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***Adirondack Rustic Lodging at Heartsong Retreat***

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths total (Sleeps 2-14 ) with Mountain Views

Heartsong, a perfect family or group retreat, is our newly built Adirondack style home located in Jay, NY. Our beautiful log home sits on a hill overlooking the magnificent Jay mountain range.

Heartsong is conveniently located minutes away from the many attractions and activities of the Adirondacks, including Lake Placid Village, Whiteface Mountain Olympic Ski Resort, Keene's high peak hiking, Ausable River fishing and more. Right down the road, you will find the famous 'Jay Swimming Hole' featured in Sports Illustrated Magazine as one of the top ten swimming holes in the country!

The Lodge has three lock off rental options and we rent exclusively to one party at a time. Choose from 1 to 5 bedroom accommodations.

The main home, lower level apartment, features a spacious 2 bedroom 1 bathroom rental with a full gourmet kitchen, dining room, family room, and large laundry room.

Adjacent from the main home is the two-story guest home which features a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom spacious apartment with a full gourmet kitchen, dining room and family room on the upper level, and a 1 bedroom/1 bathroom studio with a private entrance and kitchenette on the lower level.

Accommodations can sleep from 2 to 14 people comfortably in beds and pull out sofas.

All 3 rental options include luxurious interior amenities: wireless high-speed internet, flat-screen televisions, access to a 1 car garage and spacious laundry room. Outdoor amenities boast a 10 acre hiking trail, fire pits, and a natural spring fed pond.

Heartsong is your oasis! We know you'll enjoy it as much as we do. Our Guests have said they feel like this is a 'home away from home.'

Keywords: Log Cabin/Lodge, single family home, Whiteface Mountain, Jay, Lake Placid, Wilmington, Keene, New York, Adirondack Mountains, Heartsong

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Joanna

Hi I'm Joanna,

I was born and raised in Long Island, New York. As a child growing up my parents would bring us to the Adirondacks every chance they had to enjoy 'the country'. Over the years my father developed land in the Jay area and built several homes. Heartsong was one of our family homes that was passed down to me.

Now we are the proud owners of Heartsong Retreat. With the help of my husband Peter, and our children Anthony and Maria, we have created the perfect vacation rental.

We invite you to stay at Heartsong and create your own wonderful memories in the Adirondacks.

Joanna purchased this lodge in 2011

Why Joanna chose Jay

Heartsong sits high on a hill and has views of the magnificent Jay range. With an east/west exposure, we enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Our location is perfect for the traveler who wants to enjoy the country and be minutes away from all the region has to offer.

What makes this lodge unique

Our home is Adirondack style with large, gourmet kitchens, hand crafted furniture and plush cozy decor. Most of the decorations are antique and have a story about them.

Guestbook comments from the owner


This home was wonderful and we enjoyed every inch of the spaciousness. The kitchens were great, the decor beautiful, and your hospitality was warm and helpful.

Can't wait to return,

Love... and thanks,

Linda and Dan
Oct 2014
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Jay Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Any furniture moved must be returned to it's original location or there will be a $100 additional charge.
  • There are swimming towels located under each bathroom sink, Please do not use our bath towels for swimming,
  • Please recycle and put trash in designated pails.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa (2) Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Heartsong luxurious accommodations are supurb and everything is kept in top-notch condition with the help of a caretaker who is on call 24/7 in the event you should need assistance. Additional outdoor amenities boast a 10 acre hiking trail, 2 fire pits, and coming soon is a natural spring fed pool with waterfalls.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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***Adirondack Rustic Lodging at Heartsong Retreat***
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 74 reviews
Gatineau QC Canada

Great place to relax and enjoy life!

