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“Absolutely wonderful vacation!!”
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This is as beautiful inside as the outside!  We have much to offer for all ages.
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This is as beautiful inside as the outside!  We have much to offer for all ages.
This very same pool is being installed Sept 2018 and will be ready 5/1/19 weather permitting. New grill -2017.  There's an umbrella for the picnic table is desired.
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This is as beautiful inside as the outside!  We have much to offer for all ages.
This very same pool is being installed Sept 2018 and will be ready 5/1/19 weather permitting.
New grill -2017.  There's an umbrella for the picnic table is desired.
Plenty of parking for 7 vehicles.
We have plenty of wood and smores supplies also.
Foliage pictures soon to come!  On top of the hill across the lake is Highland Forest Park.
Only AWD or 4WD gets you up here in the winter!  Best sledding path in the area!!!!
Cozy and yet spacious
All pieces recline electronically and USB ports in the arms.
Many a naps with a toasty fire have occurred here. :)
New LR furniture - 2018
My wife is the artistic one.
It's an 11 foot tree.  You bring the presents.
You can never have too much counter space.
Part of the master BR on the main level which incl another BR, LR, kitchen, DR, deck and 2 bathrooms
Other half of Master BR.  There's a large walk in closet to the right with all the games.
2nd BR on the main level which incl Master BR, LR, Kitchen, DR, deck, full and 1/2 bath
Full bathroom on the main level with handicap handles by the toilet and tub.  Wheelchair accessible.
New full bathroom, 2017, on the lower level by the 4th bedroom/playroom.
Lower level is a walk out basement.  Plenty of wood under the deck for bonfires.
Unfinished but very functional as a recreation room and kid cave.  Hope to finish late 2019.
Red dot is our home.  Green dot is our lakefront a mile down the road to launch our watercraft.
The lakefront to launch the kayaks, rowboat, canoe or paddleboat is about one mile down the road.
There's a rowboat and paddleboat hooked up to the dock.
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Syracuse, Finger Lakes, New York

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nicolekor...
Dunmore, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely wonderful vacation!!”
Reviewed August 14, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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A small group of friends and myself stayed for a little weeekend get-away. We were immediately blown away with the beautiful views from the house and the whole house itself. We had a great day down at the lake swimming and relaxing. We were able to lay on the giant porch and watch a meteor shower on our last night. The room of board games was by far our favorite room and we enjoyed playing older games from our childhood. Over all we all had a wonderful time and would recommend this home to our own family and friends. Thank you for the beautiful stay!

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Management Response
Aug 16, 2017
Dear Nicole,

We are happy to hear your group enjoyed themselves and your perspective regarding the home and property. My family is obviously is into board games old and new. I use them partially as a teaching tool in homeschooling the kids. Monopoly is a good one for accounting, money management and taking calculating risks. I would say Catan is our favorite.

Thank you for taking such good care of the home and we would certainly welcome you back anytime. I'm sorry to not have met you personally having a family matter taking precedent. Chrissy said I had nothing to worry about and very much enjoyed meeting you. :)

Appreciatively Yours,
Shawn
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Reviewed July 24, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 25, 2016
Thank you, Keely. It was great to meet you and your family. Were glad to provide a venue to help nurture those relationships important to you.

If you like skiing, consider a January or February visit as we have 4 ski centers with in 30 minutes, one just 5 min away.

Shawn
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Leebz45
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A fantastic stay at the Post & Beam Cedar Log Home”
Reviewed July 6, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Two families with a total of 8 children ranging from toddler to teen arrived for a 4 night stay.

Shawn met me at the house at check-in time and showed me around the house and property. The house bright, spacious, comfortable and impeccably well organized (Shawn - we could use your help in our home). There is absolutely nothing lacking whether in the kitchen, living room or playroom - from paper towels and first aid supplies to toys and games, the property is a vacationers dream. Our kids never once complained that they were bored !!

The property grounds were also fantastic, a large field-like play area, basket ball hoop and some chickens, ducks, fowl and rabbits to look at. We never had an opportunity to take advantage of the kayaks and other water craft, but they looked to be in great shape and were available if we had wanted to use them.

Shawn was a kind, attentive and welcoming host who really wanted to ensure that we would enjoy our stay and was our venerable "concierge" for the duration of our stay.

If and when I come back to the area... this is where I would stay !!

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Liked best: Sitting on the deck and looking out over the water
Liked least: It was a really hot weekend and the AC was not powerful enough.
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
Jul 6, 2016
Thank you for your flattering comments. We are happy to provide a venue to nurture those relationships important to you, family and friends. We would certainly welcome your family again and thank you for taking such good care of our home.

Appreciatively Yours,
Shawn
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Srini C
2 reviews
“Quiet country heaven!”
Reviewed July 6, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

This log home is one of its kind near the Deruyter lake. We had a great three day weekend this July 4th. The owners are very nice - provided all required amenities in the house and kitchen. The lake front is a s short drive(less than half mile) and is very beautiful. They provided with a bunch of kayaks, and cones that we all used and enjoyed over the lake. Very little commercial activity hence good for anyone who enjoys a quiet few days without any noise and away from all commercial activity around the finger lakes. We definitely had great fun.

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Liked best: The view, the lake front access, all the kayaks and canoes supplied. Amazing starry nights.
Liked least: The lower level is still being constructed hence not as ready as the upstairs rooms.
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 9, 2016
I'm glad all enjoyed themselves. It was great meeting your family and friends.

Shawn
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Cliff J
Camp Hill
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Just what we wanted!”
Reviewed December 30, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

We wanted a family Christmas getaway for a few days for six of us. Wanted a place close to winter sports but nice enough to be inside if the weather did not cooperate.

The weather did not cooperate. But with the fantastic view of the lake and mountain and totally functional layout we had a great time.

The owner is great to work with. The DVD player broke and he ran out and got us a new one no questions asked. We were allowed to use the firewood creating non-stop atmosphere.

For a family fun getaway don't hesitate.

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Management Response
Jan 7, 2016
Thank you for your review! Sorry for no snow that week. I'm happy to hear all enjoyed their time with the many amentities we have to offer. Whenever the generations are connected together in fellowship, it's all good. Thank you for taking such good care of our home. Moxie enjoyed himself too. :)

Appreciatively Yours,
Shawn
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Rochester, New York
Reviewed December 9, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
3
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: Great view, spacious, plenty of amentities, attention of owner
Liked least: Gas grill hard to operate but owner has replaced were told
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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AliceN54
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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“Comfortable, great views, plenty of space to stretch out, great for kids,”
Reviewed December 2, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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We had a Thanksgiving gathering (memorial) at Shawn's lovely Cedar Log Home. Our group was large with multi-age extended family members. Shawn made comfortable arrangements for our stay and was very helpful in every way. The kitchen is fully equipped with a variety of large pots and pans, plenty of utensils, spices, misc. extras. The fireplace is cozy, and the living room large and spread out with wonderful views of the lake. A nice mix of mingling and private spaces. We had a soccer game in the snow on the lawn. The deck is huge and right off the kitchen. The house is set back and up from the road - a nice private location but easy to get into town. Lovely rolling hills and farms in this area too. The lake is beautiful. The place is clean and well maintained. The radiant heat made the floors warm on bare feet - especially the bathrooms. Lots of games and things to do in the house for family.

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Liked best: large space and fireplace, location was lovely too
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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