River Ranch is one of the premier properties in the Lake Placid area. Located on the prestigious Adirondack Loj Road, the gateway to the High Peaks of the Adirondacks, the property includes 300 acres of open fields, forests, and the Ausable River. The view of the High Peaks across the property is one of the most photographed scenes in the Adirondacks. Perfect location for family gatherings.
River Ranch was built in the 1930's using the wood and hand hewn beams from eight barns. The stones for the entranceway and the two large fireplaces came from Lake Champlain and the Ausable River. The house is a unique combination of rustic ranch and... Adirondack decor, that is highlighted with elegant antique furniture and oriental rugs.
The living room is a very large room with a two-story stone fireplace with elk head, vaulted ceiling with wooden beams, a grand piano, and a giant picture window with a view of the sunsets and Mt . Ampersand. The dining room is a formal room with split log walls, crystal chandelier and sconces. There is a separate room with a cozy bar off the living room, and the screened porch is attractively decorated with views of the High Peaks and the sunset. Downstairs is a large playroom with a walk-in fireplace, ping pong and card and game tables.Two separate bedroom wings have a total of six bedrooms that comfortably sleep 12 people. There are views from each bedroom.
River Ranch is a beautiful home that is elegant, comfortable, and an excellent place for entertaining. It was frequently used for VIP parties during the 1980 Winter Olympics, and it has been featured in photographs on the walls of New York City's Grand Central Station and in "Town & Country" magazine.
There is a 10 mile network of groomed trails on the property that are excellent for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, running, biking, hunting, fishing, and horseback riding. Throughout the marked trail network, there are many views of the surrounding mountains and also private access to the Ausable River, world famous for its fishing.
The quarter mile driveway adds to the privacy of the house, as well as providing a great sledding hill in the winter. Many of the fields are mowed and provide scenic locations for tents for weddings or large functions. One field is groomed as a golf practice range. The property is 3 miles from Lake Placid, 10 miles from Whiteface Mt., and minutes from 5 golf courses.
River Ranch is the ultimate in elegance, comfort, and privacy, with an abundance of year round activities on its own property.
Bedroom 1: King w/ ensuite bath w/beautiful views of Algonquin and Sunsets
Bedroom 4: Master- KING w/ ensuite bath (handicap access, walk0in shower), radiant floor heat, flat screen TV. Mountain Views
Bedroom 5: Queen
Bedroom 6: King
Additional amenities include: washer/dryer, generator, grand piano, direct TV satellite, 300 acres, wireless internet (code required), game room w/ ping pong table, game table, sun room (3 season), surround sound blu ray, fresh linens & towels, 2 woodburning fireplaces, 10 miles of groomed trails for xc skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, running, hiking, fishing, sleigh rides or dogsled rides may be arranged., golf range, ausable river, VCR/DVD/stereo.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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