Views of Camp Woodmere, a property in Franklin County in the Adirondacks to be auctioned Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020
Looking for a getaway in the Adirondacks but thrown off by the list price on Marylou Whitney’s woodland estate? Here is something else to consider: Camp Woodmere on the Upper St. Regis Lake, in Franklin County, will be auctioned off on Saturday.
The property belongs to Stephen Gordon, founder of Restoration Hardware, and Chad Hurley, co-founder and former CEO of YouTube. Listed at $5.25 million by Thomas L. Merrill Real Estate, the auction will be conducted without reserve at 4 p.m. Registered bidders only.
Established in 1883 and originally owned by shotputter, Olympian, banker and philanthropist Robert Garrett, the 32-acre property has 23 structures on it, along with frontage on Upper St. Regis Lake and nearby Bear Pond. Renovations were made in 2008 and again in 2015.
Rather than one grand structure, the living area at Camp Woodmere is spread throughout a series of cabins. There are eight sleeping cabins (a total of nine bedrooms on the property, nine bathrooms and two half-bathrooms), built on top of original tent platforms. Each is less than 1,000 square feet. The dining cabin is 1,200 square feet. The main cabin has a large screened porch. The property is being sold furnished, and the main cabin includes Mission Oak furniture.
Read the full article by Leigh Hornbeck at the Albany Times Union HERE.