Accomodations & Booking Info

Stiefvater's offers 14 individual cottages for your vacation needs! From single bedroom units to houses with five bedrooms, you'll find all of our properties clean and inviting. We look forward to your visit!

Bring your own sheets, bath and beach towels. Check in 2 PM, Check Out is 10 AM. All are housekeeping rentals- leave them as you found them, cleaning products provided. A 50% deposit is required to reserve.

One Bedroom Cottages

Cottage 1 - Sleeps 2

$575/week (Sun - Sun)
1 Queen Bed, TV, coffee pot, microwave
Small refrigerator
Charcoal grill, screened porch
No kitchen

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Cottage 2 - Sleeps 2

$575/week (Sun - Sun)
1 Queen Bed, TV, coffee pot, microwave
Small refrigerator
Charcoal grill, screened porch
No kitchen

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Cottage 3 - Sleeps 2

$650/week (Sun - Sun)
1 Full size Bed & pillows
Full kitchen-pots, pans, dishes,
silverware, kitchen towel
Screened porch
Charcoal Grill, picnic table, TV

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Cottage 4 - Sleeps 2

$650/week (Sun - Sun)
1 Full size Bed & pillows
Full kitchen-pots, pans, dishes,
silverware, kitchen towel
Screened porch
Charcoal Grill, picnic table, TV

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Cottage 5 - Sleeps 4

$650/week (Sun - Sun)
1 Full size Bed & pillows
Full kitchen-pots, pans, dishes,
silverware, kitchen towel
Enclosed porch with sleeper sofa (sleeps up to 4)
Charcoal Grill, picnic table, TV

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Cottage 6 - Sleeps 4

$650/week (Sun - Sun)
1 Full size Bed & pillows
Full kitchen-pots, pans, dishes,
silverware, kitchen towel
Enclosed porch with sleeper sofa (sleeps up to 4)
Charcoal Grill, picnic table, TV

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Two Bedroom Cottages

Cottage 7 - Sleeps 4
Across from playground

$875/week (Sun - Sun)
2 Full size beds
Full kitchen
Charcoal grill, screened porch
Picnic table

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Cottage 8A - Sleeps 6
**Lakefront**

$975/week (Sat - Sat)
2 Full size beds + sleeper sofa
Full kitchen, deck
Charcoal grill, picnic table

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Cottage 10 - Sleeps 6
**Closest to the Lake**

$1400/week (Sat - Sat)
3 Full size beds
Full kitchen
Charcoal grill, screened porch
Picnic table

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Three Bedroom Cottages

Cottage 7A - Sleeps 6

$1000/week (Sun - Sun)
2 Bedroom with full size beds, 1 with Twin Bunk Beds
1 Bath, full kitchen, charcoal grill
Located across from playground

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Cottage 9 - Sleeps 6

$1400/week (Sat - Sat)
2 Bedroom with full size beds, 1 with Twin Bunk Beds
1 Bath, full kitchen, gas grill
Lake Front, Large Deck

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Four Bedroom House

House 12 - Sleeps 10

$2250/week (Sat - Sat)
House #12 is a 4-BR that sleeps 10.
3 Bedrooms have 1 full size bed.
1 Bedroom has 1 full and 1 twin.
There is a sleeper sofa in the living room.
2 Bedrooms on 1st floor and 2 on 2nd floor.
Large deck, kitchen and family room. Small washer and dryer, gas grill, foosball table, 2 full bathrooms, each with stand-up showers.

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Five Bedroom Houses

House 11 - Sleeps 13

$2500/week (Sat - Sat)
Sleeps 13+
1st floor - Kitchen, living room, dining room, full bath and laundry room.
2nd floor - 1 bedroom with king bed, 1 bedroom with queen bed, 1 bedroom with 2 bunks and each with full and twin, bathroom with bathtub.
3rd floor - Family room, 1 full bedroom, 1 twin bedroom.

