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16 acres secluded waterfront hot tub, 5 boats, 2 paddle boards, 5 BR sleeps 20

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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2 - 7 nights


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5 BR, 2 B, 16 acres waterfront, sleeps 20, hot tub, pontoon boat, kayaks

Ultimate privacy in this new, luxurious 2,800 sq' log home on 16 acres of wilderness waterfront on a section of Raquette River which has been dammed to create a pristine lake excellent for swimming or fishing for pike, bass, walleye. Includes pontoon boat w/ 9.9 hp Mercury motor, free boat gas, 4 kayaks (2 single, 2 double), 2 paddle boards, dock, 8-person, jetted, lit hot tub at the water's edge. Regulation-size, lit sand volleyball court, private pond, bon-fire pit, Adirondack chairs and lounge chairs. Snowshoes provided in winter, snowmobile trails nearby. Fully equipped kitchen with place settings for large groups, modern appliances, Kitchen-Aide mixer, dining room with solid cherry hand-made table which seats 12, living room w/ 2-story cathedral ceiling, leather furniture, stone fireplace (wood provided). Upstairs den/TV room. Two downstairs bedrooms, one with king and one with queen bed, share a bathroom which also has a washer and dryer. The 2nd floor has a second bath, shared by two bedrooms, each with a queen and a single bed. The 3rd floor has a loft with 3 double beds, remote controlled skylights. Also there is an attached porch with waterfront and sunset views. There is a large fire pit surrounded by new Adirondack chairs and lounge chairs. Just added--a 2 car garage has been renovated into recreational building with regulation size pool table, shuffleboard table, ping pong table, foosball table, air hockey table, darts, assorted games--a great addition to an already fabulous recreational paradise! Sleeps 20, 1 king, 3 queens, 3 doubles, 2 singles, 1 futon, 1 pull out queen sleeper sofa. 4 miles to Higley Flow State Park -- with its acres of woods, trails, and swimming at a sandy beach. 25 minutes to St. Lawrence University, Clarkson College, SUNY Canton, and SUNY Potsdam; and 1 hour to Lake Placid, site of two winter Olympics, and home of Whiteface Mountain ski slopes. 1.5 hours to Ottawa, Canada's capital -- where one can skate on the canals or visit Parliament buildings, museums, and cultural events.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Property Manager
Donna & John Clark
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About Donna & John Clark

Donna and John Clark began their lodging business in 1994 with one room in their home which they converted into a bed and breakfast room. Now, almost 20 years later, along with some of their grown 7 children and 16 grandchildren, they own and manage 12 bed and breakfast rooms and 4 waterfront vacation rental homes. It is a family business that has brought joy to their family as well as to the hundreds of vacationers who have stayed with them.

Donna & John Clark purchased this house in 2005

Why Donna & John Clark chose Adirondacks

The privacy of this property is unmatched with its 16 acres of waterfront grounds; large groups are free to enjoy their vacation without fear of disturbing neighbors. It is a recreational paradise with pontoon boat, unlimited boat gas, kayaks, paddle boards, waterfront hot tub, lit volleyball court, adjacent game building with pool, ping pong, shuffleboard, etc.

What makes this house unique

Built and equipped for large groups. Ultimate privacy. Many facets of recreation on grounds and nearby. Close proximity (1/2 hour or less) to St. Lawrence University, Clarkson University, and 2 SUNY schools make it a resource for conferences, visiting sports teams parents, etc.


based on 37 traveler reviews

16 acres secluded waterfront hot tub, 5 boats, 2 paddle boards, 5 BR sleeps 20
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews

Nice weekend away

  • 4 of 5

Great house with beautiful views. Definitely recommend it. Hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful wedding in a stunning and secluded location

