|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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As of 4/20/15, we now have two bathrooms with showers and a 1/2 bath along with a 16x30 deck!
If you pay in full at the time of your booking at least 90 days or more in advance of your arrival date, we will discount the rental price 10%. This deposit is non refundable. We strongly advise you to obtain trip insurance with this option! Otherwise, 25% down is required to reserve your dates(non refundable) and the balance is paid on your credit card 90 days from your arrival. If your booking date is less than 90 days, the entire rental fee is due to reserve your dates.
Ideal for church retreats. Discounts offered during the off season for them.
Before Accepting Any Reservation, A Phone Interview Is Required By The Owner.
DeRuyter Lake Area is ideal for biking, swimming, sailing, fishing, sleighing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, 2 downhill skiing centers and 4 golf courses are with in 15 min. Family reunions or vacations, wedding party, business retreats, and vacations. • kayaking, horseshoes, pool table. • 3200 Square feet • Acres with trails and scenic views, miles of snowmobile trails • several State Forests near by, tree swing and house for kids • High-speed wireless, • Large kitchen and HUGE living room • Cozy indoor fireplace and outdoor bonfire area, enormous dining room seating 12, DVD, VCR, TV • laundry room, unique kid's playroom they will love • Baseball Hall of Fame, Glimmer glass Opera and Fingerlake tours an hour away, Experience living in a post & beam cedar log home. 4 hrs from NYC, Buffalo, Montreal, Harrisburg
This Is A Non Smoking Home! No pets allowed being too many risks associated for our home, family and other guests. We do live with one cat who lives elsewhere during your stay. We are meticulous about cleanliness with frequent cleanings of carpet and upholstery along with airing out the house of dander.
****We Are Not Interested In Renters Looking For A Beer Party Location, but People Who Understand Respect For Another's Home And Neighbors Even Though They Are 800 Ft Away.*****
With the home up the hill overlooking the lake, our lakefront is about 2/10 mile down the road that is private and spacious with 3 kayaks, canoe, rowboat, paddleboat and life jackets for your usage.
Sledding during the winter on our driveway is the best around. Pickup Truck taxi rides up our 800ft driveway in the winter for sledding cost extra. Your kids will love it!
DeRuyter Lake:: DeRuyter Lake is 10 miles south of Cazenovia tucked in the rolling hills of central New York. We are far enough in the country for privacy and yet only 30 minutes from the Syracuse, Cortland or Oneida city life. The Finger Lakes and Ithaca are less than a hour away also. Cooperstown is about 1hr, 20min. away.
The land this house resides was my grandfather's 100 acre lot bought in the late 1930's and put in a family trust for future generations. With God's hand of provision, I moved my family back to the lake to raise buying 6 acres overlooking the lake. My older brother and I built this log home in 2002.
My wife and I homeschool our kids. I'm part owner of the family insurance agency established by my grandfather in 1957 being a 3rd generation owner desiring to carry on a multi-generational vision.
I grew up on the other side of the lake, went to Houghton College in western NY, started my own business for 13 years and moved back in 2001 to nurture and expanded my family insurance agency.
Shawn Skeele purchased this house in 2002
This Post & Beam Cedar Log Home speaks for itself. It's private, isolated, custom made with a layout that is open and spacious being ideal for family reunions or retreats. For me, it's like coming home to a vacation property everyday. The view of God's creation and animals outside standing anywhere in the house is breath taking. With deer, foxes, rabbits, turkeys, ducks, eagles, hawks or chickens, you never know what you're going to wake up to or see during the day. We have awesome sunsets as we relax from the day's events giving thanks reflecting at the wonder and beauty around us.
You have a great variety of activities with family and friends. Enjoy the lakefront down the road with swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and lake scenery. Up at the house, have a big bonfire, gas grill some steak, rest in the hammock, play horseshoes, roast some smores, tell stories and jokes or just enjoy the scenery.
Inside, play some pool while watching a game, use the exercise equipment, nap, enjoy the open spacious rooms and deck. Oh, and enjoy the scenery overlooking the lake.
We have a beautiful playroom for the kids, barbie house, penned up ducks-chickens-rabbits-geese to view, play on the swing set, sandbox, games galore and wifi.
All this is just at the house. Syracuse, Cortland and Oneida are just 1/2 hour away. Ski resorts, golf courses, state forests with trails for hiking, biking and skiing, elegant restaurants 12 minutes away, true Italian pizza in 5 minutes and freshly made bread every day at the bottom of the hill by our neighbors.
During the winter, our 800 ft driveway is the best sledding path in all central NY!
All four seasons provide refreshing perspectives about this creation made just for us. We look forward to sharing it with you for a spell.
A restful, peaceful, tranquil, fun, spacious, Post & Beam Cedar Log Home experience awaits you, family and friends. Call me with your questions and how we can make this an ideal vacation.
