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Rustic Mountain Chalet Near Whiteface Mountain And High Peaks

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6, Fireplace

In the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks this beautiful rustic, chalet located 10 minutes from Whiteface Mountain and 20 minutes from Lake Placid is for rent. The chalet sits in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks.

A skier's paradise awaits you in the winter with nearby Whiteface Mountain which offers endless downhill trails or you can try cross country skiing at the famous Mt. Van Hoevenberg, one of North America's premiere Nordic venues with 50 kilometers of trails used during the 1980 Winter Games, this is simply one of the best cross country experiences you can find for skiers of all abilities. The Adirondack region offers endless winter recreation including snowshoeing, bobsledding, ice skating at the Olympic oval and countless other activities.

The chalet's best feature is the Great Room, which includes the living and dining areas. The room features walls of knotty pine, cathedral wood ceilings with two overhead fans and two exits to a wrap around deck. The living room area has a Satellite TV, DVD & stereo system, gas fireplace surrounded by a cobblestone wall,and two sofas, while the dining area has a hutch and oak table that easily seats six. This chalet offers full amenities including a washer and dryer, second TV with Dish, full kitchen with all appliances. There are two full baths, and a downstairs family room (with queen size sleeper sofa), two bedrooms (one with a queen size bed and the other with a full size bed) and a large loft with a queen and twin bed. Outside there is a gas grill, picnic table and Adirondack chairs. Linens and towels are included along with a limited supply of some basic necessities such as toilet paper, soap, coffee filters, etc.

Summer is best for hiking; swimming, boating; bicycling; nature walks; gondola rides at Whiteface; shopping and dining in Lake Placid; or visiting the many museums of the Adirondacks. Get away from the crowds at home, kick back, unwind and truly relax. The chalet allows you to do just that. Make your plans now as this chalet rents out quickly.

The chalet is in very close proximity to the infamous Ausable River and in the hub of the 46 High Peak mountains. In Ausable Acres there is a secluded section of the Ausable River that you could picnic or try your luck for rainbow trout.

In the spring fisherman or outdoor enthusiasts get ready for spring fishing for rainbow trout in the Ausable River or try the many hiking trails that the high peaks have to offer.

September & October are the months to view the foliage. In the fall there is no comparison to the spectacular, brilliant foliage of the Adirondacks. Enjoy the array of colors from the property, a bike ride, from the many hiking trails originating around the area and from the local waters of Mirror Lake, Fern lake or Lake Placid.

Go skiing, skating, snowshoeing, winter hiking, shop in Lake Placid or visit the many museums. Winter hikers, give us a try, work all day, sit back & relax by the fireplace at night. It is a skiers paradise, with many downhill trails at Whiteface or cross country trails throughout the area.

Area Description

Activities and Attractions

In the spring the trout season kicks off and anglers from all over the world venture to the Ausable River. Others relax by just being in the outdoors which provide pristine views of the Adirondacks. Shopping in nearby Plattsburgh is only 40 minutes away or take in the quaint village of Lake Placid for all its shops, restaurants or history.

Summer is the perfect opportunity to get away and enjoy weeks of endless fun including kayaking, canoing, biking, hiking, mountain climbing, swimming in the lakes, jumping in the many flumes, enjoying the spectacular water falls, trout fishing or taking a gondola ride up Whiteface Mountain. Every July the Ironman competition is held in the Lake Placid region with the competitors only minutes away from the chalet.

In the fall there is no comparison to the spectacular, brilliant foliage of the Adirondacks. Enjoy the array of colors from the property, a bike ride, from the many hiking trails originating around the area and from the local waters of Mirror Lake, Fern lake or Lake Placid.

The Visitors Interpretative Center at Paul Smiths in Saranac Lake, the Wild Center (Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks) in Tupper Lake, and the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake provide opportunities to learn more about the Adirondacks and are within 1 1/2 driving distance from the chalet. You can also be in Montreal Canada in less then two hours.

More Details

Ed Giroux
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

About Ed Giroux

Ed and Susan Giroux live in Clifton Park New York. They have traveled to the mountain region of Lake Placid and Jay for vacation many times for hiking and kayaking. Unfortunately, each visit was always cut short due to their busy work schedules. In 2013 Ed retired and Sue dropped down to part time work. Now they could finally relax and spend some time in one of their favorite places in the world. The chalet was just the right vacation house for them. Large enough to accommodate a few friends or family for an over night stay and yet small enough so that it's cozy and affordable. They are currently working hard to make the place more attractive and add their personal touches. They look forward to sharing their home with others who might also appreciate it.

Ed Giroux purchased this chalet in 2013

Why Ed Giroux chose Whiteface Mountain

Lake Placid and Saranac Lake are great places to visit, do some shopping and enjoy a lunch or dinner. However, after a few hours of the noise, and the smell of the car exhausts, it's nice to retreat back to the quiet forest and seek some refuge from all of this. This is why you come to the Adirondacks and this is why you come to our chalet in Ausable Acres. A quiet refuge from the noise and the crowds. Located less than 20 minutes from Lake Placid, 25 minutes from Keene, and right around the corner from great trout fishing in the AuSable river. There's a small pond just down the road, Fern lake is about 20 minutes away, and Whiteface mountain about 10 minutes away. There's plenty to do with many attractions nearby but at the end of the day a quiet, peaceful place to relax.

What makes this chalet unique

The great room is what makes this house what it is. When you sit in the great room you have the cathedral ceiling above you, the fireplace in front, and a wall of glass to your side where you look out to the deck and the forest below. There's a wonderful sense of openness and yet it's quite cozy. The wraparound deck is about 50 feet by 12 and it creates the feeling of a giant patio and extends the size of the house and recreational area.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Jay in Essex County

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom #1 is the loft and it contains 1 queen size bed and a twin. Bedroom #2 has a queen size bed and bedroom #3 has a double size bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Rustic Mountain Chalet Near Whiteface Mountain And High Peaks
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
stanhope nj

Just right for a group of skiers!

  • 5 of 5

Owner was easy to correspond with; provided detailed driving directions, details about the area and everything we needed to know about the house. 3 couples in our group, all were comfortable. Plenty of room. Kitchen was fully stocked with all cookware needed to feed 6 people easily. Most importantly, the place was CLEAN. Great location. Short drive to both Whiteface and the town of Lake Placid. Warm, user-friendly gas fireplace and space heaters kept everything toasty. Hosts left us a bottle of red wine which was a nice touch! Would definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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Syracuse, NY

high peak hiking weekend

  • 4 of 5

The owner of this lovely chalet is very attentive and thorough. He provided very clear directions to the chalet as well as instructions on how to operate everything within. The setting is secluded and quiet. It was wonderful to come 'home' after a very long, challenging hike and relax in front of the fireplace.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 teenage kids and I had a wonderful time at the chalet during our 4 day visit. It was roomy, clean, comfortable and well stocked with everything we needed for our stay. We really liked the quiet wooded location and proximity to Lake Placid, Whiteface Mountain and lots of hiking and fun outdoor activities. Ed was very easy to communicate with and a thoughtful host. We would definitely stay here again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Ski Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A lovely ski weekend in a cozy home with everything we could have wanted! We were greeted with a nice bottle of wine which we drank by the fireplace after our long drive up. We had a great time skiing all day and enjoying the nightlife afterwards, thanks to some great tips from the owners. Everything was neat, clean, and as promised. We had a great breakfast at the local diner before our leave, also recommended by Ed. A+ all around! Will return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Ed was great to deal with. He even left us a bottle of wine for our arrival. The house is really lovely. We had 4 people up there and it was the perfect size. More than enough room. A short drive from Whiteface, which was perfect for the 3 days of skiing we got in. Not too long to Lake Placid either. Would definitely go back, and recommend to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Jay, Adirondacks

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Refundable Damage Deposit £77.3

Rates can vary based on the time of year, group size and other circumstances, from $175 a night to $250. Please contact me to determine the rate for the time you are interested in.

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