Inlet Area Business Association - Featured Business
Each month the Inlet Area Business Association will share information with you about one or two of their paid members.
Today's business is:
Sue and Kevin Norris have owned and operated DeerWoods Lodge for three years. DeerWoods Lodge is located at 7 Deerwoods Drive, which is at the north end of Inlet. The road is a short deadend road, across the street and up the hill from Zone 3. It is near the Inlet Golf Club and a short walk to downtown Inlet. DeerWoods Lodge is a newly remodeled five-bedroom house that is availabel to rent weekly, monthly or seasonally.
This home has five bedrooms, two living rooms and a sitting room, so there is lots of room for a family and friends to spread out. There is a big yard for kids, and plenty of parking. It has a sauna inside and a large fireplace with picnic table outside. It is completelu renovated and a perfect get-away.
Kevin and Sue live in Raquette Lake, but are a part of the Inlet community. Sue has worked at Great Camp Sagamore, and has taught at both the Raquette Lake School and the Indian Lake School. They have been active in many organizations including the Raquette Lake Volunteer Fire Department, the Raquette Lake Library, and St. Williams on Long Point. Kevin has worked at Raquette Lake Supply for many years and several years ago started caretaking for people around Raquette Lake.
When asked what they love about being a part of the Inlet community they replied: "We think Inlet is a wonderful town. The nice thing about living in a small town is the people. It is great that everyone is willing to help. Locals, summer locals, and visitors pitch in and become part of the community. Inlet has a delightful center of town, with the park and the stores, including a bookstore and restaurants. Being able to listen to professional musicians by the lake every Saturday night during the summer and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in July is amazing. It is culture in a small town setting with friendly people and a beautiful natural atmpsphere."
In addition to renting out DeerWoods Lodge to families and friends fro reunions and vacations, Sue and Kevin have also allowed the home to be used for other gatherings. They have held meetings there and are considering holding a quilter's weekend or a writer's worshop in the future. They are also open to other ideas.
For those who know Inlet's history, this house was home for Dick and Joan Payne and their family. Dick Payne was the Inlet Police Chief and the Inlet Police Department was dispatched from this house for years. Joan Payne ran the organization known as Adirondack Discovery from this house as well.