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2 Lakefront Cabins on 1.3 Acres. Rent the best! Cayuga Cabins - Finger Lakes

Lansing, NY, USA
  • Cabin2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps16
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, gameroom, 220' of private lakefront. Sleeps 15+.


Welcome to Cayuga Cabins. You've found one of the top vacation rental properties in the Finger Lakes! Read the reviews and see for yourself - our guests LOVE Cayuga Cabins.


*** 2 cabins on 1.3 acres in Lansing, NY on the East side of Cayuga Lake, both air conditioned and heated *** Total of 6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms *** 10 total beds (see bedroom configuration below) *** Game room with pool table and dartboard *** 220 feet of pristine lakefront with dock, boat hoist, swimming cove, and 4 kayaks for your morning exercise *** Stunning chef's kitchen and farm table for family dining *** Experienced owner and staff. We're good at what we do and we make sure our guests are happy! ***


The main house is a traditional log cabin with 4 bedrooms. In the great room, you'll be greeted by Wally the Moose who keeps watch from his perch above the fireplace (he's always a hit with kids). The main floor has 2 bedrooms - the master suite (fully renovated in 2013) and a guest room with a queen bed. The kitchen (renovated in 2014) is built for a crowd with ample cupboard and prep space, a large refrigerator, and a 48 inch Viking range with double ovens. Upstairs you'll find a cozy sleeping space with 2 twin beds. The basement is split into 2 rooms - one holds 2 more twin beds with an attached full bath, and the other is the Big Red Room, our Cornell-themed game room with a pool table and dartboard.


The guest house is perfect for kids or a family unit. Bedroom 1 holds 3 twin beds (1 bunk, 1 single), and bedroom 2 holds a queen bed. The den has seating for the crew, plus a full bathroom.


You'll have lots of space for your outdoor enjoyment. We have a Weber barbecue grill on the back porch of the main house, plus outdoor picnic tables. In the yard you'll find a beautiful firepit with outdoor seating. The yard is large and gives you plenty of room for playing catch, kicking a soccer ball, or practicing some chip shots.

To get down to the waterfront, you'll cross the railroad tracks that go along the east side of the lake. This is an active railroad, however, seeing trains is quite rare, and when you do, they are very slow and very loud. The few guests we've had who have seen them thought it added even more charm to their vacation.

From there you'll head down a set of steps to the landing, our large deck atop the boat house with lots of seats and a gazebo for shade. One more level of stairs takes you to the beach, where you'll find 4 kayaks for your enjoyment, a dock with boat hoist, and a perfect swimming cove that gently slopes into the water.


Lansing is in the heart of the Finger Lakes. We are approximately 20 minutes from Ithaca, 1 hour from Syracuse, and 4 hours from NYC. In our area you'll find restaurants, shopping, golf, wineries, hiking, state parks, and more.


Main house: Bedroom 1: 1 Queen *** Bedroom 2: 1 Queen *** Bedroom 3: 2 Twin *** Bedroom 4: 2 Twin *** Additional sleep space - 1 couch, 1 loveseat

Guest House: Bedroom 1: 1 Queen *** Bedroom 2: 3 Twin (1 bunk, 1 single) *** Additional sleep space: 1 couch, 1 sleeper sofa (double)


*** No smoking is allowed indoors *** Dogs are allowed with owner's approval. Additional fees may apply. Guests must take care to properly clean up after their pets and dispose of their waste. *** Primary renter must be 25+ *** Weddings and other large gatherings unfortunately cannot be accommodated


We frequently offer special deals to our mailing list that are NOT advertised online. Please contact us today to ask about current promotions! We look forward to hosting you and thank you sincerely for your interest in our property. You won't be disappointed!


Steve Engelbrecht

Member Since 2012
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About Steve Engelbrecht

I grew up in the Finger Lakes, and graduated from Cornell University in 2001. This is one of the most beautiful areas in the country, and I purchased this property so that I could have a wonderful second home for my family and an exciting side business providing a fun and luxurious retreat for visitors to the region.

Steve Engelbrecht purchased this Cabin in 2011

Why Steve Engelbrecht chose Lansing

We looked at many houses in the area when we decided to buy a vacation home. This property stood head and shoulders above the rest - even before we got inside! The views, and the rare combination of privacy and accessibility is simply unmatched in this price range. We had a vision for how to update and decorate the houses, and we saw that vision through completion in 2012.

What makes this Cabin unique

This property is full of fun places to explore and relax, whether alone or with your group. Join your party at the outdoor firepit or on the landing, overlooking the beach. Or, cuddle up in the great room with a great book, or take a nap on the hammock. The lake is a wonderfully serene setting for total relaxation!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
      • Main House - Master
        1 queen
      • Main House - Guest Room
        1 queen
      • Main House - Upstairs
        2 twin/ single
      • Main House - Basement
        2 twin/ single
      • Guest House - Bunk Room
        3 twin/ single, Bunk Bed and Twin
      • Guest House - Main Room
        1 queen
      • Guest House - Living Area
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Sofa is "fold-down" style sleeper w/ double bed
      • The main house has 4 bedrooms. Two have queen beds, and two have two twins each. The guest cottage has 2 bedrooms. One has a queen bed, and the second has a bunk bed and a trundle bed. The living area also has a sleeper sofa. There is ample floor space should you wish to bring along an air mattress or sleeping bags.


