The pandemic has left us with two paradoxical traveler desires: wanting to see everything and do everything in order to make up for lost time, and settling down to take the time to gently savor each experience. Planted in the boreal forests of the Adirondacks, Huttopia Adirondacks meets our two desires.
Less than a three-hour drive from Montreal, in the heart of the forest of Lake Luzerne, New York State, stands Huttopia Adirondacks. A 284-acre estate located just far enough from civilization to allow a real break in nature and just close enough to villages and outdoor activities to be able to savor everything in this verdant region known for its 46 peaks over 1200 m. What's more, in the company of your little traveler, if you feel like it!
We walk back to our tent along the paths covered in woodchips rolling our cart containing our travel essentials. The forest all around is already doing its job. The stress and the noises of the city are replaced by this soothing blinking between the leaves of the trees, this forest in which we sink with happiness, this silence accentuating the songs of birds, the joyful yelps of visiting dogs and the laughter of mini -adventurers.
We find here everything that pushes us to leave the city on a regular basis: diving into nature and the values associated with it, put forward by this company of French origin for more than 20 years already. The importance of shared moments, the ecological and sustainable aspect, respect for nature, the promotion of local artists and discovery. The glamping aspect of this stay in the forest also makes us smile, we outdoor enthusiasts are delighted to know that the returns from hikes and the nights will be soft and cozy.
Because unlike Huttopia Sutton, in the Eastern Townships, which offers rustic camping spaces, all Huttopia Adirondacks tents are luxurious. Our little house at the end of the trail has a bedroom with a fan, a toilet and a bathroom with shower and sink; running water and electricity included. Visitors are in fact free to choose the desired degree of luxury: electricity, running water.
A wood-burning fireplace and a pretty outdoor terrace with BBQ allowed us to spend pleasant evenings cooking outdoors, observing the starry sky (the lover had even brought his telescope!) and reading while petting our baby dog with the only background music the water rushing in the nearby river.
As for the all-wooden reception centre, it serves as a meeting point, a café (you have to drink a fresh fruit smoothie there!), a pizzeria, a games and reading room, a terrace overlooking the long swimming pool and shop promoting local crafts and products (like beer).
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