The Doll's House is a charming, small-but-perfect, vintage Adirondack cabin, set up high on the edge of Blue Mountain Lake. We ate dinner on the porch every night, with its beautiful views of mountain skyline, lake and trees, trees, trees. The cabin is rustic and authentic: no dishwasher, an outdoor shower (lovely), and a few spiderwebs to boot. But it is magical, with its grand fireplace (good even in summer), windows everywhere, and the front-row views of the lake from the dock. Rent a canoe or kayak from Blue Mountain Outfitters and row it across the lake to your vacation home. And be sure to take a day for a long paddle from Blue Mountain to Eagle Lake, Utowana Lake, through the Marion River marshes and coming out at Raquette Lake. When you get home from your long day of incredible natural beauty and what life was like a hundred years ago, sit on the dock and watch the sun drop behind the mountain, casting its rosy glow over the lake, and your memories. Then take a hike just up the road the next day to Castle Rock, a one-hour-plus climb to breathtaking views of the whole area. An unbeatable location and the classic Adirondack style are all you need.