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Adirondack Star Ridge Cottage - A Peace of Heaven on 30 private acres

Bedrooms 2
Space 960 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms & full bath, sleeps 4 on real beds

Adk Star Ridge Cottage is simply a 'Peace' of Heaven. Located on 30 private & serene acres, it is adjacent to thousands of acres of pristine timberland. Neighbors are few and far between. You can expect peace & quiet with the sounds & smells of nature filling your senses.

You may choose to simply lounge on the 700 sq.' deck with a drink at hand and the bbq grilling away or hike a trail right from the side door to explore the forests beyond. The cottage has games, puzzles, wireless & satellite tv for those who prefer to stay indoors but may still avail the views through many windows & doors.

Hop in the car or on your bikes and travel a few miles to the Jay 'rapids' where you can soak, slide & cool off in the AuSable River. Visit the Jay Green, home to JEMS theatre and outdoor concerts and Summer festivals. Pop in to local artisans shops such as the Jay Studio (on the Green) & Youngs Gallery (just up Rt. 86) or grab an ice cream at Devins.

More Details

Michael Edwards & Idominia Falorca
Member since: 2004
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
5 April, 2018

About Michael Edwards & Idominia Falorca

This was once our home that we built in 2000. We have since built on another portion of the property located 1/4 mile away.

Michael Edwards & Idominia Falorca purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Michael Edwards & Idominia Falorca chose Au Sable Forks

This vacation rental has all the features of home in a pristine setting among the beauty of the Adirondacks. The ridge area faces out towards the High Peaks and Whiteface Mountain. The majestic views from the ridge make for a surreal experience at sunrise and sunset. IF ALL NECESSARY CONDITIONS PERMIT, we may offer a bonfire under the stars. THIS OFFER IS COMPLETELY AT OUR DISCRETION TAKING FIRE SAFETY INTO CONSIDERATION.

It is not unusual for us to offer our guests to share a meal with us.

Overall, our intention is that Whiteface Ski Cottage on Adirondack Star Ridge be an experience which make's possible memories to last a lifetime. The wonderful guests that have been called to our property take with them the benefits of a relaxing and renewing experience and leave their imprint for those who follow. Peace

Read our reviews and let our guests tell the many other reason for choosing us for your Adk getaway.

What makes this cottage unique

Our past guest's comments speak to the benefit of choosing Whiteface Ski cottage, a quiet seemingly remote (but still close to everything great in the High Peaks!) location to relax and recharge their batteries. In fact many guests hardly ever leave the peace of Adirondack Star Ridge! They walk the short 5 minute hike up to the ridge to catch a sunset, join in the fire pit festivities if active or just relax on their own 700 sq.' deck overlooking the forest and NE views beyond.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Star Ridge was the perfect place to stay for our Thanksgiving vacation. It has everything you may need while away from home. It has a huge kitchen, steam shower, wood-burning stove and a wrap around deck with beautiful views.There are extra blankets and linens.It was so clean inside and out. Mini and Mike are so nice and made sure were comfortable.
Dec 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Au Sable Forks, New York

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Jacuzzi Steam Shower
  • After a long day on the slopes or hiking, enjoy the Jacuzzi steam shower with built-in bench.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Sleep Number
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , A Graco Porta-crib & hi-chair are available
  • Walk-in closet in the Master B/R.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Steam Shower
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Check out the cottage's web page for more photos & info. A cell phone booster antenna adds a bar or two to your signal strength for Verizon users. (local tower is Verizon). No smoking in the cottage. Outside smoking ok, just p/u your butts! Thanks!!


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Adirondack Star Ridge Cottage - A Peace of Heaven on 30 private acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

What a Find

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a clean, cozy, comfortable, secluded cottage with a fabulous view, this is the place. It's everything listed on the website plus a whole lot more. Mike and Mini were the perfect Host and Hostess and went out of their way to ensure our stay was perfect. And perfect it was! What a great place for hikes and long walks as well as it's proximity to Whiteface Mountain and other scenic spots. When you stay, don't forget the Ferry to Vermont. It was a great day trip. And The Hungry Trout was the right dinner recommendation. Once you visit you'll want to stay. We certainly will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 08/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jo-Lynn & Rich! We LOVED hosting you and Cruiser and trust our lives will cross some time again. You folks are special! All the best and cheers, Mini & Mike (& mr. T)
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  • 5 of 5

This place was more than perfect to accommodate our family! Traveling with infant twins and a 4 year old, we needed a place that would be family friendly and boy did this place deliver! The amenities this lovely well kept cottage had made our stay so much easier! Not only that but it was SO quiet and peaceful. You really felt like you were "getting away".

