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Back-to-Nature Cabin in the Adirondack foothills

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Loft, Sleeps 4

This hand built cabin is situated privately on 50 acres of pine woods in the Adirondack foothills. The cabin features a hot rainwater shower and sink; solar electricity for the lights, and a wood-burning stove. You'll find a propane cook stove inside and a barbecue grill (propane) outside. Named Mountain Laurel, the cabin is situated at the top of a hill, with beautiful shade trees, cool breezes and a great view of the pine woods. It features a queen size bed in the main living area and a full size bed in the loft. A dining area is on the main floor along with a wood burning stove with a screen that can function as a fireplace. Experience cool breezes all summer long on the full-size porch. The catwalk off the loft leads you to a balcony with a beautiful ten-mile view. We are located close to access points for ATV and Snowmobile trails. Numerous lakes are a short drive away for kayaking, canoeing, swimming and fishing in the summer. In the winter, enjoy cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, hiking and snowmobiling. Snow Ridge, which boasts the first snow of the season, is thirty minutes away. Please email for detailed directions to cabin after reserving. We request reservations to be made at least 48 hours in advance of arrival date. Come and enjoy our back-to-nature cabin in our quiet pine woods.

owners/property manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2018

About owners/property manager

After building tree forts in the woods behind his house as a young boy, my husband Rick decided one day he would build his own cabin. Mountain Laurel is the result of this dream. Hand built from the trees on the property, the cabin is situated privately on 50 acres of pine woods.

owners/property manager purchased this cabin in 2010

Why owners/property manager chose Croghan

We loved this property as soon as we saw it. The sweet smell of pine greets you and the soft moss on the ground makes hiking on the property ideal.

What makes this cabin unique

Situated privately on fifty acres of pine woods, with your own spot of peaceful quiet, the cabin is unique. From the porch you can sip tea or coffee and listen to the birds greet the morning. From the balcony, you can see for ten miles. If it's a quiet get-away you're looking for, you've found it!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Croghan in Watson

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom at Mountain Laurel is inside a small building about fifty feet from the cabin. It is a unique deep well design that's neat and clean and very much like a regular bathroom, even having a sink. The Shower Room is located under the cabin (ground level) and uses rainwater for the shower and sink which is heated by propane.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • There is a queen size bed on main floor and a full size bed in the loft. You can fit six people in the cabin if you use an air mattress. You must bring pillows, sheets and towels for your use.
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
If you want to get away from it all, the King's Pines is a great place to be. Lay on a hammock and read a book or take a nap in the quiet pine woods. Spend time with your family in the peaceful surroundings. Walk our trails and enjoy bonfires at night.


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Back-to-Nature Cabin in the Adirondack foothills
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
Spencerport, NY

Nature calls

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is great for those who love the outdoors. Rick and Maria have done a great job building this cabin and setting up the off grid solar and rainwater systems. We enjoyed meeting Rick and getting to tour the whole property. Maria was thorough in her descriptions of both the property and surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was BEAUTIFUL and exactly what I expected.

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful, gorgeous, relaxing and fun! I can’t wait to do it agai !

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paige. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay!
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Beautiful, remote, peaceful, quiet, clean, rustic

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I come from Rochester, NY. When my father decided to celebrate his 60th birthday up in the Adirondacks, my husband and I decided we should get a cabin there for a weekend alone in the woods. It was wonderful, beautiful, very remote and quiet and clean. We had no trouble finding the place thanks to the excellent directions provided, and there were lots to things to do and places explore around the area. We wound up checking out the Lowville cream cheese festival, driving out to Watertown zoo, and hanging out around the area by our cabin - just eating and relaxing. We celebrated my father's birthday in Lowville as well, at a lovely winery. The sun was shining the entire time. It was a great experience and we're thinking we'll likely make it an annual thing.

For anybody else thinking of renting this terrific cabin, just know that it's quite rustic. There's an outhouse and a downstairs shower that's heated rainwater. Again, everything was very cozy and clean, and it really was a great escape from the city. I definitely recommend this place 100%

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Lindsay for the wonderful review. As we built the cabin ourselves, it really means a lot to us to receive such a 5 star review as yours. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. We're glad you appreciated the rainwater shower. For anyone who is frightened by the term outhouse, we'd like to explain it's neat and clean, has running water in the sink and the toilet is a deep well design. It is located in a small building a few yards from the cabin and has a sturdy door with a lock on it. Just wanted to clarify that for anyone reading the review. Rick & Maria
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Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Two friends, their dog, my wife, and I stayed in this cabin. It is just as described! We had a great weekend. Wish we were able to stay longer. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect spot away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the cabin. The ingenuity and charm of this back to nature cabin was both surprising and delightful. The amenities were all as described and better. They had all the little extras we either forgot to pack or couldn't. The owners were very fast to respond to any questions we had and gave us some great tips on attractions in the area. Our only regret was not booking it for a longer stay. We can't wait to plan our next trip!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much John. We love hearing that our guests enjoyed their stay. We look forward to having you return. Rick & Maria
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A little cabin in the woods perfect for the family or romantic get away!

  • 5 of 5

So much fun with my boyfriend and 3 kids under the age of 11, hiking, playing in the sand, exploring, relaxing in the hammock and building fires, what a great get away!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amy. We are so glad you and Kevin and the kids had a nice time. Rick & Maria
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There are many lakes a short distance drive from us for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming. In the winter Snow Ridge Ski Resort is known for the first snow of the season in NY. It's 25 minutes away from us. For snowmobilers, we are in a wonderful secluded location. You can ride through the mountains to Stillwater, Old Forge and Tug Hill.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Croghan, New York

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 8.0%

Please reserve cabin 48 hours in advance of arrival date. You must be 21 years of age to rent the cabin.
If you would like to bring your dog, please let us know so we can tell you our pet policy. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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