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Oswegatchie River Cliff House--Waterfront Barn Conversion

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Last updated: 09/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to The Oswegatchie River Cliff House, our latest and finest lodge. Our 1850s historic barn /converted lodge is designed for discriminating travelers who are looking for exceptionally unique and elegant vacation lodging, away from the crowds, and in a world class setting of natural beauty and solitude. We will be providing both here.
The 2200 sq. ft. lodge has been fashioned from an antique timber frame barn that was dismantled in Canada and transported to our 85-acre non-working farm here in St. Lawrence County. It has been rebuilt on the cliffs overlooking a remote section of the Oswegatchie River, one of the most pristine and clean rivers in upstate NY and the 1000 Islands region. Our firm, Antique Woods and Colonial Restorations, has been restoring historic barns and houses all over America for over 35 years now.
This is a really special place. Please check out our main web site for more information.

We have tried to incorporate all the best design features and wonderful aged woods into our lodge that we have encountered in our past years doing this kind of work. If you are a historic barn lover or fan of old timber frame construction you will find our new lodge to an absolute gem in a absolutely stunning private and natural setting. The antique floors and chestnut kitchen are being fabricated and installed as spring arrives in preparation for our upcoming opening.
The Barn/Lodge exposes all the original timber frame and rafters and has cathedral ceilings in the kitchen, dining and great room and two upstairs bedrooms. All these antique woods have been gleaned from other historic structures. The entire custom kitchen was designed and built by our craftsmen and made of aged wormy chestnut and finished with tongue oil.

The kitchen, dining room and great room are connected, and there is a loft and open stairs that all face a large wall of glass that overlooks the Oswegatchie River through the pine trees. This wonderfully beautiful and private area where the lodge is located is back off a small country road about ¼ mile in the forest and sits in a grove of tall pine, oak and ash trees.
The master bedroom and master bath are downstairs and two other bedrooms are upstairs with a second bath between them. The loft has a queen sofa sleeper. The spacious master bath has Jacuzzi tub/shower, chestnut vanity and sink, and washer and dryer. Other amenities include cable TV and wireless internet. We provide food for your first morning’s breakfast. The lodge is furnished with all antiques and some hand crafted reproductions made from our reclaimed barn woods. The kitchen is very large and equipped with all new appliances and quality pots and pans of all sorts.

From the Great Room, three sliding glass doors lead to a large 50-foot deck which provides a wonderful place to eat and relax under the tall pine trees. From here you have a spectacular elevated view of the Oswegathcie River as it meanders down through this remote and practically inaccessible section of the river. You will not see any other houses here. There is a series of stairs to multi-leveled decks that lead down to the river and the swimming, fishing and kayaking area. The waters here are very clear, the bottom is very sandy, and the river is loaded with small mouth bass, pike and other assorted fish. We provide kayaks and life vests and fishing rods. We have an outside gas grill and patio furniture on both decks and a picnic table, lawn chairs and a floating dock to swim or fish from down at the river.


Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Living room: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • King Bed: King bed in the Master Bedroom downstairs with memory foam mattresses Queen Bed (2) : Queen beds in two upstairs bedrooms with memory foam mats. Queen sofa sleeper in loft with Memory foam topper....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Multi Leveled Decks and Stairs Leading to the River for Swimming, Fishing and Kayaking. Stairs to the river area and easy access to shallow water or deep water. Sandy bottom. 4 Kayaks (1 double and 3 singles, maybe more upon request) and life vests provided. 2 fishing rods provided and basic gear. Air Conditioning: Room air conditioners in bedrooms and great room Off Street Parking: Plenty of space for cars or pick-up Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: Space for the largest RV or boats Gas Fireplace: Gas stove in Great Room with Glass door. Full Kitchen: New quality pots and pans and all utensils, dishes etc. Stocked with salt, pepper, sugar, cooking oil, spices, mayo, ketchup, mustard, jams and jellies, sleepy time tea, and other assorted get started staples Cooking Utensils Provided: Everything is new and very good quality...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding

Location Type

  • River
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    WILDBLUE Satellite internet with reasonably high (the highest one that WILBLUE provides) speed. Limited download capacity....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2015
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $0
  • Pet Fee $20
  • Tax Rate 11%


This is a really special place. Please check out our main web site for more information.

We rent weekly from Sat to Sat but if you are a last minute traveler, check with us as we may have some flexibility if we are not filled.

Rates based on 6 people, $25 each additional person per night (Max 8 people).

11% local and NY state tax.

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Last updated: 09/04/2015
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Waterfront, not Lake/Oceanfront. Ask for details: House right on elevated banks of river. Extremely private, no houses, roads or anything in site or even near. Closest road is 1/4 mile. A good place to scream if you have the need.

Other Activities: Guided or Unguided Smooth water Kayak Float Trips, Amish Horse and Buggy Tours of Amish Country.


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  • View of the lodge from the river

    View of the lodge from the river

  • Decks


  • Floating on the deck on Oswegatchie River

    Floating on the deck on Oswegatchie River

  • View of the living room

    View of the living room

  • Loft


  • Fully stocked kitchen

    Fully stocked kitchen

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Living and Dining Rooms

    Living and Dining Rooms

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Oswegatchie River Cliff House--Waterfront Barn Conversion

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