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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2017

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 Adirondacks

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 4.92 based on 25 reviews
Apalachin, NY

Scenic Peaceful Weekend Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing long weekend at King's Pine Mountain Laurel Cabin. The cabin was well appointed, they had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable, and beautiful constructed. We enjoyed peaceful mornings with coffee on the front decks and ended each evening watching the stars while sitting by the bonfire. We traveled with our 2 dogs and could not have asked for a better location for hiking with them. They loved exploring all of the property surrounding the cabin as well as short trips to Stillwater Reservoir and the fire tower trail. If you are looking for a beautiful location with lots to do we highly recommend a stay at King's Pines

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Christa! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. Rick & Maria
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Absolutely beautiful❤

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I live about an hour away & had just been looking for a quick weekend get away. All camp sites in our area had been full & the cottage that we had rented in the past had also been booked. We are so happy that they had all been booked & sold out because this place is truly a GEM! From start to finish everything about Mountain Laurel is primitively perfect❤ peaceful , relaxing & the rain water shower is truly 1 of the best showers you will ever take in your life.Our 3 night stay sadly came to an end today 6/12/17 & were already trying to plan our next trip. The minute you walk in any stress you may have had instantly disappears.

Thank you so much Maria & Rick for sharing your beautiful cabin with us. We are looking forward to our next trip.

Krystal & Chris Irvin

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Krysal! We appreciate your review so much. And we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Maria & Rick
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It is a beautiful and cozy cabin.

  • 5 of 5

It is a great getaway place.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Rita. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay.
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

Great getaway in a beautiful area

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jessica. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Rick & Maria
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We loved our weekend off the grid in this amazing cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was everything we hoped it would be and then some. The cabin was clean, ingeniously built by Rick himself, and very well appointed. You can tell a lot of love went into building this sanctuary. The outhouse was surprisingly a highlight of the trip. It's really clean and nice and so close to the cabin. You can leave the door open and look out at the woods while you're in there. It's surprisingly pleasant! There are also solar powered lights and motion detectors outside so finding your way to it in the dark is not a problem. The rainwater collection system that allows for hot showers and running water below the cabin and in the outhouse is ingenious. It allowed us to take hot showers and wash dishes and yet be completely back to nature at the same time. We're looking forward to coming back in the winter to experience it all in the snow.

We stayed at the cabin for 3 nights, arriving late at night, and had no trouble finding it thanks to Maria's directions. There is cell service there and Rick and Maria were easy to reach and communicate with and explained everything we needed to know about the cabin. We were lucky enough to meet them and get a full tour of the property.

On the first day we stayed put for most of the day except for a trip into Croghan for some ice cream and supplies. We'd brought a cooler of food and cooked in the cabin. We did bring our own dishes and silverware but there were plenty of pots and pans and measuring cups and spoons. We loved making a fire in the wood stove and out in the fire pit. Our daughter loved digging in all the sand that's on the property. It's a geological wonder so if you have kids, bring them sand toys.

The second day we took a 60 minute scenic drive mostly on a dirt road to Old Forge thanks to the directions that Rick and Maria had left in the booklet of activities. Google would have taken us on a circuitous route that would have taken closer to 90 minutes so we were grateful for the hand-drawn map. Canoeing or kayaking on the Moose River looks like it would be amazing and we look forward to going back and trying that another time. We also want to go back to go to the gorge and the reservoir and falls. Somehow 3 nights just wasn't quite long enough. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kathy. It was great meeting you and your family. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Rick & Maria
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Quiet and Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is the definition of "getting away from it all." With 4 adults, a toddler, and 3 dogs, we loved every minute of our time together. It is our 2nd stay at the Kings Pines, our first at thier smaller cabin on the other side of thier 50 acres. We will be back! Thank You Rick and Maria!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ashley. We're so happy you enjoyed your second stay with us. 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.
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