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Camp Bequantas- Private Adirondack Family Estate. High Peaks, Lake Placid Region

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Great Camp style estate. Sleeps up to 14, in private mountain setting.

Camp Bequantas Is A True Adirondack Gem That Our Family Is Excited To Share With The Public For The First Time. Constructed 95 Years Ago In The Traditional Adirondack Great Camp Style, There Are Two Large Common Areas- The Kitchen And Dining Cottage, And The Main Lodge. These Are Surrounded By Several Private Cottages. This Allows For Large Groups To Be Together, But Affords Privacy As Well.

There Is A Large Main Lodge, 'old Crow', Which Sleeps Six In Two Private Bedrooms. It Includes A Large Living Room, Gorgeous Field Stone Fire Place (handcrafted From Stones Gathered On The Property), And Spacious Screened Porch In Porch With Phenomenal Mountain Views. The Cabin Has A Full Bath With Outdoor Shower And Antique Fixtures. A Washer And Dryer Come In Handy For Extended Stays.

'crow Feast' Is The Spacious Kitchen And Dining Cabin. A Swiss Chalet Inspired Design, This Cabin Features 2 Large Dining Tables, A Full Kitchen, Huge Stone Fireplace, And Indoor Charcoal Barbecue. The Dining Room Has Large Picture Windows That Allow Breathtaking Views Of The Cascade Range. The Windows Themselves Were Saved From The Original Lake Placid Club Building. Another Dining Option Is To Move The Tables Outside To The Spacious Stone Patio And Enjoy The Fresh Air.

'crow Deluxe', Also Known As The Honeymoon Suite, Is A Charming Private Cottage That Sleeps Two. It Features A Double Bed, Private Bath With Antique Fixtures, A Sitting Area, Field Stone Fireplace, And Private Porch With Views Of The Great Range.

'little Crow' Is The 'newest' Cabin On The Property. It Was Lovingly Re-purposed From Two 95 Year Old Cabins By The Owner And A Local Artist. Your Guests Are Sure To Squabble Over Who Stays Here.- The Cabin Is Absolutely Charming And Features A Queen Sized Bed, A Child's Pullout Bed, Sitting Area, Private Porch, And Private Full Bath With Antique Fixtures.

'sister Crow' Is A Cute Little Bunkhouse Style Cabin In The Center Of The Compound That Sleeps Three. It Features A Twin Bed And Set Of Bunk Beds. This Has Traditionally Been A Favorite Of Children In Our Family, As They Feel Special To 'camp Out In Their Own Cabin', But Safe In The Knowledge That Mom And Dad Are Only A Few Feet Away.

For The Adventurous Members Of Your Party There Is A Lean-to (an Adirondack Tradition, A Three Sided Building For Camping In). This Sleeps 4 But Bring Your Sleeping Bags.

The Camp Is Located In The Heart Of The Adirondack High Peaks Region And Is Perfect For The Outdoor Adventurer. Hiking, Fishing, And Boating Are All Within Minutes Of The Camp. Whether You’re In Search Of Action And Adventure, Or Just A Quiet Place To Read And Reflect, Bequantas Is Your Spot! The Local Hamlets Of Keene And Keene Valley Offer Fabulous Shopping And Dining Options. Just Up The Road Is The Village Of Lake Placid- A World Class Vacation Destination. Home To The 1932 And 1980 Winter Olympics, The Village And Surrounding Area Offer A Wide Variety Of Activities, Shopping, And Dining.

Your Hosts Are Able To Provide Advice On All Aspects Of Your Vacation. We Can Recommend Guide Services And Offer Private Chef Service And Catering For Special Events By Simply Gourmet Of Lake Placid. Simply Gourmet Has Been Featured In Magazines Like “new York Times”, “adirondack Life”, And “gourmet Magazine”. The Property Is Well Suited For Weddings, Corporate Retreats, And Family Reunions. Contact Us About Renting Out The Property For Your Business Or Family’s Special Event.

