So, you want to come to the Whiteface Region. You want to hike, fly fish, paddle, mountain bike, ski, see the sights, visit Santa, and road cycle. We know you’re ambitious, but that’s a lot to do in one day! Why not find a room and stay for a while? The region is home to many hotels, motels, inns, B&Bs, campsites, and vacation rentals, so your options are as numerous as trout in the Ausable River.
If you’re looking for a more cozy accommodation that really, truly feels like an Adirondack home, we have some inn recommendations for you! From these locations, you can easily access all the outdoors activities your heart desires and there’s even a superb restaurant at one. Ready for your vacation yet? In no particular order, these four lodging options truly embody the Whiteface Region and all it has to offer.
Relax in Upper Jay
Upper Jay is a quiet alternative to other destinations, but there’s still a lot going on! As the East Branch Ausable River gently winds its way through pastoral farms and rolling hills, you can enjoy the company of cows, coffee, hiking trails, and music. After a long day riding or paddling (or sampling cheese at Sugar House Creamery), rest your head at one of these inns or cabins in Upper Jay. We promise, the bubbling sound of the Ausable in the backyard will gently rock you to sleep and you’ll wake up feeling refreshed and ready for whatever adventure awaits the next day!
Even though owners Amy and Jess purchased the property in 2017, Warner’s Camp has a long, rich history as a guest house in the region. The two owners wanted the property to remain a testament to the past, but feature some modern, appealing design elements. As a result of their hard work renovating, Warner’s Camp is a great place to go for an escape into nature. In fact, the Ausable River is so close to the building you can hear it in practically every room! Sit by the river and reset, as a campfire softly crackles nearby. Or even go for a dip in the refreshing water. This truly is the place to go to relax and let your stress wash away.
Ice Jam Inn
Among travelers, the Ice Jam Inn is a favorite place to stay, complete with beautiful surroundings and tasteful rooms. Speaking of tasteful, Ice Jam Inn also has a restaurant on site that features some of the tastiest dishes around! For lodging, there are five rooms available and a common room with a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster. One of the best things about the Ice Jam Inn is its location. The dark skies and quiet setting are perfect for stargazing. If you can tear your eyes away from the sky, you’ll find the Ice Jam Inn is a beautiful building, perfectly decorated as a modern home with the charm of an old family house. Plus, rumor has it that the Ice Jam Inn has the most comfortable beds ever. What are you waiting for?
ADK Trail Inn
Along the river is the common theme here. And for good reason! It’s a perfect location for relaxing and recharging while in the area. Nestled near the banks of the beautiful Ausable River, the ADK Trail Inn is a short, easy drive to all your Adirondack adventures. It might seem like it’s in the middle of nowhere, but trust us, you aren’t far from fun! Hiking options abound and, of course, the fishing on the Ausable is beyond compare. But after all that activity, you’ll want a comfortable place to rest your head at night. There’s little traffic noise here; most of what you’ll hear is the ebb and flow of the river, located just a stone’s throw away. Rooms are affordable, there’s free WiFi (perfect for researching what to do next!), and kitchenette units are available. Traveling with a pet? No worries, ADK Trail Inn is pet friendly!
Get close to the action in Wilmington
The words “quaint” and “cozy” dominate the reviews for the Wilderness Inn II. Multiple chalets are situated around the property, providing enough room to bring the whole family, but not be on top of each other! The vibe here is definitely charming and it’s so close to so many fun things, like High Falls Gorge and the Wilmington Beach at Lake Everest. And it’s just down the road from Whiteface Mountain and the Veterans’ Memorial Highway. For those who want to cook for themselves, full kitchens and kitchenettes take the hassle out of deciding where to dine out (plus you can save a few bucks and buy a cool souvenir!). At the end of the day, unwind next to a fire surrounded by tall pines. It’s a perfect place to get away in the Adirondacks.
There you have it. Four amazing inns in the Whiteface Region. If you want a peaceful, nature-centered lodging option away from the hustle and bustle, you won’t have to go far. All you have to do is book a room. We’ll provide the endless adventures and comfortable places to relax and recharge.
Photos of Warner's Camp are by Chris Daniele (IG: @dirtandglass).