An elegant 4 bedroom, 3 bath home, closest rental home to Whiteface Mountain and the West Branch of the Ausable River & the Flume waterfalls. Olympic Dreams is the perfect romantic and secluded getaway, with its open, spacious living area design, comfy fireplace, outdoor Hot Tub, high-tech kitchen, HD cable TV (5) flat screens, 4 bedrooms, indoor steam-shower, unlimited long distance service within the U.S., high speed Wireless Internet access. Sophisticated and care-free in layout, Olympic Dreams combines access to wilderness adventure with such an elegant and relaxed vacation experience, it will please even the city-lovers in your crowd. The bathrooms are spacious and feature over-sized shower stalls.
You will have a phenomenal experience staying at Olympic Dreams Chalet. Our home is complaint free and Todd & Kim keep their home in exceptional condition with green living. The house is built from locally milled lumber, uses a solar water heater and is maintenance free.
Great fun things to do: Lake Placid is only 10 minutes away, and the drive through the Wilmington Notch, with its mountains, wildlife, fly fishermen, rock climbers, is one of the prettiest drives in America. Lake Placid has great restaurants and shopping.
If you want to explore you can find Lots of FUN, & FREE Activities at Ausable Lodge; and it’s only a mile away. At the Lodge, you can paddle our canoes/kayaks up the Ausable River & Lake Everest, or take a tour in the Wildlife Refuge Trail, and see raptors, bobcats, owls, wolf, eagles and, falcons recovering in the Wildlife Rehab Center. You can even meet our resident wolves, Cree and Zeebie!
New York's Olympic Region is one of America’s greatest playgrounds. The Adirondack’s offer year-round fun and excitement. Located in the northeastern portion of the Adirondack wilderness of New York State, the rugged mountain scenery, heavy winter snows, and a pleasant summer climate combine to make the Lake Placid region a hotspot tourist destination year-round resort. With great winter activities and fun summer sports you will always have something exciting to do in Wilmington
Nice evenings: Start your evening with relaxing in the hot tub on the back deck so you can soak away the fun of the day! Then chill out by the outdoor fire pit, hammock, Adirondack chairs & outdoor gas chimney with some snacks and beverages with family and friends. In the background you can have your favorite tunes playing with the outdoor speakers.
After you are done prepare a meal in the fully equipped kitchen or choose to go out to dinner in town. If you go to town you can shop for a unique souvenir or delicious locally-made chocolate. You will find a variety of restaurants from fine dining to family friendly fare, there is something for every age and appetite.
When you come back to the house, relax by the fireplace with a glass of wine, or sit around the beautiful kitchen. Take a break in the steam shower or just retire to one of the beautiful bedrooms to unwind before sleep.
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.
Now time for all the fun –
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.
You can always find an adventure at Olympic Dreams Chalet or kick back & relax its up to you!
Adirondack-Vacation is owned and operated by Todd & Kimmy Ottenstein. The Ottensteins are a fun loving couple that takes great pride in all of their homes. They love to ski all winter, beach all summer, and are gourmet chefs who love to cook and entertain. They are constantly looking for improvements that can be made to the homes that will give you the best vacation experience possible. During your vacation, they are on call to handle any issues that may arise and be your knowledge base of the greater Whiteface area.
The property manager for all of our homes is Steve Hall. Steve, his wife Wendy, and their son Alex manage the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge just down the street from the homes and take great pride in showing visitors the many animals that call the refuge home. During your stay, their team is available to answer questions, solve issues and ensure that your vacation is one to be remembered for many years. They also encourage all of our guests to stop by and check out the refuge for a fun, educational outdoors experience.
With a handyman service located near-by, the homes are kept in immaculate condition. Should any issues arise during your stay, they will be taken care of promptly and professionally. Our handymen are extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of the homes and are constantly working to ensure all aspects of the homes are working perfectly.
The Ottensteins are extremely consciences of the local economy and the environment and have built their homes with these factors in mind. Local craftsmen have built the homes using locally milled lumber. The homes also have synthetic green siding. Durable siding reduces demand for harvesting, extracting raw materials & reduces waste.
All of the homes use a solar water heater. We like having a solar water heater because besides saving you money, solar water heaters also provide big benefits to the planet by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and demand for fossil fuels.
Whiteface Mountain is the best winter and summer spot for everything we love to do. This is a beautiful part of earth. There is so much to do and also relaxing is great too. This spot in the world is so breathtaking, relaxing and we love escaping away to our piece of paradise.
We offer a 5% discount to all military, police and firemen who protect us each and every day. Thank you for your service!