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

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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:

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 guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

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.


South Colton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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16 acres, very private, hot tub, 5 boats, 2 paddle boards, 5 BR w/AC, sleeps 20
average rating of 4.9 based on 50 reviews

Love it!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and property

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for large groups.

  • 5 of 5

Great for parties. Good place and well set up to allow for fun times.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful private getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a seamless trip. The location, the privacy and the accommodations were fantastic. The property was gorgeous with access to the water it felt as if you were in your own little private country. The only negative was the amount of goose droppings across the property which just required us to find some tools to try and remove it from the heavily walked paths. Otherwise an amazing experience. Would go again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your enthusiastic words of appreciation. Yes, the geese were a problem this year....we have since discovered that spraying fox urine repels geese, I am just sorry that we discovered this trick after your stay! Donna
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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 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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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




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

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