Vacation Rentals of the Southern Adirondacks



Telephone: 646-226-3560

Specific Rate Details

Rates vary dependent on time of year, day of week and number of guests. Input dates and number of guests for exact quote.

The busy season of June through October our housekeeper is scheduled for Mondays and Fridays, so all rentals must begin or end on one of those days. Nov-Apr she may have a bit more flexibility, please inquire.

Children welcome, however please note we have a very large wild and woolly waterfront, so children must be watched carefully. Please note there are 2 beds here, a queen and a full, sofas are not to be used for sleeping.

Camp Stardust

Piseco, New York, United States 12139


Accommodates: 4

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1


Welcome to Camp Stardust, a very sweet cabin in the woods, on the water, with ultimate privacy. There are no neighbors, you share this slice of heaven with wildlife and the occasional canoe gliding by.

Camp Stardust is all windows, so the views are stunning, even at night. We turn off the lights, turn on the fire, and enjoy the reflection of the moon off the lake. The sight of the fog lifting in the morning is worth the early rise. There is easy access to our 4 kayaks and a canoe in our lakefront boathouse. Enjoy excursions to Lake Piseco for a swim or for more of an adventure head down river to remote Big Bay Lake.

We have a strict no pets, no parties, smoking or unregistered guests policy, max 4 persons including children. If this works for you please read on:

We follow CDC recommendations for cleaning, and provide lots of extras to make your stay easy and breezy. Just bring your food, the rest was taken care of by us. This is an ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts as we share all our special spots, like hikes to amazing views and waterfalls, peaceful spots for a lakeside picnic, and the best pubs. Those who prefer to stay home and soak in the Adirondack goodness from the sofa or hammock will be equally pleased. There's a little something for everyone.

Sleeps up to 4, but is the perfect romantic getaway for two. You will find plenty of hiking, kayaking (BEST in the area!), swimming, exploring, skiing, snowshoe and snowmobile opportunities. We supply local guide books and restaurant recommendations.

The open floor plan with cathedral ceilings creates a spacious, airy main room with easy to turn on gas fireplace. There are 2 bedrooms, one with queen bed, one with a double. A separate TV room is for watching movies, reading or enjoying that mid afternoon nap. Great lake views from this sweet little room as well.

Camp Stardust has one bath (shower only), an outdoor hot shower in the warmer months, indoor gas fireplace, outdoor fire pit, full kitchen, Weber charcoal grill, great wifi, 40' flat screen for DVD movies and Netflix (but no cable), land line phone (no cell service), and a fabulous Sonos Stereo system with indoor and outdoor speakers to enjoy music while grilling or chilling.

Need to work while here? We have a desk right up against the window so you can write that novel or email your client while observing the wildlife on the lake.

This is a kayak haven for both beginners and the more experienced. You will have 4 kayaks, a 2 person canoe and adult life preservers. Our Lakefront Boathouse provides easy access to the water. Watercraft available May 10-Nov 1.

Kayak 10 minutes to the right, you are on stunning Piseco Lake. Kayak 30 minutes to the left (for the experienced kayaker only) to the more remote wilderness of Big Bay Lake. Lots of natural shoreline and wildlife to explore. Most of our waterfront is too shallow to swim, so we kayak to the lake and enjoy the clear water and sandy bottom of Piseco Lake for a swim.

Need we say how stunningly beautiful it is here during foliage? It's magical.

This cabin is like living inside a snow globe in the winter. There are so many windows you are simply surrounded by snowfall. A unique feature is that the slightly moving water out front rarely freezes, so expect beautiful views and wildlife sightings year round. Otters are frequently seen sliding across the ice, very fun to watch!

Many hiking, snowshoeing and x-country ski adventures to be found locally. Great fishing. There is a small but very fun ski mountain, Oak Mt., next town over with great music, meals and skiing with a view. Gore ski mountain is a 50 minute drive. We supply 2 sets of adult snowshoes and one child pair. We are surrounded by woods, lake and rivers, so a snowshoe hike right from the front door will take you through very pretty snow covered forest and striking river front spots.

This is snowmobile country - hundreds of miles of groomed trails through the woods and across the many lakes. Stop in to a local pub for lunch and a beer, and head out to the next lake. Local rentals, lessons and guides available.

But our favorite activity is sitting by the fire with a hot cocoa and observing the wilderness and the ever changing weather from the comfort of the sofa :)

An all wheel (or 4 wheel) drive vehicle is necessary to navigate our snowy dirt driveway in winter. It is plowed regularly but can be tricky in icy weather. We recommend guests bring warm outdoor clothing, yak traks, tall snow boots and a sense of adventure!

This is a no parties, no smoking, NO PETS (sorry, no exceptions!), allergy sensitive household. Due to our close proximity to the water, we have limited well and septic capacity. As a result, we can have no more than 4 persons here at any time, so this is not the place for family reunions or entertaining. We do our best to keep a pristine home, we are sure even the most discerning guests will be very happy here.

This is a very private, secluded property, however it is not remote. It is easy to get to, we are down a private 200 foot dirt driveway directly off Rt 8.

