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3 bedrooms

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Classic high peaks Adirondack restored farmhouse overlooking mountains.Short walk to trail heads. Cozy and comfortable rustic interior.17 acres, patio, garden, swimming hole, marked trails. Modern kitchen, dishwasher, 3 bedrooms, washer & dryer.

The space

New for this summer an outdoor shower
Our turn-of-the-century, two-story farm house sits on a hill with expansive views of Tripod, Roundtop, and Baxter Mountains-and not another home in sight. We have 17 beautiful wooded acres with marked trails, and a meditation platform overlooking one of the streams. Our flagstone patio has a fire pit, picnic table, and gas grill, all nestled amongst apples trees and an organic garden. A swimming hole fed by a natural spring is just a short walk down the hill. Our forty-foot-long front porch is graced with 2 hammocks and authentic Adirondack furniture.

We have put our love and creative energy into making our home a true treasure for all to enjoy. It is comfortable, airy, and sunlit, with windows in every room. The interior boasts an Adirondack camp style living room, sun filled dining room, and a fully stocked kitchen with a gas range, large hotel sink and dishwasher. The well-appointed bathroom has antique tub, sink and fixtures.

The cozy upstairs houses three bedrooms, two with full-sized beds, and one with 2 twin beds. An air mattress is available to create a sleeping nook in the upstairs library. The basement is equipped with a washer and dryer. Linens, towels and other everyday items are provided. The house has a cell booster to aid in cell service, and a flatscreen TV and DVD player. Guidebooks are in our library to help plan your hikes, and you'll find trails right across the road!

Our house is located in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. It is 5.4 miles from Keene Valley, where you can find internet service at the library, shop at the local grocery store, and enjoy several local restaurants. We are 3.5 miles from Keene, which has a convenience store, gas station, and more restaurants. A larger grocery store is just 8.6 miles away in Elizabethtown, and Lake Placid is a quick 18-mile trip, with tons of shopping and restaurants. Whiteface Mountain is 24 miles away.


The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Bed: 7
Room type: Entire home/apt

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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Esteban User Profile
July 2017
Great host, great house, 20 min to Lake Placid, good place for Ironman

Sarah User Profile
July 2016
Bruce and his wife met us at the property to show us the ropes of their home. Beautiful property with lots of flowers and character. We didn't have any problems at all. Took naps in the hammocks. We stayed for IMLP and felt very safe. It was nice to be out of Lake Placid a bit in a quieter setting. Very cost effective for us. We would definitely stay again!

Cody User Profile
June 2016
This was the loveliest place, better than we could have imagined. Had the best time cooking, napping in the hammock on the porch and exploring area swimming holes. We will be back!

Catherine User Profile
July 2015
Of our many airbnb experiences we had never had the hosts meet us before at the property and show us around. It was good in some ways but we could of read it in their guide and it was getting into dinner time. They were helpful setting up a temporary baby gate on the stairs for our daughter. The house is a nice old cottage on the hill with a view of a mountain but one of my disappointments was also a view of the road. The swimming hole was novel but also is on the road. We did enjoy a swim after some hiking. The Baxter mountain trailhead is right nearby and that was a great hike with kids and plenty of wild blueberries up there. The house was ecletic decor which did kind of grow on me. There's three bedrooms upstairs for use, the beds are a little small, we squeezed into one. There's a bath but no shower although Bruce is building an outdoor one, not sure the climate is quite right for that! We enjoyed the vege garden full of lettuce and peas for us to use in salads most nights. Loved the hammocks on the front porch and we watched a thunderstorm roll by one morning. There's also a lot of hiking and wildlife books which we made use of identifying berries and reading about some hikes. Our son really took to a stuffed trout pillow in his room and 'cared' for it including some hammock time.

Jennifer User Profile
August 2014
Bruce was a gracious host who answered my emailed questions quickly before we arrived and he was there in the late afternoon when we arrived to greet us and show us around. The house on the hill is charming and warm and filled with many artful touches. We enjoyed the collections in every corner and appreciated the loving care put into to keeping this house up. The favorite features were the sunny and inviting porch complete with hammocks, the refreshing swimming hole that our teens loved, the firepit and gorgeous yard! We climbed Baxter a few times since it is so close by. The house would be even more perfect with an outdoor shower - I know Bruce is planning on adding this at some point. Even so, the bath was lovely and useful. All in all, a delightful and relaxing retreat off the beaten path and yet in th heart of the most beautiful ADK wilderness around.

Brandon User Profile
July 2014
Bruce was an accommodating, thoughtful host and his place was very well-suited for our family visit. Keene is beautiful and quiet, and even though the property is very private, it is located just a short walk from Mount Baxter's trail-head (hike recommended!) We really enjoyed eating outside at the picnic table every night, using the barbecue and fire-pit in the spacious side-yard. The house was quite clean, homey and decorated with many handmade items that intrigued our kids, particularly Bruce's diorama/clocks. The beds are comfortable, linens, towels and blankets plentiful, and the front porch is a gem, with great hammocks and flower boxes and a view of the mountains. Given that our son was very car-sick moments before arrival, we also really appreciated the full laundry facilities! Note that there is only a large tub (no shower), but the water pressure is very good for a rural property and the fully equipped kitchen includes an incredibly silent and effective dishwasher. Overall, a lovely retreat for those looking for a quiet, scenic home-base in the Adirondacks.

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