Date of Stay: August 2022
Posted On: 9/29/22 by Dennis N.
“What a perfect spot to spend a relaxing family vacation at the lake. The property is really nicely maintained. The cabin was great and spacious, and offered the right combination of rustic but with all the right modern amenities. The screened-in porch was a huge favorite and was where every meal was eaten. The waterfront and dock are in really great condition and we spent countless hours down there swimming, kayaking, or just reading a book. And of course, the village of Lake Placid is charming and we enjoyed a few dinners in town during our week. Pontoon is new and easy to handle. All in all, we highly recommend this spot to anyone looking for relaxing week at the lake.”
“We are so glad you had a great week! We 'd love to have you visit again!”
Date of Stay: July 2022
Posted On: 8/1/22 by Robert H.
“The location on Lake Placid is wonderful and the house is very clean and modern. There have been several updates since our last visit and the result is an even better experience! The new pontoon boat is great and gives people the opportunity to cruise the lake in real confort.”
“Glad you had a good week! It was great to have you back.”
Date of Stay: January 2022
Posted On: 7/31/22 by Laurel C.
“Cook Camp was a wonderful stay for my extended family! The camp is lovingly maintained with plenty of space, lots of watercraft options, and a great deck on scenic Lake Placid. We will definitely book Cook Camp again next year.”
“Thanks so much! We are so glad you had a great time and would love to have you come back anytime!”
Date of Stay: July 2021
Posted On: 8/29/21 by Mark d.
“A beautiful camp, even more so than the pictures indicate! Owner was terrific, communicative throughout the entire process including being responsive during our stay. Overall a five-star experience - would highly recommend.”
“Thanks so much Mark, we would love to have you back again!”
Date of Stay: July 2021
Posted On: 8/16/21 by Christopher S.
“We have been vacationing at the Camp over a span of 20+ years. It is there we have built lasting family memories. This is a very unique type of vacation that few people have experienced. While I have traveled to many other places in the world this truly is my favorite. We plan on spending more time each summer up at the Camp.”
“Thanks Chris, we are thrilled to have you back each summer!”
Date of Stay: August 2021
Posted On: 8/14/21 by Matthew M.
“Cook Camp has turned into our annual family trip where two families plus a grandma (4 adults 5 children and a senior = 10 people) can spend a great week away from everything. Boat access only so very quiet, but near to town for groceries, the item you need but forgot and lots of recreational opportunities if you need a break from lounging by the lake. The owner makes continual investments in the property. It just keeps getting better. I highly recommend Cook Camp, but lease don't take our week!”
“Thanks so much Matt. We look forward to having you and your family back next summer!”
Date of Stay: August 2019
Posted On: 12/20/19 by Matthew M.
“I've booked the Cook Camp on lake placid for 3 family vacations and 1 work retreat. I love the place. Its secluded and quiet but also close to Lake Placid for lots of activities and ease of picking up necessities. The house is bigger and more comfortable than the photos suggest. The owner and caretakers are responsive. We were particularly impressed this year with the attention and care put into lots of upgrades that made a great stay even better.”
“Thanks Matt, we love having you stay at our house!”
Date of Stay: August 2018
Posted On: 9/4/18 by Pam W.
“My boyfriend and I rented this property for a summer vacation with all of our children. From the moment we arrived we were so happy we found this property. The House was a perfect set up for us, plenty of room for everyone and exceeded our expectations from the pictures. The property right in front of the house was perfect for the boys wiffle ball games and various other sports. Being right on the lake is so special and boat access only made it even better, truly a special and peaceful experience to just be in the beauty of the lake and mountains, no cars, roads, ect. That said, it was an easy and fun boat ride to the marina to get into town.
We loved our week at Camp Cook and will definitely look to rent again next summer. ”
Date of Stay: September 2017
Posted On: 11/14/17 by Kate H.
“Our first trip to Lake Placid and despite colder than normal temperatures we had a wonderful time. This little cabin in the woods offers you everything. Access to the water, access to trails for hiking, and a chance to get away from all your cares in the world. This cabin is certainly a rare find. We will be booking it again next year!”
Date of Stay: August 2017
Posted On: 11/14/17 by Matthew M.
“We loved being at Cook Camp. The pictures actually do not do the camp justice. The interior remodel is fresh and just the right blend of rustic with modern conveniences, clean and comfortable. We loved the large kitchen and kitchen table but ate all our meals together at the big table on the screened in porch. Also loved the lean-to campfire overlooking the lake. Great waterfront for swimming and lots of toys to enjoy the lake. We were blown away how quite the location is and how easy it is to get to lots of fun lake placid activities. You can be as active or restful as you want to me. We can't wait to go back.”
“Thanks so much! We can't wait to have you back!”
Date of Stay: October 2017
Posted On: 11/13/17 by Rob A.
