|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
RESERVATIONS ARE BY THE WEEK ONLY. NEW WiFi This Year.
Old-fashioned summer on the lake, on private point right on the Seneca Wine Trail. Original fifties cottage with seventies log expansion - and all the modern conveniences. Safe exploration of woods, streams, and lakeshore for kids and dogs. Almost a mile from the nearest public road. You can walk up the hill for the free Friday bands on the brewery deck at our neighbor Wagner Vineyards
Tucked into the edge of a 15 acre grove of trees, streams and waterfalls, set back from Seneca Lake. You might wish to walk up through the vineyards to two wineries and a brewery to bring back something for the evening to drink on the dock, while watching the setting sun. Stocked with wineglasses, information on Finger Lakes Wine, and personal touring and restaurant recommendations. The kid's room has a stocked toybox.
Put the kids to sleep and retreat to the lofted high-beamed log master bedroom with moon windows and private bath. Second bedroom with a double bed, and one single room with a standard bed and a built-in bed alcove for a child. There are two bathrooms, shelves of books, and a selection of the best books (in my opinion) about the local area. Linens and most other details required to move in are supplied. The kitchen is fully stocked down to the olive oil. Pick some Seneca Lake fruit (not like what you get in grocery store) and make a pie.
A walk through a grove and down a stairway takes you down to the lake and the dock, set among other lake cottages. There is a place to tie your boat during the day (launching and overnight mooring is at Lodi Point - three miles by water) and safe places for children to swim, including the wading-pool stream in which generations of lake dwellers have splashed. Seneca Lake is notable for fishing: the world’s largest lake trout are routinely taken here.
This is a rustic home, built of local materials It is not a condo. Kids can leave wet swimming suits on the floor and it’s not going to hurt anything. Grill in the Weber and eat out on the picnic table.
The cottage is also a destination for romantic retreats - we have hosted more than a few couples getting married at Wagner Vineyards.
Write for complete photos. Ride a BMW, and I'll take you on a tour of the Finger Lakes, which my friend Drew from flat Florida deems a 'Motorcycle Amusement Park.' OK, he rides a Bonneville. Whatever bike (or bicycle) you ride, I can map you or show you the great bike roads.
It was fun to be in the woods but also have easy access to the lake. It was amazingly quiet all week long and swimming was great. Our day trips to Watkins Glen State Park, Taughannock and Buttermilk Falls, and Skaneateles were quite memorable.
We had a great visit. The kids really enjoyed the water and the creek & everything about the house. The house was gorgeous!
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I built this place in the mid-1970's, and my son Nate grew up here in the summers. We now live in Ithaca, where I practice psychotherapy and write books, and he cooks at The Moosewood Cafe and performs as a DJ.
David and Nate Schwartz purchased this house in 1976
This home is almost entirely built from local trees and natural materials: red pine, hemlock, fir, and oak. We used to live here year-round. There is no plastic or artificial materials.
On the Seneca Wine Trail and Seneca Lake, but very private. Surrounded by our 15 acre woods, streams, and waterfalls, the pebble beachfront, neighboring docks and family cottages retain the feel of a simpler 'summer at the lake.'
Ahh...Where do we begin? This week has been amazing. The cottage is exactly what we wanted, from the smell to the sound of the wooden screen door closing! This is our first real family vacation and we could not be happier with our choice. We celebrated our tenth anniversary here, and it was perfect! The people around here are also very kind
Our week away at David's lake house was absolutely perfect. It was the perfect week away from the city tucked away between the lake and the woods. The house was so secluded and peaceful and had everything we would need. We spent the days by the lake or exploring around the area. We stopped by several breweries and wineries close by, all of which have gorgeous views of the lake. We even spent a day in Watkins Glen, only a 20-30 minute ride to check out the Watkins Glen state park and Farm Sanctuary, both of which were phenomenal. Sunsets down by the lake are a must, absolutely beautiful. At night we BBQ'd, enjoyed a drink, and hung out around the bonfire either by the house or down by the lake. We loved that we were able to bring our dog along for the trip, he was so happy and loved exploring and swimming in the lake. David was so kind and so helpful, we really appreciated all that he had done to ensure that our week away was perfect. We would definitely recommend staying here and hope ourselves to be back again soon.
The setting of this handbuilt cabin in the woods settles you into peace and serenity. It is rustic, laid-back, and comfortable. Everything you need is here. The master bedroom is perfect. We loved exploring the woods, beach and creek. Despite 90 degree weather, the woods and house remained cool and relatively mosquito-free. Campfires on the beach watching the amazing sunsets while making smores- how can you go wrong? David, the owner, was a great guy, so helpful and kind. We were welcomed as friends. It is a uniquely lovely property.
We absolutely love this cottage! This was the second year we stayed and it's exactly how it's described and the best of both worlds! It's a rustic cottage in the woods but a short walk to the lake and your on the water! The cottage has everything you need to make your stay comfortable. The location is perfect for amazing sunsets! My family truly enjoys our week there and we can't say enough about how great it is!!
We had an amazing time at this cottage. The description of the cottage was perfect and the owner was great. Answered all of our questions and made us feel welcome when we got there. He even had a bottle of wine from the local winery chilling for
Us. I definitely recommend this
We had a great week at the cabin! Did some hiking to see the many waterfalls in the area, toured the winery's and brewery's, took a trip to Ithaca and fed the ducks off the dock. The cabin is rustic and comfortable. Nate and David were great and gave some good recommendations for things to do and places to eat. Would definitely go back!
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
10% off for recent veterans and their families. ALL WEEKS ARE SATURDAY TO SATURDAY