Adirondack Cottage Jay Whiteface Lake Placid NY

Entire cottage hosted by Annie

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
Free cancellation before Aug 27.


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AuSable Camp, on the Ausable River, is a kayakers' dream. Surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers. Perfect base for swimming and kayaking in Summer, skiing and hiking in Winter. No neighbors around. Only deer, foxes, coyotes, turkeys, loons. An oasis of privacy and tranquillity, your gateway to the main Adirondacks attractions and cultural events. The access road is plowed in the Winter but a 4 four-wheel drive is still a MUST. No access problem in the Summer.

The space
Ausable Camp is a small cottage with 2 bedrooms and one bathroom. The master-bedroom has a king-size bed overlooking an expansive field. The second bedroom, in the loft, has one queen-size bed. The staircase to the loft is rather steep and not recommended for very young children or people with reduced mobility (see photos).

AuSable Camp sits on a small hill by the AuSable River. It is surrounded by open fields, forests and mountains. Bassett, Wainwright, Rattlesnake and Ebenezer Mountains provide the backdrop for spectacular Adirondack sunsets. Walk down 300 feet from the cottage and swim in the secret swimming holes of the AuSable River. The deer, foxes, coyotes, wild turkeys, loons are never far away.

AuSable Camp boasts a number of amenities: radiant floor heating in kitchen, air-conditioning, WiFi wireless internet access, flat screen TV, patio dining, fireplace, granite kitchen island, dishwasher, microwave oven, outdoor gas BBQ, modern bathroom, washer and dryer, king-size bed with quilted heating mattress pad with dual side controller and panoramic view of the meadows, queen-size bed in the loft bedroom, panoramic doors and windows on all sides. The kitchen doors open onto a deck for dining or sunbathing.

AuSable Camp is great for fishing, swimming, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, birdwatching, sunbathing, stargazing, relaxing, enjoying the view. The AuSable River, world-renowned for fly fishing, is one of the top 20 trout fishing rivers in the country.

AuSable Camp is in the village of Jay, famous for its Old Covered Bridge and the Jay Rapids. It was named the Best Rural Swimming Hole in the nation by Sports Women Illustrated. Saturday nights bring concerts, plays, fiestas to the Village Green and to the Ward Theatre. Jay enjoys a bustling community of musicians, writers and artists with craft fairs, studio tours, art galleries, auction houses, farmers markets, thrift shops and garage sales. Jay has long been a haven for musicians, writers and artists. Donald Ogden Stewart of "Philadelphia Story" fame summered right on this property and Rockwell Kent lived nearby in Au Sable Forks.

AuSable Camp is close to many famous Adirondacks attractions: Whiteface Mountain, High Falls Gorge, the 46 High Peaks, Mount Van Hoevenberg, Lake Placid Olympic Village, Adirondack Mountain Club, AuSable Chasm, Wild Center etc. Right in your backyard, hike Clements Mountain, the Jay Mountain Range, part of the 8,000 acre Jay Mountain Wilderness Area.

Au Sable Camp is 6 miles away from Keene, the epicenter of the famous 46 Adirondack High Peaks. While in Keene, don't miss the Nun-Da-Gao Ridge, also known as the Soda Range, north of Hurricane Mountain. The stunning trail follows an arc that takes you from Big Crow to the summit of Weston Mountain overlooking Lost Pond.

From Keene, you can also embark on a cross-country ski, snowshoe or hiking expedition along the Jackrabbit Trail, a 35 mile trail system that connects Keene to Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Paul Smith.

AuSable Camp is 6 miles away from Whiteface Mountain, home to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. The only Olympic downhill ski center in the East, with a vertical drop of 3 430 feet. Whiteface Mountain is the highest point in New York State accessible by car. If yoga is your thing, ride the Cloudsplitter gondola and perform your poses on the summit of Whiteface Mountain, in the most zen surroundings.

AuSable Camp is 20 miles away from Mount Van Hoevenberg, another important site of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. Home to the combined track for bobsled, luge and skeleton racing. Thirty-five miles of groomed cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails open to mountain biking in the summer.

AuSable Camp sits in the Adirondack Park, a six million acre park, a forever wild
playground and sports paradise. It boasts 46 major peaks surpassing the 4000 feet elevation mark, over 2000 miles of hiking trails, over 1500 lakes and ponds and hundreds of miles of canoe and kayak routes.

In the Summer, alpine ski trails give way to rugged mountain bike paths. Frozen lakes and rivers become an enticing network of canoe and kayak waterways. Backcountry ski trails transform into fascinating day hikes.

