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    CLICK HERE for New Camp photo gallery (24 photos). NEW CAMP  On a granite ledge overlooking Camp Field, New Camp is a perfect one-room Adirondack Cabin. Views of Ebenezer and Rattlesnake from its open porch. CLICK & GO!  (On this page.)   Photo Gallery: New Camp Inside and Outside (24 photos).   Amenities Summary.   About Backcountry Living (for Guests).   About access to New Camp.   Meet Our Guests at New Camp. (What they had to say about it: Photos, Letters, Guest Book Entries.)   The New Camp Story--How it go that way.   Guest Notes:  "the first day it seemed "cozy small". By the day we (sadly) left it had become quite 'elegantly spacious.'"   "We really enjoyed New Camp. The deer came out to snort at us. A whippoorwill sang to us one night."   "My first time hearing a bear . . ."   "We had a slow rhythm to our days there--eating, reading, hiking/skiing, some weekly outings, tending the fire, gathering water."   (On the next pages.)   10 Best Visitor Information Pages. (Quick Index.) "New Camp Revisited," Martin and Louise together for (almost) the last time (sad).r, April 22, 2001, Jay, New York (with 22 more New Camp photos).  
    CLICK HERE for New Camp photo gallery (24 photos). CLICK HERE for New Camp photo gallery (24 photos). CLICK HERE for New Camp photo gallery (24 photos). CLICK HERE for New Camp photo gallery (24 photos). CLICK HERE for New Camp photo gallery (24 photos).
    CLICK HERE for the kind of secluded living offered at New Camp. Perched on a large granite outcropping at the edge of big Camp Field, New Camp looks out at Rattlesnake Knob and Ebenezer Mountain just a mile and a half away. By the brook that runs down from Brown's Notch. Springtime marsh marigolds grow in "The Sag" close by. The meadow fills with wildflowers. Short walks nearby to "Indian Spring," "Three Birches" and "Camp Rock" with excellent views of the Jay Wilderness. For location see Fourpeaks Trail Map label [NC] and CLICK HERE for the kind of secluded living offered at New Camp.
    Country Garden, one of several antique decorations at New Camp. New Camp is a single room, with a covered front porch, double bed, complete kitchen and dining table. The Vermont Castings fireplace stove well is well balanced for winter heating. Gas lights. Privy. Propane refrigerator by the back stairs. Water at the "Well House" with old fashion bathtub, stove for heating water and washstand. Picnic table. Hammock. Charcoal grill. Privy. One building with covered porch, Non-smoking, Pets welcome, 450 sq.ft., max. 2 persons. Single or double occupancy, $450/3 nights, $900/week. CLICK HERE for a seasonal offer, promptly delivered. 11% Sales/Occupancy Tax applies to all rentals of less than one week duration. A Deposit Payment is required to secure reservation. Cancellation fees apply.  See Guest Information for occupancy limitations and financial arrangements. Discount Prices.

    Fourpeaks is a smoke-free vacation place. No smoking is permitted in any of the Fourpeaks accommodations. See Safety First! & Fourpeaks Rental Terms. CLICK HERE for New Camp photo gallery (24 photos). "New Camp" Amenities Summary
    Bedrooms/beds: One Double Bed. Blankets and pillows supplied. [CLICK HERE for Frequently Asked Questions about what to bring, including bed linens and towels.]
    Full Kitchen:  Dry sink, 20 inch cooking range with oven, 4 cubic foot refrigerator, dining service for 4 persons and a complete selection of utensils, dishes, silverware, pots and pans, including a toaster, a tea pot and 3 kinds of coffee makers.
    Old-fashion outdoor toilet (privy, outhouse) right at camp. Toilet: Outside Privy (outhouse). [ CLICK HERE to learn about the privies (outhouses) at Fourpeaks Backcountry Camps.]
    Old-fashion pitcher pump right at the kitchen sink. Water/washing:  Old-fashion pitcher pump at the kitchen sink delivers water from "mini-cisterns." Big stand pump at the Well House for more. See How to work the pitcher pumps. It's fun. CLICK HERE for all about limited water at Fourpeaks Backcountry Camps, especially in Winter. CLICK HERE for bathing and showering at camp.
    Lighting: Gas lighting. No electricity. (Bring electric reading lamps, extra candles, if you like. No kerosene, gasoline or other lighting permitted.)
    Fireplace/heating: Vermont Castings Intrepid freestanding fireplace (parlor stove). Firewood supplied.
    Porches: Covered porch with Adirondack chairs and table.
    Additional:  Outside picnic table. Hammock. Charcoal barbeque grill.
    Miscellaneous: Dish soap, hand soap, sponge/pot scrubber, Comet cleaner, firewood, dish towels, toilet paper, trash bags, matches, candles, biscuit mix, honey, salt, pepper, sugar, etc. are all supplied. [ Planning your visit? CLICK HERE for more helpful information on setting up housekeeping.]

