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.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful views , house was extremely well equipped , would definitely rent again
Everything we could ask for
The location, the amenities, the cost, the property itself... it all adds up to everything we could ask for. This is the second year we stayed at this cabin for a golf trip to the Cooperstown/Verona area, and it likely won't be the last.
We are so glad you enjoyed your time at our property. It really is so conveniently located to many beautiful golf courses and other activities too. I hope you enjoyed some our many outdoor games and activities while you are there as well. We hope to see you again next year. Happy golfing to you all!
Superb location, beautiful property and grounds with many activities available for family etertainment, and decorating was in very good and updated taste. Unfortunately our daughter, son-in-law, and two little boys were not able to join us, therefore, we didn't use all these wonderful amenities, but if we travel together again next time, you will be remembered.
The only negative was that the lock was so very sensitive to the touch, and we had trouble getting in every night when we came back, which was usually late.
Thank you for allowing us to use this lovely home.
Bill and Susan
I am so. glad you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry to hear that the rest of your family was unable to come with you as planned. I am sorry for the issue with the lock. Now that you menation it I can see the difficulty and it will replaced. Thank you for your feed back as it helps us to ensure future guests have a more enjoyable experience.
We rented this property for a long weekend to attend and celebrate our daughter’s graduation from nearby Colgate University. We had a very full schedule with commencement events over several days. Within minutes of arriving, we all wished we had more time to spend in the home. It is spectacular. It is very clean and cozy; pride of ownership is abundantly evidenced. Every detail - inside and out - is just about perfect. And while the home itself is great, it is the awesome property that will have you dreaming of returning. It is beautiful and peaceful. All-in-all, an amazing place.
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Ray’s place. We hope that you had time to enjoy all the activities outside that we provide. Hoping your travels will bring you back!
Beautiful Relaxing Stay
Wonderful Great Family place to Gather we will be back ❤️👍😀
Excellent cottage in a wonderfully serene, natural setting. Immaculately clean and well appointed. All the amenities you would need and everything worked well. Owners are conscientious and pay great attention to detail. Tons of wildlife for your watching pleasure. Lots of room for 6 adults to spread out, or be together, as we chose.
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.