We still have some openings for the week of July 4th!
The vast 6 million acres of land known as the Adirondacks have always inspired a sense of romance in visitors. Here is nature at its finest: pristine lakes and streams, mountains every which way you look, crisp air, and glorious sights all around. The charm of this land called for a manner of architecture just as enchanting. Around the turn of the century, wealthy visitors, smitten with the region, began to build their Great Camps. These were not “camps” at all, but expansive estates situated lakeside that were at once rustic and elegant. Native stone and wood were the construction materials of choice for the Great Camps, which usually consisted of a main lodge and multiple outbuildings around the estate.
Bearhurst, one of the few remaining Great Camps, embodies all the romance early visitors discovered in this beautiful area. Situated near the village of Speculator in Hamilton County, a short, scenic drive from either the Northway or NYS Thruway, Bearhurst is located on Lake Pleasant’s south shore, the “quiet side” of the lake, just 1 1/2 miles from the popular Camp-of-the-Woods. In addition to the main lodge and the Chalet, which are the Armstrong’s private residences in the summer, Bearhurst has five guest cottages. We invite you to join us for an extraordinary vacation experience.
For more information, please e-mail us at BearhurstCottages@gmail.com.