As much as I love my “city” weekends, I can’t help missing our cozy cabin up in Keene, NY. As soon as we saw the view, Chris and I knew we had to make it ours. And so began a complete life change. Make this mountain house ours, sell the suburban home our sons grew up in, move to Jersey City…you get the picture. It was a BIG change, but also an exhilarating, scary, fun, what-have-we-done one.
I’m going to share our gut renovation of the cabin in upcoming posts, but first I want to introduce you (if you aren’t already acquainted) with the Adirondacks where our 101 Aker Wood (as in Winnie the Pooh) is located. The Adirondacks are a natural wilderness unlike any other. Created in 1892 by the Sate of New York, the Park is a constitutionally protected Forever Wild area and spans 6 million acres — roughly 1/5 of New York. The Adirondacks are home to over 3,000 lakes and ponds and more than 30,000 miles of streams feeding 6,000 miles of rivers.
The Adirondack High Peaks, the region in which you’ll find our cabin, boasts 46 mountains above an elevation of 4,000 feet. The tallest is Mount Marcy at 5,343, and yes, I’ve climbed it. Ask my Achilles tendons about that experience!
Friends and family sometimes wonder why we don’t mind driving 4+ hours 2 weekends a month to go there…and basically any other time we can. But everyone who visits becomes a believer. And I think you will too as you learn more about this magical, majestic area.
If you’d like to start your adventure now, check out this PBS series preview or this site.
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What a beautiful hideaway. The Adirondacks are beautiful any time of year. My husband goes fishing up there and the views are spectacular. You’re very lucky to have this.
Thank you, Lourdes. We are indeed very lucky. Hope you’ll enjoy the upcoming cabin renovation and design posts.
Glad you liked it! What’s great is you can always add in whatever healthy options you have on hand. Beans or even a hard cheese might be other option to try. Cheers! MP