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Located in Upstate New York, the Adirondacks are home to pristine lakes, rushing rivers, and old-growth forest, offering a wealth of activities year-round from hiking and whitewater rafting to skiing and snowboarding. There are dozens of charming towns and villages scattered throughout, along with some fantastic cabin rentals. Whether you’re looking for something remote and secluded or close to opportunities for dining, shopping, and entertainment, you’re sure to find the perfect spot among these.
Part of the Bark Eater Inn and Cabins, a 200-acre property with forests, flower-filled meadows, and gardens, this one-bedroom cabin for two is just minutes from Lake Placid Olympic Village, Whiteface Ski Mountain, and a wealth of other outdoor adventures. It includes a kitchenette, Jacuzzi, king-size bed and a private deck with serene views. Complimentary breakfast supplies are included, like local yogurt, muesli, homemade maple syrup, local bread, butter, and fresh hard-boiled eggs from the property’s chickens.
Look forward to a spectacular view of Baxter and Hurricane Mountains from Bessie’s Cabin, a one-bedroom rental for two that offers plenty of privacy and easy access to town. While you’ll be within easy reach of restaurants, you’ll have a full kitchen as well as a TV with local channels and Wi-Fi. It’s located right in town yet tucked within the woods, close to Lake Placid and a wide range of scenic hiking trails.
This cozy A-frame cabin is tucked into the Jay Range, offering close access to dozens of peaks as a hiker’s paradise. Enjoy picturesque views, while being just 10 minutes from Whiteface Mountain and 20 minutes from the charming town of Lake Placid with its Olympic history, shopping and dining. Or take a day trip to an entirely different country, with Montreal only 90 minutes away. The cabin is pet-friendly and sits on 30 private acres, and includes a loft bedroom, a living room with a day bed and sleeper sofa, sleeping up to four guests. You’ll have a fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen and a large deck with a BBQ grill for cookouts too.
Built in 2020, this secluded cabin overlooks the St. Regis River on a private 160-acre forested property with four miles of hiking trails and a swimming hole for a summertime dip. You’ll have your own picnic table and fire pit too. Inside, the two-story cabin includes one bedroom with two queen-size beds, a single bed, and three sofa beds, sleeping up to six. Just a few of the other highlights include a large screened-in porch, an artisan well for delicious drinking water, a propane fireplace, and a Japanese soaking tub. You can feel good about your stay too, as it’s off-grid with a “robust solar system and generator for backup,” ideal for an eco-friendly escape without the interruption of electronics.
Nestled in the heart of the Adirondacks close to countless attractions and recreational cabins, this tiny custom-designed log cabin sits on 300 acres, sleeping up to four guests in two bedrooms. It offers a tranquil setting for a getaway in any season and comes complete with all the modern conveniences from a kitchen to satellite TV and Wi-Fi. As you relax in the living room, enjoy picturesque views of the forest and mountains from two large picture windows. There’s a spacious deck with a hot tub, a grill for cookouts, outdoor seating, and a fire pit too. A short hike will bring you to an observation deck for wildlife watching, including lots of birds and beavers.
The Bear cabin sits right along Lake Colby in the village of Saranac Lake and during the warmer months (typically May through October, the boating season) you’ll have access to a private beach, dock, and complimentary use of two rowboats, two canoes, two-full size and one child-size kayak. It includes two bedrooms plus a living room with a sleeper sofa, accommodating up to six. Other highlights are a fully stocked kitchen with a Keurig and a drip coffeemaker, TV, Wi-Fi, a gas fireplace, and air conditioning. Outdoor spaces include a fire pit, charcoal grill, and picnic table.
Located in the Ausable Acres community, this new secluded log home will put you just a 5-minute walk from the renowned West Branch of the Ausable River for swimming and fishing as well as being close to Whiteface Mountain, Santa’s Workshop and High Falls Gorge, while Lake Placid’s Olympic Village of Lake Placid is less than 25 minutes away. It’s pet-friendly and comes with all the modern conveniences, including two TVs with DVD players, a full kitchen with a dishwasher, a washer/dryer, and a whirlpool tub for a relaxing soak.
This handcrafted, pet-friendly cabin offers two bedrooms for up to four guests who will enjoy easy access to Whiteface Mountain, just 10 minutes away, while Lake Placid and Lake Champlain can be reached within a 30-minute drive. It has authentic rustic charm combined with modern comforts, including a new cook’s kitchen with a dishwasher and gas range as well as a wood-burning stove. Look forward to sipping your morning coffee with a view from the deck and cookouts on the BBQ grill. It even has a deep soaking tub for a soothing experience after a long hike.
It would be hard to find something better than this when it comes to privacy and seclusion. This cabin sits on a one-third of an acre island located a quarter-mile offshore. The host will bring you to and from the island, but you’ll want to plan on staying, enjoying views of the Adirondack’s high peaks and taking advantage of private beaches. It’s off-grid, the perfect place to disconnect and recharge, with no Wi-Fi or TV, but you will have access to a 10 hp motorboat, an indoor composting toilet, outdoor grill, canoe and rowboat. There’s also a hand pump at the kitchen sink drawing lake water for washing, a refrigerator, coffee press, propane stove, and lighting.
This two-bedroom cabin for four sits in the heart of the Adirondacks at White Pine Camp, a 34-acre property with over two miles of lake shoreline. You’ll have access to complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate 24/7 in the lodge’s great room while the cabin itself includes an open living and dining room with a fully equipped kitchen and a gas fireplace. An outdoor deck includes an area for alfresco dining with a lake view. Guests also have access to a communal fire pit, kayaks and canoes.
Located along the shores of Moody Pond at the base of Mount Baker in the village of Saranac Lake, this cabin is ideal for anyone who wants to hike, boat, swim, ski, or just relax and enjoy the scenery. A studio space for two, it’s ideal for a romantic couple’s stay, warm and inviting with spectacular views of the mountain peaks. It includes a gas fireplace for added ambiance, radiant heat flooring, a full kitchen, and a laundry room. Outdoor living spaces are enticing too, with an outdoor patio, fire pit, and gas grill. A complimentary canoe sits at the dock as well.