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Woodsburner Cabin - A Modern Take On Thoreau’s Grand Experiment In Living

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

Woodsburner is a modern take on Thoreau’s grand experiment in “small” living. A quaint cabin nestled in the south eastern Adirondacks offering visitors a chance to escape to a natural setting while retaining all the modern amenities of 21st century living.

Famous American author and transcendentalist, Henry David Thoreau made a regrettable mistake in April, 1844. A year before he settled into the “simple life” at Walden Pond, he struck a match to start a cooking fire in the woods around Concord, Massachusetts. The incident accidentally ignited a forest fire that consumed 300 acres. The events of that day appear to have altered the course of Thoreau’s life and American history.

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.” Henry David Thoreau - Walden

Amenities -

- Built 2010

- Sleeps 2-4 / Master bedroom, (w/ fireplace) pull out sofa bed & 2nd floor loft

- Stove, refrigerator, microwave, washer, dryer, cable TV

- Screened in porch



More Details

Jim & Mary Pat O'Connor
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Wells Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Woodsburner Cabin - A Modern Take On Thoreau’s Grand Experiment In Living
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A BIG small cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Great stay this weekend at Woodsburner. Well equipped. Enjoyed the outdoor firepit and indoor gas stove. Very clean and 'new'. Be sure to visit 'The Well' a newly opened coffee/lunch spot with a view of the lake. Thanks O'Connors for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cabin and the owner is very communicating

  • 5 of 5

Great experience

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Syracuse, NY

I thought it may be too much of a throwback, but it fulfilled any and every need.

  • 5 of 5

Quaint seclusion

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Very Very clean, quaint and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and 2 small children enjoyed our recent stay. The home was perfect and the kids LOVED sleeping up in the loft. Everything was very neat and clean. The property itself was very nice and private and allowed for room to spend time inside or outside. I'd highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A nice suprise

  • 5 of 5

We hit the central ADK's every year, usually SEP/OCT. This year was early for us (AUG) and finding a spot to bunk down is hard. So many places filled up and/or won't rent for less than a full week. Not here. We stumbled into this and it's very nice. Spotless. Feels very camp-like yet is quite modern. All the creature comforts but surrounded by the ADK's on all sides. Wells and Lake Algonquin are very pretty. Old-fashioned public beach and general store in town. Getting on the water takes a little effort but can be done. 15 minutes to restaurants in Speculator. Very nice folks to deal with, too. Although neighbors are close by, they were quiet. We hope to hit this place in the fall sometime. Give the Woodsburner a good look. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy, Quiet and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and I stayed this past weekend and it was great! Very comfortable and relaxing. The property was well maintained, very clean and modern looking. The cabin's inside wooden paneling looks amazing.

The location of the cabin is right on the outskirts of Wells and about 15 miles away from the town of Speculator which made it very easy to find places to shop and eat. It is also very close to several mountain trails including Snowy Mountain.

I recommend this cabin to anyone who loves the woods, but also likes being close to amenities.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Gore Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Lake Algonquin


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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