You're relaxing in Heron House's screened-in porch, facing the water, and looking at the mountains.... a breeze rolling down Whiteface Mountain rustles the needles of the towering white pines on the river bank, and you hear the hauntingly melodious howls of the wolves from the nearby Adirondack Wildlife Refuge..... the katydids, spring peepers and song birds announce the approach of evening, and you lazily ponder whether to one of the two kayaks up river through the stunning mountain valley, walk down to the water for another relaxing swim in the Ausable, or try that new fly rod you brought with you..... the osprey cries as it flies overhead, gripping another fish for its nesting mate.... You've worked so hard this year.... you vowed to get away from it all, take the family someplace they can put their busy lives on hold... take a deep breath... relax, rebond, think about the future... the wolves howl again, haunting and beautiful.
Heron House is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath retreat at the end of a long private road, on Lake Everest, the West Branch of the Ausable River..... no sounds of traffic or civilization. Yonnondio has an open, spacious ground floor, so that guests preparing dinner, can banter with other guests sitting outside on the porch, inside at the dining table, or gathered before the old stone fireplace in the living room. Spotlights on the river side of the house highlight the gently falling snow, inviting the guests to consider strapping on their snow shoes or cross country skis in the morning, for an invigorating adventure up through the beautiful stillness and quiet of the mountains flanking the frozen river, or onto the wolf walk trail at the Refuge. Swim in the river in Summer, or fish from the dock in Spring, Summer and Fall. Why spend your vacation on a half acre plot on noisy Springfiled Road, when you can be on the water, with mountain views, and only the sounds of nature to distract you?
The Whiteface Mountain ski center is a few minutes away, while the Olympic Village of Lake Placid is about a 15 minute drive.
Heron House has 4 bedrooms upstairs, which will comfortably sleep 8 guests, and has all the comforts and conveniences of your own home, including washer-dryer, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, stove, etc., as well as a furnace. Wireless internet access and a flat screen TV with satellite access, makes Yonnondi your home away from home. The caretakers are less than a mile away, and they'll insure that the driveway is plowed, and can answer any questions about Heron House, and can recommend sites to see, things to do, which restaurants to try, etc. have a wonderful stay at Yonnondio!
Heron House requires a refundable security deposit of $400. Please treat our home with respect. Immediately report any problems or damages. Deposit will be refunded within 5 business days of your departure, and an inspection by the caretaker.
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