Our 4 year old loved exploring outside and collecting pinecones and leaves to make art formations. Our infants slept peacefully both nights-they even had a pack n play crib and high chair available. A short 30 minute drive took us to Lake Placid for the day, and the girls LOVED Asgaard Farm around the corner. They had so much fun with the animals, and we picked up some fresh steaks, sausages, and yummy goat cheese for dinner!

GORGEOUS place, views, and SO accommodating. The owners truly thought of everything. So clean! We recommend to anyone with a family or without, this place would be perfect for a romantic getaway as well!

  • Review Submitted: 26/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words and taking the time out of your busy day with the kids to write such a thoughtful expansive review. We appreciate your stay and hope you'll consider a return to Adirondack Star Ridge when you're back in the area. Kind regards and stay well all, Mike & Mini
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My daughter reports that it is gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

I did not get to go on this trip as my mother got a very unexpected, serious medical diagnosis just prior to our trip. This was supposed to be a mother-daughter birthday gift to my now 25 year old daughter. I explained the circumstances to the owners and my daughter, who went with a friend, was surprised with a cake, a card, balloons, the works! I have never met the owners but they are by far some of the kindest folks I have ever come across! I WILL get there some day to thank them. God bless you! <3

  • Review Submitted: 31/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Getaway <3

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for an amazing times in the Adirondacks, this is a great place to stay! Very clean, great kitchen space, and windows to bring in the fresh air and sun. Mike and Mini were fantastic and were very accommodating/welcoming. Lake Placid is and Lake Champlain are only 25-35 minutes away from the cottage. We cannot wait to make are way back to the mountains and stay at this same spot. Thank you so much Mike and Mini for helping us create such great memories!

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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So clean and cozy. Everything you need is there. Owners are very friendly and a pleasure to meet.

  • 5 of 5

We felt like we were staying in our own treehouse with a beautiful view and luxury comfort. It was wonderful to have the quiet and privacy of the woods. A nature lovers heaven with so many fun things to do close by. I hope we can stay again soon! Thanks to the owners for sharing such a special place in the ADK's.

  • Review Submitted: 28/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christina, It was a pleasure to share the beauty and majesty of Star Ridge with you. Thanks for choosing to spend your hard earned time away. here on the ridge. We always strive to providing a clean and comfortable space where our guests can rest and renew. The natural beauty of the forest and surrounding mountains never fails to help one ground and recharge. We welcome you back whenever timing permits. The lights will be on. Once again, thanks for choosing Star Ridge. Regards, Mini & Mike
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Great Space

  • 5 of 5

Mike and Mini were wonderful hosts as the house was well lit and warm upon our arrival. They made sure we were comfortable the entire stay and even reached out at times to see if there was anything they could offer to make our stay more enjoyable. We came up to ski for the weekend @ Whiteface and this place could not have been better. thanks for the great space.

  • Review Submitted: 26/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Plattsburgh International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
20 Main , main st. AuSable Forks
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Port Kent
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Au Sable Forks
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Port Kent (seasonal), Plattsburgh(daily)-25mi
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 87, Adirondack Northway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Mad River Pizza, Au Sable Forks
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Whiteface Mtn
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Port Kent, Port Douglas--along Lk Champlain
Car: necessary

Whiteface Ski Cottage is conveniently located to Whiteface Mt. (15 min.), Lake Placid (30 min.), Olympic Region, High Peaks, East & West branches of the AuSable River and within a short drive to Lake Champlain, Saranac Lake, Plattsburgh & Schroon Lake. Burlington, Vt., Montreal & Lake George are within 1.5 hours and make terrific day trips.

Close by are AuSable Chasm, Santa's Workshop at the North Pole, High Falls Gorge, Memorial Highway to the top of Whiteface Mt. & the gondola ride up the East face of Whiteface. There are trails for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking & nordic skiing and rivers to fish, swim, paddle & float upon.

Activities in the Adirondacks are virtually unlimited. Literally, 'the sky is the limit'! Come stay at Whiteface Ski Cottage and explore all this and more yourself. You will not be disappointed.

Other Activities: Kayaking & canoeing


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Au Sable Forks, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Ironman Lake Placid
18 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$320.98
Pet Fee AU$128.39
Cleaning Fee AU$109.13
Tax Rate 3.0%

One small canine MAY be allowed with conditions---please give us a call or email to discuss the details BEFORE booking. PET FEE WILL APPLY
Rates subject to change during holidays and special events for holidays & events. We accept personal checks in US$ as well as credit/debit cards via PayPal (no membership required).
CLEANING FEE: $85.00 PET FEE: $100
ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING within the cottage. Smoking permitted on the deck ONLY.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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