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Otters and Eagles Cabin

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· Stephentown, New York
5 acres
1 site
1 Lodging
This is a 1920's cottage that we moved and restored. The building site is an old Charchoal mound that was in use in the 1700's so there is a lot of history between the building and site where it sits. It's a beautiful spot right on the water, tranquil and full of wild life' we I built this cabin for the quiet enjoyment of our natural world. This is a place to unwind and reconnect. We have just added a 10*12 platform tent to accomodate an extra couple or for more space for older families with teenagers. This is still 1 site, tent just gives a few options if needed. You can find pricing for it in "extras" Enjoy water front camping on a quiet 15 acre pond, 4 miles from the mass border and Berkshire Mountains. Our cabin is cozy with a wood stove and beautiful outdoor fireplace, additional large fire ring and seating area. The cabin is equipped with a composting toilet and an additional large outhouse. An outdoor shower with hot water. This is a very private setting, super quiet and relaxing.
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Stephentown, New York, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Mark P.Joined in March 2021
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26 ratings · 25 reviews
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Eloy O.recommends
November 7, 2022
Otters and Eagles Cabin
Beautiful place for kids!
Awesome place to stay! Mark is a great host. The cabin is a very well equipped with the basics and in a very sustainable way. I’m sure that we will come back again.
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Cathy B.recommends
October 25, 2022
Otters and Eagles Cabin
Mark's cabin was the perfect spot for a friends' get-away. The setting is so beautiful - peaceful, yet plenty to see and do. In the mornings, we sat watching the otters play in the pond as we drank our coffee, and then we listened to the owls in the evening as we sat by the fire. We loved the convenience and comfort of having potable running water and the wood stove, the heated outdoor shower, and comfy chairs and beds. We'd recommend Mark's cabin to anyone looking for a comfortable stay in the woods, and we'll certainly be back!
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Shaen G.recommends
October 16, 2022
Otters and Eagles Cabin
The cabin is quite spacious. Can fit 4 people comfortably; plus there is another tent for meditation/yoga use. The cabin is right in front of the pond; gorgeous mornings and evenings. Perfectly quiet. Mark did a really good job building the cabin. Wood burning stove provided plenty of heat. Fire pit + outdoor fireplace made me really happy. The camp stove, counter, and sink worked well for meals. Indoor compost toilet was a great idea.
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Kate L.recommends
October 13, 2022
Otters and Eagles Cabin
Idyllic Rustic Cabin Retreat
Mark’s cabin is a beautiful labor of love 💖 It is perfectly curated with everything you would need in a little camp home. The still lake water in the morning was a perfect mirror for the trees covered in bright fall leaves & at night we could walk up to the shore to see the full moon. The night was full of hoots from owls & we made s’mores over the campfire. It felt cozy by the fire with the heat being thrown from it and the smoke was diverted perfectly so no need to move around! My friends who I wanted to drag on a camping trip with me were glad we were in a great hybrid spot and could retreat to somewhere with walls if needed (along with the option to take a hot outdoor shower!) We loved being able to cook over a fire with the option of a camp stove. My friend who is afraid of the dark also liked having the option of not having to brave the outside alone in the night to use the restroom! The sleeping choices were comfy & the indoor wood stove kept us toasty on a below freezing night! If you ever wanted to feel like you lived in the Ingall’s household, this is the place to try it! There was an abundance of places within 20 minutes to grab a bite to eat, Pittsfield being a nearby town with quite a few options & if you like hiking there is plenty of it, especially at Mt Greylock, highest peak in MA! Mark has some excellent recommendations as well! Mark has really thought of it all for this place and we are so grateful to have spent the weekend in such an idyllic little spot.
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Frank F.recommends
October 3, 2022
Otters and Eagles Cabin
Otters and Eagles Cabin was even more peaceful and comfortable for us than we hoped it would be, a beautiful, quiet spot on a tranquil lake. The platformed wall tent was great additional sleeping space. Our Host Mark was a friendly and kind family man happy to share this lovely place. When we had last day, unexpected mechanical issues with our truck, Mark not only let our family stay at the cabin well beyond our check-out time in order to get repairs, he also made the phone calls to find us a shop that was open on Sundays and able to help. Thank you again Mark, so very much! Our stay was wonderful!
