Our place is close to High Peaks, Keene, Keene Valley, Lake Placid, Whiteface, Skiing, Snow-shoeing, Hiking, Lakes. My place is good for couples, families (with kids), big groups, and some furry friends (dogs only with Pet Agreement).
Welcome to High Rock Fort! This 4 bedroom 3.5 bath low energy use property is secluded up on beautiful Corliss Point near Hurricane Mountain sleeps 12-14.
Welcome to High Rock Fort! This low energy use property up on beautiful Corliss Point near Hurricane Mountain was available for its first visitors August 2016! This family friendly vacation home was built in 2016. With two fire pits, a wood burning stove, wrap-around deck and other luxuries, this well-stocked Adirondack vacation home is ready for those who want to mountain climb, ski or just watch the hummingbirds. High Rock Fort is 3400 square feet of spacious comfort on 15 acres of secluded, peaceful, mountainside in the heart of the High Peaks Region. High Rock Fort is a close drive to Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort. The home is nestled in a private woodsy setting in the summer (mountain views in the winter), 1.5 miles above the hamlet of Keene, close to the charming towns of Keene Valley and Jay. With games, puzzles, Foosball, croquet, lawn darts, sleds for the winter, dvd collection and hummingbird feeders, visitors will find plenty of activities.
The home has a circular driveway to help entry and exit and ample parking surrounded by wooded views (mountains in winter). The outside features a spectacular wrap-around deck, gas fire pit with comfortable deck furniture, wood fire pit (wood provided), sassafras rocking chairs, gas grill and spacious yard with plenty of room games to be played. The covered entrance has motion sensor lights to help when you arrive late. Inside, the home was designed to meet the needs of Adirondack vacationers wanting a restful or active experience. The house sleeps up to 12 people, and features 4 bedrooms plus a semi-private bonus room and 3.5 bathrooms. You will enjoy a large open floor plan, including a fully stocked modern kitchen and large dining area that opens to a great room with vaulted T&G ceilings, Vermont Castings wood-burning stove (wood provided), chess table and Adirondack furnishings. A simply wonderful space for playing games, enjoying a fire or the view with family and friends. The bedrooms are comfortable and designed for groups or families. Master bath with soaking tub, separate shower and double sink vanity. Other baths have tub/shower. All floors excepting the basement are hickory wood.
Most of the house is on the main floor with three doors to the deck. The large windows face mountainside and are designed to maximize the view of woods, mountains and birds. The open floor plan includes a very generous kitchen, including all granite counter tops, a breakfast bar with 4 aspen-wood chairs, and stainless steel appliances (including a 4 burner stove, oven and microwave, dishwasher, large refrigerator). The kitchen has a Mr. Coffee machine, K-Cup machine, teapot, toaster, blender, electric knife, rice cooker and most else you need to prepare a gourmet meal or simply a snack. The kitchen opens to the dining room, facing the sliding door windows and enjoys a large table to sit up to 8 people (plus four at the kitchen counter), when extended, with table linens provided.
After a long hike or big dinner, settle in the Great Room and nestle into the large, leather, sofas to work a puzzle, play a game of chess on the game table, play a game of Jenga, curl up with a book or maybe just grab a nap near the warm, cast-iron wood burning stove. Two ceiling fans with lights allow for air movement and plenty of lighting in the great room for readers and puzzle makers. There is a blueray player, wireless blueray speaker and projector in the Great Room for watching movies in the evening.
On the main floor, the master bedroom is furnished with a queen size adirondack bed made of sassafrass wood with a comfortable quilt, side tables and accent chair, letting you get cozy to sleep or read your favorite book. Enjoy the oversized walk in closet and attached bathroom, which includes a large custom shower, separate soaking tub, private toilet, long double vanity and linen closet with plenty of fluffy towels.
Headed up the custom Aspen-wood staircase to the loft, there are two loft bedrooms. The first has two full size beds, the second has two twin beds. The loft bedrooms share the upstairs full bathroom. The full room also has a 25" flat screen television with a built in dvd player and collection of dvds provided for viewing. This room also has a collection of games and a large walk in closet. A desk has been added to the loft for you to plug in phones, tablets or computers, to stay as connected as you want to be (if you are not distracted by the view from the desk which overlooks the Great Room windows). The home has satellite wifi and a cell phone booster as well.
Headed downstairs to the fully finished walk-out basement with two sliding glass doors for plenty of light, you will find the fourth queen bed bedroom is tucked away, staying cool in the summer and having its own heat for the winter. A semi-private bonus room has a dresser and queen size futon, as well as its own heating. The rec room has a Foosball table and sitting area complete with a work desk, 4K flat screen tv, blueray player, wireless Bluetooth speaker, dvds, comfy couch and side chair. The rec room also has a full size futon for larger groups. There are two sliding doors off the walkout basement, with croquet set, badmitten, lawn darts and even two swings under the deck.
Outside, the spacious deck was built to use. You can utilize the vast deck area for cooking on the gas to coal grill and feeding a large group or just enjoying the view. End your day with a respite at the gas fire pit to chat about the days events and what is on the schedule for your next adventure. A set of sassafrass rocking chairs allows you to have peace watching the woods or birds. In addition to the gas fire pit on the deck, a wood burning fire pit adorns the rear grounds (wood provided). A hammock is nestled just behind the wood burning fire pit.