In the evening, relax on the patio and enjoy a candlelight dinner in the sunset.

At Ausable Camp:

- Don't miss the free concerts on the Village Green in Jay on Saturday nights and don't forget to bring your own chair.
- Don't miss the concerts, community plays and cultural events at the Ward Theatre on the Jay Village Green.
- Don't miss the exhibits by local artists and photographers at the Wells Memorial Library in Upper Jay.
- Don't miss the garage sales, the flea markets and the community dinners in the surrounding villages.
- Don't miss the free concerts at the Recovery Lounge for their exceptional ambiance and camaraderie.
- Don't miss the cultural tours in the countryside to visit the local artists in their studios.
- Don't miss the thrill of the Cloudsplitter Gondola up Whiteface Mountain and practice your yoga poses on the top.
- Don't miss the kayak or canoe adventures down the rapids of the East Branch and the West Branch of the AuSable River.
- Don't miss the opportunity to hike a few of the 46 High Peaks with the kids or bike down the trails of Whiteface Mountain.
- Don't miss the trajectory of the Ironman along NYS Route 86, 73 and 9N.
- Take the kids to the beach in the Village of Wilmington, on the West Branch of the AuSable River.

AuSable Camp is your gateway to most Adirondacks attractions and adventures. Hike the 46 High Peaks, canoe and kayak the 1500 rivers and lakes, explore the communities of artists around Jay. Enjoy candlelight dinners watching the Adirondacks sunsets from the patio.

Ausable Camp is the perfect base to explore the Adirondacks. Off the beaten path and yet close to everything in the High Peaks region. You will return home with great memories and stories of the Adirondacks for the rest of the year. You will want to return to Ausable Camp as soon as possible.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Mountain view
River view
Public or shared beach access
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
36" TV with Apple TV, standard cable
Free washer – In unit

7 nights in Jay

Aug 28, 2022 - Sep 4, 2022

4.93 out of 5 stars from 128 reviews


Where you’ll be

Jay, New York, United States

The animals, the river, the mountains, the surrounding woods, the peace and seclusion. Perfect playground for kids and adults.


Farmers Markets in Keene, Wilmington, Lake Placid

Dairy Farms:

There are several dairy farms around Jay where you can get organic vegetables, meat, cheese, dairy products etc.

Upper Jay: 4 miles from Au Sable Camp, on Route 9N close to the Post-Office

•Sugar House Creamery, 18 Sugar House Way, Upper Jay, NY 12987

Jay: 5 miles from Au Sable Camp

•Blue Pepper Farm, 91 Hazen Rd, Jay (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

Au Sable Forks: 10 miles from Au Sable Camp

•Asgaard Farm and Dairy, 74 Asgaard Way, Au Sable Forks, NY (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
•Blueberry Acres, 424 Dry Bridge Road, Au Sable Forks (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

Other Markets
•grown vegetables in season, maple syrup, ranch grown chicken and lamb. Open everyday from July to mid-September.

AuSable Forks: 10 miles from Au Sable Camp
•Stewart’s: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Convenience store, gas.
•Grand Union Supermarket: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Rte 9N.
•Adirondack Mountain Spirits: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Rte 9N.

Lake Placid: 17 miles from Au Sable Camp

•Price Chopper. Best supermarket in the area. Wide selection of specialties, fresh fish, lobster, meats, vegetables, sushi, bakery. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
•Hannaford: 45 Hadjis Way (next to Howard Johnsons), Lake Placid NY 12946. Tel: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

Jay, N. Y.: 2-1/2 miles from Au Sable Camp
•Devin’s Market: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) miles on Rte 9N. Convenience store: homemade sandwiches, NY store cheese. Open year round. Closed Sundays.
Keene, N.Y.: 7 miles from Au Sable Camp.
•Stewart’s: 6 miles on Rte 9N, convenience store and gas.

Keene Valley: 15 miles from Au Sable Camp, on Rte 73
•Valley Grocery Store: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), Main Street downtown Keene Valley. Old-fashion market, excellent meat, fish and some vegetables. Open year round.

Seasonal Roadside Stands
•Northern Orchards, (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), Jarvis Road, Peru. Fresh vegetables in season.
•Pray’s: 14 miles, Route 9N, Keeseville. Wide selection of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Hosted by Annie

  1. Joined in July 2013
  • 177 Reviews
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During your stay

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  • Languages: English, Français
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy