Low-Impact, Back to Nature Adirondack Vacation Rental
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Lake Placid cabin description
The McKinley Retreat offers unique eco-friendly Adirondack vacation rentals. Our rentals are nestled directly into the Adirondack forest to provide the privacy and tranquility you seek in one-of-a-kind 'camping-alternative' experience. You can also choose from several available backcountry ‘luxury’ options to temporarily transform a piece of our forest into your personal back-to-nature hideaway - only without many of the normal hassles associated with getting back-to-nature!
You have four rental options to choose from: 1) The rustic Hilltop Log Cabin site which means you essentially rent the entire 250 acre private forest preserve for your exclusive use; 2) the Eco-Cabin forest site snuggled under the tall pines; 3) the fully enclosed Adirondack Log Lean-to site on the ledges overlooking Bald Mountain; or 4) the back-to-nature forest site where you bring your own sleeping accommodations or we can set up a traditional ‘tent’ for you to experience.
We welcome last minute availability inquiries – although the options will be limited. We also love pets at the McKinley Retreat so be sure to ask about the options to bring your pet. Finally – although McKinley Retreat rentals are not available to novices during the winter, contact us if you’re a winter camping expert who would like to hone your skills against the harsh Adirondack winter in our remote but accessible backcountry.
Please note this is a 'rustic' back-to-nature adventure and is only ideal if you are truly searching for a unique Adirondack vacation in the heart of the woods. The Hilltop Log Cabin/rent-the-entire estate option is an excellent choice for larger groups who share the same back-to-nature vision but who also want to split up at the end of the day to their individual sites dispersed across the estate. The McKinley Retreat is not for everyone and therein is part of the secret to its beauty. Visit our website for details (www.mckinleyretreat.com) or contact us (email@example.com ) and we will let you know exactly what to expect.
Keywords: Lean-to, Back-to-nature accommodations, camping-alternative vacation rentals, adirondack lean-to's
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 20, Beds for 2-20
- Queen size Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 0.25 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Mobile Phone
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
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A very rejuvenating vacation retreat!
A very rejuvenating vacation retreat!
We stayed at the McKinley Retreat in Sep 2011 for a total of 18 days. We chose the main hilltop cabin rental option with the full amenity package -- which essentially means we rented the entire 250+ acre forest estate for our private use! And while very rustic by urban standards, this was nicely 'luxurious' by back-country forest standards -- plus having all the estate's hiking/biking/walking trails reserved solely for our private use was a spectacular way to leave the world behind and get back-to-nature...and to ourselves. The hilltop cabin we rented (surrounded by its picnicking/sunbathing granite ledges and the views that range from Whiteface Mt in the west all the way over to the Green Mountains of Vermont in the east) is periodically open to you when you rent one of the other sites available on the estate (which if you want to be embedded directly in the forest is the option to choose!). But having rented the cabin itself and the entire estate, meant all our picnics, reading and sunworshiping on the ledges around the cabin were totally uninterrupted! For the few times we wanted other human interactions, it meant only a short 25 min drive to Lake Placid (a village that speaks for itself!) or even a very manageable 1.5-2 hr drive to Montreal Canada which proved to be a very charming and uniquely bilingual (French/English) North American city. Plus, golf and fishing outings (the nearby AuSable River is a recognizable name to trout fisherman!) were also very easy and the manager was very helpful in giving us tips, information, maps and even making reservations -- and generally pointing us in the right direction (whether for unique estate trail highlights or for Adirondack/regional highlights). Speaking of the staff, they were very attentive to fulflling all the unique amenities of the 'luxury' options we chose. We basically saw them when they said/needed -- and then didn't see them again (perfect seclusion and privacy!) All-in-all, this was exactly what we needed -- a peaceful, refreshing retreat into the rustic back-country Adirondack Mountain forest. We didn't quite know what to expect when we arrived, but left fully rejuvenated and already planning our 2012 return! But if you're expecting 5 star spa treatments, then don't go. This is back-country, rustic, adventurous....and all so peaceful........and for us, the price of renting the entire 250 estate and cabin was cheaper than renting a single house elsewhere in the Lake Placid region!
- Guest JT (Denver, Colorado)
- Date of stay 09/03/11
- Review Submitted 03/30/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Rates start at $45/night for 2 people for a basic back-to-nature rental. Weekly rates starting at $250 for a basic back-to nature rental for 2 people. Amenities do increase the nightly rates. All reservations must be paid in full via PayPal prior to arrival
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Small Adirondack Cabin
Small Adirondack Cabin
Outdoor seating area
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Outdoor Fire Pit
Hand-crafted canopy bed
Covered outdoor cooking area
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1 Bedroom / 0.25 Bathroom
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