Alpine Homestead Bed & Breakfast

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


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

A Wonderful Overnight stay prior to a Wonderful Challenging Race.

4.6 on October 09, 2016

This is a friendly, tastefully done B&B in a gorgeous area near Schroon Lake. I joined a fellow runner, and his wife to stay here the night before a foot race around the lake. The hosts were warm, down to earth people. Breakfast, though minimal for a runner prior to a race, was delicious (especially the granola). I even had a second bowl :( but ran a very good race :) So one could say I had a good time and a GOOD TIME.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you, Dennis, for taking the time to do this review. We are very happy that you had a good time with us. We look forward to having you back next year!

Lovely Retreat

5 on August 24, 2016

I have stayed here twice. The host and hostess are extremely hospitable and accommodating! Our room was comfortable, clean and cozy. The handmade quilts add an extra homey touch, as well as the color coordinated bed linens. The 3 course breakfast was outstanding. Sadly this beautiful B & B is on the market and won't last long! It's a steal! Hopefully the next owners will be equally as charming!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words, Ruth. We enjoyed having you at The Alpine Homestead. Our returning guests are very special to us.

Wonderful overnight stay.

4.8 on August 19, 2016

Barry and Peg were very welcoming and helpful. Our room was very nice and breakfast was awesome!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are happy that your found The Alpine Homestead comfortable and you enjoyed breakfast.

B&B Heaven

5 on August 06, 2016

What a place! The food, the setting, the hummingbirds, the roons and the owners. Top marks for a great couple.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for giving us this glowing review. Our goal is to make all our guests feel welcome and provide them with the comforts of home. It is great to know we are doing just that!

Great! So Much Better than a Hotel.

5 on July 20, 2016

We stayed with Barry and Peggy this past weekend (July 16, 2016) for two nights while visiting our kids at summer camp. Having stayed in hotels in the area for the last few years it was such a breath of fresh air to stay in a large home without the hustle and bustle of a hotel. From the minute we arrived until we left Barry and Peg took care of everything to make our stay comfortable. Our room and bathroom were very comfortable and clean, and the in-room air conditioner worked great for us. The breakfast each morning was cooked from scratch and served at a the dining room table with the the other guests. Nice people and delicious food to start the morning. With a huge balcony to sit on or the large den to relax in, there is lots of room to hang out in while you are in the house. I highly recommend that you stay here instead of a hotel, and we plan on visiting again on our next trip. Thanks again to Barry and Peggy.

Innkeeper Response
We want our B&B to be comfortable and relaxing for all our guests. We are pleased to hear that your time with us was better than any hotel stay that you have had in our area. Thank you for giving us this kind and honest review. We do hope that you will come back again and again!

Feels like home!

5 on July 19, 2016

We stayed with Peggy and Barry this past weekend. Their hospitality is second to none and Peggy prepares wonderful homemade breakfasts. Thank you for making our stay so comfortable. Fondly, Deborah and Steven

wonderful stay for parents and kids!

4.8 on February 18, 2016

Both kids and parents had a lovely time at the Alpine Homestead. Kids loved the hot chocolate, big breakfast, & comfy warm beds (especially nice to have separate beds). Barry was incredibly helpful with ideas for restaurants, and when it was too cold to ski he even outlined a wonderful road trip itinerary with 3 great stops! Thanks so much Peggy & Barry!

Innkeeper Response
We enjoyed having your family with us and getting to spoil your kids a fact, we think they spoiled us! Thank you for your kindness.

Can't wait to go back!

5 on January 20, 2016

I spent two nights at the Alpine Homestead B&B and absolutely loved it. The house is charming, the bed was very comfortable, the host (his wife was out of town) was wonderfully helpful, and the breakfast was delicious. I'm already planning my next visit!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for giving us a review. We love to get comments like this. We are excited to know you want to return to The Alpine Homestead. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Very nice Adirondack destination!

4.8 on October 15, 2015

We recently traveled to the Adirondacks to see the fall foliage. We found this B&B online, and really enjoyed our stay! Our hosts were very gracious and helpful with information on the area. Breakfast was excellent! Our bed was very comfortable, the facility offered great features for a quiet evening, and everything was very clean. This is a good location to use as a base for exploring around the Adirondack region. Definitely recommend.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you, Belen,for placing a review on B&! We enjoyed having both of you with us. We hope to see you in the future!

Charmant et paisible B&B Lovely and peaceful B&B

4.0 on September 15, 2015

Peggy and Barry sont des hôtes merveilleux . Nous avons apprecié la cuisine et la déco de Peggy et le sens de l'humour et la gentillesse de Barry ,nous conseillons vivement de passer quelques jours de detente dans leur jolie maison au milieu des Adirondacks pour faire une randonnée ou une ballade en kayak

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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 - $100

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

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

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

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Location Type

Adirondack Mountains, Countryside, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 85 miles

Directions to property:

From Albany, NY: Travel I-87 North to Exit 26, Pottersville/Minerva, at end of exit ramp turn left. At the stop sign turn right. Travel several hundred yards and bear left toward Olmstedville. Travel 6 miles on this road, which becomes County Route 29 in Essex County. The Alpine Homestead sits up on a hill, driveway is on your right after you pass the house. Look for signage to guide you.

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

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Parking, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, 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:: After 2 PM
  • Check Out:: Before 11 AM
  • 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

  • Minimum Stay: 2 people in room-2 beds used $15.00 charge
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash



Barry & Peggy Mix

Languages spoken


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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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Three course gourmet

  • Time Served: flexible
  • Serving Location: On porch upon request, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten free, lactose intolerant

Signature Dish

Alpine Fritata
Gently sautéed combination of vegetables, eggs and mild cheddar cheese with a sweetness that melts in your mouth.