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Bear Hollow Cottage Economical, Comfortable & Quiet Adirondack Country Home

Bedrooms 3
Space sq. ft.
Property type mobile home
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Cheryle Saltmarsh
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2017

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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Wilmington Mobile Home Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • mobile home
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Bear Hollow Cottage Economical, Comfortable & Quiet Adirondack Country Home
average rating of 4.904762 based on 45 reviews

Close to Whiteface, comfortable with lots of space.

  • 5 of 5

Rented this property for 5 days of mid-march skiing at Whiteface. Very nice inside with a big kitchen and nice bedrooms. TV and internet worked as they should and the kitchen had everything we needed. We got hit with a blizzard in the middle of our stay (Yipee!) and the plow guy came by several times to clear the drive. We had a slight hiccup with the heat on day 2 of the snow and the owner had the heating tech there less than 30 minutes after we called and he fixed the problem. This was a good rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Very clean, well maintained and roomy.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for Christmas week and skied at Whiteface. Every details have been thought and well supplied. My favorite was the kitchen . Very spacious. We had movies in the living room and enjoyed the three bedrooms. That would be great if there was a second toilet for morning rush. Overall, it was a great experience .

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice mobile home - chalet like in a beautiful area

  • 3 of 5

The house was clean and well-maintained. It got a bit chilly and we didn't manage to make the heating system work but we did not contact the owners who we are 100% sure would have helped us if needed!

We received all the information required, contact was easy with the owners.

Location is great, surrounded by beautiful nature.

We went hiking and the chalet was a bit further from the hikes than anticipated but nevertheless well located.

We'd recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very quite and peaceful. Exactly what we were needing. Relatives that are local were impressed.

  • 5 of 5

Great place.....will and have already recommended to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect economical ,comfortable, quite , adirondack home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at BEAR HOLLOW. It has a wonderful location that is close to EVERYTHING, and yet FAR ENOUGH away to offer PEACE and QUITE relaxation in your own home setting. Large Kitchen for those who like to cook, large enclosed porch to enjoy the morning or evenings, large back deck with portable fire pit to enjoy the wonderful night air and stars. The bedrooms are nice (we only needed one) and the large bathroom is a treat. Are stay was so nice we decided to stay longer and they made that possible without any issue. I would recommend this place without any hesitations, and I can't wait until we can come visit again.( So much more to see and do in this great area).

P.S. My dog (Siberian Husky) loved the open land in front and back and the ability to explore.

If you are looking for ECONIMICAL/COMFORTABLE/QUITE/ GREAT COSTOMER SERVICE, you will be happy also.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. it is a pleasure to have such wonderful guests as yourselves stay with us. I'm glad we were able to accommodate your extended stay. We would love to have you return when ever you are in our area. I'm glad your dog had a good time while at the cottage. Thanks again, for taking such good care of our home. Cheryle & Jeff
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Very clean and neat convient to a long of attractions

  • 5 of 5

Owners were great to deal with,

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Rates & Availability

Wilmington Mobile Home Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 22 2017 - Jul 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ironman Week
Jul 17 2017 - Jul 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 24 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn Leaves
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
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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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


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