|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
The '46er', named for those that have mastered the highest peaks in the Adirondacks, keeps with the tradition of 46ers.
She is well equipped, well oriented and surrounded by beauty, leaving you never wanting to return home.
Unlike just another impersonal rental property, you'll find the warmth and comfort of home with soft cushy towels, down pillows and comforters.
The chalet is completely remodeled with hard wood floors, skylights, new kitchen and bathroom.
The chalet is nestled on a hillside facing Whiteface and Stephenson Ranges. Whiteface Olympic Mountain, which is only two miles away and offers the ultimate in winter sports! It was voted the Best Ski Center in the North East!
Lake Placid Village with all that it has to offer is just ten beautiful miles away on the most picturesque road of the Adirondacks. Here you can enjoy shopping, dining, arts and crafts, museums, The Olympic Center, golf, horse shows, movies, festivals, nightlife ... or 'in short' - hustle and bustle of this special, lively Olympic Village.
When your spirit moves you beyond the chalet, so much awaits!
First you'll encounter the large, wrap around deck which sports Adirondacks chairs and an outdoor dining area, and sometimes chickadees that will eat from your hands. You may not get much further for awhile. Many guests fall into the hammock for a snooze or fire up the grill to cook the trout they caught. The hot tub invites you for that romantic or relaxing dip after the day on the mountain. In the evening, there is the stone ring campfire for all the stories of the day.
Nature, Adventure, Tranquility, Beauty and Comfort. Inspired by my own travels and world explorations, with a desire to share some of my favorite and special places with others, I created OurSecretGetaways.net. It is with pleasure that I open the door to our Vacation Homes so you too can create your own unforgettable memories. Being an avid traveler myself, I know what I appreciate when I stay at different destinations. My goal is to use that experience in creating and providing the best atmosphere for our guests.
I strive to create in each of our retreats a unique experience, reflecting the ambiance of the area, the cultural character and natural environment. My joy springs from feeling the soul of each area and property and infusing that spirit artfully throughout the home, the landscaping and amenities provided. A confluence of nature's beauty with interior design is communicated through color harmony, original art, comfort and the intimate warmth of a loved home. Whichever secret getaway that you may choose be assured that you will find a home where you can fully relax, be comfortable and bask in the sensual pleasures of the unique esthetic aspects of both the interior décor and the charming gardens, while drawing strength and energy from the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding habitat.
Owner purchased this chalet in 2001
Beautiful getaway from NYC and busy working life. The house provided us with absolutely everything we needed and we felt very comfortable from the very first moment we came here. Being big nature lovers, you can't but fall in love with the Adirondacks and this beautiful house gave us more than we were looking for when it comes to the Adirondack experience.
We would like to thank Renata for everything and will highly recommend this place for our friends as well as we are sure that we’ll be back here
My fiancée and I decided we needed a vacation. I was tasked with finding a perfect one-week getaway and The 46'er is definitely it. The cabin is fully stocked with everything you would want for a peaceful romantic retreat in the Adirondacks. Renata and Charly have done an amazing job of stocking this retreat with all the little touches that make it feel as one is coming home to their own magical retreat. Every drawer and nook held another wonderful surprise that made our trip just that more perfect. It is clearly evident that the owners love this cabin as much as their guests. They have left no detail unchecked with property and they were both excited and happy to offer advice on what to do in the local area. For a first time visitor to the Adirondacks, their vast knowledge and willingness to share was invaluable. We went hiking every morning out the back yard on miles of trails that surround the property. For a wonderful early morning view of Whiteface, We highly recommend hiking to a small clearing up a 4-wheeler track out the back yard. We grilled almost every night and enjoyed much needed relaxing soaks in the hot tub on the tranquil privacy of the wrap-around deck. It was a spectacular feeling to relax and simply gaze at the pitch-black country sky full of stars one will never see in the city. A rainy day meant chili in our crock-pot and Casablanca on the TV (thanks to their wonderful movie selection). A second rainy day was no worse. We simply enjoyed the peaceful silence that comes from no outside distractions. The pitter-patter of raindrops on the roof recalled a simpler time while we relaxed on the couch each with a good book. No annoying cell phone calls, no intrusive Internet, no loud neighbors, just the wonderful luxury that is peace and quiet. We loved reading books from their diverse selection, hiking with our Scottish Terrier, canoeing on a nearby lake, shopping in Lake Placid, and wine tasting at some of the local wineries. Dinner at The Hungry Trout was a wonderful experience. Hiking at the nearby Wilmington Flume and up Whiteface was just as fun. The best part of the trip was being able to bring our Scottie. He loved chasing the numerous squirrels and chipmunks that inhabit the property and we loved not having to worry about him in a kennel for the week. It was great to have our entire family (man, woman and Scottie) together on vacation. It truly was Heaven on Earth. We are already planning our next trip!
