House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8
Maureen and Jim Wratten
Why Maureen and Jim Wratten chose Waterville
This home was my father's vision. He toiled long and hard at clearing the land and having the cabin loving built in just the right spot for the best views. He lived here for many years enjoying his accomplishment. After his passing we decided to share the beauty of his place with others. We hope that you will enjoy your stay at Ray's Rustic Retreat.
What makes this House unique
If you would like to get away from it all, this is the spot for you. Only 2 miles from town but you feel a world away from the hustle and bustle. So private and yet close to everything you might need. You will never tire of the view from the wrap around porch. Country at its best.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Smoking allowed out of doors only.
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Contract must be filled out and returned to owner. Gatherings of 6 or more guests beyond what is listed in the rental contract need prior approval.
Guests above the 8 maximum are allowed if approved in advance and a 25.00 per night per guest fee will be charged.
Please know no Pets or Parties are allowed.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great place and very relaxing!
This location is great and very relaxing with a rustic feel but with everything you need. We’ll definitely stay here again when we are in the area.
We had a wonderful stay here. The place was clean, comfortable and well stocked. We had beautiful views/sunrises/sunsets on edge of cornfield. The lake was very pretty. We were well located in terms of traveling to visit nearby towns for antiquing, shopping and golfing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return. Maureen was very responsive to all our queries. I hope to return next year to this fantastic spot.
Perfect spot for a nearby wedding at Barnes’ Barn. Plenty of lawn games, paddle boat and kayaks, and fire pit for family entertainment. Wonderful deck with a beautiful view and amazing rocking Adirondack chairs!
We stayed at Ray's Rustic Retreat for a family get together over a long weekend and the house and property exceeded our expectations, but more than that, it was a very private, fun and relaxing property. Comfortable beds, beautiful view and so much to do for every age. We had our 2 1/2 year old grandson with us and he enjoyed the pedal boat and kayaks on the lake so much! We had a great visit and you can be as relaxed or as busy as you choose to be. We hope to come back again! Thank you Maureen and Jim!
I gives us such pleasure to know that you enjoyed your time at Ray's Retreat. Hope to see you again sometime!
Our second stay and as great as the first. Thank you Maureen and Jim!
This was our second stay at Ray's. It was just as good as the first time, if not better! The property is so beautiful and very relaxing. Each time we discover something new! You can tell the pride Ray took in his home! Thank you for letting us be guests and enjoy the beautiful home. See you next year!
Thank you for noticing some of the upgrades we have done. We do try to make improvements each year, some inside and some outside. As well as offering more games, seating, movies etc. It is always a pleasure to have you be our guests!
10 acres to explore on foot. Try your hand at fishing in the lake(catch and release) or Kayaking, paddle boating or tubing. Colgate University and Hamilton College within 15 miles. City of Utica 20 miles away. Golf driving range nearby. Turning Stone Casino Resort and Vernon Downs Raceway within 20 miles. Many golf courses in the area. Centrally located to many attractions.