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For Sale: Sprawling, Old-Timey Presidential Fishing Hangout

There's some densely packed history packed into the 450-acre Maryland property known as Trout Run. Nestled in the Catoctin Mountains not far from the official Presidential retreat Camp David, these grounds have hosted former American presidents Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and Herbert Hoover, for whom the place was purchased in the '20s as a getaway. It was the fishing hangout of choice for these guys, but also offered—and still offers today—hunting possibilities in the form of turkey, deer, and geese, an Olympic-size pool, tennis and basketball courts, barbecue pits, a bath house, and, of course, the sort of babbling brooks that inspire deep, solemn reflection on matters of State. There are some interesting stories to tell about each of the five stone guest houses, too: the Yugoslav House is a replica of Berlgrade's first Parliament building; a wooden chalet has an in-house movie theater. Listed by owner and former State Department official Howard Haugerud, Trout Run is asking $8.95M.

· Former Presidential Fishing Lodge 'Trout Run' Up For Sale [Realtor.com]