Lovingly Restored Historic Cottage in Adirondack Mountains, New YorkNorth River, New York (United States)
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· Kid-friendly · Pets allowed · Barbecue
Lovingly restored historic Adirondack Bird Camp is surrounded by wildflower meadows with beautiful mountain views. Located on family compound of glamping tents and unique cabins. Fresh eggs from the hen-house, wildflower meadows to wander, a private fire pit for star gazing and just down the road from beautiful 13th Lake. Guests can enjoy a hot tub experience in the new Japanese temple-like spa! Most nights hosts offer wood-fired pizza. The property is close to rail biking, whitewater rafting and the town of North Creek.
Lovingly restored by the great-granddaughter of the original owners, this unique historic cabin still retains many original details and decorations. Many visitors say they feel like they’re stepping back in time. There are lovely leaded glass windows, a handsome rustic stone fireplace, richly stained wood walls, beautifully faded oriental rugs and original china. There is a tidy new country kitchen with reclaimed porcelain sink, new gas stove, fridge, microwave, dishes and utensils.
On the glassed in porch is a single bed and there is a sofa in the living room. The house sleeps four to six comfortably: there are two bedrooms each with double beds. Upstairs are two bedrooms each with a double bed, wide pine floors, and country décor. After 100 years of using an outside “privy” back when the property was just a summer “camp”, there is now a bathroom -- claw-foot tub with shower hoop and beautiful vessel sink on original ladies wash vanity. Towels and soaps provided. The bathroom window offers the best view of the mountains.
There are treasured family hand-me-downs as well as odds and ends which nobody felt comfortable throwing away. Like all family camps, there are bits and pieces of everyone who came before; wooden floors record the scuffs and scratches of generations. There are many photographs showing life at “camp” since the turn of the century. All this gives this Adirondack cottage its own special personality, a unique sense of space --- a treasury of feelings, sensations and memories of family and friends.
The land is truly spectacular. In summer, wildflower meadows spill down the hill, flanked by beautiful forests.
The hosts welcome well-behaved dogs as long as they stay off the furniture and isn't left alone in the house. The dog must also stay on a leash outside, to protect the chickens and ducks on the property.
The Hudson River is at the bottom of the little mountain. In the spring, summer and fall, there is white water rafting for reasonable rates. Guests can also rent a tube and float down river --- the nearby rafting company can be used to rent the tubes, offering to pick guests up and bring them back. Of course, the river offers fishing, bathing or just a great place to sit by and think.
Enjoy a hot tub experience! Built within a beautiful Japanese temple-like structure on one of the most beautiful spots of the land, an all natural no-chemical hot tub is a delightful way to start the morning. Guests can relax after hiking or winding down after dinner. Available for a private experience for $25 per person for an hour of wonderful relaxation. Guests should contact hosts to book this.
The hosts have a happy lab dog Sammy who enjoys spending time with guests. There are free ranging chickens --- get some eggs from the henhouse --- and sweet waddling ducks.
Most nights in the summer, hosts offer wood fired pizza. Hosts make and provide the dough, and guests bring their own toppings. The wood-fired pizza is fired up in the late afternoon. By six, the wood fire has died down and the oven is about 800 degrees. From six to seven-thirty, guests can come to the pizza pavilion with their toppings and hosts will help them cook their pizzas. Because the oven is so hot, the pizzas cook in about three minutes. Lots of fun! Host request a donation of $8 ($5 for children) for firewood, dough and maintenance, if possible.
The cottage is an easy scenic drive from NYC --- just go north right up Route 87, get off just past Lake George and then a beautiful 30 miles drive through the mountains to the property. Read More
- Private Lounge/Living room
- Cell service
- Running water
- Double bed
- Outdoor furniture
- Kitchen equipment
- Shared Barbecue
- Dining table
- Fire pit
- Movie library
These delightful glamping accommodation feature wood-burning stoves and an outdoor fire pit for guests to toast marshmallows on an evening. The glamping tents share a common bonfire which is great for getting to know other guests and singing campfire songs. Additionally, glampers can thoroughly enjoy amazing stargazing at night from the comfy Adirondack chairs. The host prefers to get fires going for the guests.Read More
The host of this site is very helpful, friendly, and can make recommendations for swimming, rafting, and dining. It is certain that guests will be able to relax and enjoy their getaway while glamping at this property in North River, New York.
Location + Surroundings
The Adirondack Mountains are a spectacular range in upstate New York that showcases the breathtaking beauty of nature. There is a beautiful lake three miles down the winding road which is completely natural and quiet with no sign of civilization on its shores. Guests of this glamping site will enjoy spectacular views and acres of land that consists of pristine woods, meadows, vistas, and a spring-fed pond. The Hudson River is just down the hill, and the town of North Creek is five miles away. There is a historic cemetery next door, and Gore Mountain Ski Center and Garnet Hill are only a few miles away.
Albany is only an hour-and-a-half away, and guests can reach Montreal within two hours. They can even take a short four-hour road trip to New York City. The town of North Creek is five miles away from the main Route 28 road. North Creek is a scenic little town with some great restaurants, a grocery store, a liquor store, some shopping places, and a scenic train called the Saratoga/North Creek Railroad, which takes folks in antique train cars along the Hudson River. Gore Mountain Ski Center is off Route 28 in North Creek. Read More
- Bird watching
- Feeding animals
- Horseback riding
- Water sports
- Winter sports
- Stand-up paddleboarding
- Whitewater rafting
This glamping property is a fantastic location for exploring the outdoors and has acres of great land for walking and enjoying the scenic views. Families are welcome, and kids will have the opportunity to feed a pony and retrieve eggs from the henhouse at the site’s farm. There is a nearby lake that is great for swimming and boating in the summer, and it also has a nice sandy beach to walk along. The land is truly gorgeous, and the site is very private.
Guests can rent a canoe or kayak from a local company, or simply sit back and enjoy the surroundings. For a real adventure, there is an aerial zip line course in the area that is safe and exciting for the whole family. The Hudson River is at the bottom of the mountain where guests can go tubing or rafting with the various rafting companies located right nearby.
There is also all kinds of hiking at Gore Mountain. Another great experience is nearby Garnet Hill Lodge, which is a historic lodge offering lunches and dinners with amazing views. They rent mountain bikes and have all kinds of walking trails. Within the property's 40 acres, there are walking trails, scenic mountain views, beautiful mountains, and wildflower meadows.
Gore Mountain Ski Center is off Route 28 in North Creek. Frequently they run the gondola so for about $18 a person, guests can take the gondola to the top of the mountain. Guests here will enjoy incredible views, beautiful fresh air, and an overall lovely experience. Another great experience is nearby Garnet Hill Lodge, a historic lodge offering lunches and dinners on a beautiful property, with amazing views and great food. It’s located right up the road in North River. Guests here can rent mountain bikes and enjoy all kinds of walking trails.
- Check-in: 02:00 p.m.
- Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
- Infants allowed Under 2 years old
- Children allowed 2-12 years old
- Pets allowed
- No parties
- Some spaces are shared
- As long as you cancel at least 7 days before check-in, you will receive a full refund minus our service fee.
- If you cancel within 7 days of check-in, you will receive a refund for 50% of the stay, minus the first night and service fee.
- If you cancel after check-in, any refund will be at the host's discretion (and will not include the service fee).
The host may consider allowing pets for guests staying in a cabin at this property, but they must check with the host before booking and not just arrive with their pet.
This is a quiet location, and loud music and noises are discouraged.
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