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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 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 Whiteface Mountain

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.


Keene House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Keene Lodge In The Heart Of The High Peaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

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: Jun 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: Jun 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: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Canadian Thanksgiving!!

  • 5 of 5

At the risk of having too many people book this marvellous spot, I will give an honest review! :)

We are a group of hikers from Ontario, Canada and have chosen the Adirondacks for our Canadian Thanksgiving. It's an awesome place with incredible colours and superb hiking so what better venue than here.

We walked into Rock Meadow Lodge and the home seemed to go on and on. With 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, we were able to spread out and be able to have our private spaces, but come together in the common areas. The dining room table seats 10 or 12 people and is made out of a single piece of wood. The kitchen is spacious and up to date and fully supplied with everything you could ask for. The bedrooms are also spacious and there is even an additional living room upstairs if one wants to get away and read quietly. The outside decks are fantastic to and while it was a bit cold to sit out, we did get in a few minutes outside after a hike one day. The owners have thought of every possible convenience and accessories to make one feel like they were right at home. There was even a washer and dryer plus an additional fridge. The property was spotlessly clean too. There were way too many features to list here. But bottom line is Wow!

I have rented many properties over the years and this one certainly tops them all. We will surely return again and can't thank Jim and Julie enough for allowing folks like us to rent the property. And also thankyou for the wonderful maple syrup you left for us. It was well enjoyed!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Penfield, New York

A Lovely Week in the High Peaks

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week at Rock Meadow Lodge in August. We were excited about this venture and pleased that our expectations were exceeded. The location of the lodge in the high peaks area of the ADKS is easily accessible and glorious. Hiking, swimming and boating opportunities are nearby as is the engaging village of Lake Placid with its olympic venues to enjoy. A trip up Whiteface Mountain in the gondola is not to be missed. We were helped in planning our days by the plethora of information about the area that the owners made available. The lodge was perfect for a family gathering of 10. Each family had their own bedrooms and bathroom to share. The large family, living and dining rooms were great for our crowd. We loved cooking in the large well appointed kitchen, grilling on the back deck and making s'mores at the fire pit under the stellar ADK sky.

Not only is this property clean, well maintained and comfortable, it is gorgeous. The beautifully handmade tables throughout and obvious attention to every detail were evident. Our every need was anticipated. I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking to spend some time in this beautiful state park area.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Perfect Adirondack Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This past weekend my wife and I went up to the Adirondack Mountains with some friends and stayed at the Rock Meadow Lodge just outside of Keene. We honestly could not have had a better time here. The lodge is absolutely amazing and is in the perfect location for every kind of activity. There are tons of great hikes a few miles away and the owner Jim has even built a short loop trail behind the lodge. The area is also amazing for rock climbing and had some great creeks and small lakes near by if you feel like a cold swim. For us the lodge was perfect. We were a small group, but the lodge could have easily slept more. One of the best parts for me was the big kitchen and dinning room table. We had a blast grilling out every night and eating big dinners together. The property itself is also a HUGE plus. The patio out front is perfect for relaxing and we had a blast playing bocce ball in the yard. All in all, it was a wonderful experience. The owners Jim and Julie could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Jim even recommended some wonderful local hikes for us. We absolutely will be returning to this wonderful place...hopefully soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Keene House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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