We had a Thanksgiving gathering (memorial) at Shawn's lovely Cedar Log Home. Our group was large with multi-age extended family members. Shawn made comfortable arrangements for our stay and was very helpful in every way. The kitchen is fully equipped with a variety of large pots and pans, plenty of utensils, spices, misc. extras. The fireplace is cozy, and the living room large and spread out with wonderful views of the lake. A nice mix of mingling and private spaces. We had a soccer game in the snow on the lawn. The deck is huge and right off the kitchen. The house is set back and up from the road - a nice private location but easy to get into town. Lovely rolling hills and farms in this area too. The lake is beautiful. The place is clean and well maintained. The radiant heat made the floors warm on bare feet - especially the bathrooms. Lots of games and things to do in the house for family.
I found this house and rented it for a family vacation. Lets just say once we arrived my family couldn't stop telling me what a good job I did finding the house. The house sits up on a hill with a beautiful scenery of the landscape and lake. Big enough to sleep 11 adults and 6 small children! The kids enjoyed the house the most whether they were in the kids play room, outside on the playground or on the lake. Shawn was a great host making sure we had everything we needed and he gave us valuable information. We brought our 2 jet skis and it felt like we had the lake all to ourselves. On the lake front property we were able to bring the jet skis up on the pebble beach area enjoy lunch then push them back in the water and enjoy our day, we even tied them up and left them there all week (to avoid taking and putting them in the water). Our only suggestions would be a screen door for the deck entrance to avoid "bugs galore" and enjoy the nice breeze you feel on the hill. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking to enjoy a very nice house on a very scenic and quiet lake! Thank you Shawn.
My group (two couples and two singles) had a great stay here - lovely view and lots of amenities that made our stay quite enjoyable. Shawn has done a lot to make his home welcoming for visitors, including a kitchen & grill with all the gear you might need, plenty of clean linens, and lots of little touches that were much appreciated. He was very flexible on check-in/check-out and regular communication before and during our stay, and had lots of great tips on activities in the area (if you like hiking, fishing, or cycling, it's a great part of the world).
Two notes that may be helpful:
1) The various birds in the neighboring coop wake up quite early (around 5 or 5:30am), so light sleepers may want to close windows/wear earplugs.
2) The internet is not terribly fast, so not great if lots of people want to use it at once (or if you want to stream video etc).
Neither of the above (nor anything else) prevented us from having a great long weekend - if you're looking for a quiet home base in DeRuyter you'll enjoy it here. FYI, The house is about 20 minutes away from Cazenovia, just up the hill from DeRuyter Lake.
We had a great time at Shawn's place. It has something for all age groups. Our group had members ranging from Grand parent to kids. All of them had great fun. Property has a stunning panoramic view. Lake is accessible and we were provided with ample boats, canoe and kayaks for all. We had great vacation and I recommend this place to all
This home was a perfect place to have our group of friends with family and children visit for the weekend. Having grown up in DeRuyter, it was nice to have a place close to home to get back together. There is plenty of room to sleep and entertain. The games and play room for the kids made it that much more enjoyable for the children. Perfect location over looking the lake.
We had a large group staying at the house for a quick weekend trip. We were very comfortable, there was plenty of space for everyone without feeling crowded. The kitchen was well stocked and, again, very spacious. All bedding and towels were provided which was wonderful. Even soap and shampoo! Traveling with toddlers, we were happy that safety gates were also in place.
Thanks so much Skeele Family, we will definitely recommend your property.
House was great, clean, spacious with tons of amenities.
We enjoyed the fireplace, the view, the pool table and had fun with the many boardgames that are available.
Owner was very responsive and accommodating.
Would definitely recommend Shawn's house to anyone looking for a very enjoyable and peaceful time in the beautiful Finger Lakes area.
DeRuyter Lake - A paradise 9 room post & beam cedar log home with lake access in the Appalachian hills of Central New york, 22 miles from Syracuse. Perfect for family and class reunions, executive retreats, workshops, or romantic getaways. Area is great for biking, horseback riding, sledding, snowshoeing & cross country skiing, downhill skiing & snowmobiling trails are nearby. Syracuse is home of the Erie Canal Museum, MOST Science Center, Syracuse Stage Playhouse, Carousel Mall, and SU Orangemen Basketball & Football. • lake access, fishing, kayaking. • 3200 Square feet • Acres of trails, scenic views • perfect for Croquet, badminton • High-speed wireless • Large Modern Kitchen • HUGE Living room • Enormous dining room seating 12
• TV, DVD, VCR • laundry room • beautiful, comfortable furnishings, pool table, in house exercise machines • Syracuse, Cortland and Canastota only 30 minutes away * Baseball Hall of Fame, Glimmer glass Opera and Fingerlakes tours an hour away.
Other Activities: golfing, kayaking, skiing, biking, hunting, fishing, pool table, in house exercise machines.
During the off season and no holiday weekends, we do offer church men, women and/or couple retreats at discounted rates. Call the owner for details.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Prep cleaning fee||$100|
This is our home. We are glad to share this beautiful cedar post & beam log home with those who respect and appreciate it. All proceeds go to fund homeschooling our kids. We are not interested in hosting any beer parties or pre-marital interludes. This Is A Non Smoking Home! No pets allowed being too many risks associated for our home, family and other guests.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.