Wilmington Wilderness House: Pet Friendly, Family Friendly, Sleeps 10

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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Wilmington Wilderness House is our personal home. When we moved to Colorado, we didn't have the heart to sell it. We decided to open it to others who will love our home as we do and who want to experience the beauty of the Adirondacks in a very private setting. It is a great place to stay while you enjoy all that the area has to offer.

****A note to potential winter will need a four wheel drive vehicle to get up the driveway in the winter.**** We keep the driveway plowed, but it is windy and there is a section that is a bit on the steep side...a bit too tricky for non-4 wheel drive vehicles.

Outside: There is a brook that borders the property and a walking trail that runs alongside it. Open the windows to hear the brook babbling all year round. Cross the brook to access the Cooper Kiln Trail from our back yard where you can hike or snowshoe to the Pond. The house is located on 5 acres of land, which is mostly wooded and cannot be seen from the road. Enjoy the peace and quiet of total seclusion. It's one of the things we love so much about the property. Sit in the Adirondack chairs around the chimnea for a feeling of camping. The 2 stall garage is available to you throughout your stay (no electricity in the garage).

Inside: Most people come to the area to enjoy the outdoor activities it offers. However, the weather doesn't always cooperate. When the snow isn't good, or if the rain ruins your plans, there is much to do in the house. Wireless internet is included. We have chosen not to have a TV. However, we do have a movie room in the basement with a huge VHS movie library for your enjoyment. The playroom includes a bench full of toys for your little ones and a ping pong table for everyone. In the basement is a shelf full of puzzles, and board games for all ages. Or, feel free to borrow a book from our library loft and sit in a quiet room to read. The house does not have central air. There are air conditioners in three of the bedrooms (not one in the basement bedroom) and in the dining room/living room area to cool you down on a hot summer night. Sit in the jacuzzi tub in the master bedroom and look out the window to see the Jay Mountain Range. Or, head up to the 'bouldering loft' where you can practice your bouldering skills.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms: The house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. On the main floor of the house are two bedrooms. One bedroom includes two sets of bunk beds and the other has a queen log bed with a tempurpedic mattress. There is one bathroom on the main floor. The master suite is located on the second floor of the house. There is a king sized log bed with a tempurpedic mattress. The master bathroom is huge and has a jacuzzi tub. The forth bedroom is in the basement and has a queen bed. Attached to this bedroom is a bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower.

Kitchen: The kitchen is stocked with everything you need including spices, paper products, dishes, silverware, etc. It includes a dishwasher, microwave, and gas stove/oven.

Living Room/Dining Room: The house offers an open floor plan. The dining room and living room can be rearranged so the dining room table can be expanded to seat 12 people. Or, it can be made cozy for 4.

Other: The laundry room has high efficiency washing machine and dryer for your use. Make a fire in the fireplace in the winter to sit by and relax after a long day of outdoor activities.

Pets: Dogs are more than welcome in our home. We have two large breed dogs who travel everywhere with us. We do our best to keep the house clean, but be prepared that you may find dog hair around the house. We also have two kennels for your dogs permanently set up in the area between the living room and dining room, which are hidden when not in use.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    We are very child friendly. There are baby gates installed and baby/toddler security plugs in the outlets. We have a high chair, booster seat, and pack n play for your use. There are also many toys, games and puzzles for all....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please only smoke outside away from the house. Do not leave any cigarette butts on the property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We welcome dogs. Dog kennels are available for free. Please do not allow dogs onto any furniture....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 10-13

  • Adirondack Room: 1 queen


  • Bunk Room: 2 bunk bed

    2 sets of bunk beds for 4 twin beds total....moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king


  • Cabin Room: 1 queen

    Basement bedroom...moreless

  • We also have a queen air mattress and a twin air mattress available. If you are traveling with a baby, there is a pack and play for your use....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Main Floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Basement Bathroom: toilet, shower



  • Books:

    Huge library in the loft....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games:

