Perfect Romantic, Cozy Get-Away!
Submitted: February 19, 2012
Stayed: February 2012
My boyfriend and I spend an embarrassingly long time looking for the perfect cabin for our week vacation this February before finally settling on this one. We're a little tough to please, and we couldn't have been happier with this cabin. The interior was very cozy, clean and beautiful. We cooked a lot, and the kitchen was great, very easy to use. Also it had all the pots/pans/implements we needed, even down to the pie dish. And we loved little touches like the gas stove and the charming green cabinets. We ended up not leaving all that much, only for a few meals out and some hikes in the neighborhood and nearby wood. We needed a week away from the city, from people, from hustle and bustle. And we definitely got it here.
What we loved:
-privacy (there are nearby houses, but they seemed mostly empty in the winter when we were there - and they were far enough away to still have plenty of privacy even if occupied);
-romantic, cozy fireplace. This was an important feature for us, and we definitely had cozy days/nights by the fire.
-high-quality, attractive, comfortable furniture. Especially the lovely cozy couch and the beautiful four post bed (the bunks and upstairs "nook" were nice too but we didn't use)
-great kitchen, as mentioned above
-lovely natural surroundings - you're really in the center of the Adirondacks up here. Our cell phones didn't work (which we loved), though the wireless did (also loved).
What wasn't strictly perfect:
-As mentioned above, the cabin is in a neighborhood, so it isn't totally secluded, meaning that you can see other houses from each of the windows (though they are not close and spaced decently far apart). Walks out the front door were in the neighborhood - we had to drive to get to nature trails.
-Because you're in the center of the Adirondacks, you're pretty far away from larger towns/cities. Though there are a few small towns nearby, there really aren't any excellent and/or cozy restaurants or similar that you might have in another area, such as the part of southern Vermont we went to last year. Of course, this could easily be seen as a plus, since we did a lot of cooking and relaxing in front of the fire instead. But useful to know that while there are restaurants (and we went to two), the towns are small and pretty sparsely populated in the winter (this may be different in the summer).
Both these "cons" were pretty small, and we'll be back to the Barbara Cabin. Thank you!
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