver pond and surrounded by 115 acres of hardwood forest. The cottage is the only dwelling at the end of a town road which allows for easy year-round access yet ensures privacy. With every season there is a whole new variety of outdoor activities to enjoy. The cottage is an oasis from everyday living with all the comforts of home to re create from within. There are endless trails for hikers, bikers, cross country skiing, ATVs and snowmobiles. Very near by are lakes, streams, rivers, mountains and thousands of acres of State land that is yours to enjoy. Please refer to pictures to view what the cottage has to offer as far as sleeping arrangements go & furnishings provided. All linens for bed, bath & kitchen are provided as well as a fully equipped kitchen. We have had everything there from weddings, honeymoons, anniversarys, family reunions to private get aways. It's a great place for individuals to share time & space with loved ones. There is a canoe to use on the pond, picnic table & outdoor furniture. We just built a nice deck for the pond (see photos). A bon fire site for star gazing at night is always fun. There is an outdoor grill for BBQ. Off the upstairs bedroom is a balcony that makes you feel like you are right there within the trees as you look out into the forest and over the pond. I will try to list some of the amenities: full kitchen with full size refrigerator, full size gas stove, microwave, coffee pot all kitchen ware, nice pots & pans, crockpot, blender, toaster, storage (tupper)ware, cook ware, spices, Table, chairs in kitchen. One bathroom with all linens, shower stall, toilet, sink & very clean. Livingroom, gas heating stove, 3 recliners, an Etahn Allen couch that folds out to a queen size bed, very nice mattress pad in livingroom closet for fold out mattress (again, all linens provided & very nice). TV, VCR DVD, DISH satelite, BOSE music system, variety of DVD movies & VHS tapes, games, cards, round table to seat minimum of 4. Nice lighting. Off the livingroom is an enclosed, screened porch the length of the cottage to enjoy your morning brew and the wild life as you look out onto the pond. There are tables, chairs & a swing chair for your relaxation. Just down the stairs from the porch is the patio. Nice outdoor furnishings provided. Back inside & up the stairs is the second floor where there is a queen bed as well as 2 twin beds in one large room. The linens are very nice and the beds very comfortable. Air conditioning too. Off from the bedroom is the balcony where you become ONE with nature. If there is a 'little one' staying, there is a crib that can be provided as well as a high chair. Life preservers are there also for canoe ventures. We live 2 miles up Number Four Rd...I tell guests we are far enough away to stay out of your hair but close enough to always be available if & when needed.
We live 2 miles up from the cottage on Number Four Rd. We've been at that residence for 30 years. Dan is a forester and went to ESF at Syracuse University. He was the procurment forester for Ethan Allen until the company moved much of the production to China ('greener pastures'). Now, Dan has his realtor license and works for timberland realty, which is associated with LandLeader properties also. The focus is on listing wooded parcels and some have camps, houses or other structures. To see his listings you can go to firstname.lastname@example.org .Dan,also, does private consulting for forestry & land management.
Carol has been an RN for over 30 years which has led to a very varied set of work skills. She, also, had a wellness & fitness center in Lowville for 11 years. Currently she is focusing on the cottage, looking into other business ventures and works at a medium security prison as an RN.
Carol or Dan Empie 8994 Number Four Rd, Lowville, NY 13367 Ph #315 376 4433 purchased this cottage in 2002
We took care of the property for the 'long distant' owner for years before it became available for sale almost to the day of Carol closing her fitness center. There was a 'land developer' that was interested in the property also. Dr Fritelli was the current owner & had purchased the cottage and pond from Minnie Peck previously, who raised 5 children there. Dr Fritelli loved the property & entrusted much of the care, maintenance and management to Carol & Dan. He had it for his own private use. The developer (whom shall remain nameless) offered Dr Fritelli a fair market price for the cottage & land. Since the Empies had 'first refusal' we were able to match his offer to Dr Fritelli. Of course, the developer came back with a much more substantial offer. We could not match that. Dr Fritelli decided to sell the property to us at the first price and refused the developers. As stated earlier, he loved the property & knew we would take good care of it & share it with others without exploiting it. So, love of the land won against development and 'greener (money) pastures. Way to go Dr Fritelli...if only Ethan Allen & other business used you as an example!
We fixed up the cottage to share with others and, also, so we could afford it. We keep the rent very reasonable because we believe everyone should be able to enjoy the serenity of nature.
It was a lot of work but we enjoy work (crazy, huh!). Dr Fritelli would be proud. In our guest book he has a portion dedicated to his saying 'good bye' to his much loved land.
Our belief is to keep it affordable and always give more than what is expected.
It is what it is....
Read the reviews and find out ~
We stayed at the Forest Pond Cottage for a relaxing weekend getaway and were completely amazed by everything about our stay. The cabin was cozy and immaculate, fully stocked with every amenity you could imagine. The bed was possibly the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in...The surroundings were breathtaking, and the privacy on a massive plot of land was comforting. We could describe our weekend as feeling like we were staying at a relatives' house rather than a rental. We will certainly be returning to experience the beauty of the summer up at the cottage!
My husband and I, along with our dog stayed for three nights in the house. It is a beautiful setting with a gorgeous pond surrounded by woods. We enjoyed walking along the various wooded trails around the property. In the mornings we had coffee on the pond deck. At night we either sat by the firepit or in the enclosed porch.
The house itself is very clean and comfortable. On the rainy night we had we passed the time with the provided boardgames and satellite TV.
The town center of Lowville is about 20 minutes away and super easy to get to. There were some very cute restaurants that we enyoued.
Overall it was a great and relaxing stay.
Very relaxing and a private place no disturbances and it was a relief not to bother with cell phone and wi fi Dan and Carol had everything there that one could desire and did not bother us the whole time. Kathleen and our dog, Sweetpea were able to unwind from year of business. Didn't do a lot except go swimming at Frances. This place and these folk are the best
my partner, daughter, and i spent several days at forest pond cottage and could not have had a better time. from searching for bullfrogs in the pond to toasting marshmallows in the fire pit, we loved every single second of our time here. carol and dan are so lovely and welcoming, and they do an excellent job making you feel at home in their cottage. the kitchen has everything you need, and we enjoyed visiting miller's meat market and then feasting on the dock. the cottage is spectacularly private and surrounded by so much natural beauty -- it was just the escape we needed to truly unwind and slow down for a bit. our daughter started planning our return visit before we'd even left, and we all can't wait to return. thanks so much, carol and dan!
This is truly a home away from home!!! Carol and Dan have literally thought of everything you would need to make your vacation comfortable. The smallest of details really showed how much Carol and Dan care about your stay at the cottage. The Forest Pond Cottage was exceptionally clean and comfy. The queen bed slept like a dream!! We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage; loved seeing the beavers swimming around, the blue heron fishing and walking on the beaver house, deer walking across the driveway and even turkeys in the front yard!!! Kayaking on Francis Lake was a blast as we were given quite the show from the loons. Appreciated the staff at the Beaver camp allowing us to kayak on the Beaver Lake. And we were so excited to have a bald eagle take off literally right in front of us...what a thrill!!!!!! Other than some days of rain and a few bugs; we had a great time!!! The rainy days allowed us to explore and see the Adirondack museum and Boldt castle!! There is just so much to see and do in the Adirondacks. Thank you Carol and Dan for allowing us to stay in your comfy, clean and quaint little cottage. Thanks for all of the suggestions of where we could kayak; or just things to do!!! Thanks for your consideration to detail in the cottage; made us feel at home!!!!!
We came north for my son's wedding which occurred up the road a ways in Number Four.. Everything was great. We brought our two dogs and they enjoyed the yard as well. Views of the pond were gorgeous at all times of the day. My only issue was that we could not spend more time at the cottage. The kitchen was well equipped The cottage was well off the road so much so that you almost didn't notice the cars going by. At night with the clear skies we were having the views of the night sky were spectacular. It has been a long time since I have seen that many stars. It certainly is a nice spot and the cottage is well kept and clean. We will most certainly be back some time soon.
