Bear Hollow Cottage is decorated in an Adirondack Style. This 3 bedroom home (2 Queen Beds, 1 Full Bed sleeps 6) is complete with refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, pots & pans, dishes, cooking utensils, highchair, linens, washer & dryer, Gas Fireplace, Furnace, Air Conditioning (Summer), Satellite T.V., phone, wireless internet, Dish Washer, IPOD docking station, Firepit outside, BBQ grill, large back deck, front sitting area (enclosed porch), just 5 minutes from Whiteface Mountain. Within in driving distance to local store, churches, golf courses, Santa's Workshop and the Olympic Venues. Wilmington is host to several Olympic competitions throughout the year, as well as the Ironman, Hiking & Biking Trails, Fly Fishing the famous West Branch of The AuSable River, summer concerts with live music at the beach and several wonderful local restaurants. Non Smoking, Pets Welcome must be in Kennels when not there (Kennels not provided). Beautiful Gardens, with wildlife often seeing in the backyard.
Whiteface Mountain is the fifth-highest mountain in New York State, and one of the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains. Set apart from most of the other High Peaks, the summit offers a 360-degree view featuring the Adirondacks and perhaps on a clear day glimpses of Vermont and even Canada. The skyscrapers of Montreal, 80 miles (130 km) away, can be seen on a very clear day. Located in the town of Wilmington (about 13 miles / 21 kilometers from Lake Placid) the mountain is home to a ski area with the highest vertical drop in the eastern United States (3,430 ft/1,050 m). Part of the post World War II growth in recreational skiing attributed to the efforts of returning veterans of the Army's 10th Mountain Division, Whiteface also hosted the alpine skiing competition of the 1980 Winter Olympics. Unique among the High Peaks, Whiteface features a developed summit and seasonal accessibility by motor vehicle. Whiteface Memorial Highway reaches a parking area at an elevation of 4,600 feet (1,402 m), with the remaining 267 feet (81 m) being obtained by tunnel and elevator.
Activities at Whiteface Mountain: Veterans Memorial Highway is an incredible journey up an historic eight mile highway to the top of the Highest Adirondack Peak accessible by car.
Take a Cloudsplitter Gondola Rides to the top of Little Whiteface for a 360 degree panoramic view of the Adirondack Mountains & lakes. Nature Treks (includes a Gondola Ride) is a 1.5 mile guided hike along the West branch of the Ausable River one of the East's great trout streams & down the scenic Stag Brook Falls trail.
Bear Den Picnic hike is a 3.5 hours guided hike to the top of Bear Den Mountain. Disc Golf allows you to follow the course around the bottom sections of some favorite Whiteface ski trails, throwing Frisbee like discs form one 'hole' to the next. The flume trail system is comprised of approx. ten miles of trails open to mountain biking hiking cross country skiing & snowshoeing in the town of Wilmington.
Ski: Whiteface Mountain the Olympic Mountain has the greatest vertical drop at 3,430 feet east of the Rocky Mountains and trails for everyone in your family. This is where the world’s best come to train and compete. Take a second to take in amazing view of the surrounding Adirondack Mountains. Whiteface offers 86 trails, acres to ski 283 including 35 in-bounds, also 53 acres of tree skiing.
The longest run the 'Wilmington Trail' at 2.1 miles(total skiing and riding over 22 miles). Whiteface skiing offers private lessons, kids campus(bears den nursery, play -n- ski program, junior adventure, future medalist,cloudspitter club, cloudspitter teen club, teen experience), adult snow-sports school(adult beginner, snow-boomers club, class lessons), adaptive programs, terrain park. The slides a series of steep narrow chutes are open when ski patrol deems them safe this is an expert only terrain. Whiteface offers 6 restaurants to grab a bite and relax in. Need to update your ski apparel head to the gift shop.
Golf: Of all the Lake Placid outdoor activities, golf offers the best of everything—beautiful views of the Adirondack High Peaks, fresh mountain air and friendly competition. The region boasts 13 courses, including 5 signature championship layouts that were planned by some of golf's greatest! Places to golf within driving distance of Wilmington:
Lake Placid Club offers 45 holes of outstanding golf in the heart of the Adirondacks.
Craigwood offers 18 holes of challenging rounds of golf in a spectacular setting. Whiteface Club has 18 holes this historical course is perched on the shores of beautiful lake placid offering a challenge on each and every fairway and green.
Saranac Inn offers 18 holes one of the finest maintained and challenging courses on the northeast. Saranac Lake Club has 18 holes of fun and challenging courses.
Tupper Lake Golf Club sculptured at the base of Mt. Muris has lush rolling fairways with small greens.
Cobble Hill Municipal Golf Course offers 18 holes a scenic course built in a rugged area that is challenging but an enjoyable course to play.
AuSable Valley Golf Course offers 18 holes located in the Adirondack Mountains offers splendid views of the surrounding country side.
Wilsboro Golf Course offers 9 holes features 2,600 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35. Westport Country Club has 18 holes and is a must play for any avid golfer acknowledged to be the 'Adirondacks Finest' is rated by the golf digests 'places to play.
Other Activities: Are you ready to have fun? There is so much to do in the Adirondacks that you will need to plan on more than one visit! First of all be sure to check out the Olympic Museum Site which was home to 1932 & 1980 Olympic Games Don't miss out on The Wild Center Museum and The Lake Placid Center for Arts.
In the winter/spring: We have Bobsledding, Ice fishing, Dog-sledding, Ice Climbing, Snow Shoes, skiing, ice skating, Sleigh Rides, Tobogganing, Frozen Waterfalls, snow shoeing, ice climbing, Ski Jumping, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, cold weather guided hike and Adirondack Scenic Railroad.
In the summer: horseback riding, swimming, gondola rides, hiking, cycling, paddling, explore protected wilderness areas with a guide, hunting, rock climbing, white water rafting, mountain biking, Santa's workshop & boating.
Jeff and I met in August of 2010. I moved from this home to help Jeff run our, what started out to be a small hobby farm, in late fall of 2010. We decided since this home had already been decorated in the Adirondack Style which I loved, that we would rent the home out for vacation rentals to people who wanted to enjoy coming to the Adirondacks and Whiteface Mountain, as much as I loved living there. We have had some wonderful guests stay at our house since starting renting it in the winter of 2010.
This property is peaceful and quiet and I fell in love with it when I bought it when my son was only 5 years old. He grew up here, went on the be an Eagle Scout and served in the U.S. Navy from 2001-2005. I wish I had the before and after pictures today of how much work I have done to this property to make it was it is today. I use to sit on the back porch and watch all kinds of birds come to the feeders and their nests, I have seen a pair of foxes, turkeys, many deer, racoons, skunks, squirrels, bluebirds and cardinals, and even a coy dog. Yet to see the Moose tho, left the feeders out one night and had a bear visit - hence no more feeders. I planted many flowers all over the property and love to see them come back year after year.
This property is located only minutes from Whiteface, Santa's Workshop, Candy Man, Halls Falls George, the town beach, churches, stores and local restaurants, and the famous West Branch of the AuSable River for Fly Fisiing, and Lake Placid. Also within a days drive to Canada, Lake George area, Albany and Vermont. Jeff and I do all the bookings and are available for anything you may need. We take great pride in the look of our home and try to add new things every year. We are only a phone call away for your needs and can be there within an hour if needed.