We took two trips to Starkey's Point in May to open the camp and work on some new projects. Between the first trip in early May and our second visit over Memorial Day weekend, all the leaves came out and the lake water warmed to comfortable swimming temperatures. Memorial Day weekend was wonderful!
This season we invested in a new battery bank for the solar power system after the old batteries gave out last season. The new 600 amp-hour bank should provide for general lighting needs and charging phones, tablets, and e-readers. The main camp and all the cabins have lights with CFL bulbs and standard 120v outlets for your electronics.
For the 2017 season, we're considering upgrading the small solar array too for better, faster charging. We'll be sure to keep you updated when that happens!
Thank you to all our new and returning guests for a second wonderful season! It was such a pleasure to meet everyone. It's mid-October and we have a couple repeat reservations for 2016, can't wait to see you again.
Sad news to share about the Wanakena General Store, which is closing for good this month. Rick and Angie did a wonderful job with the store and we will miss them and their cheery outpost. If Starkey's Point isn't in your plans, or you're looking for a place to stay in our off-season, check out Packbasket Adventures in Wanakena, also run by Rick and Angie, for rooms, cabins, and guide services.
Safe travels until we see you again,
Aaron & Tammy
Re-posting this beautiful photograph of the night sky over Cranberry Lake from the Adirondack Almanack website. Photographer Jessica Tabora notes that Cranberry Lake has some of the darkest skies in the park!
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We've made a few changes this year in response to feedback from guests. First, we brought a larger dining table out to Starkey's, which now seats eight comfortably. We also have two picnic tables on the north porch for outside dining.
Thanks to Chris at Tekris Power Electronics in Farmingdale, NJ, the solar power inverter was repaired this spring should provide reliable power for lights and charging phones, e-readers, and tablets. We put it through its paces in June and it performed admirably! Thanks Chris.
We're very happy to recommend Cranberry Lake Dry Dock and Marine Services and the company's owner Bill Smith for water taxi service on Cranberry Lake. Bill is providing an invaluable service for the lake-access camps on Cranberry.
One of the most frequent questions we get is how to contact Bill to schedule a trip. His business number is (315) 848-4200 and his mobile number is (315) 420-1077. CLDDMS is located at 7125 State Route 3 in Cranberry Lake, you can't miss it. Bill is a 2-minute drive from the public boat launch on Columbian Road, a great place to start your trip to Starkey's Point.
Safe boating for 2015,
Aaron and Tammy
Starkey's Point is open for the 2015 season. We were up in early June to open the camp and do our spring cleaning. Everything is looking beautiful up here!
We're looking forward to meeting new guests this year, and welcoming back returning groups,
Aaron and Tammy
We had a wonderful inaugural rental season this year, thank you to all our guests for taking great care of the camp!
We are taking reservations for 2015 on our rental page: www.vrbo.com/504304. Our season begins in mid-June and runs through the second week in September. Send us an email or give us a call if you are interested!
Looking forward to sharing Starkey's Point with you,
Aaron & Tammy
In mid-October I closed up the camp and pulled the boat for the season. I was on the lake a week or two past prime, but the colors were still good. After closing windows, pulling drapes, and securing tarps, I took a few photos of Starkey's Point. It's a beautiful, quiet time of year to be up, I only wish I was there for a longer stay...