    Board games and puzzles along with a Ping-Pong table. ...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    WE DO NOT HAVE CABLE OR SATELLITE. There is a TV that can only be used to watch movies. It has a DVD/VHS player. We do not have any DVDs but have a huge VHS library....moreless

  • Toys:

    Many toys for toddlers in the toy bench....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Huge VHS video library...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Some limited views of the Jay Mountain Range....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window unit air conditioners...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    2 stall detached garage. No electricity in garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant in-floor heating in the basement and on the main floor. The upstairs is heated with radiator heat and hot water baseboard heat....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free 'high speed' wireless internet. Not as high speed as you are probably used to. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Free long distance calling within the continental U.S....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Stocked with all the gadgets, spices, pots and pans, silverware, place settings and paper towels you will need. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, paper towels, dish rags, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    This is not a lawn to play soccer on. We have allowed the natural vegetation to take over....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal/gas grill combination...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season 2015/16
Nov 21 - Apr 2, 2016
3 night min stay
Early Spring 2016
Apr 3 - Apr 28, 2016
2 night min stay
Late Spring 2016
Apr 29 - Jun 24, 2016
2 night min stay
Summer 2016
Jun 25 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included


Rates are subject to change anytime before confirmation of your reservation. If you need to cancel for any reason, please do so at least 60 days prior to your stay for a full refund. If you cancel after the 60 day mark, we will be happy to give you a full or partial refund if the dates of your stay are filled by another guest.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Plattsburgh, NY
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
McDougall's Pub
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Lake Champlain Port Kent Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Placid Golf Course
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Adirondack Scenic Railway
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 86
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
A & W
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Whiteface Mountain
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Everest

Car: Necessary

Wilmington, NY is located a short 15 miles from Lake Placid. The drive to Lake Placid is an amazingly beautiful drive. In the winter, take the short drive to Lake Placid to ride on the bobsled track or take an elevator ride to the top of the ski jumps. Or, stay in Wilmington where there is plenty to do. Wilmington has a great town beach located on Lake Everest where you can swim, play beach volleyball, rent canoes and kayaks, grill on the charcoal grills, and play on the playground. There are mountain biking trails at the Flume and a fun swimming hole. The area is full of outdoor activities including rock climbing, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, golf, and fishing. Fish in the famous Ausable River or ski/snowboard down Whiteface Mountain. For family fun, choose The North Pole amusement park, the CandyMan chocolate store, or play miniature golf at the North Pole resort. Or, take the drive up Whiteface Memorial Highway for views that will not be forgotten.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We moved to Wilmington in 2008 after living in Colorado. Although we loved Colorado, we wanted to be in the Northeast to be closer to family. The only place that we found that fit into our lifestyle was the Adirondacks. We love to travel. Now, we spend our time between Colorado and Wilmington. Instead of having the house sit empty when we are away, we decided to open it for others to enjoy. We have rented homes all over the country and it seemed like a good way to allow us to travel and still have our house taken care of.

Why the Owner Chose Wilmington:
When we decided on the area, we looked for a long time before purchasing this property. We love the quiet that is provided by this house. The brook is a special feature. And, the house is surrounded by 60,000 acres of State land. So, we know that it will always be as secluded as it is today.

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  • front of house

    front of house

  • kitchen


  • kitchen to hallway

    kitchen to hallway

  • dining room from library loft

    dining room from library loft

  • living room from library loft

    living room from library loft

  • adirondack room

    adirondack room

  • main bathroom

    main bathroom

  • bunk room

    bunk room

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • cabin room

    cabin room

  • movie room

    movie room

  • basement entrance

    basement entrance

  • view from front porch

    view from front porch

  • kitchen to dining room

    kitchen to dining room

  • dining room

    dining room

  • living room

    living room

  • fireplace


  • adirondack room

    adirondack room

  • bunk room

    bunk room

  • library loft

    library loft

  • master bath

    master bath

  • movie room

    movie room

  • laundry room

    laundry room

  • playroom


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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, November 28, 2015

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