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    CLICK HERE  for big photo. Oriental carpets, antique dressers, Adirondack chairs, stunning step-backs, captivating fireplaces and woodstoves are the norm at Fourpeaks Camps. Stay Awhile in Style
    By JANE CARON Contributing Writer
    November 26, 2002: Adirondacks: The Guidebook. Winter 2002.
    Published by The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, NY.

    Subscribe to  our Home Town newspaper and keep up with Northcountry Events on your own. CLICK & GO.(On this page.)  The Wawbeek deserves the praise and sterling reputation . . .   Fourpeaks is a place like no other!   Guest Notes:  "and you were the perfect host - friendly, available but not intrusive . . ."   Press-Republican Text & Photo Credits for this page.  the perfect conterpoint for a standard 'Hotel' vacation." (An Email Exchange.)   More pages in An Adirondack Miscellany:  Newspaper reports, Magazine articles and Book notices.
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    You don't have to travel around the country or around the world to see a different way of life. There are places, from full service resorts to backcountry cabins, right here in the North Country that can give you a new experience, new perspective and memories to cherish even if you can only get away for a few days. Want to be pampered or feel the seclusion of the backwoods? There's a special place for every taste in the Adirondacks.
    CLICK HERE  for big photo. The Wawbeek's Mountain House is a turn-of-the-century 'Great Camp' lodge perfect for family gatherings. The Wawbeek on Upper Saranac Lake deserves the praise and sterling reputation it has earned. Owners Norm and Nancy Howard took over the turn of the century Great Camp in the winter of '94 and have buffed and polished the gem back to its original brilliance.
    "The Wawbeek's Mountain House is a turn-of-the-century "Great Camp" lodge perfect for family gatherings."
    (Photo courtesy of The Wawbeek.)
    According to the Howards, "We are particularly pleased to have been able to deliver our guests an 'Adirondack experience'. The property itself is a major factor, with hemlocks, gorgeous lake views and stunning 1902 buildings as the centerpiece, but we work hard to ensure the guests are immersed in the traditions of the Great Camp experience." The lifestyle includes access to hiking, snowshoe and cross-country trails in winter.
    As a guest at the Wawbeek you can choose from among several styles of accommodations: Mountain House - a turn of the century lodge with knotty pine paneling throughout, features a massive stone fireplace in the great room as well as six bedroom suites; Lake House Lodge - offering cozy rooms with fireplaces, decks and spectacular views; Carriage House - with its private entrances and handicap accessibility; or the family friendly Bungabeek cottage.
    The Wawbeek restaurant - an architectural treasure - sits on a rock promontory overlooking Upper Saranac Lake and the high peaks. Drawing on his experience with Cunard when his job included responsibility for the QE2, Howard has created an elegant, tasteful and welcoming restaurant worthy of several Michelin stars. Selections from Executive Chef Eric Rottner's winter menu include Babba Gunush, baked Brie and stuffed rainbow trout.
    "We've found that there are very few places in the Park that deliver this kind of experience," say the Howards. "Our objective is the restoration of the soul for our guests."
    CLICK HERE  for big photo. Oriental carpets, antique dressers, Adirondack chairs, stunning step-backs, captivating fireplaces and woodstoves are the norm at Fourpeaks Camps.
    "Oriental carpets, antique dressers, Adirondack chairs, stunning step-backs, captivating fireplaces and woodstoves are the norm at Fourpeaks Camps."
    (photo - -Jane Caron)
    CLICK HERE to meet Your Adirondack Guide. Down the road in Jay, you can find another kind of winter wonderland. Martin Schwalbaum's Fourpeaks Adirondack Camps will take you back in time. On Schwalbaum's 700-acre wilderness retreat you can experience the quiet and seclusion of a romantic get-away.
    Fourpeak's seven camps are nestled in the hills of Ebenezer, Rattlesnake Knob, Wainwright and Basset mountains. No phones, no electricity (exception: Thoreau House), no indoor plumbing and no bother from the outside world.
    Schwalbaum, a New York City native transplanted to the region in the 1960's, began renting camps in 1988. Although they have the look and feel of century-old dwellings, The Cabin - built in 1946 -is the oldest camp on the property. Thoreau House, a freehand copy of Henry David Thoreau's cabin on Walden Pond, will be completed this winter.
    A get-away at Fourpeaks, even for a few days, isn't inexpensive. There is no restaurant, each camp is equipped with a 'privy' , gas powered lights, a refrigerator and stove. You'll have to bring your own drinking water, and depending on your choice of camp may have to hike-in with your supplies, but the experience is one-of-a-kind.
    CLICK HERE for big photo. From Gypsy caravans to quaint and cozy cabins, Fourpeaks Adirondack Camps are a wonderful step back in time.
    "From Gypsy caravans to quaint and cozy cabins, Fourpeaks Adirondack Camps are a wonderful step back in time."
    (photo - -Jane Caron)
    "We provide firewood for each camp, and give the guests a thorough orientation. Most of the guests are couples who are looking for a beautiful, private, romantic place to relax," Schwalbaum says. A published poet, he believes, "The people who are most likely to enjoy the experience are those who are prepared to be open to new experiences."
    Families and groups of friends can -and do- stay at Four Peaks. The Cabin can accommodate 1-6 persons; Ridge Camp up to 8; Gypsy, Sugar Camp and Thoreau up to 4; New Camp and Wolf's Nest just 2. Dogs are welcomed guests.
    While the amenities may seem rustic, or even primitive, it's worth mentioning that camp décor is neither. Oriental carpets, antique dressers, Adirondack chairs, stunning stepbacks, and captivating fireplaces and woodstoves are the norm. Fourpeaks Camp is a place like no other!

