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Recent Skaneateles Lake reviews

  • A perfect get away, special find, a diamond in the rough.

    "The rail car is more of a cottage than a rail car.Neat,clean and well maintained from the interior to the grounds and down to the dock. This is the perfect go to escape for couples, small families, and yes grand parents.The multi level deck provides a great outdoor dinner location. The flat lawn area with fire pit is perfect for the evening smores as well as any lawn games. Afternoons can be spent on the large dock below the rail car. A nice place to just read a book or watch the kids play, the dock provides the platform for all lake activities, can be located with ease from the water after a boat ride or paddle,good depth for a motorboat and swimming all while providing a perfect view of the surrounding hillsides. We rented the car for overflow and peaceful surroundings, the full compound for the family reunion was located a half mile away. The great grand parents stayed at the rail car site where the ground was level and lake access easy, it was perfect. A lot of times with rentals there are setbacks such as condition of the place, hard to contact owners,security, safety for younger or older etc. From first contact till we left there were never any concerns, worries or issues with the rail car and property. I was taken back by the cleaning fee at first but upon arrival we saw it was well worth it. No one wants to be concerned with safety , cleaning or contacts when renting a cottage , lake house or compound. The owners of the rail car have made sure that all you need to worry about is how to relax and enjoy your family or company the way you wish to. This is the way your getaway is sposed to be. Overall a special place that the owner and family have chosen to share, a place we will return to, a place to take a good memory from and a place to create new ones. If your get away includes family or privacy with no worries than this is where you want to be. Thanks , big up and much respect to Ian(and family) for providing such a cool hide out."
    Guest: Andrew S. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 29, 2016
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  • Perfect location; excellent hosts!

    "At the risk of sounding too much like Goldilocks, this property is just right! It's not too rustic and not too modern, offering modern conveniences like a microwave and internet but with an old fashioned feel. It's not too far from town, but it's not too close either. It's nice to be away from hustle and bustle while still having grocery stores and restaurants close by. The hosts are friendly and helpful, but they also let guests enjoy their time without interruptions. Three generations of us stayed at this cottage and all of us enjoyed it! We walked up the lane to enjoy a spectacular view of the surrounding area, picked berries, relaxed on the front porch and marveled at the view, greeted the mail boat from the dock, played in the lake, and made fantastic memories. I really cannot say enough about what Pinewood Cottage offers families. Skaneateles Lake is a lovely destination, and there's no place we'd rather stay than Pinewood Cottage."
    Guest: Laura B. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 10, 2016
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  • Perfect way to enjoy Skaneateles Lake!

    "Our family of seven stayed for a week and had a fabulous time! I grew up on the lake (west side) so I know how great it can be. Jan and John were gracious, friendly hosts who anticipated our every need and . The cabin is cozy and updated, making for a very comfortable stay. Extra seating outside at the picnic tables (wave to the Judge as it goes by every evening!), plus a fire pit which was a huge hit (s'mores!) as well as the hammock. The steps to the water/boats are not bad -our four year old had no trouble. This is no cliff like some other places on the lake!! We enjoyed the kayak, rowboat, canoe, and of course fishing and swimming in the beautiful, clear lake. For a break, check out the village for shopping, restaurants, ice cream, and Friday night band concerts. My husband loves to bring his bike -a great way to explore the whole Finger Lakes area. If you want to rent a boat, check out Skaneateles Marina on West Lake Rd. My favorite part about this cabin is being able to sit in the living room with the windows open and feel the beautiful breeze....it's good for the soul."
    Guest: Nora N. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 31, 2016
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