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Adirondack Log Home with Riverfront, Mountain Views, Rustic Furniture

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Queen Bedrooms, 2 full Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 including Adirondack futon

Adirondack-style log home and located on the Ausable River with mountain views of Whiteface! Enjoy the Adirondacks based out of this perfect log chalet with rustic charm, views, and peacefulness, located a minute away from Wilmington town center and 5 minutes away from Whiteface Mt Olympic ski area!

This log home of 1400 sq. ft features beautiful real, round log exterior walls, cedar and pine ceilings, hardwood floors, and large log beams, with a huge 12'x24' ft exterior deck overlooking the Ausable River, and a master bedroom balcony over cedar logs, with direct views of Whiteface Mt and the Wilmingon Range. This new log home was lovingly built in 2013 by life-long Adirondack resident and owner and Johnathan Esper, with meticulous attention to log design born from the owner's fond memories of growing up in a log home. The log house is built almost over the Ausable River, set amid some towering white pines on the steep river bank, at the end of a 300ft driveway with the neighbors' houses set well away along the roadside frontage. The sounds of the West Branch of the Ausable River, or the wind through the pines from atop the cedar balcony, are the only thing one hears from the house, despite being located most conveniently only 30 seconds to the center of the small town of Wilmington and it's various shops. Exterior sofit lights cast spellbinding shadow patterns of the round log textures and cedar shake gables, making twilight a wonderful time to come home.

The first floor of the house follows an open floor plan concept with kitchen, dining, and living rooms, plus a full bath and laundry room and bedroom with queen bed. Enjoy the cozy gas fireplace with real flames, while looking out the window toward the Wilmington Range. Radiant in-floor heating throughout the house also provides warmth and coziness, and in the hotter summer months, the natural thermal properties of logs keep the house cool, along with french bi-fold doors opening onto the deck for fresh air. The kitchen is fully equipped for you to make lovely meals if you so wish, with brand new stainless-steel appliances. Upstairs is the master suite area including loft and bath. The bedroom featuring a walkout balcony accessed via french doors, and mountain views from the queen size bed. The upstairs bathroom is entirely of slate tile and red cedar, with a large jacuzzi hot-tub, glass shower, and dual flush European style toilet. There is a large loft area, which can enjoyed as a lounging area for the master suite, or desk working area, or kids sleeping area with a comfy new futon that can lay out flat for children.

This charming log chalet-style home is the perfect size for a week or weekend getaway to the Adirondack Mountains, and you'll feel you're in the Adirondacks whether at this home, or out enjoying the Adirondack region. The world class town of Lake Placid is just 15 minutes away, with fine dining and shopping, and it's the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks with the best access for hiking. Keene Valley, a hiker's destination, is also just 15 minutes away. And of course, Whiteface Mt ski area is just up the road 5 minutes away. The Ausable River is world famous for its fly fishing, and you can even enjoy your private fishing area on the bank in front of your vacation home. Wilmington is really located in a great area of the Adirondacks - it's the ski and mountain biking capital of the Adirondacks, and 15 minutes away from the best hiking in New York State.

Exterior of the house features a huge deck, with Adirondack cedar chairs, overlooking the Ausable River, A BBQ grill for your use, canoes/kayaks for guests use on nearby ponds (must sign special clause section in house rental agreement), and a firepit with plenty of Free Firewood to burn! (always keep your fire under control, not too big, and never leave unattended).

More Details

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

I'm a full time Adirondack and Icelandic photographer, and an Adirondack native. In this charming Adirondack log home I helped build, I incorporated as many logs and Adirondack rustic styled elements as I could, recalling with fondness my family's log house I grew up in. Enjoy your time here in the Adirondacks!

Owner/Property Manager purchased this chalet in 2013

What makes this chalet unique

Brand New Log Home.

Wood and slate construction throughout.

Mountain views.

World Class Fishing River Access with direct steps from home to River's Edge

Fire pit with Free Firewood!

Guestbook comments from the manager

My family had an amazing time on first adventure to this area and the log cabin experience added a lovely touch. We truly enjoyed this gorgeous home and the woodwork details inside. There was plenty of room for us, we were 2 adults and 2 kids. Our kids enjoyed the Futon upstairs for sleeping close by to us. Of course there is a TV there as well so that was nice for down time before sleep. The views were just amazing as well. Only negatives were heat took a while to get up to temperature, but that is being addressed. The driveway was very icy and a bit hazardous so be careful. I also did not care for the boulder that was used as a step to enter the home. I think this could be dangerous for certain people or children as well. Overall a lovely place though, well thought out and clean. Would definately consider staying there again next year
Mar 2014
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Amenities

Wilmington Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Natural stone slate tile and cedar wood throughout bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - upstairs loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1st floor bedroom - 2 queen
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Adirondack Log Home with Riverfront, Mountain Views, Rustic Furniture
average rating of 4.923077 based on 60 reviews
5

Beautiful home with beautiful views! All the wood throughout gives you the true cabin experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing and peaceful week. The fireplace downstairs was great and I loved the jacuzzi tub in the bathroom. The home is close to lake placid and we drove into town easily. We took our dogs on nearby hikes and they loved it too. Overall, we had a great week and would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that my log home enabled you to have a wonderful getaway to the Adirondacks and that you enjoyed both the house and amenities and also all the nearby attractions! You are welcome back anytime, and I'm happy to give return guests a discount as well! Happy travels, Johnathan Esper
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New York
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place and so peaceful!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were so lucky with such beautiful warm fall weather, glad to hear you had a nice weekend! Safe travels! And thank you for staying at this home!
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5

Perfect getaway home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. It's the the perfect location for whether you want to hike some high peaks, take a trip into lake placid, Keene valley or just relax at the house and listen to the river. Beautiful home with all the household items you need. Would recommend to anyone!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A fantastic annual family/dog vacation

  • 5 of 5

We could not be more pleased with our stay at this wonderful little log cabin on the Ausable River. The decor, the furnishings, the thoughtfulness that went into each detail - we noticed and appreciated them all. And the cleanliness - thank you, thank you, thank you! The views were breathtaking, as was the silence (except for sounds of nature, which were most welcome). We also liked the area and didn't mind the 15-20 minute drive to Lake Placid or the Adirondack Loj with views like that. Johnathan was also a terrific host - great communicator, even offered some fun tips for hikes with our pups. We also highly recommend The Hungry Trout Restaurant; it's the best meal we've had in the Lake Placid area by far. I know I'm gushing, but everything was just that great. Perhaps what would have made this home exceed the perfection status that I already gave it would be a hammock down by the river - what an exhilarating place for a nap that would be! We highly recommend staying at this home. #GoOutside #FindYourPark #LoveYourPark

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable, nice amenities and great view.

  • 5 of 5

Johnathan responded quickly to all our questions. The place was clean, cozy and near all types of hiking and biking. We had a great time and plan to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Geneva, NY
5

Wow!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a view of White Face Mountain!!

The sound of the river is awesome!!

THE LOG HOME IS BEAUTIFUL!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lake Placid
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
30 seconds away, in town
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
1 minute drive to town of Wilmington beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $70
Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 3.0%

- Special Event periods like Ironman week, and major holiday periods incur cancellation fee regardless of cancellation date.
- I can offer discounts for last-minute mid-week rental dates! Please inquire with me for specific date ranges!
- Minimum 3-night requirement may be waived if fully blocking up open dates or for last-minute rentals.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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