Cottage, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)
About NATE DENVER
Our first summer at Thousand Island Park began in 1958. My parents, our dog and me, were all crammed into our station wagon, along with bedding, towels, boxes of food, kitchen utensils, and a vast array of home furnishings. The drive from Syracuse seemed endless. As Dad pulled the car up to the front entrance, i climbed out of the back seat and was awestruck looking up at this wonderful Victorian house. It was love at first sight, and a new River Rat was born. I grew up spending summers here and then have been fortunate to have my sons come every summer and now their children come to swim, play in the park and make new friends.
NATE DENVER purchased this Cottage in 1958
Why NATE DENVER chose Thousand Island Park
The Park has a mystical hold on many of us who have such good memories of times past. Each year provides a new opportunity to reconnect with 'summer friends', share time with invited visitors who've heard me talk endlessly of the wonderful times at The Islands. And always The River is there to calm my soul and nourish my being. The Children's Park is just down the street toward the River with sand play, climbing structures, swings, see/saw, swings, a circle spin, and a tall pole with handles to run and spin around the pole.
What makes this Cottage unique
It is an easy drive to Canada or the mainland for 'touristy' activities. You can visit Clayton or Alex Bay for local shops and ware. There is now a large Price Chopper just before the Bridge, as well as grocery stores on Rt.12 on the road to either Clayton or Alexandria Bay. For personal time you cannot beat the front porch. The screens allow for bug free conversations, games, and meals. The lot behind the cottage keeps your car close by and allows a more pleasurable view of the front yard. Look down the street to the River and watch the Ships go by. The Main Dock has Coffee and homemade scones to purchase and then sit and relax at the River's edge or up on the Pavilion. Bicycles and kayaks are for rent.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Another Pleasant Stay in Thousand Island Park
We have been going to T.I.P. for as long as I can remember for summer vacations, the last few years at the Drake Cottage. The whole environment (cottage + park) is very nice and relaxing. The only thing I find lacking in the cottage is a direct view of the channel (I'm a ship fan), but one can't have everything. The main dock is just a couple of minute walk away.
The beds are comfortable, the screened in porch is the best! The house has a lot of character. Thousand Island Park is a step back in time. It is a very safe and comfortable place to stay and visit. My family would return here again!
Thousand Island Park is a nice relaxing place to rest. We enjoyed sitting on the Adirondack chairs along the river in Clayton. Alex Bay also was a nice place to visit.
Perfect cottage for family vacations!
Our extended family has been vacationing in Thousand Island Park for nearly 20 years, many of those years we've stayed at this cottage, and we keep coming back! It is spacious and comfortable and has everything we need. The large screened-in porch is perfect for eating, and relaxing with plenty of space for everyone.
We are looking forward to our stay this summer!
Tami and family
We have stayed at this house for the past 4 yrs and it has help build lasting memories each year. A great porch to hang out and do puzzles, chat and watch people go by. Great location can walk to Guzzle for ice cream or penny candy, walk to playground, walk to the Tabernacle for movie night or weekend mass, walk down to the dock for a swim, bike to Tennis courts for a game of Tennis. The house has all the basics you need for a great vacation. We are looking forward to our 2 wk stay this coming summer 2012. The owner is is very helpful with any questions and concerns. Great for families!
Boating(power, sailboats, canoes, kyaks) or a commercial boat ride around the Island, Rental boats are available at Alexandria Bay or Clayton, ( resort towns on the mainland), There are 3 golf courses on Wellesley Island, tennis courts, and organized games for children on the Green, Younger children enjoy the daily 'story hour' at the Library, as well as art and crafts activities at the Tabernacle, which is right up the street. There is a children's park with swings, slides, and other play equipment, You can hike, bike or take leisure walks around the Park and view the variety of Victorian style cottages. There are restaurants, and museums to visit in Clayton, and It is an easy drive to Canada ( Passports required) or relax on our screened in porch. Younger children enjoy the petting zoo at Old MacDonald's farm