The SpaceOtter Chalet is on 7 private waterfront acres along Lake Everest, right next to the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge. One of Wilmington's most popular private rentals, Otter Chalet has 2 large bedrooms, 3 full baths, a sleeping dorm with 3 thick, comfortable and queen-sized futons and Satellite TV, a sleeping loft with a queen futon, two 42" HDTV Flat Screen TVs with Satellite, and great views of Whiteface Mountain and the Ausable River. Otter Chalet can comfortably sleep 12.
Don't be fooled! Some of the most elegant rentals in Wilmington are on half acre patches, right on busy roads, without walkable water access. Be sure that "private" means private.
At Otter Chalet, 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 and foos-ball games, or watch Satellite TV. Log Cabin Wet Sauna, hot tub, satellite TV, DVD, VCR, 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 canoe and 3 kayaks provided on the river and Lake Everest without charge. Otter Chalet enjoys unimpeded views of Whiteface, Esther, Lookout and Marble Mountains, while the Wildlife Refuge next door 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. Otter Chalet is on the edge of the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, where your kids will get to meet wolves, bobcat, foxes, bald eagle and other birds of prey, while learning about their roles in nature.
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, and Otter on Otter Chalet 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, 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.
Otter Chalet is a place to get away from it all, to rebuild, regroup, and face your busy lives with a renewed perspective. For those of you who are new to the Adirondacks, prepare to discover what we learned long ago (and weve hiked in parks all over the US, Canada and Alaska). There is no lovelier place in the world to vacation than the Adirondack Mountains: the Adirondacks has it all.
During the Summer season, Otter Chalet rents from Saturday-to-Saturday, and has a 2 night minimum stay the rest of the year. House trained dogs are permitted, & no smoking inside. 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 Accesscanoes and kayaks, and its own dock on Lake Everest. Interaction with GuestsWe live at Ausable Lodge next door, where we run the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, and where our guests can go on the world famous "Wolf walk", as well as meet wolves, fox, bobcat, fisher, eagles and other Adirondack birds of prey. The NeighborhoodWilmington is a great place to spend your Adirondack vacation! Wilmington is home to the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, where families get to meet wolves, fox, bobcat, eagles, hawks, falcons and other Adirondack birds of prey, and go on the "Wolf Walk". The Refuge is a terrific education center for folks of all ages.
Wilmington is also home to Whiteface Mountain, the greatest vertical drop in the East, and the setting for the 1980 downhill Olympics, and to other attractions, such as Santa's Workshop, where the kids can meet Santa, his elves and reindeer, and High Falls Gorge, which offers easy hikes along the roughest and most visually spectacular stretches of the west branch of the Ausable.
Speaking of the Ausable, enjoy the great fishing, swimming, kayaking and canoeing on Lake Everest and the west branch of the Ausable, and he many great High Peaks hiking and mountain biking trails.