3 BR, 1.5 BA, Maximum Occupancy: 10
(address given when contract signed), Jay, NY 12941
Essex County

Lake Placid and High Peaks Region Vacation Rentals — LISTING ID: VR5012

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Rustic-but-comfortable cabin on 40 largely-wooded acres at 1600' elevation in the secluded "Glen" of Jay, NY, at the edge of the Adirondack "High Peaks." Fully furnished. Sleeps 6 - 10 depending on how chummy you are. (More than 6 or 7 would be a living hell IMO.) Within easy driving distance of "High Peaks" trailheads, skiing at Whiteface Mountain, and civilization in Lake Placid. Perfect for hikers, honeymooners, fishermen, families, fans of Olympic sports, skiers, watercolorists, nudists, and escaped convicts avoiding recapture.

HERE'S WHAT YOU GET: tons of privacy; the sound of the wind and the leaves; wrap-around deck with hammock, "Adirondack chairs" and a Million Dollar view; big meadow full of berries; hiking and XC skiing right out the door; screened-in back porch (furnished in season); charcoal/wood grill; living room with comfy furniture, cool taxidermy, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and wood-burning stove (wood provided); 47" flatscreen digital TV for watching DVD's; DVD player; a plethora of DVD's; HDMI patch cord for watching Amazon Prime or Netflix (if you gots the subscription); new iHome; old iHome; boombox with assortment of cds (reflecting my musical taste [which is excellent I might add]); complete kitchen & eating area w/ all necessary implements of destruction (including a dishwasher once you arrive); 1 full bath; 1 half bath; 3 bedrooms; stone-ringed fire pit for roasting marshmallows or obtaining information the hard way; and high-speed internet.

New for 2021: finished bedrooms upstairs.

LOADS OF WILDLIFE: spotted on or near the premises: moose; deer; bears; wolves; coyotes; porcupines; foxes; hawks; owls; bats; hikers; humming birds; wild turkeys; rabbits; red squirrels; chipmunks.

STUFF TO DO: go swimming by the historic covered bridge in Jay (voted "America's Best Swimming Hole" by some swanky women's magazine); fish the nearby Ausable River; climb one of the nearby 46 "High Peaks" (or Jay Peak across the street); eat, shop, wander about Lake Placid (~ 17.7 miles); ski Whiteface Mountain (~ 9.5 miles); get a to-die-for pie at the Noonmark Diner in Keene Valley ("Very Berry Crumble" - you're welcome), or gather berries in the field and bake your own damn pie; take the Lake Champlain Ferry over to Burlington, VT, for the day; ride a horse/take a lesson at Rookery Ranch in Keene; take the kiddies to "North Pole, NY" (America's first amusement park) to see Santa's Workshop; sip your poison of choice as you melt in an "Adirondack chair" and watch the sun set; lie in the hammock after dark and play "Spot the Space Station"; marvel at The Milky Way; get a full body tan without getting arrested; learn your children's names; finish a thought for a change.

CREATURE COMFORTS: The cabin is comfortable but rustic (like an Adirondack camp should be, dammit), but fear not - you'll have everything a 20th Century American required plus a good deal more: cushions; heat; electricity; flush toilets; running water [including hot!]; sleeping surfaces off the floor; high-speed internet. (You won't have to cook in an iron cauldron over an open fire - unless that's your idea of a good time). But so you know, the furniture is not new and the forks don't match. OH! And there are no ridiculous anachronisms: no recessed lighting; no heated towel racks; no mauve wallpaper trim. THIS IS A CABIN IN THE ADIRONDACKS. Did I mention that? If what you want from an "Adirondack vacation" are the "all mod cons" of a townhouse bordering the golf course, then this definitely ain't the place for you. But if the price and sterility of a Lake Placid condo is not your thing, then look no further because you just found Nirvana AND Valhalla AND Xanadu AND Utopia on 40 acres. You bring the chocolates.

C'MON! IT'LL BE FUN! You probably won't die, and you'll feel like you went someplace on vacation.


JEFF from Oswego, NY:
"Our stay was great! Thanks so much for everything you did for me, especially how quickly you were able to get us into your cabin. The place is beautiful! I like how removed it is from Lake 'Plastic' and Keene Valley. The views were spectacular, and I think we even saw a coyote or wolf in the meadow our first day there. My wife was so surprised. I had her convinced we were going camping in a tent, and when we got to your cabin, she was quite confused. She was literally speechless for the first hour or so, with the exception of, 'Are you serious? I can't believe this.' We loved the decor as well as the Adirondack reading. We are convinced your cabin would be a great place to stay again and again. Your rates were incredibly fair, and thanks again for that. And thanks for the security deposit. In the past I have had some sketchy vacation landlords really sock me with 'cleaning fees.' I'm happy you weren't one of them."

