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Secluded Hillside Home With Views of Whiteface

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms (Sleeps 8)

This 3,000 square foot 4bedroom/4.5bath timber frame home sits on the edge of a hillside meadow with great views. The location is secluded and private in the heart of the High Peaks but only a short drive from the hamlets of Keene, Keene Valley, and Jay. The resort town of Lake Placid is only 30 minutes away by car and Whiteface Mountain Ski Area is a 20 minute drive from the house. Cross-country ski areas, numerous state-maintained hiking trails, and an abundance of other summer and winter recreation opportunities are nearby.

The main level features a great room with soaring wood ceilings, a full wall of glass to maximize the views, exquisite timber frame details, warm oak floors, and a wood-burning fireplace. This kitchen and dining area are open and connected to the great room in order to facilitate conversation and to allow views from all public spaces in the home. The kitchen is fully-equipped and features granite countertops, maple cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances including a Jenn-Air gas cooktop and electric oven, Asko dishwasher, LG French door refrigerator with ice maker, and a dual zone wine cooler. The dining table, seating six to eight, is lit at night by recessed lighting and a candle chandelier, but during the day has great views in several directions. There is also a separate sunny breakfast nook off the kitchen area for additional eating space for four people. The master bedroom on the main floor has a king bed with deluxe mattress and bedding, a gas fireplace, a large walk-in closet, and a bathroom with dual Kohler sinks, a large shower with deluxe showerhead and body jets, and a Jacuzzi Pure Air bath for ultimate relaxation. There is also a half bath on the main floor. Enjoy the views of the Jay Range, the Sentinel Range, and Clements Mountain from all three levels or get the full effect from the large 50' deck, which is accessible from the great room, dining area, and master bedroom on the main level.

Downstairs, there are two large bedrooms, one with a king bed and the other with a queen bed, as well as two bathrooms with showers. The laundry room is downstairs and features large capacity washer and dryer. The highlight of the lower level is a large rec room with a gas fireplace, LCD flat panel HDTV with satellite and surround sound, several seating areas, a wet bar with sink and refrigerator, a large sectional sofa, and numerous board games, puzzles, books, and videos.

On the upper level, the open loft overlooks the great room to the north and has a porch facing south. It features a cozy seating area with a reading chair and an Adirondack bookeshelf loaded with plenty of reading material, as well as a baby grand piano. The loft connects to a bedroom decorated in a bear theme with two twin beds and a private bath with tub, ideal for children and well-equipped with kids books, toys, and a kid-sized bean bag chair.

The main and lower levels are equipped with in-floor radiant heat and each of the four full bathrooms has supplemental heat. The house is fairly child-friendly and has two Stokke child chairs for the dinner table, other child seating such as a double child Adirondack chair, a Maclaren jogging stroller, safety gates for the stairways, and various toys, games, videos, and books for kids. The house is fully equipped with linens, including extra quilts, blankets, and cozy throws for snuggling on the couch. No detail was overlooked in the finishes such as tongue and groove Northern white cedar ceilings, massive fir timbers, slate tile floors, lighting by designers such as George Kovacs, original paintings and prints by Adirondack artists such as Bruce Mitchell and Ruth Rumney, oil-rubbed bronze hardware, and amenities such as an espresso machine in the kitchen, telescope for viewing the clear night skies, binoculars for bird-watching in the meadow, and stereo XM satellite music systems on two levels.

This setting is the perfect place to enjoy the serenity and natural beauty of the Adirondacks without having to sacrifice comfort. Red Oak Lodge truly is a special place in this most fascinating and captivating Adirondack Park. Winter provides opportunities for downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, watching the numerous winter sports in Lake Placid, sledding just out the back door, or simply enjoying the hush after a fresh snowfall. Spring brings a unique beauty as the forest and wilderness surrounding the house comes alive. Summer is full of life as the birds and wildlife make themselves known and as the communities throughout the North Country come alive with outdoor concerts, family events, art festivals, farmers markets, and more. The fall is unforgettable as the hills and valleys fill with color and cool days are perfect for hiking the area trails. You may never want to leave.

A four-wheel drive vehicle is essential in winter. Please be aware that landline phone service and internet service are not available at the house. Additionally, cell phone coverage in the Adirondacks is limited. Verizon Wireless users experience occasional service; all other service providers do not provide any cell phone service in the Keene area. No smoking and no pets allowed in the home.

