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Rustic Cabin on Twin Island Lake, Pine Plains, NY Featured in Fresh Cottage Magazine, summer 2011, “dream retreats”. It is an owner shared cabin with rustic 50’s vintage theme. Sitting on a quiet lake road, the cabin offers a full kitchen and bath with large claw footed tub, out door hot and cold shower, two bedrooms, front sitting room/ kitchen with wood burning stove and great view of the lake. The property includes lakefront with dock and canoe. No land line, or TV. Good cell reception. Not winterized, the cabin is closed down in October and opened again by June. Book ahead.
Twin Island Lake is part of a chain of three. Stissing being the deeper Lake with life guard beach and boat launch. Thompson Pond is the wild life preserve with hiking trail around....moreless
The property includes frontage on Twin Island lake with a dock and canoe. This lake is good for boating and fishing and splashing around dock. Better swimming @ adjoining lake....moreless
Pine Plains has all the necessities including an excellent wine store with local wines and a family run grocery with local and organic produce. The historic Stissing Inn good choice for local dining....moreless
Stissing Mountain borders the back of cabin. There is a nature conservancy hiking trail to the fire tower at the top that offers great views of the surrounding country....moreless
sports and adventure activities
Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Front Room with round wood table.
Breakfast table in kitchen.
Out door picnic table....moreless
Guest limit of 4 persons due to limited well and disposal facilities.
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Twin Island Lake is one ot three lakes next to Stissing Mountain and is good for boating and fishing. Stissing Lake is larger and deeper and good for swimming and boating with a public boat launch and recreation beach. Thompson Pond is a wildlife refuge. there are hiking trails around Thompson Pond and up Stissing Mountain to the fire Tower. The town of Pine Plains is small and quaint New England. It offers an Historic Inn for dining, several other small eateries, a WIFI coffee shop and library and good family owned market with local and organic produce.. Nearby towns, Millerton and Red Hook are larger and offer more; wineries, antique barns, and a “rail trail” in Millerton.
In Rhinebeck, The Dutchess County Fairgrounds has many events during the year.
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: I am an artist (muralist and decorative painting) living in NYC.
Why the Owner Chose Pine Plains: I acquired this cabin from it's original owner who grew up around these lakes in the summer. I was thrilled that it had never been 'upgraded'. I refurbished it while trying to keep true to a vintage 50's lake cabin and still enjoy combing the local yard sales for items that belong to this venue.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Lovely view of lake from front room and also thru the interior window while laying in bed. The sunrise over the lake can be glorious.
In the spring and early summer, the frogs croaking and in the fall, geese honking serenade the otherwise quiet setting.