Wellness:te Lodge in Central New York:
NY Cabin Rentals, Retreats & Wedding Venue Loved by Travelers Worldwide
We love to hear from our guests who travel from all over the world to visit our little piece of paradise in Taberg. Wellness:te (which means "Wellness onto you") is more than just a place to rent a cabin and hang your hat to relax. It's a state of mind, a state of peace and hopefully once you've visited here it becomes a permanent piece of you as you travel on through life's journey. When you stay, please sign our guest book in your cabin and let us know how your visit went and what you liked about exploring Central New York while staying in your cozy cabin rental.
“Life can pass you by in the hustle and bustle of work and your children. So it is a gift when you stumble upon a not-so-far away place, Wellness:te. It is as a its name tells, wellness unto you. John and I returned home revived and renewed after walks in the woods, warm fires in the stove and home cooked meals. We marveled at the evidence of life around us, deer and turkey tracks in the snow, ducks cackling in the pond and squirrels still vying for nuts. We were able to be still and present in nature. Thank you.”
— Donna and John
"Our first visit to the cabin. We have such busy lives. We sat by the fire in Thoreau’s Cabin and played cards, drank and talked. We took a short walk and enjoyed Fish Creek River. LOTS of snow! Went to Boonville for the snowmobile races. We had such a peaceful weekend with NO TV. Can’t wait to come back in the summer. Most relaxed we have been in months. Thank you for everything."
— Melissa and Brian
"There is indeed something healing and calm about this place, a haven for families with Fish Creek running through its sixty acres."
"We have always wanted to run away to a cabin and be away from everyone to relax. This cabin couldn’t have been more perfect for that. Since we didn’t get to spend Christmas together, we made it our Christmas here at Wellnesste. We had Candy Cane Christmas Cookies. Pine candles were lit on the mantle of a gorgeous fireplace down below. My boyfriend even surprised me with a Christmas Tree to decorate. I am so glad we were able to spend alone time together. Thank you Wellnesste Lodge!"
— Olivia and Pat
"Warm and Cozy Cabin Getaway in Snow Country of Central New York at Wellnesste Lodge!
We had a wonderful stay here in Thoreau’s Cabin. It was exactly what we needed. While quite cold outside it was gorgeous! Exploring the snow covered grounds was quite an adventure! I’d love to come back in the summer or fall."
-Molly and Derek
An amazing escape from New York City to the peaceful outdoors…
We were so blessed by our time here! We live in New York City but our hearts belong in nature. We were refreshed by the beautiful scenery. The sound of the river, the changing leaves and quiet surrounding. We both slept extremely well because of how quiet it was here. We had time to slow down, to reflect, to connect.
Thank you for making us feel welcome and comfortable. We are grateful for all you do to make your visitors stays so unique and special. We hope to come back for another visit! Thank you!
— Tim and Emily
"Wonderful wedding anniversary in our dog friendly cabin at Wellnesste Lodge… We had such a wonderful time here for our first wedding anniversary with our pup, Avery. Everyone had a great time! We curled up together on the loveseat watching the fire and observing the twinkling lights above the fireplace mantle and with a glass of wine. We spent time cooking out, hiking, laying on the hammock, roasting s’mores and playing with our pup. The cabin was amazing and just what we were hoping for!"
— Nichole, Dan, and Avery
Josh & Lindsey
Our Cabin Rental in Thoreau's Cabin... Every moment of our stay here could be summed up into one small, but powerful word: magical. Little did we know what awaited at the end of our flower-lined mile or so drive down into the hidden valley that houses Thoreau’s Cabin.
Unfortunately, pictures only capture a portion of this property’s beauty. What is not captured is the subtle sound of the flowing river, the stillness of the air, the moon’s mellow glow, and all of the animals (hidden and visible) that adorn this secret garden-like property. Besides aesthetics, what also makes this place very special is the wonderful people who run this property. They are warm hearted and inviting, and we were made at home instantly.
If you get the chance to stay at this property forget your worries and bring your imagination, because here is a place where we truly were able to r-e-l-a-x. This is all we wanted, and we got that and a whole bunch more. We were given a magnificent and enchanting tour of the property by an articulate and precocious 8-year old that made us nostalgic for the times when the world was once our playground. The hosts were gracious and left us our privacy, but were also engaging and warm when we sought enlightened conversation. This place transcends temporal and spatial boundaries, is a sensory overload, and liberates the imagination. We left this property feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and inspired.
