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Beautiful Cabins for an affordable Getaway!

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

- 2 BR, 1 BA, Sleeps 4 Adults

* March and April discounts available. Please inquire.

Our guest reviews speak for themselves! BOTH cabins now have a Jacuzzi!. Please ask about availability. An additional Jacuzzi fee is charged $35 for up to a 3 night stay and $50 for a 4 or 7 night stay. We do require a 3 night minimum over holiday weekends as well as a 5 night minimum over Christmas and New Year. Because of high demand over holidays, a one time $50 premium which will be added to your total. All prices include tax. There are two cabins at this location. The bear cabin and the moose cabin. Think of it as a log cabin condominium type set up with moose cabin facing west and bear cabin facing east. They are connected back to back. Both with separate driveways, screen porches with a jacuzzi, fire pit, and gas grill.

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The Adirondack Mountains offer one of the most beautiful places in the U.S. year round. Whether it be to seek warmth and comfort during the colder months, or to find an awesome vacation destination year round - its here. Fulton County has 44 lakes, and is central to many other great places to visit in the region. Camp Garoga is located in the foothills of the Adirondacks, and offers a great vantage point for exploring all of what upper New York state has to offer. This log cabin setting provides a comfortable place to settle in, with modern amenities but with the rustic charm that only a cabin can offer. A great lodge for a romantic weekend getaway or a vacation week for you and your family.

Enter the cabin to a cozy and charming setting that allows for privacy, romance, and rest. It is a great escape from the hectic pace of life. It is second to none in terms of clean, comfortable, and cozy relaxation.

It has to be clean!!: Camp Garoga is an 'upper-quality' lodge. We strive to maintain a very clean, and allergy-free environment. Therefore, we do not allow pets. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Many things to do in the area ............... : * Caroga Lake - 6 minutes

* Canada Lake - 8 minutes

* Pecks Lake - 12 minutes

* Pine Lake - 12 minutes

* Sacandaga Lake - 15 minutes

* Lake George Village, Tourist Shops, Outlet Stores, & The Great Escape - 60 minutes

* Nick Stoner Golf Course - 10 minutes

* Albin Hills Golf Course - 15 minutes

* Dolgeville Mill / NY's largest indoor year-round gallery for antiques, furniture, art, and fine crafts - 15 minutes

* Northville Village & Tourist shops - 30 minutes

* Baseball Hall of Fame @ Cooperstown - 45 minutes

* Saratoga Harness & Casino - 45 minutes

* Motor cross races - 5 minutes

* Boat Rentals @ Peck's Lake & Canada Lake - 10 minutes

* Old Forge Tourist Village & Water Safari - 95 minutes

* Several historical sites, including: Sir William Johnson (10 min.), Fort Clock (20 min.), Saratoga Historical Museum (5

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

Why Chris chose New York

IT TOTALLY MAKES SENSE because we offer so much more!

With hotels being choked out by state and federal regulations, they are being forced to add ridiculously high "taxes and fees" ON TOP of your quoted nightly price. They're delightfully calling it a hospitality tax. Laymen refer to it as a bed tax, but logic knows it as a business killer. So why stay at a local hotel with a single room? For just a few dollars more per night you can make your business trip or weekend getaway so much more memorable in one of my cabins.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(from our guest journal, a recent returning guest wrote...) "Jacob and I have now been to Camp Garoga 4 times. We have come to see this place like our own cabin in the woods. We had considered buying a cabin in the Adirondacks some time back, but was worried about the expenses. Once we found Camp Garoga, we decided that buying a cabin wasn't necessary. We already have one! We call when our schedule is open, and the place is waiting for us. It is always clean and it feels like they went out of their way to make us feel like we were coming home again. We love it, and will see you again soon." Jacob and Gabbie
May 2011
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Johnstown Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is kept extremely clean!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 queen
  • The beds are new, and very comfortable. The spaces are immaculate, cozy, and well decorated. Aside from the two queen size beds, a single pull out bed is available for a fifth guest.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The cabin offers a clean, comfortable environment for everyone. It is maintained very well, and thoroughly cleaned between guests.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Cabins for an affordable Getaway!
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 53 reviews
Rochester, NY

Peaceful, relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Camp Garoga during the week of Aug.31. It was by far the best "getaway" we've had! The property is spotless, welcoming and comfortable. Everthing about it speaks relaxation. The Adirondack decour and accents made us feel right at home immediately. Sitting by the firepit every night, roasting marshmallows was absolutely wonderful! The peace of the surrounding woods added to our stressfree stay. The kitchen was well stocked w/all you need to prepare meals and all the furnishings throughout were very comfortable. Chris was a wonderful host, spending some time visiting w/us but allowing us plenty of privacy as well.

