Bear Cabin at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge

Wilmington, New York, United States 12997

Property Details

1 Beds 1 Baths 4 Guests


Bear cabin is a four person glamping cabin at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, a few miles from the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center. The Bear Cabin features Wireless Internet, flat screen TV, a picnic table and propane barbecue, year round heat and AC, a full size twig bed, as well as a very comfortable futon, a small fridge, a hot and cold water dispenser, There are two bathrooms, one with a shower and washer-dryer, both shared with renters of the two person Wolf Dome, at the Wendy Hall Welcome Center, about 100 feet away from the Bear Cabin.  We have noted the return of our eagles to their nest at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, across from our dock on the the Ausable on Jan 30th.

The Welcome Center is a great place to learn about nature, and you may purchase sweat shirts, tee shirts, books, photographs etc.. While the Wildlife Refuge has public visitors during open hours between 10 am and 4 pm, the Refuge is all yours after 4 pm closing. Sit around the campfire or walk down to the West Branch of the Ausable River, and use our hot tub, outside wood sauna, and then the strong in spirit can go jump in the lake! Fish, swim and use our canoes and kayaks along the Ausable, which in this area is also called Lake Everest. Lucky hikers and kayakers have spotted moose, bear, coywolf, fox, fisher and eagles, as well as songbirds and any bird of prey you'll find in the Adirondacks, from owls to hawks to falcons and osprey, in the sloughs, or along the two miles of family friendly hiking trails in the 50 acre Adirondack Wildlife Refuge. 

Want to learn all about owls and falcons, and all the members of the food chain, from the micro world of insects, through birds and small mammals, along with the reptiles and amphibians which make up that food chain, and their roles in nature? Find or call Steve Hall, the owner of the Refuge, who lives in Ausable Lodge, down by the river. Steve has extensive experience with wolves, bears, raptors and moose, and will teach you all about the challenges they face as key members of the food chain. How about outer space, learning about our place in the universe, how old it is and how long we’ve been on earth, livestock and how we developed livestock out of wild animals, and the ongoing insect apocalypse and other fascinating and sometimes scary topics? Glamping with a heavy dose of Nature, and all for a good cause, as all rents are used to fund expenses at the Adirondack Wildlife refuge.
Toll free Number - 866-235-9655 or Cell Number - 914-772-5983

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  • Security cameras on property
  • Carbon monoxide alarm This place may not have a carbon monoxide detector. Contact the host with any questions.
  • Heating
  • Wireless internet
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices)
  • Internet
  • Towels provided



Bear Cabin at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge  -- Larry


July-12 2023

The Airbnb bear cabin was a great stay. And the surrounding area was nice to walk around. Stephen was a great host, very friendly helped us with any questions we had. Unfortunately we were only there for a day and got there kind of late so we didn’t have much time to be able to do kayaking, but the view looked great to do it and the water looked nice and calm to take the kayak through. We did have time for the hot tub which was nice. Tub was clean and easy to use. Definitely recommend staying here if you’d like a spot that has activities and nice scenery, also conveniently close to places to eat at and other places in lake placid area if you have plans to go there.

Bear Cabin at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge  -- Mackenzie


July-06 2023

This was an awesome place to escape work and enjoy nature and wildlife. The river access and the mountain views were exquisite! I didn't want to leave. Don in the welcome center was super friendly and made us feel at home.

Bear Cabin at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge  -- Lisa


August-09 2023

Beautiful and simple, equipped with everything needed. Quiet, Relaxing and fun location.

Bear Cabin at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge  -- Maxime


September-04 2023

Stephen was super friendly. The fire wood sauna and access to the lake were such a big plus! Definitely recommend

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