Old Family | The Deerlands Cabin
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The Deerlands Cabin

Sleeps 8  ·  3 Bedrooms  ·  1 Baths

Vacation Rental in Wilmington, New York

On the AuSable River, East Branch

Built in 1926 and recently renovated, this classic log cabin is rich with Adirondack character.  Nestled in a stand of mature pines, the cabin’s secluded setting offers the gamut of outdoor activities but is also conveniently located less than 10 Miles from Whiteface Mountain, and less than 20 Miles from Lake Placid. The cabin is surrounded by thousands of acres of forest which is accessible for hiking and hunting via a large network of private trails.


A fly fisherman’s haven, the cabin sits a mere 50 yards from the AuSable River’s “Dream Mile”, which was featured in the fly Fishing portion of ESPN’s Outdoor Games (2001) and Outdoor Life’s East Coast Fly Fishing Competition (2001, 2002). Fishing access by special reservation so please inquire.


A massive stone fireplace serves as the centerpiece of the great room and will take the chill out of any Adirondack night. With its master bedroom and two cozy bunk rooms, the cabin sleeps a maximum of eight (8) people. The cabin also features a full bath, with hot and cold running water, an outfitted kitchen, and a beautiful screened-in porch for meals or relaxation.


The cabin is located at the end of a long gravel driveway, and while normal automobiles are usually sufficient, 4WD is recommended particularly in the winter and spring.

Meander along the river’s edge beneath the mature pines. Bringing a picnic lunch!

Fly fish the famous Dream Mile of the AuSable River (by special reservation)

Hike, cross country ski, or snowshoe the thousands of acres of stewarded land surrounding the cabin

Ski nearby whiteface, ending the day cozied up to a fire around the huge stone hearth

Spend a quiet day taking in the peaceful seclusion and authentic rustic charm of this vintage log cabin

Use the cabin as a classy basecamp to explore the High Peaks region

Hunt for grouse, woodcock, and turkey in the wonderful habitat surrounding the cabin (by special reservation)

Adventure up neighboring Hamlin Mountain from your doorstep

Rental Information

The Deerlands has all its authentic Adirondack charm, with modern amenities and comforts.

Master Bedroom

  • One Queen bed
  • Authentic birch bark ceiling
  • All linens provided


Bunk Room

  • Two bunk beds with two small single mattresses each (four mattresses)
  • Authentic birch bark ceiling
  • All linens provided


Side Bunk Room

  • One bunk beds with two small single mattresses
  • Authentic birch bark ceiling
  • All linens provided



  • Clawfoot tub and Shower
  • Authentic birch bark ceiling
  • All linens provided

All meals are self service, giving you free reign to eat out or enjoy our remodeled kitchen or grill, as well as some additional options to add convenience:


Our Kitchen

Our kitchen contains all the basic amenities. It is equipped with all standard utensils, china, flatwear, basic condiments, and appliances.



Grocery Service

Don’t want to be burdened with grocery shopping for your stay?  We will do the shopping for you if you provide a list of groceries that will be readily available at local stores.  The cost is 20% of the grocery bill, and the minimum order is $100.



Restaurant Recommendations

We have tested a plethora of local restaurants and are glad to steer you in the direction of the best, as well as provide transportation via our concierge services.



The Deerlands (driveway entrance)
AuSable Drive & Sawmill Dr.
Jay, NY 12941



Public Transportation from NYC:


By Train :

From Penn Station via Amtrak
Take the Adirondack Line towards Albany/Montreal
Get off at the Port Kent Station (seasonal) or Plattsburgh Station
30 minute drive from Port Kent, 45 minute drive from Plattsburgh


By Air:

Fly into Plattsburgh International Airport
40 minute drive from airport

Car service


Please inquire about our car service concierge us if you are interested in a car service for airport or train station connections, or to explore.