Camp Uncas, formerly owned by J.P. Morgan, is on the market for $2.75 million.


Photos Courtesy Franklin Ruttan

Camp Uncas, designated as a National Landmark by the U.S. Department of Interior in 2010, was completed in 1895 by William West Durant, the father of the Adirondack “Great Camp” style. The property for sale features a main lodge and guest cabins, with original furnishings in a private, serene setting in Adirondack Park.


Photos Courtesy Franklin Ruttan

The Main Lodge features five bedrooms, three full and one half baths, and a large, intimate great room with a fireplace. The master bedroom offers its own fireplace, two built-in closets, an alcove with a large rustic dresser, the original, queen-size rustic bed and a connected master bath.


Photos Courtesy Franklin Ruttan

The property is deep within the wilderness, with surrounding trails for hiking and skiing, waterfront areas for swimming and relaxing on the sandy beach, and a lake that are great for canoeing, kayaking, rowing, Sunfish sailing, windsurfing and paddle boarding.

J.P. Morgan purchased Camp Uncas in 1897 and the property stayed in his family for the next half century. After his death, his children and grandchildren continued to vacation at Camp Uncas for the next 30 years. The property has had many different owners since, even being a retreat center for cancer research in the 1940s. In 2008, Camp Uncas was designated as a National Landmark, which Franklin Ruttan says is a distinction given to only about two percent of all the properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places.