MOUNTAIN AIRSTRIP FARM
Where Your Moments Count!
Lodging, ATV Riding, Hiking, Farming, Weddings, Special Events and Rock Climbing
Stay at the Farmhouse, Hollywood movie star Veronica Lake and lyricist Joseph McCarthy's former summer home. This beautifully preserved boutique property consists of 171 acres of mountain river land punctuated by a 3000 foot grass airstrip. Cradled by two mountains and the view of a third, this property was also home to the Ellis', the first residence of the Town of Hadley, with their family cemetery hidden in the woods.
Your adventures start now!
Lodging at the Farmhouse
The McCarthy Farmhouse is a 3400 square foot historic celebrity home. Purchased in 1933 by Joseph McCarthy, Hall of Fame lyricist and founder of ASCAP, he used it as a summer home for his family and friends from Broadway to vacation in the summer. The famous Florenz Ziegfeld, silent actress Billie Burke and the dancing Ziegfeld Girls were frequent guests. His son Joseph A McCarthy also a lyricist, wrote "Ramblin' Rose" for Frank Sinatra, inherited the farm and married the legendary Hollywood silver screen movie star Veronica Lake. They summered during the 1950's entertaining their friends such as Debbie Reynolds, Marlon Brando, Alan Ladd, Perry Como, Nat King Cole, Mickey Rooney and Bobby Fisher the international chess king.
The Farmhouse sits up on the hill greeting you as you drive in with a massive wraparound sunporch with wicker furniture and enclosed views of the farmland, the Veronica Lake Studios and Movie Barns and sunsets over Jeffers Mountain. Greeting you off the sunporch is a den, entertainment room and living room with couches sitting around a grand old stone fireplace. The living room takes you into the dining room which flows into the full kitchen. The kitchen is complete with a dishwasher, stove, microwave, refrigerator and ends with the mud room washer and dryer. The den boasts a TV and sofa bed with views of the hot tub, deck, BBQ, picnic table, outside shower and campfire ring. The "speak easy" entertainment room has a restored green Naugahyde bar and stools, a couple of relaxing tables with chairs and a bluetooth speaker for your music.
Upstairs you will find Veronica's Suite with a queen bed, sitting area and ample closet space. A full bathroom and a second bedroom known as the Library with a queen are adjacent to Veronica's Suite. Walking down the hallway is a third bedroom with a queen and an enclosed porch with a sofa bed. A small bedroom with a single, a second full bathroom and fifth bedroom with a queen bed overlooking the gated celebrity entrance. A private hallway leads to a linen room and Joseph's Suite with a canopy king bed and a second enclosed porch with a rear egress to Veronica's stone root cellar.
Rate: $1195 per night weekends
Rate: $995 per night weekdays
Cleaning fee: $250 per stay
Pet fee: $125 per pet
Sleeps 10-12 people
One third deposit refundable with 30 days notice less $100 administration fee.
10% discount on ATV rentals
ADVENTURES AT THE FARM
Now that you are here...feel like taking a hike into the mountains?
Want to pet some sheep or feed some turkeys?
How would you like to go ATV ridin' on a guided tour?
Want to have your wedding, corporate or yoga retreat with us?
Have a desire to get out on the water?
WE CAN HELP YOU!
We offer two great hikes here at the Mountain Airstrip Farm. One is easy, Dean Mountain and the other is moderate in difficulty, Mt. Antone. Both are always fulfilling when you get out into the woods, experience the smells of nature and reach the glory of a vista to take it all in.
So, let your adventure begin here!
Get a day pass for mountain hiking!
Use your trial guide map to show you the way in and out. Find and visit the cemetery, the Stewarts Pond vista, the Sacandaga River flow, the fishing hole, and campfire rock. Watch for eagles on the ledge, feel the silence "the woods speak" and create a story for around the campfire tonight.
$10 per car
$5 per person
No Charge for Farmhouse guests
Experience ATV ridin' on our dual track grass airstrip system. Begin on the outer oval track and move onto the inner track as your skills improve. Then sign up for a guided tour ride out into the woods to experience the scenic vistas and memorable landmarks.
Never been on an ATV, not 18 and want to earn a safety certificate to ride with the others? We can do that too with your parents consent.
Make your reservations now for a single or double ATV for an hour or hop on the two hour tour.
