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Adirondack Lakeside Log Cabin With Mountain Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 6

Classic Adirondack log cabin located on 6+ acres of private land, with magnificent mountain views and 400 feet of lakefront . There is a large stone fireplace in the living room, a screened porch, 3 outside fireplaces, a waterfront deck with tete-a-tete, canoes and a rowboat to launch from your own dock. Have breakfast in the fully functional kitchen; refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, blender, pots, pans, dishes -- all the necessities. The new gas grill is ideal for a cookout. The master bedroom offers an Adirondack log bed and bathroom, while there is a loft area that sleeps four and a hide-a-bed sofa in front of the fireplace. Watch Satellite TV, DVD movies or just sit outside on your Adirondack chairs, by the campfire, and appreciate the star filled sky.

Surrounded by the sounds of nature you will be reminded that you do have neighbors - loons, ducks, Blue Heron, etc.., Completely private on 6+ acres with 400 feet of waterfront. In the summer pick blueberries down by the dock or across the road. Plenty of dirt roads leading right from the cabin are well suited for hiking, nature walking or biking to discover the beauty and wilderness of Adirondack Park.

The Lakes: Mountain view lake is a small private quiet mountain lake home to beavers, ducks and loons. Canoe via a channel and discover Indian Lake. Indian Lake is bigger and better suited for swimming, and tubing. Both lakes offer lots of fishing opportunities; perch, pike and small-mouth bass. Small kids will enjoy the sandy beach area with a wade in point on Indian Lake while older kids (including our labs) have been known to jump right from the cabin's private dock. Both lakes are about 3 miles long -Mt. View is narrow and Indian Lake is wide. The lakes are connected and offer fishing opportunities with small motors, kayaks, canoe, or rowboats.

There are lots of bigger lakes nearby: Meacham Lake, Saranac Lake, Lake Plaid, Mirror Lake, etc.., Fly fishing is renowed at Salmon River. Deer River flow only 20 minutes away offers abundant wildlife, large pike, easy canoe launch and even some trout! Enjoy the St. Regis canoe area and make sure to bring the camera.

The Mountains: Hiking, walking, biking, jogging, running. Whatever you can do with a mountain the Adirondacks is the place to do it. Hike Debar Mountain at Meacham Lake Campground or hike to the top of Azure Mt. with the working firetower but make sure you 'take a rock to the top' to prevent wind erosion. Look for soaring hawks and spectacular views of the St. Regis Canoe area. Dauphin Nature park is only .25 miles from the cabin's front door and offers lots of hiking opportunities without the drive. Paul Smith's Visitor Center offers hiking and walking opportunities for all levels from a climb up Jenkins Mountains to wide dirt paths for toddlers.

The fall is a spectacular time of the year. The Adirondack mountains are encased in autumn splendor and nature is a master artist with a variety of colors; gold, red, orange, etc.... Visit the High Peaks in Keene Valley and be prepared to fall in love!

The cabin: Where do you go to relax? No work, no traffic, no cell phones and no stress. The only thing you have to do is what you want. Build a fire, grab a blanket and listen to the distinct sound of each raindrop while you relax, read or take a nap. Get dressed and get that heart pumping with a challenging hike. Look for wildlife while you hop on the bike or grab the fishing rod and reel in some fun. Rediscover your own voice in nature's golden silence.

Build an outside fire and toast the smores! Throw a log on the indoor fireplace, play cards, watch a movie or look for stars in the nighttime sky. Stay up late and let your body's alarm clock wake you. Snuggle up next to the fire, partner or family pet. Canoe, kayak or take a dip from the dock. You decide! The most important thing to spend is your time. You won't remember the minutes just the moments. Enjoy each moment with yourself or with your family at the cabin on the lake in the mountains.

More Details

Property Manager
Doug Johnson
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Doug Johnson

My wife and I are retired public school teachers, who have spent our summers in the Adirondack Mountains for all of our married life. We find the mountains offer us a welcome refuge from the busy work world and a playground that allows us to pursue a variety of interesting and enjoyable activities with our family.

Doug Johnson purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Doug Johnson chose Adirondacks

Our lakeside log cabin is located on 6+ acres of Adirondack forest land, with no visible neighbors (except for camps on the other side of the lake). This very private type of setting is hard to find on most Adirondack Lakes and was this location, coupled with the attractive, rustic log cabin that resulted in our purchase of Camp Critters 3 years ago.

What makes this cabin unique

Past guests have found their time at the cabin to offer a most peaceful, relaxing vacation. There are walking and hiking trails just beyond the cabin's entrance road; the lake offers enjoyable canoeing, kayaking and boating opportunities; and fishing at the lake and on its feeder streams is excellent.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We encourage our guests to provide comments on this online guestbook. We have a guestbook at the cabin as well and we read every comment. We found many useful suggestions including favorite local hikes, swimming holes and critter sightings. We really do learn alot and appreciate the feedback. We want our guests to enjoy being at an authentic ADK log cabin with their family including those with 4 legs (we have two labs!). There is lots of privacy, peace and natural beauty all around. We supply the cabin, lake, dock, firewood and some outside chairs and you make the memories!!
Jan 2010
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Owls Head Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We allow pets, but a pet must be crated when renters are away from the cabin and their owners must clean-up after them.
  • No smoking is permitted in the cabin and fireworks are not allowed on the premises.
  • Renters must agree to return the premises to the owners, upon the completion of the rental period, in clean and "rental ready" condition.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
In walking from the cabin's site, one finds opportunities to take in Adirondack Nature along lightly traveled woodland roads, pick wild raspberries, strawberries and blueberries, and relax in the rustic environment.


