Get To Know The Greats! The Story of Adirondack Great Camps

What is an Adirondack Great Camp?

Great Camps are family compounds of cabins mostly built during the late 19th century as summer homes for the wealthy during what's known as the Gilded Age, an era of rapid economic, technological and industrial growth. Not your typical "camp," Great Camps are grandiose and sprawling complexes along the shorelines of the Adirondacks often with a main house, guest houses, boat houses and other structures. The properties were built by local craftsmen using materials native to the region in a distinctive rustic style that blends into the natural surroundings – what's become known as Adirondack Rustic Style.