Forest Pond Cottage is located in the Adirondack Park in Northern New York. Pets are welcome for a small fee per stay/per pet. It is situated on the edge of a seven-acre beaver pond that is surrounded by 115 acres of beautiful forest.
The cottage is the only dwelling at the end of a town road which allows for easy year-round access and yet ensures privacy. With every season there is a whole new variety of outdoor activities to enjoy.
The cottage is an oasis from everyday living with all the comforts of home to recreate from within. There are endless trails for hikers, bikers, cross country skiing, ATVs and snowmobiles. Numerous, beautiful lakes, streams, rivers, hiking trails, mountains and thousands of acres of State land is yours to enjoy nearby.
Access to snowmobile & ATV trails can be had right from the cottage. The Independence River State Park region with 76,000 acres of the forever wild forest is practically adjacent to the cottage property and is easily accessed via the Smith Road which is off the Number Four Rd about 2 miles up from the cottage. We have had all kinds of occasions at the cottage from weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, family reunions to private getaways. It's a great place for individuals to share time & space with loved ones. We live only two miles up Number Four Rd; close enough to always be available if & when needed.
All linens are provided for bed, bath & kitchen as well as a fully equipped kitchen. Just some of the amenities include full-size refrigerator, full-size gas stove, microwave, coffee pot, all kitchenware and cookware, crockpot, blender, toaster, spices, table, and chairs in the kitchen.
There is one bathroom with all linens, shower, toilet, sink & very nice and very clean. Living Room area features a gas heating stove, 3 recliners, an Ethan Allen couch that folds out to a queen-size bed, a very nice mattress pad in the living room closet for fold-out mattress (again, all linens provided & very nice). TV, VCR, DVD, DISH satellite, BOSE music system, variety of DVD movies & VHS tapes, games, cards, round dining table to seat a minimum of 4 is also within the living area space. The screened-in porch is the length of the cottage X 5' to enjoy your morning coffee and the wildlife as you look out onto the pond. Tables, chairs & a swing chair are located on the porch for your relaxation. Just down the stairs from the porch is the patio with sturdy/nice outdoor furnishings provided.
The upstairs sleeping area features an Ethan Allen queen size sleigh bed as well as two twin beds in one large room. The linens are all provided as well and the beds are reportedly very comfortable. An air conditioning unit, that is seldom needed, but nice when desired. Off from the upstairs sleeping area is the balcony to view the 8-acre pond and the nearby forest. If there is a 'little one' staying, there is a nice inflatable toddler bed as well as a high chair.
A canoe and a rowboat to use on the pond are awaiting guests at the shore of the pond.. Life preservers are there for canoe/rowboat ventures. Sizes: adult/med & large Children's small/medium and toddler size. Fishing gear is available upon request too. Bring your own worms!!
DOCK ~ newly built dock by Dan & Carol has been added to the pond's edge which is perfect for fishing from as well as relaxing on the outdoor furniture provided. A small sandy beach was created near the dock for easy access when using the boats. It also makes it easier for pets to enjoy the pond too. There is a picnic table & outdoor furniture on the spacious, well-maintained lawn. The bonfire site is perfect for stargazing at night and is always fun. Firewood is provided for plenty of bonfires. If more is needed~simple request. An outdoor gas grill for BBQ as well as a small charcoal grill for your grilling pleasure. BBQ utensils too.
Downhill and cross country ski & Snowboarding are nearby at Snowridge in Turin, Dry Hill in Watertown and Woods Valley south of Boonville as well as many other places. Guests can venture outright from the cottage on their XC skis.
Snowshoeing is always fun and up to 4 pairs are available upon request. There is a snow tubing hill not far from the cottage that has a lift to the top of the hill~lots of fun! All in all, the cottage is a wonderful place to relax with family, friends or even by yourself. We will do our best to make sure you have everything you need for a relaxing time away.
|Address: 8584 Number Four Road, Lowville, NY|
|Zip Code: 13367|
If you love the forest, nature and solitude you will love it here. Just driving to Forest Pond Cottage on the Number Four Road will give you the sense you are leaving negativity behind; whatever it may be. If it's water & woods that you like and you don't want to drive, stay on the property and explore the nooks and crannies around Forest Pond.
