Private property with crystal waters, beautiful gardens and views all-around
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Excellent River Views
We loved our stay on Millionaires Row. It was such a great location. We were able to sit on the balcony and watch all kind of watercraft go by. We saw freighters, tour boats, historic boats, etc. Lou's place has a very nice dock which we were able to swim off of. The water is very clear and very cold but refreshing. Lou was great to deal with. She has a wonderful place with very nice and helpful neighbors.
Wellesley Island is a short drive from the town of Alexandria Bay. You have to go across the bridge to get to a grocery store. There is a little carryout on the island to get the bare necessities though. We were able to cook many of our meals in the kitchen. Go to Thursday happy hour at the Thousand Island Country Club. It's just a short walk from the condo. If you drive to the other end of Wellesley Island, you will find a cute little ice cream shop. We would suggest taking a boat tour through the islands. It's so worth it to see the castles and all of the other islands. Make sure to take the tour of Boldt Castle. You won't be disappointed. You can also rent a boat at the Thousand Island Country Club. It's a nice way to see the islands at your leisure.
We would certainly stay here again and will recommend Lou's place to our friends!
My wife and 3 grown children had the pleasure of staying 5 wonderful nights at the Wellesley Island chalet. This beautifully restored and kept property was spacious, clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The owner and the accommodations made you feel welcome and comfortable.The views from the balconey were incredible and the location is well situated to quickly and easily reach the many tours, shops and restaurants in the area. We had a wonderfully comfortable stay, would recommend this property and hope to be able to visit again.
This is the finest highly respectable clean cut family ever and we welcome them back anytime.
Amazing Family Vacation
Beautifully maintained property, with friendly neighbors and one of the best locations on the river made for an enjoyable stay. The condo is spacious, well maintained and nicely furnished. The owner was very attentive before and during the stay. We've stayed at a number of places on the river over the years and the Chalet ranks high on our list.
The Chalet is located on the main channel of the St Lawrence river very close to Boldt Castle. Wellesley Island is an island that you can drive to (about 18 miles long and 8 miles wide) and the Chalet and the adjoining area is referred to as 'Millionaires Row'. You can jump right off our dock and swim in the crystal clear water also perfect for fishing, boating, diving and sighting beautiful yachts and freighters and cruise ships from around the world. Take a scenic walk to golf, casual or fine dining. Boat dock accomodates a 27 ft boat along with a ski doo or canoe. Shopping and entertainment are nearby by boat or car. Tour the castle, or see beautiful Victorian homes while the children play in the park. At the Thousand Island State Park you can attend nature lectures, hiking and boating. Miniture golf and race cars and activities for the kids are just off the island as well as shopping and numerous restaurants.
Learn the local history on Uncle Sams fabulous scenic boat tour.
Other Activities: Tours to Singer castle, Boldt castle, Boldt yacht house, Antique Boat museum , and hot air balooning. Three golf courses with one that you can walk to! Free water front concerts, Nature Center with beautiful scenic trails. Hiking, biking, boating, diving,swimming, fishing . White water rafting, shopping. The sightseeing is awesome watching antique boats,beautiful yachts, freighters, and even sometimes a cruise ship. Historic Victorian homes and not too far away (45 min) there is whitewater rafting on the black river! Also just 25 min away is the town of Watertown which has several shopping malls.
Golf: Three golf courses on the island! One you can walk to from the Chalet!
Ski: The Canadian boarder is just ten minutes away with a gambling casino not too far from the border and another Casino is north of Ogdensberg, New York. The wonderful Remington museum is also in Ogdensberg or whitewater rafting on the black river is only 45 min away. You can even drive up to the Adirondack Mountains and return in a day if you choose to take a nice drive. Shop in the quaint town of Clayton and Alexandria Bay Tour one of our popular award winning wineries or take the 25 min drive to shop the malls in Watertown, New York.