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& Fourpeaks Activities. (On the grouped page.) Fourpeaks hiking trails, rewarding views with no crowds. Summer Swimming at the nearby AuSable River and beyond. Stay where you are! R&R and Other things to do right here at your backcountry camp. Visit Taylor Pond, a Wilderness Lake. Take Stonehouse Road for a walk back into history. Meet our guests at the Fourpeaks Photo Guest Book. Visiting Jay, N.Y., the heart if the Adirondacks! Vacation With Your Dog! Activities in the nearby High Peaks (A personal selection.) Fourpeaks Yellow Pages, A Guide to Local Resources.
Frequently Asked Questions. What is Fourpeaks like? Are there really four mountains? Where can I get a hot shower? What's a privy? Can we drive to camp? What's it like in Winter? How are the roads? How do the High Peaks compare with Lake George or the Catskills? How far is it from New York? Can you rent a place for just a weekend visit? Are pets allowed? What do we have to bring with us? CLICK HERE for what to bring and a complete list of "extras" you don't have to bring at our Frequently Asked Questions.
4-Star Wilderness Camping. Enjoy the quiet and beauty of untrammeled Nature in considerable comfort with no equipment and no experience required. View the Graphic Amenities Summary for heating, lighting, kitchens, water supply, screened porch or deck, and more. Get help deciding which Fourpeaks Cabin is right for you.
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. 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.
Something wrong? A problem? Get help right away!
Fourpeaks Housekeeping and Engineering offices are open all day (and into the night as well.) Gas light mantle busted? Are you out of sugar, candles, pepper, dishsoap? No gas? Phone 518-524-6726 or come to Camp Barn right away. We'll make it right. Promptly. Courteously. Thanks.
Before we get there you can help yourself. Help for How to work the Pitcher Pumps, How to light the gas lights, and (most important) the five easy steps for a safe woodfire are all right there in the Information Folder at your rental. Got a Complaint? Please don't keep it to yourself. CLICK HERE for guest complaints and more on the subject "I appreciate your telling me about the pepper grinder and the mattress cover " (An Email Exchange.)
About Fourpeaks Weather. Where it comes from. (Lake Champlain--35 miles away.) What it is today and for the next few days. (Links to WeatherUnderground.com.) Plus some things about our weather that you can count on whenever you visit. (A must read for guests!)
How to Get to Your Rental and What to Do When You Get There. Fourpeaks is on a New York State Scenic River Corridor. (It' so pretty we decided years ago even a small sign would seem out of place.) And Stonehouse Road in Jay NY 12941 is probably not on your map! Certainly your Fourpeaks rental cabin is not! You need our directions to get there! And you need the safety/arrival information for guests--"What to Do When You Get There." CLICK HERE for How to Get to Your Rental. and What to do When you get There. Thanks.
Reduced Rate Plans. For many guests a Fourpeaks getaway is just the beginning of regular and increasingly rewarding forays into the backcountry quiet and natural beauty of our pristine little valley with four mountains. And we make those second and succeeding visits easier to manage with discounts up to one-quarter off our regular rates. [CLICK HERE for Reduced Rate Plans for Returning Guests.]
Fourpeaks Biscuits from Scratch. Getting into the backcountry ways? For a complete camp experience, forget the toaster cakes, prepared cereals and ordinary bread or toast! Learn to bake these old fashioned hot little bread cakes from scratch. We provide the rising flour. You add the butter and milk. Goes well with our gift jar of raw wildflower honey. Yum! CLICK HERE for easy biscuit recipe.
Daughters of Utopia: A new novel that takes place right here at Fourpeaks.
Author Moss Krupnick's fast-moving adventure story is about strong women, black belt karate, a Utopian nature retreat drawn from our Adirondack backcountry camps and an insular Northcountry community very much like Jay NY. A fun way to learn about Fourpeaks from the perspective of a big-city visitor. CLICK HERE for excerpts, synopsis, book review, author note, and ordering information.
Fourpeaks Outdoor Activities. A 700-acre private Adirondack wilderness right at your door. 20 miles of hiking/skiing trails. No traveling to get there. No crowds at the trailheads and summits. An unequalled nature experience with no people. River swimming and fishing at the nearby AuSable River. A wilderness lake. Lots more. Browse our 10 activity pages. [CLICK HERE for Fourpeaks Adirondack Activities.]
Are you in this picture? Fourpeaks hosts now welcome paying guests to a 700-acre rest and playground for vacations in the Adirondack Great Camp tradition. Couples appreciate Fourpeaks secluded settings. Outdoor loving families have fun exploring our accessible wilderness. Folks with dogs enjoy the open spaces to run their pets. A private nature rereat. For a vacation away from it all. Are you in this picture? CLICK HERE to find out! [More about this at Frequently Asked Questions.]
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