There is always one form of wild life traversing this 115 acre property. You're guaranteed a show at dusk by the resident beaver family, too. Kayakers and canoeists may prefer Francis & Beaver Lakes, the Beaver River, or Stillwater Reservoir. There is no end to the trails and dirt roads available to hikers, bikers and horseback riders. Hike to the Stillwater Forest Tower, the Independence River, Panther Pond or Half Moon Lake and we guarantee you'll come back for more. Other Activities: hiking, canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ATV, snowmobiling. The big attraction for guests is that the cottage is a home away from home. If you need it or use it for daily living, it's probably at the cottage.
DIRECTIONS TO FOREST POND COTTAGE 8584 Number Four Road, Lowville, NY 13367 Cottage Phone Number: 315-376-2490 From Canada or north of Watertown: Take Rt. 81 south & exit at Watertown Rt. 12. Then take Rt. 12 south to Lowville. As you enter Lowville, Rt. 12 becomes Dayan St. Go straight through the first stoplight you come to (you are crossing State St. and are now on Shady Ave.). At the end of Shady Ave. turn right at the yield sign on to East State Street. At your first stop sign turn left onto the Number Four Road (which is also County Route 26). Go straight ~ 4 miles then turn left to continue on the Number Four Road (just after Miller’s General Store & before the Watson Inn). Go straight ~11 miles, then turn right on to the Minnie Peck Road (there is a Forest Pond Cottage sign in a tree on your right). Go to the end of the road, get out of your vehicle and breathe deeply. You are there! We hope you enjoy your stay! From areas south or west of Syracuse: Take Rt. 81 north & exit at Adams Center, Rt. 177. Take a right off the exit and follow Rt. 177 across the Tug Hill Plateau to Rt. 12. Turn right on to Rt. 12 south to Lowville. As you enter Lowville, Rt. 12 becomes Dayan St. Go straight through the first stoplight you come to (you are crossing State St. and are now on Shady Ave.). At the end of Shady Ave. turn right at the yield sign on to East State Street. At your first stop sign turn left onto the Number Four Road (which is also County Route 26). Go straight ~ 4 miles then turn left to continue on the Number Four Road (just after Miller’s General Store & before the Watson Inn). Go straight ~11 miles, then turn right on to the Minnie Peck Road (there is a Forest Pond Cottage sign in a tree on your right). Go to the end of the road, get out of your vehicle and breathe deeply. You are there!
We hope you enjoy your stay! From areas south or east of Utica: Take I-90 to Rt. 12 north to Lowville. At the first stoplight, you come to, before you enter the village of Lowville, turn right on to Ross Rd (turn left at this light to go to Walmart). At the first stop sign, turn right on to the Number Four Rd (which is also County Route 26).
Go straight ~ 4 miles then turn left to continue on the Number Four Road (just after Miller’s General Store & before the Watson Inn). Go straight ~11 miles, then turn right on to the Minnie Peck Road (there is a Forest Pond Cottage sign in a tree on your right). Go to the end of the road, get out of your vehicle and breathe deeply. You are there! We hope you enjoy your stay! From areas northeast of Lowville (Routes 11 or 3): As you are traveling west you will eventually run into Rt. 812. Follow Route 812 to Lowville. At your first stop sign in Lowville (NYS Highway Dept. facility is on your left) turn left onto Bostwick Street. Go straight, then turn right onto East State Street. Travel straight until you reach another stop sign, then turn left onto the Number Four Road (which is also County Route 26). Go straight ~ 4 miles then turn left to continue on the Number Four Road (just after Miller’s General Store & before the Watson Inn). Go straight ~11 miles, then turn right on to the Minnie Peck Road (there is a Forest Pond Cottage sign in a tree on your right). Go to the end of the road, get out of your vehicle and breathe deeply. You are there! We hope you enjoy your stay! Carol & Dan Empie 8994 Number Four Road Lowville, NY 13367 315-376-4433
* All bathroom linens provided. Very clean!
(queen sofa bed)
Upon request a twin and/or a queen size air mattress with linens can be provided at no additional cost. Living room has an Ethan Allen couch that converts to a queen size bed.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$130||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|Rates 13-Jan-2020 - 14-Jan-2022||$130||-||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|Price for: 4 Persons, Extra person price: $ 25 /Person /Night|
|Pet Fee||Info||$30||One time|
About Carol and Dan:
We live 2 miles up from the cottage on Number Four Rd and have been at that residence for 30 years. Dan is a forester and went to ESF at Syracuse University. He also has his realtor license and works for Timberland Realty. The focus is on listing wooded parcels and some have camps, houses or other structures. To inquire about his listings you can email him at email@example.com. Dan,also, does private consulting for forestry & land management.
