Trout Lake Waterfront Cottage in the Adirondack Park(36 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 Bedroom/1 Large Bath incl Bunk House & loft. Comfortably accommodates 12 pers
*Queen bed in lakeside master
*Full bed in the second bedroom
*Couches and 2 Queen air mattresses for overflow sleeping, if needed
Bunk House Main Floor (ALWAYS included) has:
*1 King bed
*2 twin beds
*1 futon couch/bed
Bunk House Loft has:
*1 full sized bed
*2 small children beds
Click on the 17 minute video... it's is dated but show much more on the rooms!
From the gorgeous waterside decks you have great views of the lake. The waterfront has a gentle slope down to an aluminum dock with a canoe, 10HP motorized aluminum row boat (valid drivers license, ONLY authorized renters & safety gear), paddle board and 2 kayaks. The PONTOON BOAT IS NOT INCLUDED and CANNOT be included due to strict insurance restrictions (just parked when pics were taken but shows you can park your own large boat as an illustration only). The back deck has an outdoor entertainment area with gazebo, gas grill, hot tub (not guaranteed to work), firebox and seating area. This 60 year old cottage was totally remodeled with beautiful tongue and groove knotty pine throughout. Low 7-foot ceilings & architraves add to a comfortable feel and warmth to the quaint cabin while maximizing the view of the Adirondacks. There are countless places to visit nearby which are perfect for hiking, biking, rafting, antiquing, outdoor sporting, sightseeing, just a short drive to Lake Placid or the St. Lawrence River. Montreal Quebec is only 2.5 hrs away for those with a valid passport and a sense for international fun.
This cottage is nestled in a quiet and serene wooded setting, directly on the shore of Trout Lake. Its high elevation provides a wonderful view of the quiet lake. The lots on this lake have approximately 80-100 feet of water frontage w/dock for boat and/or jet ski and there are cottages on both sides of this +/-80' x 150' lot. In addition, the County Road 19 at the rear has homes along the highway. This waterfront community has respectful & helpful neighbors who will allow you to enjoy your rental... please be good neighbors as well!
The lake water is clean & clear with awesome visibility! You can swim off the dock, paddle out in floats, jump off the boat and beyond. You may also wade in from the shoreline but i emphasize that there is muck/sediment on the bottom in the area of the waterfront!!! Most prefer to swim off the dock and not walk on the muck to swim. There are sandy and quiet State beaches to paddle to and enjoy.
Our guests have easy access to all the Thousand Islands Region has to offer! Walk out of your door and the possibilities are endless. Whether it’s fishing the area lakes and ponds, diving the crystal clear waters, paddling kayaks through scenic preserves, hiking trails leading to multiple water falls, or picnicking in the Adirondack Park, our waterfront location makes it all possible. If you want to take a break from the outdoor adventures, try exploring the two nearby historic castles in Alexandria Bay, the renowned Antique Boat Museum, local wineries on the Thousand Islands Seaway Wine Trail, Visit nearby colleges such as SUNY Potsdam State, Clarkson University (both in Potsdam, NY), Canton ATC, St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY) for orientation, graduation, spring break or sporting events, or simply relax while taking a scenic dinner cruise among the islands or enjoy a bike or motorcycle drive through the region. Seasonal hunters can also enjoy 6 Million Acres of the Adirondack State Forest that begins within walking distance of the property.
Whatever your interests may be our top priority is making your stay memorable. After 3 seasons and 250+ guests, I will try to present past complaints: Aluminum row boat with 10HP motor included but NO PONTOON IS INCLUDED (insurance will not cover). There are steps to cottage and water. The hot tub is there and a repaired-crack can be seen in the bottom. Tub IS NOT GUARANTEED TO WORK (they break down often, upset short rental and parts have to be shipped). No bathroom or kitchen in aux bunk/sleeping house. Neighboring homes can be seen from this cottage. No sand beach in front of camp (muck). If your dog barks for hours, the neighbors may complain. RV's welcome but no hookups. Slight & intermittent Sulphur smell to well water at sink and shower. Internet is only 5mbps and streaming data (inc RokuTV) can be irritating. No fireplace and guest never read this advertisement, the "welcome email" or contract. You can check property in advance if you chose. Most LOVE IT, but there is always someone who seeks discounts/free rentals then threats to write a bad review.