Michel & Simone - Lyon, France
Magnifique! The property is like a dream with the open spaces and the beautiful river.
James - London, England
I have really enjoyed my time here and your hospitality has been fantastic. Thank you so much for your hospitality!
Stephanie and Timothy
A Quiet Winter Getaway in Thoreau’s Cabin. We are so glad that we decided to stay here for a few days, a winter getaway in a quiet and cozy cabin was exactly what we had hoped for. The twinkling lights and the fireplace just added to the magic of it all.
Janelle and Glen
Loved the Serenity of Thoreau’s Cabin at Wellnesste for a Winter Getaway. We had a wonderful couple of days here and enjoyed the quiet serenity of the property. It was perfect little getaway.
Charles and Passcell
Wellnesste is so beautiful and wonderful hospitality… Charles, Ginger and I had such a wonderful time. I’m so happy we were able to experience this magical place here in Taberg. David and Jessica are SUPER sweet. Wellnesste is SO beautiful. I can only imagine how the summers are when you are surrounded by all this beauty. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality.
Hannah and Sean
Being away from the hustle of life at Wellnesste Lodge for a few days was such a treat! “I’ve never wanted to see half the things I’ve seen and I’ve never seen half the I’ve wanted to” -George RR Martin
Gladly, this is a place we’ve been privileged enough to see and experience. Being away from the hustle of life for a few days is such a treat! Turning off the phones and checking out of reality for a bit is just what we needed in this long stretch of winter. We appreciate your generosity in sharing this awesome space with us and your unprecedented hospitality in making us feel safe, welcome and surrounded by loving friends! We cannot wait for the journey back up here this summer. Wishing & thinking leads me to believe it will be here in the blink of an eye! Love and Light!
Thank you so much for your excellent hospitality this week. It has made our stay very enjoyable.
Danielle and Devin
Wellnesste Lodge is the most quiet and relaxing place I’ve ever been.. Such a great time here at Wellnesste. I was expecting to come here and freeze my butt off but David and Jessica did a fantastic job making Thoreau’s Cabin as warm and cozy as possible. I loved curling up by the fire and listening to music. We made s’mores and read about other people’s experiences of Wellnesste in the guest book in the cabin. Wellnesste is the most quiet and relaxing place I’ve ever been. I definitely want to return with some friends and do some more exploring. I am delighted to have started off the New Year on such a relaxing note with the person I care about the most. Thanks again to David and Jessica for welcoming us to such a beautiful place. We wish we could stay longer!
Brian & Valerie Duffy
Great Anniversary in our Cozy Cabin Rental by the River. Had a great time at Wellnesste celebrating my wife and I’s 2nd Anniversary swimming in Fish Creek and hiking the grounds. A quiet atmosphere. Just perfect.
A Magical Place with Cozy Cabin. A magical and wonderful place with lovely and friendly people. How can one not fall in love with a place like this?
Nick, Nicole & Harmony
The perfect dog-friendly getaway cabin in Upstate NY… Dear Jessica, David, Sydney, Ottie, Wilber, Jack and chickens and all the beautiful souls that live here! Nick and our pup Harmony and myself had such a wonderful, peaceful and beautiful stay here. This is the perfect place to end our road trip as we sadly have to return back to the Real World (Albany). Thank you kindly for your hospitality and willingness to accommodate our needs!
Meghan & Ryan
An Amazing Stay at Wellnesste Lodge and Cabin Rentals in Upstate NY. Jessica and David, thank you so much for an amazing stay! Life gets so hectic and busy that a weekend here made such an impact. It has been so relaxing and beautiful-we couldn’t have asked for anything better. And our puppies Mia and Tripp loved it too. The cabin was so cozy and comfortable and the land, river were gorgeous. We hope to see you all again!
Melissa & Brian
Second Stay in Leopold’s Cabin at Wellnesste Lodge in CNY… Decompressing. This was our second stay here in Leopold’s Cabin. This visit we were rained out but still had a wonderful, relaxing, decompressing visit. We love it here so much. Such a beautiful spot in the world
Kath, Mike & Margaret - New Zealand
Thank you for a lovely stay. We enjoyed this special place so much.
