|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
This home is fully equipped for your stay, including dishes, glassware, silverware, cookware, toaster, coffee maker, and microwave. Pillows, blankets and linens are provided and beds are freshly made prior to your arrival. Guests need only to bring personal hygiene items. The home overlooks the Thousand Islands Winery's picturesque Heather's Vineyard, so you may enjoy the unobstructed views of the St. Lawrence River and Thousand Islands Bridge during your stay. Sliding glass doors from both the dining room and kitchen open onto a large deck and very large, private yard. A sizeable paved parking area allows two to three cars, and is surrounded by beautiful built-in flower boxes. Nearby attractions of the Alexandria Bay and Clayton area include: community pool at Keewaydin State Park, coffee shops, art galleries, unique stores, fitness center, boat tours, museums, kayak and boat rentals, golf courses and a large playground. The Thousand Islands Snowmobile Trail is located on the property.
Great Location for Special Events: Due to its close proximity to the Thousand Islands Winery, inquire about corporate, private events and wedding package specials! The Thousand Islands Winery is located next door. The winery has 40 beautiful acres of grounds and meticulously maintained vineyards.
The winery can hosts Birthday Parties, Anniversary Parties, Baby Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, and a variety of venues for groups from 10 - 250 at very affordable prices. Consider the Thousand Islands Winery for your next Corporate or Military Event - ask about packages. They have all of the technology to conduct powerful presentations in a comfortable country setting. Weddings Receptions are a winery specialty. Each summer the winery hosts many wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions. This homemakes a perfect honeymoon getaway. After the reception you can stroll across the lawn and retire in front of a cozy fireplace.
What To Do: Thousand Islands International boat tours, tours of Boldt Castle and Singer Castle, craft shows, a world famous Antique Boat Museum, antique shops, and art museums, and helicopter rides. There are many fine restaurants in Clayton and Alexandria Bay as well as in Canada. Foxy’s is a small local restaurant with a bar in Fishers Landing only 5 minutes away. Fall foliage sightseeing is popular.
The winter brings ice fishing, snowmobiling on the Thousand Islands Snowmobile trail system, hockey, and ice skating. The home is 138 miles from Lake Placid and Santa’s Workshop. Skiing is available in Watertown and other areas.
In LaFargeville the CAN AM speedway provides dirt track racing on Saturdays and a one mile go cart track, Aqua Zoo, and Miniature Golf is only 1 mile away from the home.
Fishing and Hunting: Fishing and Hunting are popular outdoor activities in the Thousand Islands Area. There are many local fishing Guides and Charters available in Alexandria Bay. World Class Musky, Bass, and Carp fishing is located in the Saint Lawrence River. The Salmon River is located 45 minutes away. The Salmon spawn from Aug - Oct. The Steelhead run from Nov - Jan.
Hunting is available at many NY DEC state lands. Nearby is the French Creek WMA which consists of over 2,000 acres and is only 20 minutes away from the home. It has good populations of deer, turkey, pheasants, and waterfowl.
Stephen Conaway was born in Elkins Park, PA. In 1976, his family moved to Wilcox, PA. He worked at his Grandfather’s dairy farm and John Brawand’s dairy farm until he graduated High School.
He graduated from High School in Johnsonburg, PA. Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in Pittsburg, PA. For ten years, he served in numerous Air Defense Artillery enlisted positions and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. During his time, he served for six months in Greece and five years in Germany. Steve obtained an AA in Technology from Central Texas College and a BA in Business Management from Saint Martin's College in Lacey, WA while serving on active duty.
In 1992, Stephen was commissioned at the Army’s Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, GA. He served as an Air Defense Artillery Officer. Stephen was a Avenger/Stinger Battery Commander at Fort Drum, NY 1997 - 1999.
In 1999, Steve became a U.S. Military Contingency Contracting Officer. In November, 2001 he deployed with the 10th Mountain Division to Uzbekistan. Later he served as the Chief Contracting Officer during Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. Steve was awarded the Bronze Star. He was promoted to Major and retired from the Army in 2003.
Upon his retirement, he and his wife Erika purchased a farm in Alexandria Bay and established the Thousand Islands Winery. He is the Winery’s President and works daily at the 40 acre winery.
He hopes that you enjoy the Thousand Islands as much as he and his family.
After traveling all over the world, we believe that New York's Thousand Islands Region is one of the most beautiful destinations within the United States. This is why we decided to reside here.
The Vineyard Cottage is a great place to stay. Lots of room and the numerous windows and great views make the place. Generally clean - just wish someone spent some time washing all those windows and paid a little more attention to detail. People at the winery are very nice and love the 20% discount on wine! We will be back!
what an amazing place. We rented for 8 guys for a golf getaway. Weather didn't cooperate, so it was nice to have shelter and warmth. The facilities were erdect. We even had an extra guest and there was nor problem....lots of room. The house was clean and homey.....thanks Steve!!!!
John from Canada
Home had everything we needed! Walk across the grass and your at the winery! Wine was very good and priced right. Bed was very comfortable. Home could've been a little cleaner, but that was the only negative.
When we vacation, we always get a house or suite of some sort. This cottage was so nice, and when it stated "kitchen with essentials" it was true...would so recommend this and will look at HomeAway when vacationing again....
We enjoyed our stay in this nice, confortable house with a view of the vineyards right outside our door. Quiet and peaceful. House was extremely well stocked with cooking supplies and condiments, and a bottle of vine from the thousand island winery. It was very convenient having a washer and dryer. Short drive to Clayton for restaurants and thousand island boat tour. We would definitely stay there again.
We rented the home for our family vacation. There were a total of five people. My husband, two kids, mother and I. The home was spacious enough to accommodate us all comfortably and the location was great.
Other Activities: Winery Tours
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|