We did our best to describe most nuances and list past complaints. If you are like most persons, you will understand and love this place. If you typically enjoy abusing hotel staff, managers, assigning negative reviews for fun and beyond... another rental may be better suited! We encourage your "5-STAR Rating" and we strive to deliver exactly as pictured/described/priced. It is not a $20M resort so please do not compare and rate as a comparison. It is just a wonderful rustic cottage that most families love. We will help anyway we can within time and reason to go the extra effort.
Click on the calendar link to see available dates. Mandatory week rentals from July - September require a 7 day minimum and Check-in is Sunday 4PM and Checkout is Sunday 11AM. I always recommend guests purchase Travel Insurance. Insurance can pay back the rental fees if the guests are unable to use the cottage. This helped/protected at lease one couple with a late breaking medical concern. As a reminder, freezing winter temperatures exist typically Dec-March. Boats and water toys are stowed for winter and not present. Main Cottage has an LP Heater and a basic floor mounted heater (NO Open Flame and no "Ambience Flame"). The Bunk House has an LP gas heater as well, however it can be uncomfortable in extreme winter conditions (i.e. below zero deg F)! Please plan accordingly if you plan on utilizing the Bunk House in cold weather (Bunk House best suited for non-freezing temps)! The following are some items to familiar yourself with the cottage:
FIRE-PIT & HOT TUB: some of the best time is spent with a hoodie and some bug spray next to the fire pit or in the Hot Tub. Hot Tub is shut down when freezing temperatures approach. It is also a mechanical item and prone to break! We will repair and maintain but note that parts have to be shipped and a standard repair can take a week.. so no guarantees that it will work! Family, friends, S’mores and fine merriment cannot be beat! Keep late night shouting and loud music to a minimum to keep neighbors happy.
WATER FUN: Keep the ski boats slow in the “no wake zone” near shore. This allows you and the neighbors to swim safely. Keep the boat speed for the open and deep water lake! There is a state park with a sandy beach that is directly across the lake and easy to reach via boat/canoe/kayak. There are long hiking trails from the county road to the State Beach but is is best to access via boat. There is also “Rock Island” nearby the state beach. Enjoy jumping off the rocks into the deep water below.
FISHING: There are many area bodies of water for all sorts of fishing. This includes Trout Lake, Cedar Lake, Cranberry Lake, Black Lake, Oswegatchie River, Grasse River, St. Regis RIverPlumb Brook, St. Lawrence River & hundreds of mountain brooks and watersheds. The DEC stocks Trout Lake with a combined 5 to 10 thousand rainbow and lakers. Other stocking in recent years include landlocked salmon and walleye. Trout Lake also has a good number of smallmouth bass.
SCUBA: The lake is deep, clear and cold at 100+ feet depths. The St. Law. River has several wrecks from the War of 1812 and up.
Hiking: I have attached a map of area hikes in the forest. There are local waterfalls (Lampson Falls, Copper Rock Falls, Rainbow Fall, Twin Falls, etc) are easy hikes. Moon Lake is a 2.7 mile blue trail kid-friendly hike. Wolf Lake and the Firefalls are a longer walk and can take a day or several days if you chose. Experts attack the 46 great Adirondack High Peaks.
Water Falls: See the maps. There are several local water falls. Be sure to port my kayaks around! Lampson Falls, Copper Rock Falls, Rainbow Fall, Twin Falls, etc)
Alexandria Bay: was a popular resort in the late 1800’s and turn of the century. It is famous for it’s “millionaire’s row” where the elite built summer homes along the river. Take the Uncle Sam's Boat Tour to Singer Island and Bolt Castle!
