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Timberframe Spa Lodge in the Woods on Skaneateles Lake, NY

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 11

Paul's Lodge is a timberframe spa nestled in the woods on beautiful Skaneateles Lake.

I've had so much fun with Paul's Cabin (#12041) , that I purchased the property next door and performed an entire construction makeover of the property. This property is a work of art. Guests who enjoy music, art, nature, spa relaxation and meticulous furnishings will be attracted to Paul's Lodge.

Highlights of Paul's Lodge

Spectacular timberframe home with grand forest and lake views. Two story great room with player system grand piano, fireplace, kitchen with granite and stainless. Outdoor living room with massive fireplace, flat screen TV, dining area and lake viewing areas. Wine cellar spa with hot tub, sauna, outdoor shower and massage table. Massage therapist eagerly available. Master king suite with sitting room, with luxury hotel linens, robes and essentials included.

Paul's Lodge is meticulously serviced. We challenge you to find a fingerprint smudge, dust bunny or any disrepair. We take great pride in our beautiful properties.

Paul's Lodge is friendly for handicapped or elderly guests considering it is built into the side of a mountain forest.

Paul's Lodge was carefully designed to serve the purposes of two seemingly different types of vacationers. With beds for 11 and a large indoor/outdoor living space on the main floor, the lodge is suited for large or multi family vacations, corporate groups, 'all girls or guys weekends' etc. On the other hand, the design is cleverly laid out to accommodate the small, intimate group that wants a peaceful, cozy respite on the lake. The Lodge is ideal for the romantic couple wanting to enjoy the fall leaves as well as the family vacationers. I believe we've pulled it off.

Come to Paul's Lodge. Relax. Listen to over 100 hours of music on our player grand piano as you taste on of our eight Dr. Frank's award-winning wines. Schedule a massage night as your guests rotate about the spa equipment: hot tub, dry sauna, outdoor shower and massage therapy. Enjoy nature on our decks and patios as you enjoy the sounds and smells of the forest and beautiful Skaneateles Lake. Live, relax and reconnect in the lap of luxury.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great week in Skaneateles -- we started it off by getting married!!! Loved staying at the Lodge and cabin was a great way to wind down after a long summer of wedding planning. It was great to have our two newly-joined families here together and watching all of the kids (and adults) explore and play. It was wonderful.

Skaneateles and Paul's Cabin/Lodge will surely always hold a special place in our hearts and we hope to be back to celebrate a few anniversaries here. Thank you!!

The Newlyweds -- Eric and Sarah Nalbach

PS Mike (our caretaker) is amazing and really helped us out. Thank you!!
Jul 2014
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Skaneateles Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check Paul's Cabin website for detailed policies
  • Escort check in required
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck Furniture
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Timberframe Spa Lodge in the Woods on Skaneateles Lake, NY
average rating of 4.75 based on 30 reviews
Rochester, New York

A beautiful escape in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at the Lodge. The kitchen is so well stocked (when's the last time a summer rental had cumin?), the place was immaculate, and the setting unbeatable. The layout is such that you never feel like you don't have space to be alone, yet there are great places to gather. The fireplace on the deck is amazing. The water is beautiful and clear; our one regret was the weather as we didn't get to take advantage of enough water-time (but this is nobody's fault). Loved the dry sauna and amazing outdoor shower. One last thing: the caretaker is INCREDIBLY responsive. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome. Thanks so much for sharing your time at our little piece of heaven.
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A great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I spent a weekend here in late September. It was a little bit later in the season than we had originally hoped, but we lucked out with 80 degree weather and sunshine (not too shabby for Syracuse)!

In addition to the awesome weather, the lodge exceeded all expectations.

We really love how private it is, we felt like we were the only ones on the lake! Though we spent most of our time at the lodge, it's proximity to town made it easy to go and grab a bite to eat at the Blue Water Grill one night.

Overall, the lodge is spacious yet comfortable and the amenities, especially outdoors, (outdoor fireplace, sauna, hot tub, outdoor shower, dock, etc.) make this a spot that I would absolutely recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome! Glad you loved it. Thanks for visiting
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  • 5 of 5

The Lodge is a luxury, all inclusive (except food) place for a relaxing getaway from busyness & routines. Lots of shopping & restaurants not too far away. Lots of spaces for different activities for various interests. Love it!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey

Best place on Skaneateles

  • 5 of 5

We've been vacationing in the summer on Skaneateles lake for years and have stayed in many different homes. Paul's Lodge is our favorite. We liked it so much that we signed a three year contract! Can't wait to go back

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lots of good, some not so good

  • 3 of 5

While I want to be clear that the place is lovely, I do want to say that it is not QUITE as lovely as it looks in the pictures or states in the descriptions. I think much of what you see and read is from when it was first opened for rental, and the rentals have worn the place a bit. (Full disclosure: I couldn't put my proper date of stay in - it was October 2014.)

I can understand Paul being very proud of the place, it is lovely. But it is not pristine, and the admonitions to keep it pristine were slightly parental and overbearing.

The good: Great hot tub, lovely kitchen, terrific outdoor fireplace, great views, great area, a very responsive caretaker

The okay - grand piano (but you can't turn it down... it's kind of "all or nothing")

-furnishings (the only place to really gather a group is outside. They make sure to tell you over and over not to move any furniture, so there really is no way to sit around together inside)

Large TV (but it's outside... ) -Outdoor furniture (the cushions were left out in the rain, so were unusable during our stay)

- quite a few issues that we had to call the caretaker about, but nothing unfixable or unsolvable.

The not so good: very musty smell in lower level, even with the humidifier. Spotty wifi and telephone, and most of all, the VERY precipitous drive down to the lodging. 4 wheel drive is absolutely essential! I had it, so no problem, but if it rains and the leaves are all over the dirt road, even 4 wheel drive is iffy.

Overall, a good place.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Stunning and Wonderful Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

Paul, all I can say is that you have created the absolute perfect get away, for one of the best views I have ever witnessed! Our stay was fantastic and the amenities were the icing on the cake. Who wouldn't love the outdoor shower and hot tube with that view! The player piano right off the living room, surrounded by windows with its own wine bar, was brilliantly built and executed. The sauna was also a fun experience that I had never had before. Now I saved the best for last, and that was the deck with the covered fireplace and TV!

We also rented the pontoon boat while at The Lodge and boating around Skaneateles is so entertaining! Boating to town or just around the lake while swimming makes a pleasant and soothing day. The Lodge is truly a luxury vacation destination and makes the perfect getaway location.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Car: necessary

Paul's Lodge is a luxurious, timber frame lodge nestled deep in the forest on Skaneateles Lake. You will drive a mile through the forest away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Paul's Lodge is a new offering (complete reconstruction completed July, 2012) with exciting features. Just fifty feet from one of the worlds most beautiful lakes, it's the perfect setting for enjoying nature graciously. The great room includes two story views of the lake and forest, a player system grand piano, a massive creek stone fireplace, open kitchen with stainless and granite and an exterior lounging deck. The outdoor living room includes a second fireplace with a flat screen television, dining areas and lake/forest view seating areas. The master bedroom includes a king bed,luxurious bathroom, sitting room and lakeside balcony. The lower level is a wine cellar spa including numerous bottles of award winning Finger Lakes wine, hot tub, massage table, outdoor shower and sauna. Remote hammock and decks round out a unique vacation property.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Please see exact rates on our website. Special rates apply for holidays etc. Weekend/half week specials available in spring and fall only for $1500 (Fri to Mon or Mon to Fri). Reservations less than 1 week incur 13% tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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