This cabin is gorgeous and very well maintained. The wood floors and wooden spiral staircase were beautiful and the cabin was very clean when we arrived. The side of the cabin facing the lake is filled with full-length windows, which provide a beautiful view of the lake and allow natural sunlight to flood the cabin during the day.
There is no cell phone service at the cabin, but they do have Wi-Fi and a Netflix account you can take advantage of. For those who prefer to stay a little more unplugged during their vacation, there are plenty of things to do. There are books in the cabin, a few board games (including a chess/checker set), an outdoor fire pit, a sauna, and a beautiful lake just steps away. There are also many hiking opportunities in the area.
We had beautiful weather on our trip, so we spent our days outside exploring the Adirondacks. On the first day, we set out to see some waterfalls. We drove to Auger Falls, which is just off Route 30, and hiked along the river to get to the waterfalls. They were amazing! It was a short hike with beautiful scenery. We would definitely recommend checking this out. After Auger Falls, we drove a little further down Route 30 and found our way to Austin Falls. They were pretty, but we didn’t think they were as breathtaking as Auger Falls. On the second day, we drove up to Johnsburg and hiked a trail into Second Pond in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area. The trailhead is at the end of Chatiemac Rd. off Route 8. This was a longer hike (~5.4 miles) and the views weren’t that great, but it was good exercise.
Since we stayed at the cabin in April, many of the nearby restaurants were closed. We were a little disappointed that we didn’t get to try one of the local restaurants, but we enjoyed making dinner together in the cabin's full kitchen. The cabin is located in a fairly remote area, so there are no big grocery stores around. We would recommend stocking up on food before you head to the cabin or on your way and transporting it in a cooler.
We used the indoor wood fireplace for two of the three nights we were there. The owners left clear instructions on how to operate it, and it did a great job of heating up the cabin.
The owners make the reservation process simple and seamless. All communication was through e-mail and they were very prompt with their responses. We had a wonderful time on our weekend getaway. We hope to return someday and would recommend this rental to our family and friends.
Lindsay and Aaron