Building your home or cabin is exciting, especially as you work to create your perfect escape from busy urban life! The Adirondacks offer six million acres of unspoiled mountains, forests, and waterways.
With so many choices, building a cabin might feel like a dizzying prospect— but not if you know where to start. It’s less stressful when you know you have a strong, experienced team bringing regional and building knowledge guiding you throughout the process.
Here are five quick tips to help you build the cabin of your dreams on your own piece of Adirondack property.
Tip #1: High-Quality Materials
Now that you’ve decided to build, make sure that your vision is backed by a builder you trust who is familiar with the land and uses high-quality materials. You want something that will stand tall throughout time and the Adirondacks’ climate. This is why at Adirondack Mt Land, we exclusively offer Amish Built — we want to offer you the highest quality cabins on the market.
Enjoy the gorgeous views and fun outdoor lifestyle that the Adirondacks offer in a 100% solid wood log cabin home that provides a classic rustic look coupled with reliable construction. Each piece of wood is carefully selected and every nail, joint, and cut is made with the utmost attention to detail.
Tip #2: Choose Your Building Site Carefully
As you begin to explore the option of building directly on your lot, choose your building site with care. After all, this is where you’ll grow your gardens, hunt, and enjoy all that the Adirondacks have to offer.
To start, think about the qualities you want in the land and, specifically, the building site where you plan to construct your cabin. Our experienced team has been clearing and assisting with building sites for decades.
Properties near Lake George offer quick access to the crystal clear waters of the lake and the lively village; all of which features plenty of recreational summer and winter activities. Lake Placid, on the other hand, offers you the privacy of the woods with only a short drive into town and lake for activities.
Tip #3: Build to support your lifestyle
Are you looking for a prime location for hunting? We are hunters ourselves, so we know what features make a property ideal for safe, productive, and enjoyable hunting. Looking for fantastic fishing? Many of the Adirondack Mountain’s rivers are brimming with prize-winning trout. They are also fantastic for outdoor adventures like rafting and canoeing.
Tip #4: Keep the Views In Mind
The views in the Adirondacks are second to none and offer year-round panoramic views of mountains, rivers, lakes, meadows, and wildlife. Before you settle on a piece of land, think hard about what you would like to wake up to every morning!
Each of our properties is carefully hand-selected to bring the picturesque views and solid, buildable land with your future cabin in mind. From large acreage – 68 or even 290 acres – to smaller plots of 5 acres, you’ll feel on top of the world.
Tip #5: Consider the amenities
While you love the look of a rustic cabin, you still want your home to be comfortable. Whether you plan to build within a short drive of a village like Lake George or you simply want to make sure your cabin has cozy comforts like a wood stove, make sure you talk through those details with your builder.
There are many different amenities available that will make your cabin feel truly personalized to your specific needs. For instance, a porch can add decorative value as well as a nice resting spot to enjoy the views. You can also purchase a cabin that is wired for electric (off-grid) giving you the benefits of modern conveniences in rustic style living.
Build with confidence knowing that the Adirondack Mt Land team has your back! Our Adirondack cabins are rustic in style but strong in durability, supported and surrounded by the beauty of the Adirondacks. Contact us today so we can start talking!