Where can I begin about the 46er.... this is the second time we have been there as a family tradition, consisting of two children and two adults. Plenty of space, always clean, cozy fireplace with wood all ready for us. Plenty of cook wear for you to use if you choose, linens already there! Great new flat screen tv and of course the clean hot tub! Owner is very easy to communicate with and is always available for questions. Smooth check in and check out. Close enough to the heart of Lake Placid (about a 20 minute ride) less than a two minute drive to the animal refuge, and less than a 5 minute ride to the base of whiteface mountain and other hiking trails! Definitely worth the price to stay and we will definitely be back again!!
My husband and I booked this place last-minute (3 days ahead) for a weekend away with our dog. We live in Montreal, so the drive is only about 2 hours. We drove down on Saturday morning and checked in after a beautiful hike up Whiteface Mountain. About 10 minutes from the Whiteface trailhead, the cottage is small, but very cozy and just what we were looking for. It was very clean and we enjoyed the wood fireplace and hot tub.
The pictures are not current, as there is a new, nicer-looking cast iron fireplace as well as a newer flatscreen TV (which we did not use). When we arrived, it took a while for us to get the lights on, and it turned out that the main light fixture was not working. However, with the kitchen light and lamps (had to take a lightbulb from the upstairs lamp to make the downstairs one work), we had enough light. Overall, the cabin is delightfully decorated and has all of the essentials for a mountain vacation.
Next time we'll bring our own soap for the shower, a cribbage board, and food/condiments from home. We went grocery shopping in town before we checked in, so we weren't entirely sure if there would be things like sugar, ketchup, coffee already present (there were not). Thankfully, the little grocery store is only about a 5-minute drive. The fireplace is a bit small and a tight squeeze for the logs--we ended up chopping some smaller ones and foraging for kindling in order to get the fire going.
The property is wonderful--secluded and backs up against a forest. It was perfect for our Australian Shepherd, who loved exploring and playing with sticks while we relaxed in the hot tub. It is also near the end of a gravel road with very little traffic, so we did not have to worry about fast cars driving by with the dog out.
Lastly, Renata was wonderful. She always replied promptly and was very sweet to call and trouble-shoot when I e-mailed her about the lights not working. We had the perfect relaxing weekend, with 60 degrees and sunshine on Saturday, followed by a Sunday snowstorm. We hope to come stay again sometime!
My family can't stop talking about our mini vacation. This cottage was perfect for our family of four! So clean and so cute- the owner was amazing to work with and always responded right away. The location is amazing for all that lake placid has to offer. We weren't on top of any other houses- and the hot tub was the perfect ending to a perfect day. We can't wait to stay again next year and have recommended this to everyone!
The owner was very nice and accommodating. However there were a few little things;
1. VRBO pictures need to be updated as the pictures are not the same as the current look (i.e Fireplace, and it is little more worn than the pictures show.
2. Toilet paper was um lacking half a rol land an emergency run to the corner store.
3. Hot tub water was changed which is good but cleaning staff forgot to raise the temp and we were not able to use until day two of a two day stay. This is one of the thing that was important to me.
4. Fire place blower did not work.
5. Internet modem was overheating had to turn it on its side to get internet to stabilize as it kept dropping. Although it was a mini vacation as the CEO I do not have the luxury of not being in contact with my company.
All in all it is still a nice little place for 800 sq ft and warm with the fireplace going. The surrounding area is beautiful and the wolves howling at night was eerie and a great experience to hear.
This wonderful property is all that is advertised and more.The amenities provided contribute to a very peaceful and relaxing stay. Having the hot tub and fireplace, your own private space to relax and unwind, plus cooking facilities far surpass a stay in any hotel, inn or B & B. It is charming, sweet, and well-appointed. Renata (the owner) is responsive and clearly cares about the comfort and enjoyment of her guests. Reading all the wonderful comments in the guest book clearly show how much others enjoyed their stay at the 46er and also appreciated the special energy of the place. We hope to visit again, as there is so much to do and explore in the area, but it's also equally wonderful to lounge around the chalet and enjoy all that it has to offer (so plan your stay accordingly with enough time to do both!) One of the highlights for us was "unplugging" and hearing nothing but silence, punctuated only by the occasional howl of the resident wolves from the nearby Adirondack Wildlife Refuge (definitely worth a trip!)
We are at the heart of the High Peak Region and at the foot of Whiteface Olympic Mountain.
Behind the chalet there are trails for walking, hiking, snow shoeing and cross-country skiing. You may use our canoe to explore one of the many waterways nearby. We also have two bicycles available for you. Community tennis courts, ball parks, Lake Everest Beach with live summer concerts are just minutes away. If you wish, there are stables and miles of woodland trails for riding. Lessons available for English, Western and Polo.
You can climb the walls of Wilmington Notch, taking in the most breathtaking aerial views of the valley below. For the most exhilarating experience, You've Got To Go! for the dip in the Copperas Pond after climbing.
|Pet Fee||£60 + Tax|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£160|
|Cleaning and Linen Fee||£68 + Tax|
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Cleaning Fee of $75 will apply to Less than a Three Night Stay.