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House 8 - Sleeps 10

$2050/week (Sat - Sat)
Sleeps 10
1st floor - Kitchen, living room, dining room, bathroom, mud room, enclosed sun room.
2nd floor - 5 bedrooms, each with 1 full size bed, 1 bathroom

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Booking Process


AGE RESTRICTIONS:

Person renting the cottage/house must be 18 years of age with photo ID and must be present at check in.

RESERVATION PROCESS:

All cottages are reserved on a weekly basis until May 1, when they are opened up to less than weekly rentals. Previous guests receive a renewal letter in December and must reserve their same week/cottage by January 1st each year. Once reserved, a 50% deposit is then due by January 31st to hold the reservation. Cottages 8, 8A, 9, 10, 11 and 12 are rented Saturday to Saturday. Cottages 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 7A are rented Sunday to Sunday. 

On January 2nd, cottages for which a renewal reservation has not been made are opened up to the general public for weekly rentals. On February 1st, renewals that have not made deposits are opened up and your week is lost. Requests for cottages are taken on a first come, first served basis. Please email with your request and you will be contacted either the first week in January or the first week of February with available options.

Deposit checks should be made out to Stiefvater’s Cottages LLC and mailed to 4200 Paxton St, Harrisburg PA 17111. The balance is due upon arrival and can then be paid by check, cash or credit card. 

We require a 2 week prior notice for any cancellations. Your deposit will be refunded only if the cottage is rented. A $25 service charge applies to all refunded deposits.

DAMAGE/CLEANING DEPOSIT:

First time guests are required to provide a $50-$150 security/cleaning deposit at the time of the reservation. A credit card is required for this deposit. The deposit will not be charged on check out if the cottage is left in the same (or better) condition upon check out. Guests are required to clean the kitchen (wipe out refrigerator, toaster oven and microwave), wash all dishes and put back in the cupboards. The shower, toilet and sink must also be cleaned. Please remake the beds, putting the comforters on the beds. Please sweep and mop throughout. Cleaning supplies are provided. All garbage must be put in the proper trash cans upon check out.

Once You've Booked

*Check in time is 2 PM, check out is 10 AM. 

*For the comfort of all of our guests, all cottages and houses are strictly non smoking. Please be considerate of other guests when smoking outdoors. Do not throw cigarette butts on the grounds or in the water

*Pets are not permitted. There is a Kennel in Old Forge (10 miles), "Feathers and Boughs" 315-369-2323.

*It is the guest’s responsibility to take good care of the property and to leave it in the same clean and tidy condition as they found it.

MAXIMIM OCCUPANCY:

Cottages 1-4: 2 people (Cottage 1 has Queen, Cottage 2 has full sized bed
Cottages 5-6: 4 people (1 full sized bed plus a sleeper sofa on enclosed porch)
Cottage 7: 4 people (2 full sized beds in 2 bedrooms)
Cottage 7A and 9: 6 people ( 2 full sized beds in 2 bedrooms, 1 twin bunk in 3rd bedroom)
Cottage 8A: 6 people (2 full sized beds in 2 bedrooms, 1 sleeper sofa in living room)
Cottage 8: 10 people (5 full sized beds in 5 bedrooms)
Cottage 10: 8 people (3 full sized beds in 2 bedrooms, 1 sleeper sofa in living room)
House 11: 13-17 (2 rooms with full size beds, 1 room with a king bed, 1 room with 2 bunk beds, each with a full size on the bottom and twin on top, and 1 room with a twin bed. There are also 2 full size futons in the 3rd floor family room)
House 12: (3 rooms with full size beds, 1 with a full size bed and a twin bed, and a full size sleeper in the living room)

When You Arrive

CHECK IN:

Please stop in the office, 2nd building on the right, to see if your cottage is ready. You will pay your balance and receive further information about the beach, property and dock policies. Please help yourselves to the brochures in the office with information on local services.

