Ultimate Privacy ~ NW Adirondack Region, Log Cabin, 16 Acres ~ Includes Kayaks!

House in Adirondacks (Adirondack Mountains), Colton
  • Sleeps
  • Bedroom(s)
  • Bathroom(s)
    2 full, 0 half
  • $475 - $1,100



Ultimate privacy in this 2,800 sq' log home on 16 acres of wilderness waterfront. Located in the northwestern region of the Adirondack foothills, the Raquette Lodge sits on a section of Raquette River that has been dammed to create a pristine lake. The lake is excellent for swimming or fishing for pike, bass, walleye.

The rent includes pontoon boat w/ 9.9 hp Mercury motor (May 1 - Oct 15), free boat gas, 4 kayaks (2 single, 2 double), 2 paddleboards, dock, 8-person, jetted and lit hot tub at the water's edge. Regulation-size, lit sand volleyball court, In addition to the lake, there is a private pond good for skating in the winter.

Also included are a bonfire pit (wood provided), BBQ and propane gas, Adirondack chairs, and lounge chairs. Snowshoes are provided in winter, snowmobile trails nearby. Fully equipped kitchen with place settings for large groups, modern appliances, Kitchen-Aide mixer, dining room with a solid cherry table which seats 12, living room w/ 2-story cathedral ceiling, leather furniture, stone fireplace (wood provided), TV with satellite service. Upstairs den with futon which opens into a double bed, TV for DVD use but no TV service on this second TV . Two downstairs bedrooms, one with king and one with queen bed, share a bathroom which also has a washer and dryer. The 2nd floor has a second bath, shared by two bedrooms, each with a queen and a single bed. The 3rd floor has a loft with 3 double beds, remote-controlled skylights.

Also, there is an attached porch with waterfront and sunset views. There is a large fire pit surrounded by new Adirondack chairs and lounge chairs. Just added--a 2 car garage has been renovated into a recreational building with regulation-size pool table, shuffleboard table, ping pong table, foosball table, air hockey table, darts, assorted games--a great addition to an already fabulous recreational paradise! On the water's front there is a new (2020) outdoor ping-pong table.

Sleeps 20, 1 king, 3 queens, 3 doubles, 2 singles, 1 futon, 1 pull out queen sleeper sofa. A/C units in bedrooms.

4 miles to Higley Flow State Park where there are acres of woods, trails (hiking and cross-country skiing), and swimming at a sandy beach. Disc golf course just across the water: https://www.facebook.com/SouthColtonDiscGolf. 25 minutes to St. Lawrence University, Clarkson College, SUNY Canton, and SUNY Potsdam. 1 hour to Lake Placid, site of two winter Olympics, and home of Whiteface Mountain ski slopes. 1.5 hours to Ottawa, Canada's capital where one can skate on the canals or visit Parliament buildings, museums, and cultural events.

Sheets and towels are not provided but we can provide them for $15/set sheets and $10/set towels. Life jackets are not provided but can be rented from Adirondack Canoe & Kayak Co., 74 St. Rt. 68, just 2 miles from the Lodge.

Internet: the Adirondack vacation rental lodge has free wireless internet service through Excede. Because of the home's remote location, the internet service can be slow in spite of the fact that we have signed up for the highest level.

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
House, 2,800 sq. ft.
5 Bedroom(s), 20 Sleeps
Double: 3
King: 1
Queen: 3
Sleep Sofa / Futon: 2
2 Bathroom(s)
Walk-in Shower: 2
Location Type
Lake View
Water View
Vacation Types
Away From It All
Boat Friendly
Lake Front
Pet Friendly
Sports & Activities
Year-Round Vacation Rentals
Access & Parking
Secure Parking
Air Hockey
DVD Player
Game Room
Ping Pong Table
Pool Table
Satellite / Cable
Video Library
Popular Amenities
Air Conditioning
Catering Available
Clothes Dryer
Dining Area
Hot Tub
Outdoor Grill
Washing Machine
Wireless Internet
Wood Stove
Indoor Features
Activities / Restaurant Guide
Child Highchair
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Iron & Board
Living Room
Pantry Items
Outdoor Features
Deck / Patio
Fire Pit
Hot Tub Spa
Kayak / Canoe
Lawn / Garden
Outdoor Charcoal Grill
Outdoor Furniture
Picnic Table
Porch / Veranda
Water Sports Gear
Activities & Adventure
Ice Skating
Mountain Biking
Scenic Drives
Wildlife Viewing

