We had such a lovely week at the cottage. The home was comfortable and quiet, fishing not bad for mid-summer, the water very warm so we enjoyed swimming off the dock and off the pontoon boat, relaxing in the hot tub, sunning in the morning on the deck, overall a very nice week at the lake.
My only complaints (very minor) would be the house does not have potable water which was not advertised and a bit clumsy but easily rectified with multiple trips to the store and for some reason the TV did not get basic TV channels (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX) which was weird considering literally hundreds of cable networks were available - usually its the other way around. Again very minor. Overall a great week!
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!