Luxury Adirondack Camping

Posh Primitive

The Perfect Escape for Authentic Adirondack Adventure!

Booking Posh Primitive

After designing and building spaces and places in the Adirondacks for two decades, we are ready to share our passion for the outdoors and adventure with the opening of Posh Primitive.


John & Rachael Shafer bring you Posh camping in the great Adirondacks of northern New York. A place where you can do it all...or do nothing at all. Whether you're looking to get back to nature or just decompress from your hectic life, you've found paradise here at Posh Primitive. Book your escape now!

Posh Primitive Canvas Tent

Our Accommodations

Posh Primitive has custom made, log-embellished canvas wall tents for guests each with a hand-crafted timber bed platform and queen-size mattresses. There are fresh linens, comforters and classic Pendelton wool blankets. The tents have antiques and rustic furnishings made by local craftspeople that provide organic utilitarian aesthetic. Each canvas cabin has an easy to use woodstove and all sites are stocked with seasoned firewood for stoves and outdoor fires. The best in basics, not too much, more than enough.

Posh Primitive is the base camp from which many activities can happen. We are centrally located in the Southern Adirondack mountains. There are numerous rafting companies for whitewater rafting trips, public launch sites on local lakes for paddling flat water, and fishing in nearby rivers and streams. Additionally, we are close to hiking trails and can help you plan your daily outings based on experience and desire. We have the convenience of having our own in-house guide service for those who want the expertise of a professional. Johnny Old School Guide Service has been leading backcountry trips throughout the park, every season for more than fifteen years. Custom trips are available to all guest at Posh Primitive. Mountain and road biking trips are also easily arranged. Rope and zip-line parks nearby, caving, garnet mine tours and more.


Posh Primitive is much more than a place to lay your head.


Here's just a small sampling of what you have to look forward to!


If you have any questions at all, please contact us!

Call or email us with any questions you may have or to book your accommodations.