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Alpine Homestead Bed & Breakfast

1314 County Route 29 POB 44, Olmstedville, NY 12857 USA (Show map)

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Escape to the bygone era of simplicity and elegance that is showcased in our 1850 Adirondack country home. Sitting majestically in Essex County, New York, you will find the B&B neatly tucked between mountains, brooks and pines. We are minutes from world class skiing,downhill and cross-country, and many, many trailheads for snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and hiking. The 3000 lakes and streams of the Adirondacks provide many opportunities for water sports. Upon arrival at the Alpine Homestead you will be warmly welcomed by the innkeepers, Barry & Peggy Mix and introduced to the small Irish community of Olmstedville, in the town of Minerva. Mornings will begin with a hearty multicoursed breakfast that will prepare you to relax with a book or take part in the many seasonal activities that are at our doorstep. Come...Stay...Enjoy!



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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A Great Place to Stay

4.8 on November 02, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights and had a fantastic time. The 3-course breakfast was excellent, without repetition over the course of our stay. Barry and Peggy are very knowledgeable about the area and happy to help plan dining or a day's hiking with many guidebooks available. We felt very comfortable during our stay and hope to repeat the experience.

We loved to stay there!

5 on October 26, 2014

Barry & Peggy, Rooms, Breakfast, the Adirondacks - all excellent!


4.4 on October 16, 2014

The upstairs room with the downstairs bathroom needs a mirror so the lady can brush her hair and put on make up before going downstairs

Our 50th Anniversary Was Made So Special!

5 on September 05, 2014

From our late arrival to our departure, we were greeted and pampered as old friends. A pre-breakfast coffee, gormet breakfast, conversations, etc. is standard fare at Alpine. The owners exhibited what I call European hospitality which made us feel right at home.

Our First B & B

5 on August 30, 2014

My husband & I recently stayed at the Homestead for 1 night, and believe me, it was like home away from home. Peg & Barry were most pleasant and friendly, and made our stay memorable. Their home was warm and cozy, and the rooms was very comfortable. The bathrooms were exceptionally clean and the decor was neat and tidy. The 3 course breakfast in the morning was delicious; everything was home made with love. We will definitely come back, only longer next time. We enjoy hiking, and there are multiple books in their living room to help you decide which trail is best for you. Believe me when I say that Peg & Barry are delightful people and we have been blessed to meet them. Looking forward to the next time we meet these charming folks!

Superior B&B

5 on August 14, 2014

Peg and Barry Mix are warm and loving people who will make you feel more at home than at your own home! The house is an old building, well maintained, beautifully decorated, and comfortable. Breakfast is superb.

Well Worth the Trip

4.8 on August 08, 2014

Can't say enough good things about the Homestead! Charming ambiance plus a belly-busting gourmet breakfast. Chatting with proprietors Barry & Peggy is as delightful as it is insightful. For dinner, The Owl at Twilight directly next door is a five-star dining surprise (the shrimp/lobster appetizer is the best starter I've ever had. Ever.) The Alpine Homestead is well worth the trip any time of the year - highly recommended!

An exceptional experience!

5 on August 06, 2014

Barry and Peggy Mix were excellent hosts! Their hospitality was great. I enjoyed a marvelous breakfast every morning I was there. It was a picturesque location which provided you an opportunity to truly relax and unwind.

Warm and welcoming

5 on July 25, 2014

The Alpine Homestead is a clean, charming and inviting place to stay. The innkeepers--and their two well-behaved dogs--are wonderful as well. I highly recommend it.

A Little bit of Paradise!

5 on June 24, 2014

What a wonderful stay! The best B&B we have stayed at and we have stayed at many. So friendly ,warm ,and the food out of this world! Everything top notch. Peg and Barry are so friendly . We loved the 3 coarse breakfast and we went away so full we didn't eat till supper. All food from scratch! I love the Millet muffins and she gave me the recipe! I can't say enough and I highly recommend this B&B. I feel like we have made 2 new friends and will go back to stay again. Thank you for the wonderful stay! P & A (A retired nurse)

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Rooms & Rates

Fairview Room

This quaint room features an antique full-sized bed with a small iron twin bed. The homemade quilts that adorn the room and the pictures of "The Fairview House" in the 1850's will transport you to yesteryear still maintaining all the comforts needed for a restful night. A single traveler or a couple with a child would be very comfortable in this setting. This room is on the second floor while the private bath is on the first floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $100 - $125

Nightly Rate: $100 - $125

The Tannery Room

This spacious, sunny room is graced with a king sleigh bed and an antique dresser with attached mirror. A small table & chair is the perfect place to use your laptop to check email or browse the web. The three windows overlook the Alpine Homestead's yard and mountains that are nearby. Couples looking for a relaxing getaway will enjoy this room. A private updated bath is included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

The Mill Room

Another spacious and bright room with views of the pines in the backyard and the nearby mountains. If you listen closely you may even hear the babbling of Minerva Creek as it twists nearby. There is a classic and elegant four poster Queen bed awaiting you in this room, along with a twin size bed for a child or another adult traveler. The appealing décor and comfortable beds easily rejuvenates mind and body. The private bath is conveniently located.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $150

Nightly Rate: $125 - $150

The Irishtown Room

This newly updated room is fresh and bright with a Queen sleigh bed and a twin bed to accommodate two or three traveling together. Strong Irish roots of family and community weave itself into the décor of this room. The three windows provide a lot natural light. Adirondack sunrises can be spectacular and this room provides a great viewing of them. Your private bath is large and just steps away.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $150

Nightly Rate: $125 - $150


Location Type

Adirondack Mountains, Countryside, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 85 miles

Directions to property:

6 miles off Interstate 87 at exit 26

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, Hornbeck Boats, Schroon Lake, Gore Ski Mountain, Lake Placid, Ausable Chasam, Outlet Stores, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Internet Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 2:00pm-9:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 30% of the total room cost that is booked
  • Cancellations: If cancellation is necessary for any reason, your deposit will become a credit toward a future stay at The Alpine Homestead B&B. The credit is valid for one year from the date of your original reservation.



Barry & Peggy Mix

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About the innkeepers

We are in our eighth season as innkeepers and it gets better and better. We fell in love our 1850 Adirondack Home while we were renovating it in 2006. Welcoming our guests to our home and the beautiful area we live in is a pleasure. Our area offers something for everyone, come, stay and enjoy! You will be glad you did.

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  • Time Served: flexible
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


1314 County Route 29 , POB 44, Olmstedville, NY 12857 USA (Show map)

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