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Camp Driftwood
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Indian Lake
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Reviewed 12 October 2010

My husband, teenage daughter, and I just spent a long weekend at Camp Driftwood on Indian Lake. It was a fantastic experience. The owners were welcoming and informative in spite of our arrival at 10:00 p.m. They had already turned the heat on for us. The 3-bedroom cabin (Balsam) was right on the water, and was lovely and uniquely decorated---in fact the walls were so covered with amazing and interesting things that we discovered something "new" every time we took a look.

There were also plenty of canoes and kayaks available as well as a sunfish, nice swimming dock (too cold while we were there), and easy access to the hamlet of Indian Lake and some good restaurants. We would have loved to stay for a longer period of time. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this camp to other visitors who are looking for a great Adirondack experience.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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4  Thank QBzzz
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Reviewed 16 October 2009

we have stayed at camp driftwood for 5 years straight. great place.great cabins.free firewood. all access to the boats and canoes. no charge. not alot in the area especially when we go in the fall. but the area is great.the owners are friendly the cabins are clean and well stocked with everything.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank mrswapking
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Reviewed 22 September 2009

Beautiful cabins on the lake large enough for six people. Our family stayed at Camp Driftwood for a week and could not have been happier. We were able to BBQ everyday for lunch or dinner and roast marshmallows at night over the campfire. The kitchen was stocked and cozy. Our family will definitely be returning to Camp Driftwood next season.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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1  Thank mooseriver
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Reviewed 7 August 2009

Ever wanted to stay in a rustic cabin by a lake with wonderful hiking trails all around? Camp Driftwood is your answer. We stayed in Poplar cabin (3-4 bedrooms) - they do have smaller cabins also. Clean, well-equipped, nice kitchen and good shower - all you need! There was free wood for the wood burner and the fire pit and a nice screened in porch to enjoy in the evenings. No mobile/cell phone signal and no internet - PERFECT! I've already booked 2 weeks for 2010.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with friends
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1  Thank ojo963t
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Reviewed 16 February 2009

My boyfriend and I stayed in "The Apple" at Camp Driftwood for Valentine's Day weekend. Neither of really knew what to expect. . . . we were pleasantly surprised. The cabin was very comfortable and located right on the beautiful Indian Lake. The cabin had central heat, but even with 20 degree temperatures, the wood burning stove kept the cabin comfy and cozy. We are already planning our trip back next year!

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank pearl87
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Reviewed 28 October 2008

Cute summer cabins on a gorgeous lake. Poor choice in the fall.

My fiance and I stayed here in late October trying to catch the fall colors. After being told on the phone 6 weeks before arriving that we would be given a cabin, Apple, that had been winterized we found out that someone else had gotten there first and asked for Apple so we were moved to a different cabin, Cedar. It hadn't been winterized. We could see daylight through the walls. The temperature dropped to 27*F and we found ourselves with a choice of heating options. We could either wake up every two hours to put three more logs in the woodstove or use the gas wall heater. The drawback there was that when the wall heater cycled on it sounded like a jet engine taking off. Needless to say we didn't sleep very well.

The fully equipped kitchen wasn't. One steelwool scrubbing pad. No other soap or sponges. We found the cabin supplied with a book of matches with 4 matches left in it to light both the woodstove and the antique cooking stove with no pilot. There was no firewood in the cabin, but we were free to use our rental car to haul wood from the stack 100' away. But we had to collect our own kindling. Not so bad when it's still light out. We arrived around sunset.

They were generous enough to leave one partial roll of toilet paper though, so we had exactly enough of that. For a $20 charge they did put a pile of mismatched sheets out for us so we could make the bed. We borrowed all the wool army blankets from all the other beds in the cabin to try to stay warm. Kind of like sleeping under one of those lead blankets they use for x-rays.

Summary; Great place to stay in the summer if you live close enough to drive in with all your stuff from home. If you're traveling by plane find somewhere else with more thoughtful hosts.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank qwerty510
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Reviewed 25 June 2008

My boyfriend and I stayed at Camp Driftwood for four nights in June. Our cabin was called the Willow and was conveniently located just off the main road but was quietly tucked away in the surrounding woods so that we did not hear any traffic from the road. The cabin was big enough to fit 6 people. It offered us a perfect little romatic getaway. We enjoyed the outdoor firepit which was situated over a woodsy area where we roasted marshmallows on several occasions. We made BBQ each night using our own compact grill. Inside the cabin's wooden interior was a comfortable living/dining area with skylights, a wood-burning stove, a fully stocked kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom. The furnishings were rustic and simple. We had no problems with hot water or water pressure. The cabin was clean and we supplied our own towels and bedsheets. We used the lifejackets and rowboats supplied by the camp and went out on the lake on several occasions. The water and surrounding area was beautiful. The was also a small little island just off the camp where we rowed past. I read in one of the maps that there was a small cove nearby where you could dock your boat go on a short hike which offered gorgeous lakeside views. Unfortunately, I read about it after we went rowing and wasn't able to see it. We used the Adirondack Rafting Company about 10 minutes from the camp for our rafting excursion. The company was very professional and we had a wonderful first time rafting trip. Our guide was terrific and I highly recommend them. On our last day we went to visit Blue Mountain Lake and hiked the Castle Rock trail. For a non-hiker I found it to be moderately strenuous with rewarding views of Blue Mountain lake and its small islands. I would definately return to Camp Driftwood possibly next spring for some more relaxing and white-water rafting.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Camp Driftwood

Address: 124 Driftwood Trl, Indian Lake, NY 12842-2033
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Region: United States > New York > Indian Lake
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Indian Lake
Price Range: £81 - £1,333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique cottages on 870 feet of wooded Indian Lake shoreline ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Camp Driftwood Indian Lake

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