The buildings that constitute the original Edgemont property -- the Queen Anne mansion, the large livestock shelter and carriage house across the driving circle from the mansion, and the smaller outbuildings directly behind the shelter -- were constructed in 1900 by George D. Sherman, the son of George R. Sherman, the iron magnate and founder of the Witherbee, Sherman & Co. mining enterprise. The younger Mr. Sherman made a hobby of building large, beautiful houses in this style, for which he hired craftsmen who had been trained in Europe. Rumor has it that Edgemont was built to house one of Mr. Sherman's mistresses, but the truth of this claim has not been established.
Whatever the original purpose of the buildings, they are undoubtedly a labor of love. Their beauty and uniqueness have inspired other artists, like the painter who created this charming view, Eduard Sangadzhiev. The property passed through several hands after Mr. Sherman sold it in 1906. For many of the subsequent years, it was a family home.
Like others before him, Vincent Dupont, the founder and owner of Edgemont Inn and The Barns, fell in love with the property when he saw it for the first time in 2012. Wishing to share his other great passion for the Adirondack region -- and its opportunities for skiing, biking, hiking, boating and wildlife viewing -- Vincent opened a small bed and breakfast in the home. That business has grown over the following years, while Vincent has divided his time between Port Henry and Brooklyn, New York. He and Edgemont's multi-talented manager Karen Mitchell have seen the business go through several transformations up to and including the current inn and event venue.
Vincent and Karen look forward to sharing their love for the area, the town and the property with you and your guests. Please ask for activity recommendations.