Skip to content

Historic Icehouse in 980 Acres Private Wilderness

Entire cabin hosted by David And Anna
6 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
This host committed to Airbnb's 5-step enhanced cleaning process.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
David And Anna is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
DUE TO CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES ANY BOOKINGS FOLLOW A STRICT PROTOCOL TO KEEP GUESTS AND CARETAKERS SAFE. AVAILABILITY PENDING LOCAL COUNTY GUIDELINES/ APPROVAL.
The Icehouse is a unique house situated in the High Peaks. The building is surrounded by a stunning private wilderness, with hiking trails, brooks, and fields that no one but guests have access to. The house is very well equipped and has a kitchen suitable for discerning cooks, comfy beds with high-end linen, unique furniture and artwork.

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 used in the walk-in 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!).

Everything at the Icehouse has its own aesthetic and functional purpose and contributes to the simple, intimate and warm atmosphere of the building. Great care has gone into every detail, such as the hand-cut red hardwood flooring in parts of the building, custom-made windows set into the original wood-panelled walls, and new, high-end kitchen appliances integrated into existing countertops. We chose lovely high-quality bedding (organic linen in the Summer, flannel in the Winter) for our comfortable beds, and plenty of blankets and pillows are scattered on sofas and chairs to ensure maximum comfort and coziness!

The kitchen is well equipped with a professional-grade Jenn-air stove, Bosch dishwasher and family-size refrigerator with freezer compartment and ice-cube maker. Coffee is important to us so we have a high-end filter coffee maker (Moccamaster - if you know, you know!), as well as French press and Italian stove-top coffee makers and a Nespresso milk foamer, as well as other small appliances such as a 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.

If you have any special requirements, please just let us know and we'll all do our very best to accommodate them. Please note that the Icehouse is strictly a no smoking property and that rule will be reinforced!

We have an extensive guest info pack that will help you find your way around the house (well, you won't get lost, that's for sure!), and that includes directions as well as some background on the area, where to eat, shop, etc etc. It's an ever-growing list!


STRICTLY NO HUNTING. Absolutely not.

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.
DUE TO CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES ANY BOOKINGS FOLLOW A STRICT PROTOCOL TO KEEP GUESTS AND CARETAKERS SAFE. AVAILABILITY PENDING LOCAL COUNTY GUIDELINES/ APPROVAL.
The Icehouse is a unique house situated in the High Peaks. The building is surrounded by a stunning private wilderness, with hiking trails, brooks, and fields that no one but guests have access to. The house is very well equipped and has a kitchen suitabl…
read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed, 1 floor mattress

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Iron
Hangers
Dedicated workspace
Dryer

Select check-in date

Add your travel dates for exact pricing
Check-in
Add date
Checkout
Add date

4.92 out of 5 stars from 237 reviews

Cleanliness
Accuracy
Communication
Location
Check-in
Value

Location

Upper Jay, New York, United States

Upper Jay is a fabulous small village right in the middle of the High Peaks region - we think the most beautiful area of the Adirondacks. There is a boutique dairy and artisan cheesemaker in town with a small and well-stocked farm shop as well as a great little library, post office, etc - we also have regular concerts and plays at the unique and funky 'Recovery Lounge' (upholstery business by day, cool venue by night) as well as the former local church. Luckily, most traffic to Lake Placid and the North bypasses us, so it's pretty quiet (unless it's the Ironman weekend!) yet conveniently located.

Hosted by David And Anna

Joined in November 2011
  • 284 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
  • Airbnb.org supporter
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
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy