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This Home Is Awesome 1 mile from Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort
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This Home Is Awesome 1 mile from Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort
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36 reviews
This Home Is Awesome 1 mile from Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort
What's for Dinner?
Seating for 10
Granite countertops, double oven, grill, large fridge, and incredible view!
Enjoy the scenic view
Open floor plan view from above
Relax by the fireplace and look at all of the light and scenery streaming through the windows!
Incredible Room to visit or relax
Custom slate glass bathroom
Iridescent glass pebble custom shower
Beautiful Vanity
Beautiful bathroom on the lower level with toilet, bidet and brand new shower.
Brand new shower on lower level.  Relax and  enjoy a soothing shower!
Snuggle into our queen bed after a full day of adventure.
Tranquil downstairs bedroom with a comfortable queen bed and bedding
Two grills with a side table to prepare your food on those sunny days!
Bring out the SMORES
The back yard is very private
Beauty, Romance and Adventure awaits you!
Relax on the front porch
Put the kids to bed
Oh yeah! Any time of the year it is good to soak in the private hot tub
Sit by the fire at night, roast some smores, chat with friends and enjoy
The home as marked from Whiteface Mountain it is really close
Spectacular view from the front yard
Mike Khon Olympic Medalist Display
It's the Perfect Home
Hot tub and dinning table
Washer and Dryer for your convenience.
Deer are abundant in the Adirondacks!
Hope you are luck enough to see on of our Moose!
This fox is taking a well-deserved break after raising all of its Kits.
Olympic Ski Jumps!
View of Whiteface Mountain and the ski trails.
Sun rising at Whiteface Mountain!
Autumn is breathtaking at Whiteface! Take a gondola ride to the top and enjoy the views.
Oktober Fest is the first weekend in October at Whiteface Mountain.
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Wilmington, New York

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Gregory C
Newburgh, New York
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Hated the house and dealing with the owner”
Reviewed 19 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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House has nothing for kids except a basketball hoop over dirt and gravel, not blacktop. No den or other room, sole place for family to congregate is in living room which seats about five comfortably. A/c is woefully inadequate and must be blasted to get even minimal relief. Charcoal grill is so small you will likely be cooking indoors and adding to the heat. KOA is directly across the street, in fact, the pool, play area and dance party portion is directly across the street. Two bedrooms are located in the basement with no windows at all, which I believe is unsafe and may be illegal and I am pursuing the matter with the Town. Air mattress provided had duct tape covering a hole. My son inflated it and after about an hour found himself sleeping on the hard floor. I bought my own the next day for $42. When the cable went out, I spent two hours with cable company trying to fix it, they couldnt and I had to disrupt my plans to meet them the next day. I informed the caretaker who insisted on coming over to try and fix it. While she was allegedly trying to fix the cable, she took photos of the mattress and who knows what else without my knowledge or permission and sent them to owner. Neither mentioned anything until after I left. I think this was illegal as well as being an outrageous violation of privacy. Owner claims the air mattress was not only brand new, but he tested it right before I rented the house. So the mattress I found in a bag with duct tape was not only never used but he tested the brand new mattress anyway? Had the caretaker just mentioned it rather than sneaking around, I would have invited her to locate duct tape anywhere in the house. I dont pay $2500 for a rental and bring duct tape to make repairs. The owner tried to charge me $200 from my security for this. It took two incredibly hostile phone conversations and days of emails just to get my security back. Maybe whoever used electrical tape to keep the a/c grill on tried the same with the mattress. Caretaker didnt mention the mattress when she asked me if I could be nice and start the laundry for her before I left. Cable still didnt work right even after the fix. She also claimed that there had never been cable problems before, yet the guest book mentions prior cable problems. All reviews in guest book are glowing, yet there are pages ripped out??? The house and the welcome manual are full of warnings what not to do. There is a sign at the front door reminding you that if you are still there at 10:01 on checkout day, you will be charged $250 per hour. Want to use the hot tub? There is warning on the rear door and next to the hot tub. Another warning on the toilet and fridge. Not real warm and cozy this place. When I arrived, I had two clean up two piles of dog mess from the lawn and noticed mildew in the upstairs and basement bathrooms. Yet the owner gave me a 9 out of 10 because the downstairs shower wasn't as clean as it could have been. After paying a $175 cleaning fee and having to vacuum, and help with the laundry, I had to scrub the showers as well? And what would I have cleaned them with, at least they give you a vacuum. I didnt complain about any of this until the owner tried to keep my money. When I complained about the cable, he stated that he couldn't understand why anyone would want to watch tv in such a wilderness paradise. Not only is he insulting by telling me what to do on my vacation, but why would I rent a house with no bedroom windows under that theory? Even the two upstairs bedrooms have window a/cs blocking the views as does the living room. Why would I pay a premium for saunas and steam showers if I should be outside? Under that theory, I could have saved $2500 and went across the street to the KOA. As far as the sauna and steam showers, the kids had no interest and they were a novelty I tried once. Not worth sacrificing more family friendly homes for. I also had to receive three Fedex deliveries for the owner. When I subsequently complained, he said he informed me by email. First of all, that email came after all three deliveries were made. Second, how does that make it better? He and his multiple signs make clear that you are held strictly to the rental agreement, yet has no problem asking you to do the laundry, take a few deliveries, overlook the lack of cable, etc. I would never go back here, even for free. I neither broke or duct taped his alleged $200 air mattress, the one that I found in a bag in the closet, which left my son sleeping on a floor all night, and which I had to buy a replacement for. Of course there still could have been an honest mistake, maybe the prior renters did it; maybe the clean up crew fixed it and forgot to tell the owner. But he claims that not only was it brand new, he took the brand new mattress out and tested it. The one I found wasnt brand new, so someone is lying. This was my experience, one I will never repeat.

