A Unique Adirondacks Vacation Experience at Otter Creek Lodge

The Adirondacks in upstate New York are one of America’s oldest vacation destinations. Otter Creek Lodge, built under the pines on 100 private acres overlooking a small lake, carries on that tradition with a truly unique retreat experience abundant in natural beauty and quiet reflection.

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The lodge was crafted in 1990 in an old-fashioned style that pays homage to the original Adirondacks “great camps.” The location is nothing short of idyllic, with designated parklands that segue into a web of state trails accessible by foot as well as by bike, ski, horseback or snowmobile — hundreds of miles of scenic pathways that lead into and through the heart of the Adirondacks.

Otter Creek Lodge itself is a generous 8,000-square-foot vacation home with 12 bedrooms and 10 baths, providing comfortable accommodations for up to 24 guests. This location is ideal for large-group getaways such as class or family reunions, corporate retreats, club trips or wedding parties, offering plenty to do and see onsite and conveniently sheltered from distant neighbors and towns. The lodge is open during all seasons for private functions and overlooks 800 feat of lake frontage with a wide, sandy beach.

The interior of the lodge is decorated in the traditional Adirondack style with a light-colored wood paneling and simple furniture. Guests can relax in the open great room, settling into the leather sofas and armchairs gathered around the oversized stone hearth for a drink and a hearty conversation. The spacious social areas are complete with a wet bar, entertainment center and pool room, allowing large groups to spread out and mingle. The ground-level floor plan also includes two additional sitting rooms and a large screened-in porch with a stunning view of the private lake, an open-air deck, a commercial kitchen (there is a caterer on staff) and a dining room with elbow room for 24.

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Sleeping quarters at Otter Creek Lodge are designed to make the most of the bedrooms views and provide maximum privacy for guests. The upper-level guest rooms include two king suites, four queen suites, and a pair of rooms with a full bed in one side and two singles in the other adjoined by a shared bath. The main floor is home to adjoined rooms with two single beds in each and a shared bathroom; and the lower level has two queen bedrooms and a final full bath.

While the lodge itself is perfectly lovely, it’s really the location and grounds that draw visitors from all over to relax at the lake’s edge beneath the still trees and enjoy the fresh air of the famous Adirondacks. This unique 24-person lodge enjoys exclusive access to a 100-acre wood with a 20-acre lake and a clean, sandy swimming shore — the lodge even provides two complimentary canoes and a raft.

Possibly the biggest draw for visitors to Otter Creek Lodge is the property’s unique equestrian accommodations and vast trail system. The grounds are equipped with a stable that can house up to 18 visiting horses. Guests can stall their own mounts and enjoy access to 65 miles of scenic pathways on the adjacent Otter Creek Horse Trails system. These beautiful nature trails skirt the edge of the lake and lead past several other ponds and lakes for a truly unique and relaxing journey. Amateur botanists and wildflower enthusiasts will especially appreciate the unique ecosystem that thrives at the property’s Little Plunky Pond and the surrounding bog.

During your visit, make the most of the landscape by engaging in the local hunting and fishing scene — the Otter Creek Horse Trail System offers access to Cleveland Lake, Payne Lake, Little Otter Lake and Pitcher Pond — all of which are stocked each year with rainbow and brown trout by the state of New York. These fishing holes and the bass-filled nearby Parson’s Pond are low-traffic hotspots for landing the catch of the day. The lodge grounds also serve as seasonal private hunting grounds for whitetail deer, coyote, fox, pheasant and bear. Contact the lodge owners for information about licenses and guide services.

Other unique day trips in the area include the historic Almanzo Wilder House featured in the Little House on the Prairie book series; the Adirondack Museum of park history; and of course downtown Croghan, with its old-world nostalgia and unique shopping and dining experiences.

Everyone — and their horse — is having a great time this season at Otter Creek Lodge.

Contact the owners and start planning your stay!

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Enjoy a Unique Vacation Experience in a New York Cabin Rental

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It’s true! New York vacation cottages, cabins, lodges and homes offer a unique vacation experience. An experience that cannot be matched by hotels. Just as unique is our website RentNewYorkCabins.com. What makes us different is “how you book” your rental. You book directly with New York vacation rental owners or local managers. Wait …Isn’t that how vacationers used to book their rentals before commission-style websites took over? Indeed. In fact, you should be cautious when booking through 3rd party websites – you are likely paying more for the same rental to cover the booking commission.

Browse through our growing selection of New York Vacation Rentals. We have rentals in the popular areas of NY such as Lake George, Tupper Lake, Fishkill, and more!

When it’s time to plan your New York adventure with family or friends; connect and book direct at RentNewYorkCabins.com. It’s Cabin Time™

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Pet friendly New York Cabin Rentals

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Looking to bring your four legged friend on your next vacation? At RentNewYorkCabins.com, we have 40 properties that are pet friendly. Many vacationers travel with their pets, so we provide a growing selection of pet friendly options for New York vacation rentals.

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How to find pet friendly vacation rentals on our website? It’s simple! We have a narrow your search tool on the left hand side of the website. At the bottom of the search tool is where you’ll have the option to select pet friendly.

We have three cabins in Fort Ann, NY we list three charming vacation rentals that are pet friendly! The following properties are managed by Northern Living Resort and can be found right on Hadlock Lake.

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The Lakefront Lookout holds 12 guests. This cottage was remodeled in 2016 and filled with contemporary furnishings. The open concept living, dining, and kitchen area lead out to the deck where you can enjoy the lake view. Extra features include a bar area, pool table, five flat screen TV’s, an outside patio and more. Only a short drive away from Lake George!

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The Hadlock Haven holds 10 guests and would make a perfect family vacation in the Adirondack Mountains. This is a tri-level cabin rental that overlooks the scenic Hadlock Lake. Free use of a canoes/kayaks are provided for guests to explore. Nothing is better than a pet friendly cabin rental in Fort Ann, NY!

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Finally, the third rental in Fort Ann, NY managed by Northern Living Resort is the Hadlock Lake Front. Inside you will find three bedrooms, unique decor, fully equipped kitchen and spacious great room. Guests here enjoy swimming, kayaking, fishing; And during the winter have access to ice fishing and snowmobiling.

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Northern Living has additional pet friendly vacation rentals in Lake George, NY. Cabin time here means sandy beaches plus spectacular lake and mountain views. The village of Lake George has a great mix of shops and attractions – year around. During Winter, make Lake George your destination for a unique cross-country skiing experience.

At each of these vacation rentals, you get the opportunity to enjoy an Adirondack vacation with your pets!

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THE MANY FACES OF BOOK-DIRECT: WHAT ONLINE TRAVEL AGENCIES AREN’T TELLING YOU.

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Middleton, Wis. – The “book-direct” slogan gets tossed around in the hotel and vacation rental industry a lot lately. Two words which seem clear enough have recently become less clear now that Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) are moving to an online transaction model. Today, when OTAs refer to booking direct it does not mean directly with hotels or vacation rental owners/local managers. It means that travelers book “directly” through middleman websites. Wait… that means its no longer actually direct, right?

Travelers beware: many third party booking websites still waive the book direct flag, but only over their website properties. Booking though middleman booking websites is not actually booking direct. The OTA booking path has forked – unpredictable booking fees to the left and new traveler fees to the right – both roads resulting in extra fees for travelers.

Have you been watching the hotel giants spend millions to clarify the meaning and benefits of booking direct? Did they just wake up and ask themselves “How did we become barnacles on the hull of these giant OTA freighters?” Did they wait to long to detach themselves? Their urgent shift to a true book-direct model sends a clear message to the booming vacation rentals industry: You want to control your booking process, customers and rental inventory, not lose control.

Though my JM Creative Group is a start-up business which competes with hotels for traveler dollars, we are inspired by their commitment towards clarifying what “book direct” means, and we embrace the same philosophy for the vacation-rental industry.

The travel business is ever changing and as the industry realizes the priorities of its customers, hopefully “book direct” will actually mean “book direct” once again.

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Christmas card views from the Lake Front in Lake George, NY

Imagine relaxing at this cozy home during the Winter! Lake Front Cabin on Lake Hadlock is a great winter destination. The home is near downtown Lake George and its shopping outlets and great winter dining options. The kids are sure to love mixing in time at The Lake Front Cabin and the Great Escape indoor Water Park. Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend with your sweetheart, or taking the family on a ski trip, you can still enjoy Christmas-card lake views.

lakefrontcabin2A Life Made Simple manages this home along with other seasonal and year round Lake George cabins. Lake Front is a 4 season home offering a 4-season family playground! Enjoy all water sports from swimming, kayaking, fishing. Enjoy hardwater sports too: Ice fishing and Lake George snowmobiling trails (Groomed and close by). During Winter, make Lake George your destination for fun: For a unique cross-country skiing experience try the network of lighted trails in nearby Glens Falls. At RentNewYorkCabins.com you book with the local property manager and get the lowest price online. Now get out there – live and play like a local while you are visiting Lake Hadlock in Lake George, NY.

lake-george-skiingExercise your taste buds by visiting the Adirondack Winery and Tasting Room, the regions premier winery is open year round, just like the Hadlock Lake Front Cabin. Romantic cabin time in Lake George, NY during winter includes lots of snuggle time and a bottle of local wine. Try something different, go ice fishing!

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26 Lake George Cabins Make a Splash on RentNewYorkCabins.com

Lake George Cabins and Vacation Rentals in the Adirondacks offer sandy beaches and spectacular lake and mountain views. We make it easy to compare Lake George cabins and vacation rentals. Welcome to the Gateway to the Adirondacks, where there is plenty to do right at the cabin and lots more to do in the area. The village of Lake George has a great mix of shops and attractions – year around. During Winter, make Lake George your destination for fun: For a unique cross-country skiing experience try the network of lighted trails in nearby Glens Falls. We want you to live like a local while you are here.

Our newest member, The Gold Eagle listed all 15 of their Lake George cabins.
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The Gold Eagle Resort has 15 well-spaced and clean cottages, so bring your extended family and friends for a Lake George vacation of a lifetime! Cabin time here comes with a history lesson too: Lake George was the site of multiple battles during the French and Indian War. Make sure you explore the many museums, theaters and historic attractions.

If you want to take your adventure beyond these Lake George vacation rentals, we recommend hiking the Lake George Land Conservancy – over 22 miles of hiking trails. Then it is time to exercise your taste buds too: visit the Adirondack Winery and Tasting Room, the regions premier winery is open Year Round. For a different perspective of the waters of Lake George, hop aboard the 1908 steamer Mohican for lunch or dinner. Want to see what’s under the surface? Scuba diving in Lake George, NY is awesome. Dive to Historic Wrecks, Island Walls, and Reefs.
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Saranac Lake Winter Festival is One of New York’s Largest!

Saranac Lake Winter Festival is One of New York’s Largest!.