2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 6
Douglas M Johnson
About Douglas M Johnson
My wife and I are retired public school teachers, who have spent our summers in the Adirondack Mountains for all of our married life. We find the mountains offer us a welcome refuge from the busy work world and a playground that allows us to pursue a variety of interesting and enjoyable activities with our family.
Douglas M Johnson purchased this Cabin in 2012
Why Douglas M Johnson chose Owls Head
Our lakeside log cabin is located on 6+ acres of Adirondack forest land, with no visible neighbors (except for camps on the other side of the lake). This very private type of setting is hard to find on most Adirondack Lakes. It was this location, coupled with the attractive, rustic log cabin that resulted in our purchase of Camp Critters 3 years ago.
What makes this Cabin unique
Past guests have found their time at the cabin to offer a most peaceful and relaxing vacation. There are walking and hiking trails just beyond the cabin's entrance road, while the lake offers enjoyable canoeing, kayaking and boating. Fishing at the lake and on its feeder streams is excellent.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Peaceful Adirondack Getaway
We had a fabulous time at Camp Critter. Doug was an awesome host. We arrived late, yet he was very accommodating and welcoming. The cabin was quintessentially Adirondack with all of the amenities. We enjoyed the canoe and simply unwinding by the lake. So peaceful stargazing at night listening to the lake sounds and night critters. Teenagers were finally off social media! No cell service or WiFi which was fabulous! We will remember our stay fondly and hope to return in the future. 🦉�🦅�✨
The area is beautiful, as are the views from the lake. The cabin itself was very comfortable, though some of the dishes required a cleaning before using them. Doug and Bill were great and I appreciated all the clear communication.
One thing is that I wish we had been warned about the black fly season; I'm not sure we would have come when we did if we'd known about them. Definitely do your research if you're considering visiting the area from late May through early July.
Lot of critters at critters
Everything you should need, just relax and listen
Thank you for your review of Camp Critters. Glad to learn you had good fishing, while at the lake.
Peace and Quiet
This was our second season at the cabin and certainly not our last. The foliage was just beginning to turn the beautiful colors of autumn. The geese were gathering in preparation for their long flight. Doug is a most gracious host. The cabin itself was immaculate with all the amenities one needs. Next year we hope to bring our grandchildren to share this special retreat.
Marti and Terry & Chance
Thank you for your kind comments about our cabin and your time at the lake. The cabin and surrounding woodlands do offer one a "peaceful, quiet retreat" and we're happy to learn that you're planning to share this setting with your grandchildren at a future date. Autumn in the Adirondacks is a special time. The beautiful foliage offers one spectacular vistas.
Peaceful family stay
The cabin was lovely and charming, and it’s amenities and surroundings provided a perfect mix of calm and adventure. The cabin and grounds were very well cared for, and host extremely kind and helpful. Our family of four (two adults, two toddlers) had an exceptional time and highly recommend this holiday home.
the Cabin was lovely. Very comfortable and well equipped. We came for water activities with our 2 golden retrievers but the water was low, causing a lot of algae, green foam and other yuck! Didn't even put my husband's kayak in the water. It wasn't until I got out in the middle of the lake further down that it became clearer. Still lots of lily pads and other growth. We let our dogs in once and then gave them a bath. If you're looking for clean water you will need to go to the lake connected to Mountain View or find another one. Great place if you are doing a lot of hiking and not there for the water, other than the view.
Thank you for your comments about our Adirondack cabin! We were happy to learn that you enjoyed your time in the mountains, but we are sorry that the water level of the lake was down during your stay.
When I meant with you upon your arrival at the cabin, I told you that the Mountain View Dam is leaking badly and that the dam issue, along with limited rainfall this summer, has had a negative effect on our lake's water level. This situation has been a disappointment for all of us living at the lake. On the bright side, a new dam is being built this Fall and it will be completed in the Spring of 2019, so we're all looking forward to the lake returning to it's normal level next summer.
Play outside all day; hike in the nearby mountains,, bike down the quiet mountain roads, canoe, kayak, swim, or fish from your own private dock. Relax with a book, while sitting in an Adirondack Chair and take in the spectacular mountain views. Ready for Olympic Gold - head off to Lake Placid, approx. 45 minutes away, and take the Olympic bobsled ride or a chair lift ride up to the top of Olympic ski jump.
The village of Malone offers restaurants, shopping, a library, hospital, etc., and it is only 20 minutes away. Meacham Lake State Park is also 20 minutes away and offers hiking, boating, fishing, and biking. The park includes DeBar Mountain, a great day hike with, outstanding views.
A nice day trip is taking the ferry across Lake Champlain (approx. 3 hrs round trip) and visiting Burlington, VT., with its unique downtown pedestrian shopping area. Montreal, Que. is 80 miles away and Ottawa, Ont. is a 2 hour drive (you'll need your passport). Santa's North Pole theme park is an hour from the cabin and the new " Nature Wild Center" is a 45 minute drive away.
The village of Malone (12 miles) offers an outstanding 36 hole championship golf course, as well as a Recreation Park (swimming, tennis courts, ball fields, etc.).