Lisa & Susan
Peaceful Getaway Vacation in our Upstate NY Cabin. We were looking for a days drive get-away. This place filled the order. The folks who run this place are just wonderful. It’s people like them that restore my faith in humanity. Lovely grounds. As soon as we arrived the ease set in. For the past three days we’ve been welcomed by nothing, but friendly people and peaceful places. The grounds are thoughtfully maintained. Witnessed the most spectacular pink sunset at Sylvan Beach. The good energy is overwhelming. Hope to return someday!
Madeleine and Ceilia
A Nice Little Cabin in the Woods! The cabin was nice and cute. The outdoor shower was the best part! It was so nice with the cool breeze, hot water and I could look up at the trees and plants! SO beautiful.
A cozy cabin in Central NY. Gem of a place…Hiking, Stars @night! I am so thankful that I stumbled upon this gem of a place. The staff is incredible. The cabins are simply perfect and I wish I had more time here. Thank you for the memories.
Melissa & Ashraf
Last minute cabin rental in upstate New York on your beautiful property... We came here on a whim after camping overnight on a mountain in the Adirondacks. Mostly because we were just looking for somewhere dry to sleep and a shower but what we found was so much more. This place is amazing! We are here at the time when Fish Creek overflowed. The trails past the Fairy Garden cut of because of the water. We hope to come back someday and explore more of this beautiful property.
Stephanie & Timothy
Leopold’s Cabin and Thoreau’s Cabin… love them both! This is our second stay here at Wellnesste and yet again we love it. The first time it was very cold but still everything we needed it to be. Now we are back here in the spring and we fell even more in love. The river is breathtaking. Mirror Pond is the highlight of our stay. Timothy even took the kayak in the pond. Leopold’s cabin is just as comfy and inviting as Thoreau’s. We cannot wait to come back.
Pelle, Elizabeth & Andreas - Norway
So peaceful. So energizing. The fireflies down by the river we out-of-this-world amazing.
Curtis, Eden & Jasper
Enjoyed our Cozy Cabin Sitting next to the Fire. A perfect peaceful retreat from our busy lives. We loved exploring the 60 acres and seeing the wildlife (bunnies,deer,birds)… it is so beautiful here. Aside from that we spent the majority of our time reading and relaxing in this cozy cabin next to a fire. Ding tip…Avicolli’s in Camden was delicious and had great service. Thank you for a great stay!
Ronald & Joanna
A Dog Friendly Cabin Vacation for a Special Birthday. Nice and cozy cabin. We wanted a place away from the hectic city life and we found it in this little cabin. People are pleasant, great help and friendly. My girlfriend and I spent her birthday taking fantastic pictures alongside Fish Creek.
Leah and Chris
Staying Cozy in Thoreau’s Cabin at Wellnesste Lodge with Below Zero Temps. We had a great few days with our Groupon deal. Everything was perfect and warm (good thing since it was -4 degrees). David and Jessica were very helpful! Thank you! It was just what we needed after the Holiday rush!! Leah and Chris
David and Paullina Schiavenato
Fall Cabin Getaway at Wellnesste Lodge...Chris and Karen, thank you so much for a great time! We had such a relaxing and invigorating experience. Your family is beautiful and the land left us breathless. I cannot wait to come back and share this experience with our son. See you guys soon. Give your doggies some love for us!!!
Danielle & John
Our little cabin rental in NY… thoughtful Owners, Beautiful place, amazing time! After spending the last 3 days exploring Niagara Falls Canada we were exhausted and sore. We couldn’t have planned a better time to come here, relax in the serenity of this place. We have been dating for 5 years and it was our first true vacation in awhile. The weather was just beautiful and the scenery amazing. We just loved it. Karen, thank you! You were extremely helpful, informative and a blast to be around. We will visit again soon.
Andy and Loriann
Our Romantic Marriage Proposal at Wellnesste Lodge in Upstate NY.. We just arrived and are so excited to see EVERYTHING. This cabin is simply perfect. A magical place. My man placed candles and played Our song. He then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!! What a perfect dream come true in such a beautiful place.
Judy & Bruce
Our Wellnesste cabin was a wonderful slice of heaven. What a wonderful slice of Heaven you have here! We arrived the evening of July 7th after spending the day at Delta Lake. We grilled our dinner here and joined another cabin for a campfire and s'mores. Ironically we were all from the Rochester area. Spent our mornings exploring the beautiful grounds. We will be back.
