Beautiful Lake Front Camp on Lake Champlain
This large Adirondack camp is located on a bluff above Lake Champlain and has wonderful views of Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains of Vermont to the east.
The house was built in 1916 as the summer home of Ethel Dupont Barksdale and was later operated as the Stable Inn.
The main house which can be rented independently of the cottage, accommodates a maximum of 15 people. The house has three floors. The first floor includes: a living room, a dining room, a family room, a sun room, two kitchens, a laundry room, and a bedroom/bath suite. The second floor includes two one-bedroom suites and one two-bedroom suite. Each suite has its own full bathroom. There is also a bedroom with bunk beds. The third floor includes a dorm room with three beds and a bathroom.
There is also a two-story cottage on the property that can accommodate up to 7 people. It includes a kitchen, living/dining room, and bathroom on the first floor and four small bedrooms and bath on the second floor.
In addition,there is a recreation building that includes a basketball court, pool room, and office.
Stone steps lead to the lakefront. At the lake there is a large shed with water sports equipment. There is a deck on the lake with a slide and ladder to the water. There is also a boat dock.
We are two brothers and a sister who purchased this camp in 2012.
While we no longer live in New York state, we all have roots in New York and the Adirondacks. We grew up in New York state and two generations of Augusts attended camp in the Lake Placid area. We have spent many happy summers with our families in Westport, New York swimming and boating in the lake, hiking in the Adirondack mountains, and enjoying the 'laid-back' pace of this beautiful part of New York.
This camp is an ideal location for a family reunion. Located on Lake Champlain, the camp sleeps 15 and
the cottage, which also can be rented, sleeps up to 7.
The camp is located in the Adirondack State Park, a pristine 'six-million-acre civilized wilderness' that is 'larger than Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Great Smokies and Yosemite national parks combined. The Park is a haven for outdoor recreation (http://visitadirondacks.com/). The lake is a perfect place for motorboats, sailboats, kayaks, canoes and paddle boarding; the Adirondack mountains have hundreds of miles of hiking trails. There are two local golf courses. At the many towns in the park, it is easy to find excellent local cuisine, and shop for antiques, art, and local crafts. All summer there are farmer's markets, art shows, and theater and music 'happenings'.