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Mercy Cabin at Random Scoots, Keene, NY, Adirondack High Peaks

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
chalet
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Random Scoots is located in Keene, NY, in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks region. We have offered guided hikes in the region since 2004. In 2008 we introduced our first cabin - Random Scoots Cabin (VRBO listing #181716). We are now proud to offer our newest cabin - Mercy Cabin. So whether you are looking for convenient access to the multitude of activities and attractions available in the region or simply want a quiet place to relax and get away from it all, Random Scoots and Mercy Cabins will serve your needs.

Mercy Cabin:

Mercy Cabin is 1280 square feet, including the main room (kitchen, dining nook, and living room), 3 large bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. A loft provides extra sleeping space for older children. And no need to clutter the living space with all your gear. Between the large mudroom inside the cabin and the large side porch you'll find plenty of room for gear storage and drying.

All interior walls and cathedral ceilings are finished in 12' wide pine boards. Plenty of large windows and sliding doors. The result is a spacious, warm, bright, and charming interior atmosphere very much in keeping with the wooded setting. Our guests refer to Mercy as a 'luxury cabin', combining the charm of a cabin and the luxuries of home.

The Property:

Our location, 1/2 mile off Rte 73 on a private road, is accessible yet remarkably quiet. Situated on a wooded property, the grounds around the cabins transition from a well kept lawn to open woods with maintained native ground cover to a managed woodlot, resulting in an open and inviting atmosphere. The location features spectacular views across the valley to Hurricane Mountain and surrounding peaks, with glimpses of Giant and Dix Mountains. Sound effects are provided by the gentle murmur of the Ausable River East Branch in the valley below.

The Region:

The centerpiece of the region is the Adirondack High Peaks, where hundreds of miles of foot trails provide access to the rugged beauty of the mountain interior. Outdoor activities in the region include hiking, snowshoeing, back-country and cross-country skiing, mountaineering, rock and ice climbing, trail running, wildlife viewing, flat water and whitewater paddling, hunting, fishing... the list goes on and on, limited only by your imagination. For those with less ambitious goals, or on rest days, Lake Placid and the surrounding region offer a multitude of relaxing and interesting attractions and activities. A sampling -

- Lake Placid: Home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games

- Tupper Lake: The Wild Center (Regional Natural History Museum)

- Blue Mountain Lake: Adirondack Museum (Regional Human/Cultural History Museum)

- Whiteface Mountain: The Olympic mountain is a short 15 mile drive.

Our Philosophy:

It is no wonder that generations of outdoor enthusiasts have been drawn to the rugged beauty of the Adirondack Region. Visionary legislation that established the Adirondack Park in 1892 initiated a tradition of conservation aimed at ensuring that this critical natural resource be preserved. It is incumbent on today's users of the resource to carry on that tradition. We at Random Scoots believe that by responsibly enjoying our public lands today we can ensure that the same opportunities will be available for future generations.

We further believe that development of the intimate and respectful relationship with nature that is so important to our future begins in childhood, and we strive to create a family friendly atmosphere, a comfortable and enjoyable retreat where parents can nurture this relationship in their children. In keeping with that goal our rate structure is designed to encourage families.

Keywords: cabin, wooded, secluded, private, also see Random Scoots Cabin (VRBO listing 181716)

More Details

Owner
Tom
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2017

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Mercy Cabin at Random Scoots, Keene, NY, Adirondack High Peaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
West Chester, PA
5

Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been staying at Mercy since 2011. This trip, like every other one before it, was simply perfect.

Most of our stays were in the summer (mainly to hike the Adirondack 46) and we realized that the "off season" is even better. There is still a ton to do and the crowds are less, plus we love the snow!

We bring all our food (so we don't have to spend time grocery shopping while in the beautiful Adirondacks!) and the well-stocked kitchen has everything we could think of. The dining table seats 6, although for this trip it was just the two of us. There are two couches and comfy chairs for relaxing in the living room. It was too cold for this trip, but during the summer we spend most nights out by the fire pit where Tom conveniently leaves wood for the fire. There is also a propane grill on the back deck that we use often. (And Tom always leaves a "starter pack" of dark roast coffee, which was a life saver for those times we forgot to pack our coffee.)

The mud room is undersold here -- if you're into hiking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, or other outdoor activity, there are ample hooks for hanging (or drying) gear, along with two benches and a decent space for putting everything on or off. There's even a boot drier and some spare backpacks!

