Hipcamp host Sheila D.,
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Stay up off the ground in our cozy tree house. A beautiful, circular space that is the perfect base camp for your next adventure - or the spot to curl up with a book. Close to our office building and home, the tree house is the perfect space to be in the woods, but not isolated. We provide you with bedding and towels, plus help you plan your trip. Our property includes miles of
Stay up off the ground in our cozy tree house. A beautiful, circular space that is the perfect base camp for your next adventure - or the spot to curl up with a book. Close to our office building and home, the tree house is the perfect space to be in the woods, but not isolated. We provide you with bedding and towels, plus help you plan your trip. Our property includes miles of hiking and purpose-built mountain biking trails. You will also have access to a covered, screened in area with a picnic table, chairs, cook stove, and all the dishes and utensils you need. There is no running water in the treehouse but the office building is only 20 feet away and has a bathroom with a hot shower for your use. Come stay with us and wake up in the trees! 
Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Sheila a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 18 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 bed!


Natural features you'll find at The Magical Treehouse in New York.


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


33 private acres of forested land!


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


Many mountains nearby, we'll share some of our favorites :)

River, stream, or creek

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


Not sure what this means...yes, there's a yard, no, it's not suburban in any way, shape, or form :)

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.


Wetlands nearby, great place to go Birding.


Takes you right back to the treehouse.

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Hipcamper Caitlin
Caitlin M.
recommends this listing.
August 19th, 2018

I can't say enough positive things about Sheila and the treehouse. If you're looking for the most magical place in the Adirondacks, you've found it. The property is gorgeous and secluded, close to Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, and Paul Smiths. Waking up in the canopy is as wonderful as it sounds. There is a tree swing and even a porch in the treehouse! It was nice and cool in the summer but there's a beautiful stove that I assume will keep it nice and toasty in winter! The screened-in cookhouse is just a stone's throw from the treehouse. It has everything you'll need (pots, pans, cutlery, french press, cooler, etc.), and if the weather is bad, you have an indoor cooking stove that makes everything super easy. The bathroom is in the building next door and is clean and well-kept. Everything about our stay, from speaking with Sheila beforehand, to the delicious, family-made maple syrup as a welcome gift, to our time in the treehouse was incredible. I can't wait to come back, would absolutely recommend!

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Hipcamper Cait
Cait W.
recommends this listing.
October 24th, 2018

Not only did the tree house offer a fun and cozy place to stay, but the property was magical. Sheila and Bob have carved trails that offer an afternoon of wandering, with hidden gems throughout their backyard (including a lean-to and sugar shack). We appreciated Sheila and Bob for their spirit and kindness, and loved learning about how they cultivated both. It was a chilly weekend- the heated blanket kept us warm at night, and the warm bathroom came much appreciated. Lastly, one cannot leave without a taste of Bob's delicious maple syrup!

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Hipcamper Gemma
Gemma R.
recommends this listing.
June 9th, 2019

Our stay at the magical treehouse was everything we hoped for and more! It was private, peaceful, and unique! Upon our arrival we were greeted by Chrissy and she made us feel very welcome and made sure we were comfortable. Although we did not get to meet Sheila and Bob because they were away, they still communicated with us and were very helpful and informative! Everything was so nicely put together and clean. I loved every minute of being here and exploring this beautiful land. We will definitely be returning as I think I found my little escape! Highly recommend staying here!

Hipcamper Brian & Natasha

Magical mountain getaway!

Brian & Natasha .
recommends this listing.
August 21st, 2019

Sheila and Bob's treehouse is one of the most magical and unique places we've ever stayed! Not only are they the sweetest hosts (we ended up just hanging out and chatting for most of the day!), but everything was so clean and comfortable that we felt right at home. The bathroom is super close by (in the main building right next to the treehouse), the screened in cooking area is so cozy, and the fire pit would be great for summer/fall nights making smores! Plus you're pretty close to both Saranac Lake and Lake Placid if you're down for a little drive. They built the treehouse themselves in the 80's and it looks like something right out of Treehouse Masters! Plus, their super sweet puppy Denali brought us all of the sticks we could have ever wanted. We will absolutely be coming back whenever we're in the area.

