Stay where Mark Twain stayed in 1901. Sam Clements aka Mark Twain stayed in this cabin from June until October 1901 and wrote many stories including "A Double Barreled Detective Story". It's dubbed as a once-in-a-lifetime stay on the shores of Saranac Lake in the shadow of Mark Twain according to MarkTwainCamp.weebly.com. There is a private swimming area, dock, and canoes. You can explore, swim, go fishing, boat, have a picnic, or just relax. It seems remote but it's only two miles from the Village of Saranac Lake.
You can rent this peaceful retreat and historic Mark Twain Camp on Saranac Lake through Airbnb by clicking HERE.
There's a quaint tiny home hotel that is only an hour and a half from the Capital Region where you will feel like you are in the middle of nature. It's called Hurley House and it is a new retreat on the grounds of the old Twin Lakes resort in Hurley, NY. There are tiny homes set up all throughout the rolling hills in the shadow of the Catskill Mountains alongside a beautiful lake. These 400-square-foot homes have everything you need for a relaxing stay. They all have floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy the scenery along with a skylight in the bathroom for natural light. They hope to open soon.