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Liked best: The owner ruined the entire experience for me/
Liked least: Having the owner try and keep $200 of my security deposit for something I didn't do.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
31 Jul 2015
We appreciate your business and I’m sorry our home did not add up to your expectations. We strive to make everyone comfortable by giving them a very clean home with amenities. Sometimes things happen which are out of everyone’s control such as internet and/or cable issues. We have not had problems with our current provider but apparently there was an outage in one of the rooms during your stay and we were glad you informed us so that our caretaker could come and see if it were something she could do so you wouldn’t have to be entirely disrupted. The guest checking in after your stay had notified us after they had something shipped to the home which is why we contacted to let you know if you happen to see a package at the front door. We understand your vacation time is valuable so we try to do our best. We also aim to give as much information online as possible so you know what is being offered before you make your reservation. Yes, there was an issue with the air mattress. It was inspected before your stay and was working properly and that is why we contacted you after your stay to find out what happened and work with you to sort it out. There seems to have been a misunderstanding about the cleaning. We certainly don’t expect you to clean the entire home but if you bring your pet we merely ask to vacuum any pet hair, clean up waste and also to clean any dishes using the provided dishwasher, and to start a load of wash before you leave which is all in the agreement provided online before booking. We will certainly look to see if something could have been described in more detail to make everyone’s stay more enjoyable.
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Luv2trvla...
Media, PA
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely house”
Reviewed 8 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The house is in excellent condition, is very clean and is well equipped. Due to rainy weather, we did not get to try out the hot tub or the hammock. It is a nice location if you want to get away from it all - although there is TV and WIFI. Also, it is only a 20 minute drive into Lake Placid which has tons of excellent restaurants and shops. Great water pressure in the showers. The major negative is limited couch seating - can only seat 5. Others can sit on wooden counter stools......... We've recommended they add a griddle to their otherwise very well-stocked kitchen. It was great that they allow pets.

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Liked best: Great condition, clean
Liked least: Living room seating limited, would prefer more King beds.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Management Response
8 Jul 2015
Thank you very much we just ordered another two-person beanbag so that should suffice for the seating we appreciate your comments and we hope to see you back soon, next time I'm sure the weather will be better thanks again Todd & Kim My
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Wynantskill, New York
Reviewed 7 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Mar 2015
I have booked you for next year per your request and I promise the home will be just as nice thank you for being so kind, Kimmy & Todd
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Ted K
Rochester, New York
1 review
“Olympic Dreams Chalet is Fantastic!”
Reviewed 8 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

This is our 5th year staying at Olympic Dreams. It’s located back a ways from the road, surrounded by forest, and is very private. The house is very clean, well-maintained, and well, just real cozy. We love it! We enjoy the hot tub every day. We always stay there in the Fall. We drive around looking at the leaves, hike some of the many trails in the area, and go out to dinner at Rosalio’s Italian Kitchen and The Hungry Trout, among others. The owner (Todd) is very accommodating. He will instantly look into any concerns/problems you have. I would definitely recommend Olympic Dreams to anyone who wants to “get away from it all” and enjoy a relaxing, private escape in a wonderful home.

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Liked best: hot tub and location of property
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
13 Oct 2014
Thank for so many years of coming back we do everything we can to keep the home perfect as you have so kindly noted. I see you already booked next year way to go my man you will be just as happy thank you in advance, Todd & Kimmy
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Kyle D
Albany, New York
1 review
“Great house with nice views in a convenient location.”
Reviewed 31 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Olympic Dreams Chalet was an excellent vacation spot for my family and I. We all enjoyed the spacious kitchen and surround sound system - which you can hook your iPod, phone or MP3 player up to. The hot tub was great, especially on the cool nights. Having a big outdoor fire pit was awesome and we never had to buy firewood from anywhere because the woods in the backyard offered plenty of wood to burn. There is not a gas grill, only a charcoal grill identical to ones you would find at a state park which was not ideal for cooking. However, the kitchen stove has a grill surface that worked out well for us. The location was great because Wilmington beach and the North Pole camp store (which sold regular necessities, craft beer and offered an 18-hole mini golf course for less than $5/person) were both less than a 5 minute drive away. Lastly, there are many hiking trails nearby; in particular the flume trail offers ~2 mile hike up one side of Whiteface mountain with spectacular views at the top.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Aug 2014
Thank you for the kind words we try very hard to make your stay comfortable. Thanks again from Todd & Kimmy
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