Carol has been an RN for over 30 years which has led to a very varied set of work skills. She also had a wellness & fitness center in Lowville for 11 years. Currently, she is focusing on the cottage, looking into other business ventures and works at a medium-security prison as an RN.
Carol or Dan purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Carol or Dan chose Lowville:
We took care of the property for the 'long-distance' owner for years before it became available for sale almost to the day of Carol closing her fitness center. There was a 'land developer' that was interested in the property also.
Dr. Fritelli was the current owner & had purchased the cottage and pond from Minnie Peck previously, who raised 5 children there. Dr. Fritelli loved the property & entrusted much of the care, maintenance, and management to Carol & Dan. He had it for his own private use. The developer (who shall remain nameless) offered Dr. Fritelli a fair market price for the cottage & land. Since the Empies had 'first refusal' we were able to match his offer to Dr. Fritelli. Of course, the developer came back with a much more substantial offer.
We could not match that. Dr Fritelli decided to sell the property to us at the first price and refused the developers. As stated earlier, he loved the property & knew we would take good care of it & share it with others without exploiting it. So, love of the land won against development and 'greener (money) pastures. Way to go Dr. Fritelli...if only Ethan Allen & other businesses used you as an example!
We fixed up the cottage to share with others and, also, so we could afford it. We keep the rent very reasonable because we believe everyone should be able to enjoy the serenity of nature.
It was a lot of work but we enjoy work (crazy, huh!). Dr. Fritelli would be proud. In our guest book, he has a portion dedicated to his saying 'goodbye' to his much-loved land.
Our belief is to keep it affordable and always give more than what is expected.
We had a great time decompressing at the Forest Pond Cottage in Lowville NY. Just on the edge of the ADK park we enjoyed xc skiing and snowshoeing on the local trails. Without wifi or cell service we finished a 1000 piece puzzle and had a great time remembering how to function without technology. Warm, clean, and comfortable. Would recommend!
Stayed December, 2019
This was the perfect place for me and my dog to escape the city and have a quiet Christmas. There was some snow, and it was fun to tour around the surrounding land on my cross-country skis. The kitchen has everything you need to cook, and the bed was super comfortable. Not having internet or cell service was a blessing - I actually read a very thick book! Dan and Carol are terrific hosts - they made sure I had everything I needed (including a little Christmas tree), they even loaned me snowshoes! I hope to come back in the summertime.
Stayed December, 2019
We booked the cottage for a long weekend in November. The cottage is amazing. It's in a beautiful spot in the woods and sits right on a pond. The cabin is clean and well appointed and had everything we needed. We had a great time watching otters playing on the pond right out front. We would love to go back
Stayed November, 2019
We had a great time relaxing at Forest Pond Cottage. The balcony, bonfire site, and dock chairs were perfect for stargazing on the clear nights we had. On the more blustery day, it was lovely to stay cozy by the fire with coffee and board games and watch the rain on the pond. Carol and Dan were lovely and we were especially thankful for the ice cream recommendation! We hope to visit again soon!
Stayed October, 2019
This is a lovely, peaceful, small cottage with everything you need to make it a cozy stay. The host was so nice and made everything easy. We did have a problem finding the place as I didn’t receive detailed directions after asking (and an old website had the wrong address) but once we found it everything was great.
Stayed October, 2019
Our stay here was wonderful. Carol and Dan have a beautiful place and our great people to deal with. The pond and scenery are something straight out of a magazine. Cabin was very clean and had everything we could possibly need. Secluded and peaceful was just what we were looking for and got. Would definitely come back here again in future and recommend this place to any friend or family member looking to get away.
Stayed October, 2019
Very clean ,they thought of everything needed nothing Nice remodeled bathroom very pet friendly hopefully I will return.
Ed & Twister
Stayed October, 2019
Cottage has everything you could possibly need. It's great!
Stayed September, 2019
Beautiful, quiet that's perfect for a family get away.
Stayed September, 2019
The cottage was perfect. It was very clean and Dan and Carol were great and if we needed anything we were told to call them. The cottage had more than we expected and it made our vacation wonderful. My husband loved the fishing. We will be coming back for another vacation. We watched the beavers rebuild their dam and went for hikes on the various trails. Beautiful sunrises. We went for a ride to Stillwater and a bear crossed the road in front of us.
Stayed September, 2019