Eagle Nest is a unique gem of a Great Camp nestled in a private, pristine lakefront Adirondack setting. The property extends over 2000 acres encompassing 3 lakes, connected through two channels where beaver, blue heron, eagles and otters are often spotted.
BUILDINGS: The carefully preserved Great Camp complex includes copious living spaces: - Main Lodge, Guest House, Studio cabin "the Laundry"; Boat House - Lakeside Lean-to, Airplane hangar, Tennis Court and cabin.
ACCOMMODATIONS: The Main lodge, guest house, and laundry cottage include 22 guest rooms for a maximum total of 40 guests (8 kings, 3 queens, the rest single or double twins) all with their own bathroom, most with lake views, and many with their own walk-in closets and fireplaces.
GATHERING SPACES: The Main Lodge features a warm, cozy but spacious Classic Great room with huge fireplace, innumerable Adirondack details, card tables and reading nooks. The birch-bark wrapped dining room has an expandable main dining table to sit 10 – 40 people, as well as a beautiful, covered octagonal porch overlooking the lake, with comfortable sofas for outdoor dining or relaxing. Fun gathering areas include the library study, sleep-in screened porch and downstairs, an authentic 1930’s Speakeasy bar and games room with pool table, card tables, foozeball, and table tennis.
KITCHEN: The professional kitchen feature:s a walk-in fridge chamber; industrial twin range, with separate grill top; 2 dishwashers; standing fridge and freezer; food pantry; butler's pantry. There are also two grills for barbecuing outdoors.
THE GROUNDS: The property is perfect for exploring the outdoors. Whether on the lakes fishing or boating, or swimming or in the woods where miles of marked trails for mountain biking or hiking, or across the fairways of this former 9-hole golf course, guests have the chance to experience life in the Adirondacks in the luxurious exclusivity of their own private estate. and these spring-fed lakes boast some of the cleanest, purest water in the Adirondack park.
LOCATION: Eagle Nest was built in 1937 on a private estate (and former golf course) 3 miles from town of Blue Mountain Lake, New York in the heart of the Adirondacks: 2 hours north of Albany, 2 hours south of Lake Placid and the High Peaks, and 3 hours south of Montreal. Eagle Nest owns all the land around Eagle Lake and much of the land around both Utowana Lake and Blue Mountain Lake. Most of the land is under conservation easements with numerous trails for walking, bike-riding, x-country skiing.
ATTRACTIONS NEARBY: Adirondack Museum, Lake Placid, WILD Center Tupper Lake, North Creek white water rafting, Gore Mountain skiing, HISTORY: Built-in 1937 by the Hochschild family and William Dustin, great camp architect to the Rockefellers, as a vacation village of buildings on a golf course. Eagle Nest was originally complete with riding stables and dairy, chicken house, ice house, boathouse, laundry house, tennis courts, croquet pitch, and vegetable and flower gardens. Today many of these structures remain reminders of the days when traveling to the Adirondacks demanding a journey of several days and sojourns lasted for several months.
LOCATION Located in the heart of the Adirondacks Park, on its own 2000 acres around a chain of 3 lakes, Eagle Nest is a pristine wilderness property, with miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking in the summer, skiing and snowshoeing in the winter, abundant wildlife In the peace of the forests, lakes, and the expansive ranges of the former golf course.
ACTIVITIES: Spring / Summer Eagle Nest boasts an abundance of summer fun with something for everyone. Hiking, biking (mountain biking and on-road), dipping or swimming the one-mile length of Eagle Lake 4 miles with larger neighboring lakes, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, tennis, fishing, waterskiing, sailing, paddle-boarding, yoga on the covered porch and wildlife viewing excursions on the lakes. Locally there are pontoon and motor boats for hire and guided historical tours of the three lakes make for wonderful outings. Fall / Winter Hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing in the Fall, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing on the frozen lake are some ways to discover the magic of Eagle Nest in its winter white.
INDOORS AT EAGLE NEST: The fireplace and its surrounding comfortable sofas, reading area and various card tables make for a cozy scene in the great room, regardless of the season. At the end of a long mine-shaft of a corridor is an intimate secret Speakeasy bar, where, transported back to the prohibition days of the 1930s, guests are invited to try their skill at the pool table, ping-pong table, or get competitive with cards.
