We come to the Adirondacks to hike, so we don't spend too much time in the hotel. For a budget choice, you won't go wrong here. Very basic rooms (something like $50 a night I think?), friendly owners. Good location for access to a lot of the best hiking in the Adirondacks - don't miss Ampersand mountain nearby, one of my favorite hikes through a truly magical, virgin forest, one of the very few left in eastern N America, and then views on the mountain to all the lakes surrounding.
Also nearby is the Five Ponds area, best to hike in and camp by the waterfall, then check out across the river for another very old forest. I think these are the only two in Adirondacks. It's also possible to canoe in along the black river, very cool canoeing, beautiful strange river stained into a dark tea color by local plants, completely wild. I haven't canoed all the way to the falls though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Family owned and operated Motel and Cabin Complex. Set in park like grounds with lots of room to play and picnic. ... more less