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Donna & John Clark

Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french

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

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 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/ 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
Donna & John Clark (Property Manager)
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french

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 board, waterfront hot tub, lit volleyball court, adjacent game building with pool, ping pong, shuffleboard, etc. NEW: we have ordered for the living room a new leather sleeper sofa which opens up into an additional queen bed—to be delivered in January, 2015. With the sleeper sofa the home will sleep 19.

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 30 traveler reviews

16 acres secluded waterfront hot tub, 5 boats, 2 paddle boards, 5 BR sleeps 20
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews
Catskill Region, NY

Fantastic experience! Perfect for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend at the Raquette Lodge with a large group. We could not have asked for a more beautiful, private, and memorable location! It was spacious, clean, and stunning, and the owners were a pleasure to work with. We honestly could not have imagined finding a more perfect spot in all of the Adirondacks, especially not for such a reasonable price.

We had many outdoor enthusiasts in our group, who were all thrilled by the easy hiking, kayaking, and canoeing access. Others simply enjoyed relaxing by the fireplace or taking in the gorgeous views from the hot tub.

Truly a fabulous spot for large families or groups. We have already gotten many phone calls from people in our group asking how soon we can all go back!

Thanks for a truly memorable and wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, easy family retreat

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our family stay at Raquette Lodge. There were 17 of us. The owners have done a wonderful job in creating a peaceful family retreat. The hot tub, the games room (a converted garage) and the outdoor volleyball court were very much enjoyed by all. A bottle of wine and Perrier were provided as a very thoughtful welcome gift. The home was clean and well provisioned (kitchen, games, wood for the firepit, outdoor seating, even flashlights). The lodge is perfectly situated perfectly to enjoy sunsets. We thoroughly enjoyed our time!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your appreciation of your family;s stay at the Lodge. Family is very important to John and me and when we hear that we have blessed a family, we too are blessed.
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Great rental for a winter getaway with friends!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 13 friends that visited the Raquette Lodge and it was great! The layout was nice - the open floor plan with the kitchen made it easy to prepare meals and hang out at the same time. The large table was ideal for our meals and games. Unfortunately there wasn't enough snow to use the snow shoes provided. The heaters in the game room were nice since it was very cold out. It was a little treacherous getting up to the loft area - the rope railing was loose. Would love to come back in the summer to enjoy the water and the outside amenities!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

A group of us have been vacationing together somewhere in the North Country/Northeast during President's Day weekend for the past 5 years. This year we decided to try out a new house and we are SO glad we did. The Raquette Lodge has been our favorite stay to date. From the big, open great room to the fully stocked kitchen to the supply of snowshoes, we were so happy with our choice. The Game Room was PERFECT for our stay to avoid cabin fever as our visit fell on the coldest weekend of the year (-40°). Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable and helping us to create another year of memories. We can't wait to come back next year!

P.S. We believe the animal in the corner above the armoire is a Fischer.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mini Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned home after a family gathering at the RAQUETTE LODGE. The experience was just fantastic, in every way! As the organizer, I was becomming doubtful as we neared our arrival date that the weekend would actually live up to the excitement and anticipation that had built to frenetic levels. The opposite was the case! We are already talking about a return! Every aspect of the lodge met and exceeded our needs and expectations! It was as beautiful inside and out as portrayed on the website.The fireplace was wonderful, and burned better than any I have experienced. The bathrooms were much larger and nicer than anticipated, and the bedrooms were beautiful. On the porch, we barbequed, using two of the three Stainless grills. The Hot Tub was almost as popular as was the Pontoon Boat! The Gameroom became the nocturnal meetingplace for the younger crowd as the more "matue" gathered around the fireplace inside the lodge. We had hours of fun there each nite! I heard at least a dozen family members remark that the weekend was a "12" on a scale of 1-10! My only suggestion would be to consider a second refridgerator that could be kept in the gameroom area. Thank you John and Donna Clark for sharing the Lodge with us! We will be returning!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How kind of you to take the time to share your appreciation of your time at Raquette Lodge. It makes us feel great to know that we had a small part in forming memories for your family. Thank you for giving us that inspiration. And yes, you are correct, a refrig in the game room would be really nice, so we are planning to make that addition before next summer.
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Guys get away

  • 5 of 5

We returned for a second visit to this beautiful cabin. And we can't wait to start planning a 3rd. Everyone enjoyed the boat and kayaks. The game room was perfect for when it was raining. The accommodations were perfect and the owners quickly responded to any questions we had. Great place to relax and enjoy some laughs with friends and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had another great time. Thank you for your loyalty to us! Donna and John
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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

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2016
May 1 2016 - Jun 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 19 2016
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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Adirondacks 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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