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Recent Skaneateles reviews

  • Pinewood Cottage is a very nice, private cottage on beautiful Skaneateles Lake.

    "I just returned from a very relaxing week at Pinewood Cottage. I stayed with my wife, brother, sister, two nieces, and my two medium/large dogs. The only thing I wish I could have changed, would have been spending two or more weeks, instead of only one. Pinewood is private and peaceful. Always a nice cool breeze on the deck. Few mosquitoes. The lake was surprisingly quiet for this time of the year. Much less boat traffic compared to several different places we've rented on Owasco Lake. The cottage itself is very well stocked. Everything needed for cooking, eating, showering and sleeping was already there. All the beds were comfortable and everyone slept exceedingly well. Plenty of fans provided, if desired. Lots of room for dining and relaxing, both inside and out. The dock was nice, and space was available for my canoe, and a power boat that we rented one day. There was plenty of room on the shore to leave my kayak. There are two parking spaces right next to the cottage. Lots of extra parking space available 100 feet or so from the cottage. The ability to walk up and down steps is necessary, especially to get to the lake/shoreline/dock. Access to excellent swimming was paramount to us, and Pinewood Cottage did not disappoint. The water was always clear, weed free, and delightfully cool, but not too cold. The lake bottom is rocky, so water shoes were used by some, but not all. Approx four feet deep, 25 feet from shoreline. Smallmouth bass fishing was excellent. I caught 13 while out on my friend's fishing boat one day, 10 more over a few different days from my kayak (within a 1/4 mile paddle from the cottage), and several smaller ones directly from the dock/shore. We caught a few 18 inch smallies, many in the 14-16 inch range, and two northern pike. Also caught a lake trout jigging in 90' deep water. Owners Barbara and Ken were perfect hosts. Never intrusive, but available any time you need them. They greeted us upon our arrival with a plate of freshly baked cookies, a nice card, and two large dog treats. They spent about 5 minutes showing us around the cottage and grounds, and then left us alone for the remainder of the week. Several good hiking areas are within 20-25 minutes. Skaneateles Conservation Area and Bear Swamp were favorites. Lots of room on the property above the cottage for the dog's regular bathroom duties. Thank you Barbara and Ken. We'll be back the next time we visit Skaneateles Lake."
    Guest: Martin S. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 18, 2016
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  • Wonderful Lake House!

    "What a wonderful house to Rent!! This was the first time that me and my family visited Skaneateles Lake and it exceeded all of our expectations. The lake is a gem to say the least, and the water is crystal clear and refreshing. The huge plus about this house is that it is situated directly on the lake with a large beautiful deck and very easy lake access. We enjoyed using the grill and dinning with views of the lake during sunset. Spending time boating in the house's very nice large canoe and single person kayak was very enjoyable. There is a swimming platform just off the house which was very pleasant to swim to and jump off of, and the house has lots of floats to use too. I'm a fisherman and was very successful fishing off the dock and from the canoe catching small mouth bass. We also rented a party boat at the Skaneateles Marina which was a very good deal and half price on Monday's or Tuesdays. It's a great way to see a lot of the lake and beautiful homes surrounding it. The house is very comfortable with a nice kitchen that had everything you need to cook with. The living room is large with a TV that has all the cable channels, but we rarely used it because the lake provided so much entertainment. The beds and bedrooms were very comfortable also. Then there is the town. Skaneateles is a treasure with many great restaurants to choose from and surrounding wineries to visit and do tastings at. Don't miss Anyela's Vineyard, that is just a few miles down the road from the house. We also took a day trip to Niagara Falls which was a little under 3 hours away and very doable from the house. It was incredible to see! If you want to experience a Fingerlake at it's best, Skaneateles Lake and this house is it! We had the best week ever!!"
    Guest: Tim J. Date of Stay: August 2015 Review Submitted: August 25, 2015
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  • Truly Magical - Skaneateles Haven on the Lake Has it All!

    "Magical is the best was to explain just how you feel the minute you walk into this property! That feeling of love and caring transcends to all and it is not long before you take that "yes, I made a good choice" sigh of relief! Visiting the area for a family wedding held at Baltimore Woods and local apple festival over the Columbus Day weekend, I had the difficult decision of picking out a facility that would serve all, young and old - those looking to be active and others wanting to simply relax. Both my immediate and extended family had a wonderful time thanks to all that was available within this property or just a short drive away. As more family and friends visited throughout our stay, we had plenty of room, meals were easily handled with the fully stocked kitchen, dishes, and appliances - there are platters, bowels and baskets for every conceivable dish, and seating for a large crowd both inside and out. The beds are very comfortable, linens fantastic, and the washer and dryer let us return home to simply unpack after catching the stunning fall foliage! Everything you could possible need is located within the cottage, boat house, or shed. This is a perfect place to pack a small bag, jump in the car and enjoy all that Skaneateles and its beautiful surrounding area has to offer. My entire family experienced a wonderful weekend, bonded, while also experiencing something new while together at such a lovely facility. Lou you are fantastic to work with - I thank you for such a wonderful weekend that allowed me to bring my family together, something this facility was made for and accomplished easily! My only negative would be that the additional bunk house is quite small and as it was cold and rainy when we arrived on Friday, we did not end up using this area. I feel it would be quite warm during the summer months if four people were to sleep there but if you only want a place to lay you head after an active day - it could work."
    Guest: Kristie C. Date of Stay: October 2015 Review Submitted: October 14, 2015
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  • Take a step back in time

    "Our family of 5 went to visit Skaneateles for one week. Our hosts were very friendly. Though their house is located 200 feet from the cottage, it was a very private visit. The steps to the dock were not a problem as other reviewers mentioned. We also rented a boat and had no problem using the mooring and taking the rowboat to the mooring so we wouldn't have to wade into the water. The 11 acres of woods were great for walks and we saw deer, an owl and turkeys during our stay. The children enjoyed the creek as well as the lake activities. We were allowed to use the kayaks and canoe as we wanted. The setting is preserved as it was probably in the 50's when the cottage was likely built. The cottage was clean with a kitchen that was remodeled and a nice small bathroom. The kitchen did not have a dishwasher but that was okay since we had paper plates and many hands to help with dishes. The rooms were nice, but my husband and I chose to stay in the room with two twin beds since a double bed is a little small for us. That worked fine for us since our daughter enjoyed the double bed! We will return if we have the time in our schedule. It was very quiet and we were able to sleep uninterrupted every night. We enjoyed a fire in the firepit and found that the owners supplied the wood and propane for the fire and grill. It was a really nice time and we hope to return next year."
    Guest: Gwendolyn V. Date of Stay: August 2015 Review Submitted: August 28, 2015
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