Cute, two-bedroom, one-bath, two-story bungalow sits on one-half acre, just up from Main Street in Keene. Situated in the heart of the Adirondack Mountain's high peaks, this home offers beautiful views of Cascade Mountain, and easy access to Lake Placid (11 miles), Whiteface Mountain (nine miles), Keene Valley (five miles), and all of the best hiking trails, fishing, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, and skiing (cross country and downhill) that you might be looking for! The house is furnished with all sorts of little 'getaway amenities' - from a queen-size futon on the outdoor screen porch (for an extra non-winter sleeping spot for two), a bonfire pit (for roasting marshmallows), a perennial garden (with fresh herbs for cooking)...the house has a well-stocked kitchen for any kind of cooking you would like to do, a spa-like bathroom for relaxing baths (in a claw-foot tub), a large TV (for movies), and a full-size washer and dryer (to keep you with fresh, dry clothing). [Our TV, ipod docking station, etc., are more old school... please don't hate! They are on the upgrade list for 2017]
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- Min Stay2 nights
House - 1930's Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-6)
Owner - Kate
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- within a few hours
- english, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 24, 2018
About Owner - Kate
I first came to the Adirondacks for what was supposed to be a paddling/camping trip on Saranac Lake... it turned into a life-long addiction with Lake Placid and Keene (home of the High Peaks.) I began to live here full time until the middle of 2004, when a career opportunity back on the West Coast led me to turn it into a vacation rental. I run an international travel business these days - Global Soul Adventures ...and try to visit the Adirondacks as I can.
Owner - Kate purchased this Bungalow in 2003
Why Owner - Kate chose Keene
The Adirondack Mountains are an especially spectacular place. They offer some of the highest peaks in the Northeastern US, which are home to hundreds of trails, lakes and rivers that offer up all sorts of summer and winter activities. I fell in love with Keene, and its prime location for accessing all outdoor adventures that one seeks. Additionally, the energy that continues to reside in Lake Placid from past Winter Olympics, along with currently training Olympic athletes, will inspire just about anyone to join in on the fun around town. The bungalow itself was built in 1930 and retains so much of its original charm - a clawfoot tub, castiron sink, and original flooring / stairs are some of the most unique amenities. I chose to offer this space as a vacation rental for others who love to travel - I am personally a traveler, and my ultimate wish is that other travelers will have the opportunity to fall in love with this ultra-perfect 'base camp' while enjoying all sorts of activities around the region.
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Beautiful weather, beautiful view and a wonderful stay!
Cozy cottage in great neighborhood
Arriving at Hill Top Bungalow felt like coming home. I settled in for a six-week stay, combining work in Lake Placid (20 minutes away) and vacation time in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks. The cottage retains its 1930s charm, but had everything I needed for modern living. The kitchen is well equipped and there are plenty of linens and multiple sleeping options. A full-size washer and dryer makes housekeeping even easier. The house has a beautiful view of Cascade and Porter Mountains, and it's far enough from city lights to have incredible starry nights.
Keene is a perfect home base for ADK hiking, close to several trailheads. There are several good restaurant options, some within easy walking distance, and interesting shops. The farmers' market at nearby Marcy Field is excellent as well.
I can't say enough good things about the neighbors, who welcomed me as part of the family--I felt like I had lived there forever! Looking forward to my next visit.
Great little house and very affordable.
I have rented the Hill Top bungalow 2 years in a row. Perfect location and it has everything you need.
We had a great week!
The house is very cute and is situated in the perfect location! Everything you need is already there and even with some rain while we were there, we enjoyed staying at the hilltop! The neighbors are awesome and the little notes around the house were helpful! We will come back again!
Charming bungalow in the Adirondacks
Great location and awesome view from the porch. Very clean and welcoming house. Checking in/out was super easy as well as working with it the owner. The neighbors are really friendly and took care of a small sink problem right away. I highly recommend this rental if you are staying in the Adirondacks.
Charming, clean, friendly. Would book again.
Lake Placid, Adirondack Mountains, New York, USA (Keene, NY; 14 miles from Lake Placid, NY; South on Route 73)
Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Snowboarding/mobiling, Tubing, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Rock Climbing, Basketball, Mini Golf
Additional information about rental rates
Rates effective July 2016: $175/night - 2-night minimum; $375/2-night weekend; $485/3-night weekend; $595 four-day wknd; $685 five-day wknd); $775/week; $6730/season (three months); $2295/month (one month) Rates noted are for 1-4 people. Pets are a minimum of $25 each. Please Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Credit Cards Accepted: Visa * MasterCard * American Express. Dates available: Year Round Please feel free to contact us with any special date requests - we try our best to accommodate your vacation vision!