A popular drive-to destination for wealthy New Yorkers for centuries, the Adirondacks has no shortage of natural beauty and impressive architecture.
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The opportunity to acquire one of the storied Great Camps, however, is not always available. Camp Limberlost, one of the most impressive structures on Upper St. Regis Lake, presents such an opportunity. Private and serene, the camp is also well-connected: not only is it wired with high-speed internet, but it is also a road-access property – meaning daily FedEx, UPS and Amazon deliveries are made and a year-round “work-from-home” lifestyle is imminently possible. Access is made even simpler by the Property’s proximity to the Adirondack Regional Airport: commercial flights and Boeing 757 landing capability for your own private jet are only 10 minutes away.
Located just three doors down from Frederick Vanderbilt’s “Pine Tree Point” estate, Camp Limberlost offers one of the best vantage points on Upper St. Regis Lake with a western exposure overlooking Birch Island and St. Regis Mountain. It also provides an ideal perch from which to watch the annual summer regattas of the St. Regis Yacht Club (one of the oldest inland yacht clubs in America). Here, unique, one-design class of sailboats called idems compete to win the St. Regis Yacht Club Cup, and watching the races is a treasured summer activity for residents and visitors alike.
Five Adirondack-style homes comprise Camp Limberlost: the Main House, Donaldson House, Highland House, Guide House and a two-bedroom apartment ideal for a caretaker. An additional, hilltop building site overlooking the cove is also ready for the construction of an additional estate. The highlight of the camp, however, is the modern two-story boathouse built in 1989 (when the majority of the camp was completely renovated). This impressive structure offers central air, a 4-person elevator, 4 heated boat bays, a dramatic two-story foyer with hand-carved wooden staircase and a massive second-story great room with fireplace, wet bar and vaulted ceiling capable of hosting lakeside dinner parties for up to 90 people.
Other buildings include an authentic trapper’s cabin with wood stove, a Pioneer lean-to, a canoe house with covered slip and a CAT industrial 120kW generator house for power backup. The idyllic setting is emphasized with stone walkways, a water lily pond, a meandering nature boardwalk, multiple lakeside balconies, stone patios and outdoor fireplaces. Camp Limberlost has only changed hands twice in the last 100 years, making this offering an extraordinary opportunity for the next family to create their own special generational retreat.
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Property co-listed and offered for sale by Engel & Völkers Lake Placid (Lic#10331202665). Listing agent Colleen Holmes (Lic#10371200222). Platinum Luxury Auctions LLC is a licensed NYS Real Estate Brokerage (Rep. by broker Trayor R. Lesnock, Lic#10491207962) and Reg. Foreign LLC with the state of NY (ID 10991227239) performing real estate and auction services as part of this transaction.