AN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME - MODERN ADIRONDACK CHALET/CABIN ON 15 ACRES

Doug Engel

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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AN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME - MODERN ADIRONDACK CHALET/CABIN ON 15 ACRES

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1 Bedroom, Sleeping Loft, Full Bath, sleeps 4 adults and 2 children maximum

Enter the magical world of Yurts and the High Peaks! Stay in our brand new Ranier Yurt with hiking and snowshoeing right on the property and close access to the adventures and romance of the High Peaks region. Have breakfast gazing at Giant Mountain and then take a short climb to the upper property for views of Elizabethtown and many other peaks. You feel deep in the woods with only the sounds of nature to soothe you yet you're a mile from town. If you have never stayed in a Yurt you will be enchanted with living 'in the round' - windows are all around you and you peer up through the enormous dome to see the treetops, stars and moonlight. The Yurt stays warm and dry in any weather - from 30 below to hurricane winds. Lincoln Pond is 15 minutes away for lake swimming but there is a secret swimming hole right around the corner. Put your kayak in at Lake Champlain in Westport. Hospital, grocery store, drug store are 5 minutes away. Autumn and Winter are gorgeous.

More information on our Adirondack Yurt: The Yurt is heated with a large propane heater which together with the ceiling fan keeps the place warm in even the coldest Adirondack winters. In the summer the dome, french doors and windows open to cool the place down. Although the yurt is full inspected and equipped with smoke alarms, smoking inside is ABSOLUTELY prohibited and will result in the loss of the security deposit. We have a full compliment of maps and guides for nearby hiking trails and we made a list of our favourite trails. The road up to the Yurt is approx 300' and is dirt but easily accessible with any car in the summer. In the winter a four-wheel vehicle is preferable. Our land is surrounded by 85 acres and we have permission to hike/snowshoe/ski on it. The views are incredible. We will NOT allow any parties that will hunt, snowmobile or drive motorized vehicles on the property. We now have satellite TV free of charge and please bring your own DVD's - we do not have a large collection at the property. There's a great firepit and endless wood for marshmallows.

The surrounding area: The High Peaks area of the Adirondacks is known as one of the most beatiful landscapes on the planet. Elizabethtown is uniquely situated 15 minutes east of Keene Valley and 15 minutes west of Lake Champlain. Hike one day and kayak the next. Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Whiteface Mountain are a short drive away. You can easily walk or ride a bike into town for groceries, hardwares or the drug store, pizza, and a great restaurant. In the surrounding villages of Westport, Essex, Keene Valley and Keene you'll find high-end eateries and shops, the famous Mountaineer Outdoor Store, a great gym and bakery, farmers markets, etc. Adventerous souls can take the ferry in Essex across the lake to Burlington, VT. Lincoln Pond is a great state park and only 10 minutes away. There, for a fee, you can spend the day at the beach, boating and swimming.

Other Policies: We are very selective about the friends and 'friends to be' that we allow to rent our Yurt. It is best as a retreat for a couple with children or two close-knit families but no more than six people will feel comfortable here. We require a security deposit before we take your reservation. It will be refunded once the Yurt is inspected after you leave.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
It was great staying at the yurt in Elizabethtown this past summer with my husband. It was a quiet, cozy, peaceful getaway. What we loved was having such close proximity to both the amazing hikes of the Adirondacks, and as well as easy access to fun towns. The yurt is in the heart of the High Peaks region and we went on several great day hikes. We loved our day trip to Burlington, including taking the ferry across Lake Champlain, especially at sunset. It's an easy walk into town, and there are amazing views just sitting on the front deck. It's an easy place to hang out, read and relax, as well as to have some wine and cheese while seeing the great mountain views. And the yurt is well-equipped with all the necessities which made it easy and comfortable to stay there. Ahh, a wonderful way to disconnect from the busy life to a simpler life.
Aug 2011
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Doug Engel

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Keene Whiteface Mountain
5

AMAZING...JUST AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5
In nature, quiet and cozy place; the yurt experience is exceptional. The place is very clean and well maintained. We felt welcome at the first minute we entered the place, like if you are coming to visit friends. The generosity of the owner is also outstanding; good customer service, explanation and clear information on about everything. The hiking paths are very close, and easy to access. I will certainly, without a doubt, recommend this place to anyone that loves nature. I definitely want to come back!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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An Adventure of a Lifetime - Modern Adirondack Chalet/Cabin on 15 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p376838
+1 8457061767
Keene Whiteface Mountain
5

AMAZING...JUST AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5
In nature, quiet and cozy place; the yurt experience is exceptional. The place is very clean and well maintained. We felt welcome at the first minute we entered the place, like if you are coming to visit friends. The generosity of the owner is also outstanding; good customer service, explanation and clear information on about everything. The hiking paths are very close, and easy to access. I will certainly, without a doubt, recommend this place to anyone that loves nature. I definitely want to come back!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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An Adventure of a Lifetime - Modern Adirondack Chalet/Cabin on 15 Acres
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Keene Whiteface Mountain
5

NEW YEAR'S GETAWAY!