      • 4 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Lake
          • Lake View
          • Lakefront
          • Rural
          • Water View
          • Waterfront
          • Waterfront


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking
                        Large parking area comfortable fits 6+ vehicles.
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath towels are provided. Guests must provide their own beach towels.
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        High-speed wireless available to guests in both houses and in main lawn area.


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Keurig and traditional drip machine available.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            Beautiful chef's kitchen completed in 2014.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Oven
                            2 ovens
                          • Refrigerator
                            High-end LG refrigerator with freezer.
                          • Stove
                            Cook in style on our 48 inch Viking range! See pictures.
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Enjoy our locally-constructed farm table created with reclaimed barnwood.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 12 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Game Room
                                    Pool and darts available in our Cornell-themed 'Big Red Room' - see pictures.
                                  • Pool Table
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    4 HDTVs with digital cable


                                      • Outdoor Furniture
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Boat with Paddles
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Deck Furniture
                                      • Golf
                                        Public courses available nearby in Ithaca and surrounding areas.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        4 kayaks (3 single, 1 tandem) plus life vests available for your use.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Porch Furniture
                                      • Small Cooler
                                      • Terrace
                                      • Walkway to Water
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • autumn foliage
                                          • restaurants
                                          • winery tours

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • antiquing
                                              • walking

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • fishing
                                                  • fly fishing
                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • sailing
                                                  • swimming
                                                  • water skiing


                                                      • Beautiful great room with brick fireplace, 4 flat screen televisions (3 in main house, 1 in guest cottage), recreational area in the basement (the Cornell-themed 'Big Red Room') including pool table, dart board, and lounge area. The property features more than 2,000 square feet of decks, including the landing which overlooks the beach with spectacular panoramic views of Cayuga Lake.

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 5:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                        50 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Great for large groups!

                                                        David B.

                                                        We stayed there for a long weekend with 3 fams that included 7 kids...the cabins are excellent and everyone had a comfy bed and a great time, Steve is a great and very accommodating host. Highly recommend.

                                                        Beautiful property!!

                                                        Kelly P.

                                                        What a beautiful home and amazing views. The property is perfect! Sitting on the pavilion by the water was breathtaking. We enjoyed everything about this house. It was very well kept and very clean. Not a single complaint. They have everything you could need for an amazing getaway!

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thank you Kelly! Come back and enjoy the cabins again soon!

                                                        Great Family Reunion

                                                        Lena N.

                                                        Our family recently spent a week at the Cayuga Cabins and had a great experience. We are a large family group and with a wide range of ages -from 7 to 87! The property was perfect for our needs, plenty of outdoor spaces and room to spread out. We loved all of the outdoor porch and deck space for sitting and gazing at the beautiful lake. The interiors are nicely decorated and well kept up. Steve was wonderfully accomodating and responded quickly to all of my questions in the planning stages. I highly recommend this property, thanks for a memorable experience!

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thank you for your kind words, and looking forward to having you back! - Steve

                                                        Great property

                                                        heidi b.

                                                        Had a great family reunion at the lake. Unfortunately it rained most of the week. When the sun came out I think we enjoyed the dock, kayaks ,fire pit and sunsets even more.

                                                        We had a small leak one day and it was taken care of promptly, and we were given some local beer and wine for our inconvenience.

                                                        The kitchen was very well equipped to cook for a crowd.

                                                        Would recommend this property to any big group.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thanks Heidi! Glad you enjoyed the property, and we look forward to welcoming you back!

                                                        Heaven on the lake!

                                                        Anne H.Pennsylvania, Elk County

                                                        What a great house! Our family has used vacation rentals for several years...but none can compare with this log cabin! Steve was so considerate and checking to see if we needed anything. Beds are comfortable, kitchen is amazing, nice size for our group of 13! Nice beach area for the little ones to play, fishermen were happy, and the kayaks were great for all ages! Don't miss this log cabin experience!!!

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thank you, we are flattered and absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your visit so much!

                                                        The cabins and property were amazing!

                                                        Christine G.

                                                        We had a great vacation at Cayuga Cabins. Steve was very responsive in communicating with us to make sure everything was going well. The Cabins were great for the three families that came. The lake front is beautiful and the kids loved the kayaks! We would definitely stay here again. The master bedroom was amazing. We were so happy to be able to bring our two small dogs along as well. Would definitely recommend to friends.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thank you very much for your kind words! We're glad you had such a great time - please come back again next year!


                                                        Lansing, NY, USA

                                                        Cayuga Cabins is located on the east shore of Cayuga Lake, in the heart of the Finger Lakes. This area is known for pristine waters, beautiful foliage and wildlife, and charming towns such as Skaneateles, Geneva, and Ithaca. You'll be in the heart of it all while enjoying peace, quiet, and privacy on our 1.3 acre waterfront property.

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                                                        Additional rental fees may apply on holidays, larger groups, special requests, etc. at the sole discretion of the owner.

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