We climbed a few mountain trails in the area and walked thru the wooded trails in the back of the house. We shopped in Saratoga Springs and just had plenty of relaxation time.

Thank you Chris and Dan for providing such a wonderful vacation spot!

We will return in 2010!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David & Laurel, Thanks for the feedback. It makes our efforts to create a great vacation getaway, worth it. Glad you had such a nice time. See you next year. Dan / Chris
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Great Place, Cozy & Comfortable :-)

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was a GREAT get away !!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Weekend to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

Simply an amazing and relaxing weekend! This cabin was everything that we were looking for and more! I loved the environment, so close to the Adirondacks tucked right into the woods, but close enough to easily travel to many nearby locations. The design of the cabin was stunning, that made us feel immediately comfortable once arriving. Not to mention the air conditioning, tv, wifi, and every kitchen utensil you may ever need. These amenities were able to give us the perfect rustic cabin feel, while also knowing we have everything we need. Chris was more than helpful during our time there and that made the stay that much more enjoyable, knowing that we had someone to count on in the off chance that we needed any help. I would recommend staying here to anyone, great location and unbeatable pricing.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, cozy Cabin!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was very cozy and inviting. It was decorated really beautifully. I loved everything except 2 things. First, it was very noisy with the traffic speeding by. Sometimes it was so noisy that we couldn't even enjoy sitting outside. Another thing was the fact that the cabin is for 2 cabin in the front and the other in the back. The owner told us we needed to keep it quiet because of the other people staying in the other cabin. With our 3 kids, it is hard to keep it quiet. When I am on vacation, the last thing I want to worry is about us having to be quiet at all times. I want my kids to be able to laugh and be kids, even at bedtime because after all, it is a vacation!!! Other than that, the cabin was nice!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very sorry to hear about your experience at my cabin. I do realize that people enjoyed being on vacation and families need to decompress. Not knowing how people raise their children, I always ask guests to simply "be mindful of the guests in the other cabin". Believe it or not, the guests in the other cabin got the same speech and they didn't have any children. As for the traffic, you're not alone in wanting to enjoy the Adirondacks and your vacation. And since the cabin is driving distance to many adventures, other vacationers and residents want to take full advantage of that as well. I can only assume that you stayed during a motorcycle event about 40 miles north east. Unfortunately the road we are on is a scenic route for travelers( which works to my advantage) and people love the views and fresh mountain air. Unfortunately I cannot control adirondack life, but I do aim to make my cabins the best around and the most affordable for accommodations. As a side note, there are 400+ acres directly behind the cabin which I lease for your quiet enjoyment. It's a great place for kids to explore and be kids.
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Warm and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I wanted to get away for an extended weekend. Our hopes were to take a break from work and the stresses of everyday. I fell in love with this cabin upon seeing the photos. Upon arrival, the love remained. It was cozy, familiar, and had everything one would need. From games to a equipment/utensil stocked kitchen. Chris was very helpful prior to our arrival. He kept quick communication before and during our stay, if we needed him You will be very well taken care of if you choose this rental. And the hot tub was fantastic! Nothing beats sitting in a toasty hot tub during the winter months.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great cabin experience in a convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Camp Garoga is as advertised. Why stay at a standard hotel when for the same price you can stay down the road and enjoy a true log cabin experience. Chris has done an outstanding job decorating and maintaining this pristine cabin with gorgeous loft and comfortable beds. The kitchen is modern and rustic all at the same time. We were celebrating a special occasion and Chris added to the experience by putting up a sign and leaving a nice card. Besides the cozy accommodations, great hiking right behind the cabin and convenience to town, the nearby attractions, lakes and wilderness offer a lot to those who love the outdoors.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Maple Tree Knoll
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nick Stoner Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Saltsman Restaurant
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Royal Mountain Ski Center
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Caroga Lake State Campsite Beach
Car: necessary

Camp Garoga is conveniently located close to several lakes, streams, hiking trails, and state forests. Guests use this location as a base for many day trips to places such as The Great Escape, Water Safari, Saratoga Springs (culture, arts, horse track, etc), numerous antique shops, local gift shops, golf, Fonda Speedway, and other fun locations. We offer 112 private acres for walking, hiking, and exploring. There are numerous state hiking trails, and state forests for activities.

Let us know if you need any more information about this wonderful area.

Other Activities: There are 120 acres of native forest, streams, and trails right at your doorstep.


Rates & Availability

Johnstown Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid to Late Summer
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Fall Foliage
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

For insurance purposes, guests are required to sign a rental agreement. When your deposit is paid I will email you a copy of your agreement. This agreement includes the deposit amount paid, remaining balance due, check in and check out day and time, and cabin rules and checkout procedures.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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