Dave and I just got back from a vacation in the High Peaks area of the Adirondacks. We stayed at this “airbnb” bed and breakfast, the best value in that area of the Adirondacks that we can imagine. This is the review I put in the AirBnB site:
We just spent five nights at John’s place and had a fabulous time. The location was perfect for us – easy drives to the ferry to Burlington, the historic sites, Himalayan restaurant and excellent state park at Plattsburgh, and all the fun at Lake Placid. Our first night there, we found John playing his guitar and singing at a restaurant two blocks from the house. Later that night we joined him at a friendly local bar. Every morning there was a different hot breakfast, with his home-made yogurt always included. We enjoyed a pleasant air-conditioned room, comfortable bed, and the world’s best deep, long clawfoot tub for the kind of old-fashioned relaxation you just don’t get any more. On our last night there, John set us up in his unique home theater to watch one of the many movies he has on hand.
But that’s just the beginning. What you really get here is John himself. Smart, creative, witty and a joy to chat with, John goes out of his way to make your stay just as comfortable as possible. He admitted to channeling his Italian grandmother. (Eat! Eat!) Just for fun, ask him, “So what’s your project today, John?” He’ll likely have five or ten on the list.
Au Sable Forks is not the charm center of the Adirondacks, but character it does have, along with all the basics: gas, groceries, movies, pizza, a great bar, antiques, a thrift store, a locally owned pharmacy. To be able to stay at such reasonable rates, with breakfast included, in the middle of the High Peaks area with all its hiking trails and other attractions, is worth a lot for those on a budget. To be able to meet and chat with John: priceless.
If you haven’t made plans yet for your leaf-peeping trip, definitely check out John’s house – CLICK HERE for the three rooms he has available, pictures, descriptions etc.