This brochure was put out in 1928
when old Mrs. Tobey turned the
place over to her niece Marian
Tobey and Clear Lake Cottages
was reorganized, or re-launched.
TO CLEAR LAKE
LAKE COTTAGES, at Beaverkill,
New York, may be reached by motor
via either Middletown, N.Y., or
Port Jervis, N.Y., to Monticello,
Liberty, and Livingston Manor,
over good roads and through most
picturesque and beautiful country.
By train the cottages are reached
via the Ontario and Western Railroad,
from Weehawken to Livingston Manor
Station and thence by a six-mile
LAKE is 2,000 feet above sea level.
auto, 130 miles from New York
forty seasons under Christian
May 15th to October 15th.
while the Laurel is in bloom.
Livingston Manor 122F2-4
opened in 1886
many years Clear Lake Cottages
estate was under the management
and ownership of Mr. and Mrs.
William S. Tobey. It was well
known as a vacation and summer
resort of unusual quality.
place has been widely known for
its remarkable beauty and many
advantages, having a lake entirely
surrounded by the estate itself,
and the well known trout stream,
the Beaverkill, flowing along
its boundary. "The
a guest house, was famed for its
hospitality and for the excellence
of its cuisine. A few years ago
the ownership and management of
the present "Clear
was taken over by Miss Marian
E. Tobey whose aim it is to continue
the development of the place with
the same ideals as the former
owners had and to make "The
every respect ideal as a vacation
resting place for those who appreciate
beautiful nature, and seek the
quiet of so secluded and comfortable
Lake, which has been for many
years privately owned, is a beautiful
sheet of water lying in the foothills
of the Shawangunk Mountains at
an elevation of about 2,000 feet.
On one side rises Mt. McGuckin
covered with dense forest. On
the other, is a small plateau
on which "The
YOUR LUCK IN THE BEAVERKILL
much more than a stone's throw
along in the valley to which the
plateau descends, is the Beaverkill,
well know as a trout stream.
for many years famous fishermen
have caught their biggest trout.
We assure you, however, that big
fish still lurk under the big
rocks and in the deep pools, for
the Beaverkill is kept well stocked.
are pleasant walks along this
mountain stream, about the lake
and on the mountains, where the
scenery is always picturesque
and full of charm.
Lake, the home of a great variety
of song birds, where the song
of the hermit thrush rings out
so sweetly. An infinite variety
of real inspirations for the landscape
painter. Nature's amphi-theater.
fringed, by wild blooms
Clear Lake's crystal coolness
a tranquil mountain forest-crowned,
azure depths uplifts a sunlit
wide world offers many
a wider scene,
grander waters, nobler
nowhere, sylvain haunt
more fair than this,
man may pass unchallenged,
CLEAR LAKE ESTATE
cottages are located on an estate
of 165 acres of uncultivated woodlands.
Private roads lead into the estate.
There is no traffic through the
estate. The use of the lake and
estate is reserved for guests
at clear Lake only.
drinking water from our natural
springs. It is famous for its
the Main House, there are spacious
living rooms from which guests
look out upon a view of rare beauty,
the lake of crystal clearness
in whose surface lies reflected
the steep mountainside, forest
covered. Large porches surround
these rooms. Fireplaces on cool
evenings help to make this a pleasant
is also in the Main House a large,
airy dining room, where guests
from all the cottages enjoy their
meals of well-prepared, home-cooked
food, served in abundance. Good
milk, cream, fresh vegetables
and fruits and only the best quality
of foods finds its way to the
tables for guests at Clear Lake.
Cottage is surrounded with foliage
and shrubbery. The views from
porches and windows toward the
lake, or mountain, or valley below
the first floor of the cottage
is a large, airy living room with
is advisable for guests to make
reservations for rooms some time
will receive prompt attention.
Address, Miss Marian E. Tobey,
226 Midwood Place, Westfield,
New Jersey, until June first.
After June first, at Roscoe, New
shall appreciate references from
those who are not already among
given upon application.
rooms with singles connecting,
rented by week or season.
deposit of $10.00 per person should
accompany all reservations for
a week or more. A $5.00 deposit
per person for a weekend.
George D. Smith
G. Ladd Plumley
Charles B. Hatch
John T. Foote
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