Adirondack Mountain Chalet- 33 acres of privacy!
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||1200 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Adventure, Wilderness, Ski, Away from it all, Lake, Mountain|
Description from the owner
Private and secluded, yet centrally located, Camp Hatteras is located seven miles north of Paul Smith's College. You'll be in one of the most varied wilderness areas of the park. This well cared for property boasts abundant wildlife and a network of walking and skiing trails which take you past wetlands, cliffs and a variety of forest types. We're located in the middle of some of the Adirondacks most dependable snow for cross-country skiing, with abundant groomed and backcountry trails nearby. The Adirondack Visitor's Interpretive Center is five miles away and is open year round with wonderful trails and educational programs for the whole fam...Read more
Adirondack Mountain Chalet- 33 acres of privacy!
Paul Smiths, New York
Additional Location Information
You will be located in the northern section of the Adirondack Park (6 million acres!).
You can ski, hike, mountain bike from your front door. Or get in the car and be at a nearby lake in 5 minutes. Lake Placid, and all its venues are just a 35 minute drive. You will be within a short drive to trailheads to many mountains/hiking trails including the Adirondack 46 High Peaks.
Or you will have 33 acres of privacy if you choose just to stay & relax at Camp Hatteras :)
Location Type Away from it all, Lake, Mountain
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$300||$300||$1,000 - $1,500||$3,500||2 nights|
|Jun. 22 2013 - Sep. 7 2013
Summer (Sat. to Sat, up to 8 people)
|Sep. 8 2013 - Dec. 20 2013
|Dec. 21 2013 - Jan. 4 2014
|Jan. 5 2014 - Feb. 13 2014
|Feb. 14 2014 - Feb. 23 2014
|All Other Dates||$300||$300||-||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit - $500 / stay - Security Deposit
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 18, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Camp Hatteras...simply the best!
Our family of five (three children ages 15, 11, and 6) arrived after a very large snowfall to be greeted with a fire already started in the fire place and harp music playing on the stereo. The house is better than described with everything you need to make it a special vacation. Sheila and Bob are wonderful and helpful owners who were fine with us delaying our arrival and extending the departure date due to a heavy snow delaying our drive up from Pittsburgh. When Sheila saw that we did not have enough snowshoes for the entire family, she went to her house and arrived back a few minutes later with enough pairs so we could all enjoy snow-shoeing as a family. She also lent us their toboggan and a few sleds to use for the week. The area is stunning and we enjoyed staying on the property for sledding and walks. While the area has many sites to see, it was our time on the property that was the most enjoyable. We also ventured to Titus Mountain (30 minutes), which is a great ski area for families and very reasonably priced. Snowshoeing at Paul Smith's College Visitors Interpretive Center (5 minutes away) was spectacular with groomed trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The house has a washer and dryer which was very convenient with a family. The kitchen is very well-stocked and all you need to bring is your food-there are plenty of spices and other items to make it easy to cook. The house is very clean and tastefully decorated. Having two bathrooms was very helpful and the bedrooms are large-size and comfortable.In regards to a recommendation, we simply say that having rented houses for many years in different areas of the U.S., this was by far the best in terms of the house, location, and helpfulness of the owners and we are already looking at summer dates to return to 'Camp Hatteras' so we can experience the adirondacks during a different season!
Response from The Delarm Eckert Family - 01/08/2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review Mark! We so enjoyed meeting your wonderful family, and having you as guests at Camp Hatteras. It was nice to have the property so fully used & explored. We'd love to have all of you back this summer. Until then...be well.
Best place to stay in adirondacks!
It was one of the most wonderful experiences that I've had with my family, being close to nature in the middle of the forest. The house had all the amenities we needed and even more! The owners are the most welcoming and thoughtful people. They gave us a lot of great ideas on what to do and where to go! Best place for total relaxation and active vacation. We had difficult time getting our 7 years old daughter in the car to go back home to NYC. Want to try it in winter, so will definitely go back again very soon.
Perfect adirondack Experience
You're the very perfect Host. Camp Hatteras is a very clean, warm, inviting adirondack experience. Everything is here, all you have to do is bring the right attitude. The camp exceeded our expectations and we would definitely come again. Thanks for all of your suggestions, we enjoyed every minute. Five Stars!
Wonderful, wonderful retreat a+++ all the way!
I was extremely lucky to come across Camp Hatteras!