New Year's Getaway!
  • 5 of 5
What an awesome place to stay! We loved the idea of staying in a real yurt, and our experience only enhanced our expectations. The structure itself is really cool. We were a little apprehensive about the extreme cold we've been experiencing this winter, but the yurt was really efficient and very cozy. The location of this yurt is perfection. It is really close to town, but once on the property you'd never know that civilization was nearby. The property has a few really neat look outs to hike or snowshoe up to. We brought our dogs and they loved the experience just as much as we did. Overall, it was a lot of fun and a perfect way to ring in the new year! Thanks for a great place to stay and relax.
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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CHRISTMAS IN A YURT

  • 5 of 5
My family and I spent Christmas in the yurt. It was magical! The yurt is cozy and warm (and Elizabethtown was below freezing when we were there) and has plenty of space for three adults. The kitchen had plenty of room and we had everything we needed to cook our full Christmas dinner. We even put up a Christmas tree. We spent one day skiing at Whiteface mountain, one day exploring Lake Placid nearby, and the other exploring the woods around the yurt and doing some sledding. Food shopping is really close by in the Elizabethtown center.

The only issues were we had a hard time getting up the driveway due to snow/ice and the bathroom sink had a slight leak. But besides those things, our stay was perfect. We definitely recommend staying here!
  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Keene Whiteface Mountain
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WHAT A MAGICAL WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
We originally had to pick up our daughter in Potsdam where she was going to school and decided to make a little get away from the trip. I contacted Doug, who was phenomenal to work with and responded to every question almost immediately. His service and instructions made for a problem free stay.

I am somewhat familiar with yurts but never stayed overnight in one. It seems they possess a certain magic about them perhaps due to the circular shape and design. All this added to a spectacular weekend that helped my family reconnect after being separated for a few months.

I highly recommend staying here. The trails outside the door were super convenient not to mention the proximity to lake placid and Burlington. I am really looking forward to a stay in the winter which I am sure would be wonderful.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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A BEAUTIFUL PLACE OUT IN THE COUNTRY

  • 5 of 5
A couple friends and I recently rented this yurt in the hopes of finding a quiet and peaceful environment to record music in. We all loved our stay- the yurt is very cozy (though not small, it housed 4 people quite nicely), removed from (but still within easy reach of) town, and is in an absolutely beautiful location. It was really the perfect place for us to get away, write music, and forge a deeper connection to the environment. I highly recommend this yurt to anyone seeking a gorgeous and relaxing place to stay. Doug (the owner) was great about responding to any questions that I had, asked a very reasonable price, and was very hospitable.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Albany
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Essex Ferry
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Westport
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
87 Northway
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lincoln Pond
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Baxter Mountain
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Whiteface
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cobble Hill Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Deers Head Inn
Car: necessary

Enter the adventure of the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. Nearby hiking trails are the finest in the East. Lake Champlain is 15 minutes away. Whiteface Mountain in 30 minutes away. Saranac Lake and Lake Placid are easy drives. Take a ferry to Vermont or a bobsled run at the Olympic Center! Great shops, restaurants, pubs, antique stores can be found in Keene Valley, Westport, Elizabethtown, and Essex.

Other Activities: bobsled, skating, rock climbing

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Amenities

Keene Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Mobile Phone
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room Futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Extra Comfortable
    Loft - 1 double , Sleep under the dome
  • Please note: You must bring your own linens and towels. If that is not possible, we can supply ones for a $50 cleaning fee. We supply blankets and pillows. Please Note: The sleeping loft is great for kids and most adults - we sleep up there all the time - but it has a low ceiling height and a permanent ladder to get up there that some may find uncomfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • hunting
  • equestrian events
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
Verizon cell phone on-site. AT&T does not work from site. Internet service only available if you bring your own Verizon data phone/computer. AT&T service available approx. 3 miles away. Local library has broadband service for free. No TV service. Enjoy a wonderful vacation without all of the media distractions!!
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