Camp Wobniar

      An Adirondack Cabin




  Camp Wobniar

ainbow is a quiet lake system comprised of approximately 25 miles of unsullied and interconnecting waterways. The lake proper is punctuated by "Hogs Back", an esker, i.e. a long skinny island formed by the retreating glaciers that chiseled the terrain of this rugged and beautiful place. Just a brief canoe paddle from Wobniar's dock around to the back side of the esker puts you in water bordering the State Forest Preserve and unfolding miles of pristine shoreline, woods, and mountains with nary a trace of humanity.

As for the cabin itself, Wobniar is solid, old, and has been lovingly refurbished with an eye towards the traditional "Adirondack Style". The main room boasts a gorgeous lakefront view, vaulted wood ceilings with natural cedar log beams, and pine walls. Two bedrooms, each with log beds, rest behind - providing a quiet and cozy retreat. Refinished 100-year-old pine plank floors run throughout.

Rainbow Lake, Adirondack State Park
New York

Simple, small, rustic - call it what you will, but for those comfortable in their own skin there's really nothing else you'd need. In fact, spend a week at Wobniar reveling in the natural beauty of Rainbow Lake and there will be nothing else you'll really want - except, perhaps...

another week.

The Cabin

Nope - No TV. No DVD / audio system either. No video games. Dishwasher? Air conditioning? High-speed internet? Washer / dryer? Sorry. Point of fact, if you really want these things then truthfully Wobniar is probably not for you. [Erratum: OK, we were worn smooth on the Internet thing - high-speed WiFi is now included (2013)]. If, however, you just want simplicity and elegance overlooking one of the best views on Rainbow Lake, with ready access to the natural wonders in the heart of the Adirondacks, then please consider this your personal invitation.




On the lake-side porch

Peaceful sunset over the lake
A lofty view of the cabin Fall sunset from the front porch

Guest bedroom Fire night
Race you to the swim dock! Come out to play... Fall's blazing yellow tamaracksl
Back side of cabin To the lake


Sure, rustic - but certainly not crude! Wobniar is clean-lined and uncluttered, yet nicely-appointed in Adirondack style. The camp includes these features:

80+ feet of lakefront in a quiet, private cove on gorgeous Rainbow Lake
Vaulted ceiling great room with all wood interior & beautiful lake view
Rustic porch with dining table & beautiful lake view
Master bedroom with Old Hickory log queen bed
Second bedroom with pine log duo bed - full on bottom / twin on top
Ladder-access sleeping loft w/ double bed
Sleeps up to 4 people - 2 adults + 2 children
Bathroom with shower - hot & cold water included
Kitchen essentials: microwave, refrigerator, coffee pot, toaster, & dishes
Telephone for local calls
Outdoor gas grill
Screened porch entryway / dining area off of kitchen
Wooden Adirondack / Westport chairs outside and on the dock
Two lake docks: wooden boat dock & offshore wooden swimming dock
Nova 16' Royalex canoe w/ cane seats & wooden paddles
3 kayaks: 13' Perception, 12.5' Walden Vista, & 9.5' Old Town
BIC Dura-Tec 11'4" Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)
High-speed Internet & WiFi

Rentals & Contact Information

Camp Wobniar is rented only during the summer and only by the week, Saturday to Saturday, to single families or couples. We rent for a limited number of weeks each summer, so please contact us early if you're interested. For 2016 the weekly rates are:

June 25 - September 3 $2100
Please click "Check Availability" on the Wobniar page up at AdkByOwner to see the weeks that are currently open...  

If you're interested in renting Wobniar or need more information, please drop us an email at:


Wobniar and Rainbow Lake lie at the northern center of the Adirondack State Park, about 12 miles northwest of the Saranac Lake, and about a 25 miles northwest of Lake Placid.

Once there, you'll find Camp Wobniar tucked into a quiet corner on the western end of the lake, as shown on this MAP

Things To Do

  • Canoe. Use Wobniar's or bring your own kayaks / canoes. Explore the vastness of Rainbow and connecting Lake Kushaqua, or paddle the famous St. Regis Canoe Area nearby.
  • Town. Saranac Lake has a small town yet funky feel that we love. Yet, if you're looking for upscale, then you may prefer Lake Placid, which is not too much further. For day trips: try the ferry over to Burlington VT for lunch or head up to Montreal - both approximately 2 hours away. 
  • High Peaks. Climb one of the Adirondack 46 "high peaks" (whose summits' exceed 4000 feet) for an experience and view you'll not soon forget. Most have trails and many can be done in less than 8 hours of hiking time.
  • Swim & Relax. Wobniar provides a quiet and natural environment that is totally conducive to disconnecting from hurried lives in the "outside world". Read a book. Swim. Be still.

Camp Policies

Jet skis, motorboats, or motorized recreational vehicles are not permitted
No pets allowed
Smoking inside the cabin is not allowed
Refundable $300 security deposit required
BYOL - Bring your own linens
Not well-suited for children under four years of age
Just be safe, be cool, and have fun!

The lake beckons







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Updated: December 30, 2015

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