i wrote a long review but then the buggy tripadvisor website messed up the posting the first time around because my cookies were off. This time I'll just upload some photos and say the place is great, the other reviews are accurate. the one negative review about the wedding planning didn't make much sense to me.
Aside from the rampant spiders and their webs, the experience was near perfect. I'm not really into bugs but this is the wilderness and it's just part of the experience. The cabins have a lot of amenities, although everything seemed a bit basic and tired (I'm speaking of the Kirkwood). The other cabins might be similar or not, I suspect they are all different in the details. I'm glad there was no wi-fi, phone, or TV in the rooms. I brought a small radio and that was good enough for access to news and local stations. Bring a flashlight to walk around in the evening. They do supply flashlights, though in case you don't.
The grounds are huge, with lots to explore and a fair amount of privacy even with the place booked. Encounters with other guests were pleasant and brief. the Lake/pond is beautiful and large enough to get lost in on a boat. Boats were plentiful. Only one rowboat, though. Very pretty boathouse, footbridge, and japanese teahouse.
- Also Known As:
- White Pine Camp Hotel Paul Smiths
- White Pine Camp Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on beautiful, secluded Osgood Pond, White Pine Camp is one of a small handful of remaining historic Adirondack Great Camps open to the public. Built in 1907 for Archibald White, a New York City banker and industrialist and his wife Olive Moore White, an opera star, the property, which hosted many dignitaries and celebrities over the years, is most noted for having served as the Summer White House for President Calvin Coolidge. ... more less