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The McKinley Retreat:

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At the McKinley Retreat we are striving to provide you with a truly unique and inviting Adirondack Experience. We have designed a one-of-a-kind Forest hide-away for you to enjoy as you explore our little corner of the Adirondack Mountain Region.

In addition, in our dedication to preserving the beauty of nature, we have ensured that the portable structure on this site in no way becomes a permanent fixture. It is able to be deconstructed at any time and relocated or simply stored. This eco-friendly structure leaves no permanent footprint in nature.

Forest Site


The Hilltop Site provides a spectacular mountain view and includes a one room ‘cabin’ structure originally hand-built by our father who lovingly nurtured the forest land we now call the McKinley Retreat .

Additionally, the Hilltop Site offers some convenience of limited electricity and running water, as well as other amenities shared by the retreat staff to enhance your relaxation.

The McKinley Retreat is dedicated to ensuring you have, not only a unique stay, but also a chance to rekindle memories of (or experience for the first time!)

"Tenting in the Woods"

Hilltop Site

The McKinley Retreat

These are back-country sites in a forest retreat and there are no guest motorized vehicles allowed -



You must hike to your site - let us know during the reservation process if you have a limit to the hiking distance from where you park your car.  We have as short as a 5-10 minute hike to the nearest site - with upwards of a 30-45 minute hike to the farthest site.  Retreat staff are also available at check-in/out to assist with luggage in an retreat vehicle.

The Forest Site can serve 4 people and the Hilltop Site can serve 8 using an upstairs loft. Any structures at these sites are 'open space' and have no dividing walls. McKinley Retreat does not maintain or rent residential property. However, to enhance relaxation during their forest site rental period, guests may use structures which may be present as described for an individual site – or they may bring their own amenities.

Low-Impact Adirondack Vacation Rentals
At the McKinley Retreat, we are more than happy to cater to small or large groups.  With a location in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, the McKinley Retreat is the perfect base-camp for Adirondack Group adventures, like Bike Clubs, Running Groups, or Family gatherings. 

The estate’s rustic, hilltop log cabin is also available for rental upgrades.  Should you choose this option, in essence, you are renting the entire estate and no other parties will be on site.  And with the spectacular views, you may never want to leave!

Please contact us for more information on any of these options.

Apart from the hilltop, there are no permanent fixtures at any guest rental site - you leave no mark on the land.  There is a modern portable privy within close proximity to each site - that is, close but not too close.  Although you are in a remote forest setting, we ensure these are very clean units that are regularly serviced - as we said, you should leave no mark on (or in) the land.  Battery powered head-lamps and flashlights are provided to make your evening strolls safer.