What a wonderful time we had at Orenda, this was my first experience with this type of vacationing but it definately will not be the last!! From the moment you arrive you feel relaxed. Upon our arrival we were greated by John who welcomed us and carried our bags right up to the Hemlock tent. But this is so much more than a tent, once inside you find a comfy bed with extra blankets, electric lights on the bedside table, and a wood burning stove in case its chilly. Then we toured the property with John so we knew where everthing was located and what amenities were available to us. Include in the price was the use of camps canoe, kayaks, and archery equipment. We took the canoe out on Garnet Lake and had a wonderful and peaceful time on what seemed like our own private lake. We also took advantage of the archery equipment and had a fun time. There are hammocks to rest in by a running stream and camp chairs set up around the fire for you when you get there. The food was wonderful all cooked on an open fire in cast iron pans. Did I mention the personal chefs, Angela and Mellisa well they certainly know how it cook. They can whip up some meals I didn't know were possible over the open flame. This too was all included in the price. They will cater to whatever your dietary needs are and send you a questionier prior to check in so they are aware of any special needs or requests. Even pack you a picnic lunch if you so desire. The beautiful outdoor shower inclosure is tiled and is complete with enviromentally friendly products, so you don't need to pack that. There are two seperate flushing toilets in the rest facility, soap and hand creams are provided. The eating pavillion jets out overlooking the running stream and has a cabinet with a few games in case you are so inclined. The first night it was just ourselves and one other couple and the second night we were joined by a third couple and had a great time hanging out by the fire and making smores and talking, oh by the way all the smore supplies were left for us.Your worries are just erased at Camp Orenda and I could have moved in permantly. Bravo David Webb please don't change a thing its perfect!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Orenda is an all-inclusive outdoor retreat nestled amongst 40 acres of lush backcountry, rolling hills and along a pristine mountain brook, where guests can enjoy nature at its most spectacular; the Adirondack Mountains, the mighty Hudson River, and the pristine waters of the Lake region. A rustic oasis, Orenda is an ideal getaway for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels, families, couples and those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and re-connect with nature. The retreat features 4 spacious and private canvas bungalows, each in their own unique setting, fitted with highest quality camping amenities. Orenda develops customized itineraries based on each guests vacation preferences and provides a variety of activity options including hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, yoga/pilates, white-water rafting, and fun activities for kids such as arts & crafts and painting. In addition, guest will enjoy complimentary savory fireside meals daily, educational outdoor seminars and stargazing at night. ... more less