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Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake, NY, Adirondack Mountains

By |2023-05-16T14:34:53+00:00February 6th, 2023|Recent Stays|

In Raquette Lake, New York, the iconic Great Camp Sagamore offers an immersive, all-inclusive retreat for those looking to fully unplug in nature. Currently in its 126th year, this fascinating National Historic Landmark from America’s Gilded Age was once a private getaway for the wealthy and famous — including the Durants, Vanderbilts, Emersons and more.

The Hurley in Hurleyville, NY

By |2023-06-26T21:21:33+00:00January 6th, 2023|Recent Stays|

100 miles from NYC, this super-stylish Airbnb in Hurleyville, NY is full of delightful surprises and thoughtful touches. There’s much to explore in this home, like an entire wing of the home hidden behind swinging doors, cleverly disguised as a wall. In the living room, floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the woods gives guests the sensation of treehouse living; while an entire wall of mirrors in one of the bedrooms makes for a captivating bedroom experience. Finally, down the stairs into a fully finished basement, a second living room has a wood stove, plus a bar tucked into a nook, offering speakeasy vibes.

Modchalet in East Jewett, NY

By |2023-06-26T21:21:44+00:00December 7th, 2022|Recent Stays|

Less than 15 minutes to Windham Mountain and Hunter Mountains, the Modchalet is the perfect getaway spot year-round — but especially during winter, for après-ski vibes by the fire – indoors and out – or soaking in the hot tub after a day on the slopes. On the main floor, the primary bedroom is just steps from a luxurious bathroom with a jacuzzi soaking up. Kitchen and dining space is open, perfect for socializing while prepping cozy meals at the house. Upstairs, two additional bedrooms each have multiple beds and share a second bedroom; the compact house easily accommodates 10 guests. At night, gather around the fireplace, a pellet stove that functions easily with a remote – so you can get cozy quick without the hassle of handling firewood. Just 8 minutes to winter sports, summer & fall hikes at Hunter Mountain; on your way, stop for a drink or meal at Scriber's Prospect, overlooking the mountain. Alternately, Windham Mountain is less than 15 minutes away; grab a bite or drink at Windham Local or Babbler's.

Catskills Cedar House in Shandaken, NY

By |2024-05-09T12:39:27+00:00October 19th, 2022|Recent Stays|

This extra-cozy 3 bedroom vacation rental was originally built as a weekend ski home in the heart of the Catskills, just 2 hours from the GWB. The chalet-style home, nestled at the foot of a mountain, is surrounded by woods on three sides — and the perfect, private spot to unwind with friends and family in front of the fire in all seasons.

Elk Lake Lodge in North Hudson, NY

By |2024-05-09T12:05:35+00:00October 18th, 2022|Recent Stays|

The spectacular Elk Lake Lodge offers rooms in its cozy main lodge, along with individual cabins, in a stunning and private Adirondack landscape. Set amid more than 12,000-acres of a privately-owned forest preserve in the heart of the High Peaks, with exclusive frontage on Elk Lake, the lodge is ringed by mountains: Dix, Macomb, Nippletop, and the Colvin Range.

Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake, Adirondacks, NY

By |2022-10-18T13:39:41+00:00October 18th, 2022|Recent Stays|

Currently in its 125th year, Camp Sagamore is an all-inclusive retreat where guests can stay completely onsite for a getaway – the price includes all meals, access to hiking trails, kayak & canoe paddles, historic tours, hand-set bowling, and more. Explore this fascinating National Historic Landmark from America’s Gilded Age that was once a private getaway for the wealthy and famous — including the Durants, Vanderbilts, Emersons and more — now open to the public.

Hiatus Haus in Roxbury, NY

By |2023-06-26T21:22:53+00:00July 25th, 2022|Recent Stays|

The spacious, newly renovated Hiatus Haus is privately tucked away on a dead-end road, sleeping up to seven guests. In the morning, cook up a pancake breakfast (mix provided to guests!) to enjoy on the deck, overlooking the mountains — then head out for the day into Roxbury, beginning at the incredible Pakatakan Farmers' Market, before heading for a dip the area’s swimming holes, or exploring its many hikes and other small towns. (Skiiers and winter sport enthusiasts take note: in winter, guests enjoy proximity to Bellayre and Plattekill Mountain, both just 20 minutes from the house!) Alternately, guests may find themselves drawn to stay in place and enjoy the house, whose wall of windows lets the sunshine pour in throughout the day. Late afternoon is the perfect time to head to the yard for a game of bocce ball next to a large stone fire pit; or hang on the deck for an al fresco meal and light up the home’s second fire pit, conveniently located on the deck. 

Shell House Half Dome in Roxbury, NY

By |2022-06-14T11:52:11+00:00June 14th, 2022|Recent Stays|

Built in 1996, the Shell House was created as a prototype for future dome structures, and personal retreat, for architect Seymore Rutkin and his wife. Its design was intended to be a part of the outdoor environment, but protected from it — giving the feeling of an amphitheater in reverse, with a beautiful view of the Catskills as the main attraction. After years of preservation and few renovations, these days, the Shell House is an extraordinary Airbnb and artist retreat, with four bedrooms sleeping ten guests. Stunning communal spaces and unique rooms will make this a stay you won't soon forget: from its 25-foot ceiling living room, with floor to ceiling windows; to its four bedrooms with stunning views of the Catskills; to a pink clad bathroom with a soaking tub, illuminated by the natural light coming in from a porthole.

White Pine Camp near Saranac Lake, NY, Adirondacks

By |2022-06-09T20:16:42+00:00June 9th, 2022|Recent Stays|

Dating to 1907, the incredible White Pine Camp was originally developed as summer homes for the wealthy — known as “camps” in the Adirondacks region — overlooking Osgood Pond. It passed through many hands, including President Coolidge; White Pine Camp even served as the summer White House for the President and his family. (Rumor has it that the President spent more time fishing than his executive duties during his time here!)

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