House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8
Maureen and Jim Wratten
Why Maureen and Jim Wratten chose Waterville
This home was my father's vision. He toiled long and hard at clearing the land and having the cabin loving built in just the right spot for the best views. He lived here for many years enjoying his accomplishment. After his passing we decided to share the beauty of his place with others. We hope that you will enjoy your stay at Ray's Rustic Retreat.
What makes this House unique
If you would like to get away from it all, this is the spot for you. Only 2 miles from town but you feel a world away from the hustle and bustle. So private and yet close to everything you might need. You will never tire of the view from the wrap around porch. Country at its best.
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This was our second stay at Ray's. It was just as good as the first time, if not better! The property is so beautiful and very relaxing. Each time we discover something new! You can tell the pride Ray took in his home! Thank you for letting us be guests and enjoy the beautiful home. See you next year!
What a beautiful location for our daughters son in laws “First look” photos! Thank you !
Staying at Ray's Rustic Retreat is such a pleasure! The property is amazingly beautiful. The home is extremely clean and very well appointed. It lacks for nothing! There are numerous indoor and outdoor games for guests to use. The pond provides great fishing as well as swimming. There is a peddle boat along with kayaks to enjoy. However, if you just want a relaxing place to do nothing, the porches are a perfect place to daydream the time away! This is out 6th stay at this property, and we will return. Every year Maureen and Jim make improvements to help enhance their guests stay. All in all, if you are looking for a wonderful, peaceful, fun place to get away or reconnect with family or friends, you have found the ideal spot at Rays's Rustic Retreat!
Heaven on earth.
We visited for the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame induction in July. I’ve stayed at many properties through home away mainly at beaches... this place was absolutely amazing. Everything was perfect. Maureen and Jim answered every question super fast. The property had more than enough to do. If I lived closer I’d rent it for the entire summer. So much provided from linens to fishing gear and outdoor games. I’ve been home for 24 hours and I have true vacation withdrawal. Can’t wait to stay again. I’d give 100 stars if I could.
This property and the owners of this property exceeded our expectations! They were great to work with and availability to answer any questions we had! The property is perfectly manicured and had everything needed for all ages to enjoy their time there!
We would highly recommend this property and would stay there again!
Beautiful views , house was extremely well equipped , would definitely rent again
10 acres to explore on foot. Try your hand at fishing in the lake(catch and release) or Kayaking, paddle boating or tubing. Colgate University and Hamilton College within 15 miles. City of Utica 20 miles away. Golf driving range nearby. Turning Stone Casino Resort and Vernon Downs Raceway within 20 miles. Many golf courses in the area. Centrally located to many attractions.