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Member since: 2013
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Adirondack Log Home with Riverfront, Mountain Views, Rustic Furniture

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this Wilmington holiday chalet

2 Queen Bedrooms, 2 full Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 including Adirondack futon

Adirondack style log home - brand new built in 2013, and located on the Ausable River with mountain views of Whiteface! Come enjoy the Adirondacks based out of this perfect log home with rustic charm, views, and peacefulness, located a minute away from Wilmington town center and 5 minutes away from Whiteface Mt Olympic ski area!

The log home is 1400 sq. ft , complete with beautiful, real, round log exterior walls, cedar and pine ceilings, hardwood floors, and large log beams, with a huge 12'x24' ft exterior deck overlooking the Ausable River, and a master bedroom balcony over cedar logs, with direct views of Whiteface Mt and the Wilmingon Range. Just built in the fall of 2013, this brand new home was lovingly built by life-long Adirondack resident and owner and Johnathan Esper, with meticulous attention to log design born from the owner's fond memories of growing up in a log home. The log house is built almost over the Ausable River, set amid some towering white pines on the steep river bank, at the end of a 300ft driveway with the neighbors' houses set well away along the roadside frontage. The sounds of the West Branch of the Ausable River, or the wind through the pines from atop the cedar balcony, are the only thing one hears from the house, despite being located most conveniently only 30 seconds to the center of the small town of Wilmington and it's various shops. Exterior sofit lights cast spellbinding shadow patterns of the round log textures and cedar shake gables, making twilight a wonderful time to come home.

The first floor of the house follows an open floor plan concept with kitchen, dining, and living rooms, plus a full bath and laundry room and bedroom with queen bed. Enjoy the cozy gas fireplace with real flames, while looking out the window toward the Wilmington Range. Radiant in-floor heating throughout the house also provides warmth and coziness, and in the hotter summer months, the natural thermal properties of logs keep the house cool, along with french bi-fold doors opening onto the deck for fresh air. The kitchen is fully equipped for you to make lovely meals if you so wish, with brand new stainless-steel appliances. Upstairs is the master suite area including loft and bath. The bedroom featuring a walkout balcony accessed via french doors, and mountain views from the queen size bed. The upstairs bathroom is entirely of slate tile and red cedar, with a large jacuzzi hot-tub, glass shower, and dual flush European style toilet. There is a large loft area, which can enjoyed as a lounging area for the master suite, or desk working area, or kids sleeping area with a comfy new futon that can lay out flat for children.

This charming log chalet-style home is the perfect size for a week or weekend getaway to the Adirondack Mountains, and you'll feel you're in the Adirondacks whether at this home, or out enjoying the Adirondack region. The world class town of Lake Placid is just 15 minutes away, with fine dining and shopping, and it's the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks with the best access for hiking. Keene Valley, a hiker's destination, is also just 15 minutes away. And of course, Whiteface Mt ski area is just up the road 5 minutes away. The Ausable River is world famous for its fly fishing, and you can even enjoy your private fishing area on the bank in front of your vacation home. Wilmington is really located in a great area of the Adirondacks - it's the ski and mountain biking capital of the Adirondacks, and 15 minutes away from the best hiking in New York State.

Exterior of the house features a huge deck, with Adirondack cedar chairs, overlooking the Ausable River, A BBQ grill for your use, canoes/kayaks for guests use on nearby ponds (must sign special clause section in house rental agreement), and a firepit with plenty of Free Firewood to burn! (always keep your fire under control, not too big, and never leave unattended).

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner/Property Manager (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks english

About Owner/Property Manager

I'm a full time Adirondack and Icelandic photographer, and an Adirondack native. In this charming Adirondack log home I helped build, I incorporated as many logs and Adirondack rustic styled elements as I could, recalling with fondness my family's log house I grew up in. Enjoy your time here in the Adirondacks!

Owner/Property Manager purchased this chalet in 2013

What makes this chalet unique

Brand New Log Home.

Wood and slate construction throughout.

Mountain views.

World Class Fishing River Access with direct steps from home to River's Edge

Fire pit with Free Firewood!

Guestbook comments from the manager

My family had an amazing time on first adventure to this area and the log cabin experience added a lovely touch. We truly enjoyed this gorgeous home and the woodwork details inside. There was plenty of room for us, we were 2 adults and 2 kids. Our kids enjoyed the Futon upstairs for sleeping close by to us. Of course there is a TV there as well so that was nice for down time before sleep. The views were just amazing as well. Only negatives were heat took a while to get up to temperature, but that is being addressed. The driveway was very icy and a bit hazardous so be careful. I also did not care for the boulder that was used as a step to enter the home. I think this could be dangerous for certain people or children as well. Overall a lovely place though, well thought out and clean. Would definately consider staying there again next year
Mar 2014
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Adirondack Log Home with Riverfront, Mountain Views, Rustic Furniture
average rating of 4.891892 based on 45 reviews

Nice House, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time on our trip to the Adirondacks. The house is beautiful, clean, tastefully decorated and included everything we needed and more. Great location in town, close to many activities, you don't have to worry about navigating dark roads at night, yet it doesn't feel like it's in town. Mountain views are right off the back deck & the only sounds are of the Ausable river below. We enjoyed the fire pit in the evenings (wood provided)!

Would also add that Johnathan was very responsive - stickler for arrival time though ;)

We'd stay again and recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying and for your review, and for your good advice! Glad to hear the house worked well for your family's Adirondack getaway! You are always welcome back, I do offer a returning guest discount so just ask! Also thanks for noting the arrival/departure times - it's good for other guests to hear this too! Because I have many back-to-back bookings where guests depart in the morning and new guests arrive in the afternoon, that gap time is important for my housekeeper (and she hates to overlap and interfere with guests). Of course there are some open gap days between rentals, but to keep things simple and avoid scheduling mishaps which could lead to guests arriving to a non-cleaned house, I just keep my check in/out times strict and consistent (11am departure, 3:30pm or later arrival). Welcome, and safe travels! Johnathan Esper, owner
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Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, extremely clean and well appointed log home with great views. Had everything you would need including cleaning supplies and laundry detergent. Cable TV and Internet are a plus for evenings or rainy days. Good location for Whiteface skiing in winter or fly fishing in summer. Halfway between Lake Placid and Ausable Chasm and right down the road from Whiteface Memorial Highway and Whiteface Ski area. Great mini mart and gas station close by. Nice fire pit and plenty of room for the dog to walk. We went in mid September and the only negative was that there was only one restaurant in the area opened for dinner so you need to drive about 25 minutes to Lake Placid. And if you really wanted exercise there are those 104 steep stairs to and from the river!! Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a fantastic time at this house! We were scheduled to stay 4 nights but due to personal matters had to leave a day early--unfortunate but nevertheless, we had a great time. The photos of the house although gorgeous did not show the true beauty of the place. The location was very convenient for day hiking and fishing trips as well as r&r. The home was very clean, had everything we needed to make meals everyday and had the most gorgeous views. We loved going down to the stream only a staircase down from the house and spent meals outside and nights looking at the stars. Johnathan was very helpful during our stay, always answering questions we had promptly. Would love to visit again and stay at the place longer. Thank you Johnathan for making your place available to us!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to the Adirondacks. Unfortunately only for 3 days....but we will be back. The scenery is stunning, the cabin is amazing. Prior to arriving Johnathon is accessible, answering email quite quickly. And during our stay we never needed to communicate because everything was PERFECT!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we were hoping for

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is very clean, well equipped, and everything we were hoping for. It was exactly what was promised when we booked. We did some hiking, but mostly this was a reunion for 4 friends so we spent much of our time in the cabin cooking, telling stories, laughing, enjoying the mountain air and the spectacular views from the deck. Truly wonderful and I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect ADK vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This log cabin was perfect for our family vacation! Clearly Jonathan (owner) takes great pride in his home. It has Beautiful wood, great decor, and was extremely clean. He went out of his way to provide details on hiking trails, and activities in the Area that were safe and entertaining for our 4 and 6 year old boys. We spent 10 days at Jonathan's home. We loved every minute of it, and wish we stayed longer. The views are breath taking off the back decks, and the sound of the Ausable river was so relaxing. If you're looking for a place in the ADK region, I highly recommend staying here! Thanks again Jonathan!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to hear your family had a great stay in the Adirondacks, and that my log home was was of that great experience! Good to know you found some of the maps/guidebooks in the house helpful for your hikes! The Adirondacks is a great place for any children to have some adventures! Welcome, and safe travels! If you ever return, please mention being a past guest as I always offer a small return guest discount! Yours, Johnathan Esper, owner
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lake Placid
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
30 seconds away, in town
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
1 minute drive to town of Wilmington beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Wilmington, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving Season
17 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
Winter Christmas Season
16 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
Winter Ski Season 2016
2 Jan 2017 - 2 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
Spring Growth Season
3 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
Adirondack Summer Season
26 May 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$393
Cleaning Fee A$118
Pet Fee A$105
Tax Rate 3.0%

- Special Event periods like Ironman week, and major holiday periods incur cancellation fee regardless of cancellation date.
- I can offer discounts for last-minute mid-week rental dates! Please inquire with me for specific date ranges!
- Minimum 3-night requirement may be waived if fully blocking up open dates or for last-minute rentals.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Wilmington, New York

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Natural stone slate tile and cedar wood throughout bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - upstairs loft - 2 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom - 2 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1st floor bedroom - 2 large double bed
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • swimming