More Details

Scott Jones
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Scott Jones

We are a family of four that loves to spend time in the Adirondacks. Cammy has spent virtually every summer of her childhood in the region and on the farm that is nearby this property. Scott and the boys have grown to love this place and we have made many memories in the North Country and in this house every summer and at other times of year.

Scott Jones purchased this house in 2007

Why Scott Jones chose Keene

As Cammy was growing up going to her grandparents' farm every summer, she always thought that someday she would like to build a house in the 'Upper Meadow' above the farm. Indeed she did and now our house is the place where we are creating memories for our own kids.

What makes this house unique

We had this house custom built and we were involved intimately in the design process. We like clean and simple designs and we chose design accents that are reflective of the Adirondack sense of place. We particularly love the great room and open kitchen space, and its soaring wood ceiling and huge picture window looking out to Whiteface Mountain. Despite its volume, it still has a cozy feel. We love to wake up in the morning, get a cup of coffee, and sit in the window seat or in front of the fireplace and enjoy a good book.


Keene House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Guest Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom 3 (Loft) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lav Bath - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Fireplace in master bedroom
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • one with a king bed and the other with a queen bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing


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Secluded Hillside Home With Views of Whiteface
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house and surrounding mountains were even more beautiful than the pictures represented! We were thrilled to stay there for the weekend and Scott was great about communicating with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for enjoying our wonderful home. We were thrilled to have you and hope you visit again soon!
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Derry, New Hampshire

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the house is great! Scott was very accommodating to get us right in last minute and the house is beautiful inside!

It has great views of Whiteface. It just needs a hot hub and I'll be back this winter!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you were able to enjoy the house during your visit to the Adirondacks. As you know, there is a hot tub in the master bathroom, but your idea of adding an outdoor hot tub on the deck with views of Whiteface is a good one. We are continually seeking ideas to add amenities for our guests to enjoy, so thank you for your suggestion! We indeed hope you will visit again this winter or again next summer!
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Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

Great home with spectacular views and superior finishes. We had up to nine folks in the house and everyone was very comfortable. The only negative is cell/data service with only Verizon working for either cell or data. You will need a rugged vehicle in the snow since the home is up in the mountains on a very challenging final approach.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fifth year staying here.

  • 5 of 5

This is our fifth year staying here. Beautiful house! Overlooks a secluded mountain valley, surrounded by mountains. The deck is a great joy just to sit and have coffee in the morning. Peaceful...only natural sounds. Only house visible is a beautiful farm in the valley below. Enough space in the house so that you don't get in each other's way. Only drawback is lack of wifi, if that is a concern for you! Certainly plenty to do in the house and in the surrounding area!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, Thank you for returning to enjoy the house once again! We are thankful for friends and guests who return year after year and we find that, like you, they appreciate the seclusion and solitude surrounded by the beautiful High Peaks. It indeed is a wonderful house in a gorgeous setting and we look forward to sharing it with others, as well as enjoying more time there ourselves! Regards, Scott
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Lovely Adirondack getaway

  • 5 of 5

Red Oak Lodge is a beautiful home -- very comfortable and inviting. The kitchen is well-appointed and clean; the bedrooms are spacious; and the living room (our favorite space) is fabulous, with its vaulted ceiling, leather furniture, and spectacular view of Whiteface Mountain. Keene is a nice little town and is a perfect starting point for hiking the high peaks or cross-country skiing. If you want to be in the heart of the Adirondacks but removed from the crowds in Lake Placid, this is the ideal spot.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Again, I must say on behalf of my family; thank yo

  • 5 of 5

Again, I must say on behalf of my family; thank you for the use of your wonderful cabin! The design and appointments are first class and the location perfect! It allowed my whole family to share and enjoy my Ironman challenge in great comfort.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Burlington Airport
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Baxter Mountain Tavern
Nearest Ferry
34 Miles
Essex Ferry to VT
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Cobble Hill Golf Course
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Amtrak Station in Westport
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-87 - Adirondack Northway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The ADK Cafe
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Whiteface Mountain
Nearest Beach
26 Miles
Westport Beach
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 3.0%

Please be aware that rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed with a deposit. There is no landline service or internet service in the home. Cell phone service is limited in the area, though Verizon Wireless customers can often get limited coverage. A 4WD or AWD vehicle is required for winter access.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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