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Recent Thousand Islands reviews

  • Simply Magical!

    "Our vacation at Elderberry Cottage was relaxing, restorative and beautiful. I was in a party of six, myself, my husband and our children aged 6, 8, 9 and 10. Each of us was taken with the house and grounds and enjoyed the amenities provided by our gracious hosts. We spent lots of time enjoying the natural setting, kayaking the inlet, fishing galore and hanging out in hammocks or by the fire pit. The location is close to many of the area attractions with convenient access to Boldt castle and gorgeous state parks. The kitchen is well appointed and the grocery is not far at all. In fact, it is amazing how close things are because when you are on Wellesley Island, you feel far from all of the trappings of modern times. The owners were nearby if needed and helpful and even went so far as to provide passes to the Boat Museum, hints, directions and even a lesson on how to filet a fish. The cottage and grounds are immaculately kept with lots to offer in the way of down-home entertainment. You could have a great time without ever leaving the property. This vacation ranks at the top of our "favorites list" and we look forward to revisiting again in the future. That says a lot considering that pleasing six distinct personalities is no small feat!"
    Guest: Kim W. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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  • Peaceful Stay on Sandy Pond

    "We had a very relaxing and peaceful stay at this Sandy Pond waterfront cottage. The outdoor pictures are just the beginning of how serene the view of the water is from the cottage and dock. The sunsets at night were breathtaking. The cottage and property were very clean and well kept, we felt right at home. Renee helped to arrange our stay, she was a pleasure to work with and answered all of our questions. There are 2 great grocery stores, several restaurants, and other stores for general needs in Pulaski just a 10 minute drive away. Checking out the Salmon River at the start of the season kept us with plenty to do outside of the cottage. We brought our dog and he loved the getaway! He was well stimulated as we had plenty of places to walk with him on and near the property. He loved the easy access to the lake via the wading area also. We definitely hope to get back to this great place, and next time bring our boat!"
    Guest: Tamara V. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 14, 2014
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  • 3 years running...

    "We had the pleasure of being one of the first "guests" when this marvelous cottage became available 3 years ago. We have come back each year because of all it has to offer and the outstanding setting. I know there are many properties from which to choose along the lake, but we have never been tempted to look anywhere else. Lake Ontario showed many of its moods this year, but allowed for several days of kayaking and fishing. Charters are also available for deeper water fishing. I used John Miller and had a very good time, even if the fish were "resting". Grocery and many other stores are less than 2-4 miles from the property. You can get anything you might need or want, or even go shopping for the fall. Downtown also has many shops for a day of exploration or check out the museums on the rainy day(s). The sunsets here are almost always amazing. It all adds up for making a most relaxing and refreshing stay! The cottage itself offers great flexibility. You can use all of it or just parts, depending on how many folks are there. As it is all on one level, with only one step in a place or two, it is easy to navigate for those with some limitation. Everything you need is there. You really don't have to bring anything except your personal items. There are even two kayaks and a number of fishing poles for those who wish to give it a go. (Larger folks, like me, may wish to bring their own kayak, however, as the two that are there are more suited for average to smaller sized persons.) As you read these reviews, you will see how much we have all enjoyed being able to stay here. It should continue to be noted that direct access to the lake in front of the cottage is limited to the more fit. There is, however, a path off the property, through the adjacent park, that will get you to the water about a 100 yards down. When the water is rough, much of the stone covered beach can be inaccessible due to the wash of the waves. (It makes for wonderful photography, however!) We have no doubt you will be happy with a stay here. It truly is a wonderful place in every way with something for everyone. Thanks to all who make this cottage a welcoming place!!"
    Guest: PB Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 1, 2014
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  • Awesome 1000 Island destination !!

    "Great views !! Awesome surroundings. Fishing, boating and swimming in crystal clear water right off your own dock!! This house has it all. House was in great condition. Views of Boldt Castle, Alex Bay and the St Lawrence from your private dock. Owner easy to deal with. Would highly recommend. See you next year !! Thanks"
    Guest: Frank Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 10, 2014
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Thousand Islands Travel Tips

A Thousand Memories on the Thousand Islands

The Thousand Islands region is a popular vacation destination that spans between upstate New York and southeastern Ontario, Canada. However, the name Thousand Islands really is not accurate at all. There are closer to 2,000 small and large islands comprising the region. The region is incredibly picturesque and memorable. The region attracts international tourism and encompasses communities along the St. Lawrence River as well as the eastern shores of Lake Ontario. The region’s name hales from the islands that dot the river and lake. When you consider Thousand Islands as your destination, make sure you book your travel for the region’s dry season, from March through August.

Places to Explore in the Thousand Islands

When planning your stay in Thousand Islands cabins, you are going to need to think about where you would like to explore. The name says it all. With a thousand possibilities, how can you possibly narrow it down? Each island really does have its own style, character, and charm. You could visit all of them and get a different experience each time. Alexandria Bay, Clayton, Massena, Ogdensburg, and Sackets Harbor are just some of the places you can spend the days.

Alexandria Bay lodging is in the heart of the region and perfect for your initial taste of the Thousand Islands. Be sure to visit Boldt Castle, located on Heart Island, as well as Wellesley Island which is particularly beautiful. Clayton was once a ship-building port and a great draw for people who love to fish and visit museums. Massena and Ogdensburg will give you a sense of the region’s history with some of the oldest buildings in the area. Sackets Harbor is a quaint little village that boasts historic buildings and plenty of outdoor fun.

Popular Activities in the Region

It does not matter which Thousand Islands vacation rentals you have chosen when it comes to having tons of family fun. There is so much to do, ranging from boating and fishing in the warmer months to cross country skiing and hiking in the cooler months. Ironically, the Thousand Islands do not have too many beach locations for vacationers but there are a few. Potter’s Beach on American Grindstone Island is a cute, sandy beach ideal for boaters. The Lake of the Isles is a great location for anchoring and swimming when the weather is warm enough. It is just cut off from the St. Lawrence River and has limited access. Though one of the most fun things to do is to take your time to really look at some of the tiny islands in the region. Perhaps you will come across “Just Big Enough Island” which only has room for a single house.

Transportation in and Around Thousand Islands

If you plan to fly into the Thousand Islands region, your best bet is probably Syracuse, New York. If you fly in, you will definitely need to rent a car, as the region is about 1.5 hours north, right off Interstate 81. If you have a boat, you can sail to the islands and dock at designated locations.

During your stay in Thousand Islands resorts, it is helpful to know that there is very little public transportation offered. There are small ferryboats that will take you back and forth from Cape Vincent, New York to Wolf Island, Ontario but you will ultimately need a car. Many of the attractions, including Boldt Castle and Singer Castle, require that you have access to your own private boat or a tour shuttle boat.

The Natural Side of Thousand Islands

With more than 144 species of fish, 17 species of coastal birds, and various other creatures, the Thousand Islands are an idyllic marine nature conservation area. The wealth of creatures that inhabit the area make it ideal for anyone wanting to get a closer look. Diving, snorkeling, and fishing are great ways to spend your days. If you prefer to stay on land, bird-watching and hiking are the ways to go. Of course, if you choose to come in the winter, many of the animals will be hard to detect but that will not eliminate the beauty of the area. The winter is also a beautiful time to visit.

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