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Stiefvater's Lakeside Cottages

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We've visited Stiefvaters for several years now and our experience has always been fantastic. Our most recent trip was with a group of 12, (6 kids and 6 adults) but we've also visited with just our family of 4. Either way, the campground satisfies all of our needs. The private beach provides a roped off swimming area, we have access...

Thank Keith W
zanstacks, Owner at Stiefvater's Lakeside Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you! We really appreciate that so many families make Stiefvater's an annual tradition! Thank you for letting us know about all the things that are important to you! We'll continue to make improvements and look forward to many more years having you as guests!

Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I am torn. I would give this place a 10, but I dont want everyone else booking here. 😉 This place is amazing. The property is clean and has all the amenities. I DON'T ROUGH IT. I like the WiFi, heat, private beach with paddle boards, canoes, and kayaks. The short walk to town and restaurants. The on-site caretakers, Larry...

Thank jimnsuzy
zanstacks, Owner at Stiefvater's Lakeside Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Dan and I truly appreciate your kind words and are so happy that you enjoy the property! It's great to hear that our caretakers are taking great care of our guests! Hope to see you again in 2017!

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I love visiting Stiefvater's both in the winter/summertime...absolutely beautiful place. I took my kids and grandkids for a family vacation and they loved it! I enjoyed watching them enjoy themselves and making fun memories. The staff is extremely nice and very accommodating. Larry, is the best not only is he very helpful but always making sure all guests have everything...

Thank Reed1964
zanstacks, Owner at Stiefvater's Lakeside Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the feedback! Dan and I are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Stiefvater's! We hope you bring your family back for more memories next year!

Albany, New York
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Our family had an early Thanksgiving and the location was beautiful. It was perfect for a variety of family members having different situations with one central house as a Gathering spot. The only reason I wouldn't give 5 stars is the creepy caretaker who was intrusive and always lurking around. The owner was gracious when I called her about it...

Thank kmc612wc
zanstacks, Owner at Stiefvater's Lakeside Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! I'm so sorry that your time with us was not up to your expectations. We always appreciate our guest's input so that we can strive to make Stiefvater's better each year!

Webster, New York
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Our three generations shared the roomy 4 bedroom cottage #12. It had everything you could want except for a dishwasher. The property is beautiful and well-equipped. Canoes and kayaks are included as well as a nightly campfire, small beach area and awesome sunsets. It's an easy walk to town for restaurants and stores and walking distance to two hiking trails....

1Thank Luvocean3
Camp Springs, MD
Reviewed 13 June 2013

My family and I (8 total) just completed our second family fishing long weekend at Stiefvater's. We first stayed back in August 2011 and the improvements that have been made since then both inside and out have been wonderful. The beds are comfortable, the property is well cared for, all the applicances were in excellent working order, and the sunsets...

4Thank DCDaveCampSprings_MD
Marcellus, New York
Reviewed 15 August 2011

This was our first time staying at Stiefvater's and our entire family (all 16 of us) immensely enjoyed our time. There was something for everyone from our 2 year old niece, 19 and 24 year old cousins, our selves, and my parents (Grandma and Grandpa). We stayed in the cottage 12 which is the log cabin home and we were...

3Thank LisaS11_11
Follansbee, WV
Reviewed 13 June 2011

After reading a negative review about Stiefvater's, I had to write about our wonderful family get together that we had last summer. I contacted Dan and Carolyn Stacks, the new owners, and they said that Rod is no longer the manager there for the upcoming season. So rest assured that your family will once again experience the awesome hospitality, friendly...

1Thank PBrindley
Fulton, New York
Reviewed 9 May 2011

My husband and I have been bringing our two boys to Stiefvater's every father's day weekend since 1997. We have wonderful memories and photos in our albums that not only make us smile but in a sense the boys grew up while having fun on the beach from year to year. It is the perfect place to get away and...

2Thank Gorton13
Columbia, MD
Reviewed 5 May 2011

My family has been coming to Stiefvater's in July for over 10 years and we have thoroughly enjoyed each of our stays. The rustic cabins have every necessary amenity while the beach, playground, and included access to boats give us lots to do outside. The cottages are sited on/near the lake but just off the main road, a short walk...

Thank Tracey M

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
14 Houses and cottages from 1-5 bedrooms on Fourth Lake on the Fulton Chain of Lakes in the Adirondacks. Free use of kayaks, canoes and rowboats. Sandy beach, nightly campfire, free use of dock. Within walking distance to Inlet, groceries, public beach, hiking, restaurants, shopping. Playground and recreation room. Free wi-fi. Open Memorial Day to Columbus Day ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stiefvater's Lakeside Cottages

Address: 120 State Route 28, Inlet, NY 13360
Region: United States > New York > Inlet
Number of rooms: 14
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“Cottages 8 and 11 are large and directly on the water. Cottage 12 is the furthest away but you can still see the water. The one bedroom cottage I saw was very small but pictures of each room are on their website.”
  • Sunset
 of 5 bubbles Luvocean3, 1 Aug 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in the big house (cottage 11)”
 of 5 bubbles DCDaveCampSprings_MD, 13 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Book early”
 of 5 bubbles PBrindley, 13 Jun 2011 | Read review
“Higher number cabins are closer to the lake.”
  • Sunset from Stiefvater's dock
 of 5 bubbles MDProf, 5 May 2011 | Read review
“Check out the photos and rates, and ask questions”
 of 5 bubbles CampMurwood, 4 May 2011 | Read review
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