|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Valentine's day/weekends STILL open!
Welcome to Camp-Home!
That's the name our Little-One gave to our beautiful Adirondack Camp. It stuck - and now all our friends and family refer to it as Camp-Home.
Whether you and yours stay for a weekend or a month, you'll know why.
The entire interior is finished with warm knotty-pine wood. Either of the wood-stoves will keep the whole place more than cozy on the coldest winter mountain nights and even take the nip out of the cooler summer and autumn evenings. For the times when we simply MUST enjoy a roaring fire out of doors there is a large river-stone lined fire-pit in the open yard behind the cabin.
In the swimming months, the Branch River, which empties Elk Lake from the North, runs right by the cabin and is a short jaunt through the woods ~50 yards. The Branch is also full of various trout and land-locked salmon.
For hikers, the Hoffman Notch Wilderness trail's Northern terminus is directly across the street from the cabin and a delight in all seasons whether hiking, snowshoeing (snowshoes at the cabin), or skiing! Elk Lake is one of the Southern termini for Adirondack High Peak hiking and is only minutes from Camp-Home - as is the ADK Buffalo Farm! The other Southern entrances to the High Peaks are close to Newcomb, NY at the Tahawus trail-heads roughly 20-25 min away. If you are looking to become an Adirondack 46er you couldn't pick a better spot to base-camp from. Of course, there are plenty of gentler hikes around as well. In fact, you don't have to drive OR cross the street. Ragged Mtn is behind the cabin and further on are the Boreas Mtns and wilderness area. Literally tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of wilderness acres surround our property for outdoor enjoyment of every kind.
Camp-Home, despite being surrounded by wilderness, is convenient to get to (off a plowed highway) and well appointed. In addition to the woodstoves for heat in cold weather, there is a boiler for hydronic heat throughout the main cabin. This also makes hot water for bathing in the luxurious six foot soaking tub and for the dual-shower-heads at opposite ends of the tub - none of that, 'can I get in the water now?' business here! There is also a back-up generator in the case of power-outages.
The Kitchen has a large side-by-side fridge with water and ice. There is a gas oven and range for cooking and even a microwave if you insist. Perhaps best of all is the dishwasher that takes about fifteen minutes to wash dishes on the short cycle (the secret is the incredibly clean and delicious Adirondack spring water combined with the boiler). There are also laundry facilities in the bunk room. If it's nice out, why not skip the dryer and hang the clothes out on the line from the large sitting deck. While you're out there, grill up something delicious on the banquet-sized grill. Come in off the deck to the Adirondack Great room and you will find toaster(s) and coffee makers in the kitchenette as well as various cooking hardware and many, many mugs hanging overhead.
Don't feel like cooking? Schroon Lake with all it has to offer is only 15 min away. Home to several restaurants, Shops, Beaches, boat launch, parks, and the Seagle Music Colony - Schroon Lake is Hometown, America. The Fourth of July week is especially wonderful! Ticonderoga (yes, those famous pencils ARE from there) is another 20 minutes past Schroon Lake and full of history. There is a Revolutionary War Fort still in operation as a living historic site and was recently used as the backdrop on the Klingon Home world for you Star Trek fans.
Newcomb, Long Lake, and Tupper Lake with the W!ld Center are roughly 30, 45, and 60 minutes away. Blue Mountain Lake and North Creek - home to Gore Mount skiiing - are 30 to 40 minutes away. Keene Valley, the Northern entrance to the High Peaks, is 25 min away and Lake Placid with the Olympic Village and Whiteface Ski Mtn are a 30 to 40 min drive. And everywhere you turn there are places to swim or paddle, hike or bike or snowmobile, and places to simply sit and take in the views.
Views are what inspired our Great Room. The photos only tell a part of the story. All the walls are half window and the enormous East gable-end is all window. Here resides the Woodstock soapstone fireplace as well as a sleeping loft in the West Gable.
The master bed is home to the other fireplace and a queen bed. The bunkroom has another queen and a full over full bunk bed. Additionally, one of the couches is a futon bed as well. We also have a Pack-n-Play and toys and books (for all ages) abound.
We have annually hosted large family camp-out reunions here with nearly 100 persons. This Wonderful place is full of Love and we Know you'll feel it when you come to visit Camp-Home.
