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Unique Cordwood experience with bottle logs, living roof and compost toilet

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Cordwood octagon, sleeps 3, bath with shower and full kitchen. Hear wolves howl.

Hand built cordwood cabin with a living roof and compost toilet. Full kitchen and private bath with Sunmar compost toilet. Two miles to Whiteface; just across the road from West Branch AuSable River access. Bottle logs add color and creativity. Peaceful and interesting, a feel good place. Close to fishing on the West Branch AuSable River, hiking, biking and skiing. 14 miles to Lake Placid. Wilmington has a beautiful Town Beach and park. Stay in Natures Playground.

We live 1/2 mile up the road and are available when needed. We know the area well and can help with recommendations for what ever you are interested in. I am a 46er and Tom a fly fisherman. We both love the outdoors and appreciate where we live. We enjoy sharing what we have to offer so guests can relax and enjoy it too.

We also host Authentic Adirondack Log Cabin in Wilmington on VRBO and Home Away.

3% Essex County Occupancy Tax required by law.

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More Details

Rarilee Conway
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 March, 2018

About Rarilee Conway

We moved to Wilmington to raise our two boys in a good environment. Tom is a fly fisherman so that is why we choose to be near the West Branch AuSable River. Whiteface Mountain turned out to be a bonus. Our boys are now grown and Tom has the Two Fly Shop here in town.

Rarilee Conway purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Rarilee Conway chose Wilmington

My son and I built the cordwood cabin a year after taking a workshop to learn how to do it. Our goal was to spend time together learning a life skill and to build a small home that was environmentally conscious.

What makes this cabin unique

Staying in the cordwood is a unique experience. It is peaceful, interesting, inspiring and somewhat magical.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place is amazing and welcoming. It's quiet with some crows outside for company and the wind running through the flowers and grass for a lullaby of peace. The well-designed Cordwood house smelled like a wood forest! Plenty of dishes, sleep stuff and amenities for all 3 of us. Very nice intimate touches by the owners as well. Some CDs are there to entertain while enjoying the house. I highly recommend and hope I get to come back!
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Wilmington in Essex County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Private bath with tile shower, on-demand hot water and Sunmar self-contained compost toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Studio style octagon with queen memory foam mattress and single futon.
  • Stereo
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Spending time in the cordwood is a unique experience. Very relaxing, interesting, educational and magical.


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Unique Cordwood experience with bottle logs, living roof and compost toilet
average rating of 4.894737 based on 20 reviews

The cottage was awesome. So quaint. Wonderful details. Clean. Aromatic. So welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful construction. Interesting in how it was all put together

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Relaxing Place With Everything We Needed

  • 5 of 5

We stayed four nights and wished we could have stayed longer. The cabin is attractive and clean with modern appliances. The shower is delightful, bed and pillows very comfortable. All around is nothing but wild flower meadows leading up to woods. Traffic on the road is light and nights were very quiet, with just the occasional distant wolves howling from the wildlife refuge across the way, which was very special to hear. We enjoyed the gas wood stove indoors in the early morning and the fire pit outdoors at night. No complaints with this VRBO!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were only there for one night, but loved everything about it. The place is so welcoming, cozy, and well designed. We would spend a week there in a heartbeat. Great proximity to everything that makes the ADKs great. We will definitely be coming back. Thanks, Rarilee!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, quiet, and unique

  • 5 of 5

Rarilee and Tom are amazing hosts! They know just how to make someones stay as comfortable as possible. The cabin was clean, and staying in touch with them was very easy! They provide kitchenware, linens, soap, and even fresh eggs! There were brochures in case you needed a few idea on what to do, hammocks to lounge in outside, and there was just an overall positive, eclectic vibe! You could tell our stay was important to them. We will be returning for future stays to really enjoy the beautiful Adirondacks. The cabin is perfect for couples, a small family, or even a few friends. you will not be dissapointed booking this cabin!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time my husband stayed at the cabin. Last year I treated him to a guys weekend away with his brother and he loved it so we came up as a family for a quick getaway after Thanksgiving. We had all these possibilities in mind for getting into town or hiking but the cabin was so charming and cozy and warm that we just stayed put! It was a lovely, inviting place to just relax and unwind! We played games, read, sat by the fire inside and built a fire outside in the evening. Cooking was perfectly easy as the little kitchen was well-equipped! Sleeping was very comfortable for all, the bathroom is beautiful (composting toilet is super easy and amazingly NEVER smelled at all) and the place was immaculate too! The owners are very accommodating. I have a feeling we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this place, it's the perfect get away for two people!

  • 5 of 5

This place is well kept up and clean, with all the necessary amenities, even fresh eggs in the fridge upon arrival. This is my "go to" place when I stay up in the dacks.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Whiteface Mountain Ski Center
NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority
The Hungry Trout Restaurant
The Country Bear Bakery and Diner
french toast
Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehab Center
a must see
Santa's Workshop At North Pole
old time
Ausable River Two Fly Shop
High Falls Gorge
Little Super Market- DELI
Lake Placid
Lots of dining and shopping options.
Chair 6
Why not Wednesdays?
Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Wilderness Inn
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Lake Champlain
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Craig Wood
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak - Westport
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Hungry Trout
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Whiteface Mountain
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Everst
Car: recommended

Ski or mountain bike at Whiteface Mountain, drive the Memorial Highway to the top of Whiteface Mountain, tour Lake Placid, Santa's Worshop, High Falls Gorge, visit Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center, hike the High Peaks, fish or kayak the West Branch AuSable River.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Wilmington, Adirondacks

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 3.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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