If you are looking for a sanctuary of peace and privacy, this is it! Driving down the road to reach Camp Ankabos, then rounding the bend into view of the cabin, you know you have selected the perfect vacation get-away. For us, it was an early evening arrival and the caretaker, Dick, had thoughtfully left the lights on to welcome us. Upon opening the big red door, we immediately felt the comfortableness of a "home away from home" and marveled at the purist Adirondack decor Marilyn has so wonderfully decorated with. The furniture, rugs, art, antiques, staircase and taxidermy are true Adirondack-style. The kitchen is a chef's dream with a commercial 6-burner gas stove and sink. My husband was in awe of the cabin's construction - really impressive! The wrap-around porch with Adirondack railing was a delight to sit on, especially during the morning calm with our tea/coffee and serene nature. Often, my husband would work from his computer there or from the MBR balcony. Some mornings were chilly outside, but the warm wood floors with radiant heat underneath kept things cozy - I loved walking on them in my bare feet! The beds and down pillows were comfortable, with down comforters if the evening got cool. Our kids and dogs loved playing at the pond below the cabin and we enjoyed cooking over the campfire in the evening. Hiking around the woods by the cabin was great fun for our family. For the more adventurous hikers, there's a convenient trail to Crane Mountain lake and summit. Nearby, there is The Black Mountain Restaurant, that also has an authentic Adirondack feel to the interior and delicious food. At the base of Rts. 28 & 8 (turn to the right) is a very reasonable outfitter who we rented a canoe and kayak from. Also, the quaint town of North Creek is a treat to visit with great little shops, restaurants, grocery store, and an interesting, historical train station. Don't miss the Adirondack Museum or The Wild Center when you visit. Our family had one of the best vacations here. We plan to return when we can and include more people. Marilyn, thank you for allowing others the privilege of sharing your cabin. It is an Adirondack gem!
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