Enjoying Wild Turkey from Your Cabin Rental

Wild turkeys at Wellnesste Lodge and Nature Sanctuary
Wild turkeys at Wellnesste Lodge and Nature Sanctuary

There are many things to enjoy in Central and Upstate NY during the Winter season. Many of our city guests come to us to rent a cabin for the very first time. It's quite common that folks from New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Boston, Montreal, Ottawa and other surrounding cities get their first taste of "big snow" and "wildlife" during their stay.

On winter mornings, you can often peak out your cabin window and spot wild turkey, deer and other critters out and about in the fresh snow from the night before.

There's something so simple and pleasing about such natural sightings. It hearkens back to our outdoor roots and helps us to re-connect with the natural world around us.

~ Wellnesste ~

Winter hiking with your dog in Upstate New York

Hiking with your dog at Wellnesste Cabin Rentals in Taberg NY
Hiking with your dog at Wellnesste Cabin Rentals in Taberg NY

Are you a dog lover? I've been a dog lover for my entire life. Having grown up in France at an early age we had a family "wiener dog" named Pedro. Since those early days, dogs have been part of my life in all so many ways. One of the benefits of having and loving dogs is that it gives you an excuse to get outdoors for many walks with your four-legged friend(s).

Here at Wellnesste Lodge, since we have nearly 60 acres of lovely land to explore, the walking and hiking opportunities for dogs is a key part of our "down-to-Earth" philosophy. Since the cabins that we rent out to guests are pet friendly, our guests often bring their dogs along to be part of their vacation experience. Whether it's for a few days or a few weeks, individuals, couples and families return time and again to our little river valley because they can include their dogs as part of their trip instead of having to leave them at home or kennel them.

The combination of terrain here at Wellnesste includes open fields, wooded trails, ponds and river frontage so there's lots of opportunity for both guests and their dogs to enjoy the great outdoors together all year 'round. Looking for a little retreat with your furry friend? We look forward to hosting your stay.


Fall adventure travel in Upstate New York


Fall... the season of colorful change

Offers you and I the opportunity for adventure

As we explore New York countryside for a weekend getaway

We find a cozy cabin in the woods like days of old

To sit and read and play and rest

To hike among the old forests ablaze

And ponder the slower pace of outdoor life

The colors and sounds

Crunching leaves and whispering winds

Cool breezes and s'mores over an open fire

While gazing at stars and moon shadows

So lovely, so quaint I snooze soundly in the cool night's breeze

Dreaming of hot cider and fresh donuts

I soon awaken to the sound of Wellnesste chickens

And their gift of fresh eggs for my hearty morning meal

Hot coffee in the old kettle

And the warm sunshine of another beautiful day

Here is the little haven they call "Wellness Stay"

~ Wellnesste ~