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Winter update...we are located directly on snowmobil trail system 4C. This unique and well-appointed two room cabin nests high on a hillside overlooking Hinckley lake (400' away) The thick forest is home to all sorts of wildlife, you may be lucky enough to have the loons wake you and it's common to see bald headed eagles. Kitchen is stocked with staples.. The cabin comes equipped with Dolby surround-sound and a TV/ DVD unit. The floors are hand-painted, yet tough enough to withstand normal wear and tear. There is an interesting assortment of books, games and videos for quiet, rainy days. Enjoy it all in front of a crackling fire. Latest addition, an outdoor shower and bathtub!
Extra photos can be sent via cell phone on request: Your well-mannered dog is very welcome. This cosy cabin/ week-end package has been designed to facilitate a no-hassle escape from a hectic lifestyle. You literally need only throw a few clothes into an overnight bag and hop in the car, everything else is supplied. If you forget to pack your toothbrush, there will be one here for you.
I'm a single, strong willed, independent girl with an artistic bent, loves living in the woods and especially sharing the experience with city folk. I teach part time at an area college, am currently learning how to use power tools (!!!) love to cook, sew kayak and chainsaw. Can't chop wood though:(
D Burkhart purchased this cabin in 2002
Why D Burkhart chose Hinckley Lake
I fell in love with the place first time I saw it. Something magical about the way it tucks and hides into the side of the mountain, seeing all but not being seen. Most locals have no idea anything is up here.
What makes this cabin unique
The tree house feel of the cabin yet a fabulous view. Enough wildlife sharing the woods here to maintain hope. My favorite pastime is sitting out front at dusk with a glass of wine listening to the wild turkeys roost for the night. And waking up to the song of the wood thrush and occasional loon ain't bad either.
My husband and I took a last minute weekend get away and were lucky enough to spend it at this cabin. It was clean, cozy and charming. The interior was like a home away from home and the exterior was like a dream land - the forest and flowers are beautiful and the outdoor shower is amazing. This was the perfect little getaway for us!
Submitted: Aug 25, 2009
Stayed: Aug 2009
Owner's Response: I always love the fact that my guests feel completely at home here, much along the lines of staying at their best friend's cabin.....and hopefully offering a few things that a guest would unlikely get at home; such as an outdoor shower/ tub in the garden with a lake view. Bring the bubble bath!
My fiancee and I stayed here for a birthday weekend/getaway from NYC. It's about 4.5 hours from the city, but SO worth the drive.
Pros: -Seclusion. Utter seclusion. -Outdoor shower/bath. BRING BUBBLE BATH!! -Deborah was a pleasure to work with and very communicative. Quick responses, great recommendations,etc -Swimming in Hinckley Res! Free kayak use! Hiking nearby! -Cutest little cabin ever. Yes, there will be bugs inside but c'mon you're in the woods in a screened-in cabin. Its okay. Photos don't really do the cabin justice - so cute! -Well stocked kitchen. Near gourmet, actually. Baking sheet, mandolin, mixer, grater, etc - whatever I needed, I found! VERY pleasant surprise as we love to cook. - Firepit and giant deck to relax on. Wood is provided. - Dog friendly! Dog tie out in the back so he could roam! - Chipmunk "problem" = adorable woodland creatures running around while you sip champagne in your outdoor bubble bath. -Humming birds are ALWAYS outside the bay windows ast he feeders are really well stocked. Sooooo cool to watch them.
Cons: - A little road noise from the occasional passing car (no biggie though, as its a pretty quiet road. Silent at night) - Rather hard to find if arriving at night, would be no problem-o in the daytime though. - Wish it was closer to Manhattan!!
Really quite perfect for a couple or a family with one or two small children (the bedroom was open, i.e. wouldn't stay here with another couple). We will be back! Would love to stay here during the peak of fall foliage....sigh. Writing this review has made me want to book another trip. :)
Bottom Line: Would enthusiastically recommend this cabin to a friend.
We spent our honeymoon at the cabin looking for a place to get away from everyone and just enjoy each other! This cabin was perfect! There was a feeling of seclusion and peacefulness. Deborah was a gracious host and very accommodating. There was lovely bouquet of wild flowers and a fire waiting for us. The cabin had everything we needed for our extended stay, including playing cards and books for the day that it rained. We were a little disappointed that we could still hear the traffic from the road but that did not prevent a wonderful week! .A four wheel drive vehicle is recommended to prevent carrying alot of items up hill. THE OUTDOOR SHOWER WAS FANTASTIC! We miss the humming birds that entertained us with our coffee!
We were amazed how quickly the cabin made us feel at "home". Deborah was very friendly and welcomed any questions we had. The area surrounding the property was beautiful and fitting for a quiet vacation in the woods. This place would be perfect for the bird enthusiast. Me and my girlfriend loved eating breakfast while watching the hummingbirds outside our window. We were sad to leave and extended our stay as long as we could :( The private beach is really AWESOME. Added bonus to the overall trip.
This is our second time at the cabin. We stayed just the weekend. It was also the first time that the temperatures would reach down into the 20 degree mark. It was very cold that night, but, Deborah, the owner, made sure that a fire was started before we arrived. It was wonderful! Warm and cozy! This is why we keep coming back!
We celebrated out 30th anniversary this year in April, and continued the celebration this summer in August. It was important to us to find the perfect place. Everything we have read about the cabin was beyond our expectations. This is an amazing place! Be prepared for the unexpected and it is meant in a wonderful way! We were greeted by the owner, Deborah, who is unique as the cabin. She is incredibly personable and made us feel right at home. She had a fire burning out on the deck when we arrived. Looking out from the kitchen window, humming birds were an abundance dancing back and forth in the feeders. It was an amazing experience. The weather was wonderful, as we had our own beach front, just a short walk to the water. A wonderful time. We will be back to rent again soon.
Hinckley Lake, just 100 yards down the hill, is in on the edge of the beautiful and historic Adirondack mountains. The lake offers swimming and kayaking, rentals right next door! The Adirondack hiking trails are wonderful, especially in the fall. Biking is also excellent. In winter, access to the cabin gets a bit more interesting as the last 100 feet of road is fairly steep. The historic little town of Barneveld is 10 minutes away and here you can rent a DVD, shop the farmers or Amish markets in season or travel the roads and sight see, the vistas are grand. If you happen to be here for Remsen's 'Barnfest', that has evolved into a very successful and well thought out craft fair. In summer the area abounds with local field days.