Kerry and Greg- Philadelphia, PA
Peaceful vacation in Upstate New York. We had the most amazing time here at Wellnesste. The beauty and peacefulness of this place were just what we were looking for. We are both in graduate school in Philadelphia so being able to come here to relax, listen to the birds, wind and water and build a fire was a blessing. Karen was so welcoming when we arrived and made us feel instantly at home. Next time we visit hopefully we will be able to stay for a few extra days. This really is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and just enjoy the people around you and the beauty of the world around you. Thanks for creating this wonderful place. It was a great spot to spend my birthday. Can’t wait to return.
Bri, Taylor, Daisy and Hope
Loved our little cabin rental vacation in by the river. Thank you, thank you, thank you! It was been an absolute treat getting away from it all for a couple of days in Leopold’s Cabin. Walking the trails, listening to the river and not TV… it was perfect. It sure is nice to “unplug” once in a while to remind us that nature is what it’s all about- pure perfection. We hope to visit again.
Caitlin and Tom- Babylon, NY
Gorgeous trees, beautiful white rapids and huge happy smiles. We arrived late on Friday evening. We were not sure if we were going to make it with the forecast of rain all weekend, however after much deliberation we decided to make the 6 hour trek and boy are we glad that we did!! Our first night was relaxing in our rustic cabin rental, reading and unwinding. We woke early and took a long hike down the reading river and found some incredible views. Climbed some hills found a few fossils and overall had some great adventures.. Avicolli’s was a perfect dinner spot for delicious Italian food. We weren’t looking forward to leaving, but can’t wait to return. Perfect weekend. Thanks for your accommodations!
Patrick and Melanie- Lockport, NY
Quiet retreat and cozy cabin much appreciated. My wife and I desperately needed to get away from, well, everything! I can’t think of a better place to do just that. As some of the previous entries suggest, this place quietly sings a song of serenity and it has been good medicine to slow down, leave worry behind and enjoy the peace that comes with reconnecting with God, nature and each other. Leaving felt all too soon, but we’re sure that it will not be our last visit. Thank you Karen, and Chris for your hospitality and thanks to Sophie for introducing me to the chickens! May God bless you all and we look forward to seeing you again.
Roger, Valerie & Thunder- Red Creek NY
Our April Cabin getaway in Leopold’s cozy cabin at Wellnesste Lodge in Taberg NY... April showers bring may flowers. Yeah… right! 3″ of beautiful fresh snow blowing and temps of 23. Invigorating for this Alaskan. This was a time to touch Mother Earth. Loved the fact that you were dog friendly… “if dogs run free, why can’t we” (Bob Dylan). Thanks for everything!
Craig & Bonnie
Our Christmas Cabin Rental Retreat in Upstate New York. For our fist holiday spent away from family, we could not have asked for a cozier rustic cabin. This is the perfect place to be snowed in (although the anomalous weather did not cooperate for our stay) I imagine this little gem provides many varied authentic experiences throughout the changing seasons. Thank you!
Our family vacation rental in upstate NY... We had a great time at Thoreau’s cabin. The whole property is so beautiful, the family is just the best, so pleasant and nice. Amazing host. We’d love to go back sometime soon… and my kids are already asking when are we going back. Next time we want to be able to do tubing in the river in the summer. We enjoyed a picnic by the river and a nice fire with marshmallow. We’d strongly recommend this place!!
Our Relaxing Cabin Getaway Retreat in NY. Wellnesste was a great escape from the city for us. Completely relaxing environment with the possibility to do as much or as little as you wanted. We spent most of our trip in the river or wandering the property. And our dog probably enjoyed the trip more than we did! These guys were great hosts! Looking forward to heading back there in the near future.
Our NY Adirondack Cabin Rental. Awesome awesome awesome! The pictures don’t do this place justice. Chris and Karen, you guys are so pleasant, thank you for the amazing weekend. The cabin is very spacious and comfortable, the 6 of us (including parents) could’ve just spent the weekend in the cabin and be happy. Your “backyard” felt like a national park… huge green land backing onto a private stretch of river where we spent alot of our time. We kept ourselves too busy with activities to even do a camp fire in that huge pit. Most definitely highly recommended. A gem!
My Cabin Getaway near Rome NY. My stay at Wellnesste was wonderful and relaxing – the grounds gorgeous, the hosts gracious and welcoming. If only I could have stayed longer! Highly recommended.
Amber & Nick
Cabin in the Woods Getaway Vacation We’d Been Looking For! We had been looking for a ‘cabin in the woods’ getaway. I saw this all on Groupon and read the amazing reviews on TripAdvisor. I knew it was going to be perfect. We love that Wellnesste is doggy friendly so that the whole family could come and enjoy the great outdoors here in central NY. We were so lucky to have so much snow just in time. Boost, our pup, loves playing in the snow and back home in Albany we had very little this year. We can’t wait to come back and enjoy a full week for Nick’s birthday this summer.
Jen & Hector
From Ontario to Wellnesste Lodge in Upstate New York. Thank you very much for all that you do to make this such a cozy and wonderful place. It was definitely worth the drive from home. We look forward to returning to witness the beauty during the warmer months.
Orgato and Marcin- Toronto
Our stay in Thoreau’s Cozy Little Cabin with Fireplace. Always peaceful and always welcoming. Your family has worked hard to make this place and people want to come back. Now that we are rested up, we are ready to come back!
Innkeeper note: Orgato and Marcin came back and brought their parents to enjoy the Adirondack cabin. It was wonderful talking around the campfire!
The Ferris Family
Our cabin rental adventure in Central New York. We all had a great time. I, Julia, love seeing animals so I got to! This cabin felt like home. Everything was the best. Sophie is such a nice girl and we had such a nice time at the river. We should keep in touch. Julia, Jordan, Tracey and Brian. PS- I really want to stay here again!
Ralph & Teresa R. - Westford, NY
A stay in the Adirondack Cabin at Wellnesste. The cabin rental was a Christmas gift from our daughter and son-in-law. What a great idea! Just the mini getaway we needed! We hope to return one day and bring our children and their families. PS- Thank you for a great time- wonderful people!
Our Cabin Rental at Wellnesste Lodge in Taberg, NY. Was invited up with friends for a 2 day getaway plus celebrated my husband’s 56th birthday. What a beautiful cabin. Would love to bring back the grandkids. Thank you!
Rick & Mary Johnson
Upstate NY cabins, fully furnished inside, books to read, never bored! My husband and I had a great time here. As everyone has said, it was very peaceful and relaxing. The cabins are very cozy and tranquil with great reading materials in the cabin. The grounds are a true piece of nature. Enjoyed walking and having an outdoor fire. The hosts were very nice people. We most definitely would like to come back and try tubing in the summer in Fish Creek. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
Carol & Esmeralda - New Windsor, NY
Our four day cabin rental retreat in Upstate NY... I adore Wellness:te! It’s a beautiful and cozy place. Karen and Chris are great hosts. They have two wonderful kids who are very helpful. you will fall in love with little Sophie; she is amazing. The dogs are great too. My stay here brought me back to nature. I did not miss television or the radio at all. My seventeen year old daughter who was reluctant at first, also fell in love with Wellnesste. My most memorable moment was when Sophie took us down to the hole to swim and fish. What a great time we had!
Jessica - Buffalo, NY
Our Autumn CNY Cabin Rental in Leopold’s Cabin at Wellnesste Lodge in Taberg NY. This has been an amazing short getaway! The grounds are amazing, the hospitality superb and I got to bring my dogs! We all had a great time lounging in the river and relaxing. The night we arrived it rained so we setup in the 3 season room and watched the storm. We also made a trip into Camden on our 2nd day and it is an adorable little town with big, beautiful houses. On our last night here I think we spend at least 2 hours at the fire pit down by the river enjoying stars and the perfectly clear night sky. Thank you for a wonderful experience! We will be back soon.
Cathy & Duncan - Martville, NY
Duncan and I really enjoyed ourselves. Sitting by the river at “Flat Rocks” and listening to the river was amazing. We took a picnic there and stayed all afternoon. We will definitely recommend to any who ask. The hostess was wonderful. We enjoyed our stay tremendously. Thanks.
Melissa & Brian - Syracuse, NY
Our cabin rental getaway in Leopold’s Cabin. I am so sad to leave today. This was such a peaceful and relaxing place. Brian and I just stayed and experienced everything we could on site. Two nights was too short! Thank you Karen and Christophe for sharing this beautiful place with us. Flat rocks was our favorite spot.
Dara, John, Kara, Mike & Jager- Wayne, NJ
Our NY Cabin Rental Getaway in the Adirondack Cabin... Thank you for a wonderful weekend getaway! It was great chatting with you both and learning more about the beautiful property. We enjoyed exploring- even though 3 out of 4 of us fell into the river Looking forward to coming back!
Victoria & Family
Our cabin rental retreat in Upstate New York was great! This is my second visit. My first was a very relaxing getaway for my aunt and I. This time, I brought my family and dogs. We loved the hiking, the slow life, and the beauty. Karen, you are an awesome and delightful host. I love the fairy trails! Best of luck and see you next summer. Victoria, Michael, Bailey, Heather, Gerber and Maggie
Lorraine, Olaf, Lexi & Maddie
Our cabin rental getaway in the Adirondack Cabin in Taberg, NY was delightful. Absolutely perfect- the perfect long weekend getaway! The cabin was beautiful and you have done an amazing job on the inside of the cabin- it has a nice cozy feel. My husband and I as well as our daughters loved our stay and only sad it has come to an end. The girls are already asking when we are coming back! Thanks for all of your hospitality and a special thanks to Karen and Sophie for all of your attention and personal touches- it really made our stay perfect. You can tell Sophie is just like her mom… the perfect hostess The girls adored Sophie and loved the trips to Froggie Pond with her. Please tell her thanks for everything and to all of your family. Lorraine, Olaf, Lexi & Maddie
Dan, Linda & Brett - Liverpool, NY
We loved our NY Cabin rental stay in the Adirondack Cabin. Five minutes after we arrived, I knew I’d want to visit again. Serene, relaxing, a wonderful place to EXHALE. Thank you for making every detail so special, truly appreciated.
Dave & Chrystelle
Our anniversary cabin rental in a truly magical place. Perfect for our 1 year anniversary! Felt at home instantly and sorry to be leaving so soon. PS- your daughters Meghan and Sophie are amazing!
Cindy & Herb G
Our summer retreat in our cozy cabin rental was so nice. Thank you for putting your lovely place on the living social website. Without seeing that I would never have found this place. We had such a fun and relaxing time, walking up the river and splashing and hiking around your beautiful place. I know this place must be really gorgeous in the fall when the leaves are changing. Hopefully we can get back up here again. Thanks! PS- Avicolli’s restaurant is wonderful!
Tim & Naomi
Our cabin getaway in Central NY was perfect. Thank you for a truly wonderful stay. So nice to fall asleep to the sound of rain falling on the tin roof. Wish we could stay longer.
Micah & Tracey - Ontario, Canada
Our cabin rental at Wellnesste Lodge was awesome. Wow! You really have a special place! Glad we could enjoy it briefly. One day just isn’t enough, we will definitely be back for a longer stay. All the rocks remind me of way up north. Very homey. Thanx!! PS- Definitely bringing the dog next time.
Beth, Lisa & Lola
Sunday is hard, especially after such an amazing weekend. The cabin was spotless, the property immaculately maintained and our hosts fun and welcoming. Our tour guide, Sophie, showed us around. We especially loved the fairy homes. Next time we’ll have to build our own! We spent yesterday walking the river, stopping often to play in the rapids and lay on the hot rocks. Looking forward to keeping in touch. We will be back for sure. We could not have had a better anniversary! Thanks and Wellnesste, Beth + Lisa + Lola
Chris & Lisa
In planning our trip, our 2 days were “activity-packed” so we were only looking for a place to lay our heads at night. Little did we know how we stumbled upon a “treasure” in the woods. Thank you Karen for meeting us in the wee hours of our morning arrival. Your hospitality and property are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Kim & George Reamsnynder
This has been a wonderful and beautiful honeymoon weekend. My husband and I loved the walks in the woods and swimming in the creek. We (well, mostly me) loved seeing the fairy house I felt like a little girl discovering fairies in the woods. The cabin was great and very private. I enjoyed the outdoor shower as well!! Thank you so much for a most enjoyable weekend- we will be back!
What an amazing and beautiful retreat away from the every day life, from relaxing around the many cozy areas on the grounds to being down by the water just listing to the waves roll along. The cabins are wonderful and well maintained. Karen (owner) was absolutely wonderful and friendly and at your disposal for anything you may have needed. You will not find a more wonderful, amazing place to be. For those of you out there looking for time away….put this on your “must” list!