LINENS:

All beds have a mattress pad, blanket, pillows, bath mat and kitchen towel and cloth. Please bring sheets, pillowcases and towels. Toilet paper and trash bags are provided.

Bed sizes are as follows:

Cottages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8A, 8 and 10 all have full size beds.
Cottages 7A and 9 have 2 rooms with full sized beds and one room with twin bunk beds
House 11 has 2 rooms with full size beds, 1 room with a king bed, 1 room with 2 bunk beds, each with a full size on the bottom and twin on top, and 1 room with a twin bed. There are also 2 full size futons in the 3rd floor family room.
House 12 has 3 rooms with full size beds, 1 with a full size bed and a twin bed, and a full size sleeper in the living room.

TRASH:

All trash is recycled. General trash must be put in the clear plastic bags supplied. Plastic bottles must be rinsed, tops removed and placed in the red garbage can marked “plastic”. Trash cans are located between cottages 7A and 8, in front of the utility room. Aluminum cans are placed in the can marked “metal”, glass containers are also rinsed, tops removed and placed in the can marked “glass”. Newspapers and magazines are also recycled.

CLEANING:

Our cottages and houses are “housekeeping” cottages. Cleaning supplies are provided and each cottage must be cleaned prior to check out. We have only 4 hours to turn over the cottages . In order to keep your cottage week each year, you must leave the cottage as you found it upon arrival. This includes cleaning the kitchen (wipe out refrigerator, toaster oven and microwave), all dished washed and put back in the cupboards. The shower, toilet and sink must also be cleaned. Please remake the beds, putting the comforters on the beds. Please sweep and mop throughout.

HEAT AND AIR CONDITIONING:

We do not have air conditioning in the cottages. There are fans available for use.
Heaters are in every cottage/house. Space heaters are available as well.

TVs:

There is 1 TV in cottages 1-10. Houses 11 and 12 have 1 TV in the living room and TVs in some of the bedrooms as well.

DOCK, BOATS, JET SKIS:

Dock space is free and is on a first come, first served basis. There is a public boat launch less than ј mile from our entrance. Power boats and pontoon boats can be rented at Clark’s Marine in Eagle Bay and at Rivett’s Marina in Old Forge. Boats and jet-skis must observe all NY boating rules. Boats and jet skis must remain 500 feet from the beach and swimming area at all time and observe all no-wake rules.

BEACH:

Swimming is permitted within the roped area off the sandy beach. Diving is prohibited anywhere on property.

WATERSPORTS:

Kayaks, canoes and pedal boats are provided for your use free of charge. Life vests are required and are provided. Boats are on a first come first served basis and must be clean and returned to the boat racks before sunset each day. All guests must wear life jackets.

GRILLS AND FIRE PIT:

Cottages 1-7A, 8A, 9 and 10 have charcoal grills (guests supply charcoal). Houses 8, 11 and 12 have a gas grill and propane is provided. Please keep gas grills away from cabin walls and off wood decks.
The fire pit near the beach is for all guests. Campfire Wood, kindling, newspaper and matches are provided for our guests. Please feel free to start your own fire or request assistance from the caretaker. All fires must be closely attended.

RECREATION ROOM:

An indoor recreation room is located beside the office. There is a ping pong, table as well as various board games and occasionally video games for your free use. Children are permitted to use the recreation room as long as they treat the games with respect and clean up the games when they’re done with them.

PLAYGROUND AND OUTDOOR RECREATION:

There are swings, a slide, sand box, badminton, volleyball, basketball, tether ball, corn hole, and horseshoes provided. Please do not abuse the games. Guests are responsible for damages to rec room equipment. All children under 12 years of age must be supervised by and adult. You are responsible for cleaning up after yourselves.

PARKING:

Cottages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7A, 8, and 8A may park 1 car in front of the cottage. Cottages 9 and 10 are allowed 1 car beside house #8. House #11 may park 1 car in front of the house. House 12 and all other cars must park in the parking lot at the entrance and across from House 12.