Hipcamp host Sheila D.,
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Have an amazing view of the stars when you stay with us at our hill-top lean-to. Located on 50 acres of private property, this lean-to is the perfect place to sleep under the moon-light and have privacy. No tent needed, although there are spots to pitch one if you so choose.  The lean-to comes furnished with plenty of chairs, tables, and a futon bed with a bug net. You will


Have an amazing view of the stars when you stay with us at our hill-top lean-to. Located on 50 acres of private property, this lean-to is the perfect place to sleep under the moon-light and have privacy. No tent needed, although there are spots to pitch one if you so choose.  The lean-to comes furnished with plenty of chairs, tables, and a futon bed with a bug net. You will need to bring your sleeping bags and groups of three or larger will want sleeping pads/tents. We provide a small propane Coleman 2 burner campstove for your use with all your pots, pans, plates, and utensils. There is a cooler at the site for your food. There is a log picnic table under in a screen tent next to the lean-to and two hammocks for you to lounge in. There are over 5 miles of walking & biking trails on the property and neat places to explore right at the Adventure Base. The surrounding area has many lakes, streams, mountains, swimming holes, rivers, trails....so many adventures to have. Plus, we'll help you plan your activities for your trip to help ensure that your stay is a 'wow!"

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Remove your rubbish
Have a question? Send Sheila a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Miles of mountain biking trails on property. Great roads with wide shoulders for road biking.


Available a 5 minute drive away.


A short walk away!


We have miles of hiking trails on property and many great hikes nearby.

Horseback riding

Available locally.


A short drive away!

Wind sports

A short drive away!

Off-roading (OHV)

Some ATV trails available locally. Sorry, we don't allow ATVs on property.


Rock climbing is available 45 minutes away.

Snow sports

X-C skiing and snowshoeing on property and locally. Downhill skiing a short drive away. Snowmobile rentals and trails locally.


A short drive away!

Whitewater paddling

A 2 hour drive to a great whitewater rafting guide!

Wildlife watching

From your kitchen!


Natural features you'll find at Overlook Lean-to in New York.


Meacham Lake, just a five minute drive away, has a beach. We even provide beach towels!


We are on 27 acres of forested land!


Meacham Lake is a 5 minute drive to our north (many other lakes are nearby).


Closest mountain to climb, with a restored fire tower, is 10 minutes away.

River, stream, or creek

There is a river off-property, just a 10 minute walk away.

Swimming hole

Meacham Lake outlet is just 2 minutes to our north.


There are many waterfalls located within a 1/2 hour - 2 hour drive.


The Paul Smiths College Visitor's Interpretative Center is a 5 minute drive away with wetlands.

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Hipcamper Douglas
Douglas F.
recommends this listing.
October 31st, 2021

Perfect place to stay. So much is provided. Both Sheila and Bob are incredibly accommodating.

Hipcamper Eric

Homey adventure base!

Eric S.
recommends this listing.
October 26th, 2021

The Overlook Lean-to is my favorite spot I have stayed over the course of a two-week road trip I have been on. The structure is beautiful, homey, and well designed - if a little cold in the late fall. Sheila was there to greet me on site when i arrived at the adventure base and was ready with recommendations and friendly conversation. The whole site is incredible and you can bike or hike on their trails.

Hipcamper Brian

Wonderful second stay

Brian C.
recommends this listing.
October 16th, 2021

We had another amazing stay at Bob and Sheila’s!

This was our second time back - and we were super happy to stay in the lean-to. Their property was amazing in the fall foliage, and a great jump off point for the Adirondack High Peaks. Would highly recommend a stay here for anyone visiting the Adirondacks!!

Hipcamper Garrett

Perfect lean-to & incredible hosts

Garrett W.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2021

Bob and Sheila were fantastic hosts and incredibly kind people. They went above and beyond to make sure that our stay was as pleasant as possible. Not only was the lean-to a fantastic structure on a beautiful and isolated campground, it was extremely clean, close to many great hiking and road biking spots, and had absolutely everything we could need for the weekend. Even in the rain when we decided to skip our tents for the evening, we were totally sheltered by the lean-to, where we had a fantastic view and dry of the thunderstorm. Bob & Sheila even gave us suggestions for what adventures we should plan. My friend and I ended up hiking up Azure Mountain (absolutely breathtaking) and Bob planned out a 25 mile bike loops for us around Saranac Lake. They also have fantastic maple syrup and an adorable dog. There is just so much to love about this campground and the incredible hosts. Don't wait, book a stay with them today, you will not regret it!

Hipcamper Nathan

Real adirondack cabin!

Nathan C.
recommends this listing.
June 19th, 2021

Great hosts! Good location out in the Adirondacks, and a real 3-sided Adirondack cabin

Hipcamper Annie
Annie R.
recommends this listing.
October 5th, 2020

Great spot!! Thank you!!

Hipcamper Zachary
Zachary P.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2020

Hi. I stayed at the Overlook lean to at Adk Vacation Base. I had two friends with me. Everything exceeded our expectations. We met Bob, who showed us where our site was and gave us the rundown. He’s the man. Had no idea of all the extra amenities at the site.....I also didn’t look. Complementary maple syrup and pulley shower were the bees knees. Model of what a 5 star hipcamp should be. I’d come back fo sho.

Hipcamper Kyle
Kyle G.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2020

Bob and Sheila were incredible hosts! Their lean-to is exactly as pictured, immaculately kept, and in an ideal setting for a peaceful getaway. They had everything we needed and more readily available to us. As an added bonus, their complementary maple syrup made right on the property is outstanding We bought two bottles on our way out. Our only regret is not allowing ourselves the time to write in the lean-to diary before we left. We will absolutely be returning to do so. Thank You, Bob and Sheila!

Hipcamper Liat

Magical experience

Liat H.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2020

This place is amazing! So many people have written beautiful reviews about Sheila and Bob's Overlook, so I was a bit worried to arrive with too high expectations. Turns out I had nothing to worry about because the unique beauty and serenity of this place are difficult to capture in words. You have to see it... My family and I spent 5 magical and perfect days on Sheila and Bob's property: hiking and swimming during the day, looking for shooting stars at night, and watching the sun dawn from our warm sleeping bags in the lean-to. Sheila and Bob are wonderful and generous hosts. We definitely would have stayed longer if it had been possible. And are already dreaming of going back some day...

Adirondack Adventure Base
New York
United States
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