The McKinley Retreat offers unique eco-friendly Adirondack vacation rentals nestled directly into the Adirondack forest approximately 30 minutes from the village of Lake Placid. Our rentals are designed to provide the privacy and tranquility you seek in one-of-a-kind 'camping-alternative' experience. You can also choose from several available backcountry ‘luxury’ options to temporarily transform a piece of our forest into your personal back-to-nature hideaway - only without many of the normal hassles associated with getting back-to-nature!
You have four rental options to choose from: 1) The rustic Hilltop Log Cabin site with a beautiful mountain view, has electricity and some appliances. Also, outdoor fireplace, hot outdoor shower and portable toilet 2) the Eco-Cabin forest site snuggled under the tall pines has a covered outdoor kitchen area, screened-in seating area, and fire place. No electricity but drinking and wash water are provided. Has nearby portable toilet 3) the fully enclosed Adirondack Log Lean-to site on the ledges overlooking Bald Mountain with fire pit and portable toilet; or 4) the back-to-nature forest sites where you bring your own sleeping accommodations or we can set up a traditional ‘tent’ for you to experience.
We welcome last minute availability inquiries – although the options will be limited. We also love pets at the McKinley Retreat so be sure to ask about the options to bring your pet. Finally – although McKinley Retreat rentals are not available to novices during the winter, contact us if you’re a winter camping expert who would like to hone your skills against the harsh Adirondack winter in our remote but accessible backcountry.
Please note this is a 'rustic' back-to-nature adventure and is only ideal if you are truly searching for a unique Adirondack vacation in the heart of the woods.
The Hilltop Log Cabin is an excellent choice for larger groups who share the same back-to-nature vision. The cabin itself can sleep at least 9 (more if you are really good friends!). And there is room to place a few small tents nearby on the Hill Top site for those in your group who prefer a little more privacy.
The McKinley Retreat is not for everyone and therein is part of the secret to its beauty. Visit our website for details or contact us (email@example.com ) and we will let you know exactly what to expect.
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