2 BR, 1 BA, Maximum Occupancy: 6
Jay, NY 12941
Essex County

Lake Placid and High Peaks Region Vacation Rentals — LISTING ID: VR5186

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Welcome to AuSable Camp, our vacation home in the Adirondacks. At AuSable Camp, you have the best of both worlds. During the day, you hike the High Peaks and at night you watch movies on a flat TV screen after a candlelight dinner and a breathtaking sunset.

AuSable Camp is a sunny, cozy two bedroom cottage on a 12-acre property facing Bassett, Wainwright, Rattlesnake, and Ebenezer Mountains. We enjoy 1,500 feet of river frontage on the East Branch of the AuSable River 300 feet from the house. We share our 12 acres of woods and fields with deer, foxes, coyotes, otters, beavers, and birds. We are located in the town of Jay, the foot of the Jay Mountain Range. There is a very secluded swimming hole upstream within walking distance from the house.

AuSable Camp has panoramic doors and windows on all sides, with stunning sunset views in all seasons. Amenities include a wraparound porch and an outdoor grill for Summer dining; a well-equipped kitchen with central island, dishwasher, microwave; washer and dryer; a fireplace in the living-room; a king-size bed with panoramic view in the master bedroom; two twin size trundle beds in the loft bedroom; cedar paneling in the bathroom (see more photos on website mentioned below).

At AuSable Camp, life is secluded, peaceful and yet close to many famous Adirondack attractions such as the Jay Rapids, High Falls Gorge, The Flumes, Santa's Workshop, AuSable Chasm, Whiteface Mountain, Mount Van Hovenberg, the Adirondack Mountain Club, the 46 High Peaks, and the Olympic Village of Lake Placid.

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

With over 1,500 lakes and ponds, hundreds of miles of canoe routes, 46 major peaks over the 4,000 feet elevation mark and over 2,000 miles of biking and hiking trails, the Adirondack Park is, quite literally, a 6 million acre playground and sports paradise.

Right at AuSable Camp, there is fishing, swimming, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing right on your doorstep, unless you prefer bird watching, sunbathing, stargazing, relaxing and enjoying the view.

The AuSable River, world-renowned for fly fishing, is one of the top 20 trout fishing rivers in the country. There is a secluded swimming hole within walking distance. In the winter, you can snowshoe or cross country ski for several miles right on the property.

In the village of Jay, just two miles away, you can visit the Old Covered Bridge and frolic in the Jay Rapids, named recently the Best Rural Swimming Hole in the nation by Sports Women Illustrated. On Saturday nights, you take your lawn chair to join the town's residents for the free Summer concerts on the Village Green. You can also visit the arts and craft fairs, the artists' workshops and galleries, the farmers' markets and the garage sales in the area. Jay has a long tradition of being a haven for artists and writers. Ogden Stewart of "Philadelphia Story" fame lived right on this property and Rockwell Kent lived in Au Sable Forks.

In the Winter, you can go bushwhacking up the spectacular Jay Mountain Range that is part of the 8,000-acre Jay Mountain Wilderness Area. A 10 minute drive to Keene takes you to some of the most breathtaking vistas and exhilarating activities in the Adirondacks. You can hike up the Nun-da-gao Ridge, a little used and stunning trail north of Hurricane Mountain. The Ridge (high point, 3,090 feet), also known as the Soda Range, follows an arc from Big Crow to the summit of Weston Mountain, overlooking Lost Pond. From Keene, you can also embark on a cross-country ski or snowshoe expedition along the Jackrabbit Trail, a 35 mile trail system connecting Keene to Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Paul Smiths.

If downhill skiing is your passion, Whiteface Mountain is 8 miles away. It is the only Olympic downhill ski center in the East, with a vertical drop of 3,430 feet. It is the highest point in New York State accessible by car. You can also ride up to the summit via the Cloudsplitter gondola.

Mount Van Hoevenberg, site of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games, is home to the newest combined track for bobsled, luge and skeleton racing. The site provides 35 miles of groomed cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails that are open for mountain hiking in the Summer.

Whether you are looking for a Whiteface Mountain ski chalet, an AuSable River Spring trout-fishing getaway, a High Peaks base-camp for the Summer or a Fall foliage weekend escape, AuSable Camp is a comfortable and convenient base to take in the natural beauty of the Adirondack Park's six million acres Forever Wild. AuSable Camp is the starting point of your Adirondack adventure. When you come:

- Don't miss the free concerts on the Village Green in Jay on Saturday night and don't forget to bring your own chair.
- Don't miss the community plays and the cultural events at the new 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 cultural circuits in the countryside to visit the local artists in their studios.
- Don't miss the thrill of the Cloudsplitter Gondolaup Whiteface Mountain and practice your yoga poses at the top.
- Don't miss the kayak and canoe adventures down the rapids of the East and West Branches of the Au Sable River.
- Don't miss the opportunity to hike a few of the 46 High Peaks or bike down the trails of Whiteface Mountain.
- Don't miss the trajectory of the Ironman along NYS Route 86, 73 and 9N.
- Don't miss the free concerts at the Recovery Lounge for their exceptional ambiance and camaraderie.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at AuSable Camp, our vacation home in the Adirondacks.


