Located on the Keene/Jay border in the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Park, this property is situated on the banks of the Ausable River, renowned for its exciting fly fishing enjoyment among crystal clear deep pools and wide open rapids. Enjoy 1000± feet of private and exclusive access to this beautiful river with its private beach and swimming hole that exemplifies the Adirondack experience one feels when surrounded by mountains and the North Country environment. The New York State Constitution ensures that the forest preserve lands across the river will forever protect against man made encroachments upon the shoreline of this property.
Originally constructed in 1840, the home was totally renovated in 2005 to reflect Adirondack style living and is offered complete with rustic furniture, assorted cookware, linens, blankets and modern appliances. Should the new owner desire to generate extra income, the property could be used as an excellent vacation rental, that historically has drawn repeat clients all year round.
Home amenities include a living room, eat in kitchen, with a free standing wood stove, pantry, utility and laundry room, two bedrooms and a bunk room that together can sleep eight, and one and one half baths. A covered porch, with Adirondack chairs, provides an area where one may rest and reflect upon the sounds of the river as it flows nearby. Comfort to the rooms is provided by an oil fired forced air heating system. Domestic water comes from a drilled well and is heated by a super efficient, on demand, tankless propane heater. A 24′ x 26′ barn, known as the “Hazard Forge”, housed a nail making business in the 1800’s still stands sound on its stone foundation in its original location on the property.
The 1980 Winter Olympic Skiing facilities on Whiteface Mountain and the quaint Village of Lake Placid with its Olympic venues, excellent shopping opportunities and fine eateries are less than 30 minutes distant. International airports at Albany, New York, Burlington, Vermont and Montreal, Canada are less than two hours away by car. Lake Champlain and the ferries to Vermont are less than 40 minutes to the east.