  • 5 of 5

The house was really inviting, clean and located in a wonderful surrounding of 10 acres of forest; a real treat for our dog! The host greated us upon arrival and brought us fresh eggs from the coop, a delight the morning after. The Christmas tree was setup as offered previously prior to our arrival. I recommend without hesitation this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the pleasure to host your wonderful family and Romie your beautiful doggy. We hope to see you again. Have a happy and blessed New Year
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Great vacation/ski house

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 wonderful days in this house during the past MLK weekend. House is located conveniently close to the Whiteface mountain (10 min drive). We rented both units - under the main house and in the guest room for party of 12. It was plenty of space for all. Units are well appointed and well maintained. We had everything we needed. Owner was great and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what one may expect

  • 2 of 5

We have rented this property over new year's. Unfortunately the temperature dipped below -15F, with the average daily temperature around +2F- during our stay, getting us stuck inside for most of the time. While there are positive aspects of this property, renter beware of aspects that one may not like.

The good:

- the house is new-ish, clean and reasonably well appointed

- the property is very nice, makes enjoyment of the outdoors easy (weather allowing)

- the upper 2 bedroom apartment above the garage was very pleasant

The not so good:

- "lower level" 2 bedroom apartment of the main house that one rents is a misnomer. One rents the walk-out basement, which happens to be very dark (with a grand total of 3 covered small-ish windows for 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, a family room, a dining room and a kitchen)

- the owner and her family (including kids) live above you, on the main level of the house. While the owners were not in any way intrusive (and had to put up with our New Year's music), we would prefer to have a property for exclusive use. Should we have known this upfront, we may not have chosen this property

- the 1-room next to the garage had no built-in heating. When temperatures outside dipped to -20F (!!). The owner provided us with a heater (the second night!), which raised the temperature to about +50F. We needed to bring two other heaters of our own to get the temperature to a comfortable level

- there is no actual ping-pong table, but a toy ping-pong table- making our kids very disappointed. In fact there is no space anywhere that would accommodate an actual ping-pong table!

- The arrangement is not well-suited for a group of 12 people who actually want to spend time together. None of the rooms easily accommodates this number of people. We had to eat in shifts and do everything in shifts or split apart.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: NOT THE FAMILY ONE WOULD EXPECT We pride ourselves on our 5 Star reviews from large groups and families who have enjoyed our Home. Our listing clearly states an accurate description {with pictures} of our property and our rules. Our home is not designed to be a Party Hall. We really didn’t know who we were renting to. Each day more people arrived. They paid no attention to any rules and completely trashed our home. They allowed their dogs off leash and kids to go into our chicken coup without permission, causing our geese to die. They communicated once about heat on the first night and WE provided 3 electric heaters as back up. Granted the whole Northeast was under a deep freeze, it was not abnormal to need boosted heat. We do not stay on the premises when we have renters. My partner and I left, but my son had to stay behind due to illness, unfortunately for him because this group had drunken parties until 4 am each night.
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Great place,great owners.....

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place with everything u need for a comfortable vacation

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well appointed, and Joanna was great to work with!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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We had a very pleasant stay.

  • 5 of 5

The property is very well located to reach the hiking sites of the region, fishing, and also few minutes away from Lake Placid. Beautiful house, pleasantly decorated and equipped adequately to receive a large group of guests.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review and for choosing Heartsong for your vacation.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Plattsburg Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
North Pole beer and wine shop
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Port Kent
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Lake Placid
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Lake Placid
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Ny 87
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
The Hungry Trout
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Whiteface Mountain
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Jay Covered Bridge
Car: recommended

Heartsong is conveniently located minutes away from the many attractions and activities of the Adirondacks, including Lake Placid Village, Whiteface Mountain Olympic Ski Resort, Keene's high peak hiking, Ausable River fishing, Santa's Workshop, Town of Wilmington and more. Just down the road, you will find the famous 'Jay Swimming Hole' featured in Sports Illustrated Magazine as one of the top ten swimming holes in the country!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $79

*Rates are subject to change during holidays* Please contact owner directly for accommodation and pricing options PayPal Accepted.
* Lock out prices are available - choose from 1-5 bedroom accommodations.
* Prices range from $100-$395 per night depending on season.

Owner'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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