Friday, November 21, 2014

First-Class Cabin

Upstate's Orenda is your perfect spring retreat

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Nobody cares that it's nearly artichoke season, or that your seasonal affective disorder has finally cleared up.
 
The real reason to get excited for spring is this: It's almost time to go camping, and we know the perfect place. 
 
Orenda is like camping, only better. Cozied up against a brook in the the heart of the Adirondacks, this backcountry retreat offers the release you get from roughing it, minus the rough stuff. (You could call it glamping — i.e., glamorous camping — but we promise not to tell anyone you said it.)
 
Your accomodation: a canvas cabin equipped with high porches, sinks and shower-heads with superior pressure, beautiful wood stoves, and an amazing bed. The night's breeze comes in, but the bugs stay out.
 
Your extracurricular activities: If the mountain views and trails aren't enough, Orenda's also got kayaking, canoeing, white-water rafting, horseback riding, mountain biking, nature walks, and rock-climbing. 
 
Your menu: Just because you're camping doesn't mean you can't eat well. Here you'll get morning flapjacks with local maple syrup, center-cut pork chops, and skillet-roasted crimini mushrooms stuffed with goat cheese.

Not exactly a campfire can of beans, is it?

Orenda
90 Armstrong Rd., Johnsburg, NY
(518) 251-5001

Booking:  Orenda's third camping season starts in early May, but you need to book immediately. All-inclusive rates start at $190 per adult per night. Call or reserve here.

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