In 2010 we proudly added our vacation rental house, Clarke’s Cottage on Hidden Pond, as a sister property to the Halsey House for folks traveling to the Finger Lakes. This five bedroom country home sits on almost seven acres of rolling lawns and fields and features a very large and private swimming pond.
Stunning vistas of the upstate NY countryside can be seen from every window in the house. When we completely gutted and rebuilt the interior of this house, we added large windows to take advantage of these views.
The gourmet kitchen offers beautiful professional stainless-steel appliances, granite counters, a picture window with a view of the red barn and a wide open design to accommodate several cooks. The island allows observers to sit and chat with the cooks during meal prep. This kitchen is fully furnished with all the cookware, appliances and serving dishes you will need, and of course wine glasses and corkscrew! You can also take the cooking outside with a gas grill and picnic tables within view of the pond and lawn.
The plush comfort of the furnishings and high-end amenities such as the master bathroom’s whirlpool tub, luxury pillow-top beds and reclining couches and chairs, have guests wondering if there is any reason to leave the property during their relaxing stay.
Did we mention outdoor fun? We have added a six person hot tub and fire pit, located between the house and the pond.
Imagine sipping on your first cup of coffee while sitting in the hot tub and watching the sun rise over Hidden Pond, with the breeze cooling you face. And we can think of no better way to spend an evening then enjoying a bottle (or two, or three) of Finger Lakes wine with family or friends, watching a crackling fire and a million sparkling stars in the nighttime sky. Make a meal roasting hot dogs and marshmallows on a stick over the open fire.
Peacefulness, privacy, relaxation. You will be planning your next visit to Clarke’s Cottage before you even leave here.