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 27 acres, this private lean-to is the perfect place to sleep under the moon-light. 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 b


Have an amazing view of the stars when you stay with us at our hill-top lean-to. Located on 27 acres, this private lean-to is the perfect place to sleep under the moon-light. 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. We do provide a small 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 lovely picnic table under a tarp next to the lean-to and two hammocks for you to lounge in. There are tons of walking trails and neat places to explore on the property and in the local area. Plus, we'll help you plan your activities for your trip!

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
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: 1 night
  • 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.

The vibe at Overlook Lean-to

Places to see near Adirondack Vacation Base

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Hipcamper Catherine
Catherine F.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2018

The Overlook Lean-To is AMAZING. The site is extremely clean, organized and well stocked. The fire pit is beautiful (surrounded by incredible rocks). The lean-to itself is a work of art and has great energy. The land is lovely and well-cared for. It's very private, but also accessible. My husband and I stayed for three nights and had friends join us for two. We had so much fun at the camp and in the area. But most importantly, Sheila and Bob are the best hosts. They are interesting, kind and cheerful people who put so much love into this piece of property over 35 years. And they make the BEST maple syrup. We hope to be back soon! The fall colors will be amazing up there, I'm sure.

Hipcamper Eric
Eric V.
recommends this listing.
September 29th, 2018

We absolutely loved out stay at Overlook Lean-To. The property is beautiful and very private. The lean-to itself is very comfortable and fully equipped for cooking and campfires. Bob and Sheila were very welcoming and engaging. They called us beforehand to make sure we had directions, and gave great recommendations for hikes in the area. We will be back for sure.
Come stay here!! You won't regret it!!

Hipcamper Jenny

Wonderful week away from home

Jenny K.
recommends this listing.
August 24th, 2019

Wonderful secluded escape with friendly, and attentive hosts.

Hipcamper John
John K.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2019

If you're tired of state campgrounds with neighbors on your elbows running their generators, then this place is next to perfect.

We stayed for 8 nights so we really had a chance to settle in and enjoy. My wife and I slept in the lean-to and my girls set a tent off to the side.

It's not remote, but it is very private. The traffic you hear is kind of a moderate droning sound in the distance.

If you're staying for a night or two, Sheil's got you covered with dishes, pots & pans, water, coffee pot, a lantern, or whatever. Because we were there for so long (and because I'm a little "extra"), I'm glad I brought some of our own gear—I wish I had brought our enamel camping dishes.

Bob is a true artisan and his talent shows in the construction of the lean-to. The thing is amazing! Be warned, however—I'm 5'8" and managed to bump my head at least 3 times on one of the overhangs. I cannot explain why I didn't learn after the first time. ;)

Also to Bob's credit is the 1.4 miles of MTB single track that runs through the property. It has 3 nicely done berms and just over 100' of elevation...and I had it all to myself! ..a lot of fun.

Sheila is the perfect concierge with seemingly endless suggestions—and what's cool is that she's earned the right to talk about all of them. She's done the paddles, the climbs, and experienced whichever restaurant. She's good!

Sheila and Bob were fantastic hosts. They were very respectful of our space but perceptive enough to always be available when we needed guidance on the day's events or where to buy ice.

Their property is really cool and I’m certain that whichever one of their venues you chose to sleep in you’d have a great time.

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Hipcamper Maryann

A romantic slice of paradise.

Maryann L.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2019

We could not have asked for a more private, more peaceful or more perfect getaway. The lean to had a super comfortable bed as well as furniture and hammocks, Despite the rain we were warm and dry even when cooking due to the generous overhangs on the lean to. Take a chance with this different accommodation. You will not regret it.

Hipcamper Daniel

Simply beautiful

Daniel M.
recommends this listing.
November 4th, 2019

Bob and Sheila are the best hosts. Bob stayed up until 10pm when we got in after unexpected delays. After realising we were inexperienced campers they checked on us periodically. The site was a beautiful masterpiece that was perfect to celebrating our 8th anniversary. The Lean-to was adequately equipped and perfectly positioned for viewing the sunrise and sunsets.
A recommendation we will make to all friends and family

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Hipcamper Janessa

Exceeded my expectations

Janessa T.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2020

The perfect camping set up. Sheila and Bob are the best hosts. The property is maintained perfectly, and they take great care and thought in your personal stay. They are obviously people who also enjoy camping, and the entire property set up shows that. They are also both really nice down to earth people, who make you feel at home and safe while you’re there. It has an ideal cooking set up on the side you walk up to (conveniently next to the screened in truly well made wooden picnic table) with a nice good working gas stove on a counter with extra space and cooler down below. The leanto is amazingly cozy and is built to keep you dry and warm from the elements. On the other remaining side of the leanto is a spot for firewood, and it also has enough cover to stay dry no matter the weather; there are two hammocks to hang out right next to that in the nearby trees. There is a flat space near the picnic table that a tent could be put on for some who prefer. And next time if I bring my son or more guests I will do that and there would be plenty of room. The leanto is fine to sleep in and the net keeps the bugs out,so I used that and it was great I slept like a baby. Great atmosphere, spectacular hosts, beautifully maintained property and a great view. The whole place is just beautiful and I can’t wait to go back. Highly recommend.

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Hipcamper Eric

Amazing stay at a great lean-to!

Eric F.
recommends this listing.
June 29th, 2020

Sheila and Bob's Lean-To was amazing. I stayed there for 3 nights with my two teenage daughters. The location was killer - very quiet and private, and close to beautiful lakes and trails. The lean-to couldn't have been nicer. It was clean (the outhouse was the cleanest I've ever used), comfortable, and really well stocked with a stove, dishes, utensils, pots, pans, fresh water, firewood, etc. We never needed anything that wasn't there. Bob was incredibly nice and helpful at check-in, and then we never saw our hosts again (in a good way - we were looking for privacy and got it). Sheila was very communicative pre-check in via email as well. Really, I can't say enough good things about the Lean-To. We had a great time, and will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Shannon

World class!

Shannon A.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2020

This is a perfect combination of rustic camping & cabin camping. The wife and I differ on this and it was a perfect compromise. Perfect for I'd say age 6 & up. You should be prepared to store your food properly overnight, if you don't know what that means just google it in advance and do it right. The mess area is extremely useful. It nestles under the overhang of one side of the lean-to and has enough space to store essentials and more importantly to prep meals. The opposite overhang shelters your firewood perfectly. The rear overhang was just enough real estate to house all four of our bikes easily and kept them dry through a couple of wet days. Speaking of wet days, it doesn't really matter if it rains because you can just tuck under the lean-to and still enjoy the campfire or have plenty of room for cards or board games while being covered. An enormous amount of thought was put into the layout of the trails and the way points. I was apprehensive to bring my daughter's mountain bike as she is only 9. Many of the trails are advanced but once we got to one of the graded flat-ish roads she was fine (I on the other hand think I'm younger than I am). Definitely a reasonable drive from fishing holes (both shore-fishing and powerboat fishing) and swimming holes. I mentioned in passing to the host that I brought a magnetic compass and was going to teach my daughters how to orient themselves. The next day he brought me a boy scout manual bookmarked to the navigation chapter and a map with handwritten Cardinal directions pointing us in the direction of cool swimming and fishing holes which was extremely useful. On one of our hikes I literally walked in the wrong direction by accident for like 30 seconds and stumbled upon a pristine landscape that rivals any magazine cover. Phenomenal!

Adirondack Vacation Base
New York
United States
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