Adirondack Great Camp Estate
Upper Saint Regis Lake, New York
The Vision of the owner of this property was to create a safe haven and retreat for himself and his family in a modern day Adirondack Great Camp. He chose this lake for its unique third dimensional view of the Islands in the lake between his shoreline with the mountains in the background. His interest in wooden boats was an added advantage in choosing this lake because its sailboats, "The Idem", a class of boat only sailed on this lake, along with a wide variety of antique wooden sailboats and powerboats, which add to the uniqueness of this lake. The following are the many amenities that maximize the Adirondack experience for family and guests.
Upper St. Regis Lake is a mountain lake and is a chain of three lakes. It is also the headwater for the St. Regis River that flows from this lake to the St. Lawrence Seaway and the ocean. This lake has portages to permit canoeing from this property to several miles of trails to Saranac Lake and the St. Regis River. It is 30 minutes to Village of Saranac Lake and 45 minutes to Lake Placid home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympics and Whiteface Mountain, a world-renowned ski resort with the largest vertical drop in the Northeast.
Adirondack Regional Airport is 15 minutes away and can accommodate commercial and corporate jet aircraft.
This property is located in Upstate New York's Adirondack Park which has helped to controlled the growth and development, and maintain the area in its original, pristine condition.
This camp was featured by House and Garden TV in their Vacation Living Series, as well as in a 1990 edition of Architectural Digest and has been the feature of many books on gardens and camps of the Adirondacks, namely Gardens of the Adirondacks by Janet Loughrey.
Road Access on Route 30 providing reliable access by FedEx and UPS as well as other deliveries
Internet High Speed access is by two- way send and receive Satellite dish.
Sleeps a total of 30 people comfortably.
Building # 1 "Boat House" built in 1989
Year round heated and air conditioned
Four boat slip, museum quality boat display, with longest slip at 34 feet, and a special canoe launching dock with electric overhead door. Each slip has an electric, remote controlled door. Elegantly finished, including carpeted floors. Heated in the winter and humidity reduction in the summer with an exhaust air system.
Overhead tracks and a boat chain lift for raising boats for winter storage.
Water dams for each slip protect from freezing during the winter months from water and ice, and insulated blankets over each slip further helps to insulate the boat house for winter and permits heating of the boat slips.
The slip areas have diamond shaped varnished cedar target features for aligning the boats during dockage.
Large foyer with Adirondack granite floor and dramatic spiraling, custom built, hand carved staircase to the second floor, finished off with a very unique antler chandelier
Four passenger Elevator
Guest Suite with bath, Jacuzzi type bath tub and shower, and steam generator for use in showering or relaxing.
Laundry Room with toilet
Guest Suite with bath Jacuzzi type bathtub and shower, and steam generator for use in showering or relaxing.
Two fully equipped offices with view of lake (could be a third bedroom suite with full bath and walk-in dressing room)
Small but powerful Kitchen
Guest powder room
Great Room with 20 foot ceiling, huge Antler chandelier, and steel reinforced floor with full-length balcony overlooking the lake and mountain.
Floor to Ceiling Stone Fireplace with hand carved mantel and built in gas starter
Concealed Dumb Waiter for firewood
Custom designed stained glass windows in gable of Great Room
Adirondack white birch trimmed wet bar
Television area with High Definition Service with Dish Network and Voom
Recently renovated in Adirondack style (Cedar and Birch bark) Parthenon exterior design, 100+ year old original camp building.
Double doors of Dining room open to an outdoor gas fireplace, which also can be viewed during dining.
All living areas are heated and air-conditioned
Newly remodeled large commercial kitchen, with stainless steel appliances, wet bar, tiled floors and granite countertops
Large Dining Room, 17 x 17 with birch bark walls trimmed with twig work and a moose antler chandelier, hardwood floors. Accommodates table for 16 plus an overflow table for 8. Adjoining granite outdoor patio for outside dining. This area has a built-in outdoor fireplace with gas. Fireplace can be viewed through double doors from the Dining area. The dining room is a work of art created by Steven Rand. Larger groups of diners can be accommodated in the second floor great room of the boathouse.
Living room with stone fireplace, beamed ceilings with cedar logs with bark, carried down through the walls. Newly renovated with Cedar Beams, Rear projection TV with High Definition Dish Network. The original warmth and coziness was retained in this large living room.
