Open Studio & Historic Mill with John Van Alstine & Caroline Ramersdorfer

Open Studio & Historic Mill with John Van Alstine & Caroline Ramersdorfer

In the mid-2000s, Austrian sculptor Caroline Ramersdorfer joined Adirondack sculptor John Van Alstine at the site of the Old Adirondack Lumber Company and established her art studio in the “old sawmill.” Together, Caroline and John continue their thoughtful reuse and redevelopment of the 19th century property on the banks of the Sacandaga River in the…

The Durant Legacy: St. Williams, Pine Knot, The Antlers & Echo Camp

The Durant Legacy: St. Williams, Pine Knot, The Antlers & Echo Camp

Explore the marvelous rustic architecture of Raquette Lake—by boat and by foot—largely designed by architect William West Durant. Tour Durant’s first camp, Pine Knot, started in the 1870s, which established the features now associated with Adirondack rustic camp architecture. The Antlers—originally operated as a hotel and cottage resort—was designed in 1886 by a friend of…

Blue Mountain Lake

Blue Mountain Lake

Looking beyond the scenic beauty of Blue Mountain Lake itself, there’s a deep architectural legacy here. The three buildings which comprise the former Walter and Kathrin Hochschild camp, Eagle Nest – the main house, guest house, and boathouse – were designed by William Distin of Saranac Lake and built between 1937 and 1938. Known for…

Great Camp Getaway

This extraordinary, multi-day Adirondack outing will give us an inside look at several notable private camps in the Blue Mountain and Raquette lakes region.  The home base for our group will be at the historic Eagle Nest property on Eagle Lake, where we will sleep, dine, and relax in the sprawling log camp designed by…

An Afternoon at Lake Kora

This afternoon outing provides an extremely rare opportunity to see one of the most historically private and now one of the most exclusive camps in the Adirondacks – Lake Kora, historically known as Kamp Kill Kare.  Situated along the northernmost shoreline of Lake Kora and at the terminus of a long and winding road which…