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A Secluded Adirondack Camp That Is Close To All The High Peaks Has To Offer.

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


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom Overlooking A Beautiful Meadow.

The Ausable Moose is a true Adirondack camp. This summer seasonal rental home, owned by the same family for fifty years, is lovingly decorated with Adirondack and family memorabilia. Over the years, we have hiked and biked, fished, mountain climbed, canoed, kayaked, antiqued, visited Lake Placid events, and best of all, just escaped the hustle and bustle of modern life in our cabin in the mountains.

The Ausable Moose was built in 1965 as a fishing camp and then extensively renovated and added onto in 2001 to be used as our summer home. LOCATED ON SEVEN ACRE CLEARING IN THE MIDST OF 135 PRIVATELY OWNED ACRES, the camp offers privacy and seclusion, yet is 5 miles away from Whiteface (the Olympic mountain) and only minutes from other attractions Wilmington and Lake Placid have to offer.

In Wilmington, you can walk with the wolves at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, visit Santa's summer home with the kids at the North Pole, or bike the many mountain roads and trails. You can hit the beach or rent a kayak/canoe at Lake Everest or jump the cliffs at the Flume if you dare. The trout fishing on the Ausable River is listed as the best in New York (some say the east!) so bring your fly rod! Speaking of trout, fine dining along the beautiful Ausable River at the Hungry Trout Restaurant is the perfect end to the day in Wilmington. Be sure to make a reservation for the river view table! All are only 5-10 min away.

A scenic 14 mile (20 min) drive will take you to famous Lake Placid, home of the '32 and '80 Winter Olympic Games, Ironman events, horse shows, and countless other outdoor competitions and events! Lake Placid offers more dining options including a great brewery, lots of shopping, a movie theater, and many other attractions. Bring your passport for a day trip to Montreal, only a two hour drive away.

The camp has a well-equipped kitchen (remember we've been coming here for fifty years) with stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker and grinder, food processors, utensils and new dishes and glasses.

The Great Room features a large stone fireplace, a flat screen TV with Roku (Netflix,HBO GO, etc.), a pull out sleeper couch, and room for romantic dining in front of the fireplace. There is free WiFi, and cell phone service is excellent.

Outside, there is a large Deck with more dining area, Adirondack chairs, and access to the Grilling Area with two grills: a gas grill (we supply the gas) and a charcoal/smoker grill for that juicy steak you just bought from the Little Super Market in town.

The 20x24ft screened in porch is everyone's favorite room. The porch features a dining area (seats 8 to 10), a comfortable seating area which features rockers, a futon (for those who would prefer to sleep out on the porch), an exercise bike, and a large chess set. And then there's everybody's favorite spot, the built in bar with seats for 8 plus standees. It comes furnished with all necessary glassware, a mini-frig and is the place to plan tomorrow's activities or re-hash today's. Many world problems have been solved in this place.

The master bedroom offers a queen sized bed. There is a TV set up in here also with a DVD/VCR player, along with plenty of drawer and shelf space.

The second bedroom has a double bed and a bunk bed (with a privacy curtain). There is also plenty of drawer space.

The spacious bathroom has a walk-in shower and a washer/dryer unit. Our deep drilled well provides pure high quality water.

We also have over 20 board games and throughout the camp you will find an extensive library of Adirondack books (hiking, fishing, geology, history, etc.) as well as a general selection of fiction and non-fiction books. For outside fun, we have boccie, horseshoes, badminton, smash-ball, and plenty of room to practice soccer or toss a football.

For your evening entertainment, there is a fire-pit in the back yard (we supply the wood) for you and your group to gather round, sing songs, toast marshmallows, or just to watch the Milky Way and shooting stars. By the way, this is a firefly haven. The yard is well suited if some in your group want to tent out.

Whatever you do, indoors or out, a day just hanging out at the Ausable Moose is an experience. Whether you come for a weekend or a week, you will see why we love our piece of the Adirondacks and you'll want to come back over and over again, just like we do.

More Details

Patrick Gilson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, none
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Patrick Gilson

We are retired educators who used to come to this camp as a get-away during our working years. When we retired, we extensively remodeled and added to the camp to make it our summer home.

We have enjoyed many family reunions and gatherings of friends with the Ausable Moose as the core of our wonderful experiences.

