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16 acres, very private, hot tub, 5 boats, 2 paddle boards, 5 BR w/AC, sleeps 20

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 BR, 2 B, 16 acre waterfront, sleeps 20, hot tub, pontoon boat, kayaks, A/C

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. A/C units in bedrooms. 4 miles to Higley Flow State Park where there are acres of woods, trails, and swimming at a sandy beach. Disc golf course just across the water: https://www.facebook.com/SouthColtonDiscGolf

25 minutes to St. Lawrence University, Clarkson College, SUNY Canton, and SUNY Potsdam. 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Donna & John Clark
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

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 South Colton

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.

4 miles away is Higley Flow State Park with sandy beach. The Beaver Pond Nature Trail has interpretive signs that describe the six distinct habitats through which the trail passes. Hiking trails double as cross-country ski trails in winter, when snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing are also allowed.

Amenities

South Colton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Max. adults: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • 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
Outside:
  • 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 ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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16 acres, very private, hot tub, 5 boats, 2 paddle boards, 5 BR w/AC, sleeps 20
average rating of 4.893617 based on 47 reviews
Larchmont, NY
5

A perfect Thanksgiving break!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for a relaxing Thanksgiving break! the very cosy interior and beautiful decoration give to the house a great cabin feel. Nice playroom with all games in great condition. Fireplace, firepit and hot tub are also a great addition, with plenty of wood provided. Owners have been very helpful to answer all questions! just need to prepare your walks around the house.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so nice to know that we had a small part in making a perfect Thanksgiving break for you and your group! Donna and John
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5

Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Will defiantly do again.... clean, beautiful, better than we imagined!!! It's truly an amazing place... fun for the whole family, very cozy!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a heartfelt review! It makes me and John happy to know that we contributed to family memories. Donna
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Raquette Lodge Rocks!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a family vacation with 15 people. It was so relaxing, I can't speak for all of us but I am fairly certain we all enjoyed our time. Days were spent paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, lounging around and having epic old school games on the lawn. Nights were spent sitting around the campfire enjoying stories of old. I would caution if you sleep in the loft watch your head, those logs sneak up on you. Thank you Raquette Lodge for a wonderful family vacation!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

Raquette River Lodge far exceeded our expectations for our family reunion. The lodge is a beautiful and peaceful oasis in our beloved Adirondacks. We couldn't be happier with our choice, and can't think of anything that would have made our stay better. We especially enjoyed the easy access to the water for kayaking and swimming, and the volleyball court was a huge hit! Thank you John and Donna for the complimentary wine!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you found the Lodge to be a beautiful and peaceful oasis! We thank you for expressing your appreciation and also for leaving the home in such good condition. Donna and John
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5

Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our large group of 18 had a wonderful time here! We enjoyed using the boats, canoe, kayaks and paddle boards as well as all of the other amenities that came with the cabin. The lights on the volleyball court were a huge help as we decided to play volleyball after dark and the game room was an added bonus that you could slip away to to cool off and play some fun games. The hot tub had an amazing view of the river and the gorgeous night sky under the stars. This place had everything we needed and not once did we feel cramped with the amount of people we had. We decided that we will probably try and rent here every year as an annual get together. Thank you so much for such a wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great for bachelor party

  • 5 of 5

We had anywhere between 15-20 guys and it was absolutely perfect! Different areas and things to do for large groups of people. They seriously had almost everything you can think of (and some stuff you probably won't think of until you get there). I was very impressed with the little details like the 3 flashlights and 3 pairs of binoculars they had set out. Both Donna and John were very responsive. We couldn't get the volleyball lights working but ended up not needing them anyway.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that your bachelor party was a success at the Raquette Lodge. Thank you for being so appreciative! Donna and John
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Map

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
10 Miles
Jake's on the Water
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
Big Tupper Ski Mountain
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Higley Flow State Park
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund