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Wendy Insinger

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french

Family Reunion Waterfront Paradise!

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


New York House Rental Photos and Description

8 bedrooms/sleeps 16.

Evergreen Camp has two cabins: Pine Bank, a family-oriented vacation house & Little Ben, a rustic ADK cabin. Pine Bank has its own small beach and a grassy shoreline with sandy lake bottom - small children easily wade into the lake. The large, well-equipped kitchen and ample seating make it easy to cook for and serve the whole, big family in style. Both cabins are right on the water and offer panoramic views. Family groups often enjoy renting both cabins, so that those who require or enjoy more privacy have a 'getaway camp'. Of the 12 cabins on the lake, only 4 accept renters, giving the place a uniquely private feel. There are plenty of boats for everyone: 2 canoes, large rowboat, stand-up board; 2 boat docks and a floating dock (for diving). PB's main room is large enough to handle the 'whole crowd' for meals. 3 refrigerators, 2 stoves, two gas-grills, and a barbeque pit make cooking for a crowd easy. The beds are all real beds (many with very comfortable mattresses) and in actual bedrooms, for your 'good night's sleep' and privacy. The private Silver Lake Shoreowners' nature trail (half of which is a flat and groomed grass road) can be walked by everyone from the very young to the very old. Enjoy a peaceful, family spot in Northwoods paradise. Pets considered.


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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Wendy Insinger (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french

About Wendy Insinger

We (Bill & Wendy) began renting a camp on Silver Lake in summer of 1993. It was love at first sight for our whole family. We were thrilled by the 'Forever Wild' northwoods feeling of the place, yet felt very comfortable with our young children hiking the well-groomed trails and learning to swim and boat in the quiet waters of Silver Lake. We loved adventuring into the surrounding wild forests, paddling the tranquil waters, swimming at all hours, and feeling very free, yet very cozy, at the same time. Eventually, we were fortunate to be able to buy our historic camp from the Dreby Family, a family whose on-going stewardship of the environment has preserved the natural beauty, the environmental integrity, and the peaceful ambiance of Silver Lake.

Wendy Insinger purchased this house in 2008

Why Wendy Insinger chose New York

Wendy grew up summering on Conneaut Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Pennsylvania. She and the other members of her clan claim that they have lakewater running through their veins. She was spellbound by the spiritual aspects of the lake, its spring-fed freshness, and abundant wildlife. Bill is not a lake person, but felt comfortable canoeing on its inviting, deserted waters. It also matched his New York City Boy's image of what an Adirondack Lake should be like - visions of Indian Princesses canoeing around from the other side of a pine-crested island come to mind. Both were thrilled to be able to teach their children, now adults, how to swim, boat, and appreciate nature in an environ that was wild and, yet, somewhat protected. The tradition continues each summer, as extended family, from great-grandmother (Bill's mom) to great grandchildren, gather to savor the joys of outdoor life and family fun.

What makes this house unique

Great for large family groups. Big fire pit by the lake, for cooking or just plain campfires. Gas grills make outdoor cooking easy, as well.

Easy ingress (only 2 steps) into the cabin and ground floor bedrooms ideal for infirm/elderly people. Ramp style steps with railing lead down to lake.

Very accessible shoreline and trails. Many close, easy, short (one mile) hikes with great destinations that hikers of all abilities can enjoy. Many Intermediate mountain hikes (Bear Mt., Mt. Arab, Tooley Pond Mt.) and Challenging hikes (The Cranberry Lake 50), for the more outdoorsy members of your party.

Wonderful screened porch for reading, sitting, eating, and watching the lake.

Wade into lake - shallow and sandy near shore.

Separate, small cabin for those who appreciate privacy.

4 bathrooms (one in basement).

Fenced yard for pets and small children.

Floating dock, plus two stationary docks, lots of different outdoor places for people to hang out.

Sit-down meal seating available for 16 people.

2 fridges and 2 stoves. 3rd ('beer fridge', aka, '# fridge') in basement.


based on 3 traveler reviews

Family Reunion Waterfront Paradise!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Just perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

The place was great for our family. Lots of bed rooms, the lake was wonderful and private. We enjoyed the historic aspect of the cabin. A great place for a family get together.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your family had a good vacation at our camp!!
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The perfect relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was exactly what we needed. 10 adults and 3 kids swam in the lake, paddled canoes, and caught lots of fish. Having perfect weather is always a bonus. The cabins were very cozy with plenty of room to find a quiet spot when needed. The kitchen was well stocked and there was no need for paper plates, etc.

We took several hikes throughout the park and photographed some beautiful waterfalls. Wendy and Bill provided all the info we needed to enjoy our stay.

If you want a "rustic" cabin, right on the water of a private lake with no gas motors, this is your place. More excitement is a short drive away in the Tupper Lake area. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Larry, for your lovely words about our place. So happy your family is coming back this summer!!! Our family will be there in August & plans to try doing the Cranberry Lake 50 hikes (in segments). Some of us will just go canoeing at dawn to hang out with the loons. The Nature Center in Tupper Lake is also on our to-do list. It is supposed to be wonderful!
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The ultimate in relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

We had our family reunion at Evergreen Camp and it was perfect. Plenty of space and activites for all! Wendy and Bill were very attentive to the details of the cabins and we found both Pine Bank and Little Ben accurate to their description, comfortable and well equipped for cooking, entertainment and sleeping. The lake is so quiet and peaceful, all (from age 2 to 64) had fun swimmimg, boating, and fishing and we even saw Loons. The hiking is family friendly in the area, hiked around Silver Lake, Bear Mountain (in the Cranberry State Park across the street (has a great beach area too)), Tooley Pond, Rainbow Falls and Mt. Arab. The Cranberry Lake Lodge is across the street and has delicious food, and the ice cream shop is in walking distance and was a frequent retreat. A camp store is within a 1/2 mile and has just about anything you'll need and the prices are very fair. Wendy could not have been more helpful with the many questions we bombarded her with, she quickly responded and gave us the infomation we needed and when we had a plumbing problem during our stay it was handled immediately. If you are looking for a relaxing and fun getaway and you can handle a few bugs, this is your place, we highly recommend this property. ENJOY!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We are glad you enjoyed the camp as much as we do & are always happy when our guests are happy, too!
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Cranberry Lake Lodge
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Star Lake
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Cranberry Lake Lodge
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Tupper Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Cranberry Lake
Car: necessary

One of the last non-touristy, uncrowded, undiscovered corners of the Adriondack Park, The Cranberry Lake area is renowned for great boating, fishing, and hiking. Silver Lake, a small, privately-owned lake across the street from Cranberry Lake - offers all the pleasures of the authentic, old-time Adirondack experience (catch fish easily; enjoy secluded walks in the woods with no, or few, other hikers,; take a sunrise or midnight canoe ride in tranquil, deserted waters,; listen to loons; tell stories around the campfire by the lake in civilized comfort.. No motor boats are allowed. The shores are home to loons, otters, ducks, beavers, and other wildlife. With only 12 cabins on the lake and much of the shoreline bordering state land, Siver Lake is a great escape, yet it is handy to a small village. Miles and miles of hiking trails encircle the area. Tupper Lake and the Wild Museum are about 1/2 hour to the east. Enjoy the 'back to nature feel' of camping with all the creature comforts. Pets considered. Inquire about our pet policy and pet fee.


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Pet Fee $50
Per pet, per night $50

$3,000 per week.
A great place for a family reunion with people of all ages! There are 2 cabins with 8 real bedrooms (2 people to a room). There are 2 kitchens. All of this works very well for a crowd! There is enough space at Pine Bank for the whole crew to have dinner together. With 4 boats, a floating dock, and a sandy shoreline that is easy for waders, there are plenty of water activities

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New York House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , In basement
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Main floor
  • 2nd floor bathroom has new tub/shower in 2009. Has a great view of Silver Lake from the shower. The bathroom in the basement is great for showering after swimming. All bathrooms are clean and functional. No tile or glitz.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single
    Living area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • No one is on a futon, a cot, or a folding couch. All bedrooms have privacy - doors that close.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Waterfront property. Private lake. Private dock and nature trails. Ideal for large family gatherings. Enjoy the big picture window on the lake, eat on the breezy screened in porch. Gaze at endless miles of wilderness surrounding a small, pristine lake. Take a moonlight canoe trip. Make s'mores at the lakeside fire pit. Everyone can catch a (small) fish. Pine Bank is a comfortable, wood paneled older Adk. house. Guests bring their own bedding and towels. Not fancy, but comfortable and has enough room for large family gatherings. Older guests can sleep on the first floor and not use the stairs. Kids will love the pool table in a glassed-in porch off of the living room/dining room. New outside grill in 2010. Fireplace inside and fire pits outside, as well. Property,other than the shoreline, is fenced.

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