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Peaceful Keene Lodge In The Heart Of The High Peaks

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms,3 Baths,22 Acres Of Woods And Meadow,a View Of The Sentinel Range.

This seasonal Lodge, on 22 acres, is located 2 miles outside of Keene. There are no neighbors in sight from the Lodge. This is a newly renovated home with five bedrooms and three full bath rooms. The master bed room is located up stairs on the north side. It has a queen bed and its own bathroom.Downstairs on the north side are two bedrooms. One has a queen bed and the other has two twin beds.They share a common bath room. Up stairs on the south side, there are two bedrooms. One has two twin beds and one has a full size bed. They share a bathroom.

The fully equipped new kitchen has a gas range, microwave, dishwasher, large refrigerator, and the usual kitchen appliances and cooking utensils.There is a second refrigerator off the dining room.

The dining room, which is open to the kitchen and living room, can comfortably seat 12 people at the new hand made pine and birch table. French doors open off the dining room onto a large deck over looking the meadow. On the deck you will find chairs to relax in, a picnic table with benches, and a gas grill.

The great room, with its vaulted ceiling, has seating for 12 people.There is a gas fireplace for those chilly nights. Upstairs on the south side there is a family room, with TV, DVD player, DVDs, games and a gas fire place for your enjoyment.The family room and the deck off the family room have a partial view of the Sentinel Range.

There is no telephone land line and mobile phone reception is limited. Verizon gets the best reception.

The front porch is a great place to unwind in Adirondack chairs. Step off the porch and there are 22 acres to explore. The large meadow has a fire pit with seating. There is firewood in the nearby lean-to.

There are several well marked trails which take you up Eisenglass Mountain. Along the way there are views of Hurricane Mt. and the High Peaks to the south. The trails are one of our favorite hikes to take, and is great for first time young hikers.

The woods are full of variety, color and boulders...they are a wonderful place to walk. In season, wild raspberry's abound, and on many days deer are in the meadow.

Within a short distance you can be hiking the High Peaks, swimming in any one of the nearby swimming spots, or just relaxing at one of the local restaurants.

Less than 10 minutes by car is Owls Head Mountain, which offers a good short hike with lovely views of Keene Valley and Cascade Mountain.

We are just 35 minutes from the ferry to Vermont. The ferry ride is spectacular, with views of the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains.

More Details

Property Manager
James Gocker, Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2017

About James Gocker, Manager

We have lived in the Rochester area our whole life and have always enjoyed the outdoors.

James Gocker, Manager purchased this house in 2011

Why James Gocker, Manager chose Keene

Our family has vacationed in the Adirondacks for many years. We fell in love with the High Peaks area and were fortunate to acquire Rock Meadow Lodge in 2011. Since then, we have had wonderful family times making the Lodge into our home and enjoying the mountains, our children and our grandchildren. There is nothing like the peacefulness of the mountains and adventures to be found in the Adirondacks to make for great family vacation.

What makes this house unique

We were taken by Rock Meadow Lodge because of its central location, peaceful setting, acres to explore and the mountains to be seen.


Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Adirondack Regional Airport, Saranac Lake
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Ausable Inn
Nearest Ferry
31 Miles
Essex, NY to Charlotte, VT
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Elizabethtown, NY
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Amtrak, Westport, NY
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 73
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
ADK Cafe
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Whiteface Mountain
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Lake Everest, Wilmington, NY

The Lodge is located in the midst of the Adirondack High Peaks. Close by,there are wonderful hiking trails in all directions,great swimming locations, spectacular golf courses and mountain vistas for exploring. Lake Champlain is just 30 minutes to the east and the ferry to Vermont is 45 minutes away.

We are just 20 minutes from all that Lake Placid has to offer, including great restaurants, shopping, cinema,Mirror Lake for swimming, boating and tennis. The Olympic venues are all close by. A trip to John Brown's Farm is to see history up close. Whiteface Mountain is 12 miles away and the drive up Memorial Highway should not be missed.

On Sundays in the summer local crafts and farm fresh products are found at the farmers market at Marcy Field in Keene Valley, just 5 miles away.

We are close to the popular Jack Rabbit Trail and not far from Adirondack Rock and River Guide Service. They provide guides and instruction in many mountain related activities.


