Thoreau's Cozy Cabin by the River

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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In honor of Thoreau’s influence on society and conservation, we’ve transformed what was originally built as the estate’s “summer kitchen” in the late 1800’s/ early 1900’s into a quaint one room cabin. This cabin has hosted many a wild game roast along with nights of wine, laughter, song and philosophizing. This cabin harkens back to days of old with a craftsman handmade stone fireplace which was fashioned from river rock harvested on the property.

The space

Enjoy nearly 60 private acres with over 1/2 mile of private river frontage!

The main room has a cozy sitting area with two Adirondack Chairs and a loveseat. There is also a kitchenette and kitchen table with chairs. The additional Adirondack chairs outside the front door are a favorite spot to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee.

For sleeping quarters, there is a cozy loft where you can enjoy the view of the fireplace while drifting softly to sleep in the fresh country air.

Sit calmly while surrounded by the wilderness and imagine your friend Henry David Thoreau by your side whence you pick-up a live and enjoy the crackle of an evening fire.

Please note: Full bathroom is detached & shared with one other small cabin. This is a “rustic cabin” which has electricity, but no running water. Guests are provided water for drinking, dishes, etc.

We offer four cozy cabins located on a private riverfront estate of nearly 60 private acres in the Tug Hill Region of Central New York.

Cabin rentals offered nightly, weekly and monthly. Many area activities including fishing, swimming, tubing, hiking, bird watching, downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and much more.

Close & convenient access to Sylvan Beach, Oneida Lake, Camden, Blossvale, Rome, Utica & Syracuse areas.

Guest access

Fish Creek River. For liability reasons, we do not offer flotation devices such as life jackets, tubing, kayaks, etc. We encourage you to bring your own and enjoy at your own risk.

We have several miles of hiking trails on our property and are happy to recommend local hiking/trails.

We offer 5 camp fire pits on our property.

May through October we have a screened-in three-season recreation room. We also have a small camp store stocked with snacks, local seasonal produce and toys for kids.

Interaction with guests

The Owners / Innkeepers live on the property. You might see us in passing or enjoying the outdoors ourselves. We are happy to greet and interact with guests but also desire to give our guests the privacy and peace and quiet they are looking for when they come to Wellnesste.

Other things to note

RATE: Based on 2 guests. $20 per night per additional guest, paid at check-out.
TAXES: Taxes not included in airbnb fee & are due upon check-in.
(2% Occupancy Tax and 8.75% Sales Tax).
PETS: We love friendly dogs. Dogs that are friendly with people, children and other dogs (we have rescue dogs of our own) are allowed with prior approval (your dog must be up-to-date on shots as well as flea and tic meds) and an additional pet fee of $15 per pet per night.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Smoking allowed outside only. No smoking in any buildings on the property.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

60 Reviews

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Rachell User Profile
August 2017
This place is truly a sanctuary. It is everything and more that I had wished for this weekend. Peaceful, beautiful, comfortable and filled with nature and animals. I had a great time hearing the roosters and watching the chickens all around us, the dogs were so adorable. The property is so big that it allows you to actually explore but also enjoy all the different sceneries. Everything from the stream right on the backyard, the cute trails ( fairy garden), the silence, comfortable and gorgeous cabin...made the whole experience simply Unforgettable! Thank you to the Wellnesttes' for opening up their place for others to come and enjoy.

De Wayne User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful setting. Marvelous privacy. Lovely cabin.

John User Profile
August 2017
A beautiful spot and lovely accommodations!

Julia User Profile
July 2017
The property is just as described by the hosts. Their house is on site and they're available for any questions if you need them. We stayed on week days so we didn't see a whole lot of others staying in surrounding cabins. It's probably busier on weekends, but there's enough room for people to have their own space if that's what you want. The river view is awesome, and the whole property is very peaceful. Highly recommend!

Lauren User Profile
July 2017
A gorgeous property! Was such a relaxing weekend. We loved the fire pit at night and walking around and exploring during the day. Highly recommend!

Jenna User Profile
July 2017
The cabin is sweet and cozy and the grounds are very peaceful. We enjoyed our stay very much.

Amber User Profile
July 2017
This place is a little piece of mother natures heaven. Absolutely beautiful and serene. Lots of cute little areas to explore and relax.

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Rome, New York, United StatesJoined in July 2011
Wellnesste User Profile

We're the Marin-Gerlach Family... Christophe (French), Karen (Norwegian) and our daughters (Meghan and Sophie). We love to have interesting outdoor-lovin' guests visit our little slice of heaven and enjoy the rejuvenating energy of nature!

Amidst 60 acres of riverfront property, trails through forests you will find that we are simple. We aim to sustain ourselves without wasting natural energies and resources. If you wish to get away from the hectic duties and obligations of society then Wellnesste is the place for you.

We enjoy living in the peace & quiet of the Central NY countryside. We love having kind, fun, interesting people come out for a visit and enjoy the outdoors in our cabins. We've been lucky enough to host wonderful human beings from around the world (France, New Zealand, Germany, England, Ireland, etc.) and around the states (too many to list). We hope that you'll consider coming out for a visit to enjoy all of the natural beauty that upstate New York (CNY/Adirondacks) has to offer.

Languages: Norsk
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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