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Camp Dancing Waters comes with a two-slip, drive-thru boathouse

A yellow gazebo sits on a rock next to a lake with a large boathouse in the background. Photos by Nancie Battaglia

Itchin’ for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life? Check out this seven-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath listing in upstate New York. Located in the Adirondacks on the southeasterly shore of Upper Saranac Lake, the property is known as Camp Dancing Waters.

It was constructed from 1898-1903, once owned by Alix Stanley of Stanley Tools, and sits on 24.5 acres of land with 1,200 feet of shoreline on a peninsula. The main house features a double-decker wraparound porch, covered below and screened-in above, with four fireplaces and an enclosed glass sunroom for reading.

But the most striking building on the property is the boathouse. Designed with a distinctive drive-thru passageway for two large boats, the boathouse also features an upstairs game room and an eyebrow roof dormer. A matching gazebo perches on a nearby rocky point, and taken together, the property is the definition of lakefront relaxation. Love what you see? 686 Bartlett Carry Road is on the market now for $2,795,000.

An upper deck features two lounge chairs looking out onto the lake.
A curved window looks out onto the lake from the second story of the boathouse.
Nancie Battaglia
A ping pong table sits in a large second story room.
A game room sits above the boat slips.
Nancie Battaglia
A house features two wraparound porches, above and below, with a rounded corner and stairs leading up to it.
Two wraparound porches on the main house allow plenty of space to read and relax.
Nancie Battaglia
A bedroom has a gray bed, chair, desk, and door leading out to the covered porch.
One of seven bedrooms in the listing.
Nancie Battaglia
A second-story porch is screened in to protect against bugs.
The second-story porch is screened in with skylights for light.
Nancie Battaglia
The lower level of the boathouse has racks of small kayaks and two large boats in the slips.
A view of the boathouse with two drive-thru slips.
Nancie Battaglia