|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This hand built cabin is situated privately on 50 acres of pine woods in the Adirondack foothills. The cabin features a hot rainwater shower and sink; solar electricity for the lights, and a wood-burning stove. You'll find a propane cook stove inside and a barbecue grill (propane) outside. Named Mountain Laurel, the cabin is situated at the top of a hill, with beautiful shade trees, cool breezes and a great view of the pine woods. It features a queen size bed in the main living area and a full size bed in the loft. A dining area is on the main floor along with a wood burning stove with a screen that can function as a fireplace. Experience cool breezes all summer long on the full-size porch. The catwalk off the loft leads you to a balcony with a beautiful ten-mile view. We are located close to access points for ATV and Snowmobile trails. Numerous lakes are a short drive away for kayaking, canoeing, swimming and fishing in the summer. In the winter, enjoy cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, hiking and snowmobiling. Snow Ridge, which boasts the first snow of the season, is thirty minutes away. Please email for detailed directions to cabin after reserving. We request reservations to be made at least 48 hours in advance of arrival date. Come and enjoy our back-to-nature cabin in our quiet pine woods.
After building tree forts in the woods behind his house as a young boy, my husband Rick decided one day he would build his own cabin. Mountain Laurel is the result of this dream. Hand built from the trees on the property, the cabin is situated privately on 50 acres of pine woods.
owners/property manager purchased this cabin in 2010
We loved this property as soon as we saw it. The sweet smell of pine greets you and the soft moss on the ground makes hiking on the property ideal.
Situated privately on fifty acres of pine woods, with your own spot of peaceful quiet, the cabin is unique. From the porch you can sip tea or coffee and listen to the birds greet the morning. From the balcony, you can see for ten miles. If it's a quiet get-away you're looking for, you've found it!
Great getaway in a beautiful area
This cabin was everything we hoped it would be and then some. The cabin was clean, ingeniously built by Rick himself, and very well appointed. You can tell a lot of love went into building this sanctuary. The outhouse was surprisingly a highlight of the trip. It's really clean and nice and so close to the cabin. You can leave the door open and look out at the woods while you're in there. It's surprisingly pleasant! There are also solar powered lights and motion detectors outside so finding your way to it in the dark is not a problem. The rainwater collection system that allows for hot showers and running water below the cabin and in the outhouse is ingenious. It allowed us to take hot showers and wash dishes and yet be completely back to nature at the same time. We're looking forward to coming back in the winter to experience it all in the snow.
We stayed at the cabin for 3 nights, arriving late at night, and had no trouble finding it thanks to Maria's directions. There is cell service there and Rick and Maria were easy to reach and communicate with and explained everything we needed to know about the cabin. We were lucky enough to meet them and get a full tour of the property.
On the first day we stayed put for most of the day except for a trip into Croghan for some ice cream and supplies. We'd brought a cooler of food and cooked in the cabin. We did bring our own dishes and silverware but there were plenty of pots and pans and measuring cups and spoons. We loved making a fire in the wood stove and out in the fire pit. Our daughter loved digging in all the sand that's on the property. It's a geological wonder so if you have kids, bring them sand toys.
The second day we took a 60 minute scenic drive mostly on a dirt road to Old Forge thanks to the directions that Rick and Maria had left in the booklet of activities. Google would have taken us on a circuitous route that would have taken closer to 90 minutes so we were grateful for the hand-drawn map. Canoeing or kayaking on the Moose River looks like it would be amazing and we look forward to going back and trying that another time. We also want to go back to go to the gorge and the reservoir and falls. Somehow 3 nights just wasn't quite long enough. We'll be back!
This cabin is the definition of "getting away from it all." With 4 adults, a toddler, and 3 dogs, we loved every minute of our time together. It is our 2nd stay at the Kings Pines, our first at thier smaller cabin on the other side of thier 50 acres. We will be back! Thank You Rick and Maria!
My friends and I were looking for a quiet getaway to the country and this cabin fit the bill. It is an amazing cabin, very well built and about as well appointed as you can get for a rustic experience. We were able to cook meals over the fire and using the grill. The rain water shower has a water heater as well, so you can stay refreshed and comfortable. I would recommend bringing some cast iron cookware if you want to cook your own meals.
If you're looking for a small family rustic getaway, or a getaway for 3 adults (4 if couples) then I can highly recommend this cabin. The area around the cabin is quiet, with enough nearby points of interest if you want to see some sites, do some fishing, or go hiking. I recommend Stillwater Resevoir. We spent a day on kayaks in the reservoir and it was wonderful. Peaceful, quiet, good fishing, and plenty of area to explore.
Our family had an amazing time at the cabin. We loved the simplicity of it as well as the accomadating touches that were left all around the grounds for us to enjoy. The owners promptly responded to any questions we had regarding the cabin. We loved the rain shower and especially enjoyed it since it was 90 degrees everyday we were there. We enjoyed Mr. Wishys Ice Cream Stand a lot!!!! We hiked Whetstone Gulf State Park and visited Stillwater another day. We will definitely be returning!!!
If you're looking to get off the grid and out into nature to hit the reset button for a few days / weeks, NO MATTER THE TIME OF YEAR, but aren’t necessarily looking for meals out of a pot, a pair of sore legs and feet and nylon accommodations, there's no need to look any further than this beautifully and meticulously crafted Mountain Laurel Cabin.
My wife and I sneak away with our pup for Valentine’s Day each year and seek nature and solitude with as few modern distractions as possible. We found everything we were looking for and them some with Rick and Maria’s place. From the get go Rick and Maria were kind, accommodating and informational, and made sure we were comfortable with every detail of the cabin, from gas and wood stove operation, instructions for the water system, to feeding the animals who stroll the property!
If you’re worried about cold, food storage, fuel, security or “roughing it” worry not, from the minute we got to Croghan it was F’ing cold. It was so cold the night of Valentine’s day that upon waking up and not being able to light the cook stove, I learned our propane had frozen in the tanks! Despite this the cabin was extremely comfortable, and we made coffee, bacon, eggs, toast and taters on the wood stove until we could thaw the propane. The cellar below the main living area is perfect for food storage. There’s plenty of propane and if you do need fuel the convenience store is close by. The property gets a strong cell signal which can be very comforting and great to play music. In terms of roughing it, I’ll put it this way, my wife actually enjoyed using the outhouse, which is heated, and we were able to take warm showers in -10° F temps, which feels like a sauna at that point! We also cooked in the cabin every night by candlelight and oil lamp and prepared meals you’d expect to see in a restaurant, with a much better ambiance of course!
Without getting into the narrative of our stay which was, to sum up with one word, magical, I will simply say that this cabin transforms into this cozy little nook in the middle of the snowy frozen pine forest, and at night, as the sun sets over the pines, the temperature plummets, and the cabin starts to glow from the oil lamps and candles, all you want to do is hunker down with a nice warm beverage and those you’re with, and exist right there in that tranquility, everything else melts away! I’d do this same trip again in a heartbeat, so don’t book this weekend!
There are many lakes a short distance drive from us for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming. In the winter Snow Ridge Ski Resort is known for the first snow of the season in NY. It's 25 minutes away from us. For snowmobilers, we are in a wonderful secluded location. You can ride through the mountains to Stillwater, Old Forge and Tug Hill.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Pet Fee||$25 + Tax|
Please reserve cabin 48 hours in advance of arrival date. You must be 21 years of age to rent the cabin.
If you are bringing a dog, there is a $25.00 pet fee. Please click on the pet fee when reserving. If you are bringing more than one dog, please contact me.