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Low-Impact, Back to Nature Adirondack Vacation Rental

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Last updated: 07/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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 and we will let you know exactly what to expect.


Keywords: Lean-to, Back-to-nature accommodations, camping-alternative vacation rentals, adirondack lean-to's

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Refundable deposit required...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Detached Unit

    ...moreless

  • Forest Cabin = Queen size Bed Hilltop Cabin = Queen size bed & Full size futon Additional sleeping = camp cots...moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Forest Cabin = covered outdoor kitchen area with gas grill Hilltop Cabin = refrigerator, microwave, hot plate. Also outdoor gas grill provided....moreless

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$170

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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.

All reservations must be prepaid via PayPal prior to arrival.


Manager's cancellation policy:

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Photos

  • Forest Cabin

    Forest Cabin

  • Forest Cabin site

    Forest Cabin site

  • Forest Cabin -  kitchen area

    Forest Cabin - kitchen area

  • Forest Cabin interior

    Forest Cabin interior

  • Forest Cabin canopy bed with bench

    Forest Cabin canopy bed with bench

  • Hilltop Cabin
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    Hilltop Cabin see notes for pricing

  • Hilltop Cabin sink and storage area

    Hilltop Cabin sink and storage area

  • Hilltop Cabin open dining area/sleeping area

    Hilltop Cabin open dining area/sleeping area

  • Outdoor buddies

    Outdoor buddies

  • Large tent site with firepit and covered firewood

    Large tent site with firepit and covered firewood

  • Forest cabin

    Forest cabin

  • Forest Cabin 2015

    Forest Cabin 2015

  • View from Forest Cabin

    View from Forest Cabin

  • Interior of Forest Cabin

    Interior of Forest Cabin

  • Forest Cabin Interior

    Forest Cabin Interior

  • Hilltop Cabin kitchen countertop

    Hilltop Cabin kitchen countertop

  • Hilltop cabin open living room/dining room

    Hilltop cabin open living room/dining room

  • Portable toilet and outdoor shower at Hilltop Cabin

    Portable toilet and outdoor shower at Hilltop Cabin

  • Local wildlife

    Local wildlife

  • Bring your own tent for this large site near office

    Bring your own tent for this large site near office

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, July 28, 2016

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Jay, NY, USA #406691

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