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Hipcamper Christopher

Truly a magical experience!

Christopher G.
recommends this listing.
October 6th, 2019

We enjoyed our 5 Wedding Anniversary here! Perfect “Wood” Gift! Everyone was so friendly and made our experience Amazing!!! We will be returning and sharing such a great experience. Temps at night dropped down but we were warm with the space heater and electric blanket. Beautiful lighting in the treehouse and decor make it a unique visit. The grounds are beautiful and easy to explore!

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Hipcamper Emilis

Charming glamp getaway

Emilis B.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2020

Sheila and Bob were very welcoming and thoughtful hosts. They provided firewood, recommendations for local activities as well as some much appreciated history of the area. While the treehouse wasn't as isolated as we expected, it was quiet and comfortable except the inevitability of indoor mosquitoes. The property is quite extensive and contains multiple walking trails and points of interest. The utensils available at the cookout area are limited, so make sure to bring your own. Dishwashing here is a real camping experience! p.s. this location has other camping options such as a private lean-to

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Hipcamper Sheila
Response from Sheila, the Host, on June 14th, 2020

Hi Emilis. We enjoyed having the two of you. Glad you were able to get away and have a well deserved relaxing weekend. Our only regret is that you didn’t see the big cookware bin in the cookhouse with everything from eating utensils, cooking spoons, ladel, spatula, to wine glasses, big cutting board, cooking pots, frying pans, French press, coffee mugs, tongs, vegetable steamer, plates, cups, bowls...we wish you had said something during one of our chats, like you did when you wanted a big knife to cut your watermelon with. As you experienced, we’re always ready to get guests what they need. We’d love to have you back, perhaps at the lean-to or next year at our log ‘tiny cabin‘ . Keep making a positive difference in the world, we need it!

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Hipcamper Ricardo

Magical indeed, book it now

Ricardo R.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2020

If this tree house is open, I would HIGHLY recommend you book it NOW! It’s beyond magical, the hosts are amazing people and the tree house is built by them. You feel safe and comfy in there. One of the best places we have stayed. I can’t believe this exist. The property is amazing, very clean. The treehouse guest have their own private area with kitchen and bon fire. Homemade Maple Syrup that rivals any syrup I have ever had. Book it or loose it.

*note, the hosts are very clean, good vibes and follow good practice in COVID-19 safety procedures for everyone’s safety. It made me feel very secure to be in this magical property.

My wife and I can’t wait to come back again. 🌳🏡❤️

Hipcamper Lora
Lora T.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 27th, 2020

The property is beautiful and the treehouse makes for a unique camping experience. It was not as private as we thought, though, as the treehouse is very close to the host's home/workshop space, and there were several other renters on the property as well. Also, be prepared for cold nights. We went in August and the temperature dropped to 40 degrees with no heat in the treehouse. There is a wood burning stove inside, but you can't use it.

Hipcamper Katherine

Amazing, enchanted getaway!

Katherine D.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2020

It was amazing! Every aspect of our treehouse stay was magical. We loved the treehouse itself with all of its charming features and attention to detail. The hosts were just wonderful, giving us privacy while also being available to chat and help as needed. They recommended some great ideas such as kayaking at Lake Meacham and Osgood River, Hiking the beautiful property following the signs and beautiful hand painted map. We also loved our own private cookhouse and fire pit. The whole property is lit with beautiful mason jars full of fairy lights and beautiful wicker encased string lights making for a magic feeling at night. We Also purchased several bottles of their delicious maple syrup for friends and family. Sheila also suggested that we stop at the Noon Mark Diner on our way home to pick up pies and they were Delish! We have recommended the Magical Treehouse to friends and family and we can’t wait to go back ourselves!!

Adirondack Adventure Base
New York
United States
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