Historic Icehouse in 980 Acres Private Wilderness


Entire cabin hosted by David And Anna

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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The Icehouse is a historic house situated in the High Peaks. The building is surrounded by a stunning private wilderness, with trails, brooks, and fields that no one but guests have access to. As the Park gets more crowded, enjoy undisturbed hiking, back-country skiing, biking, or simply going for picnics to take in some of the best views in the East! The house is very well equipped and has a great kitchen, comfy beds with high-end mattresses and linen, as well as 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 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 (Awara organic mattress on the master bed), and plenty of blankets and pillows are scattered on sofas (Sixpenny and West Elm) 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 hand blender; excellent pots, pans and all other necessities for cooking and baking.

We have a new Breeo firepit in the backyard, locally-made Adirondack chairs (from Dartbrook furniture in Keene) as well as an old but charming picnic table ready for breakfasts and dinners outside.

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 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.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Mountain view
Valley view
Ski-in/ski-out – On a ski run
Wifi – 15 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit

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Where you’ll be

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

  1. 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.


  • Carrie

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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

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Climbing or play structure
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy