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    FAMILY VACATION fun discovering our accessible wilderness. Family Vacation
    With Kids.

    Your Fourpeaks Adirondack Backcountry Cabin makes a perfect family vacation in the great outdoors--The High Peaks of New York's 6-million acre Adirondack Park--the largest controlled use recreation area in the East. Hike, hang out together and have family fun discovering our accessible wilderness. Your family vacation cabin is all alone in its own secluded setting on 20 miles of private hiking/skiing trails. Full Kitchen. Fireplace. Authentic Adirondack furnishings. Pet-friendly. "Here's a vacation you won't forget!" Ridge Camp: A Wilderness Cabin for Your Family Vacation. CLICK & GO!   (On this page.)   Meet the Guests at Our Family Getaways at a Wilderness Cabin Photo Guest Book Pages. What they did here. What they had to say about it.    Guest Notes:  "I took my wife, two kids and baby (18 months) up the half-mile hike to the Wolf's Nest and were amazed at the views."    "perfect for our family with three young children. My 5 year old daughter collected some beautiful leaves to share with other children at school."    ". . . a wonderful two weeks at Sugar Camp with our two little boys."    "The kids loved it!" [PARENTS NOT!]
    David, Mason and Xavier Family Vacation at Whiteface Mtn summit. Family Vacation: Sara and April swim out to a big rock. (AuSable River at Jay, NY) Mary Ellen, Declan, Schuyler and Buddha on a Family Vacation at Rattlesnake. Al, Schuyler and Declan on a Family Vacation at Ridge. Family Vacation: Xavier and Mason at The Cabin back porch. Family Vacation: Sara at the Jay rapids (on the AuSable River by the covered bridge.)
    Kid Guests.   Kid Guests.   Kid Guests.   Kid Guests.   Kid Guests.   Kid Guests.   Kid Guests.   Kid Guests.   Kid Guests.   Kid Guests.   Kid Guests.   Kid Guests.   Kid Guests.   Kid Guests.  
    . New Guest Boook Page.0823_36.jpgPam and Rich with Kids. 2 Kid Guests. Frequent visitors since 2001, they bring Peter and new baby Marielle for a visit to Sugar Camp. 44 A Photo Web Page  Photos by Peter, age 6. "We always have a memorable time when we visit Fourpeaks, but this trip was really special.."
    'J.C.' age 8, with his kid brother, Mom and Dad.New Guest Boook Page.'J.C.' with his kid brother, Mom and Dad. 4 A Photo Web Page 2Kids.  'J.C.' makes some discoveries and tells 'the next kid' all about it. "To the next kid: are you having fun? I hope so. have you seen witeface mt.? you can see it from nearby if you hike the trail up to the Ridge camp.."
    Colleen and Robert Family Visit.Colleen and Robert Family Visit. 20 A Photo Web Page 1 Doggy Guests. With Dad, David and Dezzie for a nature getaway, enjoy the views, games and being together. "We enjoyed the peacefulness of it all. The birds sang tous every morning."
    Jill and Carlie.Jill and daughter Carlie. 14 A Photo Web Page 1 Doggy Guests. Syracuse NY, hiked and climbed, hung out with Hoss at Sugar Camp. "My friend said that was the best photo of an outhouse she had ever seen! ."
     Brian's kid drawings.Colleen and Gary  38 A Photo Web Page  3 Kid Guests.Matthew, Brian, Kelsey    2 Doggy Guests.Geddy and Scout. This page features Brian's 12 drawings of camp. Not to be missed!   They're from Ballston Spa NY, hiking, artwork. "We had an outstanding weekend. The hikes were not too difficult for the kids to complete."
    Brandon Family 15 A Photo Web Page 2 Kid Guests. Lansing MI "The accommodations were exceptional and the scenery unbeatable."
    Edwardsen Family10 A Photo Web Page 2 Kid Guests. 2 Doggy Guests. "We had a great visit and only wish that we were still there.."
    Dean and Mike, father and son at Fourpeaks.Dean and Mike, father and son at Fourpeaks. 4 Summers at Fourpeaks, staying at Wolf's Nest and Ridge Camp. 76 A Photo Web Page Kids.   Rochester NY, hiking, fishing and hanging out. "Fourpeaks gives us one week each year to realize what is really important.."
    Vandore Family 13 A Photo Web Page 2 Kid Guests. 1 Doggy Guests. New Jersey and England "The children really enjoyed playing amongst the rocks and in the white water."
    Alison with Wilson and Ethan Sugar Camp 2001.Alison with Wilson and Ethan at Sugar Camp plus 2 solo visits. 25 A Photo Web Page 2 Kid Guests. 1 Doggy Guests. Solo Guest "This peace-filled place and quiet is just what the doctor ordered. It was a sort of turning point in my life. ."
    Kim, Dan and Kids 2002 backcountry getaways 52 A Photo Web Page 3 Kid Guests. 1 Doggy Guests. "4 peaks is a great place for anyone that goes there.."
    Ashley, TJ, Kaya and Kohana.Ashley, TJ, Kaya and Kohana. 20 A Photo Web Page 2 Kids.   1 Doggy Guests. Ithica NY "Our 4 day stay was full of exciting things to do with the kids and our dog.."

