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Wilmington house 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 renters...you 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.
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
We welcome dogs. Dog kennels are available for free. Please do not allow dogs onto any furniture....moreless
Early Spring Season Apr 5 - Jun 1, 2015 2 night min stay
Late Spring Season Jun 2 - Jun 27, 2015 2 night min stay
Summer 2015 Jun 28 - Sep 12, 2015 4 night min stay
Fall 2015 Sep 13 - Dec 5, 2015 2 night min stay
Winter 2015/2016 Dec 6 - Apr 2, 2016 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Refundable Damage Deposit$400
Property Damage Protection$59
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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.
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.