Waterfront Otter Chalet on 60 acres at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center, has 2 large bedrooms, 3 full baths, a sleeping dorm with 3 queen-sized futons and 40" HD flat screen Satellite TV, a sleeping loft with a queen futon, 42" Flat Screen HDTV with Direct TV in the family room, and great views of Whiteface Mountain and the Ausable River. Otter Chalet can comfortably sleep 12.
At Otter Chalet, guests can walk over to the Wildlife Rehab Center, and visit our pet wolves, as well as educational raptors, like Great Horned Owls, Peregrine falcons and Red-Tailed Hawks. At night, the kids can safely camp outside, and draw their sleeping bags up to a roaring campfire, or camp inside in the dorm room, where they can play the Chalet's air hockey, or watch Satellite TV. Log Cabin Wet Sauna, hot tub, satellite TV, DVD, stereo, high-speed wireless internet, microwave, barbecue, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and linens will help make Otter Chalet a convenient and hassle free vacation. Folks who stay at Otter Chalet may use the three canoes and four kayaks on the river and Lake Everest without charge.
Otter Chalet enjoys unimpeded views of Whiteface, Esther, Lookout and Marble Mountains, while the property includes an official New York State DEC Fishing Preserve within its Northern boundary, a guided, wildlife refuge hiking trail suitable for kids and dogs, and a lovely Adirondack meadow, suitable for picnics or snow football, surrounded by towering white pines. Otter Chalet is less than three miles driving from Whiteface Mountain, and within 10 miles of Lake Placid, the Olympic village, and the Adirondack High Peaks Region.
Canoe or kayak up and down the beautiful Ausable River, swim, fish for your dinner, or just sit back and observe as the local natural inhabitants play, browse, pursue and earn survival. We?ve seen Eagle, Hawk, Owl, Osprey, Loon, Heron, Merganser, Hummingbird, Pileated Woodpecker, Ermine, Bobcat, Fox, Coyote, Black Bear, Mink, Beaver, Porcupine, Deer, Moose and Otter on Lodge property, but the only people you'll see are folks paddling by in canoes and kayaks. Canoe into shallow water sloughs and channels on both sides of the river, where your kids will delight in seeing beaver, otter, frogs, painted turtles and herons.
Hike any of the hundreds of trails in the region, mountain-bike, snow-shoe, cross-country ski up and down the river in front of the houses, downhill ski at Whiteface (or ride the gondola up with your mountain bike in the Summer), take fly fishing lessons from Fran Betters and the guides at the Adirondack Sport Shop, or just drive around and take in the incomparable beauty of Autumn in New York's Adirondack Mountains.
In the evening, relax around the campfire outside, take in the stars, listen to the Wilmington Riverside rock & country concerts every Thursday night within 2 miles of the Lodge, or go into Lake Placid for dining and entertainment. This is a place to get away from it all, to rebuild, regroup, and face your busy lives with a renewed perspective.
Additional Features: Sauna - Private, High-Speed Internet, Washer/Dryer, Hot Tub
Additional Ammenities: Free use of canoes and kayaks on Lake Everest, firewood for woodstove and campfire. 42" Flat screen HDTV
Additional Activities: Wildlife education for the kids, including live demonstrations with birds of prey, one mile educational hiking trail on property.
Payment Options: Credit card through PayPal, or personal check.
Deposit: 50% of rent and applicable taxes, if more than 30 days before check-in, 25% if more than 6 months before check-in, with 2nd 25% payment 6 months before check-in.
Lodging Tax: 7.75 % NY State sales tax, and 3% Essex County bed tax.
Other Fees: Refundable security deposit against damages to the Chalet, shall be returned to guest upon departure, assuming no damage as defined in contract.
Other Policies: Holidays may carry surcharge. Absolutely no smoking inside Chalet, no littering, no dogs running loose without prior approval of Adirondack Holiday.