More Details

Property Manager
Jake and Erica Burns
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, a little french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

About Jake and Erica Burns

My Grandfather and Grandmother purchased the property as a summer home. Our friends and family have cherished it ever since. Jake and Erica Burns act as your hosts on behalf of our entire family. Our family is committed to stewardship of the land and is vested in the community. Originally from Syracuse, my mother and sister relocated here full time 10 years ago. Mom rekindled a childhood romance formed here on the mountain in the 60's and she, my stepfather, and sister founded three successful restaurant businesses in Lake Placid- Simply Gourmet, Big Mountain Deli and Creperie, and the 'dack Shack. A short time later my brother joined the team, and last year Erica and I came on board. It gives us all great pleasure to contribute to the local economy providing jobs and fresh, delicious food to our customers.

Jake and Erica Burns purchased this estate in 1944

Why Jake and Erica Burns chose Whiteface Mountain

Camp Bequantas is our families 'Tara' (pardon the Gone With The Wind reference, but I couldnt help it). It is a treasured member of our family that words can't quite describe. It has been a place to celebrate, share with friends, and occasionally circle the wagons. We are excited for others to share this special place, and have priced it aggressively. There is no comparable property on VRBO and at $35 per person per night, no better value.

What makes this estate unique

I'm fairly certain we've said it all. Give us a call we'd love to have you!!


Keene Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower , Located in Old Crow
    Crow Deluxe - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private Bath featuring charming antique fixtures.
    Little Crow - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private Bath featuring antique fixtures
    Crow feast - toilet , shower , Serves as a shared bath for Crow Feast and Sister Crow
    maids cottage - toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Racoon - 1 queen , Located in the main lodge 'Old Crow'
    Chipmunk - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Either king or 2 twins. Located in 'Old Crow'
    Old Crow living Room - 2 twin/ single , Great for kids
    Crow Deluxe - 1 double , Features a private bath , porch, and field stone fireplace
    Little Crow - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private bath and porch. Recently renovated.
    Sister Crow - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Great for kids or hikers shared bath
    maids cottage - 1 double , 1/2 bath
    Lean-to - 4 sleep sofa /futon , no beds traditional adirondack sleeping shelter.
  • Property sleeps up to 16. Contact owner for availability and pricing. Prices vary by accommodation. There is a 3 night minimum to rent the entire estate. Cabins are available for rent individually as well.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Swimming and World Class Trout Fishing in the pristine Ausable River, less than 2 miles down the mountain.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Camp Bequantas- Private Adirondack Family Estate. High Peaks, Lake Placid Region
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Syracuse, NY

Family time away from it all. Memories made!

  • 5 of 5

We have now been home just shy of a week and I am still longing to go back to this very special place in the Adirondacks. There are just not enough words, or enough space here to completely describe our stay, but I will do my best...

We were a family party of 13 who visited to celebrate our parents 50th wedding anniversary (originally honeymooned in Lace Placid) and Camp Bequantas could not have been more perfect for our adventurous bunch! The beds were comfortable, the linens clean and the showers hot. It rained one whole day of our visit, but we stayed cozy and dry while just enjoying family time. Each cabin has its own unique charm and we really enjoyed the many pictures, books and trinkets that each held.

The view! The view from camp was absolutely spectacular! We kept looking out the large picture window in the "kitchen cabin" and saying; "Look! The channel has changed!" at the ever changing mountain scenery.

Lake Placid is a short and scenic drive from camp and the many Olympic sites in the area. We did them all one day and went back on another to treat my parents to dinner at the Mirror Lake Inn. The original honeymoon spot for them!

If you are looking for a place to stay connected to your devices, this is not the place for you. At least if you are an AT&T customer. For us however, that was the perfect scenario we had been hoping for. The 5 kids with us who ranged in age from 10-16 spent hours playing frisbee, badminton, exploring and challenging each other to UNO. I admittedly loved that I used my phone for nothing other than a clock and occasional camera. Again, PERFECT!

Jake and Erica were the most gracious hosts and prompt to answer my many questions and offer advice before even getting there. Our sincerest thanks to you Jake, Erica and your entire family (including Storm and Hoover!) for welcoming us to this unique family treasure. We long to and would love to visit again some day!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Classic, rustic Adirondack Camp.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! Travelling with both adults and many little children, we quickly felt at home. The kids spent hours exploring the woods behind and playing with the neighbourhood dog, Hoover. The cabins are steeped in tradition and charm and the views are phenomenal. Jake and Erika were lovely hosts and we look forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous views, quiet location, close to amazing hiking and sight seeing.

  • 5 of 5

We booked this entire camp for a large group visiting from California for a wedding, and it was perfect for us. Jake and Erin were extremely nice and helpful. We only wished we had stayed longer! It's a short drive to Lake Placid and other surrounding towns. It's also close to some amazing hiking. The cabins are rustic, quaint, and very comfortable all at the same time. I highly recommend this stay if you're looking for a quiet get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were joined at camp again this year by friends of ours for a multifamily getaway. The cabins were great and the perfect setup for us. The kids all got to bunk together with their buddies and the parents could have a bit more privacy. The separate cabin with kitchen was perfect for those of us that woke up early and didn't want to disturb anyone else as well as those that stayed up late into the night visiting and playing cards. We enjoyed traveling into hiking trails and to Lake Placid to swim. But even better was the beauty of being together with friends and having our kids (ranged 1-11 yrs) hang out together exploring and playing with some level of autonomy. A WONDERFUL trip. Already gearing up to return next summer:)

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

A Magical Escape

  • 5 of 5

We spent the week at this beautiful camp with our dear friends preparing for our wedding* on the adjacent property. The cabins were cozy and charming. Jake and Erica prepared for our stay by making beds with fresh linens and providing clean towels. The beds were comfy and there were plenty of warm blankets for chilly nights. On warm nights, we opened the windows and let the breeze blow through the window screens. The bathrooms were clean and I loved the freestanding tubs. The layout of the camp, with a central cooking and living cabin and five sleeping cabins dotting the hills, provided the right setting for connecting with friends and a chance for alone time. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our meals and there was a grill for outdoor cooking. The children loved running around the property and the adults loved the view, the campfires and the hidden hammock. There is nothing quite like watching a sunset or a storm from the screened in porch. Aside from the beauty of the space, the host, Jake, was an unbelievable support. He's friendly, down to earth and very helpful.

With plenty of great hikes and lakes nearby and Lake Placid just a 25 minute drive away, there's no place in the Adirondacks that I'd rather stay. We are all looking forward to an anniversary trip to Camp Bequantas!

*We are truly grateful to have had our wedding here. We held the ceremony in front of the main cabin with the mountains behind us. It was a magical day and we appreciate everything that the Burns family did to make the day amazing.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Historic Adirondack Family Camp

  • 4 of 5

We liked the experience of staying in a historic family camp. We enjoy staying at non-traditional places like the cabins in the National Parks. The cabin we stayed in was not one of the renovated cabins. The renovated cabins are rustic and luxurious. Our unit was family clean but not could be improved with a good professional cleaning.

The village of Keane and local restaurants were an unexpected gem. Plenty of great hikes close by.

The view of the mountains was breathtaking. We would love to go back and bring friends and family to fill the entire camp. Jake was very helpful and his deli in Lake Placid is amazing!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Baxter Mountain Tavern
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Lake Champlain
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Craig Wood
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Westport NY
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
State Route 73
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
ADK Cafe
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Whiteface Mountain
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Ausable River, hundreds of lakes and rivers nearby
Car: recommended

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Adirondack High Peaks region Camp Bequantas is a rustic gem. Offers the privacy and seclusion of a traditional Adirondack estate, just a short drive from the village of Lake Placid (a world class resort destination). Experience the regions diverse vacation options.


Rates & Availability

Keene Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $50

Prices start at $110 for single bedroom with shared bath, or a private cabin shared bath that sleeps 3. Little Crow and Crow Deluxe are $135 a night and feature private baths and porches. Old Crow sleeps 6 with full bath, large screened in porch, massive fieldstone fireplace, and washer dryer. It rents for $265 a night. All have access to kitchen dining. No minimum stay for private cabin rentals.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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