Located on Spafford Landing (also known as Wickwire Point), our Waterfall Cottage overlooks a beautiful and private waterfall. The pristine waters of Skaneateles Lake are just 100 yards down the driveway, with great swimming, fishing and boating.
Our beach has unobstructed and dramatic views of the lake, and from our location on the east side of the lake, we enjoy spectacular sunsets, often around a bonfire.
Our 45-acre property abuts a 200-acre nature preserve with great hiking trails.
Cottage has 1 bedroom with double bed. Sleeping loft has a "full" bed (sleeps two but is smaller than a true double bed) and 2 twins. The loft is great for children aged 5 and up (steep ladder might be a challenge for younger kids). 1 bathroom with shower. Wood stove (firewood included) and electric heaters for cool evenings. No TV, but WiFi is included.
Lakefront has level beach. We have two canoes (with paddles and life jackets) and 4 mountain bikes (1 men's, 1 women's, and 2 children's (20")(bring helmets!). Sturdy rowboat with 6HP outboard and full tank of gas available for additional fee of $100. Mooring available if you have a boat.
The kitchen has everything but a dishwasher -- full size fridge, electric stove/oven, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker. Even a Cuisenart. Plenty of pots/pans/dishes, etc.
Dining table seats 4 comfortably, or 6 in a pinch. We also have an outside table/chairs for dinners al fresco. Propane and charcoal grills on site (gas and charcoal included).
We're a nice canoe ride from "Staghorn Point", where kids can find a Skaneateles treasure: staghorns -- actually, horn coral from when the area was under the ocean. Should you want to leave the lake, there are wineries, museums and other attractions in the area.
Our family summered in the Waterfall Cottage while our children were growing up, and we have wonderful memories. After we built a year-round house on the beach, we started renting out the Waterfall cottage. Most of our guests have stayed with us every summer for several years.