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Camping in the Adirondack Mountains has always been cool. But in 2021, it’s camping in an off-grid treehouse in the middle of the forest, or in a yurt on a sheep farm, cool-cool. You hear what we’re saying?
So, while the rest of New York plans another run of the mill camping trip to the 'dacks, use this list of unique cabin rentals to escape the crowds to sleep high up in the trees, atop a rock, or in a yurt. For real.
Vibe: Treetop Creature Comforts
A handcrafted treehouse with all sorts of cool nooks, books, and the whole of Adirondack Park await. Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? Just add in miles and miles of glorious hiking trails, days that end with roasted s’mores and stargazing, and you have yourself one ideal mountain escape.
Vibe: Snow White Goes Camping
While it might seem like a squirrel is about to talk to you at any moment during your quarter-mile hike to camp, no, it’s not delirium talking, it’s just that enchanting out here. It happens. With a king-sized bed waiting for you inside your new 16x20’ home, and a fire pit, hammock, and torches to complete the fairytale-like scene – there might not be any talking animals out here, but there are certainly plenty of opportunities to create a fairytale of your own.
Vibe: Pride Rock
A tiny house. On a rock. What more is there to say? Besides: there’s a nearby outdoor bathtub, new cedar wood Finnish steam sauna, and a blueberry patch all at your fingertips. So, it is more than just a tiny house on a rock – it’s whole vibe.
Vibe: Wilderness Eclectic
Part of a 60-acre nature sanctuary, this two-story, no-fuss treehouse with a second story open-air balcony, reading nook, sleeping loft, and detached full bathroom and shower, sounds pretty much like everything you need for a less-than-typical Adirondack trip to us.
Vibe: Modern Castle in the Trees
This luxe treehouse is hygge with a touch of whimsy. Although the interior is not our usual vibe, the structure itself-a 1,200 square foot, two-story treehouse with bunk beds and an 80’ suspension bridge-is what we're here for. If you thought treehouses and suspension bridges were only for kids and D&D players, think again.
Vibe: Farm Living, But Make it Mongolian
There’s just something about waking up on a farm from the warmth and comfort of a completely decked-out Mongolian yurt that never gets old. Especially when you find yourself surrounded by barns, a millpond, and a gristmill that will have you thinking this is the kind of farm living you could get used to.
When you have 80 acres of land to explore, good luck deciding which pick-your-own-adventure to get into first, whether you find yourself at the Black Hole (coordinates: +43 37.918, -73 53.871), hiking your way through the forest or dusting off your fishing line (the creek is stocked annually with 3,000 Brown and Rainbow Trout), the best of the ‘dacks is waiting just outside your 16 x 14 canvas tent door.
Vibe: Cozy Camper
Cozy is this cabin’s middle name. With horses around the corner, a babbling brook as your soundtrack, and with Stratton Mountain looming in the distance, Fernando’s “Cozy” Cabin is everything your get-me-out-of-the-city self was looking for – sauna and hot tub included.
Vibe: The Mountains Are Alive with the Sound of Tiny Cabin Music
If we could sing about how darling this tiny cabin in the woods is from the top of a mountain, Julie Andrews-style, we would. With no Wi-Fi, this is where you’ll find all the serenity you can handle. And then some. Especially since cell phone service isn’t always available, either.