The Adirondacks has much to offer year round. Each season brings a special opportunity to those who venture out by offering some of the most beautiful scenery you can imagine and endless activities to keep everyone busy. In the Summers you can enjoy things like hiking, biking, canoeing, camping, mountain climbing, and fishing , while in the Winters gearing up for downhill skiing, snow shoeing, sledding or taking a ride down the Olympic Bob Sled. When Fall arrives stay with us for a long weekend and soak in the colors of nature like you have never seen before (Maple, Oak and Walnut trees adorn this property). For those who just want to relax, enjoy a soak in the Ausable River or at Chapel Pond and shoppers, don't feel left out. Antiquing, arts & crafts and farmers markets at Marcy Field and elsewhere are all part of the local flare to easily fill your days. You can find all the finest shopping and restaurants within a range of 2-20 miles and never be bored.
This home is designed to be energy efficient and is near zero energy use. No fireworks on property please. Our motto is "Leave No Trace" when hiking and enjoying other activities in these beautiful surroundings. We have a strong hope for the longevity of this beautiful park and it's care is up to those who enjoy it.
While the summers are mild, do expect snow in the winter months and often into early spring. It is strongly recommended that 4 wheel drive vehicles are used in the Winter months. This home has a cell phone extender and Wifi. Verizon has the only cell phone coverage and can be utilized in most of the home and deck. No Smoking Please. This is a dog friendly house, so long as they are well behaved and follow the pet policy. No cats ever due to allergies please.
We have 3+ nightly minimums on high season dates, so please check with Owners.
Guests have access to all of the home excepting a locked storage room in the basement.
We are not on site but available by phone or email if any problems arise.
If you are bringing a dog, please contact us for Pet Agreement. No pets on the furniture or left alone in the house for long hours please. No cats ever.
- Dog only Friendly with Pet Agreement including no pets on the furniture. No cats ever due to allergies.
1.Smoking is NOT allowed OR Smoking is allowed outside only.
2.People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest. Guests are not allowed to exceed the occupancy limit agreed to above.
3.Guests should not create excessive noise at a level that disturbs neighbors; Code-enforced neighborhood quiet hours are from 10:00p.m. – 8:00a.m.
4.All of the homes in the area are privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
5.Keep the property and all furnishings in good order
6.Only use appliances for their intended uses
7.Pets are NOT allowed. OR PETS are permitted only with prior approval and the Pet Addendum must be completed. No cats ever. Pets are not permitted on furniture and owner is fully responsible for any pet damage or liability.
PARKING – Parking is limited to 4 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on the road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner.
9.Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We suggest you bring beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the home.
10.Garbage: Any garbage must be stowed in the proper garbage or recycling receptacle, located at the side of the house. All garbage must be taken to the Keene Transfer Station which is located at 61 Town Shed Lane (off Schaefer Road). It is Open: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and Closed :Tuesday and Thursday. There is an attendant. However, the attendant does not accept payments. Individuals who want to use the transfer station need to purchase punch cards prior to delivery. The punch cards are available at the Town Hall in Keene, the Keene Public Library in Keene, the Valley Grocery, and McDonough’s Valley Hardware during regular business hours.
11.Heating: The home has electric baseboard heating. Do not put curtains, suitcases or blankets or other materials against the heaters as it creates a fire hazard.
(URL HIDDEN) The stove and back firepit are log burning and the deck firepit is propane gas. Please do not throw any paper or other combustible materials in the stove or firepits. Please refill the propane tank if needed during your stay. The local Hardware store and Stewarts offer tanks.
13.Water and Septic: The property is on a well and septic systems. The septic system is new and very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine products have been flushed and clog the septic system, you could be charged damages of up to the cost of repair.
No refunds will be given for storms. Mountain roads can be curvy and steep. Gravel drives are maintained; however, we highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains during the snow months. We do not refund due to road conditions.
It is hereby agreed by and between ___________ (Homeowner) and _____________ (Guest) that homeowner will allow guest to have the following described pet and no others in the vacation home upon and subject to the terms and conditions of the rental agreement and this addendum.
The permission granted herein shall be limited to a certain pet as described below:
Type of Pet: ___________________Name:
Color: ________________________Weight: _______________________
Age:__________________ Sex: __________________
Guest hereby agrees to comply the following:
1. Guest to pay additional pet fee in the amount of $__________ per (night/week).
2. All pets must comply with the following specifications (documentation from an accredited veterinarian must be provided by Guest upon request):
a. May not exceed XX lbs.
b. Must be at least X year(s) of age or older.
c. Must be spayed or neutered.
d. Must be up-to-date on rabies vaccinations and all other vaccinations. Heartworm preventive is highly recommended.
3. All pets must be leashed at all times.
4. Guest is responsible for cleaning up any/all pet refuse.
5. Pets are not allowed on furniture at any time. Any evidence of pets on furniture may incur extra cleaning fees.
6. All pets are to be treated with a topical flea and tick repellent three (3) days prior to arrival. Fleas and ticks are very rampant in this area and can cause harmful/fatal illness to humans and pets.
7. Pet must not cause damage to premises or furnishings. If damages are caused, the cost of the damage may be deducted from security deposit.
8. Guest should prevent pets from producing excessive noise at a level that disturbs neighbors.
9. Pet will not be left unattended for an undue length of time, either indoors or out. Pet will not be left unattended on balcony, patio, or porch.
10. Homeowner assumes no responsibility for illness or injury that may incur to pets or humans while on the premises.
The Guest shall be solely responsible for the pet while on the property.