A magical place in one of the last remaining Adirondack great camps open to the public
My husband and I stayed at White Pine Camp twice in the past year -- once for a week last August and again for a week this past February. In short, White Pine Camp is like no other place in the Adirondacks -- secluded, private, quiet and romantic for sure, yet convenient enough to town to enjoy some great restaurants and entertainment and downhill skiing at Whiteface Mountain. The entire camp comprises 13 cottages/cabins. We stayed in Gardener's Cottage in August, which doesn't have a lake view but has a great layout with comfortable beds, well-stocked kitchen, yard with fire pit, and a bathroom with the biggest clawfoot tub we've ever seen. It also has a private dock and "beach" accessed by an easy woodland path. Except for one brief hour, we were the only ones using this little beach the entire week. We also stayed in President's Cabin in February during a huge snowstorm and loved cozying up to a roaring fire in the stone fireplace while watching a family ice fishing on the lake just below the cabin. Again, except for two days, we were the only guests the entire week. We felt quite honored to have this huge facility -- with a great room, two boathouses, a bowling alley, miles of trails, etc. -- all at our own disposal.The camp is at the end of a two-mile long road, on a sparkling clean lake, in historic cabins that made us feel as if we were staying in a place you would pay to take tours of. In fact, the camp does conduct a couple tours a week during the summer. Even when the camp is fully occupied, which it often is during the 10-week summer season, you never feel crowded by other guests, most of whom seem to be off hiking, boating, swimming and basically enjoying the natural surroundings.
Stay At A Historic Gardeners Cottage at White Pine Great Camp