Single Track: $175/hr
Double Track: $250/hr
Single Tour: $275/2 hrs
Double Tour: $425/2 hrs
Single Training: $275/2 hrs
Helmets included, safety glasses required and no open toed shoes.
10% discount for Farmhouse guests.
Weddings and Events
Plan your wedding, yoga, birthday or corporate retreat at The Mountain Airstrip Farm. We will help you from soup to nuts with our event planner.
We have teepee or conventional tents, chairs, tables, linens, flatware, glasses, dance floors, DJs, musicians, photographers, florists, bartenders and caterers.
If you can imagine it
we can build it!
Find a unique vista to hold the ceremony on the grounds...by the river, in the forest, on a cliff.
You can use the McCarthy Farmhouse for the bridal party, and rent cottages at our sister company The Elms.
Take out the ATVs, jet skis, pontoon boat or go lazy river rafting at our sister company River Ridin'.
We will help you create this memory to remember for a life time!
Site fee: $4900
Joseph McCarthy's famous songs include "You Made Me Love you" and "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows." His musicals "Irene" and "Rio Rita" were produced by Florenz Ziegfeld.
Joseph A McCarthy's famous songs include "Ramblin' Rose," "The Meadows of Heaven" inspired from his time on the farm, "Why Try to Change Me Now" and "I'm Going to Laugh You Right Out of My Life" after divorcing Veronica Lake in 1959.
The Elms Waterfront Cottages and River Ridin'
Our sister companies, The Elms Waterfront Cottages
and River Ridin' are located one mile from the Mountain Airstrip Farm and offer cottages for lodging and water sports.
The Elms has one, two, three and a six bedroom cottage
on the water with mountain sunsets. Each cottage has a full kitchen, bbq, private campfire, picnic table and screened in porch.
River Ridin' offers jet skis, pontoon boats, lazy river riding,
kayaks, rowboats, sup boards and aqua trikes.
When you rent an ATV at the Mountain Airstrip Farm or stay at the Farmhouse, you earn a 10% discount
at The Elms or River Ridin' towards those activities.
Our way of saying thanks and adding value to your vacation!
Our Purpose...Our Mission!
"Our unique selling proposition (USP) is to "add value" to a guest's experience of the Adirondacks with mountain terra, engagements with nature, vistas to open the senses and activities to exhilarate and amplify these experiences. All the while being captured within a unique contextual Broadway and Hollywood historical setting, hidden for years under the blanket of time." Chandler Atkins, Owner MAF 2023
From Lake George: Drive 12 miles southwest of Lake George on Rte 9N to Lake Luzerne. Turn right after the high school onto Mill Street, left onto Main Street, then a right at Stone Pharmacy onto the bridge over Rockwell Falls. Then turn left at Rockwell Falls General Store onto Old Corinth Road and after the hyperbolic bridge turn right onto a dirt road called Dean Mountain Road. Drive to the top of the hill and see "tree top rock" before arriving at the Mountain Airstrip Farm.
From Saratoga: Drive to the town of Corinth and follow Rte 9N heading to Lake Luzerne for 3 miles. Turn left onto Antone Mountain Road and travel for 3 miles. You will take a right onto Dean Mountain Road and in 500 feet turn left into the Mountain Airstrip Farm.
Hollywood's Veronica Lake starred in the 1940's with her "peek-a-boo" hairstyle in film noir movies.
I Wanted Wings 1941
Sullivan's Travels 1941
The Glass Key 1942
This Gun for Hire 1942
Star Spangled Rhythm 1942
I Married a Witch 1942
So Proudly we Hail 1943
Hour before the Dawn 1944
Duffy's Tavern 1945
The Blue Dahlia 1946
Variety Girl 1947
Agri-tourism farming too!
The Mountain Airstrip Farm strives to be a silvopasture farm,
integrating the forest with the animals and the crops. We do not want to strip the forest land for agriculture we want to blend the agriculture with the forest.
We will also have a hive of bees or two to pollinate our floral fields of lavender, gladiolas, and Dalias and wild flowers. We are growing Shiitake mushrooms as spores in oak logs and have over 100 Siberian red hard neck garlic bulbs in the ground.
Check out the mountain blueberries and raspberries, maple syrup and Paradise apples from Egypt thought to be the variety made famous by Adam and Eve, Sir Isaac Newton and Johnny Appleseed.
Mountain ATV Ridin'