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    For many, a Fourpeaks getaway is just the beginning of regular and increasingly rewarding forays into the natural beauty of our pristine little valley with four mountains. And we make those second and succeeding visits easier to manage with your Fourpeaks Frequent Flyer card, earning discounts up to one-quarter off our regular rates. CLICK & GO!  (On this page.)  Acquiring Frequent Flyer Points: THE AWARDS LIST   Work-Stay Program.  Get away to Fourpeaks, working part-time to pay your way. Home Exchange? Get away to Fourpeaks for free. Plan #1: Year-round 10% discount off current prices.   Plan #2: 15% discount off current prices (Off-Peak visits).   Plan #3: For 2 or more Fourpeaks visits--25% discount off current prices.   Help out at Fourpeaks. Join the Work-Stay Program.   Get away to Fourpeaks for free! Arrange a Home Exchange.   The Captain's Table.   Guest Notes:  "I did notice a 200 point deduction for "complaining about the firewood."   (An Email lesson in counting Fourpeaks Frequent Flyer points.)  

    How Guests Acquire Frequent Flyer Points. 100 Points.
    Savings Plan #1: Year-round 10% cash discount off current rental prices.
    Visit any time (no seasonal limitation) at any of our places and stay for as long as you like (3-day minimum. Make your choice from our Availability Calendar.

    How Guests Acquire Frequent Flyer Points. 250 Points.
    Savings Plan #2: 15% cash discount off current rental prices.
    Visit us in our Off-Peak Period--really the prettiest, quietest time--at any of our places and stay for as long as you like (3-day minimum). Make your choice from our Availability Calendar.

    How Guests Acquire Frequent Flyer Points. 500 Points.
    Savings Plan #3: For 2 or more Fourpeaks visits-- Earn 25% cash discount off current rental prices. Make two or more Fourpeaks vacation/getaways in the same year (or through March 31 of the following year). One of the 2 (or more) stays is open to any available dates, including Holidays and Summer season. Additional visits are limited to our Off-Peak Period. [CLICK HERE for more about Plan #3 or phone our sales department today for full explanation of terms.]

    Work-Stay Program.  Get away to Fourpeaks, working part-time to pay your way.Work-Stay Program.  Get away to Fourpeaks, working part-time to pay your way. Work-Stay Program.
    For returning guests. Come back to Fourpeaks, working part-time to help pay your way. Enjoy exploring our pristine trails and beauty spots? You can help maintain them with just hand tools. Or help us thorough-clean the camps, washing, vacuuming and touch-up painting. Plan your Fourpeaks getaway (Off-Peak period only, please) and let us know what work you'd like and when you're free to do it. [CLICK HERE to learn more about our Fourpeaks Work-Stay Program.]

    Home Exchange? Get away to Fourpeaks for free.Home Exchange? Get away to Fourpeaks for free. Home Exchange.
    For returning guests. Come back to Fourpeaks for free. Have a home or apartment in New York City (any borough) or even nearby New Jersey? Martin is dying to spend more time in the city on the cheap. Plan your Fourpeaks getaway and let us know what you have to offer in exchange. [Don't be shy! Shared use, even just a room can work. CLICK HERE to learn more about a Fourpeaks Home Exchange.]

    How Guests Acquire Frequent Flyer Points.
    Off-Peak Period.
    (Really the quietest best time to come to camp!)
  • January 2 through January 31 (except for Martin Luther King Day),
  • All of February, March, April, May, June 1 through June 15 (except for President's Day and Memorial Day),
  • After Columbus Day Weekend through October 31, all of November (except for Thanksgiving) and
  • December 1 through December 23.


    More about . . .
    More about Plan #3.  To earn the 25% discount at least two visits must be booked in the same year (or through March 31 of the following year). Where bookings are made at the same time, the 25% discount is applied to both visits (and any additional booking made in the same year). Where a second visit is reserved at a later time, the 25% discount is applied only to the second (or subsequent visits within the same year). Change dates will be happily agreed to subject to Current Availability.

    Home Exchange? Get away to Fourpeaks for free.Home Exchange? Get away to Fourpeaks for free. More about a Fourpeaks Home Exchange.  Born, bred and worked all my life in the city, it's tough to be stuck here in the boonies on retirement. Just lost my Jersey GF. Can't stay a lot with my Russian cousins in the Bronx. They feed me their stuff, and it's awkward getting off on my own. Ditto for staying with Murray and Iza. So I'm looking for a way to spend more time in the city on the cheap. Of course, I'd love to bring George, but I'll understand if your place is not dog-friendly. A kitchen would be handy as I like to cook and this would keep my costs down. But it's not essential, as I love exploring city restaurants. Just a few days (minimum), a week, even more if we can work it out. A house, an apartment, shared use, even just a room will do, as long as I'm not obligated to socialize beyond my capabilities. Plan your Fourpeaks getaway/vacation and let's talk "Home Exchange." 518-524-6726 any time. Thanks.

    Work-Stay Program.  Get away to Fourpeaks, working part-time to pay your way.Work-Stay Program.  Get away to Fourpeaks, working part-time to pay your way. More about the Fourpeaks Work-Stay Program.  I get workers locally for building maintenance (carpentry and plumbing) but there's always trail work and cleaning that needs doing. On the trails I need clearing deadfall, cutting back growth especially in sunny places, and remarking blazes. The camps need attention thorough-cleaning cooking stoves, washing floors and work surfaces, touch-up painting and caulking. Plan a week or more (Off-Peak period only, please) and let's talk about your "Work-Stay" Visit. 518-524-6726 any time. Thanks.
    [Have a sabbatical or writing project or nature retreat in mind? Talk to me about a long stay with room and board or other flexible arrangement.]

    Acquiring Frequent Flyer Points: AWARD LIST
    CLICK on Information about this award. for link to more information.
    + or - Points Awarded to Guests who did or didn't . . . Information about this award.
    50 Find out what to do when they got here. How to phone us and how to get to your rental.How to phone us and how to get to your rental.
    75 Bake biscuits when on vacation here. Information about this award.Biscuit recipe.
    100 Leave their place clean and orderly. Information about this award.Housekeeping rules.
    200 Stay out of their car for at least 24 hours. Information about this award.Things to do at camp.
    300 Take some walks. Explore our 700-acre accessible wilderness. Information about this award.Fourpeaks Hiking Trails & Beauty Spots.
    500 Enjoy a quiet, restful break from everyday life. Watch the sky. Hear some sounds. Romance, maybe. Walk their dog. Information about this award.Adirondack Newsletters: Hints of Balsam and Pine.
    We're serious and impartial in awarding Fourpeaks Frequent Flyer points. During the course of each visit guest activity is monitored by an impartial staff of experienced Adirondack guides. Employing a scientifically proven algorithm measuring trail--vehicle use, safe living, non-human life forms awareness, housekeeping skills, etc. a fun exponent is developed, and guests are evaluated for their suitability for future Fourpeaks all-nature backcountry vacation retreats. FFF points are both positive and negative and the resulting value is altered by subsequent visits and suffers erosion by time away from Fourpeaks. To inquire about the current status of their FFF account guests may CLICK HERE for our Easy Email Form or just phone. Thanks.

    The Gold CardThe Gold Card.
    Lifetime premium discounts off current rental prices.
    Visits open to any available dates.
    Additional seasonal benefits.

    Apply today! (518) 524-6726.



    The Captain's Table. Dean, Mike, Martin at Camp Barn.The Captain's Table for Frequent Flyers! Next time you visit a week or more (and have the time to spare), get invited to the Captain's Table. For an Adirondack recluse who is happiest with just the sun and wind in the trees, Martin can be quite sociable, especially when it comes to food. He'll make you a favorite meal and show you step-by-step how it's done. You help. He does the dishes. Don't be overly polite. (Tell him if you've heard the story before.) CLICK for menu (recipe selection).   CLICK for reservations. CLICK for Dean, Mike, Martin Sushi Dinner at Camp Barn."


    "I did notice a 200 point deduction for 'complaining about the firewood.'"
    (An Email lesson in counting Fourpeaks Frequent Flyer points.)


    Subject: our stay at ridge camp
    Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 17:54:18 -0500
    From: "Rea*** , Tim" TRear***@mapc.org
    To: Martin@4peaks.com
    Hello Martin,
    We missed you on the way out from Ridge Camp yesterday but I wanted to write
    and thank you for the wonderful time we had while staying at Four Peaks. We
    especially enjoyed: snowshoeing around your property among the scenery,
    views, and animal tracks; the fantastic sauna; the comfortable beds; the
    efficient wood stoves; and the wonderful quiet and beautiful night sky.
    Plus the biscuit mix and jam were delicious.

    A few practical matters we thought we might mention:
    -Due to the temperatures, we made a considerable dent in the pile of
    firewood down by the sauna. We split more than we used, however, and left a
    large stack of split wood inside the cabin as well as some out on the porch,
    for use by the next guests. If I have one suggestion for Ridge Camp, I
    would recommend a simple $5 tarp to cover the woodpile. I honestly do not
    mind hauling or splitting wood, but we really spent an inordinate amount of
    time digging the wood out from underneath the snow, dislodging it from the
    frozen ground, and rotating stacks of wet wood inside so that they would
    dry--all tasks that would be eliminated by the presence of a tarp. I do not
    feel I am being picky or delicate here, only practical.
    -You will need to equip the next guests with some newspaper for starting
    fires, as we used most of what was up there.
    -We brought our trash down with us, though we did leave some
    glass bottles in a box in the room behind the guest shed. There is also a
    bag of garbage from previous guests.
    -A couple of the propane lamps are in need of new mantles--I would have
    taken care of it, but could not find any mantles.
    -We found the kitchen to be very well equipped, though a new dish sponge
    might be in order. The spatula is operating at less than 100% efficiency as
    well.

