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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

300 Acres, 10 Miles Groomed Trails, 6 BR, 4.5 Bathrooms; Sleeps 12

** Now offering 2 night minimum non-holiday stays perfect for ski weekend getaways!!

River Ranch is an elegant home with a unique combination of rustic ranch and Adirondack decor, that is highlighted with fine antique furniture, oriental rugs and two majestic stone fireplaces. There are breath taking views of the High Peak Mountains from every room:

3 King sized beds, 1 Queen, and 2 adult size bunk beds:

Bedroom 1: KING w/ ensuite bath w/beautiful views of Algonquin Mountain and Sunsets.

Bedroom 2: Log BUNK Beds (twin, twin) w/ Jack & Jill bath. Mountain Views.

Bedroom 3: Log BUNK Beds (twin, twin) w/ Jack & Jill bath. Mountain Views.

Bedroom 4: MASTER- KING w/ ensuite bath (handicap access, walk-in shower), radiant floor heat, flat screen TV. Mountain Views.

North Wing Suite:

Additional Living Room with flat screen TV, ensuite bath with Mountain Views.

Bedroom 5: KING w/Mountain Views.

Bedroom 6: QUEEN w/ Mountain Views.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

Why RIVER RANCH chose Lake Placid

SPECTACULAR vistas and one of the most photographed scenes in the Adirondacks are of the magnificent back drop of the 4000 foot High Peak Mountains across our fields, known as the 'Plains of Abraham'. The Ranch was frequently used for VIP parties during the 1980 Winter Olympics, and it has been featured in photographs on the atrium of New York City's Grand Central Station and in 'Town & Country' magazine. Email us to request River Ranch estate images.

What makes this estate unique

What sets River Ranch apart is the privacy and exclusivity of the beautiful estate. The enjoyment and serenity of 'The Plains of Abraham' and the majesty of the High Peak Mountains is unparalled. The quarter mile driveway leads to the entrance of the 300 acre estate of River Ranch . The 12 point elk, over the imposing stone fireplace in the Great Room, welcomes guests. The raftered Great Room is constructed from 7 barns, and is a perfect venue for family, friends, weddings or corporate events. Guests will also relish the 10 miles of groomed trails leading to their private access to the world famous Ausable River. River Ranch offers an unrivaled holiday experience in the midst of the Lake Placid Olympic Park ! Email us for photos!


Lake Placid Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathrooms 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • Master Bath ensuite, granite, glass, radiant heated floors, pedistal sink, birch bark cabinets,handicap access. 2 Jack & Jill bathrooms, with hand-painted shower tiles. North Wing bathroom, ensuite. Play room, powder room with lantern, dressing table and mirror surrounded by a horse saddle.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • Additional photos of River Ranch and scenic views, available upon request. 3 King sized beds, 1 Queen, and 2 Bunks. Bedroom 1: KING w/ ensuite bath w/beautiful views of Algonquin and Sunsets. Bedroom 2: Log BUNK Beds (twin, twin) w/ jack & jill bath Mountain Views. Bedroom 3: Log BUNK Beds (twin, twin) w/ jack & jill bath Mountain Views. Bedroom 4: MASTER- KING w/ ensuite bath (handicap access, walk-in shower), radiant floor heat, flat screen TV. Mountain Views. North Wing Suite: Additional Living Room with flat screen TV, ensuite bath with Mountain Views. Bedroom 5: KING w/Mountain Views. Bedroom 6: QUEEN w/ Mountain Views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful house and property - great for groups

  • 5 of 5

My group of 12 people stayed at the River Ranch for a week in December. The ranch is huge and beautiful. We spent most of our time in the main room and dining room. The large dining table was good for board games. The downstairs room is also large, and has a table that's suitable for board games.

The expansive trails around the property were wonderful for snowshoeing - we got rentals in Lake Placid. The views from inside the house onto the property are beautiful as well.

