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The McKinley Retreat offers unique eco-friendly Adirondack vacation rentals nestled directly into the Adirondack forest approximately 30 minutes from the village of Lake Placid. Our rentals are designed 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 three rental options to choose from: 1) The rustic Hilltop Log Cabin site with a beautiful mountain view, has electricity and some appliances. Also, outdoor fireplace, hot outdoor shower and portable toilet 2) the Forest Cabin site snuggled under the tall pines has a covered outdoor kitchen area, screened-in seating area, and fire place. No electricity but drinking and wash water are provided. Has nearby portable toilet 3) the back-to-nature forest sites where you bring your own sleeping accommodations or we can set up a traditional ‘tent’ for you to experience.
We have recently added an office building located at the base of the mountain, near the parking area, with modern showers and flush toilets available for your use 24/7. The office part of the building is open daily for coffee, information, and a charging station for your electronics.
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. We do require a small refundable pet fee.
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 is an excellent choice for larger groups who share the same back-to-nature vision. The cabin itself can sleep at least 8 (more if you are really good friends!). And there is room to place a few small tents nearby on the Hilltop site for those in your group who prefer a little more privacy.
The McKinley Retreat is not for everyone and therein is part of the secret to its beauty. Visit our website for details or contact us (email@example.com ) and we will let you know exactly what to expect.
Forest Cabin sleeps 2-4. Has covered kitchen unit, screen tent, fire place, portable toilet. Hill Top Cabin with mountain view sleeps up to 8. Has electricity, various appliances, portable toilet & outdoor hot shower.
Flush toilets and modern showers available at new office building....moreless
Forest Cabin May 6 - Sep 28, 2015 1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
We have two cabin sites. The Forest cabin rents for 1 night minimum stay at $110/night. The Hilltop cabin rents for 2 night minimum stay at $170/night. We also have a Back to Basics option which ranges from $50 per night for "just a site" to $90 per night for "site with tent provided". All pricing is for 2 people per site. Fee for additional people is $25 per night for Hilltop and Forest cabins and $5 per night for Back to Basics. Weekly and monthly discounts are available. For July 22-27 a 3 night minimum stay is required.
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