5 BR / 2 BA ~ 16 Acre Waterfront, Sleeps 20, Hot Tub, Pontoon Boat, Kayaks, A/C
Donna & John Clark
- english, french
About Donna & John Clark
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 16 grandchildren, they own and manage 12 bed and breakfast rooms and 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.
Donna & John Clark purchased this House in 2005
Why Donna & John Clark chose South Colton
The privacy of this property is unmatched with its 16 acres of waterfront grounds; large groups are free to enjoy their vacation without fear of disturbing neighbors. It is a recreational paradise with pontoon boat, unlimited boat gas, kayaks, paddle boards, waterfront hot tub, lit volleyball court, adjacent game building with pool, ping pong, shuffleboard, etc.
What makes this House unique
Built and equipped for large groups. Ultimate privacy. Many facets of recreation on grounds and nearby. Close proximity (1/2 hour or less) to St. Lawrence University, Clarkson University, and 2 SUNY schools make it a resource for conferences, visiting sports teams parents, etc. 4 miles away is Higley Flow State Park with sandy beach. The Beaver Pond Nature Trail has interpretive signs that describe the six distinct habitats through which the trail passes. Hiking trails double as cross-country ski trails in winter, when snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing are also allowed.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Event w/ 25+ guests there is a fee of $15/guest
There is a pet fee of $50 per pet
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:20 (sleeps up to 20 adults)
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We were able to go see the property prior to rental. The pictures do not do it justice. The house is beautiful and very family friendly. The kids had a blast in the snow and the views are spectacular. Do not hesitate to rent this property.
John and I are so happy that you and your kids had a great time at the Raquette Lodge! It is one of our greatest joys to know that we have a small part in making family memories. Donna
This property has it all. We had 14 people staying (8 adults and 9 children). There wasn’t a moment that there wasn’t anything to do. The kids stayed busy and enjoyed the outdoors, while never asking for any technology. Trust me-that’s a first. Between the pontoon boat, kayaks, paddle boards, volleyball court, and the many games in on the out building- we can’t wait to come back again next year.
The owners were also very accommodating and accessible with any questions that we had. The home was clean and neat, and they even had a little game for the guests to play while in the home. The kids loved solving the questions, and really enjoyed knowing they got an owner supplied prize for the completion of the game. A++ for them doing that.
What a great review. I especially loved that the kids never asked for any technology!
A true sign of a great getaway!
Great experience. We make this trip every year and always have an amazing time.
You have been very loyal guests. Thank you for your faithfulness and appreciation.
This is a great place. Plenty of room in the house, game room, and yard. Great place for family or a group of friends.
A Perfect Adirondack Get Away!
Our family of six siblings and our significant others came here for 5 nights to celebrate our dad's 90th birthday. In April I had chosen 7 properties on VRBO for Dad to choose from, most of which were in the Catskills, closer to most of us. My wife and I really hoped that he might like the Raquette Lodge since we thought it was amazing. It looked like the classic cabin on a lake. Being a 7.5-hour drive, it seemed it might be too far for Dad. But, before he even saw the last two or three properties, he said this was the one.
Sadly, Dad passed away very suddenly 9 days later. But we knew we were going to celebrate him at the place that he had chosen. And we were to spend time together without kids or any other obligations.
The lodge really surpassed all our expectations! We arrived at night, which actually was good because the long, private drive through dense trees and the darkness confirmed that we had a very rare experience coming, and that most of it would be revealed in the morning. This was a cabin truly on its own in the woods, on the water. After joking about how this is the first scene in a scary movie, we turned on the lights and the living room of the lodge came to life with warm lamps and decor that couldn't have been more perfect.
Everything that you could want on an experience like this is here. There is a large porch facing the river with not one, but two top-of-line gas grills, helping us to make elaborate and delicious dinners. The hot tub was waiting for us right near the water. The bedrooms are likewise rustic and warm. The game room was large and, aside from the great games, it featured such a classic, antique refrigerator that we made sure we purchased some local craft beer to fill it with. We spent nights mostly chatting, either around the bonfire ring or the large fireplace.
Daytime we took advantage of the kayaks, stand up paddleboards and the pontoon boat which was a fun way to explore farther on the river. Then there are the great hikes that are nearby with flowing water and waterfalls.
One fun, unique thing we got a kick from was a contest sheet that was included in the literature on the dining room table. It was something like an indoor scavenger hunt. If it is there be sure to do it. John happily graded us over the phone (we won a nice prize!). We really liked his humor and hospitality.
Donna and John, your place worked its magic for us. We left with a lifetime of family memories and would love to return.
It is such a privilege to have a small part in your family’s bonding and memories. Your siblings’ love for each other and your enjoyment of being together is a fine tribute to your father.
Wonderful week with the whole family. Third year at this beautiful property.