Dagget Lake And Campgrounds Sells For $2.8 Million, New Owners To Keep Existing Use
by Andrea Harwood Palmer
Dagget Lake Campsites and Cottages in the town of Thurman has been sold. Mitch Muroff of Muroff Hospitality Group said owners Tom Near and Pamela Finnegan sold the property at 660 Glen Athol Road in Thurman for $2.8 million. “They owned it for 25 years. Tom wanted to spend more time in Florida, and he ran the campsite day-to-day. It was time,” said Muroff. Terry Crikelair of Adirondack Preserve LLC purchased the property. The sale closed on Nov. 18. Muroff represented the buyer and secured the seller. Muroff said the owners wanted to sell the property to the Adirondack Preserve so it would continue as a campground. “There were other offers (from) people who wanted to close the campground and keep the property as a private residential estate or family compound,” he said. “It’s a very safe, friendly, well-run property with very little turnover. Many of the people who stay there have been doing so for 20 or 25 years. It has that family environment feel to it. Tom was especially concerned with wanting that to continue. Those people were like family to him,” said Muroff.
The roughly 75 campsites will open in the spring when camping season begins. “The property itself is one of the most magnificent sites anywhere. It’s unusual because it’s a 400-acre property that includes a 110-acre lake, all within the property lines. Frankly, I looked for comparables all over the country and never found one that had a completely self-contained lake of that size,” said Muroff.
The property includes two homes, cabins, cottages and RV sites. The previous owner ran a water skiing school on the lake. Muroff Hospitality Group is a boutique hospitality firm based in Massachusetts that brokers the sale of hotels, motels, resorts and campgrounds. “I’ve been a hospitality realtor for the past 8 years. Our focus is on the Adirondacks. We sell more hotels on Lake George than anywhere else,” said Muroff.