Boldt Castle Tours: famous area castle. see more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boldt_Castle
Whitewater Rafting: Raft Black River (near Watertown, NY). This is a fast paced ride what will get your heart pounding. Know how to raft SAFE!
Kayak: If you are kayakers, you can try the Grasse River or the Oswegatchie River (esp upper water shed). Know SAFE kayaking!
Hunting: There are millions of acres that begin almost walking distance from the cottage. Firefalls or Tooley Pond Road (deGrasse, NY) are good starting points for the forest.
SUNY Potsdam, Jefferson County Community College (JCCC), SUNY Plattsburg and beyond. Check the event schedules for activities.
WINTER: water/hot tub activities limited. Ice may not be suitable to walk for ice fish. Snow shoveling a must!
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- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
Non Smoking Only:
NO SMOKING INSIDE HOMES. Smokers CAN smoke outside of buildings and properly dispose of butts. Please be courteous of the guests to follow (we cannot remove smoke smells in units in a standard turn over)....moreless
Pets of all sized WELCOMED and not just considered! Pets are not allowed on any furniture. Pet waste must be picked up and no damage to beds and furniture allowed. There are neighboring cottages sharing the lake who also have pets, so please be considerate of friendly neighbors and keep them on a leash or otherwise in control at all times when out and about! There are two massive decks on the waterside-front of the cottage where they may roam as needed but there is no fencing otherwise on the property. The only complaint we have received related to pets is "chronically barking" dogs on the front porch. If you leave in a car or boat, please be sure your pets will not continuously bark as to disturb the waterfront neighbors. barks can be heard on the open water and can disturb an otherwise peaceful setting....moreless
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
- two main bedrooms in the main cottage. Couches and portable air mattresses provide additional sleep space as needed (for those not in Bunk House). There is a 'bunk house' with separate loft behind the cabin that sleeps multiple persons. The main cottage bathroom serves both structures. The Bunk House is awesome but lacks a Bathroom. It is heated, however, we remind that extreme freezing winter temperatures (below zero Deg F) minimize Bunk House comfort...esp in high wind. Typically effects snowmobile and skiers around Jan-Feb. One bathroom makes it cozy. I will add a bathroom in Bunk House eventually but wanted to flag this to meet the expectations! The main cottage and bunk house have an upgraded 2016 LP heating system. It is heated year around and has an emergency heat set up. There are portable LP units if you need extra localized winter heat. These have safety features and we request that you verify alarms are tested before use!...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- one large bathroom in main cottage. Stand up shower, separate bath tub and 2 sinks. 3 stairs lead to shower and bath. sinks on same elevation near kitchen. The water is from a deep mountain well and it is filtered (no chlorinated city water service). Bottled water is not necessary but plan to meet your preferences. ...moreless
- The lot is approximately 80' x 150' and resides on a remote county road. This lake is a major attraction and some of the most expensive real estate in the entire township! The lots are standard size on the lake and the neighboring lots are often occupied with summer residents. There is a cottage on both neighboring waterfront lots and you can see them from the side windows. In addition, there is a county road to the rear of the property (see map for CR 19) and there are homes on standard sized lots along that road. Even the waterfront neighbor to the north and this property SHARE the gravel access road to the properties. I remind people that I do not own the mountain or the lake. Just a respectful cottage on the water with a standard sized lot (approx the size of a city housing lot)! You will see cars and friendly neighbors who are happy to assist with directions and beyond. I emphasize this because late night noise can be heard by your neighbors. Please be respectful!!...moreless