“We have stayed at this property in the past and have always very much enjoyed each visit. This property is only accessible by boat, which we like, and truthfully the sunset boat rides are the most anticipated part of the day. The master bedroom and bath are newer to the property and are very well done. All bedrooms are nice and comfortable. The kitchen is roomy and has all the amenities you could want. A fire pit and log shelter with a nice lake view has been added since our last visit and this is where we spent most evenings after our boat ride around the lake. The entire Lake Placid area is beautiful and this is a nice property to stay at while you enjoy it. We highly recommend it.”
Date of Stay: August 2016
Posted On: 10/29/16 by Bill M.
“This was our third family vacation spent at Camp Cook. A great camp for the grandkids. Camp Cook is clean, neat and well equipped. New fire pit and shelter are a real plus. The pontoon boat gets a lot of use between trips into town and evening cruises around the lake. Hope we can return again in the future.”
Date of Stay: August 2015
Posted On: 8/20/15 by Bill M.
“Our second trip to Camp Cook. A very nice, well-equipped, up-to-date, clean and comfortable camp. The grandkids loved the kayaks. The pontoon boat is a real plus. Nice 15 minute ride into the marina and town. Has a great fire pit but the rental contract doesn't allow its use! Neighboring camps are close but not at all intrusive. ”
“We are adding a new lean-to with a fire pit this summer and will be updating the contract (the old fire pit was too close to the house for our insurance company to allow its use by renters). We'll also have a wood shed full of wood.”
Date of Stay: August 2015
Posted On: 8/18/15 by Mariann C.
“Our family vacation at this camp included 11 people. We had a fantastic week.The pontoon boat was great, large enough to accommodate our group.The camp is beautifully set up,& more spacious than it appears in the pictures.The setting is ideal. The swim trampoline was a blast & we enjoyed using the kayaks. This was our first time on Lake Placid & first experience with a boat access only camp. The owner is very responsive and was a pleasure to work with. This rental is a gem !”
Date of Stay: August 2014
Posted On: 9/17/14 by Steve S.
“Nice cottage, beautiful view of Lake Placid and Whiteface. Nice quuiet, serene, private setting. ”
Date of Stay: August 2014
Posted On: 8/25/14 by Ray A.
“What a great vacation deal. A wonderful Camp fully stocked with toys and everything you need for 6 people to cook and sleep in comfort.
Amazing location away from the hustle & bustle yet so close to outstanding recreation AND dining.”
Date of Stay: July 2013
Posted On: 8/7/14 by Bill M.
“Wonderful camp for a large family or several couples. Great view and a short, gentle walk from the camp to the dock. Quite secluded but easy access to Lake Placid Village using the pontoon boa t. A very nice pontoon boat big enough for the whole crowd.. Hope to return in future years. Only negative is the extra fee required for guests in excess of six since the camp sleeps 11.”
“We are glad you enjoyed your stay!”
Date of Stay: August 2012
Posted On: 8/22/12 by david t.
If you're trying to decide whether, or not to rent this cottage for your vacation, stop debating and do it as you'll be in love with the house and the location.
I was looking to book a last minute vacation, which is difficult for me to do as I have 3 German Shepherds that travel with me and not a lot of rentals allow pets of this size a quantity, but the owner was gracious enough to allow us to rent the cottage.
This was one of the most beautiful settings I have even been to. The cottage sits back from a sandy beach that's perfect for swimming. The landscaping is well maintained and colorful. The cottage itself is up to date and very cozy, yet large enough for several couples. The rental comes with a house boat, which is perfect for motoring around Lake Placid. A canoe, row boat, and sailboat are also included, which are great for exploring the shorelines of the lake. The cottage was spotless and a well stocked kitchen makes it easy to make all of your meals in house and not have to go back to the mainland for anything. The master bedroom and bath are stunning. There is plenty to do indoors to relax, and plenty of things and places to go outdoors to keep you busy. The Cook Cottage is an amazing experience. I cannot wait to go back. ”
Date of Stay: July 2012
Posted On: 7/15/12 by Jeff H.
“We had a great vacation. The location is absolutely perfect. The pontoon boat made it even better. The house is charming. We'd return in a heart beat. Thanks for a memorable family vacation.”
Date of Stay: September 2009
Posted On: 12/22/11 by Rob A.
“We had a great stay at this place in Lake Placid. It was a first for us in that the house is only accessible by boat, hence the need for the pontoon boat. The Adirondacks at this time of year are truly beautiful. We were there w/ one other couple but the house can accomodate several more people. It's about a 15 minute boat ride across the lake but the ride itself is relaxing. The house is an older one that has been updated through the years. The recently renovated kitchen and master bedroom/bath are very nice. All the amenities you could want are right there. It was a very relaxing stay and we enjoyed a boat ride around the lake each evening. Truthfully, if your just looking to unwind and relax, you may decide to just stay at the house. There's not a lot of reasons to go anywhere else. Just make sure you bring enough groceries. It's not like you can just jump in the car and run to the Jiffy Store for a loaf of bread! All in all, we had a great time and would definitely go back again.”
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