Camp Garoga! Superior Quality
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2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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1 bath
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Camp Garoga offers high quality accommodations year round for guests. Located in the foothills of the southern Adirondacks and bordering 400+ acres, Garoga(Bear or Moose Cabin) offers so much more of an experience than a hotel could ever offer!

The space

Two cabins are available at Camp Garoga. So if our calendar shows no vacancy please inquire. If you are interested in the cabin with the jacuzzi, please let me know when inquiring. I do have other cabins as well, with jacuzzis.

Think of Camp Garoga as a log cabin condo. Meticulous and affordable(priced just higher than hotels in town yet offering SO MUCH MORE!). We take great pride in owning one of the 3rd nicest cabin accommodations around. **FYI, we also hold the #1 and #2 positions :) The cabins are connected back to back to each other with Moose Cabin facing west and Bear Cabin facing east. In regards to amenities both cabins are completely separate from each other with their own driveways, private screen porch, fire-pit and gas grill. The likelihood of seeing the other guests is slim(unless you're both hiking the private 400 wooded acres with trails that start at your doorstep). Moose Cabin now offers a BRAND NEW 4 person jacuzzi! Please inquire about availability. There is an additional $35 jacuzzi fee for a 2-3 night stay and an $50 additional fee for 4-7 night stay. This fee is not secured through Airbnb and is due on arrival. We think that it's a wonderful addition to the cabin and are excited to have finally installed it.

**NEW** Because of a high demand of guests looking for snowshoe rentals we have purchased some high-end SNOWSHOES that are now available for rental. Please inquire about availability($10/weekend per set. $20/wk per set). A liability/replacement waiver will need to be signed on arrival to cover lost or damaged snowshoes.

Some guests have mentioned the quality of the water and have expressed concern(including 2 older guests who left a gas burner on for 2 DAYS STRAIGHT without a flame and blamed the odor on the tap water. I can't believe they made it out alive, yet never mentioned it until I informed them that housekeeping nearly "dropped dead" when she walked in to clean 2 hours after they left. Please know your carcinogens, people :/ ) Well water isn't like city water and does have a different taste, but the water is VERY safe to drink(as most people in the area use it) and is excellent for your skin and hair. If you prefer not to use the tap water for drinking, we do supply an unlimited supply of fresh drinking water(which is delicious)

Pets are not allowed in any of our cabins.

Character, warmth, and charm are the cornerstones behind the very idea of Camp Garoga. We wanted to create an inviting, cozy, and AFFORDABLE space for guests who wish to explore ALL of what the Adirondack's can provide. Whether you're looking to enjoy a long romantic weekend or a week long vacation for the your adventurous family, Camp Garoga offer so much more than a hotel ever could and it won't disappoint.

Upon pulling in the driveway you will notice the care and attention to detail starting with the traditional rustic adirondack style twig work rails on the screened in porch. Reminiscent of the historic "great camps" from the onset of Adirondack lodging. The comfortable screened in porch offers privacy as well as a sitting area for reading and relaxing out doors and a picnic table for any meal of the day or playing one of the many board games provided. Most cabins in the area overlook the importance of the adirondack screen porch, offering you solace from the springtime bugs and nighttime insects that would otherwise be attracted to your evening reading light. We have added 2 porch ceiling fans for your added comfort.

Once you enter through the double French doors, nothing will disappoint! From the light balsam fragrance and immaculate accommodations, to the handmade soap and the natural pine woodwork we have created a cabin masterpiece. And it HAS to be clean! Our cleaning staff is spot on with keeping the cabins looking brand new each and everytime. Our guests continuously feel that they're the first ever guests and feel instantly at home.

The bedrooms and living room space are ULTRA inviting with their unique cabin decor, clean linens, and quaint reading spaces. With the fireplace being the heart of the cabin.

Garoga borders over 400 wooded acres for your immediate outdoor needs right from your doorstep. Particularly enjoyable would be a morning walk along the trails with a cup of coffee or tea. Let the kids loose to enjoy the woodland or large grassy backyard with fire pit(some wood provided). The occasional bench along the trails offers a comfortable and quiet resting place for reading a good book or just taking in the private forest surroundings. Autumn and winter walks are particularly enjoyable! And when you've worked up a good chill, the cabin awaits your arrival for a warm fireside nap or conversation. Sit on the hearth with its bearskin rug for instant warmth.