ADAM from Baldwin, NY:
"The camp was probably the nicest vacation place I can remember! You found one of the best spots in the region."

JENNIFER from Massachusetts:
"Long live 'Liberty! Acres!!!!!' We loved the cabin, tucked away in the heart of the mountains. We explored, built fires, roasted marshmallows, rocked in the hammock, slept on the porch, climbed our favorite peaks, hopped rocks on the Boquet River, ate pizza in Lake Placid, swam at Split Rock, ate ice cream at Noonmark Diner. My kids and husband 'sun-setted' on Jay Peak across the street and watched as the last, rosy light withdrew from darkening clouds and gilded every contour as night claimed the world. My favorite thing was sitting in an 'Adirondack chair' on the deck, absorbing the peace and beauty - the gorgeous view across the meadow early in the morning, and later in the heat of the day, and later as the sun went down. We loved the cabin - tucked away in the mountains, yet close to anything we wanted to do. Our week felt like a piece of Paradise that we had stumbled across and seemed to own."

JOHN & NOLA from Australia:
"We were totally taken by our stay! We absolutely loved it! I can't imagine a better place to stay in the Adirondacks."

SOPHIE & JUSTIN from Montreal ("regular Canadian tenants that are delighted!"):
"Best start for summer! Thanks again for giving us the opportunity to stay at your cabin. As every stay we were pampered by the surrounding nature! The site is still as enchanting and peaceful, and the cabin so rallying! Each season is full of surprises, and now we can say we have tried many! Wild strawberries at the end of spring, blueberries and mushrooms during summer, fireflies at night, beautiful Ausable River down the hill (best swimming/playing area our kids ever had!), mushrooms again during fall, cross-country skiing directly from the cabin during winter, stars, stars, stars all year round! And after all these discoveries and activities, what a pleasure to go back to the cozy ambiance of this cabin, in front of a fire playing games or having a grilled marshmallow. As you very well describe, we feel alone and surrounded by nature. And it's true: the view 'kills' you. No doubt we will continue to come!"

CHRIS from Ohio:
"Your place and price was a real deal and so comfortable and enjoyable. Can't say enough good things to describe our experience there!"

RUBEN from Plattsburgh, NY:
"I appreciate your working with me in making our 23rd anniversary our best ever."

REBECCA from Toms River, NJ:
"We have stayed at the cabin a couple of times now, both in winter and summer, and we absolutely love it! There's so much to do in the area no matter the time of year, and we did everything from a horse-drawn sleigh ride to renting a boat for the day. It's only 20 minutes from Lake Placid, and we went there several times. The view from the famous "Whiskey Sipping Deck" is INCREDIBLE! And the wrap-around porch makes it even more enjoyable. The kids made s'mores around the fire pit, and there was all that land for them to run around and play. Whether one is looking for a romantic getaway or a fun family vacation, THIS IS THE PLACE!

MICHELLE from Texas:
"It was just as you described - just like home; comfortable. The setting is perfect: private and absolutely beautiful!"

JOSEPHINE from Tarrytown, NY:
"We had an amazing time--the place was absolutely perfect for our two families. I picked lots of delicious blackberries, the children played in the pine grove, we had fires in the fire circle and cooked hot dogs and s'mores, everyone took lovely naps, and we grilled on the BBQ. We also found great places to swim and hike in the area, including Jay Mountain just down the road as you mentioned. All in all we were thrilled and dream about coming back already."

KIRK & KAREN from Avon, NY:
"The place was perfect for us. A warm place to dry out and have a few beers after a day of playing in the snow. Thanks!"

COACH ED from Central NJ:
"What's the perfect vacation look like? Quiet and cozy accommodations with a gorgeous view and a nice fire in the fireplace! 40 acres and the surrounding High Peaks Region for some of the best hiking and skiing in the northeast! Lots of space for family fun at a cost that won't break the bank! Liberty! Acres was just the right place!"

ZOE & TOM from Buffalo, NY:
"We all had an absolutely wonderful time at the cabin! Thanks for providing us with a cozy, friendly, and lovely place to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends."

WOLFGANG & BIRGIT from Wilmington, DE:
"Our first thought after arriving was, 'Yes! Everything done right! HIGH FIVE!'"


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Listed with Adirondack "By Owner" since 1999.


LIBERTY! ACRES: WHAT A BARGAIN!! Compare our rates with other ADKbyOwner listings:

APRIL 1 - OCTOBER 31: $1015(US) per week or $145(US) per night (min. 3 nights charged).

