How to Get to Your Rental. &|
What to do When you Get There.
No Fourpeaks Road Signs. There are no Fourpeaks Road Signs. Highway maps, online map programs (Mapquest, Google, etc.) as well as your own auto GPS will have significant errors even finding Stonehouse Road. They will certainly not get you to your Fourpeaks rental or provide the essential arrival information included here. You need the directions on this page.
Northway I-87 North to Exit 30 (about 100 miles of very scenic driving) at mileage marker #104. See Essex County Highway Map. Take Route 73 North and West to Route 9N at Keene (about 14 miles) to Upper Jay (6 miles) and continue right on Route 9N following the AuSable River (two miles) to Stonehouse Road on your left between two old Stone Houses. [Goto How to get to your rental..]
Welcome! (Here's how to get to your rental.)
Turn up Stonehouse Road and stop at Scotty, a brown travel trailer, about a half-mile up on your left. If your cell phone has service, phone Martin 518-524-6726 to say you've arrived. No cell phone service? Phone him using the cell phone on the desk inside Scotty. (Leave a message if he's not in.) Thanks. [Goto What to do after you've phoned.]
[What to do after you've phoned.]
(1) If you're a guest at Thoreau House, Gypsy Camp, Sugar Camp, New Camp or The Cabin, [Goto YOUR CAMP NAME.]
(2)If you're a guest at Wolf's Nest or Ridge Camp come up to Camp Barn. From Scotty, continue up Stonehouse Road about another 1/2 mile to the end at a rail fence and turn in to gate on your right (#213). Follow about 300 feet (past New Camp) to edge of woods. STOP. DRIVE THE REST OF THE WAY VERY SLOWLY, following the road down to the brook (about 150 feet). Just past the Well House, take the left at the fork in the road up to Camp Barn (150 feet), a large barn structure with equipment and sheds (#213). Meet me at The Office.
THOREAU HOUSE. From Scotty, continue up Stonehouse Road for just 200 feet. Turn into the first driveway on your left. Park near the Woodshed in back. (CLICK HERE for "What to do next.")
GYPSY CAMP. From Scotty, continue up Stonehouse Road about 1/4 mile. Gypsy is the second driveway after Scotty. Turn into the open gate on your left. Park near the cedar tree and hammock. (CLICK HERE for "What to do next.")
SUGAR CAMP. From Scotty, continue up Stonehouse Road about another 1/2 mile. Sugar is the third driveway on your left after Scotty. Turn into open gate. Park near the old cellar. (If you miss Sugar Camp you'll find a rail fence at the end of Stonehouse Road. Go back one driveway.) (CLICK HERE for "What to do next.")
NEW CAMP. From Scotty, continue up Stonehouse Road about another 1/2 mile to the end at a rail fence and turn in to gate on your right (#213). Follow about 400 feet to New Camp on your right. Park in field on your left near privy (outhouse) in the woods. (CLICK HERE for "What to do next.")
THE CABIN. From Scotty, continue up Stonehouse Road about another 1/2 mile to the end at a rail fence and turn in to gate on your right (#213). Follow about 300 feet (past New Camp) to edge of woods. STOP. DRIVE THE REST OF THE WAY VERY SLOWLY, following the road down to the brook (about 150 feet). Just past the Well House, take the right at the fork in the road right up to The Cabin--three buildings--The Shed, The Cabin (itself) and the Screen House. Park by rail fence. (CLICK HERE for "What to do next.")
What to do next. Move in your things and make yourself at home. Look at the greeting letter and safety/information folder on the table. Don't drink the water. Don't use the gas lights or cooking range or make a wood fire unless you feel confident and remember all the Safety First! information.
WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT TIME TO EXPECT YOU.
Let us know when making your reservation. Not sure? Make an estimate. The exact time is not important. But whether it's early afternoon or late, or some other time that we arrange with you, we need to know when to be around to greet you.
Arrivals are OK any time after 1PM until an hour before sunset. (We'll agree to an earlier arrival time, if at all possible.)
An hour before sunset. Except for returning guests, late arrivals can be a problem. Arriving after dark at an unfamiliar off-the-road camp--without electric lighting or central heat--may be difficult and unsafe. If your travel plans are fixed, we'll agree to a late arrival, if at all possible. But it's essential for a late arrival that you have carefully studied How to Get to Your Rental. & What to do When you get There. in advance and you bring a printed copy with you.
Guests who are delayed in transit and expect to arrive after dark should contact us by phone 518-524-6726. We will do our very best to accommodate them. Guests staying at Ridge or Wolf should be prepared to take alternate housing arrangements for the first night of their stay. [CLICK HERE for complete local sun and moon information, including time for sunset.]
About Stonehouse Road
Stonehouse Road is a 7/10-mile long one lane dirt road that goes uphill to Fourpeaks. Prettiest country road in the state? It wasn't built for today's highway driving! Observe the 10mph posted speed limit and stay to the center of the road. Meet another vehicle on the way? Read about Stonehouse Road and learn the "Rules of the Road." See the Stonehouse Road Map..
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