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Log Lake Cottage on Seneca Wine Trail

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Last updated: 04/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 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!


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved dogs are welcome....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

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


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    Bluetooth amp. Cassette and CD players....moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lakefront:

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

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    anywhere on 15 acres....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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


  • Cleaning $60
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • 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: 04/27/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1976

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 write books, and he cooks at two notable local restaurants, Agava and The Moosewood Cafe.

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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  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • 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.

  • Living Room.

    Living Room.

  • Master Bedroom.

    Master Bedroom.

  • 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

  • Sunset at the dock.

    Sunset at the dock.

  • Second Bedroom.

    Second Bedroom.

  • Third Bedroom.

    Third Bedroom.

  • Reading Nook.

    Reading Nook.

  • The road through the vineyards to the cottage.

    The road through the vineyards to the cottage.

  • Cottage in the summer.

    Cottage in the summer.

  • 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)
Minimum stay: 7 nights
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