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Camp Bequantas- Private Adirondack Family Estate. High Peaks, Lake Placid Region

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Great Camp style estate. Sleeps up to 14, in private mountain setting.

Camp Bequantas Is A True Adirondack Gem That Our Family Is Excited To Share With The Public For The First Time. Constructed 95 Years Ago In The Traditional Adirondack Great Camp Style, There Are Two Large Common Areas- The Kitchen And Dining Cottage, And The Main Lodge. These Are Surrounded By Several Private Cottages. This Allows For Large Groups To Be Together, But Affords Privacy As Well.

There Is A Large Main Lodge, 'old Crow', Which Sleeps Six In Two Private Bedrooms. It Includes A Large Living Room, Gorgeous Field Stone Fire Place (handcrafted From Stones Gathered On The Property), And Spacious Screened Porch In Porch With Phenomenal Mountain Views. The Cabin Has A Full Bath With Outdoor Shower And Antique Fixtures. A Washer And Dryer Come In Handy For Extended Stays.

'crow Feast' Is The Spacious Kitchen And Dining Cabin. A Swiss Chalet Inspired Design, This Cabin Features 2 Large Dining Tables, A Full Kitchen, Huge Stone Fireplace, And Indoor Charcoal Barbecue. The Dining Room Has Large Picture Windows That Allow Breathtaking Views Of The Cascade Range. The Windows Themselves Were Saved From The Original Lake Placid Club Building. Another Dining Option Is To Move The Tables Outside To The Spacious Stone Patio And Enjoy The Fresh Air.

'crow Deluxe', Also Known As The Honeymoon Suite, Is A Charming Private Cottage That Sleeps Two. It Features A Double Bed, Private Bath With Antique Fixtures, A Sitting Area, Field Stone Fireplace, And Private Porch With Views Of The Great Range.

'little Crow' Is The 'newest' Cabin On The Property. It Was Lovingly Re-purposed From Two 95 Year Old Cabins By The Owner And A Local Artist. Your Guests Are Sure To Squabble Over Who Stays Here.- The Cabin Is Absolutely Charming And Features A Queen Sized Bed, A Child's Pullout Bed, Sitting Area, Private Porch, And Private Full Bath With Antique Fixtures.

'sister Crow' Is A Cute Little Bunkhouse Style Cabin In The Center Of The Compound That Sleeps Three. It Features A Twin Bed And Set Of Bunk Beds. This Has Traditionally Been A Favorite Of Children In Our Family, As They Feel Special To 'camp Out In Their Own Cabin', But Safe In The Knowledge That Mom And Dad Are Only A Few Feet Away.

For The Adventurous Members Of Your Party There Is A Lean-to (an Adirondack Tradition, A Three Sided Building For Camping In). This Sleeps 4 But Bring Your Sleeping Bags.

The Camp Is Located In The Heart Of The Adirondack High Peaks Region And Is Perfect For The Outdoor Adventurer. Hiking, Fishing, And Boating Are All Within Minutes Of The Camp. Whether You’re In Search Of Action And Adventure, Or Just A Quiet Place To Read And Reflect, Bequantas Is Your Spot! The Local Hamlets Of Keene And Keene Valley Offer Fabulous Shopping And Dining Options. Just Up The Road Is The Village Of Lake Placid- A World Class Vacation Destination. Home To The 1932 And 1980 Winter Olympics, The Village And Surrounding Area Offer A Wide Variety Of Activities, Shopping, And Dining.

Your Hosts Are Able To Provide Advice On All Aspects Of Your Vacation. We Can Recommend Guide Services And Offer Private Chef Service And Catering For Special Events By Simply Gourmet Of Lake Placid. Simply Gourmet Has Been Featured In Magazines Like “new York Times”, “adirondack Life”, And “gourmet Magazine”. The Property Is Well Suited For Weddings, Corporate Retreats, And Family Reunions. Contact Us About Renting Out The Property For Your Business Or Family’s Special Event.

More Details

Property Manager
Jake and Erica Burns
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, a little french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 14, 2018

About Jake and Erica Burns

My Grandfather and Grandmother purchased the property as a summer home. Our friends and family have cherished it ever since. Jake and Erica Burns act as your hosts on behalf of our entire family. Our family is committed to stewardship of the land and is vested in the community. Originally from Syracuse, my mother and sister relocated here full time 10 years ago. Mom rekindled a childhood romance formed here on the mountain in the 60's and she, my stepfather, and sister founded three successful restaurant businesses in Lake Placid- Simply Gourmet, Big Mountain Deli and Creperie, and the 'dack Shack. A short time later my brother joined the team, and last year Erica and I came on board. It gives us all great pleasure to contribute to the local economy providing jobs and fresh, delicious food to our customers.

Jake and Erica Burns purchased this estate in 1944

Why Jake and Erica Burns chose Keene

Camp Bequantas is our families 'Tara' (pardon the Gone With The Wind reference, but I couldnt help it). It is a treasured member of our family that words can't quite describe. It has been a place to celebrate, share with friends, and occasionally circle the wagons. We are excited for others to share this special place, and have priced it aggressively. There is no comparable property on VRBO and at $35 per person per night, no better value.

