Safe & Secluded Cabin in a private 33 acre forest

Chalet in Adirondacks (Adirondack Mountains), Paul Smiths
  • Sleeps
  • Bedroom(s)
  • Bathroom(s)
    2 full, 0 half
  • $171 - $300


This relaxing retreat was built to view the sun, the moon, wildlife, and the trees. Nestled in a mature, private pine forest, this well cared for property boasts abundant wildlife and a network of walking and skiing trails which take you past wetlands, cliffs and a variety of forest types. Private and secluded, yet centrally located, Camp Hatteras is located near Paul Smiths College. You’ll be in one of the most varied wilderness areas of the park. We’re located in the middle of some of the Adirondack’s most dependable snow for cross-country skiing, with abundant groomed and backcountry trails nearby. You’ll be 20 minutes to Titus Mountain Ski Center, Saranac Lake or Malone; 35 minutes to Lake Placid and its Olympic venues; 50 minutes to Whiteface Mountain. The Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks is 40 minutes away. Camp Hatteras has three bedrooms and sleeps up to 8 people. Two of the bedrooms have two twin beds each and a third bedroom has a queen. An open loft has a futon, which can be folded open for another person or two. Two bathrooms with showers make sure that no one is waiting.

There is a complete laundry room for those making longer stays. There are toys for younger children to discover, and a high chair and “potty” for toddlers. A wrap-around deck has a propane grill and picnic table in a screened porch. Bring some water jugs with you, as this 500’ deep well delivers the freshest, tastiest mountain water that you could ever want. You’ll want to take some home. There is a nice campfire spot for summer/winter time marshmallow roasts or quiet fire gazing. The glass front woodstove sheds a warming glow across the great-room’s hardwood floors in the winter. The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, electric oven and range, a dishwasher, and all of the things that make cooking healthy, hearty meals possible. Firewood is supplied for our winter guest’s heating comfort, and a reasonable amount of campfire wood is available in the summer as well. The driveway travels about 200 yards in from the main road and is well plowed with plenty of parking. If you’d rather not heat with a woodstove, the electric baseboard heat is always there to keep you warm. In the warmer months, there are nearby trails which are excellent for mountain biking with both backcountry roads and single-track.

Designated horseback riding trailheads are less than a mile away. A “Wild and Scenic Study River,” the Osgood, flows nearby with put-in and take-outs within a couple of miles of your driveway. Drop-off and pick-up arrangements can be made. This is a “must paddle” for those interested in wildlife and scenery. Many have spotted the Bald Eagle who has a nest at the river’s edge. We are surrounded by many great fishing spots. Your hosts, Bob and Sheila, are a former professional wilderness guide, and a life-long resident of the Paul Smith’s area. Between the two of them, good advice—connecting you to great experiences and unique destinations—is as close to a “sure thing” as you can get. The temporary use of their brains is complimentary!

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
Chalet, 2,100 sq. ft.
3 Bedroom(s), 8 Sleeps
Baby Crib: 1
Queen: 1
Sleep Sofa / Futon: 1
Twin / Single: 4
2 Bathroom(s)
Walk-in Shower: 2
Location Type
Mountain View
Vacation Types
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Tourist Attractions
Access & Parking
Parking Off Street
CD Player
DVD Player
Video Library
Popular Amenities
Clothes Dryer
Deck / Patio
Dining Area
Linens Provided
Outdoor Grill
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Wireless Internet
Wood Stove
Indoor Features
Activities / Restaurant Guide
Alarm Clock
Child Highchair
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Hair Dryer
Iron & Board
Living Room
Pantry Items
Outdoor Features
Deck / Patio
Fire Pit
Outdoor Furniture
Outdoor Gas Grill
Picnic Table
Porch / Veranda
Ski & Snowboard
Terrace / Balcony
Activities & Adventure
Bird Watching
Cross Country Skiing
Eco Tourism
Equestrian Events
Fly Fishing
Freshwater Fishing
Horseback Riding
Ice Skating
Miniature Golf
Mountain Biking
Mountain Climbing
Rock Climbing
Scenic Drives
Sight Seeing
Water Skiing
Whitewater Rafting
Wildlife Viewing
Nearby Attractions
Churches (10 minutes)
Cinemas (40 minutes)
Festivals (10 minutes)
Gambling Casinos (50 minutes)
Health/Beauty Spa (30 minutes)
Historical Sites (30 minutes)
Library (30 minutes)
Live Theater (30 minutes)
Marina (30 minutes)
Miniature Golf (40 minutes)
Museums (40 minutes)
Playground (15 minutes)
Recreation Center (10 minutes)
Restaurants (30 minutes)
Synagogues (40 minutes)

Additional Property Information

Washer & Dryer. If you want to escape from it all, and have an electronic free week/end, just let us know and the wireless internet and/or TV can 'disappear'; you might be very grateful :) With the exception of your groceries, everything's pretty much here: spices, dish towels, olive oil, tp, paper towel, firewood, laundry detergent, dish soap... we've covered most everything, you just have to remember to bring your family & friends!


June 2021
September 2021
October 2021
November 2021
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-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
Rate summary $171 - $300 $1,100 - $1,400 - 2 Nights -

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

TypeTypePriceCharge Type
Cleaning FeeRequired $100One time
Franklin Co. Occupancy TaxRequired 5%One time
Franklin County Occupancy TaxRequired 5%One time
Refundable Security DepostRequired $500One time


Check in: 16:00 / Check out: 10:00
Payment options
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Cash, Wire transfer, Western Union, Checks, eCheck
Additional Info
Additional information about rental rates

For Winter/Early Spring and Fall rentals nightly base rate drops to $150/night after second night.
Get the lowest nightly rate by booking a full week.

​Base rates are based on 2 person occupancy.
​For additional guests there is a charge of $20-25/person/night. Camp Hatteras sleeps up to 8 people.

Security Deposit $500

​Please call or e-mail for specials we might be offering. 518-327-5030 or

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

5% Franklin County Occupancy Tax not included in base rates
Cancellation Policy
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Cancellations impact our family's income. Deposits are refunded, less a $75 cancellation fee if the home can be re-booked for the same days as the cancelled reservation.
Pet Friendly: No
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: Yes
Seniors: Not suitable
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Suitability Details
Upstairs shower features a grab bar.

About the Owner

About The Delarm Eckert Family
Bob, Hannah, Luke & Sheila enjoy traveling, but they love the Adirondacks and can't imagine living anywhere else. This property was built by family & friends for Bob's parents and is now rented out as it truly is a gift to be shared.

Why The Delarm Eckert Family chose Adirondacks
Your hosts, Bob and Sheila, are a former professional wilderness guide, and a life-long resident of the Paul Smith’s area. Between the two of them, good advice—connecting you to great experiences and unique destinations—is as close to a “sure thing” as you can get. The temporary use of their brains is complimentary!

What makes this chalet unique
This place is more than a vacation rental to us, it truly is part of the family. At Camp Hatteras you'll notice that it feels like home and is well taken care of, as you will be as our guests during your stay...

40 Reviews

Safe & Secluded Cabin in a private 33 acre forest
Wonderful family vacation location

Our family very much enjoyed our vacation here. The house came filled with all your necessary items, except food, which we shopped locally to stock the fridge. They even had kid friendly food bowls, children books, and lots of toys! We all enjoyed sledding and snowshoeing which was all provided for renters to use. Snowmobile trails are close by and my husband took advantage of the fresh snow! Sheila was so accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. Wonderful family vacation in the beautiful Adirondacks!

Submitted: Jan 24, 2017 Stayed: Dec 2016 Source: HomeAway

Stayed August, 2017

Safe & Secluded Cabin in a private 33 acre forest
Another relaxing vacation at Camp Hatteras

This was our 3rd stay at the Camp. Very private. We really love the quaint, comfortable, relaxing atmosphere of the chalet. You feel right at home from the minute you walk in the door with the Adirondack music playing in the background. Although there was only two of us, there’s plenty of room and accommodations for much larger groups. There are many wonderful features to the Camp, but our favorite is the awesome fire pit. There’s also a screened in porch for use in the warmer weather and a wraparound upper deck to view the property when having your morning coffee. The fire pit is the largest and nicest one that we’ve seen with ample comfortable seating and plenty of firewood. There’s also a large new propane grill on site. The many trails on the property and wildlife make the Camp an adventure in itself.

The location of the Camp is ideal for hiking around the grounds, at Paul Smith’s VIC, nearby mountains, or other trails nearby. The areas numerous ponds are ideal for a paddle, whether it’s in a canoe or kayak. Sheila, the owner, is a lifelong resident and is more than happy to share her knowledge of the area and give suggestions for a mountain climb, hike or a paddle. It’s close proximity to Saranac Lake and Lake Placid is also a plus.

We always enjoy our stay at the Camp and look forward to returning soon.

Submitted: Oct 27, 2016 Stayed: Sep 2016 Source: HomeAway

Stayed August, 2017

Safe & Secluded Cabin in a private 33 acre forest
Peaceful adirondack getaway!

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Loved this camp and the serenity surrounding it! Enjoyed the walking trails and the fishing as well as the privacy this camp has to offer! Would definitely come back no matter what time of year! Reasonably priced and hospitality absolutely wonderful! You haven't experienced the Adirondacks until you've stayed at secluded Camp Hatteras! 5 stars!!!!!

Submitted: Sep 18, 2016 Stayed: Sep 2016 Source: HomeAway

Stayed August, 2017

Safe & Secluded Cabin in a private 33 acre forest
Camp Hatteras was perfect for our stay!

Camp Hatteras is a gorgeous camp in Paul Smith's New York! We arrived with everything we thought we would need for our 4 day get away, we brought too much! The camp had everything except our food and clothes! The privateness was exactly what we were looking for and the wood stove topped it off. We enjoyed exploring, sledding, a bon fire outside, hiking and skiing! We would recommend this camp to everyone looking to experience the Adirondacks and nature at it's finest? Thank you very much Sheila we felt welcomed and at home!!!!

Submitted: Feb 22, 2016 Stayed: Feb 2016 Source: HomeAway

Stayed August, 2017

Safe & Secluded Cabin in a private 33 acre forest
Beautiful home hidden in the ADK woods

Sheila and her family were incredibly accommodating and helpful! It is clear that she has a passion for connecting people with the beauty of the Adirondacks and had a lot of insight to offer about skiing/hiking. She also was kind enough to provide our group with a large bottle of maple syrup tapped on her family's property! The only let down was the firm line around only 8 guests being allowed. The home is very big and we were disappointed to hear that only 8 could join so just know that going in. All in all a truly great weekend!

Submitted: Jan 25, 2016 Stayed: Jan 2016 Source: HomeAway

Stayed August, 2017

Safe & Secluded Cabin in a private 33 acre forest
Perfect Family Getaway

We were delighted to find such a wonderful place that felt like we were hours from civilization, yet 25 minutes from so much! Sheila was great to work with when securing the rental, and once we arrived the Eckerts were the best hosts. Bob was available for anything we needed and a delight to talk to.

The screened porch housed many dinners & the fire pit was great in the evenings. The house was well maintained and clean. The house was perfect for our family of four, and even spacious enough to have a few friends join us for a few days. We ate and shopped in Lake Placid, as well as spent a day at Ausable Chasm. Can't wait to go back.

Submitted: Oct 3, 2015 Stayed: Aug 2015 Source: HomeAway

Stayed August, 2017

Safe & Secluded Cabin in a private 33 acre forest
Another Amazing Vacation at Camp Hatteras

We enjoyed another amazing week at Camp Hatteras. We have rented many rental homes over the years, but have never returned to a home we had rented before as we enjoy seeing and exploring new places. Camp Hatteras broke this tradition and we are so happy we returned for another winter adventure (we were here the same week in 2012). Sheila and Bob continue to be wonderful hosts and always have terrific suggestions on what to see and do. This year we didn’t have as much snow, but their suggestions for walks and a museum (The Wild Museum) were perfect for our family and children (ages: 17, 13, 8). The house is always spotless, warm, plenty of wood available if you want to heat by wood, and the kitchen is well-stocked. Trips to The VIC, Mt. Titus for skiing, Saranac Lake, the trails on the property, and the sledding hill on the property made for plenty of outdoor adventure and memories. The only drawback for us is that it is a 9 hour drive away or we would likely rent it more often. We can’t say enough positives about Camp Hatteras and give it our highest recommendation for the house, area, owners, and sites to experience in the Adirondacks!

Submitted: Jan 5, 2015 Stayed: Dec 2014 Source: HomeAway

Stayed August, 2017

Safe & Secluded Cabin in a private 33 acre forest
Lovely Time at Camp Hatteras

Our family of four from Connecticut thoroughly enjoyed our week-long stay at Camp Hatteras. It had all the comforts of home. It was neat, clean and well-stocked with everything we needed for our home-cooked meals and grilling. We ate out on the screened porch almost every night. The convenient location was perfect for our paddling adventures, trips to the Adirondack Museum, Whiteface Mountain, The Wild, and nearby hiking. It was a delight to relax either on the deck, curled up in the loft reading a good book, or while enjoying an evening campfire. Sheila was most accommodating, suggesting paddles and a hike, which suited us well. Glad we chose Camp Hatteras—highly recommended.

Submitted: Jul 10, 2014 Stayed: Jun 2014 Source: HomeAway

Stayed August, 2017

Safe & Secluded Cabin in a private 33 acre forest
Camp Hatteras was perfect for our stay!

This comfortable, cozy cabin-style home was perfect for our family (7 total)! It is comfortable and has all the conveniences to make your own meals, etc. Very quiet wooded acreage with lots of privacy. Downstairs bedroom and bath are great for folks who need ground level accommodations.

Would we stay again? In a heartbeat!

Submitted: May 16, 2014 Stayed: May 2014 Source: HomeAway

Stayed August, 2017

Safe & Secluded Cabin in a private 33 acre forest
Snowy weekend at Camp Hatteras

We arrived late Friday to a very welcoming Camp Hatteras. The entire home was well heated, spotless, and charming music playing on the stereo.

The home is perfect for a family getaway, with all the perks of a modern home, but the seclusion and nature filled atmosphere of tent camping. The rent is very reasonable, and easily the best investment I have ever made for a vacation.

The homeowners were very welcoming to us, as well as kind enough to show us their very impressive syrup production just a short drive down the road.

I plan on going back to Camp Hatteras in the near future, there is still a lot I want to explore in the area.

Submitted: Apr 14, 2014 Stayed: Apr 2014 Source: HomeAway

Stayed August, 2017

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