Advance Base Camp, Lake Placid

Great family or group retreat for the outdoor enthusiasts, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom | Sleeps 8

  8 guests
  3 bedrooms
  3 bathrooms
  Allows Pets
  2211 sq. ft.

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Description

This home offers captivating views of Big Slide Mountain in the heart of the Adirondacks. Conveniently located up a country road, this beauty is sure to please. The home is owned by Don Mellor.  If you are looking to reconnect with your family, friends or nature, this tranquil retreat is what you are looking for.  A covered screened porch opens up to the large front yard with a gas grill and fire pit providing the ideal place for entertaining and watching a gorgeous Adirondack Sunrise so don't forget the wieners and marshmallows! . Inside, you'll be delighted with the eclectic open, spacious split floor plan. The small but well appointed kitchen has all the needed appliances, etched brass counters and a 2 small dining area's. The split level has a nice sitting room and on the next level additional seating (or sleeping with amazing views and lounging.  The house is surrounded by windows allowing the incredible views to be enjoyed whatever the season or the weather.  Located on the top floor is the Queen Master Suite with a beautiful private bath (and rock climbing wall - It is Don Mellor after all), walk-in shower. You also have your own private covered screened porch perfect for enjoying that first cup of morning coffee OR you can place two twin beds on the porch for the pure fresh Adirondack air sleep. Downstairs you'll find a 2 other bedrooms, 1 with a queen bed and one with a trundle bed (2 twins) and bunks (2 twins).  There is limited cell service. Advance Base Camp is a place you could stay forever to get away from the hustle and bustle and one you'll surely plan on coming back to again and again.

An additional Pet Fee will be required if you bring an approved dog.

Guests will find a personalized, signed gift copy of Don Mellor's coffee- table book Adirondacks Alive. Don will also welcome a phone call or a text any time during your stay for advice about hiking trails or climbing routes in the region.
 

Amenities

Master- Queen Bed, Full master bathroom with Tub
Bedroom 2 - Queen Bed
Bedroom 3 Trundle Bed (2 twin), Bunk Bed -2 Twin
Bedroom 2 and 3 share a full bathroom
Optional:
2 twin beds on Master porch
2 built in single sitting/sleeping area's in living area
3rd full bathroom on first floor off of kitchen

Wifi
Back yard with plenty of parking
Fireplace - not used
Climbing Wall
Gas Grill
Fire pit
 

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Rates

* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.

Reviews

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Reviewed: Aug 6, 2018
Property Manager
Diana was an absolute amazing host and was always quick to respond to any questions
Property
The house was great! Really unique with lots of space, Would stay again for sure!
Reviewed: Jul 8, 2018
Property
This house is exactly as pictured (theres actually more beds than stated). The location is perfect (10 minutes to town, 10 minutes to horse show). We only had a small problem with one bed in the guest roomthe mattress was not good. We notified the realty company and they came out and put an extra mattress in that room. The mattresses were not high end though. Also note, there is no AC in the house. The week we were there was extremely hot, and it was very uncomfortable. The WiFi is not great in the house either, so if you have work to do, this might not be the right house for you. Otherwise, an enjoyable stay!
ZZ
Reviewed: Aug 22, 2017
Property
This unique home is like none other I have seen. Its eclectic style is quite interesting! The beds were comfortable, the linens were plentiful, and the house was clean. We appreciated the location and the privacy. The home owner generously gave us a copy of his book, and left some cold, delicious Lake Placid beer in the refrigerator for us! Thank you for a lovely time!
ZZ
Reviewed: Aug 16, 2017
Property Manager
Diana, you were absolutely attentive and professional.
Property
The house was the perfect space for our large family Everyone was able to spread out and easily enjoy playing games, socializing, etc. There was privacy given the location allowing for the kids to run and play. It was a quick drive to town.
ZZ
Reviewed: Jul 7, 2017
Property Manager
Diana, you were absolutely attentive and professional.
Property
The house was the perfect space for our large family Everyone was able to spread out and easily enjoy playing games, socializing, etc. There was privacy given the location allowing for the kids to run and play. It was a quick drive to town.

Notes

This home is fully furnished and includes the following: Fully equipped kitchen: Refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, dishes, glassware, utensils, cutlery, pots, and pans. Linens for each bed, 2-bath towels, central heat , washer/dryer, vacuum and/or broom and dust pan, mop, Satellite TV, internet. In addition we provide a complimentary starter supplies of: Toilet Tissue (1 roll per bathroom), 1- roll paper towels, 4- kitchen garbage bags, 1- hand soap for each bath and kitchen, dishwasher detergent. The only items you'll need to bring will be food, beverages, and condiments.

If staying 7 nights we offer a discounted rate

Owner information links:
http://www.rockandriver.com/guiding/meet-our-guides/don-mellor/
http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/author/dmellor
http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/03/don-mellor-climbing-ok-slip-falls.html
http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2017/01/mellor-publishes-new-ice-climbing-guidebook.html
http://www.dailycamera.com/recreation/ci_29586879/ice-age-adirondack-climber-don-mellor-knows-ice
http://courses.hamilton.edu/climbing-the-adirondacks/don-mellor