Trail's End InnTrail's End Inn Keene Valley, New York
A unique opportunity to own a true historic Adirondack Lodge in the heart of the High Peaks. Owners are looking to retire after more than fourteen years of owning the Trail's End Inn. The Inn is located 18 miles south of Lake Placid in Keene Valley, in the center of the Adirondack Park's mountains, the premier hiking and fishing area of the Adirondacks. Hiking trails literally within walking distance of the Inn’s front door. Cross country skiing at the Olympic site and downhill skiing at Whiteface Mountain, 13 miles from the Inn.
The Inn has 13 guest rooms, four with seasonal sleeping porches. All rooms are tastefully decorated. Room amenities vary from four rooms with two shared hall baths to three rooms with private baths, wood burning fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. There are three two-room suites with private baths that offer large comfortable space for two or more guests. The main Inn has four spacious common rooms with two wood burning fireplaces, a kitchenette for the guests, a huge new breakfast room with a fireplace, mud room with a shower and two additional toilets. The entire Inn is wi-fi connected with cable high speed internet. The Inn's kitchen, pantry and laundry are well equipped including a complete laundry facility with washers, dryers and rotary iron. The main Inn has been painted and re-roofed. Also, two new heating and hot water systems have been installed. A septic system was added in 2004. Extensive electrical work has been done in 2004 including the installation of an unground commercial 400 amp service for the main Inn, and new wiring in much of the older portion of the Inn in 2017. The front porch foundation has been completely re-built and the porch re-covered with no-maintenance composite decking. A backup generator is also in place for a portion of the Inn’s heating and refrigeration systems.
The owner's quarters is spacious with three bedrooms, bath, kitchen and living room. There is a new large heated two-car garage with separate exercise room
In addition to the rooms at the Inn, there are three separate cottages. One cottage is located at the Inn, two other cottages are located in Keene on the Ausable River. Each of the three cottages has at least two bedrooms, a living room, bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen along with either a wood burning fireplace or wood stove. Two of the cottages have whirlpool tubs. In 2013, one of the cottages on the river was totally rebuilt from the foundation up. The other two cottages have been painted and had new roofs.
The two cottages on the Ausable River can be purchased separately from the Inn.
Due to the unique size and location of the Inn, it provides a perfect venue for groups, reunions and weddings. In addition, because of the various types of rooms, the Inn caters to many different budgets from those looking for a simple room to those looking for upscale amenities. The sleeping porches are a true Adirondack amenity that the guests enjoy during the summer months. And being only 18 miles from Lake Placid, we attract those guests who enjoy the benefits of the Lake Placid shops, restaurants and activities without the higher Lake Placid lodging prices.
The properties have been professionally maintained, expanded and improved. All work has been done to code and the Inn has passed an annual New York Health Department inspection. There are time-tested systems in place for efficiently operating the Inn. Our guests are the best and they like us a lot too. See the reviews on Bedandbreakfast.com, Google, Yelp and TripAdvisor. Once they come, 50% repeat.
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