The Morris Family
Additional Notes: For holidays and holiday weekends, there is a THREE night minimum. In the case of the week of Thanksgiving and the weeks around Christmas Camp-Home will made available for a premium. Please contact us for details and pricing.
That's us on top of Severance Mountain with Schroon lake in the background. Both kids climbed it (7 and not quite 3). It's an 800' ascent over a mile of trail about 10-12 minutes from Camp-Home. We Purchased Camp-Home when our first was turning 1. We love to hike and play in the Adirondacks, but it wasn't fair for the little-one being in a car-seat for an hour or two and then a backpack for several hours only to end up back in the car seat for the ride home. So we started looking and found this great little cabin, which we slowly started to improve (even though it was awesome to begin with) with the help of our amazing friends and family. Now it's in shape to share with folks who like to enjoy the outside, the mountains, the streams and rivers, and little towns that the Adirondacks has to offer as much as we do!
Wallace Morris purchased this cabin in 2008
We fell in love with it the moment we came up the drive and saw the field stone chimney and then walked into the bedroom with the fireplace - right next to a river, in the Adirondack High Peaks...It was perfect!
Out of cell range, but close to town for conveniences like the supermarket and restaurants. Cell signal picks up about a mile down the road, or a few spots just uphill of the driveway, if you REALLY need it - otherwise there is a landline.
We expected a casual family place. We were very upset to witness dirty carpeting and furniture. The towels swere old and very worn. There was. No heat turned on upon our arrival. It took over an hour to get the heat working. There were too many personal items throughout the place. Very little room for our family's belongings. The kitchen area including the stove was also filthy. Many safety issues that concerned us as well. Fireplace doors weren't secure Cardboard over light fixtures etc. In general it was uncomfortable stay due the lack of cleanliness and safety issues. When we alerted the owner regarding complaints he told us he could not compensate us and that we were trying to exploit him.
We had a wonderful stay at Camp-Home. Everything in the cabin worked as advertised, and the cozy setting was perfect for a winter get away. Great trails just outside the front door and spectacular views all around. A great property and home!
We stayed at Camp Home for a short family getaway. Thank you, Morris family, for sharing your home and for such warm hospitality. We really felt your sense of home and family memories there, and -accordingly- it felt like a home away from home for us. The house was very clean and generously stocked with games, kids' toys, linens, towels, as well as cooking and pantry items. Booking was quick and easy. Also, there were very detailed (and very helpful!) instructions about how everything in the house works. The house is conveniently located for day drives into Lake Placid or Saranac Lake, or great on its own for local hiking and relaxing. We didn't have cell service at all while in the house (and immediate surrounding area), which was fine by us, but good to know in advance! Overall, a lovely home made even better by wonderful hosts! Thank you so much for a great stay!
The only negative for the place is that there was not enough seating when eating dinner. Other than that the house and the surroundings are great. My entire family had a great time there. Love the fact that you can walk to the stream and swim in 5 minutes.
The overall experience was amazing! The home was clean and comfortable. The only unfortunate part was that the grill did not work, so we had to go buy one at Walmart. I'm sure Wallace didn't know though or he would have told us, because everything else was great! Thanks!
We rented the cabin for Labor Day weekend and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay and enjoy our first time at the Adirondacks. The house was just as listed, clean, cozy, and with everything we needed. We were able to hike, visit Schroon Lake town, swim by the near by lake and play all sorts of sports at the backyard. Communication with the host was great: easy and quickly.
We had a lovely time.
Outside of the outdoors stuff (hiking, climbing, paddling, fishing, etc), these attractions are to be found in the village of Schroon Lake (sailing, jet-skiiing, SCUBA/snorkeling - brrr, but we've done it!, etc) along with some great stuff like weekly concerts, the annual Adirondack Folk Music Festival in August (a MUST), the 4th of July in town, the Seagle Music Colony (Musical Theatre as well as Opera), and so much more. Near the end of September is the Adirondack Hot-Air Balloon festival. It is a fair drive from Camp-Home in Queensbury, NY, but worth while if you already staying for the Leaf-peeping season!
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||£63|
Any Cleaning/repairs beyond normal and reasonable usage will be charged to the credit card number given during booking process.
Any questions, please feel free to ask.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.