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Log Cabin on 63 Acres: Minutes to Salmon River Lower Fly Zone & ATV Trails

Altmar, NY, USA
  • Cabin2300 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

"Absolutely a great place - Fantastic house, clean, lots of privacy, owners are great to deal with and have attention to detail. Many of the things travelers often forget are in the house for a great convenience. A wonderful place to stay" - Dave B.

Welcome to The King’s Gathering, a private four bedroom, three bathroom log cabin on three levels 1.5 miles south of the Salmon River and the famous lower fly zone in Altmar, NY. Host up to 12 people in our well-appointed 2,300 sq. ft. vacation home offering antiques and modern day conveniences. After catching your salmon or steelhead, hiking or cross-country skiing through our 63 wooded acres surrounded by state and county lands, riding an ATV/snowmobile on area trails (trailheads are minutes from the property), or perhaps kayaking or canoeing in nearby Happy Valley ponds or rivers, rest assured of a great night’s sleep.

Each room is named after a fish that can be caught in the Salmon River. The 'King Room' offers a king bed on the main level surrounded by logs adjacent to a full bath. Upstairs features three bedrooms and a full bathroom. On this floor, the 'Coho Room' sleeps two on a queen bed and is painted the deep greens you would find on this fish. The 'Brown Trout Room' is painted a rich gold similar to the coloration of this fish. The blue 'Rainbow Trout Room' offers two twin beds with accents of red found on this gorgeous fish. The basement features slate flooring and a full bathroom with walk-in shower constructed of marble and river rocks. The basement area is also a great place to gather for board/video games or a friendly game of foosball.

All rooms and bunk bed feature the uber-comfy, exclusive “Marriott Bed” (9” deep foam mattress on a 10 ½” box spring). There are also sleeper sofas (queen & twin) and a twin over full bunk bed available for additional guests. All bed and bath linens provided; down-alternative duvets used.

Enjoy all your home-cooked meals or morning espresso at our custom built farm table that extends to 10 feet and seats up to 14. Grill and eat the day’s catch at the picnic table on the lower back patio. Make s’mores and share tales of the day around the fire pit or challenge one another to horseshoes.

THE LOCATION

The cabin is 6.4 miles from Exit 34 on I-81 at NY-104 E in the Happy Valley region. Pulaski is 10 miles northwest. Tug Hill region, renowned for incredible snow accumulations, is 20 minutes north/east. 35 minutes south is Syracuse (and Syracuse International Airport). Shop at Destiny USA, one of the top ten largest malls in America. Sackets Harbor and Watertown are 45 minutes north on I-81. Thousand Islands and Alexandria Bay are an hour north. 40 minutes' drive south and you can experience Sylvan Beach Amusement Park, the 'Coney Island' of central NY, and Turning Stone Casino. We are one hour from Skaneateles Lake (one of the Finger Lakes and the edge of wine country).

GENERAL ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA

This is a fun place, after all! Here are the things you CAN do, but are subject to change without advisement.

On Property:

Walking/hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. There are some roughhewn trails behind the house for exploring. 63 acres’ worth. South of the property is the Happy Valley Wildlife Management Area featuring four ponds and woodlands ideal for bird watching. South Albion Road is an ATV and snowmobile friendly road providing easy access to club-run and public trailheads minutes' drive from the property.

Nearby attractions:

Salmon River. (5 minutes) One of the best fishing destinations in the world is famous for its annual runs of King and Coho salmon or steelheads. There is a smaller run of summer steelheads and Atlantic salmon. Kayaking and white water rafting available during scheduled water releases.

Happy Valley Wildlife Management Area. (5 minutes) Hunting, trapping, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking are permitted in accordance with the state Fish and Wildlife Law and Regulations.

Salmon River Fish Hatchery. (5 minutes) Over 500,000 visitors stop in on this hatchery to watch the egg retrieval operation of salmon and steelhead and annual return up the Salmon River to the hatchery. It is one of the largest fish hatcheries in operation in New York. Visitors in October or late March to early April can see salmon or steelhead jumping the fish ladder.

Salmon River Falls. (5 miles) The beauty of this 110 foot waterfall - as tall as the American Falls at Niagara Falls - is hard to resist and many people visit everyday, especially in the fall. Due to its popularity, the DEC made improvements a few years ago to the area. There is public parking off Falls Road.