If you love the forest, nature and solitude you will love it here. Just driving to Forest Pond Cottage on the Number Four Road will give you the sense you are leaving negativity behind; whatever it may be. If it's water & woods that you like and you don't want to drive, stay on the property and explore the nooks and crannies around Forest Pond. There is always one form of wild life traversing this 115 acre property. You're guaranteed a show at dusk by the resident beaver family, too. Kayakers and canoeists may prefer Francis & Beaver Lakes, the Beaver River, or Stillwater Reservoir, There is no end to the trails and dirt roads available to hikers, bikers and horseback riders. Hike to the Independence River, Panther Pond or Half Moon Lake and we guarantee you'll come back for more.
Other Activities: hiking, canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ATV, snowmobiling.
The big attraction for guests is that the cottage is a home away from home. If you need it or use it for daily living, it's probably at the cottage.
DIRECTIONS TO FOREST POND COTTAGE
8584 Number Four Road, Lowville, NY 13367
Cottage Phone Number: 315-376-2490
From Canada or north of Watertown:
Take Rt. 81 south & exit at Watertown Rt. 12. Then take Rt. 12 south to Lowville. As you enter Lowville, Rt. 12 becomes Dayan St. Go straight through the first stop light you come to (you are crossing State St. and are now on Shady Ave.). At the end of Shady Ave. turn right at the yield sign on to East State Street. At your first stop sign turn left on to the Number Four Road (which is also County Route 26). Go straight ~ 4 miles then turn left to continue on the Number Four Road (just after Miller’s General Store & before the Watson Inn). Go straight ~11 miles, then turn right on to the Minnie Peck Road (there is a Forest Pond Cottage sign in a tree on your right). Go to the end of the road, get out of your vehicle and breathe deeply. You are there! We hope you enjoy your stay!
From areas south or west of Syracuse:
Take Rt. 81 north & exit at Adams Center, Rt. 177. Take a right off the exit and follow Rt. 177 across the Tug Hill Plateau to Rt. 12. Turn right on to Rt. 12 south to Lowville. As you enter Lowville, Rt. 12 becomes Dayan St. Go straight through the first stop light you come to (you are crossing State St. and are now on Shady Ave.). At the end of Shady Ave. turn right at the yield sign on to East State Street. At your first stop sign turn left on to the Number Four Road (which is also County Route 26). Go straight ~ 4 miles then turn left to continue on the Number Four Road (just after Miller’s General Store & before the Watson Inn). Go straight ~11 miles, then turn right on to the Minnie Peck Road (there is a Forest Pond Cottage sign in a tree on your right). Go to the end of the road, get out of your vehicle and breathe deeply. You are there! We hope you enjoy your stay!
From areas south or east of Utica:
Take I-90 to Rt. 12 north to Lowville. At the first stop light you come to, before you enter the village of Lowville, turn right on to Ross Rd (turn left at this light to go to Walmart). At the first stop sign, turn right on to the Number Four Rd (which is also County Route 26). Go straight ~ 4 miles then turn left to continue on the Number Four Road (just after Miller’s General Store & before the Watson Inn). Go straight ~11 miles, then turn right on to the Minnie Peck Road (there is a Forest Pond Cottage sign in a tree on your right). Go to the end of the road, get out of your vehicle and breathe deeply. You are there! We hope you enjoy your stay!
From areas northeast of Lowville (Routes 11 or 3):
As you are traveling west you will eventually run into Rt. 812. Follow Route 812 to Lowville. At your first stop sign in Lowville (NYS Highway Dept. facility is on your left) turn left on to Bostwick Street. Go straight, then turn right on to East State Street. Travel straight until you reach another stop sign, then turn left on to the Number Four Road (which is also County Route 26). Go straight ~ 4 miles then turn left to continue on the Number Four Road (just after Miller’s General Store & before the Watson Inn). Go straight ~11 miles, then turn right on to the Minnie Peck Road (there is a Forest Pond Cottage sign in a tree on your right). Go to the end of the road, get out of your vehicle and breathe deeply. You are there! We hope you enjoy your stay!
Carol & Dan Empie
8994 Number Four Road
Lowville, NY 13367
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$125.00/night up to four people. Over 4 people/$25.00/night. Small pet fee.
No other hidden costs or taxes/fees.
Once a time is secured, half of the rent is mailed either with a personal check or money order. The remainder will be collected upon arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.