If I plan another large group trip to the Lake Placid area, I'll definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountainside, NJ

Unique Historic Home On A Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for President's Day Weekend to ski at Whiteface. After a terrific day with ideal conditions, the rest of the weekend was bitterly cold so we ended up spending much more time in the house than we otherwise would. The house is a sprawling ranch with wood paneling throughout. The main area of the home is very large, and easily accommodated our large group. It has one of the largest fireplaces I've ever seen (including hotel lodges), and it is very beautiful with a roaring fire. There is a large picture window with a panoramic landscape of a large meadow, then forest with the mountains in the backdrop. It is stunning! The basement/playroom with TV has its own fireplace which is nearly as large. Otherwise, the house is more than functional: the kitchen is well-stocked for cooking, the beds were comfortable. The house is very close to the Olympic ski jump and quite convenient to Lake Placid as well. We would definitely return again!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular, we expect to be back!

  • 5 of 5

Our multi-family getaway for skiing and New Years was simply spectacular. Sunrise and sunset in the great room are ultimately relaxing, we loved gathering there every evening. We are indebted to Scott and Gil (property managers) for thinking of everything, from restocking the firewood to giving great advice, often while we weren't looking. We expect to come back for the views, the quiet, the rustic warmth, and the stars in the night sky.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at River Ranch to celebrate our parents 50th anniversary and it was perfect for a large family gathering. It was a fabulous location with amazing views of the mountains and groomed cross country ski trails right out the back door! It is really a magical location in winter. The beautiful house has a great sense of history and plenty of room for the family to spread out. I would reccommend this property for family gatherings!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pacific Northwest

Awesome Summer "Camp" experience for our family

  • 5 of 5

Our family lives on the West Coast now, but we were delighted to return to the beauty of the Adirondacks last summer, and our stay at River Ranch was special. The ranch has so much character, definitely far from a cookie cutter rental home... From hikes and runs along the property trails to trips into L.P. and to the aerial / jumping shows at the historic Olympic ski jump to watching a lacrosse tournament; there was so much to do in Lake Placid. We enjoyed returning to the peaceful environs of River Ranch, enjoying sunset cocktails on the patio while grilling our steaks and dining on the screened porch. The casual elegance of River Ranch is timeless and appealed to all ages in our family. We hope to return this summer.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you had a wonderful time, and look forward to hosting you at River Ranch again soon!
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Potomac, MD

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

My family spent several days at River Ranch with friends and we had a great time. It is a truly authentic Lake Placid home with a warm, old-fashioned feel. I was wishing we could have had it for Christmas! The fireplace is outstanding, everything was very comfortable and we just really enjoyed ourselves. There was plenty to do in the surrounding area and we are hoping to return again sometime soon.

The owners were very helpful when we were making our plans and everything was as we had hoped it would be. I've told a lot of friends about River Ranch so we might be heading back again next year.

I was pleased that we were able to bring along our two golden retrievers because there was a kennel and the garage, but I would have been even happier if we were able to bring them into the house!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay! Our yellow labs actually preferred their own miniature replica of River Ranch--in their heated dog house. They loved the trails, chasing squirrels, turkeys, quail, etc.;swimming in the Ausable River, and barking at the shooting stars and the moon. We look forward to welcoming you back to River Ranch again soon.
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Lake Placid Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Village of Lake Placid
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Craig Wood
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Westport, NY
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
X-C ski on property, Downhill Ski-Whiteface
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Ausable River beach

A quarter mile driveway adds to the privacy of the 300 acres of open fields, forests, and the Ausable River. There is a 10 mile network of groomed trails on the property that are excellent for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, hiking, running, biking, hunting, fishing, sleigh rides or dogsled rides. Throughout the marked trail network, there are many views of the surrounding mountains and also private access to the Ausable River, world famous for its fishing. Hunting is available and fields may be stocked.There is a golf driving range. Bonfires, cookouts & overnights may be arranged.

Concierge, catering, care takers and guide service may also be provided.

The property is next to the Iron Man Triathlon course, the Lake Placid Horse Show grounds, the Olympic ski jumps, Olympic skating oval and the Olympic Sports Complex (bobsled,skeleton, luge, cross-country skiing & biathlon).

The Ranch is 3 miles from the village of Lake Placid, 10 miles from Whiteface Mountain, and minutes from 5 championship golf courses.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $450
Damage Deposit $1,000

Pets Allowed with Owners Approval
* For Popular holiday weeks, minimum stays are subject to change.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.