Bring DVD's in the event of a rain day! An inventoried DVD library is at the cottage. It is best to bring the movies you like. If you use the DVD library, please do not damage & return disc to case!...moreless
- Music Library:
Satellite / Cable:
RokuTV and DVD ONLY! RokuTV is NOT "Cable" so record your favorite shows at home. RokuTV is tied to internet. It accesses thousands of movies. If you are unfamiliar, please "Google Roku 3."...moreless
RokuTV and DVD ONLY! RokuTV is NOT "Cable" so record your favorite shows at home. RokuTV is tied to internet. It accesses thousands of movies. If you are unfamiliar, please Google "Roku 3"....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Duty Free Shops
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
In 2016, we installed new LP heaters in main cabin and bunk house. The main cabin performed well at NEG 20deg below zero. Bunk house has less insulation and can be cold when temps dip below zero....moreless
We have the fastest internet available in area (ONLY 5mbps). It is functional but frustrating for mass data needs. The RokuTV also shares this service. You may need to stop RokuTV for data service....moreless
All beds have freshly laundered sheets, blankets, comforters and pillows. Bring any specific pillows, blankets or sleeping bags you require. Air mattresses and cots for overflow crowd, if any!...moreless
Living room has couches, coffee table, boss chair w/ottoman, gas fireplace, television and more. small parties may want to simply sleep in the main cabin and use couches as beds. closer to bathroom!...moreless
approximately 5 parking spots exist. additional parking is on the county road in front. There is room for a 20 foot trailer if needed. RV's allowed but no hookups. Massive RV's may not fit....moreless
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
small kitchen is functional & incl. dishes, pots, cups, silverware. There is NO city water (fed from a deep water well). SULPHUR SMELL EXISTS. Water is filtered but many prefer to drink bottled water....moreless
- Pantry Items:
10HP MOTORIZED Alum Row boat (3 persons), canoe, paddle board and 2 kayaks Incl. You may bring your own motorboat. Pontoon in pics DOES NOT rent with cottage (insurance does NOT allow pontoon rental)....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Ski & Snowboard:
Water Sports Gear:
children and adult life jackets are on the site. please be sure they are properly worn. Motorized row boat, and other boats need safety gear and please refer to NYS DEC website for regulations....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 -March 31, 2017
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
April 1-May 18, 2017
Apr 1 - May 18, 2017
3 night min stay
SLU Wknd (May 19-21 2017)
May 19 - May 21, 2017
3 night min stay
May 22-June 30, 2017
May 22 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
July 1-Aug 31, 2017
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Sept 1-Sept 30, 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Oct 1 - Dec 31 2017
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Clean/wood/restock Fee@rental end $200 + tax
- Tax Rate 5.875%
There are no hidden fees. We have never failed to return a deposit and we want you to come back like most our returning renters! Normal wear and tear is expected due to family fun and we expect it! Please let us know if something breaks and we will do our best to assess/repair unknown problems.
For weekly rentals, we offer 50% down and 50% balance if paid in full within 60 days of rental. Weekly rentals must start/stop on SUNDAY (check in 4PM Sunday and check out 10AM Sunday). The below rates are APPROXIMATE seasonal rates subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. They do not include NYS Taxes and cleaning fees. I provide these to assist those with future dates beyond the calendar. Rates for any stay are promptly priced with your request and they include cleaning fees, NYS taxes, and damage fees (typically rental insurance for $89 or $200 cash that is returned at end of rental). Cancellation Protection (Up to $50,000), Carefree Rental Guarantee (Up to $10,000), Damage Protection (Up to $1,500) are cost effective and easy to purchase with your online rental. Please read the terms and verify these add ons are right for you!!
