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Historic Icehouse in 900+ acres private wilderness

SuperhostUpper Jay, New York, United States
Entire cabin hosted by David And Anna
6 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
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14 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
David And Anna is a Superhost
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The Icehouse is a unique house situated in the High Peaks. The building is surrounded by a stunning private wilderness (almost 1000 acres), yet close to the village of Upper Jay and within easy reach of Whiteface Mt (6 mins), Keene& Keene Valley (10/15 mins) and Lake Placid (20 mins).

The space
The historic 19th century property derives its name from its original purpose. It was built to store blocks of ice in the Summer that had been cut in the Winter from the nearby ponds. The ice blocks were in the cool rooms of a nearby Great Camp.

The building has been lovingly restored over the past few years and transformed into a spacious home with a welcoming and warm atmosphere.

Many original features have been conserved, and contemporary additions were carefully planned. Using mostly reclaimed local wood and ecologically sourced materials to create a comfortable and unique living space, the inside has been decorated to combine old and new in harmonious ways. Thus we offer guests the experience of simple cabin-living in the Adirondack wilderness in rather comfortable style. We even recently caved in and now have a very good air-conditioning unit for those hot Adirondack Summer nights!

Great care has gone into every little detail: from the hand-cut red hardwood flooring in parts of the building and the custom-made windows set into the original wood-panelled walls, to the sheepskin-rug on the Adirondack rocking chair by the antique fireplace, or the very high-quality bedding on the comfortable beds; from the professional-grade Jenn-air range cooker to the family-size stainless steel fridge in the kitchen - everything has its own aesthetic and functional purpose and contributes to the simple, intimate and warm atmosphere of the building.

The kitchen is well equipped with a high-end coffee maker, Nespresso milk foamer, toaster, kettle, waffle iron, ice cream maker, kitchen aid blender; excellent pots, pans and all other necessities for cooking and baking. There is a Weber barbecue grill right outside, and a lovely open fire pit in our nearby field with truly wonderful views.

Guest access
Guests have access to the whole building and the land surrounding the house. Property boundaries (marked with red markings and 'posted' signs) must be observed at all times. Please read our guide to the property (you'll find it at the house) for further details.

Other things to note
Please note that unless otherwise agreed we require a two-night minimum stay. Thanks for understanding! Also kindly check house rules before booking, thanks!
The Icehouse is a unique house situated in the High Peaks. The building is surrounded by a stunning private wilderness (almost 1000 acres), yet close to the village of Upper Jay and within easy reach of Whitefa…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 air mattress, 1 crib
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 couch, 1 air mattress

Amenities

Indoor fireplace
Crib
Hair dryer
First aid kit
Free parking on premises
Smoke alarm
TV
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Babysitter recommendations
Dryer

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Upper Jay, New York, United States

Hosted by David And Anna

Joined in November 2011
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We're both academics with a great love of traveling, exploring, making, creating, painting, building, digging, walking, talking, swimming, eating, laughing and (not) being masters of the chaos that reigns our lives.
Co-hosts
  • Carrie
During your stay
We arrange arrival etc., but otherwise let guests enjoy their holidays undisturbed.
David And Anna is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Deutsch, Bahasa Indonesia, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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