Great lodge over the Independence river in foothills of Adirondack
My husband, I and our dog Urchin spent a week in August (20-27) in the Adirondack in a really very private and relaxing setting over the Independence river. I found the property after extensive search, looking for quite, well appointed place with an easy access to water because my dog loves water and I wanted for us and her to have a relaxing time and for her to enjoy a life without leash. We found everything we were looking for in this particular property and were not disappointed! the property and cabin look better in reality than on pictures. It is a truly place where you can relax, go skinny-dipping in the river (if water is high enough), build a fire at the edge of river, explore the woods along river. The lodge is well equipped in all what you would need to prepare a good meal, fully sacked kitchen with a lot of kitchenware. We cooked our breakfast there and once a late dinner (missed closing time at the restaurant). The lodge is clean, smells great and is very well kept. It is perfect size for 2 people or couple with children. There is a bedroom in the loft with very comfortable bed and queen size futon in the living room, great for watching movies from the extensive DVD library at night, when not watching a spectacular night sky (Milky Way visible there!). I like to read at night and the lodge has plenty of strategically placed reading lamps, which I was extremely pleased with! The electricity to the lodge is provided via solar panels and, if needed, via generator. We had one cloudy, rainy day during our stay but we did not need generator. We were living for a week out of grid and feeling great about it, it did not mean we were deprived of any creature comforts. The forest around the lodge and property is beautiful, with mature conifer and hardwood trees; pine sap scent everywhere. After one day of rain we had a lot of mushroom growing in the nearby woods and I found some porcini, which we cooked. We explored local wilderness every day, kayaked on the lakes and went on numerous hikes. Good swimming place is not far from Lodge in the Sandy Pond (look for public access Bull Road, a dirt road). The restaurant in Brantingham, Pine Tree Inn, was nice for catching a meal and a pint. We had a great time on our vacation and were reluctant to go home! Thank you Larry for letting us use your retreat place. Zofia, Kaz and Urchin

September 2016
A River Runs Through It
A River Runs Through It
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