    For more information:
    The Wawbeek
    http://www.wawbeek.com
    800-953-2656 or 518-359-2656

    Fourpeaks Adirondack Backcountry Camps
    http://4peaks.com
    Phone 518-524-6726
    or CLICK HERE for Toll-free calling any time.


    Stay Awhile in Style, By JANE CARON. Subscribe to  our Home Town newspaper and keep up with Northcountry Events on your own. Photos and Text on This Page are Reproduced With the Kind Permission of the

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    About Jane Caron.
    Caron & Company
    Communications*Design*Publishing
    Jane Caron, Managing Director
    27 Montcalm Avenue   Plattsburgh NY 12901
    Phone: 518-562-1809   Fax: 518-562-2035   Email: caronco@together.net


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    "the perfect conterpoint for a standard 'Hotel' vacation."
    (An Email Exchange.)

    Subject: Interview for Winter Guidebook
    Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 10:19:51 -0500 From: "Jane Caron" caronco@together.net
    Organization: Caron and Company
    To: fourpeaks@whiteface.net
    Hello -
    My name is Jane Caron, I am a professional writer who provides featurer> pieces on many subjects for the Press Republican. I am writing their Winter
    Guidebook again this year and would like to feature Fourpeaks in the
    segment, 'Stay awhile in style'.

    Would it be possible to visit with you this week for a brief interview and
    photo shoot?
    It would take approximately 1 hour.

    Your place sounds fantastic - and the perfect contrepoint for a standard
    'Hotel' vacation. I hope you'll allow us to come and visit.

    Looking forward to hearing from you -
    Jane

    Caron & Company
    Tel: 518-562-1809
    Fax 518-562-2035
    email: caronco@together.net

    Subject: Re: Interview for Winter Guidebook
    Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 10:53:33 -0500
    From: Your Adirondack Guide Martin@4peaks.com
    Reply-To: VisitUs@4peaks.com
    Organization: Fourpeaks--Adirondack Backcountry Camps
    To: Jane Caron caronco@together.net

    Jane--
    Let me tell you that your email was most welcome. I very much like the idea
    "the perfect conterpoint for a standard 'Hotel' vacation."
    When we spoke and you reminded me of the LPVB [Lake Placid Visitors Bureau]
    hospitality program encounter years ago I was even more pleased.
    I carried away with me a pleasant impression sharing views on tourism
    at our brief meeting.
    See you tomorrow.
    Martin




    #1846 "and you were the perfect host - friendly, available but not intrusive . . ."
    Date: Tue, 29 May 2001
    From: linda g*** lg****@cd101.emmis.com
    To: VisitUs@4peaks.com
    we just wanted to tell you that the three of us enjoyed ourselves enormously at fourpeaks - we
    did everything we wanted, we hiked, we slept, we played in the grass, we relaxed, we enjoyed
    new barn and you were the perfect host - friendly, available but not intrusive...we will
    definitely return...thank you for a great experience - you are blessed to live in a beautiful
    area...it was hard coming back to the city noises and pollution - oh well - see you soon
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    Are you in this picture? Fourpeaks hosts now welcome paying guests to a 700-acre rest and playground for vacations in the Adirondack Great Camp tradition. Couples appreciate Fourpeaks secluded settings. Outdoor loving families have fun exploring our accessible wilderness. Folks with dogs enjoy the open spaces to run their pets. A private nature rereat. For a vacation away from it all.    Are you in this picture?  CLICK HERE to find out!    [More about this at Frequently Asked Questions.]

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