This A-frame cottage was completely rebuilt in '04. Its multi-level decks and panoramic windows have spectacular views of Trout Lake and the evening sunsets. The deck is nestled into the rock and is surrounded by pines, giving a sense of being a part of nature. On the deck's first level is a new, large barbecue grill, new wrought iron table with umbrella and seating; on the second level is an electric hot tub with jets and more seating; and the third level provides additional seating as well as serves as an entrance to the ground level sleeping porch and stairs to the dock. A deck off the living room and a balcony off the master bedroom offer more views and seating. In living room is a floor to cathedral ceiling stone fireplace and TV w/ over 150 satellite channels.
There is a swimming area on the shore, as well as off the dock. A new (2013) 17' pontoon boat w/ 8 hp motor (12' x 7' deck with 4 chairs and 1 bench, collapsible cover), 3 kayaks, stand-up paddle boards are provided. Indoors, the floor to cathedral ceiling fireplace, as well as the spacious picture windows and French doors make the living room a haven of views and comfort. One of the leather sofas opens into a full size bed. Off the living room is the dining room and kitchen. The kitchen has all new cabinets, appliances, Corian countertop, and is fully equipped. Also on the main floor is a bedroom w/ a queen bed across the hall from the full bathroom, which has all new fixtures as well as a stackable washer and dryer.
On the second floor is the master bedroom, with queen bed, single bed and private balcony. On the ground level, near the water's edge, is a sleeping porch, with wrap-around screens, and has 2 queen beds--access to the sleeping porch is off the deck. In addition to the fireplace, the cottage has built in propane heaters. Trout Lake lies in the midst of many recreational opportunities--golf, biking, hiking, spelunking, river kayaking/canoeing, fishing, hunting and unlimited ways for the family to explore the out-of-doors.
Trout Lake is surrounded by 1,600 Acres of Undeveloped State Forest
Waterfalls, hiking, outdoor recreation in the area
Fishing – every year DEC stocks a combined 5 to 10 thousand rainbow and lakers in this deep water lake. Other stocking in recent years include landlocked salmon and walleye. Trout Lake also has a solid population of smallmouth bass.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$475 - $575||$2,500 - $3,850||$14,000||2 Nights||-|
|fall 2020 30-Aug-2020 - 31-Oct-2020||$475||$575||$2,500||-||2 Nights||-|
|26-Jun-2021 - 03-Sep-2021||$550||$550||$3,850||$14,000||7 Nights||Sat - Sat|
|Pet Fee||Required||$25||One time - per person|
About Donna & John
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 15 grandchildren, they own and manage 12 bed and breakfast rooms as well as 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.!
We had an amazing time at Sunset Cottage. Being parents of teens and young adults, we make it a priority to get away at least every fall together for time to connect away from all the busyness. We usually like to try a new place every year, although we enjoyed the cottage and location so much we would stay again! We kayaked, hiked, spent time in the hot tub, enjoyed sitting on the deck (especially at sunset). We had a fire outside and used the fireplace inside a few times as the temps were getting cooler. The propane heater worked well to heat the room up in the morning. Foliage was at its peak and we were so thankful to be able to get out and enjoy it. We hiked to the Crescent Lake overlook and along the waterfall spots off of Tooley Pond Road. Even on a rainy day it was wonderful to sit and read by the fire, overlooking the lake through all of the windows. Donna and John have thought of everything and are wonderful hosts! Donna was easy to communicate with and would respond promptly. Thank you, Donna and John, for creating such a wonderful respite in an idyllic location!
Stayed October, 2019
Don't drive all the way down the driveway unless you have 4x4 or awd. Walk down and enjoy your stay at this beautiful sunset getaway.
Stayed October, 2019
This was our 9th stay on Trout Lake, 6th time at Sunset Cottage, 3 times at it's sister cottage, Loon Song. Both are incredible, and Donna & John are gracious hosts and wonderful people.
At Sunset Cottage the atmosphere is relaxing, and you just can't beat the views of the lake, especially at sundown. It's not called Sunset Cottage for nothing.
The cottage is total Adirondack charm. I've read some other reviews about the cottage not being clean and such. Let me say that we've never had an issue with this. Ever. If one wants a 5 star getaway, then book a 5 star hotel. This is 5 Star Adirondack style! Huge hot tub, new kyacks, bountiful wood for campfires and indoor fireplace. Large, comfortable leather sofa's & chairs. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need. And don't fear the outdoor sleeping porch! It may get chilly at night, but the sound of the waves gently crashing on shore is so soothing.
Also there are 2 stores well within driving distance if provisions are needed. There's a small corner store a few miles away in Edwards, and a good size Price Chopper in Gouveneur, NY, about a 12 min ride. We usually purchase our perishables there so we don't have to pack.
Of course I highly recommend Sunset Cottage, after 9 years on Trout lake I wouldn't go anywhere else.
Thanks you again Donna & John...and the bottle of wine is always appreciated and a classy touch!
Stayed June, 2019
Beautiful cottage! Beautiful lake. Maybe some more information about fishing.
Stayed June, 2019
Very attentive, willing to answer whenever we had a question. Other than the weather which they had no control over our stay at Sunset Cottage was amazing! We got married had many family and friends with out a problem. I would rent again in a heartbeat. So quiet and tranquil. Had everything we needed and the cottage is beautiful!
Stayed June, 2019
Great renting experience and lovely location! Fishing was good
Stayed May, 2019
our stay at sunset cottage was absolutely wonderful and we would definitely recommend and stay here again. many activities for children and adults, and so many spots to relax and enjoy the surroundings. house is very well appointed and we appreciated things like the hot tub, fans in each bedroom, small pontoon boat and kayaks, cooking amenities in the kitchen, and washer/dryer with detergents and dryer sheets.
when we had an issue with the clothes dryer not working, the owners got someone out to fix it immediately - incredible service!
a couple things could use some tlc...the stairs into the lake, aging parts of the decks, aging kayaks (totally functional but worn), and the shower head in the only shower is too large to really function. that being said, we wouldnt hesitate to stay here again because the positives outweighed any negatives. and the lake....omg its the most beautiful!!!
Stayed August, 2018
We had a great time ! The inside was very cute. I was worried about the wood situation and a fan but there was plenty of wood for the fire pit, fans inside and it had a nice grill with extra propane tanks. We were able to launch our boat at someones private launch they were very helpful and polite. We gave them a "donation " for letti g us use it and he let us keep the boat trailer on his property for the weekend. It came with more than I expected. It was like camping in luxury. If you dont mind being in the middle of nowhere this is your place. The neighbors were very polite and told us to enjoy it and we did.
Things we didnt like. The driveway was very steep. The flies were out of control in the morning. It was tough having 1 bathroom for 9 people. The shower was really small but it did the job. The deck is huge but could use a pressure wash and some paint. The door was a little tough to open and close but we never bothered to lock it day or night. All the ladies said they would definitely come back.
Stayed May, 2018
Tranquil spot on Trout Lake. Loved the sleeping porch! Plenty to do on the water and hanging around the house. Very relaxing. We all hated to go back to reality.
Stayed May, 2018
The kids loved swimming off the dock, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing and cruising around the lake on the pontoon boat. The view from the hot tub is breath taking. The house was very comfortable and the kids really liked the sleeping porch. Camp fires at night capped off perfect days on the lake. The house and all the amenities included made for a great family vacation. We just wish we could have stayed longer.
Stayed August, 2017