Everything is immaculately clean every time we arrive, this time was no exception.

Tom and Doreen are perfect hosts, there if you need them but not if you don't. The cabin is tucked away so that we had as much privacy as we wanted. We've had as many as 8 people with us over the years, but we also like trips like this where it is just the two of us.

Mercy Cabin is really a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review. Thank you so much! I do want to make one small correction. The dining table does have a leaf, so it can accommodate 8 people. You've been here so many times, I'm surprised you hadn't noticed that! There is also a small table on the deck which seats 4 more, and can easily be moved inside if the weather demands. Doreen and I look forward to seeing you many more times in the coming years!
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5

Warm and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful time at Mercy Cabin. The cabin is tucked away on a hill and has a nice view that overlooks the surrounding mountains. It is far enough away from the main road that you won't have to worry about your dog (if you are dog friendly).

The kitchen is full of everything you need to cook at the cabin. The bedrooms are spacious and the cabin could comfortably house 3 couples, but since it was just the two of us for the extended weekend (3 of you count our pup) we just shut the doors to the extra bedrooms it became a cozy setting just for us.

Mercy Cabin is a perfect spot for a getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We found a gem!

  • 5 of 5

We were a tad reluctant to venture out of our comfort zone but change is good. The Adirondacks are always home to our retreats but we kind of got in a rut and needed to break out. So, In our case change was fantastic! Our annual girls getaway, it really couldn't have been a better weekend. The cabin was perfect! Spacious, clean, very tastefully decorated. Don't fret about the long uphill drive as it was very well maintained. Can't wait to return. Thank you Tom and Doreen for making your visions a reality! Enjoyed everything.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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middletown nj
5

Bliss

  • 5 of 5

It really doesn't get much better than this. The cabin was extremely well designed, clean, modern, and lovely. Incredibly peaceful and gorgeous location. This was absolutely one of our favorite rentals ever and our only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer.

Tom was extremely helpful and communicative before our arrival and during our stay. He helped us find great climbs and trails in the area and they even provide great day packs for hiking.

In short, we loved this place. Don't think we would ever book anywhere else in High Peaks region.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Doreen and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! Whenever a potential guest asks about privacy we always try to be very objective with our responses. Each person has his/her own definition of privacy, so just saying "we're sure you'll be happy" is not enough. Doreen and I are very pleased that we were able to meet your expectations!
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Buffalo, NY
5

Great Cabin-Kept us warm and comfortable at -20

  • 5 of 5

We found everything we needed at this cabin. Clean, well stocked, and very comfortable. 4 adults, 2 teenagers, and 2 dogs were all very happy for the long weekend. Will return. The road was well plowed but we were very happy to have 4wd/awd vehicles to get up the hill.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Adirondack Dream Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Mercy Cabin and the stay was just as magical as the first. The cabin is close to everything including shopping in Lake Placid, hiking the high peaks, and we even stumbled upon a farmers market down the road during our stay. There is a beautiful deck to sit on and grill on which was great for the little bit of rain we encountered. The cabin is beyond beautifully decorated. My husband and I loved the bathtub so much that we remoded our own bathroom and purchased one ourselves. We even loved the sheets so much that we bought a set ourselves today (no kidding they were sooooo soft!). The cabin this year even had a Roku Box and Netflix. We even noticed the internet was quicker than the last time. To stay anywhere else you would just be robbing yourself of the most awesome Adirondack experience you could ever have...so look no further and book Mercy Cabin during your next Adirondack stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Keene Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
Jun 22 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,323
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$155
From
$190
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,102
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

RATES INCLUDE TAXES!!!!

Instant Quotes are approximate. Please contact owner for detailed and accurate quote.
$5.00/night discount for each child (under 18 years of age)!
Pets (dogs only) $10/night including taxes.
Rate discounted 10% for stays of 7 nights or more.
$200.00 refundable damage deposit may apply.

Payment in full due 60 days before arrival, or upon booking for bookings less than 60 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Keene Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1280 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Soaker tub!
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Soaker tub!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , with private bathroom
    Sunrise Room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , two twins are a daybed and trundle bed
    Sunset Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleep sofa is twin sized
    Loft - 1 double , cozy loft, low headroom
    Pack and Play - 1 baby crib , For infants up to a year.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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