AMENITIES: While Eagle Nest prides itself on being far removed from the bustle of the world, the property has been enjoyed for family reunions and corporate retreats and has been updated for the convenience of its guests with certain modern amenities. There is WIFI access in the main building, a large screen television in the library and the great room over the boathouse is complete with projector equipment, seating and tables, bathroom facilities and a separate reception room for meals or breaks, complete with large stone fireplace.
NEARBY Blue Mountain is home to the Adirondack Museum, one of the foremost regional museums in the world, with exhibits covering all aspects of the history, people and wildlife in an outdoor setting of 22 cabins and buildings, overlooking the lake. The museum often hosts demonstrations, lectures, and fairs, including ax-wielding Adirondack Mountain Men and the nationally renowned Rustic Furniture Fair. To the East, lie the majority of the High Peaks, 46 mountains over 4000 ft, each unique experiences to climb – some as single-day excursions and others as multi-day challenges. To the South, North Creek is home to several river rafting adventure companies, as well as strong downhill skiing at Gore Mountain, Balloon touring and the North Creek railway. To the North, Lake Placid village was host to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics and offers a range of activities from downhill skiing at the legendary Whiteface Mountain to the only public bobsled and luge runs in the country. The great athletes of the world come to practice at Lake Placid, and their games and rehearsals are often open to the public.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$1,333 - $25,000||$18,000 - $30,000||-||6 Nights||-|
|Peak Summer 28-Jun-2020 - 30-Aug-2020||$4,285||-||$30,000||-||7 Nights||Sun - Sun|
|Eagle Nest ~ Adirondack Great Camp Unique Lakefron 31-Aug-2020 - 13-Sep-2020||$3,570||-||$25,000||-||7 Nights||Sun - Sun|
|Rates 27-Sep-2020 - 11-Oct-2020||$2,571||-||$18,000||-||7 Nights||Sun - Sun|
|Rates- $14000.00 for 6 nights 18-Oct-2020 - 31-Oct-2020||$2,333||-||-||-||6 Nights||-|
|Rates - $8000 for 6 nights 01-Nov-2020 - 21-Nov-2020||$1,333||-||-||-||6 Nights||-|
|Rates - $12,000 for 6 nights 22-Nov-2020 - 29-Nov-2020||$2,000||-||-||-||6 Nights||-|
|Cleaning Fee||Required||$1,600||One time|
Lisa Boillot is the Eagle Nest property rental director and is married to a 4th generation member of the Hochschild family. The property has been continuously in the Hochschild family since 1904.
The Upper village was built in 1937 by the same architect who built the Rockefeller camp three years prior, William Distin, renowned for his exceptional contributions to the Adirondack Great Camps of the region.
We rented Eagle Nest as a group of about 24 friends (30-somethings) for a week in August and it was absolutely incredible. The pictures just don’t do it justice. The property is extremely well maintained and everyone in our group was very comfortable. From the moment you walk in, you are enchanted by the history, beauty and peacefulness of this place. The kitchen and huge walk-in make it easy to prepare meals for a big crowd, and we loved eating dinner together in the birch-lined dining room each night. The guest house and Laundry cabin are just as lovely as the main house, and each room is unique. The lakes are pristine and not at all crowded. You will not find another property as private and beautiful as this in the Adirondacks! Lisa and the property manager Jamie were wonderful and easy to communicate with. Highly recommend!
Stayed August, 2019
A one of a kind property. Eagle Nest is way more than just a house. Get back to nature, but in grand style. I have rented it 5 times now, and hosted over 100 very happy friends. If I could give 10 stars, I would.
Stayed July, 2019
An amazing Adirondack vacation was had by all! We had two different groups of guests, some arriving on Sunday, then leaving on Thursday. The transition to the second group of guests arriving on Thursday was seamless, due to the efficiency and attention to detail given to us by the friendly, helpful staff at Eagle Nest.
