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Bell Meadow AMR Lodge~A Private Family Home in Keene, NY

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,592 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Bell Meadow Lodge has 3 Bedrooms (sleeps 10), (+2) with 2-1/2 Baths


3 bedrooms, (sleeps 10), 2-1/2 baths and has two single rollaway beds for an additional 2 guests. The main Lodge has a spacious and open kitchen/living room with a rinnai heater and soapstone woodstove. We have high speed fiber optic wireless internet with cable televisions in each bedroom and living room and seasonally a tv is on the covered porch. A fully equipped kitchen and dining area with seating for 9. Front load laundry machines on the main floor. We have a covered porch with large eating area and plenty of seating with a new weber gas bbq grill. Bonfire pit for evenings by the fire and cooking smores. Dogs allowed upon request for an additional charge - no cats allowed.


This private, secluded ranch style house was built in 2009 and sits on 52+ acres with a large private covered porch and is located at the end of a private road just one mile off nys rte 73 in the heart of keene and has one of the best views in the town! Enjoy the peacefulness that our private property provides you and your family. There is a fire pit that you can sit around for your enjoyment! A perfect place to spend your summer, thanksgiving, christmas or new year's vacation!! You won't be disappointed!

Situated in the 'home of the high peaks' this lodge offers you easy access to all the fall and winter activities such as, hiking, ice climbing, skiing, snowboarding and ice skating. Lake placid and the olympic venues, mount van hoevenburg, whiteface mountain, ski jumping complex, olympic skating oval and the olympic hockey arena are all just a 15 to 20 minute drive!

This non-smoking home is decorated with beautiful north american small and large game mounts and has many deer antlers and other furs, features rustic knotty pine walls and kitchen cabinets, hardwood maple floors upstairs and ceramic tile and carpeting in the two downstairs bedrooms. This home boasts a 1296sf main floor with a full finished basement, a fully equipped kitchen with dining area that is open to the living room with a cozy woodstove, 3 separate bedrooms (upstairs master bedroom has a king size bed, a private full bath and a walk in closet, 2 downstairs bedrooms, both w/queen beds and 1 set of bunk beds and a shared full bath). We also have two single roll a way beds. A washer and dryer are available for your needs on the main floor. Sit on the hearth by the woodstove in the comfortable living room and enjoy a cold fall or winter night by the fire. The large covered porch is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the view. There is a new gas bbq grill on the covered porch for grilling up your favorite meals. There is a beautiful lawn with gardens around the home, a bonfire pit to sit around and large meadow down in front of the house. You may enjoy seeing some of natures wildlife, such as birds, deer, fox, turkeys, etc., wandering around the field.

There is a large flat screen television in the living room with surround sound with a cd and dvd player. There are flat screen tv's in all three bedrooms with cable tv. We have cable television and high speed wireless fiber optic internet access.

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Karen Sheasby
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Karen Sheasby

My husband was born and raised in Keene and I have lived in Keene for 27 years. Our blended family consists of six children and 3 grandchildren. We now winter in Florida and our son manages the property during that time. We spend the summer months here at our home. We decided we wanted to share the beauty and tranquility our home and property have to offer.

Karen Sheasby purchased this house in 1998

Why Karen Sheasby chose Keene

Although we lived in Keene, we spent many weekends on this property at our 'camp' that we built on it in 1998. The more time we spent up here the more we didn't want to leave. We built our new home on the property adjacent to our 'camp' so we could enjoy the beauty and privacy this property offers. The camp became our guest cottage for family and friends, which is now being shared for your enjoyment, (as a separate rental unit). We have spent a lot of time improving the property around our home and take great pride in all we've done. We love everything about our home and the property. We have built several raised bed gardens and enjoy spending the time growing the many vegetables and fruits we love when we are home during the summer months.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy our 52+ acres that surround the property. A breathtaking panoramic view of the high peaks overlooking the valley south towards Giant, Noonmark and Dix Mtns. Certainly one of the best views in town!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Karen,

"We have arrived and settled in and the view is beautiful!" Your home has been a comfortable and delightful base for us during our stay."
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Keene, New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2592 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Proper disposal of your cigarettes, etc is EXPECTED. Do not dispose of them on our lawn/property. Thank you in advance.
  • Please pick up after your dog. Don't leave it on our lawn. Your dog is welcome to do their business in woods without need for picking it up.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , 4' shower w/seat and glass door. Large vanity sink w/mirror.
    Downstairs Full (Jack & Jill) Bath - toilet , shower , 3' shower w/ glass door. Large vanity sink area.
    Upstairs Half Bath - toilet , Half bath and laundry room w/ laundry sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedrm w/walk in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , queen bed and set of bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , queen bed and set of bunk beds
    Additional sleeping - 2 twin/ single , Roll-a-way beds for use when needed
  • Each bedroom has a flat screen TV.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Bell Meadow AMR Lodge~A Private Family Home in Keene, NY
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 20 reviews
Syracuse, New York

Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

Would book again. After driving up a series of steep dirt hills, emerges the serene cabin. At the peak, there is an amazing view especially in the morning. At night, it is pitch black, perfect for stargazing. The cabin itself is decorated with dozens of taxidermy, and provides a sense of hunting. The cabin is fully-stocked. Beds were comfortable. Heating was more than adequate. We had ten guests, so two full baths and a half bath was enough. There was plenty of seating indoors for everybody. With any issues, Karen was available and always replied within hours. About a 15-20 minute drive from both Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain.

  • Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice House

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house, very clean, spacious and well kept. They have lots of extras you don't always expect, like spices and board games. If you are coming in the winter make sure you have a 4-wheel drive. We ended up behind someone who didn't and had to wait for someone to come move them so we could get to the house. The only thing I would caution anyone is to look carefully at the pictures. There are many animal heads on the walls and it could be scary for small children.

  • Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb, Best place to stay in Placid

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful experience, simply amazed by the interior of the house. Beautiful scenic view from the living room. As well from the outside too. We stayed there for 2 night only, but I can suggest stay more than that. Don't need to go anywhere just stay here, I'm definitely sure you will not get bored. We did bonfire too, awesome view at night, full of adventure. It's a well maintained property. No need to carry anything, just food items, you will find everything there. Special thanks to Karen to make our vacation such memorable. We have 3 kids they enjoyed a lot at outside parking area. Our group would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Property!!!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Karen's cabin was even more beautiful than what we anticipated!

The views were absolutely stunning, her home is beautifully furnished, extremely clean, & her home is well stocked with anything and everything you would ever possibly need....Karen's house was so cozy and the views were so amazing, we didn't even want to leave her cabin to explore the neighboring area!

Not only that, Karen was unbelievably attentive to all my questions & concerns prior to booking, extremely accommodating, prompt and informative as well as being gracious, honest and professional......We were truly sad to leave....

We would have extended an extra day if it wasn't for the Nor'easter that was making its way up to us. So unfortunately, we had to leave at our scheduled checkout time..... But we will most definitely love to book with Karen again if she'll have us!!!!

In fact, every weekend that's passed, we say how much we miss being at Karen's cabin!

Hi Karen!

  • Submitted: 25-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The views are spectacular! I enjoyed having my coffee on the porch first thing in the morning and watching the deer graze near by. The house is clean, neat and well kept. Utensils are very good and the overall furniture is well done. World class hiking is at your doorstep! What a place....we are already booked again for 2 visits next year. This is the best kept secret in NY. Shhhhhh, don't tell a sole!

  • Submitted: 26-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was fine. Driveway a little tricky. Very

  • 3 of 5

Lake Placid area was great. Beautiful, scenic, lots of athletes around. Wouldn't stay at this property again. I don't like having the owners 100 feet away the whole week we were there. No privacy. Couldn't use the file pit because it was btw our rental and the owners house.

  • Submitted: 3-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry our presence bothered you and made your stay unenjoyable. We are typically onsite in the summer months, as stated in the property owner write up. During those months we rent out our main house and we stay in our cottage. We do our best to not intrude or interfere with guests that are at the house. We have never a had a complaint about our presence. We graciously share the fruits, herbs and vegetables that we grow in the gardens at the main house with our guests. The porch of the main house and the porch of the cottage are located at opposite ends of each building which allows privacy while cooking, dining and relaxing on the porch at either the house or cottage. The firepit is located on the lawn area between the two buildings and has been enjoyed by many guests in its present location. It offers a beautiful view and plenty of room for guests to enjoy it.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Plattsburgh, NY
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Baxter Mtn Tavern,Keene& Ausable Inn, Keene Valley
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferries - Essex or Port Kent, NY
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Craig Wood,Lake Placid & Cobble Hill,Elizabethtown
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Westport, NY
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Interstate 87
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Cedar Run Cafe' & Market and Adk Cafe & Adk Market
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Whiteface Mtn Ski Center
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Lake Placid, NY
Car: necessary

We are located in Keene, NY 'Home of the High Peaks' in the heart of the Adirondack Mtns. Easy access to year round activities such as Hiking, Fishing, Swimming, Biking, Canoeing and Kayaking, Boating, Golf, Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding and Ice Skating. Lake Placid and the Olympic Venues, (Mount Van Hoevenburg, Whiteface Mountain, Ski Jumping Complex, Olympic Skating Oval and the Olympic Hockey Arena) and the Lake Placid Horse Show grounds are all just a 15 to 20 minute drive!


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$63.32 + Tax
Cleaning Fee C$227.97 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$379.95
Tax Rate 3.0%

Rates are approximate. Holiday and Peak Season Rates or nightly minimums may vary. Please inquire to confirm rates for your specific dates. Additional rates per person/per night apply. Refundable damage deposit is in addition to nightly rates. PLEASE INQUIRE FOR ACCURATE RATES FOR YOUR DESIRED DATES.

Pet (dog only) fee is additional $50.00 per pet. No cats are allowed.

Main House ~ Refundable Damage deposit of $300 - $500 is dependent on length of stay.

Essex County Lodging tax of 3% will be added to nightly rates.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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