|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This stately colonial home was built in 1918 for a wealthy businessman who spared no expense to make sure it was the most elegant house on the block. Today, the wonderful details of this large brick home are still evident: the fireplaces in the living areas and master bedroom, the sun-filled solarium facing the lake, the skylights and stained glass accents throughout the home. And with the upgrades and renovations this home has received more recently, you will enjoy the best of the past combined with the conveniences of modern living.
'Cumberland Manor' sits directly on Cumberland Bay with breathtaking views of Cumberland Head and the Vermont mountains beyond. The house itself sits 100 feet back from Cumberland Avenue, a quiet lane in the City of Plattsburgh. You'll be less than half a mile from downtown with restaurants, shopping and the Farmer's Market. On the lake side, the property slopes down to an elevated lakefront deck and cabana where you can sunbathe and watch the boats go by. There are stairs down to the water, where you can walk along the shoreline.
THE FOUR LIVING AREAS...
You can relax in one of four living areas: the Family Room by the kitchen with a large sectional sofa and 40" flat screen TV, the Library with a working fireplace, the Lake Room with its stunning views of Lake Champlain and a 70" flat screen Smart TV or the upstairs Sitting Room with a second fireplace.
The Family Room is the perfect place for the group to get together for breakfast in the morning and TV in the evening. The large sectional and two chairs will accommodate everyone. There’s a large flat screen TV. There’s also a dining table for breakfast, with the fully equipped and thoroughly modern kitchen just steps away. For more formal dining, the original dining room provides a great setting for special occasions.
For some quiet time alone with a book, you can retire to the Library, with its comfy recliner, Queen Anne chairs and a fireplace. A powder room is just around the corner in the hall.
The Lake Room offers a great view of Lake Champlain and also has plenty of room for the whole group. You can walk out on the balcony where you’ll find a dining set that seat eight and a fire pit surrounded by armchairs. There's also a Wi-Fi enabled 70" flat screen Smart TV with expanded cable.
The Sitting Room is upstairs, also with its own fireplace. If you really want to get away by yourself, this is the place for you.
The chef in your group will appreciate the kitchen, with its double ovens, Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, Dacor gas range and oversized microwave. The kitchen is also fully equipped with all the small appliances you might need, and a complete set of pots and pans.
The Master Suite is spacious enough to spend the entire week there. The sitting room features a large fireplace. The master bedroom is vaulted and has a dramatic view of the lake. The king bed is a wonder, with intricate carvings and a headboard that is eight feet high. There’s a large flat screen TV in the media center, which is trimmed with stained glass. The en suite master bathroom has a Jacuzzi and an oversized shower.
The second bedroom has a Queen bed and the third bedroom has a full sized bed. These two bedrooms share a Jack & Jill style bathroom with a tub and shower.
On the third floor, you'll find the fourth bedroom, with room for additional rollaway beds if you have extra guests.
What a find! While booking our vacation for a summer get away on Lake Champlain, I felt compelled to write a review about our stay in this beautifully decorated home. Similar to the previous reviews stated, our experience was spectacular. The fact that this private home sits directly on the shores of Lake Champlain as well as its proximity to restaurants and shops adds to the appeal of this property. The massive master bedroom (with a fireplace) overlooks Cumberland Bay, a fantastic view! We found the home to be very well equipped for entertaining our crew, inside and out, including local friends and family who came by for a Fourth of July picnic. There are many choices to enjoy a meal; in the formal dining room, informal dining room, the stone patio off the cozy lake room, or on the deck overlooking the lake- which was my favorite dining and lounging spot. The deck connects to a nice stairway down to the rocky shore, which was perfect for our teens to go fishing. As a previous review referenced, Irises Cafe and Wine Bar is a local gem just a stroll away, and don’t miss the Champlain Wine Company for wine tasting of local flavors right next door. There is so much to do (or not if that is your goal) for a relaxing and fun filled stay. If you love history, this house is full of character and interesting facts from the past. The library is a great place to escape for a quiet book or a quick nap. I enjoyed checking out the painting of the Battle of Plattsburgh in the library, and reading up on the background of this historic event that occurred on that very site. For those with an adventurous spirit, our day trips to Lake Placid and Montreal (within a one hour drive) added to the magic of our stay. I’m glad we found this home, it is quite a find. We will definitely be back!
This sumptuously restored home offers expansive accommodations and is located directly on Lake Champlain. While more than spacious enough for a large family, the home offered luxurious space for my husband and myself alone. The master bedroom, with fireplace and its own sitting area, offers stunning views of the bay and, in our case, the turning leaves, as does the main floor lake room. The outdoor spaces provided a variety of experiences: sipping morning coffee lakeside from the dock, dining on the stone patio under the trees, huddling around the attractive gas fire pit over drinks in the evening. When it was too chilly, we lounged by the fireplace in the cozy library or dine-in kitchen, which features its own living area. The fully equipped kitchen made dining in an attractive option, especially after days spent exploring quaint downtown Plattsburgh by foot or running along the river trail. The home has all the modern conveniences, (sub-zero fridge, large gas stove & grill, 3 TVs including a 75 inch screen in the super comfortable lake room, 3 fireplaces, impeccably furnished) while sacrificing none of its traditional charms. The pictures on the website do not adequately reflect the total charm and comfort of this property. We were told by the owners that the house was photographed before it was completely furnished/decorated, so when we saw the finished product we were thrilled. Overall, it was the ideal location to experience the best of fall in New York State. I can only imagine how inviting the lake would be in summer or exploring the nearby trails of the Adirondacks. We will definitely be back.
We had the opportunity to spend some memorable time at this gorgeous, handsomely outfitted home. Quiet, well appointed, extremely spacious, it was a magical experience to awaken in the enormous master bedroom to a view of Lake Champlain stretching placidly over to Vermont, presented to us by wall-to-wall windows. Downstairs, we drank our morning coffee in the Lake Room, with a first-floor view just as magnificent as that from the bedroom. In the afternoon we strolled into the charming town of Plattsburgh, just a few minutes of walking on a snaking path alongside the water into town, where there are antique shops, restaurants that are simultaneously casual and elegant (our favorites were the Himalaya Restaurant and Irises Café and Wine Bar), and other diversions to pass a lazy day. In late afternoon we had drinks down at the entertainment pavilion, playing at surveying our domain. One evening we took advantage of the fully equipped kitchen to dine in.
Perhaps the best thing we can say about the place is that the morning of our departure, my wife and I looked at each other across the bed and simultaneously said, “I don’t want to leave!” There was so much we could not fit in to our short stay, including a run along the Saranac River trail or hikes in the nearby Adirondack mountains. We plan to return!
Ausable Chasm (http://www.ausablechasm.com/) is just down the road.
Airborne Speedway (http://airborneparkspeedway.com/) is less than 5 miles away.
Montreal (http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/) is an an hour's drive to the center of the city.
Lake Placid (http://www.lakeplacid.com/) is 43 miles from from your front door.
Burlington VT (http://www.vermont.org/visiting/index.aspx) is an hour by car and ferry.
If you would like to rent kayaks, there is a place less than a mile away: http://www.kayak-shack.com/
Golf: There are numerous public golf courses in the immediate area.
Ski: Whiteface Mountain is just over an hour's drive from the house.
|End of rental cleaning||$300|
|$1500 Damage Protection||$75|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.