The Adirondack Great Camp is a great example of yester-years rustic luxury, with more current architecture utilizing similar designs, with many more comforts. Early 19th century architects created function from form, using nature to guide their designs. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, the classic Great Camps created expansive lodging compounds along coveted pristine lakes with thousands of surrounding acres.
Names like Vanderbilt and Rockefeller created the rustic luxury trend that utilized their natural surroundings. And getting to them, was no easy task. Because many would take days to reach, the early rustic luxury owners would spend weeks at their Great Camp to relax and take in the Adirondack air.
The most notable designer of the original Adirondack Great Camp was William West Durant. He was encouraged by his father to develop ‘rustic luxury’ to attract the wealthy. In more recent years, Adirondack ‘rustic luxury’ designs have continued, covering a much larger region. And today’s ‘rustic luxury’ has incorporated amenities that make the owners and their guests, very comfortable.
As a six-million-acre retreat, the Adirondack Park is host to numerous ‘Rustic Luxury’ properties at prices that are well below the more popular Hamptons, and other well-known wealthy retreats. For those who like to “see and be seen,” the Adirondacks won’t be right for you. If you want incredible value and a place where you can find peace, we can help!