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#1893 "So close to its natural state that you can imagine yourself as a pioneer just discovering the area."
Subject: Guestbook Entry
Date : 8/29/2004
Name : The Abrigo Family
Email : email@example.com
Location : Staten Island, New York
Comments : Dear Martin,
You are a very lucky man. Fourpeaks is a unique place of great beauty
that's been kept so close to its natural state that you can imagine yourself
as a pioneer just discovering the area. One way you could determine if
potential guests would appreciate the experience would be to have them stop
at Lake George Village first and have a look around there. If they tell you
they actually like the crowds and commercialism, then tell them to forget
Fourpeaks. It takes a different mindset to go into the woods and spend the
day picking up frogs instead of cruising the T-shirt shops in Lake George!
As much as we loved Fourpeaks, though, we weren't enthusiastic about
the outdoor privies! Chemical toilets are definitely the way to go (pun,
ha-ha) and we would immensely appreciate this amenity on a future visit.
We're contemplating a return visit with some friends to share a bigger
place than Thoreau House. Ridge Camp was really attractive and I'll bet the
fall foliage season there would take your breath away! Would you be willing
to get a couple of chem toilets there for the fall season? Let me know and
I'll see what's doable on everyone's schedule (possibly around Columbus
Regards, The Abrigos
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Subject: Thanks very much for your thoughtful Guest Book entry.
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 16:25:37 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Hello Frances, Joselito and Valerie!
Thanks very much for your thoughtful Guest Book entry.
The comparison with Lake George Village (or for that matter) downtown
Lake Placid is a good one. There are after all many (the majority of
vacationers really) who don't value privacy and are even scared to be
where there aren't A LOT OF PEEEPLE around. Asking them if they like
LG or LP village is a good way to figure them out. I'll try and
Quiet (no audible sounds except natural sounds like birds and insects
and wind in the leaves and such) is really scary for most people. They're
used to cars and planes and radio and TV and peeeple and even sirens.
A guest who just came down from Ridge today commented about that. He
couldn't hear any highway sounds at all or even airplanes. He says
he's visited lots of "wilderness" or "backcountry" places where city
sounds and sounds of motors still get in and spoil the quiet.
Yes. You can have the use of a chemical toilet while at camp. I mentioned
that in the "Thank you" letter that I sent to you following your visit
(see copy below). It's part of several new upgrade offers in my "Luxury Camping"
program. I don't want to be left behind with all the progress that's being
made to put "NATURE WITHIN REACH" to anyone who wants to take a look at it,
even for just a weekend. It's not so scary after all.
You can read something about what is "Luxury camping" and where to find it
in a magazine article from the Southwest Airlines In-flight magazine
(Fourpeaks is mentioned). Just click http://4peaks.com/fluxury.htm
Along with that "Luxury camping" page is an (almost finished page)
"Luxury Camping at our Adirondack Backcountry Camps," including a list
of new amenities available to Fourpeaks visitors, free phone service,
running water, flush toilets, hot showers, outdoor screened dining (some with
small fee) along with the already available complete kitchens, outdoor grills,
table and hammock, scenic private hiking trails, and pet-friendly accommodations.
Read about the new stuff at http://4peaks.com/foamen.htm still somewhat
"under construction" but due to be finished soon.
Thanks for thinking about coming back. You will have to remind me (my new
inquiry form will provide for it) that you want the flush toilets for your
visit. I'd love to have you back. Maybe I'LL MAKE YOU a meal to pay you back for
your friendly hospitality while you were at Thoreau.
The calendar http://4peaks.com/femail2u.htm shows Ridge is available
for Sept 11 for 3 nights and Sept 17 for lots of time, but Labor Day weekend
is already booked. Sorry. Please consider those alternate dates or maybe
Sugar Camp for Sept 2.
Hope to see you soon. (20% discount off posted rates apply for a second visit
#0461 "I loved the quiet. Even hauling water was fun. I took a shower and loved every step of the process . . ."
Subject: RE: YOUR FOURPEAKS RESERVATION
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 13:25:22 -0400
From: "Al C***"
Ted and I had a great time, Woody too. I loved Ridge and can't wait to
return. I think you have a great place. I loved the quiet. Even hauling
water was fun. I took a shower and loved every step of the process,
heating the water, filling the little shower pump and was
hing down. In
the words of Arnold S. in The Terminator, 'I'll be back'.
15** Broadway 36th floor
NY, NY 10036
212 277 **** phone
212 719 **** fax
#1532 "We had a WONDERFUL time this year, notwithstanding the pump situation."
Subject: Re: Your Fourpeaks visit 08/09/04 to Sugar Camp
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 16:30:03 EDT
Thanks for your note. We had a WONDERFUL time this year, notwithstanding the pump situation. We also couldn't get the
electric shower to work, although we replaced the batteries. You might want to check that out, too.
We left a couple of leashes, as you probably figured out, but don't worry
about it. Keep em or throw em out, whatever. Betty and Rudi have fancy new ones.
We no doubt will return next summer. I want to use my new kayak a lot, so
we might do some lake camping as well.
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Subject: We had a WONDERFUL time this year, notwithstanding the pump situation.
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 17:15:36 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)" To: Mamemail@example.com
Thanks very much for you email about your stay at Sugar Camp.
I'm glad you had a good time and I hope you'll make it again
next year. As I mentioned in my note the hand
pumps can be frustrating at times, even with regular maintenance.
Next year the option of "running water" will be available at
Sugar Camp and several of the other camps. It's part of my new
"Luxury Camping" program to put "NATURE WITHIN REACH" to anyone
who has an interest in it, for a week or just a weekend.
There's was a magazine article recently about "Luxury Camping," what it is
and where to get it (Fourpeaks is included) and you can see this at
now "NATURE WITHIN REACH--'Luxury camping.'" CLICK http://4peaks.com/fluxury.htm
Aside from "running water" there's the new option of flush toilets
(portable chemical toilets) and outdoor screened dining and more.
A graphic chart of these additions is on a new page "Luxury
Camping at our Adirondack Backcountry Camps" http://4peaks.com/foamen.htm
(still a bit "under construction" but to be finished soon).
I'm sorry your portable hot shower didn't work for you. (I wish you had
mentioned it as I have spares.) It turns out the fault is in the switch
and the manufacturer (www.Zodi.com) has an upgrade version. I just
ordered four of them. It's black instead of green. And these will
be in place shortly instead of the original showers. I'm sorry you missed
the fun of trying this! "Luxury camping" for certain and really very
simple to use.
Thanks again for writing. Hope to see you next year (or even sooner).
#0187 "The only thing that was missing was the pot holders . . ."
Subject: Guestbook Entry
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 12:54:59 -0700
Name : Penny Va*****
Email : p**@c***yro.com
Location : Sanford, Maine York County
Comments : My husband and I had wonderful time at the Wolf's
Nest. We never knew that New York had so much to offer. We will have to
come back in the winter to experience what that would be like.
The only thing that was missing was the pot holders to take the hot biscuits
out of the oven.
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Subject: Re:Wolf's Nest.
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 18:20:43 -0400 From: Your Adirondack Guide
Thanks for your Guest Book entry.
Please come visit us another season.
I am definitely onto the potholder situation. Each camp is getting a proper
hook, conveniently located, with 2 or 3 color coordinated (green mostly)
potholders which will get scrubbed up as needed. Just fixed up The Cabin
today and Wolf's Nest will be next.
Best wishes, Martin
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