We offer private island lodging in Adirondack camps, seasonally for rent in the Adirondacks, North West slope. Yes, our island "camp" , (as we up North call the woods retreats others call cottages or lodges) is in the Adirondacks of upstate New York ( not the city but the state) about four to six hours from N.Y.C. : a lakefront vacation rental ( and an island has three hundred sixty degrees of unleashed free range, lake front rental ) which is child and pet friendly - dog cat or bird. We offer family style Adirondack lodging for one small group of up to eight or ten at a time to enjoy the island's woods, path , and rustic cottages, plus a shallow- water, sand- bottom beach, swim raft, small boat dock, extra sleeping cabins, with usually one of us kid and dog friendly native islanders to welcome and orient you. We have plumbing and electric utilities. You will be able to connect with your Verizon and ATandT cell phones, and probably others. Verizon mobil broadband also works here...maybe not as swiftly as other places. We have no T.V. here.

No smoking here except in the fireplace, no fireworks at all.. No air conditioning: don't need it.

Big breeze, broad view through tall trees. Eagle, Osprey, Vulture, Grouse, and Loon: all birds stop here.

Loon Island Rentals

Our cottages and cabins are available for rent by the week, from June 15 through September 15.
There are a few rules on our private island (such as, no smoking), but we will depend on your own good judgement to keep the island whole for those to come, and for their children's children.
The sand bottom slopes off from our beach so gradually that small children can safely splash about there as you build sand castles or play volley ball in the shallows.

Rates and Facilities
Main camp: sleeps family of 5 in upstairs dorm. Large living room with fireplace, kitchen, dining area and full front screened porch overlooking lake where some like to bed down. Flush toilet and bath house are outside: $1,700
Smaller camp: has screened sleeping-porch, bed/sitting room, bathroom with shower, and kitchen with dining area. Sleeps three: Two in double bed, the third on a cot, out on the porch overlooking beach: $1,200

$3,000 for a family rental includes exclusive rental of Loon Island with small island, two cottages and 2 sleeping cabins, tree house, canoe and rowboat, large private sandy bottom swimming area with floating dock ,private swim and bathing dock, and a second dock for boats

.Payment of 1/2 of rental fee is required to make a reservation, with no refund after June 1. Final payment due 2 weeks before rental date.
This is a family place, rather than a party spot. We do not have parking for large groups. Ten of you is more than enough, even if two of you are only small dogs.
You can drive to within fifty yards of our beach and walk across it to the island. We have swimming and sunning rafts, plus a dock for small boats in the sheltered bay behind our beach. We are not well adapted to large power boats, and not particularly friendly to jet boats, but you can bring your own small water craft, or use our canoe or row boat. We have a small boat dock you can use but you can't use our boat house, because the beavers have built a lodge in it and we have given it over to them. You may see them in the mornings and evenings.
Bonaparte is a clear, sweet-water lake undamaged by the acid rain (which falls mainly on the other side of the Adirondack Mountains) and there are plenty of fish here. Trout and Salmon are deep during warm weather, but in Summer you will see Large Mouth and Small Mouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Bull Head, Pumpkin Seed and Blue Gill Sun Fish, Crappie, Yellow Perch, and Bull Heads, all of whom strongly prefer single barbless hooks, as do most doctors.
We know the lake bottom from the long ago jig-line soundings of Grandfather Failing and Doc Howe, so we have some idea where the fish are.

Although David's loyalty is primarily to the fish, he could theoretically direct our guests to certian Bonaparte (and Oswegathie) fish haunts..... in case you want to join the fishes.

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Aged Loon Island Treasure Map
We are within a few miles of hiking trails leading to the largest remote area of the Adirondack park and also to some of the best canoe water, both on the lake and its outlet and on the Oswegatchie River. We would be happy to send you off to some of our favorite places.
West Branch Oswegatchie River
Rates and Facilities

Rentals by the week are:

Main camp: sleeps family of 5 in upstairs dorm. Large living room with fireplace, kitchen, dining area and full front screened porch overlooking lake where some like to bed down. Composting toilet on north porch. Flush toilet and bath house are outside: $1,700

Smaller camp: has screened sleeping-porch, bed/sitting room, bathroom with tile shower, and kitchen with dining area. Sleeps three: Two in double bed, the third on a cot, out on the porch overlooking beach: $1,200

For the whole island : $3,000 for the week.

Payment of 1/2 of rental fee is required to make a reservation ,with no refund after June 1. Final payment due 2 weeks before rental date.

Main Camp
Smaller camp has screened sleeping porch, bed/sitting room, bathroom with tile shower, and kitchen with dining area. Sleeps three: Two in double bed, the third on a cot, out on the porch overlooking beach: $1,200 per week
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The separate sleeping cabins are not rented by themselves, but are available only to renters of one of the two main Loon Island cottages. $200 each with one of the main camps.
The Log cabin (currently unavailable while undergoing renovations) with double bed, overlooking small, uninhabited Turtle Island is undergoing renovations and your host may be staying there, but you still can easily wade to Turtle Island from Loon Island and it belongs to us . Fishing is good right from the back shore of Turtle Island. You could pitch a tent there.
West facing cedar shingle cabin at water's edge with double bed: $200 with one of the main camps. This was originally our ice house, now sometimes called "Nice House".
Little Camp
Loon Island Gazebo, looking toward Round Island
Call Delight Sticker at 607 375 6694 for reservations.

There is an availability calendar for Loon Island on our page at http://www.adkbyowner.com/listings/VR5675.html

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Loon Island Star

Online Magazine of Loon Island and Lake Bonaparte

Links:

Loon Island Star

Lake Bonaparte Conservation Club

Finger Lynx

Lewis County

Pack Basket Adventures

Lake Bonaparte Google Group Forum

You may Email David Warren or call him at 607 273 1283 for general information, not including availability. For that, call De at 607 375 6694
Our Osprey diving
More Loon Island facts, pictures, and stories
Ordinary Activities:

There is ordinarily nothing much for you to do here on Loon Island.

We have sand, water, rocks and trees, birds and beasts , books and maps, plus a lot of world war II era National Geographics... but if you really want something to do, you should probably bring it with you or go somewhere else.

Dogs do not find this to be a problem, and we welcome their kind.

Way to the Island

The paths that lead to and wander the island are scenic but rough and rocky, as is any woods path in the Adirondacks, so we are not wheel-chair acessable and the way is not safe for unassisted infirm people, or for any dark-of -night guest arrivals. In Saturday before seven p.m. and after three , except by arrangement; out Sunday before seven p.m. When you have reserved some time on the island, we will send you detailed instructions for finding your way to us.