Bear Den ChaletBear Den Chalet

Entire home/apt

10 guests

3 bedrooms

5 beds
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A 3 bedroom, 2 & 1/2 bath chalet with a barrel sauna, about a half mile from the Whiteface Mountain ski center. Guests may use our canoes and kayaks on Lake Everest at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, about two miles from Bear den Chalet.

The space

A mile and a half from the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center, Bear Den Chalet is a new 3 bedroom, two and a half bath vacation home. Bear Den Chalet comfortably sleeps six in bedrooms, but can accommodate up to 6 other guests on very thick comfortable futons, including one on a second floor landing, and two in the finished basement where the wide screen TV is. Linens, cooking and eating utensils, Cable TV, cable modem for high speed internet access, and DVD, make Bear Den Chalet a relaxing home away from home. Seasonal chills are kept out with radiant floor heating. All you need to bring with you are clothes, food, ski gear, hiking gear or fishing poles.

There's a campfire, picnic table and propane barbecue in the yard, providing a great place for the family to gather in the evening, to review the days activities, have a family sing-along, or just to listen to the sounds of the Adirondack night, while counting the stars in the clear Adirondack skies, and inhaling the fragrance of the tall white pines which enclose the yard, or using the outdoor barrel sauna.

Guests of Bear Den Chalet are entitled to visit the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, about a mile away, where the family can meet and learn all about wolves, bobcat, and fox, as well as birds of prey, such as owls, falcons and hawks. The Refuge has canoes and kayaks, as well as public fishing access on Lake Everest, Serious hikers are within easy range of High Peaks Trails. The trail up Whiteface Mountain and Esther is only a few miles away, Hikers, swimmers and fisherman can walk to the extensive hiking trails near the famous flume of the West Branch of the Ausable River.

The Hungry Trout a quality restaurant for trout lovers, and it's companion Pub, McDougals, are both within walking distance. The Veterans Memorial "Highway", the beautiful 2-lane country road up the back of Whiteface Mountain, is just a couple of miles drive, and features great views, a specially stocked trout pond for young kids, as well as America's very first theme park, "Santa's Workshop at the North Pole", a great place for kids to pet reindeer, enjoy kiddie rides, and meet Santa's elves. The High Peaks towns of Wilmington, Jay and Lake Placid offer nightly summer activities for young and old alike, everything from plays, concerts and art exhibits to fireworks and blue-grass/ rock and country bands under the stars.

The restaurants and Olympic attractions of Lake Placid are 10 miles away through the Wilmington notch, one of America's most beautiful country roads.

During the Summer season, Bear Den Chalet rents from Saturday-to-Saturday, and has a 2 night minimum stay the rest of the year. No pets permitted, & no smoking inside Bear Den Chalet. A cleaning fee of $110, & a refundable $250 security deposit apply to all rentals. The security deposit will be returned to guest assuming there are no damages to the rental home. From Canada or U.S. Call Toll (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).

Guest access

Canoes and kayaks on Lake Everest, at he Adirondack Wildlife Refuge.

Interaction with guests

We live at Ausable Lodge, about two miles away, where we run the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, and where our guests can meet and learn all about wolves, fox, bobcat, fisher, eagles and other Adirondack birds of prey. Guests are welcome to use our canoes and kayaks on Lake Everest at the Wildlife Refuge.

The space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 176
Security Deposit: 352
Weekly Discount: 3%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

No smoking inside. No pets.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 4 nights.

46 Reviews

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Catherine User Profile
August 2017
Excellent family spot - room for many and so close to swimming holes and great hiking. We ascended eight high peaks during our time and the sauna was the perfect way to end each day.

Linda User Profile
July 2017
The house is really cozy and has everything and more that you need. Very clean and hosts are extremely organized and all instructions are very clear. We had a wonderful stay!!

Anvesha User Profile
May 2017
Great place for a perfect weekend! Had precious and quality time with a group of friends. The house is well maintained and the owner was very responsive. Close to various attractions. I strongly recommend this place!

Gabriella User Profile
March 2017
The house was beautiful from top to bottom. Modern appliances and very spacious. Very clean. The sauna was a huge plus! There were 5 of us so we had more than enough space. Whiteface Mountain is literally a 5 minute drive down the road. Do visit the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehabilitation Center if you get a chance. Thanks for everything Stephen!

Brittney User Profile
February 2017
This cabin was honestly 5+ stars. Perfectly located near the village of Lake Placid and around the corner from white face mountain. Perfect for a family get away. I would highly recommend this rental!

Cassandra User Profile
February 2017
I stayed at the Bear Den Chalet for birthday celebrations with some friends. It was absolutely wonderful! A beautiful, relaxed, comfortable setting with plenty of space for the 8 of us to spread out. The photos posted here don't do justice to the actual space, it's a truly fantastic spot to stay. Skiing and hiking are within walking distance (or only a few minutes by car) and the sauna is the perfect place to de-stress after a day out exploring! I'm looking forward to coming back in the summer!

Roy User Profile
January 2017
My friends and I came to Wilmington to ski Whiteface and made Bear Den Chalet our home. The chalet is very well situated, it was only a 3 minute car ride to the slopes and a 5 minute walk to the Hungry Trout restaurant and a local pub. The house is located on a quiet road, surrounded by trees. We really enjoyed the sauna and relaxing in front of the fire place in the spacious living room after a day on the slopes. The kitchen has great appliances and is generally well equipped for cooking. The beds are also very comfortable and we slept like logs. Overall, we had an amazing experience and would definitely come back! Thank you Stephen for hosting us!

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Wilmington, New York, United StatesJoined in June 2014
Stephen User Profile

Adirondack Holiday LLC has rented vacation homes in the Adirondack High Peaks region near Whiteface Mountain. the Olympic downhill mountain, since 2000. Adirondack Holiday represents both homeowners who wish to rent out their vacation properties, and guests who wish to locate a vacation property likely to foster lasting memories of a great vacation in one of the most beautiful mountainous and wilderness areas of the United States. The Adirondack Park is larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Everglades combined, and is truly one of America's vacation destination treasures. Steve Hall, of Adirondack Holiday, is a New York State licensed real estate broker, who can help you find the right buyer for your home, or locate that perfect investment property, whether it is land for future building, a Cabin, Yurt or Chalet for getting away from it all, or that perfect home for living the good life in the Adirondacks.

Steve and Wendy Hall are the contractors for Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, Inc., a non-profit which rehabs and releases injured wildlife from the Adirondack region, while offering a wide array of educational programs about nature, for tourists, schools and public venues. You may reach them at 855-Wolf-Man..

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