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Adirondack Lakeside Log Cabin With Mountain Views
average rating of 4.909091 based on 12 reviews
Rockaway Twp. New Jersey

Rich & Alison, Rockaway Twp., NJ

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the camp for 10 years in a row now. It is like our summer home away from home. We are a family on 3 with our dog. Who also looks forward to the trip! Our son was 8 when we first came to camp Critters and he has loved the Adirondacks ever since. The cabin is exactly what we were looking for when we first came here and we have gotten to know the area. Even Belly at the restaurant on the other side of the lake. We always stop by to eat there. On cool nights we light a fire, on the rainy days we enjoy the peace and quiet, playing cards or watching a movie. The sunsets over the lake are beautiful in the evening. Can't think of another way to spend the summer where we can take out dog too.

Hope to be back again...

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Adirondack Experience

  • 5 of 5

This is a special place. The cabin has everything you need and nothing you don't, is right on the water, and extremely quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. Doug is lovely and provided everything we needed. Perfect for our kids and dog, this was a relaxing and restorative time for us. We boated on the lake, roasted smores in the outdoor firepit, played games, watched movies, went hiking and fished off the dock. An amazing place that we hope to return to as often as possible. Thanks Doug!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write about your experiences, while at the cabin. We're delighted that your family enjoyed spending time at the lake and that you look forward to returning in the future. Best wishes!
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A perfect cabin with an old fashioned feeling but all the modern amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Camp Critter the week before Labor Day. Two adults, children ages 11,11 and 12 and 2 small dogs. We had a wonderful time and wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location, cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

Words can't express how much we loved Camp Critters! We are a family of 4, including 2 young children and this cabin was perfect for us. It is secluded and private, yet easy to find and close enough to anything you would need. While there is a little drive involved to get to the grocery store, etc. the drive is scenic with beautiful mountain, pond and river/creek views. Upon arriving at the cabin, we were pleasantly surprised. We loved the cabin from the pictures on the website, but thought it was even better than the pictures showed! The photos of the views of the lake seemed to good to be true on the site, but were even better in person. We had a great time paddling around in the provided boats. We found everything we needed in the cabin to cook, clean and feel at home. The cabin was clean and organized when we arrived. The fireplace kept us warm on the cooler nights. There was a great selection of movies, games and puzzles for after a long day of hiking or on a rainy day. There is A LOT to explore in the area, which we did, but we were always happy to return to the cabin in the evening. The screened in porch was great for eating dinner and playing games. Doug was WONDERFUL about answering any and all questions. It's always sad to see a vacation end, but we never wanted to leave Camp Critters. It was truly a vacation that will stay in our hearts forever. We can't wait to return to the Adirondacks, and when we do we will definitely stay in this cabin again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind reflections on your week at Camp Critters. From your comments in our "guest book", it is obvious that you really enjoyed a number of interesting Adirondack activities with your family, as well as your time spent at the cabin. We look forward to your return to Camp Critters in the future. Best wishes! Doug and Mary Ann
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Great cabin in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful log cabin on a big, secluded piece of property with lake front dock and decks and canoes and a rowboat to use. Well appointed kitchen for cooking, a beautiful fireplace (and a gas fire if you don't want to bother.)

Lots of outdoor seating on a screened in porch and an open deck and down by the lake another deck. A great place and heaven for the dog.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Roger, Thank you for your positive comments about our cabin and surroundings. Hopefully you'll be able to return to the cabin in the future. Best wishes! Doug
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Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I wanted a relaxing place to visit in the Adirondacks. And we wanted a place where we could bring our little dog. This place was exactly as described! It was quiet, beautiful and extremely comfortable and catered to our little "critter." There was a dog bowl we could use, a few dog toys and extra leashes, if needed. I wish we could have stayed for a month! The owner was so nice and helpful and easily answered all of our questions, prior to our arrival and then after we arrived. The cabin was clean and very well maintained. We enjoyed ourselves very much and hiked, canoed and fished. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences about your time at our cabin. We are most happy that your family and your dog were able to spend time enjoying the lake and the Adirondack environment.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Plattsburgh, NY
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Mt. View
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Plattsburgh, NY
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Malone Championship Course
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Plattsburgh, NY
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
NYS Route 30
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mt. View
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Titus Mountain
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Mountain View, NY
Car: necessary

Play outside all day; hike in the nearby High Peaks Region, bike down the quiet mountain roads, canoe, kayak, swim, or fish from your own private dock. Relax with a book while sitting in an Adirondack Chair and taking in the spectacular mountain views. Ready for Olympic Gold - head off to Lake Placid, approx. 45 minutes away, and take the Olympic bobsled ride or a chair lift ride up to the top of Olympic ski jump.

The village of Malone offers restaurants, shopping, a library, hospital, etc., and it is only 20 minutes away. Meacham Lake State Park is also 20 minutes away and offers hiking, boating, fishing, and biking. The park includes DeBar Mountain, a great day hike with, outstanding views.

A nice day trip is taking the ferry across Lake Champlain (approx. 3 hrs round trip) and visiting Burlington, VT., with its unique downtown pedestrian shopping area. Montreal, Que. is 80 miles away and Ottawa, Ont. is a 2 hour drive (you'll need your passport). Santa's North Pole theme park is an hour from the cabin and the new " Nature Wild Center" is a 45 minute drive away.

The village of Malone (12 miles) offers an outstanding 36 hole championship golf course, as well as a Recreation Park (swimming, tennis courts, ball fields, etc.).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

1,300.00 per week
Off peak discounts available.
No extra fee for one pet. Pets are welcome.
Weekends are only allowed based on availability

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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