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Your Own Great Camp, If Only for a Little While...

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Your own Great Camp, if only for a little while...


Last updated: 05/04/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:25
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:2.75
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

DFL Is Known For Its Warm, Hospitable Gatherings For Old And New Friends Alike.

In the woodlands on the northeast side of Cobble Hill rests the Dolly Family Lodge, an Arts & Crafts style home, built in the great camp era. The lodge overlooks the Pleasant Valley of Elizabethtown, where the Green Mountains of Vermont can be seen in the distance.
The lodge has seven bedrooms (sleeps 17 in beds), two full baths (one tub / one shower) and two half baths. All linens and dishwares are supplied, TV, DVD player and over 400 movies to choose from. Log Cabin Playhouse, Gazebo in the flower garden, Decorative Pond, Picnic Table, Hiking, Mountain Climbing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Fishing, Fire Pit, Snowshoes, Fireplaces, Books, Games, Computer, Satellite DSL Internet, Musical Instruments, Washer, Dryer, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Toaster, Blender, Ironing Board/ Iron, Horse Shoes.

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/04/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 4500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 25
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults only, no children's groups...moreless

  • Children Welcome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    but not an easy entry. Drive up to the back door and come through the kitchen, a couple of small rises through the doorway and the back yard ground is uneven. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 17-25

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • All other venues and activities are the renters choice, no owner involvement during your stay. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    three tables and a builtin buffet / sideboard - fireplace....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 18 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    in the living room and dining room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Fuel oil forced air, the two wood stoves and the propane stove in the kitchen....moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    no telephone, but Verizon cell phone service works here....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    wood stove inserts in the fireplaces....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    included, servings for more than 24 people....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Seating for eight around a round table, propane heat augments fuel oil on this end of the lodge. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    in stove...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    condiments and spices included / all pots and pans included...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    two refridgerato'rs for use...moreless

  • Stove:

    new cookstove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    10 minute drive to Lake Champlain, no boat provided...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    in Elizabethtown...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    on site - transport and use are completely your responsibility....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    30 minute drive to Whiteface. Snoeshoes available. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    in Elizabethtown at the Elizabethtown Social Center - as well as paddle ball courts...moreless



from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 23 - Dec 31, 2017
1 night min stay
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2018
1 night min stay
$4,900 $21,000
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$3,500 $15,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $500
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11%


The lodge is to be left in the same condition in which it was rented, picked up and clean. Failure to leave the lodge in presentable condition forfeits your deposit.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/04/2017
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Car: Necessary

Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain are a 30 minute drive. Plattsburgh is a 45 minute drive. Canada is an hour away and the Vermont border is 30 minutes away as well.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: During the early 1960's Norris and Mary Dolly bought the lodge. He and his wife had six children, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. I am one of those fortunate six children.

Why the Owner Chose Elizabethtown, NY, USA:
In 1904 and 1905 Seth Sprague Terry, a NYC Attorney, came to the Adirondacks and had this "cottage" built for his family's summer vacationing. Mr. Terry owned the camp for 25 years and the lodge was then known as "Terry Cottage". During the 1930's E.E. Towne, a counsel for the Humble Oil Company, of Texas bought the "Terry Cottage". Later in the 1940's the world renown violinist and teacher, Louis Persinger purchased the property. He gave concerts in Town and taught students at the lodge. By the 1950's the lodge was sold to Herbert Thomas, whom owned most of the lodges on Cobble Hill during that time and the camps were known as "The Balsams". Herbert Thomas later sold this camp to my parents.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
It's not until you are driving up Cobble Hill and the lodge stands before you with the grand porch stretched out all along the front of the place welcoming you into its arms, do you realize that you can spend your day right here without ever feeling the need to venture out.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/04/2017

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  • Your own Great Camp, if only for a little while...

    Your own Great Camp, if only for a little while...

VRBO #697086

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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