  • 5 of 5

We had an AMAZING time at this property, where we held our small intimate wedding for 20 of our closest family members and friends. Between the game room, the hot tub, the kayaks, the pontoon boat, the large front porch, and the outdoor fire pit, there was something for everyone. The foliage cooperated for our wedding and we got some stunning photographs. The pictures don't do the house justice - my family was so happy with the accommodations and with the ability to get on the water at any time. The area is extremely rural, and since none of us are from the area Donna was so helpful in suggesting a caterer and a place to get tables and chairs. We will absolutely be back for anniversaries in the future. Beautiful property and home, and the memories we made there will live in my heart forever.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tina, It brought tears to my eyes thinking that we had a small part in making lifelong memories in your heart. Donna
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Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 10 days at the Lodge with our kids and their families. There were 10 adults and 4 kids (and one dog!). We had the most wonderful time (my daughter-in-law said it was the best vacation ever!). The chance to spend time together in this beautiful place was priceless. The Lodge had everything we needed to enjoy ourselves, from a fully equipped kitchen to comfy beds to plenty of games (shuffleboard, foosball, ping pong) and water toys (canoes, kayaks and paddle boards) to keep us busy. We had a campfire each night (thankful for a fully stocked wood shed) where we stargazed for hours. Our grandsons enjoyed fishing, paddle boarding and the game room. Other than taking a hike on the Stone Valley trail, spending a couple hours antiquing and going to the sandy beach at the state park one morning, we had plenty to do at the Lodge. Bald eagles soared overhead, turkeys pecked around the yard on several mornings and a mama bear with her two cubs swam across the inlet one day! Even though there is Wi-Fi at the Lodge, we welcomed the opportunity to unplug and play. Instead of internet, we had fishing nets... instead of surfing the web, we surfed on our paddle boards.... instead of social media, we talked and chatted and laughed... in this most beautiful place. Thank you John and Donna for opening your home for others to enjoy... we have already recommended the Lodge to friends and hope to return ourselves someday.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, that was an amazing review! When I read it to my husband, he said, "That review is what keeps us going through all the hard work." Not only was it inspiring to us as owners and informative to prospective renters, but it was an essay par excellence--so well written! Thank you, thank you!
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Amazing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 14 and there was something for everyone. We enjoyed our stay immensely. The seclusion of the cabin made for a very relaxing vacation. It was nice to unplug, unwind and relax and spend quality time with family. The scenery was breathtaking. The pontoon boat was a big hit with young and old alike. We enjoyed all the amenities the Lodge had to offer, especially the kayaks, paddle boards, game room and hot tub. There was plenty of firewood provided for us to have campfires nightly. We would highly recommend this Lodge to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the glowing words about your time at the Raquette Lodge. Peace, relaxation and fun is exactly what we hope our guests will experience and you confirmed that our efforts were successful. Donna and John
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Hudson Valley Area

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family consisted of 8 adults and 6 children ranging from 4-15 years old. The house had everything we needed to have a wonderful week at Racquett Lodge. We all would take out the pontoon boat, the 4 kayaks, the canoe and the paddle boat together for a swim in the center of the lake. The kids all got the biggest kick out of this and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a campfire every night after dinner, played games in the game room or at the table in the lodge, listened to guitars and singing, and relaxed reading in comfortable chairs. The privacy and tranquillity were wonderful. We all loved everything about it!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed the Raquette Lodge to the fullest. It gives us so much pleasure that we had a small part in making memories for your family. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us and with other potential renters. Donna and John
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Lewisville, TX

Fantastic Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Lodge on Racquette River. The views were amazing and it was so peaceful. The kids loved running around the backyard, playing on the sand volleyball court, kayaking, swimming in the river, and checking out the hot tub. The game room was also a big hit with the kids and adults alike. Sitting on the porch in the morning with a hot cup of coffee and relaxing at night under the stars by the fire were a few of the daily highlights. One lasting memory made was packing a light lunch, kayaking out to the middle of the river, and just enjoying the scenery and conversation with our 10-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son. That is a special moment we won't soon forget. We had 8 adults and 9 children that stayed at the Lodge quite comfortably. Most of the kids really enjoyed sleeping in the 3rd floor loft and spent rainy days hanging out on the 2nd floor watching movies leaving the great room for the adults to spread out. The beds and couches were all very comfortable and the size of the bathrooms makes sharing not a big deal at all. We tried to use the pontoon boat, but found it rather finicky so we chose to fish off the dock or by paddling out into the river, which was great fun for the kids. What a great, relaxing vacation was had by all. I would not hesitate to rent this place again. The owners are very easy to work with and answer all questions very promptly.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Higley Flow State Park
1844 House
"fine dining, gourmet food"
St Lawrence University Golf Course
Partridge Run Golf & Country Club
White Pillars
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
S. Colton Bar
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Potsdam Town and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 56
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Mama Lucia Restaurant
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
Big Tupper Ski Mountain
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Higley Flow State Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Colton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Early winter 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Years 2016/2017
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 3.0%

Included in rent: cleaning fee, use of boats and boat gas, firewood, propane
Not included in rent: 3% taxes, optional sheet and towel rental ($12/set sheets, $9/set towels), pet fee ($25 per pet per day)
Optional event fee: if home or property is used for an event, such as wedding, reception, reunion, graduation party, $15 per guest
Holiday weekends: 3 night minimum, each night is weekend rate

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Colton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 3 double , loft
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , futon in TV room on 2nd floor
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleep sofa in living room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
NEW ADDITION, MARCH 2013: 2 car garage converted into recreational center! Bar size pool table, shuffleboard table, ping-pong table, foos ball table, air hockey table, darts, assorted games.

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