This National Historic Landmark is a prime example of the Adirondack-style Great Camp — rustic lakeside compounds built for the wealthy in the late 19th century. Constructed from local timber and stone, they exhibit craftsmanship that isn't easily replicated. But Camp Uncas almost wasn't completed until J. Pierpont Morgan stepped in — even though he didn't want the place at first.
Uncas, which is brokered by Michael Franklin of Franklin Ruttan in Syracuse, New York, was previously priced at $3.35 million and then $3.25 million. Now, as winter's promise of evenings by a cozy fireplace beckons, the price is reduced to $2.95 million. (It has also been listed as a vacation rental for $1,000 - $1,400 per night, although all future dates are unavailable.)
Let's have a spin through to see how much this rustic "cabin" $3 million buys, and learn more about its gilded age past.
—By Colleen Kane, special to CNBC.com.
Posted 19 Nov. 2015