Shopping. (30 minutes) The sixth largest mall in the United States, Destiny USA, is located 30 minutes south. There you’ll find over 200 retailers and restaurants from Macy's to Saks Off Fifth to Dick's Sporting Goods, or Wonderworks, and Regal Cinemas.

Snowmobiling. Tug Hill - The highest snowfall east of the Rockies, with average snowfall of 200” – 300” annually making snowmobiling a wonderful seasonal sport. The property is minutes to public and club snowmobile trailheads.

Finger Lakes. (1-2 hours) Skaneateles has the highest clarity of all the lakes and is an hour’s drive. Two hours west are Canandaigua Lake and Lake Keuka with its wine country trails. Over 200 wineries can be found surrounding these lakes.

Thousand Islands. (One hour) Continue north on I-81 to the beautiful Thousand Islands/Alexandria Bay area and Canadian border. It's an easy day trip. Many of the 1,862 islands are open to the public and are home to parks, campgrounds and cottage rentals.

Syracuse. (30 minutes) Known for its architectural diversity, this city was recognized by Popular Science as one of “America’s Greenest Cities” and is home of the longest running State Fair.

Sandy Island Beach State Park. (18 miles, 30 minutes) Located at the end of CR-15 at Lake Ontario, this sandy beach between North and South Sandy Ponds offers swimming (with bathhouse), picnicking, and outdoor activities.

Turning Stone Casino Resort. (40 miles, 50 minutes) Offers entertainment and nightlife with fine dining options. Their entertainment calendar has offered entertainment from Sara Evans and The Band Perry to Foreigner, Jeff Foxworthy, or Jeff Dunham. Golf, tennis, and spa on property.

Downhill Skiing or Snowboarding. (45 minutes to an hour) Greek Peak Ski Resort in Cortland and Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin are both an hour's drive and offer activities like tubing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Several other terrific resorts exist within this drive time.

For the family. Mini golf (seasonal) is at the intersection of SR 13 and east on SR 104. Go-cart racing is available for a fee within 15-20 minutes' drive. Thunder Island Amusement Park in Fulton, NY offers a water park, miniature golf, and a number of other amusement park attractions (30 min away). A few petting zoos and working farms are between 15 minutes and 50 minutes' drive (Grampa Bob's Animal Park or Old MacDonald Farm). If your child is learning about abolition, Oswego County has a number of Underground Railroad historic sites that you can visit, one of which is located in Mexico, NY. Fort Ontario offers civil war reenactments during summer weekends (35-40 minutes' drive).

Owner

Henry Hwong

Member Since 2014
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
80%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, mandarin
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Henry Hwong

An avid fisherman drawn to this area by the bountiful fish found in the local waters and the beauty of the surrounding area.

Henry Hwong purchased this Cabin in 2013

Why Henry Hwong chose Town of Albion

It's all here...world class fishing, direct access to snowmobile and ATV trails, privacy, and the ability to host a large group in comfort.

What makes this Cabin unique

Owners have over 25 years' experience in the hospitality industry. We understand the importance of creating memories that last a lifetime with friends and family. We focus on providing excellent guest service and value when you stay in our home.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • King Room
        1 king, Located on main level next to bathroom
      • Coho Room
        1 queen, Upstairs bedroom closest to bathroom; sleeps 2
      • Rainbow Trout Room
        2 twin/ single, Two twin-sized beds; sleeps 2
      • Brown Trout Room
        1 double, Full-sized bed; sleeps 2
      • Living Room Pull Out queen sofa bed
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Main level/living room has pull out queen sofabed; sleeps 2
      • Basement (3-4 pp)
        1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed, Twin-size sofa bed & bunk bed (twin- over full-size); 3-4 pp
      • Ample closet and dresser space to spread out and make yourself comfortable; hooks on doors available in each room for towels and coats.

