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Forest pond cottage. Cozy,clean & private dwelling with all the comforts of home

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

Pets are welcomed.Sleeps 6/8 people.Only dwelling on 115 acres.Beautiful setting

'Forest Pond Cottage' is located in the Adirondack Park in Northern New York .Pets are welcome for a small fee per stay/per pet. Access to snowmobile & ATV trails are right from the cottage. It is situated on the edge of a seven acre beaver pond and surrounded by 115 acres of hardwood forest. The cottage is the only dwelling at the end of a town road which allows for easy year-round access yet ensures privacy. With every season there is a whole new variety of outdoor activities to enjoy. The cottage is an oasis from everyday living with all the comforts of home to re create from within. There are endless trails for hikers, bikers, cross country skiing, ATVs and snowmobiles. Very near by are lakes, streams, rivers, mountains and thousands of acres of State land that is yours to enjoy. Please refer to pictures to view what the cottage has to offer as far as sleeping arrangements go & furnishings provided. All linens for bed, bath & kitchen are provided as well as a fully equipped kitchen. We have had everything there from weddings, honeymoons, anniversarys, family reunions to private get aways. It's a great place for individuals to share time & space with loved ones. There is a canoe to use on the pond, picnic table & outdoor furniture. We just built a nice deck for the pond (see photos). A bon fire site for star gazing at night is always fun. There is an outdoor grill for BBQ. Off the upstairs bedroom is a balcony that makes you feel like you are right there within the trees as you look out into the forest and over the pond. I will try to list some of the amenities: full kitchen with full size refrigerator, full size gas stove, microwave, coffee pot all kitchen ware, nice pots & pans, crockpot, blender, toaster, storage (tupper)ware, cook ware, spices, Table, chairs in kitchen. One bathroom with all linens, shower stall, toilet, sink & very clean. Livingroom, gas heating stove, 3 recliners, an Etahn Allen couch that folds out to a queen size bed, very nice mattress pad in livingroom closet for fold out mattress (again, all linens provided & very nice). TV, VCR DVD, DISH satelite, BOSE music system, variety of DVD movies & VHS tapes, games, cards, round table to seat minimum of 4. Nice lighting. Off the livingroom is an enclosed, screened porch the length of the cottage to enjoy your morning brew and the wild life as you look out onto the pond. There are tables, chairs & a swing chair for your relaxation. Just down the stairs from the porch is the patio. Nice outdoor furnishings provided. Back inside & up the stairs is the second floor where there is a queen bed as well as 2 twin beds in one large room. The linens are very nice and the beds very comfortable. Air conditioning too. Off from the bedroom is the balcony where you become ONE with nature. If there is a 'little one' staying, there is a crib that can be provided as well as a high chair. Life preservers are there also for canoe ventures. We live 2 miles up Number Four Rd...I tell guests we are far enough away to stay out of your hair but close enough to always be available if & when needed.


Property Manager
Carol or Dan Empie 8994 Number Four Rd, Lowville, NY 13367 #315 376 4433
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Carol or Dan Empie 8994 Number Four Rd, Lowville, NY 13367 #315 376 4433

We live 2 miles up from the cottage on Number Four Rd. We've been at that residence for 30 years. Dan is a forester and went to ESF at Syracuse University. He was the procurment forester for Ethan Allen until the company moved much of the production to China ('greener pastures'). Now, Dan has his realtor license and works for timberland realty, which is associated with LandLeader properties also. The focus is on listing wooded parcels and some have camps, houses or other structures. To see his listings you can go to dempie@timberlandrealty.net .Dan,also, does private consulting for forestry & land management.

Carol has been an RN for over 30 years which has led to a very varied set of work skills. She, also, had a wellness & fitness center in Lowville for 11 years. Currently she is focusing on the cottage, looking into other business ventures and works at a medium security prison as an RN.

