Extremely private hand built Post & Beam cabin off the grid (no electricity) on a beautiful 100 acre farm overlooking the lush Hudson valley. Gorgeous views of Vt. on a private road 15 miles from Saratoga or Glens Falls, minutes from I-87. Private dock for kayaking/canoeing the tranquil Hudson River, and wonderful country roads for cycling. Airtight woodstove inside to keep things toasty. Please bring firewood for outdoor use in moderate Temps. Adk mountains minutes away. We provide propane lanterns and propane as well as a propane camp stove. Un-heated Outhouse next to cabin. Custom built BBQ pit with hooks for Dutch ovens, outdoor cooking only please. Loft, futon, and Queen size bed. Come and enjoy our little slice of heaven. This is the best time of year to enjoy the outdoors with cooler temperatures, as well as dozens of fantastic restaurants to choose from. Excellent 3G and 4G signal from Verizon and AT&T. For sanitary reasons we are now providing single use plates and cups and utensils. Feel free to bring kitchenware from home. Due to the pandemic we ask that you bring your own linens. In cool and cold weather months firewood for the indoor woodstove is provided. In warm weather outdoor "camp wood" may be purchased from many local groceries and convenient stores. Must-do activities: 1. Skydiving and Golf at Airway Meadows (3 miles) 2. Harness horse racing and Casino/Night club (15 miles) 3. Saratoga Performing Arts Center.World class entertainment No need to check in, the front door of the cabin is always open so go on up and make yourself at home and if for some reason myself or my wife are not there when you arrive, our caretaker Allan most likely will be. Please don't be alarmed by the occasional presence of flying pests, it is after all a cabin on a farm. The cabin is fully insulated, and has storm windows for chillier temperatures. We've slept in it comfortably down to 0 Fahrenheit ! The cabin has no electricity. PS during wet and soggy weather, it's possible that the short (50 yard) road to the cabin may have to be done on foot. We're very sorry, but because the farm is home to lots of animals, we're unable to invite pet guests. Please understand that renting the cabin does not include access to the whole farm. Please respect our privacy in regard to the house, the barns, and paddock areas that the horses call home.
“My family of NYC dwellers wanted to escape to a cabin for Thanksgiving. When we found this one with no electricity or running water and saw photos of that gorgeous stove and outdoor fire pit, we knew we had to try a pioneer Thanksgiving. When you’re unplugged, you notice things you might not normally – we enjoyed many different stunning views of the same farm and mountains depending on the time of day and the light. We arrived in the rain (Matt had kindly agreed to let me come early to beat the rain but we couldn’t make it on time) and couldn’t get our little car up the hill. Luckily, Jeanine saved the day and helped us bring our gear to the cabin! It was completely dark out before 5pm, which meant we needed to burn wood for the rest of the night. The kids loved helping us replenish the wood. I can’t gush enough about how well that little stove heats up the whole cabin. It got so hot that we were in T-shirts! We enjoyed a peaceful evening eating dinner we cooked outside on the gas stove and playing board games, and the loft sleeping area was fun for the kids. They are 11 and 16 and of course we are all attached to devices in our everyday lives, so how refreshing it was to spend true quality time together as a family. On Thanksgiving we cooked up turkey in the dutch oven and enjoyed an incredible meal, experiencing true gratitude on this holiday. Matt’s kitchen is well equipped with pots, pans, dishes, and utensils. I advise you bring good knives if you’re doing serious cooking. The outhouse was not only clean, but actually smelled good thanks to some nicely-scented oils. The toilet seat was cold in there, of course, but I reserved a t-shirt to sit on, which did the trick. Our next and final day was sunny, so we enjoyed more time outdoors hanging with the horses and cows on the farm. We did take a trip to Lake George for dinner but couldn't wait to get back to our haven to cuddle by the fire and light candles. I was worried when we left that we’d gone through too much wood and propane, but Matt kindly said that’s what it’s there for! We intend to return in the summer to enjoy local hikes, and just may be back for another pioneer Thanksgiving!”
This is not for everyone! We offer a small and very private (heated) cabin that sits on a seasonal stream. There is no bathroom, plumbing, or electricity. There is an outhouse. It is not suitable for toddlers, as there is a stream with a steep rocky bank and a narrow bridge without a railing. Lake George (the actual lake) is 1/4 mile away as is a marina (2 closest are Castaway and Fishers). The village with public beaches (and bathhouse) is a 10 min drive. There is a hiking trail from the cabin.
“Cathy's cabin was PERFECT for an unplugged weekend away in the wilderness! My partner and I have been more or less trapped in our urban apartment for 3 months and just needed to be in nature, unplugged from the news and from Zoom meetings. The cabin was cozy and comfortable, the setting was gorgeous, and the obvious care that Cathy takes with this property all made this a wonderful trip. We wanted to leave our phones off for the weekend, so the printed directions and information on local hikes was very appreciated. Buck Mountain is very close by and it was a GREAT hike, even on a 90 degree day - and we were very grateful for Cathy's solar shower to rinse off afterwards (and again later in the day when the sun went down). Communication was great, check-in was a breeze, the amenities (screened-in porch, solar shower, fire pit, propane stove, even the outhouse!) were perfect... we already want to go back. THANK YOU for a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend!”
Yes, We are open and taking reservations. We are following all Airbnb cleaning guidelines for Covid-19. Come stay and relax. Our Hobby Farm Cottage is perfect for the traveling horsemen, the solo adventurer, the couple, or the small family looking to getaway. Our guests have described it as delightful, quaint, cozy, and complete with expected and unexpected amenities. Be sure to check out our other listing if traveling with friends and family but wish to stay in separate accommodations
“Our family had such a wonderful stay at Chris and Kristi's farm cottage. After a seamless check-in, we stepped into a clean and rustic cottage filled with all that we needed for a comfortable stay. Our 9-year old especially loved the fresh eggs from the chickens each morning and the up close experience with the horses (literally right outside our windows). Our 12-year-old enjoyed running around in the open space, axe throwing, and the cool loft bunk in the cottage. The hot tub and firepit were added bonuses! During our stay, we also fed carrots to the horses, hiked the trails right outside our backdoor, splashed around in the stream, and explored in the horse pasture. We visited Moreau Lake State Park, which was clean and well-staffed. Just 5-10 minutes from the farm, the lake offered a great opportunity for a day of swimming and picnicking. Of course, we also took advantage of the on-premises horseback riding and enjoyed an hour out on the trails. My husband and I loved that the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere was perfectly balanced with excitement and amenities for everyone in the family to enjoy. Chris and Kristi were very responsive and welcoming. We will be back for sure!”