Need we say more? Well, okay, a little bit more. We cottoned to the idea of almost-camping: setting up shop in a shelter in one of New York State’s beautiful parks. They’re affordable and darned cute, ranging from the rustic to the, well, less rustic.
Lake Taghkanic State Park
1528 Route 82
Ancram, NY 12502
Take your pick: full-service cottages, regular cottages and cabins, ranging from $90 to $190/night. There are playgrounds, boat rentals and beaches to boot.
After the jump, more cabins, more parks.
Taconic State Park – Copake Falls Area
Route 344, P.O. Box 100
Copake Falls, NY 12517
There are 16 cabins available at this Columbia County park, that house four to six folks. Here’s a description from their site: “All cabins have electricity, lights, hot and cold running water, a kitchen with a refrigerator and stove, a dining area, a picnic table, and outdoor camp fire ring with grill. The “Ironworkers” cabins are equipped with private showers and flush toilets; campers in the “Bash Bish” cabins utilize a centrally located shower facility with flush toilets. Some cabins in the Greenwich Cabin Area are wheelchair accessible and offer extra amenities such as a microwave, sofa, shower, dishwasher and cable television hookup.”
Sebago Cabin Camp, Harriman State Park
Bear Mountain, NY 10911
38 Cabins and two full service cottages in this State Park, which is chock full of hikes. In addition to the accommodations: “Row boat rentals, beach, biking and hiking, organized sports, Saturday bonfire, rainy day movies and activities, play area, recreation hall, and tennis court.” $240 to $760/week.
Mills Norrie State Park
9 Old Post Road PO Box 308
Staatsburg, NY 12580
Hiking, biking, boating, and 10 cabins. Cabins are $85/night or $340/week. Sorry, no photos!