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Random Scoots Cabin - GREAT FAMILY RATES!! Keene, NY, Adirondack High Peaks

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

TRAVELERS WITH CHILDREN:

The VRBO automated quote algorithm generates an estimate that is $30/child/night HIGHER than our actual rates. PLEASE contact us directly for an accurate quote!!

Email: tom "at" randomscoots "dot" com

Phone: (518) 573-1379

EARLY SPRING RATES - Check them out in "Rates" tab

LATE FALL RATES - Check them out in "Rates" tab

Random Scoots is located in Keene, NY, in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks region. We have offered guided hikes in the region since 2004, and are now offering two cabins for vacation rental - Random Scoots Cabin and Mercy Cabin (see VRBO listing 370114). Whether you are looking for convenient access to the multitude of activities and attractions available in the region or simply want a quiet place to relax and get away from it all, Random Scoots will serve your needs.

The Cabin:

Random Scoots Cabin (really a small home!) is over 900 square feet, including the main room (kitchen, dining nook, and living room), 3 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom. The third bedroom can alternatively be used as a large storage room set up to hold plenty of gear.

The bathroom is finished with v-groove pine walls and ceiling, while the remainder of the cabin features 12' wide pine boards on both walls and ceilings, resulting in a warm and charming interior atmosphere very much in keeping with the wooded setting.

The Property:

Our location, 1/2 mile off Rte 73 on a private road, is accessible yet remarkably quiet. Situated on a wooded property, the grounds around the cabin transition from a well kept lawn to open woods with maintained native ground cover to a managed woodlot, resulting in an open and inviting atmosphere. The location features spectacular views across the valley to Hurricane Mountain and surrounding peaks, with glimpses of Giant and Dix Mountains. Sound effects are provided by the gentle murmur of the Ausable River East Branch in the valley below.

The Region:

The centerpiece of the region is the Adirondack High Peaks, where hundreds of miles of foot trails provide access to the rugged beauty of the mountain interior. Outdoor activities in the region include hiking, snowshoeing, back-country and cross-country skiing, mountaineering, rock and ice climbing, trail running, wildlife viewing, flat water and whitewater paddling, hunting, fishing... the list goes on and on, limited only by your imagination. For those with less ambitious goals, or on rest days, Lake Placid and the surrounding region offer a multitude of relaxing and interesting attractions and activities. A sampling -

- Lake Placid: Home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games

- Tupper Lake: The Wild Center (Regional Natural History Museum)

- Blue Mountain Lake: Adirondack Museum (Regional Human/Cultural History Museum)

- Whiteface Mountain: The Olympic mountain is a short 15 mile drive.

Our Philosophy:

It is no wonder that generations of outdoor enthusiasts have been drawn to the rugged beauty of the Adirondack Region. Visionary legislation that established the Adirondack Park in 1892 initiated a tradition of conservation aimed at ensuring that this critical natural resource be preserved. It is incumbent on today's users of the resource to carry on that tradition. We at Random Scoots believe that by responsibly enjoying our public lands today we can ensure that the same opportunities will be available for future generations.

We further believe that development of the intimate and respectful relationship with nature that is so important to our future begins in childhood, and we strive to create a family friendly atmosphere, a comfortable and enjoyable retreat where parents can nurture this relationship in their children. In keeping with that goal our rate structure is designed to encourage couples and families. As a further benefit Random Scoots guide service offers reduced guiding rates to families.

Additional information, including guiding rates and an online PHOTO ALBUM, is available upon inquiry.

Keywords: Cabin, wooded, secluded, private, also see Mercy Cabin (VRBO listing 370114)

More Details

Owner
Tom
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Random Scoots and Cascade (16Feb09):

Random Scooter's cabin and Cascade Mt. all in one weekend. Does it get any better than that. I took my wife up to Keene to stay for the weekend at Random Scoots and we thought we would hit a peak on Saturday. It was her first trip to the Adirondacks and my second. The day was wonderfully sunny and temps in the low 20's. We started from the parking area at 8AM and reached the summit around 10:30. The trail was well packed and we wore snowshoes up to the summit rocks. The summit was amazing! My wife having never been on a windy summit before felt pretty vulnerable but was very excited. We descended back to the car with an arrival time of 12pm.



