This is a 3 bedroom 2 bath floating cottage!
Nick & Amy Schaefer
About Nick & Amy Schaefer
The property know as The Ledges Resort & Marina began with my grandparents Nicholas J Schaefer and his wife Amy. They purchased the property in 1961 and made it their home. In 1963 they built a motel and named it The Ledges. They had a German restaurant on the property named The Old World Inn. They closed the restaurant 1982, but continued with the motel. In later years the motel was managed by my parents Jerome and Deborah Schaefer. They expanded into the marina and cottage rental business. In 2013 after 50 years in business we made a decision as a family to take the original motel down. The Ledges is again making changes, but staying in the family. It is now a marina and cottage rental resort. I was named after my grandfather, Nicholas, and it just so happens that my wife’s name is Amy. So, once again Nick & Amy are your hosts at the Ledges!
Nick & Amy Schaefer purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Nick & Amy Schaefer chose Alexandria Bay
We are in the Heart of the 1000 Islands!
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Very nice stay with lovely hosts.
A real get away from everything feel.
The cottage and grounds were not well maintained. Many windows in the cottage glass was cracked and taped. Refrigerator was very old and the bedrooms need new mattresses. Many spiders inside of the cottage. Toilet upstairs would not flush. For the amount of money you pay these items all should be addressed. An abandoned old Mercedes parked right next to the pool. Left actually a day early. If these items were fixed I would change to four stars.
We are so sorry you were not satisfied with your stay. We work very hard to make sure our guests enjoy The Ledges. We have several upgrades already in progress for the cottage you stayed in. The master bedroom mattress has already been replaced. The other bedrooms are also getting new mattresses. The refrigerator is being replaced this fall. The 2 windows that have cracks that will be fixed in the off season. It is difficult to do a window replacement during the busy summer season because the cottage is always occupied. The toilet is functioning normally. If you had let us know about a problem while you were here we would have been happy to fix it. We also would have happily taken care of any spiders that may have snuck in during your stay. I asked if everything was ok when you checked out. You did not offer any explanation for the early departure. During your stay you never mentioned any issues to us. If you had we could have resolved them for you while you were here. As the owners of The Ledges we always make ourselves and our staff accessible to guests. We truly care about our guests experience. We are always happy to hear guest suggestions so we can improve. We appreciate your feedback.
Nicely kept property with very attentive owners
Great family vacation in super location with great views of the thousand island region. The property is very well kept, from a very clean house, to the large grounds that was great for walking the dog; nightly campfires; or heading into town (10 minute walk to Alex Bay). Our jet skis were just outside our front door, and our family really enjoyed the trip to one of the more beautiful areas of NYS. The owners were very attentive to answering questions and addressing any needs. It seemed as though someone from their staff was on the grounds available anytime.
Already looking forward to returning!!!
Thank you to the entire staff at The Ledges.
Heaven is hours away!
My wife and I couldn't have been more pleased with the property grounds or the the lodgings! And having our dog along with us just made the vacation More Family Friendly. ( Our leashed dog loved trying to chase the squirrels!!!...it gave us a workout!) The housing was immaculate and we really appreciated how cool the air conditioner and the ceiling fan made those hot humid nights so bearable. Thank you Nick and Amy for also quickly responding to ANY request we made. Will be returning for sure!!
great views of the waterway!
We were there on one of the hottest weeks of the year: July 4th. The air in the living room just couldn't keep up. I loved being able to cook and hang with all of the kids and grand kids, jump in the boat and go to the different islands right from our own dock. The staff and owners are super nice, even helped us unload our truck into the cottage. We stay all over the country and have never had that kind of help. Amy is especially nice.
One little issue was the sewer smell from the nearby marina but that was only the last night. Worth the stay!!!!
Great stay on the water!
We had a great stay in this cottage, on the water, overlooking the St Lawrence Seaway! Well appointed and great host who even carried our bags to the cottage.
Fun, unique experience. That home actually floats on the water in at the mouth of a protected harbor. Enjoyed the very slight rocking motion. I highly recommend!