Newly renovated Powder Room with granite counter top, all new fixtures, and custom designed stained glass divider.
Private Meditation/Library/Reading room with outside entrance for guests.
Full Laundry Room/Pantry
Second floor Swim in Place heated pool/Jacuzzi. This is located off the Master Bedroom Suite, water and air can be heated year-round. Insulation in ceiling is R 75.
Fully equipped exercise area in the Swimming pool room, area left for future Sauna and Steam bath.
Master Bedroom Suite with expansive views of mountains and lake, cedar cathedral ceilings, large bathroom and a full length private balcony facing the mountain to the west and a balcony facing north. Bedroom has large sitting area with freestanding open-faced Vermont Castings wood stove.
Master Suite includes a separate cozy Television, Music and Library Room
His and Hers walk in closet. 12 x 16 with window to the pool area and adjoining full bath
Metal Lined Linen Closet
Newly added bonus room, 15 x 50, with all new insulated windows on three sides, and one huge observation window that overlooks Wildlife Sanctuary and a forest.
This room can be converted to additional bedrooms, or media and Home Theatre room or office
# 4 "The Guide House"
The Guide House serves as a guesthouse, which sleeps 11. It is a two-story building, which can be divided for two separate groups of guests.
Four bedrooms, one full bath and a recreational room with billiards table upstairs and two bedrooms, living room and full kitchen and bath downstairs
Heated and upstairs living area air-conditioned
Two car attached garage.
This building was renovated in 1989 as an Adirondack Style cedar log sided boat house/canoe house with large canoe launching ramp and two electric, remote controlled overhead doors.
* Authentic "Trappers Cabin" this is a one-room cabin with a cook wood stove used primarily for entertaining in the old Adirondack style. Cookouts and early morning fall breakfasts and after dinner desserts served here are fun in this cabin.
* Authentic "Lakota Indian Teepee", fully furnished and used for entertaining evenings around the campfire or camping quarters for the overflow of guests
* Oversized authentic "Adirondack Lean To: also great for entertaining around the campfire or camping quarters for the overflow of guests. Tall enough to use as a set down dining room for romantic dinners.
* Separate 2 car central garage and workshop.
* Safe House/Generator Building, which houses the nerve center for utilities. It converts 440 volt to 220 volt. Cummins 3208 Diesel 120 KW. Generator. With back up long-term fuel oil supply. On automatic switch over to permit continuous electrical supply when experiencing an electrical outage from the National Grid. This building also contains the well controls and water supply storage tanks. With dual deep water for redundancy. The building is built a safe house as it is poured concrete floor, ceiling and all walls and is heated in the winter.
3 Propane Tanks with total 3000-gallon capacity.
Security system in The Boat House controlled by Comsec Security Services, including fire, theft and low temperature warnings.
Water supply is a deep drilled well with 2 redundantly auto switchover pumps and warning in event one fails.
Fire Hydrant fed from all weather under ground pipes and water supply from the lake even when lake is frozen.
Electric bubblers installed along the shoreline in the winter to keep ice from damaging docks and boathouses.
Large capacity environmentally friendly designed sewage system to accommodate existing buildings as well as several future new buildings.
Under ground distribution of electricity, water, telephone lines, propane lines, etc. for some of the houses so there are no unsightly utility lines
Two way high speed Internet Satellite, extremely fast, third generation recent technology.
Backup Satellite Phone provides land line service and fax machine for receiving faxes by satellite, Single side band two way long range radio with long range antenna.
Road access to camp with weekday courier service delivery.
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Guest Bedroom Suite (heated and a/c)
This is a fully equipped one-bedroom apartment, which sleeps two, over a two-car garage. It has a full kitchen, living room and bath. This property has views of nature trails and open view of forest on two sides and lake on the west side and would make a great building site for an additional guest cottage.
This is a two-story home with upstairs living room, dining area, bedrooms, and two baths, and separate downstairs guest apartment. Sleeps 9. Four-car garage and work shop. Has own generator. This house has its own driveway to highway and entrance for privacy. Great woodland views of game trails and forest. Fireplace and wood stoves. Heated and Bedroom and Living room Air-conditioned.
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