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Enjoy privacy in the pines at White Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,246 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 90 nights


About the property

3 bedroom/2bath in the Adirondacks close to White Lake and White Lake Inn

Welcome to Lake Effect Cottage! It is a Lake Effect all year round here. In the winter, we have great trails for the Lake Effect snow! In the summer, enjoy the tranquil Lake Effect by hanging out at the beach and swimming to the dive platform. It is situated in a little community behind the White Lake Inn across the road from pristine White Lake.

The cottage is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath with privacy in the pines. The cottage is surrounded by vacant lots which add to your privacy. You can relax and breathe in the fresh Adirondack air on the front deck in the summer, or in the enclosed porch in the winter. The porch flows into the living room and also connects with windows to the dining room for a choice of privacy or togetherness.

There is a queen bed in the master bedroom with plenty of room for a pack-n-play if necessary. There is a full bed in the 'library' room and two sets of bunk beds in the 'Adirondack Kid' room. There is also a pullout sofa bed in the living room.

The master bedroom has a bathroom with a tub and washer/dryer on their side of the house. On the other side of the house, the other bedrooms have a bathroom with a stand alone shower.

The kitchen has everything you need: plenty of utensils, pots, pans, dishes, etc.

But why not just roast hotdogs and relax at the fire pit in the back yard? Follow that up with s'mores and it is an Adirondack vacation!

There is plenty of room for your trailers and boats in the driveway and garage.

Enjoy spending your time in the snow during our winter season. The snowmobile trail is right there! There is cross country skiing in Boonville or downhill skiing in Old Forge at MacCauley mountain.

There are many summer activities to choose from, too! You can spend a day going white water rafting up the road, or perhaps take the canoe or paddle board on White Lake. White Lake is a 2 block walk from the cottage. There is boat ramp across the street or you can just enjoy the beautiful beaches with a swimming platforms. Don't forget your fishing pole! Bring your bikes for a spin around the neighborhood or just enjoy walking your dog in the cool summer evenings.

Looking for some local nightlife? White Lake Inn is a 2 block walk where you can enjoy live music, food and fun! Look for Pizza Joe on the weekends!

The cottage is about 15 miles south of Old Forge which means that not only will you get to your vacation destination faster from the south, but it is easy to get to Old Forge anytime to enjoy the fun activities and restaurants there.

Lake Effect Cottage does have wifi so that you can update your status in the Adirondacks regularly!

We look forward to hearing from you! We know you will love it here like we do!

More Details

Kathleen Dailey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2018

About Kathleen Dailey

We have been visiting this area for 20 years and have always had our eye on this neighborhood. As avid snowmobilers, it is right on the trail. As water enthusiasts, it was right at White Lake so that we could enjoy boating, tubing, paddle boarding and swimming in the summer.

Kathleen Dailey purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Kathleen Dailey chose Woodgate

When we saw this cottage, we thought it would be perfect for a vacation for others. We can now share our love of the Adirondacks with you!

What makes this cottage unique

It is a private lot with vacant lots on all sides. It has a cozy feeling like being at Grandma's house. We are sure you will feel at home and find some artifacts from your childhood!


Woodgate Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1246 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Moose bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , located next to the Master Moose bedroom
    Adirondack bathroom - toilet , shower , located next to the 'Library' and 'Adk. Kid' bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master 'Moose' Bedroom - 1 queen , pillows, blanket and quilt, 2 dressers, closet, tv/dvd
    The library - 1 double , pillows,blanket,quilt and closet and shelves for storage
    Adirondack Kid room - 2 bunk bed , 4 beds total, pillows, blankets and comforter,dresser&closet
  • All bedrooms have pillows, blankets and quilts or comforters
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Enjoy privacy in the pines at White Lake
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Great Sibling get Together

  • 5 of 5

My siblings and I enjoy getting together at a neutral home...and this house was a wonderful place for us....very comfortable.....and no one under the age of 65 to deal with.....

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and roomy!

