In the Tupper Lake region of the Adirondacks, Big Wolf Estate is an eco-friendly Great Camp located on secluded Big Wolf Lake. Located on 9.6 wooded acres, this seven building compound is the ultimate private estate, featuring a beautiful sandy shoreline with over 650 feet of lake frontage, towering white pines, and exceptional views.


Seven building estate | 650 feet of sandy lake frontage on Big Wolf Lake | Rare 9.6 acre setting on a 1,000 + acre lake | 14 total bedrooms with 11 total bathrooms | Historic details throughout | Dual docks, one equipped with 3-slip boathouse |

Asking $2.5 million. Co-listed by Kris Wheeler & Marie Wigger Morgan at  Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. For showings or inquiries, contact Kris by email kwheeler@adirondackestates.com, phone (518) 524-2631 or Marie by email jfminc@roadrunner.com or (518) 524-6757.


Big Wolf Lake comprises a 1,100 acre lake (65-70 feet deep) with 65 exclusive and private camps, all of which are a part of the Big Wolf Lake Association. This beautiful community is 45 minute drive from Lake Placid, or 40 minutes from the Adirondack Regional Airport, offering daily flights in and out of JFK. 

Don’t let the word “camp” fool you: in the Adirondacks, “camp” refers to grandiose family compounds of cabins built in the early 19th century, where the wealthy owners could relax, host or attend parties, and enjoy the wilderness. Luxury abounds, but not without its touches of rustic Adirondack details that defines this region’s unique style. Speaking of style, interior designer Anthony Baratta’s vision for the Big Wolf earned recent features in both Country Living and House Beautiful Magazine.

Enter through a private entrance to the Big Wolf Lake Association, pass the grand Clubhouse, private beach and tennis courts – and drive along the easterly shore of beautiful Big Wolf Lake. Upon entering, the entrance to Big Wolf Estate divides: to the right is the private driveway to the “Winter Camp,” and to the left is the private driveway to the “Summer Camp.”

The summer camp is a remarkable log structure built in the early 1900’s with exposed log beams, stone fireplace, large screened porches, a full kitchen and a half bath. Next door is a 3-season, seven bedroom, three bath guest cottage.

The largest building – Winter Camp – was designed for year round use, and features a stunning two-story great room with a fireplace. A chef’s kitchen and dining room overlook the waterfront, while five bedrooms and four bathrooms affords lots of space for guests to spread out.

Lake life is truly next level at Big Wolf Estate, with jaw-dropping views of the lake, surrounding mountains and towering pines. Big Wolf Camp is equipped with two docks and a boathouse, which features three slips, a vaulted Douglas fir interior, mahogany decking, structural steel boat lift and an expansive exterior dock area. Spend days on the lake, then retire to the fire pit, whose lean-to is so cozy that it just might lull visitors to sleep outside.

Outbuildings include a seasonal sleeping cottage, caretakers cabin, gazebo and lean-to with fire pit.

As a last stunning feature, this luxurious sanctuary has something other great camps don’t: butterflies, and lots of them. In summer, the greenhouse and garden come alive with color thanks to the property’s 100,000 perennials, pollinating bees, and 74 species of butterflies. Native plants throughout the property attract all sorts of pollinators, some of which have become scarce in this region — hummingbirds, bees, moths, beetles.