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Cabin lovers unite 

If you’re like us, you’ve been daydreaming about the perfect autumnal cabin stay. Perhaps you’ve been adopting a way of life driven by your love of cozy cabins, like crafting, decorating with wood-themed interiors, and baking. You might even say you’ve caught the cabincore bug. What is “cabincore?” If you’re not entirely well-versed in millennial internet speak, cabincore is by definition, “an aesthetic that romanticizes the life of residing in a cabin. Cabincore embraces the idea of getting away from busy industrial life, favoring places where days can be spent in a more remote setting.” In the wooded and mossy corners of the Adirondacks, or perhaps on the riverbanks of the Ausable River, delightful cabins can be found dotting the region and inviting an escape from the hustle and bustle of *gasp* city life. For your stay, think hearty exposed log beams, fur, robust fireplaces, and lots and lots of patterns, textiles, and comfy surfaces. Cozy cabins abound in the Whiteface Region, perfect for outdoorsy couples, girls trips into the mountains, or simply for the average Joe who just wants a warm fire and a hearty meal. 

Find the lifestyle you’ve been looking for when you venture off to fulfill your cabincore desires throughout the Whiteface Region. The movement, after all, doesn’t stop by what amenities you choose on your trip. The region is practically brimming with local artisans, lively restaurants stocked with local flavors, and tucked away trails that spill out onto beautiful vistas. Finding the perfect cabincore stay will transport you into the nostalgic days of the old frontier, and the Whiteface Region has just the fix. 

A man and toddler walk down grand log stairs in a lodge.

Whiteface Cabin 

Start off your perfect cabin-cation with the quintessential cabin of every outdoor lover’s dreams. Whiteface Cabin is a two-bedroom cabin on the Ausable River, complete with a lush property that blends into the seamless wilderness surrounding it. This adorable cherry-red cabin features a fireplace, washer and dryer, outdoor shower, and a well-equipped kitchen. When you’re not warming up by the fireplace, step outside for your own panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, essential for leaf peepers during the autumn season. Step down to the river to read a book, or get in some great fishing. With so much to do just at the cabin, it’ll be hard to get away and off to more adventures. 

A red cottage looks out at Whiteface Mountain in the fall.

Adirondack Cottage in the woods 

For larger families or simply a gathering of cabin enthusiasts, this larger-than-life cabin is ready to be your basecamp for your next aesthetic getaway. Adirondack Cottage in the Woods is a four-season family-friendly home privately nestled on 13 wooded acres in Wilmington. Framed by a giant stone base, this classic cabin offers everything your group of travelers could want in a cozy getaway. Get comfortable by the stone fireplace as you gaze up at the warm cathedral pine ceilings, cook out with the bros on a wrap-around deck with gas BBQ grill, or on rainy days, relax on the enclosed porch with a wood-burning stove, bringing moody days right to you. The master suite has a king-size bed and a sleeper sofa. The remaining 3 bedrooms each have 2 twin beds and the loft has a comfortable futon, perfect for hosting and spending nights roasting marshmallows into the early morning. 

A large wood cabin stands on stilts.

Warner’s Camp

Warner’s Camp is the perfect treat by the river, for those fond of cozying up in their very own log cabin by day, and hosting outdoor dinner parties under the twinkling of string lights by night! Sit yourselves down by the firepit on a chilly fall evening, swap stories, or look up into the clear sky for a dazzling show of the stars. This cabin boasts a rich history steeped in the settlement of the Adirondacks. The original homestead, which dates back to the 1800’s, served as one of the region’s first guest houses. Across the street from the original Warner’s Camp lies a quaint log cabin, dripping with Adirondack charm. Enjoy a sauna, outdoor wood-ribbed hot tub, and full kitchen, stocked with vintage cabinets, and Smeg appliances reminiscent of the good old days! 

A log cabin with adirondack chairs and a sauna in the back.

Pair with your own adventure 

Much like its sister movement “cottagecore,” cabincore is akin to all things outdoor and simple. Hikes through the mountains, long walks on beaten paths, paddles out onto rivers and lakes, good home cooked meals, and simply performing the mundane tasks of keeping a cabin going, are all part of the draw for those looking to get closer to their cozy dreams. Artistry and a love for the little things that make us human also complete this aesthetic, and the Whiteface Region has that too. Take home the experience from Young’s Studio and Gallery, a charming pottery studio that creates stunning pieces.   To find more local art, visit the Jay Craft Center to experience the work of multiple artists from across the region! While you’re out and about, local farms beckon passersby to indulge in their homemade products, which you can incorporate into your recipes on the same day! Watch as farms get to work, all before the backdrop of the dramatic Whiteface Mountain

A woman and her daughter listen to a farmhand's lesson about goats.

Recuperate by the fire 

Indulge in the warm and welcoming atmosphere of local restaurants, each with their own vibrant menus, regulars, and forested charm. The Whiteface Region dons a familiar nordic style, matching its home ski resort. This same flair is woven into the towns and design of the many eateries and shops that both locals and travelers alike can appreciate. Enjoy comfort classics and creative cuisine at the Ice Jam inn in Upper Jay, or sit down for an upscale dining experience at the Hungry Trout Restaurant, just one mile from Whiteface Mountain. 

A woman has a drink and a meal by the window of a restaurant.

Escape into cabin-y heaven 

The Whiteface Region nurtures communities brimming with cabins and cabincore lovers alike! Nestled among towering mountains in gentle valleys and crevices around the region, cabincore is alive and well. You’ll find local artisans hard at work perfecting their craft, the sweet smell of farm-to-table creations at our favorite restaurants, and trails hugged by looming evergreen trees, filled with the familiar scent of balsam and earthy terrain. After all the fun, head back to your own Whiteface Region cabin. The Whiteface Region has remained an outdoor paradise for generations, and now you can add us to your cabincore bucket list. 


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