Woodland Cabin

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Averyville Ln, Lake Placid, NY 12946, United States
Karen (& Peter)

Three miles from downtown Lake Placid with its world-class amenities, this seasonal woodland cabin has trails that lead to a monastic post and beam lean-to in the forest and a little mountain with spectacular views. It is an intimate retreat.

Your host, Karen (& Peter)
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Three miles from downtown Lake Placid with its world-class amenities, this seasonal woodland cabin has trails that lead to a monastic post and beam lean-to in the forest and a little mountain with spectacular views. It is an intimate retreat.

The Space

Ideal for a couple or tight group/family of 3. Secluded garden with outdoor dining and grilling. It is a perfect base for an abundance of recreational activities in the surrounding mountains and lakes.

Guest Access

Private trails with access to NY State Wild Forest. We built a lean-to last year on our trail. It's available for picnicing. If you have overflow guests or are interested in camping out, please inquire.

Interaction with Guests

Hosts are experienced and helpful with suggestions for backcountry adventure and attractions in town(s). Karen and Pete will be as interactive as the guests desire.

The Neighborhood

Private yet not far from village amenities that include great dining, movie theatre, town beach, tennis, etc.

Getting around

Once downtown there is a free trolley.

Other Things to Note

In the cabin there is an incinolet toilet, a modern alternative to a flush toilet. There's wifi in the cabin now, but cell phone reception can be sketchy, depending on your carrier.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $800 /week
Monthly Price: $2150 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $45
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Karen and Peter's cabin was a delightful place to spend a long weekend in Lake Placid. The cabin is warm and cozy with wonderful books to browse and the most charming design choices. The cabin is set a fair distance from the barn where Karen and Peter live such that guests feel in reach should they need anything but with total privacy. Karen and Peter were perfect hosts: easy and quick to communicate with, kind and thoughtful, helpful and absolutely respectful of my privacy. They're generous with their time and knowledgeable about Lake Placid-area hikes and lakes, restaurants and cafes. I highly recommend Karen and Peter's Woodland Cabin.

    July 2014
  • I don't think you could ask for better hosts. Karen and Peter are so interesting and full of local tips. They are both artists, which is apparent when you walk into this space. It is situated near "the barn," which is their home, and they are available and near for questions, yet the cabin is very private. The property is located a couple of miles from town, and it is lovely. I wouldn't have traded the peace of this place for something more convenient. A short walk from the cabin is a lean-to just like what you would find in a national forest or state park - and (email hidden)! A great place to enjoy the evening light. It was the perfect place for a little R&R. We will definitely be back!

    July 2014
  • What an amazing space! It was like we were in the secluded woods but the Town of Lake Placid was just a few minutes away. Karen and Peter have done such an amazing job with this property. Makes one want to give up the city life right away. The guest cabin was warm and cozy with walls of books to enjoy. We cooked over the clay fire pot and even headed up the path to enjoy the fire pit on a clear Fall night. They were so helpful with suggestions on where to hike, taking into consideration the difficulty level we were looking for, tips on great places to visit in the area and they knew so much about it's history. This is a gem of a place and you would be blessed to spend some time here! THANK YOU!

    October 2013
  • Charming and magical-- this sweet cabin may not be for everyone but for my husband and I it was beyond perfect. We were just as happy snuggling in our comfy bed, looking out into the woods through the huge windows, as we were sharing dinner by the fire in the surrounding private gardens. It was like camping in funky, elegance. Beautiful, peaceful trails were right outside our door but the location also provided easy access to the hustle and bustle of Lake Placid. Karen and her husband were the perfect hosts-- warm, welcoming, and helpful while giving us plenty of privacy. We plan on returning again and again . . . and again.

    August 2013
  • Our stay with Karen and Pete was a perfect fit for our honeymoon! They are both very gracious and generous hosts that have made and maintain a beautiful, inviting and peaceful retreat. The cabin is very comfortable, could sleep an entire family, and is designed with a spirited and fun aesthetic. They are both artists and it shows. Their love for the outdoors and outside spaces is also evident in the beautiful garden that sits just outside the cabin's front door. They provided great tips on nearby dining, hiking and entertainment (including a concert we had previously been unaware of). Through their kindness and beauty they will always be a wonderful part of a very special trip for us, we cannot thank them enough for the memories and a lovely Adirondack experience!

    August 2013
    Karen (& Peter)
    Response from Karen (& Peter):

    Loved having you. Thanks for the bird cage. It's ironic, because my mom gave us a birdcage for our marriage as well. We always thought it was an odd symbol for a wedding gift. Ours is outside in a tree, we'll add yours to the wild side too. To many happy years together, Karen and Pete

    August 2013
  • Karen and Pete provide an amazingly calm and cozy space. In addition, they've got great insight to the surrounding area and how to enjoy it ... on or off the beaten path. I wish we could have taken them up on the offer to hike a nearby peak, but I was there for a race and needed to keep my legs pretty rested. This is the perfect combination of "unplugged" with "very cozy". It was so nice to have this retreat of quiet and calm to escape the anxious energy of 2800 triathletes in town.

    And Ander is a wonderful little bundle of doggy love that kept our fix going while we left our own dog at home.

    In short, this really is a great little retreat in the woods. Perfect.

    July 2013
  • Very quiet, very tranquil, and most of all unique and beautiful cabin -- we left feeling renewed and refreshed after our short stay. Karen and Peter were helpful and hospitable, giving us suggestions and recommendations and were genuinely concerned that we were comfortable.

    We enjoyed and appreciated the simple, rustic character of the place -- but may not be for everyone. Karen has described carefully and accurately what to expect, including the lack of mobile coverage and flush toilet, so make sure your expectations are properly aligned before booking.

    July 2013
  • Karen and Peter were both excellent hosts, and their cabin was beautiful. They were kind, accommodating, and gave great recommendations for what to do while visiting Lake Placid.

    We loved the escape that their cabin provided us; the trail behind the cabin was very peaceful as well. This was a wonderful place to stay, and we hope to return in the future.

    June 2013
  • PERFECT!!! Magical little cabin in the woods!! Rustic and beautiful. If you like roughing it a little, it's definitely the place for you!!!! The hosts are the greatest. Can't wait to go back when I have more time to explore.

    October 2012
  • This is an amazing place, very tranquil and beautiful. Karen and Pete are gracious hosts, and were helpful with navigating the outdoor options in the area. The cabin is very charming and well kept, and we really enjoyed eating meals in the private garden area. There is a lovely short trail on the property and of course access to all the amazing hiking in the Adirondacks. It's also close to the town, if you need a quick fix of civilization. Highly recommended!

    August 2012
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