What makes this estate unique

I'm fairly certain we've said it all. Give us a call we'd love to have you!!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Keene, New York

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower , Located in Old Crow
    Crow Deluxe - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private Bath featuring charming antique fixtures.
    Little Crow - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private Bath featuring antique fixtures
    Crow feast - toilet , shower , Serves as a shared bath for Crow Feast and Sister Crow
    maids cottage - toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Racoon - 1 queen , Located in the main lodge 'Old Crow'
    Chipmunk - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Either king or 2 twins. Located in 'Old Crow'
    Old Crow living Room - 2 twin/ single , Great for kids
    Crow Deluxe - 1 double , Features a private bath , porch, and field stone fireplace
    Little Crow - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private bath and porch. Recently renovated.
    Sister Crow - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Great for kids or hikers shared bath
    maids cottage - 1 double , 1/2 bath
    Lean-to - 4 sleep sofa /futon , no beds traditional adirondack sleeping shelter.
  • Property sleeps up to 16. Contact owner for availability and pricing. Prices vary by accommodation. There is a 3 night minimum to rent the entire estate. Cabins are available for rent individually as well.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Swimming and World Class Trout Fishing in the pristine Ausable River, less than 2 miles down the mountain.


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Camp Bequantas- Private Adirondack Family Estate. High Peaks, Lake Placid Region
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful place in Adirondacks

  • 4 of 5

The place was awesome. Multiple different cabins to stay in. Perfect for a larger group. Beautiful stars at night. Family lives next door so if you need anything they can help. They own a few stores in Lake Placid so they offer discounts. My only complaint was that the kitchen was pretty dirty. We had to wash everything before we used it. Would definitely stay here again!!!!!

  • Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Place to Gather

  • 4 of 5

This camp was a beautiful place for my family to gather to celebrate my dad, after his passing a few months ago. The property itself is special and we loved having separate cabins for each family. We also loved not having a tv - but instead the great outdoors and lots of board games and books. There are horses on the property which were fun to visit as well.

Outside of the property, we loved eating BBQ at Tail O' the Pup, and visiting Whiteface Mountain.

There were a few things that would have made the stay a bit more perfect - space heaters for the evenings (which Jake brought us after we asked), paper product supplies (Erika brought these to us at our request), and small touches like fresh candles in the candle holders, lightbulbs in all of the lamps, chairs around the fire pit, and a good - deep cleaning of the kitchen and bathrooms.

Overall, this was a wonderful place to stay and we would come back!

  • Submitted: 6-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place fit us our needs really well.

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at this camp. With our large group, it was ideal. It has camp-like aspects, but also bathrooms and hot water and showers in the cabins. We cooked big meals for our group and cleaned up together. The view of the Adirondack High Peaks from the kitchen cabin and the main cabin is impressive, and hiking trails, such as Big Crow and Hurricane Mountain, are nearby.

  • Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was a pleasure sharing our family home with you!
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Rustic comfort

  • 4 of 5

Bequantas is a wonderful camp. Rustic, comfortable, spectacular view. The hosts are very accommodating and courteous. Our first choice of places to stay with our family

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Authentic ADK cabin experience

  • 5 of 5

The view is amazing and the hosts are lovely. Cabins are distributed within close walks of each other with a beautiful kitchen and dinning room. Perfect for a big group of family or friends. We will be booking this space again!

  • Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family time away from it all. Memories made!

  • 5 of 5

We have now been home just shy of a week and I am still longing to go back to this very special place in the Adirondacks. There are just not enough words, or enough space here to completely describe our stay, but I will do my best...

We were a family party of 13 who visited to celebrate our parents 50th wedding anniversary (originally honeymooned in Lace Placid) and Camp Bequantas could not have been more perfect for our adventurous bunch! The beds were comfortable, the linens clean and the showers hot. It rained one whole day of our visit, but we stayed cozy and dry while just enjoying family time. Each cabin has its own unique charm and we really enjoyed the many pictures, books and trinkets that each held.

The view! The view from camp was absolutely spectacular! We kept looking out the large picture window in the "kitchen cabin" and saying; "Look! The channel has changed!" at the ever changing mountain scenery.

Lake Placid is a short and scenic drive from camp and the many Olympic sites in the area. We did them all one day and went back on another to treat my parents to dinner at the Mirror Lake Inn. The original honeymoon spot for them!

If you are looking for a place to stay connected to your devices, this is not the place for you. At least if you are an AT&T customer. For us however, that was the perfect scenario we had been hoping for. The 5 kids with us who ranged in age from 10-16 spent hours playing frisbee, badminton, exploring and challenging each other to UNO. I admittedly loved that I used my phone for nothing other than a clock and occasional camera. Again, PERFECT!

Jake and Erica were the most gracious hosts and prompt to answer my many questions and offer advice before even getting there. Our sincerest thanks to you Jake, Erica and your entire family (including Storm and Hoover!) for welcoming us to this unique family treasure. We long to and would love to visit again some day!

  • Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Baxter Mountain Tavern
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Lake Champlain
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Craig Wood
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Westport NY
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
State Route 73
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
ADK Cafe
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Whiteface Mountain
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Ausable River, hundreds of lakes and rivers nearby
Car: recommended

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Adirondack High Peaks region Camp Bequantas is a rustic gem. Offers the privacy and seclusion of a traditional Adirondack estate, just a short drive from the village of Lake Placid (a world class resort destination). Experience the regions diverse vacation options.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Keene, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$64.43
Damage Insurance C$127.56

Prices start at $110 for single bedroom with shared bath, or a private cabin shared bath that sleeps 3. Little Crow and Crow Deluxe are $135 a night and feature private baths and porches. Old Crow sleeps 6 with full bath, large screened in porch, massive fieldstone fireplace, and washer dryer. It rents for $265 a night. All have access to kitchen dining. No minimum stay for private cabin rentals.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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