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.
|Address: Herman, NY|
Trout Lake is surrounded by 1600 acres of State forest, where there are state-marked hiking trails. Nearby Cedar Lake and Wolf Lake offer additional trails and fishing opportunities. Trout Lake is annually stocked by NYS Department of Conservation with rainbow and lake trout, large and small mouth bass; perch and rock bass are native and in ample supply for the kids. Directly to the east is the high peaks region of the Adirondack (Lake Placid, the home of 2 Olympics, provides a great day trip-about 90 min); to the south along the St Lawrence River is the famous Thousand Islands Region, where one can enjoy boat cruises, castle sight seeing, boat museums (60 minutes away); to the north and across the Ogdensburg International Bridge awaits Canada's capital city, Ottawa, a city known for its continental flavor, fine dining, museums, tours of the Parliament building, and gardens--a unique excursion (90 min away).
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$375 - $575||$2,150 - $3,450||-||2 Nights||-|
|Spring 01-May-2019 - 21-Jun-2019||$375||$575||$2,150||-||2 Nights||-|
|Summer 22-Jun-2019 - 31-Aug-2019||$493||-||$3,450||-||7 Nights||-|
|Fall 01-Sep-2019 - 01-Nov-2019||$375||$575||$2,150||-||2 Nights||-|
|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.
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
The first thing to know about this property is the driveway is very steep and graveled. If you don't have 4 wheel drive, I don't think you want to chance it. I drive a honda crv with all wheel drive and brand new tires and had a very difficult time getting up the driveway. The front door of the house would not lock and the door sticks and is extremely difficult to close. I had to constantly go to the door to open it and close it for my grandchildren because they couldn't budge it.The screened in bedroom on the second tier of the house was okay except some of the sreens were pulled away and my sons were getting bitten by misquitos in there sleep.The hot tub was great and the views were excellent but the fishing was very poor. I guess they had some issues with acid rain a while back and it has taken its toll on the lake. We fished many hours each day and caught about 10 rock bass and only 8 smallmouth bass, the biggest one being 9 1/2 inches. It was nice having the pontoon boat and kayaks and paddleboards available. I think if the driveway was paved and the issues with the house were addressed, it would be a nice place to go on vacation. One last note, the house is advertised that it sleeps 11 which it does, but there are only 3 drinking glasses and a handful of wine and champagne glasses. We had to go out and buy plastic cups : (
Stayed August, 2017
I usually do not write reviews, but I feel obligated to inform others of this property. The first thing you need to know is that the front door does not lock. It is broken and has been broken for a long time. The second thing you should know is to bring your own life preservers for the boat as they are NOT provided. The boat is falling apart. My husband fell back when he sat on the chair because the screws are rotted out. The dock has a few boards that are loose and I guess someone complained because to my surprise without any notice, two people woke my family up at 7am, drilling and banging the metal. The jacuzzi only has one working jet, and the walls are slimy. Grill is rusted on the inside and the tray was filled with grease. The inside of this property was just as bad. I walked in to find ants in the kitchen. Dog hair, everywhere! Please do not even look under the beds unless you want to be grossed out by the dog hair and dust. Ceiling fans in the house have an inch of dust on them. Bathroom shower is a joke! It is so small that you can not bend over in it. If you drop something, you have to swat down for it or get out to pick it up. The sleeping quater outside is just that. It is located under the first floor, screened in room with 2 queen beds. If it's cold or raining, you WILL be exposed to the elements. Be careful of the wasp nest right outside the door. The dust and cobwebs are unreal. The roll up shade is broken and it is also filled with and inch of dust. Cobwebs are inside and outside. Vacuum is broken. The owners said that the were not aware of these issues, but all of the issues are posted by previous visitors that wrote down reviews in a book that is in the cottage. The picture of the living room isn't the way it looks. The furniture was rearrange to look bigger and this photo was taken from the upstairs balcony. Not worth what we payed. Owners were upset that we brought an extra 4 lb toy yorkie without notice ( understandable) but they let it go because we were so gracious about the unpleasant conditions. They did give us some ant traps and syrup.
Stayed July, 2017
The view is beautiful. So relaxing and enjoyed kayaking, hot tub at night and great memories with friends!
Stayed June, 2017
We would definitely come again
Stayed June, 2017
We absolutely loved the house. It had everything we needed for our long weekend on the lake. The deck was beautiful to hang out on, we even had the games going on it all weekend. We had a problem with the boat but I immediately contacted the owner and someone was there to give us another boat the very next morning. The only few things I would mention that is good to be aware of, the one screened in bedroom that is off the deck is literally that, all screens, no glass windows so it can get very chilly and damp in there. The beds provided in that room though are very nice and comfortable. The other piece of information that is important to know ahead of time, unless you have 4 wheel drive you may want to park on top of the hill and bring ur stuff down. The day we left it was raining and it took us 2 hours to finally get the car up the driveway. Other than that it was a great weekend and Donna Clark is a delight to work with. I would absolutely rent from them again!!! Oh.... and I thought it was wonderful to walk in and see a complimentary bottle of wine waiting for us on the table, very nice touch!!!!
Stayed May, 2017
The trip did not help with the horrible weather we had when were up there for our annual hiking trip, it rained all three days, we had a couple of breaks in between but that was it. The cabin is nice but it was too small for our group of 8, the owner is very helpful, however with 8 guys in the cabin most of the day did not go well with one bathroom. We even decided to take the boat out in the rain but it moved too slow, a mechanic of ours even changed the spark plugs and put in the right gas and oil mixture, nothing, it just moves slow, but it was raining very hard so we gave that up too. It did not rain that much at night so we tried to stay near the firepit as much as possible. There is so much TV you can watch. The cabin had a sleeping quarter on the ground floor, however, it did not have windows, just a green cover over the windows, but cold air was coming, there was a small heater but it did not help, good thing a couple of our guys brought sleeping bags so they were able to sleep in the quarter. Seems like the trip was not meant to be, a couple of our guys tried kayaking and it flips over wet so both guys were already wet from rain was totally soaked from the cold lake water, pretty funny actually, so they give up on that too. We are used to being outside all day, then come back and relax in a cabin, but us being stuck in the cabin most of the time with a small bathroom did not help. The shower is cruise size shower, 6 guys could not move inside of it and the shower head had low water pressure, again our mechanic cleaned the head and it was doable. We are rebooking at another location in October hopefully with multiple bathrooms. This is the first time we see a place that can sleep 11 that had only 1 bathroom. I believe for a group of 4 people or 5 would be more comfortable. How was the weather heading home? It was snowing and hailing, unbelievable.
Stayed May, 2017