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Features & amenities of The Cottage on the Lake


Welcome to the Cottage on the Lake.  Here you'll find an atmosphere that's ideal for a family gathering, romantic get-away, fishing trip, club activity, corporate off-site, or just treating oneself to its peaceful surroundings.  With 180 feet of lake frontage in a natural growth forest, the cottage grounds are all about nature's charm.  On the shore of Lake Ontario in Youngstown, NY, USA, it's located two miles East of the mouth of the Niagara River.  Toronto and the Canadian skyline are visible 30 miles away across the lake..., and whether you're an early riser or a night-owl matters not, because the sun both rises and sets on the water, all that matters is which way you're facing in the hammock. 


The cottage consists of a single (main) room measuring 20' x 20' with a peak ceiling and an attached (indoor) bathroom with shower.

  • The main room has the following features:

    • bedroom area:

      • two 3/4-size bunk beds (sleeps eight as four couples). 

      • Guests provide their own linens (sheets, pillow cases and towels), we supply the blankets and pillows.

      • The bunks were fitted with new mattresses and pillows in May, 2006.

    • kitchen area has:

      • fridge and stove/oven

      • sink with hot & cold running well water.  It's suggested that you bring your own drinking water.

      • plates, silverware and glasses for eight

      • pots, pans

      • toaster

      • microwave

      • toaster oven

      • coffee maker & filters

      • crock pot

      • blender

    • living area has:

      • fireplace (guests provide their own firewood)

      • TV with rotary aerial antenna (new as of June 2007, reception is great!)

      • stereo with AM/FM tuner and CD/DVD player

      • desk

      • kerosene heater -we supply a blue (proper for kerosene) 5-gallon container, and guests supply the kerosene, but there's often some leftover from previous guests

  • Bathroom has:

    • toilet, sink, shower

    • storage/pump room with:

      • ironing board

      • vacuum cleaner

  • Cottage grounds:  the cottage is in a tall, natural growth forest, the trees reach for the clouds here!  On the grounds there's a 40 foot-wide clearing between the cottage and the lake, where you'll find:

    • a picnic table

    • a hammock by the lake (note: the hammock was stolen, and will be replaced in 2014)

    • a fire pit (note: we're planning to have the fire pit totally re-designed and replaced in 2014)

    • horseshoes and poles

    • an assortment of chairs

    • Two Mile Creek flows through the property

    • the sun both rises and sets on the water, and with the lake on the North side of the grounds, you'll not find a better place to view the Northern Lights!!!

  • The lake:

    • there's a path that provides access to the beach.  There's currently not much beach (0-6 feet) due to the lake's high water level.  However, there is enough room to hang-out on the rocks and let the waves wash your feet.  There is also a seawall about 100' out (1-2 feet underwater) that you can swim to.

    • Fishing: the fishing is known to be excellent on the lake and the Niagara River, we receive out-of-state guests that come for the fishing alone.  Among the types of fish caught are Coho Salmon, King Salmon, Lake Trout and Brown Trout.

1.5 acres of nature's charm