Lodge, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)
About Lisa Sarfaty
Lisa & Bill are brother and sister 4th generation Oak Pointers. They grew up coming to this special Thousand islands community, and love nothing better than spending time there with family & friends. Lisa and her husband, Stephen, own a year round home at Oak Point where they will be retiring, and Bill and his wife, Alicia, share ownership of a beautiful family home at the mouth of the bay. Stephen is seriously into antique wood Lyman boats, while Bill has been seen jetskiing along the shore with their poodle, Henri, along for the ride! They have managed to indoctrinate their children, who are now old enough to return on their own - the 5th generation!
Lisa Sarfaty purchased this Lodge in 2011
Why Lisa Sarfaty chose Hammond
When we were growing up, the current Muskie Lodge was a much smaller building called the Oak Point Trading Post, where you could get everything from popsicles to worms to gas for your boat. The original building burned down in 1995, and a beautiful home was built in its place. We love that we now own such a great locally historic landmark and can carry on the hospitality and fun we so enjoyed there! Oak Point is in a quieter section of the Thousands Islands - less constant boat traffic than some of the more tourist oriented towns. Plenty of room to enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, island picnicing, as well as wonderful attractions nearby, from island castles, to Fort Henry in Kingston, Ont. to Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Ont.
What makes this Lodge unique
Oak Point truly is a one of a kind community. Kids love all the activities - swimming in the bay, fishing off the dock, visits to the Acorn Community Center for candy & game nights, the 4th of July parade, land & water games and ice cream social. Adults love it for the same reasons! Take a walk around the circle and visit the historic cemetery, swing on the swings at the Acorn, bike through the farm country, buy local produce and baked goods at an Amish farm. Free town boat launch just steps away from the lodges. The earliest Native Americans called this region Manitowana - the Garden of the Great Spirit, and it is a vacationers' dream! Nature and water activities abound - cruise the 1000 islands, kayak in the early morning or evening to get close to nature, sail or windsurf through the whitecaps, go water-skiing or tubing along the coast, jet ski through the seaway channel, watch the Poker Run speedboat races between Kingston and Brockville, start a list of all the international ships plying the channel (they are especially beautiful at night with their deck lights glowing). The Thousands Islands is the world's finest fresh water diving destination - dive the many wrecks in water so clear you can see up to 100'. Or just sit on the dock and dangle your feet in the water! Fishing - Pike season starts the 1st Sat. in April; Bass & Muskie seasons start the 3rd Sat. in June. Muskie fishing is best in late fall, and ice fishing is great in mid winter! Kids love catching perch, sunfish & rock bass off the docks. Golfing - nearest course is Langbrook Meadows in Brier Hill; nearby are 3 on Wellesley Island, 3 in Clayton, 2 in Governeur, New York State Park Course in Ogdensburg, Alexandria Bay Municipal Course in Alex Bay. Hunting - we are open for duck & deer hunting seasons in the Spring/Fall. Cycling - there is a great off-road, rails-to-trails system along the river, with difficulty levels ranging from simple to challenging.
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great get away
Our family had a great get away at Oak Point. The cottage is pretty convenient to most things in the TI area. We enjoyed the water, view the wrap around porch and the great breeze.
It was a nice place to just get away!
Had a great time with the family!
Thanks, Kenville family! It was a pleasure to meet you - loved how active everyone is and your enthusiasm for enjoying all the river has to offer!
