We discovered Covewood Lodge about 5 years ago and have gone there every year since. We quickly discovered that other families have made it their vacation destination for up to a half century. It's on the National Register for Historic Places, so don't go there expecting brand new facilities. The proprietors take great pride in keeping the main lodge (which is like an Adirondack "great camp") and the 18 surrounding cottages in vintage condition, and yes, it is truly rustic. Covewood is at Big Moose Lake, and is surrounded by many miles of serene wilderness that, of course, includes abundant wildlife. Some of the wildlife may occasionally venture into "friendly" range of the dwellings, but to me that is part of Covewood's appeal. When you go there, you are going to a real woodland setting. You are not going to the Ritz.
Even though I live in Colorado now, I expect to visit Covewood at least one week every summer for the foreseeable future. Same goes for several of my other family members, and their kids. We love the peaceful setting, the proprietors, the cordial staff and other guests, the history, the abundant variety of immediately accessible watercraft, the numerous hiking trails, and the kid's program, which is great for parents seeking some real R&R. Go to their web site at covewoodlodge.com to see photos and get a sense of the unique "community" that has developed at this historic camp in the Adirondacks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rustic Inn which offers year-round outdoor activities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Covewood Hotel Eagle Bay