Patrick Gilson purchased this cabin in 1964

Why Patrick Gilson chose Wilmington

My Dad and I were ardent trout fishermen. When, back in the 60's, where else would you go to build a fishing camp but near the West Branch of the Ausable River, the top trout stream east of the Mississippi.

What makes this cabin unique

There is a spirit of calm and serenity here that cannot be described; yet, when fun and action are called for, the camp transforms into a place of merriment.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Wilmington in Essex County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a walk-in shower and features a washer/dryer unit.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
  • Bedroom Number 1 has a Queen sized bed with a new mattress. There is also a new mattress on the double bed in Bedroom Number 2 as well as on the bunk beds. In addition, there is a pull-out queen sized sleeper couch in the great room, and a futon on the porch.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
The Ausable Moose is located close to Wilmington where one can get the best subs from the Little Super Market, the Hungry Trout named as one of the nation's top ski restaurants, as well as other good places to eat.


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A Secluded Adirondack Camp That Is Close To All The High Peaks Has To Offer.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

After 3 days of camping in lake Eaton. We where so excited to be going to an actually enclosed home with heat and a fridge and beds. Needless to say my self all the kids and boyfriend absolutely loved the place . Our stay. We had everything other then the perishable items. It was cozy warm and inviting. My 4 year old loved the yard the games the deck the bunk beds. He was so cozy and at home. The little out house decor gave me a kick lol. I hope to be able to go up next year minus the camping. Haha. Close to everything . The hungry trout was great. Took my 4 year old to the North pole Santa's workshop. He loved that as well as did I. I can't think of anything but wonderful for the camp. Thank you for allowing our family to enjoy your little piece of home away from home. Ps the climes where amazing and white face was stunning..

From the teenagers.. they loved the fireplace and the bar that got a kick out of that. All the little nicnacs they found amusing. Everyone in all was very satisfied. Thank you again ,Danielle N

Rochester NY

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable secluded camp in a great location. Priced right.

  • 4 of 5

The camp is well equipped inside and out. It was nice to have firewood provided. There was plenty of sleeping space for our group of six. The location is very good and convenient to many places we visited.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay in an absolutely beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely wonderful place to stay, in a beautiful location at the heart of a great area to vacation.

Beautiful house, helpful and friendly owner, and a perfect location made the Ausable Moose a key part of a wonderful vacation.

Great place to be alone and away from it all while still being convenient to everything -- right near great hiking (whiteface is a few minutes away), and a short drive from downtown Lake Placid, the cabin was also a beautiful and relaxing place to hang out in its own right.

A wonderful time was had by all!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay at

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at the Ausable Moose with some old high school friends. The screened in porch is an amazing spot to hang out and sleep in. It is the perfect place to relax at after a long day of exploring. The owners were very easy to work with and the house was very clean when we arrived. The washer/dryer and good cell reception are major bonuses as well.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Camp

  • 5 of 5

This property is a private camp with all the essentials one would need. The owners are VERY responsive and the caretaker was wonderful. Beds were comfortable and each room had a fan for cooling. The screened in porch is huge and there is a large fire pit (With wood provided) in the ample backyard. Many indoor and outdoor games if you want and lots of books for reading. Whiteface is about 2 miles away and Lake Placid about 10 miles. House is set back into woods off a semi-busy road. Highly recommended as a place to relax or a base for activities in the High Peaks!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful cozy cabin for summer

  • 5 of 5

This is a very pleasant, confortable cabin located near Wilmington - in a quiet place. We appreciated the great deck with the view on the green space and garden : you can take your breakfast outside ! And this cabin is also wonderful with the porch where you can spend time protected from mosquitos or if it is raining... My teens appreciated this cabin located near The Flume and Copperas Pond where they swam and practiced cliff jumping ! Simply : Perfect, Awesome ! And we do not forget to say how friendly is the owner : she gave us a lot of information about this area and she was very helpful and answered very quickly to emails !

Merci beaucoup pour ce séjour très agréable que nous avons passé dans votre chalet !

A french family living in Albany NY

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Wilderness II
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Essex Ferry on Lake Champlain
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lake Placid
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 86 runs through town
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Hungary Trout
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Whiteface Mountain
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Lake Everest (Wilmington Town Beach)
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Wilmington, Adirondacks

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £186.13
Property Damage Protection £73.71
Cleaning Fee £59.56

Caretaker's cell number will be provided at time of last payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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