No detail is overlooked!
Not only was Garoga built by the owners, but the rustic details inside are original as well. Specifically built for the cabins in a small wood shop on site(in the historic Adirondack great camp tradition), nearly every Adirondack inspired table, sign, and mirror was hand crafted by your host. A genuine love of the Adirondack style is pleasantly obvious throughout both the Bear and Moose cabins.

Each cabin boasts 20 foot cathedral ceilings with natural pine woodwork, a loft, skylights, and antler chandeliers. Beautifully finished pine plank flooring hand engraved with bear paw prints or oak leaves throughout(depending on which cabin you're in) add unexpected charm. Comfortable bedding and cozy new furniture offers you a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

If you enjoy coffee or tea, Garoga has that covered! We supply as much as you need.

If special arrangements need to be made in regards to birthdays, anniversaries, or even marriage proposals(we've had our share), your host is ALWAYS there to help make it happen flawlessly. Don't be afraid to ask.

Our reviews on other sites speak for themselves as guests return year after year, season after season to the special accommodations of Camp Garoga. Come be a part of our growing family of regulars at this one of a kind cabin experience.

Where as I require guests meet with me upon your arrival, my preference is to leave you alone to enjoy the coziness of the cabin. Texting is the best way to accomplish that. Most guests text me periodically throughout the day for special attention, or many times just to say hello (go figure). I want to be reachable at all times of your stay but I don't want to be 'all up in your grill'. Unless it's your gas grill and the propane needs to be replenished. Because in that case, you want me up in your grill.

The cabin is located in a rural area without much foot traffic. It is a very safe place to enjoy the outdoors. Although there are bears in the area, the odds of you running into one is very rare. In 13 years I've seen 3 and only one was by the cabin.

Rt 29, 29A, 10, and 30 are the best roads to get you to where you want to go. Both 29's run east and west, while 10 and 30 run north to south.

Some firewood is provided for your outdoor fire pit, but if you plan on excessive use(which is fine), there are local roadside places to purchase extra campfire wood.

We charge a $100 premium for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. We require a 3 night minimum for any holiday weekend.

Guest access

Cabin will be unlocked in preparation of your arrival. Moose Cabin is the left-side driveway, while Bear Cabin is the right-side driveway.

Interaction with guests

Texting is a great way for me to stay in contact with you. That way I am not interfering with your visit. It's important for me to meet you on your arrival.

Other things to note

For the months of July and August we require a 3 night minimum. Holidays require a $50 premium to be added(I will try to keep the calendar updated to reflect the price difference, but sometimes I do forget. I apologize in advance if this does occur.

**NEW** Because of a high demand of guests looking for snowshoe rentals we have purchased some high-end SNOWSHOES that are now available for rental. Please inquire about availability($10/weekend per set. $20/wk per set). A liability/replacement waiver will need to be signed on arrival to cover lost or damaged snowshoes.


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
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Prices
Extra people $25 / night after 4 guests
Security Deposit $200
Weekend Price $150 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

Shoes off at door. No pets, no smoking. We've built the cabins ourselves and have worked very hard to make (email hidden)ease respect the cabin and the grounds. Smoking is allowed outside or on the porch. Please dispose of litter properly. I charge $1.00 for each time I have to bend down and pick up a cigarette butt and I'm not getting younger. As I age, the price goes up. The gas fireplaces indoors are for ambiance only and are not the main source of heat. Thank you and enjoy your stay!


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2 nights minimum stay

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Jennifer User Profile
August 2017
Camp Garoga (Bear Cabin) was everything I imagined a cabin should be. The adirondack feel was perfectly reflected by the gorgeous decor and stunning woodwork throughout the cabin. I loved the bear paw print woodwork embedded into the hardwood floors. So whimsical and it added to the cabin's magical feel. We splurged on the hot tub and it was worth it. My husband and I had a great vacation. We did go out and about to explore. But leaving the cabin was so hard. It was so cozy and comfy, we wished we could've stayed forever. Chris was an excellent host. He was not intrusive and when there was an issue with the Wi-Fi, he addressed it in a timely manner. Pretty much anything and everything you might need in a cabin was provided. It was wonderful cooking hot dogs outside in the fire pit and watching scary movies with the taxidermy bears and deer hovering above...eep! The woods around the cabin were magical. We definitely plan on returning and maybe enjoying some snowy activities the next time around.

