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Historic Camp Limberlost

House, Buy | United States, New York, Lake Placid/Adirondacks, Saranac Lake
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10,200,000 USD
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15
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10
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12,000 sqft
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14 ac
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Is Upper St Regis Lake the most beautiful lake in the world?In 1898 Frederick Vanderbilt, then the richest man in the world, traveled the globe to find the most beautiful lake in the world to spend his summers. He chose Upper St. Regis Lake, which is nestled inside the protected, "Forever Wild" Adirondack Park. Historic Camp Limberlost is currently the only road accessible property for sale on prestigious Upper St. Regis Lake. This lake continues to be the home of some of the most prominent families in America, and is one of the most special, most sought-after lakes in the world.Named after the book by Jean-Straten Porter because of its stunning woods, this year-round safe haven and private retreat features five houses, state-of-the-art 4 slip boat house, 15 BR’s with 12,000 square feet of living space, 14 picturesque acres of land and 900 feet of pristine waterfront surrounded by commanding mountain and lake views. Adding to its accessibility, Camp Limberlost is only a short ten minute drive from the Adirondack Regional Airport with commercial flights daily, thirty minutes to Saranac Lake and forty minutes to world renowned Olympic Village of Lake Placid. Designed in keeping with authentic Adirondack style with modern conveniences including, a heated and air conditioned elegant state of the art four slip boathouse with living quarters boasting a great room with 20 ft. ceiling, massive stone floor to ceiling fireplace and balcony overlooking the lake and mountains. The historic main house is heated and air conditioned and used year round, dating back to the early 1900’s and recently renovated with custom finishes and swim-in-place indoor heated pool. The guide house sleeps eleven people and contains one complete apartment with a kitchen, plus a second unit with a living room and bedrooms. The Highland House boasts a stunning great room, a separate apartment, and an “in-wood” glassed in art studio porch, sleeps nine. Together with the Donaldson House, a perfect place for guests or domestic help, the property comfortably accommodates thirty people, not including the teepee or lean too for camping. The property also contains a unique, grandfathered wood boardwalk through the woods, and a trapper cabin for family cookouts, campouts, or even an extra lake view office space. Upper St. Regis and Spitfire Lake host some of the most famous historic Great Camps in the Adirondacks. Protected and very private, these lakes also boast one of the oldest inland yacht clubs in America, the St. Regis Yacht Club, founded in 1897. Upper St. Regis Lake, part of a 3 lake chain, it’s uniquely quiet with no jet skis or sea planes allowed. The substantial lake offers a wide array of recreational opportunities, including boating, fishing, and swimming, sailing and ice-skating. These lakes are also famous for their very unique one-design class of sailboats known as ‘Idems.’ Every summer these rare boats compete in a series of regattas for the coveted St. Regis Yacht Club Cup. Today, these Idems represent one of the oldest one-design classes of sailing boats still racing in America. Camp Limberlost has only changed hands twice in the last 100 years, making this an extraordinary opportunity for the next family to create their own special summer retreat.


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