The below rates are ONLY ESTIMATE RATES if you are seeking a booking beyond the calendar shown. The rates for the current year are in the tables above... simply enter your dates (noting that 3 day minimums and 7 day minimums during peak summer months):
January 1st to March 31st...........$800/week (3 day minimum prorated)
April 1st to May 31st...................$1,000/week (3 day minimum prorated)
SLU Weekend in early June..........$290/night (4 night minimum)
June (beyond SLU Weekend)........$1,600/week (3 day prorated minimum)
July 1-August 31st......................$1,850/week (7 day minimum)
September 1 - Sept 30th.............$1200/week (3 day prorated minimum)
October 1-December 31st............$800/week (3 day prorated minimum
AGAIN, THESE ARE ONLY ESTIMATES IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR DATES BEYOND THE YEAR CALENDAR ABOVE.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Year Purchased: 2014
About: My family has been in the area since the late 1700's and Trout Lake has been a generational family gathering place for summer fun and winter games.
Why Edwards, NY, USA:
PLEASE VIEW THIS ON THE FULL HOME AWAY OR VRBO WEBSITE. There is much information here and your mobile device or App does not give you all the information. Detailed information is in the photographs and beyond. We try our best to describe every nuance and possibly do better than most any other rental property. I even present some mild concerns that other guests have expressed throughout the text as to best present the issues. You may also visit the property to confirm it meets your expectations. This is a quaint 50-year old cottage that was recently renovated. It is valued at $200-300K. It is not a "million dollar property" and we are not charging $5-10K/week for the use. It is arguably one of the best in the entire area for family fun and entertainment. We certainly hope you enjoy! I grew up on this lake and it is my favorite place to relax. Work, email traffic, cell phone harassment and the everyday barrage of life's overwhelming responsibilities disappear when you hit the waterfront. I exercise more, sleep better and etch lifetime memories for my family on each visit. I have traveled the world on many occasions and i have not found a place that compares. I purchased this place so my children will have a place to enjoy long after I am gone. Im certain they will find the same serenity and use the retreat as life demands!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Please view this property on FULL SITE versus a mobile site. The reason is that you cannot see all the features and notes. For example, pictures have much written detail and discuss things such as NO PONTOON BOAT INCLUDED. This is sometimes not seen by all. It it a quaint cottage and that is probably it best feature. You can stay elsewhere at a high end motel with all the expensive services your credit card can pay for OR you and the family can step into the fun of cottage life with 4 million acres of the Adirondack State Park, a wonderful view, entertainment area and waterfront/Hot Tub within steps of your bedroom. Enjoy!
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Cottage as viewed from the lake w/bunk house in rear left. Pontoon NOT INCLUDED
View of steps from rear Gazebo to Main Cottage from Gazebo and rear deck area.
view of back patio, gazebo, fire box, bunk house and hot tub..no guarantee!
livingroom/dining room/kitchen open concept. full fridge & W/D in pantry
Kitchen. Functional but will never be featured on HGTV! 2nd full fridge nearby.
Main cottage first (waterside) bedroom.
Main cottage bathroom lower level (upper level has shower, toilet and tub).
Lakeside Decks (both lower and upper decks)
cottage as viewed from the water when standing on Alum dock. 10HP motor boat rt
10 HP alum row boat with 3 seats.NO PONTOON INCLUDED (insurance prohibitive)!
Bunk House Futon and 2 twin beds with blue comforters
fire box next to Gazebo (gazebo between main Cottage and bunk house)
View of Main Cottage and Lake from Bunk House window.
Fire box, gazebo, Hot tub (no guarantees it works), bunk house and main cottage
Main cottage living room. Laundry room to left and spare full refrigerator in rm
Galley kitchen. Pony fridge (rt) w/full fridge in auxiliary Wash/Dry room.
Galley Kitch & waterside room as viewed from kitch table. Main bedroom back left
Main cottage second bedroom.
Main Cottage Bathroom (upper area). toilet to back and 2 sinks below.
View from upper deck of Lake, dock, 2 kayaks, canoe, paddle board and 10HP boat
view from alum dock of islands and water setting. Neighbors dock to right.
Bunk House king bed below stairs to Bunk Loft
Bunk House steps to Loft above (more beds on upper level). LP headed by modular
corner AC with remote on pole and heater below. There is no open flame fireplace
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017
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