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The Boathouse


An exciting and indispensable component of the ArrowHead Pointe ownership experience, The Boathouse at ArrowHead Pointe represents, perhaps, the last of these most-sought-after lakeside structures ever to be built on Otsego Lake.

Last, but suffice to say, certainly not the least!

Taking advantage of the steep bank at the southeast corner of the property, the grand, two-story boathouse has been designed to neatly and comfortably nestle into the lakeside bank. Inspired by the architectural designs of the residences, The Boathouse is constructed of stone and wood, the most elemental and noble of all building materials. The log structure was handcrafted in British Columbia where the Treehouse Log Home log-smiths hand peeled, cut and shaped large diameter western red cedars (with their sculptural flared bases still intact), along with massive Douglas fir logs, into a mesmerizing structure whose beauty might only be challenged by Otsego Lake itself!

Boathouses have long held a certain mysterious allure; perhaps due to their inherent proximity to the water and the eerily soothing sounds of the never-ending lapping of waves… or maybe because of their historically dark and dimly lit interiors. The Boathouse at ArrowHead Pointe will undoubtedly draw you in… but not into the dark! Instead, the bright, ruggedly handsome design focuses on wide open, naturally lit areas through the combined use of French doorways with glass transoms and high reaching cathedral volumes topped by a sun catching twelve foot long, free-span sky light.

With a wall of glass 20 feet wide, soaring some 18 feet high, The Lake Room welcomes you and your guests to enjoy the most spectacular views out across Otsego Lake to Mount Wellington, “The Sleeping Lion Mountain”. Slide open the numerous French doors and step out onto the overhanging balconies and you’re floating above the water! Look down into the crystal clear waters of Otsego and spy on trout and bass as they lazily swim past. Take in the unbroken, magnificent, sweeping 180 degree panoramic view extending from the north end of the lake, over Sunken Island and on down beyond 5 Mile Point! Truly an awe-inspiring sight!



Be it winter or summer, The Lake Room’s  soaring stone fireplace adds to an unbelievable ambiance for entertaining or for “extreme relaxing” at its most profound and mysterious level!   On those perfect moonlit evenings stroll down to The Boathouse and take in the brilliant Milky Way as it lights up the Glimmerglass! And, on those very rare occasions, catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights! Fully furnished with leather sofas and seating arrangements, wide plank flooring, and beautifully decorated with many vintage and authentic accessories, The Lake Room, with its own kitchenette, will quickly become your favorite spot.

And still there’s more to enjoy in your boathouse…

The North Porch and The South Porch afford the same outstanding views and each porch has its own stone fireplace to take the chill off the evening air! Pine planked cathedral ceilings, massive log posts and beams, and cedar and birch railings combine to provide outstanding and unmatched lakeside spaces.

Down the sweeping log stairway, the lower level of The Boathouse features additional, outstanding entertainment space. A vintage pool table and game area are served by a custom birch bark walk-behind bar with individual, secure liquor cabinets. Store your favorite vintages in the temperature controlled walk-in wine cellar. Watch a game on the large flat screen TV or relax and take in the views of the lake through the 15’ glass doors. There’s no need to haul your equipment to your lodge; seven individual, secure lockers provide ample space for your fishing gear, life jackets, paddles and “what-have-you”. And, if you own a prized kayak, an antique Adirondack guide boat or a family canoe, store it inside in your own dedicated rack space.

Should no other boathouse ever be built on Otsego Lake, it would only seem fitting that the last of these great nostalgic structures to be erected, The Boathouse at ArrowHead Pointe, be the most grand and sought after treasure on Otsego Lake!


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