    CLICK HERE for our Photo Guest Book. For all the Family Vacation with Kids Pages, Look for the Family Vacation with Kids symbol:  Kid Guests.   Kid Guests.   Kid Guests.   Kid Guests.   Kid Guests.   Kid Guests.   Kid Guests.  

    'Meet Our Guests!' CLICK HERE for Fourpeaks Photo Guest Book (A fun way to learn about Fourpeaks Adirondack backcountry vacations.) Meet Our Guests at the Fourpeaks Photo Guest Book!
    A fun way to learn about our Adirondack backcountry vacations.

    Who came. Where they're from. Where they stayed. The Season. What they did here. What they had to say about it. One hundred Plus Pages of Guest PhotosPhotos, Letters and Guest Book Entries.   CLICK HERE for Vacationing with Your Dog Guest Book pages.Guests with their dogs.   CLICK HERE for Just For Two Guest Book pages.Romantic getaways.
    CLICK HERE for Solo Guests Solo Guests   CLICK HERE for Families with Kids Guest Book pages. Families with Kids.

    CLICK HERE for all about a Fourpeaks pet-friendly vacation with your dog.George, the playful Mini Golden  invites you to His Pet-Friendly Vacation Resort. (CLICK HERE.)Vacation With Your Dog! Walk, Run and Swim in Mountain Air.  Fourpeaks 7 Backcountry camps on 700 acres with 4 mountains make a perfect Pet-friendly vacation in the great outdoors. 20 miles of hiking/skiing trails in meadows and woods with gorgeous views. Dog swimming at Brook Trail and the nearby AuSable--upstate New York's prime scenic river. Kitchens. Fireplaces. Comfort and style in a wilderness setting. CLICK HERE for George, our resident canine, who's excited to tell you all about it and CLICK HERE for an index to all 10 Fourpeaks pet-friendly vacation pages.


    #1286 "I took my wife, two kids and baby (18 months) up the half-mile hike to the Wolf's Nest and were amazed at the views."
    Subject: Guestbook Entry
    Date : 10/11/1999
    Time : 5:29 PM
    Name : The Davidsons
    Email : d*****@optonline.net
    Location : North Shore Nassau, NY
    Comments : It was Awesome! Beautiful large (HUGE) property, practically all to yourself for your stay!
    Trails for hiking and biking, I took my wife, two kids and baby (18 months)
    up the half-mile hike to the Wolf's Nest and were amazed at the views.
    Even more breathtaking was the 1.5 mile hike (which I did alone, with my
    bike) out to the Ridge--here, out in the middle of the woods, was a
    WILDERNESS SHAN-GRI-LA~~! Really cute, looked very comfortable--we think
    we'll give the Ridge a shot when we come to
    FourPeaks again, WHICH WE MOST DEFINITELY WILL DO!
    Overall the cool thing about FourPEaks was the idea that your stay can scale
    all the way up to high tea at 4PM , all the way back to a rustic,
    very private, out in the wilderness retreat, just to shake the cobwebs out
    of your soul...

