My husband and I stayed in the Colden cabin for a 4-day/3-night weekend getaway to Lake Placid. The cabins are located just 15 minutes outside of town, right next to the Mt. Van Hoevenberg recreation area and less than 10 minutes from John Brown Farm and the Olympic Training Center. We met the owners, Wayne and Johanna, who were extremely helpful and very knowledgeable. (Once he learned we were hiking, Wayne was eager to show us some pictures and maps from nearby.)
The cabin was very clean and there were more amenities than we bargained for - dish soap, dish towels, pots, pans, a variety of plates/cups/utensils, paper towels, bath towels, washcloths, with a fully functional stovetop, refrigerator/freezer, kitchen and bathroom sinks, and even a coffee maker and toaster. The decor was charmingly rustic and appropriate, with a comfortable bed and modern thermostat.
My only small issues were the inconsistent water pressure in the shower (Common for a well system? The temperature was fine.) and the Wi-Fi didn't quite reach the cabin - but we were there for play, not to answer work emails! Cell phone service is rare in the region in general.
Overall, the stay was excellent and I would greatly recommend it to anyone looking for an affordable stay in the region.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Mt. Van Hoevenberg Lodge & Cabins we have four charming Adirondack style cabins with full-sized beds that can comfortably accommodate either solo adventurers or couples. We also have two family cabins that can sleep four people, and one cabin with a twin bunk bed for two people. Each self-contained, heated cabin contains an efficiency kitchen and its own private bathroom located on a five acre property with beautiful mountain views. Our guests have access to a fire circle with free firewood and a barbecue. Mt. Van Hovenberg Lodge is a five bedroom, two bathroom farmhouse with a fully equipped kitchen, an indoor and outdoor porch, dining room, living room, and breakfast area, that sleeps 12 people in 4 single and 4 double beds. With over 30 years of local guiding experience, your host, Wayne Failing, can help you plan your adventures. There are 30 miles of running, cross country skiing and biking trails which can be accessed from the back yard. We are only 1 mile from the Cascade and Pitchoff trailheads and Cascade Lakes, and only a few miles from Adirondack Loj. We are less than 10 minutes from the Village of Lake Placid and less than 20 minutes from Whiteface Mountain. ... more less