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A Great Camp on Lake Placid is the perfect place to experience the Adirondack Lifestyle.

Adirondack Lifestyle Great Camps on Lake Placid

Whiteface Mountain from an Adirondack chair on the shore of Lake Placid, in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York.

This summer has provided more than enough evidence which proves, beyond a doubt, there is nothing like a dip in a crystal clear Adirondack Mountain lake on a hot summer day. A particularly sweet spot to access this bit of heaven is from the dock of one’s camp on Lake Placid, in the heart of the Adirondacks. If you have ever dreamed of owning a piece of Adirondack waterfront paradise, this real estate market is for you. For the first time in many years, there are at least 12 Adirondack Great Camps for sale on Lake Placid.

If you like the idea of hanging out in a rustic home on a lake, maybe even a luxurious rustic home on a lake, but have never heard of an Adirondack Great Camp, here’s a short backgrounder for you excerpted from a blog post I wrote a few years ago describing Adirondack Great Camps and their history.

“A particular and charming way of living defines the “Adirondack Great Camp” culture. Although culture is a combination of style, attitudes, behavior, tastes, and knowledge, the most significant element of the Adirondack Great Camp culture is harmonious woodland architecture. The original Great Camps started as simple tent camps, but the use of log construction, native stone work, decorative twig and branch rustic work, and self-sufficient, multi-building complexes eventually institutionalized the style known today as Adirondack Great Camp. This architectural style was made famous by industrialists and financiers who built expansive vacation homes throughout the Adirondacks from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the Great Depression.
The birthplace of the Adirondack Great Camp is Raquette Lake, in the central Adirondacks of New York where W.W. Durant built the first Great Camp in 1877.  Over the years, industrialists and financiers were joined by artists and philosophers from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Kate Smith. Many of the Adirondack Great Camps are still in use today and offer public lodging such as the Great Camp Sagamore, built by the Vanderbilt family in 1901. Privately owned Adirondack Great Camps become available for purchase occasionally and some of the new Great Camp construction is authentic and stunning. “

You can learn more by reading the full post and following the links provided.

I must tell my loyal readers, there is a very special Great Camp on the market right now in Lake Placid. If you read about or know Adirondack camp culture, you will appreciate the unique value in Camp Sunset Bluff on Lake Placid, listed by the real estate office  Adirondack Premier Properties in Lake Placid, where I work as an agent.  The Camp is currently owned by one of the many world famous artists who found rejuvenation, and perhaps their muse, in the Adirondacks. The property includes a 3,500 square feet home, a guest house, a 2-slip boat house, extensive gardens on ~2 acres, and ~ 160 feet of Lake Placid shoreline. One of the few road accessed Great Camps on Lake Placid, Camp Sunset Bluff is being auctioned next month, August 10th by Williams and Williams, a real estate auction firm retained by my broker. The owner of this waterfront estate has chosen to auction the property and enjoy the certainty of a time-definite sale. There is a reserve and the property is available for a traditional sale up until one week from the date of the auction.

Please drop me an email to learn more information about Camp Sunset Bluff, to register for the auction, or to discuss Adirondack waterfront property.

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