Keene House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • Each bedroom has a closet and windows over looking the surrounding woods. All beds were new in 2012. In addition, there are two single inflatable beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 14 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing


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Peaceful Keene Lodge In The Heart Of The High Peaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Refreshing Oasis

  • 5 of 5

The Rock Meadow Lodge made for a perfect vacation for our family. This property is immaculate and well cared for inside and out. The pictures don't capture just how beautiful this home and property is. It is well appointed and has everything one needs for a great vacation. The kitchen is ideal for making meals and is well stocked with plenty of pots, pans, dishes, etc. The home is spacious and there are so many different sitting areas for relaxing, reading, and napping. The 3 bathrooms and 5 bedrooms had plenty of room for our family to spread out. The fire pit made for fun evenings making s'mores and hanging out with our college-age kids. There is a great trail on the property with views of a few of the 'high peaks' at the top. There is plenty to do in this centrally-located area including some of the best hiking the Adirondacks has to offer. Lake Placid is only 20 minutes away with more hiking, grocery stores, restaurants, and sight-seeing. Keene is less than 5 minutes away with some great places to eat as well. Our family has traveled all over the U.S. using VRBO. This home is truly a special one and is one of our favorites. The family who owns this home manages it themselves which is always a bonus. Their communication is wonderful and they are great to work with. You feel right at home and so comfortable in their vacation home. It made for a very memorable vacation for us!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and glad you had an enjoyable stay at Rock Meadow Lodge.
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Incredible property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with a large family gathering of siblings with a variety of aged cousins and grandma. The house is better than the pictures, with lots of different areas to hang out and a really well set up kitchen. Most of our dinners we had out on the deck, but when we did eat inside it was easy even with a large group. I have stayed in lots of vacation rentals with my family and this was the first one that there wasn't anything else I would have wanted. The beds are very comfortable and sound is fairly well isolated from the bedrooms. We used the campfire pit every night and the trail to the lean to on the property was fun for a bunch of the kids. It had been years since I had been to this area the Adirondacks and it is worth the drive. We enjoyed finding some amazing new area every day and Keene and Keene Valley are perfect little towns.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Penfield, New York

Just perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin? Our recent visit to Rock Meadow Lodge was our third visit to this beautiful home. We have found this roomy home perfect for us with private space for each of our families. The kitchen is well provisioned and the gorgeous handmade dining table is spacious for family meals. The sitting areas and entertainment center offer space for games, videos as well as quiet reading time.

The outdoor space at Rock Meadow Lodge is as well cared for as the indoor. The meadow offers open lawn space for family activities and the fire pit is a favorite spot to toast marshmallows and to do some star gazing. The nighttime sky in this great location is majestic! The area feels very private as access is on a dirt road with very little traffic. The spacious deck is a wonderful gathering space at the beginning and end of the day.

The hosts have provided literature about the area which is centrally located. Access to the high peaks, Lake Placid, outdoor recreation, swimming and a farmer's market is nearby. Communication with Julie and Jim has always been easy. It is obvious that they love their home and the area and work hard to make their guests comfortable. We very much hope to return to Rock Meadow Lodge.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City

Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

For the third year in a row, we spent a long weekend at Rock Meadow Lodge with a group of friends. Living in New York City, this house is the perfect getaway. It's super cozy and has plenty of space for our large group and the way the bedrooms are situated, you still have lots of privacy even with a large group (8 people and a baby). The property is gorgeous and there are trails you can access directly from the backyard. If you want a more challenging hike, it's just a 10 minute drive to some of the most gorgeous mountains in the north east. However, our favorite part of the house is the fire pit!! it's perfect for hours of relaxing and catching up with friends. Jim and Julie are the best hosts and always make sure we have everything we need for a wonderful weekend. We will definitely be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, New York

Rock Meadow Lodge

  • 5 of 5

The Rock Meadow Lodge is the perfect place for your next getaway. Whether you're looking to explore the great outdoor or just relax on the deck while reading your book with the gorgeous views, Rock Meadow is sure to surpass all your expectations. The various decks, stunning views, beautifully landscaped lawn and private hiking trails provide something for everyone making Rock Meadow the perfect family destination. Our entire family looks forward to our relaxing stay at the Rock Meadow Lodge every summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Syracuse, NY

An ideal spot

  • 5 of 5

My family and a few friends spent a week at Rock Meadow Lodge and had a wonderful time.

I highly recommend the house for its layout, amenities, location and private setting.

It is obvious how much the owners love this place because it is so well cared for.

I felt comfortable there from the moment I walked in and hope to rent the lodge again sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 3.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. During summer months, there generally is a one week minimum rental, which is from Saturday to Saturday. The three day weekends of Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Columbus Day are $50 more a day. Iron Man week rental is $2,500 plus the cleaning fee.

$400 security deposit. One half of rental amount due upon lease signing. The balance, together with the security deposit, is due 60 days before the lease term commences.

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

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