Stephany User Profile
August 2017
Great private little retreat, we spent most of our time adventuring but nights in the cabin were nice. Would stay again.

Liz User Profile
August 2017
(Bear) Cabin looked just as we expected! Chris was very responsive and was kind enough to let us check in early last minute when we arrived before we planned to. The house was clean and stocked with pots, pans, spices, board games, and even some great movies (BATMAN DARK KNIGHT!!). Even though we were connected to the other cabin, we wouldn't have known anyone was even staying there if we hadn't seen them in the yard (the only place you really overlap is if you are using the fire pit, and it is still far enough from theirs to feel private). We were bummed that it was too cloudy to see stars from the loft's skylight, but on a clear night you'd be able to look right up at the stars while lying in bed! If you are a light sleeper though, the sun coming through the skylight definitely wake you up in the morning. The Lake Garoga robes were also nice touch and great for staying warm after using the jacuzzi. We were very impressed with all of Chris's handmade pieces around the house too. Was a nice and cozy place to relax after a hike up Noonmark Mountain. Thanks, Chris!
Chris User ProfileChris is a superhost.
Response from Chris:
Thank you so much for your kind and detailed review. It is so greatly appreciated. Please enjoy the rest of your summer and maybe I will see you next time.
August 2017

Tania User Profile
August 2017
we had a very comfortable stay... it had everything we needed.

Jessica User Profile
August 2017
Highly recommended! Great cabin, very fast support and great service. The hot tub is essential.
Chris User ProfileChris is a superhost.
Response from Chris:
Thank you, Jessica for the kind words. And thank YOU for your support and helping out with the hot tub. I couldn't have done it without you. Looking forward to roasting my own coffee! ;)
August 2017

Tara User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful cabin within an hours drive to many attractions! Chris's communication was top notch. The cabin was just the right size for 5 of us & the porch was like having an extra room and was much utilized! Highly recommended all around, the attention to detail was perfect. We will be back in the spring when there is more water flowing over the waterfalls!
Chris User ProfileChris is a superhost.
Response from Chris:
Thank you so much for appreciating the beauty of the cabin and the surrounding area. A well planned itinerary can fill your days with great experiences!! Looking forward to your return!
August 2017

Matthew User Profile
August 2017
A fantastic get-away from the hustle and bustle of the greater NYC area, Camp Garoga is absolutely an one-of-a-kind residence for folks looking to find themselves in nature with a real sense of comfort. Chris, the property manager, was attentive to all of our inquiries and was happy to pay us a visit at our convenience to make sure our experience was beyond optimal. He succeeded in spades.
Chris User ProfileChris is a superhost.
Response from Chris:
That's very kind of you. We work very hard to provide a clean and affordable environment for guests looking to explore our beautiful area. All the best to you
August 2017

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Chris User ProfileChris is a superhost.

I am a REALTOR with Coldwell Banker, AMS Inc. in Johnstown NY and a lifelong resident of the area. I truly enjoy the Adirondacks all year long as well as it's early American history. Most specifically I love reading about the historic purpose of the region and the early folklore and campfire "yarns" of the surrounding villages. A perfect vacation for me would be in the mountains experiencing inclement weather(odd, I know), a fireplace, a book, and a cup of coffee.

As a hobby, I like to "dabble" in the art of Adirondack furnishings and decor, as you will see many of my pieces throughout my cabins. I'm all about the fine detail. Which in fact drives me nuts and comforts me at the same time. My psychiatrist is researching it. Ok, thats a joke........ he's not really looking into it.

I LOVE Star Wars, just ask me. I belong to the R2builder's group and the 501st Legion and have built my own life-sized fully remote controlled R2-D2 with all the "bells and whistles" which I take to events to help raise money for children's cancer awareness and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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