My Cabin Rental Getaway in Upstate NY was beautiful! This is the first time I’ve ever been on vacation by myself, but I loved it! Adorable, clean cabin Loved the loft. It was nice to walk around and then find a good rock in the river to lay on and get some sun. 2 days is not long enough! I will definitely be coming back (for longer next time) and it’s good to know I can bring my dogs! Thanks.
Our cabin rental stay in Thoreau’s Cabin... beautiful, charming, peaceful place… thanks so much for the hospitality! A special thanks to Sophie for being our “hostess”! The kids absolutely loved her! I enjoyed spending time with her as well Hope to see you guys again soon. Chiara & Family
Debbie and Michelle
Chris, Karen & Family- Thank you very much for the hospitality. You have such a wonderful place here. It was very relaxing. We would love to come back with our families!
Gary & Debbie McGinnis
We had a great two days, very restful environment and beautiful grounds to walk and reflect on life. Karen & Chris are the ideal Hostess & Host and it was a pleasure spending time with both of them. Will recommend our friends to visit the Wellnesste Lodge…Hope to see you in the near future.
Tim and Katie
Wellnesste Lodge is the place to go if you’re looking for a great getaway! If you enjoy peace and quiet, the wonderful wilderness, and the natural running waters, you would thoroughly enjoy your stay here. The hospitality makes it feel like home away from home. You can enjoy the relaxation of a roaring fire near the water or under the stars. Either way it’s marvelous! The cabins are very well maintained, and cozy. Take some time and check it out! Thank you Chris and Karen!
Tiffany Amalfi and Kenny Haight
An amazing weekend in the Thoreau Cabin. Super clean, cute and cozy. It was more of a vacation get-away than camping. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. Our dog absolutely loved the land and swimming in the river. We will def. be back!
Martha and Bob- Fairport, NY
Great little NY cabin rental vacation! Arrived Friday in the early evening to gray rainy weather. It poured all night long, but we were snuggled into our little Leopold’s cabin and fell asleep to the sounds of rain on the cabin roof. We awoke to more rain and spent the day in Cooperstown- a very lovely town even though we’re not baseball fans! The skies cleared and the sun came out, so we headed back to Wellnesste Lodge to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Sat by the river awhile, spend some quiet time in the meditation garden and walked in the twilight. Bob turning 70 on the day we left… what a great way to spend a birthday! Thank you for a lovely little vacation.
Roxanna and George- Ontario, Canada
We enjoyed a relaxing vacation in the woods renting a cabin at Wellnesste. What a relaxing “get back to nature” place. Loved the gardens, the river that flows through the property and the comfort of your rustic cabin. Caught up on our reading, music and fun games without the interruption of computers and TV- how nice that was! Found the outlying areas fascinating on our trip to Rome and beyond into the Adirondacks all the way to Old Forge with many stops along the way. Not much for night life at our ages (67 and 81 respectively), but totally enjoying our stay with you. Christophe was such an amicable host and good conversationalist… it was a pleasure chatting with him. Our regards from “up north”.
Carl & Gina Hettenbaugh
Chris & Karen: Thanks so much for your generous hospitality. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed our stay immensely. We are checking our schedules and looking forward to our next visit to your awesome place. We highly recommend it.
Judy and Max - Easton, PA
Our little cabin getaway in Central NY... what a wonderful stay we had. Our little Yorkie totally enjoyed running free and now thinks he “owns” the place! The hospitality was amazing. We’ve found a home away from home and will definitely be back with the whole family! Thanks for hosting us at Wellnesste Lodge.
Kathy and Mike - Elma, NY
Great Hosts, Great Cabin! Our first time visiting Wellnesste Lodge! Very beautiful. We instantly fell in love with the small town of Camden NY nearby. Went to dinner at Avicollis and brought home truffles from Meyer’s Chocolates. Delicious food. The trails around the river are great to take in the beautiful scenery. If you’re looking for a little fun at night then check out Turning Stone Casino. You will not be disappointed! The weather turned out to be great for middle of March. Overall, Wellnesste Lodge and our cabin rental was a great getaway.
Rachel & Adam - Rochester NY
Our Winter cabin retreat in Leopolds Cabin at Wellnesste Lodge was such a nice, relaxing time in this beautiful place! Our 3 year old loved seeing the river and using the toboggan on the little hill. We couldn’t get him back inside! It’s really beautiful walking in the pine woods. There were woodpecker holes and many many sticks to carry. Thanks so much for the hospitality, we had a lovely time.