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Adirondack Lakeside Log Cabin With Mountain Views

Owls Head, NY, USA
  • Cabin1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 6

Classic Adirondack log cabin located on 6+ acres of private land, with magnificent mountain views and 400 feet of lakefront . There is a large stone fireplace in the living room, a screened porch, 3 outside fireplaces, a waterfront deck with tete-a-tete, canoes and a rowboat to launch from your own dock. Have breakfast in the fully functional kitchen; refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, blender, pots, pans, dishes -- all the necessities. The new gas grill is ideal for a cookout. The master bedroom offers an Adirondack log bed, while there is a loft area that sleeps four, and a hide-a-bed sofa in front of the fireplace. Watch Satellite TV, DVD movies or just sit outside on your Adirondack chairs, by the campfire, and appreciate the star filled sky.

Surrounded by the sounds of nature you will be reminded that you do have neighbors - loons, ducks, Blue Heron, etc.., Completely private on 6+ acres with 400 feet of waterfront. In the summer pick blueberries down by the dock or across the road. Plenty of dirt roads leading right from the cabin are well suited for hiking, nature walking or biking to discover the beauty and wonder of the Adirondacks.

The Lakes: Mountain view lake is a small private quiet mountain lake home to beavers, ducks and loons. Canoe via a channel and discover Indian Lake. Indian Lake is bigger and better suited for swimming, and tubing. Both lakes offer lots of fishing opportunities; perch, pike and small-mouth bass. Small kids will enjoy the sandy beach area with a wade in point on Indian Lake while older kids (including our labs) have been known to jump right from the cabin's private dock. Both lakes are about 3 miles long -Mt. View is narrow and Indian Lake is wide. The lakes are connected and offer fishing opportunities with small motors, kayaks, canoe, or rowboats.

There are lots of bigger lakes nearby: Meacham Lake, Saranac Lake, Lake Plaid, Mirror Lake, etc.., Fly fishing is renowed at Salmon River. Deer River flow only 20 minutes away offers abundant wildlife, large pike, easy canoe launch and even some trout! Enjoy the St. Regis canoe area and make sure to bring the camera.

The Mountains: Hiking, walking, biking, jogging, running. Whatever you can do with a mountain the Adirondacks is the place to do it. Hike Debar Mountain at Meacham Lake Campground or hike to the top of Azure Mt. with the working firetower but make sure you 'take a rock to the top' to prevent wind erosion. Look for soaring hawks and spectacular views of the St. Regis Canoe area. Dauphin Nature park is only .25 miles from the cabin's front door and offers lots of hiking opportunities without the drive. Paul Smith's Visitor Center offers hiking and walking opportunities for all levels from a climb up Jenkins Mountains to wide dirt paths for toddlers.

The fall is a spectacular time of the year. The Adirondack mountains are encased in autumn splendor and nature is a master artist with a variety of colors; gold, red, orange, etc.... Visit the High Peaks in Keene Valley and be prepared to fall in love!

The cabin: Where do you go to relax? No work, no traffic, no cell phones and no stress. The only thing you have to do is what you want. Build a fire, grab a blanket and listen to the distinct sound of each raindrop while you relax, read or take a nap. Get dressed and get that heart pumping with a challenging hike. Look for wildlife while you hop on the bike or grab the fishing rod and reel in some fun. Rediscover your own voice in nature's golden silence.

Build an outside fire and toast the smores! Throw a log on the indoor fireplace, play cards, watch a movie or look for stars in the nighttime sky. Stay up late and let your body's alarm clock wake you. Snuggle up next to the fire, partner or family pet. Canoe, kayak or take a dip from the dock. You decide! The most important thing to spend is your time. You won't remember the minutes just the moments. Enjoy each moment with yourself or with your family at the cabin on the lake in the mountains.

Property Manager

Douglas M Johnson

Member Since 2004
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
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.


