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Inez Foose

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Vintage 50's lake cabin featured in Fresh Cottage Magazine's 'dream retreats'

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Lakeside with 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, outdoor shower, borders Stissing Mountain

Rustic cabin by Twin Island Lake, Pine Plains, NY

Sitting on quiet Lake Road and nestled in the woods, my rental built in 1950 is fashioned after a vintage lake cabin. It offers a fully equipped kitchen (no dishwasher), a bath with a large claw footed tub and an outdoor hot and cold shower. There are two bedroom areas; one with a single bed and trundle, the other a double bed. The front sitting room/kitchen area has great views of the lake with an over head ceiling fan (no air conditioning) and a wood burning stove for cooler temps. The property includes Lake front with dock and canoe.

There are scenic hiking trails around Thompson Pond and up Stissing Mountain to the fire tower. The town of Pine Plains is small and quaint New England. It offers a Historic Inn for dining, several other small eateries and a WIFI coffee shop. The food market, Pecks, is family owned and carries local produce as well as some organic.

This is an owner shared cabin; I may be there when it is not lent out and keep a permanent bureau and closet with my things.

No land line, TV, or WIFI. Good cell reception. WIFI available at the library or in town at Pine Plains Platter. There is a suitcase of board games, puzzles, cards and plenty of mystery books.

Not winterized, the cabin is closed down in October and opened again by June. Book ahead. Discounted weekly rate $850.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Inez Foose (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Inez Foose

I am an artist (muralist and decorative painting) living in NYC.

I had the opportunity to create the mural frieze honoring past librarians in the newly built Pine Plains Library on Main Street.

Inez Foose purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Inez Foose chose New York

I acquired this cabin from it's original owner who grew up around these lakes in the summer. I was thrilled that it had never been 'upgraded'. I refurbished it while trying to keep true to a vintage 50's lake cabin. I still enjoy combing the local yard sales for items that belong to this venue.

What makes this cabin unique

Lovely view of lake from front room and also thru the interior window while laying in bed. The sunrise over the lake can be glorious.

In the spring and early summer, the frogs croaking and in the fall, geese honking serenade the otherwise quiet setting.


based on 18 traveler reviews

Vintage 50's lake cabin featured in Fresh Cottage Magazine's 'dream retreats'
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Cute eclectic cabin by pond

  • 5 of 5

This is a cute cabin with colorful vintage décor. The bedroom has a queensize bed and in the back room there is another single bed, that we used for our luggage. The living room has a comfy sofa and rocking chair. We took our meals outside at a wooden picnic table, facing the lake. There is a road between the cabin and the lake, but very little traffic. The cottage also comes with a little wooden deck with a chair at the edge of the lake, which is perfect for reading or daydreaming. We also put a nice big hammock between two trees in front of the house. The back patios has a charcoal grill. The setting is beautiful and tranquil, lots of birds singing and the occasional frog or fish stirring the surface of the lake. The kitchen has plenty of utensils to prepare meals, tea and coffee. Note the pond by the house is not suitable for swimming because it is covered in water lilies. It's perfect for a little canoe ride though. It's nice to take a run along the road, and there is also a nice hiking trail up to an old fire tower through the woods. Lots of bugs flying around but no major bites. We went to the public swim area and the family swim area and took a dip in the lake in both locations, but in late May there were tons of algae and other water plants. Might be good to bring shoes for swimming. The village has a supermarket (Peck's) for necessities and there is a little farmer's market a short drive away in Millerton.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a jewel!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year coming to Inez's sweet little getaway. My daughter and I come for A girls weekend. I travel from Chicago, she comes up from New York City. The cabin provides everything one could want, Inez has done a wonderful job with the decorating scheme. You feel as if you have entered a time capsule and come out in 1950! We have a very special weekend of playing scrabble, hiking, enjoying a little wine, and basking in the solitude. Don't hesitate to check this place out.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome little getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin! Well-designed and comfortable, with some super creative accents. Everything from the cute dock on the lake to the fire pit to the hammock (and the canoe and the outdoor shower and the grill, etc etc etc) were perfect for a little getaway from the city. Plus it's an easy drive up from NYC and in a great little town. The nearby hiking trails were awesome as well. Highly highly recommended! And I'd love to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Classic Lake Cabin

  • 5 of 5

A nostalgic cabin with peaceful views of Stissing Lake. My sister spent the weekend with her daughter and granddaughter. She was very comfortable and plans to return again to this special place. Inez, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. The town beach is just down the road.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Little trip to heaven on earth - and on the lake

  • 5 of 5

We all need balance in our lives, and our time in Inez's cozy cabin gave us just that. A leisurely row in the canoe with the lillypads' flowers in bloom, a short walk to a lovely little beach, a morning run in which deer say hello, and a sunset soundtrack of rustling leaves and cooing frogs. Perfect. Thank you, Inez, for opening the door to such a haven and view.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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A lovely cabin stay

  • 5 of 5

I just had a lovely weekend (Fri-Sun) with my 3 girlfriends at the cabin and it was such a treat! It was recommended by a coworker of one of the girls who came who also has an amazing time. The cabin is incredibly well stocked with dishes, blankets, games and anything you could think of. There were also basic ingredients handy which were perfect for when we decided to make birthday cupcakes! Once we got the fire going (4 girls who had no idea what we were doing so if we can do it so can you!) it warmed right up. The view is lovely, the lake is beauty and the air was nice and crisp. The radio has great stations and it really made for a nice getaway. Inez, the owner, was also great. When it was chilly the first night she texted to make sure we knew where to find additional blankets and we called her when we needed to start the fire (and find a measuring cup!) and she was very helpful. The town is very cute and the stores had anything we would need to make a nice dinner with wine and the whole experience was perfect. I would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Nearest Train
20 Miles
Wassaic on Harlem Metro North
Nearest Motorway
6.6 Miles
Taconic Parkway
Car: necessary

Twin Island Lake is one ot three lakes next to Stissing Mountain and is good for boating and fishing. Stissing Lake is larger and deeper and good for swimming and boating with a public boat launch and recreation beach. Thompson Pond is a wildlife refuge. there are hiking trails around Thompson Pond and up Stissing Mountain to the fire Tower. The town of Pine Plains is small and quaint New England. It offers an Historic Inn for dining, several other small eateries, a WIFI coffee shop and library and good family owned market with local and organic produce.. Nearby towns, Millerton and Red Hook are larger and offer more; wineries, antique barns, and a “rail trail” in Millerton.

In Rhinebeck, The Dutchess County Fairgrounds has many events during the year.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning per stay $75
Pet Fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $200

Weekly discounted rate $850. $200/ additional nights

Guest limit of 4 persons due to limited well and disposal facilities.

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New York Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • The opportunity to shower outside in a sylvan setting is one that I cherish. A quick spritz after walking or swimming in the lake or just to cool off with refreshing well water - although it is hooked up to hot water. For those who may be too shy ( a deer might run by ) there is the option of the tub inside.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • bedroom 2 is a single bed with a pull out trundle underneath. Does not convert to a double as trundle height is slightly lower.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Raft
  • Yard
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Nearest hospital: Sharon, CT Hudson River Health Care Clinic in Pine Plains Closest airports: Bradley international, Stewart International, Albany International PECKS: the family mkt closes at 1:00P on Sundays and closed all day on holidays. Open M W Sat: 8-6P, Tues Thurs 8-7P, Friday til 8P STEWARTS: gas mart and basic groceries open 4:30am to midnight. PINE PLAINS WINES: hours: 12-7P, Sat 11-7P also open Sundays 12-5P

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