    Martin, you have a wonderful piece of property and we feel fortunate to have
    been able to visit for a while. The experience was just what we were
    looking for--beautiful, rustic, and relaxing. We hope to come back some
    time--Flavia is already asking about your 'frequent flier' miles. Until
    then, be well.

    Sincerely,
    Tim Rea***
    __________________________________
    Timothy W. Rea***
    Regional Planner
    Metropolitan Area Planning Council
    60 Temple Place
    Boston, MA 02111
    617.451.*** x ***
    617.482.**** (fax)
    trea***@mapc.org

    Subject: frequent flyer points
    Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 10:53:40 -0500
    From: "Rea*** , Tim" TRea***@mapc.org
    To: Martin@4peaks.com
    Martin,
    At Flavia's request, I checked the website and I think we hit a grand slam!
    Fuss-free arrival (check); biscuits (check); clean cabin (check); 24 hours
    out of car (check); hiking (check); rest, sounds, and romance (check). That
    makes over 1,000 points! Looks like we'll see you within the year!

    Thanks again,
    Tim
    __________________________________
    Timothy W. Rea***
    Regional Planner
    Metropolitan Area Planning Council
    60 Temple Place
    Boston, MA 02111
    617.451.*** x ***
    617.482.**** (fax)
    trea***@mapc.org

    Subject: Looks like we'll see you within the year!
    Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 16:28:31 -0500 (EST)
    From: "Your Adirondack Guide"  Martin@4peaks.com
    To: Tim Rea***/Flavia_Gra**          1723
    At: trea***@mapc.org        617/522-****

    Tim--Thanks for being such good guests and for your notes.
    Have you got some photos to send for the webpage? See Guest
    Book at http://4peaks.com/fgstbndx.htm for examples.

    Just checked the computer count. You did score great!
    1225FFF points minus 200 for complaining about the firewood.
    Total in your account, 1025FFF points, which you can use for
    for a 20% discount on any visits you make this year.

    Would love to have you back. See calendar at
    http://4peaks.com/f_adirondack_vacation_rental.htm and make some time. Thanks.

    Best wishes,
    Martin
    Member Whiteface Mountain Visitors Bureau
    Member Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau

    Subject: Will you see us within the year?
    Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 19:32:15 -0500
    From: "Rea***, Tim" TRea****@mapc.org
    To: "'VisitUs@4peaks.com'"

    Martin,
    Glad to hear your algorithm confirmed our over-1000 score, but I did notice
    a 200 point deduction for "complaining about the firewood."

    Not that the points matter so much, but I really must assume that this is
    only jocularity and fun. I simply refuse to believe that a camp host would
    take such a well-meaning and well-informed comment, dismiss it out of hand,
    and imply to the capable and otherwise exemplary guest that the ONE THING
    that was sincerely frustrating about the visit--a problem that, as any cub
    scout knows, can be and ought to be remedied with a $5 tarp--did not merit
    careful consideration, or even gracious acknowledgement.

    Please assure me that our comments were received with more respect than was
    implied, and we will be sure to see you again sometime soon.

    Thanks,
    Tim
    P.S. Courtney and Jay have the digital photos. I will inquire with them
    about a guest page submittal.

    Subject: this is only jocularity and fun
    Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 21:09:55 -0500 (EST)
    From: "Your Adirondack Guide" Martin@4peaks.com
    To: "Rea***, Tim" TRear***@mapc.org

    Tim--
    You're a fine guest and I hope that you'll make it here again (and again).
    Yes. The algorithm and the whole FFF point system are my idea of fun. Few
    guests make it here that don't fit pretty well with what I offer.
    I'll get some tarp scraps up to Ridge and cover them next year. The old
    tarps just wore or or blew away. Not sure.
    I'd appreciate getting the photos. I need some fresh stuff. I hope they
    include photos of activites and people. Thanks.
    Best wishes,
    Martin

    A footnote from Your Fourpeaks Host. A footnote from Your Fourpeaks Host.
    "Never heard from Tim again. No photos. No sense of humor."

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    Verbatim email exchanges with guests and prospective guests. Verbatim email exchanges with guests and prospective guests.CLICK HERE for more Fourpeaks Email Exchanges. Verbatim email exchanges with guests and prospective guests. Many of them informative. All of them good clean fun, even those about very serious subjects. Great if you like to read other people's mail.

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