    • Pets Welcome
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Bedroom
        1 double, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              The cabin is surrounded by beautiful mountains, responsible for the hamlet's name. Within 10 miles there are 4 "'easy/scenic" climbs. The 'High Peaks' are an hour away and they offer great hikes.
            • Beach
              In addition to the public beach in the hamlet of Mt. View, NY there is a more expansive bathing beach at the Meacham Lake State Park (20 minutes from the cabin).
            • Downtown
              The hamlet of Mountain View offers Belly's Mt. View Inn Restaurant, a very popular North Country dining spot, with a first-rate chef. There is also a public boat launch in the hamlet.
            • Golf Course Front
              This Robert Trent Jones designed 36 hole public championship course is meticulously maintained. A beautiful, modern club house and restaurant are available for lunch, dinner and relaxing.
            • Golf Course View
              The rolling terrain of this area offers spectacular views during the course of play.
            • Lake
              Mountain View Lake is linked to Indian Lake by a natural, navigable channel. Guests can easily canoe from the cabin to Indian Lake.
            • Lake View
              When spending time at the waterfront area there are magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. At sunset you'll be treated to a beautiful end to the day viewing experience.
            • Lakefront
              There is a boathouse and a dock at the cabin's waterfront (400 feet on the lake). The canoes and rowboat can be launched from the dock. There is raised viewing deck and fire pit at the waterfront.
            • Mountain
              There are hiking trails on nearby Owls Head, Elephant Head and Debar Mountains. The Adirondack 'High Peaks' are an hour away from the cabin.
            • Beachfront
              There is a public beach 2 miles from the cabin. This sandy beach has a gradual slope into the deeper water and offers an excellent swimming experience.
            • Resort
              The Akwesanee Casino and Resort is just 45 minutes from the cabin. In addition to casino games, there are opportunities to attend entertainment venues that feature big name entertainers.
            • River
              The Big Salmon River flows through Mt. View, NY on its way to the mighty St. Lawrence River. Fishing at the lake and along the majestic Big Salmon River is excellent!
            • Rural
              The cabin is located in an Adirondack woodland setting. The 6+ acreage offers a very private setting for quiet, relaxing vacationing.
            • Ski-Out
              The Titus Mountain Ski Area is only 7 miles from the cabin. Although we do not rent the cabin during the skiing season, our October guests can enjoy a leaf peeping chairlift ride at 'Octoberfest.'
            • Village
              Malone, NY is 12 miles from Mt. View. This quaint Franklin County seat offers shopping malls, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. In August, it is the site of the Franklin County Fair.
            • Water View
              The southern end of Mountain View Lake offers one a view of the rustic Adirondack Scene.. You'll see Blue Heron fishing and Mallard. Wood Duck and Loon families swimming and feeding.
            • Waterfront
              If guests wish to bring their own motor boat to the lake they can launch the boat in the hamlet of Mt. View, NY and secure their boat at the cabin's dock.
            • Waterfront
              If one wants to do some fishing, then just casting your fishing line from the dock may result in your landing a small mouth bass, a northern pike, a perch, or a bull head.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Rustic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Activities Guide
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Fireplace
                          Large stone interior fireplace and three outdoor fireplaces
                        • Firewood
                        • Gas Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Parking
                        • Sofa Bed
                        • Telephone
                          A landline is available.


                            • Kitchen
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Freezer
                            • Grill
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                      Small library, with a number of Adirondack related books (hiking outtings, history, wildlife)
                                    • Books for Adults
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Board games are available.
                                    • Games for Kids
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Satellite Dish Network programming is available.
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library
                                      Movie DVD's for adults and children are available.


                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Boat
                                          A rowboat and oars are provided.
                                        • Boat with Paddles
                                        • Canoe
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          There are two outside deck areas at the cabin and one waterfront deck area, with fireplace and tete-a-tete.
                                        • Golf
                                          A 36 hole Championship Public Golf Course is located just 20 minutes from the cabin.
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Two 13 foot canoes, paddles and life jackets are provided.
                                        • Boat Dock
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          An outdoor grill is located in a covered cooking area.
                                        • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                          There is a screened-in front porch at the cabin, which overlooks the lake.
                                        • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                        • Tennis
                                          There are outdoor tennis courts at the Recreation Park in nearby Malone, NY (12 miles).
                                        • Walkway to Water
                                        • Wood Deck


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • museums
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • churches
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • caves
                                                • playground
                                                • pond
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • waterfalls

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing


                                                                • In walking from the cabin's site, one finds opportunities to take in Adirondack Nature along lightly traveled woodland roads, pick wild raspberries, strawberries and blueberries, and relax in the rustic environment.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  13 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great place to spend a relaxing Vacation!!

                                                                  Fran B.

                                                                  The cabin was very clean and the grounds were well taken care of. Douglas was extremely friendly and welcoming. He explained how to run all the mechanicals in the house to ensure our comfort. He was kind enough to inform us about nearby activities and restaurants. We found the cabin comfortable and cozy. It had all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. We enjoyed the many outdoor seating areas and especially the double rocker down by the lake. Though the water was a little too cold for my wife and I (not surprised as it was October) our American Eskimo dog Koda found it just right!! He went swimming as often as possible. We were fortunate to have had such good weather as temperatures were in the high 60's to mid 70's with sunshine each day.

                                                                  We took the canoe out and the three of us spent a peaceful afternoon exploring the lake. There are many hiking trails leading straight from the cabin and with our dog leading the way we enjoyed many peaceful walks.

                                                                  Koda especially loved it as he was able to be off leash the entire time we were there. There were very few people around so we felt safe to let him go free.

                                                                  A short walk down the road is a small restaurant called Sugarloaf. Douglas suggested we try it and we were so glad that we took his advice. The food was awesome and the owners were very friendly.

