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Riverside Cabin in Private Compound, Grindstone Island, Clayton, NY

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Last updated: 09/19/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Iggy Biggy Lodge is located on the North Side of Grindstone Island in the beautiful Thousand Islands. It is accessible only by water, so you must have a boat. There is a private dock and boat rentals are available in Clayton, NY at Clayton Marina; visit their website. Water is drinkable from a well. The big bedroom has one queen size bed and two twins made into a window seat arrangement. A sleeping loft has a queen. It is fully equipped with linens and cooking items. There is a cook-top stove, toaster oven and a microwave included (No regular oven). The bath has a shower, PLUS a full sized washer and dryer! Weber charcoal grill on deck overlooking the lovely St. Lawrence! A bungalow with 2 bunkbeds is available for an additional $100/week. High speed Internet and telephone. Iggy Biggy is on one of the most beautiful spots in the Islands. The Lodge has an extensive library. Many of our spring and fall guests take advantage of the hunting guide service on the Island; deer, ducks, and turkeys are hunted. Sorry NO pets allowed.

Grindstone Island : Grindstone Island is one of the most unique places in the world. There are around 1000 residents in the summer time and about 12 hearty souls that spend the full year. Wild life abounds; there are dirt roads great for biking and walking. Potter's Beach is a fun spot to swim and picnic, as the water is warmer than most other places on the St. Lawrence. Much of the island is protected by the Thousand Islands Land Trust, so there are walking/ATV trails to many parts.

Thousand Islands Area: HISTORY: A truly fantastic place, the Thousand Islands was the playground of the rich and famous. It rivaled Newport, RI in the early 1900’s as the place to be. There were yacht races and these boats can now be seen at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton. Castles built by such men as Charles G. Emery, a partner in the American Tobacco Company. Two castles, Boldt and Singer, are now open to visitors. Boldt was the manager of the Waldrof-Astoria in NY City, while the Borne Family of Singer Sewing Machine fame built Singer Castle. A visit to the Thousand Island Museum in Clayton will put it all into prospective. Visits to these and other islands can be arranged with the various companies offering Thousand Islands boat tours. Check the Clayton Chamber of Commerce at

Transportation to Grindstone Island: FAQ: What transportation is there to the Island? The best way is your own boat. Many of our guests have their own boat, which they may bring on a trailer. The nearest boat launch is on our neighbor island, Wellesley, at the New York State Park. There are boat launches in Clayton also. Please check with the Clayton Area Chamber of Commerce for advice. The next best is to rent a boat at Clayton Marina, visit their website. Wellesley Island State Park's launch is the most convenient to us.

Please Remember That Grindstone Is An Island - There Is No Bridge!

Iggy Biggy can not be reached by car!!!

There Are No Stores On The Island; It Is Remote And Private.


Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single


  • Sleeping Loft: 1 queen


  • Living Room: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bunkhouse: 7 twin/ single


  • 2 queen, 2 twin beds. Available at extra cost of $100/week, the bunkhouse has a bunkbed (2 twins). The bunkhouse is NOT recommended for very young children that require supervision....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Washer and dryer are located in the bath also.

Other Amenities

  • Private dock, if you don't have your own boat, rentals are available at Clayton Marina. Cabin is on Grindstone Island and there is NO bridge, A boat is required! Kitchen does not have a regular oven; there is a cook top with four burners and a large toaster oven. There is no heating system, the great room has a wood stove, which can be used. Arrangements must be made in advance for wood to be provided at extra cost. In the spring and fall, mornings can be cool, so an electric heater is available for use in the bath ONLY. Check or cash accepted....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • River
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Last updated: 09/19/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Watertown International
85 Miles
Nearest Train
Syracuse, NY
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 81 and NYS Route 12
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pottter's Beach

Car: Not Necessary

There are many activities in the Thousand Islands. Grindstone Island is a unique place; it is 5 miles long and 3 miles wide. The northwest part of the Island has a spectacular beach called Potter's Beach. Of course, there are all the usual water activities. Touring the famous Thousand Islands, and Boldt and Singer Castles are the highlight of any holiday in the Islands. The Thousand Islands Museum and the Antique Boat Museum are must see attractions in Clayton. Stop at one of the quaint shops in this idyllic town and you'll find everything from River Rat cheese and logo sportswear to local artist's wares and more.

Golf: Clayton Country Club is a 9 hole golf course with pro shop, lounge, and riding rental carts.

Address : 105 State St. Clayton NY 13624

Web Site :

Email :

Phone : 1.315.686.4242


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Speaks: english, french, italian



  • Front deck

    Front deck

  • One corner of living room

    One corner of living room

  • Kitchen and dining area

    Kitchen and dining area

  • Bunkhouse interior

    Bunkhouse interior

  • View from front deck of Canadian Islands.

    View from front deck of Canadian Islands.

  • Sitting area in great room

    Sitting area in great room

  • Main bedroom

    Main bedroom

  • Bunkhouse


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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Riverside Cabin in Private Compound, Grindstone Island, Clayton, NY

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