If you have never stayed at the Random Scoots cabin, you're missing out. It was very warm and cozy with EVERYTHING one might need or want.



(Copied from trip report on ADKHighpeaks forum, with permission)
Feb 2009
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Keene in Essex County

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , comfy soaker tub!
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Twin bed is a rollaway and can be moved to suit your needs.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed
    Living Room - linens are provided for sofa
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fire ring out on 'The Point' under the towering pines provides a focal point for evening relaxation. Campfire wood provided.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Random Scoots Cabin - GREAT FAMILY RATES!! Keene, NY, Adirondack High Peaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

Quite a Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

A little, quite, clean place for an Adirondacks trip. Recommend to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming little cabin near Lake Placid!

  • 5 of 5

My friend, my dog and I had a great time staying at Random Scoots cabin in early April when we came up to see a hockey tournament in Lake Placid. We arrived late Friday night and found that Tom and Doreen had the heat and lights on in anticipation of our arrival. The cabin was clean and cozy. The property is large and we enjoyed walking it with the dog. Thanks for a great weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and awesome cabin

  • 5 of 5

Perfect size, clean and all the needed amenities.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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A Special Place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 3 nights in the Keene Valley in September 2016 together with our daughter and son-in-law, staying at the Random Scoots Cabin. This was our first visit to the Adirondack region and it lived up to all we had heard. “Cabin” is an understatement since the house provided everything that was needed and more for a time away. We could not have been more comfortable and among other things appreciated the comfortable bed. The kitchen was well equipped and the appliances, including the washer and dryer, worked perfectly. Linens and towels were provided which simplified our packing in preparation for our stay. In the evening when it got cooler we made use of the gas heater in the living room as we played games and used the electric baseboard heat in the bedroom when we went to bed. The village of Keene, NY is quaint and charming, with small shops and a wonderful café that is very popular with locals and visitors. We were treated to a tour of the area including a stop at Lake Placid and discovered that there is much to do in the region, even for those who do not climb high peaks! We cannot say enough about Random Scoots and recommend it highly.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing family weekend at Random Scoots

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent family weekend at Random Scoots Cabin! For two of us, it was our second visit and for the rest it was their first time. The cabin is cozy and comfortable, with all the amenities you could want. The kitchen is fully stocked as well. The hosts, Tom and Doreen are so welcoming and hospitable. They are available if you need anything, yet they give guests all the space they want to enjoy their stay. A lot of fun was had by all sledding and playing In the snow, especially by our dogs. We will definitely return to Random Scoots in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights in October. The cabin is perfect. It is clean, well designed, charming, with everything one needs to stay clean, fed, well-rested, relaxed, and informed about the surrounding area. We are not hikers, but thoroughly exploring the mountains by car interspersed with short walks. The village of Keene is is lovely and provides a luxurious array of provisions. Our advice to anyone thinking of renting this cabin is " No need to look further, just go!" Everything written about it is true, & we can't imagine anyone having a less than wonderful time here. We hope to return as many times as we are able.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Random Scoots guide service offers guided hikes throughout the region, with special rates for our overnight guests.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Keene, Adirondacks

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Spring Special
2 Apr 2017 - 7 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£174
for 2 nights
From
£87
From
£104
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
22 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£255
for 2 nights
From
£128
£804
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall Special
26 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£174
for 2 nights
From
£87
From
£104
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Holiday
21 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£255
for 2 nights
From
£128
£804
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£193
for 2 nights
From
£97
From
£116
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£678
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

RATES INCLUDE TAXES!!!

Instant Quotes are approximate. Please contact owner for detailed and accurate quote.
$5.00/night discount for each child (under 18 years of age)!
Pets (dogs only) $10/night including taxes.
Rate discounted 10% for stays of 7 nights or more. Does not apply for "special" rates.
$200.00 refundable damage deposit may apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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