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Cheryle Saltmarsh

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Bear Hollow Cottage Economical, Comfortable & Quiet Adirondack Country Home

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type mobile home
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cheryle Saltmarsh (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Cheryle Saltmarsh

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.

Cheryle Saltmarsh purchased this mobile home in 1987

Why Cheryle Saltmarsh chose Whiteface Mountain

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 there, 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.

What makes this mobile home unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

After 25 years, we finally came back to the Adirondacks.....

25 yeas ago, we were always camping but after staying at "Bear Hollow" camping is not an option anymore!

We enjoyed coming back here after a long day biking or hiking. It is well located, practical, comfortable, home feeling, etc.

Our sons discovered the region and love it. We will be back for sure.

Thanks for letting us use your house.
Aug 2014
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Bear Hollow Cottage Economical, Comfortable & Quiet Adirondack Country Home
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  • 5 of 5

great host !!! even better stay. Would recommended to my friends or anyone who is in that area !!!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Beautiful in the Fall at Bear Hollow Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Bear Hollow cottage on 9/26/2015 upon arriving at the cottage we found the cottage was clean and very comfortable had all the necessities that we needed to make this an enjoyable stay. Cheryle had contacted us to make sure that we had everything we needed. The best part about visiting Wilmington was the fall foliage and the gorgeous Mountain View's without having to go into Lake Placid. I found the cottage to be very cute with all of the Bears and wildlife decorations. The Little Store located in the center of Wilmington found to be very helpful and picking up a few necessary items. We actually found that in Upper Jay was a Tops grocery store and a Family Dollar as well. Anyone wishing to visit the Lake Placid Wilmington Upper Jay area I would highly recommend the Bear Hollow cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robin for your kind words. Thank you also for taking such good care of our home and getting rid of the garbage and cleaning the house before you left, was really nice of you to do that. I'm glad you had a good time, and we hope you come see us again. Thanks Again, Cheryle & Jeff
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Great cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing week in this cozy cottage! Kids had fun counting the bears throughout the rooms. This place had everything we needed and is so conveniently located just by skiing resort. The fireplace was a bonus and we enjoyed the family time in the evenings. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Clean spacious cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great place! VERY clean and spacious. Great location for any adventure in the High Peaks area. Shower was nice and hot . Washer and Dryer was a bonus to have. The fireplace was nice and cozy as well. The ownser got back to me immediately after my inquiry and are very corteous. It was a pleasure to stay there.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you visit us again in the future. Cheryle & Jeff
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay at the Bear Hollow Cottage and as always we were very satisfied. The house has everything you need, is clean and comfortable. Very good location as well. I'd recommend to enyone looking for a rental in Adirondacks. Thank you Cheryle for being so accomodating :)

We will defenietely be back!


  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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  • 5 of 5

After 25 years, we rediscovered the Adirondack Region. This house is very well located.

It is a very charming house, well equiped, cozy and comfortable. And ultra clean...

We did both, hiking and bicycling the region. So, the house is not far from plasttburgh ferry neither Lake Placid ,Adirondack Lodge and White Face Mountain.

It is, definitively our place for next visit.

We would recommended it!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind remarks. I am so pleased when we have guests such as yourselves who treat our home like your home, and take such good care of it. We are glad you had a great time here and you are welcome to stay with us any time and we look forward to your next visit.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hungry Trout Pub (McDougals)
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Lake Champlain Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lake Placid
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 86 & 431
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several Wonderful Restaurants
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Whiteface Mountain
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Everest
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Wilmington Mobile Home Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 23 2016 - Jul 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Ironman Week
Jul 18 2016 - Jul 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jul 25 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Autumn Leaves
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 3.0%

Cottage has a three night minimum. Two night stays are accepted with a $50.00 cleaning fee added. Check in 4:00 pm, Check Out 11:00 am. There is a refundable security deposit of $300.00. Well trained pets welcome. Ironman price is firm $1000.00 (you do not have to stay the entire week). We suggest you send 2 checks one for the rental and one for the security deposit. Questions email owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Whiteface Mountain Mobile Home Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • mobile home
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom has a large walk-in (not step over tub) Shower with 2 Seats, Large lighted mirror, heat lamp, and exhaust fan.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • All bedrooms have their own doors, windows, carpeting, and large closets.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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