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Your Own Great Camp, If only for a little while..."""

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge


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.

Mary Sue Wolson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2018

About Mary Sue Wolson

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.

Mary Sue Wolson purchased this lodge in 2007

Why Mary Sue Wolson chose Elizabethtown

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.

What makes this lodge unique

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.


Elizabethtown Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , upstairs
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , downstairs
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Pinecone Room - 2 twin/ single
    Heart Room - 1 queen
    Water Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bunk Room - 4 twin/ single
    Flower Room - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Wolf Room - 2 twin/ single
    Library Room - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
All other venues and activities are the renters choice, no owner involvement during your stay.


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Your Own Great Camp, If only for a little while...
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend in the lodge with a group of about 25 people - it was amazing! The lodge is beautiful, filled with fun and interesting knick knacks, and with a fantastic porch with an amazing view. It's quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed spending time exploring the house and surrounding property. We were a bit worried about heat with the unseasonably warm start to fall, but the lodge stayed cool at night and during the day, and the porch helped us stay out of the sun when it got too warm. We're already discussing making this lodge part of our family tradition and definitely plan to come back again! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique property with plenty of room

  • 4 of 5

Visited for a long weekend with 3 other families. Very well appointed kitchen and spacious indoor and outdoor areas. Spent TONS of time on the porch enjoying the gorgeous view. Close to hiking and swimming near Marcy field.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kim, I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay. The porch is one of my favorite areas as well. Please think of us again!
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Not rushing back....

  • 3 of 5

While the place is ginormous, the front porch is dreamy and the location is good, the pics definitely need updating to get a true sense of the 'lodge'. It's definitely dated and has a lingering smell to the furniture that is not entirely pleasant. As long as you know what you're getting into you won't be disappointed - the appliances work, there's consistent hot water and the view is pretty tremendous.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do constantly make changes and upgrades to the lodge to make it more comfortable and welcoming. The photos on this site are fairly current and any new photos would only show that something is better in quality and that the property is cared for. As you state the 1904 lodge is ginormous and taking photos that captures the quality and beauty are difficult to obtain. We are currently working on a new website, so keep posted. In the eleven years of business we've never had a complaint about the furniture, in regards to our style or anything else. We are serious about our guests enjoying their stay.
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Bear is on the porch

  • 5 of 5

That's the only bad thing really. The history of the house is an interesting look back to a time when servants were a normal thing. Comfortable and inviting. Town very close but not too close, no noise plenty to explore around, Lake Champlain only 10 minutes.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Adirondack Experience

  • 4 of 5

The house fit all of our needs and was a great meeting place for all of us. The kids especially loved the house!

The property is beautiful and made for great star gazing at night!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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full of treasures!

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of three families with kids ages 2 - 13.

had a wonderful time - the big house is full of treasures for the all the kids as well as the grownups.

we got a wonderful rest while the kids explored the amazing collection of music instruments, games and movies. plenty of room for everyone and a nice kitchen to prepare our meals.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $500

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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