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Property Details

Updated: May 15, 2015
Adirondack River Front Cabin On 5 Acres Of Old Growth Forest, 2 Bedroom, 1 Ba

Amazing! What a spot! Oh my Gosh! Wow! Its like something out of a National Geographic Magazine! This is what people are saying when they come to the Independence River Cabin. New feature has Snowshoes available to rent for your winter wonderland adventure! Cross country Skiis available soon!

This beautiful log sided cabin sits 65 feet from the awesome Independence River, with great views of the gentle rapids and pools . If you like privacy this is it, it is located on 5.7 acres of old growth forest, and a 600' long private driveway to cabin site. If you are a horseback rider this place is a short ride on your horse to connect to the 65 miles of otter creek state forest trail system. If you like hiking directly from cabin and or cross country skiing you found the place.

The cabin located within Adirondack Park boundary is truly a unique spot to just enjoy the Adirondack trails and area.

If you like modern rustic charm this cabin has it all. The decor in this cabin is amazing and has great new furniture, log cedar beds, a bar top island that will truly amaze you. We take great pride in making sure this Cabin is super clean. You 'fussy' females who love clean places will feel very comfortable in this cabin.

The cabin has 2 bedrooms. One downstairs and one up stairs. Also a loft area overlooking living area can be used as third bedroom. One full bath with a 4' shower . Kitchen area features all new appliances,refrigerator, electric cook stove, microwave. Kitchen counter top is a special 4 inch slab of a full tree, also small island bar top. Enjoy a romantic evening around the glass front wood stove in the living area, also cabin has electric heat for those really cold winter nights.

Also cabin has satellite Dish TV and you can view local TV stations and 120 other cable TV channels

The fishing along the river has great Trout fishing.Explore and go fishing upstream directly from cabin on miles and miles of river all on NYS DEC managed Stateland. You can venture and explore out along the river.Discover and explore the rapids, small pools, waterfalls, islands, cliffs, sandbars for miles upstream.

A new Fire Pit has been constructed located on the bank of the river. Enjoy the sound and the view of the river while having great friend and family campfire time. And if you play guitar do not forget to bring for great strumming and singing around the fire light.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Hi, my name is Ralph I am a graduate of the NYS Ranger School, I love the Adirondack Mountains, Forest, and waters.There is somthing magical about the woods, the aroma of pines, the fresh air, the sound of the wind through the forest, the sound of a mountain river. I own and operate Mountain River Properties, and build, sell or lease Cabins in the woods, and sell land also. Come on up and enjoy the pristine setting that the Independence River Cabin offers.

I am also a singer/ songwriter/guitar player and have an album and 2 singles released (on I-tunes and other sites), mostly christian contemporary music. My favorite place to play guitar is with friends around a camp fire.

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24 Reviews

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Adirondack Riverfront Log Cabin
Glenfield Adirondacks
Garwood, New Jersey

Relaxing, beautiful location, great cabin

  • 5 of 5
This location was wonderful. We arrived to a river covered in a blanket of ice and snow and had the privilege of watching it thaw. I sent the owner Ralph a video of it to post on the rental site. It was an incredible sound when blocks of ice fell in the river and were quickly whisked away. It made us run to the river every time. We had the fluctuation in weather you get in early spring, one day it was 57 degrees followed by 27 and three inches of snow the next day.
The cabin is well constructed, clean and very warm when you get a good fire going. Although heated, it is not necessary to use. The kitchen is nicely stocked, the shower works great and the bed is comfortable. The dish TV works great and it is a cozy room with the wood stove and TV together. The cabin is above the river but at the bottom of a hill. Very nice location, quiet and secluded. Ralph is very nice and accommodating. I will rent this property again.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Adirondack Riverfront Log Cabin
Glenfield Adirondacks

silent getaway

  • 5 of 5
Very nice stay. Everything was so chill and still. That wood stove put me and my girlfriend to sleep half the time.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Adirondack Riverfront Log Cabin
Glenfield Adirondacks
Waco, TX, U.S

Ralph's log cabin.