    New Camp Inside and Outside
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    CLICK HERE for The Portable Shower Bath. Scrubbing Up at our Fourpeaks Backcountry Camps. How do we do it at camp with limited water and no electricty? We bathe the time-tested oldfashion ways of years ago. Pump the water by hand. Heat it on the stove. Then bathe from a bucket with just a rag. Or sit in a big tin washtub. Cowboy Bathing in Tub. Or an old-fashion claw-foot bathtub like a cowboy just off the range. New! Hot showers with a new-fangled portable shower. That's luxury camping! The shower is quick and convenient. Ask for one when you get here. Either way it's all educational and fun, to learn how to get scrubbed up in a backcountry setting. CLICK HERE for Hot showers and those Oldfashion Ways.

    Backcountry Living at 'The Cabin.' Backcountry Living (for Guests).
    The cabins at Fourpeaks are spread out on a 700-acre property, 2-1/2 miles end to end. To maintain a safe, orderly, and clean place to live, the good will and cooperation of our guests are essential. This webpage will provide you a working familiarity with backcountry life and methods for heating, lighting and water use. Living off-the-grid is fun and educational. Insure your personal safety and comfort by learning how it works.
    If you're considering a Fourpeaks vacation rental,  CLICK HERE  for Backcountry Living (for Guests).

    CLICK HERE for more about access to our backcountry camps. Access to our Backcountry Camps. Fourpeaks is open year-round. There's auto access to The Cabin, Sugar Camp, New Camp, Gypsy Camp and Thoreau House, so you can drive right to them. But there's no "front desk" at Fourpeaks. so you need to find out how to get to your rental. CLICK HERE for How to Get to Your Rental.and What to do When you get There.
    Our two remote camps, Wolf's Nest and Ridge Camp, are rented to guests who hike in. (Wolf's Nest, 5/8 mile or Ridge Camp 1-1/2 miles.) Guests at those camps meet us at our Camp Barn Office. A full orientation to camp precedes the visit. Firewood plus propane for lighting and cooking are already in place at camp. Wash water is at the Well House at Ridge, but wash water must be carried up for Wolf. Extra backpacks and a cargo sled are available for loan.
    No guest vehicles. Except for short access roads off Stonehouse Road (to Thoreau House, Gypsy Camp, Sugar Camp, New Camp and The Cabin), the use of guest vehicles on Fourpeaks roads and trails is strictly forbidden.
    [More about access and other travel related information, including Winter Road Condirions, Public Transportation, and more at Frequently Asked Questions.]

    'Meet Our Guests at NEW CAMP!' CLICK HERE for Fourpeaks Photo Guest Book (A fun way to learn about Fourpeaks Adirondack backcountry and barn vacations.) Meet Our Guests at NEW CAMP! The Fourpeaks Photo Guest Book. is 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. Guest Photos Photos, Letters and Guest Book entries. CLICK HERE for our Photo Guest Book. CLICK HERE for Vacationing with Your Dog Guest Book pages.Pet-friendly vacations.   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 Fourpeaks Discount Prices. Get away to Fourpeaks, working part-time to pay your way. CLICK HERE for our Work-Stay Program. Discount Prices. We love to see guests come back. To make it easier, we offer Year-round Discounts. CLICK HERE to see our Reduced Rate Plans for Returning Guests.   Work here part-time to help pay your way? CLICK HERE  to learn about our Fourpeaks Work-Stay Program.  Get away to Fourpeaks for free. CLICK HERE for a Fourpeaks Home Exchange?Have a home or apartment in New York City? CLICK HERE to learn about a Fourpeaks Home Exchange.   Never been here, but you're a student, senior, or live on low-income? CLICK HERE  for help finding an Adirondack Budget Vacation.

    The Fourpeaks Story: 1967 to Today.
    CLICK HERE for Ridge Camp Story. CLICK HERE for Sugar Camp Story. CLICK HERE for New Camp Story. CLICK HERE for The Cabin Story. Putting Fourpeaks on the Map. CLICK HERE for Wolf's Nest Story. CLICK HERE for Gypsy Camp Story. CLICK HERE for Thoreau House Story.


