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FOURPEAKS CAMPS - New York

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FOURPEAKS CAMPS are individual cabins or cabin complexes on 700 acres FOURPEAKS CAMPS are individual cabins or cabin complexes on 700 acres of private forest land with four 2,000-foot peaks. Each is located in its own secluded mountain/valley setting in the High Peaks of New York's 6-million acre Adirondack Park--the largest controlled use recreation area in the East. On hiking/walking trails in meadows and woods with distant views. For an Adirondack vacation/getaway in the style of the 19th century wilderness or Great Camp. Authentic handmade and antique furnishings. Full kitchens, complete with all utensils and dishes. Fireplaces. One or two bedrooms. Pure luxury for campers or backcountry hikers. A satisfying adventure for those who have never lived "off the grid."

In the spirit of making a close relationship with the natural surroundings, Fourpeaks six backcountry camps preserve the style of living of the nineteenth century homes and farm buildings that at one time occupied the valley site. Old fashioned gas lighting and romantic candlelight. Gas refrigerators, cooking ranges and backup heaters. Privies (outhouses). Water from stand pumps, pitcher pumps or cisterns (holding tanks). Fireplaces, woodstoves. Open covered porches, screened porches, or both. Outdoor cooking grills and picnic tables. Blankets and pillows supplied. No maid service. Non-smoking. Hosts provide a full orientation to backcountry living.

Enjoy full use of the Fourpeaks property, but stay with us just 7/10 mile down the hill at one of the two GUEST BARNS on our landmark 1829 Stone House farm. 42-acres on the AuSable River with High Peaks valley views. Quiet and comfort with a rustic touch. Former working parts of an old farm, the Barns now provide the visiting vacationer (almost) all the comforts of home. Fully electric. Central heating. Each with two bedrooms, two baths with flush toilets and hot showers. Full kitchens, complete with all utensils, dishes. Fireplaces. No dishwashers or TV. Outdoor cooking grill and picnic tables. Blankets and pillows supplied. No maid service. Phones for outgoing calls. Non-smoking.

Fourpeaks is at the center of a scenic triangle with Whiteface Mountain (Wilmington, 6 miles), the Jay Wilderness (Jay Mountain, 4 miles) and the tallest 4,000-foot plus High Peaks (Keene, 10 miles away)--Spectacular Views! Surrounded by 3,000 acres in other large land holdings and bordered by mountains close by, Fourpeaks is far from development of any kind, offering natural beauty in abundance, a break from the everyday world. By the hamlet of Jay on the East Branch of the AuSable River. 6 miles from Whiteface Ski Area. 17 miles from Lake Placid Olympic Center.

Vacation Activities. The most rewarding activities at Fourpeaks are hiking and just R&R. A private 4-season enjoyment of our accessible wilderness. River swimming, floating, fishing, too. There are many other activities nearby. Winter: Hike/ski/snowshoe the private trails at Fourpeaks. Downhill ski Whiteface Mountain. Crosscountry ski Mt. Hoevenberg or Cascade. Spring to Fall: Hike Fourpeaks trails, climb 4 mountains or read/relax at camp. Fish/swim/float our AuSable River. Loan sports equipment, books and games for kids and adults. Canoe/rowboat for rent. Bike the 20-mile AuSable River Scenic Corridor. Rainy days make a fire and watch it. Cabin fever setting in? Canoe Taylor Pond, a wilderness lake, shop nearby antique/craft shops or take in Montreal, the Paris of North America (1-1/2 hrs.).

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