Ralph's log cabin.
  • 5 of 5
It was the most well kept place I have ever stayed in, clean, and had all of the necessary items such as blankets, kitchen items, and chopped wood for the wood stove. The wood stove was super fun- it was nice to have heat and it was nice to have zero to little service. It was also awesome to be right next to a stream of water and to hear the water rushing. Recommend it 100% and would definitely go back!
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Adirondack Riverfront Log Cabin
Glenfield Adirondacks
Penfield, NY

It doesn't get any better than this

It doesn't get any better than this
  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a quite peaceful get-away, this is the place. The cabin is beautiful, comfortable, and fully equipped. This plot of land on the river is magnificent. This is the perfect place to kick back, read a book, while listening to the babbling river.

My wife, daughter, dog, and I spent the week here hiking and relaxing. We opted not to do a lot of sightseeing except for a visit to Tughill Vineyards, which we recommend. Also on the way to Lowville, is Miller's Meat Market. A great place to get smoked pork loin on Monday and ribs on Thursday.

If you decide to hike to Gleasmens Falls, be prepared to encounter many low wet muddy areas. Good waterproof hiking boots are in order.

This is a great place and we have booked for next year.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Adirondack Riverfront Log Cabin
Glenfield Adirondacks
Plainville, CT. 06062

Great Place

  • 5 of 5
Second time here it is better than ever, peace and quiet, the sound of the river at night lulls you to bed. Just an all around great place
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Adirondack Riverfront Log Cabin
Glenfield Adirondacks
Where do you live?

Serenity on the River

  • 5 of 5
My two brothers, father, and I stayed for four nights on this wonderful hunk of the Independence River and if we didn't leave the cabin, we would have never seen another soul. The cabin is well appointed and just the right amount of space for us four. I would think this would be a very good cabin for a couple with children. We appointed cabin with a nice gas grill and welcoming fire pit that we used nightly. If you are coming to the cabin to fish for Brook Trout, there are fish in the river but the fishing is challenging and often frustrating. But if you are in the area to explore the beautiful river and woods, you couldn't find a better base camp.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing


From the Owner

This property is so special to us, with the River, Forest and private site ,with tons of Hiking ,cross country ski trails and horsetrails almost bordering this property, and the 76,000 thousand acres of Independence River Wild Forest State Land makes this a special place.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Syracuse Hancock International at 80 Miles Nearest Motorway : State Route 12 at 10 Miles Nearest Ski : Snow Ridge Ski at 13 Miles Car: necessary

Located on the Otter Creek horse trail system ,includes 65 miles of horse trails located on Independence River and Otter Creek State Forest. Located within the Adirondack park.These trails on the state forest are also great hiking trails and cross country ski trails. Trails wind through wooded areas along Adirondack ponds, gently flowing waters like otter, little otter, beaver meadow, chase and crooked creeks, and the independence river and Gleasmans Falls.The Otter Creek State Forest horse stables are 2.5 mies away, and close to many private horse back riding stables.


From $170 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May rates specia couples
May 16 2015 - Jun 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $20.00
  • cleaning fee $30.00

May sleep 6 people extra fee for staying over 5 persons.
3 night minimal stay from June 13,-Oct 25th.
Cleaning Fee of $30 per stay
Couples only rates available contact owner for details.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 15, 2015


From the Owner

Enjoy quiet time and have a relaxing cup of coffee on the rustic porch, overlooking the River, read a book and have friends stop by and enjoy the peace.Enjoy scenic walks along the River, and many trails in area.

Property Type

  • cabin


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Ski-In
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 900 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • Complete full Bathroom with 4 ' shower unit, 3' vanity, all modern with cermic tile floor.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Loft - 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double, New rustic log frame
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, New log frame Queen Size
  • First Floor Bedroom features a Queen size new log style frame, also and a crafted rustic 3 drawer dresser. 2 Full Log Beds in 2nd level bedroom. One single bed in open loft area.


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

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