    The Fourpeaks Story begins on a ski weekend at Whiteface with my first wife in '67. I can't remember if the kids were there or not. With a busy new business in the city, I was looking for a "wilderness" place, lots of trees and space, to get away to whenever I wanted. I had in mind cheap land, lots of it, not suitable for building development. I started asking around at the realtors, focusing on the lower priced offerings. Breakfast at the Golden Arrow across from the old hotel, I spotted an old lady at the cash register, looked just like my Bubba, a greyhead Zeide nearby. The old couple pointed the way to Wilmington. A few days later Dan Deighan, the land-savvy real estate man from Placid, was driving me up Stonehouse Road in a four-wheeler through a foot of snow. I wrote about it in a poem, "Camp."   CLICK HERE for the full story about The Cabin, my first camp. For the other camps, CLICK on one of the image links above. CLICK HERE to hear The Whole Fourpeaks Story--1967 to Today, 7 camps, 3 barns, 1 Stone House, 700 acres and 40 years later.


    #0324  "the first day it seemed "cozy small". By the day we (sadly) left it had become quite 'elegantly spacious.'"
    Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997
    From: B****Time@aol.com
    To: fourpeaks@whiteface.net
    Subject: Thanks from the B***ces!
    Words are hard to find to convey to you the wonder of our two days at "New Camp". We have never spent such a beautiful rainy Sunday day anywhere. And after two hikes up to Ridge Camp, the path & the end view are still beyond words! Our cabin was more than we could have expected--the first day it seemed "cozy small". By the day we (sadly) left it had become quite "elegantly spacious". I think it nice this was created the year we married--how did you know?? We'll be back again!! Thank you for providing such a marvelous space. P.S. Still enjoying that delicious apple butter. I think enough left for 1 more slice of bread.
    Kind regards to all--
    Barb & Gary B***e

    #1508 "We really enjoyed New Camp. The deer came out to snort at us. A whippoorwill sang to us one night."
    Subject: RE: Your Fourpeaks visit 08/09/11 to New Camp
    From: Kay**@*****.com
    Date: 8/18/2011 8:25 AM
    To: martin@4peaks.com
    Dear Martin,
    Dave and I want to thank-you for sharing this amazing piece of the Adirondacks with us. There is so much to see and explore. We enjoyed having the place to ourselves, without the tourists. Nature, as it is intended to be. Not touched, and ruined, by people. Isn't it just amazing that people think they can "improve" a waterfall by adding a light and sound show to it?

    We really enjoyed New Camp. I love sitting on the porch and relaxing with the view. The deer came out to snort at us. A whippoorwill sang to us one night. While hiking, we encountered a ruffed grouse courting his gal. We also scared a bird that had a nest on the ground with some blue eggs in it. A brownish bird, not too large. We hightailed it out of there so as not to disturb it any more, but I am thinking it was a robin...not that usual for them to nest on the ground, but they will occasionally (so the information on the internet said).

    We would like to try to visit again this fall to see those majestic old sugar maples in their fall color. I am not sure if we can manage 3 nights though, may have to be a 2 night trip. Vacation time is limited for us. We will be back in touch when we figure it out. I wish we'd have known about 4 Peaks years ago!

    We did investigate the other cabins - they are all so beautiful. We did not see Wolf's Nest as it was occupied and we did not want to intrude on the visitors, although we did meet Nancy and Mark on trail, very nice people. The view from Ridge Camp is absolutely incredible! Took our breath away!

    Thanks again - hope to see you soon! kay
    #0475 "My first time hearing a bear . . ."
    Date: 7/19/1999
    Name: Yvonne Me****
    Email: Yvonne**@geneseo.edu
    Location: Wayland, NY 14572
    Comments: We tremendously enjoyed our escape weekend to New Camp and look forward to returning, possibly even this Fall. My first time hearing a bear and it had to be when I was in the 3-sided outhouse! Don't change a thing; it's wonderful! My husband and I actually relaxed and our dog had a great time, too!

    #1270 "We had a slow rhythm to our days there--eating, reading, hiking/skiing, some weekly outings, tending the fire, gathering water."
    Stephanie and Jeff, 11-year old son Asa and dog Bili lived at New Camp the entire month of February.

    Subject: Re: Your Fourpeaks visit 02/01/09 to New Camp
    From: sha****@htva.net
    To: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)" HI Martin,
    We had a lovely time in February. It was so relaxing to be unplugged from the bigger world. We had a slow rhythm to our days there--eating, reading, hiking/skiing, some weekly outings, tending the fire, gathering water.

    Life goes on and we are back in the 21st century feeling a little too frazzled and hurried, but trying to maintain the thread of serenity we had at Fourpeaks. Spring is busy with major garden work, schooling the kids and jobs for pay.

    I hope you had a good trip in the Southwest. I'm not sure when we will be up your way again, but we will be sure to let you know.
    Cheers,
    Stephanie


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