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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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2 - 7 nights


Wilmington House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6-10


Over 400 Five Star Reviews On HOMEAWAY & VRBO

Hot tub, gas fire place, outdoor fire pit, & much more!

Esther Mountain Chalet is the perfect vacation home with a whole lot of charm. This home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a hot tub, outdoor sauna, outdoor fire pit, comfortable living space, flat screen televisions, indoor gas fireplace, an awesome kitchen, outdoor living space, charcoal grill and much more. It's got charm and comfort to appeal to everyone. The location of the chalet is paramount; it's close to skiing, hiking, mountain bike trails, water sports, shopping, dining, attractions and so much more. You will never run out of things to do while on vacation at this home. Whether you're coming for a quick weekend or an extended stay, Esther Mountain Chalet is your perfect home away from home.

This home sleeps 10 guests. It comfortably sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms (3 beds). There are also 2 foam mattresses that can accommodate up to 4 additional people. If there are 10 guests, please know that it will be cramped space but you are on vacation so have fun :0 ). Esther Mountain Chalet boasts 3 bedrooms, two bedrooms with a king bed and one bedroom with a queen bed. The home comfortably sleeps six but can sleep eight. Each of the bedrooms are outfitted with flat screen televisions, warm color schemes, and comfy linens. One bedroom is a master bedroom with a private bath and king bed. Another bedroom has a king bed and is next to the full hall bath and there is an additional bedroom with a queen bed. There is also a crib provided for your convenience. From May 15th to Oct 15th of each year, each bedroom as well as the main living room are equipped with air conditioning units.

The combined living room and kitchen is the perfect place to entertain and kick back and relax with gorgeous views of Whiteface Mountain. The living area has a comfortable sofa and chairs, a flat screen television, fireplace, and basic satellite channels. The kitchen has an open floor plan, and is fully stocked with every utensil you will need to make delightful meals. There are barstools located at the kitchen island for optimal entertaining and catch up time.

The outdoor living space at Esther Mountain Chalet adds even more ways for you to enjoy your vacation. Located on the back deck is a five person hot tub, and a outdoor dining table. There is a fire pit with views of Whiteface Mountain. There's also plenty of room for kids and adults to run around and hang out.

The location of the chalet is perfect for adventurers, shoppers, foodies, skiers, hikers, and everyone else. Its located 1 mile from Whiteface Mountain, a fifteen-minute drive from Lake Placid, and much more. There are plenty of hiking trails within a two-minute drive of the home. These trails vary from relaxed walking/beginner trails all the way up to hard climbs/expert trails. The Wilmington flume is located 1/4 mile from the house and is a must see. Just 1 mile from the chalet is the Whiteface Mountain ski center. Home of the 1980 Olympics, this mountain offers tons of fun rides for every level of ski or snowboarder. The town of Lake Placid, a short 12 minute drive from the home, offers shopping, dining, attractions, and much more.

Esther Mountain Chalet is kept in pristine condition and the owners and rental team take great pride in ensuring that it is perfect for each guest's vacation. There is a handyman service on call 24 hours a day for any issues that may arise during your stay. Whether you're coming to hang out and relax or use it as a base for your adventurous vacation, Esther Mountain Chalet is the perfect place to call your home away from home. With much to see and do in the area, there won't be a dull moment during your time at the chalet. Give us a call to start planning your next Adirondack vacation today.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Todd & Kim Ottenstein
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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About Todd & Kim Ottenstein

Adirondack-Vacation is made up of a dedicated team of individuals whose goal is to ensure each guest enjoys their vacation at our homes. Owners, Todd & Kim Ottenstein, have many year of experience in the vacation rental business and know what it takes to ensure each guests satisfaction. They, combined with cleaning teams and a maintenance team, work tirelessly day in and day out to ensure the homes are perfect for each guest’s arrival.

Owners, Todd and Kim, are a fun loving couple that love to entertain, travel, cook, and relax. They love to hike all summer and ski all winter. The homes that make up Adirondack-Vacation are points of pride as well as their homes away from home. They love their homes and love being able to share them with their guests.

With a dedicated maintenance team and a couple of really awesome clean teams, the homes are kept in pristine condition. The maintenance team is on site often doing preventative maintenance and keeping everything in perfect working order. The clean teams are often in the homes doing super deep cleans on vacant days and work hard to ensure that each home is spotlessly clean for each guests arrival.

The entire crew that comprises Adirondack-Vacation is ready and willing to go the extra mile to ensure your vacation in our homes is perfect. Give us a call today to learn how our customer service and attention to detail will help make your vacation even better.

Todd & Kim Ottenstein purchased this house in 2015

Why Todd & Kim Ottenstein chose Whiteface Mountain

Whiteface Mountain is the best winter and summer spot for everything we love to do. This is a beautiful part of the world. 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.

What makes this house unique

Each home is filled with great amenities to enjoy your stay and we are known for having the cleanest homes. When you arrive you will be so happy you rented from us. Our homes are awesome!


based on 31 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Great Natural Beaty

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several of Todd and Kim's houses in the Adirondacks. They have all been great places to stay, but Esther mountain chalet is our favorite location. It is in a quiet spot, and it overlooks a beaver meadow, with mountains behind. I enjoyed sipping my morning coffee sitting on the edge of the meadow, watching nature wake up!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful property. Todd and Kim take tremendous care of both their properties, and their guests. They really have gone above and beyond to make everything so accessible and well laid out so guests have an easy time enjoying the sights and sounds of Lake Placid, Whiteface, and Wilmington. We enjoyed our stay so much - we wish we could have stayed longer! Thank you, Todd and Kim for sharing your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Oh that view!

