Cozy 2 Bedroom Cabin on 11 acres, short walk from Stissing Lake
About Antoinette Bruno
I run StarChefs magazine based in Brooklyn and have 2 children. HBS alum, originally from Maryland and have lived in NY for last 30 years.
Antoinette Bruno purchased this Cottage in 1994
Why Antoinette Bruno chose Pine Plains
20 years ago we looked in the country for a place to call our own. We married here and raised our two children. Stissing Lake offers an ideal place to relax, lots of room to roam and indulge in the magic of nature. Enjoy spring blossoms, summer fun in the water or the gorgeous fall foliage. Hike Stissing Mountain, picnic on the lawn, kayak or paddle boat around Stissing Lake, swim without the distraction of motorized boats, fish for Bass, watch the swans and turtles on the lake or birdwatch at Thomson Nature Preserve.
What makes this Cottage unique
Stissing Lake is our little slice of heaven.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The location and town is wonderful.
The property needs some minor updating and a deep cleaning. But location and all is wonderful. Well deff come back again.
Slice of heaven!
Peace and quiet on a beautiful lake! Loved every minute- the paddle boat to the floating dock, the most generous firewood delivery, a washer/dryer.
Quiet and lots of activities
My friend and I enjoyed our quiet time at the cottage. We were there during an off season time in October so no one was in the large main house near by that is actually on the lake.The cottage is off to the side and one must walk through the other property to get to the lake and boats and bicycles that are shared with others. That was not an issue for us since we were the only ones there. The cottage has everything you need (even fresh eggs) including a tv with access to all the streaming channels. There are many many places to hike and antique shop and lakes to paddle and fish near by.
My only complaint would be that one of the bedrooms is located in the interior of the house so no window. It would help if the fan was able to run while sleeping without the ceiling lights on. Otherwise a beautiful area to explore.
The location, lake amenities- kayaks fishing poles bikes etc was wonderful.
Having access to lake with canoe, kayaks, fishing poles, bikes was fantastic! However the “rustic” cottage was a little lacking even considering “rustic”. Not one smoke detector and the 2nd bedroom has NO window, the kitchen had sufficient plates, but not bowls or table utensils. The big kitchen problem was lack of cooking pots or the disgusting conditions of the ones available. With a small investment in a set of pots & utensils the experience would dramatically improve. You can run out and buy paper & plastic as a guest and that is not too bad- but dishes & cooking utensils?! No wine/bottle openet either- we bought & contributed to next guest. We also had to buy an additional fan. With just a little TLC & attention to daily needs it would be absolutely fantastic, Would consider again if owner addressed some of these.
Antoinette was so kind and helpful with all of my questions. Because no one was in the main house during my stay, I was able to sit on the Adirondack chairs for hours and stare at the lake every day of my stay. It was peaceful and lovely! And there is even a nice hike to Thompson Pond within walking distance of the house! Lots of nearby towns that have beautiful hiking and plenty of things to do outdoors. And great farm stands all over the place!
Most wonderful vacation ever!
The location, amenities, and services were superb. We enjoyed the charming property, taking advantage of all the activities available, especially the swimming and hiking. We visited the very charming surrounding towns and restaurants. We also dined at the house on the porch taking in the breathtaking view and romantic setting. Would highly recommend for your next vacation.
Stissing Lake House and Cottage are located in Northern Dutchess County in the beautiful Hudson Valley. If you love the outdoors you will love Stissing Lake.