Additional Property Information

NEW ADDITION, MARCH 2013: 2 car garage converted into the recreational center! Bar size pool table, shuffleboard table, ping-pong table, foosball table, air hockey table, darts, assorted games.


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-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
Rate summary $475 - $1,100 $3,300 - $7,700 $12,000 - $26,000 2 Nights -
  18-Jun-2022 - 10-Sep-2022$1,100$1,100$7,700 -7 NightsSat

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

TypeTypePriceCharge Type
cleaning feeRequired $100One time
Pet Fee - Per Pet Per StayInfo $50One time
Sheet Sets - Per SetInfo $15One time
TaxRequired 3%One time
Towels - Per SetInfo $10One time


Check in: 03:00 / Check out: 10:00
Parties/events allowed

Event w/ 25+ guests there is a fee of $15/guest

No smoking

Pets allowed

There is a pet fee of $50 per pet

Children allowed

Minimum age of primary renter:21

Max guests: 20 (sleeps up to 20 adults)
Additional Info
Pet Fee
Included in rent: cleaning fee, use of boats and boat gas, firewood, propane
Not included in rent: 3% taxes, optional sheet and towel rental ($12/set sheets, $9/set towels), pet fee ($25 per pet per day)
Optional event fee: if home or property is used for an event, such as wedding, reception, reunion, graduation party, $15 per guest
Holiday weekends: 3-night minimum, each night is weekend rate
Pet Friendly: Yes, pets welcome
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: Yes
Seniors: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Suitability Details
$50 pet fee per pet

About the Owner

About Donna & John Clark
Donna and John Clark began their lodging business in 1994 with one room in their home which they converted into a bed and breakfast room. Now, almost 20 years later, along with some of their grown 7 children and 16 grandchildren, they own and manage 12 bed and breakfast rooms and 4 waterfront vacation rental homes. It is a family business that has brought joy to their family as well as to the hundreds of vacationers who have stayed with them.

Donna & John Clark purchased this House in 2005

Why Donna & John Clark chose South Colton
The privacy of this property is unmatched with its 16 acres of waterfront grounds; large groups are free to enjoy their vacation without fear of disturbing neighbors. It is a recreational paradise with pontoon boat, unlimited boat gas, kayaks, paddle boards, waterfront hot tub, lit volleyball court, adjacent game building with pool, ping pong, shuffleboard, etc.

What makes this House unique
Built and equipped for large groups. Ultimate privacy. Many facets of recreation on grounds and nearby. Close proximity (1/2 hour or less) to St. Lawrence University, Clarkson University, and 2 SUNY schools make it a resource for conferences, visiting sports teams parents, etc.

4 miles away is Higley Flow State Park with sandy beach. The Beaver Pond Nature Trail has interpretive signs that describe the six distinct habitats through which the trail passes. Hiking trails double as cross-country ski trails in winter, when snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing are also allowed.

20 Reviews

Ultimate Privacy ~ NW Adirondack Region, Log Cabin, 16 Acres ~ Includes Kayaks!
Very nice family trip

All the family enjoyed very much the stay. Was very relaxing and enjoyed the lake view. Thanks John and Donna for being great hosts. We would like to stay again. Thanks

Stayed October, 2021

Ultimate Privacy ~ NW Adirondack Region, Log Cabin, 16 Acres ~ Includes Kayaks!
Beautiful property

It was great

Stayed October, 2021

Ultimate Privacy ~ NW Adirondack Region, Log Cabin, 16 Acres ~ Includes Kayaks!
Great house with so much to do

Group of 10 adults had a blast. The game room provided endless competitive fun. The volleyball court was amazing and lights were a hige plus to provide entertainment even when the sun went down. House was very clean and the ample beds allowed everyone their own sleeping choice. The boat was an extra plus and included with the stay. Our group caught several fish. Beautiful area!!!!