I was looking for a house to rent in the adirondacks that was quite, and close by some mountains and hiking trails. Camp Hatteras was perfect for both of these goals!
The surroundings were completely quite. You do not see or hear any neighbors. The house is surrounded by many acres of beautiful pine forest, you have complete privacy.
Besides there being some trails in the back of the house, there are two mountains and several beautiful trails (in the VIC) just a 10 minute ride from the house!
There were dozens of trails and lakes all within an hours drive from the house.
Lake Saranac is only 20 minutes away and Lake Placid is only 40 minutes away.
The house was impeccably clean. I stayed for 5 weeks from mid-Aug to mid-Sept and I did not see "one" insect in the house for the entire 5 weeks!! That is highly unusual if you think that this house is in the middle of the woods!!
The house is very comfortable and there was plenty of heat and hot water. The kitchen was fully implemented and there is a clothes washer and dryer. Wrap around deck with adirondack chairs, and screened in porch.
Sheila and Bob are wonderful hosts and helped me with my various logistic and hiking questions and were always available for any help! The business end of this transaction was trouble free! No misrepresentations, no bait and switch, no problems of any type!
If you want comfortable and beautiful surroundings for your adirondacks trip, I could not recommend Camp Hatteras more!
Adirondack Ski Weekend
A few years ago we had a perfect ski weekend at Camp Hatteras. We came up early Friday and went straight to Titus Mtn up the road from the camp. A truly beautiful ski day with 6” of new powder. Titus is the biggest little ski mountain we ever skied. It has some interesting terrain features. There was no crowd which means no lift lines. The next morning we woke up to 10”of Champaign powder. Super light and fluffy. So all four couples went over to the VIC to ski on their trails. A super fine day of adirondack x-cross country skiing and only minutes away. On Sunday, we skied the surrounding wilderness around the Camp Hatteras ski chalet. Between the wonderful cozy camp, setting, snow and fine dinners, we had the most perfect ski weekend. If we had more time, we would have stayed and skied Whiteface the next day.
We have been coming to Camp Hatteras for a long Fall weekend retreat for the past 11 years. Whoops, thats not true! One year we tried somewhere else but then decided to come back to the Camp. Each of these years 5 to 7 men come to hike in the woods, tell stories (some true), have conversations about things that matter to us, cook food together, read/write/draw, listen to music, and generally hangout. The place works out just great for us. It's comfortable, efficient and has the kind of semi-rustic atmosphere we like. It has the grand room for us to be all together and 3 bedrooms and a loft spread out for solitude. There is a campfire area that's looks like its belongs on the cover of a travel brochure. The setting is adirondack scenic, tucked away in a white pine forest. Its is close enough to Saranac Lake if you really need something. The VIC and Paul Smith college are 10 minutes away . There is a great little restaurant a mile or so down the road whose name escapes me. The owners live nearby and have been able to help us with just about anything you can imagine. There are many trails and mountains to climb nearby. We have rarely repeated where we go for our day trips. We've hiked azure more than once. There are also lots of lakes and streams nearby for kayakers and canoers Overall its a great place to getaway from it all and have some adventures in the woods.
A magical vacation property
Sure, Camp Hatteras has everything you need - full kitchen, washing machine, TV, log burner, wrap-around deck, etc. etc. Sure, Sheila and Bob can and will offer advice about all sorts of things that you can do in the great outdoors, right on your doorstep. But there is something else, something more than all that, a feeling you can't describe in words, a feeling like home.
We (Jane and Matthew from Wales) have stayed twice so far, but hope there will be many more stays in this corner of the adirondacks. Our passion is for hiking and the area is amazing for this, Sheila is also a keen hiker and will offer advice on exactly what to do - or you can just refer to the numerous reference books in the cabin.
A typical day for us at Camp Hatteras will include: getting up and making coffee and breakfast while we plan the days adventures, there is a handy weather station to forecast the weather for you. Heading out for a days hiking, maybe climbing one (or more) of the 46 high peaks of the adirondacks. Back for a hearty meal and a well deserved bottle of beer before settling down for the evening (while the dishwasher washes the dishes) on the porch or deck if the weather is warm or in the cabin with a log fire on cooler evenings. We don't watch the TV - we don't really want to know what is going on in the outside world, so we amuse ourselves with games of Scrabble and chats about the day's adventures.
Camp Hatteras makes an excellent vacation base and we can thoroughly recommend it.