    #1779 "perfect for our family with three young children. My 5 year old daughter collected some beautiful leaves to share with other children at school."
    Guestbook Entry
    Date : 10/11/2000
    Name : BRIAN AND CYNTHIA K**** Email : ERYN****@AOL.COM Location : BALDWIN,NY
    Comments : We had a wonderful time. The accomodations were perfect for our family with three young children.
    The scenery was breathtaking in all its peak fall colors.
    My 5 year old daughter collected some beautiful leaves and pressed them in wax paper to share with other children at school.
    We will definetly return to experience the beauty and tranquility of 4peaks during the other 3 seasons of the year. It was absolutely the most relaxing getaway yet for our harried Long Island family! I have recommended your unspoiled haven to a few select friends. Thank you for your hosptality.

    #0236 ". . . a wonderful two weeks at Sugar Camp with our two little boys."
    Subject: Guestbook Entry
    Date : 8/16/2002
    Name : Tony F**** and Diana St.***
    Email : tf*****@gi.com
    Location : New York, NY
    Comments : We had a wonderful two weeks at Sugar Camp with
    our two little boys. It was so quiet and peaceful. The starry night sky
    was especially beautiful and a few times we were treated to spooky howling
    off in the distance late at night. We wondered if it was coyotes or wolves?
    We did some local hiking but mostly we used Sugar camp as a base to tour the
    Adirondacks. We visited the top of Whiteface Mountain. We visited John
    Brown's grave in Lake Placid. We visited the Adirondacks Museum in
    Elizabethtown. We drove to the ferry and crossed Lake Champlain to visit
    the Shelbourne Museum (highly recommended) in Vermont. But our boy's
    favorite activity was swimming in Lake Everest and a trip to the ice cream
    stand in Wilmington.

    #975 "The kids loved it!" [PARENTS NOT!] (An Email Exchange with Martin's Comments in bold type.)
    From "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
    Date: 8/17/2011 8:29 PM
    To: James and Mey M****      975
    At: james***@m***.com       347/***-****
    Re: Your Fourpeaks visit 07/03/11 to The Cabin
    Dear James and Mey,
    Thanks for the visit. I have the feeling this was not an ideal vacation for your family. Were there any benefits?
    Or just a mistake?
    [Balance of standard Thank You email not included.]

    Subject: RE: Your Fourpeaks visit 07/03/11 to The Cabin
    From: "M****, James"
    Date: 8/18/2011 3:50 PM
    To: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
    Hi Martin,
    A bit of a mismatch. We have spent time in cabins in Maine and camped out with composting privies and in the wilderness, and I think our expectations mapped out as follows:
    1. The overall layout - space and privacy - met our expectations.
    2. Cleanliness was an issue. The screen room hadn't been cleaned,

    The Screen House, "a Summer dining room under the pines," something like a large gazebo. Hardly a place for "cleaning."

    the curtain on the privy was mildewed,

    Outdoors in the rain all Spring? What else? The mice also get at them. Changed and repaired occasionally.

    and as I mentioned to you the term "composting privy" means to me something like the ADK has at Heart Lake or the Green Mountain Club has along the Long Trail. At best, the privy here was a "moldering privy," and there is a difference.

    The term "composting privy" is not to be found on the Fourpeaks website. We tell All About our Privies (Outhouses), including summer "barnyard odor".

    Further, the fenced-in yard of The Cabin should be weed-whacked or mowed to make for a neater experience.

    The enclosed yard is treated seasonally for poison ivy. For the rest, Nature has it's way.

    3. On its own, the absence of potable water would have been less of an issue, but in connection with [2] just added to a sense of dread should any of us become infected.

    "A sense of dread?" Spooky. The water at camp is clear and fresh as a mountain spring. Not for drinking in rental situations, by State Law, because of the risk of coloform bacteria. No "infection" possible. More at Water Safety.

    4. The kids loved it!
    We looked around, and for us we are peak-baggers at heart. It will make for more of a vacation to stay at accommodations less rustic, saving our grit for the trail.

    Yes. Look for the "AAA," "Mobil rated" signs, etc.

    Many thanks,
    James

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