Carol or Dan Empie 8994 Number Four Rd, Lowville, NY 13367 #315 376 4433 purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Carol or Dan Empie 8994 Number Four Rd, Lowville, NY 13367 #315 376 4433 chose Adirondack Mountains

We took care of the property for the 'long distant' owner for years before it became available for sale almost to the day of Carol closing her fitness center. There was a 'land developer' that was interested in the property also. Dr Fritelli was the current owner & had purchased the cottage and pond from Minnie Peck previously, who raised 5 children there. Dr Fritelli loved the property & entrusted much of the care, maintenance and management to Carol & Dan. He had it for his own private use. The developer (whom shall remain nameless) offered Dr Fritelli a fair market price for the cottage & land. Since the Empies had 'first refusal' we were able to match his offer to Dr Fritelli. Of course, the developer came back with a much more substantial offer. We could not match that. Dr Fritelli decided to sell the property to us at the first price and refused the developers. As stated earlier, he loved the property & knew we would take good care of it & share it with others without exploiting it. So, love of the land won against development and 'greener (money) pastures. Way to go Dr Fritelli...if only Ethan Allen & other business used you as an example!

We fixed up the cottage to share with others and, also, so we could afford it. We keep the rent very reasonable because we believe everyone should be able to enjoy the serenity of nature.

It was a lot of work but we enjoy work (crazy, huh!). Dr Fritelli would be proud. In our guest book he has a portion dedicated to his saying 'good bye' to his much loved land.

Our belief is to keep it affordable and always give more than what is expected.

What makes this cottage unique

It is what it is....

Read the reviews and find out ~

Amenities

Watson Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • All bathroom linens provided. Very clean!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Living room - 1 queen , (queen sofa bed)
  • Upon request a twin and/or a queen size air mattress with linens can be provided at no additional cost. Living room has an Ethan Allen couch that converts to a queen size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Bon fire site, starry nights, privacy, peace n quiet Sounds of Silence~especially when there is a fresh blanket of snow.

Reviews

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Forest pond cottage. Cozy,clean & private dwelling with all the comforts of home
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews
5

One of our favorite getaways!

  • 5 of 5

Our third time staying here, and we had a wonderful time as usual. We hope to come for a fall or winter stay some time. The pond and the wildlife that it attracts is one of our favorite features... although we've never seen these imaginary beavers everyone reports seeing! :) But we do see deer, kingfishers, herons, loons, and ducks. And frogs, lots of frogs which my dogs LOVE chasing. It really doesn't get any better than the peace and seclusion of this little cottage. Dan and Carol are awesome hosts!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys. You're welcome back anytime. The beavers are busy at the other end of the pond. They like to work at night too. Busy AND sneaky. Each season at the cottage is a wonderland of nature. Fall is my favorite time. Take care & thanks again. Carol & Dan
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A lovely quiet getaway

  • 4 of 5

This is a great place to get away from everything. Even though during my stay the weather did not always cooperate, we had a great time. My youngest had a blast fishing off the small dock. Carol brought us dry wood so that we could have a nice fire for the last two nights of our stay. My only wish was that I wished I had more time to stay.

I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, relaxing, serene!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and i loved our stay here. We brought our dog too and she had fun sniffing around the cottage yard. We hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks much!! You're more than welcome back anytime
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5

Awesome getaway, very reasonable price

  • 5 of 5

Dan and Carol are the best, extremely hospitable and helpful...the cottage had everything we needed (every detail has been thought of) and was cozy and comfy (the queen bed upstairs was amazing and the bathroom is brand new with a great shower.) The kids loved the canoe and rowboat. We explored the area a bit and there's plenty to see and do for the outdoor lovers; we got to relax, eat well and have campfires at night. We brought our Scottie Dog and she loved it so much too! We will definitely stay there again, can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a sweet review. It was a pleasure meeting you and you are welcome back anytime! Sincerely, Carol 'n Dan
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Great cabin, great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the cottage. It was exactly what we were looking for. The setting was perfect, easy to find yet secluded at the end of a dead end road. The cottage was spot-less and well stocked with everything we wanted/needed. The weekend we were there was below zero but yet it was toasty warm inside. The location was ideal in that hiking trials were an easy drive in any direction. The fire tower on Stillwater is a fun hike with a great view even when it’s super cold. We would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's pretty chilly up here sometimes. Glad you were able to make it up here. We'll get your ski poles back to you somehow too.
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5

Cute, cozy, secluded....just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the cottage! I loved that it was "off the grid". Having no cell service was exactly what I needed for a getaway from work and stress. We've already decided that we need to plan a date in the summer and possibly fall to escape here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you liked the cottage. Dan said you even got your truck fixed by our local mechanic! It is a wonderful get away place & we hope you get a chance to come back too.
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Syracuse
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Brantingham Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Rt 12
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Turin
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Francis Lake
Car: necessary

