Lodging

Message from Di, March 28, 2020:

Dear Friends,

Although life has become surreal, I wanted you to know that we think of you all and hope you are staying healthy and finding a way to cope with this new “normal.”  I thought you might like a quick look into how Covewood is managing in the Time of Corona. First off, Doug and Pam and Kim and Rafi made the early decision to sequester in Big Moose and arrived a week ago. They have all been self-quarantined — Kim in Sue and Marty Coughlin’s house (truly good friends!) for an additional week. Keith, Claudine, Claudine’s son, and I have also quarantined ourselves and limited our contact to a minimum and at a distance. Keith has been able to continue working “from home” and is finishing up Lakeside’s kitchen and dining room project. I have had to find projects as I was not expecting to be here so my house is cleaner than ever — closets have been sorted out and the greenhouse has repotted plants. We are now waiting for spring to arrive, the snow to go, the ground to dry up, and the ice to go down the outlet so Claudine can start spring cleaning, I can pick up sticks, and Doug and Keith and Brian can do the myriad things they do!&

The adjustments we have had to make — no hiking with friends, no dinners out, limited trips to town — are trivial when we see what so many others are sacrificing. Believe me when I say we do not take the privilege of living where we do lightly. We are thankful every day that we are in a place where “social distancing” involves stepping off the trail into the woods and not into traffic, and where everyone lets you know when they are going to town in case you need something.

As we begin to focus on the summer we remain cautiously optimistic. We appreciate that there will be a new “normal” and that adjustments will have to be made. Covewood has been a sanctuary for so many for more than 90 years and that sanctuary is needed now more than ever. And in some ways, we are uniquely positioned — for the reasons outlined above — as a “safer” place, where social distancing is not that hard to achieve. We will keep you all apprised of our plans as they evolve.

Please do all that you can do to help ease this crisis so we can all resume our lives.

Stay home, stay in, stay in touch, and stay well.

Lodging and Reservation Information

Lodging options at Covewood include housekeeping cottages in a variety of sizes and apartments and rooms in the Main Lodge. All cottages and apartments have fully equipped kitchens, including microwaves, toasters, and coffee makers. There are also both gas and charcoal grills available. Click here to see a map of the property.

We prefer to rent the larger cottages by the week during the peak summer season (late June–Labor Day) but will rent for two nights or more, depending on availability. During the spring and fall, we rent for two nights or more with the exception of Columbus Day weekend, which is a three-night minimum.

To make reservations, call us at (800) 357-7530, email us at info@covewoodlodge.com, or reserve online. A gratuity is not included in the rate. Although it is completely optional, we do recommend 10% of the rental as a tip for our staff. 

**Please note the capacity numbers on each cottage or room. You may not exceed the maximum occupancy; if you have additional guests, they will need to rent additional space.**

Covewood has about 80% return guests, and families who have stayed with us previously have a "right of first refusal" to their cottage and dates.

  • Returning guests: please contact us by February 1 for summer reservations and June 1 for fall. 
  • New guests: please contact us after February 1 for summer and after June 1 for fall. 

Covewood does not serve any meals. Click here to see a list of area restaurants.

All cottages are fully heated and firewood is supplied. Guests must supply sheets, towels, pillowcases, and dish towels.

Covewood is a non-smoking facility and does not allow pets or jetskis.

Accommodates up to 7
Beaver was purchased by Covewood in 2015 and features three bedrooms, a modern kitchen, and a...
Covewood's main Lodge was created by renowned Adirondack builder Earl Covey, whose other works include the Big Moose...
Accommodates up to 6
The Main Lodge's East Apartment is heated and enjoys a lake view from its glassed-in sitting porch...
Accommodates up to 6
The Main Lodge's West Apartment is heated and enjoys a lake view from its glassed-in sitting porch...
Accommodates up to 6
The Forest View apartment features an eat-in kitchen and dining area, two bathrooms, a bedroom...
Accommodates 2 to 3 people
First floor of the Main Lodge, off the library. 1 queen bed, 1 twin bed, bath with shower. ...
Accommodates 2 to 4 people
Lake view, 2 twin beds, shower, glassed-in porch with double convertible (can accommodate 2...
Accommodates 2 people
Lakeview (picture window), 2 twin beds, bath with claw-foot tub and European shower, heated
$120/...
Accommodates 2 to 4 people
Lake view, 2 twin beds, bath with claw-foot tub and European shower, glassed-in porch with...
Accommodates up to 10
Forest House is the newest cottage at Covewood. It has a master suite with king bed, private bath...
Accommodates up to 8
Outlet hasn't always been a vacation cottage. It was once occupied by the sawyer who ran Mr. Covey...
Accommodates up to 8
Spruce was built shortly after Mr. Covey finished the construction of the Lodge. It is virtually...
Accommodates up to 8
One of the first cottages built at Covewood, Birch has a living room, eat-in kitchen, four...
Accommodates up to 7
By-Brook was Mr. Covey's last building here at Big Moose. When he sold Covewood, Covey retained...
Accommodates up to 7
Henry Covey was the first cottage built at Covewood. Earl Covey, his wife, Frances, and Earl's...
Accommodates up to 6
Balsam has a rather unique history. Years ago it was attached to Lakeside, and served as the...
Accommodates up to 5
Cedar is located above our children's beach, with scenic views of the outlet and lake. It has a...
Accommodates up to 12
Lakeside is Covewood's largest cottage, a classic Adirondack summer camp. Its sprawling first...
Accommodates 3
Mary Alden was Earl and Frances Covey's daughter, and this building was her playhouse. Unlike most...
Accommodates up to 4
Named for Covewood's builder and first owner, Earl Covey is a cozy cottage with a living room, eat...
Accommodates up to 4
Fully renovated in 2019, Raccoon is a cozy one-bedroom cottage. It has a living room, screened-in...
Accommodates up to 4
Porcupine has a large studio living room with fireplace, enclosed sunroom, kitchen, and bath. The...
Accommodates up to 4
Bayside East is located on Buzz Point, just a few feet from Big Moose Lake. It has beautiful views...
Accommodates up to 4
Bayside West is located on Buzz Point, just a few feet from Big Moose Lake. It has beautiful views...
Accommodates up to 4
As the name implies, the first floor of the boathouse is open to the lake, with two boat slips and...
Accommodates up to 5
Hillside is a two-bedroom cottage located on Buzz Point. It has a living room, eat-in kitchen, a...
Accommodates up to 6
Hill was built in 1993 and is located on the large lawn behind the Main Lodge. Hill features an...