16 Bedrooms | 13 Baths
From $19,980 per Night
Lake Kora Luxury Lodges, Lake Kora, Adirondacks, New York Vacation Rental
The ultimate private escape, Lake Kora is an historic lakefront property set on one thousand secluded acres deep in the pine forests of the Adirondacks. One of the original “Great Camps” built over a century ago and until recently enjoyed only by its owners and their fortunate guests, this magnificent estate is now available for exclusive use. Lake Kora is an ideal place for gathering together loved ones, whether an extended family or a group of dear friends.
Lake Kora comprises numerous buildings and several grand lodges crafted of timber, stone and iron hewn on-site with majestic picture windows for panoramic views of its exquisite setting. Up to 24 guests may enjoy Lake Kora together in accommodations spread across seven buildings (each with a kitchen) to allow for as much privacy as desired. Pricing is based on 12 bedrooms / 7 buildings with a maximum of two persons per bedroom. The Main Lodge (4 bedrooms/sleeps 8) can be rented at additional cost if group exceeds 24 individuals. Please inquire regarding special occasions as the Island Cabin can be rented, at additional cost, for catering purposes.
Gathering spaces abound throughout, and include a gaming room in the main lodge and the Playhouse with a squash court, a media room and a candlepin bowling alley. Other pastimes include tennis, boating on the property’s three pristine lakes, fishing, walking on the trail that encircles the lake or relaxing in the spa building’s whirlpool or sauna.
Our resident chef will customize all meals in advance of arrival and serves farm-to-table menus to take advantage of local farmers markets, neighboring farms, etc. Meals are prepared by a gourmet chef and culinary team using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Meals are totally customized to your desire and various dining options. With togetherness as one of the most beloved advantages of a visit to Lake Kora, meals are served family style, most often at the long table in the main dining room. A number of different locations are available, however, the deck of the boathouse is a favorite spot for lunch; you might have cocktails on the lawn or a casual dinner in the Playhouse or in the island cottage. For an additional fee, wine, beer and spirits can be selected from our curated list or we can order from our local vendor. Guests also have the luxury of providing their own libations, wherein a corkage charge would be applied. Should the evening turn chilly, a bonfire – along with all of the fixings to make old-fashioned s’mores – may await you at the lean-to’s down by the lake.
Exquisite guest rooms are spread among log cottages near the lake’s edge. Each is a realm of quiet and comfort, with original furnishings and fixtures made by Lake Kora craftsmen a century ago. Soft white linens and featherbeds, stone hearths laid with fire, elegant wood-walled bathrooms with vintage soaking tubs encourage long, dreamy repose.
Cottage 1 & 2
Cozy and country-chic, the individual cottages share a rustic, log-cabin mien. Each cottage has an upstairs bedroom with a king bed, one with 2 twin beds, shared bathroom and downstairs kitchen, living and dining rooms and additional bathroom
Red & Black Boathouse
On the water’s edge, the boathouses have soaring ceilings and large balconies. Each boathouse has an upstairs bedroom with 2 twin beds and bathroom, downstairs bedroom with a king bed and bathroom, kitchenette and living room.
Open, airy, and filled with light, this shore-side cottage enjoys a stunning view over the lake. Features an upstairs bedroom with king bed and bathroom, downstairs kitchen, living and dining rooms and additional bathroom.
Grand and whimsical, the most unique residence on the property. The downstairs bedroom features a king bed, bathroom, kitchenette, and living room. An additional bedroom and bathroom upstairs.
Attached to the boathouses lies a converted library on the water’s edge. Features one king bedroom with a bathroom, kitchenette, and private balcony.
Main Lodge (Inquire)
Center of all the attention with multiple rooms, including dining and living rooms. Upstairs bedroom with king bed and bathroom, one with 2 twin beds and bathroom, and two downstairs bedrooms with 2 twin beds and bathrooms.
Island House (Usage is limited to day-use with a separate fee; for catering purposes only). Picturesque and private. 3 upstairs bedrooms and one bathroom. Includes one bedroom with king bed, one with 2 twin beds, and a tiny room with a twin bed. Downstairs features a full kitchen, half bath, full living room and outdoor private hot tub.
Summer months (July & August) are ideal for soft adventure on our private lake in a motor boat, antique canoe or kayak. A game of tennis, an alfresco lunch, lakeside nature hikes are enjoyed during long summer days in clean mountain air. Autumn and early fall (September thru mid-October) is incredibly vibrant and conducive to an invigorating mountain bike ride, a pampering massage treatment or work-out in the exercise room. Indoor activities including bowling on historic alleys, squash billiards or ping pong, card games or perhaps a whirlpool hot tub to ease your muscles. Should you require addition services such as a massage treatment, dockside yoga, tennis coach, fly fishing guide, musicians or a wildlife naturalist, special arrangements can secured in advance for a fee. Lake Kora is available during specific times of year and is closed during winter.
Lake Kora was built in 1898 as Kamp Kill Kare, a magnificent log-and-stone compound on a vast forest preserve, with its own 500-acre lake. It was an exclusive retreat, but soon the site of many grand affairs. Yale and Harvard teams practiced on the softball diamond and the eminent families of the Gilded Age came to dance on the Boathouse docks. No expense was spared on luxury and mountain charm: birch bark writing paper, a Venetian gondola, a floating lantern-lit bridge, and even a dancing black bear. The camp’s heritage bowling alley, tennis and squash courts, vintage board games, billiard, outdoor roller rink, lake activities (swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, motor boating, electric boating, & fishing), boats and balsam trails are only the beginning. Still in private hands today, the camp has remained astonishingly intact for more than a century.
Please note: Lake Kora is exclusively available to one group at a time and does not accept individual bookings. Includes the use of all facilities, buildings and meal service with the exception of the Main Lodge and Island House. The Main Lodge and Island House are priced separately, please inquire.
Located in the pristine Adirondack Blue Lake Mountains of Upstate New York, the estate is 1.5 hours from Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Saranac, 2.5 hours from Albany or Syracuse, 5.5 hours from Boston or New York City. Guests may also chose to arrive directly on property by seaplane or helicopter.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Children are welcomed
Dogs permitted with pre-approval & guidelines
Please ask about events
Gratuities are additional
3 night minimum
Rates vary depending on time of year and number of guests
High season and holidays are higher
Closed for winter
Available July – mid-October
50% down to book
Balance due 90 days prior
Please bring proof of identification
Travel insurance recommended
All bookings are final
Rates and fees subject to change without notice
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**All starting rates are low season rates. Rates are now quoted based on occupancy and use. Please call or inquire for individual group rates.**
Private Chef Onsite
All Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Nightly Drinks Hour with Appetizers
3 Pristine Lakes
Campfires & S’mores
Softball & Baseball
At Additional Cost:
Main Lodge (4 bedrooms)
Wines, beers & spirits
Professional tennis coach
Musicians and/or D.J.
Excursion to Great Camp Sagamore
Excursion to The Museum on Blue Lake Mountain
Stone Chapel for events
Sea Plane Tours