Note: July and August tenancies are 1-week (or longer) tenancies that run Saturday afternoons to the following Saturday mornings. Exception: OWNERS WILL CONSIDER A SHORTER TENANCY 2 WEEKS OR LESS BEFORE DESIRED START DATE.

NOVEMBER 1 - MARCH 31 $1099(US) per week or $157(US) per night (min. 7 nights charged).

Repeat customers: 10% discount.

Long term rates available.

Rates subject to change without notice.

Owner now responsible to charge and collect a 3% Essex County Room Occupancy Tax.

EMAIL OWNER at for CANNED MESSAGE re renting steps.

Listing ID: VR5012
Property Address: (address given when contract signed), Jay, NY 12941
Region: Lake Placid and High Peaks Region
Bedrooms: 3
Bed Sizes: 3 Queen, 2 Twin, 1 Futon,
Bathrooms: 1.5
Max Occupancy: 10
Pet Policy: No pets. All pet owners say their pets are well-mannered and house-broken. Turns out some are not. Who knew?!
Smoking Policy: Outside only please.
Cleaning Policy: $75 cleaning fee added.
Linen Policy: Linens provided (sheets, pillow cases, towels, washcloths, tea towels).
Security Deposit Information: $250 security deposit returned within thirty (30) days after end of tenancy less cost to fix or replace damaged or missing items.


  • Adirondack Chairs
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Blu Ray Player
  • Book Collection, Adirondack Related
  • Book Collection, General
  • Breakfast Room
  • CD Player
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cool Taxidermy
  • Crib
  • Cushions
  • Deck
  • DVD Player
  • Extremely Private
  • Fan (portable)
  • Fire Pit
  • Fireplace (wood burning)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Games and/or Puzzles
  • Grill (coal)
  • Hairdryer
  • Hammock
  • High Speed Internet - Wireless
  • Horseshoes
  • Ironing Board/Iron
  • Killer Mountain View
  • Kitchenware (dishes, pots, utensils, etc.)
  • Linens Included (no extra fee)
  • Long Term/Seasonal Rentals Available
  • Microwave
  • Movie Collection
  • MP3 Type Player
  • Music Collection
  • Picnic Table, Outdoor
  • Porch (no screen)
  • Porch (screen)
  • Private
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator/Freezer (full size)
  • Rustic Furnishings
  • Scenic View from Inside House
  • Scenic View from Outside House
  • Ski from Door to Ski Lift or XC Ski Trail
  • Stereo
  • Stove/Oven
  • Swingset
  • Television, Luxury
  • Toaster
  • Tourist Information Folder
  • Winter Availability
  • Woodstove (wood burning)


Activities On Site

  • Hiking Trail(s)
  • Skiing, Nordic (Cross Country)
  • Sledding
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Tubing (Snow)
  • Walking Path

Activities 1-15 Minutes

  • ATM (Cash) Machine
  • Bank
  • Basketball Court
  • Bike Path
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Church
  • Concerts
  • Farmer's Market
  • Fishing
  • Gas Station
  • Grocery Store - Small
  • Horse Trails
  • Hunting
  • Library
  • Movie Rental Store
  • Playground
  • Public Beach
  • Restaurant
  • River
  • Swimming Pool (Outdoor)
  • Tubing (River)

Activities 16-30 Minutes

  • Amusement Park
  • Antique Shopping
  • Arcade
  • ATV Trails
  • Bar/Tavern/Brew Pub
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boat Tour
  • Boating
  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals
  • Fitness Club
  • Golf Course
  • Grocery Store - Large
  • Historic Site
  • Horseback Riding Center
  • Ice Fishing
  • Ice Skating (indoor)
  • Ice Skating (outdoor)
  • Lake
  • Laundromat
  • Live Entertainment
  • Miniature Golf
  • Mountain Bike Center
  • Movie Theatre
  • Museum
  • Nature Center or Attraction
  • Office / Shipping Service Store
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Public Boat Launch
  • Sailing
  • Scenic Ski Lift or Gondola Ride
  • Shopping Mall
  • Skate Board Park
  • Skiing, Alpine (Downhill)
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis
  • Train Ride

Activities 31-60 Minutes

  • Airplane Tour
  • Hospital
  • Live Theatre or Dance
  • Orchard
  • Snowmobile Rentals
  • Spa
  • Synagogue
  • Urgent or Emergency Care Center
  • Water Park
  • Whitewater Rafting Center
  • Winery

Meet the Owner(s)

About Us: We are members of a plumeless genus of bipeds, and we own a cabin in The Adirondacks. Contact us directly: for IMMEDIATE CANNED REPLY with renting steps.

Why we think you will enjoy staying in Jay: For all the reasons stated ad nauseum above.

Why our property is special: See answer to last question.

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