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Log Lake Cottage on Seneca Wine Trail

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Last updated: 08/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lodi house description


Explore the Seneca Lake Wine Trail from a secluded home on a private point. Tucked into the edge of a 15 acre grove of trees, streams and waterfalls, set back from Seneca Lake. You might wish to walk up through the vineyards to two wineries and a brewery to bring back something for the evening to drink on the dock, while watching the setting sun. Fully stocked with wineglasses, information on Finger Lakes Wine, and personal touring and restaurant recommendations, the house is in rustic log cabin/frame style.

Lofted Log Bedroom with Moon Windows: Complete with a master bedroom with a high-beamed ceiling, a second bedroom with a double bed, and one single room with a standard bed and a built-in bed alcove for a child. There are two bathrooms, a stereo system with an extensive library of records, tapes, and CD's, shelves of books, and a selection of the best books (in my opinion) about the local area. Linens and most other details required to move in are supplied.

A walk through a grove and down a stairway takes you down to the lake and the dock, set among other lake cottages. There is a place to tie your boat (launching is at Lodi Point) and safe places for children to swim, including the wading-pool stream in which generations of lake dwellers have splashed. Seneca Lake is notable for fishing: the world’s largest lake trout are routinely taken here.

This is a rustic home, built of local materials It is not a condo. Kids can leave wet swimming suits on the floor and it’s not going to hurt anything. Grill in the Weber and eat out on the picnic table.

Write for complete photos. Ride a BMW, and I'll take you on a tour of the Finger Lakes, which my friend Drew from flat Florida deems a 'Motorcycle Amusement Park.' OK, he rides a Bonneville. Whatever bike (or bicycle) you ride, I can map you or show you the great bike roads. No motorcycle gangs unless they ride Beemers..

Guest Comments::

It was fun to be in the woods but also have easy access to the lake. It was amazingly quiet all week long and swimming was great. Our day trips to Watkins Glen State Park, Taughannock and Buttermilk Falls, and Skaneateles were quite memorable.

We had a great visit. The kids really enjoyed the water and the creek & everything about the house. The house was gorgeous!

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Well-behaved dogs are welcome....moreless

              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome. No cats, unfortunately, as other guests might be allergic to them. The first floor can be made accessible by my addition of a ramp. It is serviceable, not ADA....moreless


                  • Books
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Games
                  • Music Library
                  • Toys
                  • DVD Player
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Audio Tape Player


                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All


                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Cinemas
                  • Pond
                  • Forests
                  • Live Theater
                  • Synagogues
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Restaurants
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services
                  • Hospital
                  • Fitness Center

                  Location Type

                  • Lake
                  • Lakefront:

                    Lake view from cottage, walk across lawn to beach and dock....moreless

                  • Rural

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Swimming

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people


                      • Living Room
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Firewood
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Wood Stove
                      • Backpack
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Heating
                      • Parking:

                        anywhere on 15 acres....moreless

                      • Telephone
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included


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


                          • Terrace
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Binoculars
                          • Small Cooler
                          • Boat Dock


                          Write a review 4.5
                          from 2 traveler reviews
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                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay


                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                          • Cleaning $50
                          • Taxes Not included


                          1/2 rental fee to book, 1/2 at occupancy plus $50 cleaning fee and $400 returnable damage deposit.

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                          Last updated: 08/14/2014
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                          22 Today
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                          25 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Ithaca or Elmira,

                          Car: Necessary


                          Owner info

                          About the owner: I built this place in the mid-1970's, and my son Nate grew up here in the summers. We now live in Ithaca, where I practice psychotherapy and he cooks at Viva Tacqueria, an Ithaca landmark.

                          Why the Owner Chose Lodi:
                          This home is almost entirely built from local trees and natural materials: red pine, hemlock, fir, and oak. We used to live here year-round.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          On the Seneca Wine Trail and Seneca Lake, but very private. Surrounded by our 15 acre woods, streams, and waterfalls, the pebble beachfront, neighboring docks and family cottages retain the feel of a simpler 'summer at the lake.'

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                          Guestbook comments from the owner

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                          • Sunset at the dock.

                            Sunset at the dock.

                          • Picnic on the dock at sunset.

                            Picnic on the dock at sunset.

                          • Third bedroom alcove.

                            Third bedroom alcove.

                          • Kitchen and wood stove.

                            Kitchen and wood stove.

                          • Reading Nook.

                            Reading Nook.

                          • The road through the vineyards to the cottage.

                            The road through the vineyards to the cottage.

                          • Generations of little children have waded in this stream.

                            Generations of little children have waded in this stream.

                          • The stairs to the lake.

                            The stairs to the lake.

                          • Hillside behind cottage

                            Hillside behind cottage

                          • Cottage in the summer.

                            Cottage in the summer.

                          • Second Bedroom.

                            Second Bedroom.

                          • Third Bedroom.

                            Third Bedroom.

                          • Living Room.

                            Living Room.

                          • Master Bedroom.

                            Master Bedroom.

                          • Picnic table and Weber grill.

                            Picnic table and Weber grill.

                          • Path through the grove to the lake.

                            Path through the grove to the lake.

                          $1,500 per week (USD)

                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 08/14/14
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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