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Listed with Adirondack "By Owner" since 2004.


$ 125 per night. Guests must book a minimum of 2 nights
$ 797 per week with 10% discount
$ 3271 per month with 15% discount
There is also an additional $125 cleaning fee
We advertise frequent specials, especially in the off-season

Listing ID: VR5186
Property Address: Jay, NY 12941
Region: Lake Placid and High Peaks Region
Bedrooms: 2
Bed Sizes: 1 King, 4 Twin, 1 Air Mattress,
Bathrooms: 1
Max Occupancy: 6
Pet Policy: No pets allowed in the house
Smoking Policy: 100% Smoke Free (no indoor smoking ever by owners or renters)
Cleaning Policy: We utilize a cleaning service between rentals and we charge a $125 cleaning fee. Prior to departure, we expect renters to empty the refrigerator and trashcans, strip beds, leave used linens and towels in the bathtub, wash all dishes and run the dishwasher, leave furniture and amenities where they were found upon arrival, leave the place tidy, organized and ready for our cleaning service to get to work. A detailed departure checklist, along with all cleaning supplies, is provided at the cabin.
Linen Policy: All linens (sheets, towels, table linens) included in rental.
Security Deposit Information: The rental fee is due upon reservation and will be refunded in full if cancellation is made at least 5 days prior to arrival date.


  • 100% Pet Free (no pets ever present with owners or renters)
  • 100% Smoke Free (no indoor smoking ever by owners or renters)
  • Adirondack Chairs
  • Air Conditioner - Central
  • Alarm Clock
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Blender
  • CD Player
  • Coffee Maker
  • Credit Card or Paypal Accepted for Rental Fee
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Extremely Private
  • Fan (portable)
  • Fire Pit
  • Fireplace (wood burning)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill (gas)
  • Hairdryer
  • High Speed Internet - Wireless
  • Kayak
  • Kitchenware (dishes, pots, utensils, etc.)
  • Life Vests
  • Linens Included (no extra fee)
  • Long Term/Seasonal Rentals Available
  • Microwave
  • Network of hiking trails around house
  • Picnic Table, Outdoor
  • Porch (no screen)
  • Private
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator/Freezer (full size)
  • River Access (easy walk)
  • Riverfront
  • Scenic View from Inside House
  • Scenic View from Outside House
  • Ski from Door into woods and open fields
  • Stereo
  • Stove/Oven
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Television, Standard
  • Toaster
  • Tourist Information Folder
  • Trout fishing in the AuSable River
  • VCR Player
  • Walk-In Closet
  • Walking trails along the AuSable River
  • Washer
  • Winter Availability


Activities On Site

  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trail(s)
  • River
  • Skiing, Nordic (Cross Country)
  • Sledding
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Tubing (River)
  • Tubing (Snow)
  • Walking Path

Activities 1-15 Minutes

  • Antique Shopping
  • ATM (Cash) Machine
  • ATV Trails
  • Bank
  • Bar/Tavern/Brew Pub
  • Basketball Court
  • Bike Path
  • Boating
  • Bowling
  • Church
  • Concerts
  • Farmer's Market
  • Fitness Club
  • Gas Station
  • Golf Course
  • Grocery Store - Small
  • Historic Site
  • Horse Trails
  • Horseback Riding Center
  • Ice Skating (outdoor)
  • Lake
  • Laundromat
  • Library
  • Live Entertainment
  • Live Theatre or Dance
  • Mountain Bike Center
  • Movie Rental Store
  • Movie Theatre
  • Playground
  • Public Beach
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic Ski Lift or Gondola Ride
  • Skate Board Park
  • Skiing, Alpine (Downhill)
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis

Activities 16-30 Minutes

  • Airplane Tour
  • Amusement Park
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boat Tour
  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals
  • Caves
  • Go-Karts
  • Grocery Store - Large
  • Hospital
  • Ice Fishing
  • Ice Skating (indoor)
  • Marina
  • Miniature Golf
  • Museum
  • Office / Shipping Service Store
  • Orchard
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Public Boat Launch
  • Sailing
  • Shopping Mall
  • Snowmobile Rentals
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool (Indoor)
  • Swimming Pool (Outdoor)
  • Train Ride
  • Urgent or Emergency Care Center
  • Water Park
  • Whitewater Rafting Center
  • Winery

Activities 31-60 Minutes

  • Arcade
  • Nature Center or Attraction




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