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13 Ultra-Cozy Cabins, Cottages & Vacation Rentals in the Adirondacks

Get Started Planning Your Winter Getaway to the ADK!

What does an Adirondack winter getaway mean to you? Snowy activities during the day followed by a restful evening in front of a roaring fireplace? Or perhaps you'd like to skip the cold-weather fun and simply get snowed in somewhere super comfortable.

Plan your trip by centering your winter fun around one of these cabins, cottages, rentals, or rooms. You can spend the day skiing and come back somewhere warm - or just stay cozy indoors the whole time, we won't tell!

Please note, minimum stay requirements may apply.

Motel Long Lake and Cottages (Long Lake)

two cottages next to each other in the winter

The Highlights

While the motel at Motel Long Lake and Cottages is seasonal, five of their charming cottages are available during the winter. Four out of the five cottages allow pets during the winter, two of them have fireplaces, and all offer full accommodations and a relaxing escape in the Adirondacks.

Winter Activities to Enjoy

Winter visitors should check out the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area, where there is an ice skating rink and sledding hill in addition to an entrance to the Long Lake Snowmobile Trail System. Experienced hikers can take on the nearby Northville-Placid Trail, a challenging adventure in the winter.

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Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center (Northville)

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The Highlights

Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center offers lodging in studio units, housekeeping cottages, and a four-bedroom farm house. Each cottage includes electric heat, a woodstove, and a fire pit.

Winter Activities to Enjoy

Snowsports enthusiasts will not need to wander far, because Lapland Lake has an on-site, award-winning cross-country ski center. There are 50km of scenic ski and snowshoe trails in addition to snow tubing for kids, ice skating, night skiing, and a wood-burning sauna. For guests, use of the trails is free; you will need to pay for rentals if you don't have your own.

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Warner's Camp (Upper Jay)

image split in three with living room, bed, and outdoor fire in winterLiving room area and outdoor fire pit photos by @dirtandglass

The Highlights

This Ausable River-adjacent Adirondack cabin dates back to the mid 1800s. You'll love the wood-burning barrel sauna after a long winter's hike or a day of skiing, and there's also a wood-burning stove and a fire pit.

Winter Activities to Enjoy

Warner's Camp is optimally located approximately 5 minutes from Keene, 20 minutes from Lake Placid, and 25 minutes from Whiteface Mountain, each of which offer their own winterific activities. There's also Jay Mountain, about 10 minutes away, that is popular for snowshoers.

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Pike Point (Indian Lake)

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The Highlights

Pike Point is one of five Vacation Adirondacks rentals we highlight here. This one is dog-friendly, offers great views of Lake Abanakee and surrounding mountains, and has a gas fireplace and fire pit.

Winter Activities to Enjoy

The Pashley Falls Hiking Trail loop is excellent for snowshoeing and is 10 minutes from Pike Point. There are also vast hiking trails at nearby Blue Mountain, a town ice skating rink on Ski Hut Road, and nearby snowmobile trails.

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Beach Point (Indian Lake)

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The Highlights

Beach Point is also a Vacation Adirondacks rental on Lake Abanakee, except this rental and the next are essentially situated on their own peninsula. There's a gas fireplace, hardwood floors, and the knotty pine interior gives the place an extra-cozy feel.

Winter Activities to Enjoy

OK Slip Falls Trail, a 10-minute drive away from Beach Point, is suitable for snowshoeing and popular with winter hikers.

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Osprey Point (Indian Lake)

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The Highlights

Located near Beach Point, Osprey Point is pet-friendly, features knotty pine throughout, is fully stocked with modern appliances, and has a gas fireplace and fire pit.

Winter Activities to Enjoy

In addition to the aforementioned OK Slip Falls Trail, Snowy Mountain is a 12-minute drive away. Experienced snowshoers are welcome to tackle this mountain, but because of the steep terrain it is not recommended for beginners or for cross-country skiing.

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Fern Point (Black Brook)

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The Highlights

Vacation Adirondacks' appropriately named rental Fern Point is located on Fern Lake and features panoramic views of Whiteface Mountain and the High Peaks. Make use of the gas fireplace and outdoor fire pit, and feel free to bring your dog to this pet-friendly vacation home.

Winter Activities to Enjoy

Fern Point is 25 minutes from Whiteface Mountain.

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Placid Point (Lake Placid)

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The Highlights

The final Vacation Adirondacks property we show off is Placid Point, a stunning vacation home with a gas fireplace in each of the two living rooms and a main floor that opens up to a large deck with picturesque views.

Winter Activities to Enjoy

Placid Point is within walking distance of downtown Lake Placid (or a quick drive, if you don't want to walk in the cold!). Two Lake Placid winter activities we haven't mentioned yet but are worth checking out include the Lake Placid Toboggan Chute and Adirondack Sleigh Rides.

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Owaissa Club (Wilmington)

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The Highlights

Owaissa Club is a community of vacation rentals and residencies at the base of Whiteface Mountain. Think Adirondack charm combined with hotel amenities in thoughtfully designed townhomes, one of which has a fireplace.

Winter Activities to Enjoy

You'll have no shortage of things to do at Whiteface Mountain between skiing and gondola rides. There's also the nearby Wilmington Wild Forest Flume Trail system that comprises about 10 miles of trails open to cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.

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Twin Pine Lodge (Chestertown)

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The Highlights

Twin Pine Lodge offers authentic log homes or rustic Adirondack cottages on their 25 acres of land. There are 8 options available for the winter, most are pet-friendly, and they offer military discounts.

Winter Activities to Enjoy

Chestertown is a great place to make your home base for Adirondack winter fun, with free sledding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing at Dynamite Hill Recreation Area (they just don't offer rentals), the nearby Warren County snowmobile trails, and they're 20 minutes from Gore Mountain.

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Ampersand Bay Resort (Saranac Lake)

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The Highlights

For the first time ever, Ampersand Bay Resort will be open in the winter! Hunker down here to make use of their luxurious accommodations, most of which include fireplaces or gas-fired pot-belly stoves. There are 19 rental units spread out over 28 acres.

Winter Activities to Enjoy

Dewey Mountain Rec Center has 15km of groomed trails for all levels of cross-country skiers and is under 5 minutes from Ampersand Bay Resort. There's also Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center, less than 10 minutes away, that is awesome for kids and beginners, and Whiteface Mountain is under 30 minutes away.

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Prospect Point Cottages (Blue Mountain Lake)

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The Highlights

Come read a thick novel and sip hot chocolate by the fire at the charming Prospect Point Cottages. All cottages have large picture windows and porches overlooking Blue Mountain Lake.

Winter Activities to Enjoy

Prospect Point provides snowshoes for guests at no charge. They're also about 10 minutes from the Indian Lake Village ski slope and skating rink (you do need to bring your own skis or skates). And, they're about 30 minutes from Gore Mountain.

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Donnelly's Sunset Point (The House) (Long Lake)

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The Highlights

Donnelly's Sunset Point cabins are seasonal, but the house, which sleeps 8, is year-round. The house offers a covered porch, a covered deck overlooking the lake, and you can take advantage of off season rates.

Winter Activities to Enjoy

As mentioned with the first cozy lodging option on this list, the Long Lake region includes the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area for ice skating and sledding, the Northville Lake-Placid Trail for experienced hikers, and the Long Lake Snowmobile Trail for snowmobilers.

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