Lakefront Privacy and Romance found at Camp Stardust

  • Open floor plan overlooking the lake
    Open floor plan overlooking the lake
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Cabin on right, Boathouse on left
    Cabin on right, Boathouse on left
  • Private, stunning view, back to nature!
    Private, stunning view, back to nature!
  • Bedroom #1 with Queen Bed
    Bedroom #1 with Queen Bed
  • Bedroom #2 Double Bed
    Bedroom #2 Double Bed
  • Night Sky by Firepit
    Night Sky by Firepit
  • Our watercraft on beautiful Piseco Lake - 10 minute kayak to this gorgeous spot
    Our watercraft on beautiful Piseco Lake - 10 minute kayak to this gorgeous spot
  • property
    property
  • View from Property in Fall
    View from Property in Fall
  • Local Hike - view of Lake Piseco
    Local Hike - view of Lake Piseco
  • Piseco Lake, house is dot on right
    Piseco Lake, house is dot on right
  • Local Hike - view of Snowy Mt
    Local Hike - view of Snowy Mt
$175-350/night
2 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom • Sleeps 2-4
Internet Fireplace Lakefront Mountain (more...)

Welcome to Camp Stardust, a very sweet cabin in the woods, on the water, with ultimate privacy. There are no neighbors, you share this slice of heaven with wildlife and the occasional canoe gliding by.

The cabin is all windows, so the views are stunning, even at night. We turn off the lights, turn on the fire, and enjoy the reflection of the moon off the lake. The sight of the fog lifting in the morning is worth the early rise. 

Need to work while here? We have fiber optic 50/50 wifi, and a desk against the window so you can Zoom with a view. 

This is a no pets, no parties, no smoking cabin, max 4 persons including children. During June-September, our housekeeper is available Mondays, so we have a one week minimum during summer, with arrival and departure on Monday. The rest of the year we have more flexibility.

We follow CDC recommendations for cleaning, and provide lots of extras to make your stay easy and breezy. This is an ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts as well as those who prefer to stay home and enjoy nature from the comfort of the sofa. There's a little something for everyone.

Sleeps up to 4, but is the perfect romantic getaway for two. You will find plenty of hiking, kayaking (BEST in the area!), swimming, exploring, skiing, snowshoe and snowmobile opportunities. We supply local guide books and restaurant recommendations.

The open floor plan with cathedral ceilings creates a spacious, airy main room with carefree gas fireplace. There are 2 bedrooms, one with queen bed, one with a double. A separate TV room is for watching movies, reading or enjoying that mid afternoon nap. Great lake views from this sweet little room as well.

Camp Stardust has one bath (shower only), an outdoor hot shower in the warmer months, indoor gas fireplace, outdoor fire pit, full kitchen, Weber charcoal grill, great wifi, 40' flat screen for DVD movies and Netflix (but no cable), land line phone (no cell service), and a fabulous Sonos Stereo system with indoor and outdoor speakers to enjoy music while grilling or chilling.

SPRING and SUMMER
This is a kayak haven for both beginners and the more experienced. You will have 4 kayaks, a 2 person canoe and adult life preservers. Our Lakefront Boathouse provides easy access to the water. Watercraft available May 10-Nov 1.

Kayak 10 minutes to the right, you are on stunning Piseco Lake. Kayak 30 minutes to the left (for the experienced kayaker) to the more remote wilderness of Big Bay Lake. Lots of natural shoreline and wildlife to explore. Most of our waterfront is too shallow to swim, so we paddle to the lake and enjoy the clear water and sandy bottom of Piseco Lake for a swim.

FALL
Need we say how stunningly beautiful it is here during foliage? It's magical.

WINTER
This cabin is like living inside a snow globe in the winter. There are so many windows you are simply surrounded by snowfall. A unique feature is that the slightly moving water out front rarely freezes, so expect water views and wildlife sightings year round. Otters are frequently seen sliding across the ice, very fun to watch!

Many hiking, snowshoeing and x-country ski adventures. Great fishing. There is a small but very fun ski mountain, Oak Mt., next town over with great vibe, music and meals. Gore ski mountain is a 50 minute drive. We supply 4 sets of adult snowshoes and one child pair. We are surrounded by woods, lakes and rivers, so a snowshoe adventure right from the front door will take you through very pretty forest and river front spots.

This is snowmobile country - hundreds of miles of groomed trails through the woods and across the many lakes. Stop in to a local pub for lunch and a beer, and head out to the next lake. Local rentals, lessons and guides available.

But our favorite activity is sitting by the fire with a hot cocoa and observing the wilderness and the ever changing weather from the comfort of the sofa :)

An all wheel (or 4 wheel) drive vehicle is necessary to navigate our snowy dirt driveway in winter. It is plowed regularly but can be tricky in icy weather. We recommend guests bring warm outdoor clothing, yak traks, tall snow boots and a sense of adventure!

