Thursday, August 4, 2011

Unique Property: Camp Eagle Island

As the economy remains fragile, the nation witnesses more and more interesting properties hitting the market. Thanks to one of my favorite websites, Curbed, for bringing this one to my attention...

That's right dear readers, bust out your camp songs and prepare for spooky ghost stories around the campfire, as this is your chance to own a late 1800's Adirondack style Girl Scout camp in upstate New York!

So fun.

According to the Curbed site:

Camp Eagle Island boasts a stone and timber main house with 10 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, nine fireplaces, and 47,153 square feet—designed by noted Adirondack architect William L. Coulter. The private 31-acre island property sits on scenic Upper Saranac Lake in upstate New York.

The property was donated to the Girl Scout Council in 1938, where they operated the camp until 2009, when they were forced to close the doors. They are currently offering the property for sale for $3.75 million dollars. Recently, a committee has been formed named Friends of Eagle Island, who are attempting to raise enough money to save the memory-filled property.