Planning a trip to Thendara? Don’t forget to book a room at the Van Auken's Inne! We’ve proudly provided lodging since 1891 to guests looking for a place that offers the comforts of home. When you stay with us, you’ll have access to:
12 Brand New Snowmobiles for Rent
A complimentary breakfast
Shuttle and bus service to excursions, and more
We have 12 guest rooms with full, queen, and king bed options. Learn more by reaching out to the staff at the Van Auken's Inne.
The natural glory of the Adirondacks awaits you when you stay with us in Thendara, New York. Our guests have access to a number of outdoor activities year-round. Get in a little fishing and golfing in the summertime, or visit during the winter for skiing and snowmobiling. There’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Start planning your excursions with a little help from the Van Auken's Inne. Call to inquire about ski passes, rentals and other local activities.
PAY FOR YOUR SLED RENTAL THREE DAYS AND GET 2 DAYS FREE PLUS RECEIVE A 20% DISCOUNT OFF YOUR REGULAR ROOM RATE!
THIS MEANS UP TO $500 IN SAVINGS PER PERSON FOR THE WEEK!!!
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE VAN AUKENS INNE SHUTTLE WHILE YOU ARE HERE…AIRPORT PICK UP, BAR HOP, OR POSSIBLY A DAY ON THE SLOPES AT McCAULEY MOUNTAIN!
(All sleds are new and low mileage)
Two forms of ID required at registration. One must be valid driver’s license. Liability waiver must be signed by ALL riders (1up and 2up riders) No riders under 18 without VAI appointed guide, parent, or legal guardian. If the renter is under 18 and with VAI guide you must have parent to sign waivers and permission sheet.
Full day sled rentals are 9am until 9pm. On multiple day rentals the sleds must spend overnight on VAI property unless arrangements for multiple day l longer trips are approved by management.
Half day rentals are strictly limited to 5 hours and are subject to walk-in availability only. No partial day advance reservations without VAI management approval.
Guest rentals are limited to 2 sleds per day per room. Additional sleds subject to availability.
There is a two-day minimum on weekend rentals for advance reservations. Single Weekend days are available on a walk in basis only.
$100 deposit due with reservation
Reservation paid in full 2 weeks prior to check in
No refunds if cancelled within 7 days of rental
Last minute “Bad Weather” refunds are subject to the sole discretion of VAI staff
There is a $500 damage deposit per rental regardless of half day, full day, or multiple day rental. This amount will be billed in full on your card at check in. The proper amount will be refunded against the same card after turn in inspection. Please note that the $500 amount may tie up your card limit until the refund is filed. This depends on your card limits and the processing practices of your credit card company. You may use cash for the deposit if it is easier.
All sleds will be checked out with a full fuel and oil tank. They should be returned full of gas. The 2 stroke oil used is considered part of your daily rate. You may bring the sled back partially full and in that event, at the sole discretion of VAI, the amount required to fill for the next renter will be ESTIMATED and billed at $5.00 per gallon. This fuel charge can be paid or VAI will deduct it from the damage deposit refund.
VAI high performance sled rental is considered a very serious opportunity that is limited only to “very serious” snowmobilers. These sleds are stock and modified sleds that may approach 200HP and very quickly can reach speeds well over 100MPH. An interview with VAI staff will be needed in order to determine the renter’s capabilities of operating sleds of this high performance nature. Years of operating experience, referrals, proof of health and accident insurance, age, proof of personal sled ownership, any number of criteria may be utilized in order for VAI staff to make the decision to rent a high performance sled to a perspective renter. If you plan to rent a high performance sled, any documentation or proof of capability will help VAI in determining qualification. Feel free to bring anything with you that may help support the decision. If a rental agreement is signed, under NO circumstance can any other operator other than the renter of record operate a VAI high performance sled. The decision to enter into a high performance sled rental contract is solely the decision of VAI staff. It may be based on availability, weather, or any other variables that may or may not be based on the presumed capability or experience of a rider. Please respect the final decisions made by VAI staff and obey all the rules as set forth in this terms and conditions document.