Rentals (2 months or more)

1. All new long-term rentals (2 months or more) and all of their family members are asked to read the following and feel free to ask questions so your living on the SLI grounds may be a good experience for you and for us.

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Interesting Facts about the Silver Lake Institute

We are a 5013C corporation initially Chartered by the New York Legislature in 1857 with a new amended and current charter issued in 2016.

We are governed by a Board of Trustees made up of 12 cottage owners that are elected annually by the cottage owners. Trustees are elected for a three year term.

We are a community of both year round and seasonal owners who enjoy the sunsets, the lake and our neighbors.

The Lakefront greenway is owned by the Institute--all waterfront spaces are leased for an annual fee and must be maintained by the lessee. Any changes or improvements to the leased space must be approved by the Board of Trustees.

As a chartered Institute we are expected to offer programs in art, music, culture, education and spirituality during the months of July and August. We would hope that you would join in the fun and come to the Friday concerts, Saturday evening Coffee Houses, Sunday worship services, children's July 3rd bike parade, lectures desserts on the dock, and all of the other events on our packed summer calendar.

Saturday Mornings during July and August there is a morning cafe at Stoody Hall where you can come to meet with neighbors over a cup of coffee and a delicious breakfast. It is a great place to make new friends.

You pay [indirectly through your rent] a Silver Lake Institute tax which: pays for the upkeep of our historic buildings and the big blue dock, maintains our private roads, pays for the groundskeeper who provides to snow plowing in the winter and the mowing in the summer. These funds also assist the programming budget and allow for other improvements as necessary.

Garbage is picked up weekly and must have a sticker on each bag. Stickers may be purchased at the Institute office. Arrangements can be made to dispose of large items by contacting the Groundskeeper.

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on any of the private grounds owned by the Institute including the waterfront, greenway, roads, buildings and parks. It is permitted on your [rented] private property and within your own [rented] buildings.

All property sales [and rentals] are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. If you have other questions that your real estate agent can't answer, feel free to contact the Silver Lake We look forward to your becoming a part of this special community and look forward to meeting you and yours.
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2. Questions, concerns, or even a desire for an informal chat about life on the Institute grounds may be directed to any of the following sources:

SLI Office Phone (leave a message) 585-237-6639
SLI Board President Bill Schaefer's phone 585-737-8522
SLI Official Email:
Blog Address:

3. All residents including renters are responsible for knowing the rules and regulations of the Silver Lake Institute. The updated Handbook will be available by late Spring or early Summer 2018. In the meantime, please observe the common rules of most communities such as no burning of trash or garbage, no large fires--only grilling type fires, no loud noise between 11 pm and 6 am, boats and parked cars are privately owned and must not be entered without the owner's express permission or presence at the location, locked buildings are not to be entered nor forced open, all SLI private roads have a 15 MPH speed limit, yards around cottages are to be kept clean and neat. The garbage transfer station, sometimes referred to as the dump, is not open to the public and your presence there must be by permission of the Groundskeeper or SLI President--it is inspected by the NYS Dept. of Environmental Services (DEC) and the state rules must be followed (it is there for official use by the SLI--its designated persons and dumpster company servicing SLI; again, it is not open to the public except by stated permission.

See Also "Events Calendar"                    Video of SLI Photos:
Click HERE                                         Click HERE

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