Historic Railcar on Beautiful Skaneateles Lake at Glen Haven Refreshed for 2016(18 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
A family setting. Enjoy morning coffee and evening barbecues on deck overlooking the lake! Historic railcar built in 1936 by Budd and located on Skaneateles in 1976 has been completely refurbished-including charming oak and cherry hand cut and placed paneling from local Glen Haven forest. Property features large 20' X 40' dock on 198' of private lakefront. Pebbled beach at lakefront allows for easy wading into the lake. Enjoy time in the most unique rental property that Skaneateles has to offer!
Keywords: Railcar, Skaneateles, rental, lake, fishing, boating, family, cabin, house
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Member since: 2008
- Max. occupancy 8
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 5 - May 1, 2017
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Pet Fee $50
- Cleaning Fee $200
- Taxes Not included
The Damage Protection will be used to cover Breakage, Misuse, Extra occupancy, removal of Linen from beds and excess Garbage. Linen should be removed from, and placed on, the beds before departure (It takes longer to prepare the property for the next guests if not) and there will be a $25 charge. Provision is made for a maximum of 3x13 Gal trash bags per stay. Above this number, there is a $10 charge per 13Gal bag charge. All garbage must be placed in the container provided in the first room on the north end of the rail car base. Thanks you.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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The village of Skaneateles at the north end of the lake has great dining, a few pubs, an exclusive Spa, additional accommodation, Bowling, ice skating, fitness center. The patisserie provides lovely morning bakes and bread, and there are several in town coffee shops. All within walking distance of the free boat slips on the north shore in the village (summer time).
Medical facilities, including a hospital, etc. can be found in Cortland 13 miles south of the property. There is a well stocked Tops supermarket in the village, and one in Cortland as well. Should you need it, Lowes, Walmart, marine repair facilities etc. are available within 20 minutes drive of the property.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: We are local residents with a property further up the lake. My children have all grown up on and around the lake, and regard it as a special place. The railcar was our lake cottage for the better part of ten years, and very much a part of us now.
Why the Owner Chose Homer, NY, USA:
Its unique and rustic. Comfortable for a longer stay, we have had visitors who lived there for six months and loved it, and easy for a short one or two night novelty stay at the end or beginning of a longer holiday elsewhere. Fishing, boating, swimming are fantastic in this notably pristine glacial lake; in fact, we drink from it untreated.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The views, sounds, ambiance around the property are soothing and lovely. Its a relaxing place, with most of the comforts of home out in the woods, by a lake....and what is there not to love about sleeping in an authentic railway carriage with history. A fire in the pit on the lawn outside the car just makes for the perfect way to unwind and end the day. The setting is rustic, after all it is a setting in the woods with many of the sounds and feel of a nature based setting that has included a nesting pair of Bald Eagles nearby, deer, foxes, different varieties of water fowl and the other creatures you would expect in such a setting.
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Historic Railcar, 110ft long, nestled on the west bank of Skaneateles lake.
Living room with 2 futons
View of bedrooms 1 & 2
Bedroom 2 with twin size bed and twin matter drawer (sleeps 2)
Wild Bison roaming on a farm 3 miles away
The new Spring look. Wait for the leaves and flowers to come out!!!
Doesn't matter what the season, when in the day, this is a special place.
Favorite spot for Coffee and breakfast, or an evening night cap
The summer moon on a clear night is truly spectacular, no stray city light
Winter view of the lake
Dining room/Breakfast nook
Kitchen view with living room in background
Master bed, antique light fixture above
Bedroom 1 with bunk beds
Another sunset on the lake
Even in winter it is gorgeous
Carpenters falls; about 3miles up the lake, parking and a lovely hike.
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Saturday, April 15, 2017
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