If you love the forest, nature and solitude you will love it here. Just driving to Forest Pond Cottage on the Number Four Road will give you the sense you are leaving negativity behind; whatever it may be. If it's water & woods that you like and you don't want to drive, stay on the property and explore the nooks and crannies around Forest Pond. There is always one form of wild life traversing this 115 acre property. You're guaranteed a show at dusk by the resident beaver family, too. Kayakers and canoeists may prefer Francis & Beaver Lakes, the Beaver River, or Stillwater Reservoir, There is no end to the trails and dirt roads available to hikers, bikers and horseback riders. Hike to the Independence River, Panther Pond or Half Moon Lake and we guarantee you'll come back for more.

Other Activities: hiking, canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ATV, snowmobiling.

The big attraction for guests is that the cottage is a home away from home. If you need it or use it for daily living, it's probably at the cottage.

DIRECTIONS TO FOREST POND COTTAGE

8584 Number Four Road, Lowville, NY 13367

Cottage Phone Number: 315-376-2490

From Canada or north of Watertown:

Take Rt. 81 south & exit at Watertown Rt. 12.  Then take Rt. 12 south to Lowville.  As you enter Lowville, Rt. 12 becomes Dayan St.  Go straight through the first stop light you come to (you are crossing State St. and are now on Shady Ave.).  At the end of Shady Ave. turn right at the yield sign on to East State Street.  At your first stop sign turn left on to the Number Four Road (which is also County Route 26).  Go straight ~ 4 miles then turn left to continue on the Number Four Road (just after Miller’s General Store & before the Watson Inn).  Go straight ~11 miles, then turn right on to the Minnie Peck Road (there is a Forest Pond Cottage sign in a tree on your right).  Go to the end of the road, get out of your vehicle and breathe deeply. You are there!  We hope you enjoy your stay!  

From areas south or west of Syracuse:

Take Rt. 81 north & exit at Adams Center, Rt. 177. Take a right off the exit and follow Rt. 177 across the Tug Hill Plateau to Rt. 12. Turn right on to Rt. 12 south to Lowville. As you enter Lowville, Rt. 12 becomes Dayan St. Go straight through the first stop light you come to (you are crossing State St. and are now on Shady Ave.).  At the end of Shady Ave. turn right at the yield sign on to East State Street.  At your first stop sign turn left on to the Number Four Road (which is also County Route 26).  Go straight ~ 4 miles then turn left to continue on the Number Four Road (just after Miller’s General Store & before the Watson Inn).  Go straight ~11 miles, then turn right on to the Minnie Peck Road (there is a Forest Pond Cottage sign in a tree on your right).  Go to the end of the road, get out of your vehicle and breathe deeply. You are there!  We hope you enjoy your stay!  

From areas south or east of Utica:

Take I-90 to Rt. 12 north to Lowville. At the first stop light you come to, before you enter the village of Lowville, turn right on to Ross Rd (turn left at this light to go to Walmart). At the first stop sign, turn right on to the Number Four Rd (which is also County Route 26). Go straight ~ 4 miles then turn left to continue on the Number Four Road (just after Miller’s General Store & before the Watson Inn).  Go straight ~11 miles, then turn right on to the Minnie Peck Road (there is a Forest Pond Cottage sign in a tree on your right). Go to the end of the road, get out of your vehicle and breathe deeply.  You are there!  We hope you enjoy your stay!

From areas northeast of Lowville (Routes 11 or 3):

As you are traveling west you will eventually run into Rt. 812. Follow Route 812 to Lowville.  At your first stop sign in Lowville (NYS Highway Dept. facility is on your left) turn left on to Bostwick Street. Go straight, then turn right on to East State Street. Travel straight until you reach another stop sign, then turn left on to the Number Four Road (which is also County Route 26).  Go straight ~ 4 miles then turn left to continue on the Number Four Road (just after Miller’s General Store & before the Watson Inn).  Go straight ~11 miles, then turn right on to the Minnie Peck Road (there is a Forest Pond Cottage sign in a tree on your right).  Go to the end of the road, get out of your vehicle and breathe deeply. You are there!  We hope you enjoy your stay!

Carol & Dan Empie

8994 Number Four Road

Lowville, NY 13367

315-376-4433

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30

$125.00/night up to four people. Over 4 people/$25.00/night. Small pet fee.
No other hidden costs or taxes/fees.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.