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The Hiker's Roost - Hiker and Dog Friendly 'Base Camp' in Keene Valley

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Last updated: 04/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

**Attention: Please do not use the instant quote feature attached to our listing -- it does not work for our property! Instead, click on 'email owner,' let us know your dates and what you're looking for, and we will provide you with the information you'll need when renting The Hiker's Roost. Thanks!**

Although The Hiker's Roost is available for rental year round, it's currently for sale. As a result, we are only booking out 1.5 to 2 months. Please check back if you are interested in dates further out! We will continue to open them up as time progresses.

If you are looking for a clean, warm place to put up your feet after a day in the mountains, the Hiker's Roost (formerly Chickadee House) is a three bedroom, comfortable base camp in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks.

The Hiker's Roost is located in the hamlet of Keene Valley. Keene Valley is the starting point for amazing mountain access into the eastern High Peaks.

We offer a vacation rental with a two night minimum. Discounts occur if you book three nights or more. Dogs are welcome.

The Hiker's Roost is available year-round as a base camp while you explore the eastern High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Park -- whether you're here to hike along the valleys, climb the peaks, ski the summits, or take part in winter mountaineering.

The Hiker's Roost is a simple yet comfortable single story manufactured house with a full kitchen (stocked with dishware, cooking utensils, plates and glasses, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, etc...), washer and dryer, plus two full bathrooms (one with an extra large bath tub). In the winter, there is a wood stove and plenty of firewood available for you to create a cozy atmosphere. We also have soft flannel sheets on the beds in the winter to help you have the perfect night's sleep.

The Hiker's Roost is dog/pet friendly and has a fenced in back yard. The house is on NYS Route 73, two doors down from an wonderful local farm store (Rivermede Farm based here in Keene Valley). You will be walking distance from the Mountaineer (less than 10 minute walk) and local dining places such as the Ausable Inn (approx. 15 minute walk), and the Noonmark Diner (approx. 20 minute walk).

The Hiker's Roost is set up to be ecologically friendly. The house is painted with no-VOC paints, we use recycled paper products, and we provide ecologically safe dishwashing and clothes
washing soap to protect our local environment.

Price is for double occupancy. Each additional person is $30/night. Discount of 10% if booked for three nights or more.
Check in time is 4pm.
Check out time is 11am.

Enjoy staying in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks! Please contact us for any additional information.

Keywords: manufactured home, High Peaks Base Camp, single story, dog friendly, Adirondack High Peaks, Keene Valley


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets only allowed with advance permission. Thanks!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Attached to bathroom with large tub and separate shower...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

    Next door to small full bathroom with shower...moreless

  • Northeast Bedroom: 2 twin/ single


Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    Attached to Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games and puzzles available....moreless

  • Television:

    The television does not have cable or satellite - it is only for watching DVDs....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family


  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Village:

    Located in the hamlet of Keene Valley....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning window unit available in summer....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air furnace heats cottage in winter....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Verizon Cell Service is available in the hamlet of Keene Valley....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking out front for one to two vehicles maximum....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Ecologically Safe Clothes Washing Detergent Available for Use...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood fireplace is only available in winter....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Woodstove is only available in winter and with permission from owners (we need to make sure you know how to use it)....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic herbs (including salt and pepper) as well as cooking oils....moreless


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Four foot high fenced in back yard -- not guaranteed for the dogs who are escape artists!...moreless



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2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Taxes Not included


Rates are for two people - each additional person is $30/night

Refundable Damage Deposit is $50/person and/or pet.

We offer a 10% discount if booked for three nights or more!

Deposit of 50% is required to hold and confirm reservation.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/24/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Kinna and Gene Ohman-Leone are rescue horse trainers who use only positive reinforcement methods (no punishment or pressure). They live on a farm and have 3 horses, 1-2 foster horses in training, 4 sheep, 2 border collies, and a small flock of chickens (all the other animals are also clicker trained!).

Why the Owner Chose Keene:
Kinna Ohman-Leone purchased this property as her main home in 2004. She loved the fact she could live in the midst of the Adirondack High Peaks, while being two doors away from Rivermede Farm Store (with the farm itself located just a mile away). She finds the community of Keene Valley to be a vibrant place to be!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Kinna Ohman-Leone loved living here and exploring the local trails (whether along creeks or up mountains), eating great food at the Noonmark Diner and Ausable Inn, and enjoying the local communities of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, and Tupper Lake.

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Speaks: english, french, italian


  • Dining Room and Kitchen

    Dining Room and Kitchen

  • Living Room and Dining Room

    Living Room and Dining Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Small Bedroom with Queen Sized Bed

    Small Bedroom with Queen Sized Bed

  • Rear of House

    Rear of House

  • Back Yard in Autumn

    Back Yard in Autumn

  • Front of The Hiker's Roost, Keene Valley

    Front of The Hiker's Roost, Keene Valley

  • Kitchen


  • Queen Sized Bed in Master Bedroom

    Queen Sized Bed in Master Bedroom

  • Master Bath with Large Bath tub

    Master Bath with Large Bath tub

  • Third Bedroom With Two Twin Beds

    Third Bedroom With Two Twin Beds

  • Rivermede Farm Store Just Two Houses Away

    Rivermede Farm Store Just Two Houses Away

  • Mountains Around Keene Valley & Keene

    Mountains Around Keene Valley & Keene

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