We spent a week at the Lodges at Oak point /Muskie , and we can all say , it was one of the best family vacation we've ever had. Muskie was spacious enough for our family and even 2 friends who joined us later that week. It was a better alternative being on the beach . We had the river almost just to ourselves the entire time. The best was paddling out to the bay to watch the sunset . We rented kayaks and SUP from River Adventures and they were delivered to the site. Lodges has a canoe for everyone to use but there's just too many of us , so we rented. The lodges gave us that rustic kind of place that we were looking for , place is very peaceful and we felt safe. The owners whom we met almost everyday , especially Lisa , because she was making sure , we were ok , were very kind, hospitable and easy to reach. They were just as delighted as us being on the river everyday. There's enough firepits and picnic tables for everyone. The view of neighboring islands from the lodge is amazing . Water was bit cold but it was comfortable as long as the sun's out. There are nearby lil' towns to visit on a rainy day. We went to Clayton and had lunch at Boat house brewery. I would say one of the best Pizzas we've had. Lisa's recommended places and things to do are on point. Got to do the river bath😂. Thank you Lisa and Bill for sharing your place with us . We are so glad we came across your place when we were looking for place to stay close to Alexandria Bay which was really our main destination , and we ended up getting more than what we really wanted to do on this vacation. Lisa , I shared some of our pics and you could tell how much fun we had. At night , star gazing was another thing we enjoyed , we even had sparklers while having bonfire. It was very relaxing . We will surely be back. My friends are jealous of this vacation.
Great house, great host, great location.
Owner Lisa is a tremendously friendly and attentive host, we greatly enjoyed our stay at Muskie Lodge at Oak Point. Located in a quaint and quiet road loop (no drive through traffic, no traffic at all actually) at a lovely spot on the river, we greatly appreciated the views and quick drives to Morristown, Alexandria Bay and Clayton. House was spacious and well kept/maintained, and had everything for which we could ask. This was a pre-season weekend get-away so we didn't have the opportunity to fish/swim; though I saw several fishing boats in the waters around us so imagine one wouldn't have to go too far to find some lunkers. Great space for family time together. Close enough to Canton and Potsdam for graduation accommodations. Would definitely recommend, a great value.
Thank you!! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and we are delighted that you chose to stay with us last weekend. We certainly appreciate the great care you took with our lodge, and the super clean up job you did before you left. You are welcome here anytime!
A Wonderful Week on the St. Lawrence River
We rented the Muskie Lodge along with the other 4 lodges on the property at the Lodges at Oak Point for a family reunion. The ages ranged from 3 to 87 and everyone had a fantastic time. Although we did some touring, the trip highlights were the times we spend enjoying the waterfront. The river was perfect for swimming and we rented boats to fish, tube, and just cruise around exploring. The Muskie Lodge is spacious and allowed us to congregate inside for games and meal preparation. We gathered at the picnic tables on the lawn in the evening for dinner and several nights made s 'mores in the fire pit by the river. We've been holding these reunions every other year since the early 70's and we really appreciated the well-stocked and organized accommodations and the kindness of one of the owners, Lisa, who was always responsive and patiently answered a lot of questions. It was a FANTASTIC week! I would highly recommend the Lodges at Oak Point!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! For choosing to come to our Lodges, for being the kind, gracious and fun people you all are, and for loving the special place that Oak Point is! Even our Oak Point neighbors enjoyed seeing how much fun your extended family had! We wish you all the best and hope you will make an exception sometime to your tradition of going to a different location every two years - The Lodges will welcome you back anytime!
Wonderful family vacation
Just got back from a wonderful week at Oak Point! We (self, husband, two 14 yr old boys) stayed in Muskie Lodge and it was spacious, comfortable, clean, and well maintained, just as advertised. This was my first time renting a home off the internet and I found the process to be easy and safe. I had been worried about mosquitoes but there was usually a breeze off the water that kept them away. Lisa (owner) was available nearby if needed. We brought our canoe (they have one, too) and paddled around the little bay and we also rented a power boat for two days of getting further out in the river and fishing. We're not fishermen, but after some tips from our new neighbors, we caught enough bass for two dinners. We also took Uncle Sam boat tour around the islands and visited Boldt castle, well worth the price. We made a fire in the fire pit and roasted marshmallows most nights, and went to a drive-in movie one night. Also spent lazy times reading on the porch, splashing in the water, and watching the wildlife. A great combination of relaxing for the adults and fun for the teens.
Thank you for staying with us - taking a chance with Internet vacation listings - and thank you for your generosity in writing this review! It was great to see your family really jump in and take advantage of all the Thousand Islands has to offer. I think it would be safe to say no moss grows under the two 14 year old' feet - they were in perpetual motion, having a great time. Our best wishes to you all!