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...ily. You'll be 25 minutes to Titus Mountain Ski Center, Saranac Lake or Malone; 35 minutes to Lake Placid and its Olympic venues; 50 minutes to Whiteface Mountain. The Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks is 40 minutes away in Tupper Lake.
Camp Hatteras has three bedrooms and sleeps up to 8 people. Two of the bedrooms have two twin beds each and a third bedroom has a queen. An open loft has a futon, which can be folded open for another person or two. Two bathrooms with showers make sure that no one is waiting. There is a complete laundry room for those making longer stays. There are toys for younger children to discover, and a high chair and "potty" for toddlers.
A wrap-around deck has a propane grill and picnic table in a screened porch. Bring some water jugs with you, as this 500' deep well delivers the freshest, tastiest mountain water that you could ever want. Youll want to take some home. There is a nice campfire spot for summertime marshmallow roasts or quiet fire gazing. The glass front woodstove sheds a warming glow across the great-rooms hardwood floors in the winter.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, electric oven and range, a dishwasher, and all of the things that make cooking healthy, hearty meals possible. Firewood is supplied for our winter guest's heating comfort, and a reasonable amount of campfire wood is available in the summer as well. If you'd rather not heat with a woodstove, the electric baseboard heat is always there to keep you warm. Plenty of parking during all seasons.
In the warmer months, there are nearby trails which are excellent for mountain biking with both backcountry roads and single-track. Designated horseback riding trailheads are less than a mile away. A "Wild and Scenic Study River", the Osgood, flows nearby with put-in and take-outs within a couple of miles of your driveway. Drop-off and pick-up arrangements can be made. This is a "must paddle" for those interested in wildlife and scenery. Many have spotted the Bald Eagle who has a nest at the river's edge. We are surrounded by many great fishing spots.
Your hosts, Bob and Sheila, are a former professional wilderness guide, and a life-long resident of the Paul Smiths area. Between the two of them, good advice - connecting you to great experiences and unique destinations - is as close to a sure thing as you can get. The temporary use of their brains is complimentary!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
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Left on 02/09/2014 for a stay in November 2013 | EI
Our family absolutely enjoyed Thanksgiving week at Camp Hatteras. We arrived after dark with the snow still falling. After our long drive to the Camp, it was especially welcoming to enter the cabin to soothing music and the scent of a balsam candle. It didn't take us long to settle in, light the wood stove and make ourselves right at home.
We agree with all the previous reviews of this property, clean, equipped, comfortable and located in the midst of nature. We did venture into the Town of Malone and further north to the casino one night. But, all in all, we were happy to leave "city" behind for a few days.
We had much enjoyed family time. The fellows took advantage of canoeing, tracking, hiking and hunting. Extra sledding for Mom and little grandson and plenty of slow cooked feasts.
Our stay was everything we expected and more ... topped with outstanding maple syrup produced by hosts, Sheila & Bob. Delicious!
We would definitely stay there again and would recommend Camp Hatteras to others.
Left on 12/02/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Mike & Cheryl
From the moment we walked into the house, we instantly felt at home in the beautiful surroundings. The house was spotless and decorated very tastefully and felt very welcoming after a long day of traveling. Every window had a view of the woods and the beautiful fall colors. The 2nd story deck, with a cup of coffee in the morning, was a perfect place to breathe in the fresh smell of the white pines. The campfire area, which was one of our favorite places at the camp, is very large with enough wood provided for at least a week and a great place to end your day. We had planned on staying only 4 nights, but since we were enjoying our stay so much and had beautiful fall weather, we ended up renting the entire week. It has all the amenities you would need and more! The proximity of the camp to Paul Smith's Interpretive Center was an added bonus. We were able to get in many nice walks almost every evening on the many trails at the VIC. Speaking of trails, the 33 acres of the camp, offers a "maze" of trails which is an adventure in itself. It's proximity to Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, and the high peaks is an added feature.
The owners, Sheila and Bob, are extremely nice people and great hosts who have a wealth of information to offer those looking for things to do or places to go in the area. All in all, it was more than we anticipated and would definitely return to Camp Hatteras the next time we visit the adirondacks. We would highly recommend this camp for anyone looking to get away from their busy schedule and who want the solitude of being in the woods yet having all the amenities you have at home. This would also be a great place to stay in the winter for those who love to cross-country ski due to its close proximity to Paul Smith's VIC and their many groomed trails.
Thanks Bob and Sheila and we hope to see you the next time we plan a trip to the adirondacks.
Left on 09/06/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Rob K
Within 20-30 minutes of Saranac Lake/Lake Placid, this beautiful and well kept house really gave us some much needed rest from hustle/bustle of city life. The serenity of this place gave us the opportunity to meditate, explore scenery of the adirondacks, and enjoy spending time together as a family. The property, nestled on 33 acres of woods, provided plenty of opportunity for the kids to explore and my wife and I some time alone. The owner Sheila, was our tour guide and gave us much needed suggestions of things to do and places to go, including the best restaurants in Saranac Lake/Lake Placid. She's also a "46er"-one who's climbed the 46 tallest mountains in the adirondacks! We highly recommend this place to anyone who want to get away from city life and explore the outdoors.
Left on 08/27/2013 for a stay in October 2012 | frankie & laurie
The time to pack our cars and head south (to NYC/NJ/RI) is upon us - our only regret is that we did not have many more days at Camp Hatteras! We expected rain all weekend but were pleasantly surprised by awesome weather on Saturday. We enjoyed quality family time such as hikes, campfires, amazing star-gazing, harmonica playing, home-cooked meals and great conversation.
Sheila & Bob went way beyond our expectations and were truly fabulous hosts! We arrived to a toasty warm camp...with the wood-burning fire already filling the place with that unique smell and warmth that permeated the cabin and our hearts. They even had music playing - a great touch to an already spectacular adirondack atmosphere.
This was everything that we had hoped for...and a bit more. The place was exactly as described. It was spotless and prepared. All of those little things that you might forget...fear not, Sheila and Bob probably have it ready for you! The price - reasonable. The location - convenient. The scenery - magical. Wildlife - bring your camera!
We've been camping the adirondacks since 1963. We've also stayed at many cabins over the past years and this one certainly ranks among top. We highly recommend a visit to this camp...we certainly expect to be return visitors.
Thank you again for ensuring that our stay was remarkable.
Until next time - enjoy the peace.
The Donlon (and Kearns) Family.
Ps - and they are not stingy with the firewood Woohoo
Left on 08/05/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | McGrew Family
Our stay at Camp Hatteras was the perfect adirondack summer getaway. The house is beautiful and comfortable. There are two rooms on the main floor, one with a queen bed and one with 2 twin beds along with a full bathroom that were both very comfortable. The room with two twin beds also contains a portable crib for younger guests. Downstairs there is another room with two twin beds and another conveniently located full bathroom. The convenience of this bathroom to the downstairs bedroom was a big hit with our pregnant guest:) There was also a futon that folded out upstairs in the loft, making this home very comfortable for 6 adults and a toddler.
The dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, high chair, plentiful toys, children's utensils and plates, and lack of water near the house make this house the absolute perfect place to go if you have young children with you.
We really could not have been more pleased. Highly recommended!
Left on 01/08/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | Mark
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! Read more
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!
Left on 10/25/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Ilya
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.
Left on 08/27/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Wonderful Time
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!
Left on 03/10/2012 for a stay in August 2011 | Rich
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!
Left on 03/10/2012 for a stay in March 2010 | M. Babala
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.
Left on 03/08/2012 for a stay in October 2011 | Newell
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.
Left on 03/08/2012 for a stay in September 2008 | Jane
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.
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