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Overlook Lean-to

SuperhostPaul Smiths, New York, United States
Hut hosted by Sheila
6 guests0 bedsToilet with sink
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Have an amazing view of the stars when you stay with us at our hill-top lean-to. Located on 27 acres, this private lean-to is the perfect place to sleep under the moon-light. No tent needed but you will want the rest of your camping gear. We'd love to help you plan your activities for your trip! Our property includes miles of hiking & mountain biking trails and there's a resident hawk that lives/hunts near the lean-to. Great place for birding and moose tracks have been seen at the lean-to :)

The space
Rural, but centrally located, Overlook Lean-to is seven miles north of Paul Smiths College on Rt. 30. You’ll be in one of the most varied wilderness areas of the park.

The Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive Center is five miles away with wonderful hiking trails and educational programs for the whole family.

You’ll be 25 minutes to Saranac Lake or Malone; 35 minutes to Lake Placid and its Olympic venues; 50 minutes to Whiteface Mountain. The Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks (the Wild Center) is 40 minutes away in Tupper Lake.

Overlook Lean-to is a 3 sided shelter with an open sleep/hang out space. There is an outhouse nearby which comes stocked with toilet paper and is a piece of art in itself.

There is a nice campfire spot just in front of the lean-to for marshmallow roasts or quiet fire gazing. A complimentary bundle of campfire wood is provided for your use, more for purchase.

We provide a sheltered table you can cook and serve food on. We provide potable water in a jug for your use. There is also a gas stove that you can use!

There are nearby trails which are excellent for mountain biking with both back country roads and single-track. Designated horseback riding trail heads are less than a mile away. A “Wild and Scenic Study River,” the Osgood, flows nearby with put-in and take-outs within a couple of miles of our driveway. Drop-off and pick-up arrangements can be made. This is a “must paddle” for those interested in wildlife and scenery. Many have spotted the bald eagle who has a nest at the river’s edge. We are surrounded by many great fishing spots.

Your hosts, Bob and Sheila, are a former professional wilderness guide, and a life-long resident of the Paul Smith’s area. Between the two of them, good advice—connecting you to great experiences and unique destinations is as close to a “sure thing” as you can get. The temporary use of their brains is complimentary!

Guest access
You'll have 27 acres to explore, including purpose-built mountain biking trails!

We provide well water in jugs but if you run out there is a cold water spigot a 3 minute walk away.

We have hot water on property and you can take a shower in one of our shared bathrooms for an additional fee (sorry this amenity is not available during COVID-19, but we can rent you a sunshower for a small fee).

Other things to note
While you don't need a tent, there are spots to pitch one if you so choose. The lean-to comes furnished with plenty of chairs, tables, screened in eating area and a futon bed with a bug net. You will need to bring your sleeping bags and groups of three or larger will want sleeping pads. We do provide a small campstove for your use with all your pots, pans, plates, and utensils. There is a cooler at the site for your food. There is a beautiful log picnic table inside a screen tent next to the lean-to. There are tons of walking trails and neat places to explore on the property and in the local area. Plus, we'll help you plan activities for your trip so that your Adirondack experience is a 'Wow!'
Have an amazing view of the stars when you stay with us at our hill-top lean-to. Located on 27 acres, this private lean-to is the perfect place to sleep under the moon-light. No tent needed but you will want the rest of your camping gear. We'd love to help you plan your activities for your trip! Our property includes miles of hiking & mountain biking trails and there's a resident hawk that lives/hunts near the lean-to. Great place for birding and moose tracks have been seen at the lean-to :)

The space
Rural, but centrally located, Overlook Lean-to is seven miles north of Paul Smiths College on Rt. 30. You’ll be in one of the most varied wilderness areas of the park.

The Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive Center is five miles away with wonderful hiking trails and educational programs for the whole family.

You’ll be 25 minutes to Saranac Lake or Malone; 35 minutes to Lake Placid and its Olympic venues; 50 minutes to Whiteface Mountain. The Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks (the Wild Center) is 40 minutes away in Tupper Lake.

Overlook Lean-to is a 3 sided shelter with an open sleep/hang out space. There is an outhouse nearby which comes stocked with toilet paper and is a piece…

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Paul Smiths, New York, United States

The lean-to shares the property with our office, home, treehouse, several campsites and long-term rental cabins. We have a vacation rental house nearby and ask that you respect their privacy.

Top places nearby

Paul Smith's College VIC
9.1km
Saint Regis Mountain
12.9km
Bitters & Bones
25.6km
Left Bank Cafe
25.7km

Fiddlehead Bistro
25.7km
Downhill Grill
25.9km
Blue Moon Café
25.9km
Upper Saranac Lake
29.4km

Hosted by Sheila

Joined in September 2012
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Your hosts, Bob and Sheila, are a former professional wilderness guide, and a life-long resident of the Paul Smith’s area. Between the two of them, good advice—connecting you to great experiences and unique destinations is as close to a “sure thing” as you can get. The temporary use of their brains is complimentary! They are always more than happy to help facilitate your adventures including local advice on where to go, and detailed directions on how to get there.
Your hosts, Bob and Sheila, are a former professional wilderness guide, and a life-long resident of the Paul Smith’s area. Between the two of them, good advice—connecting you to gr…
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Check out: 11:00 am
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No pets
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No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm