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Fantastic Lakefront Cottage/Winter Sports Haven

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Domino Magazine featured this completely transformed lake cottage in its October 2008 Renovator's Notebook. Stylishly furnished and tastefully designed, this sweet and functional dwelling is nestled into a lovely cove of Copake Lake in Columbia County NY, just two hours north of New York City. Copake Lake is a water shed lake, all-purpose water attraction, both in summer and winter.

Short drives to plentiful points of interest: Bash Bish State Park, Harlem Valley Rail Trail,Catamount Ski/Catamount Adventure Park, Hudson NY Antiques, Hancock Shaker Village, Norman Rockwell Museum, Great Barrington Mass., Tanglewood, and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, to name a few. Fine Dining includes The Greens at Copake Country Club (On Copake Lake), The Swiss Hutte in Hillsdale NY, and The Old Mill in Egremont, Mass.

Winter activities include some of the most pristine ice skating in the Northeast, cross country skiing, alpine skiing and snowboarding at Catamount Ski Area (12 minutes) and Butternut Ski Area (30 minutes), snowmobiling, and innertubing/sledding on the scenic 18 hole Copake Country Club Golf Course, which is situated right on Copake Lake. An outdoor fire pit provides year round pleasure.

Keywords: Cabin

More Details

Denise Chickery
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Denise Chickery

I have lived on Copake Lake for over seventeen years, and have a deep appreciation for its unique beauty. Several years ago, three partners and myself formed a company called ABCD homes, and started buying ill-used properties and restoring them to their appropriate charm and style. We are architects, builders, designers, and residents who care a great deal about preserving the history and health of the lake and its surroundings so that others may experience what we have.

Denise Chickery purchased this cabin in 2007


Copake Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Bed (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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Fantastic Lakefront Cottage/Winter Sports Haven
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Great place, great host!

  • 5 of 5

The house is fantastic - well equipped, well situated and very comfortable. Denise is a superb host, ready to help in any way she can.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed our little home and Copake Lake. Thanks for your kind review. Looking forward to your next visit!
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Fantastic lake front cottage

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend staying in this well equipped lakefront cottage. The lake was lovely to wake up to each and every morning and we spent many hours, regardless of the weather, on the enclosed porch. DEnise, the owner, is wonderful to work with and could not have been more accomadating. This was our third year renting and look forward to many more vacations on Copake Lake

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a positive review. We love having you here at the lake in August and love your husband playing the bagpipes every evening at sunset. See you next year!
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Fabulous home and wonderful owner - all steps away from pretty lake

  • 5 of 5

Great time on lake, at night by fire pit and hiking and hanging in the fully equipped beautifully decorated home.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy you enjoyed your stay here on Copake Lake in our precious home! We look forward to seeing you the next time. Enjoy your summer!
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Great Lake house property

  • 5 of 5

The property is perfect lake house get away. It is just as the description says. The owners are wonderful to deal with. It is our second time at this location and we would go again. Nice for a girlfriends get away too.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed our little home on Copake Lake. We hope to see you next year for more sun and fun!
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Truly A Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Denise's lakefront house is everything we envisioned and more. The home has everything you need for cooking, BBQ, laundry, bar/cocktail, fireplace, outdoor activities/kayak/bonfire. The lake is absolutely beautiful and our family enjoyed a perfect memorial weekend, a truly perfect getaway. Denise is super responsive and a great host. Will definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words about our house and myself. We really enjoyed having you here at our lake and look forward to your next stay. Enjoy your summer!
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

'The perfect weekend getaway'. That's what the heading should read when describing this cottage. My wife and I stayed with two other couples all looking for a break from our connected lifestyle. We found ourselves feet up enjoying a glass of wine around a fire for three nights straight!

From the minute we entered the front door we felt welcome. Denise, the owner, penned a friendly note that was both sweet and informative. It was apparent a lot of love and care was put into making sure the experience was what every guest hopes to have. The decor was perfect, the amenities were plentiful and all six of us raved how comfortable the beds were every morning.

Friday and Saturday were spent mostly on the property either kayaking, boating, cooking, hanging by the fire or relaxing inside. Sunday we decided to take a ride into Hillsdale, a quaint little town with shops and cafes..We definitely plan on booking again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! We hope everyone enjoys their stay here as much as all of you did! It was a surprise bumping into you in Hillsdale but a nice one! It looked like you were having quite a bit of fun! We hope to see you in the future. Winter is a wonderful time to spend at the lake with ice skating and hiking on the ice!
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Greens Restaurant @Copake Country Club
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Copake Country Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Catamount Ski


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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