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Last updated: 10/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Keene lodge description

Calling all hikers, rock and ice climbers, skiers, snowshoers, ice skaters, bikers, fishermen and river enthusiasts! Dancing fern lodge, a secluded 3 or 4 bedroom lodge, sits on 25 magical acres of woods and stream beds, nestled between the east branch of the Ausable river and the oak ridge section of the hurricane mountain primitive area. Towering white pines and hemlocks, wildflower meadows, lush fern glades, trickling stream beds, and glacial moraines and erratic compliment views of the Adirondack mountain's highest peaks.

Dancing fern lodge accommodates small groups or families comfortably. The bedrooms and bathroom are upstairs, all with lovely window views, comfortable mattresses, plenty of bedding and cozy flannel sheets in the winter time. The spacious main bedroom, which we call 'the blue room' has a king sized bed. A second large bedroom has a queen sized bed (Swedish foam mattress with adjustable firmness on each side). An adjacent bedroom has a daybed which opens up into two comfy twin beds. These two bedrooms are connected by swing open french doors, each having its own entrance from the hallway. The 4th cozy bedroom (and smallest) has a full sized bed.

Guests will find the kitchen, dining area and living room highly functional, comfortable, warm feeling and full of Adirondack character. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, silverware, pots, pans, coffee maker, etc. Laundry machines are full sized with soap available for use while visiting. The lodge offers cable TV, wireless internet access, and a hassle-free propane 'wood' stove, where you can cuddle up and stare in to the flames, exhausted by the day's adventures. Seasonal chills are kept out with heat monitors, and your hosts can light up the wood stove in the basement if temperatures drop severely. The standard for cleanliness is set high. Guests regularly comment on the immaculate and tidy feeling in the house.

The walls of dancing fern lodge are extremely fortunate to be graced with beautiful Adirondack wildlife and landscape photographs taken by Caroline fine, a well known photographer in the area. The artwork she has displayed at the lodge (including cards), are for sale.

Trails for cross-country skiers, snowshoers and hikers abound. Guests can explore looping trails on the lodge's property or bush whack their way up to the peak of oak ridge for a breath taking view. The jack rabbit trail, mt. Van Hoevenberg and cascade cross country ski centers can be reached within moments. Whiteface mountain ski center (downhill skiing) is no more than a 15 minute drive from the lodge. Upon request, guests are welcome to borrow snowshoes (adult and child sizes), as well as snow sleds. There are some fun sledding hills on the property and around Keene.

The yard is expansive and perfect for playing games, stargazing, or roasting marshmallows around a campfire (wood provided).

A short hike north will take you to your hosts farmstead, where they keep a family cow, chickens, horses and a large garden spring thru late fall. Guests are always welcome to visit the farm, help out with animal chores and might enjoy picking a basket full of organically grown veggies, then hike 'home' through the woods like little red riding hood to prepare an extra special dinner at the lodge. We've seen red fox here, but never a wolf!

Fishermen can access the river right at the bottom of the driveway, and for those who like to swim in rivers and lakes, Joe and Kaycie can direct you to some excellent swimming holes and beaches. We have tubes for borrowing upon request if you would like to luxuriate in the sun on a hot afternoon and float down river.
While the lodge is tucked back in the woods on a hill not visible from the road, triathletes should know that the biking portion of the Ironman goes right by the lodge's driveway!

Dancing fern lodge is located just under 1 mile from the center of Keene, making it ideal for guests who would like to go for a peaceful morning or evening walk along the river, ending up in town for breakfast or dinner at the ADK cafe or to grab a muffin and cup of coffee at cedar run (or a bottle of wine for later). While in town, you might want to peruse Dartbrook rustic goods store, peak in the Adirondack attic (a high end thrift store), pick up milk at Stewart (convenience store and gas station), or a pint of maple syrup at black rooster maple. Visit our historic little Keene library, schedule a massage, or surround yourself with the colorful and fragrant plants at east branch organics (wine and spirits available there as well).

For more information, please contact us with questions. While we've been renting dancing fern lodge through local realtors, we've just joined VRBO and are tweaking up our description of the lodge, as well as updated photos since we've changed some furniture and made several improvements.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Lodge
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            This is a very child friendly home. We are happy to provide a pack-n-play, high chair, baby gates, a retaining bed 'gate' or training potty upon request. ...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            The bedrooms and bathroom are upstairs....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            a nice Adirondack selection (wildlife guides, hiking guides, history, etc.), some fiction and a children's selection....moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Game Room:

            There is a table in the living room that is ideal for playing games. Also, the lodge has a selection of games for all ages....moreless

          • Stereo:

            small unit with radio and CD's...moreless

          • Television:

            local Burlington Vermont news...moreless

          • Video Library

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Playground
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Mountain View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rock Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Ski Privileges Optional
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Tubing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                There are also tables and chairs on the porch and a picnic table on the lawn. Both are quiet lovely places to enjoy a meal on a nice day. ...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 7 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

                gas propane wood stove...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Upon request, your hosts can lend tubes (for the river) and some snowshoes (adult and child)....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Parking:

                plenty...moreless

              • Telephone:

                long distance national free calling...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Stove:

                In addition to the gas 'woodstove' in the living room, there is a wood stove in the basement which your hosts can light as a back-up if electric goes out or if temps drop to frigid levels. ...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                The kitchen is fully stocked with cookware...a very functional space. All you need to bring is your food. A selection of spices and teas are provided....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                full spice rack and tea selection...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                very cozy with table, chairs and a glider...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                The yard is expansive for outdoor play. Also, bring marshmallows if you want to sit around the stone lined fire ring for a campfire. Wood is provided....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Ski & Snowboard:

                There are some looping trails in the woods behind the lodge for cross country skiers, snowshoers and hikers to enjoy. ...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Tubes for floating down the river, upon request....moreless

               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Fall Leaf Peeper
              Sep 15 - Oct 15, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $225
              $1,400 $4,695
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $225 $225
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,400 $4,650

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              * rate: $225 per night or $1400 per week

              * 2 night minimum (2 night stays incur a cleaning fee of $75).


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 10/21/2014
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              Location

              50 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Plattsburgh
              5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Baxter Mountain Inn
              35 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Essex over Lake Champlain to Burlington Vermont
              14 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Lake Placid
              25 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrak
              16 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Route 87 Northway
              0.75 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Adirondack Cafe
              12 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Whiteface Mountain

              Car: Necessary

              see description

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2007


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Welcome to Dancing Fern Lodge!

                Welcome to Dancing Fern Lodge!

              • Part of Master Bedroom

                Part of Master Bedroom

              • Part of Living room - game table

                Part of Living room - game table

              VRBO #456858

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

              $225 per night (USD)
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              4 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 7

              View calendar: Updated 10/21/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated 10/21/2014
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