AN AUTHENTIC ADIRONDACK CABIN ON PICTURESQUE HOBBY FARM

Leslie Clement

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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AN AUTHENTIC ADIRONDACK CABIN ON PICTURESQUE HOBBY FARM

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Insanely beautiful mountain views ... idyllic setting ... nearby water ...

Enjoy cool summer breezes here! Bird Camp is a delightful 1910 Adirondack cabin which has been lovingly restored by the great-granddaughter of the original owners. Commanding gorgeous mountain views and surrounded by wildflower meadows and pristine woods, Bird Camp is a wonderful place to rejuvenate, relax and unwind.

Freshly renovated, this historic camp still retains many original details and decorations - visitors say they feel like they’re stepping back in time! There are lovely leaded glass windows, a handsome rustic stone fireplace, richly stained wood walls, beautifully faded oriental rugs and original china.

There are gorgeous views from the full-width front porch which can be enjoyed in all seasons with its leaded-glass casement windows and screens. A bright red glider is a perfect place to gently rock and … read, relax, nap.

We have a second cottage on the property which sleeps four as well. It is also listed on Homeaway property

To the rear is a tidy new country kitchen with reclaimed porcelain sink, new gas stove, fridge, microwave, dishes and utensils. Diamond pane casement windows open wide and bring in the fresh mountain air.

Upstairs are two cozy bedrooms each with a double bed (new mattresses and linens), wide pine floors, and country décor. And at last --- after 100 years of our relatives using an outside “privy”, we have a bathroom -- clawfoot tub with shower hoop, a vessel sink on original ladies vanity and (I add with great pride!) a toilet. Towels and soaps provided. The bathroom window offers the best view of the mountains.

There are treasured family hand-me-downs as well as odds and ends which nobody felt comfortable throwing away. Like all family camps, there are bits and pieces of everyone who came before; wooden floors record the scuffs and scratches of generations. There are many photographs showing life at “camp” since the turn of the century. All this gives Bird Camp its own special personality, a unique sense of space. Bird Camp is a treasury of feelings, sensations and memories of family and friends.

The house sleeps four to six comfortably: there are two bedrooms each with double beds, and downstairs are two comfortable couches. For larger gatherings, we have another rental cabin on our property 3646886.

The land is truly spectacular. Wildflower meadows spill down the hill, flanked by beautiful forests. There is an ice-cold spring-fed pond and trickling brook beyond. Deer come to nibble on the apple trees, and our blessedly goofy lab dog Sammy bounds like a gazelle gaily in the meadows, then rests under the mules feet as the munch peacefully in the surrounding pastures. There are apple trees planted by my great-grandfather in 1910, and a wonderful historic cemetery next door. On our 50 acres, there are walking trails, logging roads and cleared future home sites with gorgeous views. Other structures have been added to the property --- my grandparents’ 1920’s cottage, a farmstand with summer cooking kitchen, a chicken coop and a barn. Each building looks out onto the mountain views; each has its own unique personality.

THINGS TO DO NEARBY: There are many great things to do nearby. We’re located 6 miles to North Creek, 15 miles south of Indian Lake and 30 miles northwest of Lake George. Enjoy nearby North Creek for dining, shopping and the scenic train to Saratoga. The pristine Hudson River is a mile down the mountain for fishing, swimming and white water rafting. The lovely 13th Lake - an unspoiled gorgeous lake -- is just three miles away. Hike in the nearby Siamese Wilderness where there are numerous hiking trails. Just up the road is Garnet Hill Lodge for fine dining and mountain biking. Gore Mountain Ski Center offers summer-time gondola rides and various events. Don’t miss the Garnet Mines Tours of a nearby abandoned mine. For handcrafted jewelry and classes, visit the Garnet Studio right here in North River.

THINGS TO DO A LITTLE FURTHER: Although a little bit further, but worth it (especially considering how scenic the drives are!), you may enjoy Lake George with its shops, boat tours, outlet shops, arcades, Six Flag --- about 30 miles away. Don’t miss scenic Blue Mountain Lake where you can rent affordably rent a boat or visit the Adirondack Museum --- about 35 miles away. Go a bit further to Long Lake and enjoy a thrilling, reasonably priced plane ride which takes off from the lake and brings you all around the area; thrilling! Millions were spent to build the Wild Center in Tupper Lake which delights both children and adults -- about 70 miles away.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed

Leslie Clement

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When we moved upstate full time four years ago, we began to call ourselves a “hobby farm” --- meaning that it is for pure pleasure that we enjoy raising chickens and ducks, having large vegetable gardens and orchards, and caring for two old mules and a pony. We’re passionate about animal husbandry, food preservation, building and decorating with unique recycled and re-used materials, architecture and creating a sustainable, financially independent lifestyle that marries our ability to obtain income from our real estate with our passion for land, nature, mountain views.

Recently I purchased an additional 40 acres of land where one day I hope to build more unique “new-but-feels-old” vacation cabins, or perhaps some “glamping” canvas tents. Until I can afford to do so, we’re enjoying the newly cleared land and new meadows planting, bringing back lost mountain views from Bird Camp and giving us more grazing pastures for the mules and, maybe, a flock of sheep.