We all enjoyed the many activities available, including a trip to the museum, “Adirondack Experience,” golfing in Inlet, hiking the extensive trails on the Eagle Nest Property —. Lookout Trail was a favorite, canoe rides, water skiing and airplane rides, yes, airplane rides! from the Hangar, lounging and swimming at the boat house, relaxing on the veranda during a light, summer rain, a campfire and s’mores at the leanto, game night in the enormous, yet cozy living room, with a warm fire blazing, two exciting game nights in the Speakeasy, wonderful meals shared at the incredible dining room table, all in elegant accommodations with traditional Adirondack Great Camp style.
A stay at Eagle Nest is a once in a lifetime opportunity (I hope not for us), and I highly recommend that if you have a chance to stay there, that you take it! Eagle Nest is the place to stay to enjoy
the beauty and magic of the Adirondacks.
Thanks again, Lisa, Jamie and Wes for all your help to make our stay one that has created fantastic memories for us all.
Stayed July, 2019
This was a spectacular house with rich history. The grounds were beautiful and the house was just right for our large group of 32 people. If you want to relax and enjoy friends and family this is the place!
Stayed July, 2019
We have done a number of family reunions over the past eight years at a number of different locations and this was without a doubt the best one we’ve had. There were 35 of us and there was plenty of room for everybody. The house is grand and spacious yet it still feels homey. The lake has to be one of the most pristine in all of the Adirondacks, it feels like a private lake just for Eagle Nest. All in all a perfect location for family reunion , We’ve researched various locations for years and you will not find a better place
Stayed June, 2019
Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful place for our family to be together. Everything was just great. We enjoyed the lake, the lean-to, the games, and the wonderful houses. It was a great time for everyone and it was great we were all together! Thank you for the gifts, water bottle and sachet. :)
Jamie and Wes are exceptional, and attended to our every need.
I wish you much success for remainder of the season, and may all your guests have as wonderful a time as we did.
Thank you again!
Stayed June, 2019
The facility is huge with activities for everyone (in our case 23 people from 5 years old to 78 years old), The equipment in the kitchen allowed all types of meals to be prepared for all 233 at the same time, and even I, not being a cook, loved the walk-in cooler. We were lucky to hit perfect weather, but even if it had rained every day there would be plenty to do. We will remember it forever.
Stayed July, 2018
32 family members spent a week at this spectacular home celebrating my parents' 60th anniversary. The pictures do not do justice to this massive, gorgeous log home. We enjoyed fishing, canoeing, kayaking, playing tennis, hiking, reading in all kinds of nooks, playing pool and ping pong in the speak easy, playing games in the library, cooking in the huge kitchen, eating at the enormous dining room table, and just lounging on the huge porch overlooking the beautiful lake. We also had several parties in the boat house. It was an amazing week! Wish we could have a do-over!
Stayed June, 2018
We truly enjoyed our time at Eagle Nest – it is a unique and special place. Though the house is expansive it is also warm and inviting and the views of the lake and mountains are simply stunning. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable most with private baths. Common areas are big enough for large group gatherings but also provide numerous spaces for reading, games and quiet conversation. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked with all of the tools you need to prepare a meal for one or a holiday dinner for a group of 30. Within the lodge, the finished basement provides a fun place to play pool, Foosball or ping pong which our teenager really enjoyed. Just outside we found hiking opportunities for people of all abilities. With 20+ people on hand during our stay we were able to enjoy group activities and meals as well as spend time on our own due to the layout and wonderful spaces inside this home as well as outdoors.
Stayed November, 2017
We spent Thanksgiving here with about 25 friends and it was truly a delight. The views are spectacular with a living room opening up onto a magnificent and seemingly private lake. The house itself has a lot of charm with large living spaces that we’re more than enough to accommodate our large group. Downstairs there is a billards room with adjacent foosball and ping-pong tables. My favorite part, however, are the numerous window reading nooks that were great for unwinding.
The surrounding property is truly stunning and large!!! We went for several 2-3 miles walks (all within the property bounds). This was truly a special trip and I hope to be back someday.
One note... make sure to pack enough food and snacks as the nearest large supermarket is some distance away
Stayed November, 2017