                                                                  The view of the lake and surrounding mountains was beautiful. We enjoyed watching the sun set over the lake and the star filled sky at night.

                                                                  I would definitely recommend Camp Critters to anyone looking for a peaceful, comfortable and scenic place to spend vacation. It is very pet friendly and there are many outdoor activities close by. The three of us look forward to spending another wonderful vacation there. We cannot thank Douglas enough for his kindness and willingness to let us stay at his beautiful cabin!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are very happy to learn of your time spent at the cabin. The area does offer many worthwhile outdoor activities, coupled with a peaceful, relaxing setting. We're delighted that Koda was able to enjoy the freedom of the outdoors. Thank you for sharing your experiences and we look forward to your future stays at the cabin.

                                                                  Excellent cabin and location.

                                                                  Terry C.

                                                                  Our first visit to Camp Critters. Will not be our last. Could just as easily be called Camp Serenity. Cabin has everything needed. Doug an outstanding host. Went over everything with us. Just a relaxing getaway spot.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your kind comments about your time at our Adirondack cabin.

                                                                  The privacy and serenity that Camp Critters offers is a great escape from the hustle-bustle of our modern world. We are happy to learn that you plan to return in the future.

                                                                  Beautiful Adirondack Experience

                                                                  Lucy S.

                                                                  This is a special place. The cabin has everything you need and nothing you don't, is right on the water, and extremely quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. Doug is lovely and provided everything we needed. Perfect for our kids and dog, this was a relaxing and restorative time for us. We boated on the lake, roasted smores in the outdoor firepit, played games, watched movies, went hiking and fished off the dock. An amazing place that we hope to return to as often as possible. Thanks Doug!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for taking the time to write about your experiences, while at the cabin. We're delighted that your family enjoyed spending time at the lake and that you look forward to returning in the future. Best wishes!

                                                                  A perfect cabin with an old fashioned feeling but all the modern amenities.

                                                                  mark s.

                                                                  Our family stayed at Camp Critter the week before Labor Day. Two adults, children ages 11,11 and 12 and 2 small dogs. We had a wonderful time and wish we could have stayed longer.

                                                                  Rich & Alison, Rockaway Twp., NJ

                                                                  Richard T.Rockaway Twp. New Jersey

                                                                  We have been coming to the camp for 10 years in a row now. It is like our summer home away from home. We are a family on 3 with our dog. Who also looks forward to the trip! Our son was 8 when we first came to camp Critters and he has loved the Adirondacks ever since. The cabin is exactly what we were looking for when we first came here and we have gotten to know the area. Even Belly at the restaurant on the other side of the lake. We always stop by to eat there. On cool nights we light a fire, on the rainy days we enjoy the peace and quiet, playing cards or watching a movie. The sunsets over the lake are beautiful in the evening. Can't think of another way to spend the summer where we can take out dog too.

                                                                  Hope to be back again...

                                                                  Wonderful location, cozy cabin

                                                                  Amy D.

                                                                  Words can't express how much we loved Camp Critters! We are a family of 4, including 2 young children and this cabin was perfect for us. It is secluded and private, yet easy to find and close enough to anything you would need. While there is a little drive involved to get to the grocery store, etc. the drive is scenic with beautiful mountain, pond and river/creek views. Upon arriving at the cabin, we were pleasantly surprised. We loved the cabin from the pictures on the website, but thought it was even better than the pictures showed! The photos of the views of the lake seemed to good to be true on the site, but were even better in person. We had a great time paddling around in the provided boats. We found everything we needed in the cabin to cook, clean and feel at home. The cabin was clean and organized when we arrived. The fireplace kept us warm on the cooler nights. There was a great selection of movies, games and puzzles for after a long day of hiking or on a rainy day. There is A LOT to explore in the area, which we did, but we were always happy to return to the cabin in the evening. The screened in porch was great for eating dinner and playing games. Doug was WONDERFUL about answering any and all questions. It's always sad to see a vacation end, but we never wanted to leave Camp Critters. It was truly a vacation that will stay in our hearts forever. We can't wait to return to the Adirondacks, and when we do we will definitely stay in this cabin again.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your kind reflections on your week at Camp Critters. From your comments in our "guest book", it is obvious that you really enjoyed a number of interesting Adirondack activities with your family, as well as your time spent at the cabin.

                                                                  We look forward to your return to Camp Critters in the future.

                                                                  Best wishes!

                                                                  Doug and Mary Ann


                                                                  Owls Head, NY, USA

                                                                  Play outside all day; hike in the nearby High Peaks Region, 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 taking 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.).

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  1,300.00 per week Off peak discounts available. No extra fee for one pet. Pets are welcome. Weekends are only allowed based on availability

                                                                  13 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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