Leslie Clement purchased this cabin in 1910

My family’s connection with the Adirondacks goes back to 1905 when my great-aunt Edie Bird --- then a teenager living in Port Washington, Long Island --- became sick with TB. At that time, the Adirondack wilderness had acquired a reputation for its health giving properties, and people were convinced that the fresh air, isolation, and plenty of rest and wholesome food would help people infected with TB. So my great-grandparents sent their daughter Edie here to North River where she “took the cure” by boarding at the nearby Cedarwood Farm on School House Road where she sat outside all winter with the other boarders, bundled under quilts on the porch, and in summer months, walking the roads and wildflower meadows. Happily, my great-aunt Edie Bird recovered from the dreaded TB (the owners of the farm were not so lucky -- they contracted and died of TB themselves).

In 1910, my great-grandparents, Tim and Ida Bird, bought eight acres of beautiful property on “Christian Hill” (as it was once known) in North River. (I have since then bought an additional abutting 40 acres).

They then built a small “shingle style” camp in the rustic Adirondack style --- siting the small rustic dwelling to capitalize on dramatic southward views across the Gore Mountain range and (at that time) the Hudson River two miles below. They brought up by train beautiful leaded glass windows and other building materials from a demolished Guggenheim estate on Long Island. The rest of the building materials were all locally acquired --- cedar shingles, stone, milled lumber nearby North Creek where intensive amounts of logging was being done.

Traditionally, the women and children stayed all summer while the men traveled back and forth. Life was leisurely. Visiting, and having visitors, was an important part of life. Cooking was done with a hand pump and wood cook stove. It was a four day long trip from Port Washington, Long Island.

It has only been a few years since we began to rent our “camps” out as vacation homes, but enjoying visiting guests is a tradition which dates back more than one hundred years here.

Our little Adirondack town of North River is truly magical. I believe that you could look for a lifetime and never find more beautiful land in the Adirondacks, or a more picturesque town! Sunday mornings you’ll hear the church bells from the historic Methodist Church just down the hill. Stroll through the historic cemetery next door. Bike the winding road to pristine Thirteenth Lake. Enjoy nearby Garnet Hill Lodge for cross-country skiing or a cocktail by the fireplace. Just down the mountain is the beautiful Hudson River for rafting , swimming and fishing. In July, the amazing once-a-year smell of the wood-fired chicken barbeque will lure you to walk down to the North River Volunteer Fire Department for dinner. Gore Mountain is just six miles away as is the revitalized town North Creek for shopping, dining or a train ride. Ah … North River!

And a brief personal message .. The property has been in my family for more than a hundred years, and it is very dear to my heart. I feel very blessed to own this special place, and I truly enjoy sharing it with others. I moved upstate full time four years ago after a divorce, and I have worked tirelessly to restore, build, maintain and beautify the property --- other than hugs from my kids, nothing warms my heart more than a compliment or kind review from our visiting guests.

100 years of family history gives Bird Camp its own special personality and a unique sense of space --- a treasury of feelings, sensations and memories of family and friends.

Come experience all we have to offer!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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An authentic Adirondack cabin on picturesque hobby farm
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AUTHENTIC CHARM AND COMFORT

  • 5 of 5
We were so happy staying at this sweet little camp! Talk about relaxing! The camp is rustic in some ways-all of the right ways. The upstairs floor is slanted, there are vents between the upstairs and downstairs, and you might even see an occasional spider that has snuck in from outside. If you can handle that, this is the place for you. Leslie has lovingly restored her family camp and the details show. The beds are comfy, as are both of the sofas in the living room. The tiny kitchen has all of the things we needed to cook for our family. In my opinion, the screened front porch was my favorite spot. I spent hours there reading or talking while my children played outside. The owner's dog Sammy, became a beloved pet during our stay and probably had far more dog biscuits than he should have had. The countryside is beautiful for walking. I can't say enough about the lovely personal touches Leslie has placed about the camp. From fresh flowers awaiting us on arrival, to fresh baked sugar cookies her daughter brought down one day. This area also offers many activities nearby. And don't miss Foothills Antiques in North Creek.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such terrific guests! It was wonderful to see our children playing together ... so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Come back!
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Train
5 Miles
North Creek
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
13th Lake
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Bar Vino
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Gore Mountain and Garnet Hill Lodge
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Warrensburg
Nearest Restaurant
On site
Car: necessary

Southern Adirondacks near Gore Mountain and Garnet Hill Lodge. We have mules, a pony and chickens ... An authentic Adirondack experience! Incredible views and very private ...historic property at its best.

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Availability & Rates

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North Creek Cabin Rental Rates

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Spring
Apr 18 2014 - Jun 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
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1 night minimum stay
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Notes 50% deposit required
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Amenities

North Creek Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Cozy bedrooms with new mattresses, fresh sheets and country decor
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Games
  • Books
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • forests
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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