About the property
- Cottage900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
Our Family Cottage has been tastefully updated as a four season weekend and vacation rental destination. The cottage is in a family oriented, private community with a noise ordinance in effect from 9PM to 7AM. We cater to families who want to enjoy the outdoors and lake. This is not a "party house". The Lake is known locally as Summit Lake, is approximately 45 acres in size, has less than 25 cottages on it. Approximately 45% of the shoreline is and will stay undeveloped via an easement held by the Delaware River Conservancy.
Upon arrival you will find off street parking for up to three cars. Motion detection security lighting illuminates the parking area, steps and deck. The deck wraps around the front of the cottage to provide a covered porch with comfortable seating and a great view of the Lake. Once inside, we provide a Visitors Guide that includes menus from most of the local restaurants and brochures for local activities.
The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a family size electric griddle and waffle iron for breakfast. Depending on the season, dining can be at the kitchen table or outside on the deck. The lower level includes a covered patio with table and a hammock nearby. In the unfinished basement we store 2 mountain bikes, men's and women's golf clubs and 2 sets of aluminum frame snowshoes for guest use. Adult and children's life vests are also available for using the canoe and row boat.
Summertime sunsets are special and can be followed by a lakeside campfire and marshmallow toasting at the outdoor fire pit. Whether its the fire pit in the Summertime or wood stove in the Winter, we provide a supply of firewood.
Keywords: fishing, skiing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, swimming, mountain biking, golfing
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
My wife Carrie and I bought our family cottage and updated it as a 4 season weekend and vacation destination. We live approximately 20 minutes from the Cottage and are active in its operation and maintenance. For guests with specific interests, we are long time residents and can provide advice on the many activities available in Northeast Pennsylvania. During 2013, we purchased and now operate The Lakewood Lodge and Restaurant, which is 3 miles from the cottage. We offer full breakfasts to our cottage guests, as well as lunch and dinners, either eat in or take outs. We also offer takeout beer in many flavors.
Jim purchased this Cottage in 2008
Why Jim chose Preston
When we toured the Cottage for the first time, it was love at first site. It's in a great location that's accessible from all directions. Scranton and Binghamton are an hour away. NYC and Philadelphia are under three hours away and accessible via the major interstates (80/380, 81 and 84)and Pennsylvania Turnpike. As built, the cottage was primarily used in the summer. We updated and modernized the kitchen and bathroom, added new docks (shore based and floating), then began adding toys for our customers to enjoy the great outdoors of our northern Poconos region. These include 2 mountain bikes, 2 sets of golf clubs, 2 sets of snow shoes, 3 kayaks, a canoe, a rowboat and paddle boat.
What makes this Cottage unique
As a family of four, we enjoy swimming, hiking, moutain biking, fishing and campfires in the Summer, the beautiful sunsets and Fall foliage. Once the Lake is frozen solid, hiking around it on snowshoes or cross country skis are favorite activities. The Cottage is a 20 minutes drive to the Elk Mountain Ski Resort, which is has a 1,000 ft. vertical drop and offers 27 trails at all skill levels...'like skiing Vermont without the drive'. We are a short hike from the local Rails-to-Trails system, which doubles as part of the 200+ mile NEP Snow Trails trail system for snowmobiling, so there's something for everyone, year round. Lakefront adirondack chairs, fire pit with firewood provided, a ground level, covered patio, covered porch with furniture, and a shaded hammock provide different relaxation environments.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great property, has everything you need for a lake/cabin adventure.
Super cute cottage on a beautiful lake. Loved staying here and hope to return!
Thoroughly enjoyed the quietness that we usually don't get from NYC. Loved looking at the frozen lake in the morning with our coffees. We used the mountain bikes in the basement and went biking with our dog.
House was as expected. Not overly fancy. Just cozy. Bed sheets and towels were clean. Favorite part of the house was their indoor fireplace. We had a short power outage during our stay but thankfully, it was short (only an hour or so).
If you're a big cooker, I would recommend for you to bring your own non-stick pans. That's the only thing I would change - kitchen upgrades. Other than that, our stay was great.
Exactly what was expected.
Rustic cottage. Had all ya needed. Very private setting right on the lake.
The quiet get away we were looking for
Quiet spot right on the lake was the get away we were looking for. All the necessities were here and ready to go. Jim was friendly and quick to answer any questions we had. The lodge is worth a visit as well.
Great place to relax!
We had a wonderful weekend at the cottage. It was warm, cozy and had everything we needed to make our weekend memorable. Already planning our next visit!
We are a 15 to 20 minutes drive from the Elk Mountain Ski Resort and the Northeast PA Rails-to-Trails System for hiking and mountain biking. Trophy Trout Fishing on the acclaimed West Branch of Delaware River, Seasonal Eagle Watching and Snow Shoeing.