Moose Cabin: Superior Quality Camp Garoga. HOT TUB

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Entire cabin hosted by Chris

2 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
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**This cabin is a 2 guest max! If you have more than 2 guests in the cabin you will ALL be sent home and lose your entire rental fee. People have unfortunately found out the hard way.

Camp Garoga offers high quality accommodations year round for guests. Located in the foothills of the southern Adirondacks and bordering 400+ acres, Garoga(Bear or Moose Cabin) offers so much more of an experience than a hotel could ever offer!

The space
Two cabins are available at Camp Garoga. So if our calendar shows no vacancy for this cabin, please inquire about Bear Cabin. Both cabins are identical.

Think of Camp Garoga as a log cabin condo. Meticulous and affordable(priced just higher than hotels in town yet offering SO MUCH MORE!).
The cabins are connected back to back to each other with Moose Cabin facing west and Bear Cabin facing east. In regards to amenities both cabins are completely separate from each other with their own driveways, private screen porch, fire-pit and gas grill. The likelihood of seeing the other guests is slim(unless you're both hiking the private 400 wooded acres with trails that start at your doorstep). There is an additional $35 jacuzzi fee for a 2-3 night stay and an $50 additional fee for 4-7 night stay. This fee is not secured through Airbnb and is due on arrival.

**NEW** Because of a high demand of guests looking for snowshoe rentals we have purchased some high-end SNOWSHOES that are now available for rental. Please inquire about availability($10/day per set. $30/wk per set). A liability/replacement waiver will need to be signed on arrival to cover lost or damaged snowshoes.

Some guests have mentioned the quality of the water and have expressed concern. Well water isn't like city water and does have a different taste, but the water is VERY safe to drink(as most people in the area use it) and is excellent for your skin and hair. If you prefer not to use the tap water for drinking, we do supply an unlimited supply of fresh drinking water(which is delicious)

Pets are not allowed in any of our cabins as 2 of our housekeeping staff(mother and daughter) are highly allergic.

Character, warmth, and charm are the cornerstones behind the very idea of Camp Garoga. We wanted to create an inviting, cozy, and AFFORDABLE space for guests who wish to explore ALL of what the Adirondack's can provide. Whether you're looking to enjoy a long romantic weekend or a week long vacation for the your adventurous family, Camp Garoga offer so much more than a hotel ever could and it won't disappoint.

Upon pulling in the driveway you will notice the care and attention to detail starting with the traditional rustic adirondack style twig work rails on the screened in porch. Reminiscent of the historic "great camps" from the onset of Adirondack lodging. The comfortable screened in porch offers privacy as well as a sitting area for reading and relaxing out doors and a picnic table for any meal of the day or playing one of the many board games provided. Most cabins in the area overlook the importance of the Adirondack screen porch, offering you solace from the springtime bugs and nighttime insects that would otherwise be attracted to your evening reading light. We have added 2 porch ceiling fans for your added comfort.

Once you enter through the double French doors, nothing will disappoint! From the light balsam fragrance and immaculate accommodations, to the handmade soap and the natural pine woodwork we have created a cabin masterpiece. And it HAS to be clean! Our cleaning staff is spot on with keeping the cabins looking brand new each and everytime. Our guests continuously feel that they're the first ever guests and feel instantly at home.

The bedrooms and living room space are ULTRA inviting with their unique cabin decor, clean linens, and quaint reading spaces. With the fireplace being the heart of the cabin.

No detail is overlooked!
Not only was Garoga built by the owners, but the rustic details inside are original as well. Specifically built for the cabins in a small wood shop on site(in the historic Adirondack great camp tradition), nearly every Adirondack inspired table, sign, and mirror was hand crafted by your host. A genuine love of the Adirondack style is pleasantly obvious throughout both the Bear and Moose cabins.

Each cabin boasts 20 foot cathedral ceilings with natural pine woodwork, a loft, skylights, and antler chandeliers. Beautifully finished pine plank flooring hand engraved with bear paw prints or oak leaves throughout(depending on which cabin you're in) add unexpected charm. Comfortable bedding and cozy new furniture offers you a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

If you enjoy coffee or tea, Garoga has that covered! We supply as much as you need.

If special arrangements need to be made in regards to birthdays, anniversaries, or even marriage proposals(we've had our share), your host is ALWAYS there to help make it happen flawlessly. Don't be afraid to ask.

Our reviews on other sites speak for themselves as guests return year after year, season after season to the special accommodations of Camp Garoga. Come be a part of our growing family of regulars at this one of a kind cabin experience.


The cabin is located in a rural area without much foot traffic. It is a very safe place to enjoy the outdoors. Although there are bears in the area, the odds of you running into one is very rare. In 13 years I've seen 3 and only one was by the cabin.

Rt 29, 29A, 10, and 30 are the best roads to get you to where you want to go. Both 29's run east and west, while 10 and 30 run north to south.

Some firewood is provided for your outdoor fire pit, but if you plan on excessive use(which is fine), there are local roadside places to purchase extra campfire wood.

We charge a $50 premium for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. We require a 3 night minimum for any holiday weekend.

Guest access

Cabin will be unlocked in preparation of your arrival. Please use the driveway on the left-side of the cabin.

Interaction with guests

Texting is a great way for me to stay in contact with you. That way I am not interfering with your visit. It's not necessary for me to meet you for your arrival.

The neighborhood

There isn't anything remotely touristy about this location which allows you to be free of interruption. Camp Garoga is a high quality cabin experience at hotel prices and is a great location for complete relaxation or a "home base" for day trips. There are plenty of hiking trails within a short driving distance.

Getting around

Most of your stores for shopping are located in historic Johnstown. There you will find groceries, restaurants, as well as a movie theater and a super WalMart.

Other things to note

For the months of July and August we require a 3 night minimum. Holidays require a $50 premium to be added(I will try to keep the calendar updated to reflect the price difference, but sometimes I do forget. I apologize in advance if this does occur.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
TV
Air conditioning
Bath
Garden
Indoor fireplace
Security cameras on property

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Johnstown, New York, United States

Hosted by Chris

Joined in October 2012
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I’m a lifelong resident of the area and I truly enjoy the Adirondacks all year long as well as it's early American history. More specifically I love reading about the historic purpose of the region and the early folklore and campfire "yarns" of the surrounding villages. A perfect vacation for me would be in the mountains experiencing inclement weather sitting by a fireplace with a book and a cup of coffee. As a hobby, I like to "dabble" in the art of Adirondack furnishings and decor, as you will see many of my pieces throughout my cabins. I'm all about the fine detail. Which in fact drives me nuts and comforts me at the same time. I LOVE Star Wars, just ask me.
I’m a lifelong resident of the area and I truly enjoy the Adirondacks all year long as well as it's early American history. More specifically I love reading about the historic purp…

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House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Carbon monoxide alarm

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