Stayed October, 2021

Ultimate Privacy ~ NW Adirondack Region, Log Cabin, 16 Acres ~ Includes Kayaks!
Small wedding

It was gorgeous, my fiancee and I had stayed there after we graduated from our graduate program, our families were able to be there and it was the last place my mother was able to be with all of us before she suddenly passed. We had a small wedding ceremony and the foliage was perfect, the space was special, and it was the perfect weekend. Everything was clean and ready for us. Thank you again

Stayed October, 2021

Ultimate Privacy ~ NW Adirondack Region, Log Cabin, 16 Acres ~ Includes Kayaks!
Perfect for us

Within 10 minutes of arriving, my husband said he thought this was the best place we’ve ever rented. Why? The privacy and the view. We love this area in the fall and it did not disappoint. There were so many things to do without leaving the property. Our kids are younger, so they liked learning how to play shuffleboard and ping pong. The owners were very accessible (and we really enjoyed their game). But it really is the peacefulness, the quiet, the lake, the stars… it was perfect for us!

Stayed September, 2021

Ultimate Privacy ~ NW Adirondack Region, Log Cabin, 16 Acres ~ Includes Kayaks!
Amazing home away from home

This place far exceeded our expectations! From the scavenger hunt to the decor the place was absolutely amazing. Kitchen was well equipped, property was beautiful, we saw many bald eagles on the lake, kids and teens loved the game room and kayaks, men loved the pontoon for fishing and hanging on the lake, and the hot tub was nice and well maintained as well. We look forward to returning! This place had such a cozy, homey feel to it and the owners are extremely thoughtful in everything they have put into this beautiful cabin!

Stayed September, 2021

Ultimate Privacy ~ NW Adirondack Region, Log Cabin, 16 Acres ~ Includes Kayaks!
Something for everyone!

We had a wonderful time during out stay! There is so much to do here from playing in the game room on rainy days to going for boat rides or using the kayaks and paddle boards. Our dogs had a great time swimming in the very clean water as well! We had so much fun completing the challenges/games as a family. The owners were very easy to reach and assisted us very quickly when we had an issue with the boat. Nearby there are many beautiful hikes which we explored as well. At night we would have a fire in the fire pit and sit in the hot tub and look up at the stars...it was truly a magical vacation for our family.

The only negatives I can see are that there is no bathtub just two stand up showers...this was fine really we just had to adjust how we bathed our 1 year old. And the kitchen could use a few more pots and pans...we seemed to have a hard time finding lids to match pans etc, but these are really small things

Stayed September, 2021

Ultimate Privacy ~ NW Adirondack Region, Log Cabin, 16 Acres ~ Includes Kayaks!
Great property for family get together

Our family spent a few nights together at the Lodge. Property was clean and beautiful. We enjoyed the kayaks, paddle boards and hot tub.

Owners were very responsive and a pleasure to work with.

Stayed September, 2021

Ultimate Privacy ~ NW Adirondack Region, Log Cabin, 16 Acres ~ Includes Kayaks!
Bachelor Party Weekend

The house and property are amazing. The photos don't even do it justice! Very secluded property. We had about 17 grown men and we had more than enough room for everyone to sleep comfortably. The scavenger hunt was a ton of fun to figure out. This house has everything you could want and more for weekend getaway! 5/5 stars. Thank you John & Donna!

Stayed September, 2021

Ultimate Privacy ~ NW Adirondack Region, Log Cabin, 16 Acres ~ Includes Kayaks!
great family vacation

excellant this was the second time that we stayed.

Stayed August, 2021

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