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, a week at Camp Wobniar reveling in the natural beauty of Rainbow Lake generally leaves one wanting nothing else - except, perhaps...

...another week.

The Cabin

No TV. No DVD or audio system either. No video games. Dishwasher? Air conditioning? Washer / dryer? Sorry. Point of fact: if you really want these things, then truthfully Wobniar is probably not for you. But, to those seeking simplicity and elegance overlooking one of the best views on Rainbow Lake and the natural wonders in the heart of the Adirondacks, this is the place.




On the lake-side porch

Peaceful sunset over the lake
A lofty view of the cabin                            jg
Through the tunnel into Lake Kushaqua

New bathroom (2016) Fire night
On the lake Come out to play... Fall's blazing yellow tamaracksl
Cabin french doors             How you know you're here
gr              gr               gr

Rentals & Contact Information

Camp Wobniar rents for a handful of weeks during the summer, by the week, Saturday to Saturday. If you're interested, please check the availability and other particulars up at: AdkByOwner.

Beyond this, send specific inquiries to:


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.


The lake beckons

Rainbow Lake jk








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Updated: January 1, 2020
jk - Selected photos by Jennifer Kraus
gr - Selected photos by Geoff Radkoff      jg - Selected photos by John Ganley

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