MORE ABOUT THIS CABIN
Due to our close proximity to the water, we have limited well and septic capacity. As a result, we can have no more than 4 persons here at any time, so this is not the place for family reunions or entertaining. We do our best to keep a pristine home, we are sure even the most discerning will be very happy here.

This is a very private, secluded property, however it is not remote. It is easy to get to, we are down a private 200 foot dirt driveway directly off Rt 8.

DISCLOSURE: there is a security camera on the driveway, used to monitor arrivals, departures, deliveries and snowfall.

What's to LOVE? Just about everything listed above.

What might you NOT love? There is a small bridge nearby that separates our outlet from Piseco Lake, and you can hear the cars going over the bridge when outside which is the only thing we wish was different.

Also, RECYCLES are a real hassle here. Guests who choose to stay here must agree to take theirs home if they bring a lot in, or take a trip to the transfer station down the road and leave them there. Leaving a few is fine, but must agree to follow the towns strict recycle rules. 

This is a great home for self reliant, independent travelers looking for very comfortable, private and pristine accommodation in a unique and special spot. Piseco and the surrounding area are beautiful, but have limited entertainment venues other than nature hikes, mountains, wildlife, lakes and rivers.

PLEASE NOTE: We like to offer lower rates if you are just 2 persons, so the rates listed are for two. There are added fees for the 3rd and 4th guests, this includes children.

The driveway can be tricky in winter, an ALL WHEEL DRIVE is necessary to navigate the woodsy and snowy nature of it.
Property Type Cabin
Accommodation Entire Home
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • Mountain View
  • Lake
  • River
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
General
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Pots & Pans
Bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 – Outdoor Shower, Shower, Toilet
Indoor bathroom has shower, no tub. There is also a seasonal outdoor hot shower.
Bedrooms 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 2-4
  • Bedroom 1 – 1 Queen bed
  • Bedroom 2 – 1 Double bed
Entertainment
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Books
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Private Yard
  • Fire Pit
Theme
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sledding
  • Boating
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Wind Surfing
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Linens High Temp Wash
Expectations
  • Requires Stairs
  • Surveillance
  • Dangerous Animals
Accessibility
  • Single Level Home
Season Rate
Thanksgiving 2020
Nov 25, 2020 - Nov 28, 2020
Night
$260
Weekend Night
$260
December 2020
Nov 29, 2020 - Dec 20, 2020
Night
$175 - $225
Weekend Night
$250
Weekly
$1,375 to $1,575
Christmas and New Year
Dec 21, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021
Night
$260
Weekend Night
$300
Weekly
$1,900
Winter
Jan 3, 2021 - Jan 14, 2021
Night
$200 - $225
Weekend Night
$225 - $250
Weekly
$1,475 to $1,600
MLK Weekend
Jan 15, 2021 - Jan 17, 2021
Night
$250
Weekend Night
$250
Winter 2021
Jan 18, 2021 - Feb 11, 2021
Night
$200 - $225
Weekend Night
$260
Weekly
$1,520 to $1,645
Presidents Week
Feb 12, 2021 - Feb 18, 2021
Night
$260
Weekend Night
$300
Weekly
$1,900
Feb-Mar 2021
Feb 19, 2021 - Mar 14, 2021
Night
$225
Weekend Night
$260
Weekly
$1,645
Early Spring
Mar 15, 2021 - Apr 22, 2021
Night
$175 - $225
Weekend Night
$225 - $250
Weekly
$1,380 to $1,525
Spring
Apr 23, 2021 - May 27, 2021
Night
$200 - $225
Weekend Night
$260 - $275
Weekly
$1,520 to $1,675
Memorial Day
May 28, 2021 - May 30, 2021
Night
$300
Weekend Night
$300
Early Summer
May 31, 2021 - Jun 20, 2021
Night
$260 - $335
Weekend Night
$325 - $350
Weekly
$1,965 to $2,135
Summer 2021
Jun 21, 2021 - Sep 5, 2021
Weekly
$2,345
September
Sep 6, 2021 - Sep 23, 2021
Night
$275 - $335
Weekend Night
$325 - $340
Weekly
$2,050 to $2,180
Fall Foliage
Sep 24, 2021 - Oct 7, 2021
Night
$300 - $325
Weekend Night
$340
Weekly
$2,305
Columbus Weekend
Oct 8, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
Night
$350
Weekend Night
$350
October
Oct 11, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021
Night
$240 - $260
Weekend Night
$275 - $300
Weekly
$1,750 to $1,890
November
Nov 1, 2021 - Nov 23, 2021
Night
$225
Weekend Night
$250
Weekly
$1,625
Thanksgiving
Nov 24, 2021 - Nov 28, 2021
Night
$225 - $300
Weekend Night
$300
December
Nov 29, 2021 - Dec 19, 2021
Night
$200 - $225
Weekend Night
$250
Weekly
$1,500 to $1,600

Cancellation Policy: Guest receives 90 % if cancellation occurs at least 90 days before arrival; No refunds within 90 days of arrival.

$200-$380 night