DISCLOSURE: there is a security camera on the driveway, used to monitor arrivals, departures, deliveries and snowfall.

What's to LOVE? Just about everything listed above.

What might you NOT love? There is a small bridge nearby that separates our outlet from Piseco Lake, and you can hear the cars going over the bridge when outside which is the only thing we wish was different.

Also, RECYCLES are a real hassle here. Guests who choose to stay here must agree to take theirs home if they bring a lot in, or take a trip to the transfer station down the road and leave them there. Leaving a few is fine, but must agree to follow the towns strict recycle rules. They must be kept clean and separate from garbage. We (i.e. the housekeeper) then have to take them to the transfer station and separate them into bins by hand. She simply cannot handle this task if large amounts are left. So - our general rule here is like camping, if you bring it in, you must agree to take it out.

This is a great home for self reliant, independent travelers looking for very comfortable, private and pristine accommodation in a unique and special spot. Piseco and the surrounding area are beautiful, but have limited entertainment venues other than nature hikes, mountains, wildlife, lakes and rivers.

PLEASE NOTE: We get pretty booked up year round, so our housekeeper has set aside Monday and Friday, all arrivals and departures must be on one of those days. Nov to April we can possibly make an exception, please inquire. We like to offer lower rates if you are just 2 persons, so the rates listed are for two. There are added fees for the 3rd and 4th guests.


24-hour Check-in


Autumn Foliage

Away From It All

Bird Watching



Car Required

Carbon Monoxide Detector

Clothes Dryer

Coffee Maker

Cooking Basics

Dishes & Utensils

DVD Player


Fire Extinguisher



Fly Fishing


Freshwater Fishing



Hair Dryer




Horseback Riding



Iron & Board

Kayak / Canoe


Lake Access

Lake View


Laptop Friendly

Lawn / Garden

Linens Provided

Living Room


Minimum Age Limit For Renters

Mountain Climbing

Mountain View


Music Library

No Smoking

Outdoor Grill


Pantry Items


Pier Fishing




Room Darkening Shades

Scenic Drives


Ski & Snowboard



Smoke Detector







Towels Provided


Video Library


Water View


Wireless Internet

Snowshoes 2 sets

Rates and Availability

Weeknight Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Min Stay Max Stay
Summer 2020Jun 26 2020 - Sep 03 2020 $310 / night $360 / night $2100 / week N/A 3 nights 14 nights
LD Weekend 2020Sep 04 2020 - Sep 06 2020 $360 / night $360 / night $2100 / week N/A 4 nights 14 nights
September 2020Sep 07 2020 - Sep 24 2020 $275 / night $325 / night $1900 / week N/A 3 nights 14 nights
Fall FoliageSep 25 2020 - Oct 08 2020 $300 / night $350 / night $2100 / week N/A 3 nights 14 nights
Columbus WeekendOct 09 2020 - Oct 11 2020 $350 / night $350 / night $2100 / week N/A 3 nights 14 nights
OctoberOct 12 2020 - Oct 31 2020 $225 / night $275 / night $1600 / week N/A 3 nights N/A
November 2020Nov 01 2020 - Nov 24 2020 $160 / night $250 / night $1100 / week N/A 3 nights 14 nights
Thanksgiving 2020Nov 25 2020 - Nov 28 2020 $275 / night $275 / night $1400 / week N/A 4 nights 14 nights
Early WinterNov 29 2020 - Dec 17 2020 $160 / night $250 / night $1100 / week N/A 3 nights 14 nights
Christmas New Year 20/21Dec 18 2020 - Dec 27 2020 $250 / night $300 / night $1600 / week N/A 4 nights 14 nights
New Year 2020/21Dec 28 2020 - Jan 02 2021 $275 / night $275 / night $1800 / week N/A 4 nights 14 nights
Winter 2020Jan 03 2021 - Feb 11 2021 $160 / night $260 / night $1000 / week N/A 3 nights 14 nights
President Week 2021Feb 12 2021 - Feb 18 2021 $250 / night $300 / night $1700 / week N/A 3 nights 8 nights
Winter 2021Feb 19 2021 - Mar 18 2021 $160 / night $260 / night $1000 / week N/A 3 nights 14 nights
Early SpringMar 19 2021 - Apr 15 2021 $175 / night $225 / night $1000 / week N/A 3 nights 14 nights
SpringApr 16 2021 - May 13 2021 $175 / night $250 / night $1300 / week $3000 / month 3 nights 30 nights
Late Spring 2021May 14 2021 - May 27 2021 $225 / night $275 / night $1400 / week $4000 / month 3 nights 30 nights
Memorial Weekend 2021May 28 2021 - May 30 2021 $300 / night $300 / night $1600 / week $4500 / month 3 nights 30 nights
Early Summer 2021Jun 01 2021 - Jun 17 2021 $275 / night $325 / night $1800 / week $5000 / month 3 nights 30 nights
Summer 2021Jun 18 2021 - Sep 02 2021 $310 / night $360 / night $2250 / week N/A 7 nights N/A

based on 62 traveler reviews