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Living Room
Kitchen with granite island and maple cabinets
New bathroom: sink and shower
New kitchen with granite island and maple cabinets
Dining area
Ausable River by cottage
Dining Area
Fall colors on driveway
Morning fog over meadow
View from patio
View from Patio
Loft bedroom
Friendly visitors
Master bedroom
Sunrise from patio
Canoeing on river
View from loft bedroom
View from patio
View from patio
Antique buffet in kitchen
View from patio
Cottage from Ausable River
Ausable River by cottage
Dining area
Rainbow over meadow
Fall colors
Friendly visitors
Friendly visitors
Living Room
Sunrise from patio
Fireplace
Path leading to Ausable River
View of meadow from king-size bed in master bedroom
Dining table on patio
Living room
Cozy by fireplace
Living room
Firepit in front of cottage
Sunset from patio
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Jay, New York

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Tbrady80
1 review
“Expectations were wet met and then some.”
Reviewed 27 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I was looking to get away for the weekend to relax and possibly get some hiking/excursions in. The cottage was perfectly located for that and is fully equipped with anything you need. The living room is very relaxing the walls are pretty much all windows giving it an open vibe. The cable and sound worked great! I haven't had cable in years so I would know. The kitchen is fully equipped. Down to a blender and salad mixer. The bed is a bit hard but if that is an issue don't worry there is extra comforters and blankets that could be used. The land is nestled deep enough in the woods to give almost perfect privacy (You can catch a glimpse of RT 9 from the front porch). Sits right on the Ausable River (canoes were waiting on the property..) And the view was great! I watched a family of deer have dinner were I was far enough away as to not disturb them. The view is pretty massive. I got to hang out at Lake Placid, hiked Whiteface Mountain, and discover High Falls Gorge. All within a 20-30 minute drive. The drives to these places wasn't a bother either, considering the views. If you single and looking to just get away, a couple, family, or just a group of friends, I highly recommend this cottage.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Aug 2016
Thank you for your thoughtful review. You give our little cottage a careful description of one of the main assets of the locale, namely the quietness and privacy of the surroundings and the fact that it is very close to all kinds of attractive activities. It is relaxing to be able to watch the deer run in the meadow around the house while dining or lounging on the patio.

Michael was a perfect guest who left the place in immaculate condition. I would recommend him without any reservation to any host. He is truly a 5 star traveller.

I hope I have a chance to host him again in a not too distant future. Fall in the Adirondacks is particularly alluring.
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Gail F
Clayton, Delaware
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Unique property - cute cottage, river, forest, meadow, mountain views & wildlife.”
Reviewed 25 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

My husband and I spent a peaceful week at Adirondack Cottage. The cottage is adorable and all the windows provide for excellent views of the surrounding meadow, forest and mountains in addition to the wildlife. We so enjoyed watching the deer and turkeys. What a surprise to look out the window while brushing my teeth and see a small flock of turkeys making their way through the yard. We loved the bedroom with it's king size bed and large window but found the bed too hard for our taste, but fortunately the beds upstairs were softer so we pushed the twin beds together and slept up there. The location was centrally located for us and we explored Whiteface Mtn. and Lake Placid as well as Elizabethtown and Lake Champlain. The only advice I would give to travelers to this area and not just this cottage (especially if you come from an area where you're used to the convenience of multiple stores and restaurants), is to bring what you will need for dinner and breakfast the next morning. Then you can venture out the next day to shop. Lake Placid has 2 major grocery stores and many restaurants. The only complaint would be no TV. Great place for a couples get away!! The owner was great to work with!!

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Liked best: Private, peaceful, views, wildlife, quiant cottage with lots of windows
Liked least: Hard bed (not a complaint, just matter of preference)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
4 Nov 2015
Thank you for your constructive criticism. The king-size bed has a firm mattress indeed, hotel quality. You found it too hard, but it seems that a lot of people prefer a firm mattress. Those two mattresses upstairs are brand new but softer.

As for the grocery stores, I had warned you that it might be a good idea to get your shopping done before arriving in Jay, if you don't feel like driving the extra 16 miles to get to Lake Placid.

You do have a very keen sense of inquiry. Few renters notice the historical vestiges on the property. When you talk to older people in the area or go through the historical documents and photographs in the local libraries, you are struck by the fact that this corner of the Adirondacks has long attracted a lot of interesting people. As I told you our little cottage was part of a large property that belonged to Donald Ogden Stewart who wrote the script for "The Philadelphia Story". He apparently lead a glamorous life between New York and Hollywood and he would spent his summers in Jay where he had his writing studio in the woods.
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Reviewed 25 December 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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Liked best: surroundings
Liked least: morning trafic on road (but that a minor, minor issue)
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
21 Jan 2015
Thank you so much for your positive review. True, it is quite an idyllic and unique place. Some of the people in the surrounding villages who are used to driving by the expansive field call it a zoo because of the animals you see constantly if you know how to look carefully.
As for the automatic electric gadgetry, we are planning to improve it some time soon. So, if ever you come back, you should not have any problem figuring out how to find the switches in the dark.
It was a pleasure hosting you and your family and I do hope we have a chance to meet again either in North America or in Europe.
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andrew_ma...
Manlius, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Specatcular !!”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

My wife and I are very familiar with the Adirondaks and we wanted something that had some space around it and had a view of the sky. This was the perfect solution as it sits near the East Branch of the Ausable, and is down a private pine-needle-laden private road. Annie could not have been more organized in terms of the property. Her communication was specific and accurate, and she notified us that the property was available a few hours early on check-in day.

The property is spotless, well stocked with dishes, linens, and everything needed for a getaway. The porch has lots of chairs and was perfect for meals and early morning coffee. A short drive to Keene put us at the ADK Cafe where we dined on fabulous food which was far better than anything we had in Lake Placid.

Wanna get away and have some peace and quiet? Book this property, show up, and relax!

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Liked best: Quiet
Liked least: Poison Ivy near the river
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
25 Aug 2014
Thank you for your very constructive review. We are planning major renovations at the cottage and we will certainly take your comments into very serious consideration. Thanks.
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Manhattan
Reviewed 6 November 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Management Response
6 Nov 2013
Hello Andre,

Going over the reviews for our little cottage, it looks like I didn't respond to your kind words. That could not be. In any case, let me respond once more if I, in fact, did.

All kids love that little electrical car. I was a bit reluctant at first to let your kids have it as I was worried about potential mishaps. It is so much fun for the kids and the adults as well that I think you have to be willing to take calculated risks. The noise probably scared the deer away, but the kids will probably remember that little car for quite some time. So, if you ever come back, the little electrical car will be there for them.

Have a great winter.

Annie
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Montreal
Reviewed 10 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Aug 2013
Hi Maike,
My apologies for not responding sooner to your very thoughtful
review. When you embark in a rental transaction, there is a reciprocal risk for the renter as well as the owner. If you give our little cottage a 5 star appreciation, you and your party certainly deserve just as many stars for being perfect renters. I will make sure to take that into consideration if you ever decide to stay at our little cottage again.
I wish you a very pleasant fall season.
Annie
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NYC
Reviewed 13 June 2013 for a stay in February 2013

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Rugged travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Jun 2013
Thanks so much for your very kind works and your very thorough review. Nothing escaped your keen sense of observation. Your piqued my husband's knack for electronic gadgetry with your comment about his "funky lighting system, with a mind of its own". Next time you come, I am sure the funky little system will have been modernized. That in itself might be worth another trip. Looking forward to welcome you again.
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