  • 5 of 5

This home is simply lovely. The pictures do not do it justice. My husband and I stayed for our honeymoon. 10/10/15 The view was spectacular!!! We brought our well behaved dog along and she had the time of her life. Plenty of running around and exploring. The deck on the back of the property was the highlight. We enjoyed an unforgettable stay. The hot tub was well cleaned and again the view was incredible. We had so much room for just the two of us another couple would be more than fine. We hired a private chef and he commented on how this was one of the nicer properties in the area. We are going to make another trip to this property. We hope we can go again for our anniversary one year. The owners are just so wonderful. Thank you for an incredible stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this cozy chalet for the week! Nestled in the woods of the Adirondacks made for an amazing honeymoon! So many awesome things to see & activities to do in the area - we did a lot of hiking & sight seeing! 5 stars for sure, we plan to visit again in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Comfortable Chalet with a Spectacular View

  • 5 of 5

This modern chalet has all of the conveniences of home and then some. With 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a spacious living room our stay was comfortable and cozy. Waking up to the spectacular view of Whiteface Mountain cannot be beat. The hot tub and sauna are certainly a bonus. Not only is it near a hike up Whiteface Mountain, and many other hiking spots, but a kayak up the Ausable River from Lake Everst is serene and relaxing. My boys begged us to stop for a quick bite at A& W Root Beer for lunch, and we had a fabulous dinner at the Hungry Trout not far from the chalet. We chose this location because of the attractions in Wilmington, but also because it is near our favorite town, Lake Placid. There is so much to do any season of the year. My family had a wonderful time and plenty of room at the Esther Mountain Chalet.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The Esther Mountain Chalet was ready when we arrived: clean, well maintained and well stocked with all the kitchen appliances and utensils we would need. The view from the rear deck was worthy of several pictures- a photogenic wetland and woodland in the foreground framed by Whiteface. A truly striking panorama. One we never grew tired of gazing at.

The one problem we had was with the hot tub. Though the speed and thoroughness of the repair proved to be more of a positive for Todd and Kim than a negative. Our other disappointment was the absence of beavers in the wetland below the property. The dam was still visible but no animals were scurrying about plugging leaks. Though a barred owl posed for some outstanding pictures, herons and an osprey flew by and one night we could hear coyotes howl.

There is so much to do relatively close to the chalet. Dozens of hiking trails for all levels of ability and energy. As road cyclists, we found many places to ride. There were quite challenging rides (like up Whiteface, watch the $8 toll as you near the top) or less challenging rides along the Ausable River to Ausable Forks or Keene (continuing south after Keene the road tilts up).

We ate out only once, at the Hungry Trout. The food was good and I thought reasonably priced. I'd suggest making reservations, if you plan on eating there at a busy time. With Lake Placid less than 20 miles away there are many other restaurant choices. And, lots more choices for dessert.

The kids loved swimming and using the stand up paddle boards at Mirror Lake. Everyone thought the Wild Center at Tupper Lake was outstanding. With the hour drive to it and the exhibits and activities there, this could easily be a whole day activity.

Our family had a pleasurable week and would definitely recommend the Esther Mountain Chalet to family and friends. Our family is presently considering returning next year. I think you could return to the area many times and, if active, would still not hike, bike, swim all the places that are available.

Our family is comprised of eight people, three generations ages 9 to 71. Eight adults might be a tight fit at the property.

In summary, all aspects of the property were excellent and the area enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Rates & Availability

Wilmington House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fall Saver 2016
Nov 5 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Ski Season 2016/2017
Nov 19 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Saver 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 3 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Protection Fee $59
Tax Rate 3.0%

PAYMENT PLANS ACCEPTED. We offer 2 night minimum stays at owner's discretion, except during the summer months we only offer Saturday to Saturday. For all US and Canadian holidays, the minimum stay policy may vary. Holidays Include:
-New Years Day - Jan 1
-Martin Luther King - Jan 19
-President's Day-Feb 16
-Easter-Apr 5
-Victoria Day(Can)-May 18
-Memorial Day-May 25
-Canada Day -Jul 1
-Independence Day-Jul 4
-Labor/Labour Day(US & Can) -Sep 7
-Columbus Day/Canada Thanksgiving -Oct 12
-Veterans Day-Nov 11
-Thanksgiving -Nov 26
-Christmas -Dec 25
-Boxing Day (Can)-Dec 26

-2016 Holidays
-New Years-Jan 1
-Martin Luther King Day-Jan 18
-Presidents Day-Feb 15
-Easter-Mar 27
-Victoria Day(Can)-May 23
-Memorial Day-May 25
-Canada Day(Can)-May 23
-Independence Day-Jul 4
-Labor/Labour Day(US&Can)-Sep 5
-Columbus Day/Canada Thanksgiving-Oct 10
-Veterans Day(Nov 11)
-Thanksgiving-Nov 24
-Christmas-Dec 25
-Boxing Day(Can)-Dec 26
Cancellation 90+ days prior to rental - 50% non-refundable. 60-89 days prior - 100% refunded. 31-59 days prior - 50% non-refundable. Less than 30 days prior - 100% non-refundable. If landlord is able to re-rent for the same dates & amount, all fees will be returned to guest. If only a portion of the rental period is re-rented then only that portion will be refunded.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Wilmington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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