The SpaceYour private cottage sits on a beautiful 600-acre private estate just 70 miles from NYC, but deep in the scenic heart of the Hudson Valley. With views overlooking tree-lined lakes, rolling green hills and stunning mountains, Cedar Lakes Estate's pastoral charm and inspiring landscapes offer a wonderful blend of rustic elegance in a natural setting.
The grounds were once a summer camp from 1920 until the early 2000's, and has since been restored and rebranded, to be one of the leading wedding and event venues in the greater NY area. We invite you to venture outside your cottage and explore the grounds at your leisure (we just ask that you don't enter any buildings besides your cottage and the office.)
We hope you enjoy our twin cedar lakes…walk around them,
swim in them, fish near them, and row on them in one of our complimentary rowboats. Or head to the pool for a dip or to relax on our pillow top lounge chairs on the blue stone patio overlooking the lake.
If you decide to leave your private slice of heaven, the surrounding Hudson Valley area is exploding with awesome restaurants, farms, breweries, wineries, orchards, distilleries, antique stores and artisan shops on every corner. There are also beautifully scenic drives, hikes, golf, white water rafting, and tons of other outdoor activities nearby. We will send you an extensive guest guide upon booking that will set you up for an unforgettable stay uncovering the splendor of the region. Guest AccessThe Grounds
The property is 600-acres in total, so you have some serious
exploring to do. Feel free to wander around at your leisure; we
just ask that you don’t enter any buildings besides your cottage
and the office.
Since we used to be a summer camp, you will also see that we
have a “Blob,” a ropes course and ziplines. For your safety,
please do not use any of these without Cedar Lakes staff
present. If you’d like to arrange usage, give us a call and we’re
happy to hook it up!
We hope you enjoy our twin cedar lakes…walk around them,
swim in them, and row on them. The red color of the water is
from the cedar trees lining the river that feeds the lake.
Rowboats for your use are located on the dock near the Lakeside
Cottage. They are to be shared by all cottage guests so play nice.
Fishing is catch and release and does not require a license. The
lakes are chock-full of Large Mouth Bass, Crappie, Blue Gill,
Perch and Sunfish.
Swimming is permitted anywhere on either of the lakes, but the
best spot is the beachfront area on the upper lake. There is not a
lifeguard on duty, so please enjoy the lake safely or “swim at
your own risk” as they say.
If swimming with the fishes isn’t your thing, head to the pool
where you can see your toes.
Pssst…keep in mind, the pool is a shared space and overnight
guests stay in the Poolside Cabana, so please be courteous and
respectful to other guests and only use the pool during
reasonable daytime hours.
*Please use the beach towels provided for swimming (not the
white shower towels.) Interaction with GuestsWe are new listing! Please check Yelp for reviews: (URL HIDDEN) The NeighborhoodRESTAURANTS
We take food very seriously. Unfortunately, the immediate area isn’t the
best when it comes to restaurants, so we urge you to look a little further for a great meal. The Hudson Valley has some of the best restaurants you can
find, but due to the vast rural landscape, you have to venture a little further
for the best of the best. Below are restaurants in order of proximity to
Cedar Lakes Estate. The ones with a * are our personal favorites.
Country home cooking by little old ladies - best for breakfast.
1176 State Rte. 23, Sussex, NJ | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
El Patron Mexican Restaurant
A solid meal if you’re in the mood for Mexican food.
104 US-6, Port Jervis, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
If you’re craving a burger and beer in a bar setting, this is your place.
1 Jersey Ave, Port Jervis, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
Two Rivers Grille
Casual and relaxed dining room with American fare.
611 Pennsylvania Ave, Matamoras, PA | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
Bottoms Up Restaurant and Pub
All the locals’ favorite place. Big portions and friendly faces.
1965 NY-284, Slate Hill, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
Relais & Chateaux restaurant and Inn. Very good wine and food.
401 Broad Street, Milford, PA | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
*Quaker Creek Store
Polish deli in the heart of serious Black Dirt farmland.
Everything is homemade and delicious including all of their
smoked meats, pierogies, and sausages. Open for lunch only.
767 Pulaski Hwy, Goshen, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
Always voted best restaurant in the area.
27 W Main Street, Middletown, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
Deep in the rolling farmlands of the lower-Hudson Valley
sits a magnificent 150-acre estate crowned with
a spectacular hilltop mansion. Very fancy and very fabulous
634 Pine Hill Road, Chester, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
Inventive bar food and great craft beer selection. Hipster and delicious.
554 Main St, Beacon, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
Roundhouse at Beacon
Located in one of Beacon’s most beautiful, and historical buildings.
2 East Main Street, Beacon, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
Although this is the furthest restaurant, it is our favorite.
The ride up is lovely in itself, as you follow along Hawk's Nest Road -
one of the most scenic and famous roads in the country.
The restaurant is small and casual, owned by a husband and wife duo
who are both CIA graduates. The food is phenomenal.
40 Main St., Narrowsburg NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
DISTILLERIES, BREWERIES & WINERIES
Westtown Brew Works
A true Farm Brewery, handcrafting small batch beer brewed with
their own hops and other ingredients grown by their farming neighbors.
Tasting room open on the weekends featuring food trucks and music.
236 Schefflers Rd, Westtown NY | 15 min
*Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
Located in the foothills of the Hudson Valley, between Mt. Eve and Mt.