  • 5 of 5

Property is clean, private and spacious. The neighborhood is nice and walk to the lake is convenient. The lake is beautiful! Homeowners are super sweet and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved everything about it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, quiet week at this great place! Upon arrival, we noticed how clean and comfortable this house and our usually reserved 10 year old son gave his endorsement, "It is going to be a great week!" That is exactly what we had. We enjoyed biking around the very safe neighborhood, and boating on and swimming in beautiful, clear White Lake. Our swims and late evening boating were some of our favorite moments. It is a very easy drive from Syracuse and allowed my mother (who does not love to travel) to enjoy time with us and easily drive herself home. We took her on the boat trip on Raquette Lake, which we all loved! The house was spacious, quiet and provided us with all our needs including a washer and dryer, dishwasher, air conditioning, a lovely front porch, and nice fire pit. Our son loved having his own space in the bunk bed room. We loved eating and playing games on the front porch. We will absolutely return. The owners are friendly, helpful, and responsive!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage comfortable! Comfort and cleanliness are important to us to ensure you have a great stay. Hope to see you again!
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comfortable and practical

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was and clean and bigger than we thought it would be. It comfortably fit our family of 7. The best part is that it had a washer and dryer! Kathleen and Richard were very nice and came to make sure everything was o.k.

The weather was beautiful all week so we were able to take advantage of the gorgeous beaches on white Lake which were only a 10 min. walk away. The kids loved being able to walk there and go fishing, swimming, and boating.

Great area and close to a lot of activities and attractions.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you next year!
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A step away from busy life

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 really enjoyed this cozy cabin in quiet little White Lake. Cabin was just what we were looking for, not fancy but very clean and comfortable, kitchen well stocked, Plenty of room to play cards and games in sunroom, good size bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Garage held all our outdoor toys. Plenty of room to park our cars in driveway. We enjoyed walking the railroad behind the cabin in the early mornings, there is an absolutely breathtaking little pond heading north, so still and beautiful, almost felt as if we were looking at a painting. Recommend early morning canoeing or kayaking on White Lake which is an easy 5 minute walk or bike ride, nice beach with excellent swimming! Lake beautiful and clean. Biking is safe off the main road. Owner was very kind, welcoming and helpful. Spent a day in Old Forge which is approx. 20 minute drive, but were happy to get back to the quietness of White Lake. If you like vacations to be quiet, simple times to reconnect with your kids, this is the place for you. Definately away from the busy-ness of life but not too far away from other activities if you choose... We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! You described everything that we like about the area, too! We were happy to have you! Hope to see you again!
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Wonderful stay in a winter wonderland

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for the winter season from dec to the end of March. Every weekend had amazing weather which helped us enjoy our snowmobiles and skiing at local McCauley Mountain. The house suited our needs perfectly. We loved every minute and the new friends we made. Looking forward to next season

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review! We are so happy that you had a great winter! Hope to see you next year!!
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
White Lake Inn
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Old Forge
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Ste. Rd. 28
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
White Lake Inn
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
MacCauley Mountain
Car: necessary

White Lake is just south of Old Forge. This pristine lake is one of the cleanest lakes in New York State. It is located just inside the Adirondack park. You can spend your time enjoying the lake or traveling up the road to Old Forge to go white water rafting, kayaking or paddle boarding down Moose River. Don't forget to visit Water Safari and the Enchanted Forest! There is plenty of fun for the entire family at Calypso Cove where you can doing everything from go-carts to mini-golf to zip-lining! The Strand movie theater in the middle of Old Forge is a great rainy day experience: it is a theatre from the old days! And don't forget to visit the local shops up and down Rte. 28 from White Lake to Old Forge.

For dinner, you can walk 2 blocks to the White Lake Inn or enjoy dinner at Season's nearby or Garramone's in Forestport. Of course, if you are already in Old Forge, there are awesome restaurants for every taste!

On those days where you might be in the mood for a museum, we recommend the Adirondack Museum located at Blue Mountain Lake. It is a beautiful day trip!

Don't forget to grab a local Adirondack Express to look at the recreational activities that are planned in the area every weekend!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

Winter seasonal rental is from Dec. 1 - Mar 31. $4000 plus utilities for the season. Utilities estimates are under the fees section. Heat and electric could be higher or lower based on your use.

Holiday rates are subject to change for Memorial Day Weekend, Independence Day weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Columbus Weekend. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Occupancy will occasionally affect rates during Spring, Summer & Fall. Please inquire with owner for questions on occupancy charges.

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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