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Emilie G.recommends
October 2, 2022
Otters and Eagles Cabin
Cozy cabin, lovely view
We had a wonderful time at Mark’s cabin. It is beautifully situated on a private lake and nature preserve. The cabin and tent are very comfortable and well equipped. Mark went above and beyond to make our group comfortable and meet all of our needs. We really enjoyed relaxing around the campfire and watching the sun set over the lake. The wood stove kept us toasty in the cabin when it got cold at night. Logistics: there are two toilets, one inside and another in an outhouse. There is also an outdoor shower. Running (cold) water at the large kitchen sink. Both the cabin and tent are wired for electricity which we found very handy! There is a two burner propane camp stove in the kitchen and a charcoal grill outside. There is a wood stove inside, a lovely stone fireplace on the deck and an area for a bonfire so you have lots of options for enjoying a fire. We enjoyed our stay very much and would definitely return.
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Donna M.recommends
September 11, 2022
Otters and Eagles Cabin
Nature’s relaxing getaway
This cabin overlooking the pond is a peace of serene soulfulness. You feel the relaxing vibe in this hand built cabin w beautiful wood floors, outfitted kitchen, comfy rocking chairs to sip coffee in and a cool fresh composting toilet. We slept so soundly, and also heard the calls of the Barred owls and laughed at kerfuffle of the geese! Sitting outside w many choices of fireplace or pit or torches gives a campy nature feel. It’s perfect! And Mark is so hospitable with a warm, kindness! We will be back!
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Victor S.recommends
August 28, 2022
Otters and Eagles Cabin
Great relaxing spot!
Great place to relax and disconnect! Mark is a great host, super responsive and resourceful! The cabin has everything you need. Highly recommend this spot for a couple who’d like to escape the city!
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Dan B.recommends
August 22, 2022
Otters and Eagles Cabin
Beautiful view from wooded cabin!
This is a really lovely place to unplug for a few days. Mark is a fantastic, accommodating and friendly host, and he has built a lovely cabin set in woodland and with a lovely pond. Mark was super helpful with directions, firewood and info about the local area. When he saw that we were two couples staying, he recommended the additional platform tent he can install on site. The tent is great, and definitely gave us all a little more space to maneuver. The cabin is remote enough to feel disconnected from the world (limited cell data, no wifi, compost/longdrop toilets) but has great amenities to not require too much thought (electricity, running water, a delightful hot outdoor shower!) A great spot, we would love to come back!
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Poorunsol L.recommends
August 16, 2022
Otters and Eagles Cabin
If you're looking for a quiet, private camping spot, this cabin would be it. Mark (the host) kindly welcomed and guide us from the moment we booked the site. The cabin was beautifully built with good old fashion fireplace where you can enjoy the indoor fire during the night. From the serene view of the pond, hot outdoor shower to the sound of owls, there are so many reasons you can't resist but to fall in love with this place. It was one-of-a-kind experience.
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Karen F.recommends
August 2, 2022
Otters and Eagles Cabin
This cabin is perfect! Mark is great! The owls are a great treat! Outdoor shower is a must try! Love it
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Michael D.recommends
July 6, 2022
Otters and Eagles Cabin
A perfect oasis
This cabin in the wood is a perfect location with all the amenities. Mark is an amazing host and is warm and welcoming with helpful suggestions for the area. I look forward to returning to this location and enjoying the views and sounds of nature.
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John M.recommends
July 4, 2022
Otters and Eagles Cabin
The cabin was so cozy and beautiful! Staying there felt absolutely serene, the stillness of the surrounding woods and occasional otter and eagle sightings was absolutely blissful. Mark was very warm and welcoming which helped our stay feel all the better. Definitely check this spot out, it’s a must!
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Nicole P.recommends
June 22, 2022
Otters and Eagles Cabin
The location was beautiful and private, and very easy to find. The host was very pleasant, we will be going back for sure!
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Jessica D.recommends
June 6, 2022
Otters and Eagles Cabin
The view is everything.
A beautiful hidden gem! We absolutely loved the morning light and sunset over the lake. Every detail was oriented toward the view, including from the outdoor toilet and outdoor shower. My 5 year old son loved using that toilet the most. My favorite feature was the outdoor fireplace next to the cabin because somehow that area stayed dry so even though it rained a lot, we were still able to sit by a cozy fire.
