Nestled on the forested shores of Blue Mountain Lake, the shaded grounds and rustic buildings of The Hedges have hosted generations of guests for almost a century.
Thanks to a collaborative effort by a group of 60 individuals, many of whom have stayed at the resort in the past, this historic landmark will remain open and continue to welcome guests to the beauty of the Adirondack Park.
A Local Legacy Lives On
This purchase of The Hedges of Blue Mountain Lake ensures the continuation of a local legacy. The Hedges, which has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1880 by Civil War General Hiriam Duryea. In 1921, it opened its doors to guests, beginning a 95-year streak as a summertime staple for Adirondack visitors.
In 2016, previous owner Patricia Benton, who had owned the property for 16 years, put The Hedges of Blue Mountain Lake up for sale. Recognizing a threat to the future of this historic resort, Ms. Benton spent two years working with a coalition of concerned guests who were interested in preserving The Hedges. In early 2018, a purchasing agreement was reached, and The Hedges will remain in business.
This dedicated group of buyers formed The Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake LLC, a limited liability company, in order to purchase and protect the resort. The LLC was assisted by a loan from the Development Authority of the North Country’s Regional Development program, which aims to protect jobs and small businesses in the area.
Enjoy The History And Beauty Of The Hedges
The grounds of The Hedges include 1,600 feet of waterfront on Blue Mountain Lake. Guests can enjoy time on the beach, the use of The Hedge’s boats and docks, a tennis court, a game room, libraries, and more. A favorite activity of long-time guests is simply relaxing in an Adirondack chair with fresh air, a book, and an unbeatable view of the lake.
The resort also features a full-service dining room and almost three dozen lodging options including cabins, suites, and rooms which can accommodate individuals, couples, families, and larger groups.
Looking for a getaway? The Hedges is accepting reservations! To make yours, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-352-7325.