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Dorothy Sawczyn

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english,

Keene Cozy Cottage in the Heart of the Adirondack Mountains!

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Whiteface Mountain Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Welcome to the Cozy Cottage in the Heart of the Adirondack Mountains! It's nice to go away and feel at home. The cottage features a knotty-pine living room with futon for additional sleeping and a 40" tv w/2 usb ports. The well-equipped kitchen contains a full refrigerator/freezer, microwave, x-large toaster oven, toaster, coffee maker, glassware, silverware, plates, pots, pans, utensils, blender, crock pot, etc. The bathroom has a shower unit (no bathtub). And, the separate bedroom contains a queen-size bed with plenty of storage to unpack your suitcases, put everything away, relax, head out and enjoy. For your convenience, there is a compact washing machine, although small, to clean your clothes.

When a reply is sent that the cottage is available, I will put a hold on your requested dates for 48 hours. If you decide to complete the reservation, a one half payment needs to be sent in advance to confirm the reservation. Payment can be made through PayPal @ (or you can ask me to send you a PayPal Payment Request) or a check can be mailed to me at: Dorothy Sawczyn, P O Box 335, Keene, NY 12942. You can also pay with a credit card through the website, however, a 'service fee' will be added to the quote, which goes directly to the website, however, they will add a additional 'service fee' to the quoted amount that goes directly to their website. The choice is yours, just let me know which way you would like to proceed. When I receive your payment or notice of your payment, I will send you an email to provide you with information regarding key retrieval, directions, etc.

Your well-behaved pet is welcome but you will be responsible for clean-up and damage due to your pet. There is a small back yard behind the cottage to walk your dog.

The cottage is reasonably priced and contains everything you need, other than your personal belongings and food/drink. There is a convenience store within walking distance which makes going out for forgotten or wanted items very easy without having to get back in the car & drive. There are several very good restaurants and shops either within walking distance or a short drive...and the scenery is beautiful.

Thank you for looking at this listing. I hope to hear from you.

P.S. Due to internet interruptions, if you email me and do not receive a reply within 24 hours, please give me a call at 518-576-9981...thank you.

Keywords: Cottage, separate bedroom, kitchen, pets welcome, in town location, reasonable rates

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dorothy Sawczyn (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english,

About Dorothy Sawczyn

We live in the house next to the cottage and always enjoy meeting and talking with the people visiting our area.

Dorothy Sawczyn purchased this cottage in 2011

What makes this cottage unique

The kitchen gives you the option to cook meals if you would like to save money or reheat leftovers from the restaurant...very convenient. The 'in town' location allows you to walk to several shops, restaurants, etc. without having to get back into your car.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Dorothy & Ken, Thank you very much for the lovely time we had at the cozy cottage. We enjoyed it very much. The place is fantastic and you are very warm and kind people. The x-mas candies were a very pleasant (and delicious) surprise! Thank you for all the support and help with the was the most snow we have ever seen! Happy New Year!
Dec 2012
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based on 23 traveler reviews

Keene Cozy Cottage in the Heart of the Adirondack Mountains!
average rating of 4.869565 based on 24 reviews

Wonderful stay at the cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the cottage. It was axcactly as showed on the website. Very nice cottage with all the convenience you need while exploring the surroundings. It was clean, well kept.Keene is a lovely village. We visited Lake Placid, hiked and went to different waterfalls in te area.

Dorothy and Ken were very nice, but kept distance so we felt very comfortable and relaxed..

We even got to make a fire and make s'mores.

We would definately return here!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mirjam & John, It was wonderful to meet and talk with both of you. Since this was your first visit to the Adirondack Mountains (from Holland), I'm so glad the weather was good for you to enjoy the mountains and waterfalls every day. If you ever get a chance to come back this way, it would be great to see you again. Regards, Dorothy & Ken
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Great stay and location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfect for a long weekend getaway or longer in the Adirondacks. I unfortunately didn't get to meet Dorothy but everything was as described in the listing and she helpfully left some suggestions for cafes and restaurants on the table as I entered.

Would definitely recommend and look forward to staying there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Naeel, Yes, it was unfortunate that we did not meet but our schedules were different and you were here for such a short time. I thought we might get to meet on Sunday morning but you left very early. I hope you enjoyed your stay and if you return to the cottage, we will make plans to definitely meet! Best regards, Dorothy
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Has meet our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

Dorothy is very nice person,she greeted us when we came and showed us everything.The house is in very comfortable location,is clean and equipped very well.Nothing what we needed has been missing.There is a lot of attractions and nature around.We have spent there 9 days and we were so happy we have found this place.


  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ewa, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your first visit to the Adirondack Mountains and that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. It was a pleasure to meet you and your husband and I really enjoyed speaking with both of you. Thank you for your nice review, Dorothy
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Cozy cottage with 5star service.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cozy cottage. The cottage is rustic but Dorothy provided 5 star service. All are needs were met and we didn't want for anything. The linens were soft and clean. The cottage was clean and all we needed was our clothing , personal toiletries and food. Also the kitchen was well stocked with pots pans, dishes and utensils. Lookingutensils. Looking forward to coming back. Note cell phone service was sketchy in the whole area but we appreciated that. Wifi worked great though.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What more could you ask for?

  • 5 of 5

The Keene Cozy Cottage was the perfect place for 2 or 3 people to recover after a long day on the slopes or hiking trails. Dorothy provided all the necessary amenities from cookware to firewood for the fireplace outside. The location was perfect being within 15 or 20 minutes from most trails, Whiteface Ski Area, and Lake Placid. My girlfriend and I enjoyed hiking two trails, boarding at Whiteface, and taking a trip into Lake Placid where we were able to see Men's College hockey semifinals at the Olympic Arena. Overall the cottage couldn't have been better and at the price point this place is an amazing find. There is no doubt that we will be staying at the Keene Cozy Cottage on our next trip to the Adirondacks.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Braden, You certainly had a variety of day snow, the next day none! I'm glad you were able to enjoy skiing, hiking, and then a bonus day of watching the game in the Olympic Center. It was a pleasure meeting you and I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for your nice review. Regards, Dorothy
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A great home base in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a long weekend of hiking and it was the perfect home base for our adventures. Plenty of room, comfortable furnishings, all the amenities you need, an ideal location close to trail heads, stores, restaurants. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karine & Jeff, You certainly did some marathon hiking! I'm glad you had good weather. Only a few more mountains to go until you reach your '46er! It was a pleasure to meet you and your hiking buddy Della.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Baxter Mountain Tavern
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Whiteface Mountain (downhill)
Car: necessary

In the 'Heart of the Adirondack Mountains'!


Rates & Availability

Keene Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20

Payment can be made through the VRBO website accepting credit card payment. NOTE: VRBO has instituted a new 'service fee'. This fee is added to your quote and goes directly to the VRBO website for improvement, etc. If you make a payment through the website, this fee will be automatically added. If you prefer, your reservation can be placed by sending a check or money order to me directly at: Dorothy Sawczyn, P O Box 335, Keene, NY 12942 or through PayPal at either: or and a fee will not be added. Either way, it's your choice. If you have any questions, contact VRBO or me at: 518-576-9981. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Whiteface Mountain Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower Unit; no bathtub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed (1) Full size Futon
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

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