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OUR STORY Beginnings

     Back in November 1988, we were living on a Houseboat and saw that there was a piece of property on the Seneca/Cayuga Canal, just down the waterway that looked  good for a dockage.  The first time we looked at it, we needed to use a chainsaw to walk thru it. After a lot of  blood, sweat and tears (as the saying goes),  we built our new home dockage. We were able to move on to it just 6 months later.  April 15, 1989.  From the very beginning , we planned to take down the huge cotton wood trees and saw them into lumber. We used that lumber to build all of the buildings on this property  " from the trees.... from the land". 

Canal side Experiences

     Located in the Middle of the Finger Lakes, Our Canal Side Destination is private, peaceful and waiting for you.

Testimonials say it Best

  July 2017 Carver "406"Motor Yacht in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

This was our first time on a boat. It was fun! There is lots to do in Shelter Cove Marina within easy walking distance.  Hosts were very welcoming. It was a very easy going atmosphere with beautiful views! 

 July 2017 Houseboats and Yurt.

   We have been coming to this little chunk of heaven for the last five years. We make it our family reunion. The houseboats have comfortable beds, the yurt is very comfortable and has a very special  appeal. We look forward to the new development of day trips, as we know that John and Paula will do a great job Hosting.

  August 2017 Floating Cottage

     The Boat is Cool!! and we had a very nice time. The kitchen is very well supplied. The water runs hot and the AC is cold.

 We spent a lot of our vacation paddleing around the little islands. Thanks for the kayaking. 

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