Adam, this winery is always a blast. They have a cafe, a store, a
restaurant, live music, apple picking and wine tasting. A must see!
114 Little York Road, Warwick, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
Black Dirt Distillery
Enjoy a tasting of Black Dirt Bourbon and Black Apple Jack
in the tasting room of the Warwick Valley Winery.
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Demarest Hill Winery
50 different wines by a master vintner who learned winemaking in Italy
81 Pine Island Tpke, Warwick, NY | (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
*Newburgh Brewing Company
This brewing company honors the natural goodness of ingredients
which shines through in every sip as simple and honest flavors.
88 South Colden St, Newburgh, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
America’s oldest winery
100 Brotherhood Plaza Dr., Washingtonville, NY
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New York’s first whiskey distillery since prohibition located right here in the
Hudson Valley. Incredible daily tours and tastings.
14 Grist Mill Lane, Gardiner, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
Orange County is known for our farmland. The “Black Dirt Region” gets
its name from its dark, incredibly fertile soil left by an ancient glacial lake
that once covered this region. Because of the special soil, the produce grown
here is remarkable - especially corn, onions, potatoes and lettuce.
Finding Home Farms Maple Syrup
Family-run sugar shack, where they actually use the sugar maples on the
grounds of Cedar Lakes Estate to make the syrup!
Tours are by appointment only.
Greenville, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
Freedom Hill Farm
A small dairy farm now selling raw milk, yogurt, and kefir
all made from the milk produced on their small farm.
115 Grange Road, Otisville, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
Enjoy fresh-picked apples, real apple cider, homemade pies, donuts, and
fudge. You’ll also find a local hard cider tasting room featuring local spirits.
23 Soons Circle, New Hampton, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
Bring your bike and enjoy the picturesque farm,
which makes some of the best artisanal cheeses in the country.
1089 Pulaski Highway, Goshen, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
*Blooming Hill Farm
Old-fashioned family values give the farm an atmosphere
of warmth and welcome. Enjoy a farmer’s market daily and
an adorable cafe that serves brunch on the weekends.
1251 NY-208, Blooming Grove, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) min
OTHER THINGS TO DO
(BESIDES EATING AND DRINKING)
Highpoint State Park
Highpoint S.P. is only a few miles away and offers hiking, mountain
biking trails, swimming, and fishing. In the winter they have exceptional
cross-country skiing. Don’t miss the great view from Highpoint Monument.
Town of Port Jervis
Port Jervis has a growing arts community - home to some great
antique shops and art galleries downtown on Front Street.
Town of Milford
Milford is a great little town jam-packed with a historic downtown,
renowned antique stores, and artisan boutiques.
D&H Corridor Trail
The historic D&H canal connected the Delaware and Hudson rivers and
was an important economic driver in the region beginning in the early
1800s. The Minisink Valley Historical Society runs the
Fort Decker Museum of History tour.
125-133 West Main Street, Port Jervis, NY
The Delaware River is great for canoeing, kayaking or rafting.
Silver Canoe provides rentals and transportation.
37 South Maple Ave., Port Jervis, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
The upper Delaware is renowned for fishing.
Reel ‘em In Guide Service offers driftboat fishing trips on the river.
13 Fall St., Port Jervis, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
The Spa at Glenmere
By far the most incredible spa in the area. Treat yourself!
634 Pine Hill Road, Chester, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
ADDITIONAL TOWNS TO EXPLORE & VISIT IN THE HUDSON VALLEY
We recommend you explore the streets and shops of the following
artisan towns, as these are a wonderful representation
of what the Hudson Valley has to offer:
Milford (PA) Hudson
Warwick New Paltz
Cold Spring Peekskill
High Point Golf Club
Beautiful 18-Hole Course. The most popular in the area.
342 Shore Dr., Montague, NJ | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Green Ridge Golf Club
Open year-round (unless there’s snow). Very quiet, secluded and affordable.
204 Gregory Road , Johnson, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Cliff Park Inn & Golf Course
9-Hole Course with a hiking trail to a spectacular vista.
155 Cliff Park Rd., Milford, PA | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Hidden Acres Golf Course
Family-owned, very private (hence, hidden), and very challenging.
Unlimited golf for a daily flat fee.
14 Ayers Road, Hainesville, NJ | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Designed by one of the greatest American Golf Architects.
525 Glenwood Rd. , Pine Island, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Delaware Water Gap
Fishing, hiking, biking, swimming, waterfalls, and scenic drives.
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Crystal Springs Resort + Mountain Creek Ski Slopes
Skiing, golf course, spas, restaurants, waterpark and bike park.
200 McAfee Vernon Rd., Vernon, NJ | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
If you’re in the mood for a day of shopping, the outlets cannot be beat.
498 Red Apple Court, Central Valley, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Sugar Loaf Art & Craft Village
60 artists studios, craft shops, galleries and restaurants, all located in the
original barns and buildings dating back to the 1700s & 1800s.
Ideal for a Hudson Valley day trip to enjoy hikes with spectacular views.
1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel Woods is a non-profit cultural organization located at the site of the
1969 Woodstock festival. Check their calendar for concerts.
200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY | ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Hyde Park, NY
Tours of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Historic Site and a Vanderbilt
mansion, both run by the NPS. Or tour the beautiful Culinary Institute of
America and eat at one of their renowned restaurants.
Orange County Tourism Office
The Orange County Tourism Office publishes an excellent visitor’s guide
with a comprehensive list of activities in the area