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Grainne F.recommends
May 15, 2022
Otters and Eagles Cabin
This place is beyond nice. Even better than the pictures!!! I went with my partner and 2 kids aged 10 and 2. The cabin had all we needed, a kettle, toaster oven, propane stove, running water and a toilet. We just brought a cooler to keep our food cold. Outside there’s a smoker and bbq. The fireplace on the deck was our favorite. So nice hanging there in the evenings. The scenery is beautiful and the sounds of nature really make you forget about your worries. Truly a relaxing place. Mark and his wife were amazing hosts and made us feel very welcome. We will definitely be back again.
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Kristen M.recommends
April 25, 2022
Otters and Eagles Cabin
This was our second trip to Otters and Eagles Cabin and it won't be our last. Mark has thoughtfully included anything one might need to get away from everything without having to pack your entire camping cache. The cabin is cozy, comfortable, and in a beautiful setting. It is our kids (ages 6 and 9) favorite cabin to vacation to. The wood stove kept us toasty on the chilly April nights and we loved roasting marshmallows at the fireplace on the deck. It was a dream weekend.
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Miranda K.recommends
October 24, 2021
Otters and Eagles Cabin
Perfect weekend! Such a comfortable and cozy cabin with an amazing view/location. Thank you to Mark for making everything easy and enjoyable!
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Josh G.recommends
October 22, 2021
Otters and Eagles Cabin
Otters and Eagles was wonderful, as was Mark! The cabin, grounds and surrounding woods are the perfect place to connect with nature and each other. Mark was super helpful and kind. Went above and beyond to check in on us, make sure we have what we need, share the history of the property, and help us find things to do locally. Recommend this place highly!
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Jeffrey M.recommends
September 18, 2021
Otters and Eagles Cabin
I highly recommend Otters and Eagles Cabin. It is located in an idyllic lakeside and densely wooded setting. I saw otters both mornings of my stay and found an eagle feather while hiking in the woods. The lake was tranquil and serine - a lovely respite. The cabin was more than expected - cozy and comfortable. The wood stove took the chill off the mornings in the cabin and the outdoor fireplace and fire pit were wonder places to relax, enjoy coffee or a cocktail, and cook on an open fire. Mark is a kind, gracious and attentive host.
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Lauren P.recommends
September 13, 2021
Otters and Eagles Cabin
Beautiful Secluded Spot
Mark’s place was so beautiful! You can tell that a lot of care went into creating a special experience. We especially loved learning the history of the cabin and the land. I would definitely recommend to friends. Thanks Mark!
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Jonathan P.recommends
August 30, 2021
Otters and Eagles Cabin
Great for lakeside cookouts
Mark’s cabin was a wonderful summer retreat. We had a quiet stay with a beautiful view. It provided just the right amount of amenities that let us feel like we were away from civilization while having the comfort to grill fireside and take in the natural beaut with a bottle of chilled prosecco .
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Erin S.recommends
August 20, 2021
Otters and Eagles Cabin
Marks cabin is great, and he's a wonderful host. So thoughtfully designed and built with comfortable beds and running water. The outdoor shower and blue loo are great! We loved cooking over the fire down by the water and moving up to the other fireplace after. It's a really great spot, can't wait to come back again.
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Saqui A.recommends
August 17, 2021
Otters and Eagles Cabin
A Very relaxed comfy cozy cabin
Mark was great showing us around the cabin and getting us settled in. We brought our two boys 11 and eight on this trip. We got to enjoy the amazing view of the Lake and wildlife. There’s board games for everybody to play and a big charcoal grill for me. We got to take nice peaceful walks through the woods and just relax a little. Mark let us into is garden to try some fresh blueberries that where in season. Yummy. Don’t forget about the hot shower with the lake view, very refreshing. Thank you again Mark for the good chat about the history of the property and the cabin. Otters and eagles cabin is on my favorite list on Hipcamp for sure. Till next time. Thank you
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Kristen M.recommends
August 16, 2021
Otters and Eagles Cabin
The perfect getaway
Mark's cabin is a little slice of heaven. It has everything you need to be comfortable while getting away from it all. The area is spectacular, the cabin is cozy and was the perfect ace for our family if 4 to spend a few days away together. We can't say enough great things about it!
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