      Bathrooms

      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Walk in shower; no tub
      • Three full bathrooms

      Theme

        • Away From It All
        • Family
        • Sports & Activities

          Meals

            • Guests provide their own meals

              General

                • Linens Provided
                  All bed linens provided in bathrooms or stored in hall dresser.
                • Air Conditioning
                  Portable air-conditioning unit on main level and in Coho and Rainbow Rooms upstairs
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                • Internet
                  Via DSL
                • Clothes Dryer
                  Indoor dryer but line drying is available (clothespins provided)
                • Living Room
                  Open living-dining-kitchen area. Area to hang rods in living room or on covered front porch
                • Parking
                  300-foot long driveway with ample parking for your vehicle and all your toys
                • Towels Provided
                  Bath, hand, and face towels provided for each occupant; stored in the linen dresser on the second floor.
                • Washing Machine
                  Full-sized washer for clothing, linens and towels only. Please, no waders.
                • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

                    • Coffee Maker
                      Coffee maker as well as espresso machine; separate grinder available; coffee filter(s) available.
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Dishes, bowls, flatware, stemware, glassware, mugs, and cutlery are all provided
                    • Dishwasher
                      Use powder detergent
                    • Kitchen
                      Electric appliances, no garbage disposal
                    • Microwave
                      Counter top microwave and above stove built in
                    • Oven
                      Baking pans, casserole and pie dishes available
                    • Pantry Items
                      We allow the use of our pantry items (flour, sugar, rice, etc.) please be considerate and replenish as needed.
                    • Refrigerator
                      Full refrigerator with freezer
                    • Stove
                      Electric with glass top; All cookware and utensils provided
                    • Toaster
                      Toaster as well as separate toaster oven are available

                      Dining

                        • Dining
                          Extendable custom farm table; placemats provided
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 14 people

                          Entertainment

                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                              Blu-ray player
                            • Foosball
                            • Games
                              Board games, cards
                            • Television
                              For Blu-ray DVD and wii use only at this time; batteries not provided for wii. Chromecast provided for casting/projection. Smart TV for streaming movies.
                            • Video Games
                              Wii available with some games and accessories for 2-4 players
                            • Video Library
                              Limited number of DVDs

                              Outside

                                • Balcony
                                  Off main level overlooking the lower level patio (walkout basement)
                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Picnic bench for 8 and additional seating available
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  Horseshoe pit by the fire pit
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  Fire pit and outdoor charcoal grill

                                  Suitability

                                    • wheelchair inaccessible

                                      Attractions

                                        • cinemas
                                        • marina
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • bird watching
                                            • horseshoes
                                            • photography
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • groceries

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • hiking
                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • snowboarding
                                                    • snowmobiling

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: Flexible

                                                      Check-out: Flexible

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      24 Reviews

                                                      Wonderful4.9/5

                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      great place

                                                      stan m.

                                                      great house/cabin, everything was clean and as described

                                                      only slight draw back is for snowmobiling is the trail is about 1.5 miles away and the road at the house is plowed pretty good it seems all the time, so, running down the road each day is a little hard on your carbides, in low snow times, I would recommend trailing to the fuel station down the road and leave from there, trail is very close to there and lots of room to park at fuel station!

                                                      would for sure stay there again if I have the time

                                                      Great!

                                                      Jay H.

                                                      The sprayer in the kitchen sink needs attention. The stove burners are inconsistent. Everything else, great.

                                                      the place is wonderful

                                                      Walter M.

                                                      always clean and neat

                                                      Great Place

                                                      david b.

                                                      Absolutely a great place - Fantastic house, clean, lots of privacy, owners are great to deal with and have attention to detail. Many of the things travelers often forget are in the house for a great convenience. A wonderful place to stay - Dave B.

                                                      Short stay, but very comfortable.

                                                      Marilyn B.Danbury, Ct

                                                      Property had everything we needed. It was a pleasant surprise driving up to the attractive property. And entering the house it was inviting and full of everything to make the weekend easy.

                                                      More beautiful than the pictures

                                                      Derek B.

                                                      Private, beautiful, comfortable, and well stocked for any items you might've forgotten while packing. My friends and I had a great time. Thanks!

                                                      Location

                                                      Altmar, NY, USA

                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                      $150
                                                      Additional Guest Fee
                                                      $20
                                                      Damage Insurance
                                                      $59

                                                      "Standard rates" apply today through August 23, 2014.

                                                      $240avg/night
                                                      24 Reviews
                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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