Letchworth State Park Cottages

Letchworth State Park Cottages
Often called the "Grand Canyon of the East," Letchworth State Park and its 14,000 acres of natural beauty in upstate New York is an excellent family vacation destination. With more than 50 miles of trails, natural beaches, nature and history tours and on-site accommodation, the park is a year-round outdoor tourist destination. There are three cottages within the park that can be booked by calling Glen Iris Inn at (585) 493-2622. October is the park's peak season, so normal prices increase during this month.

Caroline's Cottage

This three-bedroom, one-bath cottage can accommodate six people. There is a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and living room. The cottage is located in a private wooded area at the southwest end of the park. As of 2009, one night in the cottage cost $250 in October and $225 during all other months.

The Chalet

Built by William P. Letchworth as part of his private farm, this Swiss-style chalet accommodates up to eight people. There are three bedrooms: one with a queen bed, one with two double beds, and one with two twin beds. The living room boasts leather furniture and a gas fireplace for cool evenings. The chalet has a fully equipped kitchen and two full bathrooms. Located above Middle Falls, the chalet has a view of Eagle Hill. In 2009, October rates were $350 per night, while normal rates were $325 per night.

The Stone House

This two-story stone cottage is located at the southwest end of the park. Its three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths can accommodate eight people, and it also has a fireplace, stereo system, sunroom and patio. Out of the three cottages, this one has the most common space. Not far from Inspiration Point, the Stone House can be reached via the main park road. October rates in 2009 were $375, while at other times the cottage goes for $350 per night.

Article Written By Heather Carreiro

Heather Carreiro is a certified English teacher who has been writing since 2008. The editor of Matador Abroad, her work has appeared online at BootsnAll, Matador Network, GoNOMAD, Journey Beyond Travel and Expat Women. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is pursuing a Master of Arts in English at Bridgewater State University.

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